Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Picture Books!

Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl- Feeling bad about last year's Field Day, in which her slow running cost the relay team a victory, Nancy, who enjoys using fancy words, finds herself facing another Field Day and another relay race with a mean classmate.    

Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles-When Nancy's friend Bree gets some glittery glasses to help her see better, Nancy, who likes to be fancy, wants to wear glasses too. Includes a glossary of fancy words.    

The Teacher From the Black Lagoon- On the first day of school, a young boy expects only the worst when he discovers that his new teacher is the "monstrous" Mrs. Green.  

The Substitute Teacher From the Black Lagoon- An elementary school class must contend with a substitute teacher that seems like the monster Frankenstein.  

The Librarian From the Black LagoonMrs. Beamster the school librarian is known by all the kids as "The Laminator" because she is said to laminate anyone who is caught whispering.

Pinkalicious and the Pink DrinkOne hot summer day, Pinkalicious gets an idea that is simply pinkerrific-a pink lemonade stand! But before Pinkalicious can start selling her lemonade, she has to figure out how to make it. Pink grapefruit, pink watermelon, and pink frosting-if it's pink, it's the perfect ingredient.  

Pinkalicious and the Pink PumpkinWhen her mother tells her they are going to Mr. Pink's pumpkin patch, Pinkalicious searches for a pink pumpkin.  

The Money We'll Save- In nineteenth-century New York City, when Pa brings home a young turkey in hopes of saving money on their Christmas dinner, his family faces all sorts of trouble--and expense--in their tiny apartment.  

Blue Chicken- An enterprising chicken attempts to help an artist paint the barnyard and accidentally turns the whole picture blue. 

Home For Christmas- Rollo the troll is tired of chores, but after spending time on the tundra with various animal families, from owls to moose, he realizes that he wants to be home for Christmas even if that means behaving himself.  

The Princess and the Pig- When a new baby princess accidentally changes places with a piglet, both of their lives are forever changed.  

You Will Be My Friend- Lucy, a young bear, starts her day determined to make a new friend but her enthusiasm leads to all sorts of problems until, just as she is about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her.     

The Twins' Blanket- Two twin girls, who have always shared everything, sleep in separate beds with their own blankets for the first time.   

Grandpa Green- A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.    

Boy Wonders- A young boy's questions lead to more and more questions, but there do not seem to be any answers. 

I Will Come Back For You- A grandmother tells her granddaughter the story of the charm bracelet that represent her own childhood experiences while she and her family tried to evade the Nazis in Italy during World War II.

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