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9781480000000Willems, MoWe Are Growing!Disney-Hyperion9/20/16270Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest; or the curliest; or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer; Walt discovers something special of his own!
9781420000000Willems, MoI Broke My Trunk!Hyperion Books2/8/11When Gerald shows up with a broken trunk; Piggie listens to his "long; crazy story" about how the injury occurred. Piggie; exasperated as Gerald's tale expands (to include Hippo; Rhino; and Hippo's "big" sister); finally gets the truth out of his friend. The story's comical; cyclical telling--along with Elephant and Piggie's ever-humorous facial expressions--make this another enjoyable series entry. (Copyright 2011 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781420000000Willems, MoAre You Ready to Play Outside?Disney-Hyperion10/28/08140The optimistic Piggie and pessimistic Elephant are back. Piggie can't wait to go out and play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun? Full color. 64 pp. 6 1/2 x 9. Pub. 10/08.
9781420000000Willems, MoWatch Me Throw the Ball!Disney-Hyperion3/1/09280In this latest Elephant & Piggie Book; Gerald is determined to teach Piggie that ball-throwing is serious business; but Piggie is just as serious about having fun. Full color. 64 pp. 6 1/2 x 9. Pub. 3/09.
9781420000000Willems, MoListen to My Trumpet!Hyperion Books2/7/12When Piggie plays her new trumpet for Gerald; the elephant decides he must be honest in his response.;Ages 4-8--P. [4] of cover.
9781420000000Willems, MoLet's Go for a Drive!Disney-Hyperion10/2/12310When Gerald the elephant and Piggie decide to go for a drive; they find that all the planning in the world can't replace one crucial ingredient. "Let's go for a drive!" proposes Gerald; "That sounds fun!" agrees Piggie. "Drive! Drive! Drivey-drive-drive!" they chorus. Gerald; a touch on the OCD side; insists on a plan that includes a number of items: map; sunglasses; umbrellas; bags and; as there will be "a lot of driving on [their] drive;" a car. Oops. Piggie doesn't have one; "[a] pig with a c
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete the Cat and the Lost ToothHarperCollins9/5/17300Beginning readers can follow Pete the Cat as he becomes the tooth fairy in this fun and surprising adventure from New York Times-bestselling author Dean. Full color. 6 x 9.
9780320000000Yousafzai, MalalaMalala's Magic PencilLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers10/17/17The latest of many picture books about the young heroine from Pakistan; this one is narrated by Malala herself; with a frame that is accessible to young readers. Malala introduces her story using a television show she used to watch about a boy with a magic pencil that he used to get himself and his friends out of trouble. Readers can easily follow Malala through her own discovery of troubles in her beloved home village; such as other children not attending school and soldiers taking over the vil
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete the Cat: Too Cool for SchoolHarperTorch2/25/14210Pete the Cat wants to look cool for school and he takes suggestions of what to wear. But he learns that the best way to be cool is just to be yourself.
9780060000000Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit Flies a KiteHarperCollins3/7/17190When Biscuit the puppy and his best friend; Puddles; head to the park to fly kites; they learn that it is not as easy as it looks.
9780760000000DiCamillo, KateMercy Watson to the RescueCandlewick Press (MA)8/23/05450When Mercy; a "porcine wonder" much-loved by her owners; is too afraid to sleep alone; she gets into bed with Mr. and Mrs. Watson; setting off a chain of events that result in the fire department's coming to the rescue. The gouache paintings have an old-fashioned feel; the silly story and exaggerated pictures will put smiles on lots of faces. (Copyright 2006 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete the Cat and the Bad BananaHarperCollins1/3/17Pete the Cat bites into a bad banana and vows never to eat bananas again; even though he generally likes the fruit.
9780370000000Stewart, SarahQuiet PlaceFarrar Straus Giroux9/18/12540When Isabel and her family move to the United States; Isabel misses all the things she left behind in Mexico; especially her aunt Lupita and hearing people speak Spanish. But she also experiences some wonderful new things. Illustrations. 8 1/2 x 11.
9780800000000Flournoy, ValeriePatchwork QuiltDial Books3/29/85590Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing; Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life.
9780060000000Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit and the Little PupHarperCollins12/26/07240When Biscuit finds a little pup in the park; the little pup wont come look at Biscuits ball or even come chew on a bone. Can Biscuit get his new little friend to come and play? Full color. 32 pp. 6 x 9. Pub. 1/08.
9780060000000Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit's Big FriendHarperCollins7/1/03250Ruff!

Sam is a big dog and Biscuit's newest friend. Biscuit wants to do everything that Sam does -- like running fast and fetching sticks. But it sure is hard for a puppy like Biscuit to keep up with such a big dog.

In this encouraging story of friendship; Biscuit shows that small puppies can do big things!

9780390000000Dr SeussLoraxRandom House Books for Young Readers8/12/71560The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.
9780680000000Dr SeussOh, the Places You'll Go!Random House Books for Young Readers2/10/90600What appears to be a standard; cheerful Dr. Seuss picture book has disquieting undertones of pessimism and depression. In the story; a young person starting out in life is warned about the failures and loneliness that are bound to occur at times. Whether the picture book audience is ready for so much discouragement is doubtful. (Copyright 1993 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaPuppy Mudge Has a Snack (Repackage)Simon Spotlight5/1/03190When someone steals the lucky dice from bus driver Melvin's rear-view mirror; he's emotionally incapable of driving. In their sixth book; Bunny and Jack; a pair of animal detectives; successfully track down the thief and resolve both the thief's and Melvin's problems. The acrylic; gouache; and pencil illustrations of the animal characters are a good match for the silly; easy-to-read text. (Copyright 2003 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaPuppy Mudge Takes a BathSimon Spotlight12/1/02130These books lack the liveliness and imagination of the original Henry and Mudge easy readers. Geared to a younger audience; the books feature very simple; repetitive texts ("This is Henry. / This is Henry's puppy Mudge. Mudge loves mud"). Clear; humorous illustrations ("in the style of Sucie Stevenson") provide some clues for new readers. [Review covers these Ready-to-Read titles: "Puppy Mudge Has a Snack" and "Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath". ] (Copyright 2003 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston.
9780070000000Schaefer, Lola M.Island GrowsGreenwillow Books8/1/06With simple language and stunning full-color illustrations; this book explains how a volcanic eruption at the bottom of the ocean can form an island. Includes an endnote with a list of recommended reading. 40 pp. 9 x 11. 15;000 print. Pub. 7/06.