Picture Book

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


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


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