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12 New Picture Books to Bring Home This Summer



12 New Picture Books to Bring Home This Summer


Friday Night Wrestlefest

J. F. Fox


Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! Join Dangerous Daddoo as he dishes out some serious moves to get the kids ready for bed. But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb gets home from work? Are the kids toast?


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Night Animals Need Sleep Too

Gianna Marino

It's daytime and night animals are all sleeping soundly. Well, all except for Possum. Skunk tries to be helpful, pointing out a cave, then a tree, then a den. But the more places Possum tries to sleep, the more night animals he wakes up. Will Bear, Wolf, Skunk, and Possum ever find a good day's rest?


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Pitter Pattern

Joyce Hesselberth


Pitter, pitter, pat! Pitter, pitter, pat! Hey, it’s a pitter, pitter, pattern!

Lu and her friends love spotting patterns in their daily activities. Lu learns that patterns can be found at soccer practice, during her piano lessons, in dance class, at snack time, and even at the park! How many patterns can you spot as Lu goes about her week?


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One Red Sock

Jennifer Sattler


A little purple hippo faces a dilemma. While getting dressed one day, she realizes that she is missing a red sock. This book reminds readers of all ages of the enjoyment that may occur when one lets go and embraces imperfection.


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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Kenard Pak

Join a boy and his dog as they explore nature and take a stroll through the countryside, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the melting brook to chirping birds, they say goodbye to winter and welcome the lushness of spring.

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Balletball

Erin Dionne


Nini hates baseball. She hates that baseball is not ballet. When Nini makes a game-winning catch using her ballet moves, she realizes that change might not be so bad after all, and ballet and baseball have more in common than she thought.

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Vote for Our Future!

Margaret McNamara & Micah Player


Sure, the Stanton Elementary School students might be too young to vote themselves, but that doesn't mean they can't encourage their parents, friends, and family to vote! After all, voting is how this country sees change--and by voting today, we can inspire tomorrow's voters to change the future


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Counting Elephants

Dawn Young


Our poor counter just wants to count her ten elephants, but - POOF! - her magician friend is making it impossible. Ten, nine, eight... each time we get back to counting, one of the elephants has been changed into something unexpected.


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The Scarecrow

Beth Ferry

All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow. But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing.…

He saves the tiny baby crow.

Soon a loving bond grows between the two unlikely friends. But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?

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How to Be a Pirate

Isaac Fitgerald


CeCe dreams of being a pirate. When the neighborhood boys tell her that she can't, she wonders where to begin. Luckily, she suspects her grandpa must know something about being a pirate--why else would he have all those tattoos?



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One of These Is Not Like the Others

Barney Saltzberg


One of these is not like that other--and that's great! This gently subversive picture book points out-- and celebrates!-- the differences between subjects.


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The Wolves Who Came for Dinner

Steve Smallman


One little lamb. Four hungry wolves. And a forest full of animals out to save the day.

But sometimes things are not always what they seem… A brilliant book about breaking down boundaries and challenging stereotypes.


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