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Here are some awesome new release picture books for little ones aged 4-8 that are great reads before bedtime or anytime. Each filled with great illustrations and great stories to entertain children and parents alike.
Getting ready for bed is hard.
It's even harder when you're getting your parents to bed. But come on; give it your best try. I'll help you.
Follow my instructions.
How to Put Your Parents to Bed by Mylisa Larsen and illustrated by Babette Cole is a hilarious twist on a kids most dreaded part of the day...bedtime. This time it is the kid trying desperately to get those parents to bed. Silly parents need to be prompted the whole way. Brush your teeth and put on your pajamas. Follow the instructions in this book to get those adults to bed ASAP as they look really tired. The silly illustrations along with this funny story make this a bedtime book any kid will want to hear over and over again.
Kit and Buzz are BSFs?Best Skunks Forever.
Every day they rock out together. But when Kit wants to sing a song about skating and Buzz wants to sing a song about painting, the BSFs get into a HUGE fight!
They try to hum, drum, and strum on their own, but it's all wrong.
Will Kit and Buzz find a way to make up?
Join these two rockin' punk skunks in a fun story about friendship.
Punk Skunks by Trisha Speed Shaskan and illustrated by Stephen Shaskan is about two BSF or Best Skunks Forever. Kit and Buzz did everything together including playing music. Till one day there is a disagreement and both go their separate ways. Neither are happy about the split but neither are willing to make up. Instead they each decide to sell their beloved music equipment. A great book to remind kids that everyone gets into fights...everyone...but you can move past it and still be friends again. Even adults need this reminder sometimes!
What could be worse than a giraffe in your soup?
Maybe an alligator in your entr?e,
an elephant on the table,
or an ostrich in your dish?
Silliness is the soup du jour in this laugh-out-loud picture book by debut author-illustrator Ross Burach.
There's a Giraffe in My Soup by Ross Burach and illustrated by Ross Burach is the hilarious story of a boy who discovers more than soup in his bowl. It starts as a giraffe and only gets worse as an exasperated waiter tries to bring out the correct meal only to find yet another animal in it. With each turn of a page the story gets a little bit sillier and thus giggles from the readers. The poor waiter doesn't know what to do with a lion in the soup! This book is definitely a hit with both my 4 and 7 year old and we can't wait to see what Burach comes up with next!
The circus has come to town! Paddington Bear and the Browns have front-row seats, and they can't wait to see the show. Inside the circus tent there's a ringmaster with a top hat; a very, very tall clown; a band . . . and a funny-looking man hanging from a rope above Paddington's head. Always willing to lend a paw, Paddington rushes off to save the trapeze artist. The circus is turned upside down, but the show must go on?and it does, thanks to a surprise performance by Paddington.
Paddington Bear has charmed readers for more than fifty years. Now another generation of fans can join the beloved bear from Peru on a variety of adventures written by Michael Bond and illustrated by artist R. W. Alley.
Paddington at the Circus by Michael Bond and illustrated by R. W. Alley is about the beloved Paddington Bear from Peru but this version is a gorgeous picture book. Paddington and the whole Brown family have great seats for the circus that has come to town for one night only. Only things go amiss when Paddington thinks someone is in trouble so he climbs up to help but soon finds himself a part of the show! That silly bear is always getting into trouble! Every child should know Paddington and this book is a great way to do it with a younger audience.
All 4 of these books are really great picture books that would be great additions to a child's bookshelf.