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The Animal Book

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The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547557991
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Published: Clarion Books - October 29th, 2013

This visual encyclopedia of life on Earth is a wonder of a volume, starting with a comprehensive Tree of Life, then launching into each classification with exquisite photographs and simple text. The perfect book for a child to get lost in on a snowy day. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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Maps Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763668969
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Published: Big Picture Press - October 8th, 2013

A lavish, visual feast for everyone! Places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, borders, cities, rivers and peaks from every region on the planet. I highly recommend this absorbing volume; you'll spend many hours discovering the world we live in. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

The Fort That Jack Built

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By Boni Ashburn, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419707957
Availability: Special Order
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

An exuberant tale of young Jack and his trials maintaining the fort built with borrowed items. With his trusty dog, Jack forges a castle that is disassembled by his family - all but grandma who is more than willing to share. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Mouse House Tales

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ISBN: 9781609050504
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Published: Blue Apple Books - October 22nd, 2013

The perfect introduction to chapter books for young readers, with the perfect mix of text and lovely illustrations for those who want to graduate from picture books but still enjoy illustrations to help the story along. Mouse is a most charming and welcoming character. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

The Silver Button

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By Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763664374
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2013

This entire book takes place in a single moment as a child adds a silver button to a drawing, her brother takes his first step, their mother plays a note from a penny whistle. Graham illustrates the magic of a moment with grace, kindness and an element of simplicity. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Come Back, Moon

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By David Kherdian, Nonny Hogrogian (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442458871
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 15th, 2013

A lovely tale of a very bright moon and the bear who decides to steal it because he cannot sleep in its fullness and brightness. However, the other animals miss the moon and the lovely glow that helps them navigate the night. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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