New & Noteworthy Picture Books April 2022
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, most are available as eBooks.
Fly by Brittany J. Thurman and Anna Cunha (ages 4-8)
Africa is a confident little girl who wants to show the world what she is made of. She does so by entering a double Dutch jump rope competition without knowing how to double Dutch. With a lot of determination and the help of friends, Africa teaches us that if you believe it, you can achieve it!
Hush, Little Trucker by Kim Norman and Toshiki Nakamura (ages 3-6)
A sweet bedtime story that is a rendition of the familiar tune "Hush, Little Baby." The story begins with a young boy who is upset because he lost his toy truck in the snow. The boy's mother helps him search for the missing truck by driving many different construction vehicles.
Wombat Underground: A Wildfire Survival Story by Sarah L. Thomson and Charles Santoso (ages 4-8)
Loud thunder wakes up Wombat, who was sound asleep in his cozy cave. Wombat shuffles out of his hole and sees animals trying to flee from the blazing forest fire. At first, Wombat is protective of his home and defends his cave, but then he chooses to help instead and leads the animals to safety inside his home.
Crocodile Hungry by Eija Sumner and John Martz (ages 3-7)
A hilarious story about a hungry crocodile looking for something yummy to eat. Unfortunately, everywhere Crocodile goes, everyone is scared away. After crying a pond of crocodile tears, Crocodile attracts a flock of pink flamingos and his hunger problem is solved, but not in the way you think.
Your Birthday was the Best! by Maggie Hutchings and Felicita Sala (ages 3-6)
A happy little cockroach has the best time of his life when he crashes a children's birthday party. From the fun birthday festivities to ending up in the bottom of a garbage can, this adorable cockroach remains positive throughout his adventure.
Posted on behalf of Edna, Children's Selection Committee.
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