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6 Good Reads for The Heart

We’ve got a crush on these six new reads.

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Little Red Riding Hood 

by Lari Don

A classic tale reinvigorated. Quirky, colorful paintings of Red and the wolf set it apart. Includes a storytime CD with narration by actress Imelda Staunton. Barefoot Books, $10. Ages 4 to 8.


And Red Galoshes 

by Glenda Millard

Experience the simplicity of a great day full of adventure . . . and splashing in those sweet little rubber shoes. Adorable illustrations by Jonathan Bentley. Little Hare Books, $17. Ages 3 and up.


Snippet the Early Riser 

by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

The other snails like to sleep in, but Snippet’s up with the sun. What’s a snail to do? Snippet will think of something! We love Murguia’s darling watercolors. Random House, $16. Ages 3 to 6.


Ellie’s Bad Hair Day

by Jerome Keane

Ellie’s hair is like a terrible something. But worse. Her friend Oscar helps her look on the bright side, and when they get lost, Ellie’s hair proves its worth. Susana de Dios’s bold use of color is integral. Pavilion Children’s, $16. Ages 4 and up.


Goodnight Moon Cloth Book

by Margaret Wise Brown

The beloved classic is now oh-so-cuddly and oh-so-soft. Say goodnight to the whole room and then snuggle up in bed, book in tow. Destined to become a treasured lovey! HarperCollins, $15. Ages birth to 6.


Dream Friends

by You Byun

In her dreams, Melody does all kinds of things with her friend. But when she wakes, she’s too shy to make real pals — until her dream friend helps out! Gorgeous pastel paintings give the story an ethereal feel. Penguin, $17. Ages 3 to 8.


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