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Flotsam Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(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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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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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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A Big Guy Took My Ball! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(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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Part-time Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
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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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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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Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
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Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sound science made simple in kid-friendly book on evolution.
By Jonathan Tweet
(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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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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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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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(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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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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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful bilingual book about the Galápagos Islands.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2018)
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I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Book Poster Image
age 4+
Animals go to extremes in fun book about love.
By Kathryn Cristaldi
(2019)
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