The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Jerry Pinkney

Staff Pick

Author/illustrator icon Jerry Pinkney has created a gorgeous rendition of the classic Norwegian folktale The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Little, Brown, $17.99). A tweak to the ending, however, might surprise those anticipating the troll’s predicted demise. . Ages 4-7.

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ISBN: 9780316341578
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2017

Crocodile Tears - Andre Francois

Staff Pick

First published in 1956, André François’s clever story of the derivation of the term Crocodile Tears (Enchanted Lion, $16.95) features a reptilian protagonist who is sly and somewhat manipulative, but also extremely endearing. Ages 4-7.

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By André François (Created by)
ISBN: 9781592702275
Availability: Backordered
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 14th, 2017

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter - Eugenie Doyle, Becca Stadtlander

Staff Pick

With vibrant colors and nostalgic imagery, the pages of Sleep Tight Farm (Chronicle, $16.99) feature a cornucopia of autumnal delights. A rural family moves through the careful process of “putting the farm to bed” for the winter: harvesting and canning fruits and vegetables, ensuring the safety and comfort of the farm animals, and preparing the family home for the winter chill and holiday celebrations. Eugenie Doyle’s simple descriptions pair with Becca Stadtlander’s charmingly intricate illustrations to turn mundane chores into pleasant family rituals. The narrator wishes a short, but very sweet “good night” to the characters and settings in each vignette, enticing little readers to “sleep tight” with their own loved ones nearby. Ages 3-7.

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By Eugenie Doyle, Becca Stadtlander (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452129013
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 2nd, 2016