Picture Book

The Bookstore Mouse

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$6.95
ISBN: 9780152045647
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 1st, 2002

He lives a quiet life in the reference section of an antiquarian bookstore until chased into fiction by the bookstore cat. Here the bookstore mouse reads himself into a medieval tale complete with a fire-breathing dragon! But with characters named Cervantes, Goliard, Chaucer, and Censor, is this really just a tale of adventure?

Robin


Nest

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By Jorey Hurley, Jorey Hurley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442489714
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 4th, 2014

Everyone needs this book right now. SPRING is coming. With simple, colorful illustrations and text, Jorey Hurley follows the life of a hatchling over the course of a year. Young children will enjoy learning the word that goes with each picture and imagining that there will be green leaves soon!! Adults will like that too!!!!

Carol


In The Bag

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By Monica Kulling, David Parkins (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781770495159
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - August 6th, 2013

In The Bag is the story of Margaret Knight the inventor of the first machine to fold & glue paper bags.  It wasn't easy though. She had to prove it was her idea, when someone else tried to patent it after seeing her first model.  During her life she had over twenty patents to her name and ninety inventions.


Robert


Ball

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$4.99
ISBN: 9780547759364
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 2nd, 2013

THE book for anyone who has ever loved a dog who loved a toy.  Ball! or ball? thinks the obsessive pooch and his world is complete while his young owner is there to throw it for him.  But when she leaves for school he has to amuse himself until she returns - to mixed success.  The drawings of the dog, overweight, highly expressive and drooling, are a masterpiece in the power of a few cleverly placed lines to illustrate emotion and the love in the three way relationship of dog-girl-ball is touching.

 

Susannah


Paul Meets Bernadette

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By Rosy Lamb, Rosy Lamb (Illustrator)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780763661304
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 10th, 2013

Paul is a goldfish who swims around aimlessly until Bernadette arrives.  She introduces him to the world outside the fishbowl and helps him see things in a whole new way. Kids will giggle at the surprising descriptions Bernadette gives everyday objects and have fun guessing what she will come up with next.  The humor and wonderful message make this a book that will delight both kids and adults, but it is Rosy Lamb's beautifully painted illustrations that really set it apart.


Dina


Open This Little Book

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By Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811867832
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - January 1st, 2013

As a fan of The Jolly Postman growing up, I have a soft spot for books-within-books. This one is a super fun construction of many nesting books, each with their own design and story! If you're of the age having graduated from board books, and are ready for picture books with simple, fun, layered stories, you should dive right into Open This Little Book. There's a ton of details to find and a great ending to satisfy.

Jill


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