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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Sarah Jacoby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: literary, women, books & libraries

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight MoonThe Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby.

What is important about Margaret Wise Brown?

In  …

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A Velocity of Being

Letters to A Young Reader

edited by Maria Popova & Claudia Bedrick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: books & libraries

In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustra …

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Let's Read!

by Carol McDougall & Shanda LaRamee-Jones
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: books & libraries

Let's Read! brings parents, babies and books together to celebrate the joys of reading. This latest book in the popular Baby Steps series shows the many ways babies engage with books at different ages and stages, from looking and listening to pointing at pictures and choosing their bedtime books. See the foundation of reading build, from a newborn …

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BookSpeak!

Poems About Books

by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: books & libraries

A collection of wacky, whimsical poems about books and all the treasures they contain.Laura Purdie Salas, the acclaimed author ofStampede!,is back with another collection of wild and weird, wacky and winsome poems about all the magic to be found on a single bookshelf. InBookSpeak!,each poem gives voice to a group that seldom gets a voice . . . the …