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Sparky

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By Jenny Offill, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375870231
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - March 11th, 2014

What pet doesn't need to be walked bathed or fed? A sloth! But the sloth doesn't seem to do very much. Is it really the perfect pet? A sweet picture book with lovely illustrations. If you've always wanted a pet, this book is for you! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Troll Swap

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780763671013
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Published: Nosy Crow - March 11th, 2014

Timothy Limpet is a tidy troll. Tabitha Lumpit is a loopy girl. Neither fits in, until they decide to switch places! Delightful wordplay and colorful illustrations makes this a story time favorite. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Gluten-Free and Vegan Pie

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Pie: More than 50 Sweet and Savory Pies to Make at Home Cover Image
By Jennifer Katzinger, Charity Burggraaf (Photographs by)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781570618680
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sasquatch Books - August 20th, 2013

Downright delectable pies and tarts that are perfect for people with allergies and other dietary restrictions. Includes recipes for sweet pies, savory pies, and even hand pies! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Good-Pie Party

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$17.99
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ISBN: 9780545448703
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 25th, 2014

Posy is moving. She doesn't want to pack and she definitely doesn't want to say "good-bye." In an attempt to cheer themselves up, Posy and her friends bake a pie. Pie is so good and so sweet...if they can't say good-bye, they could have a good-pie party instead. A sweet book about good friends and moving away, with lovely, expressive illustrations. The perfect going away gift- of you pair it with a pie! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Hi, Koo!

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By Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780545166683
Published: Scholastic Press - February 25th, 2014

Travel with through the seasons with the the buoyant panda Koo and his friends. Haikus describe special moments during each season, accompanied by stunning watercolor illustrations. Jon Muth creates a book of seasonal haikus to complement his Zen series and celebrate the seasons. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The New Sweater

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By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399257674
Published: Philomel Books - May 24th, 2012

I'm so glad the Hueys will have their own series! The Hueys are simple creatures who all look alike and who all like to do the same things (though they may do them differently). But when Rupert knits himself a bright orange sweater, the Hueys suddenly have to deal with something different. But when everyone decides to be different, what does different even mean? Jeffers has created a deceptively simple book that questions what it means to be unique. For classrooms or storytimes, try pairing it with Mo Willems' Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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