November Picks - Picture Books

City Mouse, Country Mouse Cover Image
By Maggie Rudy, Maggie Rudy (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627796163
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 24th, 2017

With remarkably detailed and beautifully crafted dioramas, Maggie Rudy retells the classic tale of the city mouse and the country mouse with a new twist.

Country mouse Tansy is out picking berries when she comes upon visiting city mouse William Gray. They become fast friends, and Tansy returns to the city with Will for an adventure. But city life doesn't suit Tansy, so she returns to the country alone. Apart, neither friend is happy—so they meet in the middle and decide to settle in a little one-café town. And there they live mousily ever after! A beautiful picture book retelling of a classic folktale and a celebration of friendship.


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Cover Image
By L. Frank Baum, Charles Santore (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780762463138
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - October 17th, 2017

This classic Christmas story about the origins of Santa has been updated with a more timeless feel and illustrated by an award-winning illustrator.

Santa Claus hasn't always lived at the North Pole . . .

In this lushly illustrated picture book, artist Charles Santore beautifully reimagines L. Frank Baum's 1902 magical tale of Christmas. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus takes the reader on the fantastical fairy tale journey of St. Nick being raised by woodland fairies, finding flying reindeer, building trinkets and toys, and receiving the gift of immortality. In the spectacular tradition of The Wizard of Oz, this story will be a holiday favorite for years to come.


The Little House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328741943
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 10th, 2017

Seventy-five years ago, Virginia Lee Burton created The Little House, and since then generations of readers have been enchanted by the story of this happy home and her journey from the pleasures of nature to the bustling city, and back again.  

In celebration of this beloved classic’s seventy-fifth anniversary, this special edition features a beautiful set of window cling stickers—perfect for decorating your own "Little House"—and free downloadable audio (access code printed inside the book).


Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316315234
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

When Rory the Dinosaur starts to get excited for Christmas, he notices that his island home doesn't exactly have the best trees around for a festive holiday feel. So he and his dad set out to decorate their home the best way they can--but without the perfect tree Rory is worried that Christmas will be ruined! Can Rory and his friends save the spirit of the season?

Comic artist Liz Climo looks at the true meaning of the holidays--spending time with friends and having the love and support of your family--even in a place without any snow or evergreens to speak of.


Good Day, Good Night Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062383105
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Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2017

A modern-day classic! From beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown comes a recently discovered story featuring her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that’s brought to glorious life by New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long.

When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it’s time for the little bunny to say goodnight. Goodnight, kitty. Goodnight, bear. Goodnight, people everywhere.

 


After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626726826
Availability: Backordered
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's picture book about the aftermath of Humpty Dumpty's famous fall—and Humpty's determination to overcome his fear to reach great new heights.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after

This captivating picture book from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher who loves to be high up on the city wall. But after his fall, Humpty is terrified of heights and can no longer do his favorite things. He finally pulls together the courage to climb back up the wall. In a surprise twist, Humpty transforms, turning into a magnificent bird, and learns that sometimes you have to fall . . . before you can fly.


You're All Kinds of Wonderful Cover Image
By Nancy Tillman, Nancy Tillman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250113764
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 3rd, 2017


The beloved, bestselling Nancy Tillman returns with a picture book celebrating what makes every child special in their own way.


We’re not all the same. Thank goodness we’re not.
Life would be boring, and I mean—a lot.

And so, when we’re born, we’re supplied at the start with our own bells and whistles to set us apart.

Think of your bells as the things you do best
Things tucked away in your own treasure chest.

Not only are we loved, but we are all also special. Once again, Nancy Tillman takes a universal truth and makes it accessible for readers young and old, as children and animals lovingly interact.

 


My Journey to the Stars Cover Image
By Scott Kelly, Andre Ceolin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524763770
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was the first to spend an entire year in space! Discover his awe-inspiring journey in this fascinating picture book memoir that takes readers from Scott’s childhood as an average student to his record-breaking year among the stars.

Scott Kelly wasn’t sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. He struggled in school and often got in trouble with his twin brother, Mark.

Then one day Scott discovered a book about test pilots and astronauts that set him on a new path.

His new focus led him to fly higher and higher, becoming first a pilot and then an astronaut, along with his brother—the first twin astronauts in history. But his greatest accomplishment of all was commanding the International Space Station and spending nearly a year in space, which set the record for the longest spaceflight by an American.

This story of an ordinary boy who grew up to do extraordinary things is perfect for children, fans of Scott’s adult book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, aspiring astronauts, and anyone who has ever tried to defy the odds. It will amaze and inspire you.