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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Under Five

Big Snow Cover Image
By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374306960
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 24th, 2013

David "helps" his mother with indoor chores and regularly dashes out to check on the arrival of snow.

 


Boom! Boom! Boom! Cover Image
By Jamie A. Swenson, David Walker (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374308681
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 28th, 2013

During a thunderstorm, a brave boy tries to make room in his bed for all of his friends.

 


Hello, My Name Is Ruby: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Philip C. Stead (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596438095
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2013

A small bird encounters many other kinds of birds on her search for friends.  

 


How Far Do You Love Me? Cover Image
By Lulu Delacre (Illustrator), Lulu Delacre
$11.95
ISBN: 9781600608827
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 15th, 2013

Family, love, and the natural world are rendered in soft pastels.

 


How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596435124
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 2nd, 2013

Can you really bicycle to the moon?  Follow this whimsical step-by-step manual, complete with humorous ink and watercolor illustrations.

 


Max and the Tag-Along Moon Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399233425
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Published: Philomel Books - June 13th, 2013

After looking at the moon with his grandfather, Max worries it disappears.

 


Me Too! (I Like to Read) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780823427444
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Published: Holiday House - September 1st, 2013

Captivating watercolor and ink drawings accompany this gentle tale of Bear and Chipmunk's snowy day adventures. 

 


Once Upon a Memory Cover Image
By Nina Laden, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316208161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2013

In gentle verse, a curious child's questions connect objects to their origins, using the concept of memory. 

 


Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea Cover Image
By Marianne Berkes, Jill Dubin (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781584693291
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Published: Dawn Publications (CA) - September 1st, 2013

Ten United States rivers and the animals that inhabit them are described in this variation on the classic "Over in the Meadow". 

 


Peck, Peck, Peck Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763666217
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Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2013

A woodpecker's daddy teaches him how to peck a tree.  

 


Rain! Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547733951
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

A happy young boy changes a grumpy old man's mood on a rainy day. 

 


Rainbow Stew Cover Image
By Cathryn Falwell (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781600608476
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 15th, 2013

The gray rainy day doesn't prevent the children from picking Grandpa's colorful vegetables - and cooking and eating them.

 


Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes Cover Image
By Roseanne Thong, John Parra (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452106168
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 19th, 2013

Rhyming text and bright, colorful paintings describe a variety of shapes found in everyday things.

 


A Single Pearl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423145578
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 18th, 2013

A grain of sand ingested by an oyster becomes a pearl and winds up in the necklace of a princess. 

 


Spring Blossoms Cover Image
By Carole Gerber, Leslie Evans (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580894128
Availability: Backordered
Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2013

Two children stroll through a grove of flowering trees. Includes additional information on the life cycle of trees.

 


Uh-Oh, Dodo! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590789292
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - April 1st, 2013

A young bird goes for a long walk with his mother, singing, collecting things, and meeting other animals. 

 


Whale Shines: An Artistic Tale Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419708480
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2013

A whale, with help from the plankton, manages to join the other sea animals in entering the annual art exhibition.  

 


Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? Cover Image
By Mineko Mamada, Mineko Mamada (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554539734
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2013

This interesting twist on visual comparisons challenges very young readers to give objects a second look.

 


Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? Cover Image
By George Shannon, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805091977
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 5th, 2013

One person can take a cookie from the jar, but it takes a whole community to make the cookies in the jar.

 


You Make Me Smile Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823429226
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - August 1st, 2013

A little girl can't wait to go out in the first snowfall to build a smiling snowman friend.

 


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Yummy!: Good Food Makes Me Stong! Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823424269
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Published: Holiday House - January 15th, 2013

Expressive photographs focus on individual children and the foods that help them grow. Tips to parents are provided throughout the simple text.

 


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