Elese’s Can't Miss Read-Aloud Picture Books from 2016

Perfect for ages 0 - 5!

Max Speed Cover Image
By Stephen Shaskan, Stephen Shaskan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481445900
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

If you've got a kid who's always on the move, this is the story for you: a celebration of the wonders of imagination and adventure that's tailor-made for the toddler set.


Penguin Problems Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553513370
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

We all have penguin problems at least some of the time, and this hilarious book serves as a gentle reminder that we are not alone and if we take a moment to look, we can find peace and beauty in our surroundings. (If only for a minute.) In the words of my friend Banshion: This. Book. Right. Here. 


Where's the Party?: A Picture Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722699
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 5th, 2016

Georgie wants to throw a party for his friends but everyone seems to have other plans. (It turns out just fine - they're actually planning a surprise party for him!) What's better than a book that allows you to use every silly animal voice in your repertoire? 


Lion Lessons Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803739086
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Published: Dial Books - July 5th, 2016

Just try reading this book without practicing how to shake your mane, prowl around, or ROAR! 


A Unicorn Named Sparkle: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Amy Young (Illustrator), Amy Young
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374301859
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - July 5th, 2016

Lucy desperately wants a unicorn but when a goat arrives instead, everything goes wrong ... until it doesn't. A heartwarmer, for sure.


Leave Me Alone! Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626724419
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 13th, 2016

Written in the style of a classic folktale yet with unexpected modern elements (wormholes & beep-booping moon-man!) young readers will delight in yelling "LEAVE ME ALONE!!!" as the old woman's quest for silence leads her into increasingly unusual settings.


We Are Growing! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Laurie Keller, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484726358
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 20th, 2016

Every blade of grass is the "something-est" ... except for Walt, but when the lawnmower levels the playing field Walt discovers what sets him apart. Expect lots of giggles along the way.


Old Dog Baby Baby Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596438538
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 11th, 2016

A story of the uncomplicated love between a baby and his dog. Gentle rhymes and dynamic watercolor illustrations combine to make this perfect read-aloud for ages 0 to 3.


Nanette's Baguette Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484722862
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 25th, 2016

Nanette has eaten the baguette. Now Nanette is wet. This is as bad as it can get! Will Nanette have to move to Tibet? Another classic from Mo Willems in his delightful absurdist style that kids (and adults) will love.