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PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER 2017
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Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi
When a clumsy armadillo named Lola knocks over a glass pitcher, she sets off a silly chain of mishaps, including a stoat snarled in spaghetti, an airborne sheep and a bull who has broken a whole shop’s worth of china. A first picture book.
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat
The Caldecott Medal-winning creator of The Adventures of Beekle traces Humpty Dumpty’s post-fall resolve to overcome his fears in order to reach great new heights, an ambition that leads to a surprising transformation.
Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared by Thyra Heder
Loving the pet turtle who does not perform tricks and is so quiet that she sometimes forgets he is there, little Nia becomes dismayed on the night before her seventh birthday, when her turtle disappears to embark on a remarkable search for a birthday gift for his dear friend. By the creator of The Bear Report.
Alphamals A-Z by Graham Carter
A lavishly illustrated alphabet primer pairs letters with representative examples from the animal kingdom, depicted through bold and stylish artwork that blends printmaking and other creative styles to create multilayered, textural spreads.
The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket. Illus by Matthew Forsythe.
The best-selling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events presents a tongue-in-cheek fable about the highs and lows of bad moods and how they pass from person to person.
Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon
A busy little bee who will not slow down long enough to experience the simple joys in life buzzes through her day, endearingly resolving to “do it all” by juggling school, sports, music, art and a spelling competition in her determination to impress the Queen, an effort that is rapidly challenged by exhaustion. By the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of No, David!
Blue vs. Yellow by Tom Sullivan
A high-concept picture book about a battle between primary colors finds Blue and Yellow vying for the title of the best color of all, a competition that is
shaped by their idea to join forces to create an even mightier color against another strong color contender.
Captain Monty Takes the Plunge by Jennifer Mook-Sang. Illus by Liz Starin.
A brave and bold pirate, feared by all who sail the seas, hides the truth about his inability to swim and even refuses to bathe before meeting a beautiful mermaid who inspires him to fi nd courage when a threat against her life forces him to jump into the ocean.
Chirpy Charlie’s Teeth by Marta Zarfilla. Illus by Sonja Wimmer.
Oral hygiene is something that has to be taught from an early age, but it isn’t always easy. The delightful pictures by Sonja Wimmer illustrating this humorous tale by Marta Zafrilla will help teach children about using their toothbrush, with a smile on their faces!
Cinderella and the Furry Slippers by Davide Cali. Illus by Raphaelle Barbanegre.
Longing to go to the ball so she can fall in love with a handsome prince and wear a perfect dress like the one she sees in a magazine, Cinderella is nonplussed by the realities of godmothers and castles that are not what they seem and decides to rewrite a more satisfying and empowering fairy-tale ending for herself. By the award-winning creators of Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook by Kim Smith
A storybook adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s beloved classic combines retro-style illustrations with a simplifi ed version of the story about how a stranded, loveable alien takes refuge with a lonely boy while they search for a way to return him back home.
A Farm for Maisie by Jennifer Churchman & John Churchman
Arriving at her new home on Moonrise Farm, Maisie Grace the puppy is overwhelmed by the bustling activity around her before learning that she will soon become a sheepdog, in an endearingly photographed companion to The SheepOver. Sweet Pea & Friends series
Follow the Track All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman. Illus by Ben Mantle.
Whizzing down the track all by himself for the fi rst time, Little Train rattles across a bridge, over a mountain and along a river before realizing that he has become lost and remembering his parents’ advice about how to fi nd his way home. By the author of Dinosaurs Don’t Have Bedtimes.
Fort-Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd. Illus by Abigail Halpin.
A celebration of the natural materials that the seasons of the year can provide for fort-building depicts children using leaves, snow, mud and sand to build forts that are different but equally fun. By the creators of Finding Wild.
Giant Pants by Mark Fearing
Losing his only pair of pants, a stomping, forgetful giant searches high and low while unsuccessfully trying to borrow pants from his fellow mythological friends, until he is forced to walk to the tailor’s shop in his underpants. By the creator of The Great Thanksgiving Escape.
Give Thank You a Try by James Patterson
A follow-up to the best-selling Give Please a Chance celebrates the power of expressing thanks on spreads featuring illustrations by a variety of artist contributors depicting children saying “thank you” for simple gifts, from tickles and ice cream to the love of their parents.
God Gave Us Family by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Illus by David Hohn.
Questioning his parents about their family, a young wolf cub learns about how God created families so that everyone can be loved and cared for and
that families include adopted kids, single parents and members who became family by choice. By the best-selling author of God Gave Us You.
Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown. Illus by Loren Long.
A recently discovered story by the beloved author of Goodnight Moon features artwork by the best-selling illustrator of the Otis picture books and depicts a little bunny who greets all the familiar things outside during the course of a sunny day before wishing them goodnight as the sun begins to set.
Goodnight, Hockey Fans by Andrew Larsen. Illus by Jacqui Lee.
Too excited to go to bed at the same time his favorite hockey team is playing a late game, a young boy uses his flashlight in his dark room to browse his prized hockey collectibles and drifts off to sleep while listening to the game on the radio.
Goodnight, Little Bot by Karen Kaufman Orloff. Illus by Kim Smith.
An energetic little robot resists his nighttime routine when he is too wide-awake to go to bed, in a relatable bedtime story that features colorful, futuristic illustrations. By the best-selling author of the I Wanna series.
Gum by Nancy Willard. Illus by Jeff Newman.
Saving their quarters in the hope of getting a special silver race car out of the gumball machine at a local store, two friends wonder if a special lucky Canadian quarter will be enough to attain the prize they covet, in a new story by the author of the Newbery Medal-winning A Visit to William Blake’s Inn.
Hack and Whack by Francesca Simon. Illus by Charlotte Cotterill.
A pair of anything-but-angelic twin Viking toddlers go marauding around their village, upsetting apple carts until a more powerful force — their mother — exacts the most dreaded punishment of all: a cold bath. By the author of the Horrid Henry series.
How the Cookie Crumbled by Gilbert Ford
Shares lesser-known stories about the invention of the chocolate chip cookie (not all of which are actually true), describing how talented chef and entrepreneur Ruth Wakefield started a restaurant, wrote a cookbook and invented a dessert in three possibly different ways.
How Do You Say I Love You, Dewey Dew? by Leslie Staub. Illus by Jeff Mack.
A sweet, relatable book about diversity and tolerance fi nds a little alien struggling with bullying when he is initially unable to pronounce Earth words, a situation he overcomes by teaching his class how to say “love” in his language.
I Want That Nut! by Madeline Valentine
A mouse and a chipmunk who both want the same beautiful nut argue about which of them most deserves it until a squirrel joins the dispute, in a whimsical story that celebrates cooperation. By the creator of George in the Dark.
I’m Afraid Your Teddy Is in Trouble Today by Jancee Dunn. Illus by Scott Nash.
A ringleader teddy bear throws a raucous toy jamboree while their human companions are away at school, a party that finds them jumping on the bed, coloring on the walls, dressing in a parent’s clothes and having a bubble-bath sliding contest down the hall.
Jammie Day! by Carrie Snyder. Illus by Brooke Kerrigan.
A quieter middle child in a family of more boisterous siblings announces on a cold winter morning that it is jammie day and heads to school in his favorite footy pajamas, triggering an epidemic of pajama days among his classmates when parents and teachers are too distracted to catch on. By the award-winning author of Girl Runner.
Jan Brett’s Animal Treasury by Jan Brett
Four of Jan Brett’s very best animal stories, brought together in one treasury, include Town Mouse, Country Mouse; Armadillo Rodeo; The Umbrella; and The Three Snow Bears.
Journey Inside the Computer by Linda Liukas
Ruby and her new friend, Mouse, embark on an imaginative journey through the insides of a computer in search of the missing Courser, in a creative story that introduces children to a computer’s basic components. By the award-winning author of Hello Ruby. Hello Ruby No. 2
Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels by Kazue Takahashi
In the third book in the Kuma-Kuma Chan series, Kuma-Kuma Chan travels freely all over the world — in his imagination. Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels charms as the adorable bear once again exemplifies the joys of a simple, peaceful life. With its spare text and delightful illustrations, this small-format picture book invites readers to explore their own imaginations and create their own travels.
La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate DiCamillo. Illus by Jaime Kim.
A nearly wordless graphic story follows a singing little girl’s courageous search for a friend among the trees, pond and other unresponsive things in her world, until one wondrous night when her song is fi nally heard by someone who understands. By the author of the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux.
The Library Book by Tom & Mark, Michael Chapin. Illus by Chuck Groenink.
A picture book inspired by the authors’ hit song follows an exuberant youngster and her growing menagerie of friends, who navigate the challenges of a boring, gloomy day by going to the library and picking out books that will take them on exciting imaginative adventures.
The Little Fire Truck by Margery Cuyler. Illus by Bob Kolar.
Firefighter Jill and her fearless little fire truck zip all over the town to put out smoky fires and rescue those in need, in a picture book companion to The
Little Dump Truck and The Little School Bus.
The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Go to Bed by Dave Engledow
The social media star incorporates his uproarious award-winning approach to photography into the story of a little girl who stays up all night singing, dancing and blowing bubbles only to discover as the dawn breaks that she is not sure how she will stay awake for a big day that is planned.
Llama Llama and Friends by Anna Dewdney. Illus by J. J. Harrison.
An introduction to Dewdney’s best-selling picture book series and new Netflix animated series includes coverage of favorite and less-familiar characters.
Love, Triangle by Marcie Colleen. Illus by Bob Shea.
A geometry-inspired picture book fi nds best friends Square and Circle redefining their exclusive friendship when they are joined by Triangle, who is cool and exciting but who makes their group feel a bit bent out of shape.
Lovely by Jess Hong
A vibrant celebration of diversity combines evocative imagery with simple, one-word descriptions that explain how big or small, curly or straight, quiet or loud or any other contrasting differences are all equally wonderful.
The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie
When his woodcutting work causes several animals to lose their homes, a lumberjack gives a bird, a porcupine, a beaver and other animals new homes in his lush beard, until overcrowding compels a better solution.
The Magic in a Year by Frank Boylan. Illus by Sally Garland.
Discover the magic in a calendar year with this endearing book that follows a young girl as she tells of all the things she loves about each month of the year. Rhyming prose describes the unique aspects of the seasons and months that early readers will recognize and enjoy learning about. This magical picture book helps to educate about the seasons and months of the year, and also finds the beauty in each one.
Make a Face by Ricardo Alegria. Illus by Anya Kuvarzina.
An interactive, concept-driven picture book demonstrates how different facial expressions are connected to emotions, inviting children to follow narrator prompts to imitate the emotions and moods of animals who are displaying each feeling.
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Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai. Illus by Kerascoët.
A first picture book by history’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate describes how as a child in Pakistan she wished for a magic pencil to make others happy and to make her home cleaner and safer before she learned how to make positive changes without magic.
Me and Mr. Fluffernutter by Jennifer Gray Olson
A little girl who does everything with her kitty best friend struggles to find common ground on a day when she wants to have a dress-up tea party and
go swimming while her cat prefers to stare at the fish bowl.
Middle Bear by Susanna Isern. Illus by Manon Gauthier.
A second of three brother bears who struggles to feel special in spite of being perpetually ordinary fi nds a way to contribute when his ailing mother needs medicinal bark that can only be reached by a middle-sized cub.
Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Peña. Illus by Ana Ramírez.
Combines a Newbery Award-winning author’s original story based on the characters in the film, Coco, with vibrant stylized artwork by a Pixar insider in a companion to the latest Disney/Pixar animated production that explores how the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to an unexpected family reunion.
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Ming and Her Poppy by Deirdre Sullivan. Illus by Maja Löfdahl.
A companion story to Ming Goes to School finds Ming and Poppy embarking on a fun walk of shared stories, sidewalk cracks, dancing shadows, honking vehicles, and old and new friends.
Mulan: The Story of Mulan by Disney
A collectible storybook featuring full-color artwork in the style of the beloved animated Disney film follows the story of a courageous young woman who poses as a boy in order to take the place of her aging father when her country drafts soldiers to fight in a war.
My Dad Loves Me This Much! by Joe Fitzpatrick. Illus by Brian Fitzgerald.
Enjoy the special and unique bond that exists between father and child in this picture book that is perfect for bedtime. Through repetitive narrative and humorous illustrations, this touching tale of a young monster attempting to describe just how much her dad loves her will find young readers engaged in what is sure to be a silly and endearing twist that little ones will love and even imitate!
A Night Out With Mama by Quvenzhané Wallis. Illus by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
The Academy Award-nominated actress presents a story of glitz, glamour and family in the story of a talented little girl who prepares for a special night by dressing up in a beautiful blue gown and matching shoes before riding in the biggest car she has ever seen so that she can, among other things, share ice cream with her mama.
Nile Crossing by Katy Beebe. Illus by Sally Wern Comport.
Happily fishing in the Nile at his father’s side, a little boy from ancient Egypt anxiously prepares for his first day of school in Thebes, where he is challenged to face his fears in order to find a sense of peace. By the author of Brother Hugo and the Bear.
No Room for Baby! by Émile Jadoul
Worrying about a new baby penguin that sleeps in the crib that used to be his, a big-brother penguin wonders how his parents’ giant arms, high shoulders and limited hugging room will be able to provide for another family member.
Once in a Blue Moon by Danielle Daniel
Inspired by the expression, “once in a blue moon,” a collection of short poems that are complemented by simple yet sophisticated artwork describe rare and special experiences that turn ordinary days into memorable ones. By the creator of the awardwinning Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox.
Once Upon a Tree by Soren Kisel & Dawn Jarock. Illus by Jessica McClure.
A little leaf swirling high on a tree wonders about its life while watching baby animals and insects growing and transforming, until the arrival of colder weather triggers changes in the increasingly tired and vibrantly hued leaf, who finally drifts to the ground and learns its unique purpose.
Peppa Pig and the Library Visit
Having nothing new to read in the house except Daddy’s boring and overdue library book, Peppa Pig embarks on her first visit to the library and wonders how she will be able to make a choice among so many wonderful books.
Pirate Baby by Mary Hoffman. Illus by Ros Asquith.
An uproarious pirate adventure that includes female swashbucklers follows the adventures of a pirate crew that is perplexed by the discovery of a tiny baby girl adrift on the sea who compels them use their own possessions to make nappies, baby clothes and toys.
Pup and Bear by Kate Banks. Illus by Naoko Stoop.
During the ice melt following an Arctic winter, a wolf cub finds himself spinning out to sea on a sheet of ice alongside a motherly polar bear who gives him food and shelter until the cub grows large enough to venture out alone. By the award-winning author of If the Moon Could Talk.
The Quiet Crocodile by Natacha Andriamirado. Illus by Delphine Renon.
A peaceful crocodile who struggles to tolerate the boisterous friends who interrupt his daydreams finds his fierce crocodile nature tested in a whimsical story with a surprise twist ending. By the author of I Write for My Dog.
Sail Away Dragon by Barbara M. Joosse. Illus by Randy Cecil.
Strange and wonderful sights await Girl and Dragon as the inseparable friends journey across the sea in a latest entry in the series that includes Lovabye Dragon and Evermore Dragon. Girl and Dragon No. 3
Sam & Eva by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
A sweet and humorous picture book about Sam and Eva, a boy and girl who must balance their creativity and figure out how to cooperate after their drawings come to life.
Shelter by Céline Claire . Illus by Qin Leng.
Two strangers seeking shelter from an approaching storm are met with fear and suspicion from the woodland animals hiding in their homes, until an
accident forces a fox family out into the snow and wind, placing them in the hands of the strangers.
Sleep Tight, Snow White by Jen Arena. Illus by Lorena Alvarez.
A treasury of Mother Goose bedtime rhymes for a new generation of kids features a Prince Charming who snores so loudly that it becomes alarming, a Hansel and Gretel who have Sleepytime tea in the kettle and a Wicked Queen who awakens to a fresh new morning.
A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry. Illus by Lisa Mundorff.
Waiting patiently in his silver sea home for the friend he has always longed for, a small blue whale reaches out to a quiet, unresponsive pink cloud before finding himself in trouble and in the company of a helpful group of penguins.
Small Walt by Elizabeth Verdick. Illus by Marc Rosenthal.
A tiny snowplow determined to prove his worth battles a blizzard in a rhyming story that features sound words and cozy wintertime scenes inspired by
such classics as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little Engine That Could.
Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever by Julie Falatko. Illus by Tim J. Miller.
A sequel to the fan-favorite Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) fi nds the introverted reptile longing for a quiet evening to himself that is repeatedly interrupted by a well-intentioned chicken who makes non-stop overtures in the name of best friendship. Snappsy the Alligator No. 2
Snickerdoodle Takes the Cake by Ethan Long
Waking before the rest of his family and discovering a note saying “Do Not Touch” beside one of his mother’s famous cakes, Snickerdoodle becomes unable to resist temptation and attempts to bend the rules, triggering consequences that require a creative solution.
Someday, Narwhal by Lisa Mantchev. Illus by Hyewon Yum.
A companion to Strictly No Elephants finds a tiny narwhal teaming up with her boy, his friends and a trio of enthusiastic animals to discover the difference between staying home and embarking on a grand adventure.
Tobor by Guido van Genechten
Confused by an unusual gift that is quite different from his stuffed animals who cannot move or talk, 5-year-old Ben presses his new toy’s nose to make it come alive, talk and play games, activities that reveal to Ben how friendship can develop in unexpected ways.
Tricky by Kari Rust
A mischievous aristocrat and his dog spend their days cheating, stealing and playing cruel-hearted pranks on their neighbors until a newcomer gives the dog a treat that melts his mischievous heart and inspires him to rehabilitate his owner. A first picture book.
Trucks Galore by Peter Stein. Illus by Bob Staake.
A rousing, rumbling ode to trucks of all stripes by the creators of Cars Galore combines high-energy verse with whimsical illustrations of an array of big, noisy vehicles.
’Twas the Evening of Christmas by Glenys Nellist
A stunningly illustrated picture book echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Clement Moore’s beloved poem, but focuses on baby Jesus, who is the true hero of Christmas in this tale.
The Ugly Snowflake by Micki McHay
With the help of a special angel, the Ugly Snowflake discovers her true beauty. How intricate, how beautiful, how delicate the patterns and lives of a snowflake, sometimes starting out awkwardly, clumsily, not knowing where to land. Like snowflakes, we are each unique and special. We are designed intricately like the patterns of a snowflake. This story and delightful companion CD deal with the anxiety of feeling different, teaching children that each person’s heart is a shining light.
Vivian the Dog Moves to the Big City by Mitch Boyer
Moving to the city, Vivian the giant Daschund misses her friends and the wide-open spaces where she used to play before becoming lost and receiving help from an unexpected new friend.
We Love the Library by Mike Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears love reading and they love checking books out from the library, but when the library is on the verge of shutting down, Brother, Sister and Honey step in to find a way to save their beloved library.
Where Are You, Wilbert? by Bárdur Oskarsson. Trans by Marita Thomsen.
A hide-and-seek story about different perspectives and blind spots features a small gray rat and her large gray friend whose different sizes challenge a game of hide-and-seek that is complicated by a crocodile helper who is unable to see one of them.
Where, Oh Where, Is Baby Bear? by Ashley Wolff
A seek-and-find companion to the celebrated Baby Bear Sees Blue and Baby Bear Counts One finds curious Baby Bear accompanying Mama on a nighttime search for food that is challenged by the cub’s inclination to stop and explore everything he sees.
Windows by Julia Denos. Illus by E. B. Goodale.
Walking his dog at dusk, a boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in a lyrical ode to autumn evenings, exploring one’s neighborhood and coming home. By the creator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color.
The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett. Illus by Jon Klassen.
When a woeful mouse is swallowed whole by a wolf, he quickly discovers that a previously swallowed duck has already set up a cushy home for himself using the many comfortable things that the greedy wolf has eaten up. By the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.
Wolfie Paints the Town by Sabina Gibson
A shy artist who is not yet ready to let her neighbors see her unfinished work diligently adds her friends’ images into her paintings before organizing an art show and inviting the whole town to attend. Little Wood No. 1
The Wooden Camel by Wanuri Kahiu. Illus by Manuela Adreani.
When his dream of becoming a camel racer is upended by rising water prices that force his family to sell their camels and his siblings to get jobs, young Etabo searches for a way to bring meaning to his life, in a story inspired by the examples of the Turkana culture of northwest Kenya.
You’re All Kinds of Wonderful by Nancy Tillman
The creator of the best-selling On the Night You Were Born presents an uplifting celebration of what makes every child special, honoring the unique differences and loving attributes that set us apart and connect us to the world.