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DDG Store Favorite Picture Books

Sparky! Cover Image
By Jenny Offill, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375870231
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - March 11th, 2014

Delightful illustrations, subtle humor, charm and unexpected tugs on any but the hardest heart strings make this story of adapting to the nature of a pet one of the finest picture books published this year.


Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats Cover Image
By Alicia Potter, Birgitta Sif (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385753340
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2015

If you are looking for heart, warmth and wit, you will find them in Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats. A charming story, filled with warmth and gentle humor, is sure to reward any family read aloud.


Uni the Unicorn Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385375559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Superworm Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545591768
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 28th, 2014

A Letter for Leo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544223608
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Published: Clarion Books - November 4th, 2014

Sergio Ruzzier's inimitably quirky, dreamlike illustrations accompany the tender story of a mailman who yearns to get a letter himself.


Matilda and Hans Cover Image
By Yokococo, Yokococo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763664343
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Published: Templar Books - May 14th, 2013

Matilda and Hans is as clever a picture book as you will ever meet. It is so simple in its delivery that its marvelous surprise twist ending catches even adults completely off guard. A perfect toddler read aloud by any standard.


Building Our House Cover Image
By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374380236
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - January 8th, 2013

Black Dog Cover Image
By Levi Pinfold, Levi Pinfold (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763660970
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Published: Templar Books - September 25th, 2012

When a family is visited by a gigantic Black Dog only the youngest in the family has the courage to go out and play with him. As the story progresses the dog slowly shrinks giving children a very clever sense of how fear shapes our perceptions of the world. Filled with spectacular illustrations with multiple storylines running in smaller panels throughout, Black Dog is sure to delight and engage young readers and listeners.


A House in the Woods Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763652777
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - November 8th, 2011

This glorious picture book, wonderfully illustrated, warm, funny, and charming, follows a group effort by a moose, two pigs, a crew of beavers, to build a house together they all can share. The great Inga Moore has reached a new height with A House In The Woods. Stop in and sit down with it!


Press Here Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780811879545
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 30th, 2011

Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size, in this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages.


The Circus Ship Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763630904
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 22nd, 2009

This is a wonderful picture book by Maine author Chris Van Dusen. It tells the tale of a ship of circus animals, owned by an evil, greedy man, which runs aground on an island of nice villagers, who hide the animals from the owner. On one spectacular full page spread children will delight in finding the hidden animals in the picture!


The Quiet Book Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780547215679
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 12th, 2010

The Quiet Book is a wonderfully simple exploration of one complex idea, all the different kinds of quiet, such as "Hide-N-Seek quiet, Right before you yell SURPRISE Quiet, First snowfall Quiet, and Lollypop Quiet." Each page is a world unto itself. Gentle and evocative drawings convey the emotional range of being quiet in a manner which will make for a truly thoughtful read aloud experience for reader and child.


Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780811874953
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - October 27th, 2010

Mr. Magee is back! The beloved character has gone camping, has been down to the sea, and now, at long last, he learns to ski. This delightful book of warmth and humor from Maine author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen will be worn threadbare by Mr. Magee fans on couches and at bedtimes across Maine.


Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781101932421
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2016

The Snurtch Cover Image
By Sean Ferrell, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481456562
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

Ever have one of those days? One of those no good horrible days? When it feels like you can get outof your blue fog? When no one understands you? When it feels like you are being followed by a Snurtch?--Karin


Breathe Cover Image
By Scott Magoon, Scott Magoon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442412583
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - April 1st, 2014

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062373458
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 14th, 2016

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled is just a sensational exploration of science as a dynamic living metaphor of a life shared. Wry humor, and inventive story development, deliver a book as wonderful as it is edifying. The multi disciplinary classroom applications of the book are legion.


The Thank You Book Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423178286
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 3rd, 2016

Job Wanted Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823433919
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Published: Holiday House - July 10th, 2015

Super Happy Magic Forest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545860598
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 23rd, 2016

All is not well in the Super Happy Magic Forest.  A quest must ensue to to restore order.  Can our heros vanquish the evil goblin and set things right? Or has the Goblin King been framed! Scandalous! Outrageous! Wicked Funny!


With Any Luck I'll Drive a Truck Cover Image
By David Friend, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399169564
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 14th, 2016

The Night Gardener Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481439787
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

While you persuse your seed catalogs in February, give a thought to the garden in midsummer; over run with weeds. Couldn't we all use a Night Gardener?


Ideas Are All Around Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626721814
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 1st, 2016

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781561459100
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peachtree Publishers - October 1st, 2016