The perfect companion to The Quiet Book, The Loud Book by Deborah Underwood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $12.99) presents just the right moments to define certain special kinds of loudness, from “deafening silence loud” to “fireworks loud” to “dropping your lunch tray loud.” Renata Liwska’s furry illustrations add warmth and gentleness to Underwood’s text. You will spend time contemplating life’s stop-and-think moments, from minor to momentous, with these two complementary books. Ages 4-6. KLP
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By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547390086
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2011

Every small child has cried out “Mine!” (Knopf, $16.99) on more than a few occasions. Shutta Crum relies on just this word and charming illustrations by Patrice Barton to create a series of humorous and realistic scenarios involving two toddlers learning to share. Ages 2-4. KLP
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By Shutta Crum, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375863462
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2012

For a boy destined to die at 14, THE DEATH-DEFYING PEPPER ROUX (HarperCollins, $16.95) has an uncanny ability to survive. Pepper begins his escape from death by impersonating his drunken father as a ship captain, where he quickly learns that people see only what they want to. Whether selling sausages, fabricating newspaper articles, or signing up for the Foreign Legion, Pepper Roux lives every day as if it were his last. Will Geraldine McCaughrean let him outlive his destined demise? Ages 11-14. KLP
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ISBN: 9780061836657
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Published: HarperCollins - January 19th, 2010