There's Going to Be a Baby - John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury

A mother leans against her son’s big-boy bed and lovingly tells him THERE’S GOING TO BE A BABY (Candlewick, $16.99). As the seasons progress, mother and son speculate about the baby’s future. Will it be an artist, or a zookeeper, or a chef? The little boy imagines a baby in a chef’s hat and demurs that he doesn’t think he’d eat anything made by the baby. John Burningham’s text and Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations perfectly capture a child’s ambiguous feelings about the arrival of a new sibling. Ages 2-6. DDL
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By John Burningham, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763649074
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2010

What the Ladybug Heard - Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

This is not your ordinary farm animal book. Yes, the cow says moo, the hog says oink, and the horses say neigh. But because of WHAT THE LADYBUG HEARD (Holt, $16.99), the duck also says moo, the cats oink, and goose says neigh. Children will appreciate the clever plan hatched by the observant ladybug in Julia Donaldson’s charming mystery brightly illustrated by Lydia Monks. Ages 2-5. KLP
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By Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805090284
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2010

The Mitten - Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock

Gleefully sledding down a hill, a little boy doesn’t notice that he’s lost his mitten, but the animals in the forest discover it. It’s fine when a chipper squirrel crawls into the mitten to get warm, and there is room when a rabbit and a fox join him. But can The Mitten (Scholastic, $16.99) accommodate a bear and then squeeze in one tiny mouse? Barbara McClintock’s animals are full of life and personality adding an extra dimension to Jim Aylesworth’s retelling of a classic winter tale. Ages 3-7. DDL
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By Jim Aylesworth (Retold by), Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439925440
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2009