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Thunder Horse by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Dennis NolanWhat it's about: The gift of a tiny white horse changes a little girl's life, but as the horse grows larger -- and sprouts wings -- the girl realizes her friend is destined for bigger adventures than just being a pet.
Who it's for: kids who can settle in for a quietly magical readaloud, complete with luminous, watercolor-washed illustrations.
The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai GersteinStarring: Abelardo, a brave young boy who, despite warnings from his practical fisherman papa, swims out to save the giant whale that has gotten tangled in their only fishing net.
Why kids might like it: Detailed illustrations capture the drama and exhilaration of this daring aquatic rescue, which was inspired by real events.
Who Am I? An Animal Guessing Game by Robin Page; illustrated by Steve JenkinsWhat it is: a readaloud-ready guessing game for little zoologists. Cut-paper illustrations and hints about the habitat, diet, and behaviors of seven different animals present readers with age-appropriate clues to puzzle over before each animal's identity is revealed.
Don't miss: the extra animal facts on the final pages.
Kids might also like: My First Day, Creature Features, and the many other inventive nonfiction animal books by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins.
Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates by April Jones Prince; illustrated by Steven SalernoWhat it's about: When Mama, Papa, and Baby pirate row ashore, lonely Goldenlocks sneaks on board to season Mama's lackluster gruel, repair Baby's rickety stool, and generally prove her handiness. But will the fierce pirate family be happy with her improvements?
Kids might also like: Steve Light's Swap! for another clever ship-repairing kid, or Mo Willems' Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs for another goofy fairy tale reboot.
100 Things I Love to Do with You by Amy SchwartzWhat it is: a rhyming, cheerful compendium of everyday activities for children to do with a friend, sibling, or parent. Colorful cartoons depict a diverse array of characters trying such pastimes as making mud pies, writing secret codes, eating ice cream, and misbehaving (just a little).
For fans of: creator Amy Schwartz's earlier book, 100 Things that Make Me Happy, or Julie Morstad's How To.
Where's Walrus? and Penguin? by Stephen SavageWhat it is: a wordless, retro-modern romp featuring two escaped zoo animals who'll take on any disguise, no matter how silly, to elude the pursuing zookeeper.
Who it's for: sharp-eyed kids who love seek-and-find books but aren't quite ready for Waldo.
Series alert: New fans may want to check out Walrus' first escape in Where's Walrus?
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper by Mike TwohyWhat it is: An unconventional alphabet book that introduces letters through a high-speed, slapstick dog-and-mouse chase. Visual humor abounds in the energetic illustrations, making the story suitable for readalouds or one-on-one sharing.
Kids might also like: Nate Evans' Bang! Boom! Roar!
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