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Child of the Universe

Jayawardhana, Ray · MAKE ME A WORLD

Perfect for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and That's Me Loving You, this picture book by a renowned astrophysicist is a lyrical meditation on the preciousness of one child and the vastness of the universe.

Just like the sun gives shine to the moon,
you light...

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A Way with Wild Things

Larissa Theule · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Meet Poppy--if you can spot her among the wildflowers! Poppy loves nature, and can be found carrying on conversations with ladybugs or singing with cicadas, but good luck spotting her indoors and around people! She's a master of camouflage, always finding a way to blend into her surroundings....
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Cave Dada

Reese, Brandon · CHRONICLE BOOKS


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That's Life!

Ame Dyckman · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Wolfie the Bunny comes a witty send-up of inspirational greeting card wisdom that reminds readers of life's unpredictability and messiness--and beauty.After Life literally knocks on their door, one kid discovers that Life is truly what you make...
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Window

Marion Arbona · Kids Can Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A young girl is walking home from school in a big city. As she gazes up at window after window in the buildings on her route - all different shapes and sizes - she imagines the most fantastic goings-on behind each one, which we can see by opening the gatefold. A tropical jungle. A whale...
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Paolo, Emperor of Rome

Mac Barnett · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A daring dog takes a whirlwind tour of Rome in search of freedom in new picture book from beloved storyteller Mac Barnett and masterful illustrator Claire Keane Paolo the dachshund is trapped. Though he lives in Rome, a city filled with history and adventure, he is confined to a hair...
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The Bear's Garden

Marcie Colleen · Imprint
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, The Bear's Garden picture book by writer Marcie Colleen and illustrator Alison Oliver is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places....
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Hike

Pete Oswald · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Take to the trails for a celebration of nature - and a day spent with dad.

In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges,...
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Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree

Mary Murphy · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

All living creatures have a special place in the world in this extraordinary exploration of the concept of self for very young readers.Only I know how to be me.Only you know how to be you.Trees have leaves that turn sunshine into food. Amazing! Birds build nests, sing songs, hatch eggs,...
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¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat

Raul the Third · Versify
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling in this delicious follow-up to Vamos! Let'sGo to the Market from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raul the Third.

In this new Vamos! title, Let's Go Eat, Little Lobo is excited to take...
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The Nest That Wren Built

Randi Sonenshine · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young.

This is the bark, snippets of twine,
spidery rootlets, and needles of pine
that shape the nest that Wren built.

In...
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The Stars Just Up the Street

Sue Soltis · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A grandpa's memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star lovers alike.Mabel loves stars. She counts five from her window and thirty-seven from her backyard. But her grandfather tells her that, as a child,...
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Green on Green

Dianne White · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Discover the joys of nature, seasons, family - and the vibrant colors of them all - in this lyrical picture book from the author of the acclaimed Blue on Blue.A child is on a colorful journey through the seasons, filled with yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer and orange...
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Macca the Alpaca

Matt Cosgrove · Scholastic Press
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Macca the alpaca's days were happy and carefree until -- drama! -- a llama.

In this adorable, quirky picture book, Macca the alpaca loves splashing in puddles and gives the best cuddles. But when he bumps into a big bullying llama named Harmer (who's no charmer) , Macca must prove...
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The Welcome Wagon

Cori Doerrfeld · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Someone new to celebrate! Welcome to Cubby Hill! Meet Cooper Cub, a curious young bear who notices a new family moving to town. Cooper jumps on his scooter and sets off on a journey through town, assembling his best friends to welcome the newcomers. Along the way, they consider what...
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Elmore and Pinky

Holly Hobbie · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A prickly porcupine searches for a best friend in this sequel to Elmore from Toot & Puddle author Holly Hobbie.

Elmore the porcupine feels warm and comfortable in his neighborhood, and has many friends. But lately he has been feeling that he is missing someone,...
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A Whale of a Mistake

Ioana Hobai · Page Street Kids
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

When you make a mistake -- a big mistake, a HUGE mistake -- it can weigh you down or even swallow you whole! As one kid finds herself swept away by her whale of a mistake, she takes readers along on a journey of emotions. When the girl pauses to stare at the night sky, she realizes something...
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