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Before & After

JEAN JULIEN · PHAIDON
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

An enticing collection of before-and-after scenarios, created by master artist and acclaimed author of This Is Not A BookGraphic artist Jean Jullien insightfully and comically depicts a set of clever and surprising before-and-after two-frame narratives, each progressed by a page turn. From...
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Push! Dig! Scoop!: A Construction Counting Rhyme

Rhonda Gowler Greene · Bloomsbury
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Down at the construction site, mama and papa trucks show their youngsters how to build. Push oosh goes a big mama bulldozer and her one little dozer! Dig schlup goes a tough papa excavator and his two little excavators!

Count along with every scooping, mashing, and spinning...

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On Duck Pond

Jane Yolen · Cornell Lab Publishing Group
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Duck Pond is the first sequel to the acclaimed On Bird Hill, which launched the children's picture book series written for the esteemed...
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Shh! We Have a Plan

Chris Haughton · Candlewick Pr
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George! comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans - and the secret to attracting the birdie.

Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! "Hello...
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Rooting for You

Susan Hood · Disney*Hyperion
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

It's time for one little seed to come out of his shell. But he's afraid. It's a big world out there. There may be dangers! (Like monsters!) There are definitely obstacles. (Like rocks!) And while there's a good deal of uncertainty, he discovers that he has friends...
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Laundry Day

Jessixa Bagley · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

"I'm bored," said Tic.

"Me too," said Tac.

What do two bored badgers do when they've done everything, including driving their mother around the bend?

Laundry, of course.

What could possibly go wrong?

In this spirited picture book, Tic and Tac,...

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Birdie's Happiest Halloween

Sujean Rim · Little
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Birdie searches for a just-right Halloween costume in book five of this popular series

Birdie loves the fall. She can't wait to go apple picking with Mommy and her dog, Monster, wear big fuzzy sweaters, and play touch football with her friends. But Birdie can't stop thinking about...
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Plankton is Pushy

Jonathan Fenske · Scholastic Press
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

In this funny, underwater picture book, Plankton says hello to Mussel, but Mussel doesn't say anything back. Plankton tries everything to get quiet Mussel to talk. In fact, Plankton gets VERY pushy about it! Will Mussel ever open his mouth? Kids will relate to Plankton's frustration...
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Goat's Coat

Tom Percival · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

This charmingly illustrated rhyming picture book about Alfonzo, a goat with a very special coat, celebrates the power of kindness and friendship.Let me tell you the tale of Alfonzo the goat, who was terribly proud of his lovely new coat.Alfonzo was happy; he pranced and he skipped. Then...
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Yard Sale

Eve Bunting · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

When a family has to leave their house and move to a small apartment, it's hard to let go of things - but having one another is what counts.

Almost everything Callie's family owns is spread out in their front yard - their furniture, their potted flowers, even Callie's bike. They...
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We Are Not Friends

Anna Kang · Two Lions
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Two fuzzy friends are having a fun playdate when a new pal hops in. As the day continues, each friend feels left out at times. It isn't so easy to figure out how to act when everything seems to change. With humor and heart, the beloved characters from Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner...

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B is for Baby

Atinuke · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, creators of the award-winning Baby Goes to Market, pair up again for a bright and beautiful first book of words.

B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba!

One morning after breakfast, Baby's big brother...
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The Cook and the King

Julia Donaldson · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

The king searches his kingdom far and wide for the perfect cook. He's very particular, and none of the cooks can get the job done just right. Until the king meets Wobbly Bob. The king thinks Wobbly Bob might be the perfect fit, but there's just one small hitch - Wobbly Bob is afraid of everything....
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The Greedy Goat

PETR HORACEK · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A very greedy goat wreaks havoc in the barnyard in an entertaining cautionary tale from Petr Horácek.

Goat is tired of always eating herbs and grass. She wants to try something new! So one day she embarks on a tasting spree, trying the dog's food, the pig's potato peels, and more,...
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Grandma's Purse

Vanessa Brantley-Newton · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Spend the day with Mimi and her granddaughter in this charming picture book about the magic found in Mimi's favorite accessory, perfect for readers who love How to Babysit a Grandma!

When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, she always brings warm hugs, sweet treats...and her purse....
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