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Shape Up, Construction Trucks!

The more-than-just-a-shape book that earned starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews is back in a board book format

By Victoria Allenby

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Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars

A beautiful omnibus edition of the award-winning biographies Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War and One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Sky Pig

Ollie the pig dreams of flight, and enlists his human friend Jack to help him build wings, kites, and other clever contraptions to reach the sky.

By Jan L. Coates & Suzanne Del Rizzo

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The story of a peregrine falcon and its mate’s struggle to raise their young is told against the backdrop of scientists’ efforts to understand the raptors’ decline in the wild. After a devastating effect on the bird’s lifecycle is linked to the pesticide DDT, the world’s fastest bird must depend on …

By Celia Godkin & Celia Godkin

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Slug Days

Lauren, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (an umbrella term that has included Asperger Syndrome since 2013), navigates the ups and downs of school and home life. School friendships have always been a challenge, but Lauren finds she is exactly the friend a brand new classmate needs.

By Sara Leach & Rebecca Bender

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Small Things

Having captured thousands of hearts with its wordless honesty about childhood anxiety, the USBBY Outstanding International Book and Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner with an exceptional three starred reviews returns in a new paperback format

By Mel Tregonning & Mel Tregonning

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Snow Days

Sparkling rhyme and unique collage illustrations celebrate all the activities snow makes possible for preschoolers and all the emotions it inspires

By Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato

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Sun Dog

From Suzanne Del Rizzo, award-winning illustrator of My Beautiful Birds, and author Deborah Kerbel comes a unique story about a brave sled dog puppy’s adventures under the Arctic Circle’s midnight sun.

By Deborah Kerbel & Suzanne Del Rizzo

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Sun in My Tummy

In simple but expressive language, a mother describes to her young daughter how the sun’s light becomes the energy in her body through the oats, blueberries, and milk in her home-cooked breakfast.

By Laura Alary & Andrea Blinick

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Sunny Days

With more enticing collage art and sparkling rhyme from the creators of Snow Days, a preschooler’s celebration of sunny weather and all the activities it makes possible.

By Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato

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The award-winning author-illustrator of Happy is back to celebrate the journey of parenthood. Mies van Hout’s vivid and expressive chalk birds convey the joys and challenges of raising little ones.

By Mies van Hout

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Swallow’s Dance

In the myth-rich culture of Bronze Age Crete, a volcano cuts short the coming-of-age training of a young priestess. When her world is shattered and her future appears lost, she must find the strength within herself to ensure the survival of her family.

By Wendy Orr

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Teaching Mrs. Muddle

Fall in love at first blunder with a wisely foolish kindergarten teacher who makes the first day of school an experience to remember

By Colleen Nelson & Alice Carter

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The Castle in the Sea

Twins Annalie and Will Wallace return in this action-packed sequel to the stunning cli-fi novel The Flooded Earth.

By Mardi McConnochie

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The Cow Said BOO!

 A silly and accidentally spooky read-aloud about a cow who is mistaken for a ghost, told in rhyming verse with a refrain perfect for chiming in.

By Lana Button & Alice Carter

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The Dog Patrol

In a full-color dog book unlike any other, acclaimed children’s nonfiction author Rob Laidlaw delves into the history and evolution of dogs as human companions, and empowers young readers to promote the health and happiness of dogs in their own lives and beyond.

By Rob Laidlaw

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The Egyptian Mirror

A darkly fantastic middle-grade mystery with the ominous atmosphere loved by fans of Jonathan Auxier and Jonathan Stroud

By Michael Bedard

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The Elephant

A jewel of a middle-grade novel about a resilient little girl who longs for her dad to break free from the elephant of his depression

By Peter Carnavas & Peter Carnavas

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The Girl Who Rode a Shark

An inspiring biographical collection celebrating the adventurousness and ingenuity of girls and women around the world.

By Ailsa Ross & Amy Blackwell

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The Great Expedition

From the author-illustrator of A Quiet Girl, Peter Carnavas showcases the daring adventures of young explorers as they traverse the wild country in their own backyard.

By Peter Carnavas

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The Haircut

A confidence-boosting story about a little one’s first haircut from the creators of Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, and Where’s Bunny?

By Theo Heras & Renne Benoit

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