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It's Big Brother Time!

Nandini Ahuja · HarperFestival
Format: Hardcover

Baby's loud. Baby's messy. Sometimes Baby really smells. Maybe Baby just doesn't know the rules? Good thing it's big brother time - he can show Baby how to be the best baby ever!Told through the eyes of a big brother, this charming hardcover picture book empowers older siblings...
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I Am Not a Dog Toy

Ethan T. Berlin · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A fun bear, who wears a vest with many pockets, is the brand new toy for a little girl. Bear couldn't be more excited to play with the girl, but she is a little less than enthused. In fact, she throws him into the dog's water bowl. Splash! Bear doesn't take the hint. Dog, however,...
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My Nana's Garden

Dawn Casey
Format: Hardcover

My nana's garden is tangled with weeds. "Wildflowers," says Nana, "food for the bees." A little girl visits her grandmother in summer and winter, and together they explore the wonders of her garden. Until, one day, Nana isn't there anymore. But as winter gives...
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The Power of Yet

Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Format: Hardcover

"I can't do it!" "Can't do it yet." This charming picture book tells the story of one small piglet who uses the Power of Yet to conquer frustration. While it may not be possible to perfectly flip pancakes or play the violin yet, with practice and patience and courage...
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Goldilocks and the Three Engineers

Sue Fliess · Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Hardcover

Goldilocks is an inventor with inventor's block. To clear her mind, she takes a walk. Coincidentally, a very smart Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear also take a walk, and they find a cute little bungalow with almost-right inventions. Can they help make the inventions just right?
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Shaped By Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez

Anna Harber Freeman · Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Hardcover

The most renowned Native American Indian potter of her time, Maria Povika Martinez learned pottery as a child under the guiding hands of her ko-ōo, her aunt. She grew up to discover a new firing technique that turned her pots black and shiny, and made them -- and Maria -- famous. This...
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Chase the Moon, Tiny Turtle: A Hatchling's Daring Race to the Sea

Kelly Jordan
Format: Hardcover

Young readers will witness rare and extraordinary natural event as a baby loggerhead hatches from its shell. With nothing but the light of the moon to act as a guide, readers will follow the newborn turtles' harrowing attempts to outpace a series of predators on their march toward the glistening...
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Kiyoshi's Walk

Mark Karlins · Lee & Low Books; Illustrated edition
Format: Book

Kiyoshi asks his grandfather, the wise poet Eto, where poems come from, and Eto takes him on a walk through the city to seek an answer.

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Bindu's Bindis

Supriya Kelkar · Sterling Children's Books
Format: Book

This charming picture book is about a little girl who loves her bindis (and the many creative shapes they come in!). The bindis are also a connection to her Nani who lives in India. When Nani comes to visit Bindu and brings the bindis to her, it is just in time to wear something new to the school...

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The Rock from the Sky

Jon Klassen

Turtle really likes standing in his favorite spot. He likes it so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to come over and stand in it, too. But now that Armadillo is standing in that spot, he has a bad feeling about it . . . Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings...
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Most Days

Michael Leannah
Format: Hardcover

"Good things happen in the ordinary minutes of an ordinary day."This is a book about mindfulness. About relishing the magic of the here and now. About enjoying the extraordinary unfoldings of an ordinary day. Moving from morning to night, the narrator becomes, by turns, boy or girl,...
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Too Crowded

Lena Podesta · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Format: Hardcover

A hilarious, heartwarming picture book perfect for our times, with subtle lessons about the importance of sharing, home, and friendship.Gil the goldfish lives in a fishbowl with 138 pebbles -- he counts them every day -- and a plastic castle. It's too crowded! When leaves his fishbowl...
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I'm a Hare, So There!

Julie Rowan-Zoch · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

When a chipmunk mistakes Hare for a rabbit, Hare puts him in his place. But actually, the chipmunk is a SQUIRREL. Or so he says. Ever wondered about the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Or a sheep and goat? So have Rabbit and Chipmunk - er, I mean, Hare and Squirrel! This hilarious...
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Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!

Lorna Scobie
Format: Hardcover

-- Rabbit loves having everything -- its flower, carrots, and stretching area -- to itself. But then one day Rabbit's parents have BIG news . . . Rabbit now has siblings! Thankfully, the fox next door loves having rabbits around. Maybe she can help? In the tradition of books like Wolfie...
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I Sang You Down from the Stars

Tasha Spillett-Sumner · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; First Edition
Format: Hardcover

As she waits for the arrival of her new baby, a mother-to-be gathers gifts to create a sacred bundle. A white feather, cedar and sage, a stone from the river...Each addition to the bundle will offer the new baby strength and connection to tradition, family, and community. As they grow together,...
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Regina Is NOT a Little Dinosaur

Andrea Zuill
Format: Book

Regina, a young dinosaur who's convinced she's ready to hunt for her own food, sneaks away from Mama, but soon finds she has much to learn about hunting.

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