Children's Picture Books, New and Noteworthy

January 31, 2018 | P@

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


February is a short month but there is so much to celebrate: Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Chinese New Year and Black History Month. Here are a few recent additions to TPL’s collection to help celebrate.

Groundhug Day
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Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace. Ill Christopher Denise– Moose wants to throw a Valentine’s Day party.  It would be nice if Groundhog could come. But if Groundhog sees his shadow, he will stay in his hole and miss the party. Somehow Moose and friends have to stop this from happening.

This is not a Valentine
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This is not a Valentine by Carter Higgins. Ill Lucy Ruth Cummins – A bashful boy grapples with the reality that it’s hard to share his feelings for a girl.

Love Mama
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Love Mama by Jeanette Bradley – A young penguin’s mother packs a suitcase and catches an ice floe promising to be back soon.  When she does not return quickly enough the penguin tries to recreate her in various ways.  It is only when he gets a note from her that he can accept her love is with him no matter where she may be.  

Ruby's Chinese New Year
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Ruby’s Chinese New Year – Ruby’s Grandmother is not feeling well enough to come to Ruby’s house, so Ruby decides to go there. On the way she is joined by a cat, a rat an ox, a tiger, a rabbit, dragon and another half dozen creatures totalling twelve in all.

Mae Among the Stars
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Mae Among the Stars: by Roda Ahmed. Ill. Stasia Burrington. Based on the true story of American astronaut Mae Jemison, the book depicts young Mae dreaming of being able to see the earth from space. Her parents support her every step of the way, even when her teachers don’t, and Mae eventually becomes the first African-American woman in space.