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“Pit, pit, pit,” the snow falls. Bundle up, put on your warm outside clothes, and “shhh…let’s go,” because it’s the First Snow (Chronicle, $16.99). Author/illustrator Bomi Park details the delight of a little girl’s first experience of the most magical part of winter, from the wonder of the first flake to waking up the next morning to see the world blanketed in white. After grabbing her winter essentials, she heads outside with her puppy companion and steadily builds a snowman, “slow, slow, slow.” With arresting yet intimate black-and-white illustrations that invite readers to lose themselves in the quiet beauty of the pages, this picture book is sure to be a winter favorite. Ages 4-6.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781452154725
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 6th, 2016

Staff Pick

Author Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Arthur Howard have joined forces one last time to create the final installment of the beloved Mr. Putter & Tabby series. In their last escapade, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby become a bit restless during the winter months: “things [are] a little slow,” and their favorite napping place, the hammock, is buried under a pile of snow. Luckily, with the help of their daring neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke, Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99) and find a way to enjoy the cold in this delightful winter read. Ages 5-8.

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By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780152064273
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

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In the delightfully quirky sequel to Wolf and Dog, Wolf decides to get a new book from the library to show that he is smarter than his canine friend. It turns out, however, that What Dog Knows (Gecko, $16.99) is vast. Fact and fiction merge in this comical mixture of story, information, and comprehension quizzes. With topics ranging from bones to pirates, Dog and Wolf go back and forth from one subject to the next with their signature hijinks and humor. Author Sylvia Vanden Heede and illustrator Marije Tolman have created another wonderfully unique chapter book for emerging readers. Ages 6-9.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781776570362
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Gecko Press - August 2016

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