Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Picture Books - November 2012

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

Product DetailsPomelo Explores Color- By Ramona Badescu and Benjamin Chaud (JE BADESCU)
Pomelo looks about and discovers twelve colors in all their nuance. He encounters the infinite white of falling snow, the hypnotizing red of love, and the shadowy blue of the unknown. The colors describe our concrete world, but also reflect emotional states, as well as the curious, oddball sensibility of our dear Pomelo.

Kate and Nate Are Running Late - By Kate Egan and Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino (JE EGAN)
Being on time is an art—an art most of families have yet to master. From spilling coffee to misplacing keys, we’ve all dealt with the many things that can derail our morning routines. This humorous depiction of chaotic mornings is oh, so true.Kate and her two children, Nate, and his older sister, Maddie, have all overslept. How will they EVER make it to school and work on time dressed, fed, and organized?

The Ant and the Grasshopper - By Rebecca and Ed Emberley (JE EMBERLEY)
While hard at work on her chores, an ant hears the wonderful clickety click chirrup of music coming from the distance. Although she knows she should focus on the task at hand, she can't help but explore the joyful noise! Award-winning team Rebecca and Ed Emberley bring an entertaining new twist to the classic children's. The bright, bold graphics seem to dance and leap, as a bunch of boogying bugs start a celebration of their own.

Mice - Written By Rose Fyleman and Illustrated By Lois Ehlert (JE FYLEMAN) 
When mice run around at night, you will be surprised to find out who thinks they are nice!
Do you think mice are nice? Decide for yourself with this book filled with wonderful mixed-media illustrations from Lois Ehlert.
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Archie - By Domenica More Gordon (JE GORDON)
Meet Archie: Designer. Fashionista. Dog. Archie leads a quiet life with his faithful pet. That is, until he gets a sewing machine and his creativity starts to run wild. It's not long before Archie's nimbleness with a needle catches the attention of his friends and fellow dog walkers. Soon, the entire city is straining at the leash for one of his couture concoctions... including a queen and her two very royal corgis. This enchanting, nearly wordless picture book about following your dreams wherever they may lead will inspire and delight readers of all ages.

This Is Not My Hat - By Jon Klassen (JE KLASSEN)
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened. . . .Great illustrations and cute story!

Product DetailsFind a Cow Now! - By Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel (JE STEVENS)
Dog is rounding up whatever he can find in his urban apartment, even chairs. He is also driving his bird companion crazy with the commotion. Bird sends him to the countryside to find something more appropriate to herd, such as a cow. But since dog has never seen a cow, he finds all the wrong animals. After being pecked by a chicken, spattered with mud by a pig, and walloped by a donkey, Dog needs a friend. By chance a mysterious and kindly animal helps lead him back to the city, only to cause chaos there, before revealing her identity--as a cow!

Product DetailsWaking Dragons - By Jane Yolen and Paintings by Derek Anderson (JE YOLEN)
Dragons wake up, dragons rise. Dragons open dragon eyes. Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school! Bright and colorful illustartions will keep children interested. A must read for any fan of Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Series.

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. 
Read all of them and let us know which one is your favorite! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Language Stars Storytimes

Children enjoyed stories in French, Spanish, and Mandarin presented by Language Stars. Thank you to Language Stars and our participants!