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The unbudgeable curmudgeon / Matthew Burgess ; illustrated by Fiona Woodcock.

The unbudgeable curmudgeon /  Matthew Burgess ; illustrated by Fiona Woodcock.
Have you ever seen a curmudgeon that looks like your brother, but is in such a bad mood you hardly recognize him? You can try all the peanut butter sandwiches and brownies you have, but he is not moving. Nothing works, especially nudging, and he just makes you so grumpy that eventually you have no choice but to fight back--and then... Have you ever become a curmudgeon that just won't budge?--Amazon.


Wordy Birdy meets Mr. Cougarpants / written by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by David Mottram.

Wordy Birdy meets Mr. Cougarpants /  written by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by David Mottram.
When Wordy Birdy and her friends go on a camping trip, they get an unexpected visit from Mr. Cougarpants. Can Wordy Birdy talk herself out of a becoming dinner?--


The falcon's feather / Trudi Trueit.

The falcon's feather /  Trudi Trueit.
Cruz Coronado sets sail for the shores of Iceland and Norway aboard the Explorer Academy ship to continue his studies at sea. But, things take a turn while exploring the icy north, when he embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the first piece of an important puzzle his mother left behind--


Up, up, and away! / by A.I. Newton ; illustrated by Anjan Sarkar.

Up, up, and away! /  by A.I. Newton ; illustrated by Anjan Sarkar.
When Zeke learns that his parents' research mission is over and they must return to their home planet, Tragas, he and his friends seek a way to keep the family on Earth.


The mystery of Black Hollow Lane / Julia Nobel.

The mystery of Black Hollow Lane /  Julia Nobel.
Twelve-year-old Emmy investigates the connection between her father's disappearance and a secret society at her prestigious English boarding school.


Button and Bundle / by Gretchen McLellan ; illustrated by Gillian Flint.

Button and Bundle /  by Gretchen McLellan ; illustrated by Gillian Flint.
Button, very sad and lonely after moving away from her first and best friend, Bundle, feels better after sending her doll, Petal, back to Bundle and her doll, Rose.


L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz / retold by Stephanie Clark ; art by Mike Byrne.

L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz /  retold by Stephanie Clark ; art by Mike Byrne.


The proper way to meet a hedgehog and other how-to poems / selected by Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Richard Jones.

The proper way to meet a hedgehog and other how-to poems /  selected by Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Richard Jones.


In the quiet, noisy woods / Michael J. Rosen ; illustrated by Annie Won.

In the quiet, noisy woods /  Michael J. Rosen ; illustrated by Annie Won.
A forest's quiet chorus of chirps, clicks, and chits change to loud scree-scree-screeches and other noises as two rambunctious wolf pups, separated from their pack, scamper and chase.


The book in the book in the book / Julien Baer ; Simon Bailly ; [translated from French by Elizabeth Law]

The book in the book in the book /  Julien Baer ; Simon Bailly ; [translated from French by Elizabeth Law]
When Thomas finds a book while on vacation, it takes him on grand adventures on the beach, in the Alps, and in outer space.


Terror in the tunnel / Marianne Hering and Sheila Seifert ; illustrations by Sergio Cariello.

Terror in the tunnel /  Marianne Hering and Sheila Seifert ; illustrations by Sergio Cariello.
Cousins Beth and Patrick work with detective Allan Pinkerton to prevent a plot to kill Abraham Lincoln before his inauguration.


Wake up, color pup / Taia Morley.

Wake up, color pup /  Taia Morley.
A bright yellow bird promises to bring adventure to sleepy Pup's gray world. As Pup follows his new friend on a walk, each discovery ignites a new feeling and corresponding color, until Pup is saturated with them. But when a storm comes, Pup's color is drained as fear sweeps through him. Only his curious yellow friend remains bright, and encourages him to keep his chin up, play, and carry on!


Outwalkers / Fiona Shaw.

Outwalkers /  Fiona Shaw.
In a frighteningly real near future England, Jacob escapes from the Academy orphanage to reenter a world that is grimly recognizable. The Coalition can track anyone, anywhere, from a chip implanted at birth. Now Jacob must fulfill his promise to his parents, find his dog, Jet, and navigate his way out of England. Their only hope is a band of children who have found a way to survive off the grid: The Outwalkers. Their rules are strict, but necessary if they're going to get out alive...--


Peppa Pig and the career day.

Peppa Pig and the career day.
It is Career Day at Peppa's school and people from all around town are visiting her class to talk about their jobs.


Ernestine's milky way / by Kerry Madden-Lunsford ; illustrated by Emily Sutton.

Ernestine's milky way /  by Kerry Madden-Lunsford ; illustrated by Emily Sutton.
In Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in the 1940s, Ernestine, who is five years old and a big girl, carries fresh milk to needy neighbors through thickets, down paths, and over a barbed-wire fence, despite her fears.


Dollop and Mrs. Fabulous / Jennifer Sattler.

Dollop and Mrs. Fabulous /  Jennifer Sattler.
When Dollop joins her sister, Lily, for a tea party, rules get in the way of fun but soon Lily's concern for manners and Dollop's ninja skills come together.


Beware of the crocodile / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura.

Beware of the crocodile /  Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura.
All is quiet on the water. Then, in a flash, there's a sudden lunge and a tremendous splash. And then? Oh dear. There's a lot of twirling and thrashing: a hungry crocodile has found something to eat. But crocodiles also love to nap on warm sandbanks and cool off in calm waters. And they're very gentle with their babies. There's a lot to learn about crocodiles in this captivating look at one of the world's deadliest and toothiest animals. Beware!--Dust jacket front flap.


The chickens are coming! / Barbara Samuels.

The chickens are coming! /  Barbara Samuels.
Sophie and Winston are excited about raising chickens in their backyard in the city, but when will there be eggs?


Angry cookie / Laura Dockrill ; [illustrated by] Maria Karipidou.

Angry cookie /  Laura Dockrill ; [illustrated by] Maria Karipidou.
Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? Well, you'd have to keep reading to find out, but now Cookie's calling you annoying and telling you to mind your own business. If by chance you do stick around, you might hear about a certain roommate's terrible musical skills, why you should never let your barber try out a new look, how it's impossible to find a hat that fits a cookie, and why an ice-cream parlor that's out of your favorite treat can be a source of desolation. Then there's the matter of a hungry bird who tries to snack on you. . . . Propelled by quirky humor and woes that every young child can relate to, Angry Cookie suggests that sometimes the best way to cheer up a grumpy lump is simply by being there -- and lending your ears.--Amazon.


A good kind of trouble / Lisa Moore Ramée

A good kind of trouble /  Lisa Moore Ramée
After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.


B is for baby / Atinuke ; illustrated by Angela Brooksbank.

B is for baby /  Atinuke ; illustrated by Angela Brooksbank.
Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, creators of the award-winning Baby Goes to Market, pair up again for a bright and beautiful first book of words. B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba! One morning after breakfast, Baby's big brother is getting ready to take the basket of bananas all the way to Baba's bungalow in the next village. He'll have to go along the bumpy road, past the baobab trees, birds, and butterflies, and all the way over the bridge. But what he doesn't realize is that his very cute, very curious baby sibling has stowed away on his bicycle. Little ones learning about language will love sounding out the words in this playful, vibrantly illustrated story set in West Africa--Amazon.com.


A green place to be : the creation of Central Park / Ashley Benham Yazdani.

A green place to be : the creation of Central Park / Ashley Benham Yazdani.


Noelle at sea : a Titanic survival story / by Nikki Shannon Smith ; cover art by Alessia Trunfio ; interior illustration by Matt Forsyth.

Noelle at sea : a Titanic survival story / by Nikki Shannon Smith ; cover art by Alessia Trunfio ; interior illustration by Matt Forsyth.
In 1912, thirteen-year-old Noelle is thrilled to sailing the Atlantic Ocean aboard the famed Titanic. The trip is made even better by her new friend, Pauline, a girl who is traveling with her father to live in America. On the fifth night, Noelle awakes to a sinking ship. Women and children will be rescued first, and Noelle realizes motherless Pauline will be left all alone. Despite her parents' wishes, Noelle breaks away from her family to find and help her friend.--


Charlotte the scientist finds a cure / written by Camille Andros ; illustrated by Brianne Farley.

Charlotte the scientist finds a cure /  written by Camille Andros ; illustrated by Brianne Farley.
Charlotte, a budding bunny scientist, ignores the doubters and confidently finds a cure to the mysterious malady affecting the forest--


Emily Windsnap and the pirate prince / Liz Kessler ; illustrations by Erin Farley.

Emily Windsnap and the pirate prince /  Liz Kessler ; illustrations by Erin Farley.
Traveling home by cruise ship should be a relaxing break after Emily's latest adventure, but things take a turn when the ship is overtaken by a pirate king and his crew. After the pirates collect everyone's riches, they steal something even more valuable: Aaron. The pirate king's eldest son takes Aaron captive, forcing him to help guide the pirates to the mythical Trident's Treasure. So Emily dives into action and joins the younger son's crew in hopes of saving Aaron. But while experiencing life on the waves, Emily is surprised to find herself not only enjoying the pirate life, but actually bonding with the crew--especially Sam, the pirate king's son. Between helping Sam unravel riddles to beat his brother to the treasure and making sure that her friends are safe, Emily realizes that she needs to be true to herself. Will she cast aside her mermaid life to join her new friends, or will she find a way to follow her own path?--publisher's website.


A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison.

A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison.
Shares the story of the pioneering African American mathematician, Katherine Johnson, who helped calculate America's first manned flight into space, its first manned orbit of Earth, and the world's first trip to the moon.~Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.


Ann fights for freedom : an Underground Railroad survival story / by Nikki Shannon Smith ; illustrated by Alessia Trunfio.

Ann fights for freedom : an Underground Railroad survival story / by Nikki Shannon Smith ; illustrated by Alessia Trunfio.
In 1854 in Eastern Maryland twelve-year-old Ann is a slave, grateful that her family is still all together; but when their master, in need of money, decides to sell Ann and her younger brother, their parents decide to take the dangerous step of running away north to freedom--a journey filled with danger, especially since they are not sure how to find the first station on the Underground Railroad.


The 104-story treehouse / Andy Griffiths ; illustrated by Terry Denton.

The 104-story treehouse /  Andy Griffiths ; illustrated by Terry Denton.
When Andy develops a severe toothache that prevents him from writing new jokes for their book, Terry uses their fantastical treehouse's money-making machine funds to purchase a Joke Writer 2000, with unexpected results.


Just like Rube Goldberg : the incredible true story of the man behind the machines / Sarah Aronson ; illustrated by Robert Neubecker.

Just like Rube Goldberg : the incredible true story of the man behind the machines / Sarah Aronson ; illustrated by Robert Neubecker.
Rube Goldberg was a real cartoonist who got really, really famous by inventing a whole lot of crazy, brilliant, impractical, funny stuff. None of which ever got made. Does that make any sense? It will after you read this book!


Samantha Spinner and the spectacular specs / Russell Ginns ; illustrated by Barbara Fisinger.

Samantha Spinner and the spectacular specs /  Russell Ginns ; illustrated by Barbara Fisinger.
When Samantha Spinner's uncle Paul disappeared, he left presents for his nieces and nephew. Samantha's sister, Buffy, got $2,400,000,000. Her brother, Nipper, got the New York Yankees. Samantha got . . . a rusty old umbrella. Samantha discovered that the old umbrella holds the plans for a super-secret network of transit systems that covers the globe. It's the ticket to danger and adventure beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Uncle Paul is still missing. And Samantha just received a new gift from him: a pair of strange purple sunglasses. Are they another powerful present? A clue to his whereabouts? Or just a bad fashion choice? Samantha and Nipper need to figure it out fast, because here comes the SUN!--


As long as we're together / adapted by Alexa Young ; based on the series created by Terri Minsky.

As long as we're together /  adapted by Alexa Young ; based on the series created by Terri Minsky.
This junior novel will revisit and retell two popular episodes of the groundbreaking Disney Channel original series Andi Mack. Andi, her family, and their heartwarming stories will come to life for fans in an all-new way as they rejoin the world of Andi Mack through the book.--Publisher.


Noah builds an ark / Kate Banks ; illustrated by John Rocco.

Noah builds an ark /  Kate Banks ; illustrated by John Rocco.
While his family readies his townhouse for an approaching storm, boarding up windows and laying in groceries, Noah heads to the back garden, where beetles are burrowing deeper into the bark and mice are stuffing their hole with moss. Quickly and efficiently, Noah sets to work building an ark for them and other backyard creatures - salamanders and toads, snakes and spiders, even brightly colored hummingbirds. Setting out fistfuls of nuts and leaves, berries and seeds, the boy props a flashlight inside and arranges some miniature furniture for the animals to sit or sleep on. Come, Noah whispers to his friends just as his mother calls him inside and the dark storm roars in.--Amazon.com.


Emmi in the city : a Great Chicago Fire survival story / by Salima Alikhan; illustrated by Alessia Trunfio.

Emmi in the city : a Great Chicago Fire survival story / by Salima Alikhan; illustrated by Alessia Trunfio.
Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.


Alice on the island : a Pearl Harbor survival story / by Mayumi Shimose Poe ; illustrated by Matt Forsyth.

Alice on the island : a Pearl Harbor survival story / by Mayumi Shimose Poe ; illustrated by Matt Forsyth.
On December 7, 1941, thirteen-year old Alice's life changes completely as she experiences an act of war, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and her father's imprisonment in a Japanese internment camp, leaving Alice and the rest of her family struggling to adjust to life without him.


You are new / by Lucy Knisley.

You are new /  by Lucy Knisley.
A world of being new is waiting--exciting, cool, and fascinating! Napping, crying, cuddling, playing, making friends, exploring--such a wealth of experiences await each new life.--Page [2] of cover.


One is a pinata / by Roseanne Greenfield Thong ; illustrations by John Parra.

One is a pinata /  by Roseanne Greenfield Thong ; illustrations by John Parra.
In rhyming text, Hispanic children count the things, like pinatas and maracas, that can be seen in their neighborhood.


Swap'd / Tamara Ireland Stone.

Swap'd /  Tamara Ireland Stone.
After her Click'd catastrophe, Allie Navarro is determined to redeem herself. So when the class gets an assignment to create a mobile game from recycled code, Allie pairs up with Courtney, her best friend from CodeGirls camp, to create the perfect app: Swap'd. Kids buy, sell, and trade stuff at school all the time. Candy. Clothes. Video games. Slime. Why not make a fiercely competitive, totally anonymous, beat-the-clock game out of it? Once Swap'd is in full-swing, Allie is certain that it's the answer to all her problems. She's making quick cash to help Courtney buy that really expensive plane ticket to come visit her. It's giving her an excuse to have an actual conversation with her super-secret crush. And it looks like she might finally beat her archenemy-turned-friend, Nathan. She's thought of everything. Or has she?--


Who has wiggle-waggle toes? / by Vicky Shiefman ; illustrated by Francesca Chessa.

Who has wiggle-waggle toes? /  by Vicky Shiefman ; illustrated by Francesca Chessa.
Children are invited to move their bodies in this interactive, call-and-response story--


Like a lizard / April Pulley Sayre ; illustrated by Stephanie Laberis.

Like a lizard /  April Pulley Sayre ; illustrated by Stephanie Laberis.
Live the lizard life by exploring the behaviors of 28 different types of lizards. Imagine swooping through the air, curling into a circle, and even running across water!-- Jacket flap.


A monster like me / Wendy S. Swore.

A monster like me /  Wendy S. Swore.
Convinced that if she looks like a monster on the outside (a blood tumor covers half of her face), she must be a monster on the inside as well, Sophie tries to find a cure before her mother finds out the truth.--


It's the end when I say it's the end / Stephan Pastis.

It's the end when I say it's the end /  Stephan Pastis.
Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the buffoonish movie director. What's more, my father is in town, working at a bar, which is obviously just a cover for our father-son crime-fighting partnership. And my dim-witted polar bear business partner, Total, wants to be reunited with his family. I should have known it would end like this. I expected more.--Back cover.


Cuddles / Ellen Miles.

Cuddles /  Ellen Miles.
Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. Lizzie loves her dog walking job after school. It's the best way to be around so many different puppies. Then she meets Cuddles, a lonely teddy bear pup. It looks like Cuddles is home alone all day and could use some extra attention. Can Lizzie help Cuddles get what she needs?


The Baltimore bandit / by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Mark Meyers.

The Baltimore bandit /  by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Mark Meyers.
Babe Ruth's baseball glove goes missing before a Baltimore Orioles game. It's up to cousins Mike and Kate to find its whereabouts--


Polar bears : survival on the ice / written by Jason Viola ; illustrated by Zack Giallongo.

Polar bears : survival on the ice / written by Jason Viola ; illustrated by Zack Giallongo.
Do you have what it takes to live in one of the harshest places in the world? What if you had just a couple years to gain the knowledge you'll need to survive on your own? Join two curious polar bear cubs as they play, hunt, and navigate life in the Arctic. With each season, they learn polar bear biology and behavior, as well as strategies and skills that will help them thrive in a landscape that is rapidly changing beyond their control. Living with super insulated bodies in a world that's melting? For polar bears, keeping cool is the name of the game! Get ready to explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, Science Comics is for you!--Publisher's description.


The hundred-year mystery / created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Anthony VanArsdale.

The hundred-year mystery /  created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Anthony VanArsdale.
The Aldens find a hidden time capsule! Inside is a journal with clues to a treasure hunt. Who wrote the journal? And after a hundred years, can the Boxcar Children find the treasure?--Back cover.


What if you had T. rex teeth? : and other dinosaur parts / by Sandra Markle ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.

What if you had T. rex teeth? : and other dinosaur parts / by Sandra Markle ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.
From a velociraptor's sharp sickle-tipped toes to a T. rex's giant curved teeth, and from the body armor of an ankylosaurus to the long neck of a brachiosaurus, discover what it would be like if you had one of these wild dinosaur parts--Publisher marketing.


My first 1000 words / written by Erica Yu ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Art Team.

My first 1000 words /  written by Erica Yu ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Art Team.


Minecrafter engineer : awesome mob grinders and farms / Megan Miller.

Minecrafter engineer : awesome mob grinders and farms / Megan Miller.
You have your farms of cactus, wheat, melons, and sugarcane. You have some decent armor and a nice base. Now you need more. More blaze rods, more iron, more wither skeleton skulls, more gunpowder, more enchanted books, more everything! Minecrafter engineer: Awesome Mob Grinders and Farms teaches you how to build the incredible mob farms the experts use to increase their wealth and loot, from the witch farm to the iron golem trap--Back cover.


What is inside THIS box? / by Drew Daywalt ; illustrated by Olivier Tallec.

What is inside THIS box? /  by Drew Daywalt ; illustrated by Olivier Tallec.
Monkey has a big box, which he tells Cake has a cat inside, but only when the box is closed; Cake suggest that maybe it is a dinosaur instead, and the two friends puzzle over how they can solve the problem of finding out what is in the box, if it is always empty when opened.


Louisa May Alcott's little women / retold by Mandy Archer ; art by Ela Smietanka.

Louisa May Alcott's little women /  retold by Mandy Archer ; art by Ela Smietanka.
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy don't have a lot of money, but they are rich in love. Will that be enough to see the sisters through? -- back cover.


Magic School Bus rides again : Deep-sea dive / adapted by Samantha Brooke.

Magic School Bus rides again : Deep-sea dive / adapted by Samantha Brooke.
When D.A. drops Jyoti's favorite gadget into the sea, it's up to Ms. Frizzle and her class to find it, in a book that explores the ocean's zones and the creatures that live at the bottom of the sea.


Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir / by Julie Bertagna ; illustrated by William Goldsmith.

Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir / by Julie Bertagna ; illustrated by William Goldsmith.
This is the story of John Muir's adventurous lie, from his wild and playful boyhood in Scotland to his legendary exploits in America, where he became an inventor, a global explorer, and the first modern environmentalist--and even made friends with a president! His heart was always in the outdoors and he aimed to experience all he could. He swung through a windstorm at the top of a tall tree, clilmbed too many mountains to count, and rode an avalanche to its end. Most importantly, thought, John Muir told the world about the wonders of nature. His words made a difference and inspired people in many countries to start protecting planet Earth--and they still do. From back cover.


Pokémon : the series sun & moon. adapted by Maria S. Barbo.

Pokémon : the series sun & moon. adapted by Maria S. Barbo.
When Ash, Pikachu, and Litten visit the Wela Fire Festival, they battle an Alolan Marowak, who stole a special crown that makes any Pokémon who wears it stronger.


Grand Canyon grab / by Ron Roy ; illustrated by John Steven Gurney.

Grand Canyon grab /  by Ron Roy ; illustrated by John Steven Gurney.
The star of their favorite television show is kidnapped at the Grand Canyon, and it is up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to find him.


Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George in the big surprise! / written by Liza Charlesworth ; illustrations by Artful Doodlers Ltd..

Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George in the big surprise! /  written by Liza Charlesworth ; illustrations by Artful Doodlers Ltd..
George plans a big birthday surprise for the man with the yellow hat.


Secret in the stone / by Kamilla Benko.

Secret in the stone /  by Kamilla Benko.
Claire Martinson and her sister Sophie have decided to stay in Arden--the magical land they discovered by climbing up a chimney in their great-aunt's manor. If what they've learned is true, the sisters are the last descendants of the royal family, and only a true heir of Arden--with magic in her blood--can awaken the unicorns. Since Sophie does not have magic, the land's last hope rests on Claire. The sisters journey to Stonehaven, a famed Gemmer school high in the mountains of Arden, so Claire can train in the magic of stones. As Claire struggles through classes, Sophie uncovers dangerous secrets about the people they thought they could trust. With Arden on the brink of crumbling, can Claire prove she is the prophesied heir and unlock the magic of the unicorns before it's too late?--Provided by publisher.


Muhammad Ali / written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Brosmind.

Muhammad Ali /  written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Brosmind.
Introduces Muhammad Ali, detailing how young Cassius Clay learned how to box and became a legendary athlete, civil rights activist, and global icon.


Lety out loud / by Angela Cervantes.

Lety out loud /  by Angela Cervantes.
Can Lety find her voice before it's too late? Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word. When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles--so now they have to work as a team. Hunter's not much of a team player, though. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. The loser scoops dog food. Lety reluctantly agrees, but she's worried that if the shelter finds out about the contest, they'll kick her out of the volunteer program. Then she'll never be able to adopt Spike, her favorite dog at the shelter!--


Gogi's gambit / Eliot Schrefer.

Gogi's gambit /  Eliot Schrefer.
Gogi and the other shadowwalkers race to save their magical rainforest home before the Ant Queen makes it her own--


Genius LEGO inventions with bricks you already have : 40 new robots, vehicles, contraptions, gadgets, games and other fun STEM creations / Sarah Dees.

Genius LEGO inventions with bricks you already have : 40 new robots, vehicles, contraptions, gadgets, games and other fun STEM creations / Sarah Dees.
Use science and engineering to transform your bin of LEGO® bricks into amazing, movable toys, machines and gadgets. Bestselling author Sarah Dees is back with an all-new collection of projects featuring ingenious designs and simple scientific principles that real engineers use every day. Make yourself a robot pal whose legs move as he rolls along, or a drummer who really plays the drums. Build a wind-up car complete with a flywheel that'll send your minifigures zooming. Or challenge your friends to a game of pinball on a LEGO® pinball machine you built from scratch. Each project is cooler than the next! It's easy and fun to build each of these awesome contraptions and games by following the clear step-by-step instructions and photographs. Think you have a different way to build something? Exercise your inventing muscles and tinker away! You're in charge of your designs, so experiment and tweak to make your inventions personal to you. No matter what you end up creating, you'll learn exciting new things about science, impress your family and have a blast along the way.--Amazon.


Little Critters : Exploring the great outdoors / by Mercer Mayer.

Little Critters : Exploring the great outdoors / by Mercer Mayer.
Little Critter and his classmates take a field trip into the woods to study their natural surroundings. They see little bugs, big trees, and lots of animal tracks. There's so much to see and do and explore! Little Critter discovers that there are plenty of surprises in store when it comes to the great outdoors.


Baby panda goes wild! / by David Salomon.

Baby panda goes wild! /  by David Salomon.
This book's up close and personal photographs of pandas and its array of panda facts will captivate young nonfiction lovers. Readers will learn how one mother and her cub are being protected and raised in a Chinese panda reserve, which seeks to help this vulnerable species survive. In fact, ChiDa, the panda cub, is being prepared to be released into the wild--once she is old enough and has learned important life skills from her mom! Young readers will find themselves rooting for ChiDa while decoding the simple text and gaining confidence in their reading. Great for proficient or reluctant readers. --Publisher


Bim, Bam, Bop...and Oona / Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrations by Larry Day.

Bim, Bam, Bop...and Oona /  Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrations by Larry Day.
Oona is the last duck to the pond every morning, but when her frog friend Roy reminds her how gifted she is with gadgets, Oona gets busy inventing crafty ways to get there first.


The clockwork dragon / James R. Hannibal.

The clockwork dragon /  James R. Hannibal.
Jack Buckles is on trial for his life. The Ministries of Secrets and Guilds, led by Ignatius Gall, are conspiring to put the Ministry of Trackers down for good--starting with Jack's very existence as a Section 13. His only hope is to prove that Gall is the real danger, not him, and it leads Jack and Gwen from the back streets of London, through the Austrian Alps, to the great reaches of central China. Joined by their new friend Liu Fai, Jack and Gwen set out to stop Gall before he can uncover ancient Chinese artifacts, said to grant immortality. But a clockwork monster threatens them at every turn, and its turning gears only serve as a reminder that Jack's judgment day is fast approaching--and that he's running out of time.


Chase is on the case! / based on the teleplay "Pups in a fog" by Carolyn Hay ; illustrated by Fabrizio Petrossi.

Chase is on the case! /  based on the teleplay
Six heroic puppies come to the aid of Captain Turbot when he gets caught in heavy fog at sea and cannot find the lighthouse.


Max Tilt : enter the core / Peter Lerangis.

Max Tilt : enter the core / Peter Lerangis.
Max Tilt thinks his luck is finally changing, thanks to his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne's unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures. Using the clues Verne left behind, Max and his cousin Alex were able to bottle the magical healing elements needed to cure his mother's illness just in the nick of time. But then Max and Alex discover that the vials were stolen by their former friend, Bitsy. She has plans to use them to save the world--but her plans might be much more deadly than they seem. And so now it's up to Max and Alex to stop her before it's too late. Working against the odds, the two kids glean clues from one of Verne's best-loved books, Journey to the Center of the Earth. In it, they discover a map to their most dangerous destination yet--the very core of the world. And so now the two cousins are off on their most unlikely, most important quest yet--literally to save the world!--Amazon.com.


Peppa pig : Doctors to the rescue / adapted by Meredith Rusu.

Peppa pig : Doctors to the rescue / adapted by Meredith Rusu.
When Pedro Pony gets hurt, Doctor Brown Bear, Doctor Pony, and Doctor Hamster all show up to save the day, and Peppa and her friends learn what each doctor does to make patients feel better.


Sasha and Puck and the potion of luck / Daniel Nayeri ; illustrations by Anneliese Mak.

Sasha and Puck and the potion of luck /  Daniel Nayeri ; illustrations by Anneliese Mak.
When local chocolate maker Ms. Kozlow comes to the Juicy Gizzard potion shop asking for luck, Sasha needs to find out why. Does Ms. Kozlow need luck because she has a matchmaking appointment with Granny Yenta this afternoon? Can Sasha and her new friend Puck make it Ms. Kozlow's lucky day?--


Honeysmoke : a story of finding your color / Monique Fields ; illustrated by Yesenia Moises.

Honeysmoke : a story of finding your color / Monique Fields ; illustrated by Yesenia Moises.
A young biracial girl searches for the perfect color word to describe herself.


Borrowing bunnies : a surprising true tale of fostering rabbits / Cynthia Lord ; photographs by John Bald ; illustrations by Hazel Mitchell.

Borrowing bunnies : a surprising true tale of fostering rabbits / Cynthia Lord ; photographs by John Bald ; illustrations by Hazel Mitchell.
From Newbery Honor author, Cynthia Lord, comes the heartwarming true story of the author's own journey in fostering two amazing bunnies, illustrated with photos and drawings--


Click, clack, peep! / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

Click, clack, peep! /  Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
When the animals on Farmer Brown's farm are kept awake by a baby duck, his endless peeping causes unexpected mischief for Duck.


Clark the shark : Too many treats / written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated by Guy Francis.

Clark the shark : Too many treats / written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated by Guy Francis.
When Clark's mom makes brownies for school, Clark cannot stop himself from eating the delicious treat.


Digging up danger / written by Jacqueline West ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.

Digging up danger /  written by Jacqueline West ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.
Eliza loves hunting ghosts -- too bad she's spending the summer helping her scientist mother study weird plants instead. But when a mysterious plant goes missing, things go from strange to downright spooky. Eliza is convinced something--or someone--is haunting the plant shop. Is she digging into dangerous ground?


Squirrel's family tree / by Beth Ferry ; illustrated by A.N. Kang.

Squirrel's family tree /  by Beth Ferry ; illustrated by A.N. Kang.
What makes an oak tree an oak tree and what makes a squirrel a squirrel? In Squirrel's Family Tree, things aren't always what they seem. As squirrel searches for, finds, and hides her acorn treasures beneath the shadows of the great oak trees in the forest, little does she know the role she plays in creating the very environment she forages in.--


Duck, duck, dinosaur : spring smiles / Kallie George ; illustrated by Oriol Vidal.

Duck, duck, dinosaur : spring smiles / Kallie George ; illustrated by Oriol Vidal.
On a sunny springtime day, siblings Feather, Flap, and Spike set out to explore the many flowers, leaves, and seeds outside, but their day is complicated by Spike's dino-sized sneezes.


The simple art of flying / Cory Leonardo.

The simple art of flying /  Cory Leonardo.
Sometimes flying means keeping your feet on the ground... Born in a dismal room in a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies. He'd like nothing more than to fly away to a palm tree with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by twelve-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky, the future looks ready to crash-land. In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, eating a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to a family reunion. But soon he's forced to choose between the life he's always dreamed of and admitting the truth: that sometimes, the bravest adventure is in letting go.--


The shadows of doom / by Jennifer Bell ; illustrated by Karl James Mountford.

The shadows of doom /  by Jennifer Bell ; illustrated by Karl James Mountford.
Ivy and her older brother, Seb, are back in Lundinor--the underground city where enchanted objects can do incredible things, if they're uncommon. But not everyone is thrilled at their arrival. Namely, Selena Grimes, the wicked ghoul who will stop at nothing to return her guild, the Dirge, to their former glory. When Ivy and Seb learn that Selena is after the Jar of Shadows, one of the five most powerful uncommon objects, they know it's up to them to find it first. But there's more than just Selena to worry about this trading season. Jack-in-the-Green, an escaped shape-shifting convict, haunts the city; Grivens, a troubling game where players often end up horribly injured--or worse--is on the rise; and foes disguised as friends lurk in the shadows. Ivy will have to figure out who they can trust--before they meet their uncommon ends.


Dumbo / by Christy Webster ; illustrated by Francesco Legramandi.

Dumbo /  by Christy Webster ; illustrated by Francesco Legramandi.
An adaptation of the Disney classic movie in which a big-eared elephant overcomes his fears and learns to fly with help from his friend.


The sleepwalking snowman / by Andres Miedoso ; illustrated by Victor Rivas.

The sleepwalking snowman /  by Andres Miedoso ; illustrated by Victor Rivas.
Desmond and Andres face a snowman that was built by a schoolmate but seems to have a mind of its own, as well as a snowball-throwing bully.


Because / score by Mo Willems ; performance by Amber Ren.

Because /  score by Mo Willems ; performance by Amber Ren.
A series of events, some seemingly very insignificant, lead to a young girl attending a life-changing concert.


The revenge of magic / James Riley.

The revenge of magic /  James Riley.
When long-dead magical creatures are discovered all around the world, each with a buried book of magic, the governments of the world want to unlock the power the books, but need the help of kids to harness the magical power--


When you're scared / by Andrée Poulin ; illustrated by Veronique Joffre.

When you're scared /  by Andrée Poulin ; illustrated by Veronique Joffre.
A hungry little bear is trapped inside a dumpster. His distraught mama bear can't fish him out. Thankfully, a boy and his mother, camping nearby, come to the rescue. Although everyone in this story is scared, they are able to act with courage and compassion--showing readers that it's OK to be scared. This simple, moving story is told with variations on a single phrase: He was scared. Readers are encouraged to be observant and put together the pieces of narrative, based on visual cues such as expressions, body language, and details hidden in the colourful illustrations. A simple, beautiful picture book that normalizes fear, with the repetition of just one sentence!--


The second sky / written by Patrick Guest ; illustrated by Jonathan Bentley.

The second sky /  written by Patrick Guest ; illustrated by Jonathan Bentley.
From the moment he is hatched, Gilbert the penguin dreams of flying one day and, despite being discouraged by family members, finally finds a way to do just that.


Wings of Olympus / by Kallie George.

Wings of Olympus /  by Kallie George.
High on the slopes of mighty Mount Olympus, among the sun-splashed meadows and sparkling waters, glide the winged horses of the ancient gods. Here up high is normally no place for a lost, parentless girl like Pippa. But once every hundred years, the gods and goddesses descend to the mortal realm to choose jockeys for their winged horse race--and Pippa is one of the lucky children chosen to ride. With her undersized, impetuous winged steed, Zephyr, by her side, Pippa has to confront the greatest challenge of her life: achieving victory in a race across the sky. No one expects Pippa and Zephyr to win, or even finish, this death-defying race. A poor orphan who's spent her life working in stables, Pippa doesn't seem to belong in the world of the gods. And while she loves Zephyr with all her heart, he's smaller than the other winged horses racing. But if Pippa and Zephyr don't find a way to win, the gods will separate them--forever.--


The missing piece of Charlie O'Reilly / Rebecca K. S. Ansari.

The missing piece of Charlie O'Reilly /  Rebecca K. S. Ansari.
When he keeps insisting that his little brother is missing even though no one else can remember that Liam ever existed, Charlie and his best friend Ana are determined to follow the instructions on a note that may help them find out what happened to Liam.


Just read! / by Lori Degman ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov.

Just read! /  by Lori Degman ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov.
Rhyming text celebrates reading in its many forms as it follows a diverse group of children who read wherever and whenever they can.


Far away / Lisa Graff.

Far away /  Lisa Graff.
Twelve-year-old CJ believes her mom is dead and that she can only communicate with her through her aunt, who is a medium, but when CJ finds out that her mother is actually alive, she goes on a journey to find her.--


Ronan Boyle and the bridge of riddles / Thomas Lennon ; illustrated by John Hendrix.

Ronan Boyle and the bridge of riddles /  Thomas Lennon ; illustrated by John Hendrix.
Ronan, fifteen, the youngest and lowliest recruit to Ireland's secret Garda, faces untold danger from the wee people while trying to prove his imprisoned parents were framed.


The bear, the piano, the dog, and the fiddle / by David Litchfield.

The bear, the piano, the dog, and the fiddle /  by David Litchfield.
Hugo the dog becomes the star of an all-animal band after learning to play his best friend Hector's fiddle, and despite Hector's jealousy, remains grateful to the man who gave him his start.


The secret of Shazam! / by Christy Webster ; illustrated by Erik Doescher.

The secret of Shazam! /  by Christy Webster ; illustrated by Erik Doescher.
Shazam is the World's Mightiest Mortal! He uses his power to save the day!--Page 4 of cover.


The Share Fair / by Delphine Finnegan ; illustrated by Nneka Myers.

The Share Fair /  by Delphine Finnegan ; illustrated by Nneka Myers.
Trinket and Nella go to a fair.


Tigerbot saves the day! / adapted by Kristen L. Depken ; illustrated by Donald Cassity.

Tigerbot saves the day! /  adapted by Kristen L. Depken ; illustrated by Donald Cassity.
Botasaur is missing! Rusty and Ruby build Tigerbot to find him. -- back cover.


Nazboo's kazoo! / by Delphine Finnegan ; illustrationed by Dave Aikins.

Nazboo's kazoo! /  by Delphine Finnegan ; illustrationed by Dave Aikins.
What will Zeta do with Nazboo's magic flute?


Ninja Blaze! / by C. Ines Mangual ; illustrated by Dave Aikins.

Ninja Blaze! /  by C. Ines Mangual ; illustrated by Dave Aikins.
Blaze and his friends use ninja skills to stop Crusher.


Lemon pirates! / by Mary Man-Kong ; illustrated by Dave Aikins.

Lemon pirates! /  by Mary Man-Kong ; illustrated by Dave Aikins.
¡Ahoy! Can the Top Wing cadets rescue lemons from sneaky pirates?--Page [4] of cover.


Join the team! / adapted by Courtney Carbone ; illustrated by Susan Hall.

Join the team! /  adapted by Courtney Carbone ; illustrated by Susan Hall.
Sunny Day and her friends enjoy a day playing soccer, but Lacey, determined to win at any cost, decides to cheat to get her way.


Not your nest! / Gideon Sterer ; illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi.

Not your nest! /  Gideon Sterer ; illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi.
Bird builds the perfect nest, the only problem is everyone else wants to sleep in it!--


Tiny T. Rex and the impossible hug / by Jonathan Stutzman ; illustrated by Jay Fleck.

Tiny T. Rex and the impossible hug /  by Jonathan Stutzman ; illustrated by Jay Fleck.
Tiny T. Rex wants to cheer up his friend, Pointy, with a hug, but he is frustrated because even as he gets bigger, his arms remain too small for proper hugging--but he is determined to practice, even when he gets into trouble.


Olive & Pekoe : in four short walks / story by Jacky Davis ; pictures by Giselle Potter.

Olive & Pekoe : in four short walks / story by Jacky Davis ; pictures by Giselle Potter.
Playful puppy Pekoe and his good friend, Olive, an old dog with short legs, have different approaches as they enjoy a visit to the park, get caught in a thunderstorm, meet a chipmunk, and face a bully.


Pirate chicken : all hens on deck / words by Brian Yanish ; pictures by Jess Pauwels.

Pirate chicken : all hens on deck / words by Brian Yanish ; pictures by Jess Pauwels.
Barnyard chicken Lily realizes her dream of becoming a pirate but when she turns into the feared Redfoot, her crew stages a mutiny and Lily may have to squawk the plank.


Celebrate you! / by Sherri Duskey Rinker ; illustrations by A.N. Kang.

Celebrate you! /  by Sherri Duskey Rinker ; illustrations by A.N. Kang.
This charming new picture book celebrates all the small but important milestones on the way to growing up, from the first wobbly baby steps to the time when they're ready to leave the nest.


Crescendo / written by Paola Quintavalle ; illustrated by Alessandro Sanna.

Crescendo /  written by Paola Quintavalle ; illustrated by Alessandro Sanna.
Throughout her pregnancy, a mother lovingly talks to her growing baby about the wonderful milestones he or she is experiencing. Includes developmental facts.


We're not from here / Geoff Rodkey.

We're not from here /  Geoff Rodkey.
After a year on Mars, a young boy and his family migrate to the planet Choom, but the inhabitants of Choom, the Zhuri, who look like giant mosquitoes, don't really like humans and it up to the boy and his family to change their minds if they hope to survive.


My happy year by E. Bluebird / Paul Meisel.

My happy year by E. Bluebird /  Paul Meisel.
Narrative non-fiction, in journal form, relates the first year in the life of an Eastern bluebird.--


Great white shark adventure / written by James Fraioli ; illustrated by Joe St. Pierre.

Great white shark adventure /  written by James Fraioli ; illustrated by Joe St. Pierre.
Bella, twelve, and Marcus, thirteen, join Fabien Cousteau's research team off the coasts of South Africa and Australia as they try to find and tag an extraordinarily large great white shark. Inserts include facts about sharks and other marine animals, equipment used by researchers studying sharks, and more.


Yasmin the teacher / written by Saadia Faruqi ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.

Yasmin the teacher /  written by Saadia Faruqi ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.
When Ms. Alex is called away from the classroom, she leaves Yasmin in charge, but the other children just ignore her and start acting silly and noisy--until Yasmin thinks up a way to motivate them to finish the math assignment, quietly.


The giver / [graphic novel] based on the novel by Lois Lowry ; adapted by P. Craig Russell ; illustrated by P. Craig Russell, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton.

The giver /  [graphic novel] based on the novel by Lois Lowry ; adapted by P. Craig Russell ; illustrated by P. Craig Russell, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton.
Jonas' life assignment is as the Receiver of Memory, where he will apprentice the Giver and become a storehouse of all the things humanity left behind when it entered utopia: color, emotion, and even more complicated secrets.


Titanosaur : discovering the world's largest dinosaur / by José Luis Carballido and Diego Pol ; illustrations by Florencia Gigena.

Titanosaur : discovering the world's largest dinosaur / by José Luis Carballido and Diego Pol ; illustrations by Florencia Gigena.
Through a combination of photographs and illustrations, this picture book will tell the story of the discovery of this new dinosaur, while weaving in exciting facts about what life was like for this brand new species that doesn't even have an official name yet! Chock-full of back matter like a glossary, a dinosaur time period chart, and a gatefold and/or inside jacket poster of the Titanosaur cast, kids of all ages will devour this book. Additionally, it will be vetted and approved by the specialists at the museum as the ultimate, official Titanosaur book.--~Nonfiction picture book tells the story of the discovery and life of this new dinosaur. The species is so new it doesn't have an official name at the time of publication. Includes glossary and a dinosaur time period chart.


Draw Alphabeasts : 150+ monsters, aliens and robots from letters and numbers / Steve Harpster.

Draw Alphabeasts : 150+ monsters, aliens and robots from letters and numbers / Steve Harpster.


Baby elephant joins the herd / text written by Ben Richmond.

Baby elephant joins the herd /  text written by Ben Richmond.
A baby elephant is born in the African savannah. She joins a group of elephants, called a herd. Follow along as the calf experiences eating, playing, and using her trunk during her first years of life. Baby Elephant Joins the Herd is filled with facts that will engage young readers in a fun way. Follow along as one baby elephant explores the world around her--Jacket.


The bug girl : Maria Merian's scientific vision / Sarah Glenn Marsh ; illustrated by Filippo Vanzo.

The bug girl : Maria Merian's scientific vision / Sarah Glenn Marsh ; illustrated by Filippo Vanzo.
A biography about Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators--Provided by publisher.


Count with me : 1 to 10 / Ana Palmero Cáceres.

Count with me : 1 to 10 / Ana Palmero Cáceres.
Learning to count using numbers using the designs from the baskets of the Ye'kuana people who live in southern Venezuela.--


Grandpa stops a war : a Paul Robeson story / Susan Robeson ; illustrated by Rod Brown.

Grandpa stops a war : a Paul Robeson story / Susan Robeson ; illustrated by Rod Brown.
Daddy always said it takes a man of peace to stop a war. Based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, comes this recollection of his bravery and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with her debut book. When Susan was a child her father and grandfather told her family stories over and over. Grandpa Paul was a great man, a singer with a deep and rumbling voice, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of the children and families living in countries at war. His songs were always full of emotion, and evoking the African-American spirituals of his own father's childhood, he was able to communicate even with people who didn't speak the same language. Though it was dangerous, Robeson went to Spain and traveled to the front lines of the war (in a Buick!). There, he asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield. And then he sang.... With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, When Grandpa Stops A War celebrates the activism and achievements of the great Paul Robeson, and shows readers the power of art in times of discord and war.--Provided by publisher.


How does a butterfly grow? / written by Dawn Sirett ; illustrated by Louise Anglicas.

How does a butterfly grow? /  written by Dawn Sirett ; illustrated by Louise Anglicas.
Lift the flaps to see how a butterfly grows.


Journey to a promised land : a story of the Exodusters / by Allison Lassieur ; illustrated by Eric Freeberg.

Journey to a promised land : a story of the Exodusters / by Allison Lassieur ; illustrated by Eric Freeberg.
Hattie Jacobs and her family join the Great Exodus of 1879 in search of a better life in Kansas--


Pinocchio / Carlo Collodi ; written and retold by Clare Lloyd ; illustrated by Giuseppe Di Lernia.

Pinocchio /  Carlo Collodi ; written and retold by Clare Lloyd ; illustrated by Giuseppe Di Lernia.
Pinocchio, a wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy.


Robert Bateman : the boy who painted nature / text by Margriet Ruurs ; artwork by Robert Bateman.

Robert Bateman : the boy who painted nature / text by Margriet Ruurs ; artwork by Robert Bateman.
The story of a young boy who has a gift for seeing the natural world around him.


Searching for Lottie / Susan L. Ross.

Searching for Lottie /  Susan L. Ross.
More than six decades after the end of World War II, twelve-year-old Charlie, a budding musician, searches for clues about her violin-prodigy namesake's fate--


Wilma's way home : the life of Wilma Mankiller / by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Linda Kukuk.

Wilma's way home : the life of Wilma Mankiller / by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Linda Kukuk.
A picture book biography of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.--Provided by publisher.


I am farmer : growing an environmental movement in Cameroon / Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul ; illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon.

I am farmer : growing an environmental movement in Cameroon / Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul ; illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon.
Discover the true story of how environmentalist Farmer Tantoh is transforming the landscape in his home country of Cameroon. When Tantoh Nforba was a child, his fellow students mocked him for his interest in gardening. Today he's an environmental hero, bringing clean water and bountiful gardens to the central African nation of Cameroon. Authors Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul share Farmer Tantoh's inspiring story.


Sal & Gabi break the universe / Carlos Hernandez.

Sal & Gabi break the universe /  Carlos Hernandez.
In order to heal after his mother's death, Sal learned how to meditate. But no one expected him to be able to take it further and 'relax' things into existence. Turns out he can reach into time and space to retrieve things from other universes,


Another / Christian Robinson.

Another /  Christian Robinson.
A young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world--


Gloria takes a stand : how Gloria Steinem listened, wrote, and changed the world / Jessica M. Rinker ; illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley.

Gloria takes a stand : how Gloria Steinem listened, wrote, and changed the world / Jessica M. Rinker ; illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley.


Wings / written by Cheryl B. Klein ; illustrated by Tomie dePaola.

Wings /  written by Cheryl B. Klein ; illustrated by Tomie dePaola.
Follows a baby bird on its first flight, one that starts cautiously and ends with delight.


Forging destiny / Cube Kid ; illustrations by Saboten.

Forging destiny /  Cube Kid ; illustrations by Saboten.
This is the sixth book in the unofficial Minecraft adventure books, and everyone's favourite 12-year-old villager-turned-warrior is back, this time to use his warrior training on a new quest.


Thief strikes! / by Hilde Lysiak, with Matthew Lysiak ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.

Thief strikes! /  by Hilde Lysiak, with Matthew Lysiak ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
Crime reporter Hilde Lysiak always gets the scoop! Special tomato plants were stolen from a local greenhouse! Hilde wants to catch the thief. So she and her sister Izzy start interviewing witnesses. But they soon discover that people all around town are getting sick! Can this real-life reporter get to the root of these two mysteries?--Page [4] of cover.


The frog book / Steve Jenkins & Robin Page.

The frog book /  Steve Jenkins & Robin Page.
Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore form, color, and pattern, and capture the very unique nature of frogs in this brilliantly illustrated picture book. Perfect for fans of The Beetle Book, and young readers looking for nonfiction about this perennially fascinating animal. Long legs, sticky tongues, big round eyes, and other dazzling features--what's not to love about frogs? In this magnificently illustrated picture book, Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore one of the world's most diverse--and most threatened--animals. With more than 5,000 different frog species on the planet, in every color of the rainbow and a vast number of vivid patterns, no creatures are more fascinating to learn about or look at. Jenkins and Page present a stunning array of these intriguing amphibians and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.--~Nonfiction picture book explores the form, color, pattern, and nature of frogs.


Milo on wheels / Elizabeth Gordon.

Milo on wheels /  Elizabeth Gordon.
Milo doesn't need friends. He's got his journal, which he fills with sketches of plants and animals. When Milo's mom makes him go to The Club, he keeps his distance from the others. That is, until the annual go-kart rally. Milo has used crutches to walk his whole life, but could he be the fastest for once? Milo wants to find out.


Over the rooftops, under the moon / JonArno Lawson ; [illustrated by] Nahid Kazemi.

Over the rooftops, under the moon /  JonArno Lawson ; [illustrated by] Nahid Kazemi.
A bird meditates on what it means to be alone and what it means to be together.


My whirling, twirling motor / by Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon.

My whirling, twirling motor /  by Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon.
A young boy with ADHD feels like he is constantly driven by a 'motor.' He is constantly getting in trouble, even when he is not trying to be naughty. But his mom helps him focus on the things he does right each day--


Circle / by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen.

Circle /  by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen.
When Triangle breaks the rule about not hiding behind the waterfall while playing hide-and-seek with Circle and Square, Circle must rescue him.


Meet me on the court / David Aro

Meet me on the court /  David Aro
Cam, Tyler, and Markus are upset that their school cut the basketball team because of lack of funding. They decide to make their own! They don't have jerseys, a coach, or even a regular court to practice on. There's one more problem--they need at least two more people on the team to play. Can the team find two more players? Can they win their first game against the snooty prep school kids that keep stealing their court?


Nikki on the line / Barbara Carroll Roberts.

Nikki on the line /  Barbara Carroll Roberts.
Nikki, thirteen, dreams of being a great basketball player but struggles on her new, elite team while also juggling school stress, her non-traditional family, and revelations about her biological father.


Yasmin the chef / by Saadia Faruqi ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.

Yasmin the chef /  by Saadia Faruqi ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.
Yasmin's family is hosting a big party, but Yasmin is worried that the traditional food her family is cooking is too spicy--so her family challenges Yasmin to come up with a dish of her own.


The breakaways / Cathy G. Johnson ; colors by Kevin Czap.

The breakaways /  Cathy G. Johnson ; colors by Kevin Czap.
When a popular student encourages her to join the soccer team, Faith signs up even though she has never played the game and learns about loyalty and friendship.


The quiet boat ride and other stories / Sergio Ruzzier.

The quiet boat ride and other stories /  Sergio Ruzzier.
Fox enjoys quiet boat rides and watching the sunrise, but Chick is noisy and hyperactive and frequently disrupts their adventures--nevertheless they remain friends and enjoy their time together.


Yasmin the zookeeper / by Saadia Faruqi ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.

Yasmin the zookeeper /  by Saadia Faruqi ; illustrated by Hatem Aly.
Yasmin's class is going on a field trip to the zoo, and Yasmin is thrilled when she is chosen to help feed the monkeys; but when she trips and spills their food both she and the monkeys are upset--until she remembers that she has fruit in her lunch bag to share with her new friends.


The Final Boss / Dustin Brady and illustrations by Jesse Brady.

The Final Boss /  Dustin Brady and illustrations by Jesse Brady.
Jesse and Eric must battle fire-breathing pterodactyls, angry green, giants, and laser-shooting unicorns in order to make it to the final boss and save the world.


When you are brave / by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.

When you are brave /  by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.
Relates how to find your courage and use it when life seems frightening or you start something new.


Where's the architect? : from pyramids to skyscrapers : an architecture look and find book / text by Susanne Rebscher ; illustrations by Annabelle von Sperber.

Where's the architect? : from pyramids to skyscrapers : an architecture look and find book / text by Susanne Rebscher ; illustrations by Annabelle von Sperber.
Presents a history of architecture, from the top of China's Great Wall to the base of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, while readers try to locate hidden figures in each spread.


My little pony : Ponyville mysteries / written by Christina Rice ; with art by Agnes Garbowska, colors by Heather Breckel, letters by Neil Uyetake and Christa Miesner.

My little pony : Ponyville mysteries / written by Christina Rice ; with art by Agnes Garbowska, colors by Heather Breckel, letters by Neil Uyetake and Christa Miesner.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are on the case, solving crimes nopony else can! Will they be able to discover who's behind the local mysteries, like the theft of supplies from Ponyville hospital or the ransacking of the bowling alley? Most importantly, can they crack the case and get their homework done at the same time?--Provided by publisher.


No more poems! : a book in verse that just gets worse / by Rhett Miller ; art by Dan Santat.

No more poems! : a book in verse that just gets worse / by Rhett Miller ; art by Dan Santat.
Shares humorous poems about such subjects as disco baths, sneaky sisters, nose hairs, and wanting a dog.


Ninja camp / Sue Fliess ; illustrated by Jen Taylor.

Ninja camp /  Sue Fliess ; illustrated by Jen Taylor.
Pack your bags and grab your gear: you're going to Ninja Camp! Listen closely to the ninja master, who will teach you everything you need to know to become a ninja warrior-but it won't be easy. You'll have to be sly and swift, strong and speedy, and only then will you become a Ninja of the Night! -- Publisher description


Animal babies like to play / words byJennifer Adams ; pictures by Mary Lundquist.

Animal babies like to play /  words byJennifer Adams ; pictures by Mary Lundquist.
Animal babies from Alligator to Zebra play, explore, and wonder in this celebration of children in all their glorious diversity.--


A friend for Henry / by Jenn Bailey ; illustrated by Mika Song.

A friend for Henry /  by Jenn Bailey ; illustrated by Mika Song.
Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong--but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can play with.


101 Kids activities that are the ooey, gooey-est ever! : nonstop fun with DIY slimes, doughs and moldables / Jamie Harrington, Brittanie Pyper and Holly Homer.

101 Kids activities that are the ooey, gooey-est ever! : nonstop fun with DIY slimes, doughs and moldables / Jamie Harrington, Brittanie Pyper and Holly Homer.
Let your creativity and your imagination soar with these colorful, crazy-fun recipes for slime, dough, clay, foam, mud and more. Create amazing concoctions like Fake Snow, Color-Changing Slime and Glow-in-the-Dark Dough. Dig your fingers into Glowing Magic Mud, Shaving Cream Dough and Kool-Aid Foam. Or, if you're brave enough, squeeze the Spider Egg Sack Slime or the Frog's Vomit Slime--eek! There are even some special slimes that you can eat like Gummy Worm Slime, Pudding Slime and Cookie Dough Dough. With 101 super cool activities (that are also super easy to clean up), you can try them all! From the bestselling authors of 101 Kids Activities, 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments and Adorkable Bubble Bath Crafts, this book is full of exciting and fantastical recipes that include tips on the science behind the goo, so you can learn too! Whether it's a slime, a dough or some other moldable creation, you'll be able to create and become whatever your imagination dreams up!--


Remarkably you / written by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.

Remarkably you /  written by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.
Rhyming text encourages young readers to discover what they are good at and use it to make a difference in big ways or in small ones.


One-stop story shop / by Tracey Corderoy ; illustrated by Tony Neal.

One-stop story shop /  by Tracey Corderoy ; illustrated by Tony Neal.
When a knight's story of battling a dragon is stalled by the dragon's vacation, he discovers the One-Stop Story Shop, which might be what he needs to finish his tale, but maybe not exactly the way he had planned.


The Great Wiz and the Ruckus / written & illustrated by Joey McCormick ; colors by Whitney Cogar ; letters by Warren Montgomery.

The Great Wiz and the Ruckus /  written & illustrated by Joey McCormick ; colors by Whitney Cogar ; letters by Warren Montgomery.
Red is a Wiz tasked with finding the other Wiz's of the realm so they can band together to form the Great Wiz, a being of light, and destroy the growing evil darkness known only as the Ruckus. On this journey, he meets Bog Wiz, Sad Dad, and Feather Duster--but soon their fate rests on the shoulders of a young Wiz named Bean who is too strong, too hot-headed, and completely untested to be any real help. Bean might not be ready to be the hero the world needs, but Red is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that the Ruckus doesn't win.


Mary wears what she wants / Keith Negley.

Mary wears what she wants /  Keith Negley.
Once upon a time (but not too long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. Until one day, a young girl named Mary had a bold idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants, this fresh, charming picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms.


Dress like a girl / written by Patricia Toht ; illustrated by Lorian Tu-Dean.

Dress like a girl /  written by Patricia Toht ; illustrated by Lorian Tu-Dean.
Explores the concept of dressing like a girl, in which girls dress in space suits, police officer uniforms, and laboratory coats to prove that girls can be anything they want to be.


Candace center stage / written by Candace Cameron Bure ; illustrated by Christine Battuz.

Candace center stage /  written by Candace Cameron Bure ; illustrated by Christine Battuz.
Candace isn't sure if she wants to be a ballerina and loves her own way of dancing, so when she and the other ballet dancers get stage fright on the night of their recital, she comes up with a solution to help them.


Hedy Lamarr's double life / written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu.

Hedy Lamarr's double life /  written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu.
Hedy Lamarr became a movie legend, but her true loves were always science and engineering. During World War II, Hedy collaborated with another inventor on an innovative technology called frequency hopping. It was designed to prevent the enemy from jamming torpedo radio signals and commanding weapons to go off course. Frequency hopping is still used today to keep our cell phone messages private and defend our computers from hackers. In this biography, meet the real Hedy Lamarr : not only a beloved film star, but a visionary scientist who helped create the world we live in today.


The cat who ruled the town / by May Nakamura ; illustrated by Rachel Sanson.

The cat who ruled the town /  by May Nakamura ; illustrated by Rachel Sanson.
Stubbs was the mayor of a small town in Alaska. He was friendly and well respected by the townspeople. But there was one thing that set Stubbs apart from any other mayor: he was a cat! -- Jacket.


Eva and Baby Mo / by Rebecca Elliott.

Eva and Baby Mo /  by Rebecca Elliott.
Eva offers to babysit for little brother Baby Mo so her parents can go to a sky-dancing competition, and she enlists a couple of her friends to help--unfortunately Mo proves to be a handful, eating too much candy, making a big mess, and throwing a tantrum, and she and her friends have to clean up fast before her parents get home.


Grow grateful / by Sage Foster-Lasser and Jon Lasser, PhD ; illustrated by Christopher Lyles.

Grow grateful /  by Sage Foster-Lasser and Jon Lasser, PhD ; illustrated by Christopher Lyles.
Kiko goes on a school camping trip and learns about gratitude. Includes Reader's Note with contextual advice for caregivers. --


Disaster on the Titanic / Kate Messner ; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.

Disaster on the Titanic /  Kate Messner ; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
This time the mysterious box transports the golden retriever Ranger back to the shipyards of Belfast in 1912, where a ship is being prepared for her maiden voyage, and when he saves young Patrick Murphy from being crushed by falling boards, Ranger expects to be transported home; when he is not, he knows that somehow his job is not finished--but then, Ranger has never heard of the Titanic, and knows nothing of the fate that awaits Patrick, and all the other people on board.


Giraffe asks for help / by Nyasha Chikowore ; illustrated by Janet McDonnell.

Giraffe asks for help /  by Nyasha Chikowore ; illustrated by Janet McDonnell.
Clumsy Gary the Giraffe is disappointed that he still cannot reach the top leaves on trees after turning six, but his friends assure him he is not too old to ask for help.


 

 

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