Family - Sibling - New Baby

These are books selected by the Bank Street Children's Book Committee as especially noteworthy from 2013 for children under five years old.
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All About Grandmas Cover Image
By Roni Schotter, Janice Nadeau (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803737143
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Published: Dial Books - March 15th, 2012

An endearing, rhyming look at the reciprocal love between grandmas and their grandchildren is accompanied by soft, inviting watercolors (2-6).

This book has received an endorsement from the Bank Street College Children's Book Committee.

 


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The Day Louis Got Eaten Cover Image
By John Fardell, John Fardell (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781467703154
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andersen Press - September 1st, 2012

Sarah, encountering unexpected perils, attempts to rescue her brother who was eaten by a Gulper. Dynamic, cartoonish illustrations (4-7).
This book has received an endorsement from the Bank Street College Children's Book Committee.

 


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The Family Tree Cover Image
By David McPhail, David McPhail (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805090574
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 27th, 2012

A boy needs help to save a tree that for generations has provided shade for the house and a swing for children. Watercolor and ink illustrations (3-6).

 


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Lola Reads to Leo Cover Image
By Anna Mcquinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781580894036
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2012

A book-loving sister learns to help baby brother Leo by sharing stories for every occasion. Acrylic illustrations sweetly enrich the narrative (3-6).

 


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Max and Ruby's Treasure Hunt Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670063178
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 30th, 2012

When rain spoils Max and Ruby’s outdoor tea party, Grandma comes to the rescue. Cheerful ink, watercolor, and gouache illustrations (4-6).

 


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My Dad Is Big and Strong, But...: A Bedtime Story Cover Image
By Coralie Saudo, Kris Di Giacomo (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592701223
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 17th, 2012

In a funny story of role reversal, a son can’t get his dad to go to bed. Humorous earth-tone illustrations with computer-manipulated collage (4-6).

 


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No Jumping on the Bed 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803735637
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Published: Dial Books - April 12th, 2012

When Walter jumps on his bed, it crashes through the floor with hilarious consequences. Colorful graphite and Photoshop, cartoon-like illustrations (3-7).

 


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One Special Day (A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters) Cover Image
By Lola Schaefer, Jessica Meserve (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423137603
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 20th, 2012

An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother. Digital oil pastel illustrations (3-6). 

 


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Petunia Goes Wild Cover Image
By Paul Schmid, Paul Schmid (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061963346
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - 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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What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580894166
Availability: Special Order
Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2012

Children from around the world show off the clothing they wear for play, school, sports, and celebrations. Stunning photographs of the children (4-6).

 


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When Dads Don't Grow Up Cover Image
By Marjorie Blain Parker, R.W. Alley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803737174
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Published: Dial Books - March 15th, 2012

What fun it is to have a father who is the perfect playmate—still a kid at heart! Humorous animated illustrations (4-6).

 


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Who Am I? (Andersen Press Picture Books) Cover Image
By Gervase Phinn, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780761389965
Availability: Special Order
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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Whoa, Baby, Whoa! Cover Image
By Grace Nichols, Eleanor Taylor (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781599907420
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - February 28th, 2012

People tell baby to stop before he gets hurt, until he finally does something that amazes everyone. Watercolor illustrations (0-3).

 


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Wild About You! Cover Image
By Judy Sierra, Marc Brown (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780307931788
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: 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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