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ANGRY COOKIE
by Dockrill, Laura, author.
JP DOC
"Prepare to fall absolutely in love with this irresistible cookie, crumbly chocolate chips and all. OH NO! Barbra the cactus won't stop playing her recorder, the yummy strawberry toothpaste has run out, and now -- to top it all off -- Cookie has to have his hair cut! Which all makes for one Very Angry little cookie... But perhaps you, the reader, can find a way to turn his grumpy frown upside down?"-- Provided by publisher.
B IS FOR BABY
by Atinuke, author.
JP ATI
"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.
BABY
by Whalley, Jim, 1981- author.
JP WHA
Baby Frank is determined to have a pet, despite his parents' objections, but first he must get the money to take care of it.
BARK IN THE PARK! : POEMS FOR DOG LOVERS
by Corman, Avery, author.
JP COR
Go on a walk to the park with all different kinds of dogs and their owners in this funny and charming poetry picture book. Enjoy Avery Corman's canine poetry for an Afghan hound, basset hound, beagle, bloodhound, Daschshund, boxer, greyhound, and more as they stroll with their owners to the park.
THE BEAR, THE PIANO, THE DOG, AND THE FIDDLE
by Litchfield, David, author, illustrator.
JP LIT
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 BIGGEST PUDDLE IN THE WORLD
by Lee, Mark, 1950- author.
JP LEE
"When Sarah and Charlie go to stay with their grandparents, it rains for days. At first, they have fun exploring inside the big, old house, but eventually they want to explore outside, too. "Where does the rain come from?" Sarah asks her grandfather, Big T. He promises to show her once it stops raining. When the storm passes, Sarah, Big T., Charlie and Keeper the dog go exploring. They jump in puddles, draw a puddle map and finally find the biggest puddle in the world!"-- Provided by publisher.
BUILDING BOOKS
by Lloyd, Megan Wagner, author.
JP LLO
Katie loves to build. She loves the way the blocks click together, the way they crash when they topple to the floor. But most of all, she loves to build something brand-new. Unlike her brother, she hates reading. Owen loves to read. He loves the way the pages rustle when he turns them, the way the paper smells. But most of all, he loves to read something brand-new. But, unlike his sister, he has no interest in building. When their rivalry finally comes to a head, a librarian suggests a solution. Books for Katie to read and books for Owen to shelve. Can they learn to appreciate their siblings hobbies and build something together?
BULLDOZER DREAMS
by Chriscoe, Sharon, 1973- author.
JP CHR
At the end of the day, a bulldozer is tired and gets ready for bed by going to the Wiggle and Shake for a bath, to the Sip and Slurp for some dinner, and to his room to choose a bedtime story.
BUSY BABIES
by Schwartz, Amy, author.
JP SCH
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate babies as they play, make trouble, think, and nap.
CAMP TIGER
by Choi, Susan, 1969- author.
JP CHO
A talking tiger approaches a family during their annual end-of-summer camping trip and is befriended by the youngest, a boy who does not feel ready for first grade.
CARL AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
by Freedman, Deborah (Deborah Jane), 1960- author, artist.
JP FRE
"Carl is an earthworm. He spends his days happily tunneling in the soil until a field mouse asks him a simple question that stops him short: "Why?" Carl's quest takes him on an adventure to meet all the animals of the forest, each of whom seems to know exactly what they were put on this earth to do, unlike the curious Carl. But it's not until the world around him has changed that Carl begins to realize everyone, no matter how small, makes a big difference just by being themselves."-- Provided by publisher.
THE CARS AND TRUCKS BOOK
by Parr, Todd, author, illustrator.
JP PAR
Illustrations and simple text reveal many things that cars and trucks like to do, from just being on the road to helping keep the planet clean. Includes safety tips.
THE COOK AND THE KING
by Donaldson, Julia, author.
JP DON
A hungry but finicky king wants Wobbly Bob as his new cook, but must pitch in to do everything the cook is afraid to do, from fishing to frying.
DADDY-SITTING
by Coy, Eve, author, illustrator.
JP COY
A young girl enjoys taking care of her father through a day of ordinary activities, and encouraging him to be anything he wants when he grows up--as long as she can be part of it.
DANIEL
by Archer, Micha, author, illustrator.
JP ARC
When his neighbors give a variety of answers to the question "What is a good day?" Daniel writes a poem about the everyday activities that give them joy.
DEAR BOY
by Rosenthal, Jason, author.
JP ROS
Dear Boy, is an open love letter to the special boy in your life. Boys, too, need a gentle reminder that they are cool, clever, compassionate, and one of a kind.
DIANA DANCES
by Lozano, Luciano, 1969- author, illustrator.
JP LOZ
"Diana is restless and can't sit still in class. She's having trouble with math, and her mother is worried. But when she takes Diana to see a doctor, they discover that there's nothing wrong with Diana--she just loves to dance."-- Provided by publisher.
DON
by Willis, Jeanne, author.
JP WIL
"Toilet training is tricky, especially if you're not from this planet, unless you know the toilet song." -- Provided by publisher.
ERNESTINE
by Madden, Kerry, author.
JP MAD
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.
FIRE TRUCK DREAMS
by Chriscoe, Sharon, 1973- author.
JP CHR
Fire Truck has had a long day of putting out fires and saving kittens from trees. He's tired and heads home to bed. He washes his bumper, slurps up something to eat, and chooses his favorite book about rescuers to read before turning out the light. He drifts off to dream...about siren sounding and a fire that needs extinguishing!
THE FISHERMAN & THE WHALE
by Lanan, Jessica, author, illustrator.
JP LAN
A wordless picture book in which a fisherman finds a whale caught in fishing nets and sets it free. Includes author's note about the environmental impact of contemporary commercial fishing practices.
A FRIEND FOR HENRY
by Bailey, Jenn, 1965- author.
JP BAI
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.
GIANT TESS
by Yaccarino, Dan, author, illustrator.
JP YAC
Being the only giant around, Tess wants more than anything to be like everyone else, but when she and Smokey, her dragon best friend, use their height to help save the big parade, Tess suddenly realizes that she is just the right size.
GONDRA
by Park, Linda Sue, author.
JP PAR
Gondra, a little dragon, celebrates her uniqueness while talking with her parents about differences between her father's homeland in the East, and her mother's in the West.
GOOD DAD DIEGO
by Maloney, Brenna, author.
JP MAL
Pug dad Diego fills many roles in his puppies' lives, from comforter to example-setter.
GRANDPA
by Coelho, Joseph, author.
JP COE
A young girl reflects on a year of exploring and laughing with her beloved Grandpa, remembering many special moments as she seeks a way to honor him after his death.
THE GREAT INDOORS
by Falatko, Julie, author.
JP FAL
Woodland animals camp in a human house for a weeklong vacation while the family that lives there is away.
GRUMPY DUCK
by Dunbar, Joyce, author.
JP DUN
HOW TO WALK AN ANT
by Derby, Cindy, author, illustrator.
JP DER
"Follow Amariya, the expert ant walker, in this easy-to-use guide to the crucial task of walking ants. (They need exercise, too!)"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HUG
by McLaughlin, Eoin, author.
JP MCL
In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug to cheer them up. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky Tortoise is too bony. And that's when they find each other. Follow Hedgehog's story and then filp the book and read Tortoise's until they meet in the middle.
I AM A WOLF
by Miller, Kelly Leigh, author, illustrator.
JP MIL
"A dog who insists she is a wolf finds the perfect home with a young girl who sees past her prickly personality"-- Provided by publisher.
I LOVE YOU ALL YEAR THROUGH
by Stansbie, Stephanie, author.
JP STA
"Poetic verse perfectly expresses the unconditional love shared between grown-ups and their precious little ones. Togetherness is always special, whether you are enjoying springtime showers, lazy summer days, or the cozy chill of autumn and winter. The touching message will resonate with parents, grandparents, and anyone who has a little one in their life. A must-have for new parents...and every family's storytime bookshelf!"--Amazon.
I WILL RACE YOU THROUGH THIS BOOK!
by Fenske, Jonathan.
JP FEN
In this easy-to-read adventure Book-It Bunny challenges the reader to race her to the end of the story. But with distractions and tricks up her sleeve along the way, the competition becomes both fierce and funny at the same time. On your mark, get set, read!
I
by Primavera, Elise, author.
JP PRI
A small dog named Baked Potato is lost and searching for his lady owner, but neither the grumpy dog or the fox are helpful, and his strange name creates confusion--until owl explains that, whatever he is called, he is really a dog,
IF I WAS THE SUNSHINE
by Fogliano, Julie, author.
JP FOG
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the nature of connection and relationships.
THE INVISIBLE GARDEN
by Pícard, Valérie, 1974- author.
JP PIC
A young girl and her family travel from the city to the country to celebrate her grandmother's birthday. Someone suggests that Arianne, as the only child at the party, might enjoy exploring the garden more than listening to the adults chat. Arianne is unsure what to do in the quiet garden, and she soon lies down out of boredom. But then she spots a pebble . . . and a grasshopper . . . and flies away on a dandelion seed pod into the cosmos as she discovers the freedom of her imagination.
A KITE FOR MOON
by Yolen, Jane, author.
JP YOL
A young boy, seeing that Moon is lonely, sends up a kite to cheer her then, after growing up and learning many things, he becomes the first human to visit her. Dedicated to Neil Armstrong and written in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. moon landing.
THE LAST PEACH
by Gordon, Gus, 1971-
JP GOR
Gus Gordon's The Last Peach is the story of two indecisive bugs contemplating eating the last peach of the summer in a hilarious picture book about anticipation and expectation.
LEYLA
by Bernstein, Galia, author, illustrator.
JP BER
Tired of her large, noisy, baboon family, young Leyla runs away and meets a lizard who teaches her to sit alone, be quiet, and do nothing.
THE LITTLE GUYS
by Brosgol, Vera, author.
JP BRO
The Little Guys might be small, but they aim to be mighty. As they head off to find breakfast, they can conquer anything through teamwork -- cross deep waters, dig through obstacles, and climb the tallest trees. Nothing can stop them! But as they begin to amass more than they need, the creatures in the forest ponder what happens when no one can stop the Little Guys?
LLAMA DESTROYS THE WORLD : I AM LLAMA
by Stutzman, Jonathan, author.
JP STU
Eating too much pie causes Llama to rip his dancing pants, opening a black hole and threatening the entire universe.
THE LOST BOOK
by Surnaite, Margarita, author, illustrator.
JP SUR
"All rabbits love books, except for Henry - he prefers games and adventures. But then he finds one very special book, and when he reads it, someone very special finds him"-- Provided by publisher.
LOVE YOU HEAD TO TOE
by Barron, Ashley, author, illustrator.
JP BAR
"Love You Head To Toe combines Ashley Barron's illustrations with a simple rhyming text that compares babies to baby animals. Each comparison takes up one spread and features the baby animal and the baby each engaged in a similar action-whether it's a baby riding on his mother's back, just like a duckling, or a baby curled up in a ball, just like a hedgehog. The most obvious strength of the book lies in Ashley's illustrations-the babies and the baby animals are adorable-but the text is equally strong with a great rhyming structure that makes this both a wonderful book for parents to share with their children and for story time in both libraries and daycares."-- Provided by publisher.
LUBNA AND PEBBLE
by Meddour, Wendy, author.
JP MED
"Lubna's best friend is a pebble. Pebble always listens to her stories. Pebble always smiles when she feels scared. But when a lost little boy arrives in the World of Tents, Lubna realizes that he needs Pebble even more than she does."-- Provided by publisher.
MAISIE
by Narh, Samuel.
JP NAR
"As the seasons turn, Maisie rides her bull in and out of Dada's tall tales. Her Mama wears linen and plays the viola. Her Dada wears kente cloth and plays the marimba. They come from different places, but they hug her in the same way. And most of all, they love her just the same. A joyful celebration of a mixed-race family and the love that binds us all together."-- Provided by publisher.
MONKEY ON THE RUN
by Timmers, Leo, author.
JP TIM
Papa Monkey and Little Monkey are on their way. But the street is very busy and they are going so slowly! Little Monkey loses patience and jumps onto the fire engine. Up the ladder from there and he joins a TV crew! Then the garbage truck, an aquarium bus, a food cart for rabbits packed with carroty treats, Arctic animals traveling by snow globe, a jewel thief's getaway car . . . There is so much going on in the street, it's become a playground! Each vehicle in this wordless picture book contains a world of detail, activity and humor to share with curious toddlers.
MY CAT LOOKS LIKE MY DAD
by Lam, Thao, author, illustrator.
JP LAM
"A narrator describes all the ways in which her cat and father are--or are not--alike. They both love milk (we see them with milk mustaches) and sardines (ew!). They both start their mornings with stretches (yoga routine) and their afternoons with naps. What starts out as a humorous series of comparisons and visual gags takes a more meaningful turn when we realize the narrator may not be much like her parents at all. In the end, the narrator proclaims, "My cat is like my dad. But me? I'm like my mom." We see the same blue eyes, the same poofy hair--and then two pairs of dancing feet, but one belongs to a bird! It turns out the narrator is a pet parrot that readers will have glimpsed in the earlier spreads. Family, writes Thao, is what you make it. This is Thao's first picture book with text. Illustrations will still be done in cut-paper collage."-- Provided by publisher.
MY HEART
by Luyken, Corinna, author.
JP LUY
Rhyming text explores emotions, from moments of great joy to times of quiet contemplation, illustrating that each person can control their own feelings guided by their hearts.
MY MAMA IS A MECHANIC
by Cenko, Doug, author, artist.
JP CEN
View a mother through the eyes of her son as they play and imagine together.
MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE
by Quintero, Isabel, author.
JP QUI
"When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her Papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW NEIGHBORS
by McIntyre, Sarah, author, illustrator.
JP MCI
As young rabbit siblings excitedly share the news that rats have moved into their building, worried neighbors inform them that rats are dirty, thieving, and destructive--but are they?
NIGHTTIME SYMPHONY
by Timbaland, 1972-
JP TIM
Baby falls asleep to a thunderstorm in the city, where all of the sounds blend together into a lullaby.
OLIVE & PEKOE : IN FOUR SHORT WALKS
by Davis, Jacky, 1966- author.
JP DAV
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.
ONE IS A PINATA
by Thong, Roseanne, author.
JP THO
In rhyming text, Hispanic children count the things, like pinatas and maracas, that can be seen in their neighborhood.
PAPER MICE
by Lloyd, Megan Wagner, author.
JP LLO
One night, two newly-made paper mice separately explore a dark house, finding each other along the way and discovering a shared love of adventure.
PICTURE THE SKY
by Reid, Barbara, author.
JP REI
The sky can often tell different stories: in the clouds having a parade, in the stars blanketing the night, and in our imagination. Every hour, every day, in every season, the sky is different. In this companion to Picture a Tree, award-winning creator Barbara Reid offers a lyrical story using plasticine relief illustrations to explore the wondrous and ever-changing sky.
PLAYDATE
by Macdonald, Maryann, author.
JP MAC
A picture book with minimal text and maximum impact, as portrayed through both the well-chosen words and the fun-filled, evocative illutrations.
THE QUIET BOAT RIDE AND OTHER STORIES
by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966- author, illustrator.
JP RUZ
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.
RAINBOW FISH AND THE BIG BLUE WHALE
by Pfister, Marcus, author, artist.
JP PFI
SAVING KATE
by Sommer, Cindy, author.
JP SOM
"Fall is here and Kate is determined to save her flowers from the winter cold. Mom shows her how to scoop the flowers out of the ground, transplant them into pots, and give them water. Kate has filled the house with flowers, but Dad's sneezes mean the flowers have to go! Kate realizes she needs to find a new place for her flowers to spend the winter, but where?"-- Provided by publisher.
SHEEP IN A JEEP
by Shaw, Nancy (Nancy E.)
JP SHA
Beep! Beep! Out for a drive in the country, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple's now well-known and beloved sheep run into one mishap after another with their sturdy red jeep.
THE SONG OF SPRING
by Jonas, Hendrik, author, illustrator.
JP JON
"In this charming book, children will delight in the sounds animals make as they come together to help a young bird find a friend. It's spring and everywhere birds are calling out to each other. But one bird has forgotten which sound to make. He tries "Woof," and meets a dog, who encourages him to try "Oink," with the expected result. Moo, Hee-Haw, Baa, Meow -- each successive call adds another animal friend to the page. Will the young bird find another bird friend? As young readers are introduced to each type of animal and their sounds, Hendrik Jonas's clever illustrations grow increasingly crowded. The result is a beautiful celebration of friendship that will delight young children everywhere."-- Amazon.com.
SUMMER
by Cao, Wenxuan, 1954- author.
JP CAO
Under a burning sun on the dry grassland, animals ranging from a tiny field mouse to a large elephant fight over bit of shade until they learn a better way.
THE TALL MAN AND THE SMALL MOUSE
by Bergman, Mara, author.
JP BER
"On a tall hill, in a tall house, live a tall man and a small mouse. All day the man does tall things, like untangling swings and rescuing cats from trees. All night the mouse does small things, like finding pins and pens, corks and long-lost forks. The two never see each other until the day the mouse takes a snooze in the man's long shoes . . . SQUEAK! EEK! Can this duo get along and maybe even become the perfect mix? A rhythmic, rhyming narration pairs with charming illustrations to celebrate the tall and short of an unlikely friendship and the surprising benefits of working together." -- Amazon.com.
THAT
by John, Jory, author.
JP JOH
William the dinosaur likes to roar. At the park? “ROAR.” At the bus stop? “ROAR!” At the farm? You bet. ROARRR! William never lets the chance to roar pass him by, even if others find it rather bothersome. That's until William gets a sore throat and the doctor warns him not to roar for a WHOLE week. But can this overexcited, boisterous, giant lizard not do what dinosaurs are meant to do?!
THERE WAS AN OLD ASTRONAUT WHO SWALLOWED THE MOON!
by Colandro, Lucille, author.
JP COL
In this adaptation of the traditional nursery rhyme, an astronaut swallows the Moon and other celestial objects, while two children ask questions about the Solar System and outer space.
THREE LITTLE BIRDS
by Mullady, Lysa, author.
JP MUL
Blue is upset when Red and Yellow go to find worms without him, but feels even worse after starting a rumor that Red and Yellow are not getting along.
THE THREE VIKINGS
by Auerbach, Adam, author, illustrator.
JP AUE
On their daring trip to Valhalla, three Vikings, even the littlest, use their skills in different ways.
UNDERWEAR!
by Harney, Jennifer, author, illustrator.
JP HAR
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a bear that would rather play with his underwear than put it on and get ready for bed.
WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE
by Miller, Pat Zietlow, author.
JP MIL
Relates how to find your courage and use it when life seems frightening or you start something new.
WHEN YOU
by Poulin, Andrée, author.
JP POU
What will they do when they're scared? A boy and his mom go camping on a beautiful day. A bear cub and his mama are not too far away. When they meet unexpectedly, all four are afraid. But the bears need help! This story encourages acting with courage and compassion--even when you're scared.
THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND ME
by Yuly, Toni, author, illustrator.
JP YUL
Just as a pebble is part of a mountain, just as a wave is part of the sea, so, too, is every one of us part of something bigger. With bright collage illustrations and a simple, lyrical text, acclaimed author-illustrator Toni Yuly invites readers to celebrate our relationship to the natural world.
WILLIAM WAKES UP
by Ashman, Linda, author.
JP ASH
William and his animal friends have had the whole winter to nap. Now it's time for them to wake up and welcome a very special guest. There's lots to do to get ready, from scrubbing the floors to decorating the house to baking a tasty treat. But it's so hard to leave a cosy bed... Will everyone get up in time to do their part? This book's gentle rhymes and humorous illustrations full of signs of spring will make it a little easier to wait for the first warm days of the season.
YOU
by Smith, Brady, author, illustrator.
JP SMI
It's a lively day at the neighborhood park. Birds are singing, squirrels are frolicking, dogs are causing a commotion--and wide-eyed children are enthralled by it all. Too bad the parents are missing everything! It's going to take something really BIG to get them to disengage from their phones . . .

 


 

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