New Picture Books

A colorful collection of the latest picture books.

 

A Big Bed for Little Snow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316478366
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A companion to the Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star!

A heartwarming and tender picture book introducing readers to their first snow, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin.

When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!


Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534451865
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Published: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019

A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.

When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn’t just see the First Lady of the United States.


The Traveler's Gift: A Story of Loss and Hope Cover Image
By Danielle Davison, Anne Lambelet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624147654
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Published: Page Street Kids - October 8th, 2019

Liam loved his father’s stories of life at sea. But one day, his father’s ship doesn’t return, and Liam’s love of stories fades. Then the Traveler, a mysterious old man who spins stories with a magical beard like a tapestry, arrives, reminding Liam of his father.


Caspian Finds a Friend: (Picture Book about Friendship for Kids, Bear Book for Children) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452137803
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 15th, 2019

Caspian Finds a Friend is an imaginative picture book about how the power to change our world lies within ourselves.

Caspian lives in a lighthouse surrounded by a cold gray-blue sea—every day, he watches, wishing for a friend, but no one comes. So, Caspian decides that wishing is not enough.


The Love Letter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062741578
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Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

* An Indie Next List Pick *

“Appealing illustrations combine with a timely message that one kind act can start a chain reaction of kindness. A sweet and far-from-cloying ode to love.” —Kirkus


Mini Rabbit Is Not Lost Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443581
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Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019

Mini Rabbit is prepared to travel far and wide when he and Mother Rabbit realize they've run out of berries for the cake they're baking. And really, it's all about cake.


Love and the Rocking Chair Cover Image
By Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Text by), Diane Dillon (Text by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338332650
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - October 15th, 2019

Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon celebrate the love we feel for our children in this touching, multi-generational story about the lasting power of family.


Please Don't Eat Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316315258
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Beloved author-illustrator Liz Climo is back with a hilarious take on (reluctant) friendship that will appeal to fans of We Don't Eat Our Classmates and I Want My Hat Back!

When a carefree bunny is approached by a voracious bear in the woods, Bunny has just one request: "Please don't eat me."


The Hike: (Nature Book for Kids, Outdoors-Themed Picture Book for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452174617
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 8th, 2019

The Hike is a plucky and sweet adventure story about three intrepid young female explorers set out to conquer the outdoors intheir local forest.

Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours.


T. Rex Time Machine: Dinos in De-Nile Cover Image
By Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452161556
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 8th, 2019

Two T. Rexes are whisked away by their time machine to ancient Egypt, where King Tut mistakes them for Sobek, god of the Nile. They are treated to glorious feasts and magnificent tours. But when the aliens land—they're in the middle of constructing the pyramids—and expose the supposed gods as mere dinosaurs, everyone's mad. Will the dinosaurs escape?


Good Night, Little Blue Truck Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328852137
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

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?


This Is Not That Kind of Book Cover Image
By Christopher Healy, Ben Mantle (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525580294
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it?


Herring Hotel Cover Image
By Didier Levy, Serge Bloch (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780500652121
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 22nd, 2019

Welcome to the Herring Hotel Meet Gabriel and his parents, whose job it is to look after the unusual guests who make their homes in this crumbling old place. Gabriel is particularly fond of Mrs. Kettle, a rather odd old lady with a secret. There's only one little problem--the entire hotel is about to tumble down.


Max and Marla Are Flying Together Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525515661
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Published: Philomel Books - October 8th, 2019

From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of She Persisted comes a book about friendship, flying, and facing your fears together.


My Singing Nana Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433830211
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Published: Magination Press - October 15th, 2019

"Always amigos "

My Singing Nana is a compassionate tribute to families dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. This story celebrates the ideals of family, heritage, and happy memories, showing kids that no matter how their loved one might change they always have ways to maintain their special connection.


Camilla, Cartographer Cover Image
By Julie Dillemuth, Laura Wood (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433830334
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Published: American Psychological Association (APA) - October 8th, 2019

Camilla loves maps. Old ones, new ones, she loves them all She often imagines what it must have been like to explore and discover a new path for the first time. One morning, Camilla wakes up to a huge snow storm. Her neighbor Parsley can't find the path to the creek.


Driftwood Days Cover Image
By William Miniver, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780802853707
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

Stretchy McHandsome Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741218
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Published: Dial Books - October 8th, 2019

A handsome and totally fetching street cat with a penchant for trouble stars in the new picture book by Judy Schachner, creator of the inimitable, irrepressible Skippyjon Jones


Just In Case You Want to Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443444
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Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019

Everything you might need to fly . . . or sing . . . or laugh. Just in case.

just in case you want to fly
here's some wind
and here's the sky


I Knew You Could Do It! Cover Image
By Nancy Tillman, Nancy Tillman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250113771
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 15th, 2019

Here comes another heartfelt picture book from bestselling author Nancy Tillman, this time about resilience and reaching one's goals.

I knew you could do it!
I knew that you could!

Of everyone out there
I knew that you would.


Cats Are a Liquid Cover Image
By Rebecca Donnelly, Misa Saburi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250206596
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 8th, 2019

Celebrate cats in all their flowing, furry glory in Cats Are a Liquid, a charming picture book that examines the unusual physical properties of felines by writer Rebecca Donnelly and illustrator Misa Saburi.

Cats fill./ Cats spill./ Cats flow downhill.// Cats tip./ Cats drip./ Cats grip, snip, rip.// Cats are a liquid/ Except when they’re not.


This Is Baby Cover Image
By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordóñez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250245601
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 8th, 2019

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA and Everything Is Mama, returns with a book that teaches new babies the words for the various parts of their body--This is Baby.

Let’s meet…

Baby!


Salsa Lullaby Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Erika Meza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579731
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

How to get baby to sleep? Mami and Papi will try anything in this bouncy, loving, bilingual lullaby that gently says good night in both Spanish and English.

Mami starts a salsa song.
Papi keeps the beat.
Baby loves this lullaby,
moves those dancing feet.

Baila, baby, baila!
Dance, dance, dance.


Grumpy Monkey Party Time! Cover Image
By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593118627
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Everyone's favorite New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey is back in this hilarious sequel about managing social anxiety and listening to your needs!


Dragons Love Tacos 2 Book and Toy Set Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984815774
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Published: Dial Books - October 15th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestselling Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel is now available in a book and toy set!

This book and toy set comes with a bite-sized 7.5" x 7.5" copy of Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel and two 4" dragon plush toys. Storytime just got twice as fun!


Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla Cover Image
By John Cena, Howard McWilliam (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524773533
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

Superstar entertainer John Cena's second picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series features a high-octane story--starring the truck who never gives up, Elbow Grease!


Can You See Me? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524853723
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 15th, 2019

Engage the imagination and teach animal recognition with this carefully designed, interactive picture book for curious children. 

Using abstract art, Can You See Me? challenges the mind and celebrates diverse ways of seeing. Each spread contains an illustration of an animal made up entirely of equilateral triangles.


Max & Ruby and Twin Trouble (A Max and Ruby Adventure) Cover Image
By Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534443655
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

“Double trouble finds comic relief.” —Kirkus Reviews

From beloved author-illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a brand-new story about the inimitable brother and sister Max and Ruby. Max and Ruby’s family is expanding and soon enough nobody will be getting any sleep!

Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise.


The Favorite Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536204469
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

From the author-illustrator of Do You Believe in Unicorns? comes a sweet, colorful celebration of how we choose the things we love best.


Little Frida: A Story of Frida Kahlo Cover Image
By Anthony Browne, Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536209334
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

Young Frida Kahlo’s imaginary friend comes to life in a touching story by Anthony Browne enhanced by exquisite surreal illustrations.


The Underhills: A Tooth Fairy Story Cover Image
By Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536211122
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

In a captivating follow-up to April and Esme, Tooth Fairies, a master of whimsy sends his tiny heroines on another adventure.


Poop Cover Image
By Poppy Champignon, Mark Hoffman (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781944903749
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Published: Cameron - August 20th, 2019

The Immortal Jellyfish Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781911171799
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Published: Flying Eye Books - August 20th, 2019

Where do we go when we die? Use this vibrantly illustrated story to guide your kids through the grieving process, with the help of a jellyfish that eternally regenerates and a young boy missing his grandfather.


Thank You! Cover Image
By Charo Pita, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780802855244
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 2019

Isabella has lots of questions about the world. She asks her grandma, "Why does the sea stop at the sand?" and "What keeps the moon from falling out of the sky?" and "Who paints the clouds?" But maybe Isabella doesn't need to have all the answers. Maybe it's enough to simply appreciate the amazing world around her.


The Rhythm of the Rain Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536205756
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Published: Templar - August 20th, 2019

A breathtaking picture book about the water cycle from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Grahame Baker-Smith


Hats Are Not for Cats! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328967190
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Published: Clarion Books - August 20th, 2019

Are hats for cats?


Lionel and the Lion's Share Cover Image
By Lou Peacock, Lisa Sheehan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536205923
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Published: Nosy Crow - August 20th, 2019

Lionel the lion does NOT like to share. After all, he’s learned that lions always get the lion's share. He gets all the best instruments from the music shop, all the handsomest hats from the hat shop, and all the brightest balloons from the balloon cart. But at Chloe’s birthday party Lionel goes too far, eating ALL the cake.


Frankie's Favorite Food Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735264311
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Published: Tundra Books - August 20th, 2019

A scrumptiously adorable story about a boy, a school play and his love for food. Featuring foods from all over the world, this debut picture book will make you hungry for more!


Lasting Love Cover Image
By Caroline Wright, Willow Heath (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984850140
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Published: Rodale Kids - August 20th, 2019

This gorgeous picture-book meditation on loss and family love is a useful tool for children navigating a first experience with death.


Why? Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823441730
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 13th, 2019

For young readers who always want to know why? . . . especially when there isn't an easy answer.

Two-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger weaves a simple story about the unfailingly curious Rabbit-- and his patient friend Bear, who always answers his questions.


SumoKitty Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781580896825
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 13th, 2019

Watch out, mice! This cat is a sumo champion!


Daniel and Ismail Cover Image
By Juan Pablo Iglesias, Alex Peris (Illustrator), Ilan Stavans (Translated by), Eliezer Nowodworski (Translated by), Frieda Press-Danieli (Translated by), Randa Sayegh (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632061560
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Published: Restless Books - August 20th, 2019

A one-of-a-kind, uplifting picture book about a Jewish boy and a Palestinian boy who bond on the soccer field—translated into English, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Daniel and Ismail, one Jewish and the other Palestinian, don’t know each other yet, but they have more in common than they know.


My Grandma and Me Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Lindsey Yankey (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694944
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Published: Candlewick - August 13th, 2019

In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.

In this big universe full of many moons, I have traveled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my grandma.


The Magic Flute Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481449021
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Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - August 13th, 2019

From Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Chris Raschka comes a gorgeously illustrated retelling of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute.

The Magic Flute is the favorite choice of many opera lovers.


As Warm As the Sun Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443277
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 13th, 2019

French bulldogs Toby and Pinkie learn to live together and form a heartwarming friendship.

Toby loves basking in the morning sun, snuggling in a lap in the afternoon, and toasting his tummy by the fireside at night, but somehow his warm spots never last. What Toby wants more than anything is to find something as warm as the sun that never fades or fizzles.


A Friend for Bently Cover Image
By Paige Keiser, Paige Keiser (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062643322
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Published: HarperCollins - August 6th, 2019

Meet Bently—one remarkable pig; and Daisy—the chick who loved him. Celebrate unlikely friends in this charming, funny picture book by author-illustrator Paige Keiser.


How Do You Dance? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419734182
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

Alfred's Book of Monsters Cover Image
By Sam Streed, Sam Streed (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781580898331
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 6th, 2019

With nods to Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, and Neil Gaiman, this humorous picture book about a Victorian boy obsessed with monsters presents a dark and appealing world, created by debut author/illustrator Sam Streed.

In the graveyard, between stone monuments for forgotten souls, lurks the Black Shuck. . . . Its one blood-red eye burns with an undying rage.


You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood Cover Image
By Aimee Reid, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419736179
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

My Tiny Pet Cover Image
By Jessie Hartland, Jessie Hartland (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524737535
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

A witty celebration of the tiny tardigrade, a microscopic creature that looks like a bear


Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market Cover Image
By Huda Essa, Merc Tous (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110106
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

Adam and his family spend an exciting day at the colorful and bustling Eastern Market. But when Adam gets briefly separated from Mom and Dad, he mistakes a friendly, diverse cast of characters for his parents in their traditional Muslim clothing--and shows that we all have more in common than you might think.


A Fist for Joe Louis and Me (Tales of Young Americans) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534110168
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Every night after coming home from work at one of the plants, Gordy's father teaches him how to box. Their hero is the famous American boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. But the Great Depression has come down hard on the economy.


One Red Sock Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534110267
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

A little purple hippo faces a dilemma. While getting dressed one day, she realizes that she is missing a red sock. But as she searches throughout her sock drawer, she cannot find a suitable replacement. From blue to green and gray to white, nothing she finds will match. But does that really matter?


The Greatest Table Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568463032
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.


A Song Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568463315
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

A girl who responds to the song that calls to her serves as an example to those who have forgotten how to listen to their lives, how to discern music from noise, how to follow the path of mystery and adventure set before them.


Dream Song Cover Image
By Walter de la Mare, Monique Felix (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781568463377
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

This dreamy poem about all the kinds of light at the "shut of day" evokes a world of wonder.


The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1) Cover Image
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771348
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

For every parent tired of telling their kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new picture book--from the beloved creators of Babymouse--is here to help. Sort of.


Little Sock Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534110052
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

Little Sock is tired of his routine. Day after day, it's the same old thing. He gets worn, he gets dirty, and he gets washed. Nothing ever changes. The other socks in the drawer don't seem to mind but Little Sock wants something different. He has heard of a place, Sock City, where everything is new and exciting, so one night he makes his escape from his drawer.


Lula and the Sea Monster Cover Image
By Alex Latimer, Alex Latimer (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781682631225
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - August 1st, 2019

A moving story of nurturing friendship and standing up for others


The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians Cover Image
By Carla Morris, Brad Sneed (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781682631232
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - August 1st, 2019

This humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere.