January Bookshelf: New Year New Read

January Bookshelf: New Year New Read

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New Year, new me?  Nah, we are sick of that line.  How about New Year, new reads?  Yea, I like that one way better.  So, in the spirit of our newfound tagline, we decided to throw in a couple of tales to remind us to love the “new me”, “old me”… whichever “me” we choose to be for 2019.

I Need A New Butt –  This is a funny a** story (pun intended) about a young boy who realizes that his butt has a huge crack and think he needs a new one! So he sets off to find it. Will he choose an armor-plated butt? A rocket butt? A robot butt? Find out in this quirky tale of a tail, which features hilarious rhymes and delightful illustrations.  As mentioned by Storywraps, “I can assure you right now that your kids will love this book. They will giggle, they will laugh, and they will want this book to be read over and over again because it is just plain silly and funny … the perfect kid-combo.”

The Day The Crayons Quit -Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?  The Day the Crayons Quit is a must-have for both kids & adults. They’re sure to have a fun laugh as they turn the pages of this picture book & comes across colorful illustrations.

Giraffe Problems – So apparently penguins aren’t the only animals with problems according to this follow up to Penguin Problems. In this story, Edward the giraffe is very self-conscious about his super long neck. It’s too unwieldy, too bendy, and overall just too “necky.” With delightful humor and illustrations that stretch across the page, kids will love this wise and witty story of friendship and self-acceptance.

How To Code A Sandcastle – A little girl named Pearl is trying to build the perfect sandcastle, but unpredictable beach-goers foil her every effort. So she sits down with a robot named Pascal and, using fundamental computer coding concepts like sequences and loops, Pearl and Pascal are able to break down their sandcastle problem into small, manageable steps. If they can create working code, this could turn out to be the best beach day ever! With renowned computer science nonprofit group Girls Who Code, Josh Funk, and Sara Palacios use humor, relatable situations, and bright artwork to introduce kids to the fun of coding.

Mixed… A Colorful Story – This is the story about what happens when Red declares his superiority to Blue and Yellow. The colors and readers will all learn an important lesson about appreciating differences. The 3 colors, all special in their own ways, all living in harmony―until one day, a Red says “Reds are the best!” and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anything that can change their minds? A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences

Chloe And Her Two Red Shoes – Chloe, an adventuresome little girl one day discovers a trunk in her mama’s closet filled with hand-me-down clothes. On her fifth birthday, she receives her very first pair of New, Shiny, Red shoes that she loves and never wants to take off. With a dash of fun, and a splash of laughter Chloe begins, with her Two Red Shoes, on a journey that would leave her deeply appreciative of the handed down treasures stored in her Mama’s trunk.

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