Wilbur, the Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (Hyperion, $16.99). Clothes allow Wilbur to let his imagination run wild, but what will grandfather naked mole rat do when he discovers Wilbur’s secret? Only Mo Willems could come up with such a hero. Ages 3-6.
There’s nothing cuter, more inquisitive, softer, and sometimes more of a nuisance than a kitten, and Posy (Atheneum, $16.99) is the perfect kitten. Linda Newbery juxtaposes the best and most mischievous aspects of Catherine Rayner’s little fur ball with phrases such as “Squabble stirrer, charming purrer.” Cosy up with Posy. Ages 2-4
Birds (HarperCollins, $17.99) come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Imagine what the sky would look like if clouds were birds, or if birds made marks with their tail feathers when they flew. Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek show birds’ grace, beauty and more in their lovely new book. Ages 3-6.