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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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Little Shaggy, a fuzzy monster, is tired of everyone calling him little until his mother brings home his new baby sister.

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Pandora lives alone in a world of broken things. One day, something falls from the sky…a bird with a broken wing.

A tortoise from the Galapagos Islands goes on an adventure–at her own speed.

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Two friends discuss things that are scarier than riding the roller coaster.

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When Swanda first moves to the city, she misses the wildlife she left behind. But she soon discovers that Brooklyn has a wildlife of its own: pigeons.

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For the rabbits, birds, and squirrels, the tree is home, but when two new arrivals show up to create their dream house, the tree is in jeopardy.

When Lola’s beautiful wool is cut off, she runs away and hides, until the day she discovers a surprise.

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When Charlotte asked her parents for a pet, a rock wasn’t exactly what she had in mind.

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A girl living in a dangerous city finds a way to feel safe as she goes about her day.

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A king’s daughter undertakes a difficult task to rescue her six brothers from the enchantment imposed on them by their wicked stepmother.

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It’s time to go to the pool. But a fruit should never forget her suit.

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Fleeing a home destroyed in the Syrian Civil War, Sami worries about the pet pigeons he left behind.

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A letter from someone who was once an exasperating second grader reveals her experiences with a teacher who brought out the best in her.

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As winter approaches, a bird and her chick flee south, a mouse and her child build a nest, and a rabbit pair races ahead of a wolf and cub, all seeking home. Lovely!

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Louie has a great life–the life every chihuahua dreams of, until things suddenly change and Louie wonders if he should run away. Love, love, love the ending!

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Olivia wants to hear what’s being said about her, so she blends in as best as she can. Hilarious!

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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Poppy Louise is not afraid of snakes, spiders, roller coasters, or the dark, but there may just be one thing that scares her.

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When his new born sister is not what he expected, a boy struggles to accept her.

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Little Wolf can hardy wait. Tonight he will howl the moon to the top of the sky. Can he do it just like Big Wolf? Clever!

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Colin is tall and orange. Lee is round and green. Can they ever be friends?

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A sister and brother witness something extraordinary in the woods and make some new friends.

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Little Hippo is the youngest and smallest in his family and sometimes feels like the tiniest animal in the world.

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When Sam starts to organize his things, he quickly runs into trouble. Where should he put things that belong in more than one category?

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A young boy wakes up on a summer morning and looks out at the sea. He goes about his day, but all the while, his mind strays to his father who is digging for coal deep beneath the sea.

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Boats of all shapes and sizes travel on the river, through every season, toward the sea.

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Jackson’s mom is getting married, and Jackson is nervous about his role and his new family.

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Charlotte, a serious scientist, uses the scientific method to solve her problem: being squished by her many brothers and sisters.

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Celebrate the differences and similarities between ten families as they eat, sleep, work, and play together.

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This rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.

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Liam wants to play with his twin brothers, but they’re always competing and things get out of hand.

Raisin has a lot of favorite things, but change is not one of them, and when her mother has a new baby, everything changes for the worse. Adorable!

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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Mr. Brown has a hat for every occasion, and today he needs them all.

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If you’re having trouble getting your monster to go to bed, follow the instructions in this handy guide book.

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A builder sketches a project, then gets to work with his friend, digging, lifting, and sawing.

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Rupert the mouse wants to star in an artistic, wordless picture book, but his friends cause problems by talking too much.

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After digging, driving, and clawing their way through a busy building site, it’s time for a team of sleepy vehicles to make their way back home.

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The day ends, the night falls, and in between, there is the blue hour, when a plethora of blue creatures stir.

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From cars and planes to tractors, diggers, and trains, Old MacDonald and his animals love to go, go, go.

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At the end of the day, monsters get ready for bed, just like we do.

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A squirrel and a rabbit are each searching for a friend, and missing each other by inches.

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Mr. Fish goes off on his vacation, but things don’t go exactly as planned.

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Parents and kids can seem pretty different, but despite their differences, there is one thing they share, their love for each other.

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Drasko must run the family flower stand alone when his father is called to war.

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Georgie and his friends are all having a bad day, so they decide to do their favorite things to turn the day around.

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Lucy the giraffe can’t sleep because of all the noise at the zoo, so Ellie, determined to help her friend, tries to tone down the ruckus.

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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Auggie feels ordinary; he just doesn’t look ordinary. Can the others look past his appearance and see him for who he truly is?

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A mother and child communicate about going away to summer camp, through a series of sticky notes

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A mother panda bear, elephant, leopard and orangutan follow their little ones through the jungle and try to get them to bed.

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It’s spring and the pond is bursting with new life. But one little gosling is not ready to hatch.

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An inspiring reminder to readers to follow your dreams and pursue your own unique path to happy.

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A boy keeps a toy dinosaur in his pocket to help him be brave, but when it goes missing, Dad knows just what to do.

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No one understands the abstract pictures that Niko draws until a new friend sees the thought and feeling within his shapes and forms.

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Spend a day swooping and soaring, flapping and flying, just like busy birds.

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One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground. Everyone pinkie promised to obey, except Lennox.

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Dinosaurs eat, rest, roar, and march, making the earth flat.

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Friends Snail and Worm contemplate flying, their reflections, and Snail’s shell in a series of three short stories. Cute!

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Whimsical illustrations accompany Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic poem. Gorgeous art!

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. Under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, and tadpoles growing.

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It’s raining, but one little boy can’t wait to go outside on an adventure with his granddad.

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Fur, feathers, scales, and hair, explore some animal outerwear.

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Come out and explore all the new life waking up around you–newly hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, and a newborn fawn in the woods.

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Gus stores a lot of odd things at his garage, but they may be just what’s needed to help his friends. Cute!

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When he wears green pants, Jameson can do anything, but if he wants to be in his cousin’s wedding, he’s going to have to wear a tuxedo–and that means black pants!

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Cy the cyclops is good at building things, but not very good at making friends. Fun! Love the mythological creatures!

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An old man alone on a deserted island, except for his bird companion, sends a special message in a bottle out into the ocean.

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From panicking puffins to entangled sperm whales, Turtle Tug is out to rescue all his sea-dwelling friends.

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Pete likes everything to be neat and tidy, but sometimes it’s good to know when to stop. Fun from front flap to back flap!!

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Two bored badgers have run out of things to do until their mom suggests they help with the laundry.

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Giraffe tries desperately to tell the other animals that he is not a chair. Hilarious!

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As a child dreams of all the things in her world that make her happy, she realizes how fortunate she is to live in the world she does. Beautiful illustrations!!

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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When Chunk goes missing, Yeti has to go to bed all by himself. Bedtime can be scary without your best friend.

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In a village on the African plains, a little girl stalls bedtime by saying good night to various animals and objects. Gorgeous illustrations! This could be a Caldecott contender for next year!

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Fox has lost a sock. Ox is on the case, but his silly antics frustrate Fox.

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Mr. Fuzzbuster the cat sets off to prove he’s the favorite pet in the house.

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At bath time, Marlo the dog is thrust into an underwater adventure filled with fish and predators.

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A boy shrugs off cleaning up after himself, and his lack of cleanliness meets with disastrous results, an infestation of barbarians!

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A little bear learns from his mother what it means to make and break a promise, as well as the lesson that some things in life simply cannot be promised.

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A bird wants to make friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend.

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Three great warriors, Rock, Paper, and Scissors meet up for an epic battle that continues to this day.

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After a long winter, ferns uncurl, cherry blossoms pop, animals wake up, and birds return.

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A girl befriends a bee and together they fill their city with beauty. Incredibly imaginative!

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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Triangle plays a sneaky trick on his friend Square, but it’s Square who gets the last laugh.

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For an anywhere farm, all that you need is soil, sunshine, water, a seed, and you.

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When one little boy notices a grasshopper, he exclaims, “Mama, look!” and sets off a series of curious baby creatures noticing other curious baby creatures.

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Lucia proves she’s just as brave and daring as the boys on the playground, with or without her mask.

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Percy and his friends spend time at the dog park doing what dogs do best.

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Although unable to grow a beard, Al the garden gnome, after discovering his talent for barbering, wins a special award at the beard contest.

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Sophie has trouble saying hello and thank you. Will she ever learn?

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The Catawampus Cat walked into town one day at a slant, and since then everyone in town is seeing their world with fresh eyes.

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There was a cat who lived alone. Until the day a new cat came.

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A lonely hedgehog sets out on an adventure to find friendship. Cute!

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Alice and Jack were outside playing when they heard something…a strange and curious noise…coming from the forest. Sweet!

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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Asks readers to think about ways in which the natural world has provided for them by exploring all the different elements of a house.

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A daring young astronaut arrives on Mars, certain he will find life there. But soon he’s lost and there’s no sign of life anywhere.

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A child uses his imagination to build all sorts of things while, at the same time, his father builds a boat.

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A little girl’s favorite stuffed toy has been stolen by a fox and she’s determined to get it back.

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A stray kitten is rescued from the dangerous streets and soon finds a loving home.

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Rosie is a family dog who goes about her day exploring opposites.

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Four young girls search for the perfect hats to complete their big surprise.

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A boy explains to his new baby brother all the fun adventures they will have together.

 

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

Wow! I can’t believe this is my 100th Picture Books At The Library post! I enjoy sharing the new titles my library acquires and some of you have told me that my lists have been useful to you. And that makes me happy! So without further delay, let’s take a look at this week’s batch of beautiful picture books.

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A mama bunny tries desperately to get her little ones to settle down and go to sleep.

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Sloppy the tree dragon wants a hug, but Dewdrop the sprite isn’t going to give him one, for a very good reason.

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Trapped by a flash flood with the ox bearing all her community’s rice seedlings, Malini is afraid and wants to run, but the rice must be saved.

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What do you do at a county fair? Count chickens, of course. They’re everywhere!

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Captain Alfred is sailing home when his boat is caught in a mighty storm. Everything aboard is flung into the sea , including a very special egg.

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Nobody is watching. Now’s the perfect chance. Ready bunny.Steady bunny. Every bunny dance.

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Bunny hatches a plan to bring the joy of reading to all his forest friends.

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Little Louie has the worst cold ever. All he wants is his mom, but every time he calls for her, Bob the dog comes running instead.

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When Elephant takes a walk with his green umbrella, he’s interrupted by Hedgehog, Cat, Bear, and Rabbit, all claiming that his umbrella belongs to them.

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Bear likes jam so much that he forgets to share it and he even sneaks it when he’s not supposed to.

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Antoinette the poodle gets the chance to discover what makes her special when puppy Ooh-La-La goes missing.

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

There are lots of awesome new titles in this batch!

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Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet–a massive building.

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Kids hunt for clues in the details of the lineups to discover who stepped in paint, who forgot shoes, who got stuck in the tree trunk and more.

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Two mice set off on a storytelling adventure that takes them through cavernous caves, atop crazy giraffes, and over palace walls.

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Mouse is in for a surprise when he picks the wrong rock to stand on as he starts to paint.

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A grandmother uses every creative means of transportation necessary to deliver cookies to her grandson on his birthday.

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Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

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A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert’s backyard.

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More than anything, Lola wants a cat, but first she must learn how to care for one.

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In a body of water warmed by the spring sun, a tadpole changes into a froglet and eventually into a frog.

 

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A spirited celebration of the love and affection we feel for our most treasured books.

When the sun rises, a young boy prepares for his greatest adventure…morning.

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With a drip drop plip plop the rain starts–just a sprinkle at first, but as the storm builds, one lone fox seeks shelter.

Ordinarily, famous explorer Sir Sebastian is in command of every adventure, but this time, something seems a bit fishy.

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Bill a tugboat and Mabel a barge go up and down the choppy river together.

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Being a family is hard when you’re homeless and you live with your mom in one shelter while your dad lives in another.

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A young girl tells what it’s like to live with and take care of her dog Sophie.