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AMANDA PANDA AND THE BIGGER, BETTER BIRTHDAY
by Ransom, Candice F., 1952- author.
JP RAN
When Amanda Panda finds out that her best friend is turning six the day before her, she threatens to boycott birthdays altogether.
BABY SHARK : DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO
"Join Baby Shark, Mama Shark, Daddy Shark, and more underwater friends in this silly story based on the family-favorite song!"--Back cover.
BREAD LAB!
by Binczewski, Kim, author.
JP BIN
"Iris's kitchen is transformed into a busy bread lab one Saturday thanks to her favorite aunt, a plant scientist who helps farmers grow grain. Together they make whole wheat sourdough bread with just four ingredients, beginning with a mysterious goo called a "starter" that's teeming with invisible microbes. To Iris, bread making seems like magic, but it's really science!"-- Provided by publisher.
BUILDERS & BREAKERS
by Light, Steve, author, illustrator.
JP LIG
"When their dad forgets his lunch box on his way to the construction site, a young brother and sister set out to take it to him, and along their way witness all the noisy, exciting action of a build site in the city."-- Provided by publisher.
CAPTAIN
by Dionne, Erin, 1975- author.
JP DIO
Excited to give his report on explorer Ernest Shackleton in school, and frustrated by a monstrous snowstorm that has left his family and city snowbound, a boy imagines himself on a voyage where he and his crew (his family) are trapped by the ice, just like his favorite explorer and the ship, Endurance.
THE CASE OF THE MISSING CHALK DRAWINGS
by Byrne, Richard, 1963- author, illustrator.
JP BYR
The chalks are drawing flowers on the chalkboard, but someone keeps stealing their artwork. Sergeant Blue is on the case and determined to solve the mystery. Who could the thief be?
CHICKEN TALK
by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.
JP MAC
"From Newbery Medalist MacLachlan and "New York Times"-bestselling illustrator Krosoczka comes a cheeky and heartwarming picture book about chickens who scratch messages around the farm for their humans to find -- resulting in surprise, chaos, and plenty of fun."--Publisher's description.
THE COLOR MONSTER : A STORY ABOUT EMOTIONS
by Llenas, Anna, author, illustrator.
JP LLE
Emotions, including happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and calm, are described through the actions of a monster sorting them out.
DINO
by Vaisberg, Diego, author.
JP VAI
Meet Dino, a pet unlike any other. Having a dinosaur in the house can be tricky. He makes a mess wherever he stomps, eats everything, and scares away the mail carrier. Surely one pet dinosaur is more than enough...
THE DRAGON AND THE NIBBLESOME KNIGHT
by Woollard, Elli, author.
JP WOO
A case of mistaken identity allows a young dragon and knight to become friends, but the two sworn enemies must decide what to do when they discover the truth.
DREAMLAND
by Klocek, Noah, author, illustrator.
JP KLO
As Amelie goes to bed, she sets out in search of her dreams, venturing into a surreal world and overcoming cold toes, tangled blankets, and ticking clocks to uncover her favorite dreams.
ELEANOR WYATT, PRINCESS AND PIRATE
by MacFarlane, Rachael, 1976- author.
JP MAC
Eleanor uses her imagination to become a princess, a pirate, musician, superhero, ballerina, ninja, and more.
FAMOUSLY PHOEBE
by Alexander, Lori, author.
JP ALE
For as long as Phoebe can remember, she's known the clickety click click of a photographer snapping her picture. Thanks to the camera-carrying "paparazzi" (aka Mom and Dad), she's always been the star of the show . . . until the day a tiny newcomer arrives on set. Will Phoebe learn to share the spotlight and assume the role she was born to play: big sister? This sweet tale of sibling rivalry resolved is perfect for every older brother and sister.
FINN
by Noble, Rachel, author.
JP NOB
When Finn finds a feather he believes was sent by his deceased brother, Hamish, his mother and teacher are not excited but his friend Lucas helps him find great joy in Hamish's gift.
HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT
by Kousky, Vern, author, illustrator.
JP KOU
Harold is a very special bear who always wears a woolly hat, so when a crow steals the hat from him, he tries to win it back.
HIDE AND SEEK
by Browne, Anthony, 1946- author.
JP BRO
When their dog goes missing, siblings Poppy and Cy decide to play hide-and-seek in the woods to distract themselves. Poppy counts to ten and sets out to look for Cy, but she can't find him anywhere. Deeper into the woods she goes, looking for her brother, until she hears a rustling noise nearby. What could it be? Surreal forest scenes heighten the mood of the story, holding plenty of hidden images to discover.
HIKING DAY
by Rockwell, Anne F., author.
JP ROC
A little girl and her family go hiking up a nearby mountain for the very first time.
HORSE MEETS DOG
by Kalan, Elliott, 1981- author.
JP KAL
When Horse and Dog meet, Dog thinks he has met a very big canine, Horse thinks he has come across a tiny little baby horse, and humorous confusion ensues.
HOW DO I LOVE THEE?
by Adams, Jennifer, 1970- author.
JP ADA
Parents describe the breadth of their love for their children, including in soft sunlight and rain-drizzled night, by stars and firelight, and fall's red trees and winter's frost-etched breath.
A HUNDRED KISSES BEFORE BEDTIME
by Mack, 1960- author, artist.
JP MAC
Everyone needs a kiss good night!"I'm really good at giving kisses. Every night I make sure all the animals get a good-night kiss. Then they can sleep tight." Before going to bed, Chick wants to give all the animals a good-night kiss. Meet the crocodile who's floating in the water, the rooster who's crowing loud, the horst running in the meadow, and the cutest art ever. From the big lion to the little hedgehog, they all get a sweet kiss from little Chick. Until he gets tired himself.
HUSH, LITTLE BUNNY
by Stein, David Ezra, author, illustrator.
JP STE
In this reimagining of the classic lullaby "Hush, Little Baby", a father rabbit offers messages of nuturing protection and comfort to his baby.
I AM SMALL
by Leng, Qin author, illustrator.
JP LEN
Mimi discovers that being small is not so bad after all.
I JUST LIKE YOU
by Bloom, Suzanne, 1950- illustrator.
JP BLO
A diverse group of animals show how friendship can be as simple as appreciating the critter next to you.
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN
by Diggs, Taye, author.
JP DIG
A father reassures his young son that although they cannot always be together, he misses his baby boy and always thinks about him.
I
by Cristaldi, Kathryn, author.
JP CRI
"I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown, in a rocket ship made of glass and stone... I will love you till the cows come home. Love knows no bounds in this tender tribute to the depths of family love. For fans of "Guess How Much I Love You" -- only funnier! This book extends the saying, "I'll love you till the cows come home" to the humorous extreme. Along the way there are yaks in cadillacs, sheep setting sail, frogs on big-wheeled bikes, and more, in this great read-aloud. I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home is filled with warm, funny art and rhythmic, romping text, perfect for curling up with your little one at the end of the day...or anytime you want to express your love."-- Provided by publisher.
I
by Willis, Jeanne, author.
JP WIL
When a little rhino, who likes to make the rules, finds a tree bursting with fruit, he is not about to share it with any of the other animals since he is in charge, but it looks like things are about to change.
I
by Black, Michael Ian, 1971- author.
JP BLA
Flamingo learns that it is okay to be sad sometimes and that her friends, the little girl and Potato, will stand by her no matter how she feels.
I
by McMullan, Kate, author.
JP MCM
A little truck proves that he's tough enough to get the job done!
IS THAT YOU, ELEANOR SUE?
by Tusa, Tricia, author.
JP TUS
Eleanor Sue is a master of disguise, but when her mother gets in on the act, along with Grandma, anything can happen.
KITTEN AND THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
by Sullivan, John, author.
JP SUL
As he makes his rounds through a construction site, a night watchman hears birds calling, insects buzzing, and vehicles roaring by, while a stray kitten keeps him company.
LITTLE BROWN
by Frazee, Marla, author.
JP FRA
"Little Brown is grumpy and lonely at the dog park, until he decides to take matters into his own hands."-- Provided by publisher.
LITTLE ROBOT ALONE
by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.
JP MAC
When Little Robot finds a creative solution to his lonliness he gets straight to work on shaping the perfect companion out of metal, and affectionately names him Little Dog.
LOVE, Z
by Sima, Jessie, author, illustrator.
JP SIM
A little robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed, "Love, Beatrice" and, unable to learn what love is from other robots, sets out on a quest to find the answer.
LUCY FELL DOWN THE MOUNTAIN
by Cornell, Kevin, author, illustrator.
JP COR
Lucy is having a terrible day. She's falling down a mountain. As she passes various characters--a mountain man, a bungeeing duck, and a pile of shuffling bears--she tries to ask for help. But everyone misinterprets her requests. As Lucy gains velocity, the story grows in silliness. Ending eventually in a giant, rolling snowball that lands Lucy safely at a hot-chocolate chalet. No harm done!
MAD, MAD BEAR!
by Gee, Kimberly, author, illustrator.
JP GEE
Bear is very angry that he has to leave the park, but after taking a deep breath he learns to let it go.
MAKING A FRIEND
by Sauer, Tammi, author.
JP SAU
Doesn't anyone want to be my friend? A clever picture book about the fun of making new friends and building unlikely relationships--and playing in the snow!
MARVELOUS MARAVILLOSO : ME AND MY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY
by Lara, Carrie, author.
JP LAR
"Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family is a story from the point of view of a young interracial child about what color means within the dynamics of race, ethnicity, and culture. This sweet simple story blends the colors of the world and the color of the people her life and shares the experience of her culture in a complex multicultural world"-- Provided by publisher.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS : THE MAGIC OF MARY POPPINS
by Steele, Bonnie, author.
JP TRA
Michael and Jane Banks will never forget the magical moments of their childhood spent with Mary Poppins. When there practically perfect nanny returns to 17 Cherry Tree Lane to look after Michael's children, she brings the same joy and wonder to the next generation of the Banks family.
MOUSIE, I WILL READ TO YOU
by Cole, Rachael, author.
JP COL
When Mousie is little, Mama sings him lullabies about the sky, repeats back his DA DA DEES and BA BA BEES, and reads him poems and stories about wonderful things like forests and bears. Then one day, on a playground next to the library, Mousie sounds out a word, then two, then three . . . and a reader is born!
MUSTAFA
by Gay, Marie-Louise, author, illustrator.
JP GAY
After leaving his war-torn country with his family, Mustafa visits a park near his new home and finds beautiful flowers, lady bugs, fall leaves, and finally, a friend.
MY PAPA IS A PRINCESS
by Cenko, Doug, author, artist.
JP CEN
View a father through the eyes of his daughter as they play, cook, and imagine together.
NIGHT PLAY : A BEDTIME STORY IN THREE ACTS, STARRING ARLO AND FRIENDS
by Boyd, Lizi, 1953- author, illustrator.
JP BOY
Arlo is sleepy, but his stuffed toys want to put on a play before bedtime, and the cast of characters appears through die-cut holes in this board book.
NO BORING STORIES!
by Falatko, Julie, author.
JP FAL
Bored with sweet, boring picture books about cute and fluffy creatures, a group of unpopular animals tries to write an adventure story featuring themselves, with unwanted help from over-eager Bunny.
OWLS ARE GOOD AT KEEPING SECRETS : AN UNUSUAL ALPHABET
"A book of little-known animal 'facts' -- one for each letter of the alphabet"-- Provided by publisher.
PENGUIN FLIES HOME : A FLIGHT SCHOOL STORY
by Judge, Lita, author, illustrator.
JP JUD
Even though his penguin friends would rather swim, Penguin dreams of flying.
PENGUINAUT!
by Colleen, Marcie, author.
JP COL
Orville is a little penguin who lives in a zoo and dreams of big adventures, like going to the Moon the other animals are skeptical, but Orville is determined, so he builds a spaceship and sets out all by himself--and discovers that real adventures are best when they are shared with friends.
PICNIC WITH OLIVER
by Song, Mika, author, illustrator.
JP SON
While Oliver prepares their picnic, Philbert sets sail on a pond, only to get caught in a sudden storm.
PINE & BOOF : BLAST OFF!
by Burach, Ross, author.
JP BUR
When an egg from outer space falls on Boof's head, he and his best friend Pine must travel to outer space to return the space egg to its space nest.
POE WON
by DiPucchio, Kelly, author.
JP DIP
"When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Prickly Valley try all sorts of methods to get him to go--but one thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him."-- Provided by publisher.
SHHH!
by Barroux, author, illustrator.
JP BAR
Night falls...it is late. Close your eyes. Time to sleep. This wonderful bedtime story from the masterful illustrator Barroux takes you on a journey through a child's imagination to a series of dreamy landscapes where animals ready themselves for sleep. The simple, lyrical text and charming illustrations will gently lull even the most reluctant sleeper, providing a calming way for parents to say goodnight.-- Amazon.
THE SNOW LION
by Helmore, Jim, author.
JP HEL
Caro is too shy to make friends in her new neighborhood until she meets a mysterious Snow Lion, who plays with her and encourages her to meet other children.
SOMETHING SMELLS!
by Hellman, Blake Liliane, author.
JP HEL
When Elliot wakes up to a terrible smell, he is determined to find the source.
SOPHIE JOHNSON, UNICORN EXPERT
by Hood, Morag, author.
JP HOO
Sophie Johnson is a self-confessed unicorn expert (among other things) and has dressed up her toys and pets with their own unique horns. Strange then, that she doesn't seem to notice the real unicorn who has come into her house.
SPLAT AND THE NEW BABY
by Scotton, Rob, author, illustrator.
JP SCO
Splat the Cat can't wait to be a big brother. So when his mom brings home a special little guest, Splat races from his room, slides down the banister, and skids across the hall, only to find his mom holding... a crocodile?! It's not the baby Splat was expecting, but he's determined, no matter how messy, smelly, and tricky it gets, to be the best big brother he can be!
STEWART
by Martin, Stephen W., author.
JP MAR
Stewart's best friend and sparring partner is his pen, Craig, so when Craig disappears Stewart is lost until a letter arrives from far away with very familiar writing.
STREGA NONA
by DePaola, Tomie, 1934- author, illustrator.
JP DEP
Big Anthony disguises himself as a girl in order to take magic lessons from Strega Nona.
TAKE A HIKE, MILES AND SPIKE!
by Foster, Travis, author, illustrator.
JP FOS
Two friends embark on a hike together, and learn about getting along with others in the process.
TEACH YOUR GIRAFFE TO SKI
by Elbee, Viviane, author.
JP ELB
Trying to teach your giraffe to ski can be difficult--especially when she only wants to fly down the Big Scary Slope.
THERE ARE NO BEARS IN THIS BAKERY
by Sarcone-Roach, Julia, author, illustrator.
JP SAR
When Muffin, a cat, hears a suspicious noise at the Little Bear Bakery, his investigation reveals a hungry bear cub.
THERE
by Long, Loren, author, illustrator.
JP LON
An adaptation of the traditional folk song, "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea," with additional repetition and tongue twisters. Includes sheet music.
THE VERY LAST CASTLE
by Jonker, Travis, author.
JP JON
Ibb, curious about the lone castle in her town, forms a long-distant friendship with the guard and, despite warnings there is something fearful inside, accepts his invitation to enter.
WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART
by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017, author.
JP MCK
Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.
WHAT
by Cazet, Denys, author, illustrator.
JP CAZ
"Wake up!" says Rufus, a large and very hungry owl. "It's time to catch the fearsome mouse. I'm in a mood for a bowl of mouse soup for breakfast." Pip, who's better at sleeping than swooping, leaps from the nest and lands right on top of that fearsome mouse whose name, he learns, is Theodore. Is it time for breakfast... or friendship? Find out in this clever and classic picture book about two owls, a mouse, a banana, and an unlikely friendship. -- from Amazon.
WHERE IS MY BALLOON?
by Bernstein, Ariel, author.
JP BER
While holding his friend Owl's red balloon, Monkey accidentally pops it then tries to substitute other objects before confessing his deed.
WHERE
by Barroux, illustrator.
JP BAR
"A simple game of hide-and-seek quickly takes a new twist as a growing city encroaches on the jungle the animals call home. Where will the elephant, parrot, and snake go?" --P.4 of cover.

 


 

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