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The Mystery of the Missing Lion: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers

Alexander McCall Smith · Anchor
Format: Book

A detective in the wild. Young Precious gets a very special treat.  She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp.  While there she makes a new friend, a boy named Khumo, and meets an actor-lion named Teddy, who is starring in a film.  When Teddy disappears,...
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Planting the Wild Garden

Wendy Anderson Halperin · Peachtree Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Seed by seed, we plant the wild meadow garden wind and water, birds and animals, plants and people all of us together.In this lyrical picture book, author Kathryn O. Galbraith explains the many ways in which seeds are spread and planted.A farmer and her son plant vegetables in their garden,...
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Dory Fantasmagory

Abby Hanlon · Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality - and an imagination to match!As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she's...
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Heidi Heckelbeck Gets the Sniffles

Wanda Coven · Little Simon
Format: Hardcover

Everyone's favorite witch has the sniffles! Will she be able to sneeze out a spell to cure herself in time for the fall harvest festival?Heidi Heckelbeck is all excited about Brewster's fall festival. She can't wait to go through the haunted barn with her friend Lucy. But when...
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Pattern Bugs

Anne Canevari Green · Millbrook Press
Pages: 40
Format: Library Binding

K-Gr 4-Here is an intelligent math tool that can be used by an individual child or with groups. Each section of the book consists of a repetitious rhyme about a bug on a two-page spread full of bright pastels and friendly dark colors, followed by a second spread that shows a close-up of the insect...
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Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail

James Horvath · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Top dog Duke and his busy crew have a big day of construction fun ahead of them as they race to repair a road. With miles of new road to lay, our favorite doggy construction team gets to work using equipment like bulldozers, steamrollers, and paving trucks. But what happens when a big hill...
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The Airport Book

Lisa Brown · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching...
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Tiptop Cat

Roger Mader · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A curious cat plus a big fall leads to squashed confidence. How this cat bounces back will encourage readers everywhere to try, try again. Eye-catching art and crisp graphic paneling invite even the youngest of children to get back on their feet to explore the city alongside TipTop Cat.
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My Grandfather's Coat

Jim Aylesworth · Scholastic Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A rollicking, rhyming, fun rendition of a favorite folksong about a many-times recycled coat--by the award-winning, bestselling team of Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock.When my grandfather came to Americahe made himself a handsome coat!Then he wore it and he wore it and he wore it--until...
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Meet the Dullards

Sara Pennypacker · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Stupids, Meet the Dullards is a clever and irreverent picture book about a comically boring family, from bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Daniel Salmieri.Their home is boring. Their food is plain. Their lives are monotonous. And Mr. and Mrs. Dullard...
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Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

Christy Hale · Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A collection of illustrations, concrete poetry, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world.
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If You Want to See a Whale

Julie Fogliano · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what not to look at. Pink roses, pelicans, possible pirates . . . If you want to see a whale, you have to keep your eyes on the sea, and wait . . . and wait . . . and wait . . . In this quiet and beautiful picture book by Julie Fogliano...
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Diary of a Worm: Nat the Gnat

Doreen Cronin · Harper
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Worm is thrilled when it's his turn to take care of the class pet, Nat the Gnat. But everything goes wrong when he leaves the lid of Nat's tank open. Can Worm make sure the class pet returns safe and sound before Mrs. Mulch finds out? This all-new, original I Can Read story captures...
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Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth

Molly Bang · The Blue Sky Press
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed Caldecott Artist Molly Bang teams up with award-winning M.I.T. professor Penny Chisholm to present the fascinating, timely story of fossil fuels.What are fossil fuels, and how did they come to exist? This engaging, stunning book explains how coal, oil, and gas are really "buried...
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Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings

Matthew Burgess · Enchanted Lion Books
Format: Hardcover

Enormous Smallness is a nonfiction picture book about the poet E.E. cummings. Here E.E.'s life is presented in a way that will make children curious about him and will lead them to play with words and ask plenty of questions as well. Lively and informative, the book also presents some...
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