Childrens

Adrift at Sea

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Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival Cover Image
By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Tuan Ho (With), Brian Deines (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781772780055
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Published: Pajama Press - November 11th, 2016

This gorgeous, short book deftly covers the political history and true story of a family’s successful escape from Vietnam in a crowded boat on the Pacific ocean. Told from a six year old’s perspective, this is a timely look at the experience of refugees for young and old. Illustrations you will want to frame and added family photographs make this one outstanding.

Molly


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
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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


The Inquisitor’s Tale

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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426165
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

France, 1242. One young priest-in-training, one Jewish boy, and one peasant girl hiding prophetic visions are thrown together on a quest to escape persecution and save precious holy texts from being destroyed. Based on years of exhaustive research, The Inquisitor's Tale features gorgeous illustrations in the style of historical illuminated manuscripts, a dog saint, a dragon with literal killer farts...and a deeply moving story that asks difficult questions with flair. Every page is a gem. Absolutely phenomenal.

Rebecca


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