Picture Book

Shy Willow (Staff Pick)

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Shy Willow By Cat Min Cover Image
By Cat Min
$14.39
ISBN: 9781646140350
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Published: Levine Querido - February 16th, 2021

When I stumbled upon this picture book with friends, every time I turned the page it was met with an uncontrollable awe from everyone. This story and the illustrations accompanying, are beautiful, magical, and a good reminder to anyone of what kindness can make you capable of!

- Emma


The Stinky Cheese Man (Staff Pick)

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The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780670844876
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1992

Not sure this was intended to be a horror story, but it sure sounds like it is (if cheese terribly disagrees with you). - Stacey

- Hannah


The Story Orchestra: The Planets (Staff Pick)

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The Story Orchestra: The Planets: Press the note to hear Holst's music By Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780711289161
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - November 7th, 2023

I'll always think of this as one of my grandfather's favorite pieces of music. Also explore others in the series, and stay tuned for Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will be published in October.

- James


Little Sisters (Staff Pick)

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Little Sisters By Tomo Miura, Nanette McGuinness (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tomo Miura, Nanette McGuinness (Translated by)
$14.40
ISBN: 9781646900398
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Published: Arctis - February 27th, 2024

This one's for my favorite person in the world--my own lil sister Koh.
But what would happen if I had not just one, two, but MANY Kohs following me around...? Read on to see!
Get ready for giggles and awwws within Miura's light, lovely pages~

- kai


Fabled Life of Aesop (Staff Pick)

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The Fabled Life of Aesop: The extraordinary journey and collected tales of the world's greatest storyteller By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9781328585523
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Published: Clarion Books - March 10th, 2020

Ian Lendler tells not just the tales themselves, but also their origins and their relationship to the life of their author--itself one of the most storied lives in literature. As always, though, Pamela Zagarenski's marvelous illustrations are what really steal the show.

- James


The Last Zookeeper (Staff Pick)

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The Last Zookeeper By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536227680
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Published: Candlewick - March 26th, 2024

Something for everyone; the kids can enjoy the artwork and clear wordless story, while the parents can ponder deep questions like "When we're all gone, what legacy will we leave behind?"

- John


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