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Gather your little ones close for Jane Yolen’s retellings of fairy tales and folklore from Africa, Russia, South Korea, and elsewhere with Once There Was A Story: Tales From Around The World, Perfect For Sharing (Simon & Schuster, $19.99), enriched by Jane Dyer’s charismatic illustrations.

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By Jane Yolen, Jane Dyer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416971726
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - November 21st, 2017

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For some holiday cheer, cozy up to A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Holiday House, $14.95). The new gift edition of this classic Dylan Thomas tale, illustrated by Caldecott-winner Trina Schart Hyman, will surround you and yours with the warmth of Christmases long ago and far away.

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By Dylan Thomas, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823438709
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Published: Holiday House - October 17th, 2017

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What sound does a bubble bath make? What do berries feel like? Author K.L. Going answers these questions and more in this noisy story for young listeners that explores the five senses and emphasizes the familiar sounds of everyday activities. With bare feet in the grass and a wagon ride over rough gravel, we hear Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump! (Beach Lane, $17.99) as plump blueberries are collected for an afternoon of baking and family time. Berries bump and the oven clunks. Chairs slunk and dishes dunk. Bath time glunks and bedtime lumps as a messy, rattling day is soon cleaned up. Illustrator Simone Shin depicts the heart-bursting happiness of childhood that may persuade us all to get a little silly. Ages 3-6.


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By K.L. Going, Simone Shin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442434141
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 26th, 2017