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Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

Christy Hale · Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A collection of illustrations, concrete poetry, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world.
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I Yam a Donkey!

Cece Bell · Clarion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Even frustrated grammarians will giggle at the who's-on-first routine that begins with a donkey's excited announcement, "I yam a donkey!" Unfortunately the donkey's audience happens to be a yam, and one who is particular about sloppy pronunciation and poor grammar. An escalating...
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The Kindness Quilt

Nancy Elizabeth Wallace · Marshall Cavendish
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Random acts of kindness pictured on a paper quiltMinna and her classmates have been asked by their teacher, Mrs. Bloom, to work on a Kindness Project. Mrs. Bloom wants them to do and draw and share an act of kindness. Minna and her family do lots of kind things, but Minna can't decide...
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If You Give a Mouse a Brownie

Laura Joffe Numeroff · Harpercollins Publishers
Pages: 32
Format: Book

Mouse is back in this ninth picture book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series! If you give a mouse a brownie, he's going to ask for some ice cream to go with it. When you give him the ice cream, he'll probably ask you for a spoon. He'll start drumming on the table....
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See What a Seal Can Do

Chris Butterworth · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Follow a gray seal on a journey from sand to sea in an engaging richly illustrated story with surefire kid appealOn the shore a seal looks like a slow dozy creature that spends its time lazing around or flumping along the sand But underwater its a different story Splash Seal dives deep...
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Ball

Mary Sullivan · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. After his best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, baby, and even the angry cat for a quick throw. No luck. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious...
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Looking Closely along the Shore

Frank Serafini · Kids Can Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Look closely. Look very closely. Is it ? a string of beads? Stars in the sky? Give up? Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it's an ochre sea star! See what looks like a bird's beak revealed as a gooseneck barnacle, blades of grass as a blue mussel, and many more surprises when...
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Once Upon a Northern Night

Jean E. Pendziwol · Groundwood Books
Format: Hardcover

In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.As the young child sleeps,...
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The New Small Person

Lauren Child · Candlewick Press (MA)
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Lauren Child tells the familiar tale of a less-than-welcome sibling with subtlety, insight, affection, and humor.Elmore Green starts life as an only child, as many children do. He has a room to himself, where he can line up his precious things and nobody will move them one inch. But one day everything...
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Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure

Anna Walker · Clarion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Book

Peggy the hen is contented with her quiet existence and daily routine. When a powerful gust of wind sweeps her up and deposits her in the midst of a busy city, she explores her new surroundings, makes new friends, and cleverly figures out how to get home - with a newly kindled appetite...
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Du Iz Tak?

Carson Ellis · Candlewick
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

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Bad Bye, Good Bye

Deborah Underwood · Harcourt Brace and Company
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

"Bad truck, bad guy; bad wave, bad bye . . ." A boy and his family are packing up their old home, and the morning feels scary and sad. But when he arrives at his new home, an evening of good byes awaits: bye to new friends, bye to glowing fireflies, bye to climbing trees. The New York...
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Me & Dog

Gene Weingarten · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

This endearing friendship story about a boy and his dog from a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer gently explores a timeless question: who's really in charge?Meet Sid. He's an ordinary kid. He's far from perfect. But to Murphy, Sid's faithful dog, Sid is the whole world. Murphy...
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Same, Same But Different

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw · Henry Holt
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different!Through an inviting...
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Miss Brooks' Story Nook

Barbara Bottner · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) about the power of stories and storytelling. Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she loves to go to Miss Brooks' before-school story time. But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass...
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