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Check out these fictional mighty girls! Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Schwartz In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs" tale, Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day. Includes glossary of Japanese martial arts terms The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles…

Howard P. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship: Winning Isn't Everything by Howard Binkow Howard B. Wigglebottom likes to win, but he learns that nobody wins all the time. Howard learns how to become a teamplayer when his soccer team makes it to finals After-School Sports Club: Time for T-Ball by Alyson Heller At T-ball practice, Caleb is not very nice when the other children try to hit the ball, but when it is his turn, he finds that he is not…

Howard P. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow The friendly rabbit learns the importance of listening. Listen, Buddy by Helen Lester A lop-eared rabbit named Buddy finds himself in trouble with the Scruffy Varmint because he never listens. In One Ear and Out the Other by Michael Dahl Bud the monster is not a good listener, but when he almost misses a party at his own house he finally figures out a way to solve his problem. Lacey Walker,…

Kindergarten Luck by Louise Borden After he finds a brand new shiny penny, Theodore has a perfect day in Kindergarten. The Best Thing About Kindergarten by Jennifer Lloyd It's graduation day, and Mrs. Appleby's class tries to answer the question "What's the best thing about kindergarten?" but Mrs. Appleby has a secret answer of her own. Kindergarten Diary by Antoinette Portis Annalina's diary entries reflect her feelings and experiences as she goes from being afraid to go to kindergarten to…

EDWARD GETS MESSY wins first Anna Dewdney Read Together Award

Penguin Young Readers, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader are proud to announce that EDWARD GETS MESSY, written by Brooklyn librarian Rita Meade; illustrated by Olga Stern (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) is the winner of the first Anna Dewdney Read Together Award. Rita Meade is a public librarian who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Rita is a contributing editor for BookRiot.com and formerly hosted the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly bookish…

Best Book for Babies 2017

Every year librarians and child development experts come together for one very important reason: to agree on the best new books for babies. Check out the list below to expand your budding little book lover’s library. For the last seventeen years the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has been collaborating with The Fred Rogers Company and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children to compile an annual list of the best new books for babies. The criteria includes clear,…

If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden Beautiful message and glorious watercolor illustrations. Goodnight Dragons by Judith Roth Using kindness, soft blankets, and chocolate milk, a brave child tames ferocious dragons and settles them in a clover field for a nap. I Just Want to Say Goodnight by Rachel Isadora In a village on the African plains, a little girl stalls bedtime by saying good night to various animals and objects. The Goodnight Train by June Sobel A…

Sharing is caring....but not always easy for young children. Check out these titles to help learn ways to share and play nice! The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat There are only three cookies and four hungry friends to share them with. This is not good. This is not equal! Bear & Hare- Share! by Emily Gravett Friends Bear & Hare learn that sharing is better than being selfish You Are NOT My Friend by Daniel Kirk A sock monkey becomes…

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin Dragons + fiery flavors = fun, fires, burps and more! The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt A standout in the crayon-fiction genre, this book is all about the many emotions of a boy's much-loved crayons. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein A precocious chicken interrupts as her dad tries to put her to bed...a great pick for those extra-excitable little listeners. Brief Thief by Michael Escoffier What to do when your only…

DIGGING, MIXING, PLOWING, WORKING....CHECK OUT THESE CONSTRUCTION PICTURE BOOKS! Construction Kitties by Judy Goodwin-Sturges Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail by James Horvath The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer Tinyville Town Gets to Work by Brian Biggs Raise the Roof by Anastsia Suen Bulldozer's Big Day by Candace Fleming Whose Tools? by Toni Buzzeo Construction by Sally Sutton Digger and Tom by Sebastien Braun The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Harper Mighty Mighty Construction…