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New Children's Picture Books

Shelter by Celine Claire

shelter

As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried, unsure of their motives. So they all turn them away when they ask for shelter, and the strangers are left to fend for themselves. But then the fox family is suddenly forced out into the storm, and they must ask these outsiders for help. Will they find it in their hearts to give it? A timeless - and timely - story about generosity, and the difference even small acts of kindness can make to those in need.

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The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein

the boy and the whale

Abelardo defies his father's instructions and sets out to free a whale caught in their tangled fishing net.

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I Wanna be a Cowgirl by Angela DiTerlizzi

I wanna be a cowgirl

A little girl imagines what her daily life would be like if she were a cowgirl, living out west on a ranch with cows and sheep, riding a horse, and sleeping under the stars.

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Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates by April Jones Prince

goldenlocks

While pirates Papa, Mama, and Baby are away from their seaworthy sloop, Goldenlocks comes aboard and makes herself useful.

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Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann

leaf

When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colorful leaves ... just trying to go home. Maybe he needs some help?

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I Won't Eat That by Christopher Silas Neal

I wont eat that

Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead? Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat. Until, by chance, the thing Cat really wants to eat appears right in front of him. What could it be?

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Who Am I? by Steve Jenkins

who am I

Readers are given clues about an animal's characteristics and must use them to guess the identity of the creature.

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How to Find an Elephant by Kate Banks

how to find an elephant

A boy provides instructions as he searches high and low for an elephant, which the reader can find in the illustrations.

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Thunder Horse by Eve Bunting

thunder horse

Relates the friendship and love between a little girl and the winged horse she receives as a gift.

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Frank the Seven-legged Spider by Michaele Razi

frank the spider

Frank loves making beautiful webs, scaring humans, running, and scurrying but after waking up one morning missing a leg, he wonders if he still is a spider.

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Song of the Wild by Nicola Davies

song of the wild

An extensive look at nature in verse. An essential introduction to the animal world with exquisitely modern illustrations.

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Trucks Galore by Peter Stein

trucks galore

Whether hauling dirt or carrying treats, hurrying to put out a fire or hailing from outer space, this endless array of big, noisy vehicles is a dream parade for every child who loves trucks.

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