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1. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Javaka Steptoe · Little
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe.Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike...
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2. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Lindsay Mattick · Little
Pages: 56
Format: Print book

A #1 "New York Times" Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal"""Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. "" And she was a girl "In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed...
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3. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Dan Santat · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal
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4. Locomotive

Brian Floca · Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America's early railroads, from the creator of the "stunning" (BOOKLIST ) Moonshot.It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling...
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5. This Is Not My Hat

Jon Klassen · Candlewick Press
Pages: 40
Format: Audio CD

WINNER OF THE 2013 CALDECOTT MEDAL!From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly) , trouble could be following close behind....
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6. A Ball for Daisy

Christopher Raschka · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott MedalThis New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball...
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7. A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Philip Christian Stead · Roaring Brook
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with...
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8. The Lion & the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney · Little
Pages: 40
Format: Audiobook

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from...
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9. The House in the Night

Susan Marie Swanson · Houghton Mifflin Company
Pages: 38
Format: Hardcover

2009 Caldecott Medal Winner A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this Caldecott Medal-winning bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers - a key, a bed,...
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10. The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 533
Format: Hardcover

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover...
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11. Flotsam

David Wiesner · Clarion Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam - anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery:...
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12. The Hello, Goodbye Window

Chris Raschka · Hyperion Books for Children
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

This is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild. The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is, for one little girl, a magic gateway. Everything important happens near it, through it, or beyond it. Told in her voice, her story is both...
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13. Kitten's First Full Moon

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books; 1 edition
Format: Book

What a night! The moon is full. Kitten is hungry and inquisitive and brave and fast and persistent and unlucky . . . then lucky! What a night!
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14. The Man Who Walked Between The Towers

Mordicai Gerstein · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 40
Format: Audiobook

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own:...
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15. My Friend Rabbit

Eric Rohmann · Roaring Brook Press; 1st edition
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints.
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16. The Three Pigs

David Wiesner · Clarion Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf's huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure...
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17. So You Want to Be President?

Judith St. George · Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
Pages: 52
Format: Book

So you want to be President! Why not? Presidents have come in every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan, big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison, handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln.From the embarrassment...
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