Picture Books

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“Together the author and illustrator have woven a powerful message, truly an anthem that children—and their parents—will want to sing loudly.”

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The tall and thin book, Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small, draws us in with its warm cover of yellow, red, and teal.

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“This book will certainly inspire many new questions.”

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

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"H is for Haiku is a true treasure, filled with nuggets of joy and gems of delight—a gentle call to pause and pay attention to the small moments in each day."

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“It may be hard to love a crocodile but, by taking a humorous approach, Beware of the Crocodile manages to make this fearsome reptile almost endearing.

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Coco Chanel was an orphan who grew up in a convent in the French countryside. The nuns taught her how to sew. She didn’t like having to brush her hair with one hundred strokes a day.

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Already generating a ton of pre-press buzz, and rightfully so, Zen Happiness is a book to get excited about!

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“[this] story about Pura Belpré is pura alegría—pure joy!”

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“A study in innovative storytelling, Another shines with brilliant art and shares a playful tale that provides mirrors and windows for imaginative young readers.”

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“Budding inventors, doodlers, and cartoonists will find much to love in this fun, inspiring book.”

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