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The Book That Can Read Your Mind (Staff Pick)

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The Book That Can Read Your Mind By Marianna Coppo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781797229010
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 12th, 2024

Beloved by my favorite 4-year-old, who usually insists on reading it six times in a row and is equally delighted every time the book does, in fact, read her mind.

- Katie


Splinters (Staff Pick)

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Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story By Leslie Jamison Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316374880
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 20th, 2024

Last year around this time I was raving about You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith. This year it's Leslie Jamison's Splinters, a tribute to the author's love for her young daughter and a perceptive reflection on the competing desires and identities that come with being a woman and a mother.

- Katie


We Disagree About This Tree (Staff Pick)

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We Disagree About This Tree: A Christmas Story (Ross Collins' Mouse and Bear Stories) By Ross Collins, Ross Collins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ross Collins, Ross Collins (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536231984
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Published: Candlewick Press - September 5th, 2023

Mouse and Bear are back, and even at Christmas they can't seem to agree. This third installment is as fun to read as the previous two -- how many picture books rhyme "goodness me" with "incendiary?" Not to worry, the Christmas spirit prevails eventually.

- Katie


The Midnight Babies (Staff Pick)

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The Midnight Babies: A Picture Book By Isabel Greenberg Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419759543
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2023

Wide Awake Baby leads her peers on a quest to resist the lure of sleep at all costs. Funny, sweet, and great for sleep-deprived parents who need a dose of humor to make it through another bedtime routine. This isn't a Halloween book, but the illustrations have a fantastic creepy cute vibe and a color scheme that's perfect for October.

- Katie


Wombat (Staff Pick)

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Wombat By Philip Bunting, Philip Bunting (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Philip Bunting, Philip Bunting (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623543914
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Published: Charlesbridge - June 13th, 2023

Simple, clever, and quick. My toddler is enthralled by this book (particularly vombat, see page 12ish) and asks for “bat” every night.

- Katie


You Could Make This Place Beautiful (Staff Pick)

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You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir By Maggie Smith Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982185855
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 11th, 2023

This book is a lifeline. In a series of vignettes about her marriage and divorce, poet Maggie Smith beautifully captures the conflicting emotions, personal transformation, and opportunities for creativity that come with loss, change, and starting over. I'll read anything Maggie Smith writes (currently reading Goldenrod, and I have never been a poetry person).

- Katie


Pigs Make Me Sneeze

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Pigs Make Me Sneeze!-An Elephant and Piggie Book By Mo Willems Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781423114116
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 6th, 2009

No one has ever been as excited as Elephant to learn that they have a cold. Hopefully Hammie doesn't make you sneeze!

Katie


How to Keep House While Drowning

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How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing By KC Davis, LPC Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781668002841
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - April 26th, 2022

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, this is not. Dyer doesn't prescribe a magical method to get your life in order, but instead provides specific, shame-free tips to create a system that works for you based on your individual strengths, priorities, and challenges. Geared towards folks who are neurodivergent, but anyone who's ever felt overwhelmed by chores or "care tasks" will find something useful.

Katie


Love, Escargot

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Love, Escargot By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374314262
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 8th, 2022

Our favorite beautiful French snail is back, ready to pick out a fancy hat and teach us the latest snail dances for the Snailentine's Day party, but an unexpected development sends an "extremely confident but also mildly concerned" Escargot into their shell. Fortunately, it turns out that there's plenty of joie de vivre to go around.

Katie


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