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What preschool has not had a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks moment? This delightful board book will immediately be a classroom and family favorite.

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“a touching, satisfying story, . . . [a] profound and insightful tale.”

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“for kids worried about the first day of school, this book offers something to make them feel better.”

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The intriguing title got this reviewer’s attention. The protagonist is a T. rex named Penelope, and it’s her first day of school. Penelope is nervous about going.

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This deceptively simple, wordless picture book begins in a mundane world of dull grays and tans. A young girl looks out the window from her room in an immense apartment block onto a bleak world.

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“Seven Bad Cats will become a bedtime favorite for its short jaunty story and its charming art.”

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“It is the creative and bouncy artwork that will keep readers engaged and willing to carry on to the next page.” 

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Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman is a delight.

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This imaginative I Can Read (Fast Fun Reads) is poised to grab the attention of distracted children who might be busy on their devices instead of sitting with a book.

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In lovely, pastel fauvist palette, Jessica Love, an actor debuting as an author/illustrator, introduces us to Julian, who loves mermaids.

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Bad news breaks and a young girl tries to make sense of it. A gray cloud slips over the family and the community. The parents are sad and distracted. “Suddenly Mom is glued to the television.

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Since their first book together, Extra Yarn (2012, Balzer & Bray), Barnett and Klassen have created a series of deceptively simple, clever books.

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Open the cover on this one, and off you go to the races. Instant action, instant menace, instant character introductions in deft sketches that don’t hold things up for a second.

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“Five shining stars of fun!”

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Who receives handwritten letters anymore?

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Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy-o!

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In her oversized new picture book newcomer Ami Shin, a recent and celebrated graduate of the Cambridge School of Illustration based in Korea, is taken with London architecture.

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From the design table of Marianne Dubuc comes a wordless picture book, The Fish and the Cat, to add to her illustrious collection of a dozen-plus picture books.

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Narwhal and Jellyfish are the stars of this easy reader series by Ben Clanton.

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There are more and more nonfiction picture books being published, a very welcome trend.

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It is a difficult task to dive into the sequel to a book that received universal praise and many starred reviews without having read that first acclaimed book.

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Twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is a huge fan of the fictional detective with the excellent name of “Lulu Pennywhistle.” Lulu is a Nancy Drew stand-in, a star of an imagined children’s mystery serie

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Black Bird Yellow Sun operates on several levels, more complicated than you might think a simple board book would be.

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“Rudy has illustrated her picture book with an elaborate world made of fabrics and scavenged materials, and populated it with handmade felt and fur mice . . .”

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How can a book with only 112 words be so satisfying?

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