Wordlessly, with the inspiration of an abandoned paint set, Cool Cat (Roaring Brook, $17.99) and his many animal friends create a small aquatic paradise. Then, Cool Cat moves on to find his own quiet place in the tall grass. In two-time Caldecott medal winner Nonny Hogrogian’s lovely, soft watercolor illustrations, a colorful world emerges that needs no text. Ages 3-7. JEH
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781596434295
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 1st, 2009

While fishing in a magic pond, two sisters find The Bog Baby (Schwartz & Wade, $16.99), a little blue creature the size of a frog. They put him in a jam jar and secretly keep him in the shed as a pampered pet. And yet, despite all their love, the wild creature does not thrive. Like bog babies, Gwen Millward’s beautiful illustrations and author Jeanne Willis’ magical slice of childhood are a rare find. Ages 4-8. DDL
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By Jeanne Willis, Gwen Millward (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375861765
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 13th, 2009

Strega Nona’s Harvest (Putnam, $16.99) is bountiful. The wise grandmother carefully planned her garden with the assistance of bossy Bambolona and blundering Big Anthony. Big Anthony, goaded by Bambolona’s chiding that he is incapable of creating a perfect garden, secretly plants his own. His harvest is also plentiful, but out of control, and Big Anthony’s solution is to secretly leave the produce at Strega Nona’s door. Strega Nona channels the abundance to those in need. Tomie dePaola’s art is a feast that will prompt conversation. Ages 4 -8. MAG
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By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252914
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2009

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