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These long-time favorites, new hits, and kid-approved titles are great picks for readers and parents looking for suggestions.
 
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Corduroy
Series: Corduroy
by Don Freeman Illustrated by Don Freeman

Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, continues to stir the hearts and imagination of children and adults around the world.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $5.39

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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
by Eileen Christelow Illustrated by Eileen Christelow

These naughty fellows (with adorable, expressive faces) refuse to listen to their mother's advice and one by one fall off the bed and bump their heads, requiring a doctor's visit each time and lots of bandages. Eventually, of course, even little monkeys have to fall asleep.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $5.35

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Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey Illustrated by Robert McCloskey

The New York Times describes Robert McCloskey's Caldecott Medal-winning book as "one of the merriest picture books ever." Young children will delight in the story of a mother duck's search for the perfect place to lay her eggs, as well as her loving protection of the brood once they a

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Paperback Picturebooks: $7.19

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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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Velveteen Rabbit, The
by Margery Williams Illustrated by Elizabeth J. Miles , William Nicholson , Michael Hague

The Velveteen Rabbit, a stuffed toy, waits in the nursery for a child to call its own. The other toys also wait for the day the boy will pick them for a playmate. As time goes by, Rabbit grows weary and worries that it will never be chosen.

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Very Busy Spider, The
by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle

Early one morning, a little spider begins to spin her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to divert her, each with its own sound and species-specific enticement: "Maa! Maa!" said the goat. "Want to jump on the rocks?" "Oink! Oink!" grunted the pig.

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $5.59

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Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

This Caldecott Medal winner is a whimsical fantasy about a young boy whose imagination transports him far away from problems at home to a land where almost anything can happen.

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $15.96

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Paperback Picturebooks: $8.05

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