Picture Book

Pirates at the Plate

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By Aaron Frisch, Mark Summers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568462103
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Published: Creative Editions - August 29th, 2012

This wild game of baseball is unlike any you will ever see. But with it’s memories of warm summer evenings, childhood games, and the distant voice of your mother calling you in for dinner, this book brings the season a little closer.
Robin


The Christmas Quiet Book

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By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780547558639
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2012

You are brought along on every Christmas joy--along with some of the anxiety, anticipation, and excitement--with this seemingly simple repetition. Each page appears to stand on its own, but look closely and you'll be able  to discern backstory and visual narrative from the fuzzy, soft, expressive illustrations that accompany. My new Christmas favorite.


Jill


The Bear in the Book

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By Kate Banks, Georg Hallensleben (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374305918
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 16th, 2012

The quintessential bed-time book about reading together with a child.  Both bear and boy are preparing for sleep, and the mother and child turn the pages and share the experience.  Absolutely charming.


Susannah


Old Bear & His Cub & Little Cub

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By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399160356
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Published: Philomel Books - November 21st, 2012

This board book version of the 2 year- old Old Bear and His Cub showcases Dunrea’s art even better than the original. Somehow the mooth surfaces make it crisper  and cleaner. This is a lovely book about the relationship between two caring creatures.


Carol


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By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399242359
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Published: Philomel Books - November 27th, 2012

The brand new Little Cub is the prequel to Old Bear and His Cub and tells the story of how they met. Have tissues nearby. Lovely  gifts for kids 3 and up.
Carol


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaus

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By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062104182
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 4th, 2012

Rock star of the children's book world Mo Willems breaks out of the mold once again with this silly, sarcastic, upside-down fairy tale retelling that is sure to please both the kids and the adults. Especially the fans of irony. And dinosaurs!
Jill


Boot and Shoe

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442422476
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 2nd, 2012

You will first be captivated by this book’s drawings, but it is the story that proves most charming.  Born to the same litter, Boot and Shoe do everything together. Well, almost everything. Boot spends his day on the back porch, “because he’s a back porch kind of dog”, and Shoe spends his day on the front porch, “because he’s a front porch kind of dog”. Then a pesky neighbor squirrel stirs things up, they both give chase, and things change. This fun and touching tale of friendship will prove to be a favorite. One that will be read, and read, and read….
Robin


Cecil the Pet Glacier

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By Matthea Harvey, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375867736
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - August 14th, 2012

Never a more perfect match between story and illustration. Wonderfully quirky and sweet, with that ever-important theme that it's ok to be unique. (And yes, you too will become attached to Cecil the glacier!)


Jennifer


The Polar Bear Scientists

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780547283050
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

Future wildlife biologists will appreciate the wealth of information and amazing photos in this new picture book.  Part of a series called "Scientists in the Field," The Polar Bear Scientists follows a team of arctic field researchers as they set out to track and tag bears.  You'll learn about the helicopter mechanic, the student interns, and everyone whose work provides international policy makers with important data about the health of the arctic.Recommended for ages 7 and up.


Kim


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