March Picks - Raising Passionate Readers

A Cat Named Swan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537444
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

Discover this beautiful pet-adoption story from Holly Hobbie, the creator of the bestselling Toot & Puddle series and one of the most treasured children’s illustrators of all time.

Beloved author-illustrator Holly Hobbie presents the story of a rescue cat’s adoption, the paradise he finds, and the transformative joy he brings to his new family. Holly Hobbie’s intricate watercolors evoke the small kitten’s hardscrabble life as powerfully as they do his blissful one. This story tugs the heartstrings and is a testament to the importance of pet adoption and the powerful ways that pets connect with their people.


Bunny's Book Club Cover Image
By Annie Silvestro, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537581
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2017

Join Bunny for a top-secret trip to the library in a story that celebrates the love of reading.

Bunny loves to sit outside the library with the kids and listen to summer story time. But when the weather gets cold and everyone moves inside, his daily dose of joy is gone. Desperate, Bunny refuses to miss out on any more reading time and devises a plan to sneak into the library at night…through the library’s book drop!

What follows is an adorable caper that brings an inquisitive, fuzzy bunny and his woodland pals up close and personal with the books they have grown to love. A warm celebration of the power of books, Bunny’s Book Club is sure to bring knowing smiles to any child, parent, teacher, bookseller, and librarian who understands the one-of-a-kind magic of reading.

“A sweet salute to reading.”—Kirkus

“Silvestro’s debut picture book is a love letter to the pleasures of reading and libraries, and Mai-Wyss’s colorful illustrations are endearing and comforting…A lovely and fun addition for every library.”—School Library Journal

“[Annie Silvestro] makes the pleasures of reading abundantly clear.”—Publishers Weekly

“Mai-Wyss’ soft, muted watercolor scenes sprinkled with charming, expressive cuddly animals is the perfect complement to Silvestro’s enchanting story about the love of books.”—Booklist


Hats Off to You! Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545474238
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 28th, 2017

Emily, Ashley, Kaitlyn, and Claire search for the perfect hats for their moms in this winning sequel to the bestselling Shoe-La-La !

Let's all go to Chez Chapeaux!

Hats and more piled high.
Which hats do we want to try?


There are hats with flowers, stripes, and bells. And hats with feathers, stars, and shells. But which ones will they choose to buy?

Pink or purple, red or white?
We think these will be just right


The girls invite you to dress up, too! Put on your favorite hat and join the fun as they unveil a very special mother-daughter surprise.

From the New York Times bestelling talent Karen Beaumont and LeUyen Pham comes a sweet sequel to share for Mother's Day or any day.


Hello, World! Backyard Bugs Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521054
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them!

Every young child loves to look at bugs. Now they can learn all about the insects in their backyards—with colors, sounds, sizes, and super-simple facts (“Chomp! A bright red ladybug munches on a leaf. Point to each of its spots.”).

Told in simple terms and featuring bright, simple, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children. And each page offers useful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.


Hello, World! Birds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521078
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them.

Every young child loves to look up at birds in the sky. Now they can learn all about a variety of birds—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts (“Peck, peck, peck! This noisy woodpecker is looking for food inside a tree trunk.”).

Told in simple terms and featuring bright, simple, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children. And each page offers useful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.


Lola Gets a Cat Cover Image
By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781580897365
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 14th, 2017

Lola wants a cat, but Mommy says taking care of a pet is a lot of work. So Lola does her homework. At the library she finds books about cats and pet care and she and Mommy learn as much as they can. She pretends her stuffed kitty is real and practices taking care of it. When the time comes, Lola is allowed to pick out her new friend at an animal shelter. With patience and care, her kitten settles in at home.

Lola is a book-loving favorite, and this delightful story is a new treasure in the series.
 


Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.

Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he’s always been a little bit different—his tusk isn’t as long, he’s not as good of a swimmer, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him! Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns. The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? But perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds.

Told with heartwarming illustrations and spare, sweet text, Jessie Sima’s debut picture book is about fitting in, standing out, and the all-encompassing love of family.


Spring for Sophie Cover Image
By Yael Werber, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451345
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 21st, 2017

From snowy days to gray skies, a little girl watches and waits and wonders, will spring ever come? And then one day…

Sophie listens and watches for the signs of spring. Day after day, the same snow is frozen outside her window and the skies above are as gray as the day before. And then Sophie thinks will spring ever come and how will I know it is here?


Malala: Activist for Girls' Education Cover Image
By Raphaele Frier, Aurelia Fronty (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897853
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world.

Malala’s courage and conviction will inspire young readers in this beautifully illustrated biography.