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Deer Dancer

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By Mary Lyn Ray, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442434219
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Published: Beach Lane Books - May 6th, 2014

A young girl meets a deer as she dances in a meadow near the woods. They begin to dance together, each one responding to the movements of the other. Together, they practice their dances. Light and movement flit across each of Stringer's illustrations, capturing the movement of trees, deer, and girl. A celebration of movement in nature, and the astonishing connections of dance. Brava! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Pardon Me

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By Daniel Miyares, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442489974
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 17th, 2014

A tragicomedy in the spirit of Jon Klassen's hat books, Pardon Me features a bird whose perch is crowded by other animals. The bird finally loses his temper- and the crowd. But it turns out his perch isn't what he may have thought... Exuberant colors splash across each page in this hilariously tragic picture book. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


This Is a Moose

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316213608
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

An enterprising mallard is attempting to film a documentary about a moose. But the moose refuses to act like a normal moose. Is there any animal that will behave normally for this documentary? A hilarious book with energetic illustrations- pick it up for a rip-roaring story time. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Promise

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By Nicola Davies, Laura Carlin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763666330
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2014

In a dark, dirty city, a hungry girl tries to steal a bag from an old lady. The lady relinquishes the bag only when the girl promises "to plant them." The result is a life changing journey for the girl, one that Miss Rumphius would approve of. A striking story for all ages that shows how a simple act can change the world. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Where's Mommy?

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780375844232
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 11th, 2014

In this follow-up to Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary both Maria and Mouse Mouse are looking for their mothers. They both search their homes until there's only one place left to look-- and it's the same place! Detailed illustrations call for repeat readings and attentive children will find much to remark upon as they compare the human and mouse families. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


At the Same Moment, Around the World

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ISBN: 9781452122083
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 11th, 2014

You can travel around the world in an instant but take as long as you wish to do so. Perrin shows readers what's happening around the world in a single moment. A fold out map and information on time zones and timekeeping round out this spectacular book. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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