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I wish / pictures, Ingrid Godon ; words, Toon Tellegen ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer.

I wish /  pictures, Ingrid Godon ; words, Toon Tellegen ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer.
Illustrations and short passages portray thirty-three individual men, women, and children whose wishes range from simply wanting never to blush to imagined feats of heroism.


Libby loves science / written by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes ; illustrated by Joelle Murray.

Libby loves science /  written by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes ; illustrated by Joelle Murray.
Libby and her friends volunteer to run the science booth at their school fair and have some great ideas, but Libby does not always follow directions precisely. Includes a worksheet for each experiment mentioned.


Hike / Pete Oswald.

Hike /  Pete Oswald.
A father and child head out on a hike, keeping a cherished family tradition alive.


Happy paws / by Vicky Fang ; illustrated by Christine Nishiyama.

Happy paws /  by Vicky Fang ; illustrated by Christine Nishiyama.
While Layla and her three Bots (Beep, Boop, and Bop) are setting up for their rock band's performance, she gets some bad news, Happy Days Amusement Park is closing; Layla thinks she has the perfect solution: turn the place into an amusement park for dogs--but the new rides have to pass a safety inspection before Happy Paws Amusement Park can open.


Child of galaxies / Blake Nuto ; illustrated by Charlotte Ager.

Child of galaxies /  Blake Nuto ; illustrated by Charlotte Ager.
Child of Galaxies is a thought-provoking and poignant picture book, celebrating the wonder, mystery, resilience and joy of what it means to be alive --


The box turtle / by Vanessa Roeder.

The box turtle /  by Vanessa Roeder.
Terrance the turtle was born without a shell, so he uses a cardboard box instead. Terrance loves his box. It keeps him dry on soggy days, safe from snooping strangers, and is big enough to cozy up with a friend. But when another turtle points out that Terrance's shell is, well, weird, he begins to wonder whether there might be a better shell out there...--


In my garden / written by Charlotte Zolotow ; illustrated by Philip C. Stead.

In my garden /  written by Charlotte Zolotow ; illustrated by Philip C. Stead.
A young girl describes what she loves most in her garden during each season.


The turnover / Mike Lupica.

The turnover /  Mike Lupica.
When a young basketball star decides to research his grandfather--and coach--for a school project, he uncovers a decades-old scandal that changes everything he thought he knew about his grandfather--


Odd dog out / written and illustrated by Rob Biddulph.

Odd dog out /  written and illustrated by Rob Biddulph.
In a busy city where all the dogs act and dress in a similar fashion, what would you do if you felt like you didn't fit in? In this rhyming story about acceptance and self-esteem, a unique dog ventures out to find her place in the world, only to discover that it's okay to be different and your friends and family will love you no matter what.


Stretchy McHandsome / Judy Schachner.

Stretchy McHandsome /  Judy Schachner.
When Stretchy, a good looking street cat with an unusual personality, takes a break from his large, rambunctious family, he meets Beanie, a girl who is similarly unique.


A new kind of wild / Zara González Hoang.

A new kind of wild /  Zara González Hoang.
When Ren moves to Ava's city, he feels lost without the green and magic of his home, but not everything in the city is what meets the eye and Ren discovers that nothing makes you feel at home quite like a friend--


How about a night out? / by Sam Williams ; illustrated by Matt Hunt.

How about a night out? /  by Sam Williams ; illustrated by Matt Hunt.
City cats like city lights--so when the night falls and the moon rises, it's time for them to walk about and creep about and sneak about! Prowl with them down dark streets and up walls, watching weaving cars, moving people, and maybe even a hooting owl. This fabulous and fun rhyming story features wonderful graphic illustrations by popular new artist Matt Hunt!


It's not my fault! / by Jory John ; illustrated by Jared Chapman.

It's not my fault! /  by Jory John ; illustrated by Jared Chapman.
A boy steadfastly blames everything from messy homework to a dirty face on inanimate objects until they visit his dreams, reminding him that he must take responsibility for his mistakes.


Natsumi's song of summer / Robert Paul Weston ; illustrated by Misa Saburi.

Natsumi's song of summer /  Robert Paul Weston ; illustrated by Misa Saburi.
This sweet and gentle picture book celebrates summer in Japan, as one little girl shares her love for insects with her cousin who is visiting from America.--


You be mommy / written by Karla Clark ; illustrated by Zoe Persico.

You be mommy /  written by Karla Clark ; illustrated by Zoe Persico.
Mommy's too tired to be Mommy tonight. Can you be Mommy and hold me tight? In this clever, rhyming picture book, a mother tells her child that she's simply too tired to be Mommy tonight and asks her daughter to take over for her. -- Dust jacket.


When the storm comes / written by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo.

When the storm comes /  written by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo.
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show the many different ways in which people and animals prepare for a storm and take shelter.


Lift / words by Minh Lê, art by Dan Santat.

Lift /  words by Minh Lê, art by Dan Santat.
From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together comes the fantastic tale of a magical elevator that will lift your spirits--and press all the right buttons! Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it's time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she's pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of possibility, places where she can escape and explore on her own. But when she's forced to choose between going at it alone or letting her little brother tag along, Iris finds that sharing a discovery with the people you love can be the most wonderful experience of all. Using their dynamic comics-inspired storytelling, acclaimed author Minh Lê and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Dan Santat carry readers on a journey of ups, downs, and twists and turns that will send hearts--and imaginations--soaring.


Welcome to the party / Gabrielle Union ; pictures by Ashley Evans.

Welcome to the party /  Gabrielle Union ; pictures by Ashley Evans.
Inspired by the eagerly awaited birth of her daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, ... author and ... actress Gabrielle Union pens a festive and universal love letter from parents to little ones, [meant to welcome] a baby to the party of life--Publisher marketing.


I dream of a journey / [written and illustrated by] Akiko Miyakoshi.

I dream of a journey /  [written and illustrated by] Akiko Miyakoshi.
Day in and day out, an innkeeper graciously tends to the guests at his little hotel, but finds himself daydreaming of what it would be like to travel to new and wonderful places ...--


Stella Endicott and the anything-is-possible poem / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

Stella Endicott and the anything-is-possible poem /  Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
Stella Endicott loves her teacher, Miss Liliana, and she is thrilled when the class is assigned to write a poem. Stella crafts a beautiful poem about Mercy Watson, the pig who lives next door -- a poem complete with a metaphor and full of curiosity and courage. But Horace Broom, Stella's irritating classmate, insists that Stella's poem is full of lies and that pigs do not live in houses. And when Stella and Horace get into a shouting match in the classroom, Miss Liliana banishes them to the principal's office. Will the two of them find a way to turn this opposite-of-a-poem day around? In the newest spirited outing in the Deckawoo Drive series by Kate DiCamillo, anything is possible -- even a friendship with a boy deemed to be (metaphorically speaking) an overblown balloon.


Everybody says meow / Constance Lombardo.

Everybody says meow /  Constance Lombardo.
Everybody Says Meow! Or do they? Fans of Sandra Boynton and of Jules Feiffer's classic Bark, George will meow, bark, and ribbit when they hear this hilarious picture book about a waggish group of adorable animals that just cannot follow one simple instruction.


Hello, little one : a monarch butterfly story / Zeena M. Pliska ; illustrated by Fiona Halliday.

Hello, little one : a monarch butterfly story / Zeena M. Pliska ; illustrated by Fiona Halliday.
Caterpillar crawls from leaf to leaf, eating and waiting, all alone in a big, green world. Then Orange appears--Orange floats, and flits, and flies, graceful and beautiful. In this sweet, moving story of intergenerational friendship, a small caterpillar is befriended by a glorious monarch butterfly, and together they learn to see the world through each other's eyes.


I'm trying to love rocks / words & pictures by Bethany Barton.

I'm trying to love rocks /  words & pictures by Bethany Barton.
Think rocks are boring? Hard to like? Kinda just sit there, doing nothing? Why even write a whole book about them?? Bethany Barton will tell you why . . . because we wouldn't be here if there were no rocks! From the Grand Canyon to volcanoes to diamonds and fossils, geology--the study of rocks--shows us where we've been and where we're going. With tons of humor and scores of fascinating facts, Bethany Barton introduces younger readers to geology and why rocks matter . . . enough to write a whole book about them!


All my friends are ghosts Volume 1 / written by S.M. Vidaurri ; illustrated by Hannah Krieger ; colored by Hannah Krieger with S.M. Vidaurri ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.

All my friends are ghosts Volume 1 /  written by S.M. Vidaurri ; illustrated by Hannah Krieger ; colored by Hannah Krieger with S.M. Vidaurri ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.
Effie feels like a ghost. Misunderstood by her classmates and teachers, it's like she just doesn't belong. One day, feeling frustrated and lost, Effie wanders into the woods and discovers something spectacular...a school for ghosts! While she learns all about the amazing things that ghosts can do - like possession, poltergeist-ing, demon magic and more - Effie and her new spirited friends take on the challenge of tracking down and freeing a lost soul. But it will take more than ghostly powers to succedd. If Effie's going to help, she'll have to look deep within herself and trust the support of her friends, proving that seeing isn't always believing -- back cover.


Tad / Benji Davies

Tad /  Benji Davies
Sometimes the biggest stories come from the smallest beginnings ... Meet Tad. She's the smallest tadpole in a big pond, and lives there with all her tadbrothers and tadsisters. Although something else lives there too ... BIG BLUB! And when everyone else starts to disappear, Tad starts to wonder if Big Blub will get her too ... Or is everyone else going somewhere else; somewhere better? And if so, will Tad ever get there too? A big story about a tiny tadpole - about growing up, branching out, and taking a leap into life. From the award-winning author and illustrator of The Storm Whale and Granddad's Island, and the perfect story for everyone who's ever grown up, or still has a way to go ...


From Ed's to Ned's / Gideon Sterer ; illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins.

From Ed's to Ned's /  Gideon Sterer ; illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins.
Children whirl, climb, slide, float, and jump as they go from house to house for playdates.


Disney princess : follow your heart / script by Amy Mebberson, Georgia Ball, Patrick Storck, Pat Shand, Geoffrey Golden, Caleb Goellner ; illustration by Amy Mebberson ; lettering by AndWorld Design.

Disney princess : follow your heart / script by Amy Mebberson, Georgia Ball, Patrick Storck, Pat Shand, Geoffrey Golden, Caleb Goellner ; illustration by Amy Mebberson ; lettering by AndWorld Design.
A collection of fun and hilarious comics short stories featuring all the Disney Princesses!Join all the Disney Princesses in a variety of amusing adventures and situations sure to make you laugh, smile, and jump for joy! When Cinderella makes a request, she gets it right away . . . sometimes a little too dramatically. Belle can stay up all night reading--who can keep up with her? Mulan and friends practice meditation, but peace and quiet isn't for everyone . . . All of the Princesses can be found within this light-hearted collection, who is your favorite?This collection of short comic stories by Amy Mebberson (Disney Princess Comic Strips, My Little Pony) is formatted in portrait orientation and includes a few never-before-published stories, and exciting new infographics for you to meet the princesses featured on the cover: Mulan, Cinderella, and Belle!


Clem and Crab / Fiona Lumbers.

Clem and Crab /  Fiona Lumbers.
A girl helps a crab with plastic wound around its claw while she is cleaning up a beach, and ends up inspiring others to take care of the beach as well.


The great eggscape! / written by Jory John ; cover illustration by Pete Oswald ; interior illustrations by Saba Joshaghani based on artwork by Pete Oswald.

The great eggscape! /  written by Jory John ; cover illustration by Pete Oswald ; interior illustrations by Saba Joshaghani based on artwork by Pete Oswald.
The Great Eggscape is when the Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody. Well, almost everybody. Shel (an egg) isn't a huge fan of group activities, especially when he's made to be It for a game of hide-and-seek. Nevertheless, Shel doesn't want to let his friends down, so he reluctantly plays, anyway. But after a morning of hiding and seeking, somebody's still missing. Will the dozen eggs friends ever be reunited? Find out in this hilarious egg hunt adventure in the grocery store that reminds us to break out of our shells and help our friends in need!


Little monster trucks go! / Doug Cenko.

Little monster trucks go! /  Doug Cenko.
Little monster trucks are met with challenge after challenge and must find a way to stay on the road and finish the race! Will they all make it, and who will win?


The spirit of Springer : the real-life rescue of an orphaned orca / Amanda Abler ; illustrated by Levi Hastings.

The spirit of Springer : the real-life rescue of an orphaned orca / Amanda Abler ; illustrated by Levi Hastings.
A heart-warming and true story about an orphaned orca named Springer who was found swimming alone in the Puget Sound in 2002. The book takes us on Springer's journey from being near starvation to rescued to then the challenges of her release, eventual adoption, and the start of her own family.--


Paolo, Emperor of Rome / author, Mac Barnett ; illustrator, Claire Keane.

Paolo, Emperor of Rome /  author, Mac Barnett ; illustrator, Claire Keane.
Paolo the dachshund is trapped. Though he lives in Rome, a city filled with history and adventure, he is confined to a hair salon. Paolo dreams of the sweet life--la dolce vita--in the Eternal City. And then, one day, he escapes! Paolo throws himself into the city, finding adventure at every turn. Join our hero as he discovers the wonders of Rome: the ruins, the food, the art, the opera, and--of course--the cats. Readers will cheer the daring of this bighearted dog, whose story shows that even the smallest among us can achieve great things.-- Amazon.com.


Mindy Kim and the birthday puppy / Lyla Lee ; illustrated by Dung Ho.

Mindy Kim and the birthday puppy /  Lyla Lee ; illustrated by Dung Ho.
All Mindy Kim has ever wanted is a puppy of her very own. After all, having all the toy dog plushies in the world isn't quite the same thing as a real one! She wants a dog to take on walks, teach tricks, and cuddle with. She knows she has what it takes to be the perfect pet owner, and she thinks a dog would be a perfect gift for her upcoming birthday. But her dad isn't so sure she's ready for the big responsibility. Can Mindy prove to her dad that she can handle a new addition to the Kim household?


Scoob! : the junior novelization / adapted by David Lewman.

Scoob! : the junior novelization / adapted by David Lewman.
Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.


The tempest / retold by Georghia Ellinas ; illustrated by Jane Ray.

The tempest /  retold by Georghia Ellinas ; illustrated by Jane Ray.
Ariel is a spirit of the air who can fly, ride on clouds, and glow bright as fire. When his master, the magician Prospero, is overthrown by his brother as the Duke of Milan, Ariel joins Prospero and his baby daughter on a journey that will bring them to a beautiful island ruled by the monstrous Caliban--and to a series of events that lead to a vengeful storm, confounding spells, true romance, and a master who is persuaded to give his transgressors a second chance. Narrated from Ariel's perspective, the story is told in language that is true to the original play but accessible to all. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Jane Ray, this captivating retelling is a magical way to introduce children to one of the best-loved works of the world's greatest playwright.


The hidden rainbow / by Christie Matheson.

The hidden rainbow /  by Christie Matheson.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text invite the reader to uncover the rainbow of colors hidden in a garden, which helps flowers bloom and bees find food. Includes facts about bees and their importance.


Kaia and the bees / Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Angela Dominguez.

Kaia and the bees /  Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Angela Dominguez.
Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her: BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her roof because Kaia's dad is a beekeeper. But only he goes on the roof, not Kaia--unless she can find a way to be the brave girl she always says she is.--


The Amber Anthem / Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel ; Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, Boya Sun.

The Amber Anthem /  Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel ; Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, Boya Sun.
Oona Lee arrives on Salassandra determined to light the yellow beacon and continue her quest to save the Five Worlds from the evil Mimic's influence.


Joy / Yasmeen Ismail ; illustrated by Jenni Desmond.

Joy /  Yasmeen Ismail ; illustrated by Jenni Desmond.
A lively kitten is full of joy until she takes a tumble. Can a little comfort from someone special help her feel happy again?--


Letters from Bear / Gauthier David, Marie Caudry ; translated by Sarah Ardizzone.

Letters from Bear /  Gauthier David, Marie Caudry ; translated by Sarah Ardizzone.
Bear sends updates on her adventures as she travels to visit Bird, who has migrated south for the winter.


It's a moose! / Meg Rosoff ; [illustrated by] David Ercolini.

It's a moose! /  Meg Rosoff ; [illustrated by] David Ercolini.
A baby that is different from all the others brings a family great joy until he grows too big for their home.


Golden threads / written by Suzanne Del Rizzo ; illustrated by Miki Sato.

Golden threads /  written by Suzanne Del Rizzo ; illustrated by Miki Sato.
A beloved toy fox is swept away from his best friend (human girl) Emi and their mountain home. He ends up tattered and alone on a distant shore. Fox is eventually found by a kind old man and given as a gift to his frail granddaughter, Kiko. It is shown, but not necessarily explained, that Kiko has a visual impairment and is recovering from a leg injury. Here in their valley cabin, the fox is lovingly mended with the most exquisite golden thread, and with a little self-love and patience, Kiko and the fox find friendship, happiness and new found resilience. One day Kiko discovers where the fox came from and they set out to bring the fox back. Together Emi, Kiko, and their grandparents piece together the fragments of their beloved, stuffed fox's journey and celebrate the beautiful connection, which brought them all together. An author's note at the end explains how the story was inspired by the Japanese art form of kintsugi (golden joinery) and the ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi (finding beauty in things that are imperfect and incomplete). This book is the perfect antidote to today's political climate and throw away epidemic, with its gentle themes of meaningful connection, finding beauty and happiness in the imperfect, kindness, and resilience.--


Bat and Sloth hang around / Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Seb Braun.

Bat and Sloth hang around /  Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Seb Braun.
Bat wakes one night to find a two-toed sloth hanging next to him on his branch, and while Sloth is sure they can become friends, Bat is not convinced.


Bat and Sloth lost and found / Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Seb Braun.

Bat and Sloth lost and found /  Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Seb Braun.
After a fun night of flying, Bat cannot find the tree he shares with Sloth, and meanwhile, Sloth meets a kinkajou who helps bring Bat home.


Knot cannot / Tiffany Stone ; illustrated by Mike Lowery ; hand lettering by Mike Lowery.

Knot cannot /  Tiffany Stone ; illustrated by Mike Lowery ; hand lettering by Mike Lowery.
Knot cannot do most of the things that Snake can do, such as slithering and hissing, but has one skill that saves the day when Snake is in danger.


My mastodon / Barbara Lowell ; illustrated by Antonio Marinoni.

My mastodon /  Barbara Lowell ; illustrated by Antonio Marinoni.
Inspired by the 19th-century work of the Peale family, young Sybilla helps assemble a mastodon skeleton in the family's museum, then refuses to let her brother exhibit it in London. Includes historical notes.


Outside in / by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Cindy Derby.

Outside in /  by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Cindy Derby.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal ways nature affects our everyday lives, such as providing food and clothing, and showing when to go to bed and when to get up.


This way, Charlie / by Caron Levis ; illustrated by Charles Santoso.

This way, Charlie /  by Caron Levis ; illustrated by Charles Santoso.
Jack, an introverted goat, and Charlie, a blind horse, meet at Open Bud Ranch, an animal rehabilitation center, and form an unlikely friendship that grows stronger in the face of adversity.


Studio : a place for art to start / Emily Arrow and The Little Friends of Printmaking.

Studio : a place for art to start / Emily Arrow and The Little Friends of Printmaking.
Beloved children's entertainer Emily Arrow's first picture book, perfect for (little) makers everywhere: a story about finding a space to create! A young bunny makes the rounds of a studio building, taking in all the different artists in their habitats. Making, thinking, sharing, performing . . . but can our bunny find the perfect space to let imagination shine? In this charming ode to creativity, noted children's singer and entertainer Emily Arrow introduces readers to the concept of the studio: a place for painters, dancers, singers, actors, sculptors, printmakers . . . and you! Whether it's a purpose-made space with big windows, a room filled with equipment, or the corner of a bedroom, your studio can be anywhere--you just have to find it!--


Jacky Ha-Ha : a graphic novel / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; adapted by Adam Rau and Betty C. Tang

Jacky Ha-Ha : a graphic novel / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; adapted by Adam Rau and Betty C. Tang
Adapted from James Patterson's #1 bestselling story, this hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel introduces Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can't laugh at her! With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation--even when it's a bad idea--Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't entirely escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together ... even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?


Mia Mayhem gets x-ray specs / by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez.

Mia Mayhem gets x-ray specs /  by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez.
Mia Mayhem is learning to control her x-ray vision! She can't wait to see through walls and crack secret codes. There's only one problem: her glasses are way too big, clunky, and totally not cool! But she knows that if she wants to keep up with her classmates, she'll have to adjust quickly. Will Mia be able to look past her obstacles and see things through?


Summer song / by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.

Summer song /  by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce the colors, songs, and activities of summer.


My sister is sleeping / Devora Busheri ; illustrated by Michel Kichka.

My sister is sleeping /  Devora Busheri ; illustrated by Michel Kichka.
An older sister dotes on and admires her precious baby sister, weaving in sweet details in English and in Hebrew--


Sloth went / by Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Benson Shum.

Sloth went /  by Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Benson Shum.
With encouragement from his mother and animal friends, a nervous young Sloth makes his first, dangerous climb down the tree to take care of important business. Includes facts about sloths and how they poop.


Too many Jacks / Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli.

Too many Jacks /  Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli.
The Lady gives Jack a gift. It's a lab kit! Jack goes into the shed to experiment and doesn't come out until he's made another Jack and another Jack and another. But one Jack was already too many. Can Jack stop his naughty robot clones before they destroy the town?--publisher


Veil of shadows / Erin Hunter.

Veil of shadows /  Erin Hunter.
With an impostor leading ThunderClan, threatening to exile any cats who challenge him, a small but growing group of cats must find a way to expose the truth and return ThunderClan's rightful leader-before the tensions among the Clans erupt into war--


What about worms!? / by [Mo Willems and] Ryan T. Higgins.

What about worms!? /  by [Mo Willems and] Ryan T. Higgins.
Tiger unwittingly helps some worms overcome their fear of tigers with a well-placed, informative book, but will a wormy hug aid a fearful Tiger?


Baloney and friends Volume 1 / Greg Pizzoli.

Baloney and friends Volume 1 /  Greg Pizzoli.
Meet Baloney! He's a pig. This book is about him. And also Peanut, his best friend. There's Bizz, too, of course. And Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do?--Provided by publisher.


What lane? / Torrey Maldonado.

What lane? /  Torrey Maldonado.
Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement.


Echo Mountain / by Lauren Wolk.

Echo Mountain /  by Lauren Wolk.
When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.


Doodleville Volume 1 / Chad Sell.

Doodleville Volume 1 /  Chad Sell.
Drew, whose animated doodles rarely stay on the page of her sketchbook, must rein them in while on a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago.


Dear Beast / by Dori Hillestad Butler ; illustrated by Kevan Atteberry.

Dear Beast /  by Dori Hillestad Butler ; illustrated by Kevan Atteberry.
Through a series of letters, Simon, a grumpy and jealous cat, informs Baxter, his boy's new dog, that he is not welcome and should leave at once.


Fresh Princess : style rules! / words by Denene Millner ; pictures by Gladys Jose.

Fresh Princess : style rules! / words by Denene Millner ; pictures by Gladys Jose.
Now that Destiny settled in to her new neighborhood, she is on her way to the next big thing: a new school! Destiny loves everything about school, but when she shows up to Paul Robeson Prep, it's bigger than she ever imagined, the uniforms are plain, and all her friends already have a thing. Destiny suddenly doesn't feel so fresh and wonders how she'll ever stand out. That's when she notices something super cool about her uniform jacket... Will Destiny find a way to make her mark?


It is (not) perfect / by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.

It is (not) perfect /  by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Two fuzzy creatures are happily putting the finishing touches on their sandcastle when each of them thinks of something that would make it even better. As they work furiously to incorporate each new change, their tiny sandcastle becomes an over-the-top palace...but is it really perfect? -- Amazon.


The fort / Laura Perdew ; illustrated by Adelina Lirius.

The fort /  Laura Perdew ; illustrated by Adelina Lirius.
In the fort in the woods, a prince is preparing his castle for a lively feast for the royal kingdom. Unbeknownst to him, a pirate uses the same fort as her ship, planning to venture out to the open seas in search of treasure. But when a treasure map appears on the prince's party invitations, and the pirate finds that her sword has turned into a scepter, they realize there is an intruder in the castle--no, ship! Soon, a battle over the fort between the adversaries ensues, leading to a humorous showdown. When they make amends, their amazing imaginations come up with a new adventure together. -- Amazon.com.


Taste your words / written by Bonnie Clark ; illustrated by Todd Bright.

Taste your words /  written by Bonnie Clark ; illustrated by Todd Bright.
When young Amera's mother tells her to taste her words before speaking, she discovers that mean words make her feel bad and others feel worse, so she decides to use kinder, sweeter words.


Zero Local / [Ethan Murrow and Vita Murrow].

Zero Local /  [Ethan Murrow and Vita Murrow].
Board the train for a story of art, diversity, and community in a near-wordless tale told through masterful, sumptuously detailed black-and-white illustrations. Train riders are used to stressful delays on the Zero Local line. But when a new passenger shows gratitude to the driver on their daily commute, tensions begin to ease. Eventually the artistic traveler stops riding the Zero Local line, and discord begins to creep back into the train car. Will the regular passengers find a way to restore the sense of camaraderie they once felt? Inspired by a true story, Ethan and Vita Murrow share with us a tender ode to the power of art and its ability to foster friendship and community in the most unlikely of places.


How to disappear completely / Ali Standish.

How to disappear completely /  Ali Standish.
While her grandmother was alive, Emma's world was filled with enchantment. But now Gram is gone, and suddenly strange spots are appearing on Emma's skin. Soon, she's diagnosed with vitiligo--a condition that makes patches of her skin lose their color--and the magic in her world is suddenly replaced with school bullies and doctor appointments. But when Emma writes one last story in the journal she shared with Gram, something strange happens. Someone writes back to her, just like Gram used to. Who's writing to Emma? And just what is her story going to be, now that everything is so different?


The three little kittens (and one little mouse!) / by Barbara McClintock, (with a little help from Mother Goose).

The three little kittens (and one little mouse!) /  by Barbara McClintock, (with a little help from Mother Goose).
A humorous reimagining of the classic nursery rhyme about three kittens, who lose, find, and ultimately mess up their mittens--and share their pie with one hungry mouse.


Unstoppable! / written by Adam Rex ; illustrated by Laura Park.

Unstoppable! /  written by Adam Rex ; illustrated by Laura Park.
When a bird and a crab team up to combine the advantages of flight and claws, it gives them an idea: why not expand the team to include other animals who have a special trait -- and soon they all set out to rescue their lake from development, because united together they are unstoppable.


Together we grow / written by Susan Vaught ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.

Together we grow /  written by Susan Vaught ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.
When a bad storm drives all of the farm animals into the barn, can they set aside their fears and welcome wild animals, too?


Papa, Daddy, and Riley / by Seamus Kirst ; illustrated by Devon Holzwarth.

Papa, Daddy, and Riley /  by Seamus Kirst ; illustrated by Devon Holzwarth.
When a classmate insists a family must have a mother and a father, Riley fears she will have to choose between Papa and Daddy until her fathers assure her that love makes a family.


The deceivers / Margaret Peterson Haddix ; art by Anne Lambelet.

The deceivers /  Margaret Peterson Haddix ; art by Anne Lambelet.
Told from separate viewpoints, as Finn, Emma, and Chess Greystone and Natalie Mayhew, ages eight to thirteen, continue their quest to rescue their mothers they must return to the alternate dimension where truth is illegal.


Ray / Marianna Coppo.

Ray /  Marianna Coppo.
Ray has spent his whole life as a light bulb in a lonely closet. But he's about to go on a big adventure!--


The puppy prince / by Melody Mews ; illustrated by Ellen Stubbings.

The puppy prince /  by Melody Mews ; illustrated by Ellen Stubbings.
Will Itty get along with Prince Puppy of Wagmire? Find out in this third adorable book in the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter book series!The royal family of Wagmire is visiting Lollyland! Itty is excited to meet Prince Puppy for the first time. So why doesn't Prince Puppy seem very excited to meet her? Itty tries to show him all the fun things to do in Lollyland--Starfish Falls! Riding on clouds!--but he turns up his little dog nose at everything. Can the prince and princess ever become friends, or are cats and dogs just too different? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on every page, the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.


Lone wolf / written and illustrated by Sarah Kurpiel.

Lone wolf /  written and illustrated by Sarah Kurpiel.
So many people think Akela is a wolf that she starts to believe them, but after exploring the world outside her home, she returns to her pack, the Parker family.


A world of opposites / Gray Malin.

A world of opposites /  Gray Malin.
Join Gray Malin as he explores the concept of opposites through his eye-popping photographs taken from Antarctica to Africa. Readers will delight in journeying from the barren desert landscape of Namibia (DRY) to the crashing teal waves of the Australian ocean (WET). His bright and colorful photographs hold heaps of kid appeal, making this the perfect gift for satisfying young readers' sense of imagination and innate desire to learn more about the world.


Poo bum / Stephanie Blake.

Poo bum /  Stephanie Blake.
Once there was a rabbit who could only answer poo bum whenever he was spoken to. One day the rabbit meets a hungry wolf. Will the little rabbit be his usual rude self, or will he learn his lesson once and for all? Suggested level: junior.


I go quiet / David Ouimet.

I go quiet /  David Ouimet.
A young girl who feels misunderstood and different stays quiet, turning to books to find a place where she can connect with the world and where her words hold power.


A last goodbye / written by Elin Kelsey ; artwork by Soyeon Kim.

A last goodbye /  written by Elin Kelsey ; artwork by Soyeon Kim.
This book explores the death of a loved one through the parallel experiences of other species of animals, similar to Elin's treatment of nature in You Are Stardust and problem-solving in Wild Ideas. As with Elin's previous picture books, A Last Goodbye will combine simple, poetic text with a big idea--in this case, the idea that death is a natural part of our lives and that many species experience sadness and mourning when their loved ones are sick and dying. From elephants to killer whales, parrots to bonobos, lemurs to humans, many animals have rituals to commemorate their loved ones and to help them through difficult times. This book broaches a difficult and scary topic through a gentle and heartfelt exploration of the natural stages of life and loss. In a parallel way to how we will be remembered by our loved ones, the book goes on to explore the ways our bodies might be remembered by the earth, repurposed to continue replenishing new life.--


Trespassers / by Breena Bard.

Trespassers /  by Breena Bard.
Gabby Woods loves a mystery, but is breaking into an abandoned lake house going too far to uncover the truth? Gabby Woods is looking forward to another summer vacation at her family's lake house, even though she would rather bury herself in a mystery novel than make new friends. But soon Gabby meets Paige, a snarky kid from Chicago, and they get caught up in a local mystery: the sudden disappearance of a glamorous couple and the extravagant lake house they left behind. To gather clues about the missing couple, Paige coaxes Gabby into trespassing. Though Gabby knows it's wrong, each sneaky visit to the abandoned lake house uncovers new mysteries. With suspicions mounting about foul play, Gabby must decide what she's willing to risk to uncover the truth, or if solving this mystery -- and keeping her friendship with Paige -- are more trouble than they're worth.


A new green day / Antoinette Portis.

A new green day /  Antoinette Portis.
Explore nature through evocative riddles and bold imagery that take the reader from day to night and back again in this perfect read aloud. Who scribbles on the sidewalk with glistening ink? Snail! Who's a comma in a long, long sentence of a stream? Tadpole! Active readers will delight in the clever language and striking illustrations by esteemed author/illustrator Antoinette Portis. On each spread, children will solve riddles about the familiar animals, plants and the weather that one child encounters outdoors throughout a whole day. --


One little bag : an amazing journey / Henry Cole.

One little bag : an amazing journey / Henry Cole.
In pictures without words, the reader follows the journey of one brown paper bag from a tree in the forest through the years it is used by three generations of one family until eventually the old bag becomes the container in which a new tree is planted.


The royal ball / by Melody Mews ; illustrated by Ellen Stubbings.

The royal ball /  by Melody Mews ; illustrated by Ellen Stubbings.
Newly-crowned Itty Bitty Princess Kitty is delighted that there is to be a royal ball in her honor, until she learns that she must perform, then teach, a dance.


Cityscape : where science and art meet / April Pulley Sayre.

Cityscape : where science and art meet / April Pulley Sayre.
Photographs and easy-to-read, rhyming text introduce how basic STEAM concepts can be found in the architecture, building, construction, and transportation of city life. Includes notes about what to look for while wandering through a city.


Cat dog dog : the story of a blended family / words by Nelly Buchet ; art by Andrea Zuill.

Cat dog dog : the story of a blended family / words by Nelly Buchet ; art by Andrea Zuill.
A story of a blended family-- from the pets' point of view!--


A plan for Pops / Heather Smith and Brooke Kerrigan.

A plan for Pops /  Heather Smith and Brooke Kerrigan.
In this illustrated picture book, a child helps their grandparents deal with a difficult change in abilities.--


A warrior's spirit / Erin Hunter.

A warrior's spirit /  Erin Hunter.
In three novellas from the world of the warrior cat Clans, SkyClan warrior Pebbleshine is separated from her Clan, a young rogue is forced to strike out on his own, and Mothwing finds a unique path and relationship to StarClan as WindClan's medicine cat--


Hans Christian Andersen's The red shoes and other tales / Metaphrog.

Hans Christian Andersen's The red shoes and other tales /  Metaphrog.
As the child of peasants, Karen grew up with a pair of simple red shoes. Then, when her parents died, Karen was adopted by a rich old woman who gave Karen a new pair of red shoes that would make princesses green with envy. This newfound wealth causes Karen to forget her humble origins and grow up to become a cruel and vain adult. Then, one day, the red shoes that sparked her greed come to life and steer Karen down a path she never would have imagined in her wildest dreams. This volume also includes Metaphrog's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, 'The Little Match Girl' and a tale of their own invention, 'The Glass Case'--McMillan Palgrave.


Nat enough Volume 1 / Maria Scrivan.

Nat enough Volume 1 /  Maria Scrivan.
Natalie has never felt that she's enough -- athletic enough, stylish enough, or talented enough. And on the first day of middle school, Natalie discovers that things are worse than she thought -- now she's not even cool enough for her best friend, Lily! As Natalie tries to get her best friend back, she learns more about her true self and natural talents. If Natalie can focus on who she is rather than who she isn't, then she might realize she's more than enough, just the way she is.


 

 

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