Saturday, January 2, 2021

Kids' Book Spotlight - Picture Books for the New Year!

A New Year means new beginnings! Check out these books from our Easy and Early Reader collections that are all about embracing changes. 

Picture Books

by Anke Wagner

Pico, a stuffed dog, worries that he will not like the new house when his owner tells him they are moving to a new town.

Little Tree
by Loren Long

Little Tree is very happy in the forest, where he is surrounded by other little trees and his leaves keep him cool in the heat of summer, but when autumn comes and the other trees drop their leaves, Little Tree cannot be persuaded to let his go, even after they wither and turn brown.

A New Home
by Tania De Regil

Moving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn't anything at all like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play? In a shared voice, a boy moving from New York City to Mexico City and a girl moving from Mexico City to New York City express their fears about leaving home to live in a new and unfamiliar place. Tania de Regil offers a heart-warming story about finding home wherever you go.

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree
by Gemma Merino

Although her sisters think she is silly, Tina is a curious cow who loves to explore and try new things.

by Susan Verde

The story of one young girl's quest to bring clean drinking water to her African village.

Early Readers

by James Howe

When his cousin Wagster comes for a visit, Houndsley is excited. Wagster is all adventure and enthusiasm and razzle-dazzle, and all his friends love him. Even Catina thinks Wagster is fun and good at everything, and pretty soon Houndsley is starting to feel a little bit invisible. But Houndsley and Catina are best friends, and certainly Cousin Wagster won't change that -- right? James Howe and Marie-Louise Gay have created a tender and funny story about some of the ways that friendships can change, and how they also stay exactly the same.

A Baby Sister for Frances
by Russell Hoban

When things change around the house after her baby sister is born, Frances decides to run away--but not too far.

The Grumpy Lobster
by Cari Meister

Arno the lobster is always grumpy and his friends are starting to avoid him--can he change or will he always be alone?

Interrupting Cow and the Chicken Crossing the Road
by Jane Yolen

Interrupting Cow feels lonely because her barnyard friends are tired of her jokes, but when she meets an old rooster across the long, gray road, things change.

Willy the Worm
by Christianne Jones

Willie, a silly worm who pays friends to dig holes for him because he hates dirt and mud, changes his thinking after an accident.

Stephani Lindsey
Youth Specialist
Sharon Forks Library

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