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

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Don't Copy Me! Don't Copy Me! by Jonathan Allen JP ALL
Little Puffin wants to enjoy a walk in the nice fresh air. But Small Gull, Tiny Gull and Baby Gull follow him everywhere and copies everything Little Puffin does. Little Puffin tries to come up with a way to stop this annoying game. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Imitation

Gideon & Otto by Olivier Dunrea JP DUN
Otto, a toy octopus, goes everywhere with Gideon, a small gosling. While Gideon is playing with some rabbits, Otto falls off the wall on which he was left and makes a new acquaintance. Appropriate for ages birth-3  
Themes: Toys, Geese

If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff JP NUM
Chaos might ensue if you were to give a dog a donut. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes:  Dogs, Food, Play

The Lion and the Mice by Rebecca Emberley JP EMB
A proud lion learns that little mice can be his friends. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Lions, Mice, Size

Look! A Book! by Bob Staake JP STA
Easy-to-read, rhyming text invites the reader to search for items on a different theme on each page, while celebrating the wonder of a picture book. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Books and reading, picture puzzles

The Loopy Coop Hens by Janet Morgan Stoeke JP STO
Chickens Pip, Midge and Dot admire Rooster Sam and his ability to fly up to the barn roof. When they spy on him to see how he does it, they get a big surprise. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Flight, Chickens, Roosters

Pete Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin JP LIT
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Singing, Counting

Sophie's Fish. Sophie's Fish by Ann Edwards JP EDW
Cannon Jake starts to worry about everything that could go wrong when he agrees to take care of his friend Sophie's fish for the weekend. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Worry, Fishes

Traffic Pups by Michelle Meadows JP MEA
Canine motorcycle police officers zoom through the town pursuing suspects, clearing the road of accidents and serving as escorts. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Motorcycle police, Dogs, Stories in rhyme

Where's My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont JP BEA
Tommy looks everywhere in the house for his lost toy truck. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Lost and found possessions, Stories in rhyme




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