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book image Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses
Alphabetabum
Vladimir Radunsky, Chris Raschka
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A picture album. An alphabet book. An Alphabetabum! Here artist and designer Radunsky (illustrator of Advice to Little Girls by Mark Twain) allows us a special viewing of his own personal collection of portraits of girls and boys from the last century. And his friend Chris Raschka (A Ball for Daisy) contributes a delightful poem imagining the life and personality of each child.

book image The Little Woman Wanted Noise
Little Woman Wanted Noise
Val Teal
Teal
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A lost classic about finding peace in the loudest of worlds, from the illustrator of The Story of Ferdinand and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Contributors: Robert Lawson

book image Hickory
Hickory
Palmer Brown
Brown
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When Hickory moves from the grandfather clock where he lives with the rest of his mouse family to the open country, he discovers friendship, the changing seasons and the sometimes joyous, sometimes melancholy, cycle of life. Hickory is not only a lovely tale, it is a field guide to the common plants and flowers of spring, summer, and autumn.

book image Cheerful
Cheerful
Palmer Brown
Brown
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Cheerful is a city mouse who spends his days frolicking in the church where he lives with his siblings, but he longs for the country, where mice run free. Palmer Brown's filigreed drawings turn this story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as the sugar-spun Easter egg that conveys Cheerful to his pastoral home.

book image Wolf Story
Wolf Story
William McCleery
McCleery
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The Wolf Story is one that never ends—if 5-year-old Michael has his way. This persistent child has an insatiable desire to hear stories about Waldo the wolf and his nemesis Rainbow the hen, and it's lucky for us that he is so persuasive. Illustrated with stunning pen-and-ink drawings by legendary designer and artist Warren Chappell.
Contributors: Warren Chappell

book image Taka-chan and I: A Dog's Journey to Japan by Runcible
Taka-chan and I
Betty Jean Lifton
Lifton
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Runcible the Weimeraner digs a hole from Cape Cod to Japan, where he discovers Taka-chan, a little girl imprisoned by a sea dragon. Runcible will do anything to free his new friend the two head to Toyko, there to answer the dragon’s challenge to find the most loyal creature in all the land.
Contributors: Eikoh Hosoe

book image Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Marjorie Winslow
Winslow
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Sure to be the only imaginary cookbook you'll ever need, whether you're entertaining garden sprites, feeding a regiment of toy soldiers, or whiling away the afternoon. “When I was about five years old, Granny gave me my first cookbook—Mud Pies and Other Recipes. Even though it was a pretend cookbook, it somehow persuaded me that real cooking must be fun.” —Sara Moulton
Contributors: Erik Blegvad

book image Three Ladies Beside the Sea
Three Ladies Beside the Sea
Rhoda Levine
Levine
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Wickedly funny and delightfully sad, Three Ladies Beside the Sea is a tale of love found, love lost, and love never-ending. Edward Gorey’s off-kilter Edwardian maidens are the perfect accompaniment to opera librettist Rhoda Levine’s lilting rhymes.
Contributors: Edward Gorey

book image The Sorely Trying Day
Sorely Trying Day
Russell and Lillian Hoban
Hoban
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What a mess! The cat is on top of the grandfather clock, the dog is barking and lunging, and all the children are squabbling and shouting. Well, who started it? Each child points to the next, and even the dog blames the cat. But the truth is another story. From the author and illustrator of the Frances books.

book image The Man Who Lost His Head
Man Who Lost His Head
Claire Huchet Bishop
Bishop
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What would you do if your head went missing? Would you replace it with a pumpkin? a parsnip? maybe a block of wood? The man who lost his head tries all of these things, but it takes a brash bold boy to save the day. This delightful tale pairs the author of The Five Chinese Brothers with the creator of Make Way for Ducklings.
Contributors: Robert McCloskey

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