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How Do You Dance? book
#49
How Do You Dance?
Written and illustrated by Thyra Heder
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A playful picture book that urges readers to bop, bounce, and shake from the author of Fraidyzoo There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you're happy or even because you're sad. But, what's the best way to dance? Exactly how you want to! In How Do You Dance?, author-illustrator Thyra Heder explores dance in all of its creativity, humor, and--most of all--joy, in a picture-book celebration of personal expression that will inspire young and old readers alike to get up and get moving.

Jungle Animals book
#50
Jungle Animals
Written by Maria Mazas and illustrated by Camille Roy
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The shaggy fur of a sloth, the scaly skin of an iguana, and the rough hide of a tapir-there's so much to discover in this Touch and Explore(TM) book that's all about animals in the jungle! Touch and Explore(TM) is a critically acclaimed multisensory series created to encourage hands-on play and learning. The textured pages give children a tactile experience of the endlessly fascinating world around them.

The Mighty Steam Engine book
#51
The Mighty Steam Engine
Written by Yvonne Ng and illustrated by Richard Smythe
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Using the rhyming poetic structure of This is the House that Jack Built, author Yvonne Ng takes young readers on a cumulative path through the inner workings of a steam engine, from the big wheels rolling on the tracks all the way to the engineer driving the train.

No Hugs! book
#52
No Hugs!
Written by Deirdre Prischmann and illustrated by Sarah Jennings
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Zara loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Alice doesn't want a hug. When the tables are turned, she appreciates her friend's perspective and realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals.

What to Do with a String book
#53
What to Do with a String
Written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by C. F. Payne
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Snag the spirit of adventure and lasso the limitless horizons of imagination to discover all the simple yet fantastical things one can make out of a string-from slingshots to sails, swings to phone lines-in this sequel to Jane Yolen's popular picture book, What to Do with a Box (2016).

A Meeting in the Sky book
#54
A Meeting in the Sky
Written by Rina Singh and illustrated by Jordi Vila Delclos
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-10

On December 20, 1943, a German pilot escorted an American bomber to safety; this remarkable, secret meeting in the sky inspired a lifelong quest to reunite as the two former enemies became friends.

Bathtime book
#55
Bathtime
Written by Alice Le Henand and illustrated by Thierry Bedouet
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

For many young children (and sometimes their parents), bathtime is a chore. Kids can think of a million things they'd rather be doing than take a bath. The latest title in the Pull and Play Books(TM) series provides reassurance and support through gently humorous situations, showing children that bathtime is not only essential but oodles of fun! Children will identify with the feelings voiced by Little Crocodile and his friends- whether it's keeping their hair dry or not wanting to stop playing. Using pull tabs to control the changing pictures, young readers are empowered to apply their newly learned knowledge to their own experiences. Look, Mom and Dad, no more tears!

Zoom! book
#56
Zoom!
Written by Stephanie Babin and illustrated by Ben Newman
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

On a road trip or waiting at a restaurant? Not a problem for children when they have this latest title in the Matching Game Book(TM) series, which is great for fans of all things that go (and who isn't?) or who just love matching games. Children can slide the panels to find matching pairs, spot the vehicles in the big picture, identify vehicles, or even come up with games of their own. This sturdy oversized board book is the perfect take-along for busy hands and busy minds, while helping to build their vocabulary, cultivate their visual memory, and increase their attention to detail. It's totally totable fun!

Backyard Animals book
#57
Backyard Animals
Written and illustrated by Xavier Deneux
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Baby Basics(TM) books encourage tactile exploration, support hand-eye coordination, and help develop strong cognitive skills. That mission builds on the findings of experts that interactive books featuring high-contrast visuals stimulate babies' brain development, as well as keep them engaged and entertained. Xavier Deneux's graphic eye-catching illustrations of familiar backyard animals and the embossed images invite the youngest readers to explore through seeing and touching, whiledeveloping their language skills. What a wonderful gift for baby!

The Boring Book book
#58
The Boring Book
Written and illustrated by Shinsuke Yoshitake
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Boredom: humankind's age-old adversary. It's a state that is undesirable, uninteresting . . . and just plain boring. But as one particularly bored boy discovers, there's actually more to boredom than meets the eye—more questions, more theories, and heaps of humor. This exploration of boredom from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake playfully—and hilariously—unpacks the ways in which a seemingly stagnant state is actually a portal into a dynamic, life-enriching experience. For anyone who's ever been mind-numbingly bored, this smart, laugh-out-loud picture book just might change your perspective on the state of boredom forever.

Riddle Diddle Ocean book
#59
Riddle Diddle Ocean
Written by Diane Z. Shore, Deanna Calvert and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Rhyming animal riddles feature a crab, a dolphin, and other sea animals hiding under the flaps in this lift-the-flap board book.

Riddle Diddle Rainforest book
#60
Riddle Diddle Rainforest
Written by Diane Z. Shore, Deanna Calvert and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Rhyming animal riddles feature a monkey, a sloth, and other rainforest animals hiding under the flaps in this lift-the-flap board book.

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