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1 - Hot Dog

Doug Salati - Knopf Books for Young Readers

From a critically acclaimed creator comes this summery picture book featuring an overheated - and overwhelmed - pup who finds his calm with some sea, sand, and fresh air."An utter joy from beginning to end!" - Sophie Blackall, two-time Caldecott Medal winnerIt's summer in the city,...
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2 - Watercress

Andrea Wang

Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl's parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. Grabbing an old paper bag and some rusty scissors, the whole family wades into the muck to collect as much of the muddy, snail covered...
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3 - We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom - Roaring Brook Press

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, Carole Lindstrom's bold and lyrical picture book We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguarding the Earth's water from harm and corruption.Water is the first medicine.It affects and connects...
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4 - The Undefeated

Kwame Alexander - Versify

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable...
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5 - Hello Lighthouse

Sophie Blackall - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life...
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6 - Wolf in the Snow

Matthew Cordell - Feiwel & Friends

Winner of the 2018 Caldecott MedalA girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts,...
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7 - Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Javaka Steptoe - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator AwardJean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere:...
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8 - Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Lindsay Mattick - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

"Finding Winnie introduces young readers to the fascinating world of nonfiction with a Caldecott Medal winning story of the bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. " - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorA #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable...
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9 - The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (Caldecott Medal Winner)

Dan Santat - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

. Dan Santats Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends.This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when...
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10 - Locomotive

Brian Floca - Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books

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,...
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