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If You Are a Kaka, You Eat Doo Doo, and Other Poop Tales from Nature

Sara Martel · Tilbury House Publishers
Pages: 36
Format: Print book

Wombat poos are box-shaped to stay where they're deposited and serve as messages to other animals. Baby golden tortoise beetles pile poop on their backs to create a shield as protection from predators. Silver-spotted skipper caterpillars can shoot their poops 40 times their own body...
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We Came to America

Faith Ringgold · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

A timely and beautiful look at America s rich history of diversity, from Faith Ringgold, the Coretta Scott King and Caldecot Honor winning creator of "Tar Beach" "" From the Native Americans who first called this land their home, to the millions of people who have flocked...
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A Journey Through Space

Steve Parker · QEB Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Take a journey from your doorstep into outer space! Zoom through the Solar System, discovering satellites, comets and asteroids along the way. Explore craters on Mars, moon-hop around Jupiter, and get a close-up view of Saturn's amazing rings. Just don't travel too close to the Sun!...

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Small Walt

Elizabeth Verdick · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"Charming and endearing." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The grit of The Little Engine that Could, the nostalgic illustrations of Katy and the Big Snow, and a touch of modernity from an accomplished author and illustrator, combine...
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Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO

Tamara Pizzoli · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Hilarious and smart, Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO is a modern take on the classic tooth fairy story by Tamara Pizzoli with illustrations by Federico Fabianiis that is perfect for powerful little leaders ready to take on the world -- one tooth at a time.

Meet Tallulah. She's...

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The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy

Ellie O'Ryan · Simon Spotlight
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

Learn the sugar, spice, and science behind your favorite candies in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff!Did you know there is a lot of science behind making candy? How about that "Red Hots" candies get their heat from...
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Pete the cat. A pet for Pete

James Dean · Harper
Pages: 30

Garnering attention after painting a picture of his new pet goldfish, Pete the cat receives so many requests to make paintings for his neighbors that he devises an uproarious solution.
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Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book

Tracey West · Branches/Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina....
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Moon

Alison Oliver · Clarion Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

For the over-scheduled generation, the illustrator of the popular BabyLit books explores the joy found in wildness, following in the footsteps of beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.

Like many children, Moon leads a busy life. School, homework,...
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We Are the Gardeners

Joanna Gaines · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

In We Are the Gardeners, Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything!) , and all the knowledge they've...

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Engineering the ABC's: How Engineers Shape Our World

Patty O'Brien Novak · Ferne Press; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Imagine a world without cars and computers, or toys and televisions, or movies and microwaves. Then imagine a world without engineers. Engineering the ABC's answers questions about now everyday things work and how engineering relates to so many parts of a child's daily life. In an entertaining...
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Who Will? Will You?

Sarah Hoppe · Blue Whale Press LLC
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Lottie makes an unusual discovery while beachcombing one day. She's found a pup, but it's not your ordinary pup. Lottie quickly decides that she needs help. "Who will care for this little lost pup?" she asks along the beach. "Will you care for this little lost pup?"...
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Beautiful Bananas

Elizabeth Laird · Peachtree Publishers; Reprint edition
Format: Book

A young girl's ordinary journey through the lush African jungle turns into an amusing adventure, thanks to a few surprising encounters along the way.
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Back to School with Bigfoot

Samantha Berger · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

The first day of school is right around the corner! And everything is bigger for Bigfoot -- especially back to school problems like getting a haircut, trying on new clothes, and finding new shoes that fit! Told from a giant (and very hairy) point of view, Back to School with Bigfoot...
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