V.I.B. Picks for Kids (very impressive book)

 

Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop. We've created the Tattered Cover Kids' V.I.B. (Very Impressive Book) to highlight real stand-outs among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers.

 

 

 

Our latest selection is:

The Day You Begin by Jaqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López

““There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you.” So what do you do next? Multi-award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shows how to be brave, kind, and open in this poetic portrait perfect for someone starting school—or really, for all kids trying something new. Rafael López’s vibrant and colorful illustrations welcome readers in to any new experience with a warm hug.” -Bethany Strout, Director of Buying

Purchase this book and previous Kids' V.I.B. selections below:

 

 

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The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

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Tash Hearts Tolstoy Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481489348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

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Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story Cover Image
By Andrew Weiner, April Chu (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419722936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 6th, 2018

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A Couch for Llama Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454925118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - February 6th, 2018

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Be Prepared Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626724457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - April 24th, 2018

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Stay Sweet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481452328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2018

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The 11:11 Wish Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062654946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 13th, 2018

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Love Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

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When's My Birthday? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2017

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The Chaos of Standing Still Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481499187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - November 28th, 2017

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Long Way Down Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 24th, 2017

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Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

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Mary McScary Cover Image
By R.L. Stine, Marc Brown (Illustrator), R. L. Stine
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338038569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - August 29th, 2017

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Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief #5) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062568243
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 16th, 2017

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The World's Greatest Detective Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062368270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 16th, 2017

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Daddy Honk Honk! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399186769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - May 9th, 2017

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

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Radio Silence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335715
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - March 28th, 2017

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Goodbye Days Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553524062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

XO, OX: A Love Story Cover Image
By Adam Rex, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 3rd, 2017

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Life in a Fishbowl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681190358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 3rd, 2017

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The Forgetting Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545945219
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - September 13th, 2016

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616205676
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

Save Me a Seat Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545846608
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - May 10th, 2016

Weekends with Max and His Dad Cover Image
By Linda Urban, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544598171
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

The Airport Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 10th, 2016

Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780152060817
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385376716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

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The Night Gardener Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481439787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399160493
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 12th, 2016

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763672355
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2015

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Everything, Everything Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553496642
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - September 1st, 2015

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A Prayer for World Peace Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9789888240494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: minedition - November 1st, 2015

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553499117
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

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All American Boys Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481463331
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 29th, 2015

Happy in Our Skin Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Lauren Tobia (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763670023
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2015

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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553507867
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - March 10th, 2015

Circus Mirandus Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428435
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Dial Books - June 2nd, 2015

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Sidewalk Flowers Cover Image
By Jonarno Lawson, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554984312
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Groundwood Books - March 17th, 2015

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Enormous Smallness: A Story of e. e. cummings Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Kris Di Giacomo (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592701711
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 7th, 2015

Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry Cover Image
By Vern Kousky (Illustrator), Vern Kousky
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399164408
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 24th, 2015

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Listen, Slowly Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062229182
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HarperCollins - February 17th, 2015

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Bad Bye, Good Bye Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547928524
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

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Dinosaur Farm Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454911326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 2nd, 2014

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Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

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El Deafo Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781419712173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

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The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670785025
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2014

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Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and His Service Dog Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596438910
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 27th, 2014

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Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545106078
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - May 27th, 2014

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Fly Away Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442460089
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 8th, 2014

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442426702
Availability: Warehouse Out of Stock - Available to Backorder
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2014

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The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life Cover Image
By Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442435711
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - March 4th, 2014

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The Secret of Ferrell Savage Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442460171
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2014

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This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl Cover Image
By Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl, John Green (Introduction by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780525426363
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2014

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Counting by 7s Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803738553
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2013

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The Tortoise & the Hare Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316183567
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2013

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Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375870569
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544104716
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

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The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547738482
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

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Far Far Away Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375849725
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

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Zits: Chillax Cover Image
By Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062228512
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HarperTeen - May 21st, 2013

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The 5th Wave Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399162411
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013