Picture Book

Beatrice Likes the Dark

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Beatrice Likes the Dark By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$15.16
ISBN: 9781643751573
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Some of us are afraid of the things that go bump in the night. Others of us ARE the things that go bump in the night. Whether you're one or the other or neither, there's much to appreciate about this beautiful book. The illustrations add a magical touch to a story about balance and mutual appreciation.

Stacey


How to Make Friends with a Ghost

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How to Make Friends with a Ghost By Rebecca Green Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781101919019
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Published: Tundra Books - September 5th, 2017

This handy guide will tell you all you need to know to find and care for your very own (adorable) friendly ghost. A sweet story with Halloween vibes.

Katie


What is a River?

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What Is a River? By Monika Vaicenavičiene Cover Image
$15.16
ISBN: 9781592702794
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 30th, 2021

It's a good question, and one that might take you in more directions- philosophical, geographical, and aesthetic directions- than you'd think. In this gorgeous picture book, a young girl and her grandmother sit on the banks of a river contemplating its depths. Not only will the art, done in a mix of pencil, watercolor, gouache, and more, delight you, you'll learn so many fun facts about rivers!

Catherine


There's a Ghost In This House

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There's a Ghost In This House By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780593466186
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Published: Philomel Books - November 2nd, 2021

The girl who lives in this house is pretty sure it's haunted, but she's looked everywhere and can't find the ghosts! Maybe a reader could help her out? (This is 10/10 the cleverest use of tracing paper I've ever seen, holy crow).

Murphy


Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind

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Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind  By Monica Silvie, Elina Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Silvie, Elina Ellis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781525303388
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Published: Kids Can Press - June 7th, 2022

A charming picture book that follows a crime hardened chickadee who loves to steal from...get this... bird feeders. Sure to make you chuckle and to teach you something new about chickadees with informative backmatter.

Kendall


All the Ways to Be Smart

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All the Ways to Be Smart By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781947534964
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Published: Scribble Us - September 3rd, 2019

With playful rhymes and whimsical illustrations, a timely reminder for back-to-school season that there are many different kinds of intelligence.

Katie


Blue

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Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky By Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894366
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

A vibrant and stunning look at the history of the color blue. This book is sure to fascinate kids and spark their curiosity.

Katherine


One Boy Watching

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One Boy Watching By Grant Snider Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781797210889
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 28th, 2022

This is a really beautifully illustrated counting book, and interestingly not all the counting is in numerical order, which is good for growing brains! It's also a lovely ode to the art of noticing, and really captures the feeling of being shipped to school from the sticks early every morning.
 

Piera


What Feelings Do When No One's Looking

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What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781953861283
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Published: Elsewhere Editions - July 5th, 2022

After reading this book, I walked around the store holding it to my chest for a good 20 minutes. These little creatures highlight the complexity of human emotions in such an original and personal way, making you feel valid in every little feeling you experience. Bonus - if you were also personally affected by Disney's Inside Out in a way that you didn't expect... this is the perfect book for you.

Jane


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