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Staff Suggestions — Picture Books

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Lambslide Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062883384
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

Renowned author Ann Patchett teams up with the illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books for this charming story about three lambs. When they mistakenly overhear “lambslide” they are determined to create one at their farm. A gentle story on how to accomplish a big dream while considering the impact on those around them. 

— Jamie

 


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Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Laura Park (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316485869
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

Abner and Ian need you help getting right side up! Eggers and Park have created a clever and hysterical duo to read about. My new favorite book to shake, turn, and move!

— Lindsay A.


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The Little Red Stroller Cover Image
By Joshua Furst, Katy Wu (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735228801
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Published: Dial Books - April 16th, 2019

Follow a well-loved stroller as it moves from family to family, sharing their adventures, in a story that reminds us that giving to is often easier that giving up the things we outgrow.

— Laura


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Being Edie Is Hard Today Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316521741
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

This is a book I NEEDED as a child. I have never identified so much with a character as I have with Edie. She shows you that being yourself can sometimes lead to uncomfortable or overwhelming feelings and that's okay!

— Lindsay A.


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Most Marshmallows Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452159591
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 30th, 2019

Wait a minute... am I really a marshmallow or are marshmallows just like you and me?! Well, either way, if you didn’t already LOVE fluffy, sweet marshmallows you will after reading this fun, sweet, delightfully illustrated story!

— Tonya


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Tomorrow Most Likely (Read Aloud Family Books, Mindfulness Books for Kids, Bedtime Books for Young Children, Bedtime Picture Books) 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