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A Year in the Castle: A Look and Find Fantasy Story Book By Nikola Kucharska Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9783791375656
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Prestel Junior - March 12th, 2024

I WANT TO SPEND A YEAR IN THIS CASTLE

(and you will too) 


Review by Sarah B.

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A Rainbow in Brown By Pavonis Giron, Pavonis Giron (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pavonis Giron, Pavonis Giron (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250874368
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 5th, 2024

Jo loves to paint, but she doesn't know what her favorite color is! She can't pick just one! With whimsical words and wonderful watercolors, join Jo in her discovery and exploration of all the beautiful colors which make up a rainbow in brown.


Review by Alex

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Where Have You Been, Little Cat? By Richard Jones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682635643
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Peachtree - August 1st, 2023

Have you ever wondered how your cat spends their day? This whimsical book answers that question, with beautiful illustrations, and simple prose. May we all have a happy, kind, brave day just like Little Cat.


Review by Alex

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Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse! By George Mendoza, Doris Susan Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By George Mendoza, Doris Susan Smith (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781681377360
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: NYR Children's Collection - June 13th, 2023

Meet the world's hardest working architect, Henriette Mouse, as she designs and builds homes for all of her animal neighbors.

 


Review by Sarah B.

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The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (The Dragon Heart Series) By Stephanie Burgis Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781681196954
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 28th, 2018

Dragon-turned-human Aventurine sets out to make a name for herself in the competitive world of chocolate.

A delicious read about finding your place in the world.


Review by Sarah B.

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Houses with a Story: A Dragon’s Den, a Ghostly Mansion, a Library of Lost Books, and 30 More Amazing Places to Explore By Seiji Yoshida, Jan Mitsuko Cash (Translated by) Cover Image
By Seiji Yoshida, Jan Mitsuko Cash (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419761249
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 14th, 2023

Wander through detailed diagrams and illustrations of unexpected and magical buildings, from the Post Office of the Dragon Tamer and an Outbuilding Inhabited by a Poltergeist, to a sidebar on toilets and a World-Weary Astronomer's Residence. This is the book I'm dreaming of falling into and never leaving.


Review by Sarah B.

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Mina By Matthew Forsythe, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480413
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 15th, 2022

The enchanting illustrations and increasingly amusing tale made this book an instant favorite. Mina is usually fine with her father's eccentric finds, like the stick bugs with their charismatic voices, but she's a little skeptical of the new squirrel he brings home, especially when the squirrel refuses to eat - not even acorns!


Review by Sarah B.

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Bathe the Cat By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452142708
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Chronicle Books - February 8th, 2022

As anyone fortunate enough to live with a cat will tell you, cats generally don't do anything they don't want to do. This hilarious, rhyming read-aloud shows you exactly how far a cat will go to avoid being bathed.


Review by Sarah B.

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Saffron Ice Cream By Rashin Kheiriyeh, Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338150520
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018

The art is so colorful and vibrant as is the delightful story. Immigrants and children of immigrants will relate while others will enjoy the heart-warming themes. Overall a great choice for everyone!



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I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250785633
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 26th, 2021

Yeah, the title got me too. I cried laughing at this book but that's no surprise because it has poop in the title - it knows it's funny. But then you flip the page and learn a valuable lesson about accepting yourself, sticking up for others, and finding the weird in everybody. You'll learn about different insects and have fun and warm your heart all in a matter of a few colorfully illustrated pages. Give it a try!


Review by Emily

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