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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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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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“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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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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The theme of desperately wanting a pet is not new to children's books, but it takes a different form in I Love Cats!, the follow-up to Stainton and Staake's I Love Dogs!. What is

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The Very Very Very Long Dog is a Harry the Dirty Dog meets Captain Underpants picture book that will appeal to dog lovers and readers who enjoy a good laugh about butts a

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Chronicle likes to push the envelope, and in this case, it is covered with hearts—or maybe not. The point of the book is that a stereotypical Valentine is not what the author wants to deliver.

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NY is for New York is not your average alphabet book.

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The Wind in the Willows has been enchanting readers both young and old since it was first published in 1908.

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It’s that time again . . . time for that horrid Grinch to try to ruin Christmas. In Dr.

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STEM books are hot topics now and every parent wants their child to be a mathematical whiz, if not a genius.

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Some early reading books can lack color and personality while teaching early language skills and concepts. But when Elephant and Piggie are involved, fun is never in short supply.

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“It is touching to make the realization that, when all else fails, one will never be alone while there exists a moon.”

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“This is one fun, lively, and attractive book.”

Innovative design combines with traditional story telling in the sweet and simple The Quiet Crocodile.

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“a treasure to enjoy with your children and grandchildren . . . should become a family heirloom . . .”

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