Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats

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Written and illustrated by Il Sung Na
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015, $16.99
Ages: 0-3
Genre: fiction, picture book, bears, camels, moles
ISBN: 978-0-385-75375-3
Contact information: Cassie McGinty


Fabulous Me, Piper Lee and the Peanut Butter Itch

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By Tolya L. Thompson
Illustrated by Terence Gaylor
Savor Publishing, $16.95
Ages: 4-11
Genre: picture book, food allergies, diversity, multicultural kidlit, adult interest, homeschooling
ISBN: 978-0-97082-967-2

Love is my Favorite Thing

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By Emma Chichester Clark
Nancy Paulson Books, 2015, $16.99
Ages: 3-5
Genre: picture books, dogs, pets, love
ISBN: 9780451475428


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By Randy Cecil
Candlewick press, 2016, $19.99
Ages: 5-8
Genre: children’s fiction, dogs, picture book
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6808-2

Unique and fun way to introduce a new baby to an older sibling. Lift the flaps and see under Mommy's shirt as the new baby grows. Great illustrations. Perfect gift for siblings and new babies. 

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Frog trouble and eleven other pretty serious songs

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written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton

Workman Publishing, $16.95
Novelty song and picture book, music CD, 12 songs

Featuring some of today's most recognized music artists, Frog Trouble is sure to be a hit! An accompanying songbook uses illustrations to tell the story of each song, while the written lyrics lets listeners sing along to songs such as "Trucks," "Broken Piano," "When Pigs Fly," and, of course, "Frog Trouble."

Planes, trains, and automobiles: a visual history of moder transportation

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written and illustrated by Mike Lemanski

Big Picture Press, $17.99
Novelty picture book, historical nonfiction, ages 5+

As the title suggests, one hundred ionic designs from all sorts of vehicles are featured in this fold-out book. Within its colorful pages unfolds a comparative history of the various forms of transportation.

Filled with explanations on the key points of aerodynamics as well as instructions and materials for crafting five different airplane models, Flying Machines is informative and hands-on. Readers can build paper airplanes, more complex propeller-powered machines, then use the tips to fly like an ace!

How cars work​

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by Nick Arnold, illustrated by Allan Sanders

Running Press Kids, $19.95
Novelty picture book, historical nonfiction, ages 5+

Hello in there! A big sisters book of waiting

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by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey

Abrams, $16.95
Novelty nonfiction, lift-the-flap, ages 4-8

​Picture books, fractured fairy tales, novelty and interactive, historical, nonfiction, poetry and more!

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Mom School

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by Rebecca Van Slyke, illustrated by Priscilla Burris
Doubleday, $10.99

Mother-Daughter stories, Mother’s Day Gift, Kindergarten, School, Ages 3-7

How do moms become, well, Moms? They go to Mom School of course, where they learn essentials like how to grocery shop without losing children, how to read stories, and how to build the best forts. Whimsical illustrations perfectly depict this fun at motherhood from the point of view of a young daughter, inserting her mother into her kindergarten school day. 

How Cars Work explains ten mechanisms found in all cars and explores their everyday uses. The interactive book and kit allows children to understand each system by building it themselves! The mechanisms discussed include wheels, gear box, steering, exhaust valve, pistons, accelerator pedal, suspension, and more.                                    -​Brianna B.

betsy red hoodie

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by Gail Carson Levine, illustrated by Scott Nash

HarperCollins, $16.99

find momo

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by Andrew Knapp

Quirk Books, 14.95
Photography book, find the dog, Momo, in each scene

the museum

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by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter Reynolds

Running Press Kids, $16.95

the frazzle family finds a way

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by Ann Bonwill, illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Holiday House, $16.95

Flying machines

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by Nick Arnold, illustrated by Brendan Kearney

Candlewick, $19.99
Novelty picture book for older children, ages 9-13

Shadow chasers

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written and illustrated by Elly MacKay

Running Press Kids, $16.95
Poetry, rhyming fiction, bedtime stories, newborn+

A simple, rhyming, bedtime story, beautifully illustrated by the creator of If You Hold a Seed. The sun is setting as three children chase their shadows through trees, down the garden path, and then say goodnight, only to be greeted again by their shadows at first morning's light.

Grumbles from the forest: Fairy-tale voices with a twist

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by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Matt Mahurin

Wordsong, $16.95
Poetry, fractured fairy tales, ages 6+

By viewing classic fairy tales from a new perspective, Jane Yolen and Rebecca Dotlich have crafted enchanting and surprising poems about the stories and characters you thought you knew so well.