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The wolf, the duck & the mouse / written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen.

The wolf, the duck & the mouse /  written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen.
When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.


Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic / Armand Baltazar.

Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic /  Armand Baltazar.
In a world where past, present, and future have collided, Diego and his friends must rescue Diego's father from an evil group of renegades, otherwise their whole existence is threatened--


The downward spiral / by Ridley Pearson.

The downward spiral /  by Ridley Pearson.
Moira Moriarty calls upon the clever Sherlock Holmes, her brother James's roommate at school, to help solve the mystery of her father's death, leading them to a secret sect, a rare jewel, and a friendship torn asunder.


The case of the troublesome lady / John R. Erickson ; illustrations by Gerald L. Holmes.

The case of the troublesome lady / John R. Erickson ; illustrations by Gerald L. Holmes.
On a blustery day in late fall, Hank sneaks into the back of Slim's pickup and finds himself at a neighboring rancher's fall branding...the very neighbor, in fact, who owns the gorgeous Miss Scamper the Beagle! Unfortunately, Miss Scamper has always been a little hard to figure out, and he can't decide if she's crazy about him...or just plain crazy. And, as the day unfolds, it even begins to look like she's angling to land him in a heap of trouble with her pit bull boyfriend, Steel!


Bobby Lee Claremont and the criminal element / Jeannie Mobley.

Bobby Lee Claremont and the criminal element /  Jeannie Mobley.
In 1923, when New Orleans native and orphan Bobby Lee Claremont boards a train to Chicago, where he hopes to join the criminal element and make a new life for himself, far away from the heavy-handed salvation of the Sisters of Charitable Mercy, he acquaints himself with a group of intriguing and possibly dangerous passengers who cause Bobby Lee to reconsider his plans.


Everything you need to know about Nightmares! and how to defeat them : the Nightmares! handbook / Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller ; illustrated by Karl Kwasny.

Everything you need to know about Nightmares! and how to defeat them : the Nightmares! handbook / Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller ; illustrated by Karl Kwasny.
This guide to the Nightmares of Netherworld contains advice on how to beat the most common species of Nightmares and includes their strengths and weaknesses, fun facts, and pro tips.


The secret to success / by Sheila Greenwald ; illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby.

The secret to success /  by Sheila Greenwald ; illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby.
Flossie persuades her neighbor, Willow, to help her, Billy, and other classmates to make crafts to sell at a fundraiser to buy holiday gifts for needy children, but problems soon arise.


Pinguino Enamorado / Salina Yoon ; traducción al español de Margarida Trías.

Pinguino Enamorado /  Salina Yoon ; traducción al español de Margarida Trías.
Pingüino aclara un misterio que le lleva a vivir la mayor aventura de su vida.~When Penguin finds a mitten on the ice, he wonders where its mate is. After all, everyone is happiest with a partner. Thus begins his endearing adventure in search of love.


Pregúntame / Bernard Weber ; ilustrado por Suzy Lee ; traducción, Sandra Sepúlveda Martín.

Pregúntame /  Bernard Weber ; ilustrado por Suzy Lee ; traducción, Sandra Sepúlveda Martín.
A father and daughter explore their neighborhood, talking and asking questions as they go.


Her right foot / Dave Eggers ; art by Shawn Harris.

Her right foot /  Dave Eggers ; art by Shawn Harris.
In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.


Cao Chong weighs an elephant / by Songju Ma Daemicke ; illustrated by Christina Wald.

Cao Chong weighs an elephant /  by Songju Ma Daemicke ; illustrated by Christina Wald.
2,000 years ago in China, a curious boy named Cao Chong solves the problem of how to weigh an elephant when the prime minister's most trusted and knowledgeable advisors are stumped. Includes activities.


Stolen words / written by Melanie Florence ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.

Stolen words /  written by Melanie Florence ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.
This picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system that separated Indigenous children from their families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down and shared through generations, and how healing can also be shared. Stolen Words captures the beautiful, healing relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks him how to say something in his language - Cree - her grandpa admits that his words were stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather regain his language.--Publisher's description.


No water no bread / Luis Amavisca ; Guridi ; translator: Ben Dawlatly.

No water no bread /  Luis Amavisca ; Guridi ; translator: Ben Dawlatly.
Two groups of people live separated by a barbed wire fence. One group has plenty of water and the other plenty of bread, but they have difficulty sharing their resources with each other. What happens when a third group arrives that has neither?--Provided by publisher.


El jardinero nocturno / Terry Fan y Eric Fan.

El jardinero nocturno /  Terry Fan y Eric Fan.
Bienvenidos a Grimloch Lane, donde algo MÁGICO está a punto de cambiarlo todo... y a todos.~William awakes one morning to discover the tree outside his window has been transformed into an owl. Soon, each new morning brings more sculpted masterpieces. The elusive night gardener ends up changing not just the appearance of the trees; the lives of William and the town folk will never be the same.


Babies can sleep anywhere / written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Carolina Búzio.

Babies can sleep anywhere /  written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Carolina Búzio.
Compares the sleeping habits of animals with those of human babies.


The assassin's curse / Kevin Sands.

The assassin's curse /  Kevin Sands.
When Christopher Rowe's code-breaking uncovers the true target of an assassination attempt, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne.


Starring Carmen! / by Anika Denise ; illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez.

Starring Carmen! /  by Anika Denise ; illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez.
Singer, dancer, actress, and costume designer Carmen puts on a show every night for her exhausted parents, who would like Carmen to share the stage with her biggest fan, her little brother Eduardo.


Biz whiz / by Sheila Greenwald ; illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby.

Biz whiz /  by Sheila Greenwald ; illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby.
A young girl's characteristic bossiness makes it hard for her to find a partner for a class project, until she decides to befriend a new kid and share well-intentioned, if haphazard, advice on how he can best fit in.


I am peace : a book of mindfulness / by Susan Verde ; art by Peter H. Reynolds.

I am peace : a book of mindfulness / by Susan Verde ; art by Peter H. Reynolds.
A child starts to get carried away with worry and rushing thoughts before taking a breath, steadying, observing thoughts, feeling kindness, feeling thankful, and experiencing the world.~When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde's gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds's expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author's note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.


Suee and the shadow / by Ginger Ly ; illustrated by Molly Park.

Suee and the shadow /  by Ginger Ly ; illustrated by Molly Park.
Meet Suee: twelve years old, wears her hair to the left in a point, favors a black dress, has no friends, and she likes it that way! When Suee transfers to the dull and ordinary Outskirts Elementary, she doesn't expect to hear a strange voice speaking to her from the darkness of the school's exhibit room, and she certainly doesn't expect to see her shadow come to life. Then things start to get really weird: one by one, her classmates at school turn into zombie-like, hollow-eyed Zeroes. While Suee investigates why this is happening, her shadow gains power. Soon, Suee must confront a stunning secret that her shadow has been hiding under her own two feet, something very dark and sinister that could put Suee and her newfound friends at risk!


We need more nuts! / by Jonathan Fenske.

We need more nuts! /  by Jonathan Fenske.
A little squirrel counts as he tosses nuts, one at a time, into a bigger squirrel's mouth until he discovers that it is possible to have enough.


Pick the plot / by James Riley.

Pick the plot /  by James Riley.
Owen is trapped in a time travel plot-your-own-adventure book, controlled by the reader, and a bizarre fellow prisoner, Kara Dox, might be his only hope for escaping to save Bethany.


I am Slappy's evil twin / R. L. Stine.

I am Slappy's evil twin /  R. L. Stine.
Luke Harrison's dad makes horror movies. It's very fun to be around such scary stuff-especially when you have your own monster museum at home. But when two ventriloquist dummies join the collection, things get real creepy. Real-life creepy! Slappy and Snappy can walk and talk on their own.


Living things and nonliving things / by Kevin Kurtz.

Living things and nonliving things /  by Kevin Kurtz.
Using a wide variety of stunning photographs, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving. For example, if most (but not all) living things can move, can any nonliving things move? As part of the Compare and Contrast series, this is a unique look at determining whether something is living or nonliving.--


Secrets of the sea / written by Kate Baker ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor.

Secrets of the sea /  written by Kate Baker ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor.
Traveling from the rock pools of the shoreline to the deepest depths of the ocean, a blending of illustrations and facts about marine animals provides an introduction to some of the ocean's rarely seen creatures.


Crafty gifts / Jane Bull.

Crafty gifts /  Jane Bull.
Presents ideas for gifts that kids can make, including bath treats, personalized mugs, and button charms, along with ideas for handmade wrapping paper and name tags.


Cucumber quest Volume 1, The doughnut kingdom / Gigi D.G.

Cucumber quest Volume 1, The doughnut kingdom /  Gigi D.G.
The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia's Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings save the world in its darkest hour...? Sure, why not?--


The silver mask / Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer.

The silver mask /  Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer.
Continues the adventures of Call and his friends in the Magisterium.


Race to the bottom of the sea / Lindsay Eagar.

Race to the bottom of the sea /  Lindsay Eagar.
When her parents, the great marine scientists Dr. and Dr. Quail, are killed in a tragic accident, eleven year old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief. But she is forced out of her mourning when she's kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of crimes stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. As Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize, with the navy hot on their heels, she realizes that Merrick doesn't expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Could something other than black-hearted greed be driving him? Will Fidelia be able to master the perils of the ocean without her parents - and piece together the mystery of Merrick the Monstrous before it's too late?


Miguel and the Grand Harmony / Matt de la Peña ; illustrated by Ana Ramírez.

Miguel and the Grand Harmony /  Matt de la Peña ; illustrated by Ana Ramírez.
This jacketed picture book pairs Newbery Winner Matt de la Pena and Pixar artist Ana Ramirez with the highly anticipated Pixar Studios film, Coco. Featuring a beautiful original story based on the characters of the film, as well as vibrant stylized artwork.


Saturdays with Hitchcock / Ellen Wittlinger.

Saturdays with Hitchcock /  Ellen Wittlinger.
Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay--but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself.--Provided by Publisher.


Coco : the junior novelization / adapted by Angela Cervantes.

Coco : the junior novelization / adapted by Angela Cervantes.
Miguel wants to be a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Wanting to prove his talent, he finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he begins an adventure with a trickster he meets along the way.


Mr. Lemoncello's great library race / Chris Grabenstein.

Mr. Lemoncello's great library race /  Chris Grabenstein.
Mr. Lemoncello holds a contest for his young friends where they must race to bring interesting facts back to his library--


Snow & Rose / written and illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin.

Snow & Rose /  written and illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin.
Snow and Rose search the forest for their missing father and discover there is a sinister magic at work in the woods.


Bizzy Mizz Lizzie / David Shannon.

Bizzy Mizz Lizzie /  David Shannon.
Mizz Lizzie is the busiest bee in town, and she is determined to win the school spelling contest--but after studying all night she falls asleep during the contest, and when she finally wakes up she realizes that she has to learn to stop and smell the flowers.


The chocopocalypse / Chris Callaghan ; illustrated by Lalalimola.

The chocopocalypse /  Chris Callaghan ; illustrated by Lalalimola.
When news breaks of an ancient prophecy that predicts the world will run out of chocolate in six days, it is up to Jelly Welly and her Gran to prevent the chocopocalypse.


Eugenia Lincoln and the unexpected package / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

Eugenia Lincoln and the unexpected package /  Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives, Eugenia Lincoln tries to get rid of the instrument by selling it, destroying it, and giving it away, but nothing works.


Me and Mr. Fluffernutter / Jennifer Gray Olson.

Me and Mr. Fluffernutter /  Jennifer Gray Olson.
A young girl and her cat are best friends, most of the time.


Meet Woof and Quack / by Jamie A. Swenson.

Meet Woof and Quack /  by Jamie A. Swenson.
A dog and a duck get together to play an unusual game of fetch in the park.


The peculiar incident on Shady Street / Lindsay Currie.

The peculiar incident on Shady Street /  Lindsay Currie.
When lights start flickering and temperatures suddenly drop, twelve-year-old Tessa Woodward, sensing her new house may be haunted, recruits some new friends to help her unravel the mystery of who or what is trying to communicate with her and why.--Provided by Publisher.


Penguins / by David Salomon.

Penguins /  by David Salomon.
A Step 2 STEP INTO READING all about Penguins!--~Penguin lovers and young nonfiction fans will enjoy following one penguin couple through their efforts to raise a family of chicks in this engaging Step into Reading Science Reader. Did you know that penguins have feathers but don't fly? Or that their eggs are guarded by the daddy penguin? Or that they dive in the ocean for their food? Discover these facts and more, along with brilliant photographs of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica, in this captivating nonfiction leveled reader. These unusual birds will waddle into children's hearts while they decode the simple text. Great for confident or reluctant readers. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. The Step into Reading series makes integrating reading into the curriculum so much easier. The nonfiction titles are perfect for teaching reading and language arts skills, while covering science and social studies content simultaneously!--Lisa Laake, second-grade Language Arts teacher--


Ponies / by Angela Roberts.

Ponies /  by Angela Roberts.
A Step 2 Step into reading, all about ponies!--


The Princess Imposter / by Vivian Vande Velde.

The Princess Imposter /  by Vivian Vande Velde.
Princess Gabriella is accustomed to a certain kind of castle life. So when she wakes up one morning in a crowded hut, surrounded by squabbling fairy siblings, it takes all her princess training to maintain her poise and good manners.


Sleep tight, Snow White : 15 bewitching bedtime rhymes / by Jen Arena ; illustrated by Lorena Alvarez.

Sleep tight, Snow White : 15 bewitching bedtime rhymes / by Jen Arena ; illustrated by Lorena Alvarez.
Bedtime rhymes for nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters.


Tentacle & wing / Sarah Porter.

Tentacle & wing /  Sarah Porter.
Twelve-year-old Ada is a Chimera, one of a number of children born with human and animal DNA thanks to a genetic experiment gone wrong. When she is shipped off to a quarantined school for other kids like herself, she senses that the facility is keeping a secret, which, if discovered, could upend everything the world knows about how Chimeras came into being--


Watchdog / Will McIntosh.

Watchdog /  Will McIntosh.
Orphaned and homeless, fourteen-year-old twins Vick and Tara, who is autistic, go up against a crime lord and her four-legged robotic army, with help from their robotic dog, Daisy.--Provided by Publisher.


Woof and Quack in winter / by Jamie A. Swenson.

Woof and Quack in winter /  by Jamie A. Swenson.
Quack, a duck, decides to stay with his friend Woof, a dog, rather than fly south for the winter, with unexpected results.


Old MacDonald had a farm / Gris Grimly.

Old MacDonald had a farm /  Gris Grimly.
A new version of the traditional American song, with an unexpected twist at the end.


Fort-building time / by Megan Wagner Lloyd ; pictures by Abigail Halpin.

Fort-building time /  by Megan Wagner Lloyd ; pictures by Abigail Halpin.
An exploration of building forts throughout all four seasons--


Laura Ingalls is ruining my life / Shelley Tougas.

Laura Ingalls is ruining my life /  Shelley Tougas.
Charlotte struggles to adjust when her mother moves the family to Walnut Grove, Minnesota, the small, boring town where pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up, in hopes of finding inspiration for her writing career.


Spy School secret service : a spy school novel / Stuart Gibbs.

Spy School secret service : a spy school novel / Stuart Gibbs.
Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is assigned to protect the president from an assassination attempt in his first solo mission, but he may be in over his head.


Draw the line / by Kathryn Otoshi.

Draw the line /  by Kathryn Otoshi.
After two boys drawing their own lines realize they can connect them, a misstep creates a rift between them.


Night and day / Julie Safirstein.

Night and day /  Julie Safirstein.
Colorful pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, and cutouts introduce colors, numbers, shapes, and opposites of all kinds, from night and day to large and small, long and short, above and below, open and closed, together and alone, and many more in a book that's as fun and educational as it is beautiful--~As different as night and day, goes the old saying, and this elegant book takes readers through a series of opposites of all kinds, from large to small (and tiny), long and short, front and behind, above, below, open, closed, together and alone. Colorful pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, and cut-outs create an interactive reading experience that is both lively and instructive. This beautiful book will be a treasure on any child's bookshelf--


Unicorn power! / Mariko Tamaki ; illustrated by Brooke Allen.

Unicorn power! /  Mariko Tamaki ; illustrated by Brooke Allen.
Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen. and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they've ever seen, things don't go quite as planned. For one, they didn't expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns--


Miguel y la gran armonía / autor y ganador del Premio Newbery Matt de la Peña ; ilustraciones de Ana Ramírez ; traducción de Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.

Miguel y la gran armonía /  autor y ganador del Premio Newbery Matt de la Peña ; ilustraciones de Ana Ramírez ; traducción de Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.
The spirit of Music details her role in a Mexican town and describes how she discovered Miguel, a budding musician in a family that hates music, and helped him begin to realize his part in the great harmony that surrounds the town.


Not on Fifth Street / Kathy Cannon Wiechman.

Not on Fifth Street /  Kathy Cannon Wiechman.
It's 1937 and a storm is brewing over the town of Ironton, Ohio, and in the home of Pete and Gus Brinkmeyer. The two teenage brothers, once close, struggle with the growing differences in their relationship. Gus is the older and more cerebral brother, a romantic who falls for a girl his family does not approve of. He is also jealous of their father's seeming favoritism toward Pete, the more practical and physical brother. Pete struggles with the loss of his brother's friendship as Gus's jealousy and involvement with the girl drive a wedge between the two. When the Ohio River floods their town and the brothers are separated, each must discover his own strengths to survive and ultimately heal the fracture. Historical novelist Kathy Wiechman looks into her own family's history to create unforgettable characters caught up in a catastrophic, life-changing event. Includes an extensive author's note outlining the history behind the story.--publisher's website.


Last laughs : prehistoric epitaphs / J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins.

Last laughs : prehistoric epitaphs / J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins.
Macabre, ironic, and witty epitaphs share how prehistoric creatures like the terror bird, the woolly mammoth, and the T-rex met their demise. The ever-entertaining J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen offer a collection organized by era, with posthumous poems paired with short secondary text providing additional, factual information about each creature.


I'm afraid your teddy is in trouble today / Jancee Dunn ; illustrated by Scott Nash.

I'm afraid your teddy is in trouble today /  Jancee Dunn ; illustrated by Scott Nash.
When a teddy bear invites his stuffed animal friends to a party at his house while the humans are away, they have a wild time and the police arrive on the scene.


A child's first book of prayers / Deloris M. Jordan ; illustrated by Shadra Strickland.

A child's first book of prayers /  Deloris M. Jordan ; illustrated by Shadra Strickland.
From cultures and countries near and far, this collection of more than twenty poems and prayers selected especially to share with children affirms the wonder and beauty of all things great and small in our world. Whether it be the flowers in spring, the wind and the rain, the wide sunset sky or friends and family who we hold dear, there are many reasons to give thanks for the world we live in.


Deadliest! : 20 dangerous animals / Steve Jenkins.

Deadliest! : 20 dangerous animals / Steve Jenkins.
Deadliest! showcases some of the planets most threatening creatures.


Trickiest! : 19 sneaky animals / Steve Jenkins.

Trickiest! : 19 sneaky animals / Steve Jenkins.
Trickiest! introduces readers to some of the slyest animals on the planet.


Mama Africa! : how Miriam Makeba spread hope with her song / Kathryn Erskine ; illustrated by Charly Palmer.

Mama Africa! : how Miriam Makeba spread hope with her song / Kathryn Erskine ; illustrated by Charly Palmer.
A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba.


Why, Fly Guy? : a big question & answer book / Tedd Arnold.

Why, Fly Guy? : a big question & answer book / Tedd Arnold.
Come along with Fly Guy as he asks (and answers!) over 100 why? questions! Why do I have to brush my teeth? Why do cats climb trees if they can't get down? Why do elephants have trunks? And more! There are also science projects and fun activities -- so kids can use what they've learned in a hands-on way! With engaging full-color photographs on every page, content appropriate for a young audience, humorous artwork, and colorful comic strips starring their favorite character Fly Guy, this book is perfect for kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten!--


Coco : the essential guide / written by Glenn Dakin.

Coco : the essential guide / written by Glenn Dakin.
Disney Pixar Coco: The Essential Guide is a captivating companion to the new movie, packed with thrilling stills and character art.


Let's get cooking! : 50 yummy recipes! / Yvette Garfield.

Let's get cooking! : 50 yummy recipes! / Yvette Garfield.


We love the library / Mike Berenstain ; based on the characters created by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

We love the library /  Mike Berenstain ;  based on the characters created by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
The Berenstain Bears are always checking out books about outer space, medieval knights, cute animals, and more at the library. But then one day, the family finds out the library may be shutting down forever. The cubs know they have to do something! But how can they save their precious library before it's too late?


Crown : an ode to the fresh cut / Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James.

Crown : an ode to the fresh cut / Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James.
Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.


The theory of humminbirds / Michelle Kadarusman.

The theory of humminbirds / Michelle Kadarusman.
Sixth-grader Alba is strengthening her left leg after a final surgery to correct her congenital clubfoot. Her friendship with intellectual classmate Levi is threatened when he scoffs at Alba s plans to run in an upcoming cross-country race, and she responds by scorning his theory that the school librarian has discovered a wormhole in her office.


But I don't eat ants / written by Dan Marvin ; illustrated by Kelly Fry.

But I don't eat ants /  written by Dan Marvin ; illustrated by Kelly Fry.
This clever take on the picky-eater is full of wry humor and silly puns as the anteater takes us through the food he LOVES to eat, all while repeating the refrain, but I don t eat ants. That is until dinnertime when his mom presents him with with a fiery surprise.


Cookiesaurus Rex / by Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans ; illustrated by AG Ford.

Cookiesaurus Rex /  by Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans ; illustrated by AG Ford.
Not satsified with his green frosting and little hat, a cookie shaped like a dinosaur demands to be redecorated.


Mamá, eres ... ¡genial! / autora, Myriam Sayalero ; ilustradora, Marisa Morea.

Mamá, eres ... ¡genial! /  autora, Myriam Sayalero ; ilustradora, Marisa Morea.
When Blanca and Leo's mother takes a day off to spend time with them, she decides to take them on a subway trip so they can go for a boat ride at the park, although they are not happy about it, and she does not know how to handle oars.~Hoy no hay cole, así que Leo y Blanca quieren pasar un día divertido con sus amigos .... Per Mamá toiene otros planes y se ha empeñado en organizar ¡una fantástica aventura! Bueno, a veces las madres no son muy buenas organizando planes pero ... ¿a que son geniales?


Odd one out / Danielle Chaperon ; illustrations by Iris.

Odd one out /  Danielle Chaperon ; illustrations by Iris.
Annabelle and I were inseparable. We were best friends and we did everything together. That is, until the horrible, terrible day when the new girl arrived. Now she is Annabelle's best friend, and I'm the odd one out.--Publisher note.


One little goat / words by Ursula Dubosarsky ; pictures by Andrew Joyner.

One little goat /  words by Ursula Dubosarsky ; pictures by Andrew Joyner.
It starts with one little goat. It ends with one little goat. But what happens in between is a whirlwind of nonsense and fun.


Too big or too small? / Catherine Leblanc ; pictures by Eve Tharlet.

Too big or too small? /  Catherine Leblanc ; pictures by Eve Tharlet.


The magical match / by E. D. Baker.

The magical match /  by E. D. Baker.
Born to be a tooth fairy, Cory Feathering has been busy proving she's meant for another life -one of matchmaking! It seems like everything is falling into place for Cory. Her uncle Micah is engaged to his perfect match, and she's lucky in love herself with her boyfriend Blue. She's excited to help prepare for the wedding, but when she hears of another marriage on the horizon - her mother's, to a goblin - she knows things might not go quite as planned. The fairy guilds have promised to leave Cory alone, but she knows they still don't agree with her lifestyle, so truly anything is possible. Add to that a witchy match that proves more difficult than usual and an upcoming Battle of the Bands -- all while hiding that she's Cupid! -- and Cory's got her hands full! In the end, will true love conquer all--Amazon.


The incredible magic of being / by Kathryn Erskine.

The incredible magic of being /  by Kathryn Erskine.
Nine-year-old Julian almost died when he was born and he believes that he has a special connection to the universe because of that, and he wants to make his two moms and his sister (who turned into a black hole of discontentment when she turned fourteen) happy because he is convinced that soon he will die and travel to the dog star--but now they have moved to Maine and he resolves to also use his uni-sense ability to help Mr. X, their neighbor, who is in desparate need of healing.


Sit / stories by Deborah Ellis.

Sit /  stories by Deborah Ellis.
The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice.--


Inferno in Tokyo / Marianne Hering ; illustrations by David Hohn.

Inferno in Tokyo /  Marianne Hering ; illustrations by David Hohn.
After tsunami waves sweep over the Imagination Station, it breaks down completely. Patrick and Beth wash up on the shores of Japan on September 1, 1923. The cousins fear if the waters doesn't get them, the earthquake will! Disaster engulfs the city of Tokyo, leaving families and friends separated and desperate. Thanks to a Japanese celebrity and a performing elephant, the cousins escape the worst of the earthquake and aid an abandoned child. The read safety at the famous Imperial Hotel and call on all their courage to prevent more damage and help the helpless.


Aunt Fanny's star : children and the loss of a loved one / Bridget Weninger ; illustrated by Feridun Oral.

Aunt Fanny's star : children and the loss of a loved one / Bridget Weninger ; illustrated by Feridun Oral.
When Aunt Fanny becomes too ill to look after herself, Mama Bunny decides to move her in with her family. This means big changes at the Bunny house, of course, but it also means fun and discovery for the three young bunnies as they get to learn all about their funny aunt. She shows them that there is always comfort and consolation in the twinkling stars overhead. This touching, gentle picture book helps children navigate the difficult issues of dealing with the death of a loved one. It shares in simple terms the truth that death affects us all, and that life goes on as surely as there are stars twinkling in the sky.


Kuma-Kuma Chan's travels / Kazue Takahashi.

Kuma-Kuma Chan's travels /  Kazue Takahashi.
In the third book in the Kuma-Kuma Chan series, Kuma-Kuma Chan flies off to a South Sea isle where he lies in the sun and drifts into a lazy snooze. He climbs to the summit of a mountain and views the sunrise while drinking a cup of coffee. He even travels back to before he was born to find out what kind of animal he was in a previous life. Instead of physically setting out for one place or another, Kuma-Kuma Chan travels freely all over the world - inside his head.--Publisher.


Predator vs prey : a going wild novel / Lisa McMann ; illustrations by Brandon Dorman.

Predator vs prey : a going wild novel / Lisa McMann ; illustrations by Brandon Dorman.
Charlie Wilde's dad has been abducted by masked figures who might not even be completely human. And it will take more than her incredible bracelet--which gives her powers from the animal kingdom--to rescue him. Luckily, Charlie's friends now have bracelets of their own with all-new abilities...they just have to work through a few issues first. Maria's device has hair-raising side effects. Mac can't wait to hack into his. And their frenemy, Kelly, swears hers is a dud. If Charlie is going to have any hope of saving her dad--and the world--from their beastly foes, she'll have to help her friends master their powers and come together as a team.


Alfie / by Thyra Heder.

Alfie /  by Thyra Heder.
Told from the perspective of both the girl, Nia, and her pet turtle, Alfie, and describes what happens when he disappears on the eve of her seventh birthday to find her a special present.


God's great love for you / New York times bestselling author Rick Warren ; illustrated by Chris Saunders.

God's great love for you /  New York times bestselling author Rick Warren ; illustrated by Chris Saunders.
The pastor describes how perfect, endless, and large God's love is, showing how it is wider than the sky, deeper than the ocean, and higher than the Moon and stars.


Pigeon P.I. / written and illustrated by Meg McLaren.

Pigeon P.I. /  written and illustrated by Meg McLaren.
A pigeon private eye captures a birdnapper with help from his feathered friends.


The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street / by Karina Yan Glaser.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street /  by Karina Yan Glaser.
Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.


Red moon rising / Erin Hunter.

Red moon rising /  Erin Hunter.
The Wild Pack is in high spirits after rescuing Alpha and Beta's pups. Only Storm believes that danger still walks among them and it won't be long before the traitor dog strikes again. She must convince her Packmates to stand together against the most malicious and elusive enemy they have ever known...before terror and doubt tear them apart.


The bad mood and the stick / Lemony Snicket ; art by Matthew Forsythe.

The bad mood and the stick /  Lemony Snicket ; art by Matthew Forsythe.
Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake.


Adventure time. created by Pendleton Ward ; written and illustrated by Luke Pearson [and 19 others].

Adventure time.  created by Pendleton Ward ; written and illustrated by Luke Pearson [and 19 others].
Collects the adventures of such Land of Ooo residents as Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, Cinnamon Bun, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline the Vampire Queen.


Amelia Bedelia on the move / by Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril.

Amelia Bedelia on the move /  by Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril.
When her parents suggest moving, Amelia Bedelia turns going to open houses and exploring new neighborhoods into an adventure.


Paddington at the barber shop / Michael Bond ; illustrated by R.W. Alley.

Paddington at the barber shop /  Michael Bond ; illustrated by R.W. Alley.
Paddington is not a bear to shy away from a tough job. But when he is left in charge of the local barber shop, his determination to keep the customers happy will surprise even himself!


Sled Dog School / by Terry Lynn Johnson.

Sled Dog School /  by Terry Lynn Johnson.
When eleven-year-old Matt must set up a business to save his failing math grade, he overcomes his self-doubt and also gains two friends along the way.


The unlikely story of a pig in the city / Jodi Kendall.

The unlikely story of a pig in the city /  Jodi Kendall.
A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling's family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one is ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey--a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet.


Zack and the turkey attack! / Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ; illustrated by Vivienne To.

Zack and the turkey attack! /  Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ; illustrated by Vivienne To.
While helping on his grandparents' farm, Zach, his best friend Matthew, and neighbor Josie outsmart a tormenting turkey and, in the process, solve a mystery of missing jewelry.


Black Moon rising / D.J. MacHale.

Black Moon rising /  D.J. MacHale.
Middle-schoolers Marcus, Theo, and Lu return to the Library to hlep figure out, and fix, what is going wrong at a school in Massachusetts.


Vincent can't sleep / by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary Grandpre.

Vincent can't sleep /  by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary Grandpre.


Fire the depths / Peter Lerangis.

Fire the depths /  Peter Lerangis.
When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt happens upon his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne's unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he doesn't realize that he's found the answers to all his problems. And Max has a lot of problems--his mother is sick, his father is out of work, and his home is about to be foreclosed on. But when Max and his cousin Alex discover that Verne's last work reveals everything he wrote was fact, not fiction, they realize that the book holds the key to something incredibly valuable. A treasure that can save his house--and maybe his entire family. But Max and Alex aren't the only ones who know about Verne's clues. Spencer Niemend, a strange skunk-haired man who has spent his life researching Verne's works, is bent on reshaping the world with the hidden treasure. To find it first, Max and Alex must go on an adventure that'll take them from the broken remains of an underwater city to the very jaws of a giant squid to the edges of a whirlpool from which no one has ever emerged alive. This is the first book in a new hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.


The Adventurers Guild / Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos.

The Adventurers Guild /  Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos.
Conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, best friends Zed and Brock must defend what is left of humanity against terrible monsters in this epic fantasy.--


Shai & Emmie star in Break an egg! / Quvenzhané Wallis with Nancy Ohlin ; Illustrated by Sharee Miller.

Shai & Emmie star in Break an egg! /  Quvenzhané Wallis with Nancy Ohlin ; Illustrated by Sharee Miller.
When Shai Williams, who plans to become a star on Broadway, loses the lead role in the third-grade musical at her performing arts elementary school in Atlanta, she learns an important lesson about adaptability, from her mother, aunt, and grandmother, all actresses.


Voyage to Avalon / Julie Leung.

Voyage to Avalon /  Julie Leung.
After a mysterious plague threatens Camelot, Calib and Cecily set off on a voyage to Avalon to find a cure and need to use magic and the help of friends to solve the mystery of the plague and return in time to save Camelot.


The five forms / Barbara McClintock.

The five forms /  Barbara McClintock.
A little girl conjures increasingly destructive animals using Chinese martial arts poses.--


Star Wars. written by Matt Jones.

Star Wars.  written by Matt Jones.
Discover the dark side of the LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) galaxy. From Darth Vader to Kylo Ren, learn all about the evil villains that want to destroy the heroic Jedi. This Level 1 book is illustrated with brand-new LEGO Star Wars sets, and has true kid appeal. Narrative spreads are supported with captions and annotations, and a quiz, to encourage children to develop comprehension skills.


Falcon wild / Terry Lynn Johnson.

Falcon wild /  Terry Lynn Johnson.
Thirteen-year-old Karma lives with her family at their raptor conservation center in Montana. When she has to take her beloved bird, Stark, the gyrfalcon she rescued, back to its owner, she's sorely disappointed. But things get worse when a car accident leaves her father and brother trapped. It's up to Karma--and a runaway boy named Cooper who ends up by her side--to survive the wilderness and find a way to rescue them--


Three balls of wool (can change the world) / Yara Kono, Henriqueta Cristina ; translated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann.

Three balls of wool (can change the world) /  Yara Kono, Henriqueta Cristina ; translated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann.
Exiled from their homeland, a young girl and her entire family are unhappy about the monochrome sweaters all children wear until Mom decides to make a change. Includes facts about Portugal's history and government, about Amnesty International, and the text of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Deadzone / Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Deadzone /  Jennifer A. Nielsen.
Seven of the eight survivors of the Aero Horizon crash have made it out of the deadly jungle, but the desert into which they have emerged has its own dangers, and they have very little food or water left and no sign of civilization anywhere--meanwhile, one of the survivors is changing, and that may be the greatest threat of all.


In a dark land / Christina Soontornvat.

Nine months after her adventures in Faerie, Izzy is reunited with her old friends to help find the lost King's Key before an evil witch can use it to steal Changelings who live on Earth.


Me, me, me / written by Annika Dunklee ; illustrated by Lori Joy Smith.

Me, me, me /  written by Annika Dunklee ; illustrated by Lori Joy Smith.
Best friends Annie, Lillemor, and Lilianne team up to sing in the school talent show and run into conflict when they disagree on what to wear and what to sing for the event, with Annie wanting to make all the decisions.


Animal camouflage : search and find / Sarah Dennis & Sam Hutchinson.

Animal camouflage : search and find / Sarah Dennis & Sam Hutchinson.
In a world where majestic creatures soar, scatter, prance, and pounce through beautiful natural habitats, astounding discoveries and fascinating facts are waiting to be discovered in this beautifully designed book, which combines intricate paper-cut art with hidden-picture fun. Sarah Dennis's incredible paper-cut illustrations bring to life seven wondrous regions of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, Polar Regions, North America, South America, Australia) offering to young readers the opportunity to become intrepid explorers as they uncover native animals hiding in treelined jungles, still deserts, and watery depths. Each animal is described with brief facts that make Animal Camouflage both informative and entertaining. --amazon.com


The Ship of the Dead / Rick Riordan.

The Ship of the Dead /  Rick Riordan.
Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies.


The not-so-pretty pixies / by Holly Anna ; illustrated by Genevieve Santos.

The not-so-pretty pixies /  by Holly Anna ; illustrated by Genevieve Santos.
In this fourth adventure, Daisy and Posey help a pretty pixie named Twee get to the bottom of a not-so-pretty problem--


La la la / Kate DiCamillo ; a story of hope illustrated by Jaime Kim.

La la la /  Kate DiCamillo ; a story of hope illustrated by Jaime Kim.
Follows a singing girl's fruitless search for a friend in her world, until one night when her song is finally heard by someone who understands.


The war I finally won / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

The war I finally won /  Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front--


App of the living dead / by Kim Harrington.

App of the living dead /  by Kim Harrington.
By refusing to play Veratrum Games Corp's new zombie game, Bex and Charlie are among the few people immune to becoming zombies, themselves, and capable of stopping the corporation.


Ghosts of Greenglass House / by Kate Milford ; with illustrations by Jaime Zollars.

Ghosts of Greenglass House /  by Kate Milford ; with illustrations by Jaime Zollars.
Twelve-year-old Milo is stuck spending the winter holidays in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem-again! He will have to work with friends old and new to uncover clues in search of a mysterious map and a famous smuggler's lost haul--


Good day, good night / by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Loren Long.

Good day, good night /  by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Loren Long.
A little rabbit greets each day and says good night to the familiar things outside.


Greetings from witness protection! / Jake Burt.

Greetings from witness protection! /  Jake Burt.
Thirteen-year-old Nicki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to portray the Trevors' daughter in witness protection, but she soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past.


After the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up again / a story by Dan Santat.

After the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up again / a story by Dan Santat.
After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.


Everything Is Mama / Jimmy Fallon ; illustrated by Miguel Ordonez.

Everything Is Mama /  Jimmy Fallon ; illustrated by Miguel Ordonez.
A lot of babies' first words were DADA. However, everything after that was MAMA. So take a lighthearted look at the world from your baby's point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities.


Remembering Vera / Patricia Polacco.

Remembering Vera /  Patricia Polacco.
A stray dog secretly adopted by the men of a U.S. Coast Guard base in San Francisco Bay proves to be a hero.


Pinkalicious and the babysitter / by Victoria Kann.

Pinkalicious and the babysitter /  by Victoria Kann.
When Peter breaks his mother's mug while Maya is babysitting him and Pinkalicious, Pinkalicious tries to turn the broken pieces into art.


Bulldozer dreams / by Sharon Chriscoe ; illustrated by John Joven.

Bulldozer dreams /  by Sharon Chriscoe ; illustrated by John Joven.
After a long day of clearing dirt, rocks, and trees, a bulldozer is tired and ready for bed. He lifts up his blade, his spotlights flash on, he rolls through the gate, and lets out a yawn. He heads to the Wiggle and Shake for a bath, then to the Sip and Slurp for some supper, then chooses a bedtime story . . . and soon the bulldozer will be dreaming sweet dreams of finishing his important work!


I love my purse / Belle DeMont ; Sonja Wimmer, illustrator.

I love my purse /  Belle DeMont ; Sonja Wimmer, illustrator.
Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First his father, then his friends, and even the crossing guard question him about his strange choice. After all, boys don't carry purses. They point out that they, too, have things they like, but that doesn't mean they go out in public wearing them. But Charlie isn't deterred. Before long, his unselfconscious determination to carry a purse starts to affect those around him. His father puts on his favorite, though unconventional, Hawaiian shirt to go to work; his friend Charlotte paints her face, and the crossing guard wears a pair of sparkly shoes. Thanks to Charlie, everyone around him realizes that it isn't always necessary to conform to societal norms. It's more important to be true to yourself. With its humorous, energetic illustrations, this book is ideal as a read-aloud or as a story for emerging readers. It can also be used as a starting point for a discussion about gender roles.--


I want that nut! / Madeline Valentine.

I want that nut! /  Madeline Valentine.
Mouse and Chipmunk covet the same nut--


That is my dream! : a picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream variation" / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Daniel Miyares.

That is my dream! : a picture book of Langston Hughes's
Dream Variation, one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares...An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life--one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun--


The wizards of once / written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.

The wizards of once /  written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
Young wizard prince Xar, who has no magic, and warrior princess Wish, an outcast, team up on an adventure that brings them to witches long believed to be extinct.


Pup and bear / by Kate Banks ; illustrated by Naoko Stoop.

Pup and bear /  by Kate Banks ; illustrated by Naoko Stoop.
A stranded wolf cub is rescued and raised by a loving polar bear, and years later when he is grown into a wolf and on his own, he comes upon a lost polar bear cub, and the cycle begins again.


Where's Halmoni? / written and illustrated by Julie Kim.

Where's Halmoni? /  written and illustrated by Julie Kim.
Searching for their missing grandmother, two Korean children follow tracks into a fantastic world filled with beings from folklore who speak in Korean. Includes translations and information about the folkloric characters.


Gertie Milk & the keeper of lost things / Simon Van Booy.

Gertie Milk & the keeper of lost things /  Simon Van Booy.
As the newest Keeper of Lost Things, Gertie Milk travels through time to return missing objects to famous figures at key moments in history, following the directives of the B.D.B.U.--a book that contains the knowledge of the world--and searching for clues to her past.


The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink.

The library book /  by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink.
Using the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark's The Library Song, this picture book celebrates the magic of reading and of libraries.


Past times at Super Hero High : an original graphic novel / written by Shea Fontana ; art by Yancey Labat, Agnes Garbowska, and Marcelo DiChiara ; colors by Monica Kubina, Silvana Brys, and Jeremy Lawson ; lettering by Janice Chiang.

Past times at Super Hero High : an original graphic novel / written by Shea Fontana ; art by Yancey Labat, Agnes Garbowska, and Marcelo DiChiara ; colors by Monica Kubina, Silvana Brys, and Jeremy Lawson ; lettering by Janice Chiang.
After a time-travel mishap, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and all their friends find themselves stranded in prehistory with some not-so-friendly dinosaurs.


Meow! / Victoria Ying.

Meow! /  Victoria Ying.
A little kitten wants to play with someone, but finds that all the members of his family are too busy.


Just like us! : Ants / by Bridget Heos.

Just like us! : Ants / by Bridget Heos.
Just Like Us! Ants gives young readers an up-close and personal look at how ants do things that are remarkably similar to the way humans do--


Brave / by Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.

Brave /  by Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
Every kid faces unique challenges, fears and pressures. Every kid can be brave. This book encourages kids to be brave in all the ways they can: trying new things, speaking their mind, confronting bullies, and more.


Marge in Charge / Isla Fisher ; illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans.

Marge in Charge /  Isla Fisher ; illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans.
Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules ... At dinnertime Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Musician conducts a chaotic concert in the playground! In these three stories, Jake and Jemima have brilliant fun with their new babysitter, but will they manage to tick off all the jobs on Mummy's list?


The quiet crocodile / by Natacha Andriamirado and Delphine Renon.

The quiet crocodile /  by Natacha Andriamirado and Delphine Renon.
Worried that his reptilian ferocity will scare his friends, Fossil the crocodile prefers peace and quiet and being alone, but his friends insist that Fossil play with them anyway.


Sven Carter & the trashmouth effect / Rob Vlock.

Sven Carter & the trashmouth effect /  Rob Vlock.
After an accident that causes his arm to fall off and reattach itself, Sven Trashmouth Carter learns he is a high-tech humanoid created as part of an elaborate plan to destroy the human race.


We are party people / Leslie Margolis.

We are party people /  Leslie Margolis.
Even though twelve-year-old Pixie prefers to blend into the background, she might have to step closer to the center of attention when her friend runs for class president and when her mom leaves town indefinitely, leaving her parent's party planning business in need of a British-accented punk mermaid.


Accident! / by Andrea Tsurumi.

Accident! /  by Andrea Tsurumi.
When a clumsy armadillo named Lola knocks over a glass pitcher, she sets off a silly chain of events, encountering chaos wherever she goes.


The serpent's shadow : the graphic novel / Rick Riordan ; adapted and illustrated by Orpheus Collar ; lettered by Chris Dickey.

The serpent's shadow : the graphic novel  / Rick Riordan ; adapted and illustrated by Orpheus Collar ; lettered by Chris Dickey.
When Apophis, the chaos snake, threatens to plunge the world into eternal darkness, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane plan to use an ancient spell to destroy the snake, but first must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician.


The Egyptian enchantment : a Lottie Lipton adventure / by Dan Metcalf ; illustrations by Rachelle Panagarry.

The Egyptian enchantment : a Lottie Lipton adventure / by Dan Metcalf ; illustrations by Rachelle Panagarry.
In 1928, nine-year-old investigator Lottie, in an effort to be helpful, incorrectly deciphers a spell that allows Egyptian statues to run rampant around the British Museum.


How to make friends with a ghost / written and illustrated by Rebecca Green.

How to make friends with a ghost /  written and illustrated by Rebecca Green.
What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost, you'll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you.


Pompon / by Géraldine Elschner ; with pictures by Joanna Boillat ; translated by Kathryn Bishop.

Pompon /  by Géraldine Elschner ; with pictures by Joanna Boillat ; translated by Kathryn Bishop.
Everyone has the power to make a work of art come to life. Pompon may be a statue of a white bear in a museum, but he has dreams like anyone else does. He yearns to break free and roam the world. Then one day a small boy comes to visit him, and the power of his gaze, his wonder, his love is enough to start a wondrous transformation. Could it be that Pompon just needs a young art lover's appreciation to journey all over the world? Inspired by the famous sculpture by François Pompon in the Louvre, this is a poetic, touchingly illustrated story that shows the power of imagination to bring art to life. --Cover


Baby animals playing / words and photos by Suzi Eszterhas.

Baby animals playing /  words and photos by Suzi Eszterhas.
The first in a new series, this book showcases ten species from three continents, each engaged in different forms of play. Stunning, intimate, full-color photographs by Suzi Eszterhas are each paired with a short sentence highlighting information about the animal. Designed both as a read-aloud and for young children to explore independently, this book will encourage readers to make connections between themselves and the animals. Back matter gives further information about Suzi Eszterhas and her wildlife photography work.--


Book of bones : 10 record-breaking animals / by Gabrielle Balkan ; illustrated by Sam Brewster.

Book of bones : 10 record-breaking animals / by Gabrielle Balkan ; illustrated by Sam Brewster.
Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood -- and humorous -- explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life!--Publisher's description.


The doctor with an eye for eyes : the story of Dr. Patricia Bath / written by Julia Finley Mosca ; illustrated by Daniel Rieley.

The doctor with an eye for eyes : the story of Dr. Patricia Bath / written by Julia Finley Mosca ; illustrated by Daniel Rieley.
As a girl coming of age during the Civil Rights Movement, Patricia Bath made it her mission to become a doctor. When obstacles like racism, poverty, and sexism threatened this goal, she persevered--brightening the world with a game-changing treatment for blindness!--Inside book jacket.


Hidden wildlife : how animals hide in plain sight / Jim Arnosky.

Hidden wildlife : how animals hide in plain sight / Jim Arnosky.
Animals know that in order to survive, they must stay hidden--and, fortunately, nature helps them by providing coloration that camouflages them in their habitat. Award-winning author and illustrator Jim Arnosky looks at this most artful and beautiful aspect of animal life, from the dappled spots on a fawn and the leaf-like markings on a Copperhead snake to the white fur of the snowshoe hare in winter and the changing colors of the octopus. Featuring five large gatefolds, this stunning book covers a wide variety of mammals, birds, insects, and sea creatures, and also offers kids advice on becoming better at spying animals out in the wild. --


Leaf / by Sandra Dieckmann.

Leaf /  by Sandra Dieckmann.
When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colorful leaves... just trying to go home. Maybe he needs some help?


Leap! / JonArno Lawson ; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon.

Leap! /  JonArno Lawson ; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon.
A startled little flea triggers a domino effect of surprised jumps in a grasshopper, a bunny, a dog and other animals in a circular story poem that combines engaging action words with mixed-media collage art.


Mabel Opal Pear and the rules for spying / Amanda Hosch.

Mabel Opal Pear and the rules for spying /  Amanda Hosch.
When Mabel's parents leave town without warning, she isn't worried. They're spies, after all. But when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested for leading a smuggling ring, then her obnoxious uncle Frank and aunt Stella show up, demanding to be let into the family's private museum, things begin to look fishy. Especially since Mabel hasn't heard from her parents in days. Tackling a mystery like this one is what she has been training for her whole life. Using her self-authored spy rules, will Mabel be able to find her parents and unmask the real criminal before she loses all trust?--Provided by Publisher.


The secret sheriff of sixth grade / Jordan Sonnenblick.

The secret sheriff of sixth grade /  Jordan Sonnenblick.
Maverick Falconer is just starting middle school and he wishes he were a hero like his father because maybe then he could deal with his mother's drinking and series of abusive boyfriends, not to mention the kids who bully him in middle school (pretty much the same ones who bullied him in elementary school)--but as the year passes he begins to realize that other kids have problems too, and maybe if they can all survive sixth-grade things will get better.


Catch my breath / written & illustrated by Paul Briggs.

Catch my breath /  written & illustrated by Paul Briggs.
A child explores where breath might go after it is lost, whether under someone else's breath, among a nursery's baby's breath, or in a breath of fresh air. Includes facts about idioms and the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase.


I've got feet! : fantastical feet of the animal world / by Julie Murphy ; illustrated by Hannah Tolson.

I've got feet! : fantastical feet of the animal world / by Julie Murphy ; illustrated by Hannah Tolson.
Animals around the world describe unique features of their feet and how they use them. From webbed feet to sticky feet, hooved feet to bright blue feet, young readers are introduced to animal adaptions in this nonfiction picture book--


K is for kindergarten / by Erin Dealey and illustrated by Joseph Cowman.

K is for kindergarten /  by Erin Dealey and illustrated by Joseph Cowman.
Here comes kindergarten! A new classroom is exciting -- and also a little scary. Whether your little readers are gearing up for the first day or making their way through the school year, K is for Kindergarten will guide them through all the new experiences, from new teachers and friends to new rules. Silly rhymes and fun activities from A to Z help your kinder kid have the best year ever.--Jacket.


Koala / Claire Saxby ; Illustrated by Julie Vivas.

Koala /  Claire Saxby ; Illustrated by Julie Vivas.
In a high tree fork, a grey ball unfurls. It's time for young Koala to leave his mother. Good luck, little Koala, you'll have many adventures finding a new home.


Malaika's winter carnival / Nadia L. Hohn ; pictures by Irene Luxbacher.

Malaika's winter carnival /  Nadia L. Hohn ; pictures by Irene Luxbacher.
Nadia L. Hohn's prose, written in a blend of standard English and Caribbean patois, tells a warm story about the importance of family, especially when adjusting to a new home. Readers of the first Malaika book will want to find out what happens when she moves to Canada, and will enjoy seeing Malaika and her family once again depicted through Irene Luxbacher's colorful collage illustrations.--Provided by Publisher.


Sebi and the Land of Cha Cha Cha / Roselyn S©Łnchez and Eric Winter ; illustrated by Ni̹vea Ortiz.

Sebi and the Land of Cha Cha Cha /  Roselyn S©Łnchez and Eric Winter ; illustrated by Ni̹vea Ortiz.
Sebi loves the color and music of Carnival, but most of all she loves to dance--cha cha, merengue, samba--although her mother says she is too young for formal lessons, so a bird takes her and her friend Keeke to a magical land of dancing.


Sweet dreams, Bruno / Knister ; with pictures by Eve Tharlet ; translated by Kathryn Bishop.

Sweet dreams, Bruno /  Knister ; with pictures by Eve Tharlet ; translated by Kathryn Bishop.


Where Oliver fits / Cale Atkinson ; [edited by Samantha Swenson].

Where Oliver fits /  Cale Atkinson ; [edited by Samantha Swenson].
Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit. Will he be in the mane of a unicorn? The tentacle of a pirate squid? The helmet of an astronaut? When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But as with any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belongs.


William's winter nap / by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink.

William's winter nap /  by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink.
A cozy winter bedtime story, featuring a boy and animal characters, that touches on the concept of hibernation--


 

 

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