New Kids picture books for Autumn/Winter 2015

I’ve been doing a lot of research into popular children’s fiction and here’s a collection of awesome books that I want to get my mits on! You can follow my pinterest board for even more new kids books.

diva and fleaThe Story of Diva and Flea – 13 Oct 2015

Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery

51VRYGLwDwLLouis I, King of the Sheep – 1 Oct 2015

Louis I, King of the Sheep, Tallec’s 10th book with Enchanted Lion, is a gorgeously envisioned fable about power, indifference and conformity, and how those who do not think for themselves will eventually suffer the consequences. Marked by wit and humor, this is one smart book.

51t+cubQDVLThank You and Good Night – 1 Oct 2015

The sun set, the moon rose, and Clement buttons his favourite pyjamas, ready for bed. But then his friends arrive for a surprise pyjama party! Inspired by the internationally acclaimed MUTTS series, this warm and engaging picture book is perfect for sharing at bedtime

51Fg2ChjzMLLittle Tree – 1 Nov 2015

In the middle of a little forest, there lives a Little Tree who loves his life and the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of long summer daysAs Little Tree sits in the shadow of the other trees, now grown sturdy and tall as though to touch the sun, he remembers when they were all the same size. And he knows he has an important decision to make.

The Whisp511GNmy2raLer – 1 Nov 2015

Step inside the pages of a little girl’s magical book as she discovers the profound and inspiring notion that we each bring something different to the same story. Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading

51ulJQet78LSnow Rabbit – 29 Oct 2015

Two sisters look longingly through their window at the snowy sky. One goes out and sculpts a little rabbit, but when she brings it back inside to her wheelchair-bound sister, it begins to melt. So they take it outside and into the forest where enchanted things begin to happen.

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The Sea Tiger – 13 Oct 2015

The Sea Tiger is Oscar s best friend, Oscar s only friend. They do everything together explore the ocean, visit the sea circus, even hitch a ride to the surface to look at the stars… But Oscar is not a Sea Tiger, and so it s up to the Sea Tiger to help him find a new friend. A bittersweet tale from a stunning new talent in childrens illustration.

51o8vZ92LJLKetzel, the Cat Who Composed – 6 Oct 2015

Inspired by a true story, Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates craft an engaging tale of a creative man and the beloved cat who brings unexpected sweet notes his way.

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Snow – 13 Oct 2015

Every child loves a snow day—no school and snowball fights galore! But Sam has to wait for Granddad, even though all the other kids have already gone to the park . . . and all the dogs . . . and all the zoo animals! Only when the two finally arrive does Granddad see why Sam was in such a hurry—and they have the best time playing with everyone in the snow.

61TJJZI1uLLSpit and Sticks: A Chimney Full of Swifts – 7 Oct 2015

In a parallel, wordless story, a mom, dad, and young girl on the farm watch the chimney swifts throughout the summer and fall, even as they build a new crib and ready for the new baby they’re expecting. As they enjoy their baby’s first months, they also celebrate the fledglings’ first flight and bid the birds good-bye until next year

51F4SqLJWQLThe Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland’s Good Fortune 3 Sep 2015

Illustrator P.J. Lynch brings a young, honest perspective to a pivotal moment in American history in this powerful and vividly illustrated story of the Pilgrims.

61doB-tWZNLMummy Cat – 1 Sep 2015

Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen, creating a story-within-a-story about the events of centuries past. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author’s note.

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The Biggest Story – 18 Sep 2015

Short and extremely readable, this imaginative retelling of the biblical narrative can be read in one sitting and features action-packed illustrations that will bring the message of the Bible to life for the whole family.

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