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It Takes a Village: Picture Book Edition

Hillary Rodham Clinton - Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Hardcover

"It Takes a Village offers a universal, unifying message. It captures perfectly Clinton's vision of a multicultural America working toward a constructive goal. So hopeful and forward-looking." - The Washington Post "Inspired by her 2006 book of the same name,...
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Yosemite National Park

Audra Wallace - C. Press/F. Watts Trade
Format: Library Binding

Young readers will love exploring the gigantic rocks, roaring waterfalls, and majestic trees that can be found throughout Yosemite National Park. Theyll also enjoy discovering the parks plants, animals, and other landformsall in the pages of this fun and fascinating book.
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NASA

Julie Murray - Abdo Kids Junior
Format: Library Binding

Through simple text and cool historic and modern photographs, this title explains why NASA is an important symbol of innovation and science to the United States of America. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division...
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Supergirl Takes Off!

Courtney Carbone - Random House
Format: Print book

SUPERGIRL and the DC SUPER FRIENDS star in this all-new Step into Reading book. Girls and boys ages 4 to 6 will love learning about this high-flying super heroine in an easy to read Step 1 leveled reader!
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My Book of Birds

Geraldo Valerio - Groundwood
Format: Print book

Geraldo Valrio is an artist who loves birds, from majestic golden eagles and snowy owls to brilliant cardinals and jays to the tiniest of hummingbirds. Here he presents his favorites, with beautiful collage illustrations and brief descriptions that highlight intriguing facts about each...
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Lulu is a rhinoceros

Jason Flom
Format: Print book

Everyone thinks Lulu is a bulldog, but she knows that cant be true, because Lulu is a Rhinoceros -- that is what she sees staring back at her when she looks in the mirror. But sometimes, being yourself can be a difficult road to walk. And just when all hope seems lost, Lulu finds a small...
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The Secret Life of Boogers: All the Amazing Facts That Make Your Snot Spectacular

Mariona Tolosa Sistere - Sourcebooks Explore
Format: Hardcover

A delightfully disgusting and scientific look at boogers and how they can get us out of sticky situations!Snot might seem disgusting, but it's actually (s) not! In fact, it defends our bodies and keeps us healthy by trapping viruses and bacteria in its sticky web. Finally giving mucus...
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Ideas Are All Around

Philip Christian Stead - Roaring Brook Press
Format: Print book

As an author and his dog, Wednesday, walk through their neighborhood, they look at sunflowers, say hi to Frank, a turtle, who makes quick for the water and disappears, and watch a train rumble by as they walk uphill to a big purple house that belongs to their friend Barbara. Wednesday...
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Trombone Shorty

Troy Andrews - Abrams Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner Hailing from the Trem neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six,...
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Who Am I?: An Animal Guessing Game

ROBIN PAGE - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

I have two big yellow eyes, soft, silky feathers, eight sharp claws, and an unlucky mouse in my pointy black beak. Who am I?
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Fancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies

Jane O'Connor - Harper
Format: Print book

Ooh la la - Fancy Nancy is so lucky! She and her reading buddy, Violet, read together every Monday. But when a few Mondays go by without being able to meet, Nancy begins to miss her new friend. Will Violet and Nancy find a way to read together even if they're not at school?Beginning readers...
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Curious George Subway Train Adventure

H A Rey - Turtleback Books
Format: Print book

In this Level 2 Green Light Reader based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS show, George can t believe his luck when he gets to visit the zoo"and"ride there on the subway George is so excited to take the underground train for the first time that he jumps right on, leaving the man with...
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Space Traveler Sally Brown

Charles M. Schulz - Simon Spotlight
Format: Hardcover

Sally Brown is writing a report about Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. There's only one thing for Sally Brown to do: Become an astronaut, too! A special section at the back of the book includes nonfiction facts about famous female NASA astronauts! 2020 Peanuts Worldwide...
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Eva's Campfire Adventure: A Branches Book

Rebecca Elliott - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Library Binding

Eva and her friends are going camping!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...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Late-Breaking News!

JANE O'CONNOR - HarperCollins
Format: Paperback

From New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes the eighth and final installment of the Fancy Nancy chapter book series: Nancy Clancy and the Late-Breaking News!Nancy Clancy is working to be the star reporter of the Third Grade Gazette - that's...
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World Pizza

CECE MENG - Sterling Children's Books
Format: Hardcover

When Momma spots a wishing star, she starts to ask for world peace. However, a sneeze changes "peace" into "pizza!" Suddenly, yummy pies of every kind come drifting down from the sky. That's not exactly what Momma hoped for, or is it? Full color.
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Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog

Lisa Papp - Peachtree Publishing Company
Format: Hardcover

In this companion to the award-winning Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, Madeline Finn finds a way to help more dogs and read more stories. Madeline Finn asks her mother for a puppy every single day. Finally, Mom says yes, and Madeline Finn chooses Star, one of the puppies born to Mrs....
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My Teacher Is a Monster!

Peter Brown - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there!...
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Eva in the Spotlight: A Branches Book

Rebecca Elliott - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Library Binding

It's Eva Wingdale's time to shine!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...
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Bertolt

Jacques Goldstyn - Enchanted Lion Books
Format: Hardcover

This is a charming, touching story about an imaginative boy whose best friend is an oak tree named Bertolt. The boy admits to being an outlier among his peers, but insists that while he is alone, he is never lonely. Being independent suits him, and he considers his difference to be his advantage.A...
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Some Pets

Angela DiTerlizzi - Beach Lane Books
Format: Print book

The duo that brought you the "bright" and "breezy" (BOOKLIST ) Some Bugs is back with a vibrant companion book that's packed with your favorite pets.Some pets sit. Some pets stay. Some pets fetch, And some pets play. Come one, come all, to the pet show!...
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Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

GRAHAM ANNABLE - First Second
Format: Hardcover

Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. But Peter and Ernesto are nothing alike. Peter loves their tree and never wants to leave, while Ernesto loves the sky and wants to see it from every place on Earth. When Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, Peter stays behind...
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Biscuit Loves the Park

ALYSSA SATIN CAPUCILLI - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Biscuit is going to play in the big park. Wait, Biscuit! Where are you going?When Biscuit goes chasing a ball and at first doesn't come back, where could that little yellow puppy be? Young readers will love reading about all the fun things Biscuit gets up to at the bustling park.Biscuit...
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The Mystery of the Stolen Painting

Harper Paris - Little Simon
Format: Paperback

Excited to be in Paris, Ethan and Ella are on the hunt for a secret bakery and a stolen painting in the third book of Greetings from Somewhere, a chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure.Ethan and Ella are excited to get to Paris - they've only ever seen pictures...
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My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Isabel Quintero - Kokila
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees...
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What a Beautiful Morning

Arthur Levine - Running Press Kids
Format: Print book

Every morning is beautiful when Noah visits his Grandparents. When Grandpa and Noah wake up, they take off singing and hardly stop: walking the dog, splashing through puddles, and eating French toast with cinnamon.But one summer Grandpa seems to have forgotten how to do the things they...
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Boa Constructor: A Branches Book

Troy Cummings - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

A snake monster is putting the SQUEEZE on the Super Secret Monster Patrol!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...
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Thunder Underground

Jane Yolen - WordSong
Format: Hardcover

In this collection of poems, noted children's poet Jane Yolen takes readers on an expedition underground, exploring everything from animal burrows and human creations, like subways, near the surface - to ancient cities and fossils, lower down - to caves, magma, and Earth's tectonic plates,...
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No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas

Tonya Bolden - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Discover the incredible true story of how one of history's most successful potato farmers began life as a slave and worked until he was named the "Potato King of the World"!Junius G. Groves came from humble beginnings in the Bluegrass State. Born in Kentucky into slavery, freedom...
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Hope

Matthew Cordell - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

As a family grows, so does its capacity for love, for dreams, and for hope. Two lions celebrate their grandchild and express all the ways this new life has expanded their world, and the hope they hold for his future.A companion to Matthew Cordell's stunning Wish and Dream, this picturebook...
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Love from the Crayons

Drew Daywalt - Penguin Workshop
Format: Hardcover

Ring in Valentine's Day--and love--with the New York Times Best-Selling Crayons! This charming new title featuring everyone's favorite coloring crew is the perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine's Day--or any day of the year.Love is yellow and orange. Because love...
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Why?

Adam Rex - Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

This sweet book will appeal to anyone familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY? When supervillain Doctor X-Ray swoops in threatening to vanquish an innocent crowd, the only one brave enough not to run away is a little girl, who asks him simply, "Why?"...
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Bridges

Katie Marsico - Children's Press
Format: Print book

Bridges are a crucial part of trade and transportation. They allow vehicles and pedestrians alike to cross everything from rushing rivers to rocky ravines. Readers will trace the history of bridges from their invention in ancient times to the construction of today's engineering wonders....
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If You Give a Mouse a Brownie

Laura Joffe Numeroff - Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Book

Mouse is back in this ninth picture book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series! If you give a mouse a brownie, he's going to ask for some ice cream to go with it. When you give him the ice cream, he'll probably ask you for a spoon. He'll start drumming on the table....
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Lily and Bear

Lisa Stubbs - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

A little girl imagines her best friend who comes to life one magical afternoon in this heartwarming, debut picture book from popular Etsy artist Lisa Stubbs.Lily likes nothing better than to imagine and draw the things she loves. She draws cats and birds and boats and houses, and one day she makes...
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The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright

K L Going - Beach Lane Books
Format: Hardcover

A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest architects in this inspiring biography of Frank Lloyd Wright.When Frank Lloyd Wright was a baby, his mother dreamed that he would become a great architect. She gave him blocks to play with and he learned...
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Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

MARGARET MCNAMARA - Schwartz & Wade
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the musical Hamilton, here is a stunning picture book biography about Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton's extraordinary wife and an important figure in her own right.We all know the story of scrappy Alexander Hamilton and his rise in American...
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Good Rosie!

KATE DICAMILLO - Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo and cartoonist Harry Bliss introduce some delightfully doggy dogs in a warm, funny tale of a timid pup who needs a friend.Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks with George and looking at the clouds together,...
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Vroom!

Barbara McClintock - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Join a little girl as she zooms -- past fields and forests, up mountains, over rivers, through deserts, home again, and into bed in this playful picture book about the power of imagination, from award-winning author and artist Barbara McClintock.
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What This Story Needs Is a Hush and a Shush

Emma J Virjan - Harpercollins
Format: Print book

Join Pig in another fun read-aloud adventure on the farm and find out if she'll ever catch some ZZZs!What this bedtime needsis a pig in a wigbrushing her teeth,combing her hair,and getting ready for bedwith her pink teddy bear.But with a honk, a quack, a moo, and more, it turns out what...
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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Ultimate Quiz Book

DK. - DK Children
Format: Paperback

This fun LEGO DC Super Heroes trivia quiz book is packed full of questions about your favorite LEGO DC Super Heroes characters, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Harley Quinn and the Joker.Find out how much of a superfan you are with mind-boggling questions, fun picture rounds,...
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1

Andrea Beaty - Amulet Books
Format: Hardcover

Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, she's an engineer, and engineering is all about perseverance! But sometimes, Rosie has a really important project to tackle - one that feels much bigger than herself. When Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her pals...
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Max Attacks

Kathi Appelt - Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Format: Hardcover

Fish and birds and lizards and socks ... is there anything Max won't attack? Watch your ankles and find out in this clever, rhyming picture book about a very naughty kitty cat.Max is a cat. He attacks. From socks to strings to many a fish, attacking, for Max, is most de-lish. But how many...
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Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

Joyce Sidman - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

In this outstanding picture book collection of poems by Newbery Honor-winning poet, Joyce Sidman (Song of the Water Boatman, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night) , discover how animals stay alive in the wintertime and learn about their secret lives happening under the snow....
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The Sweetest Witch Around

Alison McGhee - Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Hardcover

A young witch's sweet tooth leads to Halloween mischief in this companion to the New York Times bestselling A Very Brave Witch, which School Library Journal called "a humorous, not-scary-at-all read-aloud."It's Halloween night, and one very brave witch has decided to teach...
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Puddle

Richard Jackson - Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover

A surprising, universal, and gorgeously illustrated story about self-acceptance, love, friendship, and the joy of embracing different perspectives, this beautiful picture book by acclaimed author Richard Jackson and two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka presents a puddle with a distinct...
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Waiting for High Tide

Nikki McClure - Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

Waiting for High Tide has earned two STARRED reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus! For one young boy, it's a perfect summer day to spend at the beach with his family. He scours the high tide line for treasures, listens to the swizzling sound of barnacles, and practices walking the plank....
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At the Mountain's Base

Traci Sorell - Kokila
Format: Hardcover

A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family...
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A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks

Jonathan Fenske - Penguin Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

The stars of Jonathan Fenske's 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, A Pig, a Fox, and a Box, are back!Pig and Fox are back - and so are their shenanigans! Told in a silly three-part story, A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks begins with a prank, with Fox "gifting" Pig with a pair...
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Tarantulas

Jeni Wittrock - Capstone Press
Format: Book

Learn about Tarantulas, including how and where they live and how these creepy creatures are important parts of their world.
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Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure

James Dean - Harper
Format: Print book

Join Pete in New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat picture book series as Pete has a groovy Easter adventure. In this paper-over-board picture book, complete with poster, punch-out cards, and stickers, Pete helps out the Easter Bunny! Fans of Pete the Cat: I Love My White...
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Marvel Studios Character Encyclopedia

Adam Bray - DK Children
Format: Hardcover

The essential guide to the heroes and villains of the Marvel studios moviesLearn the facts, figures, super-powers and origins of your favourite characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) . From the Avengers...
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Cybercriminals

Wil Mara - Children's Press
Format: Print book

The Internet offers a huge range of incredible benefits to its users. Unfortunately, it also provides criminals with a whole new way to lie, steal, and cheat from behind the safety of a computer screen. Readers will find out how these cutting-edge criminals hack into bank accounts, steal...
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Humphrey's Big Birthday Bash

Betty G Birney - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Humphrey is excited to celebrate the kids of Room 26 with the first birthday party of the year!Kirk invites the class to his super-fun backward birthday bash, where everything is backward, including clothes! The kids in Room 26 have a great time, but they are sad when they realize that...
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Nothing Happens in This Book

Judy Ann Sadler - Kids Can Press
Format: Hardcover

Reader, dont waste your time with this book. "You might as well stick it back on the shelf," the narrator warns. "Or toss it under your bed. You dont need to read it because it looks like nothing happens in this book." But, wait, hes spotted something. Theres a trumpet...
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Ballpark Mysteries #13: The Capital Catch

David A Kelly - Random House
Format: Print book

Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this series! Next up is Washington D.C. and the Nationals team! Mike and Kate are about to face their biggest, most important mystery yet! Why? It involves the president of the United States! The president's brother is a catcher...
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You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!

Jonah Winter - Schwartz & Wade Books
Format: Print book

Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel worked with such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle; he led the New York Yankees to a record-breaking TEN pennants and SEVEN World Series in twelve years; he invented "platooning," a way to use players that revolutionized the game;...
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Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior

Jo Frost - Random House Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

SILVER MEDAL WINNER, NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARDSFrom the beloved TV disciplinarian and bestselling author of Supernanny comes an amazingly simple five-step program of Toddler Rules to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behavior, and create long-term peace and stability in the home....
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Eloise Visits the Zoo

LISA MCCLATCHY - Simon Spotlight
Format: Hardcover

Eloise goes on an adventure to the zoo in this hilarious Level 1 Ready-to-Read that's perfect for emerging readers!Eloise just loves, loves, loves animals - and she also loves, loves, loves going to the zoo! Join Eloise and Nanny as they sketch koalas, search for black bears, and sing...
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Bedtime for Batman

Michael Dahl - Picture Window Books
Format: Print book

When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure . . . bedtime He dons his pajama uniform, speeds upstairs, cleans up the nightly grime, and keeps watch from his towering bunk bed. Written by award-winning author Michael Dahl (Goodnight Baseball,...
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Splashdance

Liz Starin - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Ursula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition, where the prize is a million dollars! But a new regulation at the community pool--no bears--leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers...
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Drones

Katie Marsico - Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Format: Print book

Originally developed in the early 20th century for military purposes, unmanned aircraft, or drones, have come to be used for a variety of purposes. Readers will find out how drones work and what it takes to pilot them. They will also learn why the use of drones has become a controversial...
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Snuggle Buddies

Courtney Carbone - RH/Disney
Format: Paperback

Find out how Rapunzel first meets her lovable pony named Blondie in this Little Golden Book. Girls ages 3 to 7 will love reading about the Disney Princess and her new Palace Pet!,
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

Carole Boston Weatherford - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way. Lena Horne was born...
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Sleepy Time Crime

Sarah Hines-Stephens - Picture Window Books
Format: Paperback

When STREAKY won't wake from his catnap, his friend SUPER-TURTLE discovers something shell shocking. The SUPER-CAT'S kibbles are filled with kryptonite! Only one evil being could plan such a slimy scheme . . . IGNATIUS IGUANA. Can SUPER-TURTLE nab this vile reptile before its too late,...
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Mogie: The Heart of the House

Kathi Appelt - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs! Get to know this passionate pup with this story by a Newbery Honoree.Give that dog a puddle and he'd splash. Give him a whistle and he'd roll over. Give him a rule and he'd break it....
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Wild Fliers

CHRIS KRATT - Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Library Binding

PBS's successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls 4 to 6 can learn all about...
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Beauty and the Beast

Ursula Jones - Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Hardcover

Enter a world of enchantment with this magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Award-winning author Ursula Jones tells the story with elegance and humor, capturing all the magic and excitement of this timeless fairy tale. Illustrated with exquisite style by Sarah Gibb, this is a beautiful...
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Full of Empty

Tim J. Myers - Familius
Format: Print book

Princess Claire s smile has flown away like a bird and now she feels full of empty. But there s a way to bring that smile back . . . if only . . . Every child gets bored or lonely and this warm-hearted story teaches parents and children that a parent s time and full attention are the best...
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Beauty and the Beast

Cynthia Rylant - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Print book

Beauty asks for little, finding joy in simple things and the company of her father. The Beast, shut away from the world in his great stone castle, knows only loneliness. Brought together by a stolen rose, each finds that love may call for sacrifice, but true love can bloom in even the darkest...
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The United States of America (Countries)

Christine Juarez - Capstone Press
Format: Hardcover

Travel to the United States. Find out the facts about this country in North America.
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The Berenstain Bears: That's So Rude!

Mike Berenstain - HarperCollins
Format: Paperback

The Berenstain Bears practice their manners!Sometimes you get up on the wrong side of the bed. But the cubs learn that is no excuse to be rude!Good thing Mama Bear is here to set the Bear family straight. And with a little laughter, everyone can find a way to all get along. The Berenstain...
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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Spring Smiles

Kallie George - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Little ones will enjoy this sweet and funny story featuring a sneezing dinosaur!It's wonderful springtime, and there are so many flowers, leaves, and seeds outside. Siblings Feather, Flap, and Spike want to explore on a sunny day. But will Spike's sneezes make him the odd dino out?...
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Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor

Robert Burleigh - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

Filled with gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Ral Coln, this illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor.Marie Tharp was always fascinated by the ocean. Taught...
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Filming Stop-Motion Animation

Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña - Cherry Lake Pub
Format: Paperback

Creating animated movies is easier than ever using stop-motion techniques and everyday technology. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will learn the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional...
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Messi

Illugi Jökulsson - Abbeville Kids; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Profiles the Argentinean soccer star of FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi. Discusses his early childhood success, his training with the Barcelona junior team, and features fun facts like his favorite foods and his pet peeves. Updated throughout with new stats from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Drawn Together

Minh Lê - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.With spare, direct...
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Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader

Shana Corey - Random House
Format: Print book

Just in time for the presidential election, trace Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's life of service in this Step 3 Biography Reader! After volunteering as a young child, she became a leader in school and college, championed women's and children's causes as a young lawyer...
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Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!

TRUDY JEAN LUDWIG - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

From the author-illustrator team who brought you The Invisible Boy comes the story of a boy who won't stop talking--until he gets laryngitis. You don't have to be a chatterbox to appreciate this tale of listening and learning.Owen McPhee doesn't just like to talk, he LOVES to talk....
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Got to Get to Bear's

Brian Lies - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Bear never asks for anything. So when a letter arrives for the little chipmunk Izzy, urgently requesting her presence, she can't refuse--even if there is a blizzard on the way! This heartwarming tale of friendship from bestselling author Brian Lies will melt even the chilliest of hearts.Bear...
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Your Name Is a Song

Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow - The Innovation Press
Format: Hardcover

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern...
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Layla's Happiness

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie - Enchanted Lion Books
Format: Hardcover

Spirited and observant, Layla's a child who's been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It's her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet...
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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore - Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Hardcover

Barbara Reid reimagines everyone's favorite Christmas poem in her own extraordinary style, featuring a lively cast of young creatures anticipating the most exciting night of the year! The classic poem is brought to life by her signature Plasticine illustrations, full of humor and astonishing...
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The Fix-It Friends: Three's a Crowd

Nicole C. Kear - Imprint
Format: Hardcover

Because no one likes to feel left out.Friends are like sprinkles on a birthday cake -- you can never have too many! So when a new girl named Margot joins the class, Veronica and her BFF, Cora, welcome her with open arms. Everything about Margot is super exciting -- from her fashion designer...
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Cowie

Elizabeth Rose Stanton - Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Hardcover

Cowie is a donkey who feels like a cow on the inside. Will his friends help him make his dream come true? Find out in this sweetly told story about discovering your true self.Cowie was born a donkey but he knows he's meant to be a cow. He wants to be a cow. Cows can graze in the meadow...
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Little Critter: Just My Best Friend

Mercer Mayer - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover


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Move It, Miss Macintosh!

Peggy Robbins Janousky - Annick Press
Format: Print book

It's the first day of school and Miss Macintosh is certain about one thing: she isn't going! As she snuggles back under the covers, the doorbell rings. In comes Mr. Bellweather, the school principal who assures her that all kindergarten teachers have first day jitters.Soon, other...
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What Can a Citizen Do?

Dave Eggers - Chronicle Books
Format: Book

The wonderfully illustrated picture book tells and shows all the many things a citizen can do from a child’s point of view. The characters come from diverse backgrounds around a neighborhood to create a place where they can belong. Each character has a voice in what they want to do and how they...
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The Legend of King Arthur-a-tops

Mo O'Hara - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

"Truly this contains some knights to remember." -- Kirkus ReviewsA bumbling triceratops must prove himself worthy in New York Times bestselling author Mo O'Hara's second hilarious picture book offering a prehistoric spin on the legend of King Arthur.It's the Festival...
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Everybody Is Somebody #12

HENRY WINKLER - Penguin Workshop
Format: Hardcover

In the final book of this bestselling easy-to-read series, Hank begins a new chapter!When a well-known author of a beloved book series visits Hank's school, he and his two best friends get the chance to be her guide for the day and introduce her at an assembly. But Hank, embarrassed...
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Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery

David Gordon - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

Just because you're extremely cute, doesn't mean you can't operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who's boss!Karen and the other extremely cute animals just want to build...
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The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell: Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist

Candace Fleming - Schwartz & Wade
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning and bestselling author Candace Fleming delivers a stunning picture-book based on the childhood of artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell, sure to beguile aspiring artists and collectors of all ages.Joey Cornell collected everything -- anything that sparked his imagination or delighted...
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Photo Puzzlemania!

Highlights - Highlights Press
Format: Hardcover

Beautiful, intricate photographs become mind-bending puzzles in Highlights'(TM) newest puzzle book creation. This 144-page book for kids ages 6 and up is packed with unique and newly-created photographic twists of favorites like Hidden Pictures puzzles, Double Checks, matching, mazes,...
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Palace Pets 5-Minute Palace Pets Stories

Disney Book Group - Disney Press
Format: Hardcover

Meet Pumpkin, Berry, Treasure, Teacup, Bayou & Blossom in this padded-cover treasury. These adorable Palace Pets each have their own unique adoption story to share, as well as exciting adventures with their princesses that are sure to make readers purr with delight. Additionally, each...
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Hurty Feelings

Helen Lester - HMH Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition
Format: Book

Fragility the hippo is solid on the outside and fragile on the inside. In every compliment, Fragility hears an insult. If someone says she looks nice, she hears that she looks like a big, squishy cupcake—since cupcakes are also nice. But soon, Rudy the bully comes along to insult...
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Avalanches

Steven Otfinoski - Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Format: Print book

"Learn all about avalanches, from what causes them to what effects they have on humans."--
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A Stone Sat Still

Brendan Wenzel - Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

In this moving companion to the Caldecott Honor-winning They All Saw a Cat, Brendan Wenzel tells the story of a seemingly ordinary stone. But it isn't just a stone - to the animals that use it, it's a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world. With stunning illustrations...
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The Book Hog

Greg Pizzoli - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

The Book Hog loves books-the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell-and he'll grab whatever he can find. There's only one problem: he can't read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books...
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The Mystery of the Riverboat Robber

Geoffrey Hayes - Random House
Format: Print book

Is a robber loose in Boogle Bay? Otto the alligator investigates in this funny, high-spirited Otto & Uncle Tooth Mystery for early readers by Geoffrey Hayes, winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Otto wants to be a hero like Uncle Tooth, so he follows the shady figure who is skulking...
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Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist

Mike Allegra - Dawn Pubns
Format: Hardcover

Scampers is no ordinary mouse. She's curious. She asks questions. And she experiments. In short, she thinks like a scientist! Her friend Nibbles, reluctantly joins her as they set out to discover the truth about the owl in the garden. Children will enjoy the jaunty dialogue and whimsical...
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Chase's space case.

Kristen L Depken - Random House
Format:  Print book : English

Chase and the rest of Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol have an out-of-this-world adventure when they help a lost alien find his spaceship. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader. Step 1 readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text...
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Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics

Steve Jenkins - Harcourt
Format: Print book

How many species are there across the globe? How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh? How far can animals travel? Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images, innovation, and authoritative science in his latest work of illustrated...
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Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet

Anica Mrose Rissi - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

Anna finds herself standing up to the class clown in the third book of a charming illustrated chapter book series about the joys and challenges of elementary school friendships.Anna has a loose tooth! It's as wiggly as her dog Banana's tail. But when Anna is poking at her loose tooth, class...
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A Squiggly Story

Andrew Larsen - Kids Can Press
Format: Print book

A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there's a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his letters, he doesn't know many words. ?Every story starts with a single word and every word starts with a single letter,? his sister explains patiently. ?Why don't...
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Hi, Jack!

Mac Barnett - Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli, an uproarious early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog. Meet Jack: He lives in a tree house. His interests include snacks, petty theft,...
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Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day

Carmen Agra Deedy - SCHOLASTIC
Format: Hardcover

In two little houses, on two little hills, lived two best friends... So begins the story of Rita and Ralph. Every day they meet to play beneath the apple tree. It's always fun and games -- until one roundly rotten day when a new game means someone ends up crying. Who knew it could...
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My Weirdest School #9: Miss Tracy Is Spacey!

DAN GUTMAN - HarperCollins
Format: Library Binding

With more than 11 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!In this ninth book in the new My Weirdest School series, Miss Universe is coming to Ella Mentry School! Her real name is Miss Tracy, and she's a retired scientist who will teach the students about...
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Sprout Street Neighbors: A New Arrival

Anna Alter - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

Theres a new neighbor on Sprout Street in this early reader series perfect for fans of Clementine, Just Grace, and Ivy Bean. Lily has just moved into the empty apartment on Sprout Street all the way from Hawaii--and her new neighbors cant wait to meet her! Violet is happy theres someone...
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At Home with the Beaver: The Story of a Keystone Species

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent - Web of Life Children's Books
Format: Hardcover

Beavers are dubbed a keystone species for good reason. The dams they build create ponds and other wetlands that are habitat for everything from microscopic life to giant moose.Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's inviting text introduces readers to the great variety of living things inhabiting beaver...
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Blaze's Big Race!

CYNTHIA INES MANGUAL - RANDOM House
Format: Print book

An all-new Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader featuring Nickelodeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines!Blaze and the Monster Machines get ready to join the biggest race ever! Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will thrill to this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader. Step 2 readers...
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Sesame Street I Can Do It!: A Treasury of Stories

Sesame Workshop - Running Press
Format: Hardcover

Join Elmo, Abby, Zoe, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and all their Sesame Street friends in this delightful and educational storybook treasury! In Sesame Street I Can Do It!, young readers will experience many "firsts" with their favorite character, building confidence to help them...
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Luigi At The Opera

Ellie Alldredge-Bell - Little Bahalia Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Luigi loves the opera. He listens to the musical stories in his grandpas car. And on this special day, Grandpa Rigoletta is taking Luigi to a real opera performance about a ghost ship! Luigi and readers alike with learn what it means to visit the opera house, get dressed up, read a ticket...
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What If My Dog Had Thumbs?

Mike Perry - Dottir Press
Format: Hardcover

Laugh out loud with Emmy-winning illustrator and author Mike Perry in this silly, whimsical children's book that will send imaginations soaring.What would it be like if our narrator's dog had thumbs? Would she still be lots of fun, or would she sometimes feel glum? Written in rollicking...
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Hurry Home, Harriet

Lucy Barnard - QEB Publishing
Format: Paperback

Oh no, no one has remembered Harriet's birthday! On a trip to town, Harriet gets upset when no one wishes her a happy birthday. She hurries home to celebrate by herself, bumping into friends all too busy to talk to her. When she gets home, she is shocked to see all of her friends there...
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Fussy Flamingo

Shelly Vaughan James - Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Format: Hardcover

A hysterical visual tale about a picky flamingo and her encouraging parents, perfect for fans of Grumpy Monkey and I Don't Want to Be a Frog!Meet Lola, the "no, no" flamingo. Lola will NOT eat shrimp, thank you very much. She does NOT care that it will turn her feathers pink....
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There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake

Loren Long - Philomel Books
Format: Hardcover

Built for giggles and fun read-alouds, this classic children's song has been adapted by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love and Otis, Loren Long!There's a log on the bottom of the lakeThere's a log on the bottom of the lakeThere's a log?There's...
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Islandborn

Junot Díaz - Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Daz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when...
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Feeling Jealous

Kay Barnham - Free Spirit Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Lucy is very good at helping those around her. She helps one friend feel less jealous of a sibling's later bedtime, and shows another how to deal with jealousy of a classmate who has the latest toy. Then comes Lucy's turn to feel jealous. Will she remember her own advice about overcoming...
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New Shoes

SARA VARON - First Second
Format: Hardcover

From Sara Varon (Robot Dreams, Bake Sale) comes New Shoes, a heartwarming graphic novel about a donkey on a quest to make the perfect pair of shoes.Francis the donkey is the best shoemaker in the village. He uses only the finest materials: coconut wood for the soles,...
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Disney Planes Fire and Rescue: The Essential Guide

DK - Dk Publishing
Format: Hardcover

From the world of Cars soars Planes: Fire & Rescue, a new comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged...
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