May Picture Books

May Picture Books

May is here and Ms. Wendy has some new picture books to show off!

The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey Purple E Pum 
On a small family farm, an old truck falls into disrepair and lies nearly forgotten, except by the family's daughter. The truck has been part of her daydreams as she grows up and develops strength and independence. As an industrious young woman, she pulls the rusted and overgrown vehicle from its almost-grave and restores it. 

Say Hello! By Rachel Isadora Purple E Isa 
Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her neighbourhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese and many other languages. Rachel Isadora's eye-catching collages are full of kid-friendly details, making Carmelita's neighbourhood fun to explore. This simple portrait of a child's day provides a great introduction to the joy of language.  

Ariba: An Old Tale About New Shoes by Masha Manapov Pink E Man 
Marcus' joy over his new pair of shoes reminds his grandfather of an old story about a boy named Ariba who has the most unusual relationship with an extraordinary pair of shoes. Because no matter how many times Ariba tries to get rid of his shoes, they always seem to find their way back to him. After all, why would shoes caked, baked and layered with stories ever want to find a new owner? For in life, just as we claim a few precious things as our own, there are also those rare things that claim us.  

Chicken Break: A counting Book by Cate Berry Red E Ber 
These chickens (ten to be exact) have one mission: to escape the coop and have some wild fun. One by one, the chickens break out. When all ten are out, they let loose! But chickens get tired, and after their wild day, one by one, they head back for some much needed relaxation. Even party animals need some rest. Filled with spunk and spirit, this is a fun and energetic way of engaging young readers to count to ten and from ten to one! 

No Hugs! By Deirdre A. Prishmann & Sarah Jennings Purple E Pri 
Alice loves giving hugs and does not understand why her friend Zara does not want one, until the tables are turned, giving her a new perspective. 

Now What? A Math Tale by Robie H. Harris Red E Har 
Solve a problem with Puppy and a bag full of blocks in this gentle introduction to early math concepts. Puppy wants to build a bed out of blocks, one that is wide enough and long enough for a snooze. But there aren't enough rectangles, squares, and triangles. NOW WHAT? Build, measure, count, compare! Follow along as Puppy tries again and again and again and finally figures out how blocks of different shapes and sizes can fit together to build a bed that's just the right size for a nap. 

All the Colors/De Colores by Susie Jaramillo B E Jar 
Bring every color to life and increase your child's vocabulary in both English and Spanish. Complete with beautiful illustrations, this book is a great way to make learning and singing with your little chickie special and unique in not one, but two languages. 
Format: 8" x 7" novelty book with a unique magnetic closure and an accordion fold so the book can be opened completely, laid flat, or made to stand so children can surround themselves with the story. Interactive lift-the-flap features. Reversible with the original Spanish song on one side and an English adaptation on the other.Beautiful art with brightly colored characters from the Emmy-nominated series. 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang B E Hua 
Each book in the Sing Along With Me! series has five slider mechanisms and a QR code with directions for how to download both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme. Simply scan the code to listen and sing along! Slider mechanisms on each page and cheerful illustrations will make these favorites for sharing. Join along with the beloved nursery rhyme in The Itsy Bitsy Spider. 

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