How Many? book
#257
How Many?
Written and illustrated by Christopher Danielson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

“How Many? A Counting Book is a student book and accompanying teacher’s guide that explore the essential mathematical ideas of units and place value.”—

I Am Not a Number / Gaawin Ndoo-Gindaaswisii book
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I Am Not a Number / Gaawin Ndoo-Gindaaswisii
Written by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer and illustrated by Gillian Newland
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school, she is confused, frightened and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the efforts of the nuns in charge at the school, who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the number they have assigned to her. When she goes home for summer holidays, Irene’s parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But where will they hide? And what will happen when her parents disobey the law?

Recess Rebels (Miranda and Maude #3) book
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Recess Rebels (Miranda and Maude #3)
Written by Emma Wunsch and illustrated by Jessika von Innerebner
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A princess and a revolutionary form an unexpected friendship in this charming, illustrated chapter book series

The girls and boys of 3B aren’t getting along. It starts with a game of tag and ends with a tug of war. In between, there are sneak attacks, a girls-only newspaper, a doughnut filled with cheese, and one stolen Frizzle chicken. Maude gets lots of opportunities to protest, but in the end, it’s Miranda who learns to stand up for what she believes in.

The Sleeping Beauty book
#260
The Sleeping Beauty
Written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Corey Egbert
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

The Sleeping Beauty: My First Ballet Book retells the classic story and introduces little ones to the beautiful art of ballet. Jennifer Adams’ engaging text alongside adorable illustrations by Corey Egbert introduces little ones to The Sleeping Beauty story of kings, queens, fairies, and dancing. My First Ballet Books encourage babies to Be Creative, Be Active, and Be Brilliant through the classic art of ballet. Jennifer Adams is the author of thirty books in the bestselling BabyLit(R) collection, as well as the picture books I am a Warrior Goddess and How Do I Love Thee. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rabbit and the Motorbike book
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Rabbit and the Motorbike
Written by Kate Hoefler and illustrated by Sarah Jacoby
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Rabbit isn’t sure he’ll ever be brave enough to go on an adventure. He’s a homebody who lives in a quiet field of wheat he dreams of leaving every night. His world is enlarged by his friend Dog and Dog’s tales of motorbike adventures. But one day, Dog is gone, and with him, go the stories Rabbit loves so much. Dare Rabbit pick up the motorbike and live his own story? This timeless fable of the journey from grief to acceptance will touch every reader. For those confronting loss and those eager to explore and experience, Rabbit’s bravery in the face of sadness will console, nurture, and inspire.

  1. Grown-ups Never Do That - Forgetting to do chores? Running late? Burping? No adult would ever behave so poorly! At least, that’s what you might think. But by the end of this outrageous, laugh-out-loud picture book from celebrated author-illustrator team Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud, you’ll know better. Unbelievable as it may seem, sometimes even grown-ups misbehave! The duo behind Junior Library Guild selection I Didn’t Do My Homework Because . . . and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School . . . are back with another relatable, rollicking tale, this time showcasing the humor-and the humanity-of the most important people in kids’ lives.

  2. The Cutest Thing Ever - An adorable and hilarious picture book filled with the cutest things imaginable This wacky, imaginative picture book sets out to answer a big question: Wanna see the cutest thing EVER? Just when you think you’ve seen it, there’s more! Is it a kitten? A unicorn? Bunny astronauts? These things are cute, but are they really the cutest thing ever? After being paraded through a colorful world of cuteness, young readers will discover a mirror on the final page, which reflects the actual cutest thing ever and makes them shout—it’s me! With charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud text, The Cutest Thing Ever is a fun read-aloud for parents and children to share together.

  3. The Sleeping Beauty: My First Ballet Book - The Sleeping Beauty: My First Ballet Book retells the classic story and introduces little ones to the beautiful art of ballet. Jennifer Adams’ engaging text alongside adorable illustrations by Corey Egbert introduces little ones to The Sleeping Beauty story of kings, queens, fairies, and dancing. My First Ballet Books encourage babies to Be Creative, Be Active, and Be Brilliant through the classic art of ballet.

  4. I am Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) - The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, physicist and chemist Marie Curie is the 19th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great—the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.

Just Because book
#266
Just Because
Written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers in a fantastical bedtime book by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault.

Why is the ocean blue? What is the rain? What happened to the dinosaurs? It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet. Little ones and their parents will be charmed and delighted as a patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child’s nighttime wonderings. Any child who has ever asked “Why?” — and any parent who has attempted an explanation — will recognize themselves in this sweet storybook for dreamers who are looking for answers beyond “Just because.”

Musical Mac book
#267
Musical Mac
Written and illustrated by Brendan Kearney
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Mac the millipede loves to make music. He dreams of playing in a talent show with a band, but wherever he auditions, everyone says NO. No one wants him . . . until Mac comes up with an ingenious one-millipede solution to his problem! Brendan Kearney’s funny picture book will inspire kids who like to march to the beat of their own drum.

Peter Pan and Wendy book
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Peter Pan and Wendy
Written by J.M. Barrie and illustrated by Robert Ingpen
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

Robert Ingpen’s beautiful illustrations breathe new life into this most famous of modern fairy stories. This classic tale of a boy who wouldn’t grow up has retained its popularity since publication, first as a play and then as a novel in 1911. Robert first attempted illustrating this classic when he was only seven years old and, remarkably, still has his early drawings. The mature work demonstrated in this, his first classic of the series, captivates the reader as they embark upon the astonishing adventures of Peter Pan and Wendy, the Lost Boys, the mischievous fairy Tinkerbell and the notorious Captain Hook.

Wendel and the Robots book
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Wendel and the Robots
Written and illustrated by Chris Riddell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Wendel is a very clever mouse—but not a very tidy one. If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap. Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Let the robot battle commence! Wendel and the Robots is a wonderfully funny, action-packed story full of surprises and extraordinary inventions, and with a subtle environmental message.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland book
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Written by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Robert Ingpen
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Lewis Carroll’s classic tale began as a story told to a group of children on a boating picnic in 1862 and was first published as Alice’s Adventures Under Ground three years later. Its curious effect of half-dream, half-nightmare instantly captured the imagination of both children and adults, and it has been a favorite ever since. Alice’s adventures down the rabbit hole, in particular the strange characters she meets there—the constantly grinning Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts—have become world-famous, as have many of Carroll’s verses. Throughout the century and a half since its first publication, Alice’s story has been illustrated in many editions. This anniversary edition brings together the complete and unabridged text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by Robert Ingpen, each reflecting his unique style and extraordinary imagination in visualizing this enchanting story.

  1. The Jungle Book - From the moment a little naked cub wanders into the lair of Father Wolf and Mother Wolf to the moment when the master of the jungle returns to his own people, Mowgli’s adventures comprise a fable of human life. Along with these stories are other animal tales. This is a magnificent new edition of this well-loved story featuring beautiful illustrations by Robert Ingpen.

  2. Mimi and the Mountain Dragon - As soon as the bells stop ringing, I’m going to carry you home to your mother, back up to the Mountain Dragon’s castle . . . In her castle lair, high in the mountains of Switzerland, lives a terrible dragon. In the village below lives a little girl called Mimi. When Mimi finds a baby dragon in the woodshed, she makes a brave decision that will bring joy and peace to the village forever. This heartwarming holiday adventure for the whole family is the perfect combination of magic, adventure, and Christmas cheer.

  3. Treasure Island - This classic tale of pirates, treasure and swashbuckling action on the high seas is the archetypal ripping yarn, and continues to excite readers of all ages. Young innkeeper’s son Jim Hawkins finds himself embroiled in a breathtaking race to find Captain Flint’s Treasure, alongside the treacherous Long John Silver, and closely followed by a band of dastardly pirates, among them the ominous Blind Pew. Robert Ingpen has let his imagination loose on this enthralling adventure, bringing the unforgettable characters to life as never before.

  4. Hey Grandude! - The New York Times bestseller from Paul McCartney—an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to. See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin! Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! With his magic compass, he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches! Brought to life with gloriously colorful illustrations from talented artist Kathryn Durst, it’s the perfect bedtime story for little explorers.

Who Was Harriet Tubman? book
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Who Was Harriet Tubman?
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone’s property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.

Bookscape Board Books: A Forest's Seasons book
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Bookscape Board Books: A Forest's Seasons
Written and illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Escape into a magical world with this adorable Bookscape Board Book! Discover a forest’s seasons in this one-of-a-kind book. Each uniquely shaped page overlaps with the next to create a complete landscape when closed—and an immersive world to explore with each turn of the page when open. Delightfully petite and chunky, this book begs to be picked up thanks to its tactile, toylike quality. With simple concept-based text and jubilant illustrations, A Forest’s Seasons provides a light introduction to landscapes kids will recognize—or soon encounter.

Mr. Pumpkin's Tea Party book
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Mr. Pumpkin's Tea Party
Written and illustrated by Erin Barker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

“There’s a party at Mr. Pumpkin’s tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we’ll see and we’ll find ghoulish delights of every kind.” You are cordially invited to Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party—a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, incorporating gorgeous, deep-hued watercolor illustrations, as well as spooky elements and unique characters at an unexpectedly charming tea party. A perfect read for when there is a crisp chill in the air.

Save It! book
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Save It!
Written and illustrated by Cinders McLeod
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A charming introduction to simple money concepts in which a little bunny learns about the power and satisfaction that come with saving money.

Honey earns two carrots a week for taking care of her siblings. Her FIVE siblings who are so loud and bouncy, she wishes she had a place of her own to escape to for some peace and quiet. So what’s a bunny to do? Get creative and figure out a savings plan–even if it means forgoing a treat or two. But saving is worth it because with a little patience and perseverance, Honey will be able to make her dream of having her owns space come true! This is the third book in the internationally acclaimed Moneybunnies Series–following Spend It! and Earn It!

Dinosnores book
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Dinosnores
Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Ah, all those dinosaurs look so cute in their pajamas. See them yawn and stretch and brush their teeth. Soon they’ll be sound asleep, and . . . OH NO! SNORING!!! (“Honk-SHOOOOOO! Honk-SHOOOOOO! . . .”) Little kids love big dinosaurs. They also love the sublime silliness of Sandra Boynton books. So what better way to wind down at the end of the day than with DINOSNORES, a rhyming and rhythmic ritual of getting ready for bed—ruined by a pile of loudly snoozing dinos. Happily, the book concludes: “Thank goodness those dinosnores live far, far away.”

  1. This Little Piggy - These little piggies lead a series of silly counting opportunities from one to ten as Jarvis puts his spin on a popular nursery rhyme. One little piggy went to market. Two little piggies had a car but couldn’t park it. When one little piggy sets out for the market, more and more piggies join in, dancing for hours, flying with superpowers, playing bongos on top of an elephant — and counting to ten all the while. Leading young ones easily from toe games to numbers, this little book will have them squealing with fun.

  2. Astro Girl - The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut — inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission — like being in zero gravity (“I can do that all day long!” she says), eating food from a kind of tube, and doing science experiments with the help of cookie sheets. When at last it’s time to meet Mama at the air base, Astrid wears her favorite space T-shirt to greet her. But where exactly has Mama been? Channeling a sense of childlike delight, Ken Wilson-Max brings space travel up close for young readers and offers an inspiring ending.

  3. The Goodnight Train Rolls On! (Board Book) - All aboard! This colorful companion to The Goodnight Train is leaving the station, with new nighttime hi-jinks and all the rhyme and rhythm that made the first book a bedtime read-aloud favorite. When a herd of poky sheep slows the Goodnight Train to a crawl, the Engineer’s quick thinking (and counting!) has them rolling along in no time—until one tricky sheep sends the train and its sleepy passengers tossing and turning! The clickety-clack cadence of the poetic text is sure to lull listeners to sleep, but not before they take in the candy-colored landscapes full of delightful Dreamland details to discover. All aboard!

  4. Gritty Kitty - “Gritty Kitty, stumble and fall, stand back up—no problem at all!” Young readers will see themselves in Gritty Kitty when Gritty takes a tumble on the playground, struggles to wait patiently for a turn with a favorite toy, and experiences other everyday hurdles. But through grit and resilience, Gritty Kitty learns to get right back up again. With gentle humor, this book encourages young readers to find their own inner strength.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Fairy Friend book
#284
Twinkle, Twinkle, Fairy Friend
Written by Jeffrey Burton and illustrated by Zoe Waring
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5

Twinkle, twinkle, fairy friend, Let’s go out and play pretend. Shimmer wings that fly so high. Sparkle magic in the sky. A magical twist on the popular bedtime nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle, Fairy Friend is the third board book in a series that is perfect for parents and little ones to snuggle up with and share.

Strange Birds book
#285
Strange Birds
Written by Celia C. Pérez
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. When three very different girls find a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion, the promise of adventure and mischief is too intriguing to pass up. Ofelia Castillo (a budding journalist), Aster Douglas (a bookish foodie), and Cat Garcia (a rule-abiding birdwatcher) meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti, and it isn’t love at first sight. But they soon bond over a shared mission to get the Floras, their local Scouts, to ditch an outdated tradition. In their quest for justice, independence, and an unforgettable summer, the girls form their own troop and find something they didn’t know they needed: sisterhood.

Sweep book
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Sweep
Written by Louise Greig and illustrated by Júlia Sardà
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Ed’s bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town. Can Ed sweep his troubles away?

Merry Christmas, World book
#287
Merry Christmas, World
Written and illustrated by Aleksandra Szmidt
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Tis the season to wish the world a merry Christmas with this adorable book that teaches little readers to say “Merry Christmas” in fourteen different languages including: French, Spanish, Icelandic, German, Amharic, Vietnamese, and more!

About the Global Greetings series: These beautifully illustrated, sturdy board books teach young readers to greet the world in languages from around the globe. Featuring simple pronunciation guides, these books are designed to help little ones master each word and encourage them to broaden their language skills, all while the adorable animal illustrations keep them entertained read after read.

The Great Shelby Holmes and the Haunted Hound book
#288
The Great Shelby Holmes and the Haunted Hound
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Acclaimed author Elizabeth Eulberg continues her hilarious middle-grade twist on Sherlock Holmes as detective duo Shelby and Watson face their spookiest case yet—a haunting! Now infamous in their Harlem neighborhood for solving the most difficult mysteries, super sleuths Shelby Holmes and John Watson stumble into their creepiest case yet. Residents of a local apartment building are hearing scary noises at night, like screams, scratching, and an unearthly dog’s howl. It can’t be a ghost . . . Can it? Well, Shelby Holmes doesn’t believe in ghosts, and she plans to prove they don’t exist! But Watson can’t help but wonder if there are more supernatural forces at work—especially after he and Shelby hear rumors that the building’s previous owner, Hugo Baskerville, and his loyal hound haunt the premises. If Shelby and Watson want to find out who (or what!) is behind the spookiness, they’ll have to prove they’re not afraid of ghosts—by surviving an overnight Halloween stakeout! Elizabeth Eulberg’s charming middle-grade take on Sherlock Holmes continues in this retelling of The Hound of the Baskervilles that reunites readers with the charming detective pairing of Shelby and Watson. Don’t miss the rest of the Great Shelby Holmes series: The Great Shelby Holmes The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case The Great Shelby Holmes and the Haunted Hound

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