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Inspector Flytrap (Inspector Flytrap #1) (The Flytrap Files) By Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781419709654
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Published: Amulet Books - August 2nd, 2016

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Wonder Walkers By Micha Archer, Micha Archer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Micha Archer, Micha Archer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593109649
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 30th, 2021

A Caldecott Honor winner!
 
Micha Archer's gorgeous, detailed collages give readers a fresh outlook on the splendors of nature.


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Hi! Fly Guy (Scholastic Reader, Level 2): Scholastic Reader! Level 1 By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780439853118
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Published: Cartwheel Books - February 1st, 2006

Tedd Arnold's hilarious HI! FLY GUY, originally published in 2005, is now available in paperback with foil on the cover!

Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship.


The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

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Building Our House By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374380236
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 8th, 2013

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013


Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

Now a Netflix series!
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller

Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking “W


If You Come to Earth By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452137797
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020

From two-time Caldecott Winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall!

If You Come to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.

This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.


Jabari Tries By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536207163
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from CRASH to WHOOSH will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister.


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Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
 


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Milo Imagines the World By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549083
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street and the award-winning New York Times bestseller Carmela Full of Wishes once again delivers a poignant and timely picture book that's sure to become an instant classic.


Mercy Watson to the Rescue By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763645045
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Published: Candlewick - December 22nd, 2009

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Weasels By Elys Dolan, Elys Dolan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elys Dolan, Elys Dolan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763671006
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Published: Candlewick Press - February 25th, 2014

Find out how the weasels’ dastardly plans for world domination are foiled in this hilarious, off-the-wall debut picture book.


Yasmin the Writer By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi Cover Image
By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515858874
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Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2020

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We All Play By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771646079
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Published: Greystone Kids - May 25th, 2021

A BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, Horn Book, and Boston Globe


How to Find a Fox By Kate Gardner, Ossi Saarinen (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Kate Gardner, Ossi Saarinen (Photographs by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762471355
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 28th, 2021

Look for tracks. Listen for yips. Be as still as a pebble.

​Taking kids on an imaginary trek through different landscapes and seasons, How to Find a Fox celebrates one of our planet's most graceful and enchanting creatures: the red fox.


How to Heal a Broken Wing By Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763698416
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Published: Candlewick - July 18th, 2017

“Such a visual piece . . . readers young and old will return to the story to look more deeply; they won’t be disappointed.” — Booklist (starred review)


The Princess in Black By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

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Field Trip to the Moon (Field Trip Adventures) By John Hare Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823442539
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - May 14th, 2019

It's field trip day, and students are excited to travel on their yellow spaceship bus from their space station to the moon in this wordless picture book.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Golden Duck Notable Picture Book

Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a fantastic field trip adventure to the moon!


I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are By Bridget Heos, Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bridget Heos, Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780805094695
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 10th, 2015

Fly is fed up with everyone studying butterflies. Flies are so much cooler! They flap their wings 200 times a second, compared to a butterfly's measly five to twelve times. Their babies—maggots—are much cuter than caterpillars (obviously). And when they eat solid food, they even throw up on it to turn it into a liquid. Who wouldn't want to study an insect like that?


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We Don't Eat Our Classmates: A Penelope Rex Book By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368003551
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2018

It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . . Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.


This Is Not My Hat By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
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Published: Candlewick - October 9th, 2012

The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner!

From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.


A Big Mooncake for Little Star By Grace Lin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316404488
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.


A Big Bed for Little Snow By Grace Lin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316478366
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A companion to the Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star!

A heartwarming and tender picture book introducing readers to their first snow, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin.
When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!


We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.


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Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Level 2) By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440202
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book! 

From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.


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Juana and Lucas By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536206395
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Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019

“Refreshingly original. . . . Medina’s beautiful, vivid prose conjures the Colombian setting with tactile language. . . . The story itself is a giant hug.” — The New York Times Book Review


The Gumazing Gum Girl! Chews Your Destiny By Rhode Montijo, Rhode Montijo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rhode Montijo, Rhode Montijo (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781423157946
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2017

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Saturday By Oge Mora (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Oge Mora (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431279
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect....


Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born By Miranda Paul, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823441617
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Published: Neal Porter Books - April 23rd, 2019

Join a family of three who spend nine whole months waiting, from a frosty winter through a sun-dappled summer, until finally . . . a baby is here.

A Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor Recipient
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title


The Little Mermaid By Jerry Pinkney Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316440318
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

In this captivating reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, Caldecott medalist and bestselling artist Jerry Pinkney conjures a poignant friendship story and an epic tale of redemption -- the definitive new version for our time.


The Breaking News By Sarah Lynne Reul, Sarah Lynne Reul (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250153562
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 10th, 2018

When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers—the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead . .


The Paper Kingdom By Helena Ku Rhee, Pascal Campion (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helena Ku Rhee, Pascal Campion (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525644613
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020

An office at night is reimagined as a fantastical kingdom of paper complete with friendly dragons in this own voices picture book.


Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803736801
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Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud is an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack that will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose.


Bilal Cooks Daal By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534418103
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 4th, 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book 2019

Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite


I Talk Like a River By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445592
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner

 
What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to?
 
Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.


Baby Monkey, Private Eye By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mr. David Serlin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338180619
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick and debut children's book author David Serlin create a dazzling new format especially for young children!

A New York Times Bestselling BookAn Amazon Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearParents Magazine Best Early Reader of the Year"A marvel." --The New York Times"Inventiv


Not Quite Narwhal By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

This New York Times bestseller is soon to be an animated series on Netflix!

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.

Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of h


Perfectly Pegasus By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534497177
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2022

A New York Times bestseller!

A lonely pegasus looks for the perfect friend in this sweet and adorable picture book companion to the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal!

Nimbus has always lived among the clouds. She’s a pegasus, after all, and the sky is where she belongs. She is one of a kind.


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Margaret's Unicorn By Briony May Smith Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984896537
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 15th, 2020

A perfect gift for the unicorn lovers in your life, this lovely and utterly transporting picture book tells the story of what every little girl wishes would happen to her: a girl finds and takes care of a lost baby unicorn.


The Most Magnificent Thing By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781554537044
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Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2013

Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog.

The girl has a wonderful idea. “She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time.


Fox the Tiger (My First I Can Read) By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062398673
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 14th, 2018

Winner of the 2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Fun-loving, mischievous Fox wishes he were a tiger. Tigers are big and fast and sneaky. So he decides to become one!

Soon Turtle and Rabbit are joining in the fun. But will Fox want to be a tiger forever?


Tiger vs. Nightmare By Emily Tetri, Emily Tetri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Tetri, Emily Tetri (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725355
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Published: First Second - November 6th, 2018

A 2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book
A 2018 Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2018

Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it’s time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger—that’s not what best friends do.


Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!: An Alphabet Caper By Mike Twohy, Mike Twohy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Twohy, Mike Twohy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062377005
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 16th, 2016

A 2017 Geisel Honor Book

In the vein of Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, and other classic cartoons, Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! is a hilariously clever alphabet caper, perfect for fans of LMNO Peas and Z Is for Moose.

A little mouse is asleep until a ball suddenly bounces into his home, setting off an epic chase—from A to Z.


Reading Beauty: (Empowering Books, Early Elementary Story Books, Stories for Kids, Bedtime Stories for Girls) (Future Fairy Tales) By Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452171296
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 24th, 2019

An empowering tale for all kids, Reading Beauty features fun, rhyming text, loveable characters, and a heartwarming ending that will keep young minds entertained.


Interstellar Cinderella: (Princess Books for Kids, Books about Science) (Future Fairy Tales) By Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452125329
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015

Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed
of fixing fancy rockets.


Inside Cat By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452173191
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 12th, 2021

The newest story from the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Brendan Wenzel is a funny and wise celebration of observation, curiosity, and indoor life.


They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150130
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel - New York Times bestseller and 2017 Caldecott Medal and Honor Book

"An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized." -Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel's book feels like a game changer." -The Huffington Post


Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Elephant and Piggie Book, An) By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423199571
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - November 4th, 2014

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