Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Picture Books

The NHTI Library owns a collection of children’s literature to support the Early Childhood Education curriculum. Because picture books appeal to pre-readers, the illustrations tell the story with colorful and artistic drawings, that allow a child to tell a story on their own.

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Phillip Stead, Erin Stead, illustrator. JUV PZ7 .S808566 B43 2012
Bear was getting sleepy because it was nearly winter and he wanted to tell a story to his friends but Duck was about to fly south, Mouse was gathering seeds and Toad needed a warm place to sleep.  See what happens after Bear wakes up in the spring.

Erin Stead’s pencil and water color illustrations tell the story of friendship and patience. This title is a Kirkus Review’s Best Children’s Book of the year and named Amazon Best Picture Book of 2012.

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold JUV PZ7 .P63245 B53 2012
On a cold day the Hope family finds a large black dog, as big as a tiger, outside their house. One by one, they see the dog and it grows bigger and bigger until it is the size of a dinosaur. Frightened, they close the curtains and turn off the lights but the huge dog is still there. Then Small, the youngest and bravest Hope, ventures outside in the wintery snow to face the hound.

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, David Small, illustrator JUV PZ7 .B9832 O64 2012
Here’s a funny book to enjoy, written by author/librarian Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Small.

Elliot, a very serious young boy, wears a suit every day and in a Saturday excursion with his dad to the aquarium, he sprints past the kids at the Amazing Jellies Display until he finds the penguins. Attracted to these birds, Elliot runs to his father, who hands him a twenty-dollar bill to buy a penguin. The boy picks up the smallest penguin and adds him to his backpack. Follow Elliot’s and the penguin’s adventures until the very last page.

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers JUV PZ7 .J3643 T45 2012
A moose wandered into Wilfred’s yard and he knew it was time to teach the animal, that he named Marcel, how to be a good pet. At times, Marcel was a wonderful four-legged friend because he followed Rule 11, providing Wilfred shelter from the RAIN. Occasionally, the Moose ignored Rule 7, going whatever way Wilfred wants to go, and the animal did poorly on Rule 7 (subsection b), maintaining  a certain proximity to home. Wilfred learned to take a string with him during walks because, without the Moose, he lost his way.