New and Noteworthy Picture Books: November 2021

November 24, 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 will be hitting shelves soon. Additionally, all are available as ebooks.


Big House

The Big House and the Little House by Yoshi Ueno, illustrated by Emiko Fujishima (ages 3-5) 

Little Mouse and Big Bear are having trouble making new friends until they unexpectedly meet one day. They soon hit it off, but it is not until a big storm threatens Little Mouse's house that they truly form a lasting friendship.


Elephants do not Belong in Trees

Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees by Russ Willms (ages 2-5) 

Larry the Elephant loves living in the big bushy tree with the big fat trunk, but Bird, Squirrel and Monkey think that elephants do not belong in trees. They eventually have a change of heart when Larry saves the tree from a bulldozer intent on felling it.


Off to See the Sea

Off to See the Sea by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (ages birth to 5)

In order to get their little girl interested in bath time, a mother and father create a magical under-the-sea adventure filled with a roaring waterfall and a giant rubber ducky. Bath time has never been so fun!


Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner

Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner by Angela Dalton, illustrated by Jestenia Southerland (ages 4-8)

Every year, Ruby's family holds a big family reunion, and everyone is responsible for bringing their signature dish. This year, Ruby is struggling to find her signature dish, but with a bit of inventiveness she finds the perfect solution to her problem. 


What if  Pig

What if, Pig? by Linzie Hunter (ages 3-6)

Pig is the best friend that anyone could ever ask for, but he has a big secret. He worries. A LOT! When he decides to throw a party and his worries get out of hand, his friends come to the rescue and help him keep his feelings in check.


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

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