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The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735227927
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

A simple book about making mistakes [in art], but not letting them get in the way of creative process.

Or, in the words of Bob Ross, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents."


Review by Avery

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Little Fox in the Forest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537895
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - February 28th, 2017

Hands down my favorite children's illustrated book of 2017 and easily in my all-time top 10.


Review by Avery

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The Journey Cover Image
By Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263994
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Nobrow Press - September 13th, 2016

This book shows the journey that many refugees and asylum seekers choose to undertake. It elegantly illustrates the fear, confusion, obstacles, and long periods of waiting that almost universally make up their stories. Sanna set out to honor their experiences and in my opinion she's succeeded. 


Review by Nicole

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The Ugly Dumpling Cover Image
By Stephanie Campisi, Shahar Kober (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781938063671
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Mighty Media Kids - April 7th, 2016

Finally! The illustrated story of a dumpling that I never knew I needed! When a dumpling is overlooked in a dim sum restaurant, an outgoing cockroach comes to the rescue. Together they explore the varied landscape of the bustling restaurant. The clever illustrations really elevate the story! Flames from a wok spell out sounds, piles of dirty dishes look like shimmering china towers, and hanging red lanterns become the perfect vantage point to take in the view. You'll have to check out this book to see what happens next. But sometimes all we need is a new perspective.


Review by Nicole

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596434028
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

A delightful and thoughtful story where animals take care of their zookeeper for a change. Being confined to bed would certainly be more bearable if you had many four-legged and feathered friends to look after you! This book's lovely drawings demonstrate what true friendship looks like. 


Review by Nicole

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Jill & Dragon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781849763400
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tate Publishing (UK) - April 12th, 2016

Jill notices at the end of her storybook that the "happily ever after" did not apply to the defeated dragon. Read on to hear how Jill and her new friend create a much happier ending! (Spoiler alert: It involves delicious toast.) And enjoy Barnes' utterly original, yet somehow timeless, illustrations. In this case, you should TOTALLY judge the book by its cover!


Review by Nicole

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Leaping Lemmings! Cover Image
By John Briggs, Nicola Slater (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454918196
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 6th, 2016

An adorable and goofy book with a heart! Now could you please point me towards the nearest lemming adoption center. Two thousand miles north, you say? Perfect! I'll just read this one more time before starting off.


Review by Nicole

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I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 27th, 2011

It's a rare thing indeed when both child and adult alike can enjoy an illustrated book over and over again.

This is one of those books.

 


Review by Avery