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By: Patricia MacLachlan
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures?  Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world’s most famous and influential artists by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper. A Neal Porter Book

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Publisher: Flying Eye Books

Young, up-and-coming illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton’s journey to Antarctica.Grill’s beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and excitement that surrounded the expedition. His impeccably researched drawings, rich with detail, fastidiously reproduce the minutiae of the expedition.Children will love examining the diagrams of the peculiar provisions and the individual drawings of each sled dog and packhorse. This book takes the academic and historical information behind the expedition and reinterprets it for a young audience.

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By: David Bar Katz
Publisher: Downtown Bookworks

The first book every comic book geek Dad will want to read to his child! And the first-ever touch-and-feel Batman book.Each of 6 spreads in this irresistibly cool package features classic Batman art and a special interactive feature. Budding Batman fans can:·        Lift-the-flap to uncover Batman’s alter-ego, Bruce Wayne·        See a glow-in-the-dark Bat-Signal·        Zoom the Batmobile with a pull-tab·        Swing Batman through Gotham City on a Batrope·        Press buttons on Batman’s computer ·        Look into a mirror to see Batman’s familiar little helper (complete with mask and Robin attire) Six touchables …

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By: Kevin Cunningham
Publisher: Childrens Pr

Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/22/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up

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By: Susan Schwake
Publisher: Quarry Books

“Susan Schwake’s Art Lab for Kids is a well-thought-out guide, making it easy to introduce art into children’s lives. Simple, clear explanations of technique, combined with inspiration from established artists, will enable children to feel successful and encouraged to explore art as a form of expression.” – Rebecca Emberley, best-selling children’s book author and illustrator “Art Lab for Kids will make a valuable contribution to the literature of children’s creative art experiences for teachers and others who believe in the value of art in the education of all children. The …

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By: Catherine O'Neill Grace
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving, with its black-hatted, silver-buckled Pilgrims; blanket-clad, be-feathered Indians; cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie; and turkey, this lushly illustrated photo-essay presents a more measured, balanced, and historically accurate version of the three-day harvest celebration in 1621.

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By: Steve Light
Publisher: Chronicle Books

The helicopter goes, “PITTATATATA PITTATATATA PITTATATATA.” The jumbo jet goes, “Wheeeeeeeee VRRRRRRRRRRUUUHHHHHHHHHMMM.” The propeller plane goes, “HUK HUK HUK WHIRRRRRRR WHIRRRRRR.” Prepare for liftoff with 8 exciting aircraft and the noises they make in this irresistible board book! The long, oversized format lends itself to the shape of the vehicles and stands out on the shelf, and the boisterous text begs to be read aloud.

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By: Angela C. Santomero
Publisher: Simon Spotlight

Wind down from a busy day and get ready for bed with Daniel Tiger in this 8×8 storybook.It’s almost time for Daniel Tiger to say goodnight, but there’s still so much to do! There’s play time and then bath time…and don’t forget tooth-brushing time! Finally it’s time to get cozy under the covers for story time and a special goodnight song. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood fans will love winding down their busy day with their favorite friend before snuggling into their own beds to say goodnight! © 2014 The Fred Rogers …

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By: Dav Pilkey
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press

It’s got FIVE times the action! FIVE times the adventure! FIVE times the Flip-O-Rama! Now you can have the first FIVE Captain Underpants books in one boxed set!Tra-La-Laaaaa! Join George and Harold on FIVE hilarious adventures with the amazing Captain Underpants, as they duel Dr. Diaper, tackle the talking toilets, clash with the crazy cafeteria ladies, plot against Professor Poopypants, and wrestle the wicked Wedgie Woman. Overflowing with humor, action, and that world-famous cheesy animation technique, Flip-O-Rama, this boxed collection will make kids laugh until soda comes out their noses.Have …

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By: Aaron Sautter
Publisher: Capstone Press

Learn how to create awesome drawings of everything from crazy monsters to monster trucks. Step-by-step instructions provide all the skills you need to create crazy robots, warriors, and whatever you can imagine.

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