What's New: Picture Books

Two hands to love you / by Diane Adams ; illustrated by Paige Keiser
Adams, Diane, 1960-
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, c2014.
JP ADAM

Bitty Baby at the ballet / by Kirby Larson & Sue Cornelison
Larson, Kirby.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, c2013.
JP AMER

Bitty Baby loves the snow / by Kirby Larson & Sue Cornelison
Larson, Kirby.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, 2013. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP AMER

Bitty Baby the brave / by Kirby Larson & Sue Cornelison
Larson, Kirby.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, 2013. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP AMER

Monster chefs / Brian and Liam Anderson
Anderson, Brian, 1974-
New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2014.
JP ANDE

Cat says meow / and other animalopoeia / by Michael Arndt
Arndt, Michael (Michael Peter).
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books LLC, c2014.
JP ARND

A pet for Fly Guy / Tedd Arnold
Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.
New York : Orchard Books, c2014.
JP ARNO

100 bears / Magali Bardos
Bardos, Magali.
London : Flying Eye Books, 2013.
JP BARD

Snoring beauty / by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; illustrated by Jane Manning
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta.
New York, N.Y. : Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2014.
JP BARD

Tyrannosaurus wrecks! / by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP BARD

President Taft is stuck in the bath / Mac Barnett ; illustrated by ChrisVan Dusen
Barnett, Mac, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
JP BARN

My bus / Byron Barton
Barton, Byron, author, illustrator.
New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
JP BART

Knock knock : my dad's dream for me / by Daniel Beaty ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Beaty, Daniel.
Paw Prints 2014.
JP BEAT

Digger Dog / illustrated by Cecilia Johansson ; written by William Bee
Bee, William, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP BEE

A perfect day for digging / by Cari Best ; illustrated by Christine Davenier
Best, Cari, author.
Las Vegas, NV : Two Lions, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP BEST

The one and only 1, 2, 3 book / R.O. Blechman
Blechman, R. O. (Robert O.), 1930-
Mankato, Minn. : Creative Editions, c2013.
JP BLEC

Maggi and Milo / by Juli Brenning ; pictures by Priscilla Burris
Brenning, Juli.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP BREN

Goodnight songs [sound recording CD] / by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists
Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.
New York, NY : Sterling Pub Co Inc 2014.
JP BROW

Toe shoe mouse / by Jan Carr ; illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
Carr, Jan (M. J.).
New York : Holiday House, c2014.
JP CARR

A is for awesome / by Dallas Clayton
Clayton, Dallas, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
JP CLAY

Whizz! Pop! Granny stop! / Tracey Corderoy ; illustrated by Joe Berger
Corderoy, Tracey.
Somerville, MA : Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2013, c2012.
JP CORD

Boom Snot Twitty / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Renata Liwska
Cronin, Doreen.
New York : Viking, Published by Penguin Group, 2014.
JP CRON

Duck for President / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Cronin, Doreen.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2004.
JP CRON

Ben rides on / by Matt Davies
Davies, Matt (Matthew Keiland Parry), 1966-
New York, N.Y. : Roaring Brook Press, c2013.
JP DAVI

Old MacDonald had a farm / by James Dean
Dean, James, 1957- ill.
New York, NY : Harpercollins Childrens Books, c2014.
JP DEAN

Strega Nona does it again / Tomie dePaola
DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., c2013.
JP DEPA

A sister more like me / by Barbara Jean Hicks ; illustrated by Brittney Lee
Hicks, Barbara Jean.
Glendale, CA : Disney Press, c2013.
JP DISN

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse tales : vintage tales from Disney's most popular animated short films
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966.
New York : Universe Pub., c2013.
JP DISN

Some bugs / words by Angela DiTerlizzi ; bugs by Brendan Wenzel
DiTerlizzi, Angela.
New York, NY : Beach Lane Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster, c2014.
JP DITE

Where's Mommy? / Beverly Donofrio ; illustrations by Barbara McClintock
Donofrio, Beverly.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2014.
JP DONO

Charlie and the new baby / by Ree Drummond; illustrations by Diane deGroat
Drummond, Ree.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2014.
JP DRUM

Tiny rabbit's big wish / Margarita Engle ; illustrated by David Walker
Engle, Margarita.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP ENGL

I hatched! / by Jill Esbaum ; pictures by Jen Corace
Esbaum, Jill.
New York, N.Y. : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2014.
JP ESBA

Little Frog's tadpole trouble / by Tatyana Feeney
Feeney, Tatyana, author, illustrator.
New York : an imprint of Random House Childrens Books ; [2014].
JP FEEN

Love you more than anything / text by Anna Harber Freeman ; illustrated by Jed Henry
Freeman, Anna Harber.
New York, N.Y. : Sterling Children's Books, 2014.
JP FREE

Pirates love underpants / Claire Freedman ; illustrated by Ben Cort
Freedman, Claire.
New York : Aladdin, c2013.
JP FREE

Emma in Paris / written and illustrated by Claire Frossard ; photographsby Christophe Urbain
Frossard, Claire, author, illustrator.
New York, N.Y. : Enchanted Lion Books, 2013.
JP FROS

Tugboat / by Michael Garland
Garland, Michael, 1952- author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP GARL

I am Otter / Sam Garton
Garton, Sam.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
JP GART

I spy in the sky / Edward Gibbs
Gibbs, Edward, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2014.
JP GIBB

Patti Cake and her new doll / by Patricia Reilly Giff ; pictures by Laura J. Bryant
Giff, Patricia Reilly.
New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., c2014.
JP GIFF

When Elephant met Giraffe / by Paul Gude
Gude, Paul.
New York, N.Y. : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2013.
JP GUDE

It's an orange aardvark! / Michael Hall
Hall, Michael, 1954- author, illustrator.
New York, N.Y. : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP HALL

The enchanted feast / adapted by Catherine Hapka ; based on the episode written by Craig Gerber and Michael G. Stern ; illustrated by Grace Lee
Hapka, Cathy, author.
Glendale, California : Disney Press, and imprint of Disney Book Group, [2014].
JP HAPK

Go! go! go! stop! / Charise Mericle Harper
Harper, Charise Mericle.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.
JP HARP

Extraordinary Jane / Hannah E. Harrison
Harrison, Hannah E.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2014.
JP HARR

Duck & Goose go to the beach / written & illustrated by Tad Hills
Hills, Tad, author, illustrator.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2014].
JP HILL

Nest / Jorey Hurley ; illustrated by Jorey Hurley
Hurley, Jorey.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c[2014]. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP HURL

Flight school / by Lita Judge
Judge, Lita.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2014.
JP JUDG

Pinkalicious : the pinkamazing storybook collection / by Victoria Kann
Kann, Victoria.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ; c2013.
JP KANN

Betty Bunny wants a goal / written by Michael B. Kaplan ; illustrated byStéphane Jorisch
Kaplan, Michael B.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2014.
JP KAPL

Numbers everywhere / Elliott Kaufman
Kaufman, Elliott.
New York : Abbeville Kids, an Imprint of Abbeville Press, [2013]. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP KAUF

Friendly day / Mij Kelly and Charles Fuge
Kelly, Mij, author.
New York, N.Y. : Barrons c2013.
JP KELL

Peanut Butter and Jellyfish / Jarrett J. Krosozcka
Krosoczka, Jarrett.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf an imprint of Random House Childrens Books, 2014.
JP KROS

Paul meets Bernadette / Rosy Lamb
Lamb, Rosy.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2013.
JP LAMB

The King of little things / Bil Lepp ; illustrated by David T. Wenzel
Lepp, Bil, 1970-
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree, c2013.
JP LEPP

The Loch Mess monster / written by Helen Lester ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Lester, Helen.
New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2014.
JP LEST

Have you seen my dragon? / Steve Light
Light, Steve, author.
Somerville, Masschusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP LIGH

A gift for Mama / by Linda Ravin Lodding ; illustrated by Alison Jay
Lodding, Linda Ravin.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP LODD

Hot Rod Hamster : monster truck mania! / by Cynthia Lord ; pictures by Derek Anderson
Lord, Cynthia.
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, c2014.
JP LORD

When Edgar met Cecil / Kevin Luthardt
Luthardt, Kevin.
Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree Publishers, 2013.
JP LUTH

Breathe / Scott Magoon
Magoon, Scott.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014].
JP MAGO

Two speckled eggs / Jennifer K. Mann
Mann, Jennifer K.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP MANN

Following Papa's song / by Gianna Marino
Marino, Gianna, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Viking an imprint of Penguin Group USA, 2014.
JP MARI

Monster, be good! / pictures by Natalie Marshall
Marshall, Natalie.
Maplewood, NJ : Blue Apple, c2013.
JP MARS

Tap the magic tree / Christie Matheson
Matheson, Christie.
New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP MATH

Tap the magic tree / Christie Matheson
Matheson, Christie.
New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP MATH

Tweezle into everything / Stephanie McLellan & Dean Griffiths
McLellan, Stephanie Simpson.
Toronto, Ontario : Pajama Press, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP MCLE

Let's dance, grandma! / Nigel McMullen
McMullen, Nigel, author, illustrator.
New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2014.
JP MCMU

Are the dinosaurs dead, dad? / Julie Middleton ; illustrated by Russell Ayto
Middleton, Julie, 1960-
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, c2013.
JP MIDD

Say hello like this! / Mary Murphy
Murphy, Mary, 1961-
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014.
JP MURP

Maple / Lori Nichols
Nichols, Lori.
New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., c2014.
JP NICH

Puddle pug / by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi
Norman, Kim.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2014].
JP NORM

Fancy Nancy and the wedding of the century / written by Jane O'Connor ; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
O'Connor, Jane, author.
New York : Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2014.
JP OCON

Xander's panda party / by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Matt Phelan
Park, Linda Sue.
Boston, Mass. ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013.
JP PARK

Mouse house tales / by Susan Pearson ; illustrated by Amanda Shepherd
Pearson, Susan.
Maplewood, N.J. : Blue Apple Books, 2013. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP PEAR

Peppa Pig and the muddy puddles / created by Neville Astley and Mark Baker
Astley, Neville.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, c2013.
JP PEPP

The tooth fairy. The Tooth Fairy
Astley, Neville.
Scholastic 2014.
JP PEPP

At the same moment, around the world / by Clotilde Perrin
Perrin, Clotilde, 1977- author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP PERR

Gifts of the heart / Patricia Polacco
Polacco, Patricia.
New York, N.Y. : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., c2013.
JP POLA

How to lose a lemur / Frann Preston-Gannon
Preston-Gannon, Frann, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Sterling Children's Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2013.

Crabby Crab / Chris Raschka
Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2014.
JP RASC

How to babysit a grandma / by Jean Reagan ; illustrated by Lee Wildish
Reagan, Jean, 1965-
New York, N.Y. : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP REAG

Training Tallulah / Rosie Reeve
Reeve, Rosie.
New York, New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP REEV

Going places / written by Peter H. Reynolds and Paul A. Reynolds ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Reynolds, Peter, 1961- author, illustrator.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014].
JP REYN

Here comes Destructo-saurus! / by Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by JeremyTankard
Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2014.
JP REYN

Birdie's big-girl hair / Sujean Rim
Rim, Sujean.
New York : Little, Brown, [2014].
JP RIM

Ding Dong! Gorilla! / Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by Leonie Lord
Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977-
Atlanta, Ga. ; Peachtree, c2013.
JP ROBI

How to wash a woolly mammoth / Michelle Robinson ; [Illustrations by] Kate Hindley
Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014, c2013.
JP ROBI

The Grudge Keeper / written by Mara Rockliff ; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
Rockliff, Mara.
Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, c2014.
JP ROCK

Plants feed me / Lizzy Rockwell
Rockwell, Lizzy.
New York : Holiday House, c2014.
JP ROCK

Five little ducklings go to bed / Carol Roth, Sean Julian
Roth, Carol, author.
New York : North-South Books Inc., 2013.
JP ROTH

It is night / by Phyllis Rowand ; pictures by Laura Dronzek
Rowand, Phyllis, 1915-
New York, N.Y. : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP ROWA

Hearts : a Toon book / by Thereza Rowe
Rowe, Thereza, author, illustrator.
New York, N.Y. : Toon Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2014.
JP ROWE

Aviary Wonders Inc. spring catalog and instruction manual : renewing theworld's bird supply since 2031 / by Kate Samworth
Samworth, Kate, author, illustrator.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
JP SAMW

The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend / Dan Santat
Santat, Dan, author, illustrator.
New York : Little Brown & Co 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP SANT

Pig kahuna pirates! / Jennifer Sattler
Sattler, Jennifer Gordon, author, illustrator.
New York : Bloomsbury USA 2014.
JP SATT

One busy day / written by Lola M. Schaefer ; illustrated by Jessica Meserve
Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2014.
JP SCHA

Princess Sparkle-Heart gets a makeover / Josh Schneider
Schneider, Josh, 1980-, author, illustrator.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2014.
JP SCHN

Splat and the cool school trip / Rob Scotton
Scotton, Rob.
New York, N.Y. : Harper/HarperCollins Publishers, c2013.
JP SCOT

100 hungry monkeys! / Masayuki Sebe
Sebe, Masayuki, 1953- author.
New York, N.Y. : Kids Can Press, c2014.
JP SEBE

The dandelion's tale / written by Kevin Sheehan ; illustrated by Rob Dunlavey
Sheehan, Kevin.
New York, N.Y. : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2014.
JP SHEE

Baby's got the blues / Carol Diggory Shields ; illustrated by Lauren Tobia
Shields, Carol Diggory.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, c2014.
JP SHIE

Even monsters / by AJ Smith
Smith, A. J. (Andy J.), author, illustrator.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2014]. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP SMIT

29 myths on the Swinster pharmacy / Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Lisa Brown
Snicket, Lemony.
San Francisco : McSweeney's McMullens, c2014.
JP SNIC

29 myths on the Swinster pharmacy / Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Lisa Brown
Snicket, Lemony.
San Francisco : McSweeney's McMullens, c2014.
JP SNIC

The diggers are coming! / Susan Steggall
Steggall, Susan.
London, England : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, c2013.
JP STEG

Ball / word and pictures by Mary Sullivan
Sullivan, Mary, 1958- ill.
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013.
JP SULL

Big rig / by Jamie Swenson ; pictures by Ned Young
Swenson, Jamie.
New York, N.Y. : Disney*Hyperion Books, c2014.
JP SWEN

Busy bunny days : in the town, on the farm & at the port / Britta Teckentrup
Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books LLC, c2014.
JP TECK

The odd one out : a spotting book / Britta Teckentrup
Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Big Picture Press is an imprint of Candlewick Pr 2014.
JP TECK

Pancho Rabbit and the coyote : a migrant's tale / Duncan Tonatiuh
Tonatiuh, Duncan.
New York, N.Y. : Abrams Books for Young Readers, c2013.
JP TONA

Little Miss Muffet / as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani
Trapani, Iza, author, illustrator.
New York, N.Y. : Sky Pony Press, c2013.
JP TRAP

Bad bye, good bye / written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Jonathan Bean
Underwood, Deborah.
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP UNDE

Loula is leaving for Africa / written and illustrated by Anne Villeneuve
Villeneuve, Anne.
Toronto, Ont. ; Tonawanda, N.Y. : Kids Can Press, c2013.
JP VILL

Peggy : a brave chicken on a big adventure / Anna Walker
Walker, Anna, author, illustrator.
Boston, Mass. : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
JP WALK

Mama built a little nest / Jennifer Ward ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Ward, Jennifer, 1963-
New York : Beach Lane Books, c2014.
JP WARD

Sophie's terrible twos / Rosemary Wells
Wells, Rosemary.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014.
JP WELL

Stella's starliner / Rosemary Wells
Wells, Rosemary.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP WELL

Boa's bad birthday / by Jeanne Willis ; illustrations by Tony Ross
Willis, Jeanne.
[Place of publication not identified] : Andersen Press USA, 2014.
JP WILL

Upside down babies / by Jeanne Willis ; illustrated by Adrian Reynolds
Willis, Jeanne.
Minneapolis, MN : Andersen Press USA : Distributed in the United States by Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., c2013. PUBLISHER = ©2013.
JP WILL

Who goes there? / Karma Wilson ; illustrated by Anna Currey
Wilson, Karma.
New York, N.Y. : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2013.
JP WILS

Found / by Salina Yoon ; illustrated by Salina Yoon
Yoon, Salina, author, illustrator.
New York : Bloomsbury/Walker, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP YOON

Early bird / Toni Yuly
Yuly, Toni.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, c2014. PUBLISHER = ©2014.
JP YULY
revised 5/7/14

Featured Children's Book

817f9UengnLThere have been many alphabet books written, but none quite like this.  In Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers gives every letter it's due by writing each a short story.  His usual wit and humor are present, and so are some characters from his earlier books.  While each letter has its own story, references to previous letters are made later in the alphabet, which only elevates the story as a whole.  The illustrations are deceptively simple with delicate splashes of color and add a perfect amount of playfulness to the text.  Think you know your ABCs?  Not like this!