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

Reading Tip: Before reading a book to a group of children, make sure you practice, practice, practice!

A Cat like That! A Cat like That! by Wendy Wahman JP WAH
A cat shares the characteristics of a perfect human friend. Recommended for ages 3-5
Theme: Friendship

Bee and Bird by Craig Frazier JR FRA
In this wordless book, a bee and a bird embark on a travel adventure. Recommended for ages 2-5
Themes: Travel, Adventure, Stories without words

Elmer and the Rainbow by David McKee JP MCK
Elmer the elephant enlists his animal friends to help him find the end of a strange, colorless rainbow so that he can share some of his patchwork colors and make it right. Recommended for ages 4-5
Themes: Rainfall, Rainbows

Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London JP LON
When Froggy goes on vacation to Hawaii, he is too excited to pay much attention to his parents. Recommended for ages 4-5
Themes: Behavior, Vacations

I Slightly Want to Go Home by Lauren Child JP CHI
Lola is going to her first sleepover at Lotta's house, but she is scared that she will not be able to fall asleep there. Recommended for ages 3-5
Theme: Sleepovers

In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer JP BAU
This story describes in verse the lion that is March weather, which finally gives way to the lamb of spring. Recommended for ages 3-5
Themes: Spring, Stories in rhyme

Interrupting Chicken by Ezra Jack Stein JP STE
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale. Recommended for ages 4-5
Themes: Storytelling, Bedtime

Jam and Honey by Malita Morales JP MOR
This book tells the story of a young girl and a honeybee who learn to coexist peacefully in the same garden as they go about their respective tasks. Recommended for ages 3-5
Themes: Bees, Honey, Stories in rhyme

Mudkin. Mudkin by Stephen Gammell JP GAM
While playing outside on a rainy day, a little girl peers into a puddle and sees Mudkin, who invites her to become his queen. Recommended for ages    2-5
Themes: Play, Imagination, Rain

Suki, The Very Loud Bunny by Carmela D'Amico JP DAM
Unlike most bunnies, Suki loves shouting and playing in the mud. When she disobeys her mother and leaves the burrow one day, her loud voice saves her. Recommended for ages 4-5|
Themes: Rabbits, Behavior

You're Finally Here! by Melanie Watt JP WAT
A rabbit has many questions involving where a friend has been and why it took so much time for the friend to appear. Recommended for ages 4-5
Themes: Rabbits, Patience



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