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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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“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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“Makes graduating to big kid pants fun.”

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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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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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