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Love

author: Robert Sabuda

Pop-up book – Ages 5- 8 Years

Book trailer: https://vimeo.com/434874573/6124dd4162

 Tender expressions of the different guises of love spring from the pages of this charming pop-up book from master paper artist Robert Sabuda. Brief passages beginning with the words “I love you because . . .” are illustrated with six captivating pop-up spreads, making for a warm bedtime story, a token of affection for loved ones, and a beautiful keepsake for readers of all ages.

 The ideal gift for someone you love, from the #1 New York Times best-selling pop-up artist who brought us Believe and many other celebrated 3-D books.

 

Guess How Much I Love You Blush Sweetheart Edition

author: Sam McBratney

Picture book – Ages 2-5 years

 I love you right up to the moon—and back. 

It’s a sentiment shared across the world—and a classic book treasured from one generation to the next. Now the droll tale of a big and little hare vying to love each other as high as they can hop, as far as they can reach, up to the sky and beyond, receives a captivating new treatment. With shiny rose-gold lettering, a pearlescent pale-pink cover frames Little Nutbrown Hare inside a cut-out heart—an endearing design sure to charm anyone who adores somebody more than they can measure. 

Put someone you love in a rosy mood with an enchanting gift edition of the beloved classic, on Valentine’s Day or any day.

  


How Big is Love

authors: Emma Dodd

Picture book – Ages 2 - 5 years

“Before you came I did not know just how big love can be. Love’s wider than the ocean, it’s deeper than the sea.”

Does love have a size? A family of ducks celebrates the boundless affection between them in Emma Dodd’s gentle rhyming ode to unconditional love.



 

 Julián at the Wedding

author: Jessica Love

Picture Book – Ages 4 to 8 years


Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It’s not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that everything is easier with a good friend by your side. Jessica Love returns with a joyful story of friendship and individuality in this radiant follow-up to Julián Is a Mermaid.

The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return—and finds a new friend—at a wedding to be remembered.

 


Over the Shop

author: JonArno Lawson

Picture Book – Ages 3 to 7 years

A lonely little girl and her grandparent need to fill the run-down apartment in their building. But taking over the quarters above their store will mean major renovations for the new occupants, and none of the potential renters can envision the possibilities of the space—until one special couple shows up. With their ingenuity, the little girl’s big heart, and heaps of hard work, the desperate fixer-upper begins to change in lovely and surprising ways. In this bustling wordless picture book, JonArno Lawson’s touching story and Qin Leng’s gentle illustrations capture all angles of the building’s transformation, as well as the evolving perspectives of the girl and her grandparent. A warm and subtly nuanced tale, Over the Shop throws open the doors to what it means to accept people for who they are and to fill your home with love and joy.

In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family.

 

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Everything I Thought I Knew

author: Shannon Takaoka

Fiction Novel – Ages 14 and up

Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during cross-country practice and is told that she needs a new heart, all her careful preparations are laid to waste. Eight months after her transplant, everything is different. Stuck in summer school with the underachievers, all she wants to do now is grab her surfboard and hit the waves—which is strange, because she wasn’t interested in surfing before her transplant. (It doesn’t hurt that her instructor, Kai, is seriously good-looking.) And that’s not all that’s strange. There’s also the vivid recurring nightmare about crashing a motorcycle in a tunnel and memories of people and places she doesn’t recognize. Is there something wrong with her head now, too, or is there another explanation for what she’s experiencing? As she searches for answers, and as her attraction to Kai intensifies, what she learns will lead her to question everything she thought she knew—about life, death, love, identity, and the true nature of reality.

A teenage girl wonders if she’s inherited more than just a heart from her donor in this compulsively readable debut.

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