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

Reading Tip: Sing songs. Songs have different notes for each syllable in a word, so children can hear the different sounds in words. This prepares them for sounding out words when learning to read.

Big Snow. Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a “big snow.” Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Snow, Helping Behavior

Fox and Hen Together by Beatrice Rodriguez
The chicken goes on an adventure when the refrigerator is empty, and she finds a surprise when returning home. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Fishing

He's Been a Monster All Day! by Denise Brennan-Nelson
After hearing his mother say that he is a monster, a little boy decides to prove her right over the course of one loud, scowling day. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Behavior, Monsters

I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! by Linda Davick
In rhyming verse, a child celebrates each body part. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Human body

It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones! by Warren Hanson
Mrs. Jolly Bones goes through the week, doing chores in her unique way. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Days of the Week, Housekeeping

Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand
Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day, but when the weather suddenly turns stormy there are unexpected consequences for some birds. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Kites, Wind

Mommy's Little Monster by Dawn McNiff
Tiny Troll is very unhappy that his mother is leaving him with a babysitter while she goes to a party for grown-ups. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Babysitters

Night Light by Nicholas Blechman
Count the lights and through die-cut pages and find out which vehicle they belong to. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Counting, Vehicles

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid
Percy the porcupine loves balloons, but he must find a way to keep them from popping. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Problem Solving, Porcupines

Piggies in Pajamas.Piggies in Pajamas by Michelle Meadows
As their mother gets them ready for bed, piggies try to stay up as long as they can. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Bedtime

Sing by Joe Raposo
An illustrated presentation of the classic Sesame Street song about self-expression and the celebration of music. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Children's Songs

Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson
A bear invites animals to follow him through the trees, on tiptoe, to see a special surprise. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Noise


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