Thursday, September 24, 2015

Picture Books

Boats for Papa - Jessixa Bagley
Buckley and his mother cope with the loss of their father/husband by sending small wooden boats, built by Buckley, off into the ocean.

The Monkey and the Bee - C.P. Bloom
"The monkey has finally gotten his banana, but now a bumble bee wants a bite. The monkey tries to swat away the bee, but in the process finds himself with a bigger problem on his hands. Will the monkey and the bee be able to work together and become friends?"-- Provided by publisher

Bow-Wow Wiggle, Wiggle - Mary Newell DePalma
Simple, rhyming text follows a rambunctious dog throughout a day of fun.

And What if I Won't? - Maureen Fergus
A young boy's question about what his mother would do if he didn't put his plate in the sink turns into an imaginative adventure for both of them.

What Forest Knows - George Ella Lyon
Follows the changing seasons in a forest as trees and animals are nourished and are dependent on each other.

The Potato King - Christoph Niemann
King Fritz, aka Frederick the Great of Prussia, tricks his citizens into enjoying potatoes when he plants a field and has an army of men guard the perimeter.

Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution - Mara Rockliff
"A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread!"-- Provided by publisher

Ask Me - Bernard Waber
A father and daughter explore their neighborhood, talking and asking questions as they go.

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