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Staff Suggestions — Picture Books

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Tomorrow Most Likely Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452172781
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

Ever wonder what the next day will bring? Well, Dave Eggers does, too, and he shares his optimistic imaginings in this sweet selection. Follow a little adventurer who travels through the watercolor world around him, interacting with the magical, musical, and mundane. Perfect for teaching prediction, calming anxiety about what's to come, setting intentions for a good tomorrow,, and remembering that the most important ingredient to a great day is... YOU! 

— Lauren

 


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The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Kwame Alexander's lyrical poem about the grace, strength, and excellence of Black Americans is matched in beauty by Kadir Nelson's illustrations. An inspirational text for any reader, and a lovely, educational pick for poetry month, too!

— Lauren


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Rosie and Rasmus Cover Image
By Serena Geddes, Serena Geddes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481498746
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Published: Aladdin - April 2nd, 2019

Making friends can be scary and hard; this book helps. Rasmus and Rosie's friendship is one of encouragement and loyalty. This does a beautiful job of showing that sometimes taking a risk can produce magical things.

— Lindsay


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Wishing for a Dragon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781444936223
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Published: Hachette Children's - April 9th, 2019

What a sweet, lively story that encourages using your imagination, creative play, and going on an adventure right in your room! I love it!

— Susan


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Poetree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399539121
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Published: Dial Books - March 19th, 2019

A beautiful depiction of friendship and creation. I'm incredibly jealous of Sylvia's talent for crafting the most beautiful poems. You NEED this book (and Shel the dog) in your life!

— Lindsay


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Ida and the Whale Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735843417
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 26th, 2019

Dwell on the dreamy watercolors as Ida goes for a whale ride that takes her away from the world, but at the same time allows her to really understand it. Reassuring text creates the perfect opportunity to ponder big questions together with a small child.

— Jamie


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Max Explains Everything: Soccer Expert Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Deborah Hocking (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101996409
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2019

Max is a soccer expert! He knows to pick the dandelions in the field (so as not to be left to distract other kids), he knows what NOT to bring to the soccer field (sea shell collection, etc.) and he sure knows how to have FUN! There might be a few things Max is missing, but he's got plenty of time to learn. I love Max and all the little "Maxes" out on the field.

— Tonya


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Along Came Coco: A Story about Coco Chanel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419734250
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 19th, 2019

Before Coco Chanel was one of the most iconic and influential figures in the history of fashion, she was a girl growing up in France bursting with imagination and talent.  This gorgeously illustrated picture book shows how she took inspiration from the world around her to revolutionize the design of women's clothing, which would impact the landscape of the industry forever.

— Kelly


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A Friend for Henry Cover Image
By Jenn Bailey, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452167916
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 26th, 2019

A beautiful book about friendship told with a perfect child's point of view. Henry may be on the autism spectrum, but his search for a true friend is universal.

— Laura


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Another Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421677
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Christian Robinson has created an impressive picture book, featuring a story told solely through his recognizable and iconic illustrations.  His simple but playful premise takes you on a journey that will spark the imagination of any reader, and leave you wanting to travel through the pages of this wonderful book again and again!

— Kelly


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The Snow Lion Cover Image
By Jim Helmore, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781682630488
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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