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Mr. Tweed and the band in need / written & illustrated by Jim Stoten.

Mr. Tweed and the band in need /  written & illustrated by Jim Stoten.
Mr. Tweed is back with a brand new adventure, and he needs your help once more! He's come to the zoo to see his favorite ten-piece band perform, but they can't find each other--can you spot them amongst all the other animals? A beautifully illustrated search-and-find book from the wacky imagination of Jim Stoten. Children are encouraged to participate in the hunt for the missing band members, who are cleverly hidden within Stoten's wonderfully whimsical and brightly colored drawings.


The mermaid / Jan Brett.

The mermaid /  Jan Brett.
Set in the ocean off Japan, this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Kiniro, a mermaid, who finds a baby octopus's breakfast, chair, and bed just right--


Sing, don't cry / Angela Dominguez.

Sing, don't cry /  Angela Dominguez.
Presents a loving Abuelo who brings his guitar and memories on visits spent singing with his grandchildren in the face of good and bad times. Inspired by the story of the author's grandfather, a successful mariachi musician.


Wakem the rooster : up all night / David FitzSimmons ; Richard Cowdrey.

Wakem the rooster : up all night / David FitzSimmons ; Richard Cowdrey.
Wakem the rooster sings beautifully. He can't, however, stop crowing, including late into the night. When Wakem's days and nights become mixed up, the raucous rooster is awake long past bedtime--waking everybody up! While cat and dog offer great tips for improved sleep, it's owl's clever twist on counting sheep that saves the day for Wakem and his barnyard friends--


Federica / Scot Ritchie.

Federica /  Scot Ritchie.
Federica's busy family can't keep their house clean! To get away from the buzzy, buggy mess, she escapes to the peaceful park where she can spend time with her animal friends--which gives her an idea.--


Ira Crumb makes a pretty good friend / written by Naseem Hrab ; illustrated by Josh Holinaty.

Ira Crumb makes a pretty good friend /  written by Naseem Hrab ; illustrated by Josh Holinaty.
Meet Ira Crumb. He's the new kid in town. He knows what that means: when the new school year starts, he'll play alone at recess, eat alone at lunch, and walk home alone at the end of the day. So Ira launches a whole-hearted campaign to befriend neighborhood kids before the first day. But his best-laid plans -- A sandwich stand! A dance-off! -- fall flat, and playing it cool doesn't seem to work either. ust as Ira decides school will be HORRIBLE, a comical misunderstanding connects him with Malcolm, who was the new kid last year and totally gets it -- and who, it turns out, will make a pretty good friend. Full of comedic touches, comics-style storytelling, and a diverse cast of quirky characters, this hilarious debut picture book puts an endearing spin on the anxiety that accompanies change and making friends.


The road that trucks built / by Susanna Leonard Hill ; illustrated by Erica Sirotich.

The road that trucks built /  by Susanna Leonard Hill ; illustrated by Erica Sirotich.
Join the ride as a team of adorable vehicles work together to build a new road in this fresh, cement-mixing spin on the classic nursery rhyme, The House That Jack Built. -- from Amazon.


The secret life of a tiger / Przemyslaw Wechterowicz, Emilia Dziubak.

The secret life of a tiger /  Przemyslaw Wechterowicz, Emilia Dziubak.
At night, Tiger's strange and heartwarming hobbies come to light.


Me and you and the red canoe / Jean E. Pendziwol ; pictures by Phil.

Me and you and the red canoe /  Jean E. Pendziwol ; pictures by Phil.
In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and push a red canoe into the lake. A perfect morning on the water unfolds, with thrilling glimpses of wildlife along the way.--


Professional crocodile / by Giovanna Zoboli & Mariachiara Di Giorgio.

Professional crocodile /  by Giovanna Zoboli & Mariachiara Di Giorgio.
In this book without words, Mr. Crocodile gets up every morning and carefully gets ready for work--but just what is his job?


Second grade holdout / written by Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Matthew Cordell.

Second grade holdout /  written by Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Matthew Cordell.
Missing the familiarity of first grade and imagining the impossible tasks assigned by his next teacher, a boy refuses to start second grade.


Pattan's pumpkin : a traditional flood story from southern India / Chitra Soundar ; illustrated by Frané Lessac.

Pattan's pumpkin : a traditional flood story from southern India / Chitra Soundar ; illustrated by Frané Lessac.
Pattan has an amazing pumpkin. It grows bigger than the goats, bigger than the elephants... so BIG that it is as TALL as the mountains. Then one day, the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Pattan, his family, and all the animals are in danger from the momentous flood. Can Pattan and his giant pumpkin save the day? Based on a traditional tale told by the Irula people of southern India -- From dust jacket.


Hello goodbye dog / written by Maria Gianferrari ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.

Hello goodbye dog /  written by Maria Gianferrari ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.
A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.


Seamus's short story / Heather Hartt-Sussman ; pictures by Milan Pavlović.

Seamus's short story /  Heather Hartt-Sussman ; pictures by Milan Pavlović.
Seamus would give anything to be taller! One day, while playing dress-up in his mother's closet, he finds a way to reach new heights. With his mother's high-heeled shoes on, Seamus can suddenly reach everything that was once too high: the top-floor elevator button, the chocolate milk in the fridge, the TV remote and that horrid picture of him as a baby. But when Seamus encounters problems that can't be solved from a great height, he has to admit that sometimes being small just isn't so bad.--


Drop by drop : a story of Rabbi Akiva / Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg.

Drop by drop : a story of Rabbi Akiva / Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg.
With his wife's encouragement, a shepherd learns to read at age 40 and eventually becomes one of the greatest sages in Jewish history--Provided by publisher.


Black belt bunny / by Jacky Davis ; illustrated by Jay Fleck.

Black belt bunny /  by Jacky Davis ; illustrated by Jay Fleck.
Black Belt Bunny is good at sidekicks, backflips, and air chops, but when told he must learn to make a salad, he resists, only to be unexpectedly empowered by himself and the narrator--


Creepy pair of underwear! / words, Aaron Reynolds ; pictures, Peter Brown.

Creepy pair of underwear! /  words, Aaron Reynolds ; pictures, Peter Brown.
A young rabbit is frightened by his underwear--


The only fish in the sea / written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Matthew Cordell.

The only fish in the sea /  written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Matthew Cordell.
Sadie and Sherman set out to rescue little Ellsworth, the goldfish Amy Scott received for her birthday and threw right into the ocean.


Thanks from the very hungry caterpillar / Eric Carle.

Thanks from the very hungry caterpillar /  Eric Carle.
The very hungry caterpillar celebrates some of the things it's thankful for.


Bear make den / story by Jane Godwin & Michael Wagner ; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

Bear make den /  story by Jane Godwin & Michael Wagner ; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
Bear has made a wonderful den for himself, but finds that no matter what he adds to his den, something is missing.


Bonaparte falls apart / by Margery Cuyler ; illustrated by Will Terry.

Bonaparte falls apart /  by Margery Cuyler ; illustrated by Will Terry.
Bonaparte the skeleton is literally falling to pieces and needs help from his friends to pull himself together before the first day of school.


The X-files : Earth children are weird / [story and text by Jason Rekulak] ; illustrated by Kim Smith.

The X-files : Earth children are weird / [story and text by Jason Rekulak] ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
Best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover. But the night is full of strange sounds, lights, and shadows. Surely there's a rational, scientific explanation for everything...or is there?--Publisher's website.


Most people / words by Michael Leannah ; pictures by Jennifer E. Morris.

Most people /  words by Michael Leannah ; pictures by Jennifer E. Morris.
Looks at the goodness of most people, pointing out how many more people there are in the world who would like to help others than would like to hurt them, and even most of those who do bad things can change.


Lily's cat mask / by Julie Fortenberry.

Lily's cat mask /  by Julie Fortenberry.
Armed with a vivid imagination and her trusty cat mask, Lily can take on anything--even a new school... But when her teacher tells her no masks allowed in class, Lily worries, can she make friends without it? Anyone who has been daunted by a new experience, or struggled to put on a good face, will relate to Lily. Whimsical art brings Lily, her father, and her new classmates to life, with text that begs to be read aloud. Perfect for Father's Day, back to school, and even Halloween--Lily and her grinning cat mask are sure to make you smile back.--Amazon.com.


Sister Day! / by Lisa Mantchev ; illustrated by Sonia Sánchez.

Sister Day! /  by Lisa Mantchev ; illustrated by Sonia Sánchez.
When her big sister is too busy to play Let's pretend and tell entertaining stories, a little sister creates Sister Day.


Reach for the moon, little lion / by Hildegard Muller.

Reach for the moon, little lion /  by Hildegard Muller.
Little lion learns strength and resilience in the face of ridicule from his fellow animals when he reaches for the moon--and touches it.


Zebra on the go / Jill Nogales ; illustrated by Lorraine Rocha.

Zebra on the go /  Jill Nogales ; illustrated by Lorraine Rocha.
When Zebra accidentally steps on Lion's toe, Lion gets angry and begins chasing Zebra in what turns out to be a remarkable show.


Mingo the flamingo / written & created by Pete Oswald and Justin K. Thompson.

Mingo the flamingo /  written & created by Pete Oswald and Justin K. Thompson.
Mingo is injured and loses his memory when he faces a bad storm during his first migration, but he makes friends who will do whatever it takes to help him heal and get back where he belongs.


Magic spell / words and picture by Julie Paschkis.

Magic spell /  words and picture by Julie Paschkis.
Feeling unappreciated during the performance, a magician's assistant grabs the wand and performs some feats of her own.


Troll stinks / Jeanne Willis ; [illustrations by] Tony Ross.

Troll stinks /  Jeanne Willis ; [illustrations by] Tony Ross.
Two billy goats discover the perils of making assumptions and acting on prejudice in this timely tale about online bullying--


The giant of Jum / Elli Woollard ; Benji Davies.

The giant of Jum /  Elli Woollard ; Benji Davies.
A hungry giant wants to eat Jack for a snack but is waylaid by other children who need his help.


Goodnight world / Debi Gliori.

Goodnight world /  Debi Gliori.
Join in the list of important things to say goodnight to--ships, animals, plants, toys and, of course, the sun--


The knish war on Rivington Street / Joanne Oppenheim ; pictures by Jon Davis.

The knish war on Rivington Street /  Joanne Oppenheim ; pictures by Jon Davis.
Benny's family owns a knishery and sells delicious round dumplings. Then the Tisch family opens a store across the street--selling square knishes--and Benny's papa worries. So he lowers his prices! But Mr. Tisch does too. As each knishery tries to outdo the other, Benny helps his papa realize there's room on Rivington Street for more than one knishery.


My wounded island / Jacques Pasquet ; illustrated by Marion Arbona ; translated by Sophie B. Watson.

My wounded island /  Jacques Pasquet ; illustrated by Marion Arbona ; translated by Sophie B. Watson.
In this heartbreakingly tender picture book, a young girl and her family become climate refugees as the small island they call home is slowly engulfed by rising sea levels.--


When a wolf is hungry / written by Christine Naumann-Villemin ; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo.

When a wolf is hungry /  written by Christine Naumann-Villemin ; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo.
When Edmond Bigsnout, a lone wolf, sets out to satisfy his craving for a city rabbit, his efforts are foiled by apartment dwellers who think he is a new neighbor.


What George forgot / Kathy Wolff ; illustrated by Richard Byrne.

What George forgot /  Kathy Wolff ; illustrated by Richard Byrne.
George is great at remembering things. When it's time to get ready for school, he remembers to wake up his family and put on his favorite fuzzy sweater and brand-new superhero watch. So why does George feel like he is forgetting something? Readers know what George forgot, but will he ever figure it out?--


Early Sunday morning / Denene Millner ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

Early Sunday morning /  Denene Millner ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
Early Sunday Morning follows June, Mommy, Daddy, and brother Troy through their weekend routine as June prepares for a special performance leading the children's choir at church on Sunday morning. Readers spend the weekend with June as she collects helpful pieces of advice on how to be less nervous about her big solo. Along the way, she visits the barbershop with Mommy and Troy, gets her hair done by Mommy, receives a special dress from her aunt, and shares her family ritual of getting ready for Sunday morning service. As her special moment approaches, June leans on the support of her whole family, as well as advice from her father, to conquer her fear of singing in front of the congregation. Early Sunday Morning is a heartwarming celebration of the special time a young girl and her family share together as she learns how to lift her mighty voice.


For the love of Jazzy! / Telithia Johnson.



My friend robot / Sunny Scribens, Hui Skipp.

My friend robot /  Sunny Scribens, Hui Skipp.
Children and their robot friend build a treehouse in a rhyme that fits the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down. Includes facts about simple machines, jobs robots do, an activity, and musical notation.


Found dogs / Erica Sirotich.

Found dogs /  Erica Sirotich.
Counts up ten dogs who are waiting in a shelter, then counts back down to one as each dog is adopted--


Tea with Oliver / by Mika Song.

Tea with Oliver /  by Mika Song.
Oliver wants to drink tea with a friend. Philbert, who loves tea, tries to get Oliver's attention.


My dog Mouse / Eva Lindström ; translated by Julia Marshall.

My dog Mouse /  Eva Lindström ; translated by Julia Marshall.
We set off, very slowly. Mouse walks at a snail's pace. He stops at lampposts and fences and sniffs for a long time. Sometimes he looks up at me and then I usually say something. I maybe say old man in a very nice voice, not my usual one.--Amazon.com.


Nightlights / by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer ; pictures by Alice Brereton.

Nightlights /  by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer ; pictures by Alice Brereton.
Celebrates all the ways, after the sun goes down, light finds a way to shine, from lighthouses and fireflies to moonlight in an owl's eyes and a crackling campfire.


Blue sky yellow kite / Janet A. Holmes & Jonathan Bentley.

Blue sky yellow kite /  Janet A. Holmes & Jonathan Bentley.
Sometimes we want a thing so much we can't prevent ourselves from taking it. When a girl steals her friend's beautiful yellow kite, she soon discovers what a big mistake she has made. But she's also in store for another discovery--one of kindness, forgiveness, and friendship.


The last tree / written by Ingrid Chabbert ; illustrated by Guridi.

The last tree /  written by Ingrid Chabbert ; illustrated by Guridi.
A small boy longed to roll and play in the grass like his father had when he was a child. But the boy lived in a concrete city without any grass or trees. Then, one day the boy and his friend discovered a sapling hiding behind a low wall. The boy had never seen a tree before. He was so amazed, he dreamed about the tree. When they heard that a condominium was being built right on the spot where their tree was growing, the boy and his friend knew they had to dig it up and replant it in a safe place. They had to make sure the last tree survived.


 

 

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