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Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Grace Lin · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret...
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The Adventures of Honey & Leon

Alan Cumming · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Actor and New York Times bestselling author Alan Cumming and artist Grant Shaffer imagine what their dogs do when they're not around - and it's no surprise that the dogs aspire to lead lives as action-packed and glamorous as their dads'!Honey and Leon are rescue mutts who love...
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The Dark

Lemony Snicket · Little, Brown
Pages: 1
Format: Print book

Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark. With emotional insight and poetic...
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Ten Little Beasties

Rebecca Emberley · Roaring Brook Press
Format: Hardcover

If there's one thing beasties love to do, it's dance! When one little beastie is joined by two little, three little, and more little beasties, we count UP until there's a party on the page. But when one of the little beastie starts trouble, it's time to start counting DOWN.
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Take Me to Your BBQ

Kathy Duval · Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Aliens have landed on Willys farm, and theyre not leaving without a square dance and a square meal! So fire up that grill, lay on the barbeque sauce, and snatch up that fiddle. Told in verse, this rollicking story puts a twist on the typical encounter with the third kind. Adam McCauleys...
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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going To School?

Bill Martin · Two Lions
Format: Hardcover

On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy. She plays, she enjoys a snack, she paints, she sings, she listens to a story, and she shares something special during Show-and-Tell. The day ends with a big hug from her mom. Children will love Laura...
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The Very Fairy Princess

Julie Andrews · Little
Pages: 32
Format: Book

While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems...
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Monster's New Undies

Samantha Berger · Orchard Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

These are my undies!A sweet work of art!Uh-oh! My undies!They just fell apart.Monster is JUST FINE with his old undies, thank you very much. But when his undies fall apart, what's a monster to do? His mommy takes him shopping, of course! But finding the perfect pair of undies is not going...
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I Know a Wee Piggy

Kim Norman · Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

A clever colorful read-aloud in the tradition of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly A fun day at the fair becomes color chaos when one boys energetic pig gets loose Upside down piggy wallows in brown but thats only the beginning of this cumulative rhyming text Soon hes adding a rinse...
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Go Baby Go

Marilyn Janovitz · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; Brdbk edition
Format: Print book

Praise for Baby Baby Baby! "Reflects babies' everyday activities with verve and joy." -Booklist In this companion book to Baby Baby Baby!, fidgety baby is back and ventures outdoors for fun with her two favorite pets. Baby's jumping high Baby's jumping low Baby's...
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Peep and Ducky

David Martin · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Lucky, lucky, lucky! Follow two adorable friends at play in a read-aloud for the very young that trips off the tongue.Ready, set, go! Whether you're playing pretend games (beep, beep) or flying off the slide (ka-thump), flopping into a puddle (splish, splash) or running around a tree...
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Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Mac Barnett · Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A blue whale is longer than thirty dogs lined up nose to tail. Its tongue weighs as much as four hundred cats. Blue whales make terrible pets....Just ask Billy Twitters.
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Phoebe and Digger

Tricia Springstubb · Candlewick Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

With a new baby taking up Mama's time and attention, what will happen when Phoebe needs her?When Mama got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. And when Mama is busy with the baby, Phoebe and Digger are busy, too: "Waa!" says the baby. "Rmm!" says Digger. Poop! goes the baby....
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All about Cats

Monika Filipina · Child's Play International
Pages: 36
Format: Hardcover

Cats spend the whole day asleep in a chair. Or do they? This hilarious look at what felines might get up to when we leave the house is full of humorous and wild possibilities. You'll never look at cats in quite the same way again!
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Little Wolf's First Howling

Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Some may favor the proper way to howl, but what if you have a song in your heart that needs to come out? A delightful, disarmingly funny tale for little and big wolves everywhere.Little Wolf can hardly wait. Tonight he will howl at the moon to the top of the sky. First, Big Wolf demonstrates...
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