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A Violin for Elva

Mary Lyn Ray · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

A young girl longs to play the violin in this lyrical story that shows it's never too late to pursue your dream. More than anything, Elva wants a violin - but her parents say no. So she pretends. When she should be brushing her teeth, Elva rehearses for recitals. When she should be learning...
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Two Little Birds

Mary Newell DePalma · Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Two little birds hatch and grow until one day, they see an amazing sight hundreds of birds, all flying together in one direction. They decide to join in, and so begins an amazing and sometimes dangerous journey that they never could have imagined. Eventually they return home mdash and the cycle...
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How Does My Home Work?

CHRIS BUTTERWORTH · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

The inner workings of a home are laid out for kids in fun, retro illustrations jam-packed with the technology behind everyday life.How does flipping a switch on the wall make the lights come on? Where does the clean water that flows out of the faucet come from? What is used to keep a home...
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Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift

Elise Allen · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Hardcover

Sisters Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer are natures royalty. In Mother Natures realm, theyre responsible for each magical turn of the seasons. When theyre not keeping all of nature in balance, the girls play, imagine, and explore their way around their enchanted world. And though they...
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Running on Sunshine: How Does Solar Energy Work?

CAROLYN CINAMI DECRISTOFANO · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

The sun is a source of energy for living things. Energy that comes from sunshine is called solar energy. But how does solar energy work? And how can we use solar energy to not only stay on the cutting-edge of technology, but to help keep the environment healthy?Read and find out about solar...
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Valentine mice

Bethany Roberts · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Four little mice have fun delivering valentines to their forest friends. But when they discover the littlest mouse is missing, they set off on a search that ends with a happy Valentine's Day reunion. Full of delightful wordplay and easy-to-read fun for beginners!
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The Mystery of the Mosaic

Harper Paris · Little Simon
Pages: 115
Format: Paperback

After arriving in Venice, Ethan and Ella embark on a high-speed gondola chase in the second book of this chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure.When Ethan and Ella first land in Venice, they are in awe of all the canals and tiny little streets. They're especially excited...
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Birdsong: A Story in Pictures: TOON Level 1

James Sturm · TOON Books
Pages: 50
Format: Print book

Bring the thrilling story of one red bird to life. When an innocent bird meets two cruel kids, their world is forever changed. But exactly how that change unfolds is up to you, in the tradition of Kamishibai - Japanese paper theater. The wordless story by master cartoonist James Sturm is like...
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Fine Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Classic Masterpieces

Maja Pitamic · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

There's a reason people call works of fine art -masterpieces---they're groundbreaking and bold, just the sort of artwork that inspire creative children. Fine Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to classic masterpieces and formal techniques, then lets them loose...
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The Hawk of the Castle

Danna Smith · Candlewick Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Gentle verse and sweeping, majestic artwork set imaginations soaring in a handsome and illuminating ode to the ancient art of falconry.Join a young girl and her father, the falconer at a medieval castle, as they experience the joys of taking a goshawk out for a training flight. The girl...
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Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

The family from Secrets of the Garden are back in a new book about backyard science that explains why the seasons change.Alice and her friend Zack explore the reasons for the seasons. Alice's narrative is all about noticing the changes as fall turns into winter, spring, and then summer....
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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Patricia Hruby Powell · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, HonorRobert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, HonorBoston Globe-Horn Book Award, Nonfiction HonorParent's Choice AwardWall Street Journal's 10 Best Children's Books of the Year ListBologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Honor 2014In exuberant...
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Uncle Holland

JonArno Lawson · Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

When Holland is arrested for the thirty-seventh time for stealing beautiful things, he must make a very difficult decision. A police officer says that he must either go to jail or become a soldier. He chooses to join the army and is sent south, where he finds himself surrounded by beautiful...
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President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

Mac Barnett · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Inspired by a true anecdote, this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap is brimming with humor and over-the-top illustrations. "Blast!" said Taft. "This could be bad." George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union....
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A Stone for Sascha

AARON BECKER · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

A girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Journey.This year's summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a wistful walk...
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