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The Beatryce Prophecy By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

The Beatryce Prophecy is the brilliant and triumphant result of an inspired collaboration between renowned storyteller and two-time Newbery award winner Kate DiCamillo and illustrator extraordinaire and two-time Caldicott medal winner Sophie Blackall, Together they have woven a rich and glorious tale of friendship and courage in a mythical, medieval world with captivating illustrations to create a masterpiece. This is a story like no other, to lose yourself in during a time like no other. Enchanting.


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Room for Everyone By Naaz Khan, Mercè López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Naaz Khan, Mercè López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534431393
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 9th, 2021

Get ready for a joyful adventure aboard the daladala! Room for Everyone assures that there will, indeed, be room for you, too! Author Naaz Khan has created a lyrical, engaging romp that begs to be read out loud. The captivating illustrations of Merce Lopez mesmerize. The rhythm of the language, contagious refrain, and drawings full of delight makes this a rousing good time.


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Bear Came Along (Caldecott Honor Book) By Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316464475
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

A cheerful and action-packed adventure about the importance of friendship and community from a successful author and illustrator duo!

Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn't know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along.


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Out of the Wild Night By Blue Balliett Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780545867573
Published: Scholastic Press - May 14th, 2019

A phenomenal new literary adventure by bestselling author Blue Balliett (Chasing Vermeer), Out of the Wild Night presents the struggles of Nantucket Island as its inhabiters, alive and otherwise, deal with respecting the past, putting understanding before fear and discovering that everyone is stronger when they work together. Surprises. Delights. Captivates.


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Do Your Ears Hang Low? By Jenny Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jenny Cooper (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454916147
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Published: Union Square Kids - March 7th, 2017

The delightfully silly song comes to life in a hilarious picture book--complete with a mirror on the final spread

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?


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Hello Lighthouse (Caldecott Medal Winner) By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316362382
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

A delightfully charming and comforting story of a light house and those who dwell within, Hello Lighthouse fulfills the fantasy of anyone who ever dreamed of living in a lighthouse. Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall's (Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear) soothing, melodic language and lovely illustrations will carry you away like the rhythm of the sea.  A story to read again and again.


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Everybody in the Red Brick Building By Anne Wynter, Oge Mora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Wynter, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062865762
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 19th, 2021

An enchanting debut by author Anne Winter with vivid illustrations by the incomparable Oge Mora (Saturday) that fairly leap of the page, Everybody in the Red Brick Building is fabulous! An engaging, story with lyrical language and wonderful sounds to mimic, we will want to live in the red brick building. We won't get much sleep, but we will have a whole lot of fun! A joy to read for the whole family.


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Julia's House for Lost Creatures By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596438668
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Published: First Second - September 2nd, 2014

When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!


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Swashby and the Sea By Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544707375
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Published: Clarion Books - May 5th, 2020

★ "An exceptionally satisfying picture book." —Booklist (starred review)


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The Agency: A Spy in the House By Y.S. Lee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763687489
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Published: Candlewick - April 26th, 2016

In Victorian England where women are limited in their options and virtually invisible, there is The Agency, a very secret and highly successful detective agency made up entirely of women. Follow Mary Lang, aka Mary Quinn, on her adventures full of suspense and intrigue in a time that is not quite ready for her.


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The Poet's Dog By Patricia MacLachlan Cover Image
$5.99
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ISBN: 9780062292643
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

A beautiful, heart-warming story with characters to fall in love with.  Told from the point of view of Teddy, an Irish wolfhound, we learn of a dog’s loves of a poet, of two lost children, of his hopes and his joys.  Beautifully written, this is the tale of saving and love that I have been waiting for and didn’t know it.


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Moose's Book Bus By Inga Moore, Inga Moore (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Inga Moore, Inga Moore (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217674
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Published: Candlewick - November 2nd, 2021

In Inga Moore’s charming companion to A House in the Woods, Moose’s library outing soon has the whole woodland community crowding into his house to read together. Leave it to Moose to find a solution—on wheels!


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Saturday By Oge Mora (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Oge Mora (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431279
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect....


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Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different By Sandra Lawrence, Nathan Collins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sandra Lawrence, Nathan Collins (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781499806908
Published: little bee books - February 13th, 2018

Delve into the life experiences of 50 unique and determined women throughout history. Despite barriers, opponents and set backs these courageous women followed their hearts and followed their dreams. Inspiring.


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Stellaluna By Janell Cannon Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780152802172
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 1993

I have fallen in love with the adorable, furry little fruit bat named Stellaluna all over again. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Janell Cannon's original story and illustrations also includes bonus crafts and activities. Stellaluna is a story of new friends and new experiences the whole family can share in.


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The Islanders By Mary Alice Monroe, Angela May (With) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534427273
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Published: Aladdin - June 15th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller!​

“Storytelling for young readers at its finest—equal parts summer adventure and environmental suspense…[a] love letter to family, friendship, and the natural world.” —Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Crossover

From New York Times bestselli


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Hum and Swish By Matt Myers Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780823442867
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 11th, 2019

Celebrate creativity, introversion, summer sun-- and the beauty of a little peace and quiet!

It's a glorious summer day at the shore, and all Jamie wants is to finish her art project in the sand. A little time to herself is all she needs. But everyone around keeps asking her pesky questions she doesn't know how to answer: what are you making? Aren't you clever?


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The Secret Of Black Rock By Joe Todd-Stanton Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781911171256
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Published: Flying Eye Books - June 13th, 2017

Erin loves living by the sea but longs to be a part of it. Ignoring the fear of others, she is determined to uncover the mystery that is Black Rock. A compelling story with enchanting illustrations. This is an adventure not to be missed.


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Miss Twiggley's Tree By Dorothea Warren Fox, Dorothea Warren Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781930900172
Published: Purple House Press - November 1st, 2002

Why did Miss Twiggley live in a tree? Why did she send her dog, Puss, out to do the shopping? Why did she always run away and hide when people came to visit? And it was rumored that Miss Twiggley had even more peculiar habits... Old Miss Twiggley, Was friendly with bears. They shed on the sofa, she said, But who cares?


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The Secret Garden on 81st Street: A Modern Graphic Retelling of The Secret Garden (Classic Graphic Remix) By Ivy Noelle Weir, Amber Padilla (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ivy Noelle Weir, Amber Padilla (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316459709
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Published: Little, Brown Ink - October 19th, 2021

The Secret Garden with a twist: in this follow-up to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, this full-color graphic novel moves Mary Lennox to a New York City brownstone, where she and her very first group of friends restore an abandoned rooftop garden...and her uncle's heart.

Mary Lennox is a loner living in Silicon Valley.


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Mercy Watson to the Rescue By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763645045
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Published: Candlewick - December 22nd, 2009

The first adventure of this New York Times best-selling porcine wonder is available in paperback.


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The Snowy Day Board Book By Ezra Jack Keats Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780670867332
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1996

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf and a perfect gift for the holiday season.


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Make Way for Ducklings By Robert McCloskey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780670451494
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston.  But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.


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Everywhere Babies Padded Board Book By Susan Meyers, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Meyers, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9780544791206
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Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2016

With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, here is an exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies doing all the wonderful things babies do best.

Every day, everywhere, babies are born. They're kissed and dressed and rocked and fed—and completely adored by the families who love them.


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The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse #1) By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780380709243
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Published: HarperCollins - June 15th, 2021

In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn.


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Ramona the Pest By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709540
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Published: HarperCollins - March 17th, 2020

Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary expertly depicts the trials and triumphs of growing up through a relatable heroine who isn't afraid to be exactly who she is.

Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to do it too!


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The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials By Frances Hodgson Burnett, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780064401883
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Published: HarperCollins - December 21st, 2010

Celebrate an unforgettable classic with this paperback edition featuring the timeless art of Tasha Tudor. Just in time for the movie adaptation starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters!


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The Spinner of Dreams By K. A. Reynolds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062673954
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Published: HarperCollins - August 27th, 2019

Inventive, empathetic, and strange in all the best ways, The Spinner of Dreams draws from the author’s own experiences to create a story that feels timeless and universal. As she did in her debut The Land of Yesterday, K. A.


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Rosetown (The Rosetown Books) By Cynthia Rylant Cover Image
$6.99
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ISBN: 9781534412781
Published: Beach Lane Books - May 7th, 2019

“Eloquent and resonant…poignantly underscores the significance of family, friendship, and home.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gentle and old-fashioned in the best sense…a little gem about small-town life.” —Booklist (starred review)
“A sweet story for children dealing with change.” —