Picture Book Preview: New and Noteworthy

February 27, 2017 | shannon k.

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Posted on behalf of Jesse, Children's Selection Team

We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon.

Hello Goodbye Dog  Jabari Jumps  A Greyhound, A Groundhog  This House, Once

Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari, 2017. Ages 4-8.

Hello, Moose! Zara’s dog Moose wants to go with her to school, but no dogs are allowed. Goodbye, Moose! Until the perfect idea is hatched along with some training, this pair is able to stay together all day long.

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall, 2017. Ages 4-8.

Jabari isn’t scared to jump off the diving board at all. He just needs to think about his technique. Maybe stretch first. Squeeze his dad’s hand. Looks easy, right?

A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins, 2017. Ages 3-7.

Can you read this book without getting tongue tied? A greyhound and a groundhog meet and spend the day chasing each other.

This House, Once by Deborah Freedman, 2017. Ages 4-8.

Do you ever wonder what your house was, once? Find out where things come from and what nature provides.

Animal Ark  I am Not a Chair  I Just Want to Say Good Night  Tiger Tiger

Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures by Kwame Alexander, 2017. Ages 4-8.

Discover endangered and threatened animals with gorgeous photographs and thoughtful haiku poems on each page.

I Am Not a Chair! by Ross Burach, 2017. Ages 4-8.

Poor Giraffe keeps being mistaken for a chair. Will his friends ever discover that he’s not meant to be sat on?

I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora, 2017. Ages 3-5.

Set on the African Plains, this is a beautiful bedtime book featuring Lala who just wants to say good night to all of the animals before she has to sleep herself.

Tiger Tiger by Jonny Lambert, 2017. Ages 3-5.

Grumpy old Tiger wants to sleep all day, but Cub wants to run and explore. Will old Tiger get out of his bad mood and learn to have to have fun again?

And one more for all you dads and fans of dads out there!

My Daddy Rules the World

My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Fathers by Hope Anita Smith, 2017. Ages 4-8.

A collection of beautiful poems celebrating fathers and the bond they have with their children.