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TITLELINKAUTHORILLUSTRATORPUBLISHED BYYEAR OF PUBLICATIONTHEMES
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A Seed is the Start https://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2018/05/books-that-celebrate-spring.htmlMelissa Stewart National Geographic Children’s Books2018plants, spring, garden
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I am the Rainhttps://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2018/03/where-science-meets-art.htmlJohn PatersonJohn PatersonDawn2018nature, water cycle, imagination
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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belphréhttps://books4learning.blogspot.com/2019/03/planting-stories-life-of-librarian-and.htmlAnika Aldamuy DenisePaola EscobarHarperCollins 2018biography, imagination, American dream
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! (Exclamation Mark!)bethandersonwriter.comAmy Krouse RosenthalTom LichtenheldScholastic2013
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100 Bugs!https://bethandersonwriter.com/2018/07/27/100-bugs/Kate NaritaSuzanne KaufmanFarrar, Straus, Giroux2018insects, nature, math
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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 Band of Babies http://www.carolegerber.comCarole GerberJane DyerHarperCollins2017
Toddler mischief told in verse and named by Amazon as one of 20 "Best books for babies in 2017)
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A Big Mooncake for Little Starhttp://www.susanuhlig.com/2018/10/big-mooncake-for-little-star.htmlGrace LinGrace LinLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers2018cooking, mischievnous
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A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STARhttps://gabisnyder.com/2019/03/22/perfect-picture-book-friday-a-big-mooncake-for-little-star/Grace LinGrace LinLittle, Brown and Company2018moon phases, family, bedtime
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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 Boy Like Youhttp://joannamarple.com/2019/05/24/a-boy-like-you-perfect-picture-book-friday/Frank MurphyKayla HarranSleeping Bear Press2019boys, gender stereotypes, masculinity
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A Bunch of Punctuationhttps://jilannehoffmann.com/2019/10/25/a-bunch-of-punctuation-perfect-picture-book-friday-ppbf/Lee Bennett Hopkins and othersSerge BlochHighlights, Wordsong2018punctuation, poetry, humor
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A Campfire Trailhttps://viviankirkfield.com/2018/04/27/50preciouswordsforkids-where-kids-become-the-storytellers/Sarah Glenn MarshAna GomezSterling Children's Books2018Friendship, peer pressure, camping
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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 Day So Grayhttps://susanuhlig.com/2020/01/a-day-so-gray/Marie LambaAlea MarleyClarion Books2019Seeing the positive
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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 Different Pondhttps://aneducationinbooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/a-different-pond/Bao PhiThi BuiCapstone2018family
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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 Feel Better Book for Little Worriers / Little Tempershttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2018/06/08/feel-better-books-for-little-tempers-and-for-little-worriers/Holly Brochmann and Leah Brown Shirley Ng-BenitezMagination Press2018Worry, Tempers, Rhyme
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A Fist for Joe Louishttps://imaginethepossibilitiesblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/10/perfect-picture-book-friday-a-fist-for-joe-louis/Trinka Hakes NobleNicole TadgellSleeping Bear Press2019friendship, loyalty
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A Friend for Henryhttp://www.susanuhlig.com/2019/04/a-friend-for-henry.htmlJenn BaileyMika SongChronicle Books2019friends, fitting in, getting along
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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 Friendship Yarnhttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2019/11/wanted-friend.htmlLisa MoserOlga Demidova Albert Whitman & Company2019friendship
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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 Gift from Abuelahttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2019/01/25/a-gift-from-abuela-multicultural-childrens-book-day/Cecilia RuizCecilia RuizCandlewick2018Intergenerational relationships, Love, Kindness
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A Gift from Abuelahttps://patricianozell.com/2019/06/07/ppbf-a-gift-from-abuela/Cecilia RuizCecilia RuizCandlewick Press2018intergenerational, multicultural, Mexico
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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 Hippy Hoppy Toadhttp://www.susanuhlig.com/2019/03/a-hippy-hoppy-toad.htmlPeggy ArcherAnne WilsdorfSchwartz & Wade2018journeys
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A Hippy-Hoppy Toadhttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/742374.Peggy_ArcherPeggy Archer Anne WilsdorfSchwartz & Wade March 20, 2018Being small doesn't mean you can't do big things.
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A Home Full of Friendshttps://thepatientdreamer.com/2019/04/27/perfect-picture-book-friday-167/Peter BentlyCharles FugeHodder Children’s BooksAugust 2017Friendship, Compassion, Kindness
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A House That Once Washttps://writingtoconnect.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/perfect-picture-book-fridays-a-house-that-once-was/Julie FoglianoLane SmithRoaring Brook Press2018imagination, past/present, homes/houses
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a house that once washttps://jilannehoffmann.com/2020/01/17/a-house-that-once-was-perfect-picture-book-friday-ppbf/Julie FoglianoLane SmithRoaring Brook Press2018what makes a house a home, memories, exploring
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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 Map into the Worldhttps://patricianozell.com/2019/12/06/ppbf-a-map-into-the-world/Kao Kalia YangSeo KimCarolrhoda Books2019Hmong, #OwnVoices, life changes
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A Map into the Worldhttps://www.lindseymcdivitt.com/2020/01/14/top-ten-reasons-to-read-a-map-into-the-world/Kao Kalia YangSeo KimCarolrhoda Books2019Grief, intergenerational friendship, Hmong-Americans
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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 Normal Pighttps://jilannehoffmann.com/2019/05/24/a-normal-pig-perfect-picture-book-friday/K-Fai SteeleK-Fai SteeleHarper Collins, Balzer & Bray2019Diversity, Self-confidence, bullying
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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 For Plutohttps://corneroncharacter.blogspot.com/2019/05/ppbf-place-for-pluto.htmlStef WadeMelanie DemmerCapstone Editions2018self-discovery, belonging, feelings
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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 Place to Stay: A Shelter Storyhttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2019/08/23/A-Place-to-Stay-A-Shelter-Story---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFErin GuntiEsteli MezaBarefoot Books Publishing2019Homelessness, shelters, and imagination
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A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bislandhttps://bethandersonwriter.com/2019/09/20/a-race-around-the-world-the-true-story-of-nellie-bly-elizabeth-bisland/Caroline Starr RoseAlexandra ByeWhitman2019travel, contests, women in history
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A Rainbow in My Pockethttps://patricianozell.com/2018/04/13/ppbf-a-rainbow-in-my-pocket/Ali SeidabadiHoda HaddadiTiny Owl Publishing Ltd2016poetry, #ReadYourWorld, curiosity
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A Ride To Remember: A Civil Rights Storyhttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2020/01/10/A-Ride-To-Remember-A-Civil-Rights-Story---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFSharon Langley & Amy NathanFloyd CooperAbrams Books For Young Readers2020Civil rights, community, and equality
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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 Round of Robinshttps://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/a-round-of-robins-add-their-poetic-song-to-perfect-picture-book-friday/Katie HestermanSergio RuzzierNancy Paulsen Books2018Poetry, robins, nature
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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 Song for Gwendolyn Brookshttp://www.keiladawson.com/a-song-for-gwendolyn-brooks-by-alice-faye-duncan/Alice Faye DuncanXia GordonSterling Children's Books2019biography, poetry, African-American life
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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 Squiggly Storyhttps://andrea-mack.blogspot.ca/2018/05/a-squiggly-story-by-andrew-larsen-mike.htmlAndrew LarsenMike LoweryKids Can Press2016writing, storytelling, brainstorming
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A Stone Sat Stillhttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2019/09/13/A-Stone-Sat-Still---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFBrendan WenzelBrendan WenzelChronicle Books2019Perspectives, nature, and concepts
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A Stone Sat Stillhttps://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-stone-sat-still.htmlBrendan WenzelBrendan WenzelChronicle2019nature, perception
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A T-Wit for a T-Woohttps://thepatientdreamer.com/2019/02/02/perfect-picture-book-friday-162/Charlie FarleyLayn MarlowOrchard Books, April 2018Friendship, Self -belief
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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 Voice for the Spirit Bearshttps://imaginethepossibilitiesblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/perfect-picture-book-friday-a-voice-for-the-spirit-bears/Carmen OliverKaty DockrillLids Can Press2019environmental activism; perseverance; animals habitats
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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 World Of Pausabilitieshttp://corneroncharacter.blogspot.com/2018/05/ppbf-world-of-pausabilities.htmlFrank J. SileoJennifer ZivoinMagination Press2017mindfulness, being present
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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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Action Jacksonhttps://jilannehoffmann.com/2019/02/22/action-jackson-perfect-picture-book-friday/Jan Greenberg and Sandra JordanRobert Andrew ParkerRoaring Brook Press2002Jackson Pollack, action painting, inspiration
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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 Violinhttps://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/can-a-violin-be-worth-more-than-a-house-find-out-this-perfect-picture-book-friday/Susan HoodSally Wern ComportSimon & Schuster Books For Young Readers2016recycling, music, determination
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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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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguayhttps://www.lynnbaldwinbooks.com/blog/perfect-picture-book-friday-adas-violinSusan HoodSally Wern ComportSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers2016Non fiction, rising above challenges
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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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Adrift At Seahttps://bookish-ambition.blogspot.com/2018/05/ppbf-adrift-at-sea.htmlMarcia Forchuk Skrypuch and Tuan HoBrian DeinesPajama Press2017Immigrants, Vietnam, Cultural Diversity
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Adventures to School: Real-Life Journeys of Students from Around the Worldhttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2018/05/04/Adventures-to-School---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFMiranda Paul & Baptiste PaulIsabel Munozlittle bee books2018School, diversity, adventure
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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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Alaina Reaches for the Moonhttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2019/02/22/Alaina-Reaches-for-the-Moon---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFLaura RoettigerAriel BoroffEifrig Publishing, LLC 2019Science, creativity, and STEAM
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dayhttps://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/perfect-picture-book-friday-looks-at-alexander-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day/?fb_action_ids=10213830475574793&fb_action_types=news.publishesJudith ViorstRay CruzAtheneum Books for Young Readers1972Having a bad day
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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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Alice's Magic Gardenhttp://literallylynnemarie.blogspot.com/2018/09/ppbf-review-of-alices-magic-garden-by.htmlHenry HerzNatalie HoopesFamilius2018Curiosity. Kindness. Love.
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Alice's Magic Garden: Before the Rabbit Holehttps://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2018/09/21/Alices-Magic-Garden---Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBFHenry HerzNatalie HoopsFamillius, LLC 2018Kindness, imagination, whimsy
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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 Are Welcomehttps://childrensbooksheal.com/2018/09/21/all-are-welcome-by-alexandra-penfold/Alexander PenfoldSuzanne KaufmanKnopf Books for Young Readers2018School, Diversity, Inclusiveness
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All Around Ushttps://aneducationinbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/all-around-us/Xelena GonzálezAdriana M. GarciaCinco Puntos2018circles life and death
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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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Alma and How She Got Her Namehttps://bethandersonwriter.com/2018/04/20/alma-and-how-she-got-her-name/Juana Martinez-NealJuana Martinez-NealCandlewick2018names, family, identity
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