Picture books and graphic novels! Informally requested by @jaidub
  1. Snail, Where Are You?--Tomi Ungerer
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    All pictures, each including swirly snail-shell details. One of my favorite illustrators.
  2. We Dig Worms!--Kevin McCloskey
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    A new Toon Book about how cool and helpful worms are. All illustrations done on brown grocery bags.
  3. Madame Martine Breaks the Rules--Sarah S. Brannen
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    She brings her cute dog to the Louvre!
  4. The Bureau of Misplaced Dads--Eric Veille and Pauline Martin
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    Silly and fun. Kids Can Press is releasing some amazing stuff!
  5. Polar Bear Night--Lauren Thompson and Stephen Savage
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    Chosen from a bedtime book display. Wintery and cozy.
  6. The Goodbye Book--Todd Parr
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    We read this before nap when we got home. Would be a great choice for kids (or anyone, frankly) dealing with the loss of a loved one.
  7. Owl Babies--Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson
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    Classic. Love the fine lines of the illustrations.
  8. The Nonsense Show--Eric Carle
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    Amusing and colorful with rhyming text.
  9. Stone Soup--Jon J. Muth
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    Not the first time we've checked this one out. The traditional tale told in Buddha story fashion (Muth did Zen Shorts and other books featuring Stillwater the panda). Three traveling monks teach a village that you become rich through sharing. Beautiful watercolor illustrations.
  10. Brave Irene--William Steig
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    A new Steig for us. Seasonal!
  11. Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock and Roll--Holly George-Warren and Laura Levine
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    Biographies of pioneers from Fats Domino to Wanda Jackson.
  12. Ariol--Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavant
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    A few volumes from this graphic novel series translated from French. Ariol is a suburban blue donkey who wears glasses and has a crush on a cow in his class.
  13. Pippi Fixes Everything--Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman
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    Some weird translations in this comic collection, but we ❤️Pippi!
  14. Wonderland--Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew
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    A graphic novel that tells the story of Mary Ann, the girl for whom the White Rabbit mistook Alice. My Alice-loving kid really likes this. Not the first time she has checked this out.