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They can pretend to be worms, butterflies, snails, and any other creature that captures their imaginations.”

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Times have changed in the quarter century since Lesléa Newman first published Heather Has Two Mommies. Twenty-five years ago Newman could not find a publisher for the book.

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Of Child's many gifts, perhaps the greatest is her ability to imbue her characters with unforgettable voices.”

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“a magical journey.”

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Readers will delight in the beauty of the story, inspiring children between the ages of 5–7 to look beyond what they see at first glance and to appreciate the world around

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“With its understated story of conflict resolution, The Olive Tree offers adults a valuable opportunity to discuss with children the importance of respect for all.”

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“As with their previous work, Winter Bees hums with a glorious trio of lyrical poetry, vibrant artwork, and natural science explained in crisp prose.”

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The emphasis of this book is that love has no boundaries.”

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"Unusual graphics and primary colors combine with an interesting premise and a sweet ending . . ."

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“Sometimes the best stories are those that do not point out the obvious but rather keep us wondering, and in this case, let us come up with our own ending.”

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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a finger-popping slice of history that offers a peep-hole into the little-known world of a female jazz players of the 1920s.”

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“The illustrator, making her American debut, shows a deft touch with pacing, as the tender story moves from morning to night.”

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“Young readers will most likely anticipate further adventures celebrating this wildly unlikely pair.”

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“With its understated title and placid cover image of a rosy-cheeked lion with a small gray bird on his shoulder, The Lion and the Bird is clearly not where the wild things are.

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Winston & George highlights a surprising friendship between a crocodile and a crocodile bird and, at the same time, an unlikely publication, capping a creative

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It is cute and funny, unique and whimsical, and has a good moral, too.”

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“Ken Jennings has created a new Junior Genius Guides series for children 8–10 years of age. Children will become experts as they learn clever map and geography facts.”

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The cheerful sparrow Emma, whom readers met during her early days in Emma’s Journey, rises to the challenge of creating a new, adventurous life for herself in Paris.

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“. . . a picture book rich with possibilities.”

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“. . . should fly off the shelves and into the waiting hearts of young readers.”

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“. . . will no doubt get passed along from one preteen girl to many another.”

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“. . . a fractured fairy tale, a hero’s journey, and a clever lesson plan all rolled into one.”

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“Too Much Glue cleverly captures young children’s love of art, hands-on construction, and messy glue and combines it all with the wonder of boundless imagination. . . .

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“. . . a timely book . . .”

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“It’s clear that the creators of The Snatchabook set out to deliver a lighthearted tale, so it’s baffling . . .”

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