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Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild

Katie Cotton

Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures — lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras — startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature’s particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected. Ages 4 to 10.

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The Nonsense Show

Eric Carle

It’s time for fun! Inside The Nonsense Show is something playful, something silly, something downright preposterous on every spread. The inimitable Eric Carle has dedicated his latest picture book creation to one of his favorite art movements, surrealism. Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? It's nonsense. With wordplay and visual jokes galore, young readers will encounter a very different side of Eric Carle! Ages 3 to 7.

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The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

Shannon Hale

Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving, the monster alarms rings! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back, it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Ages 5 to 8.

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Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

Barbara Herkert

Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now priceless examples of African American folk art. Ages 4 to 8.

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The Story of Diva and Flea

Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi

Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery. For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France - but at no fixed address. When Flea flâneurs past Diva's courtyard one day, their lives are forever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do. Ages 6 to 8.

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