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CHILDREN'S BOOKS PICKS (GRADES K-5)

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Dandy Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316362955
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

This epic tale of Lion versus Nature shows how a little love can soften the toughest of hearts. In a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, an interloper has put down roots. Lion knows what he must do. He must remove the dandelion that has disrupted his perfect lawn. But before he can make his move, his daughter claims the dandelion as her friend and the task becomes nearly insurmountable. While I sympathized with the lion's struggle to make this impossible decision, I also laughed out loud at his increasingly extreme antics. The text is simple and understated allowing the vibrant and evocative illustrations to speak volumes. -Sarah C.


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When Sadness is at Your Door Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525707189
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 29th, 2019

This book is beautiful. It's a call for children to get to know their feelings, to not be afraid of their sadness, but rather to ask questions like why it's there and what it needs. A primer for dealing with an emotion that can be difficult, sometimes unexpected, and sometimes scary, especially for those just getting to know their varied emotions. -Amy


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By Einat Tsarfati, Annette Appel (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419731686
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 8th, 2019

With such lively illustrations, you will wish this young girl's neighbors were yours as well! Dive into this playful read and decide with neighbor you would prefer having (my favorite was the pirate and his mermaid wife). -Ryan


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Nobody Hugs a Cactus Cover Image
By Carter Goodrich, Carter Goodrich (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534400900
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

This prickly cactus just needs the right friend. I love Carter Goodrich's illustrations and his ability to weave humor into a touching story. I've never wanted to hug a cactus before, but now I want to hug them all! (Maybe with some heavy duty gloves and a thick coat on first.) -Brandi


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Everything Is Mama Cover Image
By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordóñez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250125835
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 8th, 2019

A quirky read with reflection on a mother's important role in a child's life. Recommended for children learning new words. Vivid color and a variety of animal species make this book enjoyable. -Rosie


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Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762465248
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Published: Running Press Kids - April 2nd, 2019

Just like Georgia's experiment, this book is Colorific! The illustrations are vibrant and stunning, and the story reminds us that art and science are not exclusive, but can often go together to create beautiful things. -Amy


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Dragon Night Cover Image
By J. R. Krause, J. R. Krause (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525514244
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 2019

Such a sweet story with gorgeous illustrations. I'm in love with the dragon and the little boy's quest to save each other from the "night"/"knight". This book is perfect for anyone who needs to conquer their fears or at least look at them from another point of view. You'll want to read it at bedtime so you can snuggle it close as you fall asleep.
-Brandi


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Babymoon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763688523
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2019

Newly-weds have honeymoons, new parents have babymoons! The quietly bursting tenderness nestled between these pages perfectly illustrates this precious phase in life. A beautiful gift for expectant and new parents. -Claudia


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Mary Wears What She Wants Cover Image
By Keith Negley, Keith Negley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062846792
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 15th, 2019

Can you imagine living in a world where girls aren't allowed to wear pants?! Well, no matter how silly it sounds, not very long ago they weren't allowed to wear pants! Mary Edwards Walker didn't very much like this idea, so she decided that she was going to wear them anyway, and she changed the world by doing it. This is a tale of standing up for yourself, of breaking taboos, and paving the way to making the world a fairer place. -Amy


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