PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2018
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The Absolutely, Positively No Princesses Book by Ian Lendler. Illus by Deborah Zemke.
A smile-inducing story about friendship and inclusion features an adventure-loving girl who wants to write a book that is strictly princess-free only to be offered help by a glittering, pink-clad princess who demonstrates her own plucky talents.
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Africville by Shauntay Grant. Illus by Eva Campbell.
A powerful reimagining of Africville life in the 1960s is presented through the story of a young newcomer to Halifax, Nova Scotia, who visits a sundial bearing an ancestor’s name, celebrates the annual Africville Reunion Festival and learns the city’s tragic and triumphant history.
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All Is Merry and Bright by Jeffrey Burton. Illus by Don Clark.
Featuring foil accents, embossing and spot UV on every spread, a shimmering holiday keepsake book celebrates the joyous feeling that connects the world during the holiday season.
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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins. Illus by Paul O. Zelinsky.
The beloved characters from Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family return in a heartwarming picture book celebration of their shared Hanukkah traditions in 1912, a time marked by busy preparations, impatient tempers and the lighting of the first candle on the menorah.
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The Alphabet Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak
An alphabet-themed companion to the award-winning The Book With No Pictures uses incrementally fun, text-only nonsense humor to reinforce letter recognition and early reading skills, from “AaaaAAAAaaaaA” to “Zip-zap, zibba-zoozoo, zazy.”
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Am I Yours? by Alex Latimer
After a dinosaur egg is blown from its nest, some friendly dinosaurs want to return it to its parents, but first they need to find out what kind of dinosaur it is.
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An Anty-War Story by Tony Ross
Douglas, an only ant in Antworld with a name, dreams of joining the beautiful line that delivers food in spite of being relegated to the no-questions life of a soldier, in a subtle anti-war story by the award-winning illustrator of The Nanny Goat’s Kid.
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Archie and the Bear by Zanni Louise. Illus by David Mackintosh.
A very small boy in a bear suit and a very large bear in a boy suit make an unlikely connection that transcends their visual differences and introduces them to the fun of pretending, adventuring in the woods and enjoying a honey sandwich beside a warm fire on a cold day.
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Auntie Loves You by Helen Foster James. Illus by Petra Brown.
A celebration of the bond between a rabbit aunt and her little bunny depicts, through gentle text and endearing illustrations, the unique ways they share time together, from snuggles and games to giggling and taking walks.
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Baby’s Firsts by Nanct Raines Day. Illus by Michael Emberley.
Three multicultural babies, encouraged by their supportive families, grow increasingly active as they progress through developmental milestones, from teething and crawling to first steps and first words, leading up to a first birthday celebration. Illustrated by the artist of It’s Not the Stork.
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Big Brother Peanut Butter by Terry Border
The Bent Objects creator and author of Peanut Butter & Cupcake! depicts his signature droll food characters in the story of an apprehensive Peanut Butter, who wonders about being a big brother while waiting for his mom’s bun in the oven to be born.
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Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A companion to the Caldecott Honor-winning Green presents a dual celebration of the myriad shades of blue and the bond between children and their pets, depicting scenes of a boy and puppy snuggling on a cherished blanket, splashing in ocean waves and sharing a wintry walk.
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Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers by John Burningham
A rerelease of John Burningham’s Kate Greenaway Medal-winning first picture book depicts a lonely little gosling who is given a warm knitted sweater when she is born without feathers, a situation that is also shaped by bullying, courage and serendipity.
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The Brightest Star by Daniëlle Schothorst
A warmhearted story about the near-magic power of nice thoughts as well as giving and receiving sincere compliments depicts a growing group of animal friends who gaze at the beautiful night sky and imagine that being kind helps the stars to grow brighter.
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The Broken Ornament by Tony DiTerlizzi
When a magical fairy emerges from an heirloom ornament that Jack accidently breaks in his enthusiasm for staging the best Christmas ever, she is able to conjure all the trappings of Christmas on a grand scale but is not able to fix the broken ornament that is so precious to Jack’s mother, in a brand-new Christmas story about a boy who discovers the true meaning of Christmas by the New York Times best-selling author and Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator.
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Chomp Goes the Alligator by Matthew Van Fleet
The best-selling creator of Tails presents a latest novelty picture book that depicts a hungry little alligator who gulps his way to 10 while encouraging preschoolers to explore textured accents and sturdy pull-tabs.
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A Christmas Advent Story by Hannah Tolson
Children are invited to count down to Christmas in a lift-flap advent calendar-style storybook that depicts a snowy community on Christmas Eve, where carolers sing, skaters spin on the ice, and a boy and girl bake cookies, decorate a tree and look out for reindeer.
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Christmas Adventures! by Nickelodeon
A festive Christmas treasury of Pictureback stories features characters from such popular Nickelodeon shows as PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Shimmer and Shine and Nella the Princess Knight.
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The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy. Illus by Emily Sutton.
A homeless boy’s rescue of a spindly Christmas fir that is the only tree left in its shop sparks a glimmer of hope that has far-reaching effects that bring the whole city together. Illustrated by the artist of Tiny Creatures.
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The Christmas Tree by Axel Scheffler
Busy decorating their Christmas tree with gingerbread and a beautiful sugar star, Pip and Posy are dismayed when the decorations keep mysteriously disappearing at the same time Pip develops an uncomfortable tummy ache. By the illustrator of The Gruffalo.
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The Christmas Tree Who Loved Trains by Annie Silvestro. Illus by Paola Zakimi.
Disappointed when she is chosen to be a Christmas tree and uprooted from her place beside the tracks where she loves watching the trains go by, a pine tree is enchanted by a little boy who sets up his toy train around her base before replanting her back home after the holiday.
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Christmas Wishes by Maggie Testa. Illus by Jason Fruchter.
A deluxe storybook based on the popular Disney Junior series invites young fans to celebrate Christmas with Catboy, Gekko and Owlette as they make special wishes for the holiday season.
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The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas
The international best-seller that helps young children identify emotions and feel more in control is now available in a picture book format that shows how an adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed-up emotions, gaining self-awareness and peace as a result.
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Cookiesaurus Christmas by Amy Fellner Dominy & Nate Evans. Illus by AG Ford.
Wanting to make sure that Santa gets the very best cookies on Christmas Eve, a dinosaur-shaped sugar cookie becomes dismayed when Santa chooses other cookies to eat, forcing the cookie to take matters into his own tiny arms.
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Corduroy Takes a Bow by Viola Davis. Illus by Jody Wheeler.
Featuring text by the Oscar-winning actress, a 50th-anniversary tribute to Don Freeman’s classic series finds the irrepressible Corduroy engaging in unexpected adventures while accompanying Lisa on their first trip to the theater.
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Crash, Splash, or Moo! by Bob Shea
A lively picture book presented in the style of a game show introduces host Mr. McMonkey and a trio of unlikely daredevil contestants who face off in a zany sequence of challenges while inviting readers to guess the outcomes of their wacky stunts.
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Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses by Susan Patterson & James Patterson. Illus by Hsinping Pan.
A follow-up to the best-selling Big Words for Little Geniuses introduces young children to more than 50 of the world’s most unusual and adorable animals, from sloths and spoonbills to panda ants and pangolins.
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Delivery Bear by Laura Gehl. Illus by Paco Sordo.
Wanting a job at Fluffy Tail Cookies even though the other workers are cute bunnies, Zogby the bear puts on ears and a cotton tail and frightens away customers before discovering that just being himself is best. By the author of One Big Pair of Underwear.
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Delores Thesaurus by Jessica Lee Hutchings
Do big words suit me? Indubitably! Do they suit Delores? Look inside and see. Dolores loves collecting words! She wanders her town with her loyal dog Dot in search of new words she can add to her collection. Join Delores and Dot on their endearing adventure and celebrate the joy of language in this lighthearted, word-driven picture book that is sure to encourage readers to expand their vocabularies.
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Dig, Dump, Roll by Sally Sutton. Illus by Brian Lovelock.
Diggers, dump trucks, rollers and other busy working vehicles team up to build a school while making onomatopoeic sounds, in a rhythmic latest entry in the series that includes Demolition.
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Dino-Christmas by Lisa Wheeler. Illus by Barry Gott.
Happy dinosaurs big and small deck the halls and enjoy snowball fights, hot cocoa, a parade and other fun-filled dino-Christmas activities while eagerly awaiting the arrival of jolly dino Santa Claws. By the creators of Dino-Wrestling.
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Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?: How Animals Keep Warm by Etta Kaner. Illus by John Martz.
Written in an engaging question-and-answer format, an upbeat exploration of how animals stay warm in cold environments describes the distinctive physical adaptations, shelters and behaviors of species ranging from whales and penguins to turtles and polar bears.
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Do You Believe in Unicorns? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
A giggle-inducing narrator spots a horse donning a whimsical red top hat and speculates about the reason the horse has chosen to hide its head before following along in the hope of seeing the hat taken off.
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Douglas, You’re a Genius! by Ged Adamson
A follow-up to Douglas, You Need Glasses! finds Nancy attempting to identify a mysterious helper and orchestrating attempts to launch, vault and fly over a tall fence before Douglas executes a more practical plan.
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The Dreamer by Il Sung Na
Dreaming of joining the birds he admires in the sky, an ambitious pig works hard to develop flight plans and build experimental contraptions that take him on far-flung adventures, before he settles back down to his favorite birdwatching hobby.
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Elmer’s Walk by David McKee
Elmer the gentle patchwork elephant strolls through the jungle, enjoying its sights, sounds and smells while wishing that one of the busy friends he passes could stop and share the experience with him.
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First Snow by Nancy Viau. Illus by Talitha Shipman.
Friends gather outside to celebrate the first snowfall of the season with snowball fights, sledding, building igloos and drinking hot chocolate, in a lively seasonal story that combines rhyming text and cheerful artwork by the illustrator of You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie.
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Giraffe Problems by Jory John. Illus by Lane Smith.
A follow-up to Penguin Problems finds an embarrassed giraffe trying to cover up the long neck he thinks is absurdly different from those of other animals before a turtle in a bow tie helps him realize how purposeful, and stylish, his long neck can be.
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Good Rosie! by Kate DiCamillo. Illus by Harry Bliss.
The Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux and the New Yorker cartoonist and illustrator of the best-selling Diary of a… series present the story of a lonely little dog who learns how to make friends at a dog park.
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The Goodnight Train Rolls On! by June Sobel. Illus by Laura Huliska-Beith.
A companion to The Goodnight Train combines rhythmic text with fantastical artwork depicting a sleepy flock of sheep in the story of a rollicking train ride that passes through candy-colored landscapes filled with dreamland details.
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Grandmother’s Visit by Betty Quan. Illus by Carmen Mok.
Missing the beloved late grandmother who taught her how to wash rice while sharing stories about her childhood in China, a sad little girl participates in a family tradition of turning on the outside lights so that her grandmother’s spirit can return home one last time to say goodbye.
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Hanukkah Hamster by Michelle Markel. Illus by André Ceolin.
A lonely immigrant cab driver working his way through a busy holiday season is surprised to discover a forgotten hamster in his cab that becomes his companion throughout Hanukkah.
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Happiness Tastes Like Cotton Candy by Tina Gallo. Illus by Clair Rossiter.
Invites children to imagine what their feelings might taste like, from happiness that resembles cotton candy to excitement that is reminiscent of wild watermelon, in a creative Crayola story that pairs emotions with favorite crayon colors.
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Hello Kitty Presents: The Fairytale Collection by Sanrio
One of the world’s most recognized and enduring characters stars in five popular fairy tales featured in this special collection that includes Little Red Riding Hood, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Thumbelina.
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Holes in the Sky by Patricia Polacco
A companion to Chicken Sunday finds young Trish mourning the passing of her beloved grandmother and receiving solace from a new friend and his family before joining other community members to help a neighbor in need.
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A Home in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown. Illus by Jerry Pinkney.
A previously unpublished manuscript by the beloved author of Goodnight Moon and sumptuous artwork by the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of The Lion & the Mouse depict a menagerie of animals who bring a big warm barn to life while seeking shelter from a snowstorm.
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I Am Actually a Penguin by Sean Taylor. Illus by Kasia Matyjaszek.
An imaginative little girl in a penguin suit decides that she wants a fun life like real penguins who never have to ride the bus, talk to people or eat fish sticks, a conviction that prompts her to ignore relatives who try to tell her she is not actually a penguin herself.
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I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison. Illus by Frank Morrison.
The creators of I Got the Rhythm present the story of a little girl who accompanies her mother on a shopping trip while reveling in the sights and sounds of the holiday season before asking Santa for peace and love everywhere all year.
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I Love You More by Taye Diggs. Illus by Shane W. Evans.
In a beautifully illustrated picture book that conveys a message of love which underscores the bond between parent and child in ways that little ones will understand, a father reassures his young son that although they cannot always be together, he misses his baby boy and always thinks about him. By the renowned stage and screen actor and author of Chocolate Me!
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If Animals Celebrated Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul. Illus by David Walker.
A follow-up to If Animals Kissed Good Night and If Animals Said I Love You imagines that animals might wish each other a merry Christmas by gnawing down trees, decorating their homes and watching for Polar Bear Santa.
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Imagine! by Raúl Colón
The best-selling artist of Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops presents a tribute to the power of art and imagination in the evocative, wordless story of a skateboarding boy who visits a city museum, where he becomes inspired to embark on a fantastical adventure.
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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein
A follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken finds the plucky little red chicken concluding that an “elephant of surprise” is needed for any good story, until his Papa recommends classic tales that are surprising without elephants.
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Jingle Smells!: A Scratch-and-Sniff Adventure by Tex Huntley
A novelty scratch-and-sniff holiday story featuring the characters from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol finds the team participating in Christmas festivities throughout Adventure Bay, in a story complemented by 10 holiday-themed fragrances.
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Josie’s Lost Tooth by Jennifer K. Mann
A little girl who is usually the best at everything becomes frustrated when her classmates begin losing baby teeth while she keeps all of hers, a situation that is complicated by a stubborn first wiggly tooth. By the creator of Two Speckled Eggs.
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King Alice by Matthew Cordell. Ed by Liz Szabla.
Stuck indoors on a snowy day, Alice decides to write a story and casts herself in the role of a king before teaming up with her father for an imaginative adventure that lasts all the way until bedtime.
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Kitten and the Night Watchman by John Sullivan. Illus by Taeeun Yoo.
A story based on a true experience from the debut author’s life depicts a stray kitten who changes the way a watchman sees the nighttime. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of Strictly No Elephants.
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Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein. Illus by Vera Brosgol.
A super-secret operative saves the world from a diabolical threat through her ability to brandish just the right book at just the right time in this delightfully silly superhero tale illustrated by an Eisner Award-winner and Caldecott Honoree.
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Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale by Jamie Lee Curtis. Illus by Laura Cornell.
When Mom receives a smartphone for her birthday, her kids are excited to teach her how to take selfies, but what starts off as fun soon becomes an obsession in a tale that reveals, with humor and love, that the best things happen while the smartphone is turned off. By the award-winning actress and best-selling author of Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born.
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Merry Christmas, Little Elliot by Mike Curato
Fearing he does not have any Christmas spirit when even a visit to Santa Claus fails to put him in the right mood, Little Elliott teams up with Mouse to help deliver a new friend’s blown-away letter and discovers what Christmas is all about. Little Elliot No. 5
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The Missing Donut by Judith Henderson, Judith. Illus by T. J. McBeth.
Combines engaging cartoon-style artwork with skill-building text in a collection of five whimsical short stories about a boy, his mischievous cat and their special word-fairy helpers, whose misadventures are peppered with fun, higher-challenge vocabulary words.
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Mouse House by John Burningham
Starting their day when the humans in their house go to sleep, a mouse family emerges to hunt for food and share games until the humans notice their activities and hire a mousecatcher to chase them out into an increasingly cold backyard.
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Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins by Sue Fliess. Illus by Mark Chambers.
When Santa wakes up on Christmas Eve with a sneezy cold, Mrs. Claus steps in to make the annual deliveries all over the world, an effort she accomplishes through organization and holiday sparkle, instead of magic.
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The Night Box by Louise Greig. Illus by Ashling Lindsay.
A reassuring bedtime story gently encourages imaginative exploration in the tale of a little boy who opens a magical Night Box, releasing a free-flowing, nurturing darkness with thousands of sparkling stars that watch over everyone until morning.
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Night Job by Karen Hesse. Illus by G. Brian Karas.
The Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of the Dust and the best-selling illustrator of Are You Going to Be Good? share the bonding experiences of a hardworking school janitor and his young son in the dusky, moonlit spaces of a school at night.
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: The Dance of the Realms by Calliope Glass
Sumptuous artwork and text that reimagines classic storylines and themes introduce a new generation of readers and fans to Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, in a picture book adaptation complemented by a foreword from celebrated dancer Misty Copeland.
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Oliver Elephant by Lou Peacock. Illus by Helen Stephens.
Playing with his toy elephant while accompanying his mother on an otherwise boring Christmas shopping trip at a large department store, young Noah is devastated when his mother reaches the end of her list and he realizes that he has lost his stuffed friend.
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One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell. Illus by Emily Sutton.
A boy’s Christmas Eve wish on a shooting star leads to an adventure with a hungry rocking horse, a molting angel, a songless robin and a rusting tin drummer boy. By the award-winning author of Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms.
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A Page in the Wind by José Sanabria
A last little newspaper on a newsstand wonders what its life will be like before a gust of wind scatters its pages to a variety of locations, where each fulfills a different purpose, from a mirror cleaner and a pet cage liner to a paper boat and a shelter for a homeless person.
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A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes
Five joyful elephants on a mission march up and over, over and under, and through and around from dawn to dusk before arriving at a surprise destination. By the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Kitten’s First Full Moon.
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The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke. Illus by Van Thanh Rudd.
A child living in a mud house in a village on the edge of a forbidding desert teams up with her brothers to build a creative bicycle from everyday items and embarks on an adventure filled with laughter and bumpy rides over sand hills. By the award-winning author of Foreign Soil.
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Peppa Pig and the Silly Sniffles
Selling pretend products to their friends while playing store, Peppa Pig and Suzy Sheep decide to play a different game to help Pedro Pony, who has arrived with the sniffles.
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Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by James Dean
Rockin’ and groovin’ with his friends while counting down the 12 days of Christmas, Pete the Cat brings a hip flare to the season with cool-cat fun. By the best-selling creators of Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.
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Pirate Jack Gets Dressed by Nancy Raines Day. Illus by Allison Black.
Jaunty pirate Captain Jack uses every color of the rainbow while getting dressed for a day out on the high seas with his motley crew, discovering just as he is about to step outside that he is missing the color green. By the author of Piecing Earth and Sky Together.
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The Polar Bear Wish by Lori Evert. Illus by Per Breiehagen.
The creators of the best-selling The Christmas Wish finds Anja, her cousin Erik and her new pup Birki getting stranded in a blizzard only to be surprised by a lost baby polar bear who needs help finding his mother.
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Presto and Zesto in Limboland by Arthur Yorinks. Illus by Maurice Sendak.
A never-before-published picture book collaboration by two Caldecott Medal winners tells the story of two friends, Presto and Zesto, and how they find themselves lost in the magical, mysterious place called Limboland.
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Princesses Save the World by Savannah Guthrie & Allison Oppenheim. Illus by Eva Byrne.
When the bees they depend upon to grow their precious fruit begin disappearing from the Strawberry Kingdom, Princess Penny calls a meeting of the Fruit Nations and teams up with her fellow princesses to find a creative solution. Princesses Wear Pants No. 2
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The Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus. Illus by Elina Ellis.
Organizing a reptile club at school to make friends with kids who share his interests, young Rory is surprised on the club’s first day when a crocodile, an anaconda and a gecko arrive. By the award-winning author of the Buddy and Earl series.
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Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond
A wordless picture book follows the experiences of a little girl who wakes up in a monochrome world with a dark cloud over her head that follows her through a day of mishaps and mayhem, before the discovery of a strange pair of glasses transforms her world with vibrant, joyful color.
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Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
The long-suffering bear from the award-winning Mother Bruce once again becomes the victim of mistaken identity when the Christmas season arrives and all the animals in the forest line up to give him their Christmas wishes. Mother Bruce No. 4
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Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt. Illus by Scott Campbell.
A whimsical bedtime story is told entirely in a dialogue between bedtime-hating little Roderick and his new stuffed animal, who is supposed to help him wind down but who proves to be a tad high-maintenance.
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Sloppy Takes the Plunge by Sean Julian
Sloppy, a loveable little tree dragon, resists taking a bath and proclaims that being mucky is what a tree dragon is all about, before an adorable little fairy named Dewdrop helps him discover that getting clean is almost as fun as getting messy.
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Snuffles and the Bear by Roger Priddy
A latest entry in the series that includes Charlie the Champ traces the rhyming story of a new friendship between Snuffles the hedgehog and Alfie the bear, in a volume that uses fingerprints, cut paper and everyday objects to create the illustrations. Alphaprints No. 4
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Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor. Illus by Robin Preiss-Glasser.
Christmas is Fancy Nancy’s favorite time of the year and she’s especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree, having bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money; but when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will her Christmas still be splendiferous?
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The Steves by Morag Hood
Two outraged puffins, both named Steve, resolve to determine which of them is the first and best of all Steves and make incrementally silly claims that escalate into name-calling before they realize that there is no need to fight over a name. By the creator of I Am Bat.
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Storm by Sam Usher
Searching for their kite when an approaching storm brings gusty winds just perfect for kite flying, a boy and his grandfather recall fond memories of their shared adventures. By the award-winning author of Can You See Sassoon?
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The Stuff of Stars by Marion Bauer. Illus by Ekua Holmes.
The Newbery Honor-winning author of On My Honor and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award-winning artist of Out of Wonder vibrantly describe the void that existed before the Big Bang generated life throughout the galaxy, making it possible for wondrous human children to evolve.
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Take Your Octopus to School Day by Audrey Vernick. Illus by Diana Schoenbrun.
Feeling constantly outperformed by his classmates even though his teacher says that the school activities are not competitive, Sam excitedly incorporates the characteristics of his pet octopus, Thurgood, into a hat for Silly Hat Day.
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There’s a Hole in the Log at the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long
An adaptation of the classic children’s song features an adorable cast of animal characters whose teeming activities and whimsical side comments reveal that there is much more than a mere log at the bottom of their lake. By the award-winning creator of the Otis series.
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This Is Christmas by Tom Booth
Asking his mother what Christmas is during a shared walk through the woods, Little Chipmunk discovers that Christmas can be found in the busy activities of his fellow animals as well as the friendship and joy they share on a wonderland Christmas morning.
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Three Grumpy Trucks by Todd Tarpley. Illus by Guy Parker-Rees.
A relatable tribute to emotions by the author of Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! and the illustrator of Giraffes Can’t Dance depicts three busy little trucks who get tired, hot, hungry and quite grumpy before throwing a total truck tantrum.
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Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan
An uplifting story about a little boy growing up in a war-torn country depicts little Yazan, who wonders about his changing world as his parents constantly listen to the news and he is required to stay indoors and not ride his little red bike.
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Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story by Edward Hemingway
In this clever picture book twist on a holiday classic that celebrates the joy of being accepted for who we are, little Sugar Cookie must find a new identity when discovers he does NOT taste delicious.
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A Tuba Christmas by Helen L. Wilbur. Illus by Mary Reaves Uhles.
Surprising her musical family when she decides to learn how to play the tuba instead of a softer instrument, Ava finds the instrument and the teasing of her peers more challenging than anticipated while she tries to find a place for herself in the annual holiday concert.
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A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas by Amy Young
Showing her “unicorn” how to get ready for Christmas, an exuberant Lucy builds a snow unicorn, hangs stockings, bakes cookies and shops for gifts before discovering that Christmas is about love and not presents.
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The Wheels on the... Uh-Oh! by Sue Tarsky. Illus by Alex Willmore.
A lively adaptation of the perennial children’s song finds a menagerie of animal passengers working together cooperatively when their bus breaks down. By the author of Kiss the Boo Boo.
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Where Do Diggers Celebrate Christmas? by Brianna Caplan Sayres. Illus by Christian Slade.
The diggers, tractors and other working vehicles from Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? get ready for Christmas by trimming a tree, singing carols, gathering gifts and putting out milk and cookies for Santa, who needs their help pulling his sleigh.
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The Zombie Prince by Matt Beam. Illus by Luc Melanson.
A little boy whose feelings are hurt by a bully’s words teams up with empathetic friends and imagines their group as a band of strong and powerful monsters who protect each other from meanness. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of Rosario’s Fig Tree.
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