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Mary Poppins (picture book)

Mary Poppins (picture book)

by P.L. Travers, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins over Cherry Tree Lane and into the lives of the Banks children, nothing is ever the same! This picture book adaptation of the original novel is full of Mary's unique brand of whimsical adventure: There's a tea party on the ceiling, a visit to the night zoo, and a trip to a mysterious shop that sells stars. Told in a lyrical text with fresh yet timeless art by Genevieve Godbout, this version of Mary Poppins is perfect for reading aloud. Young and old, longtime friends of Mary, and those meeting her for the first time, will revel in this colorfully illustrated version of the story that inspired the image of the beloved nanny of page, stage, and screen. 

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Claris

Claris

The Chicest Mouse in Paris

by Megan Hess
Publisher: Hardie Grant

An infectious rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, from international fashion illustrator Megan Hess.

Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris follows an adorable mouse who dreams of moving to Paris to follow her fashion dreams. One day, she bravely takes the leap - only to find a mean little girl with a horrible-looking cat standing in the way of her perfect Parisian apartment! Can Claris use all her wit, warmth and - of course - style to make her dreams come true?

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Illustrated Edition

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world has won legions of fans since the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in hardback in 2015, becoming a bestseller around the world. This irresistible smaller-format paperback edition of J.K. Rowling's novel brings the magic of Jim Kay's illustration to new readers, with full-colour pictures, French flaps and a handsome poster pull-out at the back of the book. This edition has been beautifully redesigned with selected illustration highlightsthe fully illustrated edition is still available in hardback.

When a letter arrives for Harry Potter on his eleventh birthday, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

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Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family

Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family

by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Ivy & Bean are back . . . and they are funnier than ever! 

Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

A BabyLit Adventure Primer

by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison Oliver
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

BabyLit(TM) is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature, and little ones will love Peter Pan: A BabyLit(TM) Adventure Primer.

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Evolution for Babies

Evolution for Babies

by Chris Ferrie and Cara Florence
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius!

Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

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Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

by Alice Kuipers, illustrated by Diana Toledano
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Polly loves words. And she loves writing stories. So when a magic book appears on her doorstep that can make everything she writes happen in real life, Polly is certain all of her dreams are about to come true. But she soon learns that what you write and what you mean are not always the same thing! Funny and touching, this new chapter book series will entertain readers and inspire budding writers.

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Rebound

Rebound

by Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. 

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.

A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss
Publisher: Chronicle Books

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever… 

With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

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Hello Hello

Hello Hello

by Brendan Wenzel
Publisher: Chronicle Books

A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat
 
Hello, Hello! Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world-and ultimately paints a story of connection.
 
Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for-and marvel at-its gorgeous similarities. It all starts with a simple "Hello."

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A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition

A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition

by Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

It was a dark and stormy night...
 
In 1962, Madeleine L'Engle debuted her novel A Wrinkle in Time, which would go on to win the 1963 Newbery Medal. Bridging science and fantasy, darkness and light, fear and friendship, the story became a classic of children's literature and is beloved around the world. Now Disney is taking it to the silver screen! With an all-star cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid, the major motion picture bring the world of Wrinkle to life for a new generation of fans. This movie tie-in edition of the timeless novel features the complete, unabridged original text; an introduction by the film's director, Ava DuVernay ( Selma ); and eight pages of photos from the movie.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill
Publisher: Bloomsbury

This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon - all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill.
 
Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander's years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts.
 
This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text - which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.

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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas

The 12 Sleighs of Christmas

by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Jake Parker
Publisher: Chronicle Books

When the elves discover that Santa's sleigh is in a terrible state, they let their imaginations go wild-and soon there are sleighs of every kind, inspired by big rigs, motorcycles, zeppelins, and much more!
 
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and the celebrated illustrator of Michael Chabon's The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man team up for spirited vehicular silliness and classic Christmas cheer in this turbo-charged read-aloud destined to become a classic.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Picture the magic—discover J.K. Rowling's wizarding world with glorious full-colour illustration by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.
 
An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay's inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling's classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters—including Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Professor Trelawney. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and—of course—danger.

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Imagine

Imagine

by John Lennon, illustrated by Jean Jullien
Publisher:

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one. 
 
Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a journey to spread a message of tolerance around the world. Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic song and illustrations by the award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine will be published in partnership with human rights organization Amnesty International.
 

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Say Zoop!

Say Zoop!

by Herve Tullet
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Make some noise! Shout OH!" Whisper "oh!" Say "Zoop"? Yes! "Zoop!" "Zoop!" "Zoop!"
 
The newest book from Herve Tullet magically responds with bursts of color and moving shapes, empowering children by letting their imaginations liberate and direct each page's reaction. Tullet's books define the genre of participatory bookmaking, encouraging readers to explore and interact with the physical book in all its dimensions. The reward is tremendous: a journey of whimsy and sheer fun that extends well beyond the book's pages. In this worthy and exhilarating companion to the bestselling trio launched with Press Here, Tullet's beloved dots will have readers literally "Ooh"-ing and "Ahh"-ing out loud in a happy collective encore."

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Goodnight Lab

Goodnight Lab

A Scientific Parody

by Chris Ferrie
Publisher: Sourcebooks

In the great green lab
There was a laser
And a lab notebook 
And a picture of Einstein with a stern look 
 
It's been a long day at the lab for this scientist. Now it's time to say good night!
Goodnight laser
Goodnight notebook
Goodnight picture of Einstein with a stern look
 
While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, scientists of all ages will appreciate ending their day with this sweet parody. They'll be rested and ready to return to the world of research in the morning!

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I Wrote You a Note

I Wrote You a Note

by Lizi Boyd
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this deceptively simple storybook from award-winning author-illustrator Lizi Boyd, readers will delight in following a note's unexpected journey and encountering a cast of charming characters along the way. The spare text is filled with the kind of repetition and rhythm that make for a captivating read-aloud, while the humor and childlike cadence will engage readers who are beginning to decipher books on their own. The brilliantly colored paintings share the gentleness of the text but also bring a joyous exuberance to this celebration of nature, curiosity, imagination, and friendship.

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This Is How We Do It

This Is How We Do It

by Matt Lamothe
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Follow the real lives of seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia for a single day!
 
In Japan Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda Daphine likes to jump rope. But while the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days-and this one world we all share-unites them. This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as a mirror reflecting our common experiences.
 
Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamothetransports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.

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The Ultimate Book of Cities

The Ultimate Book of Cities

by Didier Balicevic
Publisher:

Where does the Express bus take you? How many swans are in the lake at the park? What replaces the shoe repair store?
 
The Ultimate Book of Cities reveals the answers to these questions and much, much more in an oversized fact- and action-packed look at life in the big city! Featuring 59 flaps, pop-ups, pull tabs and movable parts, this all-you-need-to-know guide provides detailed information about what makes a city tick: from the different ways of getting around and what goes on in all the big buildings, to what traffic signs mean and who are all the people who keep the city in tip-top shape! It is a must-have volume to add to a young reader's library of The Ultimate Book series.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury

A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling and an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle. An approved textbook at Hogwarts since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail … Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents.

As Albus Dumbledore said, "No wizarding household is complete without a copy."

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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Chronicle Books

At last-here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site . All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site-this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small! Down in the big construction site, the crew faces their biggest job yet, and will need the help of new construction friends to get it done. Working as a team, there's nothing they can't do! The millions of fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site are in for a mighty good time!
 
"Another job well done." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
"Sure to be a hit."- Kirkus Reviews

"People will be revving their engines to get their hands on this sequel." - Booklist 

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The Playbook

The Playbook

by Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life . Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives?
 
Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement.

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Quidditch Through the Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages

by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury

A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonestfouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder.
 
This brand new edition of the most famous sports book in the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief.

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Night-Night Canada

Night-Night Canada

by Katherine Sully, illustrated by Helen Poole
Publisher:

It's bedtime in Canada! Say goodnight to all your favorite locations, including:
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Parliament Hill
  • CN Tower
  • Montreal Biosphere
  • Saddledome
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Telus World of Science
  • Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse
  • Centre Bell
  • Canada's Wonderland
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum
  • High Park

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Bunny Slopes

Bunny Slopes

by Claudia Rueda
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Time to tackle the bunny slope! Shake to help Bunny make it snow, tilt to help Bunny ski down the slope, and turn to help Bunny escape a cliff in his path. Is there any obstacle Bunny can't conquer? Bringing grins and guffaws with each turn of the page, readers will find Claudia Rueda's innovative bookmaking as entertaining as the twists and turns of a ski slope-and as satisfying as a cozy cup of hot cocoa.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
Publisher:

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters - including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart - await inside this fully illustrated edition. With paint, pencil and pixels, award-winning illustrator Jim Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired reimagining will captivate fans and new readers alike, as Harry and his friends, now in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, seek out a legendary chamber and the deadly secret that lies at its heart.
 
"Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talent to it" - J.K. Rowling 

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The Storybook Knight

The Storybook Knight

by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Even dragons love a good story… 
 
Leo was a gentle knight
in thought and word and deed.
While other knights liked fighting,
Leo liked to sit and read… 
 
Ehen Leo's mom and dad pack him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword - and a pile of his favorite books.
 
But can a story be as mighty as a sword?

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They All Saw a Cat

They All Saw a Cat

by Brendan Wenzel
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The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and
paws . . . 
 
In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see.
 
When you see a cat, what do you see?

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Too Many Moose!

Too Many Moose!

by Lisa Bakos, illustrated by Mark Chambers
Publisher: Sourcebooks

When Martha gets an unusual pet, she's delighted by all of the fun things they do together!
 
The shared an umbrella,
They sipped maple tea.
They carved hearts and 'Ms
On a mulberry tree.
 
If one moose is this marvelous, then more must be better! So, Martha quite merrily orders one more , and one more and one more and one more… until she's in a major mess!
 
Through silly, exuberant rhymes and marvelous alliteration, Martha learns that sometimes less is more in this madcap moose adventure.

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Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

by Meg Cabot
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

You are invited to a Genovian Royal Wedding in this second book pulled FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS, a Princess Diaries spin-off series, written and illustrated by New York Times -bestselling author Meg Cabot.
 
Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison still finds it hard to believe that she's a real live PRINCESS OF GENOVIA. Not only does she get to live in an actual palace with her newly discovered family and two fabulous poodles (who all love her and think that she's anything but ordinary!) but she also gets her very own PONY!
 
Of course, things aren't going exactly like she imagined. Her half-sister Mia is very busy learning how to take over the country while trying to plan a wedding and her father is actually getting remarried himself-to Mia's mother!-and spends most of his time renovating" the summer palace, although Grandmere says he is just hiding from the wedding preparations. Olivia hardly gets to see either of them.
 
Fortunately, Grandmere has her own plans for Mia's wedding, and needs Olivia's help to pull them off. Just when Olivia starts to think that things are going to work out after all, the palace is invaded by a host of new cousins and other royals who all seem to be angry at Olivia (although Grandmere says they are just jealous).
 
As the day of the wedding gets closer and closer, Olivia becomes more and more worried. For such a carefully planned event, it seems like a LOT of things are going wrong… Can Olivia keep this royal wedding from becoming a royal disaster?

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Booked

Booked

by Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.
 
This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!

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Let’s Play

Let’s Play

by Herve Tullet
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A brilliant new companion book from the creator of PRESS HERE and MIX IT UP!
It's only a yellow dot… but what a dot it is! Readers won't be able to resist this jaunty, adventurous dot, nor its invitation to play along. Thus begins a spectacular ride of color, motion, shape, and imagination, filled with the artistry and delight that we know and love so well from Press Here and Mix It Up! But on this journey, prepare to leap headlong into a completely new dimension: emotion. Connecting not only to the mind but also to the heart, this dot expresses an extraordinary sense of humor, fear, joy, and more as it pushes, lurches, wiggles, and slides its way through-and even off!-the pages of this glorious companion to Press Here and Mix It Up!

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