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NYPL's Children's Books 2011: Picture Books

A Ball for Daisy
A Ball for Daisy By Raschka, Christopher (Book - 2011 ) J PIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Young children will feel a puppy's heartbreak at the loss of a beloved ball and enjoy the simple delights that new friends can bring.

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake By Kaplan, Michael B. (Book - 2011 ) J PIC K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A new obsession with chocolate cake leads to gooey disaster for a young hare-oine who really just cannot wait for dessert.

Blackout
Blackout By Rocco, John (Book - 2011 ) J PIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:No lights? No problem! An urban community remembers how to have fun without electricity.

Cloudette
Cloudette By Lichtenheld, Tom (Book - 2011 ) J PIC L and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:It's hard to be small. Cartoon drawings bring to life one cloud's courageous journey to find her place in the big, big world.

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? By Shea, Susan A. (Book - 2011 ) J PIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:"If a duckling grows and becomes a duck, can a car grow and become... a truck?" Bright, simple pictures with plenty of holes and flaps illustrate this concept book.

A Dog Is A Dog
A Dog Is A Dog By Shaskan, Stephen (Book - 2011 ) J PIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A dog is a dog unless it's a . . . cat! Or a squid! Or a moose! Silly surprises abound as a canine plays dress up.

On Land
On Land By Biggs, Brian (Book - 2011 ) J PIC B and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:A trip to the city takes a father and son past fleets of cars and trucks, a construction site, and a train yard. Fantastically crowded city scenes create a visual treasure hunt for younger children.

Grandpa Green
Grandpa Green By Smith, Lane (Book - 2011 ) J PIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:An old man's beautifully sculpted garden preserves a lifetime of memories in this poignant, intergenerational tour through Grandpa's life.

Hugs From Pearl
Hugs From Pearl By Schmid, Paul (Book - 2011 ) J PIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Pearl the Porcupine loves to give hugs, but her quills make it hard to be friendly. Pictures done in soft pastel colors add to the cozy mood.

I Want My Hat Back
I Want My Hat Back By Klassen, Jon (Book - 2011 ) J PIC K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A sly whodunit, with just desserts. "Don't ask me any more questions!"

Little White Rabbit
Little White Rabbit By Henkes, Kevin (Book - 2011 ) J PIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A thoughtful rabbit wonders what it would be like to be a rock, a butterfly, and other things he sees on his walk. Toddlers will love playing along with this meditative book.

Me-- Jane
Me-- Jane By McDonnell, Patrick, 1956- (Book - 2011 ) J PIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:This spare portrait of Jane Goodall, enhanced by photos and Goodall's own drawings, is an engrossing look at how a child's intense fascination with the natural world fueled a career as a famous animal researcher.

Mine!
Mine! By Crum, Shutta (Book - 2011 ) J PIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Two toddlers and a puppy make glorious messes with toys and food in this one-word romp.

Mitchell's License
Mitchell's License By Durand, Hallie (Book - 2011 ) J PIC D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The only road to bed in this playful bedtime frolic is the one-way Daddy Express.

My Hands Sing the Blues
My Hands Sing the Blues Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey By Harvey, Jeanne Walker (Book - 2011 ) J PIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Jazz-infused text and collages bring the early inspirations of the renowned African-American artist to life.

A New Year's Reunion
A New Year's Reunion By Yu, Li-Qiong (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:A poignant tale fo a father's homecoming after an extended absence. Vibrant illustrations echo a family's joy.

Octopus Soup
Octopus Soup By Mayer, Mercer, 1943- (Book - 2011 ) J PIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A young octopus has a silly adventure on land in this wordless escapade with lively cartoon pictures.

Perfect Square
Perfect Square By Hall, Michael, 1954- (Book - 2011 ) J PIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A resourceful paper square makes beautiful new forms after being torn into strips, poked full of holes, and cut into pieces. Vividly colored geometric illustrations add to the fun.

Press Here
Press Here By Tullet, Herve (Book - 2011 ) J PIC T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Press, clap, and shake to transform a simple yellow dot into an exuberant, interactive experience.

Underground
Underground By Evans, Shane (Book - 2011 ) J PIC E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A sparsely worded powerful and personal journey on the Underground Railroad with dramatic paint and charcoal artwork.

What Animals Really Like
What Animals Really Like By Robinson, Fiona, 1965- (Book - 2011 ) J PIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Monkeys like to play, horses like fresh hay, worms like to wiggle, and warthogs like to . . . blow enormous bubbles? Hilariously detailed watercolors add to the whimsy.

Where's Walrus?
Where's Walrus? By Savage, Stephen, 1965- (Book - 2011 ) J PIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:It's hard to find a walrus when he's hiding in plain sight. A clever, wordless tale of hide-and-seek.

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As children's librarians shared this year's newest books with the children in their local libraries, it became clear that the old adage - the more things change, the more they stay the same - is truer than ever. From Xboxes to iPads, from Wii consoles to the hottest apps, technology ages in a blink of an eye, but the timelessness of a good tale will always engage even the most tech-savvy child. Here are some of the best picture books of the 2011 year. Enjoy them with your families.


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