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I Am Human: A Book of Empathy Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419731655
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

A delightful children's book about compassion. Susan Verde shows how each of us is instilled with amazing qualities, yet at the same time capable of making mistakes. The book teaches how to handle our imperfections with grace. Beautiful teamwork (again) with illustrator Peter Reynolds!


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Love That Dog: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064409599
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

Sharon Creech describes the heart-felt journey of a young boy's love for his dog.  The story is told through a poetry journal with the boy's teacher.  Be prepared to shed a tear!


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If Monet Painted a Monster Cover Image
By Amy Newbold, Greg Newbold (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884487685
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 1st, 2019

This book is a  fun cross between monsters and classic art.  The illustrations have vivid colors and a cute hamster who tends to all the art supplies.  The end of the book contains a section with a brief, kid-friendly description of each artist contained within.  Fun and educational!


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Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Cover Image
By Shira Boss, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454920717
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2018

This is a true story about a young boy who finds refuge from the chaos of the city by building treehouses in the trees of Central Park.  Unfortunately, each of the treehouses is discovered and removed.  Over the course of eight years, Bob Redman builds a total of 13 treehouses in the Central Park trees! 

The author first met Bob Redman when she was looking for an arborist to help prune a tree for her!  Be sure to read the book jacket flaps for more fun facts.


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I See, I See.: (Children's Rhyming Book, Baby Shower Gift, New Baby Gift, Interactive Picture Book) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452183343
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 5th, 2019

What a clever way to introduce or discuss the topic of perspective with children!  R. Henderson has created a book that is read with two people sitting across from each other, allowing the illustrations to be viewed differently.  What one sees is not the same as what the other sees! This gem is likely to spark some good conversations!


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