Monday, December 17, 2012

New Picture Books For the Young Minds!!

The Birthday Pet- Danny can have a pet for his birthday and he knows exactly what he wants, but the other members of his family think differently.

ABC Animal Jamboree- Short, silly poems celebrates the animal alphabet from Angelfish to Zebra.

Bear Takes A Trip- Encourages the reader to practice telling time as Bear packs a suitcase, meets a friend, and travels to the mountain lake where they both have cabins.

Henry's Amazing Imagination!- When Henry's imagination gets mixed up with the truth during show and tell, his teacher suggests that he write and illustrate his own stories.

Millicent and Meer- While playing on the beach, Millicent finds a new friend named Meer, but once she takes him home, he doesn't act like the cat she thought him to be.

Mouse Was Mad- Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger, modeling the behavior of Hare, Bear, Hedgehog, and Bobcat, only to discover that his own way may be the best way of all.

No!- This is the story of a likeable, well-meaning and irrepressible dog and the mystery surrounding his name.

On The Farm- Gives a view of the world of the family farm. Simple verse and woodcut with watercolor illustrations evoke a world at once timeless and disappearing from view-- the world of the family farm. 

Rabbit Ears- Hopscotch the rabbit refuses to wash his ears until his older cousin comes to visit, and he learns something about being grown up.

Silly Tilly- Tilly drives the other barnyard animals crazy with her silliness, but after gruffly telling her to stop, they discover that they miss her old ways.

Tacky Goes to Camp- Tacky the penguin and his friends go to Camp Whoopihaha where they scare each other by telling ghost stories around the campfire, never expecting that one of the stories will come true.

Tyrannosaurus Rex: The King of the Dinosaurs- The little boy in this story has a very vivid imagination and a lot of interest in dinosaurs. In this whimsical tale, he makes friends with a Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the story progresses, he discovers facts about his dinosaur friend and learns how the Tyrannosaurus Rex differs from all other dinosaurs. At the story's end, he wakes up in his bed, discovers that he'd been dreaming, and finds himself cuddling a stuffed toy dinosaur.

Ugh! Eggs!- Pip hates eggs, but that is what his dad makes for breakfast, so Pip tries to find something to eat that doesn't have eggs in it.

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