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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
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 : $4.79

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Curious George in the Big City
Series: Curious George
by Margret Rey
While holiday shopping with the man with the yellow hat, George is accidentally swept away on a tour of the big city. Though he has fun seeing the tourist sites and all the sparkling decorations, what he enjoys most is being back together with his best friend.
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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
by Eileen Christelow Illustrated by Eileen Christelow

As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $4.76

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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 are hatched.

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Paperbacks : $7.19

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Swimmy
by Leo Lionni

A little black fish in a school of red fish discovers a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

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"Exquisite...truly reflects the ethereal quality of underwater life." — School Library Journal starred review

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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.99

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The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Illustrated by Elizabeth J. Miles

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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Audiobook Read-alongs : $6.97

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The Very Busy Spider
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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Paperbacks : $7.16

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