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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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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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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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“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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With exquisite ink and oil illustrations and simple prose, artist and author Chen Jian Hong tells the ancient Chinese tale about a man-eating tigress who takes vengeance on humans because her cubs

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“a lot of fun, enlivened by Farley’s artwork. Charlotte is a bunny scientist you’ll find yourself cheering for!”

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“Who is this picture book for? Any child would find it a horror story about a destructive father and a mother who can't keep herself or her son safe.

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“This book can be read over and over, because there is always something new to see in the art, and the puns are so punny. . . .

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“Dress Like a Girl is an empowerment book.”

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The Little Green Hen is a twist on a classic story, The Little Red Hen. In Murray’s version, the hen is good at caring for an apple tree.

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The picture book Pencil: A Story with a Point, is a book about a pencil with feelings, and a tablet with a mouth, and junk drawer filled with inanimate things with good ideas and silly pun

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"Mary Walker deserves better than this. And so do young readers."

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