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ANYWHERE ARTIST
by Slade-Robinson, Nikki, author.
JP SLA
A young artist explains how she uses the materials provided by nature, as well as her imagination and creativity, to fuel her art.
ARIBA : AN OLD TALE ABOUT NEW SHOES
by Manapov, Masha, author, illustrator.
JP MAN
Marcus's joy over a new pair of shoes prompts his grandfather to tell him a story about Ariba, who has an unusual relationship with a persistent pair of shoes.
ASTRO GIRL
by Wilson-Max, Ken, author.
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.
BAD DOG
by Boldt, Mike, author.
JP BOL
A little girl gets a cat as a new pet but insists it's a dog, even if it doesn't act very dog-like.
THE BALCONY
by Castrillón, Melissa, author, illustrator.
JP CAS
When a little girl moves from her home to an apartment in the city, she takes her plants with her and one by one they grow and bloom and change both her world and the world all around her as she makes a new friend.
BATTLE ON THE MOON
by Sazaklis, John, author.
JP SH AVENGERS
Marvel Avengers are some of the most popular comic book characters in the world, and include: Captain Marvel, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and Dr. Bruce Banner. This classic Little Golden Book is a must-read for kids and collectors!
THE BOY WITH BIG, BIG FEELINGS
by Lee, Britney Winn, author.
JP LEE
"Meet a boy with a heart so big, his feelings glow from his cheeks, spill out of his eyes, and jump up and down on his chest. What good is this giant heart?"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BUDDY BENCH
by Brozo, Patty, author.
JP BRO
Having seen children being left out of joining the fun on the school playground, Miss Mellon's students convince her to let them build a buddy bench where their classmates can wait for a friend or a buddy to meet.
COME NEXT SEASON
by Norman, Kimberly, author.
JP NOR
Celebrates the changing seasons as children swim in a lake in summer, collect pecans in autumn, play in snow in winter, and visit a farm in spring.
COMMON THREADS : ADAM
by Essa, Huda, author.
JP ESS
When young Adam is separated from his parents in a bustling market, he finds many diverse people in similar clothing who kindly help him search for them.
THE COOL BEAN
by John, Jory.
JP JOH
Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd--until one day the cool beans show him how it's done.
THE DAY ABUELO GOT LOST
by De Anda, Diane, author.
JP DE
Luis and his grandfather enjoy spending every afternoon together but when Abuelo becomes forgetful, Luis must find new ways to share time and show love.
THE DAY PUNCTUATION CAME TO TOWN
by Gard, Kimberlee, author.
JP GAR
Follow the Punctuation family--Exclamation point, Question mark, Period and Comma--as they join the letters and form meaningful words.
DRIFTWOOD DAYS
by Miniver, William, author.
JP MIN
A tree branch in the mountains travels through the seasons and across rivers and oceans until it becomes a piece of driftwood on the beach.
ELMER
by McKee, David, author, illustrator.
JP MCK
The elephants decide it's their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn't quite go according to plan. The elephants should have listened to Elmer's friends... A new tale to celebrate Elmer the Patchwork Elephant's 30th birthday from master-storyteller David McKee, this is the twenty-seventh Elmer storybook!
ELMER
by McKee, David, author, illustrator.
JP MCK
Elmer the patchwork elephant finds many things interesting during his walk, but cannot persuade any other animals to stop and enjoy them with him.
EXPLORERS
by Cordell, Matthew, 1975-, author.
JP COR
"When a family goes to a local museum, a boy notices a homeless man sitting outside, making brightly colored origami birds. He convinces his dad to buy a bird the man makes just for him. Once inside the museum, his little sister takes the bird and launches it into the air. Is it lost? Soon another boy helps him look, and the paper bird brings two families -- and two new friends -- together." -- Amazon.com.
FAMILY IS A SUPERPOWER
by Dahl, Michael, author.
JP DAH
"In this DC Comics picture book, the heroic adventures of the Justice League mirror the extraordinary lives of real-life children and their diverse families. With bold illustrations and poetic text, this story makes all families -- no matter how big or how small -- feel out of this world!"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FARMER
by Abadía, Ximo, 1983- author, illustrator.
JP ABA
Paul works hard on his farm while those in the village are resting, but when drought comes, friends unexpectedly arrive to lend a hand.
THE FATE OF FAUSTO : A PAINTED FABLE
by Jeffers, Oliver, author, illustrator.
JP JEF
A selfish man sets out to prove that he is the boss of everything he surveys.
FLY!
by Teague, Mark, author, illustrator.
JP TEA
Mama bird wants Baby bird to learn to fly so he can migrate with the rest of the flock, but Baby bird would rather go by hot air balloon or car, instead.
FREEDOM SOUP
by Charles, Tami.
JP CHA
"Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup -- Freedom Soup -- just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle's family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle's family is from."-- Publisher's description.
GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE BLUE TRUCK
by Schertle, Alice, author.
JP SCH
A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It's not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightening sure can be scary, but it's easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it's all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh.
THE HIKE
by Farrell, Alison, 1979- author, illustrator.
JP FAR
Three friends set out on a day hike to explore their local forest, intending to climb to the top of the hill, where they will plant a flag, read a poem, and release feathers into the wind.
THE HUNDRED-YEAR BARN
by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.
JP MAC
One hundred years ago, a little boy watched his family and community come together to build a grand red barn. This barn became his refuge and home--a place to play with friends and farm animals alike. As seasons passed, the barn weathered many storms. The boy left and returned a young man, to help on the farm and to care for the barn again. The barn has stood for one hundred years, and it will stand for a hundred more: a symbol of peace, stability, caring and community.
I GOT NEXT
by Peoples-Riley, Daria, author, illustrator.
JP PEO
"A young basketball player receives inspiration from a surprising place and joins the competition ready to try his best."-- Provided by publisher.
JUST BECAUSE
by Barnett, Mac, author.
JP BAR
When a child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep, her patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child's nighttime wonderings.
KING MOUSE
by Fagan, Cary author.
JP FAG
"A tiny mouse finds a tiny crown. It's a perfect fit. He likes being king. But what if his isn't the only crown in the forest?" --from dust jacket.
LET
by Lambert, Jonathan, author.
JP LAM
"Mouse, Rabbit, and Shelly the tortoise are heading home when they decide to take a shortcut through the creepy, crooked creek. "Isn't that where the crocodiles live?" asks Rabbit nervously. Mouse reassures Rabbit that he's never seen a crocodile there. As the friends journey through the creek, they encounter a lumpy, bumpy bridge along with scritchy, scratchy thorns and swingy, springy vines. Watch out for the hidden crocodiles in this fabulously fun adventure!"--Amazon.
LIFE AS A MINI HERO
by Tallec, Olivier, author, illustrator.
JP TAL
"A tongue-in-cheek portrait of the lives of child heroes."-- Provided by publisher.
A LIFE MADE BY HAND : THE STORY OF RUTH ASAWA
by D'Aquino, Andrea, author.
JP DAQ
Describes the life and artwork of the influential sculptor, from her childhood in a farming family and her avant-garde art style to her activism for arts education.
LISTEN
by McGhee, Holly M., author.
JP MCG
A lyrical picture book intends to inspire empathy by showing how everything and everyone on Earth is connected.
LITTLE SMOKEY
by Neubecker, Robert, author, illustrator.
JP NEU
A small firefighting airplane saves the day from disaster using her courage and a little help from her friends.
THE LOST COUSINS : A SEEK & FIND BOOK
by Cronin, B. B., author, illustrator.
JP CRO
"While looking at an old photo album with Esmé and Tate, Grandad finds a photo of the children's long-lost cousins. They're scattered all across the globe--and they're the perfect excuse for Grandad and the children to go on a wonderful adventure! By steamship and airplane, camel and train, the trio journeys from ice landscapes to vivid jungels to bustling cities. But finding the lost cousins is harder than it sounds." --back cover.
LOVE : FROM SESAME STREET
by Sesame Workshop, author.
JP SES
The Sesame Street gang shows some of the different ways to love ourselves and each other "Join your friends on Sesame Street and discover all the forms that love can take!" -- Dust jacket.
LUCKY DUCKY
by Mulryan, Doreen, author, illustrator.
JP MUL
"Ducky is unlucky. Somehow things always turn out wrong for him. One day he decides to go to the park to look for a four-leaf clover, which he knows will bring him good luck. But instead of finding a four-leaf clover, he meets Piggy, then Bunny, then Pup, and he realizes that having fun with friends makes him the luckiest duck of all"-- Provided by publisher.
MINI RABBIT IS NOT LOST
by Bond, John, 1979- author, illustrator.
JP BON
Mini Rabbit refuses all help and denies he is lost during his epic quest to find more berries for the cake he and Mother Rabbit are making.
MR  SCRUFF
by James, Simon, 1961- author.
JP JAM
"Everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in a unique way. Polly belongs to Molly, Eric belongs to Derek, Berry belongs to Terry. But poor Mr. Scruff, alone in the rescue shelter, doesn't belong to anyone. Then a boy named Jim walks in, and they seem to get along. Jim and Mr. Scruff don't look anything alike, and their names certainly don't rhyme, but they may end up belonging to each other just the same. From author-illustrator Simon James comes a warm, winning story about friendship and finding a home. A sweetly silly story of a little boy and a dog who make an unlikely (but perhaps perfect) pair."-- Provided by publisher.
MY SHAPE IS SAM
by Jackson, Amanda, 1981- author.
JP JAC
In a place where jobs are based on shape, Sam, who looks like a square but longs to roll like a circle, discovers his true, unique shape.
MY WILD CAT
by Simler, Isabelle, author, illustrator.
JP SIM
Illustrations and an easy-to-read story, interspersed with facts, pay tribute to a cat which finds that life as a pet offers opportunities to display his wild, predatory nature.
MY WINTER CITY
by Gladstone, James, 1969- author.
JP GLA
"A boy, his father and their dog have a perfect day in a snowy city."-- Provided by publisher.
NUTS!
by Peacock, Lou, author.
JP PEA
When a little squirrel finds a big pile of nuts, she is very excited! But soon she is joined by another squirrel... and this squirrel thinks the nuts belong to him . When Rabbit, Bear, and Badger get involved, things get very confusing indeed! They won't even listen to wise old Owl. Will the squirrels ever learn to share?
ONE SNOWY MORNING
by Tseng, Kevin, 1973- author.
JP TSE
A squirrel and a chipmunk spot an odd assortment of objects stuck into a big pile of snow and set out to discover how each can be used.
OUR FAVORITE DAY
by Oh, Joowon, author, illustrator.
JP OH
Follows Papa and his granddaughter as they spend another Thursday together.
THE PENCIL
by Avingaq, Susan.
JP AVI
"Susan and her sister, Rebecca, love watching their mother write letters to people in other camps. Their mother has one precious pencil, and she keeps it safe in her box for special things. One afternoon, Anaana leaves the iglu to help a neighbour, and Susan, Rebecca, and their brother Peter are left with their father. They play all their regular games but are soon out of things to do-until Ataata brings out the pencil! As Susan draws and draws, the pencil grows shorter and shorter. What will Anaana think when she comes home? Based on author Susan Avingaq's childhood memories of growing up in an iglu, this charming story introduces young readers to the idea of using things wisely." -- Provided by publisher.
THE PIANO RECITAL
by Miyakoshi, Akiko, 1982- author.
JP MIY
"It's the day of Momo's very first piano recital, and she is terribly nervous. Today is the day of a little mouseling's very first performance, too, and she's just as nervous as Momo. The mouseline invites Mom to watch her performance. Momo follows the mouseling through a small door backstage, where she's met with an amazing sight: an elaborate miniature theatre, and an audience of finely dressed mice! When the Grand Mouse-ter takes the stage, a hush falls over the crowd and a magical show unfolds - a circus, a magic act, acrobats! Momo is delighted. And when it's the mouseling's turn to take the stage, Momo soothes her little friend's nerves - her own now long forgotten - and accompanies her on piano. As Momo finishes her piece and gives a bow, she's surprised to see that her audience isn't furry and miniature, but human! And they're all clapping - for her! A proud Momo is quite sure she can hear mouse paw-clapping, too..."-- Provided by publisher.
PING
by Castillo, Ani, author, illustrator.
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 PLAYGROUNDS OF BABEL
by Lawson, JonArno, author.
JP LAW
"This story begins with an old woman telling a tale to a group of children in a playground. One of the boys can't understand what she is saying, so another offers to translate. The old woman's tale is inspired by the Tower of Babel story. Told entirely through dialogue, moving back and forth between the old woman's tale and the exchange between the two boys, this story raises questions about what divides us and what brings us together, in spite of all our differences"-- Provided by publisher.
PLEASE DON
by Climo, Liz, author, illustrator.
JP CLI
A rabbit tries everything he can think of to prevent a hungry bear from eating him, but the bear has something else in mind.
THE READER
by Luca, Luciana de, 1978- author.
JP LUC
While her parents sleep and other children play outside, a young girl begins to read, reveling in how books can take her anywhere and allow her to do anything.
READING BEAUTY
by Underwood, Deborah, author.
JP UND
In this version of Sleeping Beauty, told in verse, the Princess is threatened with a curse which will start with a paper cut devastated that all her books have been taken away, she sets out with her dog, Prince, to find the fairy who cast the curse and make her reverse it.
RIVER
by Cooper, Elisha, author, illustrator.
JP COO
A woman in a canoe takes the reader on a journey down the Hudson River, from its source, a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, to the point where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. Includes a note on the history of the Hudson River.
THE SCARECROW
by Ferry, Beth, author.
JP FER
All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow. But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing. He saves the tiny baby crow. Soon a loving bond grows between the two unlikely friends. But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?
SNOW GLOBE WISHES
by Dealey, Erin, author.
JP DEA
After the worst snowstorm of the year, a young girl wishes on a snow globe that everyone will come out to play and share a dream of peace.
THE SNOW RABBIT
by Deutsch, Georgiana, author.
JP DEU
Bear is always grumpy, so little Rabbit decides to cheer him up. Will a surprise in his yard be just what he needs to feel happy again?
SWEEP
by Greig, Louise, author.
JP GRE
Edgar's bad mood begins as something small, but before long it grows, gathers strength, and sweeps through the entire town.
THERE
by Collins, Ross, author, illustrator.
JP COL
Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what's that? Is that a Mouse in Bear's house?!
A TIGER LIKE ME
by Engler, Michael, author.
JP ENG
A little boy--um, no, a tiger!--tells us all about what he gets up to on an ordinary day: how he wakes up in his tiger den, what he eats for breakfast at his feeding spot, and how little tigers feel when they are wide awake, hungry, thirsty, or in the mood for adventures. But at night, even the wildest of tigers is happy to curl up in bed with Tiger-Mom and Tiger-Dad and become a cuddly little tiger cub.
TINY T  REX AND THE IMPOSSIBLE HUG
by Stutzman, Jonathan, author.
JP STU
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.
TREASURE
by Messier, Mireille, 1971- author.
JP MES
"When two siblings go on a treasure hunt, they aren't sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for. What they do know is that all good treasures are shiny, mysterious and precious -- and that all the best treasures are hard to fiind!" --from dust jacket.
THE TRUTH ABOUT GRANDPARENTS
by Ellis, Elina, author, illustrator.
JP ELL
A child relates strange things that might be heard about grandparents, but concludes that they are amazing.
WHAT JOHN MARCO SAW
by Barrows, Annie, author.
JP BAR
Little John Marco is a keen observer of his world, but nobody--not his big brothers and sisters, not his parents, or his neighbors--listens to him and only the fat orange cat in the front yard agrees with him that the tree in the yard is falling down.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
by Lennon, John, 1940-1980, author.
JP LEN
In this gorgeously illustrated picture book, the universally loved words to "With a Little Help from My Friends" come vividly to life, showing that sometimes, all you need is a little help from your friends!
YOU LOVES EWE!
by Bell, Cece, author, illustrator.
JP BEL
Homonyms cause great confusion as an increasingly cranky yam tries to make introductions and provide explanations to a newly-arrived and rather silly donkey.

 


 

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