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Little Robot

Ben Hatke · First Second
Pages: 132
Format: Book

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed...
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Lion and Mouse

Jairo Buitrago · Groundwood Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Funny, fresh and very modern, this update on the fable of the lion and the mouse is a marvelous tale of a relationship between two unlikely friends. One day, the mouse marches into the lion's den without an invitation. Before the lion can eat him for breakfast, the mouse begs for mercy....
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Joe and Sparky, Party Animals!

JAMIE MICHALAK · CANDLEWICK PRESS
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

The endearingly mismatched duo has their hands full when a party for a friend goes comically awry.One day Joe, an exuberant giraffe, hears a commotion coming from another part of the famous cageless zoo he calls home. Joined by his small, green, slightly more serious turtle friend, Sparky,...
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Zoo Day

Anne Rockwell · Aladdin
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Beloved author Anne Rockwell celebrates animals of all kinds with a gorgeous new picture book about a child's first visit to the zoo!A young boy and his family visit the zoo for the very first time. From gorillas to lions, polar bears to parrots, Anne Rockwell and her daughter, artist Lizzy...
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Best Friends in the Universe

Stephanie Watson · Orchard Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Louie and Hector are the best friends in the universe. Get ready to laugh out loud as the two boys fall in and out and eventually back into their best friendship ever through a series of funny secrets that neither one was supposed to reveal. Each episode is told in a journal format in four...
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Vasilisa the Beautiful: A Russian Folktale

Anna Morgunova · Minedition
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A modern retelling of a classic folk tale brought to life through vivid, rich artwork When Vasilisa's mother dies, she leaves behind a magical doll to look after Vasilisa in times of distress. And distress is close at hand when Vasilisa's father remarries, and her new stepmother...
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The Night Box

LOUISE GREIG · Clarion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Soothing bedtime reading, this reassuring and magical evocation of nighttime encourages imaginative exploration and marks the debut of a talented poet and illustrator picture-book pair.When a little boy opens the Night Box, darkness swoops out, a fox uncurls, and a thousand stars sparkle...
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A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl

Robin Page · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Why did the chicken cross the road? To follow you home! Learn all about a not-so-basic bird in this delightful nonfiction picture book.What's that? A chicken followed you home? Now what do you do?Celebrated author-illustrator Robin Page leads a step-by-step, question-and-answer-style...
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The Very Fairy Princess: Attitude of Gratitude

Julie Andrews · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From the beloved mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton comes another delightful story in the #1 New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess series, perfect for Thanksgiving sharing! It's Gratitude Day at school! Gerry is ready to be grateful and kind all day long....
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Junkyard

Mike Austin · Beach Lane Books
Format: Hardcover

Man the machines and help clean up the junkyard in this rousing robot story that encourages community building.The yard has junk! Stacks and heaps and piles of junk as far as the eye can see. But the Munching Machine robots are on the job - it's time to get cleaning! And after a whole...
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How to Get Your Teacher Ready

Jean Reagan · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

How to Get Your Teacher Ready ... all year long, from the creators of the New York Times bestsellers How to Babysit a Grandpa, How to Babysit a Grandma, and How to Catch Santa. This humorous new book in the beloved HOW TO . . . series takes readers through a fun and busy school year....
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Tiger vs. Nightmare

EMILY TETRI · First Second
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it's time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger -- that's not what best friends do.But Monster needs to scare someone ... it's a monster, after...
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Weather

Seymour Simon · Collins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Feel the warmth of a summer day; look at falling snow; listen to distant thunder. Weather is all around us, always changing all the time. Dazzling photos enhance this clear introduction to the many faces of this powerful force of nature."In this well-designed `photo-book,' Simon...
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Creekfinding: A True Story

Jacqueline Briggs Martin · Univ Of Minnesota Press
Pages: 36
Format: Hardcover

Once upon a time a creek burbled up and tumbled across a prairie valley. It was filled with insects and brook trout that ate them, frogs that chirruped and birds watching for bugs and fish. This is a true story about a man named Mike who went looking for that creek long after it was buried...
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Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show

TOMIE DEPAOLA · SIMON & SCHUSTER Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Andy and Sandy hit the stage in this fourth book of an easy-to-read picture book series about friendship - from Caldecott and Newbery Honoree Tomie dePaola and Emmy Award-winning writer for the Muppets Jim Lewis.Outgoing Sandy convinces shy Andy to do a dance at the big talent show. The only...
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