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Can anyone suggest titles of PBs that don't travel the traditional beaten path (kid has problem, kid solves problem) and has an unusual theme, one not typically considered PB material? 

Example: a mystical journey or experience.

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#1 - May 27, 2016, 06:18 AM
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Einstein.

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It's an oldie and long but so beautiful: The Cat that went to Heaven.
#2 - May 27, 2016, 07:55 AM
BOUND (Bodach Books, 2018)
TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
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I have a beautifully illustrated PB I found in a bargain bin called Moon Dog, by Helen Ward, illustrated by Wayne Anderson. It's from a UK publisher. http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Dog-Helen-Ward/dp/1840118644/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464364569&sr=8-1&keywords=moon+dog+helen+ward The copy off the back of the book says "As the man in the moon dozed in his comfortable chair, little Moon Dog sneaked out of the back door and into BAD company..." The bad company being fairies.
#3 - May 27, 2016, 09:06 AM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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One of my favorites ever is THE OLD WOMAN WHO NAMED THINGS. Also, ALL THE PLACES TO LOVE.
#4 - May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, BUSY BUS series, EMERGENCY KITTENS, and more!
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Maybe "Miss Rumphius" or one of my absolute favorites, "That Old Book Woman"

Also I guess unicorns are pretty common PB material but the way they're handled in Jane Yolen's "Where have the unicorns gone?" might fit your bill!
#5 - May 27, 2016, 10:03 AM

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Christine, you reminded me of Owl Moon. :owl
#6 - May 27, 2016, 10:07 AM
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Yes! Owl Moon, so beautiful!
#7 - May 27, 2016, 10:46 AM

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Y'all reminded me how much I LOVE these books...  :love5

Arona-- I am cheering you on with this.  :applause WE NEED MORE. Like. That.^
#8 - May 27, 2016, 11:14 AM
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520

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Thanks, all. Keep 'em coming!

(This was sparked because I've tired of going against my grain--my brain, apparently, is more wired for...uh...would I call it concept?--but need to read more of the books that sync with how my head works.)
#9 - May 27, 2016, 11:59 AM
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There are a bunch of recent books that revolve around inanimate objects. Take the The Day the Crayons books. A Book with No Pictures is also non-traditional. No problem to solve.
#10 - May 31, 2016, 05:51 AM
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Hi Arona,

How about Sylvia Liu's book, A Morning with Grandpa, which is about a grandpa and granddaughter sharing tai chi and yoga?
You might, also, find something in this article:  https://www.noodle.com/articles/teach-mindfulness-to-kids-with-these-10-picture-books

Good luck.
#11 - June 06, 2016, 09:31 AM

Thanks for more titles.

I've enjoyed the ones thus far, and have also found authors new to me.  :love5
#12 - June 06, 2016, 12:45 PM
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Maybe Hats for Sale, or Three Hat Day. Bea and Mr. Jones. I think a lot of those old Reading Rainbow books were not "kid has problem/kid solves problem"
#13 - June 06, 2016, 06:07 PM

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