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1 - Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Flavia Z. Drago · Candlewick

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season - or anytime.Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves...
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2 - The Bad Seed: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky

Jory John · Harperfestival

Halloween is the Bad Seed's favorite holiday of the year. But what's a seed to do when he can't find a show-stopping costume for the big night? Postpone trick-or-treating for everyone, of course! Can he get a costume together in time? Or will this seed return to his ways? Find out in this...
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3 - Time for School, Little Blue Truck

Alice Schertle · HMH Books for Young Readers

Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are excited to meet a bright yellow school bus on the road. They see all the little animals lined up in the school bus's many windows, and Blue wishes he could be a school bus too. What a fun job - but much too big for a little pickup like...
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4 - Dragons Love Tacos

Adam Rubin · Dial Books

A New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud from the creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose.

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos,...
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5 - The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Emily Winfield Martin · Random House

The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever!

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think...
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6 - The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Mo Willems · Hyperion Books for Children

Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
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7 - How to Catch a Unicorn

Adam Wallace · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

This newest book in the New York Times bestselling How to Catch series features one of the world's most elusive mythical creatures — the unicorn! Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this is the unicorn book of the year!

Can you catch the unicorn?
You'll...

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8 - Grumpy Monkey

Suzanne Lang · Random House Books for Young Readers

The hilarious New York Times bestselling picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings...and the danger in suppressing them!

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful...
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9 - Pete the Cat's Groovy Imagination

James Dean

When a cloudy gray sky cancels Pete the Cat's beach day plans, a big box is all he needs to beat the rainy-day blues. Pete the Cat wants to go surfing, but he looks outside and - oh no! - it's gray and rainy. Does Pete get sad? No, he doesn't! Instead, he finds a really big and GROOVY...
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10 - You Matter

Christian Robinson · Atheneum Books for Young Readers

They All Saw a Cat meets The Important Book in this sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different points of view by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson.In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around...
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