Picture Book

The Journey

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By Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263994
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Published: Nobrow Press - September 13th, 2016

In this masterful picture book, a family flees their homeland in the face of war. Without showing any direct violence (just a menacing form) Sanna tells a universal story accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds. Chilling, haunting, and hopeful, this book will resonate with readers long after they’ve closed the cover.

Marika


Ah-ha to Zig-Zag

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Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780847843770
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Skira Rizzoli - October 21st, 2014

This book does follow the alphabet's progressive order but in a unique, clever, and humorous fashion, most logical to a child. Kalman's distinctive illustrations of objects hand-selected from the Cooper Hewitt Museum are the cherry on top of this artistic, alphabetical oddity.

Tidly


They All Saw a Cat

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By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150130
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

In this brilliant book about perception, we see a cat from the point of view of a series of animals, from a boy to a fish to a bat. Each view is beautifully rendered, the media and style capturing the unique view of each animal. Reminiscent of Eric Carle yet decidedly original, Wenzel’s sparse, poetic text and stunning illustrations make They All Saw a Cat one of the year’s best picture books.

Marika


Wolf Camp

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By Andrea Zuill, Andrea Zuill (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553509120
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 3rd, 2016

Homer is a lucky dog who gets to go to Wolf Camp to live like a real wolf for a week.

However, the food has hairs in it, sleeping outside is a bit scary and the counsellors Fang and Grrrrr are no substitute for his loving family.  A joy for any dog loving reader.

Susannah


When Penny Met POTUS

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By Rachel Ruiz, Melissa A. Manwill (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623707583
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - July 1st, 2016

Penny's mother works for someone very important: POTUS! But who (or what!?) is POTUS? Penny's imagination runs wild during one day at the office as she tries to find out. Lovely illustrations and a charming twist pull this timely picture book together.

Rebecca


Just Us Women

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By Jeannette Caines, Pat Cummings (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064430562
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Published: HarperCollins - May 23rd, 1984

This was my absolute favorite picture book as a kid! My grandparents lived far away, so we were always taking long road trips to go and visit them. I always wished our road trips were as full of fun pit stops as the journey in this book! Every time we left for a trip I would quote from this book...my dad didn’t find it funny.

Jessica


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