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

Reading Tip: Make book-sharing time a special time for closeness between you and your children. Children who enjoy books will want to learn how to read.

1,2,3 Peas. 1,2,3 Peas by Keith Baker
Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers from one to 100. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Counting, Peas

All the Awake Animals are Almost Asleep by Crescent Dragonwagon
Illustrations and rhyming text portray an alphabet of animals as they prepare to go to sleep. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Bedtime, Alphabet

Baby Parade by Rebecca O'Connell
Illustrations and simple text follow babies as they walk, crawl, ride in strollers or are carried while enjoying a day with their families. Appropriate for ages birth-3
Themes:  Babies, Families

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Christian Stead
Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Hibernation, Winter

Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley
In this illustrated version of Bob Marley's song, a young boy, with the encouragement of three little birds, enjoys life and will not let anything get him down. Appropriate for ages 2-3
Theme: Birds

It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelle
A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Imagination

Letting Go by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Pip, Midge and Dot are enjoying the shade under an apple tree when fruit starts falling around them, causing the hens to suspect a fox is in the tree trying to hit them. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Apples, Conquering fears

Lucky Ducklings. Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore
While following their mother through town, five little ducklings, Pippin, Bippin, Tippin, Dippin and Little Joe, all fall into a storm drain. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes:  Rescues, Ducks

Nurse Clementine by Simon James
Clementine Brown really wants to practice her first-aid skills, but her brother presents an unexpected challenge. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Nursing, Family

Phoebe and Digger by Tricia  Springstubb
After the baby arrives, Mama buys Phoebe a new digger. At the park, a girl snatches Digger away from Phoebe, and she tries to use her words to get it back. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: New baby, Siblings, Bullies





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