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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fun New Picture Books To Enjoy This Fall


Today I'm sharing some charming and wonderful new picture books for you and your little readers to enjoy this fall...


Yum Yummy Yuck 
By Amanda Jane Jones and Cree Jones 
9/3/19 
Prestel Junior 
Teach your kids what's delicious and safe to eat--and what's not--with this stylish board book.  In their hip and often humorous Instagram accounts, Amanda and Cree Jones invite the world into their life with two young kids. Now, the Joneses are sharing another experience--the struggle to keep their kids from putting everything they see into their mouths. Using simple, bright illustrations, irresistible colors, gentle repetition, and a lighthearted tone, this stylish board book teaches babies and toddlers what they should and shouldn't put in their mouths. Delectable treats like an ice cream cone, a pear, and a donut are interspersed with not-so-yummy things kids find irresistible--like coins, boogers, and sand. Facing pages display the correct use of these items-- boogers go in tissues, coins in a piggy bank, and sand in a bucket. Designed to appeal to modern parents, this durable and attractive book will have kids and their parents going back to it and sharing in the fun of all the delicious and disgusting things kids like. 

Silly Lullaby 
By Sandra Boynton 
8/27/19 
Little Simon 
What’s the best way to say good night? With a silly lullaby from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton.  It all starts with the big bear observing to the little bear in the red footie pajamas:  Your pajamas are on. There’s a duck on your head. I think that this means you are ready for bed.  Curl up with your favorite little person and this charmingly unpredictable go-to-sleep book. Whether you are a parent, child, or just another snoozing chicken in the bathtub, Silly Lullaby is truly a sweet dream surprise. The sneakers in the freezer heartily concur. 

Margaret Wise Brown 5-Minute Stories 
By Margaret Wise Brown 
9/3/19 
Silver Dolphin Books 
This collection features eight beautifully illustrated tales from Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown that are crafted for reading aloud to your little one in five-minute chunks so that you can read them at bedtime...or anytime.  This beautifully illustrated, magical story collection from best-selling author Margaret Wise Brown—creator of the children's classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny—will enchant children and parents alike. With eight stories that can each be read in about five minutes, it's a perfect collection to read to your little one before bed or any time! 

Disney Stories for 2-Year-Olds 
Studio Fun International 
9/10/19 
A Mickey and friends collectible picture book made for for 2-Year-Olds!  Join Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends in this collection of stories just right for 2-year-olds! Disney Stories for 2-Year-Olds includes fourteen stories with short, simplified text and bright illustrations, perfect for youngsters to follow along as parents introduce the adventures of Mickey and his friends. Whether it’s a camping adventure, the story of when Mickey first met Pluto, or a case of missing flowers from Minnie’s garden, this collectible makes a perfect gift for anyone turning two! 

Disney Stories for 3-Year-Olds 
Studio Fun International 
9/10/19 
The perfect collection of Disney stories for 3-year-olds!  From Peter Pan to 101 Dalmatians, three-year-olds will be introduced to wonderful Disney adventures in Disney Stories for 3-Year-Olds! This treasury includes fourteen classic Disney stories retold and simplified for a younger audience. With the same spirit as the extended versions and paired with colorful illustrations, this book is perfect for parents introducing their children to classic Disney adventures. With fourteen stories to choose from, youngsters can treat themselves to a favorite Disney classic story anytime! 


Astro Girl 
by Ken Wilson-Max 
9/3/19 
Candlewick Press 
The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut — inspired by a very special person. 

 Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission — like being in zero gravity (“I can do that all day long!” she says), eating food from a kind of tube, and doing science experiments with the help of cookie sheets. When at last it’s time to meet Mama at the air base, Astrid wears her favorite space T-shirt to greet her. But where exactly has Mama been? Channeling a sense of childlike delight, Ken Wilson-Max brings space travel up close for young readers and offers an inspiring ending. 

Just Because 
by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault 
9/10/19 
Candlewick Press 
 Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers in a fantastical bedtime book by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault. 

 Why is the ocean blue? What is the rain? What happened to the dinosaurs? It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet. Little ones and their parents will be charmed and delighted as a patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child’s nighttime wonderings. Any child who has ever asked “Why?” — and any parent who has attempted an explanation — will recognize themselves in this sweet storybook for dreamers who are looking for answers beyond “Just because.” 

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane 
by Chris Raschka and  
illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky 
9/10/19 
Candlewick Press 
 Celebrated picture book creators Chris Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky offer one possible answer to the age-old question: Who was Mother Goose? 

 We all love to hear Mother Goose rhymes and riddles. But did you know that there was a real Mother Goose who lived in Boston more than three hundred years ago? In 1692, Elizabeth Foster married a widower with ten children. His name was Isaac Goose, and after they married, Elizabeth became Mother Goose. She and Isaac had four more children together, and to help her care for such a big and boisterous family, Mother Goose sang songs and lullabies and made up rhymes and poems. Her nursery rhymes and stories were published at a print shop on Pudding Lane in Boston, though no copies of her book exist today. In a book featuring some of Mother Goose’s best-loved works, Vladimir Radunsky’s bright and humorous illustrations and Chris Raschka’s rhyming poems tell the little-known story of the Goose children, Isaac, and Elizabeth herself — the Mother Goose of Pudding Lane. 

Mr. Scruff 
by Simon James 
9/10/19 
Candlewick Press 
 A sweetly silly story of a little boy and a dog who make an unlikely (but perhaps perfect) pair. 

 Everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in a unique way. Polly belongs to Molly, Eric belongs to Derek, Berry belongs to Terry. But poor Mr. Scruff, alone in the rescue shelter, doesn’t belong to anyone. Then a boy named Jim walks in, and they seem to get along. Jim and Mr. Scruff don’t look anything alike, and their names certainly don’t rhyme, but they may end up belonging to each other just the same. From author-illustrator Simon James comes a warm, winning story about friendship and finding a home. 

Angelina Ballerina 
By Katharine Holabird 
Illustrated by Helen Craig 
8/27/19 
Little Simon 
In an encore performance, Angelina Ballerina returns in this refreshed picture book from acclaimed author Katharine Holabird and celebrated artist Helen Craig!  Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants nothing more than to be a ballerina. She dances all the time—at home, at school, even in her dreams! In fact, she’s so busy dancing that she forgets all about the other things she’s supposed to do, like cleaning her room and joining her family for breakfast!  Her parents don’t know what to do—especially after her arabesques in the kitchen knock over the milk! Then one day they come up with an idea that will change Angelina’s life forever…  With Katharine Holabird’s lively writing and Helen Craig’s charming illustrations, the original story, now refreshed and re-released, will continue keeping a whole new generation of young ballerinas leaping with delight. 

Pokko and the Drum 
By Matthew Forsythe 
10/1/19 
Simon & Schuster 
The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her the drum. 

When Pokko takes the drum deep into the forest it is so quiet, so very quiet that Pokko decides to play. And before she knows it she is joined by a band of animals —first the raccoon, then the rabbit, then the wolf—and soon the entire forest is following her. Will Pokko hear her father’s voice when he calls her home? Pokko and the Drum is a story about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom. 



**I received copies of the titles above for review/feature purposes. All thoughts, opinions, reviews are my own.







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