Waylon thinks most problems can be solved with science. But when it comes to having to share a dog with Baxter Boylen, science may not be very helpful. Baxter is the closest thing to a juvenile delinquent Waylon has ever met. He's always getting called to Principal Rice's office, and now he's even having meetings with the chief of police. At least the two boys can visit their dog, Dumpster Eddy, while they're at the station. Eddy is behind bars in the Stray Animals' Lock-up.
By Rey, H A
This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey. Special anniversary cover with foil and spot gloss make this edition a must-have for any children's book collection. Includes bonus downloadable audio read by the actor, producer, and director John Krasinski. Access code can be found inside the book on page 2.
Russell Wrestles the Relatives
By Johnson, Cindy Chambers
Everyone loves family reunions. Well everyone except Russell, whose family of big, brawny, and boisterous wrestlers has him on the run in this vibrant celebration of what it means to be a family.
When the Relatives Came meets Wrestlemania in debut author Cindy Chambers Johnson's rollicking picture book about a family reunion with a most colorful cast of characters - from Lorry and Tory (the Twin Tornadoes) to Cousin Cora "The Cleaner" to Uncle "el monstruo" Marcoy.
Family reunions mean lots of hugging, handshaking, and hair tousling. And Russell's relatives? Well, they are more ... enthusiastic than most. BIGGER than most. BRAWNIER than most. They're wrestlers! Skinny and scrawny Russell will have to meet, greet, and defeat this clan with some spectacular moves of his own!
By Lennie, Charles
Beep! Beep! Back up into one of the toughest construction machines: concrete mixers! Learn why concrete mixers are are important at the job site, what makes them special, and more. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Young readers will gather basic information through easy-to-read, simple text alongside colorful full-bleed photographs. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.
By Parent, Nancy
When Dad makes a plan to fix the walkway in front of their house with new cement, Nancy knows just how to make the walkway parfait - which is French for perfect!
Disney Junior's Fancy Nancy: Nancy Makes Her Mark is a Level One I Can Read, perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Disney Junior's Fancy Nancy is an animated family comedy starring six-year-old Nancy, a girl who is fancy in everything from her advanced vocabulary to her creative, elaborate attire. The show is based on the New York Times bestselling book series Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.
Amelia Bedelia Under the Weather
By Parish, Herman
Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia! The Amelia Bedelia books are great for growing the vocabularies of newly independent readers.
In Amelia Bedelia Under the Weather, Amelia Bedelia wakes up feeling, well, under the weather! But with a little rest, some delicious chicken soup, and a lot of love, Amelia Bedelia is soon as right as rain! More than thirty-five million Amelia Bedelia books sold since 1963.
Amelia Bedelia is feeling under the weather. While it rains cats and dogs outside, Amelia Bedelia is stuck in bed with a fever. She passes the time by learning all about weather around the world. And with a lot of rest and a big bowl of Mrs. Adams's chicken soup, Amelia Bedelia will be back on her feet soon.
A Level 1 I Can Read book featuring the childhood of America's favorite housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia!
By Reed, Melody
Jasmine, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet love jamming together, but are they ready to perform in front of a real audience in a Battle of the Bands competition? Find out in the first book of this early chapter book series! Jasmine, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet love jamming together in Jasmine's basement. Maggie bangs on the drums, Becca strums her guitar, Jasmine plunks the keys of her keyboard, and Scarlet wails into her hairbrush mic. Even though they may not have the best equipment, or an audience, they have fun making music to their own beat. But when Jasmine's brother tells her about an upcoming Battle of the Bands competition, Jasmine thinks this could be their chance to prove they're a real band. Now she just has to convince the other girls. . . . With each book told from a different girl's perspective, this series is all about girl power, diversity, and marching to the beat of your own drum!.
little bee books
Pig and Pug
By Berry, Lynne
Pig and Pug are very different (but not really) . See how their similarities show up in this mischievous picture book that's perfect for pet lovers.Pig and Pug are petite and portable pets - one in a pocket, one in a purse. They are also two spunky spirits: Pug, rather pugnacious; Pig, a bit pigheaded. When these two meet, bickering, chasing, and even some mud wrestling ensue. But after some creative compromises, Pig and Pug manage to settle their differences and become friends...at least for the time being.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Two for Joy
By Amateau, Gigi
When an adored - and very independent - aunt suffers a fall and comes to live with them, Jenna and her mom discover what makes a family bond unbreakable.Eight-year-old Jenna is dreaming of playing Olympic soccer when the phone call wakes her. Great-Great Aunt Tannie has broken her ankle, and Jenna's worried mom decides Tannie should move in with them. Tannie is no delicate old lady - she does heavy chores on her Virginia farm, drives a huge pickup, and even rides her own motorcycle. Plus she's full of joie de vivre, given to kicking a soccer ball and teaching Jenna all about the birds she's collected on her life list. Jenna's excited to have her favorite aunt and cat, Butt, come to stay, but with so many changes to get used to, tempers around the house soon start to flare.
Candlewick Press (MA)
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor
By Valdez, Patricia
For fans of Ada Twist: Scientist comes a fascinating picture book biography of a pioneering female scientist--who loved reptiles!
Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets.... While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere--she even brought a crocodile to school!
When Joan grew older, she became the Curator of Reptiles at the British Museum. She went on to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo, including a home for the rumored-to-be-vicious komodo dragons. There, just like when she was a little girl, Joan hosted children's tea parties--with her komodo dragon as the guest of honor.
With a lively text and vibrant illustrations, scientist and writer Patricia Valdez and illustrator Felicita Sala bring to life Joan Procter's inspiring story of passion and determination.
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year selection
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Orangutans Are Awesome!
By Morey, Allan
Swing! Orangutans move from branch to branch, looking for fruit to eat. These giant apes are the largest animals living in the trees of the rain forest. Engaging text, bold photos, and colorful maps shine a spotlight on these big apes. Readers are introduced to physical features, behavior, habitat, and life cycle to find out why orangutans are awesome!
The Princess and the Pit Stop
By Angleberger, Tom
Once upon a time there was a Princess . . . . . . who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up! Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas!
Join Her Royal Highness in the driver's seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and ALL of the Wicked Witches, this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower.
Abrams Books for Young Readers
My Legs Are Long and Strong
By Markovics, Joyce L.
Invites readers to guess which animal is being described based on clues about its features, including a long neck, black and white feathers, and two large wings.
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011
By Tarshis, Lauren
A destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin... Eleven-year-old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado. So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr. Norman Rays, he has to say yes! Dr. Rays is the host of Tornado Mysteries, the show that Dex and his older brother, Jeremy, watched every night until Jeremy joined the U.S. Navy SEALs and left Joplin. Dex certainly knows how deadly tornadoes can be, but this one isnt heading toward Joplin, and wouldnt it be great to have a brave and exciting story of his own to tell Jeremy when he comes home? But when the tornado shifts direction, Dexters bravery is about to get seriously tested...,
Bulldozer Helps Out
By Fleming, Candace
A very little bulldozer learns that taking care of kittens is a very big job in this darling follow-up to Bulldozer's Big Day from award-winning author Candace Fleming and Caldecott Medalist Eric Rohmann.
The construction site bustled. Cement Truck was stirring ... stirring ... stirring. Digger Truck was scooping ... scooping ... scooping. Crane Truck was lifting ... lifting ... lifting. And Bulldozer was - watching ... watching ... watching.
Little Bulldozer wants to help, but all the bigger trucks say he is too small. So when Crane Truck says he can clear a bit of debris out of the way, Little Bulldozer is eager for the job. He can do it, yes he can. What he doesn't expect is to find a family of newborn kittens living in the pile of debris! Can he take care of babies? Now that's a tough job. A job that happens to be just the right size for Little Bulldozer.