Young Reader

We are big fans of the recent book Safari, in which cheetahs seemingly bound off the page and elephants appear to flap their ears, all thanks to Photicular technology. The visuals get even more amazing in the new Photicular book, Ocean. Take a dive and experience an underwater world where you come face-to-face with swaying sea horses, glow-in-the-dark fish, and even a gulping sand tiger shark—all without getting wet. Truly spectacular and perfect for any age.  --Flannery

By Carol Kaufmann, Dan Kainen (Created by)
ISBN: 9780761180517
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 7th, 2014

If you have a child who wants to understand why the leaves change color so gloriously, this is the perfect book. In simple terms, it explains how the process works, and its beautiful illustrations make Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf as pleasant to look at as it is educational. Ages 4+


ISBN: 9780152661977
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 15th, 1991

Fletcher the fox is worried. Leaves just keep falling off his favorite tree, and he doesn’t know how to help! Luckily for Fletcher, once winter comes, he’s in for an exciting surprise. This is a delightful book, and Fletcher may be the most adorable fox ever. Ages 4+


By Julia Rawlinson, Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061573972
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Published: HarperTrophy - August 26th, 2008

This book is the amusing tale of a young girl and her squash. Sophie loves her friend the squash, and takes it with her everywhere. Her parents become concerned as the squash begins to do what squashes do if not cooked, but Sophie cannot be convinced that she needs to leave her friend behind. Funny and sweet, Sophie’s Squash builds to a satisfying (and realistic) conclusion. Ages 4+


By Pat Zietlow Miller, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780307978967
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - August 6th, 2013

Fall is graced by many cold, clear nights—perfect nights for spotting owls. In this poetic book, a man and his daughter walk far out into the quiet night woods, searching for owls under a full moon. This book is a classic, and reading it, it’s easy to understand why. The simple grace of the prose and the beautiful illustrations makes this book perfect for reading out loud. Ages 3+


By Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399214578
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Published: Philomel Books - October 23rd, 1987

Maple Hill Farm is in Vermont, an area that gets seasons in a way that we do not. In this charming book, readers follow a year in the life of the Provensen family farm, month by month. Filled with wonderful illustrations, this is a great book for learning about the seasons, as well as life on a working farm. Ages 4+


ISBN: 9780689845000
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - December 2001

Everyone knows Roald Dahl was a bit twisted, so who better to compile a book of ghost stories? Dahl read 749 scary stories before selecting the ones for this collection, and his thoroughness paid off. Super creepy and spooky, this book is perfect for kids who really do want to be scared. Ages 12+


By Roald Dahl (Editor)
ISBN: 9780374518684
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 1984

If you aren’t familiar, Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday honoring the departed. Celebrations include building altars and visiting the graves of the deceased and leaving gifts or favorite foods. This bright little book follows a family in a small Mexican town as they make preparations for the night’s graveyard walk. Not only is this book beautiful, but it’s a great introduction to a fantastic holiday! Ages 4+


By Tony Johnston, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152024468
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2000

Patrick McDonnell, the author/illustrator of staff favorite Me, Jane and the comic strip Mutts, has an easily identifiable illustration style and a sweet, silly sense of humor. Both talents are on display in this charming book. Three little monsters live in a dark castle above a frightened town. One day, they decide to build the biggest monster ever, but the results are not what they expected. In the end—thanks to one not so monstrous monster and some jelly donuts—the little monsters learn to appreciate the little things in life. This is an absolutely adorable book. Ages 4+


ISBN: 9780316045476
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

Our young hero has a nightmare in his closet, and one night he decides it’s time to confront his nightmare, and waits up to catch it. When he does, he gets quite a surprise! This is a delightful picture book that seems scary but isn’t, and teaches the important lesson that sometimes something that seems frightening really isn’t. This is a complete classic, and I enjoy it every time I read it. Ages 3+

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By Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780140547122
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Published: Puffin Books - May 1992



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