I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II - Marisabina Russo

How do you tell a child about the Holocaust? Marisabina Russo provides a nuanced yet age-appropriate example in I Will Come Back For You (Schwartz & Wade, $17.99). Based on the author’s mother’s experiences in Italy during World War II, the story is told through the framework of a grandmother explaining the charms on her bracelet to her young granddaughter. Each charm represents an episode from her wartime childhood and commemorates her parents’ determined struggle to keep her and her brother safe. Through text and illustrations, Russo deftly interweaves tragic events with a sense of love and an abiding hope. Ages 7-10. JLM

Moomin's Lift-The-Flap Hide and Seek - Tove Jansson

MOOMIN’S LIFT-THE-FLAP HIDE AND SEEK (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $6.99) invites children to join Moomintroll, a young troll who looks more like a hippopotamus, in a game of Hide and Seek with his friend Little My. Moomintroll searches high and low throughout his brightly colored world for his mischievous pal. Lifting the book’s flaps reveals a host of friends and family—but where is Little My? Find out in this charming introduction to the Moomins. Explore our collection of classic Moomin books and comic strips for all ages by Swedish-Finnish author Tove Jansson. Ages 1-3 – Janet Minichiello

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ISBN: 9780374350512
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 7th, 2011

I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen

The bear has a simple wish: the return of his beloved, much-lamented hat. He searches throughout the forest, asking all the animals whether they have seen it. Tragically, they haven’t – or have they? Has the bear’s monomaniacal obsession led him to miss something in front of his very eyes? Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back (Candlewick, $15.99) is a masterpiece of simplicity. His droll animal characters express no emotion save through the sparse text that showcases Klassen’s dry wit. This book will find a place in the heart of anyone with a wicked sense of humor, adult or child. Ages 4 and up - Janet Minichiello
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By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763655983
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2011