Even if we didn’t spot the Tribe Called Quest and Mingus vinyl in the background,  Zach O’Hora’s tale of mistaken identity — Ralph for Niblet; Niblet for Ralph — has enough sophistication and nuance to amuse adult readers while the sweet simple message (be neighborly) and O’Hora’s strong illustrations (turquoise, ochre, thick black line) make it kiddie catnip.
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{"id":543161090097,"title":"National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why","handle":"national-geographic-little-kids-first-big-book-of-why","truncated_description":"\u003cp\u003eLinking to a popular feature in the super successful \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids\u003c\/i\u003e magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Kids Almanac,\u003c\/i\u003e to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the \u003ci\u003eBig Book of Why\u003c\/i\u003e delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The \u003ci\u003eBig Book of Why\u003c\/i\u003e invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way -- the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.\u003c\/p\u003e","description":"Linking to a popular feature in the super successful \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids\u003c\/i\u003e magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Kids Almanac,\u003c\/i\u003e to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the \u003ci\u003eBig Book of Why\u003c\/i\u003e delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The \u003ci\u003eBig Book of Why\u003c\/i\u003e invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way -- the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.","published_at":"2018-03-13T20:00:00-04:00","created_at":"2018-03-14T03:41:14-04:00","vendor":"National Geographic Books","type":"Kids Books","tags":["$10 - $20","ALLOWDISCOUNT","Educational","For Kids: First Big Books","Kids Books","National Geographic"],"price":1495,"price_min":1495,"price_max":1495,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":7287444308017,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"NGOGEOKBFBBWHY","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1495,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbfbbwhy_3c9f779d-79d3-4723-a112-99ab6f7a54ea.jpg?v=1524988356"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbfbbwhy_3c9f779d-79d3-4723-a112-99ab6f7a54ea.jpg?v=1524988356","options":["Title"],"content":"Linking to a popular feature in the super successful \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids\u003c\/i\u003e magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Kids Almanac,\u003c\/i\u003e to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the \u003ci\u003eBig Book of Why\u003c\/i\u003e delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The \u003ci\u003eBig Book of Why\u003c\/i\u003e invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way -- the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration."}
Elmore is a young Hedgehog who can’t convince anyone to be his friend. The reason? His quills are too intimidating. Eventually, with the help of his uncle, Elmore eventually shows everyone why his quills are nothing to fear — and learns to appreciate himself, too. It’s a classic story of learning to love thyself, made all the better because Elmore is never a sadsack. Rather, he’s a plucky, problem-solver who takes matters into his own hand.
Fifty years after Don Freeman introduced the lovable bear to the world, actor Viola Davis updates the series. Davis, who grew up poor in Rhode Island, used to spend her afternoons at the library where Freeman’s stories of the bear and his benefactor, a young African American girl named Lisa, kept the young actress company. Now she returns the favor with Corduroy Takes A Bow in which the bear takes a much-belated interest in the world of theater.
“Grandma” Gatewood is finally getting her due. Just this summer, the New York Times gave a long overdue obituary of Emma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail by herself in one season (at the ripe old age of 67). Gatewood was a mother of 11, a grandmother, and great-grandmother when she first hiked the trail. By the time she died 16 years after her first hike in 1973, she had completed the AT three times — setting the record as the first person to ever complete the trail more than once. Her story has also, finally, made it’s way to a children’s book this year, one whose clear, sparkling prose and beautiful illustrations by Jennifer Thermes give this real-life tale the inspirational platform it deserves.
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Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.

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2 years & up. Get ready for bedtime with Llama Llama! The Llama Llama Large Plush makes a great companion for little ones and ideal for comforting hugs and snuggles. In the book, Llama Llama is ready for bedtime in his red pajamas and gets tucked in by his mama. She goes downstairs and she doesn't come back right away so Baby Llama begins to worry and fret until she returns. This story of Llama Llama relates to children and the need for their mother's comfort. Hardcover book includes 40 pages.… More »

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100 Great Children’s Books has been published on the occasion of The New York Public Library’s acclaimed exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, on view at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The list was selected by The New York Public Library’s Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator, Youth Collections, and Elizabeth Bird, Supervising Librarian. 
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