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Pic Pick: "Hugs from Pearl"


After a short hiatus, I hope to bring another joyous book recommendation! 

The Pic Pick of the day is Hugs from Pearl By Paul Schmid.

Have you ever wanted to do something that makes others feel better, but don't know how to do it?

Sometimes things that are easy for some people can be very difficult for others. Hugs from Pearl tells the story of a lovely porcupine named Pearl who loves giving people hugs.  

But in case you didn't remember — porcupines can be quite spiky! Can Pearl still do what she wants, even if nature makes it a bit difficult? 

To request that a copy be sent to your local library, simply click the links above and place a hold.

To view other children's book recommendations, visit blog posts written by NYPL's Jeanne Lamb and Elizabeth Bird, as well as this list of 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing: Children's Books 2011.

Paul Schmid is the author and illustrator of several children's books. He also illustrated The Wonder Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. You can read more about him at his website,


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I am having a 4yr old

I am having a 4yr old daughter and she really loves these kinds of books. I'll surely have one for her too.

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