What’s New in Children’s Picture Books, August 2014

Reading Tip: The Summer Reading Program runs until August 30. There is still plenty of time to sign up and read, read, read. Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/ for more information.

And the Cars Go. And the Cars Go by William Bee
This story features a range of vrooming, chugging and whispering vehicles. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Automobiles, Transportation

Bella's Rules by Elissa Haden Guest
Bella knows the family rules but lives by her own which causes her behavior to be "too wild, too rude and too risky" until Granny brings her a puppy with similar problems. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Behavior, Family life

Bye-Bye Baby Brother! by Sheena Dempsey
Tiring of a newborn sibling who demands all her busy mother's attention, Ruby gets bored with endless solo activities and imagines creative ways to make her baby brother disappear. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Sibling rivalry

Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane
An Arab girl of the Sahara who wants to wear a malafa, the veiled dress worn by her mother and older sister, learns that the garment represents beauty, mystery, tradition, belonging and faith. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Clothing and dress, Muslims

Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper
Little Green only knows one word: “Go!” It's the perfect thing to get the construction site moving until it is time to stop. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Traffic signs and signals, Cooperation

I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs
This story invites young readers to guess which animal will be revealed using the given clues and a spy hole. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Picture puzzles, Pets

Mr. King's Castle by Genevieve Cote
Mr. King wants to build himself castle, but he uses materials that just happen to be home to his forest friends. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Building, Friends

Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier
Pages of decreasing, then increasing, size opens to reveal different animals. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Colors, Animals

Princesses on the Run. Princesses on the Run by Smiljana Coh
Princess Antonia cannot be cured of her boredom, so despite pretty dresses and the coolest toys, she decides to run away. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Princesses, Runaways

Ready and Waiting for You by Judi Moreillon
Warm and friendly characters welcome a new student to the first day of school. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: First day of school

Simpson's Sheep Won't Go to Sleep! by Bruce Arant
When Farmer Simpson tries to put his sheep to bed, they think of every excuse to stay awake until he thinks of a solution. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Bedtime, Sleep


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