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Rio: A Book of Sounds by Ashley Evanson

Hello, Rio de Janeiro! The crowd claps and shouts at a soccer match. This board book series pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of the iconic art, architecture, food, and culture of cities around the world. Both children and adults are sure to love these charming books!

Listen to the sounds all over Rio de Janeiro: the drums booming at the Carnival Parade, animals roaring in the rainforest, and the crowd clapping at a soccer match. There’s so much to discover in this vibrant city!

Here, Kitty, Kitty by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Toddlers will meet kitties of all sizes, shapes, and breeds in this book. From the exotic Sphynx and Himalayan to the common housecat and Maine Coon, Dawn DeVries Sokol’s colorful illustrations will enchant budding cat-people, and encourage life-long love of furry friends.

Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of six doodling books, including Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls, which has sold over 100,000 copies. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University in 1992, Sokol has worked her way from editing and designing newspapers to art directing magazines to designing and authoring books. She also illustrates lettering, teaches online workshops, and doodles in her art journals as much as possible.

Leapin’ Lizards by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Babies and toddlers will enjoy artist Dawn Sokol’s colorfully illustrated pet lizards, from the curious Collard Lizard to the vibrant Veiled Chameleon, in this fun board book. The cricket-loving Crested Gecko, the bewitching Bearded Dragon, and other fun lizards will delight budding reptile fans, and foster a lifelong love of pets of all kinds.

Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of six doodling books, including Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Her art journaling and doodling articles have appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors, Pages, Art Journaling Exposed, and Somerset Studio’s Art Journaling. Her artwork has appeared in shows from Tempe, Arizona, to Tokyo, Japan

Good Dog by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Your little one will love Dawn DeVries Sokol’s cute and funny illustrations, from the tiny Cheeky Chihuahua to the huge Gracious Great Dane. The droopy ears of the Brave Beagle and the Kindhearted Corgi’s sweet hug are sure to delight little dog-lovers, and kindle a life-long puppy love.

Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of six doodling books, including Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls, which has sold over 100,000 copies. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University in 1992, Sokol has worked her way from editing and designing newspapers to art directing magazines to designing and authoring books. She also illustrates lettering, teaches online workshops, and doodles in her art journals as much as possible.

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.

Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it’s racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.

Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman’s sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.

Bob Ross and Peapod the Squirrel by Robb Pearlman

Bob Ross paints a stunning home for his squirrel friend, Peapod, in this delightful nod to a painter icon.

This is the sweet story of a painter (Bob Ross) who helps his squirrel friend, Peapod, find the perfect home to live in. Bob paints an actual Ross painting, “Meadow Lake,” in this charming tale about helping friends and embracing the serenity of life. Bob, along with Peapod, go through the various steps and processes to painting, including praising those “happy little accidents” that happen along the way.

Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman and Akem

When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.

“I don’t want to be brown!” says a little girl about her skin. But so many beautiful things in the world are brown — calming beaches, cute animals, elegant violins, and more. Brown is musical. Brown is athletic. Brown is poetic. Brown is powerful! Through lyrical words and stunning illustrations, it soon becomes clear that this brown sugar babe should be proud of the skin she’s in.

P is for Paris by Paul Thurlby

Discover the best of Paris from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!

Starting with its cobbled streets and pavement cafés, feast your eyes on the City of Lights! A for Arc de Triomphe, E for Eiffel Tower, N for Notre Dame, L for Louvre; this striking book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of Paris! Pick up some French phrases as you visit the famous landmarks and streets, and also discover the lesser known charms of this romantically beautiful city. Paris has never been more spectacular!

P.S. Can you spot the cat on every spread, exploring the city sights with you?

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