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Recommended Picture Books by The Association of Booksellers for Children
They All Saw A Cat: 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?

They All Saw A Cat CB0130 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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The Man in the Moon: A first entry in a stunning picture book fantasy series by the Emmy Award-winning creator of the Rolie Polie Olie animated program introduces the character of the Man in the Moon, or MiM, a first Guardian of Childhood who as a child sails the cosmos until he is targeted by the nefarious King of Nightmares.
Hardcover Picture Book by William Joyce. Ages 4 - 7.

The Man in the Moon SS0419 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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This Is Not My Hat: A little fish makes off with the hat of a sleeping bigger fish, but his hopes of getting away with the theft may not turn out like he planned. A follow up to the award winning I Want My Hat Back
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.

This Is Not My Hat CW5990 $15.99 Our Price $13.59

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I Want My Hat Back: The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across whether they have seen it. Each animal says no until a deer comes by and aska a simple question that sparks the bears memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8. By Jon Klassen.
Theodor Suess Geisel Honor Book.

I Want My Hat Back CW5983 $15.99 Our Price $13.59

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Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox: Happy Groundhog Day! But when Brownie steps outside, there's not even the slightest sign of spring-just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox who wants to munch her for lunch. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend and make the wait for winter's end a little warmer.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 5 - 6. Autographed by Susan Blackaby

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox BT3368 $14.95

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The Very Fairy Princess: While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all twirls and tiaras - as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day!
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 5 - 6.

The Very Fairy Princess LB0501 $18.00 Our Price $15.29

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It's a Book: Can it Text? Blog? Scroll? Wi-Fi? Tweet? No ...... it's a book, replied the monkey!

A humorous read from Lane Smith for all book lovers.

Hardcover, Picture Book. All Ages.

It's a Book MC6060 $12.99 Our Price $11.04

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First The Egg: Using simple text and illustrations, Ms. Seeger shows how animals and objects change, including tadpoles to frogs and seeds to flowers, in a book with cutouts so that certain colors from the previous picture help create the next picture. By Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Ages 5- 6. 2008 Caldecott Honor Book.

First The Egg MC2727 $14.95 Our Price $12.74

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Sector 7: A fantastical new tale combining art, friendship, and the weather as a young boy, while on a school trip to the Empire State Building, befriends an impish little cloud who spirits him off to the Cloud Dispatch Center for Sector 7. By David Wiesner. Ages 5 - 6. 2000 Caldecott Honor Book.

Sector 7 HM6566 $16.00 Our Price $13.59

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All the World: Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning until night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in the world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 2 - 4.

All the World SS5808 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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The Lion & The Mouse: Sometimes even the KING needs help ... and little friends may prove to be GREAT friends. In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's stunningly rendered wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted.
Hardcover Wordless Picture Book. All Ages.

The Lion & The Mouse LB3567 $18.00 Our Price $15.29

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Circus Ship: Left on their own to swim the chilly waters after their ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, a group of circus animals stagger onto a nearby island, quickly winning over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways, and when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart him.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 2 - 6.

Circus Ship CW0904 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Dewey: After being abandoned in the library's book return box and discovered by the librarian, Dewey the kitten is adopted, named, and given the library as a place to call his home, happily meeting and greeting all the visitors who come and go throughout the day.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 3 - 6.

Dewey LB8741 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Higher! Higher! Pleading with her dad to push the swing higher and higher, a little girl wonders just how high she has gone and compares her journey to fantastical feats, like venturing higher than a mountain or shooting straight into space!
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 2 - 4.

Higher! Higher! CW2410 $15.99 Our Price $13.59

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea: An unexpected guest comes to tea at Sophie's house, eating and drinking everything in sight. Now there is nothing left for Daddy's supper. Judith Kerr's Classic Picture book, first published in 1968 in the United Kingdom, has sold over two million copies.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 6.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea CW5632 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Bears on Chairs: Four adorable bears sit on four chairs, but when Big Brown Bear shows up, they must put their heads together to make room for one more, in a cozy tale filled with infectious rhymes and expressive illustrations.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 2 - 5.

Bears on Chairs CW5886 $15.99 Our Price $13.59

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Saint George and the Dragon: This retelling of a classic tale recounts the battle between Saint George and a creature so huge and fearsome that his tail "swept the land behind him for almost half a mile," amd whose "deep jaws gaped wide, showing three rows of iron teeth ready to devour his prey."
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.

Saint George and the Dragon LB7893 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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Old Bear: Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps. Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn't notice. Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. He is dreaming about everything he loves.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 2 - 4.

Old Bear HC2052 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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Make Way For Ducklings: Just any old place won't do for raising a family of ducklings. Mrs. Mallard finds a safe place for bringing up a new family - eight fluffy ducklings in all. But after they are old enough to look out for themselves, how will she get them across a busy highway to get back to the public gardens? She just set off at a proud waddle and the ducklings filed along behind her. The people would just have to make way! First published in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions, children and adults alike.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 2 and up.

Make Way For Ducklings PP1494 $18.99 Our Price $16.14

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Blueberries For Sal: Sal and her mother are picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of the hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile, Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one? A classic story first published in 1948.
Hardcover  Picture Book. Ages 3 - 6.

Blueberries For Sal PP5918 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! "Cook-A-Doodle-Doo" crows Big Brown Rooster. "Let's get cooking!" So Rooster and his eager assistants set out to make the most wonderful, magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. Problem is none of his friends know how to cook! But with Rooster's help they learn how to measure, beat an egg, and make whipped cream.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 10.

Cook-A-Doodle-Doo HM9243 $17.00 Our Price $14.44

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Willy's Pictures: Willy the chimp paints pictures that are tributes to art masterpieces, including "American Gothic," "The Birth of Venus," and "Mona Lisa." By the author of Willy the Dreamer.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 7 - 8.

Willy's Pictures CW9627 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Duck on a Bike: One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike!" At first he rode very slowly, and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! From Sheep to Horse to Chicken to Goat, everyone has something to say about Duck's zany idea. But what are they really thinking? And what will happen next? Hardcover Ages 4 - 6.

Duck on a Bike SC0234 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Too Many Toys: Spencer has too many toys! He has robots, puzzles, board games, stuffed animals, and plastic dinosaurs. Toys spill out of every drawer and closet and clutter the floor of every room. Come along as Spencer tries to persuade his mother to keep them all -- because every single toy is his favorite.

Too Many Toys SC0290 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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The Rain Came Down: Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the rain came down. The chickens squawked, the dog barked, the baby cried, the traffic snarled, the groceries fell, the people bickered, and still, the rain came down. Rain or shine, here is an engaging story that will brighten the day of any reader.

The Rain Came Down SC0210 $15.95 Our Price $13.59

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My Garden: Caldecott winner Kevin Henkes invites children into a most unusual garden. As a little girl helps her mama weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, she imagines a wondrous garden of her own. She would grow chocolate rabbits, tomatoes the size of beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells. Playful and Joyous!

My Garden HC5174 $17.99 Our Price $15.29
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Granfather Twilight: When day is done, and shadows begin to deepen, it is time for Granfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go for a walk through the forest. Exquisite pictures extend and illuminate the text, to reveal the nightly miracle so faithfully performed by Grandfather Twilight.
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 4 - 9.

Granfather Twilight PP9963 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon: Every night the rhyme gets read. Every night Dish and Spoon run away. And every night they return -- until tonight! Where can Dish and Spoon be? The rhyme can't go on without them, but where to start looking for them?
Hardcover Picture Book. Ages 2 and up.

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon HM2988 $17.00 $14.44

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Caps For Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business. This story has everything for young children - plot, drama, suspense, humor, warmth, and simplicity. Children ask to hear it over and over again. They retell it; they draw it; they act it out. This is a good easy-to-read book for early readers.

Caps For Sale HC1472 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? Follow along on a journey across fields and forests, through water and snow, all the way to a dark, gloomy cave. Uh-oh -- what's that? A big, furry bear is headed our way! With imagination and plenty of humor, Michael Rosen retells the traditional story, and Helen Oxenbury's spirited illustrations provide a stunning backdrop for the adventure.
Hardcover. Ages 3 - 6.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt SS7116 $18.99 Our Price $16.14

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Just In Case: Yuyi Morales' vibrant, shimmering jewel-tone colors masterfully capture the exuberant and playful story of Senor Calavera's quest to find the perfect birthday gift for Grandma Beetle. Part ghost story, part trickster tale, the book features motifs from Mexican culture that represent each letter of the Spanish alphabet. Pura Belpre 2009 Illustrator Award Winner and Author Honor Book.

Just In Case MC3298 $17.95 Our Price $15.29

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Before John was a Jazz Giant: Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South during the 1930s: church songs, preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the house-hold. John was surrounded by all kinds of vivid noises that shaped his own sound as a musician. With vibrant words and glowing colors, Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls compose an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane. 2009 Illustrator Honor Book

Before John was a Jazz Giant MC9944 $16.95 Our Price $14.44

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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble: A tale of a donkey, Sylvester, who collects pebbles "of unusual shape and color." One day he happens to come across a pebble that grants wishes. Immediately afterward, a lion scares Sylvester, and as a defense he wishes himself into a rock, the only thing he could think of at the moment. The rest of the story deals with Sylvester's attempt to change back into his true self and his parents' search for their only son. Written and illustrated by William Steig.
Hardcover. Ages 5 - 8
1970 Cadecott Medal.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble SS2066 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes - just like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that?
Hardcover Picture Book. First Edition. 2000 Caldecot Medal.

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat PP8550 $15.99 Our Price $13.59

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If I Built a Car: Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Now his marvelous machine - inspired by zeppelins and trains, cadillacs and aeroplanes - is ready to cruise. After a tour of the ritzy interior, Robert the Robot starts up the motor... and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test-drive ever! By Chris Van Dusen.
Hardcover. Ages 4 - 8. 2006 E.B. White Award for Picture Book.

If I Built a Car PP4005 $15.99 Our Price $13.59

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When Dinosaurs Came With Everything: Get a WHAT!? Free WHAT!? DINOSAURS? Just when a little boy thinks he's going to die of boredom from running errands with his mom, the most remarkable, the most stupendous thing happens. He discovers that on this day, and this day only, stores everywhere are giving away a very special treat with any purchase. No, not the usual lollipop or sticker. Something bigger. Much, MUCH bigger. By Elise Broach. Illus. by David Small.
Hardcover. Ages 4 - 8. 2008 E.B. White Award for Picture Book.

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything SS9228 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Flotsam: A vintage camera washed up on the beach provides a young boy with a surprising view of fantastical images from the bottom of the sea. From fish-eye- to lens-eye, readers see a frame-by-frame narrative of lush marinescapes ebbing and flowing from the real to the surreal. By David Wiesner.
Hardcover. All Ages.
2007 Caldecott Medal.

Flotsam HM4575 $17.00 Our Price $14.44

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Bears: With just 27 words, the inimitable Ruth Krauss created a charming little universe. Now Maurice Sendak has turned her Bears into a troupe of players in a slapstick comedy starring a familiar boy in a wolf suit.

Hardcover. Picture Book. Ages 1 & up.

Bears HC9943 $21.99 Our Price $18.69

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Nutshell Library: "By Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, the Nutshell Library contains four minature hardcover books each measuring 2 1/2" by 3 3/4". The books are: Alligators All Around - Alligators teach the alphabet; Chicken Soup With Rice - January to December, any time is the right time to eat chicken soup with rice; One Was Johnny - See how Johnny restores peace and quiet to his home as he rids himself of ten intruders; Pierre - Story of an apathetic little boy who is swallowed by a lion.

The Nutshell Library is a perfect gift for the beginning of a child's library, baby gift, first birthday, or any special event. Hardcover. Ages 0 - 6.

Nutshell Library HC5008 $16.95 Our Price $14.44

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