New Shelf Picture Books and Readers

Here you will find a short list of new shelf picture books and easy readers that are noteworthy.

Baloney and friends : dream big!

Pizzoli, Greg, author.

jREADER Pizzoli Greg
Early Readers

"Baloney and friends continue their adventures, which include a birthday cake mishap, a tricky bargain, a painting surprise, and the discovery that the best moments are shared with friends"--

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Are you ready for some "serious" Baloney? This reader series by Greg Pizzoli gets better with each installment! Baloney and Friends may just be visiting the Children's Room right now as well--stop on by to check them out!
- Casey


Forsythe, Matthew, 1976- author, illustrator.

jE Forsythe

Mina the mouse is very upset when her father brings home a pet "squirrel" that she is certain is a cat.

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Mina features Matthew Forsythe's trademark illustration style and dry humor, a fabulous color palette and delightful end sheets. This is one to savor, just right in a lap sit setting.
- Casey

Have you seen Gordon? : a search-and-find book

Epstein, Adam Jay, author.

jE Epstein

A purple tapir named Gordon refuses to remain hidden and decides to stand out.

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Have You Seen Gordon? is a highly original and nontraditional seek and find book. The storyline lends itself to multiple readings and eye-spy sessions with young readers. Adorable and fun!
- Casey

Haylee and Comet : a tale of cosmic friendship

Marcero, Deborah, author, illustrator.

jREADER Marcero Deborah
Early Readers

"Haylee and Comet share one simple wish: a friend. And as with all great best-friendships, the universe brings them together in the right place at the right time. With each adventure, Haylee and Comet learn about what it takes to grow a strong and long-lasting friendship: accepting their differences, discovering the things they share, communicating with honesty, and being open to forgiveness. And just maybe, there'll be some surprises along the way."--Page [4] of cover.

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Clever, fun, and beautiful. This is a reader just right for sharing with the whole family.
- Casey

I love you because I love you

Van, Muon, author.

jE Van

"Author Mựơn Thị Văn and Stonewall Book Award-winning artist Jessica Love detail all the big and small reasons why we love the people we do within a call-and-response picture book that features families across the spectrum"--

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Text and illustrations pair perfectly. Don't miss this lovely call and response picture book celebrating familial love.
- Casey

Ear worm!

Knowles, Johanna, 1970- author.

jE Knowles

Little Worm finds a song stuck in his head--and learns that his friends all have songs of their own to listen to.

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An adorable cast of characters and a relatable conundrum make for wonderful storytime fare.
- Casey

Pill Bug does not need anybody

Fenske, Jonathan, author, illustrator.

jREADER Fenske Jonathan

"Pill Bug rolls alone. Pill Bug does not need anybody. And Pill Bug likes it that way, until he finds himself in a tight spot! Can he get out of this on his own, or does Pill Bug need a helping hand?"--

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Cute illustrations, fun messaging, and decodable text make for read-aloud perfection!
- Casey

Where wonder grows

González, Xelena, author.

jE Gonzalez
Picture Books

"A grandmother explores her special garden with her granddaughters. Wonder grows everywhere but Grandmother especially loves to show it in her story garden. She invites her granddaughters to join her there in a sweet meditation on the treasures she's brought to that magical place--the rocks, the shells, the crystals, the meteorites : how they came to be, how they were formed, how they each have a story to tell"--Provided by publisher.

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Spring is approaching and Xelena Gonzalez's latest is the perfect book to share as the season changes.
- Casey

I'm hungry ; ¡Tengo hambre!

Dominguez, Angela, author.

jE Dominguez

When a bluebird comes upon a dinosaur who's down in the dumps, he asks what's wrong. "¡Tengo hambre!" says the dinosaur. I'm hungry! Does the dinosaur want a banana? "¿Plátano? No." Fish? "¿Pescado? No, gracias." Nothing seems to do the trick! What does dinosaur want to eat? This delightful bilingual picture book is about finding just the right food--and just the right friend.

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Angela Dominguez returns with another instant classic here. Cute illustrations and lively characters make this a memorable read aloud.
- Casey

Life cycle of a butterfly

Gaertner, Meg, author.

jREADER Gaertner, Meg

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This early reader series is great for little scientists and new readers alike!
- Casey