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Big box little box / by Caryl Hart ; illustrated by Edward Underwood.

Big box little box /  by Caryl Hart ; illustrated by Edward Underwood.
A curious cat investigates every box it can find--and makes a mouse friend along the way.


Be still, life / Ohara Hale.

Be still, life /  Ohara Hale.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text encourage the reader to be still, peaceful, and calm inside while imagining using all five senses to experience nature. --


Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band / by Michael James Mahin ; illustrated by Don Tate.

Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band /  by Michael James Mahin ; illustrated by Don Tate.
The fictionalized story about a group of starving, homeless kids in 1890s New Orleans who made their own instruments and started a band that historians now consider an important step in the development of jazz.--


A storytelling of ravens / Kyle Lukoff ; pictures by Natalie Nelson.

A storytelling of ravens /  Kyle Lukoff ; pictures by Natalie Nelson.
Introduces the collective names used for various animal groups, including a bloat of hippopotamuses, a tower of giraffes, and a business of ferrets.


Monster & Mouse go camping / Deborah Underwood ; Jared Chapman.

Monster & Mouse go camping /  Deborah Underwood ; Jared Chapman.
When Mouse and Monster team up to go camping, they discover Monster's insatiable appetite is wreaking havoc on their campsite, but nothing can stop these two friends from having fun in the great outdoors.


Pie is for sharing / Stephanie Parsley Ledyard ; illustrated by Jason Chin.

Pie is for sharing /  Stephanie Parsley Ledyard ; illustrated by Jason Chin.
You're invited to a glorious Fourth of July picnic where you'll learn all about sharing, the good things along with the bad.


My first day at Mermaid School / by Joanne Stewart Wetzel ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney.

My first day at Mermaid School /  by Joanne Stewart Wetzel ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney.
Molly enjoys her first day at Mermaid School, where she makes new friends, learns new things, and hears a story about children with no tails.


On the first day of first grade / by Tish Rabe ; pictures by Sarah Jennings.

On the first day of first grade /  by Tish Rabe ; pictures by Sarah Jennings.
On the first day of first grade I had fun right away... Count twelve fun-filled firsts of first grade!--Page 4 of cover.


Pop! / written by Jason Carter Eaton ; illustrated by Matt Rockefeller.

Pop! /  written by Jason Carter Eaton ; illustrated by Matt Rockefeller.
The best part of blowing bubble is popping them, so when one of his bubbles gets away Dewey sets out in pursuit--because every last bubble must pop!


Quiet please, Owen McPhee! / Trudy Ludwig ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.

Quiet please, Owen McPhee! /  Trudy Ludwig ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.
A nonstop talker learns about the power of listening when he comes down with a case of laryngitis--


Stanley's school / William Bee.

Stanley's school /  William Bee.
It is another busy day at school as Stanley and Hattie ready Little Woo, Sophie, and Benjamin for story time, playtime, gardening, lunch, and nap time.


Mary had a little lab / Sue Fliess ; pictures by Petros Bouloubasis.

Mary had a little lab /  Sue Fliess ; pictures by Petros Bouloubasis.
Hoping for a friend, Mary invents a way to make a sheep, but when she starts making sheep for her new friends, chaos abounds--Provided by publisher.


Abracadabra! : the magic of trying / by Maria Loretta Giraldo ; illustrated by Nicoletta Bertelle ; English translation by Katie ten Hagen.

Abracadabra! : the magic of trying / by Maria Loretta Giraldo ; illustrated by Nicoletta Bertelle ; English translation by Katie ten Hagen.
Little Owl is afraid of falling and will not try to fly until his forest friends persuade him to say a special word--and keep trying, even after he fails. Includes note for parents.


Max explains everything : grocery store expert / Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Deborah Hocking.

Max explains everything : grocery store expert / Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Deborah Hocking.
From choosing the perfect cart to navigating the produce section, expert extraordinaire Max explains all there is to know about going to the grocery store--


Monkey walk / Colleen Madden.

Monkey walk /  Colleen Madden.
At the zoo with her family, a girl mopes around until she is asked to help rescue the zoo's penguins from boredom--


Grow / by Cynthia Platt ; illustrated by Olivia Holden.

Grow /  by Cynthia Platt ; illustrated by Olivia Holden.
Can one little girl transform a neighborhood? With a seed of an idea and helping hands from neighbors, a girl's dream to clean up an abandoned city lot grows into something much larger. Cynthia Platt's light prose is brought to life by artist Olivia Holden's beautiful pastels in this inspiring story of hope and community.


Hello, my name is ... : how Adorabilis got his name / Marisa Polansky ; pictures by Joey Chou.

Hello, my name is ... : how Adorabilis got his name / Marisa Polansky ; pictures by Joey Chou.
A new creature is added to the deep-sea tank, but what will they call this flapjack octopus? Includes an author's note on Adorabilis and its name.


Copy cat / Ali Pye.

Copy cat /  Ali Pye.
Bella loves Anna. In fact, Bella loves Anna so much that she wants to be just like her and copies every single thing she does. Finally Anna decides she's had enough of Bella being such a copycat! What is Bella going to do? With an adorable troupe of colorful kittens and vibrant illustrations, this author-illustrator debut from rising star Ali Pye is a lighthearted look at playground friendships and finding your own way.


Nimesh the adventurer / Ranjit Singh [text] ; Mehrdokht Amini [illustration].

Nimesh the adventurer /  Ranjit Singh [text] ; Mehrdokht Amini [illustration].
Nimesh is walking home from school. Except ... there happens to be a shark in the corridor. And a dragon in the library! And why would crossing the road lead to the North Pole? In this fun-filled adventure, Nimesh is just walking home from school ... isn't he?--Page [4] of cover.


Bunny built / Michael Slack.

Bunny built /  Michael Slack.
LaRue is the handiest rabbit in Westmore Oaks, and when he grows an enormous carrot, he uses it to help his neighbors.


Angel in Beijing / Belle Yang.

Angel in Beijing /  Belle Yang.
In busy Beijing, New Year's Eve firecrackers scare a stray white cat into the courtyard of a young girl. The two become fast friends, riding the girl's bike through the city and seeing all kinds of people and things. Trrrring-trrrring! the girl chimes with her bicycle bell. Niaow-niaow! answers Kitty. On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, the girl and the cat watch the kites soaring above crowded, chaotic Tiananmen Square. Kitty is enthralled by the enormous, colorful dragon kite, and she leaps to catch it as it sails up into the sky -- taking Kitty with it and carrying her out of sight! The girl searches the city, visiting all their favorite spots and ringing her bell along the way, but Kitty is nowhere to be found. Will the two ever be reunited? Or could another unexpected friendship be in store -- for both of them?--Provided by publisher.


Mae's first day of school / words and pictures by Kate Berube.

Mae's first day of school /  words and pictures by Kate Berube.
Today is Mae's first day of school. But Mae says, I'M. NOT. GOING. With the help of Rosie and Ms. Pearl, will Mae be ready to start the day?--Book jacket.


Hello school! / words and pictures by Priscilla Burris.

Hello school! /  words and pictures by Priscilla Burris.
Children have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time--


Best frints at skrool / Antoinette Portis.

Best frints at skrool  /  Antoinette Portis.
Yelfred and Omek are back and this time they're going to skrool in Best Frints at Skrool, the hilarious sequel to Best Frints in the Whole Universe by award-winning writer/artist Antoinette Portis.


Help find Frank / by Anne Bollman.

Help find Frank /  by Anne Bollman.
Where, oh where, can Frank the French bulldog be? See if you can follow the clues and find the missing pup! Amateur sleuths will have loads of fun with this uniquely interactive book. Frank loves to run, play, and give slobbery kisses. (He also loves to eat cheese, but DON'T FEED HIM ANY! You've been warned.) Then he gets lost-- and it's up to readers to find him. Is he at the park? The baseball field? Filled with detective-style evidence exhibits, maps, and detailed seek-and-find pages, this engaging story entices young adventurers to discover clues that Frank leaves behind-- and eventually locate the little guy himself.--Amazon.com.


Day at the beach / written and illustrated by Tom Booth.

Day at the beach /  written and illustrated by Tom Booth.
When Gideon decides that he is going to build the most spectacular sandcastle anyone has ever seen without the help of his little sister Audrey, his day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding.


Letter town / by Darren Farrell.

Letter town /  by Darren Farrell.
Bus Driver B travels through the town where the alphabet lives, loading his bus with passengers from A to Z, including a masked R and Detective D.


Jamie is Jamie : a book about being yourself and playing your way / Afsaneh Moradian ; illustrated by Maria Bogade.

Jamie is Jamie : a book about being yourself and playing your way / Afsaneh Moradian ; illustrated by Maria Bogade.
Jamie is excited about making friends at a new school, but after playing with dolls and action figures, trying ballet and fixing a toy car, his classmates wonder if Jamie is a girl or a boy. Includes tips for adults.


Uniquely wired : a book about autism and its gifts / written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Anita DuFalla.

Uniquely wired : a book about autism and its gifts / written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Anita DuFalla.
Zak knows he's not quite like his siblings and classmates. Bright lights and big crowds send him into freak-out mode. Hugs make him uncomfortable, too. His atypical behaviors, from flapping his arms to spinning his body, seem so out of place. But for Zak, that's just how he copes. Despite some peculiar behaviors, Zak's desires and disappointments are as ordinary as any child's. He loves watches; he hates being excluded. As Zak embraces life the only way he knows how, he teaches those around him important lessons about fairness, patience, curiosity and independence.--Page [4] of cover.


El Chupacabras / Adam Rubin, Crash McCreery.

El Chupacabras /  Adam Rubin, Crash McCreery.
Farmer Hector and his daughter Carla seek help from the monstrous chupacabra when their goats become giants and threaten the town.~El granjero H├ęctor y su hija Carla buscan ayuda del monstruoso chupacabras cuando sus cabras se convierten en gigantes y amenazan la ciudad.


The secret life of squirrels : back to school! / Nancy Rose.

The secret life of squirrels : back to school! / Nancy Rose.
As summer comes to an end, Mr. Peanuts helps his friend, Rosie, prepare her classroom and the school for the students' return.


The dinosaur expert / by Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

The dinosaur expert /  by Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
Future scientist Kimmy eagerly shares information about dinosaurs during a school field trip until classmate Jake tells her girls aren't scientists, but Mr. Tiffin sets her straight.


Never satisfied : the story of the Stonecutter / as told by Dave Horowitz.

Never satisfied : the story of the Stonecutter / as told by Dave Horowitz.
Relates the consequences of a stonecutter's foolish longing for power.


Ginny Goblin is not allowed to open this box / words by David Goodner ; pictures by Louis Thomas.

Ginny Goblin is not allowed to open this box /  words by David Goodner ; pictures by Louis Thomas.
Ginny tries to reach and open a box using a chair, then a grappling hook, then a catapult, while the narrator suggests ways to keep her away from it.


Room in your heart : a folktale from Bhutan / original story by Kunzang Choden ; illustrated by Pema Tshering.

Room in your heart : a folktale from Bhutan / original story by Kunzang Choden ; illustrated by Pema Tshering.
'Neypo shong gna? Is there room for me?' a wandering monk asks the old lady who lives on the hill. The question is repeated again and again as more and more visitors arrive. The kind lady welcomes them in one by one. But how will they all fit in her tiny little house? This charming tale contains an important teaching about openness and generosity of spirit.--Page 4 of cover.


We are brothers / Yves Nadon ; illustrated by Jean Claverie.

We are brothers /  Yves Nadon ; illustrated by Jean Claverie.
With his big brother's support, a young boy finds the courage to jump off the big rock at the lake.


Neema's reason to smile / by Patricia Newman ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.

Neema's Reason to Smile is the story of Neema, a young Kenyan girl who dreams of one day being able to afford to go to school. Slowly, and with great purpose, Neema makes a plan to save money in her dream basket and make her dream come true. One day, a mysterious young girl skips down the street wearing a red skirt and white shirt. Soon, she guides Neema all the way to a new school.--Publisher's website.


A home for Leo / by Vin Vogel.

A home for Leo /  by Vin Vogel.
Leo grew up in the sea with a family of sea lions he loves. When he's reunited with his human parents, he finds he loves them, too.


Look / Fiona Woodcock.

Look /  Fiona Woodcock.
A brother and sister spend an exciting day at the zoo where they find balloons, baboons, kangaroos, and more. Told entirely through illustrations and single words containing a double O.


Be our guest : not your ordinary vacation / Gray Malin.

Be our guest : not your ordinary vacation / Gray Malin.
Photographs and easy-to-read text welcome the reader to the Parker Hotel, where the bellhop is a monkey and camels swim in the pool. Includes author's note.


I hate everyone / written by Naomi Danis ; illustrated by Cinta Arribas.

I hate everyone /  written by Naomi Danis ; illustrated by Cinta Arribas.
Did you ever wish everyone would go away and leave you alone, and then, change your mind? -- p.4 of cover.


Shapes of Australia / Bronwyn Bancroft.

Shapes of Australia /  Bronwyn Bancroft.
From boulders to bee hives, from mountains to coral, Bronwyn Bancroft explores the shapes that form our land.


The Princess and the pit stop / by Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Dan Santat.

The Princess and the pit stop /  by Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Dan Santat.
When a Princess learns from her Fairy Godmother that she is in last place in a car race against such fairy tale notables as Humpty Dumpty, the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin, she boldly rebuffs defeat and steps on the gas.


Someone new / Anne Sibley O'Brien.

Someone new /  Anne Sibley O'Brien.
When three children, Jesse, Jason, and Emma, are confronted with new classmates from different ethnic backgrounds, they strive to overcome their initial reactions, and to understand, accept, and welcome Maria, Jin, and Fatima.


The threat of Thanos / by Arie Kaplan ; illustrated by Shane Clester.

The threat of Thanos /  by Arie Kaplan ; illustrated by Shane Clester.
The mighty Avengers must stop the mad titan Thanos from obtaining all six Infinity Stones and gaining the power to rule the universe.


Super Manny cleans up! / written by Kelly DiPucchio ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.

Super Manny cleans up! /  written by Kelly DiPucchio ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.
Manny and his friend Gertie join forces to clean up their local park--because every superhero needs a planet worth saving--


All are welcome / by Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman.

All are welcome /  by Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.


They came / Mark Tatulli.

They came /  Mark Tatulli.
The arrival of a mysterious alien ship prompts panic in a small town, until a young boy's discovery changes everything.


Walrus in the bathtub / Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Matt Hunt.

Walrus in the bathtub /  Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Matt Hunt.
When a family finds a walrus in the bathtub of their new house, it's the worst thing ever--or is it?--


Sterling, best dog ever / Aidan Cassie.

Sterling, best dog ever /  Aidan Cassie.
Sterling the dog has always wanted a home. But no home has ever wanted him. So when Sterling sees a sign on the side of the Butlery Cutlery Company advertising free shipping to homes around the world, he is determined to become the most terrific fork ever! For what home doesn't need flatware? Sterling is delivered on time and undamaged to the Gilbert family's front door. He is not, however, what they ordered ... But he may be exactly what they need. Here is a humorous, heart-tugging picture book about finding a family who wants you just as you are. -- Dust jacket.


Dinomorphosis / Paul Many ; illustrated by Stan Jaskiel.

Dinomorphosis /  Paul Many ; illustrated by Stan Jaskiel.
After working and studying hard for a presentation on dinosaur extinction, Gregory, who is usually tongue-tied and insecure, wakes to find he has turned into a dinosaur. Includes author's note about facing change.


Z is for Zora / Dr. Tamara Pizzoli ; pictures by Howell Edwards Creative.

Z is for Zora: An Alphabet Book of Notable Writers from Around the World offers readers the possibility to explore and learn more about the who's who of literary excellence. Each letter of the alphabet is devoted to a writer who has contributed a great deal to literature arts, and a glossary with a brief description about each author can be found at the end of the book.


 

 

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