November’s New Picture Books!

    • Barnett, Mac
      Sam & Dave Dig A Hole
      Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

    • Barnett, Mac
      In this picture book a string of birds on a telephone wire plays a game of telephone, with the usual mixed up results.

    • Base, Graeme
      The Last King Of Angkor Wat
      Among the ruins of Angkor Wat, Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo, and Gecko accept Elephant’s challenge to race to a certain temple to settle their argument over who would have made the greatest king, and at the end Elephant explains how the competition showed each one’s strengths and weaknesses. Includes search-and-find illustrations and a brief history of the “City of Temples.”

    • Bingham, Kelly L
      Circle, Square Moose
      When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans.

    • Browne, Anthony
      What If
      As Joe and his mother walk down a street on their way to a party, Joe starts to worry about such things as what if he doesn’t like the party and what if he doesn’t like the food.

    • Byrne, Richard
      This Book Just Ate My Dog
      “When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right”–

    • Colon, Raul
      In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, then imagines himself on a safari.

    • Cook, Julia
      My Mouth Is A Volcano
      This book teaches children to manage their thoughts and words without interrupting.

    • Corderoy, Tracey
      Just Right For Two
      “Dog’s big blue suitcase is the perfect fit for all the little treasures he has collected. He is sure that he is happy with just himself and his suitcase. Until one night when Mouse comes along, and Dog discovers that his big blue suitcase is actually just right for two. Dog has everything he needs in his big blue suitcase. Or does he?”–

    • Cote, Genevieve
      Goodnight, You
      “As darkness falls, two very different friends explore what scares them… and discover that with a bit of help, it’s possible to see things in a new light.”– From dust jacket flap.

    • Cotter, Bill
      Dont Push The Button
      The only rule in Larry’s book is that the reader not push the button, but when no one is looking, it may be irresistible.

    • Elliott, David
      This Orq : He Cave Boy
      “Meet Orq. He cave boy. Meet Woma. He woolly mammoth. Orq love Woma. A lot. He want pet. Orq’s mother say Woma shed. And smell. And not housetrained. Yuck. Woma not allowed in cave. But Orq has plan. Kind of.”

    • Franceschelli, Christopher
      Teaches the numbers from one to one hundred by showing how a certain number of objects can become something else, from one acorn growing into an oak tree to one hundred puzzle pieces becoming one large puzzle.

    • Frazee, Marla
      The Farmer And The Clown
      A wordless picture book in which a farmer rescues a baby clown who’s bounced off the circus train, and reunites him with his clown family.

    • Freeman, Tor
      Olive And The Embarrassing Gift
      When the other animals laugh at Olive for wearing the hat she received as a gift from Joe, she is not sure what to do about it.

    • Halpern, Shari
      Dinosaur Parade
      Illustrations and simple, rhyming text present a wide variety of dinosaurs. Includes “dinosaur factoids”.

    • Heinz, Brian J
      Mocha Dick : The Legend And Fury
      “The original great white whale, first spied off the coast of Chile in 1810, becomes a prime target for whalers as he thrashes about the Pacific and achieves legendary status”–

    • Idle, Molly Schaar
      Flora And The Penguin
      In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.

    • Kang, Anna
      You Are Not Small
      “Two fuzzy creatures can’t agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!”–Jacket flap.

    • Kann, Victoria
      Recycling magic turns a garbage-filled park into a “greentastic” garden. A magical wand helps Pinkalicious and her brother Peter turn a garbage-filled park into a “greentastic” garden. When Pinkalicious and Peter decide to visit their favorite park, they find that it is no longer their favorite place; the park is now filled with stinky trash! So Pinkalicious decides to make an extra-special wand out of a stick and some flowers. Now whenever Pinkalicious makes a wish, adds a little love, and recites a pinkatastic rhyme, something amazing happens. It is pinkerrific magic! Join Pinkalicious as she turns an ordinary place into an Emeraldalicious world.

    • Kann, Victoria
      When her classmates make fun of her for still liking the color pink, a little girl feels all alone, but then a friend shows her the power of pink.

    • Kann, Victoria
      When Pinkalicious loses her sweet tooth she turns to the Tooth Fairy for help.

    • Kirk, Daniel
      You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You
      A sock monkey becomes angry with a stuffed dog while they are playing and declares they are no longer friends, but soon learns that he may not have been a good friend, either.

    • Light, Kelly
      Louise Loves Art
      After drawing a picture of her cat, a young girl searches for the perfect place to hang her masterpiece.

    • London, Jonathan
      Froggys Baby Sister
      Froggy hoped for a brother to play with so he is disappointed with his new baby sister, Pollywogilina, but only until she is old enough to start learning from her big brother.

    • Mackintosh, David
      When Leo’s mother announces there will be a surprise at dinner, Leo and his brother are desperate to find out what it is, and their imaginations run wild.

    • Maclachlan, Patricia
      The Iridescence Of Birds : A Book About Henri Matisse
      If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world’s most famous and influential artists by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper.

    • Marsoli, Lisa Ann
      Frozen Sing Along Storybook
      The younger sister of a princess who has magically placed her kingdom under an icy cold spell, tries to break the spell and reunite with her sister.

    • Mcdonnell, Patrick
      A Perfectly Messed Up Story
      Louie becomes angry when the story in which he appears is ruined by messes from jelly, peanut butter, and other things that do not belong in books.

    • Mckee, David
      Elmer And The Monster
      “There is pandemonium in the jungle. A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it’s a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer the patchwork elephant is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise”–

    • Nolan, Dennis
      Hunters Of The Great Forest
      “A band of hunters goes off on a mysterious but worthwhile expedition in this wordless picture book”–

    • Nordling, Lee
      Birdcatdog : A Graphic Novel
      “Tells the story of a bird, a cat, and a dog through wordless comics. Everyone is a hero in his own story and every story is connected”–

    • Novak, B J
      The Book With No Pictures
      “In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what”–

    • Oelschlager, Vanita
      A Tale Of Two Daddies
      A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.

    • Otoshi, Kathryn
      TWO’s best friend is ONE…until THREE jumps in between them. A powerful story of friendship, loss, letting go, and self-discovery.–Publisher.

    • Ross, Tony
      I Want To Go Home
      When the Royal Family moves to a new castle, Little Princess misses her old room.

    • Schachner, Judith Byron
      Skippyjon Jones Snow What
      Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat that thinks he is a Chihuahua dog, stars in a fairy tale set in the winter wonderland of his imagination.

    • Shea, Bob
      Kid Sheriff And The Terrible Toads
      The Toad brothers are wreaking havoc in Drywater Gulch when a boy with no experience but immense knowledge of dinosaurs rides into town on his tortoise and declares himself the new sheriff.

    • Srinivasan, Divya
      Little Owls Day
      Little Owl explores the forest at daytime after being woken up by a noisy squirrel.

    • Stead, Philip Christian
      Sebastian And The Balloon
      “When Sebastian launches himself on a journey in a hot air balloon made entirely of Grandma’s afghans and patchwork quilts, his boring day turns into the adventure of a lifetime”–

    • Sutton, Sally
      “There’s lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library! Preschoolers will clamor to take a close look. Award-winning duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud full of bustling illustrations and sound words that beg kids to join in. Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadwork and Demolition returns to the construction site, where big machines and busy workers dig, hoist, and hammer away.”–

    • Swenson, Jamie
      If You Were A Dog
      Easy-to-read text invites the reader to imagine life as a dog, a cat, a fish, a bird, and even a dinosaur.

    • Weingarten, Gene
      Me & Dog
      “For one dog, a boy is his everything”–