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ANOTHER
by Robinson, Christian, author, illustrator.
JP ROB
"A young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world"-- Provided by publisher.
ARTHUR
by Brown, Marc Tolon.
JP BRO
Their friends must decide which party to attend when Francine schedules her birthday party for the same day as Arthur's birthday party.
BABY DAY
by Godwin, Jane, 1964- author.
JP GOD
Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate a baby's first birthday and all of the different babies who attend the party, whether friendly, sleepy, or wriggly.
BECAUSE
by Willems, Mo, author.
JP WIL
A series of events, some seemingly very insignificant, lead to a young girl attending a life-changing concert.
BUNNY-ROO, I LOVE YOU
by Marr, Melissa, author.
JP MAR
A mother makes her baby feel safe by sharing how all kinds of mama animals care for their little ones.
THE CHICKENS ARE COMING!
by Samuels, Barbara, author, illustrator.
JP SAM
Sophie and Winston are excited about raising chickens in their backyard in the city, but when will there be eggs?
CIRCLE
by Barnett, Mac, author.
JP BAR
When Triangle breaks a rule that Circle makes, she has to rescue him.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN UNICORNS?
by Murguia, Bethanie Deeney, author, illustrator.
JP MUR
Is believing in magic the key to seeing a unicorn? If you keep your eyes open to wonder, the possibilities are endless. Is that a horse wearing a hat? It's definitely not a unicorn in disguise, that would be ridiculous, right? It's probably just a horse that's having a bad hair day. Or trying to keep the sun out of its eyes. Or perhaps this horse just really likes hats! If you follow it long enough, maybe it will take off its hat and you'll finally know for sure. Or will you? It's all a matter of perspective in this cheerful, cheeky story about seeing magic in the everyday.
DOG LOVES COUNTING
by Yates, Louise, author, illustrator..
JP YAT
"Dog loves his books so much that he can't put them down long enough to go to bed! His friends help him count his way to sleep" -- Provided by publisher.
DREAMERS
by Morales, Yuyi, author.
JP MOR
"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story."-- Provided by publisher.
DUST BUNNY WANTS A FRIEND
by Hevron, Amy, author, illustrator.
JP HEV
A lonely dust bunny tries to make friends with passing creatures with no success, until a broom sweeps him under the bed and he finds more friends like him.
EVERYBUNNY DREAM!
by Sandall, Ellie, author, illustrator.
JP SAN
After a busy day, young rabbits put on pajamas, brush their teeth, trim their claws, snuggle into bed -- and find a surprise.
FELIPE AND CLAUDETTE
by Teague, Mark, author, illustrator.
JP TEA
Long time residents of Mrs. Barrett's adoption shelter, Felipe (a grumpy cat) and Claudette (a hyperactive dog) seem like they will never find a forever home, and Felipe is convinced that it is all Claudette's fault--but when the dog is finally adopted, Felipe is so depressed that he hides on adoption day, and it turns out that Claudette also misses her friend.
FOX EXPLORES THE NIGHT : A FIRST SCIENCE STORYBOOK
by Jenkins, Martin, author.
JP JEN
Young readers are invited to join a determined fox as she sets out to find her dinner in this simple, stylish introduction to light and dark. Full color.
GIRAFFE PROBLEMS
by John, Jory, author.
JP JOH
"A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck"-- Provided by publisher.
GREAT DOG
by Calì, Davide, 1972- author.
JP CAL
"A pup and his father contemplate his grand future while looking at other Great Dogs in their family. Will he be a marathon runner like Uncle Tibor, the fastest dog in the family? Will he be an astronaut like Aunt Yuki, who reached for the stars? Or maybe a teacher like Uncle Scooter, respected by all? No matter what, says his father, he will be a GREAT dog! Davide Cali's tongue-in-check writing and Miguel Tanco's unique and funny illustrations bring these great dogs to life and will have readers giggling from start to finish. With gatefolds that show the real story behind the characters and a surprise twist at the end, Great Dog is a winner for kids and parents alike!"-- Provided by publisher.
GRUMPY MONKEY
by Lang, Suzanne, author.
JP LAN
Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood one beautiful day, but he keeps denying he is grumpy even as his friends give advice for feeling better.
GWEN THE RESCUE HEN
by Crawford, Leslie, author.
JP CRA
Gwen has spent her whole life in a big egg-laying hen house, so she knows very little about what chickens can do (besides lay eggs, of course). A fateful tornado turns her world upside-down and sideways, landing her in a strange new place that's nothing like the hen house. Using her wits and chicken superpowers, Gwen dodges danger at every turn until she finds safety and friendship with a boy named Mateo. Together they discover how extraordinary an ordinary chicken really is.
HEY, WATER!
by Portis, Antoinette, author, illustrator.
JP POR
"Splashy illustrations and simple text explore water in its many shapes and forms"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HONEYBEE
by Hall, Kirsten, author.
JP HAL
Illustrations and rhyming text follow endangered honeybees through the year as they forage for pollen and nectar, communicate with others at their hive, and make honey.
HOW TO GIVE YOUR CAT A BATH : IN FIVE EASY STEPS
by Winstanley, Nicola, author.
JP WIN
"Here are five easy steps to give your cat a bath... what could possibly go wrong?"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO TWO
by Soman, David, author.
JP SOM
"A child's solitary day at the playground turns into a park-wide adventure as he learns how to play with nine new friends"-- Provided by publisher.
I AM JUST RIGHT
by McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.
JP MCP
A boy who is too big for his crib, his tricycle, and being picked up by his grandfather is just the right size for his bed, bicycle, and Grandpa's hugs.
I HATE MY CATS : (A LOVE STORY)
by Calì, Davide, 1972-, author.
JP CAL
Ginger is the weird one. She plays with peas, purrs at artichokes, and has a strange fondness for chicken (but only the neighbor's chicken). Then there's Fred. His greatest talent? Sleeping. Oh, and hiding. And when he's not hiding, he's conspiring with Ginger to destroy the house! Such is life with cats. . . can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em—if you love them, that is. And yet the question remains: Why are these captivating creatures so marvelously maddening?! From internationally bestselling author Davide Cali, this humorous picture book about a cat owner and his beguiling felines celebrates quirky cat companions, impurrfections and all.
IMAGINE
by Herrera, Juan Felipe, author.
JP HER
"When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet."-- Provided by publisher.
IN THE QUIET NOISY WOODS
by Rosen, Michael J., 1954- author.
JP ROS
A forest's quiet chorus of chirps, clicks, and chits change to loud scree-scree-screeches and other noises as two rambunctious wolf pups, separated from their pack, scamper and chase.
KANDI Y EL ZORRO = KANDI AND THE FOX
by Calderón, Raynelda A., author.
JP CAL
On a nice sunny day Kandi went through the forest to meet her best friend, but along the way she ran across a fox. What will she do?
LITTLE DOCTOR AND THE FEARLESS BEAST
by Gilmore, Sophie, author, illustrator.
JP GIL
A skillful little girl who attends to the medical needs of crocodile patients marvels at their stories while treating their ailments, until the biggest, scariest crocodile shows up with tightly clamped jaws that test the little doctor's bravery.
LOST AND FOUND DUCKLINGS
by Gorbachev, Valeri, author, illustrator.
JP GOR
"Sister Duck and Brother Duck are lost, so all of the animals use their biggest hoots, bellows, howls, and growls to summon Mama and Papa."-- Provided by publisher.
LUCíA THE LUCHADORA AND THE MILLION MASKS
by Garza, Cynthia Leonor, author.
JP GAR
Lucía's little sister Gemma wants to be a luchadora like her big sister, but she is more bumble and splat than pizzazz and seems to find trouble wherever she goes. When Gemma makes a ginormous hole in Lucía's, her little sister seems to get away with everything. But Lucía's grandmother, Abu, has an idea: a trip to the mercado to get Gemma her very own lucha libre mask. There are so many masks to choose from, and Lucía cant resist trying on masks and imagining all the new secret identities she could have if she had endless masks. When Lucía realizes shes misplaced her special silver mask, a frantic search ensues with Gemmas help. Lucía the Luchadoras big heart is on display again in her latest adventure, where she learns that some things, including trouble making little sisters, are one of a kind.
MAYA PAPAYA AND HER AMIGOS PLAY DRESS-UP
by Elya, Susan Middleton, 1955- author.
JP ELY
Maya Papaya plays dress-up with her pets and toys every season.
MAYBE TOMORROW?
by Agell, Charlotte, author.
JP AGE
Elba carries the black block of grief and sadness wherever she goes--until Norris comes along and helps her to let go of the block and enjoy life again.
MONKEY TIME
by Hall, Michael, 1954- author, illustrator.
JP HAL
"Monkey tries to catch the brightly colored--and tasty-looking--minutes on the minute tree in his forest. Introduces basic concepts about time and how time passes and is measured"-- Provided by publisher. Includes facts about each animal pictured and an introduction to measuring time.
MUSIC FOR MISTER MOON
by Stead, Philip Christian, author.
JP STE
After shy cello player Harriet Henry accidentally knocks the moon out of the sky, the moon becomes her friend, and Harriet gains the courage to share her music.
THE NIGHT BEAR
by Moraes, Ana de, 1978- author.
JP MOR
Each night, the night bear heads into town and eats his favorite food--children's nightmares--but one day finds a dream in the garbage that does not taste right to him.
NOAH BUILDS AN ARK
by Banks, Kate, 1960- author
JP BAN
While his family readies his townhouse for an approaching storm, boarding up windows and laying in groceries, Noah heads to the back garden, where beetles are burrowing deeper into the bark and mice are stuffing their hole with moss. Quickly and efficiently, Noah sets to work building an ark for them and other backyard creatures — salamanders and toads, snakes and spiders, even brightly colored hummingbirds. Setting out fistfuls of nuts and leaves, berries and seeds, the boy props a flashlight inside and arranges some miniature furniture for the animals to sit or sleep on. “Come,” Noah whispers to his friends just as his mother calls him inside and the dark storm roars in. From an award-winning author and a Caldecott Honoree comes a quietly inspiring story about how taking action on behalf of our fellow earth travelers can help us face fearsome events.
NOT YOUR NEST!
by Sterer, Gideon, author.
JP STE
"Bird builds the perfect nest, the only problem is everyone else wants to sleep in it!"-- Provided by publisher.
OTTO AND PIO
by Dubuc, Marianne, 1980- author, illustrator.
JP DUB
Otto the squirrel reluctantly becomes a foster parent when a strange, furry creature hatches outside his home, saying nothing but "Pio" and growing very, very quickly.
PEEP AND DUCKY  IT
by Martin, David, 1944- author.
JP MAR
What could be a more perfect toddler adventure? When the snow starts to fall, Peep and Ducky climb into their sleds for a race, landing happily on each other after hitting a bump. Then they're on to building a snowman. But when the top half crashes, someone kicks snow and both friends get mad . . . until they crack each other up. With irresistible illustrations and a singsong text that begs to be read aloud, David Martin and David Walker usher the winsome duo into another season. -- amazon.com.
THE PIñATA THAT THE FARM MAIDEN HUNG
by Vamos, Samantha R., author.
JP VAM
Using the building verse of "The House that Jack Built," a farm girl creates a piñata of papier mâché with the help of a boy and the animals on the farm. Text interspersed with Spanish words. Includes a glossary of Spanish words, and a step-by-step guide to building your own piñata.
THE POESY RING
by Graham, Bob, 1942- author, illustrator.
JP GRA
'When a heartbroken young woman throws a gold ring into the wind in 1830, it settles in a meadow, and there it stays for seasons -- and the years -- pass. But the ring's journey is just beginning, and as time goes on, it moves at the mercy of the natural world: flung across a field, tilled into the soil, dropped from the mouth of a magpie into the sea where countless tides wash over it. Will he ring, inscribed with the words love never dies, end its journey at the bottom of the ocean? Or does it have a greater destiny." -- Jacket.
PUDDLE
by Jackson, Richard, 1935- author.
JP JAC
A puddle sits despairingly as she is trampled on by humans and animals alike until something miraculous happens that makes her feel worthwhile.
RUNAWAY ENGINE!
by Awdry, W.
JP AWD
While traveling down an overgrown track, Thomas finds an abandoned town and Sir Topham Hatt asks him and the other engines to fix it up, but Thomas runs into trouble and only Stanley can help him out.
SAY SOMETHING!
by Reynolds, Peter H. (Peter Hamilton), 1961-, author.
JP REY
"From the creator of the New York Times bestseller The Word Collector comes an empowering story about finding your voice, and using it to make the world a better place. The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something! If you see an injustice... say something! In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid activists everywhere, this timely story reminds readers of the undeniable importance and power of their voice. There are so many ways to tell the world who you are... what you are thinking... and what you believe. And how you'll make it better. The time is now: Say Something!"-- Amazon.com.
SHE
by Hernandez, Laurie, 2000- author.
JP HER
"Even Olympians have to start somewhere. And in this charming illustrated book, Laurie Hernandez tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying -- and becoming a gymnast. When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just like flying. But when she first goes to class and falls off the balance beam, she discovers that following her dreams is harder and scarier than she thought. Through this heartwarming and inspirational story, featuring vibrant art from Nina Mata, Laurie imparts important lessons she learned on her way to Olympic glory: You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself." -- Provided by publisher.
SQUIRREL
by Ferry, Beth, author.
JP FER
"What makes an oak tree an oak tree and what makes a squirrel a squirrel? In Squirrel's Family Tree, things aren't always what they seem. As squirrel searches for, finds, and hides her acorn treasures beneath the shadows of the great oak trees in the forest, little does she know the role she plays in creating the very environment she forages in."-- Provided by publisher.
STOP THAT YAWN!
by Levis, Caron, author.
JP LEV
Gabby convinces Granny to leave Sleepytown and stay up all night in a new place, but before long, a contagious yawn takes control.
STOP, GO, YES, NO! : A STORY OF OPPOSITES
by Twohy, Mike, author, illustrator.
JP TWO
"A cat stops. The dog goes. Dog says yes! Cat... no. In the vein of Tom and Jerry, Road Runner, Bugs Bunny, and other classic cartoons, Stop, Go, Yes, No! features an adorably enthusiastic dog and a less-enthusiastic cat on a chase full of silly and exciting turns, with a heartwarming twist."
THE SUN SHINES EVERYWHERE
by Hoberman, Mary Ann, author.
JP HOB
Rhyming text and illustrations celebrate the sun's constancy through history and around the world.
SWEETY
by Zuill, Andrea, author, illustrator.
JP ZUI
Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat, but with encouragement from her Aunt Ruth, she begins to see that being herself is the best way to find a friend.
TEN RULES OF THE BIRTHDAY WISH
by Ferry, Beth, author.
JP FER
A child presents ten essential rules of birthday wishes, from planning the right party through having the right dessert -- with a light to blow out -- to keeping the wish secret.
THANK YOU, OMU!
by Mora, Oge, author, illustrator.
JP MOR
When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
TIGER DAYS : A BOOK OF FEELINGS
by Clark, M. H., author.
JP CLA
"Some days I feel so wild and brace and some days I feel small. There are so many ways to be when you're as big inside as me"-- Page [4] of cover.
TOUCANS, TOO
by Murguia, Bethanie Deeney, author, illustrator.
JP MUR
Thinking the cockatoos have said "toucan stew," the toucans run away in a toucan canoe but the cockatoos set things right with some two-can stew.
THE UNBUDGEABLE CURMUDGEON
by Burgess, Matthew, author.
JP BUR
"Have you ever seen a curmudgeon that looks like your brother, but is in such a bad mood you hardly recognize him? You can try all the peanut butter sandwiches and brownies you have, but he is not moving. Nothing works, especially nudging, and he just makes you so grumpy that eventually you have no choice but to fight back--and then... Have you ever become a curmudgeon that just won't budge?"--Amazon.
WHAT A COLD NEEDS
by Bottner, Barbara, author.
JP BOT
"Playful text and cozy illustrations explore the unavoidable stages of dealing with a cold."-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT ABOUT HARRY?
by Anderson, Derek, 1969- author, illustrator.
JP AND
Best bear friends Harry and Sam engage in a little friendly competition, but as each event intensifies, Harry's jealousy of Sam's success grows, leaving Harry to decide what is more important -- being the best or having a best friend.
WHEN SADNESS IS AT YOUR DOOR
by Eland, Eva, author, illustrator.
JP ELA
A comforting primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest. Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem as if the sadness is a part of who we are--an overwhelming, invisible, and scary sensation. In When Sadness Is at Your Door, Eva Eland brilliantly approaches this feeling as if it is a visitor. She gives it a shape and a face, and encourages the reader to give it a name, all of which helps to demystify it and distinguish it from ourselves. She suggests activities to do with it, like sitting quietly, drawing, and going outside for a walk.
WINGS
by Klein, Cheryl B., 1978- author.
JP KLE
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a baby bird on its first flight, which starts cautiously, but ends with delight.

 


 

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