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


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Because Your Mommy Loves You. Because Your Mommy Loves You by Andrew Clements
When challenges arise during a hiking and camping trip, a mother finds ways to lovingly teach her child self-reliance. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Hiking and camping, Mother and child

Brave Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby
Squish, a little rabbit who is afraid of nearly everything, ventures into the night during a storm to find his friend, Twitch, who he fears may have encountered chickens. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Fear of dark, Courage

Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman
Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Sneezing

Here Comes Trouble! by Corinne Demas\
Emma's dog, Toby, does not like cats, and when the neighbor's cat, Pandora, moves in with them, he is the only one who notices all the trouble she causes – and the only one who notices when she gets stuck in a tree. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Pets

Horsefly and Honeybee by Randy Cecil
Honeybee and Horsefly have a fight that results in each of them losing a wing and being forced to walk. When hungry Bullfrog captures them both, their only hope of escape is to work together. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Cooperativeness

Hush Little Monster by Denis Markell
In this variation on a classic lullaby, a monster father promises his baby a variety of visitors, from a screeching owl to a zombie family. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Monsters

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes
This book presents a popular poem that highlights the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: African Americans, Poetry

If you Hold a Seed. If You Hold a Seed by Elly Mackay
A young boy plants a seed that with water, sunlight, care and patience grows into a strong, tall tree. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Seeds, Trees

Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins
Maisy and her friends go swimming. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Swimming

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Lost and found possessions, Fish

 

 

 

 

 

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