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Can Cat and Bird Be Friends?

Coll Muir · HarperCollins
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Cats and birds can't be friends! They have absolutely nothing in common. After all, cats are supposed to eat birds, not play with them!

But there's something special about this prey-and-predator pair ... and they may just find that it's our differences that bring us closer together.

In...

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Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival

Lindsay Moore · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Lindsay Moore's remarkable and beautifully illustrated picture book follows a lone polar bear as she makes her way across sea ice in the Arctic. Sea Bear is a deeply moving and informative story about perseverance, family, nature, and climate change that will resonate with readers of all ages....

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Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

Loïc Dauvillier · First Second
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when...

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Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom

John Rocco · Disney*Hyperion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Every super hero gets his powers from somewhere. The young hero of this book, Rocco, thinks his abilities come from his shock of red hair, and the longer it gets, the stronger he becomes. He even has a posse of super friends with wild hair of their own. Our hero is unstoppable--until the day he's...
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Little Boat

Taro? Gomi · Chronicle Books
Pages: 22
Format: Board book

When you're small and on the go, there's a lot to watch out for: big boats, waves, rain clouds, and more! But Little Boat can handle whatever comes his way, braving the elements and the unexpected with his initiative, confidence, and positive attitude. This colorful follow-up to Little...
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Cats

Lisa J Amstutz · Capstone Press
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Meow! Meow! Cats make fun pets. Some have short hair and some have long hair. Some have flat noses and others have stubby tails. Young readers will learn about the appearance, behavior, and abilities of pet cats, and discover why these curious creatures make amazing pets.
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Adventures in Puppy-Sitting

ANNIE AUERBACH · Spotlight
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Bingo and Rolly are determined to be the best babysitters ever, but their mission turns out to be a much bigger job when they find out their little visitor is actually a Great Dane pup. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.
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I Have a Garden

Bob Barner · Holiday House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"I have a garden," a frisky dog announces. In simple sentences the dog guides new readers through a bright and lush garden, which is home to a chipmunk, a bird, a bug, and all sorts of other creatures."This garden is for me," the dog continues."No. This garden is for all of us. We have...
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All Birds Have Anxiety

Kathy Hoopmann · Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages: 72
Format: Hardcover

Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows, and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a light-touch, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, All Birds Have Anxiety uses colourful images and astute explanations to explore...
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Whispers of the Wolf

Pauline Ts'o · Wisdom Tales,
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

"Ahrooooooo" went the cry. It was the call of the wolf pack. A young boy named Two Birds heard it, and so did his wolf. Two Birds had found the abandoned wolf pup, and they had grown up together. Now, the wild was calling, and Two Birds had a choice to make. Struggling with a mix of emotions,...
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Clever Costumes: Crafty Pants

Shannon Whitt · Downtown Bookworks; Box Nov edition
Format: Book

Packed with inspired ideas for the whole family, the contents of this kit plus household recyclables will yield dozens of easy-to-make, amazing costumes.Dressing up is an excellent form of imaginative play every day of the year. And CLEVER COSTUMES offers more than 50 terrific ideas for transforming...
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Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues

Kim Dean · Harper
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Join Pete the Cat in a story about bedtime in Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean Pete the Cat and his friends are having so much fun playing and surfing in the sun, they don't want the day to end. Pete has an idea how about a sleepover?...
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This Is Not a Valentine

Carter Higgins · Chronicle Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

This book is not a valentine. It doesn't have lacey edges or sugary hearts. But it is full of lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, and gumball machine treasures. This is a book about waiting in line and wishing for cinnamon buns. About recognizing that if you care so much about someone...
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The Polar Bear

Jenni Desmond · Enchanted Lion Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book about the polar bear, this is a factually accurate as well as a poetic exploration of polar bear bodies, habits, and habitats. Working in a painterly, expressive way, Jenni Desmond creates landscapes and creatures that are marked by atmosphere...

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