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Run, Mouse, Run! by Petr Horácek—Cutaway pages allow readers to follow a mouse as he runs through, over, under, and across. Bright colors and a fun story too. Great Baby Book Recommendations Up, Up, Up by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Tomek Bogacki— Very sweet with the kind of repetition babies crave. The Bea and HaHa series is one of the cutest out there for babes. ABC by Matthew Porter—This one’s for the hipster parents. It’s an alphabet board book, sure, but with a design aesthetic perfect for people looking for something a little different.
Ramona now and forever, amen. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper—A boy discovers his fantastical legacy. Technically it was the second book in the Dark Is Rising series, but this is the title where the magic really is afoot. Worth a reread if you haven’t had a chance to peruse it in a while. The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis—Small stories about an African American family, culminating in a tense visit to Birmingham at an explosive time. If you would like to see historical fiction done well, look no further.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry—A child helps save some Jewish people in World War II Denmark. It’s always very difficult to make the Holocaust a subject that is comprehensible to children. Lowry’s is perhaps one of the smartest, and her storytelling abilities shine on every page. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay—Inventions, sound, even digital aspects are all explained in Macaulay’s signature style. Informational books are rarely so intriguing. Macaulay has a way with concrete objects and mechanics that few match and fewer still try.