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Hugo and the Impossible Thing / by Renée Felice Smith and Chris Gabriel ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.

Hugo and the Impossible Thing /  by Renée Felice Smith and Chris Gabriel ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.
All the forest animals know it is impossible to make it through the Impossible Thing, but a small dog named Hugo is determined to try, inspiring hope in his friends.


Watercress / Andrea Wang ; illustrated by Jason Chin.

Watercress /  Andrea Wang ; illustrated by Jason Chin.
Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents.


Jayden's impossible garden / by Mélina Mangal ; illustrated by Ken Daley.

Jayden's impossible garden /  by Mélina Mangal ; illustrated by Ken Daley.
Nine-year-old Jayden loves the outdoors, but his mother is nervous about him playing in their neighborhood. With the help of his neighbor Mr. Curtis, can Jayden help Mama see that nature and beauty are all around?--


Let's pop, pop, popcorn! / written by Cynthia Schumerth ; illustrated by Mary Reaves Uhles.

Let's pop, pop, popcorn! /  written by Cynthia Schumerth ; illustrated by Mary Reaves Uhles.
Told through rhyme, the step-by-step process of how America's favorite snack is grown, harvested, and popped is explained. Back matter includes scientific facts and activities--


In my mosque / written by M.O. Yuksel ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.

In my mosque /  written by M.O. Yuksel ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.
A picture book featuring culturally rich artwork celebrates the joys, rituals, and traditions that are practiced in mosques throughout the world, and includes a glossary and information about many historical and significant mosques.


Shhh / Fred Paronuzzi, Mariana Ruiz Johnson.

Shhh /  Fred Paronuzzi, Mariana Ruiz Johnson.
Find all the sounds of everyday in the story's colorful illustrations, then find out how to switch them off.


You are always loved : a story of hope / Madeleine Dean & Harry Cunnane with Chelsea Lin Wallace ; illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown.

You are always loved : a story of hope / Madeleine Dean & Harry Cunnane with Chelsea Lin Wallace ; illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown.
An evergreen message about hope and unconditional love is told through the story of a bunny separated from its parent during a rainstorm and all the forest friends who come together to offer help. This lyrical book will touch children who have experienced deep loneliness or isolation, and is crafted especially for those who know the unique heartache of witnessing a family member suffer from addiction.


A small kindness / by Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Wendy Leach.

A small kindness /  by Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Wendy Leach.
It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike. Award-winning children's book author Stacy McAnulty packs a powerful punch with minimal text, providing a sweet message about all the small ways one can be kind. Illustrator Wendy Leach creates a diverse cast of characters while using color as a visual cue to how kindness is able to spread, even in a small community like a school--


The secret fawn / words by Kallie George ; pictures by Elly MacKay.

The secret fawn /  words by Kallie George ; pictures by Elly MacKay.
A little girl is always missing out on the wonderful things her family gets to see and do, just because she is the youngest and littlest. She misses seeing shooting stars because she goes to bed too early; she can't pick the first apple of autumn because she's too short and, this morning, everyone else got to see a deer . . . except her. She goes into her backyard in search of the deer, a sugar cube tucked in her pocket. She sees a flick of brown in the orchard - is that the deer? No, it's just the neighbor's friendly dog (Shhhhh, Nala!). Is that it by the pond? No, that's just a bird, playing in the water. Just when she's about to give up, she spots a fawn, beautiful, quiet and small ... just like her. For a tranquil and sublime moment, they look at each other, saying hello with their eyes. Then the fawn returns to its mother, and the little girl to hers. The Secret Fawn beautifully captures the power of nature to inspire children and shows how private experiences and connecting with nature can help kids cope with feeling left out.--


Fatima's great outdoors / by Ambreen Tariq ; illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

Fatima's great outdoors /  by Ambreen Tariq ; illustrated by Stevie Lewis.
Excitedly joining her family for an outdoor camping trip in a Midwestern state park, Fatima Khazi helps set up a tent, build a fire, and fend off a daddy longlegs before settling down to sleep surrounded by the near-magical sounds of the forest.


Toot & Puddle : how does your garden grow? / Holly Hobbie.

Toot & Puddle : how does your garden grow? / Holly Hobbie.
Toot and Puddle are determined to figure out who keeps eating all the vegetables in their garden every night--


Home for a while / by Lauren Kerstein ; illustrated by Natalia Moore.

Home for a while /  by Lauren Kerstein ; illustrated by Natalia Moore.
Calvin has lived in many houses that never felt like home, but Maggie, his new foster mother, helps him deal with his emotions when he misbehaves, and still offers hugs.--


Zee grows a tree / Elizabeth Rusch ; illustrated by Will Hillenbrand.

Zee grows a tree /  Elizabeth Rusch ; illustrated by Will Hillenbrand.
Born at the same time a Douglas-fir seedling emerges from the nursery bed on her family's Christmas tree farm, young Zee grows up beside the tree as both thrive and become taller throughout the years--


Hear the wind blow / written by Doe Boyle ; illustrated by Emily Paik.

Hear the wind blow /  written by Doe Boyle ; illustrated by Emily Paik.
Illustrations and rhyming text portray wind, from a kiss of air to a roiling hurricane, in thirteen verses that represent the categories of the Beaufort wind force scale. Includes facts about the Beaufort scale and glossary.


The nice dream truck / Beth Ferry ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

The nice dream truck /  Beth Ferry ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.
New York Times bestselling creators Beth Ferry and Brigette Barrager serve up a delightful twist on the lyrical bedtime romp, reminding us that there are as many ways to dream as ice cream flavors to taste.


It's so quiet : a not-quite-going-to-bed-book / by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tony Fucile.

It's so quiet : a not-quite-going-to-bed-book / by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tony Fucile.
Little Mouse cannot sleep because it is too quiet, but when he really listens he finds the night is full of all sorts of sounds--so many, in fact, that it is too noisy to sleep--


Close your eyes : a book of sleepiness / Lori Haskins Houran ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.

Close your eyes : a book of sleepiness / Lori Haskins Houran ; illustrated by Sydney Hanson.
After seeing sleepy baby animals, a child is finally ready for bed.


The king's golden beard / Klaas Verplancke.

The king's golden beard /  Klaas Verplancke.
The lush, golden royal beard is a wondrous thing--especially to the king himself. He spends his days admiring and grooming it, and passes laws making it a crime punishable by death for anyone else's face to sport even a single hair. As the people of the kingdom nervously shave daily, the royal beard grows and grows until it appears at the palace's back gate. What happens next will have readers laughing along--and cheering for the astronomers who, unlike the tyrannical king, know that the earth is round.


Mole in a black & white hole / Tereza Sediva.

Mole in a black & white hole /  Tereza Sediva.
Wishing to brighten his black and white hole, Mole must overcome his fears and explore beyond his underground home.


The aquanaut / Jill Heinerth ; illustrated by Jaime Kim.

The aquanaut /  Jill Heinerth ; illustrated by Jaime Kim.
A picture book autobiography about Jill Heinerth's experiences as a female diver, exploring life under the water.--


Zonia's rain forest / Juana Martinez-Neal.

Zonia's rain forest /  Juana Martinez-Neal.
Enjoying days spent with animal friends near her home in the Amazon, young Zonia wonders what to do on a day when the rainforest calls out to her for help, in a lushly illustrated story that is complemented by back matter about the Asháninka community.


A neighborhood walk, a musical journey / Pilar Winter Hill ; illustrated by Olivia Duchess.

A neighborhood walk, a musical journey /  Pilar Winter Hill ; illustrated by Olivia Duchess.
As she walks with her mother to a farmer's market, Penelope hears the melodies of the city from musicians, bicycle bells, and more until one instrument beckons and fills her with magic. Includes author's note about her first encounter with the violin.


Watch / by Ashley E. Dowell.

'Watch' displays a conversation between a loving parent and a precious child. The sky is changing into a more spectacular array of colors by the minute! There are so many new sights to see and experience. This book encourages patience to wait for what's coming next, as well as a sense of wonder at the many faces of the sky.--Amazon


Wonder walkers / Micha Archer.

Wonder walkers /  Micha Archer.
Two curious children go for a walk, asking imaginative questions about the natural beauty that surrounds them--


Together / Charles Fuge.

Together /  Charles Fuge.
Whether stargazing, playing, or cuddling before bedtime, a polar bear parent assures a child that they will never be lonely, because they are together forever.--


 

 

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