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There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984892423
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

We all know that “there was an old lady” who swallowed lots of things. Now meet the old dragon who swallows pretty much an entire kingdom! Will he ever learn a little moderation?! This rollicking rhyme is full to bursting with sight gags, silly characters, and plenty of burps! Parents and kids alike will delight in Ben Mantle’s precisely funny illustrations and in Penny Parker Klostermann’s wacky rhymes.

Ages 2-5

Elmore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984892430
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

The creator of the Toot & Puddle series brings us Elmore--the warmhearted porcupine sure to steal the hearts of a new generation of Holly Hobbie fans!

Elmore is a porcupine desperate to make friends. But it is hard to seek closeness with others when you're covered with spikes that shoot off your back every so often. Elmore suffers rejection and heartbreak, but the goodness of his forest community ultimately shines through as the animals find a way to connect with this prickly bundle of love.

Holly Hobbie is the creator of the beloved Toot & Puddle series and now brings us a character for the next generation. Just as charming, funny, and good-hearted as her little pigs, Elmore the porcupine will snuggle and prickle his way securely into the picture-book canon.

Ages 2-5

Duck, Duck, Moose! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368054850
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

A charming and humorous board book from Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Noah Z Jones!

Duck and Duck are preparing for a party, and each step of the way, Moose inadvertently messes things up. When he disappears in shame, Duck and Duck must go find him so he can join in the party -- which was for him! The slapstick physical humor of Duck, Duck, Moose will have little ones overcome with the giggles.

Ages 2-5

Bigfoot Baby!: A Hazy Dell Flap Book Cover Image
By Elias Barks, Meg Hunt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781948931083
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Published: Hazy Dell Press - April 7th, 2020

Open the flaps to follow an adorable young bigfoot (a.k.a., Sasquatch) on a day-long adventure in a warm and vibrant magical-realist Pacific Northwest forest realm. 

Along the way you'll meet and interact with a forest full of nonthreatening creatures including tree fairies, forest gnomes, bats, bears and owls. Young readers and pre-readers will delight in the details of this magical world, as every spread features a sturdy flap that reveals a fun, unexpected and friendly character or hidden aspect for the reader to discover at their own pace. As day turns to night, the final spread finds Bigfoot Baby tuckered out and safely tucked in a tree house bed, with parents present to say goodnight after a busy day of adventure.

The durable, interactive flaps make this an ideal multisensory experience for hours of fun at schools, libraries, homeschool or stay-at-home activities.

Ages 0-4

Petra Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735267985
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Published: Tundra Books - June 2nd, 2020

The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, this stylish board book celebrates the power of believing in yourself.

Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain . . . until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird's nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility. Until she's flung into a pond, and becomes an amazing island . . . and, eventually, a little girl's pet rock. What will she be tomorrow? Who knows? But she's a rock, and this is how she rolls!

Ages 1-4

Hello Hello Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797202655
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 25th, 2020

Named a Best Children's Book of the Year bythe Washington Post, Amazon, Working Mother, and more! Hello Hello explores all aspects of seeing and appreciating nature.

Starting with color and pattern and moving on size, shape, sound, and more, this board book is perfect for introducing the youngest readers to important visual concepts.

It's easy to see how the animals in this book are different from one another, but can you tell what makes them the same?

Hello Hello is a celebration of the unique traits that make every creature special—a celebration of diversity that is also an ode to connection and curiosity.

Ages 2-4

Heracles (My First Greek Myths) Cover Image
By Anna Goutzouri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781913060039
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Published: Faros Books - September 1st, 2020

Even the very young can now learn and enjoy Heracles' adventures, while playing with five different mechanisms and enjoying the colorful, vivid illustrations.

Ages 0-3

Made With Love: Pancakes! Cover Image
By Lea Redmond, Flora Waycott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452180267
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020

The pancakes are hot, fresh off the griddle—can you guess the delicious topping on each one?

This beautifully designed board book is stacked with treats for hungry young readers. With every turn of these satisfyingly thick pages, a new, delicious topping is revealed, leaving readers with a picturesque plate to start their day.

  • Shaped to look like a stack of real pancakes
  • Flip the page and flip the pancake to find out what toppings await
  • Breakfast toppings include butter, syrup, blueberries, whipped cream, strawberries, almonds, and banana slices

Fruity and sweet, crunchy and fluffy, each pancake is artfully drizzled in Lea Redmond's fun-loving guessing game and topped with mouthwatering illustrations from Flora Waycott.

Celebrate a classic family tradition, and discuss a first cooking experience, with this appetizing board book.

Ages 3-4

Whose Bones?: An Animal Guessing Game Cover Image
By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (By (artist))
ISBN: 9781838661519
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 16th, 2020

Whose Bones? is a humorous, informative introduction to bones and anatomy, where young children learn about the bones in their own bodies by comparing them to those in animals.

Set up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Whose Bones? invites readers to examine six animal skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answer is exposed in a vibrant, foldout reveal, accompanied by an explanation as to why each animal's bones and bodies are so special.

A playful, informative introduction to bones for the youngest readers, by the author and illustrator of global bestseller Book of Bones.

Ages 3-5

Grumpy Monkey's Little Book of Grumpiness Cover Image
By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593177204
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

In this hilarious original board book for the littlest grumpy monkey, Jim learns that sometimes it's hard to get over a bad case of grumpiness, but having a good friend can help.

What can make a grumpy monkey less grumpy? A ball? A banana? A rainbow? How about a frog in a fluffy wig? Nothing seems to work, but fortunately for young readers Jim's frown is finally turned upside down with the help of his good friend Norman.

With just a few words and truly expressive artwork Suzanne and Max Lang give toddlers the perfect funny book to help them deal with a grumpy mood.

Ages 0-3

Spork Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781525304019
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 6th, 2020

When you're a little bit spoon and little bit fork, where do you go when the table is set? A funny ?multi-cutlery? tale for everyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world.

Spork is neither spoon nor fork but, rather, a bit of both. His (spoon) mother and (fork) father think he's perfect just the way he is. Only, Spork stands out. All the other cutlery belongs with those like themselves, and they all have a specific purpose. Spork tries fitting in with the spoons, and then with the forks, but he isn't quite enough like either. Instead, he watches from the drawer at dinnertime as the others get to play with the food and then enjoy a nice warm bath in the sink. But one morning, a ?messy thing? arrives. A thing that has obviously never heard of cutlery customs or table manners. Will Spork finally find his place at the table?

In this unconventional celebration of individuality, Kyo Maclear has created a humorous ?multi-cutlery? tale for everyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world. The mixed-media artwork by award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault is high-spirited and quirky, providing just the right level of mixed-up-ness to the scenes. Children will appreciate the fun take on the inner lives of cutlery. This picture book is perfect for discussions of individuality and acceptance. But most important, it offers a hopeful and positive message that all of us belong and have a purpose.

Ages 3-5

Zoom Space Adventure Cover Image
By Susan Hayes, Susanna Rumiz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781999967987
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Published: What on Earth Books - October 6th, 2020

Blast off to adventure Join Ava and her cat as they pilot their rocket to the furthest reaches of the solar system and beyond.

Join Ava and her cat on their adventure into space, where you can visit the International Space Station, ride in a moon buggy, discover a Mars rover, journey past all the planets in the Solar System, and watch the greatest show in outer space: a supernova explosion.

Die-cut board pages and a pop-up make every page an interactive experience, keeping readers guessing about what surprise awaits on the next page, while fun and informative writing explains fascinating facts about space.

With its bold interactive features, beautiful illustrations, and fun story, this book is the ideal gift for young space enthusiasts

Ages 1-3

Make Me a Robot Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797205250
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 10th, 2020

From Mark Rogalski, author of Make Me a MonsterMake Me a Robot is an interactive board book for young readers and lovers of robots. Build this mechanical playmate by lifting 15 flaps—from handy gadgets to jet-like wings—until the book is fully transformed. 

Am I a robot? Is there any dispute? Are you my new friend? I think that computes!

This deliciously fun novelty book rewards readers with a satisfying payoff at the end—and you just might make a new friend in the process.

Ages 2-5

Dragon's Castle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780764360336
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Published: Schiffer Kids - October 15th, 2020

Ages 0-6

I Dig Being Kind Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641702737
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Published: Familius - October 27th, 2020

Excavator and the other trucks are back with some important lessons in kindness and manners. From the illustrator of I Dig Bathtime comes a fun reminder of ways we can be kind to each other. Kids (and trucks) will dig it!

Ages 1-5