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The Thankful Book by Todd Parr


Todd Parr’s bestselling books have taught kids about unconditional love, respecting the earth, facing fears, and more, all with his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity. Now, The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bathtime to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, Todd inspires readers to remember all of life’s special moments. The perfect book to treasure and share, around the holidays and throughout the year.

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Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley


Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley Illustrations by Marc Brown Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Family Ages 1 to 4, Grades P to P Pages: 32 Hardcover 10.25 x 10.25 Date Published: September 4th, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Into the world came ten tiny toes, a hundred times sweeter than one could suppose…. There’s nothing sweeter in the world than a baby’s ten tiny toes. From tiny feet nuzzled and tickled in the crib to bath time, playtime, and those very first big steps, here is a wonderful way to commemorate the unforgettable moments in a young child’s life. Marc Brown’s adorable collage illustrations bring Todd Tarpley’s rhythmic text to life in this tender read-aloud. It is a joyous celebration of the unbreakable bond of love that guides a child through each exciting milestone and beyond. This is a fabulous picture book and a great one to. . .

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Horseplay by Karma Wilson


Horseplay! by Karma Wilson Illustrated by Jim McMullan Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Animals Ages 1 to 6, Grades P to 1 Pages: 40 Hardcover 10.25 x 10.25 Date Published: June 5th, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Those horses didn’t sleep one bit. They frolicked on the loose. They joined in games like Hide-n-Seek, Leapfrog, and Duck, Duck, Goose. “So this is why you snooze all day. I thought I told you NO HORSEPLAY!” When his stubborn horses insist on playing games all night instead of sleeping, one determined farmer wears himself out trying to change their habits. Told in clever rhyming verse throughout, Horseplay will engage parents and kids alike as they follow mischievous horses who just won’t go to bed Absolutely ridiculous, very funny and quite silly – all describe this book of horse shenanigans. Filled with vibrant illustrations and rhymes. This could be fun for. . .

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Gem by Holly Hobbie


Holly Hobbie’s GEM truly lives up to its title. After a long winter, a toad emerges to greet the blossoming spring, though he soon meets a little girl who’d like to keep him as a pet. In a nearly wordless treatment, Hobbie’s masterful watercolors depict the delicacy of Gem’s environment in this celebration of survival and renewal.

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The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl! {Review} by Julie Andrews


Everyone’s favorite fairy princess is going to be the flower girl in Aunt Sue’s wedding! In Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton’s THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS: HERE COMES THE FLOWER GIRL!, Gerry realizes it will be a small garden wedding instead of the lavish event of her dreams, and sets out to put her creative sparkle on everything from cakes to favors.

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Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart


FORGET-ME-NOTS: POEMS TO LEARN BY HEART is another wonderful collaboration between Mary Ann Hoberman, Children’s Poet Laureate, and renowned illustrator Michael Emberley. Featuring over 120 works from both classic and contemporary poets with vivid illustrations, this new collection of poems also includes tips for memorization and recitation just in time for National Poetry Month.

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A Starlit Snowfall by Nancy Willard, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney


“My cave is big enough for two!” a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear’s offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn’t it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?

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All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri


Mommies and babies aren’t the only ones who enjoy sharing kisses. All throughout the farm, animal families snuggle up with their little ones, offering them warmth and love. Following a mama bird on her journey back to the nest to give her own baby some special cuddles, Nancy Tafuri uses beautiful, inviting illustration to share how different creatures, from peeping ducks to mooing cows, show their love and affection in very similar ways. A heartfelt homage to all of the wonderful kinds of kisses.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jerry Pinkney


One of the most acclaimed children’s book illustrators of our time now takes his legendary skill with watercolor to new heights in this lavish visual adventure. As a curious little chipmunk leaves his nest to greet the twilight, he gazes at the glittering sky above him. He can’t help but also notice the sparkling dewdrops on a spider’s web, the lights of the fireflies, and the shimmers of moonlight on the water. “How I wonder what you are!” marvels the tiny creature, launching a dreamlike quest to reach for the stars.

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You Are My Little Cupcake by Amy E. Sklansky


From their sugar-sweet smiles to their scrumptious little toes, babies are as irresistible as frosting-covered cupcakes! Amy Sklansky’s delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved. With artwork from talented new illustrator Talitha Shipman, and featuring a pink, glittering cupcake on the front cover with a corrugated touch-and-feel base, this book is sure to become a favorite for cupcake fans everywhere!

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Charming Opal (Toot and Puddle Series) by Holly Hobbie

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It’s summertime, and Toot and Puddle’s little cousin, Opal, is visiting Woodcock Pocket when she discovers that she has a loose tooth. Opal carefully places it under her pillow and hopes the tooth fairy will bring her a shiny quarter. Worried that the tooth fairy might get lost on the way, Puddle puts on a special costume so that Opal won’t be disappointed. But will the real tooth fairy show up after all?

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Priscilla and The Pixie Princess by Nathaniel Hobbie, Jocelyn Hobbie


Bored after three days of non-stop rain, Priscilla goes outside to perform a rain-stopping dance and meets Posy the Pixie, who shows her the magical land of Primrose and teaches her to appreciate both rain and sunshine.

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