Picture Books

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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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“a good job of explaining the mechanics of bridge building”

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Da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur is a clever introduction to art history for very young children.

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“This fascinating and beautifully created book strikes that necessary balance between informing and entertaining—for both parent and child!”

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“delightful and original.”

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Originally published in the Netherlands in 2016, this homage to the friendship and careers of the couturier designer Hubert Givenchy and actress Audrey Hepburn does not fare well in translation.

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Paper artist Dennis (Papercut Wilderness, 2017) and children’s activity book writer Hutchinson (Neon Nature Colouring & Sticker Activity Book, 2016), both based in England, ma

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What do an East African oryx, a turquoise-browed motmot, a Malayan tapir, an echidna, and kelp gull have in common?

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“this nonfiction book on electricity touches on nothing factual and goes no further in explaining electricity than the plug and the wire.”

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The color blue holds many meanings both positive and negative. In many faith traditions the color is symbolic of virtue, holiness, or of the divine.

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The new picture book by Shana Corey called A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech focuses on the story behind John F. Kennedy’s speech about Civil Rights and Equality. But Ms.

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Chelo Manchego tackles a poignant and universal issue in his book The Want Monsters.

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The new picture book by the late Walter Dean Myers called Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History is more than the simple story of a slave’s life and how events and people dictated

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There is a new picture book by award-winning author and Sesame Street contributor and animator Gene Barretta called Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born, and it is lovely beyond words.

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Show & Tell Me the World by Tom Schamp is an oversized picture book dictionary with a smattering of everything from houses and food to the four seasons; from air, land, and sea creatur

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I Am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer is the latest installment in the Ordinary People Change the World series of books, created to introduce young children to historical heroes. Ms.

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