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Ron Barrett

The forecast: Still tasty (and terrifying) in 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

40 years after she took the stage, 'Angelina Ballerina' is still dancing

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A Day For Sandcastles Illustrations copyright © 2022 by Qin Leng hide caption

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Illustrations copyright © 2022 by Qin Leng

A kids' story unfolds without words in 'A Day For Sandcastles'

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Beach Lane Books

Behold! 'The Great Zapfino' takes a big leap to overcome his fears

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Scholastic/Kaepernick Publishing

Colin Kaepernick says 'I Color Myself Different' in his first children's book

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Daniel Minter/ Alfred. A Knopf Books for Young Readers

A kids' book travels through history to ask: Where does 'Blue' come from?

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Cinco Puntos Press / Lee & Low Books

Grandma's garden of magical rocks is 'Where Wonder Grows'

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HarperCollins Children's Books/Balzer + Bray

WaaaAAH! Rraak! 'Everybody in the Red Brick Building' is awake!

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Owlkids Books

In 'The Sour Cherry Tree,' a child keeps memories of her late grandfather close

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Roaring Brook Press

Return to a world of caring and kindness, in 'Amos McGee Misses the Bus'

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Anne Schwartz Books

2 cousins celebrate their childhood neighborhood in 'Dream Street'

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Charlene Chua/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

You can do it: Elizabeth Warren makes a pinkie promise to girls

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Christian Robinson/Random House Children's Books

A Father's Day Gift From Meghan To Harry Is Now A Kids' Book

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Illustrations by Julie Flett / Tundra

A Boy And His Grandfather Visit Home 'On The Trapline'

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Holiday House Publishing

Embarrassed By Your Parents? 'Watercress' Explores That Universal Kid Experience

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Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson/G.P Putnam's Sons

A Boy Named 'Milo' Reminds Us To Choose Imagination Over Impressions

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Misty Copeland based the characters in Bunheads on the ballet friends she grew up with. Setor Fiadzigbey/G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers hide caption

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Misty Copeland Celebrates Ballet's Beautiful Friendships In 'Bunheads'

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"I am / a nonstop ball of energy. / Powerful and full of light. / I am a go-getter. A difference maker. / A leader." Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James/Penguin Young Readers hide caption

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Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James/Penguin Young Readers

A New Picture Book Reminds Black Sons: You Are 'Every Good Thing'

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"I dug my fingers there and here and stretched my arms like ropes. I threw my body through the air and caught myself in all the ways I'd imagined, a bright path of thinking." Yao Xiao/Make Me a World hide caption

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Yao Xiao/Make Me a World

This Book Teaches Kids 'How To Solve A Problem' Like A Rock Climber Would

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"Of starbursts brighter than fireworks, you are a child of the universe." Raul Colón/Random House Children's Books hide caption

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This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe'

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Random House Books for Young Readers

A Little Girl Didn't Like Her 'Bedtime Bonnet,' So Mom Wrote A Book To Help

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HMH Books for Young Readers

A Haunting Home Movie Inspired Lois Lowry To Write 'On The Horizon'

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