Staff Suggestions — Picture Books

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The Snow Lion Cover Image
By Jim Helmore, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781682630488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 1st, 2018

A winning story about making friends for shy kids with big imaginations. Pleasing illustrations complement the text very nicely. Love it!

— Susan


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The Real Boat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536202779
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Templar - January 8th, 2019

Dive into this modern fable about a paper boat who wishes to find the ocean and become a real boat! Enchanting illustrations bring this powerful adventure to life.

— Lindsay


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Twinkle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534429154
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - December 18th, 2018

Twinkle the fairy thinks that magic school will be a breeze. Turns out, magic is harder than it looks! Practice makes magic in this new book from the author of Angelina Ballerina.

— Lindsay


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Chicken Talk Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062398642
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 15th, 2019

Chickens can...talk?! Well, at least in this case they can write! Hilarious from start to finish, pick up a copy of Chicken Talkand join the conversation.

— Lindsay


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Dragon Night Cover Image
By J. R. Krause, J. R. Krause (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525514244
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 2019

Georgie and Dragon both have a problem...they're afraid of the night. Oh, wait, I mean the Knight! Now aren't you curious? Sure you are! Read how these two friends help each other conquer their fears in this oh-so-sweet story filled with humor and kindness.

— Susan


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Wee Hee Hee: A Collection of Pretty Funny Jokes and Pictures (Wee Society) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781524759964
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 18th, 2018

Giggle away at this punny joke book! This larger than life collection of jokes is sure to appeal to the young prankster in your life. With a record keeper in the back, this book is perfect for future comedians!

— Lindsay


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Mary Wears What She Wants Cover Image
By Keith Negley, Keith Negley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062846792
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 15th, 2019

A beautifully illustrated book featuring the story of Mary Edwards Walker- one of the first women known to wear pants, who was repeatedly arrested for that choice!  A well-told tale of progress and choice.

— Kelly


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Lola Dutch When I Grow Up Cover Image
By Kenneth Wright, Sarah Jane Wright (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681195544
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 15th, 2019

Lola Dutch is back, and her ideas have gotten no smaller since the last time we saw her!  Thinking about what she might want to be when she grows up, Lola and her friends spare no effort in exploring the many varied options that strike her fancy.  As Lola works and grows, she decides what she really wants is to be a kid, and learn about everything- and there's always tomorrow, when she may decide to try something else entirely.  Filled with as much curiosity and charm as the first book!

— Kelly


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Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Like The Little Red Hen and Stone Soup, this story about sharing a big pot of delicious stew reads like a classic. Warm mixed-media illustrations match the tone of the story beautifully.

— Laura


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A Drop of the Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525301247
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - October 2nd, 2018

A lovely story that acknowledges mortality but focuses of the love between a child and a great grandmother, and the beauty of simple gifts.

— Laura


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Pearl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316465670
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Everyone has their place in the sea, but Pearl just can't seem to find hers, until her mother gives her a single piece of sand to watch over. Find out how Pearl handles her situation in this beautifull illustrated story. 

— Bella


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Mia Moves Out Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Paige Keiser (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399553325
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Mia loves having a room all to herself. When her baby brother is born, sharing a room is fun . . . until he starts making a MESS. After moving out, Mia discovers all kinds of places to live. But there's one thing missing . . . Read to discover Mia's PERFECT place to live! 

— Nicole


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Stop That Yawn! Cover Image
By Caron Levis, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481441797
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Gabby Wild and Grandma(?) aren’t ready for bed, so they go to Never Sleep City, but someone lets out the

yaaaaaaAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWwwnnnn!

Now the town, the reader, and I cannot stay awake. So do your best to seal your lips, grit your teeth and…

Stop…

that…

— Matt


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The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399171154
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

This charming and beautifully illustrated book features two very close but very different sisters who are facing a fierce adversary.  On the day they are born, a fierce dragon takes up residence in their village, and it becomes clear over the years that their greatest hope in vanquishing him will be to rely on the combination of their unique strengths.  A wonderful story about embracing differences, working together, and supporting your siblings.

— Kelly


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The Very Last Castle Cover Image
By Travis Jonker, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419725746
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 9th, 2018

Everyone told Ibb to stay away from the castle! There might be: Giants,Snakes, Monsters! But I love that Ibb is brave and curious and that leads her to many beautiful discoveries at the castle including friendship and understanding. Now, don't you want to know what else she finds? There are many universal themes in this story that make it the perfect read aloud in the classroom and at home.

— Susan


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Great Ports of the World: From New York to Hong Kong Cover Image
By Mia Cassany, Victor Medina (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9783791373553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Prestel Junior - October 2nd, 2018

I love books that take me on a trip around the world, and this one does just that, while also sharing great information on international ports AND gorgeous illustrations.  Anyone with a budding interest in transportation or culture will love this charming and enlightening book!

— Kelly


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Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Cover Image
By Eva Chen, Derek Desierto (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250297266
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 6th, 2018

As someone who believes strongly in the magical power of a fantastic pair of shoes, this book could not have delighted me more!  Juno Valentine finds herself in the shoes- literally- of some remarkable women from history, and gets to experience the adventure of each of their lives.  A charming book with a great message about adding a little magic to you own life.

— Kelly


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Captain's Log: Snowbound Cover Image
By Erin Dionne, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580898256
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - November 6th, 2018

Why settle for a simple snow day when you could recreate Shavkleton’s epic adventure? Creative illustrations and informative author notes invite the reader to join the expedition!

— Laura


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Made by Maxine Cover Image
By Ruth Spiro, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399186295
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Published: Dial Books - October 9th, 2018

A thinker and a doer! Maxine is incredibly inventive. She is preparing to take her goldfish Milton to the pet parade by creating a portable fish tank. Perfect for sparking creativity in young ones! Match it with Crafty Llama by Mike Kerr for an artsy storytime!

— Lindsay


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The Wall in the Middle of the Book Cover Image
By Jon Agee, Jon Agee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555452
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - October 2nd, 2018

Sometimes, what we worry about isn’t as big a problem as what is going on right around us! Words and pictures work together, adding up to a story with depth(s).

— Laura