The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend

The Adventures of Beekle  The Unimaginary Friend
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Author: Dan Santat
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780316406291
Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dan Santat's Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends. This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle. The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet?--combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.

Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet
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Author: Dan Santat
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780316271226
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat--creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and After the Fall--takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime! "Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you'll never look at being bored the same way again. Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.

Sidekicks

Sidekicks
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Author: Dan Santat
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781338042450
Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Look up in the sky! It's a graphic novel about SUPERHERO PETS from CALDECOTT MEDALIST DAN SANTAT! Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK! Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family. A BOLD and BRILLIANT graphic novel romp by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.

Sparky

Sparky
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Author: Jenny Offill
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780375988592
Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Schwartz & Wade

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. Like the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, Sparky stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn't good at tricks or hide-and-seek . . . or much of anything. Still, there's something about Sparky that is irresistible. Winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award

Dude

Dude
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Author: Aaron Reynolds
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781250313904
Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Roaring Brook Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Berdy and Creepy Carrots! teams up with Dan Santat, the Caldecott–winning illustrator behind The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend to create the hilarious, gnarly summer adventure picture book, Dude! Dude! You have to read this book. It's totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there's this shark who's in the ocean, too. But don't worry. This shark approaches and you'll never guess what happens. Kirkus Reviews named this one of their "BEST PICTURE BOOKS OF 2018" for a good laugh!

The Alphabet s Alphabet

The Alphabet s Alphabet
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Author: Chris Harris
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780316266604
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For fans of P is for Pterodactyl comes this groundbreaking spin on the ABCs from an acclaimed bestselling author and artist duo! Here's a totally twisted take on the alphabet that invites readers to look at it in a whole new way: An A is an H that just won't stand up right, a B is a D with its belt on too tight, and a Z is an L in a tug-of-war fight! Twenty-six letters, unique from each other -- and yet, every letter looks just like one another! Kind of like...one big family. From two bestselling masters of wordplay and visual high jinks comes a mind-bending riddle of delightful doppelgängers and surprising disguises that reveal we're more alike than we may think. You'll never look at the alphabet the same way again!

The Guild of Geniuses

The Guild of Geniuses
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Author: Dan Santat
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0439430968
Release: 2004
Editor: Arthur a Levine

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For any child who has ever felt a tiny bit neglected, this dazzling debut is about a monkey named Mr. Pip and his best friend, Frederick, who shows Mr. Pip he doesn't have to be a genius to be a good friend. Illustrations.

Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto
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Author: William Steig
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781466808539
Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way. William Steig's Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.

Crankenstein

Crankenstein
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Author: Samantha Berger
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780316235693
Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The perfect cure for a cranky kid, illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-winning artist, Dan Santat. BEWARE OF CRANKENSTEIN! He's a little monster of crankiness that no one can destroy! MEHHRRRR!!! He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or an early bedtime, one little boy transforms into a mumbling, grumbling Crankenstein. When Crankenstein meets his match in a fellow Crankenstein, the results could be catastrophic--or they could be just what he needs to brighten his day! This hilarious and relatable tale of grumpiness gone awry will turn toddler tantrums to giggles in no time. Don't miss the sequel, ACrankenstein Valentine!

Dream Friends

Dream Friends
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Author: You Byun
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781101627020
Release: 2013-02-21
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“[Reminiscent] of the classic 'Goodnight Moon' with its haunting, twilight-inflected color scheme.” – The New York Times Book Review You Byun’s sparkling debut establishes her as a major picture book talent. Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts of magical things together. But when Melody wakes up, she’s back in the real world, where she hasn’t yet made a friend. Then her dream friend inspires her to make some moves that help Melody’s dream of friendship come true. Ms. Byun's art is full of delightful details and fantastic scenes that children will want to pore over again and again.

After the Fall How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

After the Fall  How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
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Author: Dan Santat
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781250190956
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Roaring Brook Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times–bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after? Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up. 2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Winner A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017 A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017 A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017 An NPR Best Book of 2017

A Splendid Friend Indeed

A Splendid Friend  Indeed
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Author: Suzanne Bloom
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781635925012
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Astra Publishing House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book This charming picture book says volumes about friendship with a few select words and accessible illustrations. Bear wants to read and write and think. But his friend Goose wants to talk and talk... and talk! Bear and Goose are so different! But can they still be friends? Toddlers and preschoolers will learn about how to make --and keep -- new friends through this delightful story.

Imaginary Fred Read Aloud

Imaginary Fred  Read Aloud
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Author: Eoin Colfer
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780008126179
Release: 2018-04-05
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred... Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.

Raybot

Raybot
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Author: Adam F. Watkins
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780399543845
Release: 2016-03-22
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When an inquisitive robot named Raybot begins to explore Earth, he knows he is supposed to find the thing that goes "bark." But try as he might, all he can find are things that go "roar" and "oink" and "moo." Still, Raybot keeps searching, and on the way, he discovers that Earth is full of interesting, friendly creatures. Children will relate to Raybot's wonder as he discovers new sounds and animals in the world, and adults will appreciate the detail and beauty in the hand-painted illustrations.

Carnivores

Carnivores
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Author: Aaron Reynolds
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781452134284
Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The lion is king of the jungle! The great white shark is sovereign of the seas! The timber wolf is emperor of the forests! But . . . it's lonely at the top of the food chain. It's difficult to fit in when plant eaters can be so cruel—just because you ate a relative of theirs that one time! What's a carnivore to do? Aaron Reynolds's roaringly funny text is perfectly paired with Dan Santat's mouthwatering illustrations, creating a toothsome book that's sure to stand out from the herd. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

I Won a What

I Won a What
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Author: Audrey Vernick
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780553509953
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy who tries to win a goldfish and winds up with FAR more than he bargained for . . . A young boy wins a humongous new pet at the carnival, and before long, they become fast friends. But his parents are skeptical. After all, Nuncio doesn’t even fit in the house! Will the gargantuan goldfish have to go? Or will the family find a way to give him the home he deserves? Fans of Sparky will flip for this whale of a tale from Audrey Vernick, author of Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? and featuring illustrations from Wow! City! illustrator Robert Neubecker.

Little Fox and the Wild Imagination

Little Fox and the Wild Imagination
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Author: Jorma Taccone
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781250805119
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Roaring Brook Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a collaboration beyond your wildest imagination! Jorma Taccone, from the hit comedy trio The Lonely Island, has paired up with New York Times–bestselling, Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Dan Santat to create a picture book about time, space, and giant-robot-squids. BEWARE! This is a tale of great caution, terror, and destruction . . . of bath time, and bedtime, and the battle in between. This is the story of Little Fox and one VERY BIG imagination. Everyone from Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Seth Meyers to music legend Weird Al Yankovic and Tony award-winning playwright Tony Kushner loves Little Fox and the Wild Imagination. Can you imagine that?

A Rock Can Be

A Rock Can Be
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Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781467721103
Release: 2015
Editor: Millbrook Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the different objects that can be made out of rock, including stepping stones, water fountains, dinosaur fossils, volcanoes, and grains of sand.

For the Love of Autumn

For the Love of Autumn
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Author: Patricia Polacco
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0399245413
Release: 2008
Editor: Philomel

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Miss Parks, a new teacher, is devastated when her cat, Autumn, disappears during a storm, but with the help of her students, she finds not only Autumn but also the man of her dreams.

One Cool Friend

One Cool Friend
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Author: Toni Buzzeo
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780698168022
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

2013 Caldecott Honor Book. From New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Small, comes a cool tale about an unlikely friendship. On a spontaneous visit to the aquarium, straight-laced and proper Elliot discovers his dream pet: a penguin. When he asks his father if he may have one (please and thank you), his father says yes. Elliot should have realized that Dad was probably thinking of a toy penguin, not a real one… Clever illustrations and a wild surprise ending make this sly, silly tale a kid-pleaser from start to finish.