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New Titles: Picture Books

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A Park Connects Us by  Sarah Nelson
A Park Connects Us is a picture book celebration of the urban park -- that rare space in the city that is truly shared by all. From the opening spread in which the park spreads out its arms and welcomes us in, whoever we are ... readers are invited to explore and enjoy all that this green space in the middle of the city has to offer.
A Trip to the Library With Sesame Street by  Christy Peterson
The Sesame Street gang goes to the library and invites readers along to discover how libraries play an important role in communities. Readers learn how to sign up for their own library cards too!
Clean Green Machines by Tony Mitton
Save a lot of energy and keep our world clean. For every kind of living thing let's try to be more green. Join Rabbit, Bird and Mouse as they explore energy-saving machines in this fun-filled adenture. Zippy wordplay and zappy art make learning about green machines fun.
Donut : The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly by Laura Gehl
Donut is a unicorn with a problem: she cannot fly--so she works with all the other creatures in the field and finally accomplishes her goal.
Dress-Up Day by  Blanca G√≥mez
Sick at home, a young girl misses the costume party at school, so she decides to wear her rabbit costume the next day; but when the other children laugh at her, she is sad--until a boy turns up in his carrot costume, and soon the other children join in their play.
Girl Dad by  Sean Williams
A fun read-aloud written in upbeat rhyming verse, Girl Dad is a picture book that honors the strong men who raise, love, and uplift strong girls.
Hello, Puddle! by Anita Sanchez
A nonfiction picture book exploring a deceptively simple but unexpectedly crucial resource for wildlife: puddles! This lyrical, gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book is perfect for young science learners and nature lovers. A normal everyday puddle may not seem very special. But for a mother turtle, it might be the perfect place to lay her eggs. For a squirrel, it might be the only spot to cool off and get a drink when the sun is shining down in July. And for any child, it can be a window into the elegant, complex natural world right outside their window. With lush, playful illustrations and fun facts about the animals featured, Hello, Puddle! is a joyful celebration of the remarkable in the ordinary, and the importance of even the most humble places in fostering life.
How to Hug a Pufferfish by  Ellie Peterson
A group of underwater friends learn to ask for permission before showing their prickly, pufferfish pal some love.
Hustle Bustle Bugs by  Catherine (Children's story writer) Bailey
Bugs, including ants, beetles, grasshoppers, and more, have unique skills that combine to create a safe and welcoming world for everyone-even people!-to live in.
I Like This, You Like That by Linda Ashman
Told in two voices, this sweet rhyming friendship story follows two children as they try to discover what they have in common.
John's Turn by Mac Barnett
Every Friday, in the cafeteria, one of the kids gets up in front of the whole school and does something. A performance. Today it's John's turn.
Make Way for Animals! : A World of Wildlife Crossings by  Meeg Pincus
Around the world, roads have cut off animals from the resources they need to survive. Fortunately, this problem has also inspired some creative solutions! Take a tour of wildlife crossings from badger bridges to penguin pipelines.
Nana the Great Comes to Visit by Lisa Tawn Bergren
A little girl and her grandmother find joy and fun in the everyday moments of life.
No Nibbling! by Beth Ferry
Derwood the goat has planted a garden and is prepared to defend it from all nibblers, including Tabitha the bunny, whom Derwood is convinced has designs on his growing vegetables; she teases him as the months go by, but after she helps him with the weeding the two become friends and share the feast.
Oona and the Shark by Kelly DiPucchio
A curious and inventive mermaid attempts to befriend a shark with sensory issues
Sometimes, All I Need Is Me by  Juliana Perdomo
A young girl finds comfort and confidence within as she makes the best of any situation, in a text that highlights the themes of resiliencey, mindfulness, and self-care.
Thank You, Mama by  Linda Meeker
As Grey enjoys meals and snacks, he wonders which is his favorite food. Trying veggies and fruit, quinoa and sushi, Grey discovers the power of food to connect us to those we love.
The Tide Pool Waits by Candace Fleming
A lyrical tour of the ecology of tide pools.
Tiny Dino by  Deborah (Deborah Jane) Freedman
A small but mighty bird declares it is a dinosaur! But no one believes that dinosaurs still exist. How can it be a dinosaur when it is so little? Dinosaurs didn't have feathers ... or did they? This tiny dino is here to explain to its animal friends that birds are, in fact, dinosaurs, and all creatures are connected to one big animal family.
Where Butterflies Fill the Sky : A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home by  Zahra Marwan
An evocative picture book that tells the true story of the author's immigration from Kuwait to the United States.
Updated 05/04/2022