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Easter and Beanie Boos!

Carrots the bunny has hidden Easter eggs all around the farm. This is Blossom's first Easter though and she's excited. The only problem is she doesn't know what to expect with the egg hunt. Because of this, she has trouble finding an egg because she doesn't know where to look....

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Adaptation of the Song Jesus Loves Me

JESUS LOVES ME is based off of the song in Christian religion. It teaches that Jesus loves all of his children and that he died for our sins. The pictures are very bright and colorful. The images are well-defined by a black outline. This books is perfect...

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Changing Face Fun!

In HAPPY HALLOWEEN, a spider is going around scaring everyone! It scares a pumpkin, a ghost, a witch, and a skeleton! After the spider says boo and you turn the page, the face changes into the reaction of being scared. This is the perfect book to get...

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New Twist To A Traditional Nursery Rhyme

THE ITSY BITSY SCHOOL BUS is a fun change to the nursery rhyme "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." It follows a little school bus as he goes to school. It talks about all the fun things they do in school and that making friends isn't so scary. ...

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Look-And-Find With Hearts

I SPY LITTLE HEARTS is a cute little look-and-find for toddlers. It's in a board book format. The pictures are simple enough for them to find. The theme of this one is hearts and there are several to find throughout the book. I love the foiled cover...

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Look-And-Find With Bunnies

I SPY LITTLE BUNNIES is a cute little look-and-find for young children. It's in a board book format. The pictures are simple enough for them to find. The theme of this one is bunnies and there are several to find throughout the book. I love the foiled...

Kids Fiction
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Sarah Magsamen does it again!

PEEP, PEEP, I LOVE YOU teaches about the mommy and baby animals on a farm. It also has a foam basket of eggs on the front for a tactile experience. On every other page, there's a flap that reveals the baby animals. I love how at the...

Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer   February 20, 2019
(Updated: February 20, 2019)
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Interactive Way to Learn Animal Sounds

LIFT THE FLAP: LOOK WHO'S MOOING is fun and interactive and it teaches the sounds animals make. There's buttons on the side that play the different animal sounds and they go along with the pictures in the book. It asks who makes a sound and you open the flap to...

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The Ultimante Fantastic Beasts Fan Experience!

This book has EVERYTHING and is the ultimate, magical experience for fans of FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. There are a lot of interactive items that just make the book like newspaper articles, There's a bookmark attached to it that's a cool touch. I absolutely love...

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A Magical Coloring Book

This coloring book will take you on a magical adventure into the story THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. The pictures are detailed and so much fun to color. I especially love that some pictures feel like a real scene from the movie after you color them. It brought a different coloring...

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Humorous read about chickens who can leave messages

Farmer Otis, his wife Abby, and his children Willie and Belle love their chickens. They also have a rooster named Pedro who protects the hens from predators. They also sell the hens' eggs after writing on it the name of who laid it. But their chickens are special and they...

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All About Polar Bears

SEA BEAR teaches about how polar bears live and survive. It teaches how they're patient, what they eat, and that they aren't land bears. When the summer comes and the ice thins, the polar bear must travel elsewhere to live. The life of a polar bear isn't...

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The First Puerto Rican Librarian in New York

PLANTING STORIES teaches about the "story seeds" Pura Belpre planted during her time and how they influenced today's world. Pura Belpre was the first Puerto Rican Librarian in New York. She was also an amazing storyteller and she wanted to share them with everyone around the world. It goes through...

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The Importance of Being You

"You have your own spirit, unparalleled flair. So rock what you've got-everyday, everywhere." REMARKABLY YOU celebrates the uniqueness of each person. It talks about the different personalities, types of play, and the possibilities each person has, no matter who they are. You could be a helper, a...

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The Beauty of Birds

BIRD WATCH teaches about some birds you might see if you look close enough. First, you have to step outside. Then, look to the trees or bushes. You might see a bird eating a seed or a worm. You might hear some singing. Some illustrations are designed...

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