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PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2017


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The Adventures of Honey & Leon by Alan Cumming. Illus by Grant Shaffer.
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The Tony Award-winning actor and the illustrator of Three Magic Balloons imagine what their dogs do when their owners are not around, from hailing a taxi and observing human dramas to getting lost in a search-and-find cityscape.

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The Alphabet Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak
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A text-only alphabet primer that celebrates how much fun words can be features alliterative entries that pair whimsical sentences and tongue twisters with each letter of the alphabet. By the Emmy Award-winning author of The Book With No Pictures.

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The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater. Illus by Terry Fan & Eric Fan.
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An inquisitive fox embarks on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons to fi nd the answers to such questions as how far the sun goes when it sinks into the sea and why birds have lizardy feet. By the award-winning author of Baby Shoes.

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Autumn Hide-and-Squeak by Steve Wilson. Illus by Lucy Tapper.
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Hedgehog best friends Horace and Hattie share games of hide-and-seek, watch the trees change during the fall season and search for the first star of the night to appear, until one day they hear a squeak and wonder if they are about to welcome a new friend. Hedgehugs No. 3

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Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship by David Elliott. Illus by Melissa Sweet.
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A pair of sheep share quiet times marked by their respective love of knitting and reading before a bedraggled third sheep with suspicious teeth and a tattered wool coat enters their circle, causing one of the friends to refl ect on what he has read about a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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Babies Can Sleep Anywhere by Lisa Wheeler. Illus by Carolina Buzio.
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Soothing rhymes and gentle illustrations combine in a bedtime story that introduces the sleeping habits of animals and how they compare to those of human babies who snooze in backpacks, on knees, in cradles and elsewhere.

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Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke. Illus by Angela Brooksbank.
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A bright, bouncy read-aloud story gently introduces numbers while describing how an adorable baby and his doting mama navigate a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace, where the cheeky little one covertly sneaks fruits into his mother’s shopping basket.

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BB-8 on the Run by Drew Daywalt. Illus by Matt Myers.
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Separated from his master, Poe Dameron, on the lonely desert planet of Jakku, plucky little droid BB-8 intrepidly engages new allies to help him get a top-secret map to the Resistance so they can find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy from the evil First Order. Star Wars series

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Best Pirate by Kari- Lynn Winters. Illus by Dean Griffiths.
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Scolded for being rather more kind than a dastardly pirate should be, Augusta embarks on a scary solo treasure hunt only to land in trouble alongside a helper from a rival crew. By the award-winning author of Bad Pirate and Good Pirate.

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Big Words for Little Geniuses by James Patterson & Sue Patterson. Illus by Hsinping Pan.
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A sophisticated vocabulary primer by the internationally best-selling author and his wife pairs each letter of the alphabet with a sophisticated word and its definition, combining engaging, retro-style artwork with terms ranging from “gobbledygook” and “juxtaposition” to “catawampus” and “kerfuffle.”

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The Book of Gold by Bob Staake
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Meeting a shopkeeper who tells him about a special hidden book that holds the answers to every question and turns into solid gold when touched, young Isaac Gutenberg searches for the book all over the world throughout his lifetime, in a tale that poses questions about the pursuit of knowledge and the characteristics of a meaningful life. By the award-winning creator of Bluebird.

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Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins
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A follow-up to Hotel Bruce finds the curmudgeonly bear despairing as his home is overrun by mischievous mice before embarking on a search for a rodent-free dwelling, with unexpected results. Mother Bruce series

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The Building Boy by Ross Montgomery. Illus by David Litchfield.
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Unable to accept that his famous architect grandmother is gone, a little boy builds a giant structure from the bricks, girders and old building materials he fi nds in her garden only to be whisked away on an epic adventure by his grandmother’s spirit.

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Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions: Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness by Daniel Amen. Illus by Brendan Kearney.
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The highly regarded psychiatrist author of Time for Bed, Sleepyhead! presents a comic story about how children can overcome automatic negative thinking patterns in order to live happier and healthier lives.

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The Case of the Missing Eyebrow by Angela Keoghan. Illus by Chris Sam Lam.
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A first entry in a series of Victorian-era detective stories follows a visit to the art museum by the world’s greatest feline detective and his loyal assistant, who investigate the suspicious disappearance of a prized portrait. Inspector Brunswick No. 1

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Catch My Breath by Paul Briggs
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The head of story for such Academy Award-winning Disney productions as Frozen and Big Hero 6 presents the imaginative tale of a little boy who embarks on a fantastical, metaphorical journey when his breath takes on a life of its own and challenges him to chase and catch it.

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Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor. Illus by Mehrdokht Amini.
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Waking up in the night when the shadow of a giant chicken crosses her bedroom door, young Anyaugo follows the mischievous bird on a fantastical adventure that challenges her to safeguard her family’s food for the following day’s New Yam Festival, in a U.S. release of an award-winning book from Nigeria.

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Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee. Illus by Pascal Lemaître.
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Asking her parents how she can help make the world a better place when she reads scary news reports about hate and fear, a little girl practices simple acts of kindness, polite greetings and respect to everyone she meets. By the author of Matylda, Bright & Tender.

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A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale by Penny Parker Klostermann. Illus by Ben Mantle.
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The creators of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight present a fractured fairy tale about an aspiring chef who mistakenly turns storybook ingredients into delectable dishes, with unexpected consequences.

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Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin. Illus by Tom Lichtenheld.
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The award-winning writer of the Pete the Cat books and the best-selling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site team up in a sequel to Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs that finds the guitar-strumming canine and his crew enjoying a fun-filled, math-themed disco party. Groovy Joe No. 2

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A Day in the Life of a Boy by Will Lach. Illus by Norman Rockwell.
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A collection of nearly two dozen vignettes combines classic Norman Rockwell artwork with stories about a typical day in the life of a mid-20th-century child, in a nostalgic anthology complemented by an interview with one of Rockwell’s former child models.

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A Day in the Life of a Girl by Will Lach. Illus by Norman Rockwell.
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A little girl from mid-20th-century America eats breakfast, takes revenge on a mean-spirited rival, shares a bike ride, goes to the movies and dresses up for a party, in a collection of vignettes complemented by classic artwork and an interview with one of Norman Rockwell’s former child models.

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The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter. Illus by Garry Parsons.
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Members of the UK group McFly present a supersonic space adventure starring a boy and a very hungry dinosaur, who are challenged to find a different way back home after Dino eats up their rocket ship in a fit of hunger when his lunchbox is left back home. The Dinosaur That... series

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Elmer and the Tune by David McKee
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Meeting his little pink elephant friend, Rose, and hearing her hum a catchy tune she cannot get out of her head, patchwork elephant Elmer discovers that the song has become stuck in his head as well. By the creator of Elmer’s Special Day.

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Fairy Tale Pets by Tracey Corderoy. Illus by Jorge Martin.
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When Bob decides to be a pet-sitter, he can’t wait for all the cute hamsters and bunnies to arrive, but when three noisy goats, one very grumpy bear and a troll arrive at the door, it’s fairy-tale chaos!

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Flashlight Night by Matt Esenwine. Illus by Fred Koehler.
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Three imaginative children draw inspiration from literature to embark on a fantastical treehouse adventure involving a ferocious tiger, an Egyptian god, a swashbuckling pirate and a giant squid.

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Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
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A brother and sister explore the outside world on a beautiful autumn afternoon that fi nds them greeting the changing trees and migrating birds that signal the approaching winter season. By the creator of Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn.

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Harvest Hoedown by H. A. Rey, et al.
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A latest picture book adaptation of an episode from the Emmy Award-winning animated series finds George working with Allie to make a rubber-band guitar when the man with the yellow hat aspires to join a local bluegrass band. Curious George series

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Hello, Little Egg! by Penguin Young Readers
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Discovering a mysterious egg while outside playing, Oona, Baba and Mossy embark on a race against time to find the parents of the egg before it hatches. Puffin Rock series

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Hibernation Hotel by John Kelly. Illus by Laura Brenlla.
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Unable to hibernate when his winter cave becomes overcrowded by his pushy, noisy and stinky animal friends, Bear reserves a nice relaxing room at the Hibernation Hotel, where he becomes so wrapped up in ordering room service and jumping on the bed that he discovers he still cannot sleep.

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Hilda and the Runaway Baby by Daisy Hirst
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Living in a small tin house at the foot of a hill, Hilda the pig fi nds her quiet life turned upside-down by an exuberant baby neighbor who has a penchant for showing up where he is not supposed to be. By the creator of Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

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His Royal Highness, King Baby: A Terrible True Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Illus by David Roberts.
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A theatrical little girl imagines herself as a woebegone princess when her royal position is usurped by the arrival of a tyrannical baby sibling who causes everyone around him to fawn over his every burp. By the author of the best-selling How to Be a Baby... by Me, the Big Sister.

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Hooray for Books! by Brian Won
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While Turtle seeks his favorite book, each of his friends offers his or her favorite to thank him for sharing. By the award-winning author of Hooray for Hat!

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How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace. Illus by Andy Elkerton.
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A lighthearted picture book reminds young children that things are rarely as scary as they seem, inviting readers to scrounge up their bravery to look for a monster that probably just wants to make friends. By the author of How to Catch the Tooth Fairy.

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A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman. Illus by Isabel Greenberg.
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A STEM-based introduction to some of the universe’s dynamic numbers reveals how the Earth is covered by billions of trees, how the collective weight of humans on the planet matches the weight of its ants and how the universe contains an estimated hundred billion trillion stars.

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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde. Illus by Peter H. Reynolds.
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A companion to the bestselling I Am Yoga invites children to discover their inner peace through an accessible mindfulness practice that helps the expression of feelings through communication, connecting with the earth and observing the natural world. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of the Judy Moody and Stink series.

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I Can’t Sleep! by Owen Hart. Illus by Caroline Pedler.
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When Mole is unable to sleep in his bunk aboard the boat he shares with his best friend, Mouse, he struggles with uncomfortable temperatures and a fear of the dark while his friend scrambles to make everything just right.

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I Have a Balloon by Ariel Bernstein. Illus by Scott Magoon.
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Very much wanting a shiny red balloon that belongs to Owl, Monkey tries pleading and offering to trade any number of things, from a teddy bear to a robot, before capturing Owl’s interest with an intriguing sock. A first picture book.

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I’ll Love You Forever by Owen Hart. Illus by Sean Julian.
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Polar Bear and Cub explore the beauty of their home in the Arctic as the seasons change, a journey marked by Polar Bear’s reassurances to Cub that no matter what changes, from blooming fl owers and warming air to transforming leaves and falling snow, the loving bond between them will never be broken.

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I Love My Purse by Belle Demont. Illus by Sonja Wimmer.
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Loving a bright red purse that his grandmother let him have, young Charlie is questioned by his uncomfortable father, friends and others who do not think the purse adheres to gender norms, before the boy’s joyful self-acceptance triggers unconventional expressions in those around him.

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I Love You Like a Pig by Mac Barnett. Illus by Greg Pizzoli.
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The author of the Caldecott Honor-winning Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and the illustrator of the Geisel Award-winning The Watermelon Seed present a celebration of the madcap ways that friends care about each other.

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I Want to Go First! by Richard Byrne
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Tiring of his position at the very end of the line, a littlest elephant resolves to move to the front of the line and asks the reader for help, in an interactive picture book by the creator of This book just ate my dog!

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Imagine by John Lennon. Illus by Jean Jullien.
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A little pigeon embarks on a journey to spread a message of peace throughout the world in a gentle picture book published in partnership with Amnesty International and inspired by the lyrics of John Lennon’s iconic song. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of This Is Not a Book.

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In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes. Illus by Laura Dronzek.
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A vibrant companion to When Spring Comes explores the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the autumn season, describing in simple, alliterative text and striking imagery how its transformations culminate in the frosty winter. By the Caldecott Honor-winning author of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.

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In Your Hands by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illus by Brian Pinkney.
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A black mother lyrically conveys the dreams and prayers she has for her child, in an evocative picture book ideally suited for gift-giving. By the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Duke Ellington.

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It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk. Illus by Edwardian Taylor.
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An irreverent little Jack who is not fond of the bossy narrator of his fairy tale declares his plotline out of control before deciding to make his own story, triggering a sequence of unexpected adventures that are observed by other fairy-tale characters hidden throughout boldly detailed spreads.

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It Takes a Village: Picture Book Edition by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Illus by Marla Frazee.
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A picture book adaptation of the former Secretary of State’s best-selling book, illustrated by a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient, shares uplifting messages about how a community that comes together can make a difference.

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Koala by Claire Saxby. Illus by Julie Vivas.
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When a young koala outgrows his mother’s pouch, his efforts to find a new home for himself are met by such challenges as rival koalas, fi erce storms and frightening snakes, in a lavishly illustrated compilation of species facts. By the author of Emu and the illustrator of Possum Magic.

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Leap! by Jonarno Lawson. Illus by Josée Bisaillon.
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A startled little flea triggers a domino effect of surprised jumps in a grasshopper, a bunny, a dog and other animals in a circular story poem that combines engaging action words with mixed-media collage art.

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Letters to a Prisoner by Jacques Goldstyn. Trans by Karen Li.
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A wordless story about the power of words is inspired by Amnesty International’s letter-writing campaigns and depicts the story of a man who receives letters of encouragement while in solitary confi nement for participating in a peaceful protest.

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Little i by Michael Hall
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When a lower-case i’s dot falls off, the plucky little letter embarks on a daring adventure to make himself whole again, learning lessons about self-confidence, belonging and growing up along the way. By the award-winning creator of Red: A Crayon’s Story.

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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s the Hard Way by Patrick McDonnell
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The Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Tek: The Modern Cave Boy presents a lively alphabet primer that uses the ABCs to relate a whimsical adventure starring a team of real and imaginary animals.

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The Littlest Train by Chris Gall
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In this endearing story of a tiny toy train, the creator of the hit series Dinotrux now breathes life into more than a half-dozen trains that climb, haul, chug, zip and zoom.

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Love the World by Todd Parr
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Whether looking at one’s own nose and toes, helping others, or exploring the world, there is always something to admire, in this celebration of love, respect, peace and unity by a beloved best-selling author and illustrator.

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Love You Always by Eileen Spinelli. Illus by Gillian Flint.
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A love poem to children from the perspectives of those who surround them likens children to treasured leaves on a family tree of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and close family friends.

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Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia Hohn. Illus by Irene Luxbacher.
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Moving from the Caribbean to a cold city in the north, young Malaika struggles to adapt to her blended family, a colder climate and a culture where she does not speak the language, a situation that is further complicated by a very different Carnival celebration.

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Maverick and Me by Katherine Schwarzenegger. Illus by Phyllis Harris.
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The elder daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver draws from her personal experiences with fostering and adopting dogs in a picture book story that introduces children to the loving practice of rescuing, rather than buying, pets.

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Max and Bird by Ed Vere
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Meeting a potential new friend in Bird, Max the wideeyed black kitty struggles with his instinct to chase Bird while trying to remember that friendship is about more than tasty snacks. By the creator of Max the Brave. Max No. 3

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Me, Me, Me by Annika Dunklee. Illus by Lori Joy Smith.
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Prompting her friends to join her in the school talent show, Annie tests the group’s bond by insisting that they do everything her way, a situation that forces her to choose between a solo performance and making things right.

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Melvin the Mouth by Katherine Blanc. Illus by Jeff Ebbeler.
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A typical day in the life of an exuberant and imaginative little boy reveals how he engages in everyday tasks while adding narration and sound effects before growing up to become the iconic voice actor Mel Blanc, in a picture book portrait written by his daughter-in-law. By the author of The Boy Who Conquered Everest.

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The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story by Renee Londner. Illus by Iryna Bodnaruk.
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Preparing for Hanukkah at a busy dreidelmaker’s shop, the Heys, Nuns and Shins become jealous of everyone’s favorite Hebrew letter, the Gimel, and decide to hide all the Gimels so that the dreidel-maker cannot use them to create his popular tops.

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Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud. Illus by Felicita Sala.
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A fictional story inspired by the mid-19th-century chef credited with inventing potato chips depicts a good-humored, mixed-heritage chef in a New York restaurant who cuts thinner and thinner potato wedges to satisfy a patron who keeps sending them back.

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The Music of the Sea by Susanna Isern. Illus by Marta Chicote.
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A story about the power of hope and the universal language of music presents the beautiful tale of Daniel and his daughter, who decide to stay behind when a fierce storm batters their little coastal village.

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My Best Friend by Gilles Tibo. Illus by Janice Nadeau.
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An English language edition of an award-winning, poetic story written to help children work through the difficult subject of death depicts an initially fearful little boy who forges an unexpected friendship with a mysterious shadow who has feelings of her own.

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My Friend Robot! by Sunny Scribens. Illus by Hui Skipp. Sung by Norma Jean Wright.
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Complemented by a CD with sing-along music, a story featuring a lively crew of children and their robot friend demonstrates how they work together on an exciting treehouse building project, in a story that introduces the STEAM topics of robotics, simple machines and computer programming.

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No Kimchi for Me by Aram Kim
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Teased by her brothers for her dislike of the strong-smelling, pickled cabbage Korean condiment known as Kimchi, little Yoomi tries to force down her
portions by hiding them in favorite foods until her grandmother teaches her how to make kimchi pancakes, in a story complemented by a recipe and back matter.

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No One Else Like You by Siska Goeminne. Illus by Merel Eyckerman.
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A tribute to the world’s diversity describes how people have different appearances and personalities, live in many different kinds of homes and communities, and enjoy innumerable interests, from reading to singing, but that every individual is completely unique.

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Old MacDino Had a Farm by Becky Davies. Illus by Ben Whitehouse.
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A hardworking farmer who keeps dinosaurs on his farm along with the rest of the livestock is challenged to keep order when a Diplodocus, a  Triceratops, a Velociraptor and other dinos begin stomping and crashing everywhere.

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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna
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Sent outside on a rainy day by a mom who tries to pry him away from his video games, a little boy is dismayed when his handheld game falls into the pond before encounters with giant snails, wet mushrooms and other elements awaken him to the sensory aspects of nature.

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On the Night of the Shooting Star by Amy Hest. Illus by Jenni Desmond.
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Glancing at each other through the fences that separate their homes, Bunny and Dog remain too shy to speak until the night when a shooting star zips through the sky and becomes a shared moment that begins a new friendship. By the author of Kiss Good Night.

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The Only Lonely Panda by Jonny Lambert
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A lonely little panda who does not know how to make friends with another panda tries to dance like a flamingo and bounce like a lemur before discovering unique panda-like ways of being friendly.

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Papillon Goes to the Vet by A. N. Kang
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A follow-up to The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillion finds the fluffy, floaty Papillion weighed down after swallowing a toy and developing a terrible case of the hiccups, a situation that is remedied during a visit to the vet. Papillon No. 2

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PAW Patrol 5-Minute Stories Collection by Random House
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A padded collection of stories that can be read in five minutes or less features Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol characters Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the funny, furry Adventure Bay team. PAW Patrol series

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The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark by Deborah Diesen. Illus by Dan Hanna.
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When their games at the park are disrupted by a bullying shark, Mr. Fish struggles to find the courage to stand up for himself and his friends while establishing rules for respect and kindness that everyone can follow. Pout-Pout Fish Adventures

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Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie & Allison Oppenheim. Illus by Eva Byrne.
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A debut picture book, co-written by the co-anchor of Today, finds fun-loving Princess Penelope ignoring her closet of beautiful dresses in favor of clothes she can work and play in, from a sequined flight suit that helps her command the royal air force to the overalls that hold her tools while she tends her vegetable garden.

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Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares
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A pair of birds who make their nest home in a beautiful evergreen tree are separated by an unthinkable event before a Christmas season of miracles helps them fi nd each other again. By the creator of Zachary’s Ball.

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Robinson by Peter Sís
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The three-time Caldecott Honor-winning author of Starry Messenger blends a true story from his childhood with elements from Robinson Crusoe in an evocatively illustrated, lyrical story about an adventurous boy who finds himself on a mysterious adventure in a remote island wilderness.

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Roger Is Going Fishing by Koen Van Biesen
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Roger and his young neighbor, Emily, begin a bicycle ride to the lake to go fishing, unaware that their fishing pole has caught several objects belonging to passersby on the crowded city sidewalks. By the creator of Roger Is Reading a Book.

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Salam Alaikum by Harris J. Illus by Ward Jenkins.
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The lyrics from the author’s international YouTube hit of the same name combine with exuberant multicultural illustrations in a joyful call to action to promote peace throughout the world.

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Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World: A Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Companion by Mo Willems
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Sam and Kerry, the two most fearful kids in the world, discover the horrors that are each other and resolve to do something big about it. By the three-time Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judith Byron Schachner
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A little girl who occasionally gets lost in her imagination receives support and encouragement from a teacher who understands the importance of creativity and individuality. By the best-selling creator of the Skippyjon Jones series.

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Snuffles and the Bear by Roger Priddy
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An endearing, rhyming story about a newfound friendship between Snuffles the hedgehog and Alfie the bear touches on the themes of the changing seasons, animal hibernation and the fear of losing a loved one, in a tale that cleverly creates the main characters out of a pinecone and a cinnamon roll. Alphaprints No. 4

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Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy Stories by Brian Rood
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A collectible treasury of 18 stories from the Star Wars prequel trilogy features illustrations by a leading franchise artist and is complemented by foil cover accents and gilded pages.

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Starring Carmen! by Anika Denise. Illus by Lorena Alvarez Gomez.
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Loving the spotlight so much that she exhausts her parents with nightly performances, an aspiring young actress, singer and dancer is unable to ignore her younger brother’s over-thetop demonstrations of love and support.

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Still Stuck by Shinsuke Yoshitake
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Getting stuck while attempting to undress before his bath, a little boy panics and starts to fear what life would be like if he never got unstuck, in a side-tickling story that celebrates the imaginative side of a relatable dilemma.

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Stinker by David Zeltser. Illus by Julia Patton.
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Wanting more than anything to be adopted, a little dog is stymied by his inclination to cause rather unpleasant smells before befriending a wily cat that knows just what to do. By the author of Ninja Baby.

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Thank You, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony
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A latest entry in the bestselling series that includes Please, Mr. Panda and I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda conveys the importance of saying “thank you” and finds Mr. Panda’s animal friends struggling to understand that the thought is what counts most when they receive not-quite-right gifts.

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That’s My Blanket, Baby! by Angie Morgan. Illus by Kate Alizadeh.
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Loving her security blanket all her life, young Bella refl ects on the hours of fun she has shared with her blanket and becomes dismayed when a baby brother arrives and prefers her old, dirty, smelly blanket to his new one.

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That’s My Book!: And Other Stories by Salina Yoon
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Loud and bossy Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine return in a trio of stories featuring a talent show, favorite books and a game of pretend. By the award-winning creator of the Penguin series. Duck, Duck, Porcupine series

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There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher. Illus by Greg Abbott.
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An interactive read-aloud by the award-winning songwriter and co-author of the Dinosaur That Pooped picture books features an exuberant little monster who invites children to tilt, spin and shake the book to tire themselves out before bedtime.

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There’s Nothing to Do! by Dev Petty. Illus by Mike Boldt.
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Rejecting all of his friends’ suggestions on a day when he fi nds himself completely bored, Frog learns an unexpected lesson about how to have fun, in a story by the creators of I Don’t Want to Be a Frog.

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The Tigon and the Liger by Keilly Swift. Illus by Cosei Kawa.
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Taunted and teased because of his half-tiger, half-lion heritage, Tyler the tigon runs away into the forest, where he finds an equally extraordinary creature with a story to match his own. A first picture

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The Tiny Tale of Little Pea by Davide Cali. Illus by Sébastian Mourrain.
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A teeny-tiny youngster who is so small that he wears hand-me-down doll shoes discovers the shortcomings of his size when he starts school and is too little to participate in anything, a situation he turns around by finding a place for himself and becoming an advocate for others who are differently abled.

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Tiny Tantrum by Caroline Crowe. Illus by Ella Okstad.
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A little girl who is completely happy as long as she gets her own way throws terrible tantrums whenever it is time to clean up, take a bath or put on her coat, an unfortunate habit that begins to reverse when she meets a group of friendly monsters.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken by Douglas Rees. Illus by Jed Henry.
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The planet’s first prehistoric chicken, Edna, confronts a stomping, hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex who scares away the other dinosaurs but is startled by Edna’s mighty beak and bravely flapping wings. Illustrated by the creator of Cheer Up, Mouse!

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Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illus by Brigette Barrager.
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A sequel to Uni the Unicorn finds Uni teaming up with a little girl she believes in to save the Land of Unicorns from an endless rainstorm that threatens unicorn magic.

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Where Are You Hiding, God? by Elisabeth Zartle
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A little girl in search of God combs through the rooms of her house and outdoors in the family garden, nearly giving up hope before learning about God’s presence in all things.

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Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson
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Oliver, a little piece of a big puzzle, wonders how he will fit into the big picture of his life and whether or not he will be part of a unicorn’s mane, a pirate squid tentacle, an astronaut’s helmet or something else, in a metaphorical tale about finding the place where one belongs. By the creator of Maxwell the Monkey Barber.

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Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt. Illus by Selina Alko & Sean Qualls.
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A celebration of humanity, diversity and empathy is presented as a poetic exchange between two characters, inviting children to imagine what it might feel like to be someone who is taller, another color or otherwise different.

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Wild Winter Adventure! by Steve Behling. Illus by Mike Jackson.
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Embarking on a ski vacation only to encounter a massive pile of boulders blocking their way to the mountain, Rusty and his fellow do-it-yourselfers work together to find a solution. Rusty Rivets: Big Golden Book

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The Wolf Who Learned to Be Good by Natalia Moore
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Wolf is thrilled when he meets a little girl who wants to be his friend, but he has a lot to learn about being nice.

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The World Shines for You by Jeffrey Burton. Illus by Don Clark.
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Simple, uplifting messages about the hope and validation that can be found in the natural world are symbolically complemented by spreads that incorporate embossing and shimmering foil accents.

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