New Picture Books

OneOne by Kathryn Otoshi

When the colors cannot get along, One shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. Numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors.

 

Sixth ViolinHana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri UegKi and Qin Leng

Hana has signed up to play the violin at the talent show, even though she’s only had three lessons. Her brothers predict disaster. But Hana practices and practices…

 

Lion and the BirdThe Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc

A lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird’s flock, the lion decides to care for the bird and the two become friends. However, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of their friendship?

 

Book with No PicturesThe Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, “The Book with No Pictures” is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

 

Baby TreeThe Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall and Claudi Mills

Sooner or later, every child will ask, “Where do babies come from? Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight.

 

Ah-Ha to Zig-ZagAh-Ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum by Maira Kalman

“A delightful illustrated guide to the museum’s permanent collection conceived by artist and author Maira Kalman. Traveling A to Z through centuries of great design, Kalman’s picture book is as educational as it is whimsical.” (Architectural Digest)

 

My Teacher Is a Monster!My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown

From bestselling and Caldecott Honor artist Brown (“Creepy Carrots”) comes a story about a young boy who runs into his “monstrous” teacher outside of school and realizes she might be nicer than he thought.

 

29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown

A brother and sister wonder about the mysterious establishment across town called the Swinster Pharmacy.

 

WednesdayWednesday by Anne Bertier

“In the tradition of Leo Lionni’s Little Blue and Little Yellow (1959), this French import uses geometric shapes, color and size to explore compatibility and conflict . . . Emotionally, the ups and downs of a day with a friend will ring true for young children.” (Kirkus Review)

 

Old MacDonald's FarmOld MacDonald’s Farm ( Poke-A-Dot! ) by Travis King and Lucy Schultz

“Once you start popping, there’s just no stopping. These fun, tactile books help kids learn to count without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count. With ten spreads and 30 poke-able buttons ”

 

Memory of an ElephantThe Memory of an Elephant: An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady and Jean-Francois Martin

“Perfect for browsing, as readers will instantly get lost in Marcel’s world of information.” (School Library Journal)

 

 

Once Upon an AlphabetOnce Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

“Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again.” (Book Page)

 

Shackleton's JourneyShackleton’s Journey by William Grill

One of the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2014

“Author William Grill does an excellent job telling this story so that the book can be both a resource for a child’s book report as well as a captivating picture book for anyone wanting to learn about this expedition. But even more powerful than the narrative are the detailed and dramatic illustrations, done in colored pencils, many which, if framed, would look stunning on a wall.”

 

Pilot and the Little PrinceThe Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery by Peter Sis

Review Quotes:

“Sis’ works are less picture books than little miracles of design, a craft he now devotes to a biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of “The Little Prince”. (Booklist)

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