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Visit our FaceBook page every Friday to hear Kristine read the week's newest children's books along with Buttonwood favorites. A selection of recent titles is available for purchase below, or stop by the store and take home a new book to love!





Recently featured books:

The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small—now a New York Times bestseller

Brave as a Mouse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593181836
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Published: Random House Studio - May 25th, 2021

The friendship of a goldfish and a mouse is in jeopardy when three not-so-friendly felines want to play too. This gorgeously illustrated picture book reminds us of the importance of bravery and friendship.

A goldfish and a mouse become fast friends as they play in and around the goldfish's bowl.

Ship in a Bottle Cover Image
By Andrew Prahin, Andrew Prahin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984815811
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

A valiant mouse sets sail in her ship in a bottle to seek a better life in this gentle allegory about refugees and immigration.

All Mouse wants to do is eat gingersnaps, lie in the sun, and enjoy her ship in a bottle. All Cat wants to do is eat Mouse. This is a problem.

Light, Bright Light Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734785746
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Published: Conor Detwiler - March 20th, 2021

Empower your child to take a breath and come back to this moment with this simple meditation children's book.

It's not always easy being you. Sometimes loud thoughts and feelings take over, and you're lost in a big cloud of noise. Where did you go? Breathe into the bright life in your body Can you feel that you are light?

Like a Dandelion Cover Image
By Huy Voun Lee, Huy Voun Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062993731
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

Like a Dandelion is a poetic tribute to the bravery of immigrants and refugees, inspired by the author’s childhood experience of moving to the United States from Cambodia.

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The Bruce Swap Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368028561
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

Bruce is a bear who struggles with fun.
When Bruce says no to fun one too many times, Nibbs, Thistle, and Rupert secretly wish Bruce was more fun. And the geese secretly wish for sandwiches. The next morning, all their wishes come true. Bruce is cheerful. Bruce is adventurous. Bruce has pizzazz . . . and a basket of sandwiches.

Sail Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316495486
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

This dazzlingly illustrated debut about sailing through the journey of life is perfect for graduation or uplifting reading year-round.  Out at sea anything can happen: whether trials or triumphs, there are infinite possibilities to explore once we leave the shore.

Yes & No Cover Image
By Elisha Cooper, Elisha Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250257338
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 13th, 2021

From Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Elisha Cooper comes Yes & No, a timeless tale of friendship, adjusting your perspective, and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood.

Good morning, good morning. It's time to wake up!

Salty's Rescue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781736199053
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Published: Sdp Publishing - March 24th, 2021

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The Duck Who Didn't Like Water Cover Image
By Steve Small, Steve Small (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534489172
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - March 30th, 2021

See a duck take to the water of friendship in this gorgeously warm, funny book about the joy of making an unexpected connection.

Duck is not like other ducks. Duck doesn’t like water and is perfectly fine alone, thank you very much. But then, one dark and stormy night, an outgoing, water-loving, and very lost Frog turns up at Duck’s door.