Owlkids Books Spring 2017 Frontlist

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    Series: You Are You Are Three Hardcover Sara O'Leary 9781771470742 $15.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 3 Mar 15, 2017
    A whimsical celebration of a little one's third year. Life's third year is full of milestones: learning ABCs, making friends, playing make-believe, and having real conversations. The final book in this series, You Are Three, looks back on each of these memorable achievements and more, inviting little ones to celebrate how much they have grown and discovered. Supersaturated ink-and-wash illustrations in a striking palette lend a contemporary, whimsical feel to the book while the diverse children pictured add to the text's warmth and broad ap... + Read More
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    Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache Hardcover Tyler Clark Burke 9781771471541 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 15, 2017
    A wacky story about teamwork and the power of patience.Bill has a terrible, unbearable, lousy beak-ache. He also happens to be a bowerbird: a type of bird that collects scraps to create elaborate color-sorted nests. So Bill turns to his friends the zebra, frog, yak, and others for objects that might help alleviate his ache. Nothing works. But as it turns out, the pain is from a new tooth! The ache goes away on its own. This fun, wacky story is told in playful cadence with rhyme and refrain. Artwork is deliberately childlike, stylized in bold, ... + Read More
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    Me Tall, You Small Hardcover Lilli L'Arronge 9781771471947 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Mar 15, 2017
    A playful early picture book about being big and little. Me Tall, You Small is a series of playful vignettes in the daily life of a pair of weasels, parent and child. Whether they are having a bubble bath, kicking a soccer ball, or eating ice cream together, simple paired phrases showcase their loving—and amusingly realistic—relationship. After a fall: You boo-boo. Me bandage. At bedtime: Me tired. You wired. Creative use of language with wordplay, onomatopoeia, and rhyme infuses this book with humor and surprise. Together with the text, ... + Read More
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    Up! How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones Hardcover Susan Hughes 9781771471763 $17.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Apr 15, 2017
    A worldwide tour of the many ways we carry our little ones. Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lovingly carries a baby. With various family configurations and settings ranging from a busy outdoor market to a high-rise apartment kitchen, the book wholeheartedly c... + Read More
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    My Canada An Illustrated Atlas Hardcover Katherine Dearlove 9781771472647 $18.67 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 May 23, 2017
    The essential kids' map book of Canada. This picture book atlas of Canada is a whimsical, informative introduction to our country from sea to sea to sea. Each province and territory is featured on its own spread, with icons and labels indicating the capital city, other major cities, key lakes and rivers, iconic landmarks, animals, and plants, significant national and provincial parks, and more. Each map is lively and colorful with plenty of details to discover. Simple labels make key places and landmarks easily searchable for further res... + Read More
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    Phoebe Sounds It Out Hardcover Julie Zwillich 9781771471640 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Apr 15, 2017
    A relatable story about the challenge of learning to spell your name. Meet Phoebe. Unfortunately, her name doesn’t look quite like it sounds. At school, her classmates practice writing their names, but Phoebe struggles. Her teacher tells her to “just sound it out.” Phoebe doubts herself and procrastinates before resolving to try. Readers are privy to her funny, endearing interior monologue and little-kid rationale as she writes the result: FEEBY. Told in a relatable, introspective voice, this school story conveys the feelings and worries... + Read More
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    Series: Simone Simone: The Best Monster Ever! Hardcover Rémy Simard 9781771472937 $16.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8 May 23, 2017
    A comic about a girl in a monster's world—with a twist.Simone is a sweet, rosy-cheeked little girl. Maurice is a green, googly-eyed monster. When Simone enters Maurice’s world, she strikes terror in monsters’ hearts! Here, the rules are turned upside down—flowers, puppies, and good behavior are the stuff of nightmares, and all things scary and icky are adored. Each page in this comics collection tells a different mini-story featuring Simone and Maurice in four to six panels. Despite (and often because of) their differences, they have hilarious... + Read More
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    Liam Takes a Stand Hardcover Troy Wilson 9781771471619 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 15, 2017
    An uproarious cautionary tale about sibling rivalry gone overboard. Lister and Lester are identical twins who do identical things. But their constant striving to outdo each other means their little brother, Liam, is always left out. When Lester’s Lemonade Universe and Lister’s Lemonade Multiverse open for business, there’s no role for Liam. He does odd jobs around the neighborhood while Lister and Lester’s competition spirals into overdrive and their lemonade stands get increasingly, outrageously out of hand. But then Liam takes a stand ... + Read More
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    Milo and Georgie Hardcover Bree Galbraith 9781771471701 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Apr 15, 2017
    A funny, spirited story about adapting to change. When Milo’s family moves to a new city, he vows to officially retire from having fun. So he stays inside for days while his little sister, Georgie, yearns to explore the new neighborhood. Finally, Milo ties Georgie to the end of a ball of yarn so she can go out, on one condition: she has to come home when he tugs the string twice. But one day, Georgie isn’t at the end of the string. Which means Milo might just have to step outside and discover everything he’s been missing. Charming, detai... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Volcano Escape Paperback J. Torres 9781771471893 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 15, 2017
    Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet are mountain climbers atop a lava-spewing volcano! How will they escape to safety? Chirp and his friends Squawk and Tweet love going on adventures together. Today they’ve traded in their playhouse for a rocky mountain. Their plan? To complete the hardest climb of their lives! Their hardest climb becomes even harder when the mountain begins to rumble and shake beneath their feet! And...is that burning hot lava heading straight for them?! How will mountain climbers Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet escape a spewing volcano and... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Foiled Again Paperback J. Torres 9781771471916 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 15, 2017
    Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet are agents on a top-secret mission to shut down an evil robot factory. It's a robot invasion! Today, Chirp and his friends Squawk and Tweet are playing at being secret agents on a top-secret mission — they must shut down an evil robot factory! Unfortunately for secret agents Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet, the factory is filled with dangerous traps! Somehow they must find the control room and stop the evil robots once and for all. With some fancy robot dance moves and the pushing of many buttons, will the three friends man... + Read More
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    Moto and Me My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom Hardcover Suzi Eszterhas 9781771472425 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10 Apr 15, 2017
    A remarkable firsthand animal rescue story.Moto and Me tells the remarkable firsthand story of wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas’s care for an orphaned baby serval—a small, spotted wildcat—in Kenya. When a grass fire separates the serval from his family, a ranger asks Suzi, who is living in a bush camp and is skilled with animals, to be the serval’s foster mom. The book chronicles Suzi’s tender care of Moto, including how she feeds, bathes, and plays with him, and helps him develop hunting skills. Her goal is to help him learn how to survi... + Read More
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    Meatless? A Fresh Look at What You Eat Hardcover Sarah Elton 9781926818436 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12 May 15, 2017
    An engaging information look at vegetarianism. Humans are eating more meat than ever before. At the same time, vegetarianism is capturing more widespread attention. From Meatless Mondays to vegan options, people are talking more about meat and whether or not to eat it. Journalist Sarah Elton tackles the topic by explaining what vegetarianism is, why people choose it, and how their reasons—including religion, animal rights, food security, and the environmental cost of eating meat—have changed over time. The book closes with practical tips... + Read More

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