Picture Book Preview: New and Noteworthy

April 3, 2017 | shannon k.

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Posted on behalf of Scott, Children's Selection Team

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

Fruits in Suits, by Jared Chapman   Stack the Cats, by Susie Ghahremani  Night Night Groot, Brendan Deenan  Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten, by Deborah Underwood

Fruits in Suits by Jared Chapman, 2017 Ages 2-5

Bold vibrant artwork and plenty of fruits sporting various kinds of swimsuits in a perfect silly, read-aloud for parents and kids. A great follow-up to Vegetables in Underwear.

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani, 2017 Ages 3-5

Early math concepts of counting and organizing are made delightful with various towers of stacked, adorable cats.

Night Night, Groot by Brendan Deenan, 2017 Ages 4-7

Characters from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy come alive in this story. Baby Groot is ready for bed, but Rocket Raccoon arrives and the two must save the universe before anyone gets any sleep!

Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten by Deborah Underwood, 2017 Ages 3-5

There’s plenty of imagination in this book as Arnold envisions himself as a superhero with a mission to stop the evil genius Zorgo who in real life is his kindergarten teacher.

Wade's Wiggly Antlers, by Louise Bradford  Sparkle Boy, by Leslea Newman  Plankton Is Pushy, by Jonathan Fenske  Tool School, by Joan Holub

Wade's Wiggly Antlers by Louise Bradford, 2017 Ages 3-7

When Wade notices his antlers are wiggly, his mother tells him they will fall off and new ones will grow in their place. But Wade is still worried! An original allegory for a child losing a first tooth.

Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman, 2017 Ages 5-8

Casey loves blocks, puzzles and trucks but he also likes things that sparkle and glitter. When his sister Jessie shows off her new shimmery skirt, Casey wants to wear one too. But Jessie isn’t too happy that her brother wants to wear girl things. A great story about gender expression and sibling acceptance.

Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske, 2017 Ages 3-5

In this hilarious follow-up to Barnacle is Bored, Plankton says hello to Mussel and Mussel doesn’t say anything back! How rude! Plankton tries everything to get something out of Mussel, leading to a laugh-out-loud surprise ending.

Tool School by Joan Holub, 2017 Ages 3-5

A group of tools head to their exciting first day of school, but when it’s time to build something, these tools learn the importance of working together. A great introduction to basic household tools and a fantastic message about teamwork and cooperation.