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Jazz Age Josephine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Book Poster Image
age 4+
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(2012)
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Locomotive Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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The Red Book Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wildly original wordless book deconstructs magic of reading.
By Barbara Lehman
(2004)
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Oskar and the Eight Blessings Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Book Poster Image
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
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How This Book Was Made Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hilarious look at writing a book -- with pirates and tigers!
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
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Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of fun in exquisitely illustrated China travelogue.
By Barbara McClintock
(2016)
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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Book Poster Image
age 4+
Raucous fun imagining origin story for popular kids' game.
By Drew Daywalt
(2017)
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We're All Wonders Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy who's different promotes kindness in fresh empathy tale.
By R.J. Palacio
(2017)
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Blue Sky White Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stirring, poetic take on America and flag has majestic art.
By Sarvinder Naberhaus
(2017)
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Robinson Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Magical story and art take readers on island adventure.
By Peter Sis
(2017)
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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Dreamers Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gorgeous, joyous book about immigrant mom and child.
By Yuyi Morales
(2018)
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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playfulness makes silly sequel as hilarious as original.
By David Ezra Stein
(2018)
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Turning Pages: My Life Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring life story of first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2018)
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What Is Given from the Heart Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lovely art, heartwarming story about the joy of giving.
By Patricia C. McKissack
(2019)
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My Papi Has a Motorcycle Book Poster Image
age 4+
A thrilling ride celebrates love and Latinx culture.
By Isabel Quintero
(2019)
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