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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

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Ballerina Swan Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823423736
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Published: Holiday House - March 1st, 2012

Sophie the swan is serious about ballet class, but will she be cast in Swan Lake? Watercolors accurately portray the world of aspiring dancers (5-8).


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Dinosaur Pet [With CD (Audio)] Cover Image
By Neil Sedaka (Read by), Marc Sedaka (Lyricist), Tim Bowers (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936140367
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Published: Imagine Publishing - May 1st, 2012

Amusing, lively illustrations support the witty lyrics about a boy and his unusual pet. CD includes two additional songs (5-8).

 


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East Dragon, West Dragon Cover Image
By Robyn Eversole, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689858284
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2012

Two dragons live on opposite sides of the world until an old map and a king and his knights bring them together. Detailed watercolors (4-7).

 


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Extra Yarn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061953385
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - January 17th, 2012

Annabelle transforms her town with her knitted gifts and her generosity. Mixed-media sepia-toned illustrations become multicolored with the addition of Annabelle's yarn (5-8).

 


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King Arthur's Very Great Grandson Cover Image
By Kenneth Kraegel, Kenneth Kraegel (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763653118
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - July 24th, 2012

Young Henry seeks a battle, a “test of might and courage” versus four terrible monsters. Could friendship ensue? Humorous watercolor and ink illustrations (5-9).

 


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The Land of Neverbelieve Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763660215
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 9th, 2012

Take a guided tour of a wondrous, magical island inhabited by strange trees, creatures, houses, and people. Lush vibrant illustrations (6-9).

 


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Magritte's Marvelous Hat: A Picture Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547558646
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 17th, 2012

In this homage to the surrealist painter, the creativity of a dog who paints flourishes after he acquires a special hat. Mixed-media illustrations (5-7).

 


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Randy Riley's Really Big Hit Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763649463
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 14th, 2012

Randy usually strikes out, but when a meteor threatens his town, he hits a very important home run. Rhyming text and gouache illustrations (5-7).

 


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Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805078015
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 28th, 2012

Soft, flowing pastel pictures help tell this story of Vivaldi’s work with the orphans of Venice, including Young Candida, who copies his music for each player and adds her own daydreams (6-9).

 


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