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Herman Melville's Moby-Dick / retold by Mandy Archer ; art by Annabel Tempest

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick /  retold by Mandy Archer ; art by Annabel Tempest
Call me Ishmael. Some years ago I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. Ishmael and his shipmates search the ocean far and wide. Will they ever find the white whale that sailors call, Moby Dick?--Provided by Publisher.


Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott / by Dee Romito ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott / by Dee Romito ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.
Georgia decided to help the best way she knew how. She worked together with a group of women and together they purchased the supplies they needed--bread, lettuce, and chickens. And off they went to cook. The women brought food to the mass meetings that followed at the church. They sold sandwiches. They sold dinners in their neighborhoods. As the boycotters walked and walked, Georgia cooked and cooked. Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia knew just what to do. She organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott. Called the Club from Nowhere, Georgia was the only person who knew who baked and bought the food, and she said the money came from nowhere to anyone who asked. When Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for his role in the boycott, Georgia testified on his behalf, and her home became a meeting place for civil rights leaders. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and beyond--


Rox's secret code / created by Mara Lecocq ; written by Nathan Archambault ; illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner ; tech led by Rodolfo Dengo.

Rox's secret code /  created by Mara Lecocq ; written by Nathan Archambault ; illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner ; tech led by Rodolfo Dengo.
Rox does not want to clean up her room, so she creates a robot to do her chores for her, but Chorebot gets out of control.


Miss Turie's magic creatures / written by Joy Keller ; illustrated by Richard Watson.

Miss Turie's magic creatures /  written by Joy Keller ; illustrated by Richard Watson.
A young child explores Miss Turie's exotic pet store which guarantees to have the perfect pet for everyone.


Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney.

Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney.
Shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world. Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. In Jo's day, medical schools were closed to women, but times were changing, and Jo was at the forefront. When she graduated in 1898, Dr. Jo still faced prejudice against women in her field. Not many people were willing to be seen by a female doctor, and Dr. Jo's waiting room remained mostly empty. She accepted a job in public health and was sent to Hell's Kitchen, one of New York's poorest neighborhoods where many immigrants lived. There, she was able to treat the most vulnerable patients: babies and children. She realized that the best treatment was to help babies get a stronger start in life. Babies need fresh air, clean and safe environments, and proper food. Dr. Jo's successes, fueled by her determination, compassion and ingenuity, made her famous across the nation for saving the lives of 90,000 inner city infants and children.


Wild orca : the oldest, wisest whale in the world / Brenda Peterson ; paintings by Wendell Minor.

Wild orca : the oldest, wisest whale in the world / Brenda Peterson ; paintings by Wendell Minor.
Mia, her family, and friends gather in the San Juan Islands for Orca Sing, hoping that 105-year-old Granny, the oldest orca, will return with the pods she watches over. Includes facts about Granny and orcas.


The lying king / Alex Beard.

The lying king /  Alex Beard.
Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli? For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole. Will the Truth catch up with the king? Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages. With a nod to Aesop and Kipling, this funny and pointed parable has lessons for everyone, from the playground to the boardroom and beyond! -- Book flap.


Quiet Wyatt / Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Arthur Howard.

Quiet Wyatt /  Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Arthur Howard.
A friendship is born when soft-spoken Wyatt is paired with outgoing Noreen on a class field trip.


Henri's hats / Mike Wu.

Henri's hats /  Mike Wu.
A trunk filled with amazing hats shows Henri that his grandfather is not just a quiet old man, but someone who once had the sort of grand adventures Henri imagines.


I'm a big sister now / by Katura J. Hudson ; illustrations by Sylvia L. Walker.

Explores the anticipation, excitement, and pride of a young boy who helps to welcome a new baby into the family.


Shake the tree! / by Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti, and Silvia Borando ; illustrations, Silvia Borando.

Shake the tree! /  by Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti, and Silvia Borando ; illustrations, Silvia Borando.
Various animals take turns shaking a tree in search of a tasty meal. It starts with Mouse who wants a nut so she shakes the tree a little to the right, and a little to the left. But it isn't the nut that falls from the tree, it's Fox who thinks that Mouse looks pretty tasty! Soon a warthog and then a bear come along with similar ideas. Little readers will enjoy the just-made-it escapes and the fun shaking-action that readers can do along with this interactive picture book.


Anne of Green Gables / retold by Stephanie Clarkson ; art by Annabel Tempest.

Anne of Green Gables /  retold by Stephanie Clarkson ; art by Annabel Tempest.
When orphan Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, she's determined to make a new start, but can she stay out of trouble?


A world of kindness / from the editors & illustrators of Pajama Press.

A world of kindness /  from the editors & illustrators of Pajama Press.
Nine celebrated children's picture book illustrators, including Rebecca Bender, Wallace Edwards, and Suzanne Del Rizzo, unite to illustrate an empowering text that celebrates, in a series of questions, the ways young children can show kindness. All royalties will be donated to the World Kindness Movement.--


Got to get to Bear's! / by Brian Lies.

Got to get to Bear's! /  by Brian Lies.
In spite of the worsening weather, Izzy the chipmunk sets off to Bear's den in response to an urgent request from a friend in need.


Juno Valentine and the magical shoes / written by Eva Chen ; illustrated by Derek Desierto.

Juno Valentine and the magical shoes /  written by Eva Chen ; illustrated by Derek Desierto.


Horse meets Dog / by Elliott Kalan ; illustrations by Tim Miller.

Horse meets Dog /  by Elliott Kalan ; illustrations by Tim Miller.
When Horse and Dog meet, Dog thinks he has met a very big canine, Horse thinks he has come across a tiny little baby horse, and humorous confusion ensues.


Winter is here / by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.

Winter is here /  by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings--


Don't touch my hair! / Sharee Miller.

Don't touch my hair! /  Sharee Miller.
Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up. Includes author's note.


Outside my window / written by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Jamey Christoph.

Outside my window /  written by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Jamey Christoph.
Children from all over the world describe what they see when they look outside their windows--


Do not bring your dragon to recess / written by Julie Gassman ; illustrated by Andy Elkerton.

Do not bring your dragon to recess /  written by Julie Gassman ; illustrated by Andy Elkerton.
Told in rhyme, a child is cautioned about the problems his dragon is likely to cause at school recess, even if it does not mean to.


Fairy's first day of school / Bridget Heos ; [illustrated by] Sara Not.

Fairy's first day of school /  Bridget Heos ; [illustrated by] Sara Not.
A young fairy is enlightened on what to expect on the first day of school.


Who did that? : a whodunit for children / text and illustrations: Job, Joris and Marieke ; translation: Carine Laforest.

Who did that? : a whodunit for children / text and illustrations: Job, Joris and Marieke ; translation: Carine Laforest.
A quiet village is terrorized by a mysterious vandal who destroys see-saws, canes, musical instruments, traffic lights, and more.


The Reptile Club / written by Maureen Fergus & illustrated by Elina Ellis.

The Reptile Club /  written by Maureen Fergus & illustrated by Elina Ellis.
Rory starts the Reptile Club at school, and is astonished to see that it's not his schoolmates who attend the first meeting.


Joy / Corrine Averiss ; Isabelle Follath.

Joy /  Corrine Averiss ; Isabelle Follath.
Fern's Nanna has not been herself of late. When Mom remarks that all the joy seems to have gone out of her life, Fern decides to go on a joy hunt. With her catching-kit at the ready, Fern sets off and finds joy in all sorts of unusual places. But how will she bring it back to Nanna? Emotional, funny, and uplifting, this beautiful picture book is a pure delight. With its strong message about empathy and maintaining loving relationships with our grandparents, it is guaranteed to bring joy into every reader's life.--Dust jacket flap.


Nipper and the lunchbox / by Lucy Dillamore.

Nipper and the lunchbox /  by Lucy Dillamore.
Nipper hates being left alone all day while his best friend Richard is at work. But when he realizes one morning that Richard has left his lunchbox behind, Nipper sets off on a difficult journey to deliver it.--


Will you help me fall asleep? / written by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.

Will you help me fall asleep? /  written by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Tomorrow is the annual boat race and Monty needs as much energy as possible to make sure he crosses the finish line first. He tried closing his eyes, counting sheep, and reading a book, but nothing will help him fall asleep. In this interactive follow-up to Can I Tell You a Secret?, Monty the frog asks for your help once again. This time he is struggling to go to sleep before a very big day. Both relatable and fun for children and parents, this adorable picture book is perfect for naptime, bedtime, or anytime!--Amazon.com.


The Yin-Yang sisters and the dragon Frightful / Nancy Tupper Ling ; illustrated by Andrea Offerman.

The Yin-Yang sisters and the dragon Frightful /  Nancy Tupper Ling ; illustrated by Andrea Offerman.
Twins with opposite personalities work together to convince a dragon to stop blocking their village bridge--


Good morning, snowplow! / by Deborah Bruss ; art by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson.

Good morning, snowplow! /  by Deborah Bruss ; art by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson.
As the town goes to sleep, a snowstorm begins, and the man who drives the snowplow goes to work, keeping the streets clear throughout the night.


Once upon a star : a poetic journey through space / James Carter ; illustrated by Mar Hernández.

Once upon a star : a poetic journey through space / James Carter ; illustrated by Mar Hernández.
In this poetic tour of the universe, children learn about the Big Bang and the origins of life on Earth.--


Duck on a disco ball / Jeff Mack.

Duck on a disco ball /  Jeff Mack.
Every night it's the same old story. A boy wants to stay up late, and his parents won't let him. But sometimes in the morning, he notices things look a little off--like when he sees a disco ball in the kitchen ... with his toy duck on it. So one night he decides to stay up. And that's when the fun really begins.--


Penguinaut! / written by Marcie Colleen ; illustrated by Emma Yarlett.

Penguinaut! /  written by Marcie Colleen ; illustrated by Emma Yarlett.
Orville is a little penguin who lives in a zoo and dreams of big adventures, like going to the Moon; the other animals are skeptical, but Orville is determined, so he builds a spaceship and sets out all by himself--and discovers that real adventures are best when they are shared with friends.


Swan lake / by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky ; retold and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger ; translated by Marianne Martens.

Swan lake /  by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky ; retold and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger ; translated by Marianne Martens.
A prince's love for a swan queen overcomes an evil sorcerer's spell in this fairy tale adaptation of the classic ballet.


Loved to bits / Teresa Heapy & Katie Cleminson.

Loved to bits /  Teresa Heapy & Katie Cleminson.
A little boy and his teddy bear share many imagined adventures until the bear becomes so worn out that he needs to find a place to rest after all their exciting escapades.


Sometimes rain / words by Meg Fleming ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.

Sometimes rain /  words by Meg Fleming ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the seasons of the year and the joy each one brings.


Angus all aglow / Heather Smith, Alice Carter.

Angus all aglow /  Heather Smith, Alice Carter.
In this illustrated picture book, a young child can hear color and is enamored with his grandmother's beaded necklace, in spite of the reservations of those around him.--


Bitter and sweet / Sandra V. Feder ; pictures by Kyrsten Brooker.

Bitter and sweet /  Sandra V. Feder ; pictures by Kyrsten Brooker.
When Hannah's family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country--it was both bitter and sweet. As Hannah leaves her friends behind and tries to get used to a new house, she only feels bitterness. Was her grandmother wrong about the sweetness? Hannah starts to feel better about the move when she sees her new house in the soft light of the Shabbat candles. When a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah realizes that sweetness can come from unexpected places and that she can even create some herself.--


The missing donut / written by Judith Henderson ; illustrated by T.L. McBeth.

The missing donut /  written by Judith Henderson ; illustrated by T.L. McBeth.
In The Missing Donut, we meet Cris, a boy who likes things all in a row, and his cat Crat, who likes to stir up trouble. They are an inseparable pair, but their different personalities lead to all sorts of adventures and mishaps--


Good night, Mr. Panda / Steve Antony.

Good night, Mr. Panda /  Steve Antony.
It is bedtime and Mr. Panda carefully reminds his friends of the things that they need to do like brushing their teeth, and taking a bath before settling down for the night--but sometimes Mr. Panda can be absentminded, and Lemur has to remind him which bed is his.


Door / by JiHyeon Lee.

Door /  by JiHyeon Lee.
In this book without words, a boy opens a door and invites the reader to explore the magical world on the other side.


Phone call with a fish / by Silvia Vecchini ; illustrated by Sualzo.

Phone call with a fish /  by Silvia Vecchini ; illustrated by Sualzo.
A school trip to the science museum inspires a curious girl to make a connection with a shy, silent boy in her class.


Polar bear island / by Lindsay Bonilla ; illustrated by Cinta Villalobos.

Polar bear island /  by Lindsay Bonilla ; illustrated by Cinta Villalobos.
Welcome to Polar Bear Island. NO OTHERS ALLOWED! Parker is the mayor of this peaceful, predictable island, and he wants to keep it just the way it is. But Kirby, a penguin, thinks the place is paradise, and she wants to stay. Parker says no, but the other polar bears love Kirby --and soon they're begging Parker to let Kirby (and her family) move in. Will Parker agree . . . and make the island fun for EVERYONE? With its gentle message of inclusivity, this playful and lighthearted story will delight children of all ages.


Hello, monster! / Clémentine Beauvais & Maisie Paradise Shearing.

Hello, monster! /  Clémentine Beauvais & Maisie Paradise Shearing.
You probably know the feeling. You're playing happily by yourself in the park, when you're suddenly told, ̀Go and say hello to that little boy over there!' But what if you don't want to say hello? What if the little boy isn't really a little boy at all? What... what if he's a MONSTER in disguise? Welcome to a weird and wonderful ẁhat if?' story where saying hello can lead to all sorts of surprising adventures...


Baby's firsts / Nancy Raines Day ; illustrated by Michael Emberley.

Baby's firsts /  Nancy Raines Day ; illustrated by Michael Emberley.
Told in rhyming text, the story traces the development of three babies from birth to their first birthday celebrations.


Good morning, neighbor / Davide Cali, Maria Dek.

Good morning, neighbor /  Davide Cali, Maria Dek.
From a mouse's simple request for an egg to make an omelet, animal neighbors donate ingredients to make and share a delicious cake.


A poem in your pocket / Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas.

A poem in your pocket /  Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas.
Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance.


A prayer for the animals / Daniel Kirk.

A prayer for the animals /  Daniel Kirk.
May all of the animals of the earth And the animals of the sky And the animals of the sea Be at peace. This lyrical picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Daniel Kirk encourages young children to be kind to all the animals of the world. Kirk's loving and hopeful verse blesses and gives warm wishes to farm animals, house pets, wild animals, and other creatures. Sure to warm the hearts of children and parents alike, this book is perfect to curl up with at bedtime. -- ONIX annotation.


Lucy and the string / Vanessa Roeder.

Lucy and the string /  Vanessa Roeder.
When Lucy sees a string, she can't resist giving it a yank. What does she find at the other end? A very big surprise.--Page [4] of cover.


Rosie's glasses / [written and illustrated by] Dave Whamond.

Rosie's glasses /  [written and illustrated by] Dave Whamond.
Can't shake that bad mood? Maybe all you need is a new perspective ... and a pair of Rosie's glasses!


The gift that I can give / Kathie Lee Gifford ; illustrated by Julia Seal.

The gift that I can give /  Kathie Lee Gifford ; illustrated by Julia Seal.
Helps young children find unique ways to make a difference today in the lives of those around them.--Provided by publisher.


P is for pterodactyl : the worst alphabet book ever ; all the letters that misbehave and make words nearly impossible to pronounce / Raj Haldar & Chris Carpenter ; pictures by Maria Tina Beddia.

P is for pterodactyl : the worst alphabet book ever ; all the letters that misbehave and make words nearly impossible to pronounce / Raj Haldar & Chris Carpenter ; pictures by Maria Tina Beddia.
Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ever been stumped by silent letters or confused by absurd homophones. This whimsical, unique book takes silent letter entries like K is for Knight a step further with The noble knight's knife nicked the knave's knee. Lively illustrations provide context clues, and alliterative words help readers navigate text like a bright white gnat is gnawing on my gnocchi with ease. Everyone from early learners to grown-up grammarians will love this wacky book where A is for Aisle but Y is definitely not for Why.


The night the forest came to town / Charles Ghigna ; illustrated by Annie Wilkinson.

The night the forest came to town /  Charles Ghigna ; illustrated by Annie Wilkinson.
The children are the only ones who notice a welcome intruder as a lively forest encroaches on a distracted town in this captivating picture book--Provided by publisher.


A moon for Moe & Mo / Jane Breskin Zalben ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.

A moon for Moe & Mo /  Jane Breskin Zalben ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.
Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan both live on Flatbush Avenue, but when they meet at the grocery store they quickly become best friends, sharing a picnic while their families prepare for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan.


Animalphabet / written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Sharon King-Chai.

Animalphabet /  written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Sharon King-Chai.
An immersive book with die-cuts and liftable flaps asks readers to identify a series of animals as they're listed in alphabetical order.


Josie's lost tooth / Jennifer K. Mann.

Josie's lost tooth /  Jennifer K. Mann.
Josie is first and best at almost everything; however, losing her first tooth becomes an ordeal. Her best friend Richard provides support.


The eleventh hour / Jacques Goldstyn.

The eleventh hour /  Jacques Goldstyn.
Jules and Jim are best friends. They play together. They go to school together. They grow up together. Through it all, Jim is always a little ahead of Jules-a little faster, a little stronger. So, when Canada goes to war against Germany in 1914, Jim is the first to volunteer, but Jules is right behind him. They fight together. They battle the cold and the mud of the trenches together. But in the end, only one of them will see the Armistice begin at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A poignant tale of friendship, The Eleventh Hour is also a story about life, death, and the horrors and futility of war.--


A gift from Abuela / Cecilia Ruiz.

A gift from Abuela /  Cecilia Ruiz.
The first time Abuela held Niña, her heart overflowed with tenderness. And as Niña grows up, she and Abuela have a lot of fun doing simple things. Abuela decides that she wants to buy Niña a special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week. But then something terrible happens, and Abuela's dream of a surprise for Niña seems impossible. Luckily, the time they spend together and the love they have for each other are the best gifts of all.--


How do you take a bath? / by Kate McMullan ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.

How do you take a bath? /  by Kate McMullan ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.
A whimsical rhyming picture book reveals the way familiar animals, from elephants and pigs to monkeys and hippos, take baths, and how human children do not take baths by sinking in mud, thrashing about in dust or licking themselves clean.


Everybody's welcome / Patricia Hegarty, Greg Abbott.

Everybody's welcome /  Patricia Hegarty, Greg Abbott.
When little Frog loses his home, Mouse decides they'll build a new one together. Soon all the forest animals join in to build a home where everyone can be safe and warm--


Mary Poppins / based on the novel by P.L. Travers ; adapted by Amy Novesky ; illustrated by Genevieve Godbout.

Mary Poppins /  based on the novel by P.L. Travers ; adapted by Amy Novesky ; illustrated by Genevieve Godbout.
A wind brings some English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister, introduces the two oldest to her friends, and takes them on many adventures.


Teach your giraffe to ski / Viviane Elbee ; pictures by Danni Gowdy.

Teach your giraffe to ski /  Viviane Elbee ; pictures by Danni Gowdy.
Trying to teach your giraffe to ski can be difficult--especially when she only wants to fly down the Big Scary Slope.--


Night play : a bedtime story in three acts / Lizi Boyd.

Night play : a bedtime story in three acts / Lizi Boyd.
Arlo is sleepy, but his stuffed toys want to put on a play before bedtime, and the cast of characters appears through die-cut holes in this board book.


Who will I be? / Abby Huntsman ; pictures by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.

Who will I be? /  Abby Huntsman ; pictures by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
When Isabel's teacher asks her students who they want to be when they grow up, Isabel doesn't have an answer. Isabel knows it makes her happy to help her friends, neighbors, and family--but can a person really grow up to be a helper? It's time for Isabel to open her eyes and her heart and see all the different jobs people do: the police officers, firefighters, soldiers, teachers, doctors, and clergy who dedicate their lives to helping people every day. With heartwarming words by beloved Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman and stunning pictures by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, this uplifting story is for any parent who wants to inspire strong values in their child: giving back, helping others, and serving your community. -- Publisher's annotation.


Bye-bye! / by Carol Zeavin, MSEd, MEd, and Rhona Silverbush, JD ; illustrated by Jon Davis.

Bye-bye! /  by Carol Zeavin, MSEd, MEd, and Rhona Silverbush, JD ; illustrated by Jon Davis.
It's hard for toddlers to say goodbye sometimes, especially to Mom and Dad! Even if it's for a short amount of time, Mom and Dad reassure them not to worry because they will always come back. Bye-Bye! is a book written for toddlers about separation. Written with simple language and reflective of children's realities, the Terrific Toddlers series is based on understanding of the developmental level of young toddlers. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers about helping toddlers with saying goodbye.


I am not a fox / by Karina Wolf ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink.

I am not a fox /  by Karina Wolf ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink.
When Luca arrives in a city, the dogs tell him he is a fox and not welcome in their park, so he sets out to discover which he is, dog or fox.


 

 

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