Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Picture Books - September 2012

Here is a spotlight on some of the new picture books we have at the library for September 2012.

1-2-3 Peas1-2-3 Peas - Keith Baker (JE BAKER CONCEPT BK)
Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers one to 100. Wonderful bright and detailed pictures! Children will love looking at the silly things these peas are doing on each page. 

I'm Bored
I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (JE BLACK)
There is nothing boring about being a kid...but try explaining that to a potato. A little girl who starts out being 'so bored' quickly becomes excited while trying to explain all the great things kids can do to a potato (who is not impressed). Silly story, would be great to read to a child who says "there's nothing to do". 

Olive and the Big Secret
Olive and the Big Secret -Tor Freeman (JE FREEMAN)
Goldilocks and Just One BearOlive is told a secret. She wants to tell Jessie. She almost tells Ziggy. She does tell Joe! Now Joe has a secret...what will happen next! Find out in this wonderfully sweet and witty book!Cute story about a game of game of telephone with a secret. Want to know what the secret is? Read the book! 

Goldilocks and Just One Bear - Leigh Hodgkinson (JE HODGKINSON) 
Ever wonder what happened to Goldilocks and Little bear after she left his house? Well in this story Little Bear is all grown up and Goldilocks is a distant memory. One day, Little Bear wanders out of the wood and finds himself lost in the Big City. Will he find the city too noisy? Too quiet? Or just right? And what are the chances of him bumping into someone who remembers exactly how he likes his porridge? Be sure too look for all the other fun fairy tale references in the illustrations!

The Best Bike Ride EverThe Best Bike Ride Ever  by James Proimos and Johanna Wright (JE PROIMOS) 
Bonnie has a new bike, and she can't wait to ride it! She bikes over mountains, under a giraffe, up the Statue of Liberty, down the Grand Canyon, even into the land of the lost. There's just one thing Bonnie can't do on her bike...stop! Kids will relate to the excitement and freedom that comes with riding a bike (and having a little imagination).

Dragons Love Tacos
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri (JE RUBIN) 
Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa. A great story for anyone who loves silly books, dragons, and tacos (which is everyone)! 

Guinea Pig Party

Guinea Pig Party - Holly Surplice (JE SURPLICE) 
Count to ten and back again with cute and cuddly, birthday-party-celebrating guinea pigs! Though that party starts out with ten guinea pigs, it winds down as the guest leave one by one. But- not to worry- with a perfectly timed birthday wish, they're all back to celebrate some more. Based on a familiar rhyme and combining counting with adorable little animals this is a perfect birthday - or any day- book!

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs - As Retold by Mo Willems (JE WILLEMS) 
Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. They decide to set a trap for an unsuspecting girl, named Goldilocks. Will she fall for it? Find out in this hilarious retelling of a famous fairy tale.  

These are only a small portion of the new pictures books we have currently. Make sure to check out the full selection in the library, located next to the concept books.