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

Reading Tip:  Read to children every day. It does not matter how long the reading sessions are as long as each shared book experience is enjoyable for children.  

10 Hungry Rabbits. 10 Hungry Rabbits: Counting and Color Concepts  by Anita Lobel JP LOB
Ten rabbits are hungry for supper, but Mama Rabbit has nothing to put in her soup pot. Papa sends the little ones to the garden where they discover increasing numbers of foods in many different colors. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Counting, Colors

Animal Masquerade by Marianne Dubuc JP DUB
Animals get ready for a masquerade party by disguising themselves as other animals. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Animals, Parties

Big Little Brother by Kevin Kling JP KLI
A four-year-old boy explains that his little brother is bigger than he is, follows him everywhere and is annoying, but his presence becomes indispensable when bullies are around. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Size, Brothers

A Dragon Moves In by Lisa Falkenstern JP FAL
Rabbit and Hedgehog bring home a newly-hatched dragon, and soon the dragon baby grows too big for their house. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Dragons, Size

Eli, No! by Katie Kirk JP KIR
Eli is an adorable dog who likes to get into trouble. When he eats too much, chases squirrels or hogs the bed, his family yells, "Eli, no!" Appropriate for ages birth-5
Themes: Dogs, Behavior

Frisky Brisky Hippity Hop by Susan Lurie JP LUR
Photographs and rhyming text follow lively squirrels through the trees and across the ground. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Squirrel, Play

Little Bea and the Snowy Day by Daniel Roode JP ROO
Little Bea and her friends enjoy a day of snow angels, skating and even making a new snow friend. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Snow, Bees

Plant a Kiss. Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal JP ROS
One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Love, Sharing

Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze! by Maureen Wright JP WRI
Big Bear thinks that his tremendous sneezes are causing the leaves and apples to fall off the trees and the geese to fly away, but the wind finally convinces him otherwise. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Winds, Sneezing, Autumn

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham JP BIR
Moose is terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together. When his letter passes, Moose behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Alphabet, Animals




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