Children's Picture Books

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Bloom Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, David Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442406209
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Published: Atheneum Books - February 9th, 2016

Cinderella Shminderella. Bloom is a fairy who loves mud. When her kingdom decides mud is too dirty, she vanishes. Without her, they’re falling apart. Complemented by watercolor-like illustrations, Bloom reminds us that being different is okay, that one voice can change everything, and that “there is no such thing as an ordinary girl.”--Brittany


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Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Ada uses science to understand her world. She is very curious, just like her classmates Iggy and Rosie. Constantly questioning why things are the way they are, Ada conducts science experiments for the answers, only to end up with more questions and more messes.--Becca


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We Found a Hat Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763656003
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 11th, 2016

Two turtles in the desert find a hat--a beautiful hat that looks amazing on both turtles, but particularly one of them. They agree to leave it and forget they found it. But could YOU forget the dreamiest hat you ever saw, sitting alone in the desert, waiting for someone to take it?--Caitlin


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Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon Cover Image
By Torben Kuhlmann, Torben Kuhlmann (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780735842625
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Published: NorthSouth (NY) - September 2016

All the other mice say that the moon is made of cheese, but little Armstrong knows it is made of rock. Determined to prove this, he builds a flying machine to go to the moon himself. Kuhlmann’s illustrations are gorgeous, and the twist at the end will make you chuckle.--Cressida


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Imagine a City Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101934579
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

This is sure to be an instant classic. The art fills me with the kind of wonder and joy I had when I was a kid where the world was full of endless possibilities and the most epic of adventures. A must-have book this season!--Jenna


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Duck on a Tractor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545619417
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - September 13th, 2016

This laugh-out-loud story of a duck who once rode a bike and now wants to ride the huge red tractor through town with all his farm friends on board is the perfect read-aloud. Expect giggles, animal sounds, and demands to read it again and again. --Angela


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Surf's Up Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735842205
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Published: NorthSouth (NY) - February 1st, 2016

Dude’s excited to hit the waves, but Bro wants to finish his book first. A cute picture book about close friends, reluctance to change old habits, and the enthusiasm of a young reader. Soon, Dude can’t wait to hear how Bro’s book ends!--Caitlin


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Saturday Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596439658
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 19th, 2016

What’s the best day of the week? Stay-at-home Saturday! An enthusiastic protagonist shares the joys of spending time with family, reading all the books you want, and working on secret plans with a younger sibling. This sweet story of a child’s perspective on the weekend is illustrated by award-winning artist Serge Bloch.--Lara


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The Ultimate Book of Space Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9791027601974
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Published: Twirl - October 18th, 2016

This activity-packed book about our amazing universe features forty flaps, pop-ups, pull tabs, and other moveable parts. Complete with information about space travel, the solar system, and Earth’s place in the galaxy, The Ultimate Book of Space will capture the hearts of your curious reader.--Kirsten