4 Books to read to your kids this January

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Baby, it’s cold outside  So grab your little one and curl up under the covers with these four new children’s books.  They’ll be fast favorites.


‘The Black Rabbit’
Philippa Leathers

One day, a plucky rabbit wakes up and sees a scary black rabbit right behind him. Rabbit runs and swims, but can’t shake him. Is this new black rabbit a friend or foe for little rabbit? (Spoiler alert: It’s his adorable shadow!)
 


‘Huggy Kissy’
Leslie Patricelli

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for the new baby in your life? This easy-to-read board book follows a little baby looking for a snuggly hug and kiss from everyone.


‘Chu’s Day’
Neil Gaiman

Few authors are as beloved as Neil Gaiman — and now he’s aiming to have an entirely new generation fall in love with him with “Chu’s Day.” Coupled with Adam Rex’s gorgeous illustrations, readers follow a little panda named Chu to see if he will unleash a giant sneeze or not.


‘Grumpy Goat’
Brett Helquist

“Sunny Acres was the friendliest little farm in the country … until one day that grumpy goat arrived,” is how Helquist’s latest begins. But one day, Grumpy Goat meets a new friend and his outlook changes. It’s a touching, beautifully illustrated book about life and loss for little ones.


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