Picture Book

Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory

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By Peter Smith, Bob Graham (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781742376806
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Published: Allen & Unwin Australia - June 2013

With his usual brilliantly detailed but gentle illustrations Bob Graham shows readers the unusual hero of this children's book - 60 year old Monsieur Albert.  Told by Peter Smith in rollicking rhyme and with mind-stretching vocabulary, this book just begs to be read out loud as it details our plucky bike rider's race from Paris to Nice and manages to be highly evocative of Paris and France too.  Absolutement charmante!

Susannah


King Jack and the Dragon

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By Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803736986
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Published: Dial Books - August 18th, 2011

Summer nights, lost in an imaginary game, remember? This charming book, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, brings all those memories together in this perfect bedtime story.

Robin


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By Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780803739871
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Published: Dial Books - May 16th, 2013

The Day the Crayons Quit

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By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
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Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

What are the crayons in your box thinking? Bet you never considered that question. Did you know, for instance, that yellow and orange are not speaking due to their differences about the color of the sun.  This is a book for anyone who colors, appreciates the work of Oliver Jeffers, or just plain likes to laugh. An original.

Carol


Bye-Bye Baby Brother

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780763662417
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2013

Ruby's new baby brother Oliver is taking up all of Mom's time --plus he's BORING. So Ruby devises several different ways to get rid of him, only to find that her perfect plan will be one that brings them together. A joy to read aloud, with fun illustrations!

Jennifer


The Dark

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By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

The text and illustrations are so well integrated in The Dark that it is as if Lemony and Jon became one person in its creation. A boy is afraid of the dark and it sure does look scary, but it turns out that the dark helps the boy overcome his fear. Intrigued?? Take a peek!!!

Carol


Adele & Simon

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780374380441
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 5th, 2006

I recently came across this picture book on our shelves. It is quite a find, with its early 20th century maps of Paris, detailed drawings, and charming ending. It is a book that is fun to read, to be read to, or just to spend time looking through.

Robin


One Gorilla

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By Anthony Browne, Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763663520
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Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2013

Check out this amazing counting book which is so much more. Browne’s  gorgeous illustrations give kids the chance to count, examine the subtle differences on each page, and become familiar with the variety of primates – including Anthony Browne himself.

Carol


Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

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By Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689815287
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 1997

This very funny fractured fairy tale with delicious illustrations by the legendary Helen Oxenbury, will appeal to any young child who just loves knocking things down!   This big bad pig is a can-do kind of fellow and the wolves so post-modern in their choice of house building materials, that an unusual solution to the mayhem has to be found.   
Susannah


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