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Patrolling Police Cars

Tony Mitton · Kingfisher
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Patrol the streets with some cool animal drivers in this cheerful picture book all about police cars. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must-have for bookshelves everywhere.

This book is filled with humorous rhyming text by the award-winning...

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Me And My Fear

FRANCESCA SANNA · Flying Eye Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Introducing a companion picture book to the award-winning picture book, The Journey, from rising star Francesca Sanna.

When a young immigrant girl has to travel to a new country and start at a new school, she is accompanied by her Fear who tells her to be alone and afraid,...
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B is for Baller: The Ultimate Basketball Alphabet

James Littlejohn · Triumph Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Featuring dozens of iconic superstars like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, and Steph Curry, B is for Baller is the ultimate alphabet book for young hoops fans - whether they're taking their first shot at the ABCs or already perfecting their...
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Three Grumpy Trucks

Todd Tarpley · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Trucks need a time-out in this picture book about emotions written by Todd Tarpley (Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! and Ten Tiny Toes) and illustrated by bestselling artist Guy Parker-Rees (Giraffes Can't Dance) .

Whirr! Whomp! Grind! Chomp! How long can three...
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The Hospital

Julie Murray · Abdo Kids
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

The hospital is an amazing place. There is also some pretty disgusting stuff inside! This book teaches children the science behind gross stuff at the hospital. Topics covered are historical medical practices, such as using leeches to let blood and maggots to eat dead tissue. Fascinating,...
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Carl and the Meaning of Life

Deborah Freedman · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

From the often Caldecott-buzzed Deborah Freedman, a sweet and funny story about finding your place in the world.

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...
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Hatching Chicks in Room 6

Caroline Arnold · Charlesbridge
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Follow a classroom of kindergartners as they participate in a popular activity: hatching chicks. Readers learn about the life cycle of a chicken, incubating eggs, watching them hatch, and raising the chicks until they are old enough to return to the chicken coop.

Caroline Arnold's...
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CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale

ROBIE H HARRIS · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

How do these blocks stack up? Gentle math concepts go down easy in this fun and accessible story for very young children by the esteemed Robie H. Harris.

Elephant has a bucket of blocks and wants to build something tall. Something as tall as Elephant. But will it stay up? CRASH!...
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Bear Needs Help

Sarah S. Brannen · Philomel Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

With one of his shoes untied, and all of the animals too scared to help, what's Bear going to do? The surprisingly clever answer will make kids -- and parents -- laugh. A perfect read-aloud.

A lumbering little polar bear has one shoe untied, and he needs some help! Sadly for him,...
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Bad Dog

Mike Boldt · Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

The differences between cats and dogs have never been funnier! In this hilarious new story from the illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog, a little girl really, really wants a dog . . . but gets a cat instead!

"Look what I got for my birthday! A pet dog!" says...
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National Geographic Readers: At the Beach

SHIRA EVANS · NATL GEOGRAPHIC
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Take a stroll along the beach. What do you see? Young readers will learn all about the beach and the animals that call it home in this fun pre-reader. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to new words and concepts -- helping...
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Love You Head to Toe

Ashley Barron · Owlkids
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Pairing creative rhyming similes with cut-paper collage art, Love You Head to Toe is an adorable book that compares newborn babies to baby animals on every page. Bright, playful illustrations show a different baby and a different species of animal, both engaged in similar behavior: babies...
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The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Rachel Bright · Scholastic Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Two greedy squirrels go on a wild pinecone chase in this hilarious follow-up to The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could!

"It's mine!" shouted Cyril.
"No, mine!" hollered Bruce.
"You don't stand a chance!
Give up! It's no use!"

"I'm...
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Stanley's School

William Bee · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Stanley has lots of eager students at school today!
Ding, ding, ding! It's time for school with Stanley and Hattie. Stanley reads a story to Little Woo, Sophie, and Benjamin. Outside, everyone has fun in the garden, and Stanley's lemonade and Hattie's lovely fruit salad are delicious...
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Hooray for Babies!

Susan Meyers · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestselling Everywhere Babies comes a sweet and bouncy rhyming picture book that celebrates all the joys and wonders of being a baby.
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