New Children’s Fiction for September

Stop, Go, Yes, No!: A Story of Opposites

By Mike Twohy
Call Number: PIC TWO
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In the vein of Tom and Jerry, Road Runner, Bugs Bunny, and other classic cartoons, Stop, Go, Yes, No! features an adorably enthusiastic dog and a less-enthusiastic cat on a chase full of silly and exciting turns, with a heartwarming twist.

Look

By Fiona Woodcock
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Starring a brother and sister who go to the zoo, see kangaroos and baboons, and get to bring home balloons! Told entirely in words that contain a double o, this playful story is a great choice for emerging readers.

New Shoes

By Chris Raschka
Call Number: PIC RAS
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When a young child discovers a hole in a sneaker, mother and child embark on a big childhood adventure—a trip to the store to pick out new shoes.

Did You Eat the Parakeet?

By Mark Iacolina
Call Number: PIC IAC
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A little girl can’t find her parakeet―her kitty must have eaten it! Right? Where else would it have gone? It was just here! She shouts, she accuses, and she laments her loss. But her cat might be trying to tell her something . . .

Play

By Jez Alborough
Call Number: PIC ALB
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It’s bedtime for Bobo, but the little chimp isn’t ready to stop playing for the day. So he hitches a ride on an obliging giraffe, only to be carried back to his mother when she calls. His mother tells him again to stay, but Bobo can’t help catching a lift on the back of a turtle to see what’s across the pond and on top of a nearby hill. Now it’s getting dark, and he’s all alone, with no idea how to get home. “Mommy!”

Stegothesaurus

By Bridget Heos
Call Number: PIC HEO
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Stegothesaurus’s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers. So when he makes a friend―an allothesaurus­―who is just as verbose as he, he is happy, thrilled, and ecstatic! But Stegothesaurus soon learns that the allothesaurus has very different ideas about what constitutes a good meal, and he’ll discover there’s one thing that he loves more than words: his family.

Trevor

By Jim Averbeck
Call Number: PIC AVE
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Trevor is a lonely yellow canary looking for a friend. He stretches his wings the width of his boring cage and notices the tree outside stretching its branch. And on the end of that branch? Another canary! But he’s so shy and quiet. Trevor knows just how to make him feel comfortable.

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!

By Ryan T. Higgins
Call Number: PIC HIG
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It’s the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can’t wait to meet her classmates. But it’s hard to make human friends when they’re so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . .

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