Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Children's Books

Dog at the Door - Ben M. Baglio
It's up to Mandy to find out who left a distressed golden retriever tied up outside the Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic.

Titus Rules!- Dick King-Smith
Queen Elizabeth's youngest corgi prevents a series of disasters at Windsor Castle and earns the title "king among dogs."

A Mouse Called Wolf - Dick King-Smith
A mouse with an unusual name shares his musical gift with a widowed concert pianist.

Counting Your Way through Africa - Jim Haskins
Uses the Swahili words for the numbers from one to ten to introduce the land, history, and culture of Africa.

Chickens May Not Cross the Road and Other Crazy (but True) Laws - Kathi Linz
A collection of humorous laws from across the country, along with information on why we have laws, how they are established, and why some of these may not be as funny as they seem.

The Day of Ahmed's Secret - Florence Parry Heide
A young Egyptian boy describes the city of Cairo as he goes about his daily work and waits for the evening to share a special surprise with his family.

What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best - Laura Numeroff
One side of this upside-down book celebrates all of the things grandmas do for their grandchildren. Turning the book over and around produces a similar celebration of grandpas.

What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best - Laura Numeroff
This delightful flip book by renowned author-illustrator team Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger celebrates all the wonderful things brothers and sisters can do together, from climbing trees and sharing snacks to playing sports and making music. After reading what brothers do best, simply flip the book over and enjoy the story again--from a sister's perspective!

What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best - Laura Numeroff
Mothers and fathers participating in everyday activities show their love for their children in very similar ways. Mommies can do lots of things, like teach you how to ride a bike, sew a loose button on your teddy bear, and read you a cozy bedtime story. But what do they do best? The answer is made perfectly clear in this irresistible celebration of parents and the everyday things they do. Daddies can do lots of things, like bake you a birthday cake, play with you in the park, and take you trick-or-treating. But what do they do best?

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