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This is Sadie

Sadie is a small girl with a big imagination. She likes to make and do and be lots of different things. Maybe you're a bit like her?

This is Sadie

Sara O'Leary
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ole

Sadie is a small girl with a big imagination. She likes to make and do and be lots of different things. Maybe you're a bit like her?

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Julián is a Mermaid

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress.

Julián is a Mermaid

Jessica Love
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Lov

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

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What Do You Do With An Idea?

This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

What Do You Do With An Idea?

Kobi Yamada
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Yam

This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

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The Book of Mistakes

As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress.

The Book of Mistakes

Corinna Luyken
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Luy

As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress.

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What If...

A child who likes to draw and write stories imagines what would happen if there were no pencils, paper, or other tools for being creative.

What If...

Samantha Berger
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ber

A child who likes to draw and write stories imagines what would happen if there were no pencils, paper, or other tools for being creative.

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On a Magical Do Nothing Day

Sent outside by their mother on a rainy day, a child is dismayed when their handheld game falls into the pond before they encounter giant snails, wet mushrooms, and other elements that awaken them to the sensory aspects of nature.

On a Magical Do Nothing Day

Béatrice Alemagna
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ale

Sent outside by their mother on a rainy day, a child is dismayed when their handheld game falls into the pond before they encounter giant snails, wet mushrooms, and other elements that awaken them to the sensory aspects of nature.

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Maybe Something Beautiful

Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.

Maybe Something Beautiful

Isabel F. Campoy
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Cam

Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.

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A Squiggly Story

*This item is also available on Hoopla. A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there's a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his letters, he doesn't know many words. His sister patiently explains, "Every story starts with a single word and every word starts with a single letter. Why don't you start there, with a letter?" So the boy tries. He writes a letter. An easy letter. The letter I.

A Squiggly Story

Andrew Larsen
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Lar

*This item is also available on Hoopla. A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there's a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his letters, he doesn't know many words. His sister patiently explains, "Every story starts with a single word and every word starts with a single letter. Why don't you start there, with a letter?" So the boy tries. He writes a letter. An easy letter. The letter I. And from that one skinny letter, the story grows, and the little boy discovers that all of us, including him, have what we need to write our own perfect story.

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Dragon and Captain

*This item is also available on Libby. What is Captain doing in Dragon's sandbox? He's moping over his lost ship. Dragon is a boy in a robe and pajamas. Captain is a boy with a three-sided hat. But when they set off on a backyard adventure to find the lost ship, they become... Dragon and Captain, fearless explorers! Together they trek through a dark forest, climb down a cliff, and hike all the way to the sea to outsmart a band of evil pirates!

Dragon and Captain

P. R. Allabach
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej All

*This item is also available on Libby. What is Captain doing in Dragon's sandbox? He's moping over his lost ship. Dragon is a boy in a robe and pajamas. Captain is a boy with a three-sided hat. But when they set off on a backyard adventure to find the lost ship, they become... Dragon and Captain, fearless explorers! Together they trek through a dark forest, climb down a cliff, and hike all the way to the sea to outsmart a band of evil pirates! Can Dragon and Captain rescue the missing ship ... before lunch?

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