Flyleaf Favorites for Imaginative Kids ages 3-10

The Monster Next Door Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525427834
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Published: Dial Books - September 6th, 2016

(Ages 3-5) The Monster Next Door is inventive and adorable - with fabulous splashes of color, musical expression, and David Soman's perfect talent for capturing the silliness of a new friendship from a little kid perspective.

Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug Cover Image
By Evan Kuhlman, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553511505
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - September 13th, 2016

(Ages 3-7 / Pre-K - 2nd) Hank is one pill bug having an everyday adventure with his friend Amelia, who likes to pretend to be a pilot. A charming story with perfect little details that will fascinate young readers!

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544357693
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 12th, 2016

(Ages 4-7 / Pre-K - 2nd) Based on the true story of how muralist Rafael Lopez worked with community leaders to create the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California this is a perfect story to share with readers young and old about the transformative power of art in our communities. 

Real Cowboys Cover Image
By Kate Hoefler, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544148925
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

(Ages 4-7 / Pre-K - 2nd) Recommended by Lane: Jonathan Bean's gentle color palette for illustrations beautifully highlight this meditative story about the ways cowboys (or anyone!) can be proud and strong while still being caring, patient, and full of curiosity. 

Du Iz Tak? Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763665302
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 18th, 2016

(Ages 4-8 / Pre-K - 3rd) Recommended by Travis: The illustrations are delicate and expressive, but what really elevates this book into something magical is the invented language these insects speak.

Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316013727
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

(Ages 4-8 / Pre-K - 3rd) A perfect mix of cute, funny, and meaningful. Yuyi Morales's playful and unique illustrations perfectly complement the storytelling prowess of Sherman Alexie.

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles Cover Image
By Michelle Cuevas, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803738683
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Published: Dial Books - August 23rd, 2016

(Ages 4-8 / Pre-K - 3rd) The whimsy, heart, and pure artistry from both Michelle Cuevas and Erin E. Stead makes for a lovely reading experience. 

This Is My Dollhouse Cover Image
By Giselle Potter, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553521535
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 10th, 2016

(Ages 4-8 / Pre-K- 3rd) Recommended by Elese: When a girl visits her friend Sophie's house she discovers that perfection might be fun to look at, but it's not all that much fun to play with. What she creates using found objects and imagination become far more exciting. 

Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

(Ages 5-7 / K- 2nd) Recommended by Banshion: With its fun rhymes and lyrical structure, this book is perfect for any child of great curiosity - especially to remind everyone that no matter who you are it is okay to ask questions and find answers. 

Daniel Finds a Poem Cover Image
By Micha Archer (Illustrator), Micha Archer
ISBN: 9780399169137
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 16th, 2016

(Ages 5-8 K - 3rd) Each full-page spread of stunning collage art is paired with evocative sensory writing on each animal or insect's thoughts on life and poetry.

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596438521
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 1st, 2016

(Ages 6-10 / K - 4th) Julie Morstad's careful illustrations perfectly complement Julie Fogliano's delightful seasonal poems. I love the tiny details in each painting and the way a reader can enjoy this book one poem at a time or as a whole.