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Goodbye winter, hello spring / Kenard Pak.

Goodbye winter, hello spring /  Kenard Pak.
In simple text, a young boy watches how nature changes from winter into spring.


Friday Night Wrestlefest / by J.F. Fox ; illustrated by Micah Player.

Friday Night Wrestlefest /  by J.F. Fox ; illustrated by Micah Player.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! Join Dangerous Daddoo as he dishes out some serious moves to get the kids ready for bed. But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb gets home from work? Are the kids toast?


Sweet as pie scratch and sniff / written by Courtney Acampora ; illustrated by Mike Jackson.

Sweet as pie scratch and sniff /  written by Courtney Acampora ; illustrated by Mike Jackson.
What are those yummy smells at Butterbean's Café? Nickelodeon Butterbean's Café: Sweet as Pie follows the Bean Team as they bake a fairy special dessert! With five scents to scratch and sniff, this sweet-smelling story follows the fairies as they work together to bake a delicious pie. After reading the story, kids can foldout the easy-to-follow recipe at the end of the book to learn how to bake a pie just like Butterbean and her friends!--Amazon.


Frankie Sparks and the Lucky Charm / by Megan Frazer Blakemore ; illustrated by Nadja Sarell.

Frankie Sparks and the Lucky Charm /  by Megan Frazer Blakemore ; illustrated by Nadja Sarell.
Frankie does not believe in leprechauns, but her best friend, Maya, claims that there is one living in her backyard; so Frankie builds a leprechaun trap to prove her point--but soon begins to doubt the validity of her own experiment.


Beautiful shades of brown : the art of Laura Wheeler Waring / by Nancy Churnin ; illustrated by Felicia Marshall.

Beautiful shades of brown : the art of Laura Wheeler Waring / by Nancy Churnin ; illustrated by Felicia Marshall.
Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. So when she was offered a commission to paint portraits of accomplished African Americans, she jumped at the chance. Writers, singers, political activists, and thinkers all posed for her. Now her portraits hang in Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery, where children of all races can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured.-- Provided by publisher.


Dream builder : the story of architect Philip Freelon / by Kelly Starling Lyons ; illustrated by Laura Freeman ; afterword by Philip Freelon.

Dream builder : the story of architect Philip Freelon / by Kelly Starling Lyons ; illustrated by Laura Freeman ; afterword by Philip Freelon.
A biography of Philip Freelon, whose rich family history and deep understanding of Black culture brought him to the role of lead architect for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture--


Earth hour : a lights-out event for our planet / Nanette Heffernan ; illustrated by Bao Luu.

Earth hour : a lights-out event for our planet / Nanette Heffernan ; illustrated by Bao Luu.
From famous monuments to family homes, it's lights out for everyone around the world who participates in Earth Hour--the annual event that honors energy conservation and addresses climate change by encouraging everyone to turn off their lights for one hour on a specific date each March.--


Born curious : 20 girls who grew up to be awesome scientists / Martha Freeman ; illustrated by Katy Wu.

Born curious : 20 girls who grew up to be awesome scientists / Martha Freeman ; illustrated by Katy Wu.
A collection of biographies of twenty groundbreaking women scientists who were curious kids and grew up to make incredible discoveries.--


Vote for our future! / by Margaret McNamara ; illustrations by Micah Player.

Vote for our future! /  by Margaret McNamara ; illustrations by Micah Player.
The students of Stanton Elementary School, which is a polling place, find out all they can about voting and then encourage everyone in their neighborhoods to cast their ballots. Creative nonfiction picture book: includes additional facts and historical details.


I'm gonna push through! / Jasmyn Wright ; art by Shannon Wright.

I'm gonna push through! /  Jasmyn Wright ; art by Shannon Wright.
Inspired by a mantra written for her third-graders, Jasmyn Wright's uplifting call to push through is an invitation to young readers to announce their own power and to recognize and reaffirm that of others, regardless of setbacks. By diminishing doubt, encouraging community, and reaffirming that we're all here to make a difference, her empowering words show children how to lift themselves up and seize their potential--


Just like a mama / written by Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney-Barlow.

Just like a mama /  written by Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney-Barlow.
Carol Olivia Clementine lives with Mama Rose. Mama Rose is tender and sweet. She is also as stern and demanding as any good parent should be. Though Carol Olivia misses her mother and father, Mama Rose becomes her home. And Carol Olivia concludes that she loves her just like a mama.


Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights / Beth Anderson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights / Beth Anderson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth Lizzie Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race -- even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court -- where future president Chester Arthur represented her -- and won! Her victory was the first recorded in the fight for equal rights on public transportation, and Lizzie's case set a precedent.


Making their voices heard : the inspiring friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe / words by Vivian Kirkfield ; art by Alleanna Harris.

Making their voices heard : the inspiring friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe / words by Vivian Kirkfield ; art by Alleanna Harris.
This warm story emphasizes Ella's role in her success, thus avoiding the trap of the white-savior narrative. Many white artists have benefited from imitating black ones; this is the rare narrative to acknowledge that... saturated with color, they capture the iconic looks of the two stars. A good volume to include in a larger conversation about friendship, allyship, and social justice.-Kirkus ReviewsAn inspiring story about 20th-century icons that will be unfamiliar to most young readers.-School Library Journal--amazon.com.


Mamie on the mound : a woman in baseball's Negro leagues / by Leah Henderson ; illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos.

Mamie on the mound : a woman in baseball's Negro leagues / by Leah Henderson ; illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos.
Mamie Peanut Johnson had one dream: to play professional baseball. She was a talented player, but she wasn't welcome on the all-white Girls Pro Baseball League team due to the color of her skin. However, a greater opportunity came her way in 1953 when Johnson signed to play ball with the Negro Leagues' Indianoplis Clowns, becoming the only professional female pitcher to play on a men's team. During the three years she played with the team, her record was an impressive 33-8. But more importantly, she broke ground for female pitchers like Mo'ne Davis and women everywhere--


There's a dragon in my toilet! / by Tom Nicoll ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.

There's a dragon in my toilet! /  by Tom Nicoll ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
Just when Pan the Mini-Dragon is starting to feel like Eric's bedroom is home, his grouchy aunt and uncle turn up on a rescue mission. When he refuses to go back with them, they REALLY cause a stink! Will Pan manage to get them off his tail and avoid a trip through the sewers?--


Patricia's vision : the doctor who saved sight / by Michelle Lord ; illustrated by Alleanna Harris.

Patricia's vision : the doctor who saved sight / by Michelle Lord ; illustrated by Alleanna Harris.
Born in 1940s Harlem, Patricia Bath dreamed of being a doctor--even though that wasn't a career option for most women. This biography follows Dr. Bath in her quest to become an ophthalmologist and restore sight to the blind. Choosing miracles when everyone else had given up hope, she invented a specialized laser for removing cataracts, becoming the first African American woman doctor to receive a medical patent--


Ducky and Bunny help out! / story by Suzanne Francis ; adapted by Lauren Clauss ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Art Team.

Ducky and Bunny help out! /  story by Suzanne Francis ; adapted by Lauren Clauss ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Art Team.
Bo Peep's sticky hand is missing! Can Ducky and Bunny find it?


Zatanna and the house of secrets : a graphic novel / writer, Matthew Cody ; artist, Yoshi Yoshitani ; letterer, Ariana Maher.

Zatanna and the house of secrets : a graphic novel / writer, Matthew Cody ; artist, Yoshi Yoshitani ; letterer, Ariana Maher.
Zatanna and her professional magician father live in a house full of magic, puzzles, and storybook creatures, but when she stands up to a bully in school, she returns home to find her father's gone missing within their own home.


Gillbert Volume 2, The curious mysterious / Art Baltazar.

Gillbert Volume 2, The curious mysterious /  Art Baltazar.


Plants vs. zombies Volume 15, Better homes and guardens / written by Paul Tobin ; art by Christianne Gillenardo-Goudreau ; colors by Heather Breckel ; letters by Steve Dutro ; cover by Christianne Gillenardo-Goudreau.

Plants vs. zombies Volume 15, Better homes and guardens /  written by Paul Tobin ; art by Christianne Gillenardo-Goudreau ; colors by Heather Breckel ; letters by Steve Dutro ; cover by Christianne Gillenardo-Goudreau.
When the evil Dr. Zomboss hears of the plants' plan to destroy the zombies he comes up with a plan of his own, a plan which the plants, Crazy Dave, and Nate and Patrice, must now try and counter.


The Arabic quilt : an immigrant story / written by Aya Khalil ; illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan.

The Arabic quilt : an immigrant story / written by Aya Khalil ; illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan.
The beautiful story of diversity follows a young girl named Kanzi whose most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.


Bread for words : a Frederick Douglass story / written by Shana Keller ; illustrated by Kayla Stark.

Bread for words : a Frederick Douglass story /  written by Shana Keller ; illustrated by Kayla Stark.
Frederick Douglass knew that learning to read and write would be the first step in his quest for freedom. Told from first-person perspective and using some of Douglass's own words, this biography draws from his experiences as a young boy and his attempts to learn how to read and write.--


Harriet Tubman / Christine Platt ; illustrated by Addy Rivera.

Harriet Tubman /  Christine Platt ; illustrated by Addy Rivera.
This title introduces readers to Harriet Tubman and how she became a shero to free as many slaves as possible through the Underground Railroad.


Hosea plays on / by Kathleen M. Blasi ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Hosea plays on /  by Kathleen M. Blasi ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
This heartwarming picture book (based on a true story) depicts a day in the life of Hosea Taylor, a musician who--with his charm, talent, and generosity--brought joy to everyone he met. Includes author's note.


Equality's call : the story of voting rights in America / written by Deborah Diesen ; illustrated by Magdalena Mora.

Equality's call : the story of voting rights in America / written by Deborah Diesen ; illustrated by Magdalena Mora.
A powerful look at the evolution of voting rights in the United States, from our nation's founding to the present day--


The lizard / José Saramago ; woodcuts, J. Borges ; translation, Nick Caistor & Lucia Caistor.

The lizard /  José Saramago ; woodcuts, J. Borges ; translation, Nick Caistor & Lucia Caistor.
When a lizard appears in the neighborhood of Chiado, in Lisbon, it surprises passers-by, and mobilizes firefighters and the army--


Master of disaster / James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts ; illustrated by Jomike Tejido.

Master of disaster /  James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts ; illustrated by Jomike Tejido.
Rafe and Jimmy are in charge of a celebration of books and reading, but when a small issue becomes a big problem that threatens to derail the event, they must work fast to keep things on track.


The slave who went to Congress / by Marti Rosner and Frye Gaillard ; illustrated by Jordana Haggard.

The slave who went to Congress /  by Marti Rosner and Frye Gaillard ; illustrated by Jordana Haggard.
In 1870 Benjamin Turner, who spent the first 40 years of his life as a slave, was elected to the U.S. Congress. He was the first African American from Alabama to earn that distinction. In a recreation of Turner's own words, based on speeches and other writings that Turner left behind, co-authors Marti S. Rosner and Frye Gaillard have crafted the story of a remarkable man who taught himself to read when he was young and began a lifetime quest for education and freedom. As a candidate for Congress, and then as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Turner rejected the idea of punishing his white neighbors who fought for the Confederacy -- and thus for the continuation of slavery -- believing they had suffered enough. At the same time, he supported the right to vote for former slaves, opposed a cotton tax that he thought was hurtful to small farmers, especially blacks, supported racially mixed schools, and argued that land should be set aside for former slaves so they could build a new life for themselves. In this bicentennial season for the state of Alabama, the authors celebrate the life of a man who rejected bitterness even as he pursued his own dreams. His is a story of determination and strength, the story of an American hero from the town of Selma, Alabama, who worked to make the world a better place for people of all races and backgrounds--


Lost doggy drama / written by Andra Gillum ; illustrated by Andy Case.

Lost doggy drama /  written by Andra Gillum ; illustrated by Andy Case.
Lost Doggy Drama is the perfect book for anyone who has ever lost a beloved friend. Poor Riley is old and sick. Her little sister Lucy tells the story of the awful day that Riley wandered away. Lucy and the family search and search, but finally realize that maybe Riley doesn t want to be found. Lost Doggy Drama is the story of an old friend who ends things her way, and teaches her family to focus on the happy times they shared.--Amazon.


Love from the crayons / Drew Daywalt ; illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

Love from the crayons /  Drew Daywalt ; illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.
Discover all the bright colors and shades of love with the crayons.


Arcade and the fiery metal tester / Rashad Jennings, with Jill Osborne.

Arcade and the fiery metal tester /  Rashad Jennings, with Jill Osborne.
As New York City experiences the hottest summer on record, eleven-year-old Arcade Livingston is tested like never before to use the Triple T token's powerful ways to outsmart a bully, find a place for his best friend to live, and spy on some pesky villains from the 1900s.


Facts vs. opinions vs. robots / Michael Rex.

Facts vs. opinions vs. robots /  Michael Rex.
Robots try to figure out the difference between facts and opinions--


Sonic the Hedgehog : the official movie novelization / by Kiel Phegley.

Sonic the Hedgehog : the official movie novelization / by Kiel Phegley.
Sonic the Hedgehog is not safe. Everyone is out to get him. The only person on his side is local cop Tom Wachowski. Together they must recover Sonic's rings of power so he can return safely to his home planet. But to do that, they'll have to outrun the local conspiracy theorist, the US government, and the evil Dr. Robotnik and his army of robots.


Big Papa and the time machine / by Daniel Bernstrom ; pictures by Shane W. Evans.

Big Papa and the time machine /  by Daniel Bernstrom ; pictures by Shane W. Evans.
Discover the true meaning of being brave in this tender and whimsical picture book from Daniel Bernstrom (One Day in the Eucalytus, Eucalyptus Tree) and Shane Evans (Chocolate Me!) that follows a grandfather and grandson who travel through time in a beloved 1952 Ford.


Help wanted : must love books / written by Janet Sumner Johnson ; art by Courtney Dawson.

Help wanted : must love books /  written by Janet Sumner Johnson ; art by Courtney Dawson.
Shailey loves bedtime until her father gets distracted by a new job, so she advertises for a replacement Bedtime Storyteller and finds herself interviewing her favorite fairytale characters.


Lola Dutch : I love you so much / by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright.

Lola Dutch : I love you so much / by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright.
Lola Dutch loves all of her animal friends, so when three of them are having a bad day she sets out to help them feel better.


Stella Díaz never gives up / Angela Dominguez.

Stella Díaz never gives up /  Angela Dominguez.
Stella gets a big surprise when her mom plans a trip to visit their family in Mexico! Stella loves marine animals, and she can't wait to see the ocean for the first time, until she arrives and learns that the sea and its life forms are in danger due to pollution. Stella wants to save the ocean, but she knows she can't do it alone. It's going to take a lot of work and help from old and new friends to make a difference, but Stella Díaz never gives up!


Are your stars like my stars? / by Leslie Helakoski ; illustrated by Heidi Woodward Sheffield.

Are your stars like my stars? /  by Leslie Helakoski ; illustrated by Heidi Woodward Sheffield.
Helps children consider the colors of their everyday lives . . . and imagine how others around the world experience the very same things--


Middle school's a drag : you better werk! / Greg Howard.

Middle school's a drag : you better werk! / Greg Howard.
Twelve-year-old Mikey Pruitt--president, founder, and CEO of Anything, Inc.--has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Inspired by his grandfather Pap Pruitt, who successfully ran all sorts of businesses from a car wash to a roadside peanut stand, Mikey is still looking for his million-dollar idea. Unfortunately, most of his ideas so far have failed. A baby tornado ran off with his general store, and the kids in his neighborhood never did come back for their second croquet lesson. But Mikey is determined to keep at it. It isn't until kid drag queen Coco Caliente, Mistress of Madness and Mayhem (aka eighth grader Julian Vasquez) walks into his office (aka his family's storage/laundry room) looking for an agent that Mikey thinks he's finally found his million-dollar idea, and the Anything Talent and Pizzazz Agency is born! Soon, Mikey has a whole roster of kid clients looking to hit it big or at least win the middle school talent show's hundred-dollar prize. As newly out Mikey prepares Julian for the gig of a lifetime, he realizes there's no rulebook for being gay--and if Julian can be openly gay at school, maybe Mikey can, too, and tell his crush, dreamy Colton Sanford, how he feels. Full of laughs, sass, and hijinks, this hilarious, heartfelt story shows that with a little effort and a lot of love, anything is possible.--


Cézanne's parrot / by Amy Guglielmo ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.

Cézanne's parrot /  by Amy Guglielmo ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
Paul Cézanne longs to be a great painter, but even with the advice of his friends Monet and Pissarro, no one, not even his parrot, is impressed with his work.


The bold, brave bunny / by Beth Ferry ; illustrations by Chow Hon Lam.

The bold, brave bunny /  by Beth Ferry ; illustrations by Chow Hon Lam.
After his brothers and sisters ruin his favorite alphabet book, Teetu the bunny has had enough of his big bunny family! When he sneaks off into the night, what he discovers is more marvelous than he ever dreamed. He sees animals and trees and beauty and moonlight, and puts his adventures into a new book he creates all by himself. But soon Teetu tires of being alone, and just as it gets to be too much...a big fluffy surprise comes to save the day!--


Ruth objects : the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / written by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

Ruth objects : the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / written by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
As a student, teacher, lawyer, and judge, Ruth often experienced unfair treatment. But she persisted, becoming a cultural icon, championing equality in pay and opportunity. Her brilliant mind, compelling arguments, and staunch commitment to truth and justice have convinced many to stand with her, and her fight continues to this day.


Everest : the remarkable story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay / by Alexandra Stewart ; illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton.

Everest : the remarkable story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay / by Alexandra Stewart ; illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton.
In the late morning of May 29, 1953, the sun was shining brightly and a gentle breeze was blowing on the highest elevation of the world--and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever. Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and they had ascended Everest. This is the breathtaking story of how two very different, yet equally determined, men battled frost-biting temperatures, tumbling ice rocks, powerful winds, and death-defying ridges to reach the top of the world's highest mountain. Combining fresh and contemporary illustrations by Joe Todd-Stanton with Alexandra Stewart's captivating writing, this unique narrative tells the story of how Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their mark on the world from birth right up to their final days and the impact they've had on Nepal today--


On a snow-melting day : seeking signs of spring / Buffy Silverman.

On a snow-melting day : seeking signs of spring / Buffy Silverman.
The world comes to life on a snow-melting day.


Astronauts : women on the final frontier / written by Jim Ottaviani ; artwork by Maris Wicks.

Astronauts : women on the final frontier / written by Jim Ottaviani ; artwork by Maris Wicks.
The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA's first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA's first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman's place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone. -- inside front jacket flap.


The boy who became a dragon : a Bruce Lee story / by Jim Di Bartolo.

The boy who became a dragon : a Bruce Lee story / by Jim Di Bartolo.
Presents a biography of the martial arts legend, describing his childhood in Hong Kong and how it was shaped by World War II, and his success as an international star.


Overground railroad / Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome.

Overground railroad /  Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome.
A girl named Ruth Anne tells the story of her family's train journey from North Carolina to New York City as part of the Great Migration--


Pitter pattern / Joyce Hesselberth.

Pitter pattern /  Joyce Hesselberth.
Lu and her friends spot patterns in their daily activities, including patterns found in music, weather, time, play, shapes, nature, math, and language.


The oddyssey / by David Slavin ; illustrated by Adam J. B. Lane ; based on characters by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman.

The oddyssey /  by David Slavin ; illustrated by Adam J. B. Lane ; based on characters by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman.
Sometimes it feels like Oddonis can't do anything right. Especially compared to his literally perfect twin brother, Adonis. But this time, Oddonis has really messed up by accidentally turning his father, the all-powerful king of the gods, Zeus, into a giant baby. Now it's up to Oddonis to assemble a team of his odd friends--Mathena, Gaseous, and Puneous--and journey to the underworld to get the curse reversed. Along the way, Oddonis will have to overcome a series of dangerous obstacles, his obnoxious brother, his own self-doubt, and the horrible scents of his best friend Gaseous. Can Gods as unlikely, unusual, and unheroic as Oddonis and his friends really save the day? --


Bug boys Volume 1 / by Laura Knetzger ; colors by Lyle Lynde.

Bug boys Volume 1 /  by Laura Knetzger ; colors by Lyle Lynde.
Follows two bug friends, Stag-B and Rhino-B, as they explore their world and share adventures.


Cool cuts / written & illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe.

Cool cuts /  written & illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe.
An illustrated, joyful celebration of African-American boys' hairstyles--


Before the sword / Grace Lin.

Before the sword /  Grace Lin.
When her sister is bitten by a poisonous spider, Mulan travels with a healer to find a flower from which the antidote can be made to save her sister's life.


Back in action.

Back in action.
Invisible squirrels attack! Another big fight with Lord Garmadon, the ninja have come together to rebuild the Monastery of Spinjitzu and train with Master Wu. But when a training exercise gone wrong unleashes a group of angry Invisible Ninja Squirrels--that's right, angry Invisible Ninja Squirrels--the ninja will have to think fast or risk destroying the monastery all over again! It's an all-new, original, laugh-out-loud adventure!--Page [4] of cover


Bonnie & Ben rhyme again / Mem Fox ; illustrated by Judy Horacek.

Bonnie & Ben rhyme again /  Mem Fox ; illustrated by Judy Horacek.
Siblings Bonnie and Ben impress Skinny Doug with their ability to recite nursery rhymes.--


One mean ant / written by Arthur Yorinks ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.

One mean ant /  written by Arthur Yorinks ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.
An astonishingly disagreeable ant meets his match in this pitch-perfect picture book comedy from Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier. Was there ever an ant as mean as this mean ant? Not likely. This ant is so mean that leaves fall off trees when he walks by. This ant is so mean that grapes shrivel when he looks at them. But when this mean ant finds himself lost in the desert and meets a fly that defies explanation . . . well, nothing is the same again. With this first in a planned trilogy, celebrated picture book creators Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier team up for a hilariously slapstick tale that will make a raucous read-aloud for any storytime.


Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret / by Susan Lurie ; illustrated by Jenn Harney.

Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret /  by Susan Lurie ; illustrated by Jenn Harney.
Wanda doesn't fit in with her family and is always searching for clues about her past. On her eleventh birthday, a talking bluebird named Voltaire shows up and takes her on a quest through the Scary Wood to find her true parents--


The magnificent monsters of Cedar Street / Lauren Oliver ; [interior art by Ethan M. Aldridge].

The magnificent monsters of Cedar Street /  Lauren Oliver ; [interior art by Ethan M. Aldridge].
Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept a secret, others aren't welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call 'monsters'? One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared, along with nearly all the monsters. With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is).--


Beginners welcome : a novel / by Cindy Baldwin.

Beginners welcome : a novel / by Cindy Baldwin.
Starting to emerge from her shell in the months after devastating losses, Annie Lee takes piano lessons from an elderly mall pianist before his disappearance forces her to break a promise to a new friend.


96 miles / J. L. Esplin.

96 miles /  J. L. Esplin.
he Lockwood brothers are supposed to be able to survive anything. Their dad, a hardcore survivalist, has stockpiled enough food and water on their isolated Nevada ranch to last for months. But when they are robbed at gunpoint during a massive blackout while their dad is out of town, John and Stew must walk 96 miles in the stark desert sun to get help--and they have only 3 days before their time runs out....


The ocean : exploring our blue planet / by Miranda Krestovnikoff ; Illustrated by Jill Calder.

The ocean : exploring our blue planet / by Miranda Krestovnikoff ; Illustrated by Jill Calder.
Oceans cover more than 70% of the world--and so much science is lurking underneath that water's surface. This survey-style book explores an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. This is an eye-catching, comprehensive look at the creatures and plants that populate these waters and the people who have explored it, as well as a critical look at what is at stake now in protecting it. Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet--


Gloom town / Ronald L. Smith.

Gloom town /  Ronald L. Smith.
When twelve-year-old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside town, he finds the owner, Lord Foxglove, odd and unpleasant. But he and his mom need the money, so he takes the job anyway. Rory soon finds out that his new boss is not just strange, hes not even humanand hes trying to steal the townspeoples shadows. Together, Rory and his friend Isabella set out to uncover exactly what Foxglove and his otherworldly accomplices are planning and devise a strategy to defeat them. But can two kids defeat a group of ancient evil beings who are determined to take over the world?


Brown sugar babe / by Charlotte Watson Sherman ; illustrated by Akem.

Brown sugar babe /  by Charlotte Watson Sherman ; illustrated by Akem.
When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing --


Boxitects / Kim Smith.

Boxitects /  Kim Smith.
Meg goes to Maker School to hone her talent for building with boxes, but when Simone, another boxitect, arrives they become so competitive they nearly fail in the annual Maker Match.


Batman tales : once upon a crime / written by Derek Fridolfs ; painted by Dustin Nguyen ; lettered by Steve Wands.

Batman tales : once upon a crime / written by Derek Fridolfs ; painted by Dustin Nguyen ; lettered by Steve Wands.
Collection of short stories with a classic fairy-tale twist set in Batman's Gotham City.


Knights vs. the end (of everything) / written and illustrated by Matt Phelan.

Knights vs. the end (of everything) /  written and illustrated by Matt Phelan.
The four daring knights and one intrepid archer enter the Faerie Realm, where they find dangerous warlocks, a mysterious knight, and one very nasty dragon--


 

 

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