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Children's Books for January Celebrations

In January we celebrate New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and more! Enjoy these occasions with books that your preschooler will love.
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An Orange in January
by Dianna Hutts Aston Illustrated by Julie Maren

An orange begins its life as a blossom where bees feast on the nectar, and reaches the end of its journey, bursting with the seasons inside it, in the hands of a child.

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Can You See What I See?
by Walter Wick Illustrated by Walter Wick

With his signature style of photographic artwork, Walter Wick takes picture puzzles to a new level with Can You See What I See? Twelve tantalizing photographs are filled with fascinating objects, while rhyming text challenges readers with lists of items to seek and find.

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Picture Book: $9.79

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Bringing in the New Year
by Grace Lin

This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends.

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Mommy Hugs
by Chronicle Books , Anne Gutman , Georg Hallensleben
What could be sweeter than adorable baby animals snuggling with their mommies? This simple board book with warm illustrations feature a variety of animals and celebrate the affection between mothers and children. Cuddles and kisses will surely abound when reading this aloud!
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Marion Dane Bauer Illustrated by Jamie Smith

The MY FIRST BIOGRAPHY series brings the biggest life stories to the smallest readers.

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Squirrel's New Year's Resolution
by Pat Miller Illustrated by Kathi Ember

Squirrel doesn”t know what a resolution is, but happily Bear the librarian explains it quite well, both to her and to the book”s audience. Squirrel then visits her forest friends to see what resolutions they have planned and hopes she”ll be able to think of one for herself.

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Clifford's Manners
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Clifford the Big Red Dog displays his good manners by saying "please" and "thank you," waiting his turn, sharing, and being a good sport in games.

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Stone Soup
by Ann McGovern Illustrated by Winslow Pels

Whimsical illustrations and text with helpful repetition describe how a young vagabond gets an old lady to feed him by making soup from a stone. Through the boy”s clever ways, the lone ingredient is soon joined by onions, carrots, beef bones, and more. Part of the Easy-to-Read Folktale series.

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Ready, Freddy! #19: The Penguin Problem
Series: Ready, Freddy!, Book #19
by Abby Klein Illustrated by John McKinley

Freddy's first-grade class is learning all about penguins, including the fact that some species are endangered. When Freddy suggests a penny drive to help save the penguins, everyone loves the idea. But Freddy can't find his penny jar! How will he save the penguins now?

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What Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
by Margot Parker Illustrated by Matt Bates
When their black classmates Daniel and Janet mention that they are going to march in a parade to honor Martin Luther King, Ben and Amy want to find out more about this famous person and why a day is set aside to honor him.
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by Liz Pichon Illustrated by Liz Pichon

If you love penguins, you will love Penguins!

It's an ordinary day at the zoo. The penguins swim, eat fish, play penguin games, sleep standing up, look at people, and then look at more people. Everything is the way it should be until a little girl drops a camera into the penguin area...

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I Spy
Series: I Spy
by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Walter Wick

The first book in the I SPY series still has all of the magic and wonder that captured readers in 1991. Each brilliantly composed spread is a treasure trove of intriguing items. Rhymes present hide-and-seek challenges for young readers in a lively and accessible way.

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Picture Book: $9.79

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Knuffle Bunny Free
by Mo Willems

Trixie and her family are off on a fantastic trip to visit her grandparents — all the way in Holland! But does Knuffle Bunny have different travel plans?

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Picture Book: $16.19

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How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

Just like kids, dinosaurs have a difficult time learning to behave at the table. However, with a little help from Mom and Dad, these young dinosaurs eat all before them with smiles and goodwill.

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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Picture Book: $11.89

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CD: $6.99

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