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Thunder underground / poems by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Jos©♭e Masse.

Thunder underground /  poems by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Jos©♭e Masse.
A collection of poems explores the wonder underground, from animal burrows and subways to caves and magma.


Memory thief / Bryce Moore

Memory thief /  Bryce Moore
Twin brother and sister Benji and Kelly wander off at the local county fair after witnessing their parents argue. When Benji runs into a group of bullies, he escapes into a tent called The Memory Emporium, where he meets a strange old man inside named Louis. The old man shows him a magically vivid memory of a fighter pilot, in the hopes of getting Benji to pay to see other memories Louis has collected from people over the years. Benji quickly realizes the ability to take memories could help his parents stop fighting with each other, and he asks Louis to teach him how to become a memory thief. But Louis isn't the only person with the ability to show and manipulate memories. There's also the mysterious Genevieve, a Memory Thief with much more nefarious motives. Benji learns how to manipulate memories himself, but having that power comes at a cost to his family, and possibly to his own mind as well. Genevieve's powers get out of control as she steals more and more memories from people in town--including Benji's sister, Kelly. Benji must learn to use this newfound power, as he is the only one able to stop Genevieve.


Wolf Island / Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read.

Wolf Island /  Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read.
This nonfiction picture book is illustrated with stunning wildlife photographs and tells the story of a lone wolf who swims to an island in the Great Bear Rainforest.--


Maybe God is like that too / written by Jennifer Grant ; illustrated by Benjamin Schipper.

Maybe God is like that too /  written by Jennifer Grant ; illustrated by Benjamin Schipper.
A young boy asks his grandma where God is in their city. Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God. An ordinary day in his city opens this young boy's eyes to God's Spirit at work all around him--


Newspaper hats / Phil Cummings ; illustrated by Owen Swan.

Newspaper hats /  Phil Cummings ; illustrated by Owen Swan.
A little girl, Georgie, visits her grandfather in the nursing home where he is suffering from memory loss, and manages to reconnect with him when they make newspaper hats for everyone.


Why do families change? : our first talk about separation and divorce / Dr. Jillian Roberts ; illustrated by Cindy Revell.

Why do families change? : our first talk about separation and divorce / Dr. Jillian Roberts ; illustrated by Cindy Revell.
A nonfiction picture book that introduces very young children to the concept of separation and divorce in a resassuring and straightforward way.--


I am (not) scared / by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.

I am (not) scared /  by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Two fuzzy creatures go to an amusement park and discover that being frightened may not be as scary as one thinks.


Miss Ellicott's school for the magically minded / Sage Blackwood.

Miss Ellicott's school for the magically minded /  Sage Blackwood.
Repeatedly landing in trouble at her finishing school because of her preference for practicing magic instead of manners, Chantel enlists her friends to protect the kingdom when her teacher goes missing along with the city's protective magic.


My pet human takes center stage / Yasmine Surovec.

My pet human takes center stage /  Yasmine Surovec.
When his human, Freckles, joins the pet club and signs up for a talent show at her new school, Oliver the loyal cat has no choice but to help out but is dismayed when Freckles takes in a foster kitten who upstages him.


Stinky Spike and The Royal Rescue / by Peter Meisel ; illustrated by Paul Meisel.

Stinky Spike and The Royal Rescue /  by Peter Meisel ; illustrated by Paul Meisel.
Stinky Spike the dog and Captain Fishbeard the pirate are thick as thieves now that Spike has proved his treasure-sniffing ability. When Spike and his crew come across a sign offering a reward for finding the Princess's lost poodle, they can hardly resist. Surely finding a fluffy royal pooch can't be very difficult? When blundering pirates are involved, things never go according to plan--


Big & little questions (according to Wren Jo Byrd) / by Julie Bowe.

Big & little questions (according to Wren Jo Byrd) /  by Julie Bowe.
Fourth grader Wren Jo Byrd questions lots of things--both little and big--when her parents decide to get a divorce, and learns a lot about the true meaning of family, home, and friendship--


John Ronald's dragons : the story of J.R.R. Tolkien / Caroline McAlister ; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.

John Ronald's dragons : the story of J.R.R. Tolkien / Caroline McAlister ; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.
A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien. John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were everywhere. But he never actually found one, until one day, when he was a grown man but still very much a boy at heart, when he decided to create one of his own. This picture book biography introduces the beloved creator of Middle Earth and author of The Hobbit to a new generation of children who see magic in the world around them. --


Phones keep us connected / by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld ; illustrated by Kasia Nowowiejska.

Phones keep us connected /  by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld ; illustrated by Kasia Nowowiejska.
Explains how the invention of the telephone changed the world and outlines concept-introducing scientific activities, including how to build a string phone.


Return to the scene of the burp / Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by Aaron Blecha.

Return to the scene of the burp /  Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by Aaron Blecha.
Determined to find a cure for his burping, George returns to Ernie's Ice Cream Emporium in search of a secret ingredient, but when a rival ice cream shop opens, George tries to keep Ernie's in business so he can solve his problem.


Who wants to be a princess? : what it was really like to be a medieval princess / Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Migy.

Who wants to be a princess? : what it was really like to be a medieval princess / Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Migy.
Did you ever wish to be a princess? Have you ever wanted to wear a pretty pink gown, sing to your forest animal friends, and attend a fancy fairy-tale ball? Then meet Beatrice--she represents what being a princess in the Middle Ages was really like. Pink gown? More like itchy wool! Sing to animals? Think archery and horseback riding instead. Beatrice's life is no fairy tale, but she will show you that fact can sometimes be more fascinating than fantasy. This humorous, brightly illustrated book offers an irresistible comparison of fairy tale vs. real life in medieval times--~A comparison of the life of a fairy tale princess vs. that of a real medieval princess--


Tidy / Emily Gravett.

Tidy /  Emily Gravett.
A badger realizes that being too tidy could be disastrous--


Marlo / Christopher Browne.

Marlo /  Christopher Browne.
When Marlo's owner tells him to take a bath, he imagines a wild underwater adventure in which he must find and rescue his friend Duck.


Broken birthday / written by Courtney Sheinmel ; illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell.

Broken birthday /  written by Courtney Sheinmel ; illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell.
Stella and her family have special plans to celebrate her ninth birthday but everything changes when Stella falls and breaks her leg at school--


The catawampus cat / Jason Carter Eaton ; pictures by Gus Gordon.

The catawampus cat /  Jason Carter Eaton ; pictures by Gus Gordon.
The catawampus cat walked into town one day at a slant, and since then everyone in town is seeing their world with fresh eyes.


Insects : the most fun bug book ever / Sneed B. Collard III.

Insects : the most fun bug book ever / Sneed B. Collard III.
Presents a look at insects, describing their physical features, defense mechanisms, communication skills, life cycle, predatory behavior, and the adaptation abilities that make them one of the most successful life forms on Earth.


Turtle Tug to the rescue / Michael Slack.

Turtle Tug to the rescue /  Michael Slack.
From panicking puffins to entangled sperm whales, Turtle Tug is out to rescue all his sea-dwelling friends--


Percy, dog of destiny / written by Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann.

Percy, dog of destiny /  written by Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann.
Percy, dog of destiny, heads to the dog park with his favorite, precious ball.


We are the dinosaurs / Laurie Berkner ; illustrated by Ben Clanton.

We are the dinosaurs /  Laurie Berkner ; illustrated by Ben Clanton.
Dinosaurs eat, rest, roar, and march, making the earth flat.


Star scouts / Mike Lawrence.

Star scouts /  Mike Lawrence.
Avani is the new kid in town, and she's not happy about it. Everyone in school thinks she's weird, especially the girls in her Flower Scouts troop. Is it so weird to think scouting should be about fun and adventure, not about makeovers and boys, boys, boys? But everything changes when Avani is 'accidentally' abducted by a spunky alien named Mabel. Mabel is a scout too--a Star Scout. Collecting alien specimens (like Avani) goes with the territory, along with teleportation and jetpack racing. Avani might be weird, but in the Star Scouts she fits right in. If she can just survive Camp Andromeda, and keep her dad from discovering that she's left planet Earth, she's in for the adventure of a lifetime--From publisher's web site.


Flowers for Sarajevo / John McCutcheon ; illustrated by Kristy Caldwell.

Flowers for Sarajevo /  John McCutcheon ; illustrated by Kristy Caldwell.
In 1992, a young boy whose father is away at war discovers, from their flower stall, the power of beauty and kindness in the wake of the bombing of Sarajevo.


Rhino in the house : the true story of saving Samia / Daniel Kirk.

Rhino in the house : the true story of saving Samia / Daniel Kirk.
This is a nonfiction picture book for young children. It tells the true story of Anna Merz, a wildlife protector in Africa, and Samia, a black rhinoceros she saved after it was abandoned by its mother.--


Bertolt / Jacques Goldstyn ; translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.

Bertolt /  Jacques Goldstyn ; translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.
This is a charming, touching story about an imaginative boy whose best friend is an oak tree named Bertolt. The boy admits to being an outlier among his peers, but insists that while he is alone, he is never lonely. Being independent suits him, and he considers his difference to be his advantage.


The Capital catch / by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Mark Meyers.

The Capital catch /  by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Mark Meyers.
The president's brother is a catcher on the Nationals baseball team, and someone is stealing his equipment! Can Mike and Kate help the commander in chief catch a criminal?--


The case of the wandering goats / John R. Erickson ; illustrations by Gerald L. Holmes.

The case of the wandering goats /  John R. Erickson ; illustrations by Gerald L. Holmes.
Hank and Slim encounter unexpected dangers and surprises as they search for a herd of missing show goats.


El lobo hace huelga / Christophe Pernaudet ; Sébastien Chebret.

El lobo hace huelga /  Christophe Pernaudet ; Sébastien Chebret.
La cabra del señor Seguin explica a los tres cerditos que tanto ella como la Caperucita Roja han estado esperando al lobo, ¡y no se ha presentado! -Pero ¿cómo es posible? - ¡El lobo se ha declarado en huelga!--Page 4 of cover.~One day, the Wolf from classic stories such as the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood decides to go on strike because he is tired of being the bad guy. Will any of the characters be able to convince him to get back to work?--Amazon.com.


Glitter / by Stella J. Jones ; illustrated by Judi Abbot.

Glitter /  by Stella J. Jones ; illustrated by Judi Abbot.
Gloria the rhino loves glitter. She has glitter slippers and a glitter scooter, and she spreads her sparkles wherever she goes; here, there, and everywhere! The townsfolk, though, are tired of it. No more glitter, Gloria! they tell her. But soon, the entire town is covered in glitter. What will everyone think now?--Provided by publisher.


How do you feel? / by Rebecca Bender.

How do you feel? /  by Rebecca Bender.
A sweet and poetic concept book for preschoolers that explores feelings both tactile and emotional--


Leo, dog of the sea / written by Alison Hart ; illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery.

Leo, dog of the sea /  written by Alison Hart ; illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery.
Leo is a hardened old sea dog who knows not to trust anyone but himself after four ocean voyages. But when he sets sail with Magellan on a journey to find a westward route to the Spice Islands, he develops new friendships as they experience hunger and thirst, storms and doldrums, and mutinies and hostile, violent encounters. Will they ever find safe passage?--


Lucia the luchadora / by Cynthia Leonor Garza ; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.

Lucia the luchadora /  by Cynthia Leonor Garza ; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.
Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her 'girls can't be superheroes', suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucia must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.


My awesome summer, by P. Mantis / Paul Meisel.

My awesome summer, by P. Mantis /  Paul Meisel.
The life cycle of a praying mantis. --


Utterly amazing Earth / written by Dougal Jerram ; illustrators, Dan Crisp, Molly Lattin.

Utterly amazing Earth /  written by Dougal Jerram ; illustrators, Dan Crisp, Molly Lattin.
Provides information about the planet Earth, covering land, atmosphere, and climate, in a book that includes flaps, pop-ups, and wheels.


The book of chocolate : the amazing story of the world's favorite candy / HP Newquist.

The book of chocolate : the amazing story of the world's favorite candy / HP Newquist.


Keep a pocket in your poem : classic poems and playful parodies / written and selected by J. Patrick Lewis ; illustrated by Johanna Wright.

Keep a pocket in your poem : classic poems and playful parodies / written and selected by J. Patrick Lewis ; illustrated by Johanna Wright.
Collects thirteen classic poems by such masters as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson that are paired with lighthearted parodies.


Warren the 13th and the whispering woods / written by Tania Del Rio ; illustrated & designed by Will Staehle.

Warren the 13th and the whispering woods /  written by Tania Del Rio ; illustrated & designed by Will Staehle.
When his uncle causes the hotel to fall and stop functioning, Warren must travel into the dangerous Malwoods to rescue the hotel and his friends from evil Queen Calvina, who sees the hotel as the perfect way to spread her control and power.


Monkey king : a classic Chinese tale for children / by David Seow ; illustrations by L.K. Tay-Audouard.

Monkey king : a classic Chinese tale for children / by David Seow ; illustrations by L.K. Tay-Audouard.
TRADITIONAL STORIES (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). BILINGUAL. IN ENGLISH / CHINESE. The Monkey King: The Classic Chinese Tale for Children is inspired by Chinese folktales and legends about Monkey, King of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, Great Sage Equal to Heaven. But his friends just call him Monkey! Hilariously mischievous and full of energy, Monkey has uniquely amazing magical powers. Long ago, the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, was so unhappy that China was in great turmoil that he even considered destroying its people. The Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, suggested another way-find Lord BuddhaAEs scriptures in India and bring them back to China-this would help the Chinese to become peaceful and kind. This Chinese children's story is about the beginnings of this epic journey, and how Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy join this quest. Ages 5+


Karl, get out of the garden! : Carolus Linnaeus and the naming of everything / Anita Sanchez ; illustrated by Catherine Stock.

Karl, get out of the garden! : Carolus Linnaeus and the naming of everything / Anita Sanchez ; illustrated by Catherine Stock.
Presents the life of the eighteenth-century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who devised the modern classification system for naming plants and animals.


Adventure time. created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Ashly Burch ; illustrated by Diigii Daguna ; colors by Braden Lamb ; letters by Warren Montgomery.

Adventure time.  created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Ashly Burch ; illustrated by Diigii Daguna ; colors by Braden Lamb ; letters by Warren Montgomery.
The remaining humans of Ooo have taken to the ocean for safety but young Jo, also known as Bunny Girl, worries they'll never be safe again and her worries come to pass when she is separated from the rest of her group.


Tow-truck Pluck / Annie M.G. Schmidt & Fiep Westendorp ; translated by David Colmer.

Tow-truck Pluck /  Annie M.G. Schmidt & Fiep Westendorp ; translated by David Colmer.
Pluck has a little red tow truck. He drives it all over town looking for a place to live. Then Dolly the pigeon tells him that the tower of the Pill Building is empty. In the Pill Building, Pluck meets Mr. Penn and Zaza the cockroach. Pluck makes lots more friends and solves all kinds of problems. But the biggest problem is Dove Grove. It used to be a garden with tall trees, but it has been neglected and gone wild. Grown-ups never go there, but the kids from the Pill Building love playing there. But now the Park Superintendent has decided to chop down the trees to make a paved square. Pluck and his friends try to save Dove Grove. But first he has to rescue Longmount from the canal.


When Jackie saved Grand Central : the true story of Jacqueline Kennedy's fight for an American icon / written by Natasha Wing ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.

When Jackie saved Grand Central : the true story of Jacqueline Kennedy's fight for an American icon / written by Natasha Wing ; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.


Gemma & Gus / Olivier Dunrea.

Gemma & Gus /  Olivier Dunrea.
Gemma is a small yellow gosling who likes to explore and her little brother Gus likes to follow her, but one day, Gus sets out to explore on his own.


Gus / Olivier Dunrea.

Gus /  Olivier Dunrea.
Meet Gus, a gosling who likes to be by himself. But when his adventures lead him to a turtle's nest, he's in for some unexpected companionship!--


Even monsters need to sleep / written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

Even monsters need to sleep /  written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
Illustrations and rhyming text explain some of the things that different monsters do before they go to sleep.


Count your chickens / Jo Ellen Bogart, Lori Joy Smith.

Count your chickens /  Jo Ellen Bogart, Lori Joy Smith.
Chickens, chickens everywhere -- going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. There are so many sights to see! Over there we see racers sprinting to the finish line. Over here, farmers showing off their best crops. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And don't forget the rides: the Ferris wheel, super slide and merry-go-round. Grab some cotton candy and popcorn, because this very silly book will entertain and challenge young readers with searching and counting elements.--


Many moons / by Rémi Courgeon.

Many moons /  by Rémi Courgeon.
Learn about the different phases of the moon. Night after night, the moon takes a new shape. Sometimes it looks like a brilliant smile, and sometimes it looks as round as the sun. From the new moon to a waning crescent, Many Moons explores the different phases of the moon.


Norton and Alpha / Kristyna Litten.

Norton and Alpha /  Kristyna Litten.
Norton and his robot dog like to collect objects that they use to create new inventions, but they think there is no possible use for the flower they find on one of their walks.


Sam sorts : (one hundred favorite things) / Marthe Jocelyn.

Sam sorts : (one hundred favorite things) / Marthe Jocelyn.
While cleaning his room Sam organizes one hundred things in a series of different categories.


Tales of Beedle the Bard / translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger ; commentary by Albus Dumbledore ; introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling

Tales of Beedle the Bard /  translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger ; commentary by Albus Dumbledore ; introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling
A collection of fairy tales for young wizards and witches, with each story followed by observations on Wizarding history, personal reminiscences and information on the story's key elements by Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.


Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere / Elise Gravel.

Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere /  Elise Gravel.
Discovering a smelly creature in her garbage can that she names after herself, Olga befriends and studies the eccentric Olgamus using the scientific method, the practices of Jane Goodall, and other scientific concepts.


A place for bats / written by Melissa Stewart ; illustrated by Higgins Bond.

A place for bats /  written by Melissa Stewart ; illustrated by Higgins Bond.
Examines the ecosystems that support the survival of bats as well as efforts to save the mammals, introducing readers to ways human action or inaction can affect bat populations.


Hello, universe / Erin Entrada Kelly.

Hello, universe /  Erin Entrada Kelly.
Virgil feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia is deaf, smart, and loves everything about nature. Kaori is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends. But when Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well, Kaori, Gen, and Valencia begin a quest to find the missing Virgil.~Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.


In the spotlight / Lindsey Leavitt and Robin Mellom.

In the spotlight /  Lindsey Leavitt and Robin Mellom.
When no one signs up for the Battle of the Books, best friends Piper and Olivia create a promotional video that goes viral, which sets the girls up for too much exposure and not enough people reading.


Yours sincerely, giraffe / Megumi Iwasa ; illustrated by Jun Takabatake.

Yours sincerely, giraffe /  Megumi Iwasa ; illustrated by Jun Takabatake.
This book is about friendship and the distinctions of living in different parts of the world. A giraffe that lives in Africa meets a pelican who is a mailman. Since the giraffe is bored, she sends a letter to the first animal the pelican can find on the other side of the horizon. The letter passes on to a seal who gives it to a penguin. He reads the letter and even though he does not understand it he writes back, and becomes the giraffe's pen pal. Although they do not know what each other looks like, the giraffe decides to meet her new friend disguised as a penguin!


The amazing book of LEGO Star Wars / written by David Fentiman.

The amazing book of LEGO Star Wars /  written by David Fentiman.
Have you ever met an Ewok or seen the Empire's mighty Death Star? Have you faced the scary rancor, or joined the brave Jedi Knights? All of this and much, much more awaits you. Welcome to the amazing LEGO Star Wars galaxy. -- page 2.


How to stage a catastrophe / by Rebecca Donnelly.

How to stage a catastrophe /  by Rebecca Donnelly.
Seventh-grader Sidney Camazzola plans to be the director of the Juicebox Theater one day, but for now, he has a great idea--extortion--for keeping the theater open.


Mutant mantis lunch ladies! / by Bruce Hale.

Mutant mantis lunch ladies! /  by Bruce Hale.
Best friends Benny and Carlos risk their lives to investigate when AJ reports seeing one of Monterrosa Elementary's beloved lunch ladies change into a giant mantis.


Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire : a math adventure / Cindy Neuschwander ; illustrated by Wayne Geehan.

Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire : a math adventure / Cindy Neuschwander ; illustrated by Wayne Geehan.


Mission paw / illustrated by Nate Lovett.

Mission paw /  illustrated by Nate Lovett.
Chase and his PAW patrol friends come to the rescue when the royal crown of Barkingburg is stolen.


Triangle / by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen.

Triangle /  by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen.
After Triangle plays a trick on Square, Square plans to reciprocate but runs into trouble when he tries to enter the triangular doorway of Triangle's home.


Fantastic beasts & where to find them / Newt Scamander.

Fantastic beasts & where to find them /  Newt Scamander.
Offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogriffs, blast-ended skrewts, dragons, and unicorns.


A dragon's guide to making perfect wishes / Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder ; illustrations by Mary Grandpr©♭.

A dragon's guide to making perfect wishes /  Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder ; illustrations by Mary Grandpr©♭.
Winnie and her pet dragon Miss Drake are back to their lessons as they head to the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair and wish-granting souvenirs follow them home.


I just want to say good night / Rachel Isadora.

I just want to say good night /  Rachel Isadora.
In a village on the African plains, a little girl stalls bedtime by saying good night to various animals and objects.


Bird, balloon, Bear / story and pictures by Il Sung Na.

Bird, balloon, Bear /  story and pictures by Il Sung Na.
A shy bird wants to become friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend--a big, red balloon.


Amina's voice / Hena Khan.

Amina's voice /  Hena Khan.
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community--


Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot / Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.

Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot / Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.
Shares the life of the first female to work as a professional balloonist, making more than sixty ascents until 1819, she became the first woman to die in an aviation accident.


The Metropolitans / Carol Goodman.

The Metropolitans /  Carol Goodman.
Meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds help track down a missing book of Arthurian legends that may hold the key to preventing a second attack on American soil.


I love Mom with the very hungry caterpillar / Eric Carle.

I love Mom with the very hungry caterpillar /  Eric Carle.
The very hungry caterpillar shows its love for Mom.


Go big or go gnome! / Kirsten Mayer ; illustrated by Laura K. Horton.

Go big or go gnome! /  Kirsten Mayer ; illustrated by Laura K. Horton.
Although unable to grow a beard, Al the garden gnome, after discovering his talent for barbering, wins a special award at the beard contest.


If your monster won't go to bed / written by Denise Vega ; illustrated by Zachariah Ohora.

If your monster won't go to bed /  written by Denise Vega ; illustrated by Zachariah Ohora.
A handbook for youngsters that includes such instructions as pour your monster a nice big glass of healthy, crunchy, oozy bug juice slimed with ooey-gooey snail trails to calm him.


Star-crossed / Barbara Dee.

Star-crossed /  Barbara Dee.
When Mattie is cast as Romeo in an eighth-grade play, she is confused to find herself increasingly attracted to Gemma, a new classmate who is playing Juliet.


Wake up! / poem by Helen Frost ; photographs by Rick Lieder.

Wake up! /  poem by Helen Frost ; photographs by Rick Lieder.
Simple poetic language and close-up photographs invite readers to explore all the baby animals who are born during spring.


A boy called Bat / written by Elana K. Arnold ; with pictures by Charles Santoso.

A boy called Bat /  written by Elana K. Arnold ; with pictures by Charles Santoso.
When his veterinarian mom brings home a stray baby skunk that needs rehabilitation before it can be placed in a wild animal shelter, Bat, who has austim, resolves to prove that he is up to the challenge of caring for the skunk permanently.


Springtime blossoms / written by Jerdine Nolen ; illustrated by Michelle Henninger.

Springtime blossoms /  written by Jerdine Nolen ; illustrated by Michelle Henninger.
It's springtime on Bradford Street and twins Jada and Jamal Perkins are helping their parents with yardwork as they look for signs of spring, When their teacher tells them about the town's plans to plant new trees at school in celebration of Earth Day, Jada and Jamal and their best friends, Carlita and Josh, come up with a school beautification project of their own--


Dot & Jabber and the big bug mystery / Ellen Stoll Walsh.

Dot & Jabber and the big bug mystery /  Ellen Stoll Walsh.
Dot and Jabber, mouse detectives, try to solve the mystery of the disappearing insects.


Forget me not / Ellie Terry.

Forget me not /  Ellie Terry.
When her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend, Calliope meets Jinsong at her latest middle school, who becomes her friend despite her Tourette syndrome and the embarrassment it can cause.


In darkling wood / Emma Carroll.

In darkling wood /  Emma Carroll.
When Alice goes to stay with her grandmother she discovers the magical Darkling Wood, where she meets a strange friend and discovers letters written between a brother and sister during WWI.


Lola planta un jardín / Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw ; translated by Carlos E. Calvo.

Lola planta un jardín /  Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw ; translated by Carlos E. Calvo.
Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help, and watches it grow.


One is not a pair : a spotting book / Britta Teckentrup.

One is not a pair : a spotting book / Britta Teckentrup.
In One Is Not a Pair, each patterned page contains a set of pairs . . . but one thing does not match any of the others. Can you find it?


A song about myself / a poem by John Keats ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.

A song about myself /  a poem by John Keats ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.


Time now to dream / Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

Time now to dream /  Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
When Alice and Jack are out playing, they hear a strange noise. Alice wants to know what it is, but Jack is afraid. He thinks it might be the Wicked Wolf with big, bad claws and snap-trap jaws. But Alice takes his hand and they follow the noise, right into the heart of the forest...Just what will they discover there?


Trees / Lemiscates.

Trees /  Lemiscates.
A simple introduction to trees describes seasonal changes and discusses different habitats and the contributions trees make to the environment.


World at war, 1944 / by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca.

World at war, 1944 /  by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca.
Jack and Annie are transported to 1944 Europe, where they parachute behind enemy lines in Normandy, France, to help Allied forces during one of history's darkest moments.


Big cat, little cat / Elisha Cooper.

Big cat, little cat /  Elisha Cooper.
A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats--


Anywhere farm / Phyllis Root ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

Anywhere farm /  Phyllis Root ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
All it takes for an anywhere farm is one farmer, plus soil and sunshine, some water, and a seed.


Shake a leg, egg! / Kurt Cyrus.

Shake a leg, egg! /  Kurt Cyrus.
It's springtime, and the pond is bursting with new life. There are beaver pups, heron hatchlings, and lots and lots of ducklings. Everyone is out and about, swimming, flapping, chirping, and quacking--except for one family of geese--


Rutabaga boo! / story by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; pictures by Bonnie Adamson.

Rutabaga boo! /  story by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; pictures by Bonnie Adamson.
This very young call-and-response book that calls to mind the game 'Marco Polo' celebrates the steadfast connection between a mother and her son--even when Mom has to be away--


Charlotte and the rock / Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Samantha Cotterill.

Charlotte and the rock /  Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Samantha Cotterill.
When Charlotte receives a pet rock for her birthday, she doesn't expect it to become her best friend, and she really doesn't expect what happens next--


The fox wish / by Kimiko Aman ; illustrated by Komako Sakai.

The fox wish /  by Kimiko Aman ; illustrated by Komako Sakai.
When Roxie and Lukie go back to the park for their jump rope, they find a group of foxes trying to learn the game, and the smallest fox--who also happens to be named Roxie--tells them that finding the rope to play with was her wish come true.


A good day for a hat / by T. Nat Fuller ; illustrated by Rob Hodgson.

A good day for a hat /  by T. Nat Fuller ; illustrated by Rob Hodgson.
This is a picture book for very young children about having just the right hat, no matter what the occasion--


Babar's guide to Paris / Laurent de Brunhoff.

Babar's guide to Paris /  Laurent de Brunhoff.
When Babar's youngest daughter, Isabelle, heads to Paris on her own for the first time, he tells her how to enjoy the iconic city to the fullest--


One trick pony / a graphic novel by Nathan Hale.

One trick pony /  a graphic novel by Nathan Hale.
In a future where alien beings consume technology as a few humans try to preserve it, Strata, her brother, and a friend are separated from their caravan and, with a wonderful robotic horse, must fight their way back.


Adventure time Volume 11 / created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Christopher Hastings ; illustrated by Ian McGinty ; colors by Maarta Laiho ; letters by Steve Wands.

Adventure time Volume 11 /  created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Christopher Hastings ; illustrated by Ian McGinty ; colors by Maarta Laiho ; letters by Steve Wands.
When the Governor of Ghost-A-Rica releases ghost minions in the Land of Ooo, the little monsters begin to steal the youth of the citizens.


Biscuit flies a kite / story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories.

Biscuit flies a kite /  story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories.
When Biscuit the puppy and his best friend, Puddles, head to the park to fly kites, they learn that it is not as easy as it looks.


The alphabet thief / Bill Richardson ; pictures by Roxanna Bikardoroff.

The alphabet thief /  Bill Richardson ; pictures by Roxanna Bikardoroff.
When night falls, a peculiar thief steals each letter of the alphabet, creating a topsy-turvy world as she goes.


The carpenter / Bruna Barros.

The carpenter /  Bruna Barros.
In this story without words, an overalls-clad young boy plays with a carpenter's measuring tape, while his similarly dressed father has plans to build a boat.


Martina & Chrissie : the greatest rivalry in the history of sports / Phil Bildner ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.

Martina & Chrissie : the greatest rivalry in the history of sports / Phil Bildner ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
This nonfiction picture book takes you behind the scenes of the friendship and rivalry of tennis stars Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. In the 1970s and 1980s they faced off in epic duels and classic showdowns. Since their retirements from tennis, they have remained friends and support each others in their efforts and endeavors.~Traces the friendship and rivalry of tennis stars Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.


When my sister started kissing / Helen Frost.

When my sister started kissing /  Helen Frost.
Claire and Abi have always loved summers at the lake house, but a pregnant stepmother and Abi's intense new interest in boys have changed everything.


Bronze and Sunflower / Cao Wenxuan ; translated from the Chinese by Helen Wang ; illustrated by Meilo So.

Bronze and Sunflower /  Cao Wenxuan ; translated from the Chinese by Helen Wang ; illustrated by Meilo So.
Taken in by a poor family in a rural village after the death of her father, Sunflower bonds with the family's only child, Bronze, who has not spoken since being traumatized by a terrible fire.


Matylda, bright & tender / Holly M. McGhee.

Matylda, bright & tender /  Holly M. McGhee.
Struggling to hold on to Guy and love their pet gecko enough for the both of them after a devastating accident, Sussy begins stealing from the pet store.


Botanicum / illustrated by Katie Scott ; written by Kathy Willis.

Botanicum /  illustrated by Katie Scott ; written by Kathy Willis.
Showcases dozens of full-color plants from around the world in a gallery format, complemented by identification information and brief descriptions.


Fresh-picked poetry : a day at the farmers' market / Michelle Schaub ; illustrated by Amy Huntington.

Fresh-picked poetry : a day at the farmers' market / Michelle Schaub ; illustrated by Amy Huntington.
This collection of poems takes young readers to a day at an urban farmers' market. Who to see, what to eat, and how produce is grown--it's all so exciting, fresh, and delicious. Readers are invited to peruse the stands and inspect vendors' wares with poems like Farmer Greg's Free-Range Eggs, Summer Checklist, and Necessary Mess. Bright and vibrant, this is the perfect guide for little ones to take with them on marketing day to inspire literacy and healthy eating.


The rock maiden : a Chinese tale of love and loyalty / written by Natasha Yim ; illustrated by Pirkko Vainio.

The rock maiden : a Chinese tale of love and loyalty / written by Natasha Yim ; illustrated by Pirkko Vainio.
When her husband goes missing, a new mother pleads with Tin Hau, the patron goddess of fisherman, for help.


Captain Pug : the dog who sailed the seas / Laura James ; illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans.

Captain Pug : the dog who sailed the seas / Laura James ; illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans.
Pug is going on a seafaring adventure. He's had jam tarts for breakfast. He's wearing a smart sailor suit. There's just one problem. Pug is afraid of the water!--


My beautiful birds / Suzanne Del Rizzo.

My beautiful birds /  Suzanne Del Rizzo.
Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes. But all Sami can think of is his pet pigeons--will they escape too? When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But though the children start to play and go to school again, Sami can't join in. When he is given paper and paint, all he can do is smear his painting with black. He can't forget his birds and what his family has left behind.One day a canary, a dove, and a rose finch fly into the camp. They flutter around Sami and settle on his outstretched arms. For Sami it is one step in a long healing process at last.


Payback / Gordon Korman.

Payback /  Gordon Korman.
Fighting for survival after being separated into pairs in the aftermath of a betrayal, the Project Osiris clones search for notorious mob boss Gus Alabaster while tracking down Eli's elusive DNA donor alongside a surprising new ally.


Cavern of secrets / Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by James Madsen.

Cavern of secrets /  Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by James Madsen.
Hoping to return home after a winter in the Sudden Mountains so he can join his parents in the fight against the evil Chancellor, Raffa must use his apothecary skills while enlisting the help of human and animal friends to survive the journey.


The hiding game / Gwen Strauss ; illustration by Herb Leonhard.

The hiding game /  Gwen Strauss ; illustration by Herb Leonhard.
At their new home in the Villa Air-Bel, Aube and her family are used to things being hidden. Among the secrets kept at the château are a radio, a cow, andmost secret of allAube herself. Even with the threat of Nazi capture looming over their heads, life at the villa has been colorful for the refugees awaiting their escape to safety. Joined by writers, musicians, artists, and great thinkers like Marc Chagall and Max Ernst, Aube spends each day singing, playing games, and creating art. Together, this lively congregation are able to fight back fear and hatred with bravery and laughternot just for young Aube, but for themselves as well.


Dragons and marshmallows / Asia Citro ; illustrator, Marion Lindsay.

Dragons and marshmallows /  Asia Citro ; illustrator, Marion Lindsay.
A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras, use science experiments to help a dragon with a problem.


Walk with me / Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado.

Walk with me /  Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado.
A little girl imagines a lion taking the place of her father who no longer lives with her family, an animal that keeps her safe on her travels from school to home.


Forever, or a long, long time / Caela Carter.

Forever, or a long, long time /  Caela Carter.
Having shared so many foster homes that they are unable to trust that the family that has adopted them will last, Flora and her brother, Julian, are assisted by their new mother on a journey to resolve their past so that they can build a future.


My trip to the science museum / by Mercer Mayer.

My trip to the science museum /  by Mercer Mayer.
Little Critter visits a science museum with his classmates where they play with a tornado machine, build a potato battery, and experiment with a giant magnifying glass.


Old tracks, new tricks / by Jessica Petersen.

Old tracks, new tricks /  by Jessica Petersen.
Trixie and Tracky are disappointed when the wooden train set they join is full of bossy trains and snoring train tracks.


Bug off! : a LEGO adventure in the real world / by Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris.

Bug off! : a LEGO adventure in the real world / by Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris.
Join the LEGO minifigures on a bugtastic backyard safari. Find the latest facts about cool creepy-crawlies, from silky spiders to millipedes with 750 legs. -- Back cover.


That's not how you do it! / Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar.

That's not how you do it! /  Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar.
Lucy the cat knows how to do everything just right--from eat with a spoon and fork to fold paper stars--so all her friends ask her to help them, until she meets Toshi the panda, who has his own ways of doing things.


How the queen found the perfect cup of tea / Kate Hosford ; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska.

How the queen found the perfect cup of tea /  Kate Hosford ; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska.
A pampered queen sets out in a hot air balloon with her butler, James, in search of the perfect cup of tea and after stopping in Japan, India, and England, she returns home knowing exactly what she has been missing.


The sheep who hatched an egg / Gemma Merino.

The sheep who hatched an egg /  Gemma Merino.
Lola is upset when her perfect, silky wool grows back tangled and messy after all the sheep have to get haircuts.


Me tall, you small / written and illustrated by Lilli L'Arronge ; translated by Madeleine Stratford.

Me tall, you small /  written and illustrated by Lilli L'Arronge ; translated by Madeleine Stratford.
Me Tall, You Small is a silly romp through a parent and child's daily lives, exploring the differences between being an adult and a child when doing various activities, from kicking the soccer ball around to cooking together to snuggling in bed after a long day. It's a dynamic readaloud with whimsical use of language (for instance, when playing in the mud: Me romp / You STOMP; when snuggling in bed: Me cuddle / You cuddlier). Some rhyming, some onomatopoeia, some wordplay, and a ton of fun for parents and kids.--Provided by publisher.


Goldilocks and the three bears / retold and illustrated by Tony Ross.

Goldilocks and the three bears /  retold and illustrated by Tony Ross.


Rooting for Rafael rosales / Kurtis scaletta.

Rooting for Rafael rosales /  Kurtis scaletta.
Rafael has dreams. Every chance he gets he plays in the street games trying to build his skills, get noticed by scouts, andsomedayplay Major League Baseball. Maya has worries. The bees are dying all over the world, and the company her father works for is responsible, making products that harm the environment. Follow Rafael and Maya in a story that shifts back and forth in time and place, from Rafael's neighborhood in the Dominican Republic to present-day Minnesota, where Maya and her sister are following Rafael's first year in the minor leagues. In their own ways, Maya and Rafael search for hope, face difficult choices, and learn a secretthe same secretthat forever changes how they see the world. -- amazon.com


My valley / Claude Ponti ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters.

My valley /  Claude Ponti ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters.
A journey through an enchanted world inhabited by 'Touims' (tiny, adorable, monkey-like creatures), secret tree dwellings, flying buildings, and sad giants--


 

 

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