How to Be a Lion

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Doubleday Books for Young Readers #ad - Nominated for the 2019 kate greenaway medal and the 2019 carnegie medal an npr best books of 2018 selection A New York Public Library Best Books of 2018 selection ★ "Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and far between these days. An amazon best children's book of the year selection From the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Max the Brave comes an inspiring and adorable picture book about a pair of unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies.

. Leonard and marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. In this timely and charming story about the importance of being true to yourself, we meet Leonard, mindfulness, and his best friend Marianne, and standing by your friends, a lion, a .

How to Be a Lion #ad - Thoughtful and provocative words to live by. School library journal "A gentle, Ferdinand-like soul. Duck. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world. Vere's fable makes a watertight—and charming—case for ignoring the pressures of conformity.

Publishers weekly "the spirit of Ferdinand the Bull is a alive and well in How to Be a Lion.

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No Boring Stories!

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Viking Books for Young Readers #ad - A kirkus reviews best picture book of 2018 a group of misfits takes a stand against sweet, boring stories in this picture book by the critically acclaimed author of the Snappsy the Alligator series, cuddly, Julie Falatko. The unpopular animals have had enough. They want to be in a picture book! Stories about mommy-loving kitties and cuddly bunnies at bedtime are boring.

Wouldn't you rather hear about yeti crabs in robo suits and fierce babirusa princesses who fight giant grape monsters?! This group of misfits has a unique story to tell, brings her signature humor to this stand-alone picture book about finding your tribe and writing the stories you want to see, but they'll never finish writing it if their over-eager bunny neighbor won't GO AWAY!Julie Falatko, critically acclaimed author of the Snappsy the Alligator books, no matter how weird or wild they are!.

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Max the Brave

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Sourcebooks Jabberwocky #ad - Verdict highly recommended. School library journal"both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max" -Publishers Weekly Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Young readers will delight in Max's mistakes, while adults will love the subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor of this new children's classic.

Praise for max the brave:"A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread. Kirkus "Full of playful humor. Enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot. Max is a kitten who chases mice. A new york times and uSA Today Bestseller!Max is a fearless kitten. There's only one problem-max doesn't know what a mouse looks like! With a little bit of bad advice, Max finds himself facing a much bigger challenge.

Max the Brave #ad - . Maybe max doesn't have to be Max the Brave all the time. Join this adventurous black cat as he very politely asks a variety of animals for help in finding a mouse. Max is a brave kitten.

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A House That Once Was

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Roaring Brook Press #ad - Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. A new york times best illustrated book!a boston globe best children's Book of 2018“Accompanied by Lane's evocative art that suggests layers of history, Fogliano's story turns this childhood scenario into a radiant poem about the mysteries of other people and the wonderfulness of home.

New york timesdeep in the woodsis a housejust a housethat once wasbut now isn’t a home. Who lived in that house? who walked down its hallways? why did they leave it, creating their own vision of those who came before, and where did they go?Two children set off to find the answers by piecing together clues found, books left behind, and discarded toys, forgotten photos, in this deeply moving tale of imagination by Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award–winning illustrator Lane Smith.

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Max and Bird

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Sourcebooks Jabberwocky #ad - But that's not what friendship is all about. Is it?with the same loveable character and bright, graphic illustrations as Max the Brave, Max and Bird is sure to delight young readers and adults alike. Praise for max the brave: "A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread. Kirkus "Full of playful humor. Enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot.

. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. Verdict highly recommended. School library journal "both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max" ―Publishers Weekly Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. The companion to the new york times and usa Today bestseller Max the Brave!When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he'd like to be friends with Bird.

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The Very Last Castle

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - While the other townspeople fear what may be locked up inside the mysterious castle, the girl finally gets up the courage to knock on the door and find out what’s really behind the gate. Every time she passes by him, she tries to catch his eye. A curious little girl watches the man who guards the last castle in town.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. A story about overcoming fear of the unknown, trying new things, and reaching out to make new friends, The Very Last Castle shows that bravery comes in packages both big and small.

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The Bell Rang

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Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - Each day is the same. Ransome. Every single morning, the overseer of the plantation rings the bell. Yet, his family remains hopeful that maybe, just maybe, despite their fear and sadness, he made it North. That he is free. Because Ben ran. Ben and the other slaves go out to work. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Every day, except one, when the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found.

An ode to hope and a powerful tribute to the courage of those who ran for freedom, The Bell Rang is a stunning reminder that our past can never be forgotten. Mama cooks. Full of grueling work and sweltering heat. A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E.

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Max at Night

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Sourcebooks Jabberwocky #ad - But something's wrong! when Max goes to say good night to the moon, it's nowhere to be found. Verdict highly recommended. School library journal"both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max" ―Publishers Weekly Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.

Unable to sleep without finishing his nighttime ritual, Max embarks on a journey to find the moon and wish it a good night. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Praise for max the brave:"A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread. Kirkus "Full of playful humor. Enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot.

Max at Night #ad - The companion to the new york times and usa today bestseller Max the Brave!Max is done being brave, and now it's time to sleep―all he has to do is say good night.

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Mixed: A Colorful Story

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) #ad - Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. When the colors decide to separate, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, is there anything that can change their minds?A Yellow, tolerance, a Blue, and embracing differences. In the beginning, there were three colors. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.

. The reds, thought-provoking picture book from Arree Chung, and the blues all think they're the best in this vibrant, the yellows, with a message of acceptance and unity. Reds, yellows, and Blues. All special in their own ways, all living in harmony―until one day, a Red says "Reds are the best!" and starts a color kerfuffle.

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Ocean Meets Sky

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - Every time he looks out his window it’s a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. He’ll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself! And when he arrives, just maybe, maybe, he’ll find something he didn’t know he was looking for.

Finn’s grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float. Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Young readers will be captivated. The washington post from the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

Ocean Meets Sky #ad - It’s a good day for sailing.

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Library Lion

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Candlewick 9780763637842 #ad - A reminder that sometimes, there is a good reason to break the rules. Michelle knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers. And you must be quiet. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. No running allowed. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. Candlewick Press MA. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.

Library Lion #ad - . There aren't any rules about lions in the library. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. This winsome pairing of text and illustration is a natural for storytime.

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