May Picks - Raising Passionate Readers

Be Quiet! Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484731628
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 4th, 2017

All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picturebook. One that’s visually stimulating! With scenic pictures! And style! He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just WON’T. STOP. TALKING.

 
Children and adults alike will chuckle at this comedic take on bookmaking from acclaimed author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.


Carrot and Pea: An Unlikely Friendship Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544868427
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 4th, 2017

Colin is tall. He’s orange. He's a carrot! He’s nothing like Lee, a round green pea. He can’t do any of the things Lee and his pea pals can do. How can Colin and Lee ever be friends? A charming celebration of embracing differences and standing out in a crowd.


A Letter to My Teacher Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375868450
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - April 4th, 2017

This funny, touching picture book –the perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacher– celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or the end of the school year.

Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.


If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song Cover Image
By Luke Reynolds, Jeff Mack (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101937402
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - April 18th, 2017

A father’s love for his son goes zoom, swoosh, vroom, boom! in this energetic, adventurous, and action-packed tribute to fathers and sons. Great for Father’s Day or any day with Dad.

The bond between a father and his son is as powerful as a rocket ship blasting into space, a giant whale splashing across the ocean, and booming, colorful fireworks lighting up the night sky. Celebrating that one-of-a-kind relationship between Dad and his favorite little guy, If My Love Were a Fire Truck is a rhyming love song from fathers to sons that will become a cherished part of their lives for many years to come.

“This bedtime story reassures and entertains. A guaranteed hit for vehicle lovers.”—School Library Journal

“An opening for parent-child pairs to use their own imaginations to see where love will take them.”—Kirkus


The Giant Jumperee Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227972
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Two celebrated creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up in this jaunty animal fable for fans of The Gruffalo and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a strange voice coming from inside his burrow. “I’m the GIANT JUMPEREE and I’m scary as can be!” shouts the stranger. Alarmed, Rabbit runs off to find his neighbor Cat to get rid of the unwelcome guest. But when Cat approaches the burrow, the Jumperee scares her off too. Soon, the whole neighborhood has tried to help, but Rabbit, Cat, Bear, and Elephant are no match for the Giant Jumperee. When Mama Frog arrives, though, she knows just what to do—and the animals are in for a big surprise.


Dr. Twelfth Cover Image
By Adam Hargreaves, Adam Hargreaves (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780515158496
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Published: Penguin Young Readers Licenses - April 25th, 2017

These mashup storybooks combine the whimsical storytelling of Doctor Who with the humor, color, and simplicity of classic Hargreaves style.

An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Missy reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves.


Dr. Fourth Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780515158472
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Published: Penguin Young Readers Licenses - April 25th, 2017

An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, and the Daleks reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves.


Dr. First Cover Image
By Adam Hargreaves, Adam Hargreaves (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780515158465
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Published: Penguin Young Readers Licenses - April 25th, 2017

An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the First Doctor and the Cybermen reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves.


Dr. Eleventh Cover Image
By Adam Hargreaves, Adam Hargreaves (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780515158489
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Published: Penguin Young Readers Licenses - April 25th, 2017

An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor and River Song reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves.


Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374302818
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - April 11th, 2017

A charming, funny, interactive picture book that is ideal for picky eaters and animal lovers alike.

Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things:

1. To be your favorite animal.
2. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book.

But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one—with a little help from you!—he discovers that it's not so bad after all.


A Time to ACT: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech Cover Image
By Shana Corey, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735842755
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Published: Northsouth Books - April 4th, 2017

Acclaimed author Shana Corey and New York Times Best Illustrated, Caldecott Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning artist R. Gregory Christie deliver a fresh look at President John F. Kennedy and his relationship with the civil rights movement.

From prominent leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson to children and teenagers, it was the people speaking out and working for civil rights through sits-ins, freedom rides, and marches who led John F. Kennedy to take a stand.

And with his June 11, 1963, civil rights address, he did.

This is the story of JFK—from his childhood to the events that led to his game-changing speech and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Corey and Christie offer a deeply human look at our country’s thirty-fifth president, underscoring how each one of us, no matter who we are, have the power to make a difference.

With quotes from JFK’s speeches, detailed back matter, and a thought-provoking author’s note, this biography—in time for what would be JFK's 100th birthday—offers a sensitive look at a tumultuous time in history and compelling questions about effecting positive change today.