Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Picture Books

Wolf in the Snow - Matthew Cordell
When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.

Old Dog Baby Baby - Julie Fogliano
A rhyming picture book about a lazy old dog and a playful baby.

Wonderful Winter - Bruce Goldstone
A photographic picture book providing a comprehensive overview of facts about winter.

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
- Andrea Davis Pinkney
The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats's greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats's hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his -- and Keats's -- neighborhood.

The Bear Who Wasn't There - LeUyen Pham
A picture book inviting readers to join the search for a missing bear.

Me First! Prefixes Lead the Way - Robin Pulver
A group of prefixes have trouble patiently waiting for Mr. Wright to teach a lesson about them in this introduction to prefixes.

XO, Ox: A Love Story - Adam Rex
The hilarious tale of an ox who is in love with a gazelle, told in correspondence.

Best in Snow - April Pulley Sayre
A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.

Is That Wise, Pig? - Jan Thomas
Mouse and Cow are making soup, but Pig keeps trying to add strange ingredients.

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