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Multcolib Staff Picks: Best picture books, 2013

Ballad
Ballad By Blexbolex (Book - 2013 ) jE BLEXBOLEX 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:As a child encounters the world returning home from school, his small world become enormous.

Building Our House
Building Our House By Bean, Jonathan (Book - 2013 ) jE BEAN 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:A description of building the family home is enriched and expanded on by the art.

Bully
Bully By Seeger, Laura Vaccaro (Book - 2013 ) jE SEEGER 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 23 copies

Annotation:With very few words, the anti-bullying message is gently and cleverly reinforced.

Flora and the Flamingo
Flora and the Flamingo By Idle, Molly Schaar (Book - 2013 ) jE IDLE 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 15 copies

Annotation:Pudgy Flora tries to dance like the Flamingo, an endeavor that begins badly but ends magically.

Inside Outside
Inside Outside By Boyd, Lizi (Book - 2013 ) jE BOYD 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:This wordless book follows a boy and his dog through the seasons both inside and outside.

Journey
Journey By Becker, Aaron (Book - 2013 ) jE BECKER 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 17 on 22 copies

Annotation:A bored girl finds a red crayon that takes her to way more interesting places than Harold’s purple one did.

Locomotive
Locomotive By Floca, Brian (Book - 2013 ) j 385.0973 F628L 2013 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A family rides the train from Omaha to California shortly after the the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroad companies meet and create the transcontinental railroad in 1869. From endpages filled with facts, to the exploded view of a steam- engine, to the looks on the faces of the kids, this book is amazing.

Mr. Wuffles!
Mr. Wuffles! By Wiesner, David (Book - 2013 ) jE WIESNER 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 32 copies

Annotation:Mr. Wuffles the cat ignores all his toys except his spaceship which turns out to be real in this graphic novel format book.

That Is Not A Good Idea!
That Is Not A Good Idea! By Willems, Mo (Book - 2013 ) jE WILLEMS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 40 copies

Annotation:A fox picks up a duck on a street corner from whence she willingly goes into the woods with him in this homage to silent movies.

Year of the Jungle
Year of the Jungle By Collins, Suzanne (Book - 2013 ) jE Parenting COLLINS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:Suzanne Collin’s memoir of her experiences as a first grader when her father had “to go to something called a war. It’s in a place called Vietnam”. The difficulties of missing her father are gradually overcome by her growing awareness of what those words mean.

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Our staff pick the best picture books of the year.


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