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Fox Tells a Lie

by Danielle Ballantyne

Watercolors and colored pencils come together in illustrations reminiscent of folk art in this story about getting caught in your own web of lies. Trying to look cool in front of his friends, Fox tells everyone that he knows Superturtle.... Read More

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Ensemble

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Big enough to take up a whole lap, and bright enough to hold attention through a long afternoon perusal, this informative picture book glances through examples of animal interconnectedness, all while teaching the terms applied to... Read More

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Dig Here

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A winking pirate with a puffed-out chest and a tendency toward exaggeration leads this story about an ample treasure that has maybe been misplaced. He initiates a dig on his island, and is baffled to come up without the chest of rubies... Read More

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Days Like This

by Danielle Ballantyne

Intricate illustrations portray shifting perspectives in this moving picture book about the interconnection of humans and nature. Using a poem as its guide, the book works through each line, offering an interpretation from both a human... Read More

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Doggie

by Danielle Ballantyne

Textured illustrations and clean lines complement this story about the love between people and pets. A little boy wants a dog, but his mother refuses, saying dogs are too much work. When a cat shows up on their doorstep on a rainy night,... Read More

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Olive

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This emotional story starts with a loss: Lilah returns home from school and learns that her cat, Olive, has passed away. Her grief is deep. She pushes others away, and she avoids the activities and places that Olive once enlivened. A... Read More

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