What’s New in Children’s Picture Books July, 2013

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Dog in Boots. Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley
After reading "Puss in Boots," an adventurous dog sets out to find the perfect pair of shoes to suit his every need. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Shoes, Dogs

Dream Friends by You Byun
A shy little girl yearns to find a real-life friend as wonderful as the one she plays with in her dreams. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Dreams, Friendship, Imagination

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
A punctuation mark feels bad that he does not fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Punctuation, Individuality

Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda
Loosely based on the story about the three little pigs, these three pigs have a different surprise for the wolf who is trying to blow their houses down. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Pigs, Wolves, Houses

I'm Not by Pam Smallcomb
A young girl discovers that best friends can enjoy and do well at different things as long as they are good at being friends. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Friendship, Individuality

Jasper & Joop by Olivier Dunrea
Jasper is a small white gosling who likes to be tidy, and his friend Joop is a small gray gosling who likes to be messy. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Friendship, Geese

Peep and Ducky by David Martin
Illustrations and rhyming text follows two animal friends as they play pretend games, fly down a slide, flop in a puddle and run around a tree. Appropriate for ages 2-3
Themes: Play, Ducklings, Chicks

Time Out for Monsters. Time Out for Monsters by Jean Reidy
A little boy turns his "time out" into an adventure. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Imagination, Behavior

Up, Tall and High! by Ethan Long
Through illustrations and simple text, birds demonstrate the meanings of the words up, tall and high. Appropriate for ages 1-5
Themes: Birds, Concepts

A Vacation for Pooch by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Violet is unhappy that her dog cannot join her on vacation at the beach, but Pooch is having fun on Grandpa's farm. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Vacations, Pets




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