Picture Book

If You Plant a Seed

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By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062298898
Availability: Available at Warehouse
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.


Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

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By Adam Rex, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781484704974
Availability: Available at Warehouse
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).


Where's Halmoni

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ISBN: 9781632170774
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
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.


Backyard Fairies

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ISBN: 9781524715274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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!



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