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ACROSS THE BAY
by Aponte, Carlos (Graphic artist) author, illustrator.
JP APO
"Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father. Jolly piragüeros, mischievous cats, and costumed musicians color this tale of love, family, and the true meaning of home"-- Provided by publisher.
BEDTIME FOR BABY SHARK : DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO
by Bajet, John John, illustrator.
JP BAB
"...[a] silly illustrated story of a shark family's bedtime routine..." -- Publisher's description.
BIGGER WORDS FOR LITTLE GENIUSES
by Patterson, Susan, author.
JP PAT
Presents such sophisticated words as ailurophile, chasmophilous, and euneirophrenia, for each letter of the alphabet, along with their definitions, to help readers increase their vocabulary, while learning how to use each word correctly.
THE BORING BOOK
by Yoshitake, Shinsuke, 1973- author, illustrator.
JP YOS
A child, bored by his toys, contemplates the emotion and concept of boredom, and whether or not it is boring to be an adult -- or a child.
BRUCE
by Higgins, Ryan T., author, illustrator.
JP HIG
Grumpy Bruce the bear does not like neighbors, but is forced to help when a big storm draws them all to his home.
COLORS
by Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer.
JP ROT
"A red fire truck races, orange pumpkins glow, and purple flowers bloom in vivid pictures of familiar things that inspire children to look more carefully at their environment." -- www.holidayhouse.com.
FIVE MINUTES (THAT
by Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton, author.
JP SCA
Throughout a child's day, five minutes can go by quickly (when you are on a roller coaster) or slowly (when you are in the dentist's chair).
FRED WANTS TO PLAY
by Lathouder, Janna de, author.
JP LAT
It's quiet time and Fred knows he is supposed to keep still, but keeping still isn't easy for Fred. A bouncy feeling makes him want to play. Fred feels all alone until he meets Scott. Fred and Scott know how hard it is to keep the colorful feelings inside. Can these two friends help the other fish join in the fun? An positive book about friendship and children who are just a little bit more energetic than others.
THE GIFT INSIDE THE BOX
by Grant, Adam M, author.
JP GRA
As Box searches for the right person to reveal the gift he conceals, he encounters children who are grasping, bickering, rough, and otherwise badly behaved.
I WANT A DOG
by Agee, Jon, author, illustrator.
JP AGE
"A girl seeks her perfect pet at an unusual animal shelter"-- Provided by publisher.
THE IMPERFECT GARDEN
by Assaly, Melissa, author.
JP ASS
"A mother and child garden their family vegetable patch for food and health through the seasons and come to appreciate home-made produce--with tips for family gardening and green living."-- Provided by publisher.
IT
by Rapkin, Mickey, author.
JP RAP
While a boy tries to face his bedtime fears, his stuffed rabbit, Floppy, tells a secret about his bed, which soon takes them to a play date with a dinosaur.
LET ME SLEEP, SHEEP!
by McKinlay, Megan, author.
JP MCK
It's bedtime for Amos, who smiles as he closes his eyes and counts some fluffy sheep trotting away in the grass. Until suddenly . . . THUD. And then another. "Not again!" says the first sheep, now on Amos's floor. "I was having my wool clipped," grumbles the second. None too happy at being interrupted, the woolly pair fire a battery of questions at Amos, most importantly: "Where's the fence?" So Amos sets out to build one to their specifications, then is asked to test it out, of course. . . . In this laugh-out-loud read-aloud, a couple of crafty sheep put a child through his paces -- and show that a tuckered-out kid at bedtime is a win-win all around.
LOOKING FOR YESTERDAY
by Jay, Alison, author, illustrator.
JP JAY
How can tomorrow ever be as good as yesterday? Boy doesn't think it can be and puts all his scientific knowledge to use, trying to work out how to go faster than the speed of light and make time go backwards. His grandad discovers him exploring the garden looking for wormholes, a possible shortcut back to yesterday - and reassures him that tomorrow will hold great experiences, which will become new treasured memories.
THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator.
JP RAS
Retells the story of the Mozart opera, in which the noble Prince Tamino seeks the fair Pamina against a backdrop of the battle between darkness and light.
MR  NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER
by Shannon, David, 1959- author, illustrator.
JP SHA
After buying a hammer to fix a loose floorboard, Mr. Nogginbody learns a lot about home repairs--and what is, and is not, a nail.
MY SINGING NANA
by Mora, Pat, author.
JP MOR
Billy's beloved Nana's memory is failing but they are "always amigos," so when disaster strikes the day of the family's big summer show, Billy finds a way he and Nana can save the day.
ROAR LIKE A DANDELION
by Krauss, Ruth, author.
JP KRA
This imaginative story from Ruth Krauss--one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time--and celebrated artist Sergio Ruzzier is a remarkable collaboration that captures the timeless spirit of Krauss's signature wit and humor. Paired with Ruzzier's irresistible drawings, this story will delight readers of all ages and inspire them to roar like dandelions.
SAVE IT! : A MONEYBUNNY BOOK
by McLeod, Cinders, author, illustrator.
JP MCL
With advice from her father, Honey saves her allowance to buy a playhouse in which she can get privacy from her five loud, bouncy siblings.
SMALL IN THE CITY
by Smith, Sydney, 1980- author, illustrator.
JP SMI
A little boy offers advice to his cat, which is lost in the city, from taking shortcuts through safe alleys to finding a friend in the park.
SNACK ATTACK!
by Border, Terry, 1965- author, illustrator.
JP BOR
Although warned of the dangers lurking outside their packages, Cookie, Pretzel, and Cheese Doodle venture into the kitchen for fun but soon discover that Monster Kids are real.
SPENCER
by Sima, Jessie, author, illustrator.
JP SIM
When Spencer gets a new pet, he’s excited to do all the things that pets do—taking walks in the park, going to the vet, and attending parties together. There’s just one hitch: Spencer’s new pet is a balloon. And that means No. Sharp. Objects. No drooling dogs at the park. No prickly porcupines at the vet. And absolutely no pinning tails on any donkeys! This is a story of pure fun about a boy, his dog, and a friendship that endures life’s sharpest...and most unexpected twists.
A STONE SAT STILL
by Wenzel, Brendan, author, illustrator.
JP WEN
Told in rhyming verse, a stone is considered from a variety of environmental and emotional perspectives, as it sits where it is, surrounded by grass, dirt, and water, an unchanging certainty in the world.
UNICORN DAY
by Murray, Diana, author.
JP MUR
The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows and sparkly butterflies, but when an impostor (a horse with a fake horn) arrives, will the party continue with all its glittery glory?
WE REALLY DO CARE
by Brown, Tami Lewis, author.
JP BRO
A selfish young boy learns the importance of compassion and empathy, demonstrating how even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference to someone who has nothing.
WHY?
by Seeger, Laura Vaccaro, author, illustrator.
JP SEE
Illustrations and simple text reveal that, even when a pesky rabbit annoys his bear friend with too many questions, their friendship remains strong.
YOU ARE MY HAPPY
by Kotb, Hoda, 1964- author.
JP KOT
"What makes up happy all day through? Let's count those things, just me and you." Inspired by her own nighttime routine with her daughter, Haley Joy, Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb has written a book that celebrates the things that make us happy each day... the big things and the small. With illustrations from Suzie Mason, Kotb's soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple and wondrous joy of taking a moment to be grateful.

 


 

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