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The Geese March in Step - Jean-Francois Dumont | Great fun to read aloud, this hilarious book has a wonderful message about the importance of creativity, imagination, and individuality.

The Geese March in Step - Jean-Francois Dumont : Eerdmans

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The Big Book of Slumber - Giovanna Zoboli, Simona Mulazzani | A stunning lullaby book that will both delight and soothe.

Brother Hugo and the Bear - Katy Beebe, S. D. Schindler | A clever tale that will charm book lovers. Brother Hugo can't return his library book — the letters of St. Augustine — because, it turns out, the precious book has been devoured by a bear! Brother Hugo and the Bear is loosely based on a note found in a twelfth-century manuscript — and largely on the creative imaginings of author Katy Beebe. This humorous tale is sure to delight readers who have acquired their own taste for books.

A Less Than Perfect Peace - Jacqueline Levering Sullivan |Sequel to Annie's War. Four years have gone by since fourteen-year-old Annie Leigh Howard joyfully welcomed her father back from World War II. Life isn't back to normal quite as Annie once hoped, though. It is now January 1950 and the Cold War has begun to grip the nation. . . .

Jesus - Giuliano Ferri, Anselm Grun | A lovely portrayal of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus - Giuliano Ferri, Anselm Grun : Eerdmans

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Two Little Birds - Mary Newell Depalma | A sweet story about nature's patterns and about growing up.

Two Little Birds - Mary Newell Depalma : Eerdmans

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Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully - Janice Levy, Bill Slavin, Esperanca Melo | Thomas hates being ignored. But when his attempts to impress everyone don't make him any friends, he decides to be a bully instead. There's just one problem: he makes a terrible bully.

Here’s a fun image of the inspiration for Brother Hugo — the real medieval scribe, “Hugo Pictor” (Hugh the Painter). Now you can become a medieval scribe yourself with this coloring sheet!

Brother Hugo Coloring Sheet | Katy Beebe

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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Interior spreads from two new children's books

Practice your rhythm and read-aloud skills with The Geese March in Step!

Interior from The War within These Walls, an illustrated novel about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

Interior from The War within These Walls, an illustrated novel about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

Interior illustration from Zoboli and Mulazzani's Big Book of Slumber

Interior spread from Zoboli and Mulazzani's Big Book of Slumber

Interior spread from Zoboli and Mulazzani's Big Book of Slumber

Page spread from Jesus by Anselm Grun, illustrated by Giuliano Ferri. #Easter | EerdBlurbs

Could use clips of this in the classroom alongside Two Little Birds by Mary Newell DePalma | 9 Days In the Nest - Baby Birds fom Egg to Fledgling a Compilation

Book Trailer for TWO LITTLE BIRDS | As children’s author and illustrator Mary Newell DePalma is quick to remind us, “migratory birds are amazing.” Inspired to create a book celebrating these audacious travelers, DePalma says she “wrote and illustrated a simple, joyful story about two little birds who follow their natural instincts — and their own sense of adventure — on an exciting voyage through storms, across plains and oceans, and back again.”

Sneak peek into Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully written by Janice Levy and illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo.

"The Furniture" | Excerpt from A Pond Full of Ink, a collection of poems by Annie M. G. Schmidt with illustrations by Sieb Posthuma and translation by David Colmer.

"Two Little Birds and One Amazing Journey" | blog post by Mary Newell DePalma about her new book with EBYR

"The Man Who Writes Fairy Tales" | a humorously-presented sneak peak into A Pond Full of Ink, a collection of witty poems by Annie M. G. Schmidt, illustrated by Sieb Posthuma.

Trailer for THE WAR WITHIN THESE WALLS, Batchelder Honor Book #ALAMW #ALAYMA

It's World War II, and Misha's family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a single crowded ghetto. Conditions are appalling: every day more people die from disease, starvation, and deportations. Misha joins a handful of other Jews who decide to make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis. Heavily illustrated with sober blue-and-white drawings, this powerful novel dramatically captures the brutal reality of a tragic historical event.