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“This book will certainly inspire many new questions.”

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“This is a picture book meant for adults . . .”

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The Secret Life of Whales is a huge blue book with a shimmery cover. It starts off by explaining that whales belong to the Cetacean family and are either Baleen whales or toothed whales.

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“The international flavor of this book actually makes the world feel like a wonderful place to be. These are real people, and they are shown here as happy to be alive.”

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Lobe Your Brain is a colorful book about how your brain works. Although it is laid out like a 32-page picture book, it’s really for older kids, ages five and up.

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Pop-Up Moon is gorgeously illustrated by Annabelle Buxton with stunning paper-engineering by Olivier Charbonnel.

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“A beautiful book with ingeniously engineered pop-up pages.”

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A stunning, trilingual love poem written to the U.S.A. is America My Love, America My Heart.

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“A model of how not to write history for young people.”

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Aah, chickens. What a weird and wacky world they are with their strutting, gobbling, pecking, crowing, molting, and roosting.

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“An important addition to the growing collection of picture book biographies of women you should know about but probably don’t.”

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“‘The whole country knew and still knows: through his lifetime of service to humanity, Thurgood Marshall earned himself the highest tribute.’”

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Little Audrey’s Daydream: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, would make a nice choice for a young person doing a biography on a famous or influential person.”

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Modern Art Explorer is a successful and fun journey into the world of modern art whether you are a new explorer or well-traveled art-lover, young person or seasoned adventurer.”

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“What is helpful . . . is the reminder that ‘we do not march alone.’”

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“James seems to be making his own promise as well—to continue to be a solid role model for children— in showing the way to becoming a good person and citizen of the world.”

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“Sally Lloyd-Jones does a brilliant job of distilling the principles of book writing into concepts accessible little ones ages four to eight years old—and making it hilariously fun.

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“Bound to be an instant favorite.”

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“For those looking for an easy introduction to the idea that women can make art, this book is a solid offering. For those wanting more, the search is still on.”

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“Doesn’t convey the real challenges or inspiring successes of a driven athlete, though it hopes to do both.”

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“For children who are afraid of the dark, this book is the perfect way to turn the scary into the fascinating.”

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“Miranda Paul reveals in Todd Bol’s story what it means to be an ordinary hero and how an idea that starts from the heart can inspire others to do the same.”

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“The message of celebrating our differences is upbeat, and the encouragement to 'just ask' is something kids will love to hear.”

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“light and breezy . . .”

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"With Rise! Hegedus has elevated the craft of writing, as well as the bar, for all fellow picture book biographers."

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