Feelings - Friendship

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Under Five

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Alfie Is Not Afraid Cover Image
By Patricia Carlin, Patricia Carlin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423145370
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Published: Disney Press - July 3rd, 2012

A little boy feels lucky that his dog will protect him when they camp out at night, but Alfie has other ideas. Clever ink and digital illustrations (3-5).

 


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Baby Be Kind Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763656478
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 25th, 2012

A vibrantly illustrated board book with gentle behavioral recommendations that can make the world a happy place for toddlers (2-4).

 


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Charley's First Night Cover Image
By Amy Hest, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763640552
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 9th, 2012

The brand-new puppy doesn’t want to sleep alone. Can Henry make him comfortable in his new home? Soft pencil and watercolor illustrations (3-6).

 


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Friends Cover Image
By Michael Foreman, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781467703178
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Published: Andersen Press - September 1st, 2012

Knowing his goldfish friend is unhappy, a cat figures out how to show him the world. Vibrant watercolor illustrations (4-7).

 


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Hippospotamus Cover Image
By Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781467703161
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Andersen Press - September 1st, 2012

Silly, nonsensical rhyming words advance this story of jungle animals trying to help their hippo friend. Lively, humorous pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations (4-6).

 


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A Home for Bird Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Philip C. Stead (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596437111
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 5th, 2012

Vernon the toad is determined to help his new friend, Bird, find his home, introducing him to his animal friends along the way. Humorous mixed- media illustrations (3-7).

 


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How to Be Friends with a Dragon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807534328
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2012

As his sister teaches him how to treat a dragon, Simon gets involved in a series of adventures with one. Fanciful illustrations (4-6).
 


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I Don't Want to Be a Pea! Cover Image
By Ann Bonwill, Simon Rickerty (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442436145
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2012

Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird argue over their costumes for the fairy tale fancy dress party. Colorful digital illustrations (3-5).

 


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I Want to Win! Cover Image
By Tony Ross, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761389934
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Published: Andersen Press - January 1st, 2012

Can a feisty princess, used to having her way at the castle, learn how to play by the rules in a school competition? Whimsical ink and watercolor illustrations (4-6).

 


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Kate and Nate Are Running Late! Cover Image
By Kate Egan, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250000804
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 16th, 2012

A frantic morning rush to get to school on time ends with a surprise. Rhyming text and gouache and watercolor illustrations (4-6).

 


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A Kiss Like This Cover Image
By Mary Murphy, Mary Murphy (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763661823
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 11th, 2012

All the little ones kiss their grown-ups. Lyrical language and warm digital ink and watercolor illustrations on die-cut pages (1-3).

 


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Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823416035
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Published: Holiday House - February 1st, 2012

Two playful friends prepare for a day of kite flying, but a surprise is waiting. Simple, engaging language and colorful mixed-media illustrations (2-6).

 


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Listen to My Trumpet! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423154044
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Published: Hyperion Books - February 7th, 2012

Piggie has a new trumpet. Elephant tells the truth about his friend’s “music”—and gets a surprise. Energetic color cartoons add to the humor (4-6).

 


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Llama Llama Time to Share Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670012336
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

In rhyming text, the ideas of play and sharing are explored as a young llama meets a new friend, Nelly Gnu. Expressive oil illustrations painted in oil (2-5).

 


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The Lonely Book Cover Image
By Kate Bernheimer, Chris Sheban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375862267
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - April 24th, 2012

When the book became old and worn, it was no longer taken from the shelf until... Soft watercolor and graphite illustrations of a warm library setting (4-7).

 


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Lovabye Dragon Cover Image
By Barbara Joosse, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763654085
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

A lonely girl is found in a castle by a lonely dragon and they become friends. Textured oil illustrations (3-6).

 


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Make a Wish Bear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670012398
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Published: Viking Children's Books - September 13th, 2012

A little bear’s friends make his wish come true. Simple, gentle illustrations (4-7).

 


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The Monster Returns Cover Image
By Peter McCarty, Peter McCarty (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805090307
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - January 31st, 2012

Jeremy figures out a way to welcome Monster back by involving all the neighborhood kids. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations (3-5).

 


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Mr. King's Things Cover Image
By Genevieve Cote, Genevieve Cote (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554537006
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Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2012

When Mr. King’s friends find value and use in objects he carelessly discards, he is inspired to recycle with invention and fun. Lively, colorful mixed-media illustrations (4-7).

 


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My No No No Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670014057
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2012

A day full of meltdowns makes Bella and everyone around her unhappy. Will tomorrow be better? Cartoon-like watercolors (3-5).

 


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Oh No, George! Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763655464
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 13th, 2012

George is a dog who really wants to be good, but having so many temptations makes that very hard! Quirky, vivid illustrations (4-6).

 


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Oh! What a Surprise! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590788929
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - October 1st, 2012

Goose and Bear are busy making surprises, and Fox is eager to participate. Colorful pastel-like illustrations (3-5).

 


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On My Way to the Bath Cover Image
By Sarah Maizes, Michael Paraskevas (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780802723642
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Published: Walker & Company - May 22nd, 2012

Livi’s creative procrastination slows her trip to the tub. Will she ever get wet? Playful, digital art (3-6).

 


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Petunia Goes Wild Cover Image
By Paul Schmid, Paul Schmid (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061963346
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Published: HarperTorch - January 24th, 2012

Petunia longs to be a wild animal, to her parent’s dismay. Simple line drawings add to the humor (3-6).

 


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Plant a Kiss Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061986758
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Published: HarperCollins - December 27th, 2011

What happens when you plant a kiss in the ground? Spare prose is encircled by expressive illustrations (4-6).

 


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Speak Up, Tommy! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761374985
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - September 1st, 2012

After constantly teasing him about his Israeli accent, Tommy’s classmates are surprised when his knowledge of Hebrew makes him a hero. Cartoonish illustrations (4-8).

 


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Tabby McTat, the Musical Cat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545451680
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - December 1st, 2012

In this sweet, rhyming story, a street musician and his cat are separated. Will they find each other again? Bright, mixed-media illustrations (2-6).

 


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This Monster Needs a Haircut Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803737334
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Published: Dial Books - July 5th, 2012

Will Stewart still be scary if he gets a haircut? Will he lose his identity? Monster-like watercolors (3-5).

 


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Too Shy for Show-And-Tell Cover Image
By Jennifer A. Bell (Illustrator), Beth Bracken
$7.95
ISBN: 9781404874183
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Published: Picture Window Books - February 1st, 2012

Young Sam is scared to share before the class and tries to avoid it. How will he do when it is his turn? Humorous illustrations (3-7).

 


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Utterly Lovely One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763652678
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 14th, 2012

Everyone is special in his or her own unique way. Soft, detailed illustrations of many different animals (0-5).

 


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What Little Boys Are Made of Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062023551
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - March 27th, 2012

Shiny and colorful illustrations waltz us through the adventurous fantasy life of a young boy (4-6).

 


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What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802734327
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Published: Walker Childrens - October 2nd, 2012

As the hours pass by, Mr. Wolf wonders whether any of his friends remember that it’s his birthday. Humorous, detailed watercolor and ink illustrations. (3-5).

 


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Who Am I? Cover Image
By Gervase Phinn, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761389965
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Published: Andersen Press - January 1st, 2012

When a strange little creature hatches, he has no idea what he is. Colorful, animated watercolors (3-5).

 


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Wild about You! Cover Image
By Judy Sierra, Marc Brown (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780307931788
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2012

The pandas and tree kangaroos are sad that they don’t have new babies to take care of, but an abandoned egg and a stray kitten change that. Bright, energetic mixed-media illustrations (3-5).

 


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Zorro Gets an Outfit Cover Image
By Carter Goodrich, Carter Goodrich (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442435353
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Pug Zorro’s feeelings about his new, embarrassing outfit are vividly conveyed in simple text and expressive watercolors (4-7).