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A FOX FOUND A BOX
by Adamson, Ged, author, illustrator.
JP ADA
When a little fox finds a radio, he shares the songs and music with his animal friends, but after it goes quiet, the little fox begins to hear the music found in nature.
HOW TO READ A BOOK
by Alexander, Kwame, author.
JP ALE
Find a tree -- a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do -- and plant yourself. (It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.
TAKE YOUR PET TO SCHOOL DAY
by Ashman, Linda, author.
JP ASH
"Chaos ensues when pets attend school"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SPACE WALK
by Biggs, Brian, author, illustrator.
JP BIG
"When Astronaut Randolph Witherspoon takes a walk--a space walk, that is!--he doesn't hear Ground Control's order to not talk to strangers and winds up making a new friend"-- Provided by publisher.
EVERYTHING GOES : ON LAND
by Biggs, Brian.
JP BIG
Follows Henry and his father through the city as they see and talk about different vehicles, including bicycles, recreational vehicles, and trains.
WHEN UNICORNS POOP
by Castle, Lexie, author.
JP CAS
TWINS
by Ciccotello, Mike, author, illustrator.
JP CIC
A boy who plays everything from leap frog to piano duets with his twin brother loves being a twin, even when they disagree.
SHOOT FOR THE MOON, SNOOPY!
by Cooper, Jason, 1942- author.
JP COO
"All systems are go as Snoopy prepares for an out-of-this-world adventure in this special storybook based on the Peanuts partnership with NASA!"--Provided by publisher.
THE SHORTEST DAY
by Cooper, Susan, 1935- author.
JP COO
A celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season. As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before -- and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!
PETE THE CAT AND THE PERFECT PIZZA PARTY
by Dean, Kim, 1969- author.
JP DEA
"Pete the Cat wants to throw the perfect pizza party. Pete invites the gang over to share his awesome pepperoni pizza. But when no one else agrees with Pete's choice of toppings, they try adding their own. Will Pete's perfect pizza party be ruined? There's only one way to find out!"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LOVE LETTER
by Denise, Anika, author.
JP DEN
Stumbling on the same mysterious love letter in turn, best friends Hedgehog, Bunny, and Squirrel are reminded of the joys of friendship following a silly mix-up about their secret admirer.
LOVE AND THE ROCKING CHAIR
by Dillon, Leo, author, illustrator.
JP DIL
Before the baby arrives a couple orders a rocking chair, and as the family grows and changes, the rocking chair is always there, a center of love and continuity.
GRACE GOES TO WASHINGTON
by DiPucchio, Kelly, author.
JP DIP
On a school field trip to Washington, D.C., student council member Grace and her classmates learn about the three branches of the federal government, how school government operates, the qualities of effective leadership, and how to be a good citizen.
THIS IS BABY
by Fallon, Jimmy, author.
JP FAL
"Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA and Everything Is Mama, returns with a book that teaches new babies the words for the various parts of their body -- This is Baby." -- Publisher's description.
JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY
by Fogliano, Julie, author.
JP FOG
Offers encouragement and supplies, from a snack and a blanket to a map for finding the way home, to a loved one who may be facing a new challenge.
POKKO AND THE DRUM
by Forsythe, Matthew, 1976- author, illustrator.
JP FOR
When Pokko plays her drum in the forest she suddenly finds herself surrounded by an entire band of animal musicians.
HO
by Gale, Heather (Children's author).
JP GAL
"An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawai'i who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school. Ho'onani feels in-between. She doesn't see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She's happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way. When Ho'onani finds out that there will be a school performance of a traditional kane hula chant, she wants to be part of it. But can a girl really lead the all-male troupe? Ho'onani has to try . . . Based on a true story, Ho'onani: Hula Warrior is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and an empowering story of a girl who learns to lead and learns to accept who she really is--and in doing so, gains the respect of all those around her. Ho'onani's story first appeared in the documentary A Place in the Middle by filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson."-- Provided by publisher.
FERN AND HORN
by Gay, Marie-Louise, author, illustrator.
JP GAY
"Fern and Horn are twins who look like two peas in a pod or two stars in the sky. But Fern and Horn have different ways of seeing the world. They try to outdo each other with imagination and improvisation, using crayons and pencils, ripped-up paper and cardboard boxes. Fern loves to draw flowers and butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars and orange trees. She draws here, there and everywhere. Horn wants to draw too, but he thinks his flowers look like purple pancakes and his caterpillars like striped socks. "Draw whatever you want!" Fern tells him. Horn draws an enormous elephant that tramples all over her pictures. Fortunately, Fern's imagination is as big as the universe. She loves gazing at the stars and making star shapes. Again, Horn tries to follow suit, but he is frustrated with his creations and makes a ferocious paper polar bear that devours Fern's stars. Undeterred, Fern decides to build a castle that can withstand elephants and polar bears, but a fire-breathing dragon comes along. Luckily, Fern knows exactly what dragons like best... Illustrations full of vibrant color, collage and exquisite detail complement this story that looks at the endless imagination and creative energy of young children. Marie-Louise Gay suggests that if children are given the time and space to explore the many paths to creativity, the results are brilliant and inspiring."-- Provided by publisher.
A YEAR WITH MAMA EARTH
by Grabill, Rebecca, author.
JP GRA
"Mama Earth looks after nature's plants and animals throughout the year, singing lullabies to fat bears in the fall, dressing evergreens in icicles in winter, and waking up the crocuses in spring. And in the summer, Mama Earth sends warm sunbeams to her beloved children, so they can play outside and enjoy the amazing world around them"--Dust jacket.
STORMY : A STORY ABOUT FINDING A FOREVER HOME
by Guojing, 1983- author, artist.
JP GUO
In this heartwarming, wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers, a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench -- scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries -- and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience -- and help from an enticing tennis ball -- a tentative friendship begins. But it's not until a raging storm forces the two together that a joyous and satisfying friendship takes hold. Guojing poignantly explores how trust doesn't always come easily, but how, over time, and with kindness and determination, forever love can grow.
CLOTHESLINE CLUES TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
by Heling, Kathryn, author.
JP HEL
Drying clothes suggest different people the reader will meet on the first day of school
RABBIT AND THE MOTORBIKE
by Hoefler, Kate, author.
JP HOE
Rabbit lives, happy and content, in a wheat field, never venturing outside its bounds but he enjoys old Dog's stories of life on the road with his motorbike--so when Dog dies and leaves Rabbit his bike, Rabbit starts to feel the powerful pull of the open road.
THE EVIL PRINCESS VS  THE BRAVE KNIGHT
by Holm, Jennifer L, author.
JP HOL
Meet the Evil Princess and the Brave Knight. She casts terrible spells, while he fights dragons. He rescues cats in distress, while she makes mischief. No wonder there isn't much peace in this kingdom! But is the Evil Princess really so evil? And is the Brave Knight truly as chivalrous as he seems? Children and parents will laugh at seeing familiar family dynamics play out in this charming and imaginative new story.
A LOUD WINTER
by Hudson, Katy, author.
JP HUD
Unmoved by his friends' attempts draw him out with singing classes and snowball fights, Tortoise tries to settle down for his annual winter nap and instead stumbles into a wonderfully icy experience.
MY GRANDMA AND ME
by Javaherbin, Mina, author.
JP JAV
"In this big universe full of many moons, I have travelled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my grandma. While Mina is growing up in Iran, the center of her world is her grandmother. Whether visiting friends next door, going to the mosque for midnight prayers during Ramadan, or taking an imaginary trip around the planets, Mina and her grandma are never far apart. At once deeply personal and utterly universal, Mina Javaherbin's words make up a love letter of the rarest sort: the kind that shares a bit of its warmth with every reader."--Provided by publisher.
WHAT IF EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT?
by Javernick, Ellen, author.
JP JAV
Explores the preconceived notions we have about the world and encourages kids to be more thoughtful.
PUMA DREAMS
by Johnston, Tony, 1942- author.
JP JOH
A young girl yearns to see an elusive puma in the wild, knowing that their numbers are dwindling and that what her Gram calls a "long-dream" may never come true.
HARRISON P  SPADER, PERSONAL SPACE INVADER
by Jones, Christianne C., author.
JP JON
Harrison is a boy who loves life and likes to share with others, but as he grows older the people around him are finding that he stands too close and maybe hugs a little too much -- until his father teaches him the Space Saver rhyme, a method for determining just the right amount of space to leave between himself and others.
THE MANY COLORS OF HARPREET SINGH
by Kelkar, Supriya, 1980- author.
JP KEL
"Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patka--his turban--smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet's mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?"--Amazon.com.
THE WIZARD
by Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014, author.
JP KUM
The new wizard tries to solve all the town's problems, but carelessness with his own magic tears creates a tragedy instead.
SQUEAK!
by Kvasnosky, Laura McGee, author, illustrator.
JP KVA
A woodland mouse wakes up with a squeak, and his noise sets off a chain reaction of animals waking each other up.
THE THING ABOUT BEES : A LOVE LETTER
by Larkin, Shabazz, author, illustrator.
JP LAR
"A love poem from a father to his two sons, and a tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat."--Amazon.com.
MAMA
by Levis, Caron, author.
JP LEV
Perry loves the sounds of all of her mother's shoes, but when a new pair appears, signaling Mama's return to work, Perry becomes very upset.
CHAPTER TWO IS MISSING
by Lieb, Josh, author.
JP LIE
Invites readers to help a narrator, an unqualified detective, and a sneaky janitor to find the missing chapter of the book.
A BIG BED FOR LITTLE SNOW
by Lin, Grace, author, illustrator.
JP LIN
When winter comes, Mommy makes a soft bed for Little Snow to sleep on, but each night he cannot resist jumping on the bed, causing tiny feathers to fly down.
I
by Loehr, Mallory, author.
JP LOE
Teaches kids all about manners and features the characters from Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine.
THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
by Lord, John Vernon.
JP LOR
When four million wasps descend on the town of Itching Down, the residents make a giant strawberry jam sandwich to trap them.
IT
by Macdonald, Maryann, author.
JP MAC
An illustrated look at the special moments when children and their grandmas spend time together.
IT
by Macdonald, Maryann, author.
JP MAC
An illustrated look at the special moments when children and their granddads spend time together.
HARRISON DWIGHT, BALLERINA AND KNIGHT
by MacFarlane, Rachael, 1976- author.
JP MAC
The feelings inside are what make you, YOU! Letting them out helps the world know you too.
FRY BREAD : A NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY STORY
by Maillard, Kevin Noble.
JP MAI
Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes fry bread in terms of provenance, this volume tells the story of a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the North American continent. Includes a recipe and an extensive author note that delves into the social ways, foodways, and politics of America's 573 recognized tribes.
TWO FOR ME, ONE FOR YOU
by Mühle, Jörg, author.
JP MUH
Bear finds three tasty mushrooms on her way home through the woods. Her friend Weasel cooks them up in the frying pan. But the friends have a problem: how to share three between two? Bear and Weasel each come up with one argument after another for why they should have more: I found them! I cooked them. With my recipe! I like mushrooms more than you. I'm bigger. I'm still growing... Until the fox comes around the corner and snatches a mushroom. That solved the problem. They eat the two mushrooms and it's time for dessert. Here comes Weasel with the scrumptious wild strawberries, three of them to share...
AS WARM AS THE SUN
by McMullan, Kate, author.
JP MCM
Toby, a French bulldog who dreams of being warm all the time, is not pleased when Pinkie arrives and takes his favorite warm spots.
LOLA GOES TO SCHOOL
by McQuinn, Anna, author.
JP MCQ
Lola meets new friends and tries many new things on her fun but exhausting first day of school.
HANNAH SPARKLES : HOORAY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Enthusiastic Hannah Sparkles is overjoyed to start first grade, and learns along the way that sometimes being a good listener is the best way to be a good friend.
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.
SATURDAY
by Mora, Oge, author, illustrator.
JP MOR
When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.
NYA
by Park, Linda Sue, author.
JP PAR
When her little sister, Akeer, becomes sick when they are returning home from the water hole, Nya must carry her and the water back to their village, one step at a time.
RUBY FINDS A WORRY
by Percival, Tom, 1977- author, illustrator.
JP PER
A young girl's sense of adventure and exploration vanishes when she discovers a Worry that grows and grows until she learns how to get rid of it.
WINTERCAKE
by Perkins, Lynne Rae, author, illustrator.
JP PER
"When Thomas misplaces the basket of dried fruit he needs to make his seasonal wintercake, friends old and new come together to save the day"--Provided by publisher. Includes recipe for wintercake.
WHO STOLE THE HAZELNUTS? : A FOREST MYSTERY
by Pfister, Marcus, author, illustrator.
JP PFI
The peace and quiet of the forest are shattered by a scream. Someone has stolen the squirrel's three hazelnuts! Who could have committed such a terrible crime? The squirrel begins his investigation, and no one is above suspicion.
BABY BEAR
by Plourde, Lynn, author.
JP PLO
Instead of hibernating as the snow begins, Baby Bear keeps playing with his forest friends, but soon he realizes that life outside his family's cozy den in winter is not quite what he thought it would be.
I AM NOT A FISH!
by Raymundo, Peter, author, illustrator.
JP RAY
Edgar the jellyfish joins a self-help group of starfish and learns to embrace what makes him unique.
ONCE UPON A GOAT
by Richards, Dan, 1966- author.
JP RIC
When a proper king and queen ask their fairy godmother for a child, they find themselves gifted instead with a baby goat.
THREE CHEERS FOR KID MCGEAR!
by Rinker, Sherri Duskey, author.
JP RIN
Told in rhyme, the big construction trucks are skeptical when Kid McGear the skid-steer shows up on the big construction site, after all a skid-steer is rather small--but when the big trucks run into trouble on a steep incline, Kid McGear proves that sometimes a small all-purpose truck may be just what is needed to save the day.
OWEN AT THE PARK
by Ritchie, Scot, author, illustrator.
JP RIT
"It's a busy morning in the park. All along the boulevard, families are picnicking and people are napping, playing checkers and reading on the grass. But Owen and his dad are hard at work, raking and mowing the grass. And today, Owen gets to do the best job all on his own. With his dad's encouragement, Owen gathers his courage and goes around to everyone in the park. He tells the families, the checkers players and the readers what he has to do, and they rush off. Finally, when the park is empty, it is the moment Owen has been waiting for. He turns the tap for the sprinkler system, and water cascades over the trees and flower beds. In creating this book, Scot Ritchie was inspired by his trip to the beautiful Tiergarten park in Berlin. Owen at the Park is a sweet story illuminating the small pleasures in everyday life and the excitement of a child taking on new responsibilities."-- Provided by publisher.
PIRATES DON
by Robinson, Lisa, 1967- author.
JP ROB
Emma the pirate does not want to start kindergarten, so she returns to her preschool classroom to stir up a mutiny against kindergarten.
BILAL COOKS DAAL
by Saeed, Aisha, author.
JP SAE
Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.
ONE RED SOCK
by Sattler, Jennifer Gordon, author, illustrator.
JP SAT
When a little purple hippo cannot find the mate for her red sock, she tries everything in her sock drawer in order to be fashionable--or at least to match.
ALMA AND THE BEAST
by Shapiro, Esmé, 1992- author, illustrator.
JP SHA
Alma lives happily in her hairy world, where she can pet the trees and comb the grass, until one day when she encounters a hairless beast who has lost her hairless home.
I
by Shea, Bob, author.
JP SHE
A boastful shark is not afraid of anything, which impresses his underwater friends until they ask about spiders.
WHO WET MY PANTS?
by Shea, Bob, author.
JP SHE
When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.
EVERYONE COUNTS
by Sierra, Judy, author.
JP SIE
Diverse animals, led by two rough, tough rhinos, work together to transform an old mall into a zoo--including the bugs the rhinos said were too small to count.
BUNNY
by Silvestro, Annie, author.
JP SIL
Bunny's human friend, Josie, is nervous about starting a new school so he and his Book Club friends pay her a surprise visit--once they get past the distractions.
HUNGRY JIM
by Snyder, Laurel, author.
JP SNY
Jim wakes up hungry, just not for the pancakes his mother is fixing--so his imagination takes over, and he pictures himself as a lion checking out the possibilities for breakfast (including his mother).
LADYBUG GIRL AND THE RESCUE DOGS
by Soman, David, author, illustrator.
JP SOM
"While at the farmers' market with her mama, Ladybug Girl spies some rescue dogs and, together with the Bug Squad, finds one of them a forever home, vowing to return again to help the others"-- Provided by publisher.
TRUCKER AND TRAIN
by Stark, Hannah, author.
JP STA
Trucker loves ruling the highways, frightening other vehicles out of his way, but Train not only impresses the other vehicles, it forces Trucker to wait.
ARITHMECHICKS ADD UP : A MATH STORY
by Stephens, Ann Marie, author.
JP STE
"As the Arithmechicks slide down the slide, swing on the swings, and play hide-and-seek, they don't realize that a lonely mouse is copying them, longing to join in. However, when their basketball becomes stuck, the chicks discover that a two-inch-tall new friend is exactly what they need. In this heartwarming story, there are many ways to add up ten cheerful chicks--but a new friend is what makes them cheer. The book includes a helpful glossary that defines the eight arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout the story, providing a playful introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers."--Amazon.
CAN U SAVE THE DAY?
by Stocker, Shannon, author.
JP STO
B picks on the vowels, because their numbers are so small, while other consonants laugh, but when the vowels disappear one by one, only U can set things right.
ALFRED
by Streed, Sam, author, illustrator.
JP STR
"Alfred loves the monsters in his book, but he doesn't like teatime with his aunt--until he decides to invite three of his favorite monsters to join him for tea."-- Provided by publisher.
LILI MACARONI
by Testa, Nicole, author.
JP TES
"Lili Macaroni loves every feature she has inherited from a family member, but when she starts kindergarten she is teased for those very traits. Burdened by unhappiness, she creates a polka-dotted butterfly and imagines it flying her sorrows away--and finds she has introduced a powerful tool for conversations about emotions, self-esteem, and resilience."-- Provided by publisher.
FINDING KINDNESS
by Underwood, Deborah, author.
JP UND
"Celebrate kindness in all its many forms. This is a powerful story of community, compassion, and generosity of spirit--perfect for sharing!"-- Publisher's description.
KEVIN THE UNICORN : IT
by Von Innerebner, Jessika, author, illustrator.
JP VON
Even sparkly unicorns that are filled with magical awesomeness and bring glitter and happiness to everything around them can have a bad day.
LITTLE TIGERS
by Weaver, Jo (Children's author), author, illustrator.
JP WEA
Follows a mother tiger and her cubs, Sera and Puli, as they seek a new home away from the men and dogs hunting near their den.
MAX & RUBY AND TWIN TROUBLE
by Wells, Rosemary, author, illustrator.
JP WEL
Max and Ruby prepare for a new baby sibling - only to find out they are getting two of them!"
PEOPLE SHARE WITH PEOPLE
by Wheeler, Lisa, 1963- author.
JP WHE
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the importance of sharing everything from blankets to toys, but never a sneeze or a frown.
A QUIETER STORY
by Woodruff, Liza, author, illustrator.
JP WOO
When a little girl starts to write a story about her kitten playing with yarn, he doesn't like it one bit. He wants a story for his alter-ego TIGER--one that has pep and pizzazz--so the girl creates an adventure that the kitten jumps into. Darkness surrounds him (No light, no problem! says the kitten), venomous vipers drop from the trees (Snakes? I've got this), hungry hyenas circle the tiger--and suddenly the kitten begins to wonder if there can be such a thing as too much adventure. As the story gets scarier and scarier, he realizes that what one wants and what one needs are sometimes two different things. This time, he needs a quieter story.
AMY WU AND THE PERFECT BAO
by Zhang, Kat, 1991- author.
JP ZHA
Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.

 


 

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