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Here are a few new books that I think you will enjoy!bruce

Picture Books
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins, Disney Hyperion

A hilarious case of mistaken identity – Bruce the bear loves eggs. When he buys some local, organic, free-range goose eggs, things go south, as it were. The eggs, instead of boiling, hatch. Now Bruce has children instead of dinner. Watch the grumpy bear change into a doting caregiver in this fun romp.

Red Yellow Blue and a dash of white, too by C. G. Esperanza, Sky Pony Press

A child paints an elephant, who then mixes paints and creates her own paintings. This fanciful book showcases colour mixing and art in such a delightful, bright manner. The action words make it pop just as much as the fun illustrations do. Add it to your artsy storytime and get the paints out and mix away!

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Be a Friend by Salina Yoon, Bloomsbury

A boy, who does not speak, finds a friend in a Joy, a girl who is silent as well. Their friendship is made of similar interests and kindness. With sepia-toned illustrations that appeal to the senses, this book should get even the youngest thinking about what it means to be a friend.


For Teachers….
Flowers are calling by Rita Gray, Illustrated by Pak Kenard. Houghton Mifflin

This simple rhymed text will be a good addition to classrooms studying pollination. The flowers call to the pollinators, and the text gives a little extra information about how this happens. Nature studies will be enriched with these lovely watercolour illustrations that have the feel of lush landscapes. flower calling


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