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PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2017
Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo! by Katy S. Duffield. Illus by K. G. Campbell.
Feeling terribly sick with a cold that gives him two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt and three runny noses, Little Alien receives lunar decongestants, meteor showers and a Milky Way milkshake from Mama and Daddy Alien while his pooch, Mars Rover, performs funny tricks to cheer him up.
Amy the Red Panda Is Writing the Best Story in the World by Colleen Venable. Illus by Ruth Chan.
A companion to Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World finds Amy the Red Panda aspiring to write the world’s best story only to be stymied by the wide-ranging opinions of her animal friends.
Bamboo for Me, Bamboo for You! by Fran Manushkin. Illus by Purificacion Hernandez.
Panda twins Miranda and Amanda frolic, fight and fuss over their favorite bamboo treat throughout a day marked by games of hide-and-seek with other silly zoo friends before they turn in for the night and dream of delicious bamboo. By the author of the Katie Woo series.
Bear and Chicken by Jannie Ho
Finding a chicken shivering in the winter snow, Bear brings the chicken home and tries to warm it up and offer it some food, an act of kindess that frightens the silly bird into thinking he is about to be cooked.
Betty’s Burgled Bakery: An Alliteration Adventure by Travis Nichols
Alerted by the Gumshoe Zoo alarm that Betty’s Bakery has been burgled, a menagerie of critter detectives embark on a mystery filled with alliteration and wordplay in a multi-paneled, graphic-art adventure that is complemented by detailed back matter on alliteration and animal eating habits.
The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein
Discovering a whale tangled in his family’s only fishing net, a young boy remembers how it felt when he was once caught in a net and nearly drowned, a memory that compels him to set the whale free in spite of the risks involved. By the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.
Can’t Catch Me! by Timothy Knapman. Illus by Simona Ciraolo.
A cheeky mouse who declares himself the fastest critter in the world taunts a progression of hungry animals, including a fox, a wolf and a bear, who give up chasing him before clever Old Tom Cat uses his wiles to end the mouse’s teasing.
Claudia & Moth by Jennifer Hansen Rolli
Painting the beautiful, colorful butterflies she spots near her home so that she can keep reminders of their beauty during the cold season, Claudia wonders about a moth she sees flying out of an old sweater and questions how moths and butterflies are related.
The Fox and the Wild by Clive McFarland
Spying a flock of birds flying over the rooftops of his city home, Fred, a fox who survives in the dangerous and noisy alleys of an urban environment, learns from a bird about a different potential home in the wild.
Game of Gnomes by Kirsten Mayer. Illus by Laura K. Horton.
A sequel to Go BIG or Go Gnome finds Ginger the gnome competing in the Winter Gnome Games only to be disqualifi ed from every event because she has trouble following the rules, a situation that leads to a daring rescue mission.
Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates by April Jones Prince. Illus by Steven Salerno.
Stumbling onto a pirate ship manned by Mama, Papa and Baby pirates, Goldenlocks is unable to resist improving on their humdrum environment with spicier foods, furniture repairs and well-strung hammocks, impressing the pirates so much that they invite her to join them.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
The award-winning creator of How to Catch a Star offers an intimate missive about the world and his hopes for his child, sharing uplifting and sweetly humorous observations about the importance of kindness and tolerance.
Hortense and the Shadow by Natalia O’Hara. Illus by Lauren O’Hara.
Hating the shadow that follows her everywhere, a brave and kind girl is surprised by bandits on a cold, dark night and discovers that her despised shadow is everything that she needs most. A first picture book.
How to Find an Elephant by Kate Banks. Illus by Boris Kulikov.
A boy carries food and binoculars into the jungle and camps beneath a large leaf during a storm to search for an elusive elephant that he is unable to spot but readers can discern hidden in background artwork. By the award-winning author of If the Moon Could Talk.
I Wanna Be a Cowgirl by Angela DiTerlizzi. Illus by Elizabeth Vukovic.
A rhythmic story about a little girl who imagines herself as a daring cowgirl finds her pulling on rain boots, saddling up a stick horse and galloping off through her backyard, where she enjoys creative adventures along with her loyal puppy.
I Won’t Eat That by Christopher Silas Neal
A very hungry cat who does not find his cat food at all appetizing wonders what else to eat and considers the wiggly worms that turtles eat, the bouncy rabbits that foxes eat and other nontempting options before discovering that what he really wants is right in front of him.
Little Owl’s Egg by Debi Gliori. Illus by Alison Brown.
Jealous of an egg that is keeping Mommy busy while their family waits for his new sibling to hatch, Little Owl wonders why he isn’t enough all by himself and imagines the many scary things that might hatch out of the egg. By the best-selling author of the Mr. Bear series.
Mouse by Zebo Ludvicek
A hungry little mouse discovers the alphabet, nibble by nibble, after encountering a Letter M that invites the mouse to have a few bites until the letter is turned into an N. A first picture book.
No More Tantrums by Maria van Lieshout
Draws on personal and relatable experiences in an early milestone story about how very young children, transitioning away from the habits of their preschool years, can start practicing the use of words instead of tantrums to get what they want.
Pillowland by Laurie Berkner. Illus by Camille Garoche.
The acclaimed “queen of children’s music” pairs the lyrics of her beloved hit with gentle illustrations by the creator of Fox’s Garden, in a soothing bedtime story that evinces themes of comfy pajamas, fl uffy bedding and a soft, sweet dreamland world.
Read the Book, Lemmings! by Ame Dyckman. Illus by Zachariah O’Hora.
A latest laugh-out-loud picture book by the best-selling creators of Wolfie the Bunny and Horrible Bear! features an exasperated Arctic fox who tries to get his lemming charges to stop leaping off cliffs long enough to realize that cliff diving may not be as natural to them as they believe.
Red Again by Barbara Lehman
Discovering an abandoned book on the side of the road that opens a window to another world as real as his own, a young boy makes astonishing discoveries as both worlds collide. By the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of The Red Book.
The Secret to Clara’s Calm by Tamara Levitt. Illus by Jeremy Bondy.
Estranged from her friends after losing her temper one too many times, a once popular little girl anticipates a lonely summer before bonding with a gentle bird who teaches her how to calm her feelings through the art of meditation.
Snow Beast Comes to Play by Phil Gosier
A lonely snow beast emerges from his cold home and wanders into a nearby town in search of a friend, enduring a series of trials and errors in his loud, large and clumsy ways until a little girl who has been watching him decides that a new friend might not be so bad. A first picture book.
Thunder Horse by Eve Bunting. Illus by Dennis Nolan.
Receiving a small winged horse from her aunt, a little girl forges a deep bond with her magical companion, who grows and grows until the little girl realizes that she must let it go so that it can be free and happy. By the Caldecott Medal-winning author of Smoky Night.
Wanda’s Humpback Hula Show by Marian Parks. Illus by Tammy Yee.
When Wanda’s baby brother arrives, she feels left out and miserable . . . until she cleverly hulas her way to humpback fame. Wanda delights in her newfound stardom, but one day a careless mistake ruins everything. The only thing that will fix this mess is an apology! The story offers entertaining insight into the Northern Pacific Humpback Whale migration to the Hawaiian Islands and a helpful lesson in humility.
Willy and the Cloud by Anthony Browne
A highly relatable, metaphorical story about navigating the challenges of anxiety features a young chimp who goes to the park on a warm and sunny day and who gets increasingly worried about a growing cloud in the sky before he becomes determined to face his fears so that they will not spoil the whole day.
Would You Dare?: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure by Min Flyte. Illus by Matt Hunt.
Embarking on a daring adventure in the jungle, a plucky little explorer encounters a sequence of scary animals, from a giant elephant and a flapping vampire bat to ferocious piranhas and a snapping crocodile, in a high-energy lift-the-flap story that culminates in a fun-filled surprise ending.