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

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20 Big truck in the middle of the street. 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee
Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Counting, Transportation 

All Around Us by Eric Carle
By lifting the big, sturdy flaps, young readers will learn new words and concepts through Eric Carle's bright, beautiful images and simple phrases. Appropriate for ages birth-3
Themes: Objects in the Sky, Land, and Underground

Early Bird by Toni Yuli
Early Bird wakes up before the sun, and she is hungry. Appropriate for ages 2-3
Theme: Birds

Flight 1-2-3 by Maria Van Lieshout
A boy counts his way through the airport and onto the plane as it flies towards its destination. Appropriate for ages 3-5z
Theme: Counting

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
A friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Human-Animal Relationships, Dance

Monkey Ono by J.C. Phillipps
Left behind when his family goes to the beach, Monkey Ono enlists the help of his friends to join in on Beach Day. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Apes, Monkeys, Perseverance

My Octopus Arms by Keith Baker
Little Crab asks what an octopus can do with his eight arms and gets a surprising, rhyming, reply. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Octopuses, Arms

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel takes a trip through the campground. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Theme: Camping

The table sets itdelf. The Table Sets Itself by Ben Clanton
Setting the table turns from a giant bore to an exciting chore for Izzy. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Chores, Voyages and Travels

That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
A surprising lesson about the importance of listening to one's inner self ensues when a very hungry fox issues a dinner invitation to a very plump goose. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Foxes, Geese  

When A Dad Says "I Love You" by Douglas Wood
Explores some of the many and varied ways a father can express his love, even without saying the words, such as by making pancakes, playing games and reading a favorite story using special voices for each character. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Fathers, Love


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