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1 - Grumpy Monkey

Suzanne Lang · Random House Books for Young Readers

A hilarious 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 day? They encourage him not to hunch,...
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2 - The Serious Goose

Jimmy Kimmel · Random House Books for Young Readers

Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY!

Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring...
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3 - 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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4 - The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore · HarperCollins; Reprint edition

This New York Times bestseller is a holiday treat!It is the night before Christmas . . . in a house so cozy and colorful that only the beloved Mary Engelbreit could have created it. Not a creature is stirring. Then theres the jingle of bells. . . . For this merry holiday celebration, every...
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5 - Good Night, Little Blue Truck

Alice Schertle · HMH Books for Young Readers

Beep! Beep! Beep! It's time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends--a perfect bedtime read-aloud in this bestselling series!

A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket?...
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6 - Sulwe

Lupita Nyong'o · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school....
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7 - Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Andrea Beaty · Harry N. Abrams

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

An instant USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez,...
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8 - The Crayons' Christmas

Drew Daywalt · Penguin Workshop

A brand-new Crayons book from the #1 New York Times best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, just in time for the holidays. This special book has letters, games, ornaments, a poster, and even a pop-up Christmas tree!

'Tis the season for all of us to write our holiday...
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9 - Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas

JAMES DEAN · HarperCollins

A brand-new Pete the Cat Christmas picture book!

Pete and his friends are rockin' and groovin' while counting down the days to Christmas! Who needs five golden rings, when you can have five onion rings?

Join Pete and the gang for one-of-a-kind holiday cheer. He adds a cool-cat...

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10 - Hair Love

Matthew A. Cherry · Kokila

It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own....
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