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Brother Hugo and the Bear

Katy Beebe · Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Pages: 28
Format: Hardcover

Brother Hugo can't return his library book -- the letters of St. Augustine -- because, it turns out, the precious book has been devoured by a bear! Instructed by the abbot to borrow another monastery's copy and create a replacement, the hapless monk painstakingly crafts a new book,...
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Mousetropolis

R Gregory Christie · Holiday House, 2015.
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

With an exquisite palette and stunning compositions, award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie reimagines one of Aesop's most popular fables.City Mouse leaves his noisy apartment for a vacation in the country only to find drab meals, unseen predators, unbearable heat and too much quiet!...
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Detective Gordon: The First Case

Ulf Nilsson · Gecko Press
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Someone's stealing nuts from the forest, and it's up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief! Unfortunately, solving this crime means standing in the snow and waiting for a long time... If only he had an assistant?someone small, fast, and clever?to help solve this terrible case....
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Trapped! A Whale's Rescue

Robert Burleigh · Charlesbridge Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In the icy waters of the Pacific, a massive humpback whale unexpectedly finds herself tangled in a net abandoned by fishermen. When a rescue boat and a convoy of divers arrive to help the struggling humpback, a realistic and moving encounter bridges the human and aquatic worlds.
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My Bus

Byron Barton · Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover

My Bus is a lively celebration of vehicles and transportation, occupations, pets, and basic math concepts. The busy bus driver in Byron Barton's preschool tour-de-force has a job to do. He drives his bus along his route, picks up the cat and dog passengers waiting at the bus stops,...
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Rules of Summer

Shaun Tan · Scholastic, Incorporated
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE ARRIVALNever be late for a parade.Never forget the password.Never ruin a perfect plan.It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer...
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Look!

Ted Lewin · Holiday House; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Look! An elephant eats. Look! Giraffes drink. Look! A warthog digs. A gorilla hides, wild dogs listen, zebras run, monkeys sit, hippos splash, and a rhino naps. Each line of text is illustrated by a two-page spread with a beautiful painting of an animal Ted Lewin has seen on his journeys...
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The Princess and the Frozen Peas

Laura North · Crabtree Pub Co
Format: Book

This is an inventive new twist on the classic fairy tale. It features fun puzzles to reinforce story sequencing, and character and dialogue work.,
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Deep in the Sahara

Kelly Cunnane · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and more than anything, she wants to wear a malafa,...
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Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes

Nicola Davies · Candlewick Pr
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Find out how the smallest things on the planet do some of the biggest jobs in this intriguing introduction to the world of microbes.All around the world - in the sea, in the soil, in the air, and in your body - there are living things so tiny that millions could fit on an ant's...
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Yoga for Kids: Simple Animal Poses for Any Age

Lorena V. Pajalunga · Albert Whitman & Company
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga poses. When he returns home after his lessons, he practices with his cat, Nino. With an illustration of each animal pose and a description of how to do it on each page,...
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I Broke My Trunk!

Mo Willems · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 57
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 I Broke My Trunk! Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk. Will Piggie end up with a long, crazy story...
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Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century

Jane O'Connor · Harper
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's tenth picture book, Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century - all about weddings. Not only does Nancy help out the bride in this wonderful story, she also gets to attend a fabulous...
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Rainbows Never End: and other fun facts

Laura Lyn DiSiena · Little Simon
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

This earth-shattering book is filled with fun facts about snow, sunlight, rainbows, and more!Did you know that rainbows are full circles - so they never actually end?How about that light from the sun reaches Earth in around eight minutes?Or that all snowflakes have six sides? Filled with...
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