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Cool Picture Books for Hot Days

Warm days are the perfect time to curl up under a shady tree with your pre-reader and one of these sunny picture books!
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Fancy Nancy
Series: Fancy Nancy
by Jane O'Connor Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

Meet Nancy, who believes that more is always better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy.

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A Princess, a Pirate, and One Wild Brother
by Cornelia Funke

Featuring three classic storybooks by bestselling author Cornelia Funke and acclaimed illustrator Kerstin Meyer.

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Knuffle Bunny
by Mo Willems Illustrated by Mo Willems

It's Daddy's day out with toddler Trixie, and they're off to the Laundromat! Daddy holds on to Trixie's hand; Trixie holds on to Knuffle Bunny, her beloved stuffed animal. They go down the block, through the park, past the school, until finally they reach their destination.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $6.39

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $14.39

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The Rabbit and the Turtle
Illustrated by Eric Carle

Eric Carle brings to life Aesop's fables with his gorgeous illustrations and charming retelling of the classic stories. Designed to engage and delight readers of all ages, this collection contains some of Aesop's most timeless tales.

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David Smells!
by David Shannon Illustrated by David Shannon

Hey! What's that smell?! Join David as he discovers the five senses: touch, hear, see, smell, and taste. From petting the dog to banging on a drum, David knows how to have a good time. But he also knows that there's nothing better than playing a game with Mama at the end of a busy and exciting day.

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How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague
What if a dinosaur's friends come to play? Does he mope, does he pout if he can't get his way? Does he hide all his dump trucks, refusing to share? Does he throw his friends' coloring books up in the air? Time and time again, children are told to play nice.
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I Spy A to Z
Series: I Spy
by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Walter Wick

Easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with forty-six object-filled photographs by Walter Wick to create I SPY A to Z, the most engaging alphabet book ever!

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $9.79

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