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PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN December 2017


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Buster and the Baby by Amy Hest. Illus by Polly Dunbar.
Buster and the Baby
The author of Charley’s First Night and the illustrator of Pat-a-Cake Baby present a celebration of the loving bond between a baby and a puppy who share a breathless game of chase that finds them bumping and thumping through their day before snuggling up together at night.

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Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! by Doreen Cronin. Illus by Betsy Lewin.
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Little Duck and her farmyard friends celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join them for a party made festive with balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, heart decorations and handmade valentines. By the creators of the Caldecott Honor-winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

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Come Home Already! by Jory John. Illus by Benji Davies.
Come Home Already!
Wanting to hang out with his best friend Bear, who is planning a week-long fishing trip, a frenzied Duck wonders how he will survive the separation and considers a range of activities before secretly tagging along.

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Everything You: A Picture Book by Elizabeth McPike Illus by Jay Fleck.
Everything You
A lyrical picture book about how different animal families welcome their babies into their lives depicts lion, whale, bird and other animal groups as they help newcomers make their way in the world, demonstrating qualities that are like or unlike other family members.

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Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty by Leigh Hodgkinson
Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty
Wanting to wear big-girl underwear that is neither frilly nor silly, little Goldilocks decides to pursue potty training by finding a “just right” potty and wondering how she will know when she needs to go and how she will get to her potty in time. By the award-winning creator of Troll Swap.

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Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace. Illus by Christopher Denise.
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Organizing a Valentine’s Day party for his excited friends, Moose resolves to encourage the participation of a reluctant Groundhog, who believes he must hide in his hole and miss the party after seeing his shadow. By the author of Vampirina Ballerina.

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How Many Hugs? by H. A. Swain. Illus by Steven Henry.
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Designed for both bedtime reading and reinforcing early counting skills, a numerically themed companion to All Kinds of Kisses celebrates the ways
that animals and multi-legged insects give hugs to their babies, before revealing how humans hug their children with their two arms.

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Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon by Judy Young. Illus by Jordi Solano.
Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon
In 1572 Beijing, when a 9-year-old boy is named Emperor of China, Hu Wan offers the gift of a cricket cage carved from a gourd he and his grandfather grew.

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Hugga Bugga Love by Diane Ohanesian. Illus by Gillian Flint.
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Having enough of his mom’s embarrassing “hugga bugga love” that involves hugs, kisses and cuddles from morning until night, a little boy considers rebelling before realizing that it is okay to accept and appreciate the special love that is just for him.

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I Love Cats! by Sue Stainton. Illus by Bob Staake.
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A walk through a city apartment turns into a joyful ode to newfound cat neighbors on the roof, down the hallway and in the elevator. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of The Red Lemon.

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I Love You for Miles and Miles by Alison Goldberg. Illus by Mike Yamada.
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A picture book for young transportation enthusiasts compares the enduring power of love to the special qualities of favorite vehicles, from the strongest excavators and the longest trains to the tallest cranes and the most sturdy vessels.

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Little Royal: A Fish Tale by Chelo Manchego
Little Royal
A big fish in a little pond where all the smaller fish must do his bidding attempts to take his oversized attitude to other ponds, where he learns valuable lessons about humility and compassion. By the creator of The Want Monsters.

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No Hugs for Porcupine by Zoe Waring
No Hugs for Porcupine
Unable to participate in his friends’ nightly ritual of hugging each other goodnight because of his spiky quills, little Porcupine feels left out and
grumpy until Armadillo shows him how he can join in by exchanging warm and fuzzy porcupine “kisses.”

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Norman the Slug With the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra
Norman the Slug With the Silly Shell
A slug who longs to be a snail painstakingly searches for a perfect shell, trying out such options as a tennis ball, an apple and an alarm clock without success before stumbling on a sweet doughnut that makes him wonder if he will ever find a perfect fit. By the illustrator of Barry the Fish With Fingers.

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100 Things I Love to Do With You by Amy Schwartz
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The award-winning author of 100 Things That Make Me Happy presents an uplifting sequel about love, friendship and the everyday ways to share time with a special someone, from making faces and running races to snapping beans and wearing jeans.

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Puppy Love! by David Lewman. Illus by Megan Fisher.
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The entrepreneurial hair-salon owner and star of Nickelodeon’s new animated preschool series helps a lost little dog find her home, in a full-color Big Golden Book that incorporates themes of puppies, adventure and friendship.

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Rot, the Cutest in the World! by Ben Clanton
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A mutant potato suffers from low self-esteem after entering a “Cutest in the World Contest” against an adorable bunny, kitten and jellyfish before discovering that he is “pear-fect” just the way he is. By the creator of It Came in the Mail.

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Somewhere Else: A Picture Book by Gus Gordon
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While other birds are seeing the world, George the duck is content to stay at home — or so it seems until he confesses the truth to Pascal, a visiting bear.

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This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins. Illus by Lucy Ruth Cummins.
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A testament to handmade, wacky, bashful, honest love depicts friends who while declaring that they are not exchanging valentines, nevertheless share lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, gumball machine treasures and other tokens of affection that are just as significant. A first picture book.

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Valensteins by Ethan Long
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A whimsical twist on Valentine’s Day by the Geisel-winning creator of Up, Tall and High! finds Fright Club member Fran K. Stein secretly preparing a Valentine to give to Vladimir the Vampire, proving that she is ready to embark on love, the biggest fright of all.

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The Very Very Very Long Dog by Julia Patton
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A loveable, extra-long dachshund who lives in a bookstore enjoys taking long walks through the city with his friends before making the mortifying discovery that his bumbling backside is leaving a trail of havoc and accidents in its wake. By the award-winning creator of Unstoppable Max.

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Words and Your Heart by Kate Jane Neal
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Written in response to verbal bullying in schools, a poignant debut picture book conveys, through harmonious text and illustrations, the extraordinary power of words to harm and heal, create and destroy, and make the world a better place.

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