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Josephine

 

Josephine (aka: Jo or Jojo) is the more senior of The Book Catapult's resident small people, often seen rollerskating through the shop, reading every book in the early reader spinner, or dancing on the sidewalk in front of the store. As the daughter of Seth and Jen, she knows her books - these are some of her favorites. From new picture books to classic board books and early chapter books, Jo's got you covered.

 

 

 

WHY do elephants have trunks? WHY are clouds different shapes? WHY does my tummy rumble? Britannica's huge, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated question and answer book will satisfy even the most curious kids, with over 100 questions verified by Britannica experts. Spanning a range of topics inc ... Read More about
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Brian Selznick
Current price: $29.99
Don't miss Selznick's other novels in words and pictures, Wonderstruck and The Marvels, which together with The Invention of Hugo Cabret, form an extraordinary thematic trilogy! 2008 Caldecott Medal winnerThe groundbreaking debut novel from bookmaking pioneer, Brian Selznick!Orphan, clock keeper, a ... Read More about
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Matthew Forsythe
Current price: $17.99
Five starred reviews!Named Best Picture Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews and Shelf Awareness“Marvelous mouse-sized mischief for all ages.” —Booklist (starred review) From the creator of the acclaimed and beloved Pokko and the Drum comes an emotionally resonant, “richly imagined” (The Horn Book, st ... Read More about
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Matthew Forsythe
Current price: $18.99
Four starred reviews!A Today Show Best Book of the YearAn NPR Favorite Book of 2019 From E.B. White Read Aloud honor artist Matthew Forsythe comes an “extraordinary” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) picture book about a magical drum, an emerald forest, and the little frog who dares to make her ow ... Read More about
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Kate DiCamillo
Current price: $8.99
A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America’s beloved storyteller. Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then ... Read More about
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Shel Silverstein
Current price: $19.99
From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings—a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. A Light in the Attic delights with rem ... Read More about
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Annie Barrows
Current price: $5.99
A Netflix Original Film SeriesA New York Times Bestselling Series Over 8 Million Copies Sold The original book in the bestselling series, Ivy and Bean: Book 1 introduces Ivy and Bean, two spunky friends who never meant to like each other. Meet Ivy & Bean. Bean has lots of friends, loves stompin ... Read More about
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Lyla Lee
Current price: $5.99
Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business! Mindy Kim just wants three things: 1. A puppy! 2. To fit in at her new school 3. For her dad to be happy again But, gettin ... Read More about
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Return to the prehistoric era and discover a host of creatures both novel and familiar, from the mysterious trilobite to the famed T. rex. Care to meet a dunkleosteus? An apatosaurus? How about the dragonflyesque meganaura? In a collection that’s organized chronologically by epoch and is sure to int ... Read More about
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Jessie Sima
Current price: $17.99
From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.” When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what “love” means. Unable to get an answer from the other robots, they leave to emb ... Read More about
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Andrea Zuill
Current price: $18.99
An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!From the author of WOLF CAMP comes the story of a charming, mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing, totally awkward naked mole rat who is looking for like-minded peeps. Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat. She has protruding front teeth, thick glasses, and some ver ... Read More about
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Wade Bradford
Current price: $18.99
The outcome is anything but predictable when an exhausted hotel guest sets out in search of sleep in this kid-pleasing romp full of visual humor. Will Mr. Snore ever get some shut-eye at the busy Sharemore Hotel? The room on the first floor is too noisy. The room on the second floor is too crowded. ... Read More about
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Rory Dobner (Illustrator)
Current price: $19.99
Welcome to The Ink House, an artist's mysterious mansion, built on a magical pool of ink that inspires creativity in anyone who lives there. When the artist goes adventuring, animals great and small arrive for the Annual Ink House Extravaganza. The party is about to begin... Featuring a cast of love ... Read More about
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Dianne White
Current price: $19.99
Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist. Join a farming family as they experience the full range of a thrilling seaside thunderstorm—from the wild wind and the very first drops; to the pouring, pouring rain; to the wonderful messy mud af ... Read More about
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Abby Hanlon
Current price: $7.99
Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality—and an imagination to match! As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a ... Read More about
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Abby Hanlon
Current price: $7.99
Fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean will love this new story about the spunky little rascal with big ideas. The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home—or better yet, leave her whole imagination a ... Read More about
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Marcie Colleen
Current price: $5.99
The first book in a funny chapter book series filled with full color illustrations and adorable animals! To the Super Happy Party Bears, everything is a good thing. Their entire attitude can be summed up in one word: YAY! They love doughnuts, dancing, and above all else—a good party. Not so for the ... Read More about
Arnold Lobel
Current price: $5.99
Another sweet bedtime story about Mouse, from Arnold Lobel, the beloved author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor award-winning Frog and Toad books.  Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can Mouse stop Weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper? The clever mo ... Read More about
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Arnold Lobel
Current price: $5.99
Welcome to Owl's Cozy home in this classic Arnold Lobel I Can Read!  Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. But whether Owl is inviting Winter in on a snowy night or welcoming a new friend he meets while on a stroll, Owl always has room for visitors! Arnold Lobel's beloved Level 2 I Can Read c ... Read More about
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Angela DiTerlizzi
Current price: $8.99
Get the buzz on bugs in this Classic Board Book edition of Some Bugs by bestselling author Angela DiTerlizzi! Grab your magnifying glass! Find your field guide! And come hop, hide, swim, and glide through this buggy backyard world! Featuring butterflies and moths, crickets and cicadas, bumblebees an ... Read More about
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Liz Garton Scanlon
Current price: $7.99
This simple, profound, Caldecott Honor story is now available as a Classic Board Book. All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now. Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning until night, this book affirms th ... Read More about
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Julia Donaldson
Current price: $7.99
This board book edition of a classic is a great way to introduce Halloween to the youngest of readers with a sweet-but-slightly-spooky story that makes it an ideal gift book This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest lis ... Read More about
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