New and Noteworthy Picture Books - October 2018

October 4, 2018 | Charlene Lee

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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 the shelves soon.

the wall in the middle of the book

The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee, 2018 Ages 4-8

It's a good thing there's a wall in the middle of this book, as the fabled knight warns of all the dangers that lurk on the other side. But when the knight needs rescuing, he learns that things may not be so bad on the other side of the wall as he previously thought.  This is a silly one that reminds readers that rather than building walls, we should be tearing them down instead.

No boring stories

No Boring Stories! by Julie Falatko, 2018 Ages 4-8

Tired of reading about fuzzy kittens and bunnies at bedtime? The unpopular animals are, and they're ready for their own picture book! Overabundant with ideas, this group of misfits may never complete their story. Readers will laugh out loud while learning about determination and working with others.

Eat Pete

Eat Pete by Michael Rex, 2018 Ages 2-5

The hairy, horned monster has one goal in mind - to EAT PETE. Luckily for Pete, the monster is easily distracted by the fun activities that Pete has planned with his new playmate. The monster's appetite gets the better of it, when it's giant, drooling face suddenly occupies the entire page. But playing alone is not as fun, and all's well that ends well. Readers will delight in this suspenseful story, and with every turn of the page ask themselves "Will he do it?!?"

Hotel Fantastic

Hotel Fantastic by Thomas Gibault, 2018 Ages 3-7

Staying at the Hotel Fantastic is an experience like no other! There's a room for everyone, including mermaids, giants, pirates, and giant squids. Detailed illustrations and imaginative fun will entice all readers.

Mae's First Day of School

Mae's First Day of School by Kate Berube, 2018 Ages 3-7

On the first day of school, Mae decides it's not for her. While avoiding class by hiding up a tree, she is joined by like-minded Rosie. The two share cookies and discuss the things about school that they're most afraid of. They're joined by a tall lady named Ms. Pearl, who shares her anxieties about the first day of school. Everyone's got first day jitters, and Berube assures readers that there's nothing wrong with that!

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