What’s New in Children’s Picture Books September, 2012

Reading Tip: Always preview books before reading them aloud. This allows you to think about how you will read the story, what questions you will ask and how you will make the story interactive.When you read to children, talk about what is happening in the pictures. A conversation about stories will help children develop the literacy skills needed for successful reading and learning.

Bear's loose tooth. Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson JP WIL
When Bear discovers he has a loose tooth, his friends try to help make it fall out. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Teeth, Stories in rhyme

Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson JP BRI
Benny sets off in the morning with five shiny new pennies to spend and eventually buys something for his mother, brother, sister, dog and cat. Appropriate for ages 3-5|
Themes: Counting, Money

Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond JP BON
This book’s illustrations and brief text show many different ways to hug.
Appropriate for ages birth-3
Theme: Hugging

Blackout by John Rocco JP ROC
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Families, Lights

Chick & Chickie Play All Day!  by Claude Ponti JP PON
Two young chicks have fun making masks and playing with the letter A. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Play

How to be Friends with a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev JP GOR
A girl tells her younger brother all of the rules he must follow in order to befriend a dragon. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Dragons, Behavior

I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems JR WIL         
Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke his trunk. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Friendship, Injuries

Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Monica Carnesi JP CAS
A dog is rescued after days afloat on a sheet of ice in the Baltic Sea. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Animal rescue

No Go Sleep. No Go Sleep! by Kate Feiffer JP FEI
A baby does not want to go to sleep, even as everything else around her wishes her a good night. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Bedtime, Night

Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners by Judy Sierra JP SIE
Illustrates basic polite behavior that one might need when grocery shopping at the same time as a dinosaur. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Etiquette, Dinosaurs, Stories in rhyme

You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo JP YOO
Children pretend to be many different animals as they do various yoga poses. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Yoga, Imagination




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