New Picture Books

July 2014

The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan KrallThe Great Lollipop Caper
Krall, Dan
Call Number: JE KRAL
2013
Tired of having only adults like his acidic taste, Mr. Caper makes caper-flavored lollipops that are sent throughout the world, but his plot has unexpected consequences and only Lollipop can save the day.
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris RaschkaEveryone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
Raschka, Chris
Call Number: JE RASC
2013
A father teaches his daughter all about bicycle riding, from selecting the right bike to trying again after a fall.
Ruthie and the (Not So) Very Busy Day by Laura RankinRuthie and the (Not So) Very Busy Day
Rankin, Laura
Call Number: JE RANK
2014
  Ruthie loves to spend Saturday with her parents, but will interruptions spoil her favorite day?
Two Hands to Love You by Diane AdamsTwo Hands to Love You
Adams, Diane
Call Number: JE ADAM
2014
Illustrations and simple rhyming text show how the guiding hands of a family are always there to love and nurture a child, from birth to the first day of school. 
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda BaileyIf You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
Bailey, Linda
Call Number: JE BAIL
2014
A humorous survey of the practical things dinosaurs can do explains how otherwise unused dinosaurs can offer a perfect excuse for forgetting homework while also making good nutcrackers, kites, and burglar alarms.
My Red Balloon by Kazuaki YamadaMy Red Balloon
Yamada, Kazuaki
Call Number: JE YAMA
2014
A little girl begins a happy bus outing with her beautiful red balloon. But when the balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help follow the balloon. A wild chase begins and along the way a rabbit, a polar bear, a penguin, and a giraffe all join in to help as they follow the wayward balloon. And when a bird pecks the balloon with its beak, the result makes all their effort seem in vain, but the little girl's new friends once again come to the rescue with just the right words of comfort.