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Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma: An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl

A wonderful family adventure; purchase where intergenerational picture books are in demand.
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Goodnight, Anne

An inspired choice for picture book collections, especially where there are fans of the irrepressible Anne looking to share with the little ones in their lives.
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I'm an Immigrant Too!

While immigration is certainly a major news item today, the cities and regions in Australia may be too far removed for the majority of American children to relate to. An optional purchase.
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Eduardo Guadardo, Elite Sheep

A strong plea for teamwork and assistance, Eduardo and the F.B.I. Gang will appeal to readers not yet ready for The Avengers.
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Our Celebración!

A lack of specificity and forced rhymes mar this celebración. Consider for collections where Elya's other books are popular.
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Kick It, Mo!

Another winning title in the popular series.
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So Fast and Other Stories

Although there's not a lot of story in any one entry, the volume offers emergent readers an opportunity to practice their decoding skills and is a colorful alternative to other easy reader series. Additional.
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The Dam

This hints at a ghostly tale that could make nice material for oral storytelling and shared reading with some older children. It might also be fun to use in music, natural science, and local history classes.
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A Prayer for the Animals

A kind and loving message for young readers, which will encourage them to be good stewards and enjoy all living things. A sweet bedtime read for medium to large collections.
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Africville

This poetic ode to a place lost in time is an excellent choice for general reading and classroom sharing, and a must-purchase regionally.
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Rock What Ya Got

A book with a terrific message about finding the best parts of ourselves without judgment, and reminding all readers to "rock what ya got!" An excellent addition to picture book shelves.
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Joy

Cheery illustrations enhance this uplifting story about a young girl and her grandmother.
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The Stuff of Stars

An inspiring match of writing and art. Perfect for one-on-one sharing.
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Under the Same Sky

A delightful book with wide appeal that should be welcome in most collections.
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Holes in the Sky

Most libraries will welcome Polacco's message of understanding and mutual affection. The length of the narrative seems to suggest a one-on-one read.
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Will You Help Me Fall Asleep?

. This zany offering is not a typical bedtime story; the teacher's relaxation method may be useful for even the youngest listener at the end of day. Recommended.
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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

Multiple award-winning author and illustrator Stein has created a noteworthy title for library shelves in addition to his already beloved collection of picture books. A terrific choice for one-on-one and small group sharing.
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I Am Human: A Book of Empathy

An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet. It can be read as a picture book with big ideas or used as a great discussion starter.
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Me, Myselfie, & I: A Cautionary Tale

A worthwhile family read.
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Lucy and the String

This perfect blend of words and pictures is sure to have kids chuckling and perhaps trying their own string creations. A fun addition for most libraries.
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Henri's Hats: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase

A general purchase, particularly where the illustrator's works are popular or there is demand for the series.
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A Fall Ball for All

A poetic tribute to autumn winds and woodland animals. Great for storytime or one-on-one sharing.
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Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings

An excellent selection for exploring deep connections to Haiti through love, family, history, and art.
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Quiet Wyatt

A fantastic addition to library collections, either as a read-aloud or a one-on-one selection.
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Little Whale

Pair this great read-aloud with Sharon Kate Cooper's informative When Whales Cross the Sea: The Gray Whale Migration for a second look at these majestic creatures.
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Unstinky

Perfect for reading aloud or independently, this book will delight young audiences and remind them that it's okay to be yourself and find your own thing. A great addition to picture book collections.
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Hungry Bunny

This engaging title encourages listening, identification of events in the story, and interactivity. A first choice for libraries.
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Surprise!

Readers will enjoy this fun perspective on the mischievous and furry camp thieves. A lively choice for storytime sharing.
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Crash, Splash, or Moo!

The elements of interactivity make this a great storytime read-aloud. This story is also full of classroom extension possibilities, including activities involving new stunts and outcomes. Kids will line up for a chance to play.
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A Kiss for Akaraka

A sweet seasonal selection best shared one-on-one to pore over the delightful artwork.
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Rosie's Glasses

This wordless picture book explores the impact positive thinking can have on one's happiness. A solid choice for most school and public libraries.
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Houndsley and Catina and Cousin Wagster

Add this wonderful transitional book for newly independent readers to most collections.
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Three Grumpy Trucks

A fun addition to the crowded lot of busy vehicle books.
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Felix's New Skirt

This has a solid message about gender expression and acceptance. An essential purchase for libraries, especially those building their LGBTQIA+ children's collections, along with Leslea Newman's Sparkle Boy and 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert.
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The Flight of Mr. Finch

A heartwarming and lovely indie hit perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing.
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Nipper and the Lunchbox

There are a plethora of books about the faithful companionship of dogs, but this one is a worthy addition to any school and library collection.
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Star in the Jar

A suggested first purchase for all libraries, this selection holds strong appeal for young readers. A perfect choice for bedtime and small group sharing.
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Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief

Highly recommended for most graphic novel collections.
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Leo Gets a Checkup

Recommended for purchase for the toddler shelf of any picture book collection.
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Good Morning, Neighbor

The text repetition and theme of neighborly cooperation make this a suggested general purchase for most libraries.
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Allie All Along

A solid addition to the canon of books helping young children address social and emotional learning.
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Door

A unique take on meaningful themes of open-mindedness and inclusion make this an instant classic.
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Detective Paw of the Law: The Case of the Stolen Drumsticks

Give this to mystery-loving emergent readers ready for shorter chapter books, but not quite ready for longer works like "A to Z" mysteries or "Nancy Drew."
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The Wall in the Middle of the Book

A silly read-aloud with an important message. A solid choice for storytime and one-on-one sharing.
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Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy

A first purchase; a definite yes if one is looking for a laugh-out-loud read-aloud.
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Grizzly Boy

Suited for one-on-one sharing, this book could be used to spark discussions about imaginative play and following rules.
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Baby's Firsts

This title will have an audience in public libraries because of its universal theme. Sure to be a staple in baby storytime.
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Pearl

Idle's appealing story is a quiet, charming pourquoi tale that will delight young readers and listeners. Perfect for bedtime or anytime sharing.
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The Tiger's Egg

A satisfying and humorous read-aloud for preschool groups and a good bedtime story, too.
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Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School!

In a long list of appealing back-to-school books, this one really makes the grade.
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Loretta's Gift

While there are many books on this subject, the sentiment is timeless, and the inclusion of the multiracial family will make this gentle story a welcome addition to most libraries.
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The Night Box

A great tool to assuage the fear of the dark; rereads will be a pleasure in this ode to the changing of the time of day.
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Stop, Go, Yes, No!: A Story of Opposites

This is a useful and fun title for teaching opposites. It can be used in a group setting and will also appeal to families.
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Pig the Fibber

If you've bought Pig before, you'll want to add the account of his latest misdeeds to your collection. Caregivers and educators can easily use him as an example of why it's best to behave.
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Mae's First Day of School

Reassuring and silly, this is a welcome addition to most collections.
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The Universe Ate My Homework

A lively and interesting STEM-focused addition.–Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI
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Melia and Jo

A great book for encouraging kids to apply themselves to the STEAM disciplines, work together, and make friends. A strong choice.
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Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community

A must-purchase for elementary libraries that could easily support art curriculums covering topics of graffiti, street art, and using art to spark social change.
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No Swimming for Nelly

Readers will delight in Nelly's triumph. A recommended seasonal read-aloud and a solid purchase for any library collection.
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Stories of the Night

A sweet way to transition from easy readers to beginning chapter books. Children will ask for these stories again and again.
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Best Frints at Skrool

An excellent and engaging read-aloud with a smart, timely message. A perfect selection for the beginning of school that will be requested all year long.
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Fox the Tiger

This is Fox's first appearance in an easy reader and it will surely be popular with children who enjoyed him in picture book format.
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On the First Day of First Grade

An ideal first-day read for younger students; the repeated text refrain for each day will have first graders recognizing their own experiences or creating verses as they delight in "laughing and learning all day."
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Where Did You Come from, Baby Dear?

A book that would perhaps fare well in a highly sentimental personal collection, but is a strictly additional purchase for most library collections.
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Hank and Gertie: A Pioneer Hansel and Gretel Story

This version somewhat softens the harshness of the original tale but the specificity of the setting and various additions make it less broadly appealing.
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Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse

This warm tale and its exquisite illustrations is well worth a purchase.
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ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills

A great resource to help make the transition to school more manageable; perfect for one-on-one sharing and lessons on social skills.
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Dear Substitute

Every elementary school library will want a copy and it won't be out of place in public libraries or homes, either.
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The Bunny Band

This fun rhyming text is a great read-aloud choice that can connect to various content areas.
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Fairy's First Day of School

In a crowded field of back-to-school books, this fairy-inspired option fails to take flight.
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Sloppy Takes the Plunge

Fans of Sloppy and newcomers alike will be delighted with this latest installment.
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King Alice

This delightful book-within-a-book will inspire domestic mayhem while enduring a snow day. A must-have.
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The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School!

This is a tale of busy bushy-tails, an invitation to conversation about the start of the school year or first experiences, and a suggested general purchase for libraries with young animal lovers.
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Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World

An engaging, possibly inspiring addition to any nature collection.
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Stanley's School

An engaging addition to any preschool library collection.
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Grandmother's Visit

This is a wistful, tender story recommended for children who are confronting the loss or imminent loss of a loved one. A welcome addition to collections needing books on death and grief.
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My Dog Laughs

This charming work deserves a spot in all libraries.
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Smiley's Dream Book: A Bone Tale

Youngsters already acquainted with Smiley and the "Bone" universe will get the most of this adventure, but the book's positive message and exuberant presentation has broad appeal.
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I Lost My Tooth!

Another easy reader hit for Willems. Fans of "Elephant & Piggie" will enjoy the author's trademark humor and format and embrace these new squirrely friends.
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Click, Clack, Quack to School!

A breezy back-to-school offering, this title will be welcome where other books in the series are popular.
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The Giggly Guide of How to Behave at School

A fun secondary purchase to start a back-to-school conversation. Children will enjoy examining the lively and giggle-worthy cartoon art.
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It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!

An excellent read-aloud for young children, especially during the first weeks of the school year or if children have worries about riding the school bus.
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The Crocodile and the Dentist

A solid first purchase for most picture book collections.
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A Parade of Elephants

A must-purchase for all libraries. Recommended to be shared with a group or read one-on-one at bedtime.
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Who Did That?: A Whodunit for Children

This title won't be able to hide for long on library shelves. Its broad appeal will have kids tracking it down in a hurry.
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Hello School!

Sure to be appreciated by Burris's young fans, this is a perfect read-aloud for the start of school.
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The Secrets of Ninja School

A recommended general purchase suitable for young readers finding their own special skills.
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The Visitor

Simply gorgeous in pictures and words, this is a terrific read-aloud selection and a great story to spark conversation.
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Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma

This innovative first day of school story will be a welcome addition to libraries everywhere.
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Mouse Loves Summer

This engaging series entry can be used as part of a shared reading experience or as a pleasing introduction to independent reading. The short, simple sentences and cozy illustrations are ideal for beginning reader sections.
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We Don't Eat Our Classmates

For the times when students struggle to understand one another and when impulse control needs a little strengthening, pair this winner with Mo Willems's Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. An appealing read-aloud selection.
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Tigers and Tea with Toppy

Not only is this a story of the tender relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, it's also a powerful story of following one's dreams and passions, despite life's challenges. A first purchase for most libraries.
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Do Not Bring Your Dragon to Recess

An additional purchase where stories about school and manners are needed, and where the first two dragon titles are popular.
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Mr. Monkey Visits a School

An action-packed story that is sure to be a favorite among young readers. Pete the Cat and Pigeon make room—Mr. Monkey is in town!
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All Are Welcome

A positive book to have in any library collection, and a great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again.
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The Day You Begin

This masterful story deserves a place in every library.
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