Saturday, March 13, 2010

More new pictures books for you to enjoy:

There's a Wolf at the Door retold by Zoe B. Alley
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee has five classic tales about "the wolf". It is in graphic novel form and has a few twists and turns from the original versions.

The Marshmallow Incident by Judi Barrett
This is a right up there with Judi Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs book. The towns of Left and Right are separated by a yellow dotted line. One day a young man falls and ends up on the wrong side. This causes the knights (who protect the line) to start firing. . . marshmallows. . . into the towns. Chaos erupted. Marshmallows were everywhere. What will happen to the towns of Left and Right? Will they become friendly or go back to the way it used to be? This is a fun book with so many clever parts you won't want to miss it.

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee is a story about the things that really matter. A young boy wants a pair of "cool" shoes just like a classmate has, but they are too expensive. Once he gets a pair (that don't fit) he realizes that the things he already has are worth more than the things he really wants.

Bedtime in the Jungle by John Butler
This is delightful book about baby jungle animals and their parents as they get ready for bed. The illustrations are wonderful!

Dirty Joe The Pirate by Bull Harley
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee set in rhyme is about the pirate Dirty Joe. The treasure he seeks. . . dirty socks! One day he comes up against Stinky Annie. The treasure she seeks. . .underwear! Who will be victorious?

Horace and Morris Say Cheese (which makes Dolores sneeze!) by James Howe
Horace, Morris, and Dolores LOVE cheese! They are mice. The only problem is. . . Dolores finds out she is allergic to cheese. She ends up eating peanut butter sandwiches cut into different shapes. That doesn't quite satisfy her craving for cheese. But, in the end she solves her problem.

Chaucer's First Winter by Stephen Krensky
Chaucer knows that bears are supposed to hibernate during the winter, but he stays up with his friends to discover what winter is all about.

Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School by Herman Parish
As you know, Amelia Bedilia does EXACTLY as she is told. This story is about a young Amelia Bedilia and how she does EXACTLY what the teacher says on the first day of school.

How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
This is a very thoughtful book. Grandpa explains to Felix that everyone has a bucket. When bad things happen, the bucket loses water. When good things happen, the bucket fills with water. Felix finds out that how he acts and treats others makes a difference in their buckets as well as his.

Acorns Everywhere! by Kevin Sherry
Squirrel will hide the acorns, but will he remember where he put them?

Pouch by David Ezra Stein
When Baby Joey hops from his mama's pouch for the first time he sees a bee, gets scared, and hops right back into the pouch. When he hops out the second time he meets another animal, gets scared, and hops back in again. This happens several times until he meets another creature that he is not so scared of. What do you think that creaure might be?

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