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PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN JUly 2017
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Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby
A loveable but scatter-brained little bunny who has forgotten something very important refl ects on the innumerable things he never forgets, from brushing his teeth to feeding his pet grasshoppers, and wonders how he could possibly forget anything. By the illustrator of Goodnight Selfie.
Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg. Illus by Ross Burach.
A rollicking read-aloud story follows the misadventures of a youngster who upon fi nding himself stuck in a small mountain of goo enlists the aid of a team of willing volunteers, who also become stuck. By the Emmy Award-winning author of Monkey and Duck Quack Up!
Black Belt Bunny by Jacky Davis. Illus by Jay Fleck.
Black Belt Bunny is good at side kicks, back flips, and air chops, but when told he must learn to make a salad, he resists, only to be unexpectedly empowered by himself and the narrator. By the co-author of the Ladybug Girl series.
Bob and Tom by Denys Cazet
Two bored, bumbling turkeys wonder what to do before embarking on a silly day of adventure in a lavishly illustrated tale by the creator of The Perfect Pumpkin Pie.
Can You Find My Robot’s Arm? by Chihiro Takeuchi
Waking up to discover that he has lost an arm, a robot teams up with his pint-sized robot buddy on a search that takes them inside and outside a house, through a garden, an amusement park, a library and a candy shop, where they look for the missing arm and consider whimsical replacements, in a fi rst picture book featuring the work of the renowned Japanese cut-paper artist.
Chengdu Can Do by Barney Saltzberg
A capable young panda climbs down from his branch, forages for breakfast, jumps, pushes, pulls, stretches and swings before an effort to secure tasty leaves reminds him that even the most independent little pandas need help sometimes. By the creator of Beautiful Oops!
Counting With Tiny Cat by Viviane Schwarz
A tiny cat with no toys begins to juggle one, two, three and more yarn balls, inviting children to practice counting as he adds more and more, bonking himself and dropping a few along the way. By the award-winning creator of There Are Cats in This Book.
Dog on a Frog? by Kes Gray & Claire Gray. Illus by Jim Field.
A whimsical, rhyming sequel to Frog on a Log? finds Frog declaring that he does not wish to sit on a log and does not care to be sat on either, preferences that compel a change of rules about who sits where.
Doris the Bookasaurus by Diana Murray. Illus by Yuyi Chen.
Combines fun rhyming text with illustrations of cute and colorful little dinosaurs in a story about a big-sister dino who shows her exuberant, stompy little brothers why she thinks books are “mega-dino-tastic!”
Emma’s Circus by Candace Fleming. Illus by Christine Davenier.
An autumn-themed picture book about a circus that distracts a little girl from helping her family prepare their farm for the coming winter describes how she is visited by a unicycle-riding bear and other performing animals that her parents are too busy to notice. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of Samantha on a Roll.
Found Dogs by Erica Sirotich
A rhyming concept story invites young children to practice counting forward and backward while observing an incremental number of happy and hopeful pups at a shelter who are adopted by a sequence of caring new owners. A first book.
The Giant of Jum by Elli Woollard. Illus by Benji Davies.
A hungry giant embarks on a search for a tasty boy named Jack, encountering children of all sorts who implore him to help instead of gobbling them
up. By the creator of The Storm Whale.
Grimelda and the Spooktacular Pet Show by Diana Murray. Illus by Heather Ross.
A follow-up to Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch finds little Grimelda wanting to use magic to make her cat, Wizzlewarts, so spooktacular that they will win first place in a local pet show but is unable to find her spell book in her very messy room.
Halloween Good Night by Rebecca Grabill. Illus by Ella Okstad.
Invites the youngest children to practice counting up to 10 and back again in a rhyming Halloween story that depicts friendly monster kids enjoying the season and dancing under a nighttime sky before bidding goodnight to their sleepy human friends.
Hector the Collector by Emily Beeny. Illus by Stephanie Graegin.
When the discovery of a single acorn leads young Hector to begin passionately collecting acorns of all shapes and sizes, he finds himself teased by classmates who do not understand why he is keeping acorns in his desk, until the class learns about how collections are special and are often shared in museums, libraries and galleries.
Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari. Illus by Patrice Barton.
A faithful dog who loves nothing more than to help his girl chews through tethers and escapes from crates, their home and the backyard in order to
follow her to locations where dogs are not allowed. By the author of Coyote Moon and the award-winning illustrator of MINE!
Herbert’s First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant. Illus by Steven Henry.
Feeling apprehensive about celebrating Halloween for the first time, timid young Herbert accepts help from his father with making a tiger costume, carving a pumpkin and fi lling a bucket with candy before emitting a triumphant tiger roar of bravery.
How It Feels to Be a Boat by James Kwan
A boat voyage that encounters gentle and stormy seas stands as an offbeat metaphor for how to appreciate a human existence marked by arguments and teamwork. By the award-winning creator of the stop-motion film, MOOON.
How to Get Your Teacher Ready by Jean Reagan. Illus by Lee Wildish.
The best-selling creators of How to Babysit a Grandpa imagine a student’s tongue-in-cheek role-reversal tips and tricks for helping a teacher prepare
for the first day of school and the milestones that mark a typical school year.
I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor. Illus by Jean Jullien.
A riotous follow-up to Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise finds a little purple Monster disagreeing with the author about being the star of a funny story, preferring instead to be in a chilling, petrifying, utterly terrifying tale that proves to be rather more scary than he actually wants.
Ian Is Sick by Pauline Oud
Tucked into bed when he catches a cold that gives him a fever, cough and sore throat, little Ian is offered medicine and is unable to go to school during a day spent with a babysitter, until he starts feeling better and enjoys a delicious batch of pancakes.
Imagine That! by Yasmeen Ismail
A vibrant celebration of the joys of allowing one’s imagination to roam freely follows the experiences of a preschooler who plays games of pretend until she becomes lonely and is delightedly joined by her grandfather. By the award-winning creator of Time for Bed, Fred!
Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague
A whimsical version of the classic fairy tale finds Jack trading the family cow for what turns out to be quite more than a handful of beans before a grumpy giant who is tired of the veggie-only foods in his garden agrees to a mutually satisfying arrangement.
King Louie’s Shoes by D. J. Steinberg. Illus by Robert Neubecker.
When his loyal cobbler prepares high-heeled boots to elevate the king’s short stature, King Louie XIV of 17th-century France suffers an embarrassing stumble on the dance floor before learning that his loyal subjects care about him regardless of his height.
LMNO Pea-quel by Keith Baker
A lively follow-up to the bestselling LMNO Peas depicts in rhyming text and playful peapacked illustrations a variety of unique jobs, activities, roles and hobbies as paired with corresponding lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Looking for Colors With Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud
A lively hunt for colors finds Lily and Milo jumping in puddles while wearing red boots, playing in the sand with a green shovel and carrying a bright yellow balloon, inviting children to practice early color recognition skills along the way.
Marigold Bakes a Cake by Mike Malbrough
A fastidious, excitable feline baker is driven to distraction by a sequence of busybody birds in chef hats who distract and disrupt his efforts to whip up a
fabulous cake, a situation that culminates in a surprise when the exasperated cat takes a walk to clear his head.
Mama Lion Wins the Race by Jon J. Muth
A madcap race featuring animal driving teams from far and wide pits Mama Lion and Tigey against such competitors as the Flying Pandinis and the mischievous Knitted Monkey crew, who revel in the friendship, teamwork and fun that represent the best prizes of all. By the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Zen Shorts.
Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in the Secret Ingredient by Lauren McLaughlin. Illus by Debbie Ohi.
Looking forward to enjoying a yummy muffin baked by her daddy, Mitzi learns from friend Max that there is something different about the muffin, a discovery that leads to a search for dodgy ingredients. By the creators of What’s That Smell?
Monster Needs to Go to School by Paul Czajak. Illus by Wendy Grieb.
Dreading his first day of school, Monster discovers so many new friends and interesting things to learn that he forgets his fears, until he catches his friends bullying and immediately speaks out. By the award-winning author of Seaver the Weaver.
Motor Goose by Rebecca Colby. Illus by Jef Kaminsky.
Laugh-out-loud illustrations complement whimsical adaptations of classic nursery rhymes in a collection that includes such entries as “Little Jack Junker,” “Mower Mary” and “Tow, Tow, Tow the Car.”
Murphy’s Ticket: The Goofy Start and Glorious End of the Chicago Cubs Billy Goat Curse by Brad Herzog. Illus by David Leonard.
The author of the Little Sports series reimagines the story of the infamous Chicago Cubs Billy Goat Curse, describing how the expulsion of a friendly goat from a World Series game led to more than a century of disappointing losses.
My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart. Illus by Rebecca Crane.
A little rabbit who just wants to read his book in peace becomes surrounded by a noisy crowd of boisterous bunnies in a sparsely narrated introduction to
the idea of personal space. By the award-winning author of Winnie the Witch.
Now by Antoinette Portis
A little girl takes readers on a poignant tour of favorite things, from a cloud she loves because it is the one she is watching, to a tooth that is the one that has fallen out, in a lively picture book companion to Wait.
The Pomegranate Witch by Denise Doyen. Illus by Eliza Wheeler.
A gang of neighborhood children attempt to collect some of the yummy pomegranate fruits from a magnificent tree growing near a scary, run-down farmhouse only to be challenged by a scary “witch” whose “sister” welcomes trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
Princess Truly in I Am Truly by Kelly Greenawalt. Illus by Amariah Rauscher.
The confident, intelligent and beautiful Princess Truly imparts empowering lessons about believing in oneself and the potential of individuality, girl power and diversity, in a rhyming story by the team behind The Courageous Cape Chase.
Pug and Pig Trick-or-Treat by Sue Lowell Gallion. Illus by Joyce Wan.
A heartwarming Halloween adventure finds Pug and Pig donning matching glow-in-the-dark skeleton costumes that Pug hates so much that he decides to tear his up and stay home, a situation that challenges Pig to be a good friend and stay in the Halloween spirit. Illustrated by the creator of You Are My Cupcake.
The Puppy Adventures of Sparky the Fire Dog by Don Hoffman. Illus by Ana Campos.
The trusted fire dog from Fire Station Number 5 shares the story of his puppyhood, describing his birth and upbringing on a farm as one of a litter of 12 who each found a home, special job and family as they grew up.
Race! by Sue Fliess. Illus by Edwardian Taylor.
Lining up with all of the bigger cars at the start of a race, a little vehicle takes off with the others and navigates mountains, tunnels and other obstacles that seem oddly familiar in an effort to take the Winner’s Cup.
The Road That Trucks Built by Susanna Leonard Hill. Illus by Erica Sirotich.
An adorable team of vehicles works together to build a new road, in a lively, cement-mixing spin on the classic nursery rhyme “The House That Jack Built.” By the award-winning author of No Sword Fighting in the House.
The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea
A melodramatic ghost narrator warns children that the book they are reading is terribly scary before turning paranoid in the face of innocent and silly
animals, including a pumpkin-picking bunny rabbit. By the creator of the Dinosaur vs. series.
Second Grade Holdout by Audrey Vernick. Illus by Matthew Cordell.
A funny, slightly frazzled boy flat-out refuses to move up to second grade in a whimsical tale of friendship, growing up and moving on. By the author of Brothers at Bat and the illustrator of Hello Hello.
The Space Disaster by Matthew McElligott
When the school astronomer presents them with four challenges, the students of Dr. Cosmic’s class use their teacher’s planetarium invention to travel from planet to planet, where they use their antigravity belts and handbooks to identify each location and return back to Earth. Mad Scientist Academy No. 3
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise. Illus by M. Sarah Klise.
An aging dog, who has been with his young mistress since the latter’s birth, is given a bucket list of experiences that the girl thinks he would fi nd fun before he conveys to her that what he most wants is to share time together for as long as they have. By the creators of the 43 Old Cemetery Road series.
Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio. Illus by Stephanie Graegin.
A heartwarming tribute to standing up for what’s right and finding one’s inner superpowers finds fearless little Manny donning his cape and imagining himself saving the world from zombie bears, evil cloud monsters and alien robots before encountering a real-life bully at school.
Tool School by Joan Holub. Illus by James Dean.
Five independent little tools, including a hammer, screwdriver, tape measure, saw and pliers, meet on their first day of school, where they make puzzles and play games before discovering that a building project must be completed through cooperative teamwork. By the co-author of the Goddess Girls series and the artist of the Pete the Cat books.
Trollbella Throws a Party by Chris Colfer. Illus by Brandon Dorman.
A companion picture book to the best-selling series depicts an epic celebration in honor of Queen Trollbella’s birthday, a gala that she finds lacking in spite of its opulence until she realizes that giving back by sharing the party and building a happy kingdom is the best gift she could hope to receive.
The 12 Days of Halloween by Jenna Lettice. Illus by Colleen Madden.
A fun-filled picture book inspired by the classic Christmas song celebrates activities that are enjoyed by children in the days leading up to Halloween, from decorating the home and carving pumpkins to making costumes and trick-or-treating.
Under the Silver Moon: Lullabies, Night Songs & Poems by Pamela Dalton
A cut-paper artist presents magically intricate illustrations to illuminate a generous collection of lullabies, traditional children’s songs and goodnight poems.
What George Forgot by Kathy Wolff. Illus by Richard Byrne.
A little boy who has a characteristically great memory eagerly gets ready for school, remembering to wake his family, eat breakfast and put on his backpack before realizing that he has forgotten to put on his pants. Illustrated by the artist of This Book Just Ate My Dog!
Whobert Whover, Owl Detective by Jason Gallaher. Illus by Jess Pauwels.
When Perry the possum mysteriously goes missing, owl detective Whobert Whover whimsically investigates multiple suspects, from Debbie the duck to Freddy the frog, to fi nd the sneaky culprit and restore safety to his woodland home.
Zip! Zoom! on a Broom by Teri Sloat. Illus by Rosalinde Bonnet.
A Halloween read-aloud story features a coven of wacky witches who hop on and fall off a broom one by one, encouraging children to practice counting
up to 10 and back again. By the award-winning author of the Farmer Brown series.
Zoo Zen, Count to Ten: A Yoga Story for Kids by Kristen Fischer. Illus by Susi Schaefer.
Introduces children to 10 yoga positions as demonstrated by a lively menagerie of zoo animal friends who invite a young girl to learn yoga by imitating animal behaviors and using rhyming and counting to reinforce her growing skills.