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Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman is a delight.

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In lovely, pastel fauvist palette, Jessica Love, an actor debuting as an author/illustrator, introduces us to Julian, who loves mermaids.

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Bad news breaks and a young girl tries to make sense of it. A gray cloud slips over the family and the community. The parents are sad and distracted. “Suddenly Mom is glued to the television.

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“Five shining stars of fun!”

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Who receives handwritten letters anymore?

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Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy-o!

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In her oversized new picture book newcomer Ami Shin, a recent and celebrated graduate of the Cambridge School of Illustration based in Korea, is taken with London architecture.

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“Rudy has illustrated her picture book with an elaborate world made of fabrics and scavenged materials, and populated it with handmade felt and fur mice . . .”

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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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It’s that time again . . . time for that horrid Grinch to try to ruin Christmas. In Dr.

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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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“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 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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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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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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This book is a warm tale about sibling rivalry and the importance of family.

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“a very readable and enjoyable picture book.”

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