Picture Books

The Roar

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The Roar By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
$14.36
ISBN: 9780571374342
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Published: Faber & Faber Children's - September 13th, 2022

All the animals try cheering up an angry tortoise, but they’re not going about it the right way (smelly old boots don’t help me either). A silly story that’s a lesson in empathy and handling negative emotions.  

Katie


It Starts With a Bee

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It Starts with a Bee: Watch a tiny bee bring the world to bloom By Jennie Webber (Illustrator), QED Cover Image
By Jennie Webber (Illustrator), QED
$22.99
ISBN: 9780711270350
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Published: QEB Publishing - April 5th, 2022

Spring has sprung, (in the usual New England fashion where the sun shines but there is still that lovely, looming chill in the air)! This is the perfect spring children’s book highlighting the beautiful importance of bees with rhymes galore! Don’t forget to check out the informational section in the back that gives you all sorts of great facts about our buzzing friends.

Jane


Miss Rumphius

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Miss Rumphius By Barbara Cooney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670479580
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 1982

Miss Rumphius is an illustrated classic from the '80s and a perfect Spring read. The story follows the Lupine Lady, who planted flowers far and wide out of a life-long desire to leave the world a little bit better than she found it. This book stuck with me as an example of how any of us are capable of making positive, long-lasting change: You don't have to change everything to change the world.

Murphy


Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

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Have You Ever Seen a Flower? By Shawn Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182704
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 4th, 2021

Sean Harris makes a stunning authorial debut with Have You Ever Seen a Flower? This picture book explores what it means to be connected to the earth and is illustrated in a soft, homey, worn colored pencil style that is juxtaposed brilliantly with its neon coloring. A perfect reminder of the opportunity that spring brings to lay down in the grass and relish in the beauty of our world, this book is a great read for anyone looking to shed the cold and bring on the season of sunshine and flowers!

Cindy


Ablaze with Color

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Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas By Jeanne Walker Harvey, Loveis Wise (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeanne Walker Harvey, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063021891
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Published: HarperCollins - February 22nd, 2022

Ablaze with Color tells the story of Alma Thomas, a pioneer of the art world and the first Black woman to have art displayed in the White House. The beautiful, brightly colored illustrations along with the engaging storytelling makes this the perfect book for young artists.

Katherine


Bye Penguin

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Bye, Penguin! By Seou Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646140213
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Published: Levine Querido - October 27th, 2020

Please flip to any page in this book and tell me it’s not the best thing you’ve ever seen. Tale of few words but of one big adventure for the most expressive penguin I personally have ever met.

Jane


Oscar Lives Next Door

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Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood By Bonnie Farmer, Marie Lafrance (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Farmer, Marie Lafrance (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771471046
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Published: Owlkids - September 15th, 2015

This delightful book tells the childhood story of the great Oscar Peterson.  He is famously known as a jazz pianist, but his first love was the trumpet. What changed? Peterson’s early days in old Montreal unwind, like the magic of his playing, in the lyrical flow of Marie Lafrance’s beautiful illustrations.

Robin


Little Witch Hazel

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Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest By Phoebe Wahl Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780735264892
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Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

In this beautifully illustrated collection you'll find four stories of Little Witch Hazel, a brave and helpful witch who lives in the forest with all her forest friends. Reminiscent of classics like Frog & Toad and Jan Brett, this is the type of book kids and adults will love to read.

Katherine


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