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Leaping Lemmings! by John Briggs - Book Review

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By John Briggs, Nicola Slater (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781454918196
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 6th, 2016

Larry is very independent - you won’t find him jumping off of a cliff behind his fellow lemmings. As he endeavors to teach this brood to think for themselves and avoid making terrible group decisions, he remains true to himself, the real charm of this wonderfully inventive tale. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Oskar Loves... by Britta Teckentrup - Book Review

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ISBN: 9783791372709
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Published: Prestel Junior - October 25th, 2016

A charming book about the vast amount of things Oskar loves. The simple, boldly colored illustrations are beautiful and full of expression and emotion. The story is an opportune moment to engage young ones by asking, “What do you love?” ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780241249437
Published: Warne - November 1st, 2016

A lovely tribute by 32 contemporary illustrators celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. Inspired by their favorite tales and characters, these notable and award-winning artists relate to us how her work inspired them as they reinterpret her world. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

The Annotated Alice

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By Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner (Editor), John Tenniel (Illustrator), Mark Burstein (Editor)
ISBN: 9780393245431
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2015

Originally published in 1980, this expanded edition will delight die-hard and novice fans alike. Among the many compelling features are rarely seen illustrations, new annotations, and a filmography of every Alice-related film. This is the perfect celebration of Lewis Carroll’s legacy. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Sad, the Dog

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By Sandy Fussell, Tull Suwannakit (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763678265
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2015

Despite the title & lonely beginning, Sad, the Dog is a heartwarming story of a pup who finds his place in the world with a boy named Jack who becomes his master & best friend. Ages 4-7. ~Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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