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PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN AUGUST 2018


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5-Minute Mickey Mouse Stories by Disney Book Group. Illus by Disney Storybook Art Team.

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Youngsters are invited to join everyone’s favorite mouse as he embarks on all-new adventures in this padded storybook filled with 5-minute tales that are perfect for bedtime, storytime or anytime.

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Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell. Illus by Corinna Luyken.

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Refusing to believe that a boy in her community who lives in a tiny house really has a beautiful horse of his own, a little girl becomes angry and complains about the boy before learning valuable lessons in empathy and imagination. A first picture book.

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All About Pikachu by Simcha Whitehill

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Featuring a cover shaped like Pikachu’s smiling face, a fan’s guide to the popular Electric-type Pokémon features an abundance of facts and stats as well as descriptions of his most important adventures.

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Attack of the 50-Foot Fluffy by Mike Boldt

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A tongue-in-cheek picture book about a little girl and her plush bunny uses whimsical artwork and droll text to reveal how when Claire is happy, Fluffy is happy; and when Claire is mad, Fluffy is unleashed through larger-than-life, and rather plush, tantrums.

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Austin Plays Fair: A Team Dungy Story About Football by Tony Dungy & Lauren Dungy. Illus by Guy Wolek.

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When his teammate cheats during a flag football game to reverse a frustrating losing streak, young Austin listens to the advice of his coaches, who help him realize that fair play is more important than winning.

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Benji and the Giant Kite by Alan C. Fox. Illus by Eefje Kuijl.

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An inspiring read-aloud picture book about ambition, perseverance and kite-flying from a best-selling author tells the story about kite-loving Benji’s hard work to save up enough money to buy the kite he’s had his eye on and the day he actually gets to fly it!

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

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The award-winning creator of When the Sea Turned to Silver traces a lighthearted origin story about the phases of the moon and a little girl who can’t resist taking a nibble of the delicious Mooncake.

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Boing!: A Very Noisy ABC by Tim McCanna. Illus by Jorge Martin.

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Young Xavier follows a bouncing ball on an onomatopoeic alphabet adventure that finds a great sneeze triggering a bouncing, chaotic path throughout the city. By the author of Watersong and the illustrator of A Cat Is Better.

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Cleo and Cornelius: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Kitties by Elizabeth Nicholson, et al.

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Two kittens from ancient Egypt, Cleo and Cornelius, take an unexpected journey to Rome in this new twist on one of Aesop’s most beloved fables, “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.”

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Daniel Meets the New Neighbors by Becky Friedman, adapt. Illus by Jason Fruchter.

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Daniel learns how to help out when a new neighbor moves to town in this sweet storybook based on a special episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Includes bonus information in the back to help little ones learn how to be a good neighbor.

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Daniel Tiger’s 3-Minute Bedtime Stories by Jason Fruchter, illus.

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A treasury of 12 bedtime stories starring Daniel Tiger and his friends includes the tales, “Snowflake Day,” “Big Brother Daniel,” “How is Daniel Feeling?” and “Meet the Neighbors.”

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The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson. Illus by Rafael López.

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The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming combines lyrical, reassuring text with artwork by the award-winning illustrator of Book Fiesta to inspire readers to find the courage to connect with others.

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Dear Professor Whale by Megumi Iwasa. Illus by Jun Takabatake.

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A follow-up to Yours Sincerely, Giraffe finds the correspondence-carrying oceanic friends of a retired Professor Whale preparing for a laughter-filled Olympic race day, while Whale himself longs to find a special friend.

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Disney Elena of Avalor: The Scepter of Light! by Courtney Acampora

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When Orizaba the moth fairy tries to curse Avalor with eternal darkness, Elena uses her Scepter of Light to halt the curse in its path and restore light to the kingdom, in a story complemented by a motion-activated Scepter of Light.

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Duck and Hippo Give Thanks by Jonathan London. Illus by Andrew Joyner.

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Inviting his friends to join him for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Hippo goes shopping for food and gets everything ready before going to sleep and dreaming of a good old-fashioned holiday, unaware that Duck is busy making her own plans. Duck and Hippo series

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Eat Pete by Michael Rex

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The creator of Goodnight Goon depicts a laugh-out-loud friendship between a young boy and a hungry monster who decides that playing cars and pirates might be worthwhile, if temporary, distractions from eating his new friend.

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Ella and Monkey at Sea by Emilie Boon

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Leaving Holland for a new home in America, a sad little girl and her stuffed monkey say goodbye to her grandmother and board a ship for New York, where unfamiliar foods, strangers and unsettling weather make them wonder if they will ever feel at home again.

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The Ghostly Carousel: Delightfully Frightful Poems by Calef Brown

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A zombie family reunion, a giggling undertaker and a telekinetic warlock are among the innumerable side-tickling subjects in a collection of spooky poems complemented by stylized artwork. By the creator of Hypnotize a Tiger.

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A Gift From Abuela by Cecilia Ruiz

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Spending time with her beloved little Nina, Abuela begins saving money for Nina’s future only to lose her savings to life hardships, a challenge that helps both realize the greater value of shared time together. A first children’s book by the creator of The Book of Memory Gaps.

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Gorillas Go Bananas by Patrick Wensink. Illus by Nate Wragg.

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The creators of Go Go Gorillas present the laughout-loud story of a baby gorilla who refuses to eat anything his parents offer, from bananas flambé and banana soufflé to banana chips with guacamole and piping-hot plantain ravioli.

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Hannah’s Tall Order: An A to Z Sandwich by Linda Vander Heyden. Illus by Kayla Harren.

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A peckish youngster triggers a frenzy at the local café when she orders a towering, messy, A-to-Z whole wheat sandwich that contains everything from avocado to zucchini.

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Hansel & Gretel by Bethan Woollvin

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Practicing strictly good magic in her deep-forest gingerbread home, Willow the witch meets two very rude children, Hansel and Gretel, who test her patience by scattering messy breadcrumb trails, eating sections of her house and wreaking havoc with her spell books.

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How to Be a T. Rex by Ryan North. Illus by Mike Lowery.

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An Eisner Award-winning writer makes his picture book debut with this bright, bold and quirky story about finding — and taming — the beast within, as Sal decides she is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up — she is going to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus rex!

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How to Knit a Monster by Annemarie van Haeringen

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Accomplished knitter Greta the goat knits little goats that come alive and play around her feet, before a distraction causes more threatening creatures to spring from her needles, prompting a creative solution.

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How to Scare a Ghost by Jean Reagan. Illus by Lee Wildish.

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A latest entry in the best-selling series finds a pair of kids demonstrating how to set the stage for a “spooktacular” Halloween by carving pumpkins, playing games, reading scary stories and attracting a new ghost friend.

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It’s Halloween! by Ruth Wielockx

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A simple, cheerful story about Halloween for brave ghosts and witches finds twins Luke and Lottie enjoying various Halloween traditions, from dressing up and carving pumpkins to making sweets and trick-or-treating!

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Little Whale by Jo Weaver

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A protective gray whale mother gently navigates her baby through coral reefs teeming with life as they migrate under midnight skies toward the cool, food-rich waters of the north, where the echo of a whale song guides them home.

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Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude by Josh Funk. Illus by Stevie Lewis.

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A picture book filled with clever rhyme and vibrant art introduces young readers to a pair of unforgettable lions — Patience and Fortitude, the noble lions who guard the New York Public Library — as well as the famed library itself, and includes bonus material loaded with facts about Patience, Fortitude and the New York Public Library’s history.

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Love Is Kind by Laura Sassi. Illus by Lison Chaperon.

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A gentle story based on 1 Corinthians 13 depicts a loving Little Owl whose quest to buy his grammy a heart-shaped box of chocolates for her birthday is thwarted at every turn before he realizes that real love cannot be found in a box.

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Love You More by Gary Urda. Illus by Jennifer A. Bell.

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Inspirational messages of family devotion, written in the voice of parents to a new baby, convey how their boundless love is greater than falling raindrops, splashy puddles and blooming springtime flowers.

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Lucy and the String by Vanessa Roeder

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Finding a string of yarn and unable to resist giving it a tug, a little girl runs into a friendly bear, Hank, and must help him fix his rapidly unraveling pants, in a silly tale of curiosity, innovation and friendship in unexpected places.

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Maria Finds Courage: A Team Dungy Story About Soccer by Tony Dungy & Lauren Dungy. Illus by Guy Wolek.

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Feeling scared when her parents sign her up for the soccer team to help her make friends, newcomer Maria, who misses her old swim team, is encouraged by coaches Tony and Lauren to try something new.

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Maximillian Villainous by Margaret Chiu Greanias. Illus by Lesley Breen Withrow.

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Maximillian Villainous, a monster who has too much heart to be a villain, spends his time undoing the pranks his family pulls on Santa, the Tooth Fairy and other unsuspecting targets before he and a gentle new pet bunny are challenged by Max’s mother to commit an act of deviousness that has Max embracing his good heart and winning his family’s acceptance along the way.

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Melia and Jo by Billy Aronson. Illus by Jennifer Oxley.

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A scientifically minded youngster who loves to create things in her backyard laboratory discovers the magic of combining the arts with science when a new friend adds creative fixes to inventions that are not quite right at first.

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Monster Academy by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Illus by John McKinley.

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Filled with laugh-out-loud humor enhanced by highly imaginative illustrations, an award-winning writer teams up with her daughter to present colorful monster kids who have familiar human issues, such as making friends and learning to help others.

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Monster School by Kate Coombs. Illus by Lee Gatlin.

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An award-winning poet and a debut artist present an entertaining collection of poems that welcome youngsters to Monster School, where a playful cast of monster characters, including wailing goblins and drooling zombies, may seem surprisingly like some kids they know!

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A Moon for Moe and Mo by Jane Breskin Zalben. Illus by Mehrdohkt Amini.

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An interfaith friendship develops between two Brooklyn boys and their families when Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, has one of its infrequent overlaps with the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of Chicken in the Kitchen.

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My Dog Laughs by Rachel Isadora

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The Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Ben’s Trumpet introduces the joys of having a dog through the experiences of kids who train, care for, play with and, most importantly, understand their canine companions.

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Nanna’s Button Tin by Dianne Wolfer. Illus by Heather Potter.

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A granddaughter searches through her Nanna’s button tin to find just the right button for her teddy bear while listening to stories associated with special buttons, including one from Nanna’s courtship days to one from the granddaughter’s baby outfit.

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Naughtiest Reindeer Takes a Bow by Nicki Greenberg

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Sneaking off with Santa’s present-laden sleigh in an attempt to get a headstart on deliveries while her fellow reindeer are still asleep, Ruby crash-lands at the home of George and Amelia and abandons the gifts to go to their school concert.

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No Frogs in School by A. LaFaye. Illus by Eglantine Ceulemans.

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Loving everything that is hoppy, hairy and scaly, Bartholomew Botts is forbidden by his strict new teacher from bringing his pet frog to class and comes up with creative ways to both follow the rules and keep his animal friends close. By the award-winning author of Worth.

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Olive the Sheep Can’t Sleep by Clementina Almeida. Illus by Ana Camila Silva.

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Using techniques based in neuroscience to help children relax, fall asleep and stay asleep, a child psychologist and author presents a charming story about Olive the Sheep, who is having  trouble falling asleep.

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Our Car by J. M. Brum. Illus by Jan Bajtlik.

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Kids are invited to join a young boy and his dad as they go to the carwash, drive through a rainstorm, are tickled by the wind and more, in a bold, sweet story featuring vibrant illustrations and simple text.

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Over the River and Through the Wood by Emma Randall

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The illustrator of The Twelve Days of Christmas presents a vibrant picture book rendering of the classic holiday poem and song that depicts two rosy-cheeked children who enjoy a wintry sleigh ride to their grandmother’s house on Thanksgiving.

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Pig the Fibber by Aaron Blabey

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When Pig the Pug tells lies to get at the hidden treats in the back of the closet and those lies cause Trevor the sausage dog to be thrown out of the house, Pig encounters an unexpected surprise that may just teach him a lesson. Pig the Pug series

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The Pirates of Scurvy Sands by Jonny Duddle

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A sequel to The Pirates Next Door finds Matilda vacationing with the Jolley-Rogers on the popular pirate destination of Scurvy Sands, where she wins over apprehensive locals by making an important discovery about a legendary treasure.

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The Pout-Pout Fish and the Can’t-Sleep Blues by Deborah Diesen. Illus by Dan Hanna.

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Unable to get to sleep no matter what he tries, the Pout-Pout Fish is offered helpful advice from his friends, from counting sheep and finding a comfortable rock pillow to swimming in circles and spreading out his seaweed bed. Pout-Pout Fish Adventures

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The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros. Illus by Dana Wulfekotte.

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A gentle introduction to age- and diseaserelated memory loss features a little boy who is dismayed when his grandfather’s astonishing collection of balloons, each pertaining to a wonderful family memory, begin to float away as the boy begins collecting balloons of his own.

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Skelly’s Halloween by David Martin. Illus by Lori Richmond.

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Waking up once every year to celebrate Halloween, Skelly the playful skeleton suffers an accident that leaves him scattered in pieces and worried he will miss all the fun, in a quirky twist on Humpty-Dumpty themes. By the author of All for Pie, Pie for All.

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The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down by Margaret Wild. Illus by Vivienne To.

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Taking in a sweet, slow sloth they find on their doorstep, the speediest family in the world slows down their endlessly rushing pace and find they have more time to share together. By the author of Piglet and Mama.

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Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies by Christian Trimmer. Illus by Jessie Sima.

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An imaginative rerendering of the Snow White fairy tale depicts a sweet-natured Snow Pony, who is regularly visited by children who love her white coat and ebony mane, before a jealous plot strands her in the woods with seven miniature ponies.

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Stanley’s School by William Bee

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Adorably illustrated with friendly animals, a chunky padded picture book introduction to simple everyday classroom activities finds Stanley the hamster reading books, digging in a garden, enjoying a tasty lunch, taking a nap and enjoying messy art fun.

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Stop, Go, Yes, No!: A Story of Opposites by Mike Twohy

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From the creator of the Geisel Honor winner of Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! comes a companion story that is a clever tale of opposites.

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A Tiger Called Tomás by Charlotte Zolotow. Illus by Marta Alvarez Miguens.

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An adaptation of one of Zolotow’s classics incorporates Spanish words and phrases into the story of a shy newcomer who ventures out for the first time on Halloween in a tiger costume that does not hide him quite as much as he thinks.

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The Universe Ate My Homework by David Zeltser. Illus by Ayesha L. Rubio.

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Desperate to avoid homework, Abby discovers a scientific recipe for creating a homework-free parallel universe and happily jumps in only to realize she does not know how to return, in an adventure that subtly introduces physics principles.

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An Unlikely Ballerina by Krystyna Poray Goddu. Illus by Cosei Kawa.

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Falling in love with ballet while taking dance classes to strengthen her weak legs, young Lili Marks resolves to meet her idol, Anna Pavlova, whose shared delicate features and Jewish heritage inspire Lily’s ambitions.

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The Visitor by Antje Damm

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Illustrated with diorama-style artwork, a story about friendship and shyness follows the experiences of a lonely but fearful woman who stays in a gray and drab indoor world before a child unwittingly brings light and color into her life.

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Want to Play Trucks? by Ann Stott. Illus by Bob Graham.

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Meeting most mornings to play together in the playground sandbox, Jack and Alex engage in relatable squabbles when they want to play with different toys. Illustrated by the award-winning creator of How to Heal a Broken Wing.

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Who Eats Orange? by Dianne White. Illus by Robin Page.

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Strikingly detailed wildlife illustrations by the Caldecott Honor-winning co-creator of What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? and question-and-answer text by the award-winning author of Blue on Blue reveal a rainbow of foods that animals enjoy.

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