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The Night Walk Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781782506393
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Floris Books - April 20th, 2021

The world is just as beautiful and mysterious at night as it is during daylight hours, but not being nocturnal animals, we often miss those wonders. In The Night Walk, a family arises in the middle of the night and walks through the village, observing a world they don't usually get to see. Wonderfully illustrated, The Night Walk is a quiet and evocative treasure of a book.


Review by Mark B.

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Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

A perfect example of a book for children and adults alike; give this to everyone you know! Woodson writes in verse, beautifully combining prose and poetry, to tell the autobiographical story of a brown girl coming of age at the tailend of Jim Crow. She grapples with identity and the idea of home, growing up in South Carolina and New York, while still trying to be a kid with dreams of becoming a writer. It's powerful, it's beautiful, it's no wonder it was a Newbery Award nominee.


Review by Emily

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My City Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9783791373775
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Prestel Junior - April 16th, 2019

My City shows that even the simplest errand can be full of discovery, if you aren't too busy to notice. Max is on a mission to deliver a letter, and every step of his journey reveals some small wonder: bright colors dancing in a laundromat window, the world mirrored in a puddle, the sky's shifting hues at sunset. Every time I open this book I find something new to marvel at, right alongside Max.


Review by Theo

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Flotsam Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780618194575
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2006

Flotsam is a feast for the eyes, a window into the beautiful, imaginative vision of its illustrator. David Wiesner captures a kind of magic-- the wonder, hope, and possibilities of childhood-- in these wordless, meditative images.



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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Dinosaur Books, Dinosaur Books for Kids, Dinosaur Picture Books, Read Aloud Family Books, Books for Young Children) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452170336
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Chronicle Books - March 5th, 2019

This book made me laugh aloud with its sweet humor and visual cleverness. Tiny the T. Rex wants to cheer up his friend Pointy the Stegosaurus with a good hug, but his arms are so little that it seems like an impossible goal. Maybe the trick is to practice... Whatever it takes, Tiny will try to be there for his friend in a time of need.



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Other Words for Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747808
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

I've never seen a story like Jude's depicted in children's literature. At 12 years old, she and her mom leave Syria to live with her uncle in America. But once in America, they quickly understand they won't be treated like they belong. This America that promised an acceptance of people from different countries, is one that calls Jude a terrorist once she starts wearing a hijab. 

But through it all, Jude remains hopeful. From trying to make new friends, to trying out for her school's musical, she starts to learn that making a new home doesn't mean you have to forget the one you came from. This novel in verse is urgently relevant and not to be missed!


Review by Claire

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Wild Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781909263086
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Flying Eye Books - September 10th, 2013

Wild is a wonderful, vibrantly illustrated children's book that balances a deep message-- that the human spirit is stronger than any efforts to tame it, or break it-- with clever humor and whimsical visual beauty. I felt empowered and inspired by the reminder, relevant at any age, that we each have a right to seek happiness and belonging on our own terms. Share this book with the wild child (or adult!) in your life.



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Got to Get to Bear's! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544948822
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Clarion Books - October 30th, 2018

A heart-warming story about friendship and overcoming obstacles that works for all ages, young and old alike. This is also the perfect cozy read for an afternoon by the fire (or space heater).



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Small Spaces Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515029
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Spooky scary chills abound! A malevolent bus driver with skin like a mushroom. Missing children. An overabundance of conspicuous scarecrows. And a mysterious figure known only as "The Smiling Man." This book warmed my heart and chilled my bones.

Remember: They can't reach you if you stick to small spaces.


Review by Halley

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Up the Mountain Path (Ages 5-8. picture book about friendship and the natural world) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616897239
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 2nd, 2018

This wonderful book hits all the right notes with beauty and grace. The love of nature, encouragement of friends, the cycle of life; it is all here in soft, simple illustrations and lovely poetic language. This is a book to treasure.



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