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Best Picture Books of 2014 for Animal Lovers

  • CHILDREN'S

    BROTHER HUGO AND THE BEAR

    APRIL 4, 2014

CHILDREN'S

BROTHER HUGO AND THE BEAR

by Katy Beebe ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler

This accurate (if abbreviated) delineation of the process of medieval manuscript bookmaking shines thanks to the fey twist... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    VANILLA ICE CREAM

    AUG. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

VANILLA ICE CREAM

by Bob Graham ; illustrated by Bob Graham

Heed Graham: Get up, get out of bed (drag a comb across your head, if you must), and go forth Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    EXTRAORDINARY JANE

    FEB. 6, 2014

CHILDREN'S

EXTRAORDINARY JANE

by Hannah E. Harrison ; illustrated by Hannah E. Harrison

A touching, delectably illustrated circus story that applauds the underdog. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    I'M A DIRTY DINOSAUR

    SEPT. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

I'M A DIRTY DINOSAUR

by Janeen Brian ; illustrated by Ann James

It is nearly impossible to look at without reading aloud, chanting aloud, and even tapping and stamping and sliding: extreme... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BREATHE

    APRIL 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

BREATHE

by Scott Magoon ; illustrated by Scott Magoon

Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WHEN AUNT MATTIE GOT HER WINGS

    SEPT. 9, 2014

CHILDREN'S

WHEN AUNT MATTIE GOT HER WINGS

by Petra Mathers ; illustrated by Petra Mathers

Lucid and insightful, Mathers presents death and grief as natural processes with compassion and great care. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THIS IS A MOOSE

    MAY 6, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THIS IS A MOOSE

by Richard T. Morris ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

A humorous—make that hysterical—homage to movies and big dreams. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WINTER BEES & OTHER POEMS OF THE COLD

    NOV. 4, 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    THREE BEARS IN A BOAT

    MAY 20, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THREE BEARS IN A BOAT

by David Soman ; illustrated by David Soman

Humorous and intelligent—and with watercolor seascapes so luminous that readers will want to jump in—this is a book to be... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GASTON

    JUNE 3, 2014

CHILDREN'S

GASTON

by Kelly DiPucchio ; illustrated by Christian Robinson

A perfect read aloud that will leave them begging for more—an absolute delight. Full review >

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