“Great New Books” in kids-books

“Great New Books”

Extra Yarn

by: Mac Barnett

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems about the Presidents

by: Susan Katz

This nod to presidential foibles arrives just in time for the upcoming election cycle. In humorous yet informative rhymes, you learn that Washington never slept in the White House, John Quincy Adams often skinny-dipped in the Potomac, Herbert Hoover and his wife avoided eavesdroppers by conversing in Chinese, and William Howard Taft (at 350 pounds) required a special bathtub. (Kindergarten - grade 5)

Otto the Book Bear

by: Katie Cleminson

Otto lives in a book in a house but when no one is looking he comes to life to read his favorite stories and practice his writing, until he is left behind and must set out in search of a new home.

Baby Bear Sees Blue

by: Ashley Wolff

Leaving the den as the weather warms, Baby Bear discovers blue birds, red strawberries, orange butterflies, and other colorful things in nature.

10 Hungry Rabbits: Counting and Color Concepts

by: Anita Lobel

Ten rabbits are hungry for supper but Mama Rabbit has nothing to put in her soup pot, so Papa sends the little ones to the garden where they discover increasing numbers of foods in many different colors.

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

by: Jonah Winter

Pablo Picasso may have been a world-famous artist, but that doesn't mean no one ever called his artwork "ugly." Any kid who's been told what to draw, or heard mean things about something they made, will relate to this story about how Pablo faced down his critics and made something truly original. (grades 2-5)

Beep and Bah

by: James Burks

A robot who hungers for adventure and a goat who wants to avoid trouble set out to find the missing mate to a single sock.


by: Sarah Prineas

Spirited young Fer travels through the Way to a magical world in which beings part human and part animal serve an evil ruler known as the Lady, and where she hopes to learn about her long-lost parents and her own identity. (grades 5-8)

Another Brother

by: Matthew Cordell

Davy the sheep wishes he had time alone with his parents, as he did before his twelve brothers came along and started imitating his every move, but when his wish comes true Davy misses playing with the youngsters.

Chilly Milly Moo

by: Fiona Ross

While the other cows are enjoying the sun and making plenty of milk, Milly Moo is too hot to make a drop but when the temperature falls, Milly Moo shows the farmer and the rest of the herd what she can do.

Crocodile's Tears

by: Alex Beard

Afraid to ask Crocodile why he is crying, a black rhinocerous and a tik tik bird ask a series of endangered animals if they know.

My Heart Will Not Sit Down

by: Mara Rockliff

In 1931 Cameroon, young Kedi is upset to learn that children in her American teacher's village of New York are going hungry because of the Great Depression, and she asks her mother, neighbors, and even the headman for money to help.

Irena's Jars of Secrets

by: Marcia Vaughan

"The story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped rescue nearly 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Includes afterword, author's note, sources, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

I Don't Want to be a Pea

by: Ann Bonwill

Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird are best friends, but a disagreement over costumes may prevent the two from attending the annual "Fairytale Fancy Dress Party."