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New Picture Books 1/12/09

Happy 2009!
It's a new year which means we have lots of new picture books to share with you!

Jack's House by Karen Magnuson Beil
Cumulative text reveals who was really responsible for the house that Jack claims to have built, and all of the trucks involved, from the bulldozer used to clear the land to the van that brought a hammock for the back yard.


Airport Mouse by Ruth Clark
Airport Mouse awakens alone and frightened having been left behind after construction of a new airport terminal. Airport Mouse is rescued by Mr. Michelson, the Supervisor of Maintenance, and together they explore the new airport as Mick and Manny Partners in Maintenance. The story is an adventure of the values of caring and friendship.


Scrambled States of America: Talent Show by Laurie Keller
The states decide to get together and put on a show featuring their particular talents. Also includes facts about the history and geography of the states.


Willow by Denise Brennan-Nelson
In art class, neatness, conformity, and imitation are encouraged, but when Willow brings imagination and creativity to her projects, even straight-laced Miss Hawthorn is influenced.


Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman
When Sara Ann brings home three little kittens, Katie the dog's enthusiasm frightens the kittens away, until she learns that quiet patience is sometimes needed to begin a friendship.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2009!

Miss Jamie


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