Ariba book
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Ariba
Written and illustrated by Masha Manapov
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Marcus' joy over a new pair of shoes reminds his grandfather of an old story about a boy named Ariba and his adventure-loving shoes. Every time Ariba put his shoes on, something crazy would happen. Once they even took him climbing to the peak of the yellow mountain! But one day, Ariba decides he's going to move from his small village to the city on the other side of the mountains. When he arrives, he buys all new things--including a new pair of shoes. His new life has no room for the old pair. And yet, wouldn't you know it? No matter what he does, the shoes keep finding their way back to him...

Hands & Hearts book
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Hands & Hearts
Written by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Amy Bates
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

A mother and daughter spend a sunny day at the beach together where they swim, dance, build sandcastles, and, most importantly, communicate. But their communication is not spoken; rather, it is created by loving hands that use American Sign Language. Readers will learn how to sign 15 words using American Sign Language with the help of sidebars that are both instructive and playful. And the beautifully illustrated beach scenes will appeal both to the deaf community and to hearing parents and children, who will enjoy this gentle introduction to some basic words in ASL. Hands & Hearts is a picture book unlike any other, revealing the special bond between mother and child.

Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon book
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Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon
Written by JonArno Lawson and illustrated by Nahid Kazemi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Feeling both like a bird and yet other to himself, a young bird finds unexpected connection in the eyes of a little girl. is identification carries him into the human world, making him forget his flock for a time. He wonders about the nature of life: What does it mean to be a bird? What does it mean to feel different? What are the possibilities for transcending the self as which you are born? This is a sparse, thought-provoking story about belonging and selfhood.

The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff book
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The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff
Written by Laura Numeroff, Nate Evans and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Read this sweet New York Times bestselling series from the author of If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie, and other beloved books. The Jellybeans are off to summer camp to enjoy ghost stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, and swimming in the lake. Each girl finds her own favorite activity: Emily goes to the dance studio, Bitsy does arts and crafts, and Anna reads about nature. But Nicole can't find anything that's just right for her. So she decides to start a soccer team and teach her friends her favorite game. Will the Jellybeans be able to win the big match against a neighboring camp? Once again, the girls use their different strengths and talents to work together and have the best summer ever. This third book in the successful New York Times bestselling series shows that, whether readers are girly girls, bookworms, artists, or tomboys, there is a Jellybean for everyone.

Hello Kitty Goes to Camp book
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Hello Kitty Goes to Camp
Written and illustrated by Sanrio
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

It’s summer vacation and Hello Kitty is excited to go to camp for the first time. Mimmy and Hello Kitty pack up all the things they’ll need, like their camping clothes, backpacks, and bathing suits, and head off with their friends for a summer of fun! At camp, Hello Kitty and her friends do so many fun things like swim, bake cookies, read stories, have campfires, and go on adventures. Even though she’s having a great time, Hello Kitty misses home and Mama and Papa. Luckily, Mama and Papa have a wonderful surprise for Hello Kitty that makes her feel right at home.

Hello Kitty, Hello Summer! book
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Hello Kitty, Hello Summer!
Written and illustrated by Sanrio
picture book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Hello Kitty, hello seasonal fun! This sunny board book depicts our favorite star and her cast of friends enjoying all that summer has to offer: swimming, ice cream cones, and more! With sparse text and irresistible original scenic art, this title is part of the newest series of Hello Kitty collectible board books.

Pumpkin Island book
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Pumpkin Island
Written and illustrated by Arthur Geisert
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Drawn from life, Arthur Geisert's Pumpkin Island is the fantastical story of a real life town brought to a halt by a profusion of pumpkins. Elkader, Iowa, is the perfect picture of small town life--that is, until the pumpkins arrive. One pumpkin? Fine. Two pumpkins? Okay. But with pumpkins growing around every street corner, and over every building, what's a town to do? In these pages, Geisert imagines the town of Elkader overrun by the pumpkins that grow on Pumpkin Island, which sits in the Turkey River, right outside his kitchen window.

Noodlephant book
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Noodlephant
Written by Jacob Kramer and illustrated by K-Fai Steele
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Famous for her pasta parties, Noodlephant is shocked when the law-loving kangaroos decide noodles are only for them! Noodlephant won't let this stand--Noodlephants can't survive on sticks and branches, after all. Determined to do something to push back against an unjust law, she and her friends invent a machine that transforms pens into penne, pillows into ravioli, and radiators into radiatori. With that, the pasta parties are back! But that very night, the kangaroos come bounding through the door... ready to enforce their unjust laws. A zany tale of full of pasta puns, friendship, and one Phantastic Noodler, Noodlephant, written by Jacob Kramer and illustrated by K-Fai Steele, explores a community's response to injustice.

Grandpa's Witched Up Christmas book
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Grandpa's Witched Up Christmas
Written and illustrated by James Flora
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

James Flora's final children's book picks up where Grandpa's Ghost Stories left off; Grandpa is telling a hair-raising tale of how Santa Claus saved Christmas from three horrible, no-good witches.

The House of Lost and Found book
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The House of Lost and Found
Written by Martin Widmark and illustrated by Emilia Dziubak
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Pixar's blockbuster UP meets Coraline in this atmospheric and emotional story.Niles lives alone in a big house full of dust and memories of the people he's lost.Then one day, the boy from next door asks Niles to look after his plant. Reluctantly, Niles takes the pot of dirt. Can he remember how to care for something?As the flower grows, Niles realizes how empty and lonely his house is and begins to care for the plant, his house and himself. By the time the little boy returns the flower has bloomed into a beautiful poppy and Niles, and his house, are filled with hope again.This feel-good picture book from bestselling Swedish children's author Martin Widmark and award-winning illustrator Emilia Dzuibak digs deep.

Charlie's Magical Carnival book
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Charlie's Magical Carnival
Written and illustrated by Marit Tornqvist
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

This beautiful book, from celebrated children's author and illustrator Marit Tornqvist, celebrates the ability of children to see their imagined worlds as reality. Explore Charlie's amazing carnival with lots of fold-out pages and vivid illustrations.

Bear Child book
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Bear Child
Written by Geoff Mead and illustrated by Sanne Dufft
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

An inspirational story of parental love, belief and embracing individuality told through Geoff Mead's charming words and Sanne Dufft's ethereal illustrations. Who are the bear folk and what makes them special?

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