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Let's Do Everything and Nothing By Julia Kuo, Julia Kuo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Kuo, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250774347
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 22nd, 2022

As a kid, every moment seems so big. As an adult, we rush past the small events. This book, with its lyrical prose and lush images, reminds us to take the time to slow down, speed up, and share in all the moments inbetween.


Review by Alex

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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A little kid celebrates how her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her baby sister's. A beautiful book of belonging.


Review by Alex

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The Cat, the Owl and the Fresh Fish: A Picture Book By Nadine Robert, Sang Miao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nadine Robert, Sang Miao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781990252174
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Milky Way Picture Books - February 14th, 2023

Reminiscent of the famous fabulist Aesop, Nadine Robert tells a classic story of patience and smarts versus greed. We all know how it ends. So much credit needs to be given to Sang Miao. Her artwork makes this book an instant classic. It's so good!


Review by Zack

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The Queen in the Cave By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536220544
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick Studio - May 24th, 2022

This is about growing up, and finding new versions of yourself, and the people who bear witness to your metamorphosis. If you have sisters, I’m begging you to read it. Also, I mean – look at the cover.


Review by Allie

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I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250785633
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 26th, 2021

Yeah, the title got me too. I cried laughing at this book but that's no surprise because it has poop in the title - it knows it's funny. But then you flip the page and learn a valuable lesson about accepting yourself, sticking up for others, and finding the weird in everybody. You'll learn about different insects and have fun and warm your heart all in a matter of a few colorfully illustrated pages. Give it a try!


Review by Emily