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Subways, sushi, bakers, and stonemasons: urban personalities and adventures await young city dwellers in a set of new board and picture books. A multigenerational team jaunts through colorful retro illustrations and the diverse wonders of metropolitan life in Cityblock (Abrams Appleseed, $16.95), the latest offering from author/illustrator duo Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo.  Ages 2-5.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721892
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

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Though smaller in size, Brian Biggs’s Tinyville Town swells with spirit. When residents of the town encounter a dramatic problem (yikes! traffic jam!), Tinyville Town Gets to Work! (Abrams Appleseed, $16.95), enlisting the help of its citizens to construct a solution. An attendant board book, Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian (Abrams Appleseed, $7.95), digs deeper into the profession of one good-hearted resident as she cares for animals from sunup to sundown. Certain to capture the attention and hearts of city kids, the books also highlight universal elements of community and will appeal to readers regardless of zip code. Ages 2-5.

Tinyville Town Gets to Work! Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721335
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Tinyville Town: I'm a Veterinarian Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781419721359
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

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Even those who know every word to “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” will benefit from a copy of Sing with Me! (Henry Holt, $16.99), a collection of traditional nursery songs. These tried-and-true songs have gotten a breath of new life thanks to interactive finger plays accompanying each song and Naoko Stoop’s cheerful illustrations, in which even the itsy-bitsy spider sports an itsy-bitsy smile. A subtle wood-grain backdrop gorgeously offsets the simple lines of Stoop’s characters, while newsprint collage peeks through bits of the painting to create a dreamy, textured effect. Thanks to its classic songs, innovative finger plays, and incomparable illustrations, Sing with Me! is a lovely gift for new parents, toddlers, and early childhood educators. Ages 1-4.

Sing with Me!: Action Songs Every Child Should Know Cover Image
By Naoko Stoop, Naoko Stoop (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805099041
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 12th, 2016

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