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Kate's Top 10 Current Children's Books

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316199988
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is the Caldecott winner for 2015.


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As an Oak Tree Grows Cover Image
By G. Brian Karas, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252334
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 11th, 2014

This book belongs in every young child's hands. It encourages an understanding of  history- the passage of time and how things change through nature and human hands.


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The Black Rabbit Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780763657147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 22nd, 2013

Follow Rabbit and his shadow through the story and then return to the inner covers to map his journey.  This book provides an early introduction to map skills.


The Circus Ship Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763630904
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 22nd, 2009

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The Grasshopper & the Ants Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316400817
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015

This is a compassionate and poetic telling of the old fable with Caldecott medalist Jerry Pinkney's artwork.  Don't miss his other contributions to the world of children's lit- The Lion & the Mouse and The Tortoise & the Hare. 


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A House in the Woods Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763652777
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - November 8th, 2011

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Locomotive Cover Image
By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416994152
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books - September 3rd, 2013

Locomotive is the 2014 Caldecott winner. The detail of a train ride across the country is wonderous.


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Mama Built a Little Nest Cover Image
By Jennifer Ward, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442421165
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - March 18th, 2014

Mama Built a Little Nest, written in rhyming verse, introduces the child to the different types of nests that different species of birds build.  The illustrations are clean and crisp with addtitional text on each page which adds to ones knowledge about the bird represented.  A good bedtime book as it ends with the child curling up in ones own 'nest' for sleep.


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Miss Rumphius: Story and Pictures Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140505399
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - November 6th, 1985

This book inspires and empowers girls to think and act upon where they would like to go, what they would like to do, and how they can make the world more beautiful.


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Mr. Wuffles! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780618756612
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - October 1st, 2013

Mr. Wuffles is a Caldecott Notable for 2014.   When we first got Mr. Wuffles in the store as a galley the pages weren't in order. What fun to sequence a near-wordless book! It is still one of my favorites giving the child (and adult) the opportunity to decipher the story through the pictures. 




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