Abbot, Judi Train A train-loving baby elephant is excited to go on a real train, but when the other baby animals want to play with different vehicles, he becomes upset, until he tries some of the other toys for himself.
Beaty, Andrea Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau When a crow flies off with her birthday bonnet as she walks to dinner, Madame Chapeau chases the thief through the streets of Paris while admirers offer her replacement hats, but none seem quite right until someone offers a special gift.
Becker, Aaron Quest In the Caldecott Honor-winning Journey, much of Becker’s energy was devoted to the story’s exquisite backdrops. Now, in the second wordless book of his planned trilogy, the focus is on his characters. On a rainy day in a city park, the girl who starred in Journey and the boy introduced at the end take refuge by a doorway under a bridge. To their surprise, a king emerges from the door just long enough to pass the two a map before soldiers apprehend him. Returning to the magical Pallonezia, they find the walled city in flames, under siege. Becker includes wonderfully evocative set pieces – a submerged city, a Mayan temple – as the pair follows the map to collect chalk markers in all the colors of the rainbow to free the king and save the city.
Boyd, Lizi Flashlight In this story without words, a boy explores the woods after dark with a flashlight.
Burningham, John The Way To The Zoo Discovering a magical door in her bedroom that leads her to the zoo, a little girl is tempted to bring one little bear back to her room, and then a menagerie of smaller animals, and then a medley of big animals, until pandemonium ensues.
Campbell, Scott Hug Machine The hug machine is available to hug anyone, any time, whether they are square or long, spiky or soft.
Chaud, Benjamin The Bears Sea Escape Still looking for a place to hibernate, Papa Bear follows Baby Bear to a cruise ship, and winds up on a tropical island.
Cote, Genevieve Bobs Hungry Ghost Wanting a dog for his birthday but instead receiving a pet ghost named Fluffy, young Bob becomes frustrated by his ghost companion’s disobedience and inclination to eat everything in sight.
Dillon, Leo If Kids Ran The World In text and pictures, this book tells us how much better the world would be, if kids were allowed to run the world.
Graves, Keith The Monsterator “A boy wishes to be a monster for one day, but doesn’t know what he’s in for in this picture book with a split-page novelty element”–
Haughton, Chris Shh We Have A Plan “Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! ‘Hello birdie,’ waves one. ‘Shh! We have a plan,’ hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go! But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations.”–
Hawkes, Kevin Remy And Lulu A down-on-his-luck painter with poor eyesight teams up with a dog with a knack for painting portraits.
Heapy, Teresa Very Little Red Riding Hood Very Little Red Riding Hood’s off to her Grandmama’s for a sleepover, and she won’t let anything stand in her way–not even a wolf.
Higginson, Sheila Sweeny Doctors Helper Doc has two mysteries to solve: what’s wrong with this new toy, and who does she belong to?
Jaine, Lillian Happy Halloween “It’s Halloween night, and Count von Count is dozing off in front of his fireplace. Suddenly, he hears someone knocking at his castle door, but when he goes to open the door, nobody’s there! Is something spooky going on? Join Count, Elmo, and all of the Sesame Street friends as they celebrate Halloween”–
Jeffers, Oliver Once Upon An Alphabet “From an Astronaut who’s afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet”–
Ketteman, Helen At The Old Haunted House Many creatures live at the old haunted house with their children, including one small witch, two little monsters, three kittens, four goblins, five werewolves and more. When the neighborhood children come trick-or-treating, they are invited inside for a fun party with all.
Ketteman, Helen The Ghosts Go Haunting “Verses written to the tune of The Ants Go Marching describe an ever-increasing parade of ghosts, witches, and other spooky creatures as they haunt a school on Halloween”–
Long, Loren Otis And The Scarecrow When the farmer places a scarecrow in the cornfield, Otis the tractor and the farm animals try to make friends, but the scarecrow remains silent with a sour look on his face throughout the summer and fall.
Mack, Jeff Duck In The Fridge When Dad was a boy, he found a duck in the fridge, and so begins his explanation as to why he reads Mother Goose rhymes to his own son every night.
Marceau, Fani In This Book Explores the concept of what it means to be “in” something with text and pictures.
Mcclurkan, Rob Aw, Nuts When Squirrel goes after the perfect acorn, on foot, in a taxi, and even by pogo stick, one thing after another goes wrong.
Mcmullan, Kate Im Brave “He’s a big red engine with a siren, a horn, a tank full of water, and whole lotta hose! He’s a good-lookin’ fire truck, and he’s brave, too. When the alarm sounds, he’s gotta drive through smoke and heat straight to a blazing fire!”–Front jacket flap.
Raschka, Christopher Give And Take In his apple orchard, a farmer meets a little man named Take and follows his advice, which does not turn out well, and the next day meets a little man named Give, whose advice is just as bad.
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse Uni The Unicorn Uni the unicorn believes that little girls are real.
Wells, Rosemary Max & Ruby At The Warthogs Wedding Shortly before the Warthogs’ wedding is set to begin, ring-bearer Max loses the ring and he, Ruby, and their friend Louise search the Ritz Hotel from bottom to top trying to get it back in time.
Octonauts And The Colossal Squid As they travel through deep, dark waters, the Octonauts find themselves in a battle with a colossal squid over the Octopod! Can the crew win this bout of tentacle wrestling? Octonauts, let’s do this!
Octonauts And The Undersea Eruption The Octopod has located a steaming volcano at the bottom of an ocean trench. It’s an undersea emergency-everybody needs to get out, fast! But will there be time to save three floating blobfish before the big blast! Octonauts, let’s do this!