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Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Book Poster Image
age 3+
A good-humored identity crisis makes this one a royal hoot.
By Ian Falconer
(2012)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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Flora and the Penguin Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
By Molly Idle
(2014)
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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The Goodbye Book Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Comforting story about grief, loss, and finding joy again.
By Todd Parr
(2015)
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Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa Book Poster Image
age 3+
Museum trip sparks love of learning in fun tale.
By David Soman, Jacky Davis
(2017)
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Hello Hello Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Intro to wildlife at risk celebrates animals of all stripes.
By Brendan Wenzel
(2018)
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Pumpkinheads Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful graphic novel about friendship, food, and fall.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Otis Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweet, nostalgic friendship tale with a truly classic look.
By Loren Long
(2009)
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One Too Many: A Seek and Find Counting Book Book Poster Image
age 3+
Great for counting, adding, detail-seeking, and giggling.
By Gianna Marino
(2010)
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The Old Man and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
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Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always Book Poster Image
age 3+
Two tentacled best friends in four fun short stories.
By Tao Nyeu
(2012)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
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This Is Not My Hat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Little fish tries to outsmart big one in funny thief tale.
By Jon Klassen
(2012)
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Otis and the Puppy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle hero faces fear to help friend in lovely book.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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Catch Rider Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
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Bully Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Simple animal tale of bullying, empathy, and forgiveness.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2013)
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Llama Llama and the Bully Goat Book Poster Image
age 3+
School bully tale great for showing kids how to respond.
By Anna Dewdney
(2013)
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Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Animals lure Farmer Brown to holiday fun in spooky sequel.
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
(2013)
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Christmas Parade Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cheerful picture book makes Christmas musical.
By Sandra Boynton
(2011)
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