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

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The GayBCs, as the title suggests, follows a traditional alphabet book format. However, in this unique (and not so traditional) ABC book, debut author and illustrator M. L.

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“The text is clear and engaging, the art charming and inviting. Mapmaking has rarely looked more fun and cozy.”

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Along the Tapajós is an exciting book with an intriguing lifestyle story, filled with stunning, vibrant and unique illustrations.”

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“What looks like a simple story is an important one for polka-dotted, striped, or tan children out there. For pink ones, too!”

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I Am a Thief! is a cute picture book with an ambivalent message.

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“a clever must-read.”

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“This cute and funny read-aloud will enchant the audience of a pet-themed storytime or delight any young animal lover at home or before bed.”

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"Sibling rivalry's run amuck!"

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“an important book for any home or library collection.”

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Better known to many as the original illustrator of Harry Potter, Mary GrandPré has illustrated over 20 picture books and here is handling both the words and pictures.

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“Young readers will relate to the joys of creating a secret hideout and having a special companion.

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In You’re Snug with Me, author Chitra Soundar has followed the classic children’s storytelling formula of the repeated phrase.

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The work of Jamaica Kincaid, author, memoirist, essayist, professor, reached literary heights despite her biography: She was born into poverty in St.

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“A perfect read for a summer’s day.”

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“Greet the sun, bold and bright!

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“[C]heerful, funny . . . Perfect balance of text to art . . .”

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“An engaging story with endearing characters and a gentle touch on the larger themes of loss and change make for a valuable read.”

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“What’s Your Favorite Bug? is a creative stand out, a little collection so full of personality that the reader will be tempted to look fo

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“Sometimes agreeing to be friends and roommates is the family structure that will be the most emotionally successful . . .”

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“The Yellow Suitcase is truly a touching glimpse through a multicultural window into what would otherwise be a very private world.”

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“Floaties, sand bucket, and shovel optional, The Quiet Crocodile Goes to the Beach is all about enjoying an outing with friends.”

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“My Island is the perfect soothing antidote to a busy day.”

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“Parents looking for an uplifting bedtime (or anytime) story, would do well to grab a copy of Little Taco Truck.”

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"We expect some silliness to be on hand for picture books, but How to Walk an Ant isn’t merely silly, it goes much further: It’s absurd."

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