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Category Archives: Picture Books

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An inspired and inspiring read about 26 fearless women who have made (or are still making) history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes.  Come for the art, stay for the illumination.


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In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true.


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Slyly funny in a way kids can’t resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pour over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar.


Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 10.27.22 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 10.27.52 PMCompanion books bursting with clever creativity.  Readers will delight in an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page.


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B.J. Novak has managed to create a riotously funny picture book with NO PICTURES.

Click HERE to watch the author read it to a crowd of delighted children.  Truly hilarious.


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Salina Yoon’s spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love. Uber charming–check out (shameless library pun!) the whole series.

 


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“I am Eloise/I am six.” So begins the story of Eloise, the garrulous little girl who lives at New York’s Plaza Hotel. Eyebrow raised defiantly, arm propped on one jutting hip, Eloise is a study in self-confidence. Eloise’s personal mandate is “Getting bored is not allowed,” so she fills her days to the brim with wild adventures and self-imposed responsibilities. A much-loved classic.



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