Picture Book

Hortense and the Shadow

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316440790
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

I've been following the O'Hara sisters on Instagram for over a year while I anxiously waited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed when I finally held a copy! The illustrations are simultaneously luminescent and dark, and the story of little Hortense who's afraid of her shadow is endearing.

Heather


Sergeant Reckless

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By Patricia McCormick, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062292599
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 12th, 2017

A lively tale of the only non-human to officially hold military rank and be awarded two purple hearts for her heroic work in the Korean War. The fact that the brave little horse was totally motivated by her treats of chocolate, eggs, spaghetti and coffee adds levity to the serious demands humans put upon animals especially in times of war.  Important fact - she does survive to be honored and feted.

Susannah


On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

When a child is thrown out of the house by their mother, they have no choice but to explore. What starts off as a do-nothing day turns into everyday magic as they explore. The illustrations are full of depth, detail, and flashes of surprising color.

Marika


The Antlered Ship

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By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017

Marco has many questions. When an Antlered ship arrives in the harbor, Marco wonders if a journey would bring him the answers he yearns for. Beautifully, wistfully illustrated, with plenty of adventure, this book is sure to satisfy. Even the slipcover feels weather-worn and salty!

Emily


Waiting for the Biblioburro

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By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781582463537
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Published: Tricycle Press - August 9th, 2011

Ana loves stories and books but has no school or library in her tiny Colombian town.  One day the Biblioburro arrives and changes her life.  This is the story of Luis Soriano Bohorquez who started the Biblioburro Foundation told through the eyes of one of its readers.  And honestly, who can resist a donkey especially when it's illustrated as beautifully as this and comes bearing books?

Susannah


The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)

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By Patrick McDonnell (Artist)
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ISBN: 9780316502467
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

This is Patrick McDonnell at his most charming. Chasing through the alphabet, can you guess the animal each letter represents? Luckily there is an answer key!

Robin


Her Right Foot

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is the beacon greeting those who arrive in New York. But what does she truly stand for? Zooming in for a look at her (enormous) right foot reveals a message of acceptance in this moving and inspiring look at the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

Marika


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