There is nothing in the world like the boundless curiosity of small children. And Nicola Davies, in her usual informative manner, has written a delightful book to help growing and quizzical minds comprehend Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes (Candlewick, $15.99). A fabulous tool for parents and teachers alike, this book explains the existence of microbes, puts their size into perspective, and talks about their role in our bodies and on our planet.  Emily Sutton’s illustrations are equally bright, cheerful, and informative. Any children with inquiring minds—and isn’t that all of them?—will enjoy learning what the microbes living on their skin and in their stomachs do, how many microbes can fit on an ant’s antenna, and many other intriguing tidbits.  Ages 4-8. KLP

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By Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763673154
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Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” begins the traditional Christmas song. LeUyen Pham has illustrated this holiday classic with bright, colorful paintings which hearken to another time. As the song progresses, children and parents alike will appreciate the multi-cultural depictions of nine ladies dancing, ten lords a-leaping, eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming from all over the world. For readers who want to sing along, sheet music is included, as well as a few pages on the history of The Twelve Days of Christmas (Doubleday, $17.99). This is sure to be a holiday favorite.  Ages 3-6. KLP

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By LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385374132
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

Can you spot The Odd One Out? (Big Picture Books, $14.99). Take time to enjoy this little gem with your youngsters. Britta Teckentrup’s bold, beautiful patterns present short, visual puzzles on each page, some more challenging than others. Look closely to see which ostrich pecks at the ground, which bird gets the worm, which panda has lost its shoot of bamboo, which seal is already eating his dinner, and many more. Ages 3-6. Kerri Poore

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780763671273
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Published: Big Picture Press - March 11th, 2014

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