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Where's Rodney?

Carmen Bogan · Yosemite Conservancy
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Rodney is that kid who just can't sit still. He's inside, but he wants to be outside. Outside is where Rodney always wants to be. Between school and home, there is a park. He knows all about that park. It's that triangle-shaped place with the yellow...
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Giraffe and Bird Together Again

REBECCA BENDER · Pajama Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Bird lives for adventure. He wants to swoop, soar, and explore. Giraffe is perfectly happy right where he is, thank you very much. He never worries when Bird flits off for a while. But one afternoon his friend fails to return. Giraffe has a bad feeling that something has happened to Bird....
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Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue

Calista Brill · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Little Tug and Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo will love this lyrical, heartwarming story by Calista Brill, brought to life by Tad Carpenter's bright and lively illustrations. Perfect for readers who can't get enough of things that GO!

Bill is a tugboat. Mabel is a barge. Together...

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Jess Keating · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

An Amazon Best Book of the Month!
Named a Best Children's Book of 2017 by Parents Magazine!

This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady.

Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them...

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Pete the Cat's Giant Groovy Book: 9 Books in One

James Dean · HarperCollins
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Nine classic I Can Read stories by New York Times bestselling author-illustrator James Dean in one book!

Pete the Cat is sure to make reading fun for young readers. This paper-over-board bind-up features 9 groovy stories. This collection includes both My First and Level 1 books,...

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What's Up, Chuck?

Leo Landry · Charlesbridge
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Chuck Wood is jealous. As the winner of the Best of the Forest art contest three years in a row, he finds it very difficult to deal with the prospect that newcomer Scooter Possum's abstract paintings might beat his wood sculptures. But with the help of his forest friends, Chuck deals with...
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Wolf Camp

Andrea Zuill · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Meet Homer, a dog who heads to camp to live like a wolf! Here's the perfect book for the legions of kids out there who love dogs and funny books.

Homer is a dog . . . but he also secretly fancies himself part wolf. So when an invitation to attend WOLF CAMP ("Where every...
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Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

Suzanne Slade · Sleeping Bear Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

This picture book biography examines the life and career of naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930) , who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. From the time she was a young girl, Anna Comstock was fascinated by the natural world. She loved exploring outdoors,...
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The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage...
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Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank

Paula Yoo · Lee & Low Books
Format: Hardcover

Growing up in Bangladesh, Muhammad Yunus witnessed extreme poverty all around and was determined to eradicate it. In 1976, as an Economics professor, Muhammad met a young craftswoman in the village of Jobra who needed to borrow five taka twenty-two cents to buy materials. No bank would...
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Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing

Tom Angleberger · Amulet Books
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Welcome to Inspector Flytrap's Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. Inspector Flytrap, a Venus flytrap, works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat, a goat, on his community's unsolved cases. There's no case too big, but there are definitely...
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Billy's Booger

William Joyce · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Billy's wild imagination gets him into trouble at school, but a creative writing contest could be the perfect opportunity for him to shine.
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Ninja Camp

Sue Fliess · Running Press Kids
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover


Pack your bags and grab your gear: you're going to Ninja Camp! Listen closely to the ninja master, who will teach you everything you need to know to become a ninja warrior-but it won't be easy. You'll have to be sly and swift, strong and speedy, and only then will you become a Ninja...
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Big Game Jitters

L M Nicodemo · Formac Publishing Company Limited
Pages: 91
Format: Print book

Meet Maximus Todd! He's the kid who can't sit still! It's the soccer championship and Max's team is playing the school bully's team. Of course, as soon as the match starts, Max's gets a case of the Super Fidgets. If Max can't invent a secret game to calm them,...
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Up and Away!: How Two Brothers Invented the Hot-Air Balloon

JASON HENRY · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

"It will . . . sweep readers away." - Kirkus Reviews "Henry's lush, digital artwork depicts the splendors of eighteenth-century France . . . a good addition to units on aviation and inventors." - BOOKLIST More than a century before the Wright Brothers invented...
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