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ASTRO GIRL
by Wilson-Max, Ken, author.
TALK JP WIL
After Astrid tells her father that she wants to be an astronaut, he tells her of all the things that astronauts have to do.
BIG NATE IN THE ZONE
by Peirce, Lincoln.
TALK J PEI
The latest illustrated novel from Lincoln Peirce is a laugh-out-loud must-read starring the one and only cartooning genius, king of detention, and Cheez Doodle connoisseur, Nate Wright. Nate's not having the best of luck...in fact he's not having ANY luck. But with a little boost thanks to Chad's lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere Nate turns! Nate's in the zone! But how long will it last?
BIG NATE LIVES IT UP
by Peirce, Lincoln, author, illustrator.
TALK J PEI
"As his school's centennial is coming up, Big Nate is stuck showing the dorky new kid around"-- Provided by publisher.
BOX : HENRY BROWN MAILS HIMSELF TO FREEDOM
by Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.
TALK JB BROWN
"'What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine. The breath of life is all I have to lose. And bondage is suffocating me.' Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as Box he 'entered the world a slave.' He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next -- as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope -- and help -- came in the form of the Underground Railroad. Escape! In stanzas of six lines each, each line representing one side of a box, celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown's story of how he came to send himself in a box from slavery to freedom."-- Provided by publisher.
THE CALL OF THE WILD
by Alcott, Ellyn, author.
TALK J LON
"Buck is a well-loved and happy dog, living on a ranch with other happy dogs and an owner who loves him. But one night, he is taken from his loving home, forced to work hard pulling sleds with a team of other unkind dogs. He quickly learns that to survive, he must set his wild side free. This new adaptation of Jack London's classic novel tells the story of a loveable dog seeking his purpose and belonging, and ultimately deciding if he should answer the call of the wild."-- Provided by publisher.
CHOO-CHOO SCHOOL
by Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. author.
TALK JP ROS
"No racing in the haul-ways! From the [...] author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school. All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules -- Work hard, play fair, be kind -- it's time for some math to get the wheels turning. Then everyone's ready to climb a hill in gym (it's good to blow off steam), sing songs in music (Flat Car is a bit off-key), and learn the whole alphabet, especially the letter R. In one of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's last books, lighthearted verse portrays a world where train stations are classrooms, the conductor doubles as the teacher, and Boxcar is happy to hand out tissues to anyone who ah-choo-choos. Bright, energetic illustrations by animation artist Mike Yamada bring the whole clickety crew to rollicking life." -- Provided by publisher.
DR  DOLITTLE AND FRIENDS
by Lofting, Hugh, 1886-1947, author.
TALK J LOF
It has been three long, boring days in Dr. Dolittle's home, and his animal friends are feeling wilder than usual. The animals cause a ruckus in the house, and Dr. Dolittle declares that they all need a picnic out in the fresh air. But when it is time to go home, one of his animal friends is nowhere to be found! Can Dr. Dolittle find his missing friend?
EEK, YOU REEK! POEMS ABOUT ANIMALS THAT STINK, STANK, STUNK
by Yolen, Jane, author.
TALK J 811.54 YOL
"Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, A swath of smell, And -- yuk! You did it very well. Children of all ages will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent attributes of a full cast of foul-smelling creatures."-- Provided by publisher.
EL PERRO CON SOMBRERO A BILINGUAL DOGGY TALE
by Kent, Derek Taylor, author.
TALK JP KEN
Although Pepe achieves fame and fortune as a movie star dog, much to the chagrin of a jealous movie star cat, Pepe longs for a family.
THE FIERCE 44 BLACK AMERICANS WHO SHOOK UP THE WORLD
"A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents 44 of America's greatest movers and shakers from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN's TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball." --Provided by publisher.
THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI
by Van Allsburg, Chris, author, illustrator.
TALK J VAN
When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.
GUSTAVO : THE SHY GHOST
by Drago, Flavia Z., author, illustrator.
TALK JP DRA
Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can't see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves?
HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA AND THE BIRTHDAY SURPRISE
by Howe, James, 1946- author.
TALK JE HOW
Friends Houndsley and Catina are sad because they do not know when their birthdays are, but they solve the problem in a thoughtful and creative way.
HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA PLINK AND PLUNK
by Howe, James, 1946- author.
TALK JE HOW
Houndsley likes canoeing and his friend Catina likes bicycling, but each has to help the other learn to enjoy these activities in order to do them together.
JABARI JUMPS
by Cornwall, Gaia, author, illustrator.
TALK JP COR
Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all. "Looks easy," says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can't help but root for.
JUNO VALENTINE AND THE MAGICAL SHOES
by Chen, Eva, 1980-
TALK JP CHE
Juno Valentine's favorite shoes don't light up. They don't have wheels. They are, to be perfectly honest, the tiniest bit boring. But they're still her favorite muddy-puddle-jumping, everyday-is-an-adventure shoes. One day, when they go missing, Juno discovers something amazing: a magical room filled with every kind of shoe she could possibly imagine! Juno embarks on an epic journey through time and space, stepping into the shoes of female icons from Frida Kahlo and Cleopatra to Lady Gaga and Serena Williams. Each pair of shoes Juno tries brings a brand new adventure - and a step towards understanding that her very own shoes might be the best shoes of all.
KAIA AND THE BEES
by Boelts, Maribeth, 1964- author.
TALK JP BOE
"Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her: BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her roof because Kaia's dad is a beekeeper. Her dad says that the world needs bees and that's why they are beekeepers. But only he goes on the roof, not Kaia - unless she can find a way to be the brave girl she always says she is. Against a sunny city setting, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Angela Dominguez depict Kaia's small courageous steps - and her tiny insect neighbors - with great empathy and charm. Buzzing with storytime potential, Kaia and the Bees is an honest and relatable tale about bravery and compassion, as well as the importance of bees to our world."-- Provided by publisher.
LAMBSLIDE
by Patchett, Ann, author.
TALK JP PAT
Nicolette Farmer is running for class president, and the rest of the Farmer family tells her she'll win by a landslide. A pack of overconfident lambs mistakenly hear lambslide and can't believe there's a slide made just for them. But when they can't find one on the farm, there's only one thing left to do: take a vote! They campaign. They bargain. They ask all the other animals if they, too, would like a lambslide. Will the lambs ever get their special slide?
LITTLE FRIDA A STORY OF FRIDA KAHLO
by Browne, Anthony, 1946- author, illustrator.
TALK JB KAHLO
"Following a bout with polio at the age of six, Frida Kahlo's life was marked by pain and loneliness. In real life, she walked with a limp, but in her dreams, she flew. One day, her imagination took her on a journey to a girl in white who could dance without pain and hold her secrets, an indelible figure who would find her way into Frida's art in years to come. Inspired by Frida Kahlo's diary, Anthony Browne captures the essence of the artist's early flights of fancy. A note at the end offers a brief biography of the artist who has intrigued art lovers the world over."-- Provided by publisher.
MAX & RUBY AND TWIN TROUBLE
by Wells, Rosemary, author, illustrator.
TALK JP WEL
Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise. Mama has a baby in her tummy and soon the family will be bigger and better. Luckily Ruby knows all about babies: what they eat, how to bathe them, and where they come from. Ruby tells Max all about it. Soon no one will be getting any sleep, but Max has an idea on how to help!
MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD
by Campoy, F. Isabel, author.
TALK JP CAM
Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.
MONARCH BUTTERFLY
by Gibbons, Gail, author.
TALK J 595.789 GIB
Describes the life cycle, body parts, and behavior of the monarch butterfly. Includes instructions on how to raise a monarch.
MY LIFE AS A BOOK
by Tashjian, Janet, author.
TALK J TAS
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.
MY LIFE AS A STUNTBOY
by Tashjian, Janet, author.
TALK J TAS
Twelve-year-old Derek Fallon has the opportunity of a lifetime--to perform stunts in a movie featuring a popular twelve-year-old star--but complications arise involving his best friend, a capuchin monkey, and Derek's chronic inability to concentrate on schoolwork.
OVERGROUND RAILROAD
by Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.
TALK J CLI
"A girl named Ruth Anne tells the story of her family's train journey from North Carolina to New York City as part of the Great Migration"--Provided by publisher.
PANDA BEAR, PANDA BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004, author.
TALK JP CAR
Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals.
PETE THE CAT AND HIS MAGIC SUNGLASSES
by Dean, James, 1957- author, illustrator.
TALK JP DEA
In this hardcover picture book, Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy-nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along.
PETE THE CAT AND THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER
by Dean, James, 1957- author.
TALK JP DEA
Presents an adaptation of the "Itsy Bitsy Spider," in which Pete and his friends know just how to help succeed.
PETE THE KITTY AND THE GROOVY PLAYDATE
by Dean, Kim, 1969- author.
TALK JP DEA
Pete the Kitty is super excited to visit his friend Grumpy Toad's house for a playdate! Grumpy Toad has all the best toys: a truck, building blocks, and a superhero cape. Far out! It's going to be cat-tastic!
THE PETES GO MARCHING
by Dean, James, 1957- author, illustrator.
TALK JP DEA
#1New York Timesbestseller James Dean puts a groovy spinto the classic children's song "The Ants Go Marching" with everyone's favorite cool cat. Join Pete the Cat as he rocks out to this classic tune with a supercool twist in this paper-over-board picture book.
PING
by Castillo, Ani, author, illustrator.
TALK JP CAS
Encourages healthy communication and social interaction by reaching out in many different ways through "Pings," and then waiting to receive "Pongs" from others in response.
THE PRINCE AND THE PEA
by Anders, Flynn H., author.
TALK J 398.2 AND
"Princess Annama wants to find a prince, but she does NOT want to wait for a prince to choose her. She takes matters into her own hands and invites princes from all over to come meet her. She wants to find a prince who is kind, fun, and sensitive -- sensitive enough to feel a single chickpea laying under a tall stack of mattresses! When prince after prince disappoints her, Princess Annama wonders if she'll ever find the kind of prince she's looking for. But when a weary and wayward surfer dude washes up on the shore of her kingdom, she wonders if, just maybe, this unlikely prince is just the match for her. The Prince and the Pea is a charming spin on Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, and shows that a person's value is more than just what you see on the outside"-- Provided by publisher.
PUMPKIN SOUP
by Cooper, Helen (Helen F.), author.
TALK JP COO
The Cat and the Squirrel come to blows with the Duck in arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup, and they almost lose the Duck's friendship when he decides to leave them
THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA
by Keller, Laurie, author.
TALK JP KEL
"At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Florida, who switches spots with Minnesota, is freezing in the frosty northern climate, and Minnesota hasn't brought sunscreen and is getting an awful sunburn. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SECRET GARDEN
by Alcott, Ellyn, author.
TALK J BUR
"Mary Lennox is a sad and sickly girl. She acts bitter to everyone around her and doesn't mind that she doesn't have friends she doesn't need them. When she moves to a dark, gloomy manor to live with her uncle, she has no interest in exploring her new home -- until she learns that there is a secret, locked garden somewhere on the grounds. In this new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved novel, The Secret Garden is a beautiful story of a young girl learning to care for herself by caring for the world around her, and a reminder that the darkest of gloominess can be swept away with a little love and care."-- Provided by publisher.
SECRETS ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY
by Birney, Betty G., author, illustrator.
TALK J BIR
Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, learns that his classroom is full of secrets, the most important of which is that a student will be leaving soon.
SHREK!
by Steig, William, 1907-2003, author
TALK JP STE
Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!
SHREK!
by Steig, William, 1907-2003, author
TALK JP STE
Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!
SNACK, SNOOZE, SKEDADDLE HOW ANIMALS GET READY FOR WINTER
by Salas, Laura Purdie, author.
TALK J 591.56 SAL
Fact-filled rhymes and evocative natural-world artwork depict a variety of familiar wild animals, from snakes and foxes to hummingbirds and whales, who survive the cold winter season through migration or hibernation.
SNOW
by Shulevitz, Uri, author
TALK JP SHU
As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.
SORRY (REALLY SORRY)
by Cotler, Joanna, author.
TALK JP COT
Little did Cow know that her bad mood would spread to the whole farm. But it does when Cow passes her anger along to Duck who takes it out on Frog who is mean to Bird who upsets Goat who bothers Pig. Until good-hearted Dog turns things around by showing kindness to Pig, turning not sorry into sorry (really sorry). But will that be enough to mend all of the hurt feelings on the farm? A sweet and thoughtful picture book about how one act of kindness can change the world, written by publishing legend Joanna Cotler and illustrated by New York Times bestseller Harry Bliss.
THE SPACESUIT HOW A SEAMSTRESS HELPED PUT MAN ON THE MOON
by Donald, Alison, author.
TALK JB FORAKER
Follow the story of how a seamstress helped create the spacesuits that the astronauts used to walk on the moon.
A SPORTING CHANCE HOW LUDWIG GUTTMANN CREATED THE PARALYMPIC GAMES
by Alexander, Lori, author.
TALK J 796.0456 ALE
"Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this young listener's biography showcases a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives. Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled "incurables," Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. The young doctor believed -- and eventually proved -- that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games. Told with moving text, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sports will inspire listeners of all backgrounds."-- Provided by publisher.
SPRING ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY
by Birney, Betty G., author.
TALK J BIR
"To Humphrey and the students at Longfellow School, spring seems impossibly late this year. Fortunately, planning a school Family Fun Night keeps the students (and classroom pets) busy as they look for signs of the changing seasons"-- Provided by publisher.
SUMMER ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY
by Birney, Betty G.
TALK J BIR
When summer arrives, Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, is surprised and pleased to learn that he will be going to Camp Happy Hollow.
THEY DIDN
by Lia, Simone, author, illustrator.
TALK J LIA
"Marcus is a worm, and a bird named Laurence who looks very much like a chicken is about to eat him for breakfast. So what does Marcus do? He strikes up a conversation, of course! But even after talking his way out of being eaten, Marcus's troubles are just beginning: soon he is clinging to Laurence's neck as the designated navigator on an absurd journey to Kenya, where his feathered companion dreams of finding happiness with other flamingos like himself. The only problem is Marcus can't actually read a map -- and this bird is clearly not a flamingo. Will Marcus be able to get them both to Africa . . . or even manage to survive the day?"-- Provided by publisher.
TREASURE ISLAND
by Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, author.
TALK J STE
When an old pirate gives him a secret treasure map for safekeeping, Jim Hawkins is excited to finally have some adventure in his life.
TWO SPECKLED EGGS
by Mann, Jennifer K., author, illustrator.
TALK JP MAN
It’s Ginger’s birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Lyla isn’t like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn’t talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. On the day of the party, Lyla is much earlier than everyone else. But even after the others arrive, Ginger’s party doesn’t go quite the way she’d hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver and gold birthday cake — except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present — a tiny homemade nest with two delicious malted-milk eggs — Ginger begins to wonder: is being different really such a bad thing?
THE UGLY DUCKLING
by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.
TALK J 398.2 AND
"When a ginormous egg hatches in Mama's nest, the newborn chick is not like the other ducklings. The other hatchlings make fun of this funny duck -- her size, her beak, and her weird "screak!" Her siblings laugh every time she tries to act more like them. How could Mama love such a strange duckling? Even though Mama does indeed love her very much, the ginormous duckling is still very sad. Will she learn to accept what makes her different? In this colorful, prehistoric retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, The Ugly Duckling is a timeless tale of learning to love yourself for who you truly are."-- Provided by publisher.
WEMBERLY WORRIED
by Henkes, Kevin, author.
TALK JP HEN
Wemberly worried about everything.Big things. Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start.And Wemberly worried even more.If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.
YOU MATTER
by Robinson, Christian, author, illustrator.
TALK JP ROB
In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored-from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they're feeding. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.
ZATHURA : A SPACE ADVENTURE
by Van Allsburg, Chris, author, illustrator.
TALK J VAN
Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game.

 


 

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