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    Good Night Canada Adam Gamble, Dave Adams, Cooper Kelly
    9781602190382 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:June 01, 2010
    $9.95 CAD 6.06 x 6 x 0.73 in | 0.65 lb | 28 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Good Night Books
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      Good Night Canada includes the Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls Stanley Park in Vancouver, icebergs in Newfoundland, streetcars in Toronto, Prince Edward Island, Bay of Fundy, British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Dinosaur Provincial Park, fishing boats, farms, wildlife, hockey, and so much more. This soothing nighttime board book, which features Canada's most celebrated landmarks and attractions, will have young readers asking for more.

      This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

      Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.
      David Adams is an actor, a producer, and a researcher at the University of Columbia. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Adam Gamble, is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Books series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Sandwich, MA.

      Illustrator Cooper Kelly grew up in Connecticut and New York City and currently lives in Paris, France. He works in a variety of styles and has illustrated for a wide range of clients in adult and children’s publishing. He has illustrated about a dozen titles in the Good Night Books series so far, including the best-selling Good Night Beach and Good Night Dump Truck and the recently published Good Night Pirate Ship.
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    Potty Patrol (PAW Patrol) Random House, Nate Lovett
    9780593122587 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Media Tie-In Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:January 07, 2020
    $13.99 CAD 7.25 x 8.38 x 0.94 in | 0.94 lb | 22 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Books for Young Readers
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      This potty-training board book features Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol!

      Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol is here to help toddlers say, “Bye-bye, diapers!” Filled with encouragement from Marshall, Skye, and the rest of the amazing team, this sturdy board book will guide boys and girls ages 1 to 3—and their parents!—through the adventures of potty training.

      Series Overview: Get on the case with Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, and the rest of the puppy heroes are on a mission to save their friends and protect the community of Adventure Bay using their paw-some vehicles, tools, and teamwork.

      The spring 2020 PAW Patrol list includes three titles—a potty-training board book, an 8x8 with stickers, and an SiR.
      Established in July 2013 in a merger between Penguin and Random House, Penguin Random House, with nearly 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, more than 15,000 new titles published each year, and close to 800 million print, audio, and eBooks sold annually, is the world’s leading trade book publisher. Like its predecessor companies, Penguin Random House is committed to publishing adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print editions and is a pioneer in digital publishing. Its publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

      Nate Lovett is an illustrator. His works include All Fired Up!, Night of the Ghost Pirate, All Paws on Deck!, and Mission PAW. 
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    Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram
    9781536210637 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Classics Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:September 03, 2019
    $11.99 CAD 5.13 x 5.94 x 0.49 in | 0.38 lb | 24 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Candlewick
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      Celebrate twenty-five years of love right up to the moon and back! A new board-book edition is perfect for little hands.

      How much does Little Nutbrown Hare love his daddy? And how much does Big Nutbrown Hare love him back? The cherished tale of boundless affection is ready for boundless sharing in a durable board-book edition for the younger set.
      Sam McBratney (1943−2020) is the author of the internationally best-selling classic Guess How Much I Love You and its sequel, Will You Be My Friend?, as well as All My Favorites, all illustrated by Anita Jeram. He also wrote Just You and Me and There, There, both illustrated by Ivan Bates, and Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See, illustrated by Linda Ólafsdóttir, among many other books for children.

      Anita Jeram is the illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You, the Guess How Much I Love You Storybooks, and You’re All My Favorites, all by Sam McBratney. She has also illustrated several books by Amy Hest, including Little Chick and a series about Sam and Mrs. Bear. Anita Jeram lives in Northern Ireland.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Effused with tenderness, McBratney's wise, endearing, and droll story is enriched by the near-monochromatic backdrop of Jeram's pen-and-wash artwork, rendered earthy tones of moss, soft brown, and gray for a visually quieting effect just right for that last soothing tale before sleep.
      —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      An endearing nursery game is beautifully revitalized in this comforting, sleepy-time picture book. . . . There's not a wrong note in this tender tale, which should become an endearing bedtime favorite — right up there with Goodnight Moon.
      —Booklist (starred review)

      Every parent will relate.
      —USA Today

      A well-written gem with sprightly illustrations.
      —L.A. Parent

      An extraordinary children's book that captures the unique dialogue between a parent and child.
      —Child Magazine

      The perfect bedtime story for sleepy little ones. Sam McBratney's soft, repetitive text is reminiscent of classic tales by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny). . . . Anita Jeram's watercolor renderings of this endearing pair add sweet humor to a finely crafted book.
      —Christian Science Monitor
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    9780735262492 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 6 - 9, Grade (US) from 1 - 4 On Sale Date:January 07, 2020
    $10.99 CAD 6 x 8.25 x 0.25 in | 0.36 lb | 64 pages Carton Quantity:72 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Narwhal and Jelly…and Otty?! Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty the super-adventurous otter in the fourth book of this blockbuster early graphic novel series!

      Dive into three new stories about the joy of adventure and the power of friendship! In the first story, Otty the otter makes her debut splash; while Narwhal greets her with immediate enthusiasm, Jelly’s not so sure about her…mostly because he worries she’ll take his place as Narwhal’s best friend. Readers will easily see why Narwhal’s so excited to meet Otty, a boisterous explorer who even has a snail friend who’s a real live sea captain! But readers will also relate to Jelly’s uneasiness seeing his best friend making a new pal.

      Jelly tries to work out his jealousy in story two, and in story three, the new trio say “Ahoy, adventure!” and discover they all have more in common than they thought…including a love of waffles! Jelly also takes over the “Super Waffle and Strawberry Sidekick” comic providing a sidekick’s-eye-view of defeating the dreaded dEVILed egg!

      Series Overview: Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly might not have a lot in common, but they do both love waffles, parties and adventures! Join them as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series with each volume featuring three stories celebrating the value of positivity and creativity.
      BEN CLANTON is an author and illustrator whose picture books include Mo’s Mustache; Rot, the Cutest in the World!; Boo Who?; It Came in the Mail; Something Extraordinary; Rex Wrecks It! and Vote for Me! He lives with his wife and son in Tacoma, Washington.

      Author Residence: Tacoma, WA
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        Author Website: |

        Author Social Media: Instagram: @benclantoon | Twitter: @clantoons |
    • Awards & Reviews

      One of Book Riot’s Top 100 Children’s Books of 2019
      One of Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of the Year 2019

      PRAISE FOR Narwhal's Otter Friend:

      “[C]ould Narwhal be any cuter?” --Book Riot

      "Clanton's Narwhal and Jelly follow in the grand tradition of early reader buddy tails like Frog and Toad or Elephant and Piggie, and this latest tale is sure to find an honored place alongside them on young readers' bookshelves." --New York Journal of Books

      "The text is short, sweet, and funny; this, combined with the memorable characters, makes dipping one's toes into independent reading a pleasure." --Booklist
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    Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink Sharon Hampson Canada, Lois Lillienstein Canada, Bram Morrison Canada, Qin Leng Canada
    9780735264069 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:September 03, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 7.56 x 12.31 x 0.41 in | 0.98 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      National bestseller

      Based on the classic folk song made famous by a beloved trio of children’s entertainers, this picture book is best sung aloud! “Skinnamarink” is a timeless anthem of love and inclusion.

      What does “skinnamarink” mean? You may not find its definition in a dictionary, but the meaning is clear to the generations of children who sang along: friendship, happiness, sharing, community and, ultimately, love. This song has been sung in weddings and in classrooms. It can be fun and silly—especially with the accompanying actions! And it has a way of bringing people together.

      Through Qin Leng’s wonderfully imaginative illustrations, this delightful picture book tells the story of a community coming together. Young and old, from little mice to a big elephant, people and animals gather into a spontaneous parade as they follow the sound of music.

      Sharon, Lois and Bram formed as a trio of children’s entertainers in Toronto in 1978 and went on to create two top-rated children’s television shows, most notably The Elephant Show, and to release 21 full-length albums (many of which reached gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum). In 2018, Sharon and Bram celebrated their 40th anniversary and they continue to entertain children and share their message of love.
      SHARON HAMPSON, the late LOIS LILLENSTEIN (d. 2015) and BRAM MORRISON are some of Canada’s most famous children’s performers, with fans across North America and around the world. The trio, known simply as Sharon, Lois and Bram, formed in Toronto in 1978 and went on to create two top-rated children’s television shows, The Elephant Show (CBC/Nickelodeon, 1984-88) and Skinnamarink TV (CBC/TLC, 1997-98), and to release 21 full-length albums (many of which reached gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum). They have won countless awards and were appointed to the Order of Canada in 2002. In 1998 they performed at the UN General Assembly and in 1994 they performed at the White House Annual Easter Egg Roll and Hunt. They also performed a run at the renowned Palace Theater on Broadway. Most recently Sharon and Bram were invited to participate in Toronto’s 2017 Pride parade—parade goers were so moved to see them participate that the crowd broke into a spontaneous version of the song along the parade’s route.

      Author Residence: Toronto, Ontario

      Throughout her career, QIN LENG has illustrated picture books, magazines and book covers with publishers around the world. Recent picture books include her author/illustrator debut I Am Small; Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson; and A Family Is a Family Is a Family written by Sara O'Leary. Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, written by Chieri Uegaki, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, and received the APALA Award for best picture book. She lives in Toronto, with her husband and her son.

      Illustrator Residence: Toronto, Ontario
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        Marketing: -Review mailing

        -Influencer mailing

        -Nation-wide #Skinnamarink Day

        -Promotional postcards

        -Bunting available for accounts

        -Paid social advertising

        -Google search/display ads

        -Consider Spotify advertising

        -Fall preview title

        -Gift Guide title

        -Holiday advertising

        -PRHC YR dedicated newsletter

        Publicity: -Major Canadian media

        -WOTS Toronto appearance

        -Telling Tales Festival headliner

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        Author Website: (unofficial)

        Author Social Media: Illustrator: / twitter:@qinleng / instagram: qinillustrations
    • Awards & Reviews

      IODE Jean Throop Book Award 2019, Winner
      One of the Globe and Mail's 100 Books That Shaped 2019
      One of the Toronto Public Library’s First and Best of 2019
      One of CBC Books' Best Canadian Picture Books of 2019

      PRAISE FOR Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink:

      "A lighthearted frolic ready for a rousing singalong." --Kirkus Reviews

      "A joyful sing-aloud book that will have readers humming its tune long after its covers are closed." --Publishers Weekly

      “Skinnamarink is a superb avenue for sharing the concept and message of love created by these three very memorable children’s entertainers. It will be hard for readers to just ‘read’ the words and not want to break out in song.” --Resource Links
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    9781536201390 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures Age (years) from 5 - 9, Grade (US) from K - 4 On Sale Date:October 08, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 11.75 x 12.13 x 0.38 in | 1.28 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:24 Candlewick
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      Maybe you’re good at spotting Waldo. But can you spot the difference? Head to the museum, where even the sharpest eyes are seeing double.

      Waldo is wandering through the museum, where there are some devilishly difficult differences to decipher. Finding Waldo and his buddies is hard enough, but who can spot the minutiae that separate one Egyptian tablet from another? The dastardly details that make two maritime scenes unalike? The itty-bitty discrepancies between the vintage books and scrolls? With more than five hundred differences to be delineated, this brand-new spin on the art of spotting Waldo will have fans of all ages lining up to take a look.
      Martin Handford is the creator of Waldo. He began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes — and the rest is history. He lives in England.
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    How to Babysit a Grandma Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish
    9781524772567 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:March 27, 2018
    $11.99 CAD 5.5 x 7 x 0.63 in | 0.54 lb | 26 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Knopf Books for Young Readers
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      Celebrate the special bond between grandmas and grandkids with this delightful New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge of babysitting…if just for one day. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and any day shared with Grandma!

      When you babysit a grandma, if you’re lucky, you’ll have a sleepover at her house! And with the useful tips found in this book, you’re guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. (Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to sleep, and what to do once you’re both tucked in for the night.) 

      From the author-illustrator team behind the New York Times bestselling HOW TO…books comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.

      The fun doesn’t stop! Check out more HOW TO…picture books:
      How to Babysit a Grandpa
      How to Catch a Santa
      How to Get Your Teacher Ready
      How to Raise a Mom
      How to Surprise a Dad
      JEAN REAGAN was born in Alabama but spent most of her childhood in Japan. She now lives in Salt Lake City, UT, with her husband. To learn more about Jean and her work, please visit and

      LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Twosomes by Marilyn Singer. To learn more about Lee and his work, visit

      Together, Jean and Lee are the creators of the New York Times bestselling HOW TO… series, including How to Babysit a Grandpa, How to Babysit a Grandma, and How to Surprise a Dad.  

      Author Residence: Salt Lake City, UT

      LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children's books in various styles, including Thomas and the Dragon Queen by Shutta Crum and Twosomes by Marilyn Singer, both on the Knopf list. To learn more about Lee and his work, please visit

      Illustrator Residence: Nottinghamshire, England
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Praise for HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA:

      "[A] silly take on role reversal." --Kirkus Reviews

      The charm of its premise and the clear bond between the generations will have kids and grandparents giggling together." --School Library Journal

      Praise for the HOW TO...series!

      "Laugh-out-loud funny." --Kirkus Reviews (How to Raise a Mom)

      "Funny hidden details." --Kirkus Reviews (How to Babysit a Grandpa)

      "Touches of humor in each of the digitally rendered illustrations." --Kirkus Reviews (How to Surprise a Dad)
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    The Serious Goose Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel
    9780525707752 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:December 03, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 8.88 x 11.31 x 0.34 in | 0.94 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Books for Young Readers
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      Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON’T EVEN TRY!

      Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Put your little comedians in front of a mylar mirror and challenge them to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again!
      Kimmel’s proceeds from sales of THE SERIOUS GOOSE will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and children’s hospitals around the country.
      Jimmy Kimmel is the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC and an amateur illustrator who prefers pen and paper to digital art. Visit him on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Do not come to his house.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA
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        Author Social Media: YouTube: @JimmyKimmelLive; Instagram: @jimmykimmel; Facebook: @jimmykimmel; Twitter: @jimmykimmel
    • Awards & Reviews

      “Dares readers to crank up the volume... may add a few grown-up voices to the younger chorus of giggles. The goose is all that's serious here." —Kirkus Reviews

      “In his savvy, funny picture-book debut, Kimmel uses his limited drawing style to great advantage; in fact, the less the goose does, the funnier it is…. Kimmel knows that when you tell a kid not to do something, it’s sure to unleash silliness of epic proportions.” —Publishers Weekly
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    The Bat Elise Gravel Canada
    9780735266483 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals Age (years) from 6 - 9, Grade (US) from 1 - 4 On Sale Date:February 04, 2020
    $12.99 CAD 6.25 x 8.5 x 0.39 in | 0.49 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Hilarious illustrated nonfiction about bats perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the only flying mammal on Earth!

      Fast bat facts:

      Distinctive trait: The only flying mammal

      Diet: Insects, fruit and even animal blood

      Special talent: Sleeping upside down

      The Bat covers habitat (bats live everywhere except Antarctica!), species (there are over 1,200 kinds of bats), echolocation, hibernation (bats hibernate just like bears!), conservation (don’t disturb a sleeping bat!) and much more. Although silly and off-the-wall, The Bat contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

      Series Overview: Each book in the Disgusting Critters series is a clever and very funny look at a particular insect or animal (fly, worm, slug, toad, head lice, rat, spider, bat and cockroach). The off-the-wall humor and fun, strangely adorable graphic approach by a Governor General’s Award - winning illustrator set this series apart from traditional non-fiction treatments.
      ELISE GRAVEL is an award-winning author-illustrator from Quebec. She has won a Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration in French, and is well known for her original, wacky picture books and graphic novels. After completing her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity.

      Author Residence: Montreal, Quebec

      Author Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
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        Marketing: Pre-pub

        Amazon A+ content

        Designed series sell-sheet

        Trade advertising with contest element

        NCTE 2019 contest & promotion

        Deluxe sell-in packages available for major account previews

        At Pub

        Series shelf-talker available

        Dedicated series trade advertising

        Digital advertising

        Bookworm tote bag

        Organization for the Defense of Disgusting Critters Club Activity kit

        Major trade show presence

        ALA Midwinter banner & tote

        TLA Blue Bonnet gift bag & tote contest

        Animated ads

        Tundra social takeover

        Post Pub

        Include select titles in Tundra Bugs Campaign in summer 2020

        Consider advertising in regional holiday catalogues

        Creature Features all year long on Tundra Social

        Publicity: Pre-pub

        US IBBY Regional Conference- panelist (Austin, Oct 25-27)

        Author Website:

        Author Social Media: Instagram: @elise_gravel
    • Awards & Reviews

      Starred Selection for the 2020 CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall Issue
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    9780679805274 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 7, Grade (US) from 2 On Sale Date:January 22, 1990
    $24.99 CAD 8.5 x 11.31 x 0.42 in | 0.95 lb | 56 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Books for Young Readers
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      Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones—from graduations to birthdays and beyond!

      From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and whimsical illustrations.

      The inspiring and timeless message encourages readers to find the success that lies within, no matter what challenges they face. A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

      Theodor Seuss Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into 45 languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Gift guide, The New York Times, June 21, 2008:
      "One book that has proved to be popular for graduates of all ages since it was first published in 1990."

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