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The Tale of Despereaux book
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The Tale of Despereaux
Written by Kate DiCamillo & illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
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A mouse who falls in love with a princess. DiCamillo weaves another magical tale.
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal–winning tale.

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other’s lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark book
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Written by Debbie Levy & illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent her whole life seeing injustice, standing up, dissenting, and using her voice for the good of others. An example we should all follow! “Disagreeing does not make a person disagreeable!”
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

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The Old Truck book
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The Old Truck
Written & illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey
Thoughts from Aimee Smith
I love the simplicity of this book. A wonderful message of working hard. I love that the farmer is a woman. So much to love about it!
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family's young daughter.

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I Want My Hat Back book
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I Want My Hat Back
Written & illustrated by Jon Klassen
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A bear almost gives up looking for his favorite hat, but then he remembers something very important. I love the way that this book relies on illustration to tell the story and grasp the humor.
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor — and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2011!

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.

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Lola Dutch book
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Lola Dutch
Written & illustrated by Kenneth Wright and Sarah Jane Wright
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Meet Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl who is bursting with grand ideas. From the best ways to serve breakfast – an elegant feast! – to the ideal sleeping spot – a majestic blanket fort, of course! – Lola is inspired all day long. Her dear companion Bear sometimes says she is just too much, but Lola is rich with imagination and originality, which even Bear will agree is AMAZING.The unstoppable Lola Dutch is about to show you how to make every day grand and full of fun. You’ll love her so much! Inspired by their own four gorgeously feisty children, Sarah Jane and Kenneth Wright are thrilled to introduce the unstoppable Lola Dutch and her fresh, fun, commercial, character-driven series.

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  • Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years - Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point-of-view of Earth herself! In this funny yet informative book, filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts, readers will discover key moments in Earth’s life, from her childhood more than four billion years ago all the way up to present day. Beloved children’s book author Stacy McAnulty helps Earth tell her story, and award-winning illustrator David Litchfield brings the words to life.

  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle - A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo. When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there. With vivid illustrations and text bursting with heart, My Papi Has a Motorcycle is a young girl’s love letter to her hardworking dad and to memories of home that we hold close in the midst of change.

  • Echo - 2016 Newbery Honor Book
    New York Times Bestseller
    An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller! Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

  • Oliver: The Second-Largest Living Thing on Earth - This story tackles the familiar feeling of being in someone's shadow--in a hilarious and endearing way. Readers will be able to relate to Oliver as he stretches his limbs in winter, lifts logs in spring, soaks up the sun in summer, and munches on mulch in autumn, trying to grow big enough to be noticed. Set in Sequoia National Forest, this story will appeal to national park visitors as well as kids who love nature and clever humor.

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Very Hungry Caterpillar
Written by Eric Carle
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?
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Five Little Monkeys book
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Five Little Monkeys
Written & illustrated by Eileen Christelow
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.

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El Deafo
Written by Cece Bell
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her “superpower.”

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Hippopotamister
Written & illustrated by John Patrick Green
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

The zoo isn’t what it used to be. It’s run down, and Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he’ll have to act like a human, get a job, and wear a hat as a disguise. He’s a good employee, whether he’s a construction worker, a hair stylist, or a sous chef. But what he really needs is a job where he can be himself.

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The Magical Yet
Written by Angela DiTerlizzi & illustrated by Lorena Alvarez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
A rollicking, rhyming, and inspirational picture book perfect for fans of
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  • Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish - A joyful picture book that celebrates every kid’s favorite day of the year, full of adorable art from the illustrator of Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and I Wish You More. The most important rule is #1: It must be your birthday. After that’s been established, a crew of hilarious animals help picture book pros Tom Lichtenheld and Beth Ferry take readers through a joyous romp that covers the most important elements of every year’s most essential holiday, including singing; closing your eyes and making a wish; blowing out candles on a cake, then settling into bed and dreaming of your wish coming true.