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Tangled: Kingdom of Color

Melissa Lagonegro · RH/Disney
Format: Paperback

Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair . . . lots of hair, when Disney Tangled comes to theaters Holiday 2010! With super simple text and full-color illustrations, this Step 1 reader is based on Disney’s swashbuckling, computer-animated comedy. --This text refers to an out of print...
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Nana in the City

Lauren Castillo · Clarion Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
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I'm My Own Dog

David Ezra Stein · Candlewick Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein has fans at his command with this comical dog's-eye view of having a best friend.Many dogs have human owners. Not this dog. He fetches his own slippers, curls up at his own feet, and gives himself a good scratch. But there is one spot, in the middle...
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Me & Dog

Gene Weingarten · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

This endearing friendship story about a boy and his dog from a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer gently explores a timeless question: who's really in charge?Meet Sid. He's an ordinary kid. He's far from perfect. But to Murphy, Sid's faithful dog, Sid is the whole world. Murphy...
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The New Small Person

Lauren Child · Candlewick Press (MA)
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Lauren Child tells the familiar tale of a less-than-welcome sibling with subtlety, insight, affection, and humor.Elmore Green starts life as an only child, as many children do. He has a room to himself, where he can line up his precious things and nobody will move them one inch. But one day everything...
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Emily's Blue Period

Cathleen Daly · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 55
Format: Print book

Emily wants to be an artist. She likes painting and loves the way artists like Pablo Picasso mixed things up.

Emily's life is a little mixed up right now. Her dad doesn't live at home anymore, and it feels like everything around her is changing.

"When Picasso was sad for a while,"...

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Digby O'Day in the Fast Lane

Shirley Hughes · Candlewick Press
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Hang on to the wheel for the first of three adventures from a dynamic mother-daughter pair: beloved author Shirley Hughes and talented illustrator Clara Vulliamy.Digby O'Day and Percy are best friends. This daring canine duo can find adventure anywhere - even entering an All-Day Race!...
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P. Zonka Lays An Egg

Julie Paschkis · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

Extraordinary hen P. Zonka spends her time taking in the beauty around her: the shiny green of the grass, the buttery yellows of the dandelions, the deep blue of the sky. The other hens can't understand why she never lays eggs like they do. Finally, P. Zonka gives in and lays an egg....
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The Haunted Halloween Party, Level 2 (Scooby-Doo Readers, No. 20)

Duendes Del Sur · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Scooby-Dooby-Boo! Celebrate Halloween with the Mystery, Inc. gang.It's Halloween in Coolsville and Scooby and Shaggy are off to meet the gang at a groovy costume party! But when Scooby and Shaggy show up at the party, it's YIKES! in a haunted house! Turns out it's not really...
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Sidewalk Flowers

JonArno Lawson · Groundwood Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. "Written" by award-winning...
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Three-Story Books: Birdcatdog

Lee Nordling · Graphic Universe
Format: Print book

Look out A bird escapes from its cage and flies out the window A napping cat wakes up hungry and tries to catch a snack A dog stands guard in his backyard ready to bark at anything that comes near Follow the tales of three animals on one wild afternoonIn this clever wordless comic each...
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Bramble and Maggie: Give and Take

Jessie Haas · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Maggie and her mischievous horse, Bramble, are back for another spirited romp through the ins and outs of friendship.Maggie loves introducing her new horse, Bramble, to the neighborhood, the beach, and the backyard. Bramble has fun too, once she is cajoled into participating by a well-timed...
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The Baby Tree

Sophie Blackall · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 40
Format: Book

Cleverly revealing the basics of reproduction in an age-appropriate way, award-winning Sophie Blackall has created a beautiful picture book full of playful details to amuse and engage readers.

Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this...
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