Children’s New Arrivals – Picture Book

December Arrivals


  • J EASY BARRETT
    Barrett, Hayley
    Girl versus squirrel
    Summary:"A resourceful girl named Pearl matches wits with an intrepid squirrel in a rollicking tale of teacups, peanuts, and the satisfying surprise of learning something new"–
    ISBN:“0823442519 (hardcover)”, “9780823442515 (hardcover)”


  • J WORLD LANGUAGE SPANISH EASY BEATY
    Beaty, Andrea
    Sofía Valdez, presidenta tal vez
    Summary:When her abuelo is injured at the local landfill, second-grader Sofia is determined to transform the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, taking on City Hall in the process.
    ISBN:164473107X, 9781644731079


  • J EASY BHADRA
    Bhadra, Sangeeta
    The nut that fell from the tree
    Summary:"This is the house where Jill plays. This is the oak that holds the house where Jill plays. This is the nut that fell from the oak that holds the house where Jill plays … So begins Sangeeta Bhadra’s The Nut that Fell from the Tree, a cumulative tale that pays homage to "The House that Jack Built," and a playful account of how difficult it is for an acorn to grow up into an oak! The story follows the acorn along an arduous journey, in which, after falling from Jill’s tree, one animal after another steals it, it drops into the water and sinks to the bottom, is picked up and tossed away by a fastidious beaver, is eventually found by a squirrel who decides to bury it for later and forgets about it, leaving it in the earth where the sturdy little nut takes root, and grows and grows and grows into an oak that now holds the house where Jill’s grandson, Jack, plays. The jaunty rhythm of the text ("This is the raccoon, a sneak through and through / that tricked the goose with the bird’s-eye view …") and the vibrant, humour-filled illustrations make for a lively, fun read-aloud."–
    ISBN:1525301195, 9781525301193


  • J EASY BICKELL
    Bickell, Elaine
    The little ghost who lost her boo!
    Summary:As Little Ghost searches the night for her lost "boo," her animal friends offer to lend their sounds but she will need the reader’s help to find her special sound.
    ISBN:0593202155, 9780593202159, 9780593202173


  • J EASY BROWN
    Brown, Tameka Fryer
    Brown baby lullaby
    Summary:An illustrated lullaby featuring a busy, independent, beloved brown baby being prepared for bedtime.
    ISBN:“0374307520 (hardcover)”, “9780374307523 (hardcover)”


  • J EASY CHAPMAN
    Chapman, Jane
    Just like you!
    Summary:Snowflake, a baby mammoth, lives with Mama and Pops in their herd. Snowflake is eager to grow up. "I don’t want to be little, I want to be big and strong like you!" One day, Pops takes Snowflake with him on a special adventure. Could Snowflake already be more like Pops and Mama than she realizes?
    ISBN:168010103X, 9781680101034


  • J EASY DICAMILLO
    DiCamillo, Kate
    A piglet named Mercy
    Summary:Mr Watson and Mrs Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door… In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive – and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same. Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series.
    ISBN:“1406388688 (hbk.) :”, “9781406388688 (hbk.) :”


  • J EASY DICAMILLO
    DiCamillo, Kate
    Good Rosie!
    Summary:Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks with George and looking at the clouds together, but the closest she comes to another dog is when she encounters her reflection in her empty dog bowl, and sometimes that makes Rosie feel lonely. One day George takes Rosie to the dog park, but the park is full of dogs that Rosie doesn’t know, which makes her feel lonelier than ever. When big, loud Maurice and small, yippy Fifi bound over and want to play, Rosie’s not sure how to respond. Is there a trick to making friends? And if so, can they all figure it out together?
    ISBN:“1406383570 : HRD”, “9781406383577 : HRD”


  • J EASY DISNEY
    Ruderman, Rachel
    Song of the sirenas / A Disney Read-along
    Summary:On a visit to her cousin Cristóbal, Elena gets more than she bargained for when she meets mysterious underwater creatures called sirenas and encounters the evil sorceress Shuriki.
    ISBN:“136802047X : PAP”, “9781368020473 : PAP”


  • J EASY DRAGO
    Drago, Flavia Z.
    Gustavo the shy ghost
    Summary:Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves?
    ISBN:1536211141, 9781536211146


  • J EASY GOMEZ
    Gomez, Rebecca J.
    Federico and the wolf
    Summary:A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood in which Federico rides his bicycle to the market for Abuelo’s groceries, then stands up to a hungry wolf. Includes a recipe for pico de gallo and glossary of Spanish terms.
    ISBN:“1328567788 (hardcover picture book)”, “9781328567789 (hardcover picture book)”


  • J EASY GRANT
    Grant, Allison Sweet
    Leif and the fall
    Summary:Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. "All leaves fall in the fall," say the other leaves. But Leif is determined to find a different way down, and with his friend Laurel, he uses the resources around him to create a net, a kite, a parachute in hopes of softening his landing. The clock is ticking, the wind is blowing. What will happen when a gust of wind pulls Leif from his branch?
    ISBN:1984815490, 9781984815491


  • J EASY HELING
    Heling, Kathryn
    Clothesline clues to the first day of school
    Summary:"This third installment in the clothesline series introduce readers to all the people they’ll encounter as they embark on their first day of school. From the teacher to the janitor, from the bus driver to new friends, who wears what? A charming companion to Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do and Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play, this title introduces the first day of school in an engaging, clever way. The rhyming text encourages young readers to identify each school-related figure (bus driver, cafeteria crew, teacher, etc.) represented by items hanging from a clothesline. The text is careful to avoid gender stereotypes."–
    ISBN:0876172796, 9780876172797, 1580898246, 9781580898249, 1580895794, 9781580895798, “9781580898249 (reinforced for library use)”


  • J EASY HIBBS
    Hibbs, Gillian
    Errol’s garden
    Summary:"Errol loves gardening, but there isn’t enough room in his flat to grow everything that he would like. When he discovers a secret but neglected space at the top of the apartment block, he has a wonderful idea, but to carry it out he’ll need some help. Surely the other residents will be too busy to help him realize his dream? Or just not interested enough? In this heart-warming tale of common purpose within a diverse community, Gillian Hibbs illustrates the power of the natural world to inspire and reward humanity within a seemingly inauspicious environment."–Provided by publisher.
    ISBN:1643109642, 9781643109640, 178628085X, 9781786280855, 1786280841, 9781786280848


  • J EASY JEFFERS
    Jeffers, Oliver
    What we’ll build : plans for our together future
    Summary:A father and his young daughter gather their tools and begin building a future where love can be set aside until it is needed, enemies become friends, and exploration is key.
    ISBN:0593206754, 9780593206751


  • J JEWISH HOLIDAY HANUKKAH EASY KIMMEL
    Kimmel, Eric A.
    Simon and the bear : a Hanukkah tale
    Summary:Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon’s mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. The lone survivor out in the wide ocean, Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear. Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. But then he recounts all of the miracles that have befallen him so far. Perhaps it is not too much to hope for one more, he thinks, as he lights all of the candles in the menorah. The bright glow signals a passing ship, and Simon makes it to New York after all. This fanciful Hanukkah tale — like none you’ve ever read before — celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love. From the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins comes a gorgeously illustrated fantasy Hanukkah tale full of miracles, from sharing latkes with a polar bear to surviving a Titanic-like sinking. The story behind the ancient holiday is included at the end.
    ISBN:1368041752, 9781368041751


  • J WORLD LANGUAGE SPANISH EASY KITAMURA
    Kitamura, Satoshi
    ¡Magia!
    Summary:¿Quién está ahí? ¡Es Bombina, la conejita maga! ¡Bienvenidos a su espectáculo! ¿Qué sacará del sombrero? Quizás un gato o un alce. Es un misterio. Acércate y al son del encantamiento "Abracadabra, tamborilero", descubre qué hay en el sombrero
    ISBN:6075277625, 9786075277622


  • J JEWISH HOLIDAY HANUKKAH EASY LEVINE
    Levine, Arthur A.
    The Hanukkah magic of Nate Gadol
    Summary:Introducing Nate Gadol, a new larger-than-life holiday hero who brings Hanukkah wonder and generosity to all those in need. He is a generous spirit whose magic can make things last exactly as long an they’re needed. When the Glaser family immigrates to the United States, their first Hanukkah looks like it will be a meager one. And their neighbors are struggling too, with money scarce and Christmas around the corner. Even Santa’s spirits are running low. Luckily, Nate Gadol has enough magic to make this a miraculous holiday for all.
    ISBN:0763697419, 9780763697419


  • J EASY LONG
    Long, Ethan
    Horse & Buggy plant a seed!
    Summary:After Horse and his friend Buggy plant a seed, Horse must exercise patience while waiting for it to grow.
    ISBN:0823444988, 9780823444984


  • J EASY MORA
    Mora, Oge
    Saturday
    Summary:When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.
    ISBN:“0316431273 (hardcover)”, “9780316431279 (hardcover)”


  • J EASY NYONG’O
    Nyong’o, Lupita
    Sulwe
    Summary:Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
    ISBN:1534425365, 9781534425361


  • J THANKSGIVING EASY PILKEY
    Pilkey, Dav
    ‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving
    Summary:School children on a field trip to Mack Nugget’s farm save the lives of eight turkeys in this poem based on "The Night Before Christmas."
    ISBN:1338670417, 9781338670417


  • J EASY REDD
    Redd, Nancy Amanda
    Bedtime bonnet
    Summary:As family members braid, brush, twirl, roll, and tighten their hair before bedtime, putting on kerchiefs, wave caps, and other protective items, the little sister cannot find her bonnet.
    ISBN:“1984895257 (lib. bdg.)”, “9781984895257 (lib. bdg.)”, “1984895249 (hardcover)”, “9781984895240 (hardcover)”


  • J EASY ROBINSON
    Robinson, Christian
    You matter
    Summary:Illustrations and easy-to-read text remind the reader that no matter what happens or how one feels, he or she matters.
    ISBN:1534421696, 9781534421691


  • J EASY SWEENEY
    Sweeney, Joan
    Me on the map
    Summary:A child describes how her room, her house, her town, her state, and her country become part of a map of her world.
    ISBN:1643108204, 9781643108209, “1524772011 (Paperback)”, “9781524772017 (Paperback)”, “1524772003 (Hardcover)”, “9781524772000 (Hardcover)”


  • J THANKSGIVING EASY WALSH
    Walsh, Liza Gardner
    The fall fairy gathering
    Summary:"Celebrate with the fairies as summer winds down and they prepare for the coming of winter."–Page [4] of cover.
    ISBN:1608935922, 9781608935925


  • J EASY WELSH
    Welsh, Clare Helen
    The tide
    Summary:A young girl spends a day on the beach with her grandpa, whose memories are starting to come and go like the tide.
    ISBN:1680101412, 9781680101416, “1643109588 (Penworthy)”, “9781643109589 (Penworthy)”


  • J THANKSGIVING EASY WHEELER
    Wheeler, Lisa
    Dino-Thanksgiving
    Summary:The dinosaurs enjoy a variety of Thanksgiving Day activities, including preparing favorite recipes, playing touch football, telling stories, and eating together.
    ISBN:1512403180, 9781512403183


  • J EASY WIELOCKX
    Wielockx, Ruth
    Luke and Lottie : fall is here!
    Summary:While Luke and Lottie are playing outside, they discover a hedgehog building a nest in the fallen leaves to prepare for winter.
    ISBN:1605375705, 9781605375700