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What Does the Crocodile Say? book
#49
What Does the Crocodile Say?
Written and illustrated by Eva Montanari
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A colourful picture book about noise and sound, and a poor little crocodile who is really not looking forward to nursery. The first day of starting school is hard for everyone, even for a crocodile. And on top of this, there are just so many sounds and noises to be heard! How does little Crocodile deal with it all? Follow him as he journeys through the sounds he encounters on his first day at nursery, and tries to make it through to the end of the day, when he will be back with his mum again.

Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away book
#50
Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away
Written and illustrated by Helene Druvert
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

A whimsical journey over, under, and through London with Mary Poppins Mary Poppins is perhaps the most beloved nanny of the page and screen, and this charming storybook with ornate, laser-cut pages and delicate illustrations, pays homage to her preferred mode of transport. Based on the novels by Pamela L. Travers, Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away is an enchanting journey over the rooftops of London, under the sea, and everywhere in between. A fresh approach to a children’s classic, it is sure to appeal to children of all ages.

New York Melody book
#51
New York Melody
Written and illustrated by Helene Druvert
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Soar through New York and discover its magic and monuments in this evocatively illustrated children’s book enriched by intricate lasercut pages. A musical note filled with wanderlust breaks away from its sheet music to roam all around New York City. It visits Carnegie Hall, the bright lights of Broadway, and a hidden jazz club. It soars between skyscrapers, flies into a bass, improvises in a trumpet, and dances a little swing with a trombone, until it finally finds its place in a guitar playing in Central Park. There, it makes all the difference, and the guitar’s melody becomes a song that enchants passersby. Beautifully crafted with He´le`ne Druvert’s intricate lasercuts, New York Melody is a wonderfully imaginative introduction to New York and its many unique rhythms for young children.

Paris Up, Up and Away book
#52
Paris Up, Up and Away
Written and illustrated by Helene Druvert
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Soar over Paris and see the city as it’s never been seen before: from the Eiffel Tower in flight! The Eiffel Tower is bored today Wouldn’t it be nice to fly away? Paris is full of things to do – The Tower would like to see them too The Tower takes off for the day To watch the city work and play . . . The Eiffel Tower is bored … so it decides to cut loose and fly over Paris! Sailing through the night air, it glides over the Seine; a short hop away, it finds the Opéra. It weaves through crowds on the streets and in the department stores, falls asleep in the sun, and wakes up to the jangling bells of Notre Dame. This beautifully crafted book, brought to intricate, magical life by Hélène Druvert’s ornate lasercuts, is a wonderfully imaginative introduction to Paris and its monuments for young children.

Me and You book
#53
Me and You
Written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Two artistic friends, paintbrushes in hand ... "I wish I were just like you," says the rabbit to the pig. "I wish I were just like you," says the pig to the rabbit. As the friends use paintbrushes and a few props to adjust tails, ears and noses, something soon becomes clear: they liked each other better before. "I am me and you are you ... that's why we love each other, me and you!" This gentle celebration of friendship and individuality by award-winning writer and illustrator Geneviève Côté will reassure young readers that they are loved and special as themselves. It's a book with all-ages appeal and an ideal gift for a child — or a best friend.

Timeline book
#54
Timeline
Written and illustrated by Peter Goes
picture book
Recommend Ages: 10-18

Take a journey through the history of our planet... A perfect introduction to history for young and old, Timeline travels the story of our world, through a lens that captures myths and legends, dinosaurs, the great civilizations, kings and knights, discoveries and inventions. Timeline shows the human race building settlements, fighting wars, exploring the oceans, living in castles, yurts and skyscrapers. It takes our planet from the Big Bang to the threats of climate change. And it does not neglect the imagination—here too are dragons, icons and fictional heroes. Each scene puts global events in perspective through space and time, drawing parallels and connections with careful attention and a refreshing playfulness.

Before After book
#55
Before After
Written by Anne-Margot Ramstein and illustrated by Matthias Aregui
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Everyone knows that a tiny acorn into a mighty oak grows, and a caterpillar emerges into a butterfly. But in this clever, visually enchanting volume, it's also true that a cow can result in both a bottle of milk and a painting of a cow, and an ape in a jungle may become an urban King Kong. Just as day turns into night and back again, a many-tiered cake is both created and eaten down to a single piece. With simple, graphic illustrations sure to appeal to even the youngest of children, this smart exploration of the fascinating theme of before and after will please the most discerning adult readers, too.

Mary Engelbreit's Nursery and Fairy Tales Collection book
#56
Mary Engelbreit's Nursery and Fairy Tales Collection
Written and illustrated by Mary Engelbreit
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This charming storybook treasury from New York Times bestselling artist Mary Engelbreit features twenty time-honored nursery and fairy tales brought together for the first time ever in this collection. Rendered in Mary's signature style, this enchanting selection of childhood classics has been specially chosen from Mary Engelbreit's Nursery Tales and Mary Engelbreit's Fairy Tales. With so many delightful illustrations to pore over, readers of all ages will be enchanted by the magical world created here. The full list of stories included in the collection: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, The Emperor's New Clothes, Hansel and Gretel, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Gingerbread Boy, The Little Red Hen, The Ugly Duckling, Cinderella, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, Thumbelina, Rumpelstiltskin, and Sleeping Beauty.

Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses book
#57
Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses
Written and illustrated by Mary Engelbreit
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

New York Times bestseller! From the warm and colorful imagination of Mary Engelbreit comes a Mother Goose book bursting with warmth and humor. This highly illustrated hardcover treasury includes everyone’s favorite time-honored characters—Little Bo-Peep, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Jack and Jill, and many, many more. Readers will enjoy Mary Engelbreit’s interpretations of the mouse running up the clock, piggies going to market, and children dancing 'round the mulberry bush. With one hundred rhymes in all, all lavishly illustrated in Mary Engelbreit's signature style, this collection of time-honored verses is truly a book to treasure. Makes an excellent gift for baby showers, new parents, and other special occasions! Special features include: • An introduction from children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus • A note from Mary Engelbreit about the process of creating the book • An index of first lines—easy to track down your favorite rhyme!

Bony-legs book
#58
Bony-legs
Written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Dirk Zimmer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When a terrible witch vows to eat her for supper, a little girl escapes with the help of a mirror and comb given to her by the witch's cat and dog.

The Perfect Sofa book
#59
The Perfect Sofa
Written and illustrated by Fifi Kuo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Penguin and Panda decide it's time for a new sofa--but they are overwhelmed by the options. Will they find what they're looking for? When Penguin and Panda decide their tired sofa is in need of replacement, they set out to find the perfect one. But none of the options are quite right and no sofa can seem to match the comfort of the one they already have. Is what they're looking for closer than they think?

As We Grow book
#60
As We Grow
Written and illustrated by Libby Walden
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

In this stunning picture book, lyrical text and enchanting illustrations beautifully depict each stage of life and the journey of transformation that we experience as we grow up.

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