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Traction Man Is Here!

Mini Grey
Format: Print book

Traction Man - wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt - comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner. This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, and later in the bathtub,...
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Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery

David A. Adler · Viking Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

Its a rainy day when Cam and her classmates arrive at school. Meow! A cat with a spot on its tail is napping near the coat rack. How did a cat get in their classroom? Did it run away? Click! Read along as Cam solves this easy-to-read cat caper. ,
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Hi! Fly Guy

Tedd Arnold · Scholastic Audio Books
Pages: 30
Format: Audiobook

"A fly was flying. He was looking for something to eat. Something tasty. Something slimy. A boy was walking. He was looking for something to catch. Something smart. Something for The Amazing Pet Show."

The boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins...
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Biscuit (My First I Can Read)

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

'...a superb natural story-teller...' TWENTIETH-CENTURY WESTERN WRITERS. Ben Leyland's plan to run fifteen hundred horses up across the Staked Plains into New Mexico sounded impossible. The desert was furnace-hot at that time of year, and infested with bloodthirsty Comanches - but Carter...
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Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt

David Catrow · Orchard Books
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling illustrator David Catrow has written and illustrated an easy-to-read story about a hilarious hound dog!Max Spaniel is a daffy hound dog who one day decides to go on a dinosaur dig. But what Max thinks are dinosaur parts is just a lot of junk--or is it? As Max puts his fossils...
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Mia and the Too Big Tutu

Robin Farley · HarperCollins

On her first day at dance class, Mia can’t wait to put on her bouncy pink tutu. There’s only one problem: her tutu is too-toobig! It falls down and Mia falls over it with every step. But just as Mia starts to get upset, she meets Ruby—and Mia realizes that no setback is too hard...
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Penny and Her Marble

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

In the third easy-to-read book about Penny the mouse, written by Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Penny finds a beautiful marble on her neighbor's lawn and must decide whether or not to keep it. With age-appropriate vocabulary, compelling characters, and a memorable...
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Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

Grace Lin · Little, Brown
Pages: 43
Format: Hardcover

Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks...
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Frog and Toad Are Friends (An I Can Read Book)

Arnold Lobel · HarperCollins
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate the power of friendship with Frog and Toad - a Caldecott Honor Book!

From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other - just as best friends should be. These five adventurous tales are perfect...

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Hop on Pop

Dr. Seuss · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 72
Format: Library Binding

Loved by generations, this "simplest Seuss for youngest use" is a Beginner Book classic. See Red and Ned and Ted and Ed in a bed. And giggle as Pat sits on a hat and on a cat and on a bat . . . but a cactus? Pat must NOT sit on that! This classic Beginner Book makes an ideal gift...
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Miss Nelson Is Missing!

James Marshall · Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pages: 32
Format: Audio CD

The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show...
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Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type

Doreen Cronin · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback

This imaginative and hilarious picture book will delight readers young and old alike! Poor Farmer Brown;how will he handle the demands of his clever cows? Read, giggle and read again!
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The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book)

Tomie dePaola · Puffin
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.
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Strega Nona: An Old Tale Retold

Tomie dePaola
Format: Hardcover

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola.

Strega Nona - "Grandma Witch" - is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian...
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse...

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Officer Buckle & Gloria

Peggy Rathmann · Putnam Juvenile; 1st edition

"Besides the beguiling story, the affable illustrations of the smiling Gloria, the accidental mayhem in the background, and the myriad safety tips -- such as 'always pull the toothpick out of your sandwhich' and 'never lick a stop sign in the winter' -- add to the enjoyment....
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Interrupting Chicken

David Ezra Stein · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story - and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can't help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel and Grettel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from...
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst · Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Spl Ltd edition
Format: Hardcover

He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could...
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A Chair for My Mother

Vera B. Williams
Format: Library Binding

The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair - the big, fat, comforable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up - along with everything else - in the terrible fire.

A book of love and tenderness filled with...

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Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

Ed Young · Philomel Books; 1st edition
Format: Audio CD

"Not for the faint-hearted, Lon Po Po (Grandmother Wold), is a tale of a menacing danger and courage....(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator's...
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Rain Forests

Nancy Smiler Levinson · Holiday House
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Gorillas, parrots, hissing cockroaches, and iguanas make their homes in rain forests, as do thousands of other kinds of animals, birds, insects, and reptiles. There are also many trees and plants in each of the two types of rain forests (tropical and temperate). Filled with important facts,...
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Nic Bishop: Butterflies and Moths

Nic Bishop · Scholastic Nonfiction
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Another fascinating close-up look at the wonders of the natural world from Sibert Honor photographer Nic Bishop.Award-winning author and photographer Nic Bishop brings his vast knowledge of biology to this eye-catching exploration of butterflies and moths. With breathtaking full-page images,...
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The Puffins Are Back!

Gail Gibbons

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk the Dog

Cynthia Rylant
Format: Unknown Binding

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The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV

Stan Berenstain · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Papa, Brother, and Sister have a new favorite hobby . . . watching TV. But when Mama feels like they are missing out on all the wonderful things around them, she makes a plan to get them...
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Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic

MoÌ?nica Carnesi · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

On a cold winter day, a curious dog wandered onto a frozen river, and before he knew it he was traveling fast on a sheet of ice. Many people tried to help, but the dog could not be reached. Finally, after two nights and seventy-five miles, the little dog was saved by a ship out in the Baltic...
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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

Marla Frazee · Harcourt Children's Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

When James and Eamon go to a week of Nature Camp and stay at Eamon's grandparents' house, it turns out that their free time spent staying inside, eating waffles, and playing video games is way more interesting than nature. But sometimes things work out best when they don't go exactly...
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Let's Do Nothing!

Tony Fucile · Candlewick; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition
Format: Hardcover

Don't move! A master of animation explores the elusive art of doing nothing in this comical tale of two very active imaginations.Frankie and Sal have already played every sport and board game invented, baked and eaten batches of cookies, and painted a zillion pictures. What's left...
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Pinkalicious

Victoria Kann · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

PreSchool-Grade 2-Pinkalicious eats so many pink cupcakes that she wakes up the next morning with pink skin and hair. The color just won't wash off, and the doctor diagnoses her with Pinkititis and tells her to eat green food to get better. Still, when her parents aren't looking, she sneaks...
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Too Many Tamales

Gary Soto · Puffin
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Maria was feeling very grown-up on Christmas Eve as she helped her mother prepare the tamales for Christmas dinner. When she slipped her mother's diamond ring onto her finger, she only meant to wear it for a minute. But suddenly, the ring was gone, and there were 24 tamales that just...
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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss · Random House
Pages: 61
Format: Hardcover

Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that...
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Hop on Pop

Seuss Dr.
Format: Book

A condensed, board book version of the classic bestseller, perfect for babies and toddlers. Introduces the youngest readers to the wonderful world of Seussian word play.
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Nate the Great

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Shortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Natethe Great got an urgent call from Annie.

"I lost a picture," said Annie. "Can you help me find it?"

"Of course," said Nate. "I have found lost balloons, books, slipper
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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

Erica Silverman · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 44
Format: Hardcover

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do.

With...
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Mac and Cheese

Sarah Weeks · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

When Macaroni sings a song,Cheese will never sing along.Mac likes to jump and play and sing, But Cheese does not like anything.Macaroni and Cheese are best friends, yet they couldn’t be more different! Mac likes to pounce and bounce and jump, but Cheese just sits there like a lump....
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There is a Bird on Your Head!

Mo Willems · Hyperion Books for Children
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-two birds...
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A Second Is A Hiccup

Hazel Hutchins · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

There's never been a more charming explanation of time for young readers."How long is a second?""A second is a hiccup--the time it takes to kiss your mom, or jump a rope, or turn around."The newest book by acclaimed picture-book creators Hazel Hutchins and Kady McDonald...
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Melissa Sweet · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations,...

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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Melissa Sweet · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations,...

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick; 1 edition
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

From the one and only Kate DiCamillo comes an irresistible new hero for early chapter book readers, brightly captured with comic nostalgic flair by Chris Van Dusen.To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig - she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons...
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

Where did the tree house come from?

Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they...
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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

Barbara Park · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Book

Meet the Worlds Funniest KindergartnermdashJunie B. Jones!Remember when it was scary to go to school? With over million books in print, Barbara Parks New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughingmdashand readingmdashfor...
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