1 Zany Zoo
by Lori Degman                                                www.loridegman.com

Have you ever wondered what happens at the zoo before the gates open? Foxes who steal keys, beavers who cook chili, hyenas who play the blues…when no one is looking, anything can happen! Readers won’t believe the antics of these wacky animals, and they’ll have a blast counting along with the simple text as they encounter each increasingly crazy creature. First-time illustrator Colin Jack’s unique retro style paired with contest winner Lori Degman’s enthusiastic words provide an entertaining peek inside the zaniest zoo around!

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker                                 www.sherriduskeyrinker.com

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

Favorite Nursery Rhymes From Mother Goose

by Scott Gustafson                                            www.scottgustafson.com

From nonsense to lessons learned, these 45 rhymes include the very well known (Itsy Bitsy Spider) and the somewhat familiar (Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen). Gustafson’s unique style, influenced by legendary book illustrators Arthur Rackham and N.C. Wyeth, makes this a volume to be treasured by children and illustrated-book lovers of all ages. Full color.

Little Illinois

by Esther Hershenhorn                                      www.estherhershenhorn.com

State birds, flowers, trees, and animals brought to board book form for the youngest book lovers.  Toddlers will delight in this book filled with rhyming riddles, framed by brightly painted clues that introduce elements that make Illinois so special. 

My Friend Rabbit
by Eric Rohmann                                              www.ericrohmann.com

When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind.  From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints.

Bein' With You This Way
by W. Nikola-Lisa                                              www.nikolabooks.com

An African American girl visits the park and rounds up a group of her friends for an afternoon of fun and playground games. The children discover that despite their physical differences, they are all really the same. 

La Alegria de Ser Tu y Yo
by W. Nikola-Lisa                                              www.nikolabooks.com