What’s New in Children’s Picture Books, July 2014

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The Deep, Deep Puddle.The Deep, Deep Puddle by Mary Jessie ParkerDuring an overnight rainstorm, a large and deep puddle forms across a city street, and the next day increasing numbers of creatures or things disappear into it. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Rain and Rainfall, Counting

Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Larry’s only rule is that the reader should not push the button, but when no one is looking, it may be irresistible. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Books and Reading

Hiding Phil by Eric Barclay
Siblings come upon an elephant named Phil and decide to bring him home, but they have to hide him from their parents. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Elephants, Brothers and Sisters

It's a Firefly Night by Dianne Ochiltree
A young girl and her daddy catch fireflies and then release them back into the moonlight. Includes facts about fireflies. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Counting

My Blue is Happy by Jessica Young
Invites readers to explore the infinite possibilities of emotional expression through color and how these experiences help broaden the world in wonderful new ways. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Happiness, Emotions, Color

Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan
Octopus leaves her cave in a lively reef because she is shy, but when she finds a quieter, more peaceful spot she misses her home and friends. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Bashfulness

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon
Penguin is tired of the snow and cold, so he decides to go on vacation to the beach! Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Vacations, Beaches

Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom by John Rocco
A boy fears that he has lost his super powers after a villain captures him and cuts the hair that he believes is the source of his strength. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Haircutting, Superhero

Up the Creek.Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland
A bear, a moose and a beaver who are best friends have a trying adventure when they decide to take a canoe trip together. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Canoes and Canoeing

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Imagination, Watermelons, Seeds

Yes, Let's by Galen Goodwin Longstreth
A family has a fun day in the woods. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Family Trip, Hiking


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