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Super Simple Indoor Gardens:: A Kid's Guide to Gardening

Alex Kuskowski · Super Sandcastle
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

This book covers basic information about indoor gardens and provides instructions for several indoor gardening projects.
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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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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

Lynne Cox · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 48
Format: Book

World-renowned swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home...
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The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth

Steve Jenkins · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins's most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as "Animal Senses," "Animal Extremes," and "The Story of Life"...
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Do You Really Want to Visit a Rainforest?

Bridget Heos · Amicus
Format: Book

"A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Saturn, learns about the harsh conditions on the gas planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Saturn vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.
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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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Planes Fly!

George Ella Lyon · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 1
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Trucks Roll!, an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane.World's mighty bigbut there's just one skyand it's yours to travel.Planes fly! Take to the skies with this fun, rhyming book about all that planes do! From jet planes to puddle jumpers, from the cockpit...
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Not a Box

Antoinette Portis · HarperCollins
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real...
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My Car

Byron Barton · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

With prose as clean as Sam's the narrator's shiny engine, Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks, My Bus, and Building a House, explores transportation, the parts of a car, signs and signals, night and day, community,...
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As an Oak Tree Grows

G. Brian Karas · Nancy Paulsen Books
Format: Hardcover

This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal...
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Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost

Natalie S Bober · Henry Holt & Co
Pages: 36
Format: Print book

When Robert Frost was a child, his family thought he would grow up to be a baseball player. Instead, he became a poet. His life on a farm in New Hampshire inspired him to write "poetry that talked," and today he is famous for his vivid descriptions of the rural life he loved so much....
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Weasels

Elys Dolan · Candlewick Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Find out how the weasels' dastardly plans for world domination are foiled in this hilarious, off-the-wall debut picture book.Weasels. What do you think they do all day? Plot world domination - that's what! This rollicking madcap weasel adventure is packed full of mischief and mayhem,...
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The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

Kevin Cornell · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

They're darling. They're daring. They know their shapes! They're chicks on a mission - and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition.Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical...
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