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

Reading Tip:  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.

The Cake That Mack Ate by Rose Robart JP ROB
A cumulative tale about the chain of events surrounding the making of a cake by a farmer's wife. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Cakes, Dogs

Chicks Run Wild. Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen JP BAR
When her little chicks refuse to settle down for the night, Mama decides to surprise them with an unusual request. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Bedtime, Mother and child, Stories in rhyme

Frog and Fly: Six Slurpy Stories by Jeff Mack JP MAC
Through a series of easy-to-read scenes, Frog always gets the better of Fly but in the end, Fly has the last word. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Frogs, Flies

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger JP SEE
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green. Appropriate for ages birth-5
Themes: Green, Colors, Stories in rhyme

I Want to Do It Myself! by Tony Ross JP ROS
The Little Princess is determined to go on a camp-out without anyone's help. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Camping, Self-reliance

Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn JP MCQ
Lola reads story books to her new baby brother Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Books and reading, African Americans

The Monster Returns by Peter McCarty JP MCC
When the monster that Jeremy created threatens to return, Jeremy enlists his neighbors to help him with a creative solution to the problem. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Monsters, Drawing

One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Goodwin JP GOO
Two cats, one in the city and one in the country, chase mice before going to sleep. Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Themes: City and town life, Stories in rhyme

Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party by Melanie Watt JP WAT
Scaredy Squirrel is planning his own birthday for one, but things get out of control when the party animals arrive. Appropriate for ages 4-5Theme: Birthdays

Should I share my Ice Cream? Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems JP WIL
Gerald the elephant has an ice cream cone, and he tries to decide if he will share it with his friend, Piggie. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Food, Sharing, Friendship

Too Princessy! by Jean Reidy JP REI
A child rejects a number of playtime activities before settling on one that is just right. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Play, Choice, Stories in rhyme

Uh-Oh! by Mary Newell DePalma JP DEP
A youngster has a series of mishaps in this nearly wordless picture book. Appropriate for ages birth-3
Theme: Behavior




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