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I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private

Kimberly King · Boulden Publishing; 2nd edition
Format: Paperback

Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. Written from a kid s point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier. To help Zack cope with a real-life experience he had with a friend, he and his mom wrote...
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Elliot

Julie Pearson · Pajama Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Elliot's parents love him very much, but all is not well. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. One day a social worker named Thomas comes to visit, and Elliot's world turns upside-down.Manon...
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All Around Us

Xelena Gonzalez · Cinco Puntos Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. "Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth." He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles...
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Big Pumpkin

Erica Silverman · Macmillan
Pages: 32
Format: Book

Once there was a witch who longed for pumpkin pie. Unfortunately, the pumpkin she had grown from a seed became so big she simply couldn't get it off the vine. Although "she pulled and she tugged and she pulled...that pumpkin just sat." Along came a ghost. "I am bigger...
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Mr. Monkey Visits a School

Jeff Mack · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Curious George meets Mr. Bean in the second adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures.Mr. Monkey learns a trick. He can't wait to put on a show! But first he has to find the school. What could possibly...
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Daisy

Carmen Gil · Cuento de Luz
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In this charming tale, readers will discover the value of the experience and wisdom we learn with the passing of the years.Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 650L
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The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael

BONNY BECKER · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Bonny Becker and Mark Fearing join forces for a deliciously spooky story -- with a twist ending that'll leave readers hungry for more. When the Thirteen bus pulls up one dreary, stormy evening, something about it doesn't seem quite right. The driver grins down with a mouthful of long,...
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Russell Wrestles the Relatives

CINDY CHAMBERS JOHNSON · Aladdin
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Everyone loves family reunions. Well everyone except Russell, whose family of big, brawny, and boisterous wrestlers has him on the run in this vibrant celebration of what it means to be a family.When the Relatives Came meets Wrestlemania in debut author Cindy Chambers Johnson's rollicking...
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Hush Up & Hibernate

SANDRA MARKLE · Persnickety Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Leaves are falling, a cold wind is blowing, geese are heading south. Clearly, winter is coming. It's time for black bears to do what they always do this time of year -- hibernate. Kids will get a kick out of this romp of a tale about a black bear cub that finds every excuse imaginable to avoid...
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The Three Little Superpigs

Claire Evans · Scholastic Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

After defeating the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Superpigs spend their days fighting crime and enjoying their newfound fame. But one day, the Big Bad Wolf escapes from prison and plunges Fairyland into fear. Our curly-tailed friends soon discover that bricks are missing all over town....
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How to be a T. Rex

Ryan North · Dial Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

An upROARiously funny take on following your wildest dreams, from the bestselling creator of Dinosaur ComicsBeing a regular old human is kind of a drag. That's why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus...
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Thunder Horse

Eve Bunting · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

When a girl receives a small horse from her aunt, she doesn't quite know what to do with it. It turns out that this horse is a very special horse: it has wings.As the horse grows and grows, so does the girl's love for it, but as everyone knows, sometimes you have to let go of those...
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Ginny Goblin Is Not Allowed to Open This Box

David Goodner · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Ginny Goblin is not allowed to open this box, but still she persists in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud debut for fans of Jon Klassen and Mo Willems. GINNY GOBLIN IS NOT ALLOWED TO OPEN THIS BOX is the story of . . . well, there's a box, and Ginny Goblin is not allowed to open it. But oh, how she will...
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What Do They Do with All That Poo?

Jane Kurtz · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Find out what happens to all of the poo at the zoo in this funny and factual picture book!There are so many different kinds of animals at the zoo, and they each make lots and lots (and sometimes LOTS!) of poo. So what do zoos do with all of that poo? This zany, fact-filled romp explores...
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Following Papa's Song

Gianna Marino · Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Papa?asked Little Blue.Are we going very far?Yes, Little Blue. We will travel fartherthan we have ever gone before.As two whales swim together through the big ocean, Little Blue has many questions for Papa, especially ones about the long migration. How will they know the way? Will he be able...
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I'm Not Moving!

Wiley Blevins · Red Chair Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Dad says we have to move. He has a new job. Mom says I'll like my new room. Well, I'm not moving! Change isn't easy for young boys and girls. And when change means moving to a new school, a new house, and away from friends, well that can be downright complicated!
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A Mom for Umande

Maria Faulconer · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

The heart-tugging true story of how a baby gorilla found love in the arms of a surrogate mom When Umande was born, his mother didn't know how to take care of him. So, he was hand-reared by keepers at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. For eight months, the keepers crawled on the ground...
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Knocks in the Night

Tilde Michels · Starfish Bay Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

One snowy night, Peter is fast asleep in his cozy house when he hears knocking at his door. During the storm he has three visitors, but when he wakes the next morning, they are all gone. Was it just a dream? A clever tale of trust with a twist! With charming watercolor illustrations throughout,...
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Marilyn's Monster

Michelle Knudsen · Turtleback Books
Pages: 40
Format: Library Binding

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Some of the kids in Marilyn's class have monsters. Marilyn doesn't have hers yet, but she can't just go out and look for one. Your monster has to find you. That's just the way it works. Marilyn tries to be patient and the kind of girl...
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Bree Finds a Friend

Mike Huber · Redleaf Lane, 2014.
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Bree doesn't know anyone who likes to dig as much as she does. What's more, Bree doesn't know anyone who likes worms as much as she does. So Bree digs alone, until one day a classmate joins her. Together, the two unearth something even better than worms - a new friendship.The...
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A Parade of Elephants

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Hooray!The elephants are here.Get ready!They march and they march and they march . . .
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The Night Box

LOUISE GREIG · Clarion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Soothing bedtime reading, this reassuring and magical evocation of nighttime encourages imaginative exploration and marks the debut of a talented poet and illustrator picture-book pair.When a little boy opens the Night Box, darkness swoops out, a fox uncurls, and a thousand stars sparkle...
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King Alice

Matthew Cordell · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Matthew Cordell, Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice. Alice and her family are stuck indoors on a snowy day. Alice loves to read, and when her dad suggests that she make her own book, she snaps...
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Blue

LAURA VACCARO SEEGER · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

How many shades of blue are there?There's the soft blue of a baby's cherished blanket, the ocean blue of a romp in the waves, the chilly blue of a cold winter's walk in the snow, and the true blue of the bond that exists between children and animals.In this simple, sumptuously...
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