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Runny Babbit Returns (HarperCollins) is a collection of 41 previously unpublished poems by beloved author-illustrator Shel Silverstein. • Flat Rabbit creator Bárdur Oskarsson asks Where Are You, Wilbert? (Owlkids) in his latest picture book, translated by Marita Thomsen, in which a small grey rat has trouble finding her friend while playing hide-and-seek. • Scottish author Morag Hood’s I Am Bat (Pan Macmillan) features saturated colour illustrations and a fanged, winged protagonist with attitude. • Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t letting Chelsea have all the kidlit glory. The picture-book version of It Takes a Village (Paula Wiseman Books) features illustrations by Caldecott Honor Award winner Marla Frazee. • Dave Eggers tackles Americana as only Dave Eggers can in Her Right Foot (Chronicle Books). The nonfiction title, which explores the foundation of the U.S. through the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty’s appendage, is illustrated by Shawn Harris. • Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book is out with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in October. Malala’s Magic Pencil brings the honorary Canadian’s life story to a younger readership. • Kate DiCamillo returns with a picture book about a lonely child in search of recognition in La La La (Candlewick), which features illustrations by Jaime (Jimyung) Kim. • Drawn & Quarterly will release Anna & Froga: Completely Bubu by Anouk Ricard, an omnibus paperback featuring al l five volumes of t he quirky comics series.

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