New Picture Books
Bad Kitty does not like Easter
Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.
"Are you ready to find some Easter eggs, Kitty? Kitty doesn't want an Easter egg. Kitty wants the Easter egg. Kitty wants ... the golden egg! So she goes on the hunt. There! A blue egg! But Kitty doesn't want a blue egg. Or there! A purple egg! But Kitty doesn't want a purple egg. But then ... Kitty sees something! Something round ... and sparkly ... Will Kitty find the golden egg?"-- Provided by publisher.
Bear finds eggs
Wilson, Karma, author
As Bear and his friends stroll through the forest, they find different kinds of bird's eggs and leave gifts for the soon-to-be chicks.
Harrison, Vashti, author, illustrator
Praised for acting like a big girl when she is small, as a young girl grows, "big" becomes a word of criticism, until the girl realizes that she is fine just the way she is.
The boy with big, big feelings
Lee, Britney Winn, author
"Meet a boy with a heart so big, his feelings glow from his cheeks, spill out of his eyes, and jump up and down on his chest. What good is this giant heart?"-- Provided by publisher.
Kalb, Bess, 1987-, author
"A sweet and silly buffalo who tries to bluff and fluff his way into being bigger than he really is"-- Provided by publisher.
Tran, Phuc, 1974-, author
It's the last day at the construction site and Cranky the crane truck is feeling, well, cranky. And he doesn't want to talk about it. His friends Zippy, Wheezy, and Dump Chuck try to cheer him up. But you know what doesn't help when you're feeling cranky? A lot of talking. But what will help?
The fruits we eat
Gibbons, Gail, author, illustrator.
"Berries, apples, melons, and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananas -- yum! This ... updated picture book, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting, information-packed cornucopia of favorite fruits"-- Provided by publisher.
Tran-Davies, Nhung N., author.
"Mama teaches her children about their grandmother, a matriarch who courageously brought her family from across the ocean to their new home. Oma is now elderly and in hospital, forgetting much of the past, but her legacy lives on through her grandchildren."-- Back cover.
Grumpy monkey spring fever
Lang, Suzanne, author.
When Jim Panzee wakes up feeling silly, Norman playfully suggests Jim has spring fever, sparking excitement and chaos among Jim and their animal friends until Norman clarifies the true meaning of spring fever.
How do you feel?
Rockwell, Lizzy, author
Do you feel happy? Sad? Silly? Angry? This book helps children and parents talk about feelings!
The invisible boy
Ludwig, Trudy, author
Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.
Is this ... Easter?
Yoon, Helen, author, illustrator.
"Look, an egg! An egg left by a bunny! What does that mean? It means it's time to celebrate Easter. Or is it time to celebrate breakfast? In Helen Yoon's scenario, a difference of opinion arises between excitable pups, and the egg bearer (and ultimate squabble settler) is, naturally, an enormous, Zen-like bear wearing tiny bunny ears. As the bear demonstrates, whether it's decorating eggs or eating them, Easter is kind of delicious"-- Provided by publisher.
Little monsters rule!
Walliams, David, 1971- author.
Furball is a loveable little yeti on his first day at Monster School. He can't wait to learn how to be scary, but it's hard when you look like a cuddly toy. When the big monsters at the school make fun of Furball, Howler the little werewolf comes to the rescue. Together, can they prove that little monsters rule?
Molly's great discovery : a book about dyslexia and self-advocacy
Weltner, Krista, author, illustrator.
Molly finds acceptance of her learning disability, personified by Lexi, through the support of her new friend Leeann, who is also dyslexic.
Not-so-Little Red Riding Hood
Rosen, Michael, 1946-
When Little Red Riding Hood's granny invites her for a picnic and a big surprise, Dad tells her to keep to the path and watch our for the Big Bad Wolf. She reminds him that she's not so little now! But she doesn't feel quite so brave, riding into the woods on her horse, Pebbles -- even with the song of the wind to guide them. Who's behind that bush? What was that noise? And what is the surprise at Granny's house? Is it the Big Bad Wolf?
Clanton, Ben, 1988-, author, illustrator
Ploof is a puffy cloud who's a little lonely -- but now you're here, and the fun can begin! Can you help Ploof overcome their shyness? Play pretend? Make Ploof laugh with your funny faces, find their hiding spot, give them a high five! Full of imaginative and interactive fun, each page of this perfect book for preschoolers offers a chance to play. By following cues to say hello, clap, blow, shake, wave or make a funny face, young readers will be delighted to see the effects of their actions on Ploof. They'll learn social-emotional skills like empathy, encouragement and kindness through Ploof's emotional journey -- and, along the way, they'll learn how to be a fantastic friend!--Amazon.
The sunflowers Babushka planted
Rendón, Beatrice, author.
"When Tania was six years old, she and her parents fled Ukraine during World War II. For years they were refugees in Europe, displaced and without permanent residence. Finally, they found safe housing in a refugee camp, but what about home? Day by day, they stitched together new lives, but it wasn't until a memory of Tania's babushka and her beloved sunflowers that the family at last began to rebuild a sense of home. This true account about debut author Beatrice Rendón's grandmother offers a universal story of hope for refugees around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Threads : Zlata's Ukrainian shirt
Maslo, Lina, author, illustrator
An inspiring picture book about a girl's survival of the 1930s Ukrainian Famine-Genocide, messaging hope, pride for one's heritage, and context for today's War in Ukraine.
Time to make art
Mack, Jeff, author, illustrator.
Does art have to be perfect? Where do you begin? This inspiring picture book about making art doubles as an introduction to the multifaceted and diverse global history of art empowering readers to get creative. Making both art history and art making accessible to all, 'Time to Make Art' nourishes creativity, encouraging young readers to see the artist in themselves.
The very clever bear
Bland, Nick, 1973-, author
The circus has arrived in the Jingle Jangle Jungle and Bear's friends have the perfect circus acts. Bear wants to come up with a very clever trick of his own. But when he peeks behind the scenes, Bear finds that the animals at the circus are being mistreated. So Bear does what any clever bear would do. He hops on his bike and rescues his friends. This fun story of standing up for friends is told in Nick Bland's rollicking rhyming text -- perfect for read-aloud!
A very cranky book
DiTerlizzi, Angela, author
A snarky tale of a very cranky book that might not be so cranky after all.
You broke it!
Finck, Liana, author, illustrator.
"This collection of classic parental nags are cleverly betrayed by the situations shown, in which it's made clear that the child knows better. Each scenario is worthy of a giggle, adding a lightheartedness to the inevitable dynamics between parents and children. Cartoonist Liana Finck has created a catharsis for her own childhood memories of knowing better than authority figures, and in doing so, validates young readers with the respect and understanding they deserve"-- Provided by publisher.