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2016 Gift Books for Young Kids

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Bookjacket for  Ada Twist, scientist

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Ada Twist, scientist Ada Twist, scientist / Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts
Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Bookjacket for  Are we there yet?

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? / Dan Santat
"A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discovers time moves faster or slower depending on how bored he is."--

Bookjacket for  Be who you are

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Be who you are Be who you are / Todd Parr
Picture book encouraging kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.

Bookjacket for  Best frints in the whole universe

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Best frints in the whole universe Best frints in the whole universe / Antoinette Portis
Extraterrestrials meet wordplay in this friendship story.

Bookjacket for A Child of books

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A Child of books A Child of books / Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.

Bookjacket for  Excellent Ed

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Excellent Ed Excellent Ed / Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent, except Ed the dog, who is determined to find something at which he, too, can excel.

Bookjacket for  Giant squid

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Giant squid Giant squid / Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann, [illustrator]
The giant squid is so mysterious. This picture book has beautiful illustrations and it also has an interesting article at the end. Did you know squid can grow 30 feet or longer?

Bookjacket for  Hap-pea all year!

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Hap-pea all year! Hap-pea all year! / Keith Baker
In rhyming text, a group of happy green peas celebrates the special holidays of each month, and the passing seasons.

Bookjacket for  Henry wants more!

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Henry wants more! Henry wants more! / Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes
Whether spending time with Papa, singing songs with Grandma, playing games with Lucy, or racing with Charlie, toddler Henry wears his family out until bedtime, when Mama is the one who wants more.

Bookjacket for  Into the snow

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Into the snow Into the snow / Yuki Kaneko ; illustrated by Masamitsu Saito
Expression of the sensations a day playing in the snow, ending with the warmth of home, mom and - of course - hot chocolate.

Bookjacket for  It came in the mail

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It came in the mail It came in the mail / Ben Clanton
After Liam writes to his mailbox, asking for more mail, he gets his wish, but soon he realizes that sending mail is even more fun than receiving it.

Bookjacket for  Little cat's luck

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Little cat's luck Little cat's luck / Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrations by Jennifer A. Bell
A cat searches for a home in this sweet story of love, friendship, and family.

Bookjacket for  Little Red and the very hungry lion

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Little Red and the very hungry lion Little Red and the very hungry lion / Alex T. Smith
In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, set on the African plains, Little Red realizes what the Very Hungry Lion is up to, and teaches him a lesson before generously sharing her donuts with him.

Bookjacket for  Motor Miles

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Motor Miles Motor Miles / John Burningham
Miles the dog is unruly and disobedient until Mr. Huddy makes him a car of his own, and he takes his owner Norman on driving adventures.

Bookjacket for  Next to you

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Next to you Next to you / Lori Haskins Houran ; pictures by Sydney Hanson
The cuteness of a beloved child exceeds that of adorable animals, from the softest puppy in the world even, perhaps, to a newborn giraffe.

Bookjacket for  Penguin problems

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Penguin problems Penguin problems / Jory John ; illustrated by Lane Smith
"A penguin whines about the uncontrollable problems in his life."--

Bookjacket for The Skunk

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The Skunk The Skunk / Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
What is a man to do when a skunk appears on his doorstep? Readers follow the man and skunk on a quirky, humorous adventure.

Bookjacket for The Thank you book

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The Thank you book The Thank you book / Mo Willems
"Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important"--

Bookjacket for  They all saw a cat

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They all saw a cat They all saw a cat / Brendan Wenzel
In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.

Bookjacket for The Water princess

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The Water princess The Water princess / written by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
"The story of one young girl's quest to bring clean drinking water to her African village"--
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