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The Tea Party in the Woods By Akiko Miyakoshi, Akiko Miyakoshi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Akiko Miyakoshi, Akiko Miyakoshi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771381079
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2015

This Little Red Riding Hood-inspired tale is like a cup of hot tea on a cold night! Kikko sets out to her grandmother's house when her father forgets the pie to bring. Kikko discovers him entering an unfamiliar and grand house, and upon peeking inside, she sees all the animals of the forest are having a tea party! Miyakoshi's textured black and white charcoal illustrations bring an extra woodsiness and warmth to the story. Perfect for animal-lovers, tea-party enjoyers, and forest explorers! 

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Rhymoceros (A Grammar Zoo Book) By Janik Coat Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419715143
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Abrams Appleseed - March 3rd, 2015

A stellar concept book for little ones, Rhymoceros introduces rhymes in a cheeky and easy-to-decode format. By adding variations to the same basic animal shape (one rhino encounters a "shower" while another holds a "flower"), Coat maintains a balance between predictable and new clues that help kids visually grasp the rhyming pair. And even though big for a board book, Rhymoceros still fits well in little hands and laps!

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The Nameless City By Faith Erin Hicks, Jordie Bellaire (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Faith Erin Hicks, Jordie Bellaire (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781626721562
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: First Second - April 5th, 2016

This graphic novel from the excellent Faith Erin Hicks has everything you want from an adventure story: lots of high-octane action, embroiled conflict, political intrigue, and a compelling cast of diverse characters. Despite the tensions between the Dao conquerers currently occupying the City and the city natives, an unlikely friendship develops between Kaidu, a Dao soldier-in-training and Rat, an intellectually and physically agile city inhabitant. Together they begin to uncover the City's vast secrets!

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Today By Julie Morstad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781927018682
Published: Simply Read Books - November 18th, 2016

Embrace the quiet joys in making daily decisions with this expansive and jubilant picture book. Morstad uses direct questions to encourage readers to interact with pages full of illustrated options. An interactive, affirming ode to the small decisions that children face on a daily basis, Today celebrates the little ways that kids can assert their power and spirit.