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Baabwaa and Wooliam (Candlewick, $16.99) are two sheep living a quiet life: Baabwaa loves to knit, and Wooliam spends most of his time reading. One day, however, they decide to set out in search of something extraordinary when they encounter a wolf in sheep’s clothing. What follows is a friendship mixed with a sprinkle of danger, as Wooliam endeavors to teach the wolf how to read. David Elliott’s clever story makes for a wonderful read-aloud, while Melissa Sweet’s layered illustrations add even more fun to this humorous tale. Ages 3-6.


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By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763660741
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

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On Nia’s sixth birthday, she brings home a very special friend: a turtle named Alfie. She teaches him her wiggle dance, introduces him to all her friends, and tells him stories every day… but Alfie just doesn’t seem to notice. After a while, Nia starts to forget about him. It’s not until the morning of her seventh birthday that she notices that Alfie is gone! Readers will love getting both Nia and Alfie’s sides of the story in Thyra Heder’s charming new picture book Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared (Abrams, $17.95). Ages 3-6.


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ISBN: 9781419725296
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

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It Takes a Village (Simon & Schuster, $19.99) to build a playground, and it takes “every one of us to help.” Hillary Rodham Clinton reminds our youngest citizens that they are instrumental in creating a just and peaceful future,” a future that “includes all kinds of families.” Marla Frazee’s beautiful illustrations combine seamlessly with the text and demonstrate the potential for a hardworking community to achieve something beautiful. Clinton reminds readers that “when the news is grim or the odds seem long,” we must remember what we are truly fighting for. A picture book with a timely but lasting message, It Takes a Village is an essential addition to any home or library. Ages 3-7.


It Takes a Village: Picture Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481430876
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 12th, 2017