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New Picture Books December 4, 2012

Spending lots of time travelling this holiday season? Well, stop by the library for some of these great new picture books that will provide lots of entertainment for your little ones!

In Janet Stevens’ Find a Cow Now, a restless cattle dog just can’t stand his life of napping anymore! As he is going stir-crazy in the house, the family bird tells him to “find a cow NOW!” In his pursuit of finding a cow to herd, he meets lots of other interesting animals along the way. Since he has never seen a cow his attempts to herd the other farm animals will leave the reader laughing throughout the book. Discouraged and disheartened, dog heads back to the city with the help of a mysterious and kindly animal. More chaos ensues before the new friend reveals her identity--as a cow!

A great read aloud for Pre-K through Kindergarten.

Check out this new book and the other new ones below!


Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea
Amazon Says: A darling companion to Old Bear and His Cub from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Gossie books What's an Old Bear to do when he finds a Little Cub all alone and more...
Amazon Says: A darling companion to Old Bear and His Cub from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Gossie books What's an Old Bear to do when he finds a Little Cub all alone and afraid of the dark? Adopt him, of course! And help him try to get over his fears. In this book we see the father and son from Old Bear and His Cub meet for the first time--and grow to love one another. With the same bold art and humorous twist on parenting, Olivier Dunrea's tumbling bears will melt your heart and show how strong the bond is between any father and son pair. less...
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Christmastime by Alison Jay
Amazon Says: A cozy, visually rich celebration of Christmas to pore over Readers are off to the North Pole in this brimming holiday treat. On each page, a deceptively simple item--stockin more...
Amazon Says: A cozy, visually rich celebration of Christmas to pore over Readers are off to the North Pole in this brimming holiday treat. On each page, a deceptively simple item--stocking, snowman, reindeer--pulls readers into a nostalgic, exquisitely detailed moment of the yuletide journey: a trip in Santa's sleigh, supper with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, watching the elves hard at work, and finally arriving home in time for Christmas morning. Secret clues, plus hidden allusions to classic Christmas carols, elevate this from a gorgeous book to an interactive holiday treasure hunt--a natural fit for the whole family at Christmastime. less...
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Amazon Says: With more than 9 million books in print, America's favorite dinosaurs can't wait to celebrate Chanukah! From the warm glow of holiday candles in the menorah to the fun of fam more...
Amazon Says: With more than 9 million books in print, America's favorite dinosaurs can't wait to celebrate Chanukah! From the warm glow of holiday candles in the menorah to the fun of family gatherings, little dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights. But sometimes the excitement of Chanukah, its treasured rituals, and the tradition of gifts can tempt a youngster to misbehave. . . . Come along on a joyful romp filled with tumbling dreidels and melting gelt as America's favorite prehistoric pals spread a little mischief this season. Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs fidget, fuss, and stomp through every occasion, while their human parents shift from shock to weary patience. Filled with warmth and cheer, this new book by the bestselling team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague makes a perfect gift to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Happy Chanukah? The same way they say Merry Christmas: With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude. less...
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Little Elephants by Graeme Base
Amazon Says: One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But his mom doesn’t like critters in the house, so more...
Amazon Says: One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But his mom doesn’t like critters in the house, so he tries to keep them a secret. Until one day they escape from his bedroom and cause havoc in the house. But when locusts invade the farm and start to destroy crops, the elephants come to the rescue! Bestselling author-illustrator Graeme Base has created a unique story with his signature illustrations, which are sure to appeal to young readers. Praise for Little Elephants "The minimal text wisely recedes for Base's gorgeous paintings, and the story's very implausibility is a large part of the delight... An offbeat and winning mix of earthiness and enchantment." —Kirkus Reviews "This is a strange, magical book. Base’s lush paintings ground the fanciful story in its realistic rural setting. At the same time, the landscapes are suffused with a golden glow that casts a soporific charm over the whole book. Interesting visual details abound, from the mouse’s thimble helmet to the prophetic circus posters on the walls. A great book to enjoy one-on-one." —School Library Journal "Graeme Base has done it again. His beautifully detailed paintings are such an important part of this story." —Library Media Connection less...
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