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Must have books by Candlewick Books

Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems
Collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

This wide-ranging collection of bedtime poems is an inspired baby gift—and a book that will find a treasured place on children’s nightstands everywhere.

September 2010 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763642495 ~ $21.99 ~ Ages 0-5

In the Wild
by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade

The stellar team who brought us On the Farm present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, wry poems and vibrant woodcuts.

August 2010 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763644970 ~ $16.99 ~ Ages 4-7

A Primer about the Flag
Written by Marvin Bell, Illustrated by Chris Raschka

We see all sorts of flags every day. But why do we have them, and what are they for? Here is an exploration that may inspire children who are creating their own flags, along with poetry fans and inquisitive minds of all ages.

March 2008 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763649913 ~ $15.99 ~ Ages 4-8

Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teens – Now in paperback!
Edited by Betsy Franco

Whether the romantic escapades described are touching, comical, or tragic, whether the feelings expressed are tender and sweet or brutal and biting, readers will find the love these young poets openly share to be exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating.

December 2010 ~ Paperback ~ ISBN 9780763648398 ~ $6.99 ~ Ages 14 and up

Twelve Round to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali – Now in paperback!
Written by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier

A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK! The artwork matches every move–capturing thrap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs, while bold collage e “Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme” who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali.

August 2010 ~ Paperback ~ ISBN 9780763650025 ~ $10.99 ~ Ages 10 and Up

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