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Friday, February 10, 2012

New Books!

We recently received an order of new picture books. Here are some of my favorite titles.

The Umbrella by Ingrid & Dieter Schubert-This completely wordless book is just wonderful. A puppy dog discovers a red umbrella on a particularly windy day and a fantastic journey begins. Through the marvelous pictures, the reader will see the dog as he travels to the African savannah, continues his adventures under the sea, lands on a deserted island and rainforest and finally is rescued and returns home. Make sure to pay attention to the end papers at the beginning and end of the book. The beautiful illustrations help tell this story and will be best enjoyed one on one.

Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal-If you like Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s other picture books, you will absolutely love her new book Chopsticks. Chopsticks are best friends. They do everything together until one day an accident causes them to be separated. But they learn that they can be strong both together and apart. Look for the puns that are found throughout the book.

Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn-Lola from Lola at the Library and Lola Loves Stories returns in this new book by Anna McQuinn. Lola is going to be a big sister and she begins choosing stories the baby will like. Once her baby brother arrives, Lola finds lots of opportunities to read to her new brother. This is a great introduction for older siblings who will be welcoming a new baby into their family.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein-Beatrice Bottomwell has never once made a mistake. She is so famous for not making mistakes that most people in her town don’t even know her name is Beatrice. They just call her “the Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes.” During cooking class, Beatrice experiences an “almost mistake” and begins to question her ability. She soon learns the lesson that being perfect isn’t everything, as long as you can laugh at your mistakes and move on.

Another Brother by Matthew Cordell-Davy’s first four years were glorious because he had his mom and dad all to himself. But one day things changed. Davy got a baby brother, Petey! And then eleven more little brothers. Soon, his little brothers are doing everything that Davy does and Davy just wants to be left alone. This book begs to be reread over and over again. The illustrations in this book are hilarious and you’ll only find new details with each repeated reading.

Ask the Children's Librarian for the exact location of these books.