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One of the most important songs ever composed for rock music is the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations from 1966. Once the Beatles heard the song, they knew they had to ramp up their work.

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Little Fish is a visually compelling book with a story and illustrations that celebrate the wonders of life under the sea.”

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“This lovely picture book is a great addition to any storytime.

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“a delightful take on the new baby trope . . .”

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How to Read a Book is a gem. Children and adults will want to return to it often for its full-hearted celebration of the power of stories, words, and images.”

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“the story follows the normal Cinderella trope until readers reach the unexpected climax, at which young readers get a fresh perspective on what living happily ever after can mean.”

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Brooklyn Bailey, the Missing Dog is a true story. Yotam and Emile are bothers who live with Ima, their mom.

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Malo and the Merry-Go-Round is a feel-good story with wonderful captivating artwork that will be an instant favorite.”

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“Makes graduating to big kid pants fun.”

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“An easygoing book to match the easygoing spirit of the sloth as portrayed by Dawnay, If I Had a Sleepy Sloth is a gentle choice to ease into a peaceful naptime.”

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“As a fairy tale collection, this is similar in style to Hans Christian Andersen. As an artwork collection, it mirrors surreal painters like Leonora Carrington.

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”Sad and beautiful, My Bison is a book to fall in love with, a book to share, a book to help smooth over the sting of loss after investing so much time, energy, and love into somet

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“Clara the Rhino and her tale of friendship and loyalty are sure to enchant readers of all ages, and the entire family will enjoy following Clara’s journey across

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“The illustrator tries hard to make up for the text’s plodding quality with winsome details and colorful characters.”

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“A beautiful picture book about the importance of memories we create with friends that will be a favorite at read-aloud time.”

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“This is a book to be savored, each page a minor masterpiece in mood.”

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Garden Jungle as a piece of art is original and noteworthy.”

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Nikki Grimes gives a new slant to the perennial bedtime battles in Bedtime for Sweet Creatures.

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The Heart of a Whale is a winner for a library, beach house, or a bookshelf in a land-locked world.”

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Bolivar Eats New York offers a great exposure to the variety of a city that hosts one of the largest international populations in the world.”

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“another delightful crayon story . . .”

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“hilarious wordplay . . .”

The delightful characters of Yam and Donkey return for more hilarious wordplay in You Loves Ewe.

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Tots will delight in the colorful pages, which offer counting and color identification opportunities as well as conversation triggers that are so valuable to young, develo

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 “There's a lot of charm in the art and text, and readers will be inspired to color their own story, including gray in their palette.”

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“some may ultimately find The Star in the Forest to be a wonderful delight. “

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