What’s New in Children’s Picture Books January, 2013

Reading Tip:  Talk to children about what they are hearing in a story. This teaches them unfamiliar words or concepts and leads to good reading comprehension.

Chloe Chloe by Peter McCarty
When Dad brings home a new television set, Chloe works hard to get her family to focus on having family time instead of watching it. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Families, Rabbits

Don't Worry, Douglas! by David Melling
Douglas the bear has just been given a hat by his father, but despite his father's advice to take care of it, the hat gets caught on a tree and turns into a long string of spaghetti. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Emotions, Hats

Gem by Holly Hobbie
Follow the journey of a toad in its natural habitat, from early springtime mud to the lily pads of summer. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Toads, Habitat, Stories without words

Go, Go, Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre
This book celebrates the joys of healthy eating and invites youngsters on a rhyming photographed tour of a market that is filled with delicious fruits. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Fruits

Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack
While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view – Bunny sees only the good, while Mouse sees only the bad. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Optimism, Pessimism

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Chicken's cow visitors try to jump, dance and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Playing

Moo Hoo by Candace Ryan
Cow and Owl are best friends, but when a new Kangaroo tries to join them, they must decide if Roo should be included. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Friendship

Pig Pig Meets the Lion by David McPhail
A friendly lion escapes from the local zoo, and Pig Pig wants to keep him. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Friendship

Pip's Trip. Pip's Trip by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Pip tries to convince her fellow hens, Midge and Dot, to join her for a ride in the farmer's truck, but she is the only one brave enough to climb inside it. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Courage, Hens, Farms

Where's Walrus? by Stephen Savage
In this wordless picture book, follow Walrus on a happy-go-lucky spree through the big city as he tries on different hats to disguise himself from the chasing zookeeper. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Disguise

Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret  Mayo
Rhythmic text depicts astronauts exploring outer space. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Astronauts, Space vehicles, Stories in rhyme






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