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The Big Book of Trains Book Poster Image
age 4+
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
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Pickles to Pittsburgh: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
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Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting tale of the first woman to drive across America.
By Don Brown
(1997)
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Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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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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Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
By Mark Kelly
(2012)
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Brick by Brick Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
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Emeraldalicious Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Pinkalicious goes green in magical clean-up adventure.
By Victoria Kann
(2013)
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Crankee Doodle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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Little Red Hot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
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Planet of the Pies: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 4+
More absurdist fun with raining food, this time on Mars.
By Judi Barrett
(2013)
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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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Madeline and the Old House in Paris Book Poster Image
age 4+
Madeline helps a ghost get his wish in charming tale.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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Santa Claus and the Three Bears Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautiful art enhances holiday twist on classic fairy tale.
By Maria Modugno
(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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Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 4+
Early stories have catchy rhymes, some familiar characters.
By Dr. Seuss
(2014)
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The Sweetest Witch Around Book Poster Image
age 4+
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
By Alison McGhee
(2014)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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