Buyer's Guide Summer 2023: Quirky & Gifty

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The Swing By Britta Teckentrup Cover Image
ISBN: 9783791375366
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Published: Prestel Junior - March 7th, 2023

I got about four pages into this picture book before thinking to myself “Ope, this is going to make me cry”, and Reader, it did! This book perfectly encapsulates the tender nostalgia we feel for the special places in our lives- in this case, that place is a swing set overlooking the sea, visited by families, friends, children, couples, and wildlife. As weather and years age and rust the old swings, the people whose lives it has touched change too.This is a speculative and breathlessly beautiful book about community, childhood, growing up, and things that will change but never be forgotten.


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Ancestory: The Mystery and Majesty of Ancient Cave Art By Hannah Salyer, Hannah Salyer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hannah Salyer, Hannah Salyer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358469841
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Published: Clarion Books - April 11th, 2023

Yabba Dabba Doo! Feed your inner childhood niche interest for prehistory with this breathtaking glimpse into ancient cave art across the globe. These mysterious masterpieces date back millenia, yet how cool is it that we can still relate to the human desire to create art! Salyer’s warm illustrations make you feel like you’re reading by firelight and the discoveries will leave you wanting more.


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Little Land By Diana Sudyka Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316301763
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2023

In this vivid new picture book, Sudyka demonstrates how one little piece of land has lived over a thousand lives. Sudkyka incorporates her vibrant and bold watercolor style to showcase just how beautiful our land is. A sweet reminder that even when the change seems beyond repair, if we care for our land together then we can help our planet begin anew.