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Librarian Favorites 2013
Wonderful books published in 2013 that our staff loved!
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  Cover Art: I'm Not Reading! Allen, Jonathan
I'm Not Reading!
Baby Owl reluctantly reads a story to Baby Chick, whose numerous brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends join in and test Baby Owl's patience.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Brown, Peter
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: A Little Book of Sloth Cooke, Lucy
A Little Book of Sloth
Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world's largest sloth orphanage. You'll fall in love with bad-boy Mat eo, ooh and ahh over baby Biscuit, and want to wrap your arms around champion cuddle buddy Ubu!
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Max and the Tag-along Moon Cooper, Floyd
Max and the Tag-along Moon
When Max leaves his grandfather's house, the moon follows him all the way home, just as Grandpa promised it would.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Forever Dodd, Emma
Forever
Presents a bedtime tale that reveals how the love between a parent and child lasts forever.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: You are the Pea and I Am the Carrot Elkins, J. Theron
You are the Pea and I Am the Carrot
A friendship between two very compatible people is described in terms of foods that go together, such as funnel cake with powdered sugar, or salsa and chips.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Chu's Day Gaiman, Neil
Chu's Day
Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. Will Chu sneeze today?
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: I Spy On the Farm Gibbs, Edward
I Spy On the Farm
An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Construction Kitties Goodwin-Sturges, Judy Sue
Construction Kitties
Wearing their hats, Construction Kitties use heavy equipment to dig, move, push, and smooth the dirt.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Dino Bites! Hall, Algy Craig
Dino Bites!
A cumulative story finds a hungry dinosaur munching and crunching and searching for lunch until his appetite leads him to a buzzing noise, a hop, and a wriggle before he encounters a big surprise.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Old Mikamba Had a Farm Isadora, Rachel.
Old Mikamba Had a Farm
This fabulous version of the classic nursery song "Old MacDonald" introduces children to a menagerie of African animals and their sounds.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Lazy Daisy Cranky Frankie Jordan, Mary Ellen
Lazy Daisy Cranky Frankie
During the day on an unusual farm, Daisy the lazy cow would rather eat jelly than grass, Frankie the cranky dog watches television instead of sheep, and the other animals behave equally oddly but at night, all are good at sleeping.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Open this Little Book Klausmeier, Jesse
Open this Little Book
Die-cut pages open to reveal different animals, each opening a book of a different color and reading about the next.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Yeti Turn Out the Light! Long, Greg
Yeti Turn Out the Light!
It is bedtime, but scary shadows on the wall are keeping Yeti awake.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Tap the Magic Tree Matheson, Christie.
Tap the Magic Tree
Invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Cookie the Walker Monroe, Chris.
Cookie the Walker
A dog who gains fame and fabulous treats by walking on her hind legs soon misses her old life.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Open Very Carefully O'Byrne, Nicola
Open Very Carefully
A crocodile falls into a quiet storybook and wreaks havoc on the characters, in a tale that invites youngsters to slam the book shut or find the courage to take a peek inside.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Exclamation Mark Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Exclamation Mark
A punctuation mark feels bad that he doesn't fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Dinosaur Kisses Stein, David Ezra
Dinosaur Kisses
An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: That is Not a Good Idea! Willems, Mo
That is Not a Good Idea!
A surprising lesson about the importance of listening to one's inner gosling ensues when a very hungry fox issues a dinner invitation to a very plump goose.
Easy Picture Book
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