6 New Story Books for Kids

From board books to picture books, here is the latest in bedtime tales for your little reader.

The Lorax, by Dr. SeussThe Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
This pop-up version of the classic cautionary tale warns gentle readers to protect their forests and wildlife. Listen to the Lorax, and speak for the trees by planting a Truffula seed.
Available at amazon.com, $20.


Minerva Louise, by Janet Morgan StoekeMinerva Louise, by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Minerva Louise, by Janet Morgan Stoeke
If Amelia Bedelia could cluck, she'd be good friends with Minerva Louise. Your kiddies will laugh hysterically at the lovable hen's playful antics in this re-release of the classic tale.
Available at amazon.com, $15.

Toys for Small Playrooms


Love the Beastie, by Henrik DrescherLove the Beastie, by Henrik Drescher
Love the Beastie, by Henrik Drescher
This spin-and-play book is sure to give someone the giggles with fuzzy, tactile pages and pull tabs for touchy-feely interactive fun.
Available at amazon.com, $9.


One Cool Friend, by Toni BuzzeoOne Cool Friend, by Toni Buzzeo
One Cool Friend, by Toni Buzzeo
Cleverly told with epic illustrations by David Small, this book follows young Elliot as he decided to adopt a penguin from the aquarium. He'll go to incredible lengths to hide Magellan from his father, only to discover Dad is fairly understanding about exotic pets.
Available at amazon.com, $11.


Maudie and Bear, by Jan OrmerodMaudie and Bear, by Jan Ormerod
Maudie and Bear, by Jan Ormerod
A precocious bossy boots and a good-natured Bear take long bike rides and fox-trot under the stars. Comprising five charming stories with delicate illustrations by Freya Blackwood, this book promises to send you little off to sleep without a peep.
Available at amazon.com, $12.

DIY Projects that Impress

East Dragon, West Dragon, by Robyn EversoleEast Dragon, West Dragon, by Robyn Eversole
East Dragon, West Dragon, by Robyn Eversole
Two backward dragons shun one another for fear of being teased or rejected. When they have to work together, a valuable lesson is learned: It's better not to judge someone before you get to know him.

Available at amazon.com, $12.


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