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Maybe God is like that too / written by Jennifer Grant ; illustrated by Benjamin Schipper.

Maybe God is like that too /  written by Jennifer Grant ; illustrated by Benjamin Schipper.
A young boy asks his grandma where God is in their city. Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God. An ordinary day in his city opens this young boy's eyes to God's Spirit at work all around him--


Newspaper hats / Phil Cummings ; illustrated by Owen Swan.

Newspaper hats /  Phil Cummings ; illustrated by Owen Swan.
A little girl, Georgie, visits her grandfather in the nursing home where he is suffering from memory loss, and manages to reconnect with him when they make newspaper hats for everyone.


I am (not) scared / by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.

I am (not) scared /  by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Two fuzzy creatures go to an amusement park and discover that being frightened may not be as scary as one thinks.


Who wants to be a princess? : what it was really like to be a medieval princess / Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Migy.

Who wants to be a princess? : what it was really like to be a medieval princess / Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Migy.
Did you ever wish to be a princess? Have you ever wanted to wear a pretty pink gown, sing to your forest animal friends, and attend a fancy fairy-tale ball? Then meet Beatrice--she represents what being a princess in the Middle Ages was really like. Pink gown? More like itchy wool! Sing to animals? Think archery and horseback riding instead. Beatrice's life is no fairy tale, but she will show you that fact can sometimes be more fascinating than fantasy. This humorous, brightly illustrated book offers an irresistible comparison of fairy tale vs. real life in medieval times--~A comparison of the life of a fairy tale princess vs. that of a real medieval princess--


Tidy / Emily Gravett.

Tidy /  Emily Gravett.
A badger realizes that being too tidy could be disastrous--


Marlo / Christopher Browne.

Marlo /  Christopher Browne.
When Marlo's owner tells him to take a bath, he imagines a wild underwater adventure in which he must find and rescue his friend Duck.


The catawampus cat / Jason Carter Eaton ; pictures by Gus Gordon.

The catawampus cat /  Jason Carter Eaton ; pictures by Gus Gordon.
The catawampus cat walked into town one day at a slant, and since then everyone in town is seeing their world with fresh eyes.


Turtle Tug to the rescue / Michael Slack.

Turtle Tug to the rescue /  Michael Slack.
From panicking puffins to entangled sperm whales, Turtle Tug is out to rescue all his sea-dwelling friends--


Percy, dog of destiny / written by Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann.

Percy, dog of destiny /  written by Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann.
Percy, dog of destiny, heads to the dog park with his favorite, precious ball.


We are the dinosaurs / Laurie Berkner ; illustrated by Ben Clanton.

We are the dinosaurs /  Laurie Berkner ; illustrated by Ben Clanton.
Dinosaurs eat, rest, roar, and march, making the earth flat.


Flowers for Sarajevo / John McCutcheon ; illustrated by Kristy Caldwell.

Flowers for Sarajevo /  John McCutcheon ; illustrated by Kristy Caldwell.
In 1992, a young boy whose father is away at war discovers, from their flower stall, the power of beauty and kindness in the wake of the bombing of Sarajevo.


Bertolt / Jacques Goldstyn ; translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.

Bertolt /  Jacques Goldstyn ; translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.
This is a charming, touching story about an imaginative boy whose best friend is an oak tree named Bertolt. The boy admits to being an outlier among his peers, but insists that while he is alone, he is never lonely. Being independent suits him, and he considers his difference to be his advantage.


El lobo hace huelga / Christophe Pernaudet ; Sébastien Chebret.

El lobo hace huelga /  Christophe Pernaudet ; Sébastien Chebret.
La cabra del señor Seguin explica a los tres cerditos que tanto ella como la Caperucita Roja han estado esperando al lobo, ¡y no se ha presentado! -Pero ¿cómo es posible? - ¡El lobo se ha declarado en huelga!--Page 4 of cover.~One day, the Wolf from classic stories such as the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood decides to go on strike because he is tired of being the bad guy. Will any of the characters be able to convince him to get back to work?--Amazon.com.


Glitter / by Stella J. Jones ; illustrated by Judi Abbot.

Glitter /  by Stella J. Jones ; illustrated by Judi Abbot.
Gloria the rhino loves glitter. She has glitter slippers and a glitter scooter, and she spreads her sparkles wherever she goes; here, there, and everywhere! The townsfolk, though, are tired of it. No more glitter, Gloria! they tell her. But soon, the entire town is covered in glitter. What will everyone think now?--Provided by publisher.


How do you feel? / by Rebecca Bender.

How do you feel? /  by Rebecca Bender.
A sweet and poetic concept book for preschoolers that explores feelings both tactile and emotional--


Lucia the luchadora / by Cynthia Leonor Garza ; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.

Lucia the luchadora /  by Cynthia Leonor Garza ; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.
Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her 'girls can't be superheroes', suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucia must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.


My awesome summer, by P. Mantis / Paul Meisel.

My awesome summer, by P. Mantis /  Paul Meisel.
The life cycle of a praying mantis. --


Even monsters need to sleep / written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

Even monsters need to sleep /  written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
Illustrations and rhyming text explain some of the things that different monsters do before they go to sleep.


Count your chickens / Jo Ellen Bogart, Lori Joy Smith.

Count your chickens /  Jo Ellen Bogart, Lori Joy Smith.
Chickens, chickens everywhere -- going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. There are so many sights to see! Over there we see racers sprinting to the finish line. Over here, farmers showing off their best crops. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And don't forget the rides: the Ferris wheel, super slide and merry-go-round. Grab some cotton candy and popcorn, because this very silly book will entertain and challenge young readers with searching and counting elements.--


Many moons / by Rémi Courgeon.

Many moons /  by Rémi Courgeon.
Learn about the different phases of the moon. Night after night, the moon takes a new shape. Sometimes it looks like a brilliant smile, and sometimes it looks as round as the sun. From the new moon to a waning crescent, Many Moons explores the different phases of the moon.


Norton and Alpha / Kristyna Litten.

Norton and Alpha /  Kristyna Litten.
Norton and his robot dog like to collect objects that they use to create new inventions, but they think there is no possible use for the flower they find on one of their walks.


Sam sorts : (one hundred favorite things) / Marthe Jocelyn.

Sam sorts : (one hundred favorite things) / Marthe Jocelyn.
While cleaning his room Sam organizes one hundred things in a series of different categories.


Triangle / by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen.

Triangle /  by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen.
After Triangle plays a trick on Square, Square plans to reciprocate but runs into trouble when he tries to enter the triangular doorway of Triangle's home.


I just want to say good night / Rachel Isadora.

I just want to say good night /  Rachel Isadora.
In a village on the African plains, a little girl stalls bedtime by saying good night to various animals and objects.


Bird, balloon, Bear / story and pictures by Il Sung Na.

Bird, balloon, Bear /  story and pictures by Il Sung Na.
A shy bird wants to become friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend--a big, red balloon.


I love Mom with the very hungry caterpillar / Eric Carle.

I love Mom with the very hungry caterpillar /  Eric Carle.
The very hungry caterpillar shows its love for Mom.


Go big or go gnome! / Kirsten Mayer ; illustrated by Laura K. Horton.

Go big or go gnome! /  Kirsten Mayer ; illustrated by Laura K. Horton.
Although unable to grow a beard, Al the garden gnome, after discovering his talent for barbering, wins a special award at the beard contest.


If your monster won't go to bed / written by Denise Vega ; illustrated by Zachariah Ohora.

If your monster won't go to bed /  written by Denise Vega ; illustrated by Zachariah Ohora.
A handbook for youngsters that includes such instructions as pour your monster a nice big glass of healthy, crunchy, oozy bug juice slimed with ooey-gooey snail trails to calm him.


Wake up! / poem by Helen Frost ; photographs by Rick Lieder.

Wake up! /  poem by Helen Frost ; photographs by Rick Lieder.
Simple poetic language and close-up photographs invite readers to explore all the baby animals who are born during spring.


Lola planta un jardín / Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw ; translated by Carlos E. Calvo.

Lola planta un jardín /  Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw ; translated by Carlos E. Calvo.
Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help, and watches it grow.


One is not a pair : a spotting book / Britta Teckentrup.

One is not a pair : a spotting book / Britta Teckentrup.
In One Is Not a Pair, each patterned page contains a set of pairs . . . but one thing does not match any of the others. Can you find it?


A song about myself / a poem by John Keats ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.

A song about myself /  a poem by John Keats ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.


Time now to dream / Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

Time now to dream /  Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
When Alice and Jack are out playing, they hear a strange noise. Alice wants to know what it is, but Jack is afraid. He thinks it might be the Wicked Wolf with big, bad claws and snap-trap jaws. But Alice takes his hand and they follow the noise, right into the heart of the forest...Just what will they discover there?


Trees / Lemiscates.

Trees /  Lemiscates.
A simple introduction to trees describes seasonal changes and discusses different habitats and the contributions trees make to the environment.


Big cat, little cat / Elisha Cooper.

Big cat, little cat /  Elisha Cooper.
A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats--


Anywhere farm / Phyllis Root ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

Anywhere farm /  Phyllis Root ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
All it takes for an anywhere farm is one farmer, plus soil and sunshine, some water, and a seed.


Shake a leg, egg! / Kurt Cyrus.

Shake a leg, egg! /  Kurt Cyrus.
It's springtime, and the pond is bursting with new life. There are beaver pups, heron hatchlings, and lots and lots of ducklings. Everyone is out and about, swimming, flapping, chirping, and quacking--except for one family of geese--


Rutabaga boo! / story by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; pictures by Bonnie Adamson.

Rutabaga boo! /  story by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; pictures by Bonnie Adamson.
This very young call-and-response book that calls to mind the game 'Marco Polo' celebrates the steadfast connection between a mother and her son--even when Mom has to be away--


Charlotte and the rock / Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Samantha Cotterill.

Charlotte and the rock /  Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Samantha Cotterill.
When Charlotte receives a pet rock for her birthday, she doesn't expect it to become her best friend, and she really doesn't expect what happens next--


The fox wish / by Kimiko Aman ; illustrated by Komako Sakai.

The fox wish /  by Kimiko Aman ; illustrated by Komako Sakai.
When Roxie and Lukie go back to the park for their jump rope, they find a group of foxes trying to learn the game, and the smallest fox--who also happens to be named Roxie--tells them that finding the rope to play with was her wish come true.


A good day for a hat / by T. Nat Fuller ; illustrated by Rob Hodgson.

A good day for a hat /  by T. Nat Fuller ; illustrated by Rob Hodgson.
This is a picture book for very young children about having just the right hat, no matter what the occasion--


Babar's guide to Paris / Laurent de Brunhoff.

Babar's guide to Paris /  Laurent de Brunhoff.
When Babar's youngest daughter, Isabelle, heads to Paris on her own for the first time, he tells her how to enjoy the iconic city to the fullest--


The alphabet thief / Bill Richardson ; pictures by Roxanna Bikardoroff.

The alphabet thief /  Bill Richardson ; pictures by Roxanna Bikardoroff.
When night falls, a peculiar thief steals each letter of the alphabet, creating a topsy-turvy world as she goes.


The carpenter / Bruna Barros.

The carpenter /  Bruna Barros.
In this story without words, an overalls-clad young boy plays with a carpenter's measuring tape, while his similarly dressed father has plans to build a boat.


The rock maiden : a Chinese tale of love and loyalty / written by Natasha Yim ; illustrated by Pirkko Vainio.

The rock maiden : a Chinese tale of love and loyalty / written by Natasha Yim ; illustrated by Pirkko Vainio.
When her husband goes missing, a new mother pleads with Tin Hau, the patron goddess of fisherman, for help.


My beautiful birds / Suzanne Del Rizzo.

My beautiful birds /  Suzanne Del Rizzo.
Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes. But all Sami can think of is his pet pigeons--will they escape too? When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But though the children start to play and go to school again, Sami can't join in. When he is given paper and paint, all he can do is smear his painting with black. He can't forget his birds and what his family has left behind.One day a canary, a dove, and a rose finch fly into the camp. They flutter around Sami and settle on his outstretched arms. For Sami it is one step in a long healing process at last.


Walk with me / Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado.

Walk with me /  Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado.
A little girl imagines a lion taking the place of her father who no longer lives with her family, an animal that keeps her safe on her travels from school to home.


My trip to the science museum / by Mercer Mayer.

My trip to the science museum /  by Mercer Mayer.
Little Critter visits a science museum with his classmates where they play with a tornado machine, build a potato battery, and experiment with a giant magnifying glass.


Old tracks, new tricks / by Jessica Petersen.

Old tracks, new tricks /  by Jessica Petersen.
Trixie and Tracky are disappointed when the wooden train set they join is full of bossy trains and snoring train tracks.


That's not how you do it! / Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar.

That's not how you do it! /  Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar.
Lucy the cat knows how to do everything just right--from eat with a spoon and fork to fold paper stars--so all her friends ask her to help them, until she meets Toshi the panda, who has his own ways of doing things.


How the queen found the perfect cup of tea / Kate Hosford ; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska.

How the queen found the perfect cup of tea /  Kate Hosford ; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska.
A pampered queen sets out in a hot air balloon with her butler, James, in search of the perfect cup of tea and after stopping in Japan, India, and England, she returns home knowing exactly what she has been missing.


The sheep who hatched an egg / Gemma Merino.

The sheep who hatched an egg /  Gemma Merino.
Lola is upset when her perfect, silky wool grows back tangled and messy after all the sheep have to get haircuts.


Me tall, you small / written and illustrated by Lilli L'Arronge ; translated by Madeleine Stratford.

Me tall, you small /  written and illustrated by Lilli L'Arronge ; translated by Madeleine Stratford.
Me Tall, You Small is a silly romp through a parent and child's daily lives, exploring the differences between being an adult and a child when doing various activities, from kicking the soccer ball around to cooking together to snuggling in bed after a long day. It's a dynamic readaloud with whimsical use of language (for instance, when playing in the mud: Me romp / You STOMP; when snuggling in bed: Me cuddle / You cuddlier). Some rhyming, some onomatopoeia, some wordplay, and a ton of fun for parents and kids.--Provided by publisher.


Goldilocks and the three bears / retold and illustrated by Tony Ross.

Goldilocks and the three bears /  retold and illustrated by Tony Ross.


My valley / Claude Ponti ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters.

My valley /  Claude Ponti ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters.
A journey through an enchanted world inhabited by 'Touims' (tiny, adorable, monkey-like creatures), secret tree dwellings, flying buildings, and sad giants--


 

 

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