Fun New Picture Books For Kids Ages 3 Through 8

Friendship, creativity, and silly, fun read aloud stories at the Brighton Library.

My Friend Fred by Hiawyn Oram

This heartwarming doggie tale is about Grace who loves Fred, her dog, who happens to be her best friend. When her sister Sarah tells Grace that Fred is really the family dog, Grace has a hard time believing that Fred isn’t just for her. Eventually it’s Fred who convinces Grace that sharing him is best for everyone.  A great doggie tale for kids ages 3-7.

Have Fun Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Molly Lou has a huge imagination thanks to her grandma who taught her how to make homemade creations using pretty boxes, scraps of paper, or nature’s bounty using twigs and flowers. When Molly Lou meets a new neighbor with the newest toys and gadgets found in the stores, she shows her the latest thingamabob creations she’s made. Together the friends find ways to be creative and let their imaginations grow. For budding artists ages 5-8.

Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats by Barbara Joosse

Salty sea captain Old Robert sails the seas alone. Each night he prepares and eats dinners alone. Until one evening when he meets a dancing cat, on another a juggling cat, and still a musical cat. They ask to come aboard the boat.  Although there’s no room, Old Robert makes space on his boat and in his heart for these sea-silly cats. A funny adventure for readers ages 3-7.

I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann Hoberman

I like old clothes, hand-me-down clothes, not-my-own clothes chants a little girl and her brother who lovingly and playfully treasure their new hand-me-downs.  She loves clothes with a history, clothes with a mystery, or clothes that once belonged from a friend of a friend. Together brother and sister dress up, put on a show, and play in their fabulous new clothes. Former Children’s Poet Laureate Hoberman offers a fun-to-read book for kids ages 4-8.


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