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! (Exclamation Mark!)bethandersonwriter.comAmy Krouse RosenthalTom LichtenheldScholastic2013
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5 Little Duckshttps://viviankirkfield.com/2017/06/16/perfect-picture-book-friday-5-little-ducks-plus-giveaway/Denise FlemingDenise FlemingBeach Lane Books2016 Father/child relationship, counting, independence
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7 ATE 9https://viviankirkfield.com/2017/05/26/picture-book-review-and-activity-plus-critique-giveaway/Tara LazarRoss MacDonaldDisney Hyperion2017Numbers, mystery, humor
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7 Ate 9: The Untold Storyhttp://wp.me/p1i1E2-4wATara LazarRoss MacDonaldDisney-Hyperion2017numbers, word-play
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7 Ate 9: The Untold Storyhttp://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2017/05/26/7-Ate-9-The-Untold-Story---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFTara LazarRoss MacDonaldDisney Hyperion2017Humor, Math, Jealousy
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A Band of Babieshttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2017/09/15/a-band-of-babies-by-carole-gerber/Carole GerberJane DyerHarper Collins2017Toddlers, Music, Social Skills
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A Bird Like Himselfhttps://patricianozell.com/2017/09/15/ppbf-a-bird-like-himself/Anahita TeymorianAnahita TeymorianTiny Owl Publishing2015foster families, growing up, #ReadYourWorld
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A Cat is Betterhttp://literallylynnemarie.blogspot.com/2017/07/ppbf-cat-is-better-by-linda-joy.htmlLinda Joy SingletonJorge MartinLittle Bee2017Dogs, Cats, Comparative Study
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A Cooked-Up Fairy Talehttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2018/02/02/a-cooked-up-fairy-tale-by-penny-klostermann/Penny Parker KlostermannBen MantleRandom House2017Chef, Food, Imagination,
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A Different Pondhttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2017/10/13/a-different-pond-by-bao-phi/Bao PhiThi BuiCapstone Young Readers2017Father/son, Immigrants, Fishing
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A Dog Wearing Shoeshttp://joannamarple.com/2016/03/a-dog-wearing-shoes-perfect-picture-book-friday/Sangmi KoSangmi KoSchwarz & Wade2015empathy, loss, grief, dog adoption
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A Dot in the Snowhttp://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2016/11/18/A-Dot-in-the-Snow---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFCorrinne AverissFiona WoodcockSterling Children's Books2016
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A Friend for Molehttp://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-friend-for-mole.htmlNancy ArmoNancy ArmoPeachtree Publishers2016friendship, animals
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A Gefilte Fishy Talehttp://www.lindseymcdivitt.com/2016/11/30/a-gefilte-fishy-tale/Allison & Wayne MarksRenee AndrianiMB Publishing2016
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A Good Tradehttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2017/10/06/a-good-trade-by-alma-fullerton/Alma FullertonKaren PatkauPajama Press2013Uganda childre, Water, Shoes
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A Hippo Lives in Havelockhttps://thepatientdreamer.com/2017/05/20/perfect-picture-book-friday-136/Brett AvisonScott TullochDavid Bateman Ltd2015fitting in, being accepted
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A HUNGRY LION OR A DWINDLING ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALShttps://writingtoconnect.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/picture-perfect-friday-a-hungry-lion-or-a-dwindling-assortment-of-animals/Lucy Ruth CumminsLucy Ruth CumminsAtheneum Books for Young Readers2016animals, predators, suprise
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A Letter to my Teacherhttps://thepatientdreamer.com/2017/10/14/perfect-picture-book-friday-143/Deborah HopkinsonNancy CarpenterSchwartz and Wade Books Imprint of Random House New YorkApril 2017empathy, patience, inspire
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A Letter To My Teacherhttp://corneroncharacter.blogspot.com/2017/05/ppbf-letter-to-my-teacher.htmlDeborah HopkinsonNancy CarpenterSchwartz & Wade2017understanding, gratitude, inspiration
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A Moon of My Ownhttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2017/03/books-for-moon-watchers.htmlJennifer RustgiAshley WhiteDawn Publications2016
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A Morning with Grandpahttps://viviankirkfield.com/2016/10/14/perfect-picture-book-friday-a-morning-with-grandpa/Sylvia LiuChristina ForshayLee and Low2016
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A Morning With Grandpa!https://susannahill.com/2016/04/29/perfect-picture-book-friday-a-morning-with-grandpa-plus-a-giveaway/Sylvia LiuChristina DforshayLee & Low2016relationships, grandparents, grandchildren, mindfulness, tai chi, yoga
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A Mouse So Smallhttps://thepatientdreamer.com/2017/06/03/perfect-picture-book-friday-138/Angela McAllisterCaroline PedlerLittle Tiger Press2015Friendship, Caring
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A New Book for Jackwww.amazon.comLois LunsfordYeng YangMacLaren-Cochrane PublishingNov. 2017grandparents, bravery
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A Number Slumberhttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2016/11/books-for-goodnight-reading.htmlSuzanne BloomBoyds Mills Press2016
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A Place to Start a Family, Poems about Creatures the Buildhttps://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2018/03/recently-hatched-bird-books.htmlDavid L. HarrisonGiles LarocheCharlesbridge2018birds, nonfiction, poetry
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A River of Wordshttps://writingtoconnect.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/perfect-picture-book-friday-a-river-of-words/Jen BryantMelissa SweetEerdmans Books for Young Readers2008
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A Sick Day for Amos McGeehttps://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/my-struggle-plus-a-perfect-picture-book-friday-review/Philip C. SteadErin E. SteadA Neal Porter Book by Roaring Press2010Friendship, caring, support
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A Song About Myselfhttps://julierowanzoch.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/ppbf-a-song-about-myself/John KeatsChris RaschkaCandlewick2017Poetry, identity, art
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A Splash of Red, the Life and Art of Horace Pippinhttps://bethandersonwriter.com/2016/04/08/a-splash-of-red/Jen BryantMelissa SweetRandom House/Knopf2013art, painters, determination
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A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattlehttp://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2016/09/23/A-Ticket-to-the-Pennant-A-Tale-of-Baseball-in-Seattle---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFMark HoltzenJohn SkewesSasquatch Books2016history, diversity, community, frustration, sports, baseball
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A Tiger Tailhttp://joannamarple.com/2016/09/a-tiger-tail-perfect-picture-book-friday/Mike BoldtMike BoldtSimon and Schuster2016back to school, first day of school, making friends, creativity
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A World of Cookies for Santahttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2017/10/20/A-World-of-Cookies-for-Santa-Follow-Santas-Tasty-Trip-Around-the-World---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFM.E. FurmanSusan GalHoughton Mifflin Harcourt 2017Santa, cookies, diversity
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A Year in The Cityhttp://bookish-ambition.blogspot.com/2018/01/ppbf-year-in-city.htmlKathy HendersonPaul HowardCandlewick Press1996City, Seasons
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ABC, Adoption and Me http://www.keiladawson.com/abc-adoption-and-me/Gayle H. Swift, and Casey A. SwiftPaul GriffinWRB Publishing2013
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Ada Twist, Scientisthttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2016/09/ada-twist-scientist.htmlAndrea BeatyDavid RobertsAbrams Books for Young Readers2016imagination, science, curiosity, girl power, women
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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguayhttp://www.keiladawson.com/adas-violin-by-susan-hood/Susan HoodSally Wern ComportSimon & Schuster BFYR2016resilience, poverty, compassion, courage, community, creativity, music, Paraguay
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Adelaide's Secret Worldhttps://thepatientdreamer.com/2016/05/28/perfect-picture-book-friday-115/Elise HurstElise HurstAllen and UnwinNovember 2015courage, change, soul mates
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African Acrostics: A Word in Edgewayshttps://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/acrostic-poems-meet-perfect-picture-book-friday/Avis HarleyDeborah NoyesCandlewick Press2009Acrostic poems, Africa, animals
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After the Fallhttps://jilannehoffmann.com/2017/10/06/after-the-fall-perfect-picture-book-friday/Dan SantatDan SantatRoaring Book Press2017facing your fear
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After the Fall, How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Againhttps://bethandersonwriter.com/2017/11/10/after-the-fall-how-humpty-dumpty-got-back-up-again/Dan SantatDan SantatRoaring Brook Press2017resilience, fear, nursery rhymes
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Ajlphonse, That is Not OK to Dohttps://kid-lit-reviews.com/2017/01/19/1077-perfect-picture-book-friday-alphonse-that-is-not-ok-to-do-by-daisy-hirst/Daisy HirstDaisy HirstCandlewick Press2016
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Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Callhttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2017/10/two-cool-science-guys.htmlMary Ann FraserMary Ann FraserCharlesbridge2017nonfiction, science, invention
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Aliens Get the Sniffles, Too!https://viviankirkfield.com/2017/11/10/perfect-picture-book-friday-aliens-get-the-sniffles-plus-giveaway/Katy DuffieldK.G. CampbellCandlewick2017Aliens, being sick
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Alive Againhttps://patricianozell.com/2017/09/29/ppbf-alive-again/Ahmadreza AhmadiNahid KazemiTiny Owl Publishing Ltd2015loss, regeneration, #ReadYourWorld
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All the places to lovehttps://wordstoreadbyblog.wordpress.comPatricia MaclachlanMike Wimmer
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All the Way to Havanahttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2017/10/all-way-to-havana.htmlMargarita EngleMike CuratoHenry Holt Books for young readers2017family, cars, diversity
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All the Way to Havanahttps://patricianozell.com/2017/09/08/ppbf-all-the-way-to-havana/Margarita EngleMike CuratoMacmillon2017Cuba, family, vintage cars
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Alpha Bravo Charliehttp://bookish-ambition.blogspot.com/2017/05/ppbf-alpha-bravo-charlie.htmlSara GillinghamSara GillinghamPhaidon Press2016Nonfiction, Codes
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Alphones, That is Not OK to Dohttps://kid-lit-reviews.com/2017/01/19/1077-perfect-picture-book-friday-alphonse-that-is-not-ok-to-do-by-daisy-hirst/Daisy HurstDaisy HurstCandlewick Press2016
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Always Remember http://www.keiladawson.com/always-remember-by-cece-meng/Cece MengJagoPhilomel Books2016life, death, grief, remembrance, legacy
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An Apple Pie For Dinnerhttps://susannahill.com/2017/01/13/perfect-picture-book-friday-an-apple-pie-for-dinner/Susan VanHeckeCarol Baicker-McKeeTwo Lions2009
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And the Robot Went...https://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2017/05/robots-robots-robots.htmlMichelle RobinsonSergio RuzzierClarion2017robots, imagination
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Animal Arkhttp://wp.me/p1i1E2-4uW Kwame AlexanderJoel SartoreNational Geographic Children's Books2017animals, endanged species, environment
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Animal Arkhttp://joannamarple.com/2017/04/21/animal-ark-perfect-picture-book-friday-for-earth-day/Kwame AlexanderJoel SartoreNat geo Kids2017Poetry, Animals
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Animal Legshttps://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2016/10/two-books-for-animal-lovers.htmlby Mary Hollandby Mary HollandArbordale Publishing2016
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Animals Columbus Sawhttps://bookish-ambition.blogspot.com/2017/10/ppbf-animals-christopher-columbus-saw.htmlSandra MarkleJamel AkibChronicle Books2008History, Animals, Holiday
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Antsy Anselhttp://bookish-ambition.blogspot.com/2017/01/ppbf-antsy-ansel.htmlCindy Jenson-ElliotChristy HaleHenry Holt and Co2016
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a life in naturehttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2017/05/putting-focus-on-photographers.htmlCindy Jenson-ElliottChristy HaleHenry Holt2016nonfictrion, biography, art
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Anywhere Farmhttp://www.bethstilborn.com/anywhere-farm-perfect-picture-book-friday/Phyllis RootG. Brian KarasCandlewick Press2017Nature/Gardens
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Anywhere Farmhttp://www.keiladawson.com/anywhere-farm-phyllis-root/Phyllis RootG. Brian KarasCandlewick2017Cooperation, food, Community gardening
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Apples and Robinshttp://wp.me/p1i1E2-4r4Lucie FélixLucie FélixChronicle Books2016
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Are We There Yet?https://bethandersonwriter.com/2016/04/29/are-we-there-yet/Dan SantatDan SantatLittle, Brown & Co.2016boredom, trips, vacation, time, travel
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Are We There Yet?https://andrea-mack.blogspot.ca/2017/04/learning-from-picture-books-are-we.htmlDan SantatDan SantatLittle Brown2016
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Are You My Mother?http://www.gradeonederful.com/2017/11/are-you-my-mother-book-review.htmlPD EastmanPD EastmanBeginner Books1960Birds, Family, Humour
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Around America To Win the Votehttp://bookish-ambition.blogspot.com/2016/10/ppbf-around-america-to-win-vote.htmlMara RockliffHadley HooperCandlewick2016
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Arrowhawkhttps://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/perfect-picture-book-friday-looks-at-arrowhawk-a-survival-storyLola M. SchaeferGabi SwiatkowskaHenry Holt and Company2004
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Arturo and the Bienvenido Feasthttp://www.keiladawson.com/arturo-bienvenido-feast-anne-broyles/Anne Broyles K E LewisPelican Publishing 2017Family (intergenerational), food, culture
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As a Boyhttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2016/09/23/as-a-boy/Plan InternationalPlan InternationalSecond Story Press2016boys, gender inequality, education, choices, poverty, responsibility, diversity
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Ask Mehttps://bookish-ambition.blogspot.com/2018/02/ppbf-ask-me.htmlBernard WaberSuzy LeeHenry Holt2015Fathers, Relationships
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Astronaut Anniehttp://joannamarple.com/2018/03/09/astronaut-annie-perfect-picture-book-friday/Suzanne SladeNicole TadgellTilbury House2018female astronauts, big dreams, mighty girls
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Astronaut Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interacthttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2018/03/02/Astronaut-Aquanaut-How-Space-Science-and-Sea-Science-Interact---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFJennifer SwansonNational Geographic Kids2018Space, ocean, STEM
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Babu's Songhttp://www.lindseymcdivitt.com/2016/09/30/babus-song/ Stephanie Stuve-BodeenAaron BoydLee & Low Books2003grandparents, Africa, creativity, education, mentoring, poverty, wisdom
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Baby On Boardhttp://joannamarple.com/2017/04/28/baby-on-board-perfect-picture-book-friday/Marianne BerksCathy MorrisonDawn2017
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Bagel In Lovehttps://julierowanzoch.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/ppbf-bagel-in-love-giveaway/Natasha WingHelen DardikSterling2018Pastry puns, romance, bagels
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Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Booksbethandersonwriter.comMichelle MarkelNancy CarpenterChronicle2017children's literature, Newbery
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Bookshttps://kid-lit-reviews.com/2017/03/24/1125-ppbf-balderdash-by-michelle-markel-and-nancy-carpenter/Michelle MarkelNancy CarpenterChronicle Books2017
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Ballots for Belvahttps://viviankirkfield.com/2016/06/03/ppbf-ballots-for-belva-plus-the-winnerSudipta Bardhan-QuallenCourtney A. MartinAbrams Books for Young Readers2008/2015determination, courage, women's rights, elections, politics, girl power
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Baloney (Henry P.)https://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/perfect-picture-book-friday-review-and-remembrance/Jon ScieszkaLane SmithViking by Penguin Gorup2001
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Bartholomew Quillhttp://www.corneroncharacter.blogspot.com/2016/04/ppbf-bartholomew-quill.htmlThor HansonDana ArnimBig Littlefoot2016knowing yourself, belonging, rhyme
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Bat Count:A Citizen Science Storyhttp://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2017/01/20/Bat-Count-A-Citizen-Science-Story---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFAnna ForresterSusan DetwilerArbordale Publishing2017
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Be Kindhttps://floweringminds.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/be-kind/Pat Zietlow MillerJenn HillRoaring Brook Press2018Kindness
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Bear Hugs https://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/perfect-picture-book-friday-looks-at-bear-hugs-romantically-ridiculous-animal-rhymesKarma WilsonSuzanne WattsAladdin2005Collection of "romantically ridiculous" animal rhymes
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Bear Sees Colorshttp://books4learning.blogspot.com/2016/03/perfect-picture-book-bear-sees-colors.htmlKarma WilsonJane Chapman Margaret K. McElderry Books2014colors, rhyme, friendship, forest animals, prediction
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Beautifulhttps://andrea-mack.blogspot.ca/2017/01/learning-from-picture-books-beautiful.htmlStacy McAnultyJoanne Lew-VriethoffRunning Press Kids2016
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Beautifulhttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2016/11/18/beautiful-by-stacy-mcanulty/Stacy McAnultyJoanne Lew-VriethoffRunning Press Kids2016
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Beauty and the Beakhttps://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2017/10/beauty-and-beak.html
Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp
Persnickety Press2017engineering, animal rescue, nonfiction
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Because Of An Acornhttps://susannahill.com/2016/09/30/perfect-picture-book-friday-because-of-an-acorn/Lola M. Schaefer & Adam SchaeferFrann Preston-GannonChronicle Books2016nature, environment, ecosystem, preservation, conservation, animals, ecology
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Bedtime for Batmanhttp://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2017/06/09/Bedtime-for-Batman---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PBBFMichael DahlEthen BeaversCapstone Young Readers2017Bedtime rituals, adventures, & comics
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Before I Leavehttps://thepatientdreamer.com/2017/04/22/perfect-picture-book-friday-132/Jessixa BagleyJessixa BagleyNeal Porter of Roaring Brook PressFebruary 2016Friendship, Separation, endurance
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Before Morninghttps://susannahill.com/2016/11/11/perfect-picture-book-friday-before-morning/Joyce SidmanBeth KrommesHoughton Mifflin Harcourt2016
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Before She Was Harriethttps://bethandersonwriter.com/2017/12/08/before-she-was-harriet/Lesa Cline-RansomeJames E. RansomeHoliday House2017African Americans, US History, leadership
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Best Frints in the Whole Universehttp://pinwheelsandstories.com/2017/03/10/perfect-picture-book-friday-best-frints-in-the-whole-universe/Antoinette Portis Roaring Brook Press2016
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Best Frints in the Whole Universehttps://floweringminds.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/best-frints-in-the-whole-universe/Antoinette PortisAntoinette PortisRoaring Brook Press2016
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Big and Little Are Best Friendshttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2017/07/14/big-and-little-are-best-friends-by-michael-garland/Michael GarlandMichael GarlandOrchard Books2017Animals, Differences, Acceptance
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Big Little Hippohttp://bit.ly/BigLittleHippoValeri GorbachevValeri GorbachevSterling Children’s Books2017
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Big Little Hippohttps://kid-lit-reviews.com/2017/04/14/1141-ppbf-big-little-hippo-by-valeri-gorbachev/Valeri GorbachevValeri GorbachevSterling Children’s Books 2017
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BIG MACHINES: The Story of Virginia Lee Burtonhttps://bildebok.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/ppbf-big-machines-the-story-of-virginia-lee-burton/Sherri Duskey RinkerJohn RoccoHMH2017biography, heavy equipment, storytelling
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Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolfhttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2016/09/09/big-red-and-the-little-bitty-wolf-by-jeanie-franz-ransom/Jeanie Franz RansomJennifer ZivoinMagination Press2016animals, wolves, bullying, courage, fairy tale
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