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Mighty Truck

Chris Barton - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Meet Clarence, a rickety old truck who goes from average to awesome when an unexpected trip through a mysterious truck wash transforms him. With pumped-up tires, a revved-up engine, and a squeaky-clean exterior, Clarence becomes a town hero! In his first adventure, Clarence - aka "Mighty...
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The Book of Mistakes

Corinna Luyken - Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspirationOne eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake. The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent...
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The Magic Boat

Kit Pearson - Orca Book Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. They swim and build sandcastles, and while Nonna reads, Ellie watches the other children play. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat. Piper has a gift, an imagination...
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Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Too Much Good Luck

Ellen Potter - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

On an island off the coast of Maine, where children ride lobster boats to school, Piper worries that too much good luck can sometimes equal bad luck.
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Adopting a Dinosaur

Jose Carlos Andres - NubeOcho
Format: Hardcover

A little girl wants a pet, but her parents won't let her have one. They jokingly tell her she may have a dinosaur if she can find one, and she does! A charming and humorous tale about imagination, fantastical pets, and parents who get themselvees in trouble.
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Racing the Waves

Jane Yolen - Simon Spotlight
Format: Paperback

From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a school field day!Today is field day at school. We start forward fast. There's a shout. Fish teams from every school head out! Who will win the race? School field days are full of jitters,...
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Life-Sized Bugs

John Townsend - Book House
Format: Hardcover

Meet the world's most fascinating creepy-crawlies - in their real-life size! From the Asian tiger mosquito and the bombardier beetle to the large blue butterfly and the snowy tree cricket, this eye-opening guide presents to-scale images of the biggest and scariest bugs on the planet....
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Apex Predators: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present

Steve Jenkins - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

What does it take to be the "top dog"? In his latest book, the award-winning author and illustrator Steve Jenkins introduces readers to apex predators - the animals that are at the top of their food chains and have no natural enemies. Using his signature art style, Jenkins...
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Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

Sonia Sotomayor - Philomel Books
Format: Hardcover

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden...
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Top Puppies: German Shepherd Puppies Rourke NonFiction Reader, Grades PK2

Hailey Scragg - Ready Readers
Format: Hardcover

PK-GRADE 2: Beginning readers will explore fun facts about German Shepherd puppies in this 16-page nonfiction book, featuring adorable photos and simple text about one of kids' favorite animals.HIGH-INTEREST READER: German Shepherd puppies are one of the most popular pets! In this dog book...
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