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Picture Books for Fall 2014

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The Market Wedding

The Market Wedding

by Cary Fagan
illustrated by Regolo Ricci
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

When Morris the fishmonger and Minnie the hat seller fall in love, Morris comes up with a wedding plan designed to deliver the very best for his beloved bride-to-be… with unexpected consequences.

Morris sells all kinds of fish from the lake, in Kensington Market. Across the way, Minnie sells hats straight from Paris. One day their eyes meet, and they fall in love. Morris wants to give Minnie a beautiful home with fine furnishings, but he is only a poor fishmonger. And so he comes up with a bril …

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The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing

The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing

by Maxine Trottier
illustrated by Al Van Mil
edition:Paperback

This delightful story for children ages four and up tells the story of a poor boy with a vivid imagination. The Festival of Kites will award a prize to the person with the smallest kite. Though he cannot afford a kite, Eddie Wing flies a make-believe one with such precision that everyone is sure they can see it. The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing by Maxine Trottier & Al Van Mil is a magical tale about a powerful imagination.

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The Night Fire

The Night Fire

edition:Paperback
tagged : cars & trucks

With the sun setting on the quiet neighborhood and lights aglow in the old fire hall, it's hard to imagine the noise and activity that wait just one alarm bell away. When that bell sounds, everyone leaps into action. There is a night fire blazing and people must be saved! Now even the smallest firefighter can jump aboard the clanging fire engine and race to the rescue.

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Unnatural Selections

Unnatural Selections

by (artist) Wallace Edwards
edition:eBook
also available: Audiobook Hardcover

Beloved illustrator Wallace Edwards invites us into the world of Professor I.B. Doodling, a traveling artist who takes suggestions from schoolchildren in order to create fantastical hybrid animals. The result of these visits is Unnatural Selections, a collection of magnificent beasts, from the stately Whalephant to the talented Lizabouboon. Sure to inspire the imagination, Wallace Edwards’s intricate illustrations invite you to pore over them again and again. A supplementary index lists additi …

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Winter's Coming

Winter's Coming

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover

Lily, a young snowshoe hare, is surprised to notice the leaves changing color in her forest home. She hears from a passing flock of birds that "Winter's coming." Lily doesn't know who or what Winter is, but it must be frightening. Why else would the birds be escaping South? And why would the caterpillar curl up and freeze as solid as an acorn? Why else would the squirrel be hiding his food?
As Lily learns the ways in which her forest friends prepare for winter's arrival, she becomes more and mo …

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The leaves were just beginning to change color in Lily's forest home. Lily was a young snowshoe hare, not even six months old. She'd never seen anything other than green on the trees, so the new colors were a surprise.
Lily spent her days hopping from here to there, nibbling on leaves and tender twig tips and bark. Usually, she moved slowly, keeping her ears open for danger. If she kept still, she blended in with the colors of the forest floor and was difficult to see.

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The Old Ways

The Old Ways

by Susan Chapman
illustrated by John Mantha
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
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Simon enjoys school, TV, pizza, and video games. So when his grandmother tells legends of the sea goddess, Sedna, and his grandfather invites him to build an igloo, Simon's heart sinks.
"Sorry Ananaksaq, my show is on. Sorry, Ataatga, maybe another time," he responds.
Secretly he thinks his grandparents are stuck in their old ways. Secretly his grandparents hide their disappointment and wait for "another time."
Soon enough, that other times comes. When he and his grandparents prepare to visi …

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The Spirit of the Sea

The Spirit of the Sea

by Rebecca Hainnu
illustrated by Hwei Lim
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

This beautifully illustrated picture books tells the story of the spirit of the sea, referred to as Nuliajuq, Sedna, Takannaaluk, and many other Inuktitut names.
Once a young woman who refused to marry, the lies and deceit of a treacherous bird and her own father's cowardice lead Nuliajuq to a life of solitude at the bottom of the ocean as the powerful, at times vengeful, spirit of the sea.
The Spirit of the Sea provides young readers with an authentic retelling of one of the most important, p …

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