October Picks: Raising Passionate Readers

Click, Clack, Surprise! Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470315
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Published: Atheneum Books - September 6th, 2016

Little Duck learns how to celebrate his birthday with a little help from all the other animals on the farm in this charming picture book from the award-winning duo, Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Happy first birthday, Little Duck!

Everyone wants to look their best for the party. But Little Duck has never had a birthday before—so how better to learn how to prepare than to do what all the other animals do! The sheep trim their wool—so Little Duck trims her feathers. The pigs need a mud bath—so Little Duck quish and quashes, too. All over the barnyard Little Duck snips, slurps, squishes, and shimmy shakes herself ready until...WHOOPS! It’s party picture time—and Little Duck is a big mess. No matter—it’s not something Farmer Brown’s frosted maple cake can’t fix!


How This Book Was Made Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423152200
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 6th, 2016

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.

New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way! Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.


I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.


No Fair! No Fair! and Other Jolly Poems of Childhood Cover Image
By Calvin Trillin, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545825788
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Published: Orchard Books - September 27th, 2016

The first children's poetry collection by award-winning writer Calvin Trillin -- illustrated by acclaimed illustrator Roz Chast!

"I know this shot will guard me from the measles and the mumps --
Diseases that could leave me with two different kinds of lumps.
I'm glad the stuff that's in the shot will keep me safe from harm,
But can't they put the needle into someone else's arm?
If so, my older sister is the person I'd prefer.
Could Jenny get this shot for me? I've done so much for her."

Get ready to laugh out loud with Calvin Trillin's first collection of poems for children (and nearby grown-ups). Enjoy the whimsical cartoon illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Roz Chast as you find out if Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother.

Inspired by some of Calvin Trillin's real-life experiences, No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood celebrates the humor of familiar everyday topics.


Christmas in the Barn Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Anna Dewdney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062379863
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Published: HarperCollins - September 20th, 2016

Beloved Vermont Illustrator!

A reissue of the Margaret Wise Brown classic Christmas story, with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator Anna Dewdney

When Christmas in the Barn was first published in 1952, it demonstrated all Margaret Wise Brown’s mastery at skillfully fashioning a truly childlike interpretation of the Nativity story. This beautiful full-color edition, with new art by bestselling illustrator Anna Dewdney, will delight generations of new readers.