“Is it enough to have feathers in all kinds of weathers?” is just one of many questions posed by a curious little boy about what life is like as a LITTLE BLACK CROW (Atheneum, $16.99). The dark contrast of the black ink crow highlights Chris Raschka’s muted, hypnotizing watercolors. This beautiful poem, written in simple, sparse language, is meant to be read out loud slowly and lyrically. All ages. KLP
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ISBN: 9780689846014
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Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - August 31st, 2010

From the author/illustrator of the much-loved Gossie & Friends series, Olivier Dunrea, comes the story of The OLD BEAR AND HIS CUB (Philomel, $16.99). In an age-old power struggle, Little Cub resists Old Bear’s attempts to keep him safe and healthy. Ultimately, he agrees to eat all his porridge, take a nap, and wear his scarf. However, the tables are turned when Old Bear catches a cold and must follow Little Cub’s instructions in order to get better. Dunrea’s beautiful, wintry illustrations enhance this sweet story. Ages 3-6. KLP
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By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399245077
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Published: Philomel Books - November 11th, 2010

This is not your ordinary farm animal book. Yes, the cow says moo, the hog says oink, and the horses say neigh. But because of WHAT THE LADYBUG HEARD (Holt, $16.99), the duck also says moo, the cats oink, and goose says neigh. Children will appreciate the clever plan hatched by the observant ladybug in Julia Donaldson’s charming mystery brightly illustrated by Lydia Monks. Ages 2-5. KLP
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By Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805090284
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2010