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“Happy provides ample opportunities for extensive discussion about the expression of emotions—a true, potentially interactive delight for young readers and their caregivers.”

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“That purple-haired Isabella playing in the sandbox is NOT a little girl; she’s an archeologist ready to explore the pyramids of Egypt—and that’s just for starters. . . . Mr.

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“The Buddy Files: The Case of the School Ghost is filled with suspense, mystery, and fun for the young reader. Mr.

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“Children ages seven and up will love this new title in Mr. Stilton’s comic book/graphic novel series.

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“The lyrical text and colorful illustrations of Emily and Carlo will capture the hearts of young picture book readers.”

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“In this story the author captures the chaotic life of most children and their parents.

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“Some African American families today broom jump at their weddings in memory of their slave history.

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“We can all use a comforting story of love, even—or especially—if it is ripped from a brutal past.”

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“Which Side Are You On? provides an educational opportunity through a dramatic and enjoyable story.

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“Written in kid-speak, this story is sure to amuse and delight the picture book group.”

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“Enlivened by expressive drawings that evoke Old World places and people, The Mermaid of Warsaw is a collection worth dipping into.”

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Remember Goodnight Moon? Margaret Wise Brown’s classic bedtime tale, published in the late 1940s? Pictures by Clement Hurd?

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". . . a gripping story few children today."

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“Sita’s Ramayana ventures beyond a graphic retelling the events of the epic tale. . . .

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“Adults and scholars will find much to enjoy both in the editor’s insightful introductory essay and in her concise, interesting biographies of the artists. . . .

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“With a flurry of snipping and clipping, Levi Strauss produces pants that last and last.

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“For oinkers with large yellow eyes—or readers with more mundane irises—Maurice Sendak has delivered an unexpected treat that’s simply divine.”

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I Am So Strong is a classic tale of ego run amuck.

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The Fate of Achilles looks into the opposing forces of human strength and courage versus war and greed.

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Zombie in Love is a bizarre rendition of searching for love in all the wrong places.

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“This story offers elementary-school educators a lovely opportunity to share an uplifting story set in Kenya. . . .

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“. . . cute and entertaining and fits right in with the many little girls out there who think they are big cheeses.”

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“By smoothly incorporating three crucial ingredients—accessible format, clear prose, and engaging images of diverse people—Mr.

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“In author Paterson’s prayer to ‘the Father and Mother of all creation,’ she offers readers a simple, beautiful gift worthy of its roots.”

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To pick up this picture book is to be transported right away to an older, simpler time and place.

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