New Books from Authors You Love

There are so many great new books out there that I just had to share them with you. These are new books from authors you love {well, at least authors we love. I hope you’ll love them, too.} They will make great gifts for that special little someone. Amazon affiliate links are included. Thank you for supporting Inspiration Laboratories.

New Books from Authors You Love - Some of your favorite picture book authors have new books out. Have you seen the latest by Mo Willems, Doreen Cronin, Judy Schachner, and more?

New Books from Authors You Love

Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book). Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but Gerald is having a hard time waiting. Piggie assures him the surprise is well worth the wait. It’s starts to get dark and Gerald worries they’ve missed the surprise. I won’t spoil it for you. I’ll just say that the surprise at the end has a science theme.

Mo Willems consistently writes books we love.  The Elephant and Piggie books are great read alouds and also perfect beginning reader books. Mo Willems has a knack for making easy readers so entertaining. Waiting is Not Easy! is Mo’s 3rd book published just this year. My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) and The Pigeon Needs a Bath! were published earlier in 2014.

There are currently 21 Elephant and Piggie Books. Waiting is Not Easy! easily makes my top 5. {It’s #4 actually} after Let’s Go for a Drive!, There Is a Bird On Your Head!, and Today I Will Fly!.


Alone Together (Goose and Bear stories) by Suzanne Bloom. The Goose and Bear books are always sweet stories about friendship. This time Fox is worried that Bear is sad or mad or lonely but really he just needs a little alone time. The 3 friends end up being alone together. Be sure to start this series with A Splendid Friend, Indeed.


Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham. The acclaimed author of Z Is for Moose is back with another delightful book starring Moose and Zebra. Although the book is supposed to be about shapes, Moose keeps interrupting. Zebra tries to help, but the two friends end up making a mess.


Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Judy Schachner. Have you met this silly kittyboy who thinks he’s a chihuahua? In the latest book, Skippyjon isn’t interested in listening to the story of Snow White with his sisters. Instead he heads to his closet for an adventure with the seven Chimichangos. They ask him to wake up Nieve Que {Snow What} by kissing her. Oh, yuck! Will Skippjon save the princess? We like listening to the CD that comes with the book. Judy Schachner does an awesome job reading her story.


The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure (The Chicken Squad) by Doreen Cronin. The chickens are back for their second mystery to solve. They’re trying to help the weird blue chicken {a Blue Jay} find her kidnapped… house? This chapter book is fun for both kids and parents alike. It will have you giggling at the chickens’ antics. It’s part of a series so be sure you start at the beginning. {Read on and I’ll tell you more.}

Doreen Cronin is probably best known for Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type or Diary of a Worm. Click, Clack, Moo and all of the rest of the books featuring Duck are quite humorous picture books. When we found out that Cronin wrote chapter books, we had to check them out. The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken is the second in The Chicken Squad series and technically the 4th book featuring or narrated by J.J. Tully, a former search-and-rescue dog who has retired to a farm where the chickens seem to get into a lot of trouble. J.J. Tully is on the case to solve the mysteries in the first two books, The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery and The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery. The Chicken Squad series begins with The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure. The chicks become the detectives and solve Squirrel’s mystery of that big green thing in the yard.


Bear Sees Colors (The Bear Books) by Karma Wilson. From the author of Bear Snores On comes a new book featuring Bear and his friends. Colors, colors everywhere! Can you find colors just like Bear? This book is more simplistic than the rest of the Bear books, but it was still a fun read. If your little one is working on colors, then you’ll love this book. If you love the other Bear books, then you’ll want to check this one out, too.


Moo! by David LaRochelle. Technically this book came out in 2013, but we just picked it up earlier this fall and have fell in love. There really is only one word in the this book: moo. Follow the cow as she gets into a bit of trouble with the farmer’s car. This book is hilarious. You and your kids will love speaking the voice the of the cow. Moooooo! You’ll have to watch the book trailer to get a better feel for this book.


What are your favorite new books?



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