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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Series: Alexander
by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Ray Cruz

In this contemporary classic, veteran children’s author Viorst introduces us to Alexander, a kid with an unruly crop of hair, who gets out of bed to face a day that seems to grow increasingly worse with each passing minute.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $6.29

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck — all parade across the pages of this delightful book.  Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.

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Board Picturebooks: $6.80

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Harold and the Purple Crayon- DAR
by Crockett Johnson Illustrated by Crockett Johnson

This popular tale of fantasy, originally published in 1955, shows the wonder of the human imagination in the travels of a young boy and his purple crayon.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $5.39

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Horton Hears a Who!
by Dr. Seuss

Horton the elephant hears a yell coming from a small speck of dust. Horton is determined to protect the "Whos" living in "Who-ville" on the speck of dust because a person is a person no matter how small.

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Little Engine That Could, The
by Watty Piper Illustrated by George Hauman , Doris Hauman

When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain. This classic story about the Little Blue Engine who says "I think I can, I think I can" continues to be a popular favorite.

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Mike Mulligan y su máquina maravillosa
by Virginia Lee Burton Illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children.

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The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd

A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.

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Snowy Day, The
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $13.59

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Board Picturebooks: $5.59

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Swimmy
by Leo Lionni Illustrated by Leo Lionni

Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders! But there is also danger and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how — with ingenuity and teamwork — they can overcome any danger.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $5.39

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