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Robin Page and Steve Jenkins breathe new life into the favorite game of small animal lovers everywhere. “I have… nine black spots, two delicate wings, six wiggly legs, two beady eyes, and a flower for a home. Who Am I?” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99). One by one, the animals, illustrated in bold, ripped-paper collage, present clues to lead the reader to the answer. Some of these animals (like the ladybug!) will be familiar, but others (ghost crab, spider monkey) will be more challenging to identify. Even the adults turning the pages may learn something from this visit to the animal kingdom. Ages 5-8.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780544935396
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 14th, 2017

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Amy and Greg Newbold have opened a whimsical window into art history for the young reader: snowmen! Illustrator Greg envisions what it would look like If Picasso Painted a Snowman (Tilbury House, $17.95) (a cubist snowman, of course), as well as imagining snowy creations by Marc Chagall (bright, cavorting circus snowmen), Gustav Klimt (a cozy snowman family wrapped up in a highly geometric quilt), Grant Wood (Snowman Gothic), and eleven other masters. This goofy, immersive introduction to style, a boon to emerging artists and art appreciators, is topped off with an invitation to readers to develop a unique style of their own. Ages 7-10.

 

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By Amy Newbold, Greg Newbold (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884485933
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 3rd, 2017

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“Kids will be okay as long as they have one good friend,” says Shannon’s mother. But as Shannon gets older, she finds herself lonely and confused by the social scene around her. Raina Telgemeier fans will enjoy this graphic memoir about Real Friends (First Second, $21.99 HB/$12.99 PB). Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale poignantly conjures up the deep hurt of childhood rejection and the sweet relief of a vivid imagination. LeUyen Pham’s art shines when Shannon makes (and sometimes escapes from) friends through imaginative play, as the real world melts away into enchanting fantasy-scapes. Ages 9-12.

 

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By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626727854
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Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

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