New and Noteworthy Picture Books: August 2021

August 25, 2021 | Pat

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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 have just hit our shelves. Additionally, all are available as ebooks.

Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever! by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Leah Nixon (ages 4-7) 

Have you ever had a good day that suddenly turned into a bad one? Best Day Ever! features an excited puppy who is ready to seize the day with her owner. However, her playfulness gets her in trouble and she ends up having the worst day ever.


Dozens of Dachshunds

Dozens of Dachshunds: A Counting, Woofing, Wagging Book by Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Zoe Persico (ages 3-6) 

Dachshunds galore! Have you seen a dachshund dressed as a hot dog, bumble bee or dinosaur? There's a big celebration happening and the dachshunds are in their costumes and ready to march the Dachshund Day parade. A fun and lively story for everyone!


How to Wear a Sari

How to Wear a Sari by Darshana Khiani, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (ages 4-7) 

A little girl is set out to prove that she can do grown-up things too and her first task is to wear a sari. With the help of her dog, the little girl chooses the perfect sari to wear but quickly realizes how challenging each step is: the tucking, the wrapping and the pleats.


It's Raining Tacos

It's Raining Tacos! by Parry Gripp, illustrated by Peter Emmerich (ages 4-8)

A birthday boy's wish comes true and it starts to rain tacos! What would you wish for? This story is based on the catchy YouTube song "Raining Tacos" by Parry Gripp, which has over 48 million views!


Something Stinks

Something Stinks! by Jonathan Fenske (ages 4-8)

Do you smell something? Could it be a rotten sandwich, moldy cheese or dirty socks? The skunk in this story needs your help to find out where the stink is coming from.  


Posted on behalf of Edna, Children's Selection Team.

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