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Picture Books

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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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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Night-Night Canada

Night-Night Canada

by Katherine Sully, illustrated by Helen Poole
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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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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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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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Leo

Leo

A Ghost Story

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson
Publisher: Chronicle Books

This charming tale of friendship—from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award-winning Josephine—is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come.

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Rude Cakes

Rude Cakes

by Rowboat Watkins
Publisher: Chronicle Books

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Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope

Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope

by Jack Wang and Holman Wang
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That's because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. 

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I Wish You More

I Wish You More

by Amy Krouse Rosentha and l illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.

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Which Way Back

Which Way Back

Featuring Luna, Chip, and Inkie

by Michael Mayes & illustrated by Rory O'Sullivan
Publisher: Figure 1

In Luna, Chip and Inkie's first adventure the trio gets lost after following a butterfly into the woods. Stuck in an unfamiliar part of the forest, they all begin to worry. After a bit of squabbling and a bit of creative thinking they each contribute with their own ideas and unique talents to find their way back home. A story of friendship, creativity and collaboration, Which Way Back? is an action-packed picture book with vibrant illustrations from front to back.

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Snatchabook

Snatchabook

by Helen Docherty; illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Where have all the bedtime stories gone?

One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down… when a Snatchabook flew into town.

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On a Beam of Light

On a Beam of Light

A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne; illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky
Publisher: Chronicle Books

A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself travelling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe.

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I Scream! Ice Cream!

I Scream! Ice Cream!

A Book of Wordles

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Serge Bloch
Publisher: Chronicle Books

What do "I Scream!" and "Ice Cream!" have in common? Nothing-besides the fact that they sound the same! The ever-surprising Amy Krouse Rosenthal unleashes her prolific wit in this silly and smart book of wordplay.

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Flora and the Flamingo

Flora and the Flamingo

by Molly Idle
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance.

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Isabella: Star of the Story

Isabella: Star of the Story

by Jennifer Fosberry; illustrated by Mike Litwin
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Every day's an adventure with Isabella!

Isabella checks out the library, and steals the spotlight from some of the most memorable children's book characters.

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If You Want to See a Whale

If You Want to See a Whale

by Julie Fogliano illustrated by Erin Stead
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what not to look at.

Pink roses, pelicans, possible pirates... If you want to see a whale, you have to keep your eyes on the sea, and wait...

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It’s a Book

It’s a Book

by Lane Smith
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It's a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age.

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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

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

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!

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Steam Train, Dream Train

Steam Train, Dream Train

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

 

The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime!

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Wave

Wave

by Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolour, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.

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Shadow

Shadow

by Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books

A dark attic. A light bulb. An imaginative little girl. Internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee uses these simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates the power of imagination. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of color, present an adventure that begins and ends with the click of a light bulb.

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Extraordinary Pets

Extraordinary Pets

by Barroux
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A dog, a cat, a bird, a fish: great pets to have. But if you had your wish, why not choose one out of the ordinary? Why not a pet who's EXTRAordinary? Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with a book about an amazing array of animals. Cats are cuddly, but elephants? Exceptional! A Chihuahua is cute, but tarantulas? Terrific! Flaps cleverly transform everyday animals into exotic, one-of-a-kind, perfect pets.

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Peek-a-Who?

Peek-a-Who?

by Nina Laden
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Colourful pictures and simple rhyming texts help children guess what's peeking through the die-cut windows in these two fun board books. Each book has alternating spreads which begin with the phrases "Ready, Set" or "Peek-a," with the artwork providing visual clues to what rhyming word will complete the phrase. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page and the engaging illustrations will keep youngsters guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise endings.

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Alphabeasties

Alphabeasties

And Other Amazing Types

by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss
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Blocky or small. Thick or tall.
Roundish, slope-y, fancy or dopey.
Letters look different in all different places.
That's because they have different typefaces.

From an alligator made of aaa's to a zebra made of zzz's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Adults and children will be engaged and delighted with the flaps, which lift to reveal "beasties" for each letter of the alphabet.

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