Picture Book

If You Plant a Seed

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By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9780062298898
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2015

 

I love Kadir Nelson’s artwork. He’s done some of my favorite New Yorker covers lately, and this book is a shining example of his ability to tell a great story through imagery. The allegory presented is simple but beautiful, and it’s a good lesson leading into a new school year. I also feel like the book is timely for the peak of summer harvests.

Stacey


Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

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By Adam Rex, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781484704974
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - July 3rd, 2018

 

Think a group of costumed kids can't scare Darth Vader? In the words of the iconic Sith Lord, I find your lack of faith disturbing. Adam Rex's impeccable comedic timing makes this book a laugh-out-loud joy from start to finish (and yes, more than one Porter Square bookseller was literally laughing out loud).

Kate


Where's Halmoni

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781632170774
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Published: Little Bigfoot - October 3rd, 2017

 

When their grandmother disappears, two children venture into an alternate realm to find her. This riveting story is inspired by Korean folklore and told through the medium of comics. With colorful illustrations, engaging characters, and the right mix of tension and humor, it is certain to become a story time favorite.

Marika


Backyard Fairies

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781524715274
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

 

In this magical yet ordinary story, a little girl searches for fairies in her backyard. While she may never see one, sometimes hints are enough. The vivid, jewel-tone illustrations are full of patterns and details that beg to be pored over. With a simple rhyming text and lush, layered illustrations, this book is certain to be a favorite reread at bedtimes!

Marika


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


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