New Children's Picture Books

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Elmer and the birthday quake by McKee, David.

Elmer and the birthday quake

Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur investigate a distant noise and see their friend Super El rescue Old, a pink elephant whose 100th birthday celebration caused an earthquake.

May 26, 2016
The dead bird by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author.

The dead bird

When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.

May 26, 2016
The complete Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Barrett, Judi.

The complete Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

The Town of Chewandswallow is very much like any other tiny town, except for its weather. It never rains rain and it never snows snow and it never blows just wind. It rains things like soup and juice. It snows things like mashed potatoes and popcorn. And sometimes the wind blows in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople of Chewandswallow is delicious! Delicious, that is, until the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The town is suddenly plagued

May 26, 2016
Why do cats have tails? by Ling, David, author.

Why do cats have tails?

May 26, 2016
Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Breen, Steve/ Breen, Steve (ILT)

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle

May 26, 2016
Fish by Walsh, Liam Francis


May 26, 2016
Papa gave me a stick by Levy, Janice.

Papa gave me a stick

After seeing a mariachi band, Antonio wants a guitar of his own but his father cannot afford one and gives Antonio a stick, instead, which leads Antonio to perform a series of good deeds, each of which provides a seemingly useless reward. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.

May 26, 2016
Manners are not for monkeys! by Tekavec, Heather, 1969- author.

Manners are not for monkeys!

Mother Monkey is not happy when the little monkeys use good manners and the children who visit the zoo are not happy with well-behaved monkeys.

May 26, 2016
Jack's worry by Zuppardi, Sam, author, illustrator.

Jack's worry

Jack has been looking forward to playing the trumpet in his first concert, but on the morning of the big day, Jack becomes anxious about performing and his worry starts to grow.

May 26, 2016
Flora and the peacocks by Idle, Molly Schaar, author, illustrator.

Flora and the peacocks

In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a little girl named Flora forms a friendship with two peacocks as the three learn to dance together.

May 26, 2016
Explorers of the wild by Atkinson, Cale, author, illustrator.

Explorers of the wild

"A bear and a boy who both love exploring learn to share their adventures together"--

May 26, 2016
A year of borrowed men by Barker, Michelle, author.

A year of borrowed men

When World War II "borrows" most of the men in Germany, 6-year old Gerda's family is allowed to borrow 3 French prisoners of war to help run their farm. They are supposed to treat them as enemies, but the family finds ways to show kindness and friendship. Based on the early childhood memories of the author's mother.

May 26, 2016
One little, two little, three little children by DiPucchio, Kelly, author.

One little, two little, three little children

A rhyming celebration of the diversity and universality of children and their families.

May 26, 2016
Night guard by Lea, Synne, 1974- author.

Night guard

"This poetry collection explores important concepts such as friendship, fear, and loneliness"--

May 26, 2016
Mousequerade ball - a counting tale by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Mousequerade ball - a counting tale

"When ten mice get dressed up for a fancy ball the arrival of a cat sends them fleeing but what if the cat's only intention is to dance the night away? Counting up and counting down, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousquerade Ball!"--

May 26, 2016
The mouse who reached the sky by Horáček, Petr, author.

The mouse who reached the sky

One morning, Little Mouse spots something red and shiny hanging from a branch. Too short to get it herself, she calls her friends Mole and Rabbit to help out. A delightful tale of teamwork and unexpected rewards.

May 26, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.


Joey loves things that fold: maps, bed, accordions, you name it. When a classmate's mother turns a plain piece of paper into a beautiful origami crane, his eyes pop. Maybe he can learn origami, too. But it's going to take practice - on his homework, the newspaper, the thirty-eight dollars in his mother's purse . . Enough! No more folding! How can Joey become an origami master if he can't practice? Happily, he finds a way - and perhaps a chance to make a new friend while he's at it.

May 26, 2016
Maya by Jain, Mahak, author.


"The electricity in Maya's house has gone out again. Worse, she is afraid of the dark -- and her fear has been even worse since her father died. Now it feels as if the darkness will never go away. Maya's mother distracts her with a legend about the banyan tree, which saved the world from the first monsoon by drinking up the floodwaters, and growing tall and strong. Later that night, unsettled by the noises around her, Maya revisits the story in her imagination. She ventures deep into the banyan

May 26, 2016
If not for you by Dylan, Bob, 1941- author.

If not for you

"An interpretation of the lyrics to Bob Dylan's 1970 song, 'If Not For You, ' reimagined to portray the love between parent and child."--

May 26, 2016
Hello, my name is Octicorn by Diller, Kevin, author.

Hello, my name is Octicorn

The octicorn-- half octopus and half unicorn-- introduces himself and tells readers why, though strange and unique, octicorns make great friends.

May 26, 2016