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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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While most children readily acknowledge the presence and existence of God and His place in their lives, it is another matter altogether for them to understand God’s place in religion.

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“a very good book.”

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“This children’s story based on the characters created by Chris Carter will make fans of a new generation.”

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Elaborate and detailed illustrations dominate this story of a grumpy girl named Ivy and the lonely little raincloud who befriends her.

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“a super-engaging and thoughtful book, just fine for a quick and casual read, but better for a lingering one.”

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What’s life like inside a fashionable apartment building in New York City?

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Absurd and atypical anecdotes pair up with bewildered drawings in Leonora Carrington’s The Milk of Dreams. A good choice for young readers looking for something different.

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Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was a German philosopher with controversial theories about everything from art, literature, politics, economics, and the gamut in between.

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Zachary J. Warthog finds a mysterious box on his doorstep.

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“a treasure that will lure a new generation of readers, rendering them life-long fans of Pettson and Findus.”

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“This story is a gem, rich with artistry and meaning.”

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Author and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1900–1980) was a Swiss artist who immigrated to the United States in the late 1920s.

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“a very readable and enjoyable picture book.”

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