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Book cover 1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears: Numbers Everywhere New Review
Jane Brocket (2014) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Concept, Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Pictures of flowers, socks, buttons, shapes, yummy food, and so much more invite you and your child to count all the way up to twenty. Each page features beautiful, colorful photographs showing different ways to look at each number. Some of the pictures feature things that are all the same and others challenge the reader to figure out what is different in the picture. When you finish the book, look around, what can you count next?

Reviewed by: Amanda / University City Regional Library

Book cover A Trip Into Space New Review
Lori Haskins Houran (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Francisca Marquez
Audience: Toddlers, Preschool
Category: Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Calling all future astronauts! This Non-fiction picture book takes you from blastoff to bedtime on the International Space Station. What will you take along? How will you eat? Bright, cheerful illustrations introduce readers to the daily activities of an astronaut, from observing Earth to going for a space walk. The text is simple enough for beginning readers, with more detailed information at the back to help answer questions from your littlest space explorers.

Reviewed by: Rene / ImaginOn

Book cover Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses New Review
Jane Brocket (2014) , under 40 pages
Audience: Toddlers, Preschool
Category: Concept, Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Do you know what your five senses are? Do you know how to use them? This book of big, beautiful photographs captures everyday objects. Page after page of pictures are so vivid and vibrant that you will practically be able to feel the prick of the cactus needle and taste the tang of the lemon. The vocabulary of the senses provides the narration with words like bitter, sweet, shiny, and soft. Romp through this sensory delight as you explore your senses.

Reviewed by: Larisa / Morrison Regional Library
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Book cover Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? New Review
Rita Gray (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Kenard Pak
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Did you know that mama birds are very quiet when they sit on their nests? Do you know why? Where is the daddy bird? You will find out in this charming, non- fiction picture book. This book is perfect for preschoolers with just a few words per page and eye catching illustrations. Children will have fun looking at pictures of the different types of birds and imitating their sounds. When you are done with the book, go outside and see if you can find some of these birds in your own backyard.

Reviewed by: Linda / Mountain Island Library

Book cover The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life New Review
Lois Ehlert (2014) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Biographies, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Lois Ehlert has created the perfect book for someone who, as she says, loves books and art. Both autobiography and scrap book, this title gives the reader a colorful peek inside her childhood, her studio, and her design process. With a seamstress mother and a woodworker father, Lois grew up with the examples and encouragement needed to become an award- winning picture book writer and illustrator. Each turn of the page reveals bits of her illustrations as well as the inspiration for many of her stories. Did you know that Feathers for Lunch was inspired by the time her sister’s cat Bucky escaped out the door? Or that Nuts to You came about after a real live squirrel slipped into Lois’s house. Readers will enjoy spotting familiar images from their favorite books. Lois has led a colorful life. And so can you!

Reviewed by: Gina / University City Regional Library


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