This Just In: New Picture Books

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    Check out some of the latest picture books to hit children's room shelves at a branch near you.

    Woodpecker Wants a Waffle

    Woodpecker Wants a Waffle  by Steve Breen (Ages 4-8 years)

    Per the publisher, "Benny the woodpecker makes a brilliant plan to eat a tasty plate of waffles."

    A story that follows a very clever, hungry woodpecker. Nobody will stop him from his waffles!



    A Perfect Mess

    A Perfect Mess by Steven Breen (Ages 3-5 years)

    Henry McHenry is trying his best to keep clean for his class photo, but his attempts to stay spotless get his classmates messy instead.

    This book will leave you smiling by the end. 


    Where Do They Go?

    Where Do They Go?  by Julia Alvarez (ages 3-7 years)

    Children wonder what happens to their loved ones after death.

    Beautifully addresses the loss of a loved one.



    Who Woke the Baby?

    Who Woke the Baby? by Jane Clarke (ages 3-7 years)

    It's early morning in the jungle and Little Gorilla is not happy. Someone has woken him up—but who was it?

    This is a sweet book featuring fun repetition and the concept of cause and effect. It can also be used creatively as an interactive Read Aloud book.


    Lucky Lazlo

    Lucky Lazlo by Steve Light (ages 3-7 years)

    Lazlo chooses a red rose and ventures to the theater to present it to the performer he cherishes, only to have the rose grabbed by a mischievous cat who races around backstage, passing actors dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland.

    A short and sweet lovey-dovey story. Perfect for Valentine's Day.


    Wolf in the Snow

    Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell (ages 2-6 years)

    Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.

    One-of-a-kind book that only uses sound words. Captivating images and warm story of being lost then found.


    Before You

     Before You by Rebecca Doughty (ages 4-7 years)

    Simple text and whimsical illustrations celebrate how the love of another can change one's life for the better.

    Poetic in conveying the concept of appreciation.



    If you've read one of the books mentioned or plan to, feel free to tell us in the comments section below.