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Barnes and Noble Book Recommendations for Early Readers

Posted by Lisa LaGrou April 10, 2012 Products

altBarnes & Noble Books has taken time to recommend picture books and books for early readers for Oakland County Moms. These book recommendations for children from B & N make shopping for books easier!

Picture Book / Early Reader Book Recommendations
Red Sled
By Lita Judge
In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, RED SLED will become a wintertime favorite.
If You Give A Dog A Donut
By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond
If you give a dog a donut, he’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it. When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up. Then, before you can say “Woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure! The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible If You Give tradition, if you give a dog a donut is another home run from the beloved team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.
No Two Alike
By Keith Baker
No two snowflakes are alike, almost, almost . . . but not quite.
Follow a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey though a gorgeous winter landscape to explore how everything, everywhere is wonderfully unique–from branches and leaves to forests and trees to friends and loved ones.
I Want My Hat Back
By Jon Klassen
A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor— and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
My First Batman Book: Touch & Feel
David  Katz
Each of 6 spreads in this irresistibly cool package features classic Batman art and a special interactive feature. Budding Batman fans can:
• Lift-the-flap to uncover Batman’s alter-ego, Bruce Wayne
• See a glow-in-the-dark Bat-Signal
• Zoom the Batmobile with a pull-tab
• Swing Batman through Gotham City on a Batrope
• Press buttons on Batman’s computer
• Look into a mirror to see Batman’s familiar little helper (complete with mask and Robin attire)
Six touchables make for endless entertainment for all ages!
Splish, Splash, Splat!
By Rob Scotton
Splat the Cat is back, and he’s making a splash. Well, he’s thinking about it anyway…
It’s time for swim class and Splat the Cat is nervous! Water looks wet, and deep, and little scary. What will he do when it’s time to sink or swim?
A Friend for Einstein, the Smallest Stallion
Charlie Cantrell & Dr. Rachel Wagner
Featuring gorgeous full color photographs in this adorable story of the world’s only mini-miniature horse. When Einstein was born he weighed less than a cat and stood no taller than a cereal box. In a world where Einstein is too small to play with the other horses, how is he going to find the perfect friend? Sure to impress young readers with the true story of Einstein!
I Must Have Bobo!
by: Eileen Rosenthal, Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator)
Willy loves his sock monkey Bobo. He MUST have Bobo by his side at all times. Earl the cat also MUST have Bobo, and the sweet battle of Bobo begins! Willy’s search for the sock monkey will have your little reader gleefully revealing the sneaky Earl’s background adventures, a perfect sharing book! With illustrations that manage to be both adorable and slightly retro, the tale of a favorite toy resonates with readers of all ages.

Barnes and Noble will feature their book recommendations on Oakland County Moms every month. You can shop for these books via the Barnes & Noble website or at any of the Metro Detroit locations below:

Ann Arbor Barnes and Noble
Huron Village
3235 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
734-973-0846

Fairlane Green Barnes and Noble
3120 Fairlane Drive
Allen Park, Michigan 48101
313-271-0688

Genesee Valley Mall Barnes and Noble
4370 Miller Road Unit E-10
Flint, Michigan 48507
810-732-0704

Green Oak Village Place Barnes and Noble
9605 Green Oak Village Place
Green Oak Township, Michigan 48116
810-225-4670

Grosse Pointe Barnes and Noble
19221 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48236
313-884-5220

Livonia Barnes and Noble
17111 Haggerty Rd.
Northville, Michigan 48167
248-348-0696

Port Huron Barnes and Noble
Fort Gratiot
4325 24th Avenue
Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059
810-385-4849

Rochester Hills Barnes and Noble
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307
248-853-9855

Royal Oak Barnes and Noble
Main Place of Royal Oak
500 South Main Street
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
248-336-9490

Shelby Township Barnes and Noble
Shelby Town Center
14165 Hall Road
Shelby Township, Michigan 48315
586-247-7416

Troy Barnes and Noble
396 John R. Road
Troy, Michigan 48083
248-577-5056

West Bloomfield Barnes and Noble
Orchard Lake Road
6800 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
248-626-6804

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