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BABY SHARK : DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO
by Bajet, John John, illustrator.
JP BAJ
Baby Shark has become well-known and well-loved by teachers, parents, and children everywhere. And with hilarious and adorable under-the-sea art of Baby Shark, Mama Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark, and more ocean creatures, kids won't be able to get enough of this silly illlustrated story of a shark family! Children will delight in this silly sing-along story to help readers to mimic and act out the hand/foot movements and develop their fine motor skills. By the end of the singalong story, little ones will be laughing, singing, and dancing their way to fun and reading success.
BEAR NEEDS HELP
by Brannen, Sarah S., author, illustrator.
JP BRA
A young bear needs help with an untied shoe.
BORN TO RIDE : A STORY ABOUT BICYCLE FACE
by Theule, Larissa, author.
JP THE
In Rochester, New York, in 1896, Louisa Belinda Bellflower defies convention and ignores her brother's warnings by learning to ride a bicycle. Includes a history of bicycling and its connection to the women's rights movement.
BUTTERFLIES ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
by Silvestro, Annie, author.
JP SIL
Rosie can’t wait to start kindergarten—she’s had her pencils sharpened and her backpack ready for weeks. But suddenly, on the night before the big day, her tummy hurts. Rosie’s mom reassures her that it’s just butterflies in her belly, and she’ll feel better soon. Much to Rosie’s surprise, when she says hello to a new friend on the bus, a butterfly flies out of her mouth! As the day goes on, Rosie frees all her butterflies, and even helps another shy student let go of hers, too.--Amazon.com.
THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES
by Sender, Ana, author, illustrator.
JP SEN
In 1918, Elsie Wright and her cousin Frances Griffith photographed fairies in their garden, in the small village of Cottingley (Yorkshire). Without expecting it, many people paid attention-- including renowned writer and spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is the story, narrated by Elsie herself, of the true events that led to the Cottingley Fairies becoming a international phenomenon--Provided by publisher.
THE DON
by Parr, Todd, author.
JP PAR
With colorful pictures and a reassuring message, Todd Parr shows that sometimes we worry-but there are lots of things you can do to help you feel better.
EARN IT! : A MONEYBUNNY BOOK
by McLeod, Cinders, author, illustrator.
JP MCL
In this introduction to the concept of earning money, an exuberant bunny learns that fame and fortune must be earned-- Provided by publisher.
GHOST CAT
by Atteberry, Kevan, author, illustrator.
JP ATT
A boy who used to have a cat believes that its ghost is darting through his house by day and purring in his bed at night.
GOOD DAD DIEGO
by Maloney, Brenna, author.
JP MAL
Pug dad Diego fills many roles in his puppies' lives, from comforter to example-setter.
GOODNIGHT FOOTBALL
by Dahl, Michael, author.
JP DAH
In rhyming text a little boy, home from a game, bids goodnight to all the sights and sounds of a football game.
GRANDPA CACAO : A TALE OF CHOCOLATE, FROM FARM TO FAMILY
by Zunon, Elizabeth, author, illustrator.
JP ZUN
As a little girl and her father work together to make her birthday cake, he tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast. Includes author's note and a cake recipe.
I HAVE AN IDEA!
by Tullet, Hervé, author, illustrator.
JP TUL
The author meditates on the search for an idea, and the wonderful feeling when the right idea comes along, unleashing the creative process.
I
by Black, Michael Ian, 1971- author.
JP BLA
Potato is worried about what might happen in the future, causing Flamingo to worry, too, but their friend, a little girl, encourages them to focus on enjoying the present, instead.
KINDERGARRRTEN BUS
by Ornstein, Mike, author.
JP ORN
After his parrot companion flies away, a rough and tough pirate experiences anxiety on his first day as a school bus driver, echoing some of the concerns expressed by the young students in his care.
THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN
by Barnes, Derrick D., author.
JP BAR
Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.
MERMAID DREAMS
by Pugsley, Kate, author, illustrator.
JP PUG
One sunny Saturday, Pearl and her parents visit the beach. Pearl loves the beach: the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Pearl watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes droop closed.... When Pearl awakens she has been transported to a magical underwater world. Pearl admires the sea creatures flitting around her, and she discovers that she too has a beautiful tail. Pearl is a mermaid! But who is calling out a greeting from behind that coral? Whose bright eyes are peering at her from the sea grass? Whose laughter does she hear? Could it be a new friend? Or just another sea creature? This adorable picture book will delight the yongest daydreamers and shows us that making new friends may not be as hard as you think -- if you have a good imagination!-- Provided by publisher.
THE NATURE GIRLS
by Aki, 1987- author, illustrator.
JP AKI
Aki's The Nature Girls is a picture book starring an adorable troupe of girls exploring different biomes--the ocean, the desert, the tundra, the grasslands, the forest--and meeting all the cute animals that inhabit them.
A NEW HOME
by De Regil, Tania, author, illustrator.
JP DER
Moving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn't anything at all like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play? In a shared voice, a boy moving from New York City to Mexico City and a girl moving from Mexico City to New York City express their fears about leaving home to live in a new and unfamiliar place. Tania de Regil offers a heart-warming story about finding home wherever you go.
NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE
by Franklin, Ashley.
JP FRA
Tameika is excited to audition for the school's Snow White musical, but when she overhears her classmates say she is too tall, chubby, and brown to play Snow White, she questions whether she is right for the part.
NOVA THE STAR EATER
by Leslie, Lindsay, author.
JP LES
When Nova eats Earth's Sun, panicked scientists from around the world tell her why they need it back and using a little girl's suggestion, Nova is happy to help. Includes glossary and facts about the sun.
NUGGET AND FANG GO TO SCHOOL
by Sauer, Tammi, author.
JP SAU
With a lot of support and encouragement from his minnow friend, Nugget, Fang the shark makes it through his first day at Mini Minnows Elementary.
OH NO, BOBO! : YOU
by Gosier, Phil, 1971- author.
JP GOS
When Bobo steals, and then breaks, the zookeeper's flashlight, his best friend Fifi only has one thing to say to him: YOU'RE IN TROUBLE! While Fifi runs around taunting Bobo and telling everyone about what Bobo has done, Bobo frantically tries to find help... and avoid getting caught by the zookeeper.-- Amazon.com.
ONE DARK BIRD
by Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton, author.
JP SCA
A single starling is joined by hundreds more, and together they dance across the sky, finally settling into the trees.
THE POUT-POUT FISH GOES TO SCHOOL
by Diesen, Deborah, author.
JP DIE
Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after another watching students do things he could not, until Miss Hewitt showed him to the room that was right for beginners.
PRESCHOOL, HERE I COME!
by Steinberg, David J., author.
JP STE
Follows a child through preschool, from saying goodbye to parents on the very first day of school to watching butterflies hatch in spring.
SO BIG!
by Wohnoutka, Mike, author, illustrator.
JP WOH
Just when a little bear starts to feel overwhelmed on his first day of school, he meets a new friend, and together they find the courage to overcome their fear.
SPEND IT! : A MONEYBUNNY BOOK
by McLeod, Cinders, author, illustrator.
JP MCL
Sonny's mother teaches him that he cannot buy everything with his allowance, but must choose what is really important to him.
SUPERBUNS! : KINDNESS IS HER SUPERPOWER
by Kredensor, Diane, author, illustrator.
JP KRE
Despite what her younger sister thinks, Blossom is sure that kindness is not a superpower, until the sisters meet a fox that changes Blossom's opinion.
TANGLED
by Miranda, Anne, author.
JP MIR
An unruly gang of sixteen geometric shapes gets tangled in the neighborhood jungle gym until their friend comes to their rescue and order is restored-- Provided by publisher.
THERE
by Burach, Ross, author, illustrator.
JP BUR
Each time a waiter returns with a new bowl of soup to satisfy a customer's complaint, a different animal appears in the soup.
TRUMAN
by Reidy, Jean, author.
JP REI
He may be slow but Truman the turtle is determined to find his girl Sarah, who has boarded a city bus on her way to preschool.
TWIG
by Parker, Aura, author, illustrator.
JP PAR
Heidi, a tall, twig-like stick insect, does everything she can to make friends on her first day at Bug School, but even her teacher, Miss Orb, fails to notice her.
TWINKLE
by Holabird, Katharine, author.
JP HOL
Twinkle is just starting to learn her spells in fairy school, and she can’t seem to understand that what comes naturally for all the other fairies-in-training is a bit of a struggle for her. With spells going sideways and frustration running high, this sweet, triumphant story about persistence is perfect for parents to share with their little ones who are learning new skills.-- Amazon.com.
WHEN A TREE GROWS
by Mealey, Cathy Ballou, author.
JP MEA
When Moose sees the inviting tree where Squirrel has built his nest, he rubs his itchy antlers against the trunk--and sets in motion a chain of comic catastrophes. The tree falls and wakes Bear, who stumbles into Moose, who causes a truck driver to swerve off the road. But then Squirrel jumps onto that truck and ends up in the city, all alone. Who will help him get home? And how will Squirrel thank them? Kids will love this adorable picture book, with its irresistible animal characters and rhythmic text that’s made for reading out loud.
WILD HORSE ANNIE : FRIEND OF THE MUSTANGS
by Fern, Tracey E., author.
JP FER
A picture book biography about activism, this is the story of Velma Johnston, a trailblazing woman who mobilized children in her crusade to save wild mustangs. Full color.
YOUR FIRST DAY OF CIRCUS SCHOOL
by Lazar, Tara, author.
JP LAZ
Join a nervous boy and his enthusiastic older brother as they navigate the highs and lows of a first day at school...except this school is a big top, and the teacher is named Miss Stupendous, and the cafeteria can be a zoo, literally!--Provided by publisher.

 


 

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