Picture Book

I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay

I Can See Just Fine book cover: blonde girl sitting on a wodden bench with the title in a speech bubble. She is holding a pink book upside evidenced by the ABC on its cover"Paige was a little nervous when they arrived at the doctor's office."

Oh no, Paige is having trouble seeing the board at school and she accidentally mistakes a skunk for a kitty! Her parents decided that it is time Paige went to see the eye doctor, but Paige is scared. Will she have to get glasses? What if she looks different from everyone else? With a little humor, Eric Barclay assures his readers that it's okay to be different, especially if you get to wear some fabulous glasses.

For parents with little ones afraid of making that trip to the doctor and especially for those making the trip to the eye doctor, this book is great for calming those fears! 

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Bridget, Kids World

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift book cover: close up of a snow covered house. One porch, with hands a the raling, is a female brown bear wearing a green sweater. Next to her is a male brown bear in a blue vest. Both have mouths open with tongues out to catch the falling snowflakes“She shook her savings bank upside down. Only a few coins fell out. How could she give Boris something special if she had only a few coins?”

Boris is a musician from Russia. Stella is an Italian cake maker. Boris and Stella are neighbors and the best of friends. Each admires the other for their talents. They have a love of hats and scary movies in common. This year the eighth and final night of Hanukkah falls on December 24th, Christmas Eve. Boris and Stella will spend the holidays together. Both are both worried that without much money they will not be able to give one another a special gift. Will this Christmas and Hanukkah story have a happy ending? 

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift is a thoughtful holiday story from author and illustrator Dara Goldman. Goldman was inspired by O. Henry’s early twentieth-century tale, The Gift of the Magi. The two bears show that being with your loved ones is the most important part of any season. Young readers might be surprised by the ending of Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift. This title is not to be missed.  

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Jade, Kids World

I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec

I See Kitty book cover: a brown-haried girl wearing a red polka dotted dress sits on the hill and points towards a cloud shaped like a cat"Can I have a kitty?" "Not today, Chloe."

Chloe really loves kitties. She loves them so much that she starts seeing them everywhere she goes. She sees them in the sky and even in her dreams, but what she really wishes for is a kitty of her very own. Chloe's excitement for finding cats in everything she sees is absolutely adorable. I See Kitty is an easy and enjoyable read for cat lovers of all ages. This book is filled with a lot of silly looking cats that will make anyone smile. This is Yasmine Surovec's first children's book.

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Natassia, Kids World

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

Crankenstein book cover: a frankenstein green colored boy, wearing a yellow t-shirt and blue shorts,scowls. He has an empty ice cream cone in his hand. One scoop of pink colored icecream is on the ground by his shoe"You would say, 'Who wants pancakes?' and Crankenstein would say, 'MEHHRRRR!!'"

Crankenstein is the story of a young boy who wakes up grumpy. Nothing is amusing. School isn't any fun. Rainy days are even less exciting. Bedtime is the worst of all.  Will Crankenstein ever get out of his bad mood?

This short book has colorful illustrations (Crankenstein is a lovely shade of green) that help the story move along. Kids will love and relate to this tale about Crankenstein and his mopey mood and laugh at his enthusiastic responses of "MEHHRRRR!!"

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Natassia, Kids World

Ol' Clip Clop: A Ghost Story by Pat McKissack

Ol' Clip-Clop book cover; a colonial man on horsebackJohn Leep "had a mean streak in him that ran the length of his long, thin body. Wasn't poverty that made him hard. He had plenty of money. But John Leep had a stingy heart." 

And so the stage is set with a selfish greedy man ready to get his comeuppance.

With the right elements of spooky, this is a perfect ghost story to share this Halloween. Recommended for grades 2 and up. (Or, a really bold first grader). Read with the lights on or off, either way, you'll never hear the sound of "clip-clop" the same way again!

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Celeste, Kids World

Nugget & Fang, Friends Forever--or Snack Time by Tammi Sauer

Cover image of Nugget and Fang featuring a large shark and a small fish smiling at each other."They did everything together...until it was time for Nugget to go to school."

Can a big shark and a little minnow really be best friends? When Nugget goes away to minnow school, he makes a shocking discovery - sharks like to eat minnows! Shark misses his best friend and tries his best to prove that he does not, in fact, want to eat minnows, but Nugget isn't so sure. When Nugget finds himself in trouble, it is up to Fang to save the day and rescue the minnows. Will Nugget be able to look past their difference and be friends with Fang again?

With bright and colorful illustrations, this 'fishy' tale reminds us that friends come in all shapes and sizes.

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Bridget, Kids World

Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-El

Not Your Typical Dragon book cover with a green dragon in bottom left corner blowing bubbles that rise across the book cover"He could feel a tingling inside his tummy. But when he opened his mouth, fire did not come out."

What would a dragon do if he could not breathe fire? That is the dilemma Crispin Blaze finds himself in when he discovers on his 7th birthday that he cannot breathe fire! This is quite unheard of, and after several failed attempts to learn how to breathe fire, Crispin decides that it would best for everyone if he ran away. However, With the help of Sir George, a knight, Crispin discovers that maybe being different isn't so bad after all!

Funny and heartwarming, Crispin's story will make you laugh and appreciate everything that makes you unique.

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Bridget, Kids World

Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale

Stripes of all types book cover with black and white stripes framing a skunk walking across grass"Stripes found in water, twisting on sand and poised on a leaf."

Discover different types of animals that have stripes and the natural habitats in which they live. A butterfly, a zebra, a tiger and a snail are all animals that have a stripe or more on their body. Why do they have these stripes and how do they help them survive? With simple, colorful illustrations and a glossary in the back, learn about these exciting animals!

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Bridget, Kids World

Two Shy Pandas by Julia Jarman

Cover image of the book Two Shy Pandas featuring two pandas on different sides of a fence waving to each other.This is a sweet and simple story about friendship and the importance of being a good neighbor. Panda and Pandora, who live at numbers one and two Bamboo Gardens, are eager to meet. However, both are very shy and cannot find the courage to say hello. When winter comes to Bamboo Gardens a snowball changes everything...

Preschool aged children will enjoy this tale.

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Jade, Kids world

Part-time Princess by Sarah Underwood

Part-time princess book cover, has young blonde princess with blue dress riding a green dragon"During the day, I am a regular girl....But at night, after Mom kisses me and tucks me in, I become a princess."

After a day filled with spelling tests and following the rules, a young girl becomes a princess. While there is plenty of pink to go around, this is not your typical princess picture book. Filled with bravery, compassion, and a sense of adventure, the young princess faces various emergencies from fire-breathing dragons to trolls crashing the ball. It is "princess to the rescue!" This self-empowered young girl takes charge of each situation saving the kingdom, "as usual." Too bad it was all a dream, or was it?

A great book to share between mom and daughter as the young girl's mom makes a queenly appearance in most escapades. Recommended for princess fans ranging from PreK to first grade.

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Celeste, Kids World

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