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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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Garden Jungle as a piece of art is original and noteworthy.”

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“This is a book to be savored, each page a minor masterpiece in mood.”

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

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"Sibling rivalry's run amuck!"

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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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“A perfect read for a summer’s day.”

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“Greet the sun, bold and bright!

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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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“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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“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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