Picture Books

What We'll Build : Plans for our Together Future book cover

What We'll Build : Plans for our Together Future

Oliver Jeffers

jE Jeffers
Picture Books

A father and his young daughter gather their tools and begin building a future where love can be set aside until it is needed, enemies become friends, and exploration is key.

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Beautiful rhyming story and illustrations that is an ode to your children and the relationships you can build with them. Ages 4+ -Victoria

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The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton

jE Beaton
Picture Books

Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.

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Sometimes we don't quite get the gifts we ask for, but we make the most of it and we're thankful anyway, right? Hilarious book! Age 4+ -Victoria

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Jenny Offill

jE Offill
Picture Books

A child takes a sloth named Sparky as a pet.

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A great read for anyone who has ever begged their grown-ups for a pet. Ages 4+ -Victoria

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Penguin problems

Jory John

jE John
Picture Books

"A penguin whines about the uncontrollable problems in his life."--

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You think you have problems? At least you don't live in Antarctica, have natural predators, or have problems finding your Mother among a slew of penguins who look just like her. A funny take on life from a penguin. Ages 3+ -Victoria

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Extra Yarn

Mac Barnett

jE Barnett
Picture Books

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

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A picture book to show children that it is as good to give as it is to receive- and that it's also quite magical! Ages 4+ -Victoria

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Outside In

Deborah Underwood

jE Underwood
Picture Books

Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal ways nature affects our everyday lives, such as providing food and clothing, and showing when to go to bed and when to get up.

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Gorgeous illustrations showcasing the gift of the natural world. Ages 4+ -Victoria

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Simms Taback

jE Taback
Picture Books

A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.

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Joseph, a Jewish farmer reminds us that we can revel in possibilities and that we can always make something out of nothing- a great reminder for 2020! Ages 4+ -Victoria

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A different pond

Bao Phi

Picture Books

"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--

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She's got this

Laurie Hernandez

jREAD-ALONG Hernandez
Picture Books

"Even Olympians have to start somewhere. And in this charming illustrated book, Laurie Hernandez tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying--and becoming a gymnast. When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just like flying. But when she first goes to class and falls off the balance beam, she discovers that following her dreams is harder and scarier than she thought. Through this heartwarming and inspirational story, featuring vibrant art from Nina Mata, Laurie imparts important lessons she learned on her way to Olympic glory: You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself."--

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Galapagos girl = Galapagueña

Marsha Diane Arnold

Picture Books

For Valentina, living on the Galápagos islands means spending her days outside, observing the natural world around her. She greets sea lions splashing on the shore, scampers over lava rocks with Sally-lightfoot crabs, and swims with manta rays. She is a Galápagos girl, and there is no other place she'd rather be!

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