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Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend

Anna Branford · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback

The charming Violet Mackerel must overcome self-doubt to make a new friend in this fifth illustrated chapter book of a delightful series.Violet Mackerel hopes and hopes that her new next door neighbor, Rose, might turn out to be a very good friend. But even after a nice morning at Rose’s...
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Jabari Jumps

GAIA CORNWALL · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all....
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The Case of the Stinky Stench

Josh Funk · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"Uncle," Croissant said, "the fridge is in trouble! A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble! I'm the last hope or the fridge will be lost! Help me or else we'll be cooked, served, and sauced." There's a stinky stench in the fridge--and our favorite foodie friends...
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Exploring Neptune

Emma Jones · Kidhaven Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Paperback

Neptune and Uranus are sometimes called sister planets because they are so similar. However, Neptune has stronger winds and more storms than Uranus, and its not quite as cold. Readers will enjoy learning about what makes Neptune unique in this captivating volume. Detailed diagrams and impressive...
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Thurgood Marshall

Luke Colins · Pebble Books
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Explore the life and achievements of the first African American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall.
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Mermaid's Gift, The

Claudia McAdam · Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Out of a bitter storm comes a gift that saves a village. In this adaptation of an Italian folktale, the young fisherman Gianni braves the thawing, ice-bound lagoon of Burano to catch fish to feed the starving people of his island. His fiancée, Nicoletta, prays for his safety. Gianni,...
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Dump Truck Duck

Megan E Bryant · Albert Whitman
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Dump Truck Duck honks and zooms and steers his dump truck all through the day, helping the other hardworking ducks build a new park. With adorable illustrations and playful rhyming text, Dump Truck Duck is certain to become a new read-aloud favorite!
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Little Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal · Bloomsbury
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

The start of a brand new series by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated by 2014 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, Little Shaq is sure to be a hit with young readers. When Little Shaq and his cousin Barry accidentally break their favorite video game,...
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Here Come the Helpers

Leslie Kimmelman · Little Simon
Pages: 14
Format: Board book

Look for the Helpers is a shaped board book that highlights the emergency vehicles that help make our world a better place.It's a big, beautiful world, filled with awesome adventures. But sometimes emergencies happen. When they do, look for the helpers! Helpers are all around you. Fire...
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Olive and the Embarrassing Gift

Tor Freeman · Templar
Format: Hardcover

When the other animals laugh at Olive for wearing the hat she received as a gift from Joe, she is not sure what to do about it.
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Why Are There Stripes on the American Flag?

Martha E H Rustad · Millbrook Press
Pages: 24
Format: Book

Do you know why the US flag has stars and stripes on it? What does the flag stand for, and why do we say the Pledge of Allegiance? Join Mr. Gomez's class as they study the flag to find out! They'll learn when the first American flag was made, what the Pledge of Allegiance means,...
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The Darkest Hour Series 12: Kajin the Beast Catcher

Adam Blade · Hodder & Stoughton; Pap/Crds C edition
Format: Paperback

Second in the Darkest Hour subseries   Tom's perilous Beast Quest continues! The Evil Witch Kensa and Sanpao the Pirate King are loose in Avantia, and six new Beasts threaten the land. Will Tom defeat the awesome wolf-Beast Kajin, or will he fall to his doom?
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My First French Phrases

Jill Kalz · Nonfiction Picture Books; Bilingual edition
Format: Paperback

Open the pages of this book and youll soon be speaking French! Colorful illustrations and simple labels make learning French fun. From the basics to cool phrases, this book will give you lots to talk about!
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Fantastic Farm Animals

Melissa Shofner · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

There are lots of awesome animals on a farm. There are sheep, chickens, cows, and pigs. This accessible nonfiction book introduces young readers to these and other farm animals. Students will learn about what these animals look like, what they eat, and where they live. Each page features...
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