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9780530000000Dorros, ArthurAbuelaDutton Books for Young Readers9/12/91510While riding on a bus with her grandmother; a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.
9781480000000Stanley, DianeAda Lovelace, Poet Of Science: The First Computer ProgrammerSimon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books10/4/16810Stanley surveys the brief life of Byrons daughter; whose scientific education and inquiring mind shaped her foundational contributions to computer science.Raised by the hyperrational Lady Byron; Adas creative ingenuity is shaped by the study of math and science. Touring newly industrialized factories; Adas fascinated by Jacquards mechanical loom; which uses encoded; hole-punched paper cards to weave fabrics from plaids to brocades. Introduced to London society at 17; Ada is flummoxed by fashion
9781630000000Santat, DanAfter the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)Roaring Brook Press10/3/17550Instead of resting on his laurels; Dan Santat soars above them. I loved this! Dav Pilkey; creator of the Captain Underpants series and The Paperboy (Caldecott Honor)"
9780400000000DePaola, TomieArt LessonG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers3/15/89Tommy wants to be an artist when he grows up; and can't wait to meet his art teacher when he gets to first grade. Then he finds out that she expects him to copy her pictures. Tommy knows real artists don't copy! But after some discussion; they find a solution that allows the artist in Tommy to shine.
9781770000000Peacock, ShaneArtist and MeOwlkids4/12/16480Vincent van Gogh is now known as an acclaimed; incomparable Post-Impressionist painter. But when he lived in Arles; France; in the 1880s; he was mocked for being different. Back then; van Gogh was an eccentric man with wild red hair who used clashing hues to paint unusual-looking people and strange starry skies. Children and adults alike called him names and laughed at him. Nobody bought his art. But he kept painting.

Inspired by these events; The Artist and Me is the fictional confes

9780030000000Stevenson, HarveyAs the Crow Flies (American)Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers3/1/91440PreS-Gr 2-- Reflecting the renewed interest in geography for ever younger readers; simple words and pictures describe the travel of an eagle; a rabbit; a crow; a police horse; a seagull; and the moon. A pictorial map for each animal is given; all maps are joined in "The Big Map" at the end. The somewhat sketchy pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations lend a bit of personality to the animals; and the journey each makes helps give the audience some information about its habitat. However; the simp
9781340000000Selznick, BrianBaby Monkey, Private EyeScholastic Press2/27/18210Who is Baby Monkey?

He is a baby.

He is a monkey.

He has a job.

He is Baby Monkey; Private Eye!

Lost jewels?

Missing pizza?

Stolen spaceship?

Baby Monkey can help...

if he can put on his pants!

Baby Monkey's adventures come to life in an exciting blend of picture book; beginning reader; and graphic novel. With pithy text and over 120 black and white drawings accented with red; it is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers.

Hooray for Baby Monk

9781630000000Bruel, NickBad Kitty (Special)Roaring Brook Press3/17/15When a kitty discovers there's no cat food in the house; she decides to become very; very bad.
9780320000000Snicket, LemonyBad Mood and the StickLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers10/3/17560Preschool-G If Curly's angry eyebrows and severe frown don't clue readers into her foul mood; then the grumpy; rainbow-splotched cloud hovering above her will. Playful cynic Snicket traces the cloud's movement through a town; as it's passed like contagion from one person to the next. Having been denied ice cream; brooding Curly feels much better after poking her little brother with a stick. But now her mother's annoyed; harrumphing down the sidewalk with the moody cloud tucked beneath her arm. C
9780060000000John, JoryBad SeedHarperCollins8/29/17390Sometimes this sunflower seed can be just plain rotten!The book's self-professed scoundrel opens with a warning. "I'm a bad seed. / A baaaaaaaaaaad seed." Even other seeds whisper in agreement: that's one bad seed. What makes this seed so bad? Well; he's always late and lies often. He stares and glares and never listens. He cuts in line all the time and never washes his hands or feet. And he does other horrible things too bad to list. Young readers (and some older ones as well) will chuckle at t
9780810000000Markel, MichelleBalderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's BooksChronicle Books4/4/17850This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books--John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules; John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories; science; and games. He believed that every book should be made for the reader's enjoyment. Newbery--for whom the prestigious Newbery Medal is named--became a celebrated author and publisher; changing the world of child
9780060000000Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBathtime for BiscuitHarperCollins8/29/98150The water's in the tub and the towel's nearby. Everything is ready for Biscuit's bath -- everything except Biscuit! This littke puppy would rather roll in the mud and play with his friend Puddles than get clean. Will Biscuit ever take his bath?

9781340000000Elliott, RebeccaBaxter Is MissingScholastic Inc.5/30/17550Rebecca Elliott has illustrated many children's books; including Kiss; Kiss Good Night. She wrote and illustrated the Owl Diaries series; Just Because; and Zoo Girl (which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal). She lives with her family in the countryside of Suffolk; England. Visit her at
9780800000000Spinelli, EileenBest StoryDial Books5/29/08540When a contest at the local library offers a prize for the best story; a girl tries to write one using her family's suggestions; but her story does not seem right until she listens to her heart.
9781420000000Willems, MoBig Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion5/21/13270When a big guy takes a ball Piggie found; she appeals to her much bigger friend Gerald for redress. Normally timid Gerald; stung by the injustice; is happy to mount up and ride to the rescue; but he gets more than he bargained for when the big guy turns out to be a whale; literally; who dwarfs the quickly unemboldened Gerald. Fortunately; Gerald and Piggie pool their creative talents to make room for everyone; and harmony is restored. Willems has once again found the sweet spot where humor and s
9780670000000Khan, RukhsanaBig Red LollipopViking Books for Young Readers3/4/10490When Rubina is invited to a birthday party; her sister Sana wants to go. Their Pakistani mother doesn't understand American party customs and insists that Sana tag along. When Sana receives an invitation of her own; the tables are turned: the girls' baby sister demands to go too. The expressive illustrations bring this simple sibling rivalry/immigrant story to life. (Copyright 2010 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780060000000Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit Goes to SchoolHarperCollins7/23/02160When Biscuit the dog sneaks into school; he explores a gym class; a story hour; and the lunch line. His owner tries to hide him; but Biscuit quickly wins the hearts of both her classmates and their teacher. The plot is minimal; but the simple text (much of which is the refrain "Woof; woof!") and the serviceable illustrations make it an obvious choice for both Biscuit fans and new readers. (Copyright 2003 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780060000000Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit Loves the LibraryHarperCollins2/18/14230On Read to a Pet Day; Biscuit and his little-girl owner go to the library; but the pup isn't interested in books. When the librarian offers one with a familiar-looking puppy on the cover; Biscuit jumps into a big cozy chair; ready to be read to. Sweet illustrations and lively repetition ("woof; woof!") pull new readers through the simple story. (Copyright 2014 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780550000000Rabinowitz, AlanBoy and a JaguarHoughton Mifflin5/6/14670The renowned cat conservationist reflects on his early childhood struggles with a speech disorder; describing how he only spoke fluently when he was communicating with animals and how he resolved at a young age to find his voice to be their advocate.;Accelerated Reader;3.8;Schneider Family Book Award Winner; ages 0-10 (2015).
9781580000000Stohner, AnuBrave CharlotteBloomsbury Publishing PLC10/1/05680Translation of: Schaf Charlotte.;A headstrong sheep rescues the flock when their shepherd is injured.
9781420000000Willems, MoCan I Play Too?Disney-Hyperion6/8/10180This beginning reader focuses on differently abled animals as Elephant and Piggy get ready for a game of catch. Before they begin; Snake asks to join them. Simple gestures and facial expressions convey Elephant's embarrassment at Snake's inability to catch a ball. Piggy breaks the silence stating; "You don't have arms!" and Snake dejectedly slithers away. On the next page; Snake diffuses his rejection by saying; "Hee-hee! Ha-ha! Hee-hee! Ha-ha! Hee-hee! I know I do not have arms./I am a snake."
9780060000000Minarik, Else HolmelundCat and DogHarperCollins1/3/17240The mischievous antics of a friendly dachshund and a cat upset the entire household.
9780060000000Sendak, MauriceChicken Soup with Rice: A Book of MonthsHarperCollins11/28/62Chicken soup with rice is valuable all throughout the year; no matter what the month.
9780690000000Henkes, KevinChrysanthemumGreenwillow Books9/16/91570Young mouse Chrysanthemum loves her name - until she starts school and finds the teasing of her peers unbearable. Then the beloved music teacher; Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle; announces that she plans to name her baby Chrysanthemum; and suddenly everyone wants to be named after a flower. Another very engaging female protagonist from Henkes. (Copyright 1991 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000Barrett, JudiCloudy with a Chance of MeatballsAtheneum Books for Young Readers8/1/78730The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day; at breakfast; lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the porti
9781480000000Willems, MoCookie FiascoDisney-Hyperion9/20/16290Four friends. Three cookies. One problem.
Hippo; Croc; and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . and four of them! They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!
9781440000000Reynolds, AaronCreepy Pair of Underwear!Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers8/15/17470Young Jasper Rabbit has gotten over his vegetable adventure (Creepy Carrots!; BCCB 10/12); and when it's time to shop for new underwear; he insists he's ready for the lurid green creepy briefs on display ("I'm not a little bunny anymore. I'm a big rabbit now!"). He begins to regret his decision when he discovers the underpants glow malevolently in the dark; but when he tries to get rid of them; it's on: no matter how he destroys or disposes of them; they return whole and indomitable. Can Jasper
9781570000000Barnes, DerrickCrown: An Ode to the Fresh CutAgate Bolden10/10/17Safe to say; there's nothing like the feeling of the fresh cut. You feel so extra visible with a fresh new cut; and this book built from that experience translates it in a way never before brought to the children's bookshelf. Basquiat-inspired king insignias and a bit of Kehinde Wiley flair shape portraits of all the various ways men (and women too!) come into the black barbershop to restore their cool; leaving the chair with high self-esteem; self-pride; and confidence--if only for as long as t
9780060000000Cronin, DoreenDiary of a SpiderHarperCollins1/8/13510The New York Times--bestselling team behind Diary of a Worm is back to spin a hilarious tale of an unlikely friendship; a grandparent's advice; and molting. Full color. 7 1/2 x 10.
9780060000000Cronin, DoreenDiary of a WormHarperCollins8/19/03510PreS-Gr. 1. The verbal puns and the wry; colorful cartoons create a funny worm's-eye view of the world in this playful picture book. There's no sustained story here; as there was in Cronin's wonderful "Click; Clack; Moo: Cows That Type "(2000); but the hilarious vignettes of the worm-child with his family; friends; and enemies show the absurd in humans as much as in the wriggling creatures in the earth. When the worm forgets his lunch; he eats his homework; and he loves telling his older sister
9781480000000Phi, BaoDifferent PondPicture Window Books8/1/17620Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and grew up in California and New York. Now all these places are a part of her. She draws and writes and teaches. She recently completed her first graphic novel; The Best We Could Do (Abrams; 2017); which is about her mother and father.
9780440000000Muntean, MichaelaDo Not Open This BookScholastic Press3/1/06Reverse psychology drives this voice-bubble monologue; whose curmudgeonly narrator -a pink pig in a purple stocking cap -implores readers "not" to turn the pages. He appears on the inside flap; sniping; "Excuse me; but did you read the front cover of this book? Are you always so rude?" Next; readers interrupt him in his woodshop; where ladders; pylons and boxes of "dangerous words" and "nouns" suggest a work in progress. "The reason you weren't supposed to open this book is because it is not yet
9780690000000Cronin, DoreenDooby Dooby MooAtheneum Books for Young Readers8/8/06490What do you get when a bunch of farm animals decide to enter a talent contest to win... a trampoline? Sounds like the latest joke at the watercooler; but it's just Cronin and Lewin (of "Click; Clack; Moo" fame) at it again; with an off-the-wall tale poised to deliver giggles galore. Here they reprise their bovine beauties crooning à la Sinatra. But they are not the only contestants of the barnyard persuasion: the pigs practice an interpretive dance and Duck belts out his rendition of "Bor
9781600000000Cronin, DoreenDuck for PresidentSpotlight (MN)1/1/06680When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown; his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.
9780400000000Woodson, JacquelineEach KindnessNancy Paulsen Books10/2/12530Woodson and Lewis' latest collaboration unfolds with harsh beauty and the ominousness of opportunities lost. Narrator Chloe is a little grade-school diva who decides with casual hubris that the new girl; Maya; is just not good enough. Woodson shows through Chloe's own words how she and her friends completely ignore Maya; with her raggedy shoes and second-hand clothes; rebuffing her every overture. Readers never learn precisely why Chloe won't return Maya's smile or play jacks or jump rope with h
9781480000000Willems, MoElephant & Piggie Like Reading! It's Shoe Time!Disney-Hyperion11/7/17210Witty wordplay; snappy dialogue; and rich watercolor and collage illustrations combine in Collier's (Knock Knock; rev. 11/13; Trombone Shorty; rev. 5/15; et al.) first early reader. The story begins with a young African American girl puzzling over the "right shoes" to wear for a day out with her father. A varied cast of googly-eyed footwear (including ballet slippers; flip-flops; boots; and sneakers) all vie for her attention through a talent show-style display of shoe-ness that involves spinnin
9781420000000Willems, MoElephants Cannot Dance!Disney-Hyperion6/1/09150Whether elephants can (or should) dance is the quandary presented to preschoolers and new readers in the latest Elephant & Piggie easy reader. When elephant Gerald intones; "Elephants cannot dance;" Piggie responds with a crestfallen; "You are kidding me." It turns out that elephants can try to dance; and that even though Gerald can't keep up with Piggie; he has a few (unwitting) moves of his own. Color-coded speech bubbles (pink for Piggie; gray for Gerald; and brown for the little squirrels wh
9780690000000Catalanotto, PeterEmily's ArtAtheneum Books6/1/01530Peter Catalanotto has written seventeen books for children; including Monkey & Robot; More of Monkey & Robot; The Newbies; Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All; Ivan the Terrier; Matthew A.B.C.; and Emily's Art; of which School Library Journal said in a starred review; "whether viewed from afar or up close; this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece." In 2008; First Lady Laura Bush commissioned Peter to illustrate the White Hou
9780450000000Thompson, Laurie AnnEmmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu YeboahSchwartz & Wade Books1/6/15770Yeboah; born in rural Ghana in 1977 with only one functional leg; grew up to become a national hero and disabilities activist. Thompson presents Emmanuel's early challenges and achievements; from attending school (most disabled children in Ghana couldn't; but Emmanuel's mother carried him; when he got too heavy; he hopped to school; two miles each way) to making friends (he saved up money and bought a soccer ball; with the stipulation that others could play with it if he was allowed in the game
9780400000000Carle, EricEric Carle's Animals, AnimalsPhilomel Books8/17/89Includes indexes.;Poems compiled by Laura Whipple.;An illustrated collection of poems by a variety of authors describing the peculiarities of pets and wild and domestic animals.
9780550000000Elliott, RebeccaEva and the New OwlScholastic Inc.5/10/16420There's a new owl in Treetopolis! Her name is Hailey. Eva REALLY wants Hailey to be her friend; but Hailey doesn't seem to want to spend time with Eva. Then Hailey starts hanging out with Eva's best friend; Lucy! Will Hailey steal Eva's best friend?
9780550000000Elliott, RebeccaEva Sees a GhostScholastic Inc.5/26/15540When Eva Wingdale sees something large and white flying above her she is convinced that it is a ghost; although most of the other owls just laugh at her--until something large and heavy and white lands on the school roof.
9780550000000Elliott, RebeccaEva's Treetop Festival: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #1)Scholastic Inc.1/6/15560This adorable early chapter book series is perfect for young girls who love friendship stories starring animal characters!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches; which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text; high-interest content; fast-paced plots; and illustrations on every page; these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Eva Wingdale gets in over her head
9780620000000Wiesner, DavidFlotsamClarion Books9/1/06When a young boy discovers a camera on the beach and develops the film; he finds with his microscope many layers of pictures within the photographs.;Caldecott Medal; 2007.
9780550000000Arnold, TeddFly Guy Meets Fly Girl!Cartwheel Books1/1/10310When Fly Guy meets Fly Girl; he is amazed and smitten.
9780550000000Arnold, TeddFly Guy vs. The Flyswatter!Cartwheel Books8/1/11420When Fly Guy joins Buzz's class on a trip to a flyswatter factory; a robotic flyswatter detects Fly Guy; and Fly Guy causes a hilarious ruckus in his efforts to escape. At the end of this zany adventure; the flyswatter factory announces an end to its factory tours and the students use their free flyswatters as art to celebrate the best field trip ever! 32 pp. Pub. 8/11.
9780550000000Arnold, TeddFly Guy's Big FamilyCartwheel Books9/12/17460Tedd Arnold is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Fly Guy; Green Wilma; Parts; and Huggly series; and the illustrator of Detective Blue. He has received Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for Hi! Fly Guy and I Spy Fly Guy! Tedd lives with his wife; Carol; in Florida.
9781610000000Spangler, LoisFort on Fourth Street: A Story about the Six Simple MachinesArbordale Publishing8/10/13630would also enjoy having this book because it describes a fun project for parents to do with their child. Who; as a 6 or 7 year old; would not love to have a fort?!! Good science; good reading; and lots of fun--a great combination. - NSTA Recommends
9781630000000Razi, MichaeleFrank the Seven-Legged SpiderLittle Bigfoot9/12/17MICHAELE RAZI is a children's book author and illustrator in Seattle; WA. Frank the Seven-Legged Spider is her authorial debut.
9780400000000Littlesugar, AmyFreedom School, Yes!Philomel Books1/15/01630When their house is attacked because her mother volunteered to take in the young white woman who has come to teach black children at the Freedom School; Jolie is afraid; but she overcomes her fear after learning the value of education. Full-color illustrations. 40 pp. 8 1/2 x 11.
9780060000000Lobel, ArnoldFrog and Toad All YearHarperCollins8/25/76480Two friends share experiences in each season of the year.
9780060000000LoebelFrog and Toad are Friends
9780670000000London, JonathanFroggy Gets DressedViking Books for Young Readers10/1/92300While dressing to play in the snow; Froggy forgets essential items and must get undressed and dressed a few times before finally getting it right. Young readers will have fits when Froggy's mother tells him he's forgotten one last thing -- his underwear. Good for reading aloud on a snowy day; with a spirited text and bold; humorous art. (Copyright 1992 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781600000000Cronin, DoreenGiggle, Giggle, QuackSpotlight (MN)1/1/06480When Farmer Brown goes on vacation; leaving his brother Bob in charge; Duck makes trouble by changing all his instructions to notes the animals like much better.;004-008.;Spotlight--T.p. verso.
9780400000000Polacco, PatriciaGinger and PetuniaPhilomel Books5/10/07770When her beloved Ginger; a piano-playing socialite and very snappy dresser; makes a last-minute trip to London not knowing her house sitter has cancelled; Petunia the pig does more than fend for herself; she becomes Ginger.
9781440000000Pett, MarkGirl and the BicycleSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers4/29/14Writer and illustrator Mark Pett has practiced his craft in Philadelphia; Prague; the Mississippi Delta; and Cambridge; Massachusetts. In addition to illustrating several books; Mark is the "authorstrator" of The Boy and the Airplane and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. He is also the creator of the syndicated comic strips Mr. Lowe and Lucky Cow. He lives in Salt Lake City. Visit him at
9781480000000Willems, MoGood for Nothing Button!Disney-Hyperion5/2/17210Yellow Bird; convinced that a particular button does nothing; lets Blue Bird and Red Bird try pushing it. Nothing seemingly happens...although Blue Bird is surprised and Red Bird disappointed. Of course; surprise and disappointment are not nothing--and this contradiction sends Yellow Bird into a flurry of comically caricatured emotions. The repetitive word bank; color-coded word balloons; and varied panels make for an accessible early reader. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Bosto
9781450000000Wallmark, LaurieGrace Hopper: Queen of Computer CodeSterling Children's Books5/16/17730This is a children's book biography of Grace Hopper; who played a prominent role in the early days of computers.--
9780890000000Clark, KatieGrandma Drove the Garbage TruckDown East Books1/1/06When Grandma's three sons become ill; she and grandson Billy undertake driving the garbage truck--the family business--to clean the town for the July 4th parade. Problems ensue; but the mishandled truck becomes a parade entry to create a somewhat improbable happy ending. Soft-edged illustrations featuring lots of action in red; white; and blue chronicle the small-town mayhem effectively. (Copyright 2006 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781420000000Willems, MoHappy Pig Day!Hyperion Books10/4/11170WILLEMS; Mo. Happy Pig Day! illus. by author. 60p. (An Elephant & Piggie Book). Hyperion. 2011. Tr $8.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-4342-0. LC 2010034326. PreS-Gr 3 Beginning readers will delight in this funny tale. Gerald and Piggie are celebrating "The day of the pig" with pig songs; pig dances; pig food; pig games; and friends wishing one another "oinky; oink oink;" which is "pig for Happy Pig Day!" Gerald the elephant seems genuinely interested in this celebration until Piggie's friends start speaking
9780440000000Arnold, TeddHi, Fly GuyCartwheel Books9/1/05380When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show; his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet; but Fly Guy proves them wrong.
9780060000000Shetterly, Margot LeeHidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space RaceHarperCollins1/16/18Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program; describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes.
9780680000000Sadler, MarilynHoney Bunny FunnybunnyRandom House Books for Young Readers1/21/97470Like most big brothers; P.J. Funnybunny loves to tease and play jokes on his little sister; Honey Bunny. The jokes stop short; though; when P.J. paints the sleeping Honey Bunny's face a bright green. Mr. and Mrs. Funnybunny are hopping mad. From now on things are going to be different--but is that what Honey Bunny really wants? Full color. 48 pp. Ages 3-7. Pub: 1/97.
9781420000000Willems, MoI Am Going! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion1/26/10When long-suffering Piggie tells his friend Gerald; "I am going;" readers of the previous ten books in the series might well think: it's about time. After all; Gerald is a pretty high-maintenance friend; no matter how strong the bonds between the two might be. Here Gerald; completely in character; protests too much at Piggie's departure-for the next forty pages; twenty-six conversation balloons; and forty unique words. "You cannot go! You must not go! I WILL NOT LET YOU GO!!!" Yes; there's lots
9781420000000Willems, MoI Am Invited To A Party! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion7/31/07210When Piggie is invited to her first party; she doesn't know what to wear; and depends on her friend Gerald to help her out.;004-008.
9781420000000Verde, SusanI Am Peace: A Book Of MindfulnessAbrams Books for Young Readers9/26/17490Yoga instructor Verde and illustrator Reynolds reunite (I Am Yoga; 2015) in this introduction to mindfulness featuring a worried child who focuses on the moment.Feeling "like a boat with no anchor;" the child announces; "there are times when I worry about what might happen next and what happened before." Taking a moment to breathe; become grounded; centered; and aware of "the here and the now;" the child's thoughts settle; and "worries gently pop and disappear." Through acts of kindness; connect
9781480000000Levy, DebbieI Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her MarkSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers9/20/16710With Ruth Bader Ginsburg's current cult following; it's not surprising that she'd get the picture-book treatment. Levy casts the Supreme Court justice as somebody who was raised to challenge established wisdom from the start; who was shaped by the sexist and anti-Semitic prejudice she encountered and fought back against; and who created a career and family balance that was unusual in its time. This is an unchallengingly adulatory outing that largely skims across the surface; and its overview of
9781420000000Willems, MoI Love My New Toy! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion6/1/08180Willems's series about the friendship between an optimistic--and sometimes reckless--pig and a cautious; pessimistic elephant named Gerald continues. Piggie can't wait to show Gerald her new toy; but will an accidentally broken toy break a friendship? Full color. 64 pp. 6 1/2 x 9. (Available now)
9781480000000Willems, MoI Really Like Slop! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion10/27/15190Preschool-K *Starred Review* Gerald and Piggie are great friends; but will the friendship survive Piggie's latest offer? She loves slop and asks Gerald to try it. After eyeing the steaming; fly-festooned bowl of green goop; he resists; even refuses; but eventually relents because Piggie is his friend. Will he try dessert? Don't count on it. Friendship may transcend tastesbut even great friends have their limit. Young readers will respond lovingly and laughingly to Willems' much-loved characters
9780820000000Meisel, PaulI See A CatHoliday House9/5/17When a housebound dog spies a cat; a bird; and other animals outside a glass door; he is so excited! When the dog's beloved boy comes home from school; the two pals dash outside determined to get up close and personal with all the backyard wildlife. Full color.
9781420000000Willems, MoI Will Surprise My Friend! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion6/1/08Squirrel plays a big role in Elephant and Piggie's next adventure; I Will Surprise My Friend. He surprises his friend by hiding behind a tiny rock and yelling; "Boo!" The squirrels have such fun that Elephant and Piggie decide to try it too; but alas; surprising each other; when both know a surprise is coming; isn't that easy. As always in this series; the combination of simple text and mischievous art will satisfy beginning readers and leave them eager to polish their skills and move toward mor
9781480000000Willems, MoI Will Take A Nap!Disney-Hyperion6/2/15190Tired; cranky Gerald wisely recognizes that a nap is just what he needs to feel good again; and he quickly settles into sleep with his blankie and Knuffle Bunny (from Knuffle Bunny; BCCB 10/04). In his subsequent dream; Piggie disturbs his nap; and Gerald's grouchy response to her interruption makes her so cranky that she; too; wants to take a restorative rest. Her "special buddy" for napping is a stuffed elephant (which Gerald finds endearing); and soon both pals are off to dreamland-until Pigg
9781420000000Willems, MoI'm a Frog! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion10/15/13180Preschool-G Gerald the elephant is stunned when Piggie announces he is a frog. You look like a pig. And your name is Piggie. So Piggie explains the concept of pretending; which Gerald doesn't get at all. When Piggie tells Gerald he can pretend; he contends he can't. This is even slighter than most of the series' previous books; but it does have a funny surprise ending; and kids get to consider just what it means to pretend. The familiar pictures get their action from Piggie hopping around and th
9780060000000Schwartz, AlvinIn a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (Reillustrated)HarperCollins7/25/17Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark; based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries. --Publisher
9780760000000Reynolds, PeterIsh
9780690000000Robbins, JThe New Girl and Me
9781370000000Willems, MoItchy Book!Disney-Hyperion5/15/18210Triceratops has an itch. . . so does Pterodactyl. . . and Brontosaurus. . . and T-Rex! But Dino-Mo reminds them all of the BIG rule: Dinosaurs do not scratch! What's an itchy dinosaur to do? Find out in this hilariously charming beginning reader by author/illustrator LeUyen Pham.
9780390000000Sadler, MarilynIt's Not Easy Being a BunnyRandom House Books for Young Readers9/12/83400Unhappy being a bunny; P.J. Funnybunny tries living with bears; birds; beavers; pigs; moose; possums; and skunks.
9780670000000Taback, SimmsJoseph Had a Little OvercoatViking Books for Young Readers10/1/99330When Joseph's overcoat got too shabby; he kept making a variety of garments from this one article of clothing. By flipping the pages; children can guess what Joseph will be making next. Color illustrations throughout.
9780690000000Henkes, KevinJulius, the Baby of the WorldGreenwillow Books9/24/90460The riotously funny Lilly; last seen in 'Chester's Way' (Greenwillow); thinks her new baby brother; Julius; is ''disgusting''; ''if he was a number; he would be zero.'' But when Cousin Garland dares to criticize Julius; Lilly bullies her into loudly admiring Julius as ''the baby of the world.'' Children will enjoy Lilly's all-out negativism as well as her change of heart. (Copyright 1990 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780060000000Daywalt, DrewLegend of Rock Paper ScissorsBalzer & Bray/Harperteen4/4/17670Preschool-G *Starred Review* It's a game played on playgrounds everywhere; but does anyone truly know the story of Rock-Paper-Scissors? Daywalt and Rex's riotous take on the majestic history of the game reveals the origin of three mighty warriors. First up is Rock; who takes on first a clothespin holding up a pair of underpants and then a scowling apricot on Grandma's favorite tree; but those victories are too easy. Meanwhile; Paper longs for someone to outwit him; but the printer and a half-eat
9780400000000Elya, Susan MiddletonLittle Roja Riding HoodG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers4/10/14While Roja picks flowers on the way to her grandma's; a mean wolf sneaks away with her cape to surprise Abuelita. But Grandma's no fool and Roja's no ordinary chica. They send that hungry lobo packing with a caliente surprise!

This sassy retelling of Little Red Riding Hood has accessible Spanish rhymes and fresh illustrations; with hip cultural details throughout.

9780400000000Young, EdLon Po Po
9780400000000Jeffers, OliverLost and FoundPhilomel Books12/29/05This beguiling tale featuring the round-headed lad from Jeffers's debut book; "How to Catch a Star"; begins; "Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door." Enticing; spare text and watercolor pictures follow the earnest; red-and-white-striped shirt clad child's quest to help the sad-looking penguin find its way home. He checks with the Lost and Found Office ("But no one was missing a penguin") and futilely asks some birds and the rubber duck that shares his bath for guidance before read
9780760000000Beedie, DuncanLumberjack's BeardTemplar Books10/17/17Jim Hickory; a lumberjack with a guilty conscience; opens his beard to a trio of forest refugees.Jim the lumberjack has a strict but comforting routine: limbering-up exercises; big pancake breakfast; and a day of chopping trees before a relaxing evening in his cabin. One evening; a bird; angry that the tree that held its new nest has been felled; appears at Jim's door. Feeling sorry for the bird; Jim invites the bird to roost in his beard. Slight routine disruptions ensue: the bird sings early i
9780760000000Medina, MegMango, Abuela, and MeCandlewick Press (MA)8/25/15560With its emotional nuance and understated; observant narration especially where Abuela s inner state is concerned Medina s ("Tia Isa Wants a Car") lovely story has the feel of a novella.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Pura Belpre Award winner Medina (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass; 2013) and Pura Belpre honoree Dominguez (Maria Had a Little Llama; 2013) have created a poignant tale
of intergenerational connection; transition; and patience. The language and vivid illustration
9780540000000Campoy, F. IsabelMaybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a NeighborhoodHoughton Mifflin4/12/16580What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover; more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego; California; Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation--and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!
9780760000000DiCamillo, KateMercy Watson Fights CrimeCandlewick Press (MA)8/22/06510This third installment about the perky porker draws heavily on the previous books. Mercy is still crazy for toast and butter; which always seems to lead to intervention by the fire department or the police. This time; it's both. Thinking she hears someone making toast; Mercy investigates; finding instead a thief (and wannabe cowboy) invading the Watson home. Mercy seems to capture him; but; really; it's all about the butter candy in his pocket. The story is slight; but the shiny; retro pictures
9780760000000Dicamillo, KateMercy Watson: Princess in DisguiseCandlewick Press (MA)7/10/07510When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess costume for Halloween--complete with a tiara--hilarity ensues. Full color. 80 pp. 6 3/8 x 8 3/16. (Available now)
9780760000000DiCamillo, KateMercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way ComesCandlewick Press (MA)7/14/09530When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess costume for Halloween--complete with a tiara--hilarity ensues. Full color. 80 pp. 6 3/8 x 8 3/16. (Available now)
9780400000000Brett, JanMitten (Anniversary)G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers9/22/15600With over thirty four million books in print; Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts; close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child; Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says; "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful pict

9780550000000Robinson Peete, HollyMy Brother CharlieScholastic Press3/1/10540We offer this book as a gift to families struggling with autism; and to those who have no autism in their immediate families; but who have friends facing autism. My Brother Charlie is a book about how special all children are; and how every one of us can find value in the uniqueness of people. Mainly; this is a book about hope and love.
--Holly Robinson Peete
My goal with this book is to let kids and their parents in on a little secret: kids with autism are valuable human beings with re
9781420000000Willems, MoMy Friend Is Sad (an Elephant and Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion4/1/07Willems ("Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!") introduces two best friends in the paper-over-board Elephant & Piggie books: a naysaying gray bespectacled pachyderm and an optimistic pink porker; whose opposing temperaments serve as the bases for sparring and mutual understanding alike. When Piggie declares; ""Today I Will Fly!";" Elephant responds; in "Green Eggs and Ham" fashion: "You will not fly today./ You will not fly tomorrow./ .../ "You will never fly!"" "I will try!" Piggie asserts.
9781520000000Kelly, ScottMy Journey to the StarsCrown Books for Young Readers10/17/17680This fascinating picture book memoir about NASA astronaut Scott Kelly takes readers on a journey through his childhood as an average student to his record-breaking year among the stars. --
9781420000000Willems, MoMy New Friend Is So Fun!Disney-Hyperion6/3/14240PreS-Gr 1 What is friendship? Gerald reveals his pessimistic thoughts when he explores the "what ifs" as Snake tells him about their best friends' blissful discovery of each other. All is joy at first-Piggie and Brian Bat are perfect playmates; and the really fun time becomes a super-fun time. Unfortunately; Gerald becomes convinced that he and Snake are losing their best friends; and the resulting insecurities crowd out all positive thoughts: " We must do something! We must tell them to stop ha
9781470000000Raczka, RobertNiko Draws a FeelingCarolrhoda Books4/1/17530No one understands Niko's abstract drawings; even though he tries very hard to capture feelings: the excitement of the ice cream truck; the determination of a bird building a nest; the sadness of being misunderstood. But when Iris moves in next door; she immediately feels what Niko is trying to express. A lovely tribute to creativity and the artistic spirit with (of course) emotive illustrations. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780820000000Weiss, MitchNoodleheads See the FutureHoliday House1/30/17400Two thickheaded macaroni noodles prove the old adage: a fool and his firewood are soon parted. Fools have been called "noodleheads" for centuries; but until recently few have represented the term quite so literally. Mac and Mac aren't the brightest pieces of pasta in the world; but their hearts are in the right place. Here; the two decide to help their mama out by gathering firewood in hopes that she'll bake them a cake. As they are attempting to cut the very branch they're sitting on; a passing
9780400000000Rathmann, PeggyOfficer Buckle and GloriaG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers9/28/95570The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips; until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete at the BeachHarperCollins5/21/13280My first shared reading.; Pete is spending the day at the seashore. He has fun collecting shells and building a sand castle. But the beach is very hot. There is a whole ocean for Pete to cool off in; but it looks scary. Pete's brother; Bob; offers to teach Pete to surf. Will that be enough to help Pete get over his fear of the water?--Description from; 8; Guided reading level F--P. [4] of cover.; 8; Ages 4-8--Dust jacket.
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete the Cat and the Cool CaterpillarHarperCollins1/2/18When Pete the cat meets a super cool caterpillar; he thinks he has found a new best friend. But when one day his caterpillar goes missing; Pete has to find out what happened to his new friend. Pete is in for one wild surprise at the end!
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete the Cat and the Surprise TeacherHarperCollins1/3/17310When Pete discovers that his teacher is sick and his mom is the substitute; he must teach her the ins and outs of his school.
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete the Cat: Snow DazeHarperCollins10/4/16490After a heavy snowfall cancels school; Pete enjoys his day off; but when one snow day turns into many; he realizes that you can have too much of a good thing.
9780060000000Dean, JamesPete's Big LunchHarperTorch2/26/13290Preschool-G According to the giant wristwatch on Pete the cat's skinny arm; it's 12 o'clock; which means it's lunchtime. Pete decides on a sandwich and starts with a loaf of bread; a yummy fish; tomato; and mayo. But the sandwich is too small; so Pete adds a pickle. / Pete adds cheese. / Pete adds an egg; / two hot dogs; / a banana; / and a can of beans. But when his enormous eyes are bigger than his belly; Pete whips out his cell and invites friends to share. As in the previous Pete the Cat boo
9780390000000Duvoisin, RogerPetunia (Anniversary)Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers10/10/00When Roger Duvoisin first introduced children to his proud and silly goose; Petunia; in 1950; it was love at first sight. Those children have grown up; but Petunia is every bit as fresh and funny and muddled as the day she was born.
In this; the first of the series of classic books featuring the silly goose; Petunia finds a book--and; deciding that if she owns a book she must be wise; dispenses hilariously mistaken advice to the other animals in the farmyard.
With its gentle lesson and the
9781420000000Willems, MoPigs Make Me Sneeze! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)Disney-Hyperion10/6/0940When Gerald cannot stop sneezing; he is sure he is allergic to pigs. His effervescent best friend takes things in stride until the fits of sneezing threaten to end their friendship. When Gerald sees Dr. Cat; he decides that his continued sneezing means he is also allergic to cats. When the doctor informs him that he is sick with a cold; the elephant is elated and rushes to tell his best friend. Unfortunately; Piggie now has a cold. The spare colored-pencil drawings are devoid of background detai
9780820000000Long, EthanPugHoliday House7/30/16Ethan Long is an award-winning and internationally recognized children's book author and illustrator with over 60 children's books and an Emmy-nominated series to his credit. He currently lives with his wife; Heather; and his three children in Florida.
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaPuppy Mudge Finds a Friend (Repackage)Simon Spotlight11/1/04220When Fluffy the cat joins puppy Mudge for a play date they discover that cats and dogs can be friends.; 003-005.
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaPuppy Mudge Loves His BlanketSimon Spotlight7/1/04160Welcome Mudge!
Mudge is Henry's puppy; a puppy who loves his blanket. Mudge brings his blanket everywhere.
But when the blanket gets lost; it's up to Henry to find it...or Mudge might never go to sleep!
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaPuppy Mudge Wants to Play (Repackage)Simon Spotlight6/1/05160This book lacks the liveliness and imagination of the original Henry and Mudge easy readers. Geared to a younger audience; the book features very simple; repetitive texts ("This is Henry's puppy; Mudge. Mudge wants to play. / Henry is reading. Henry does not want to play"). Clear; humorous illustrations provide some clues for new readers. (Copyright 2005 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780550000000Rumford, JamesRain SchoolHoughton Mifflin10/25/10510The children arrive on the first day of school and build a mud structure to be their classroom for the next nine months until the rainy season comes and washes it all away.
9780760000000Hanlon, AbbyRalph Tells a StoryTwo Lions9/18/12460With a little help from his audience; a young storyteller gets over a solid case of writer's block in this engaging debut. Despite the (sometimes creatively spelled) examples produced by all his classmates and the teacher's assertion that "Stories are everywhere!" Ralph can't get past putting his name at the top of his paper. One day; lying under the desk in despair; he remembers finding an inchworm in the park. That's all he has; though; until his classmates' questions--"Did it feel squishy?" "
9780550000000Deedy, Carmen AgraRooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!Scholastic Press1/31/17550The streets of the village of La Paz ring with song; both the musical kind and the symphony of life. La Paz can be a noisy place where it's hard to sleep or think; so the villagers fire the mayor. The new guy outlaws loud singing in the street; and things get better. Then he outlaws loud singing in the home...then all singing anywhere. Some villagers leave town. Some learn to hum. Enter a rooster and his family; and storyteller Deedy commences a folk-tale-like pattern. When the rooster sings in
9780060000000Hoff, SydSammy the SealHarperCollins1/3/17380Track 1; page turn signals; track 2; no page turn signals.
9781420000000Al Abdullah, Her Majesty Queen Rania ofSandwich SwapDisney-Hyperion4/27/10570The Queen of Jordan is the co-author of this lively picture book based on her nursery-school experiences that taught her to be "open to what seems foreign or strange." Salma and Lily are best friends at school; and lively; double page spreads show the girls having fun; drawing pictures; playing in the schoolyard; and eating lunch together; until one day Lily blurts out that Salma's sandwich (pita bread and hummus) looks kind of yucky; and Salma says the same about her friend's peanut butter and
9781420000000Willems, MoShould I Share My Ice Cream?Disney-Hyperion6/14/11260The endless line of moral dilemmas presented by Willems' Elephant & Piggie series continues with this ode to the classic conflict between generosity and greed. Wow; is Elephant ever excited about his ice cream cone! (He is so excited his very word balloons are in cone shape.) But should he find Piggie and give her some before it all melts? Swift changes in text and image size provide much of the humor; though nothing is funnier than Elephant's rationalizing: "Sharing a flavor Piggie does not lik
9780530000000Schachner, JudySkippyjon JonesDutton Children's Books9/1/03740SkippyjonJones is a Siamese kittenboy who; while having a time-out in his room; resorts to his imagination and takes on the superhero persona of the great Spanish sword fighter; Skippito. Full color. 32 pp. 10 1/2 x 9. Pub. 9/03.
9780400000000Martin, Jacqueline BriggsSnowflake BentleyHoughton Mifflin9/28/98830K-Gr 3-This picture-book biography beautifully captures the essence of the life and passion of Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931); known to many as "The Snowflake Man." A plaque in his hometown honors the work of this simple farmer who labored for 50 years to develop a technique of microphotography in an attempt to capture ."..the grandeur and mystery of the snowflake." The story of this self-taught scientist begins with his early interest in the beauty of snow and his determination to find a way of
9781460000000Ruurs, MargrietStepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (Dual Language (English & Arabi)Orca Book Publishers10/18/16480This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr; discovered by chance by Canadian children's writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr's work; and; using many of Mr. Badr's already-created pieces; she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family; who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages
9780680000000Brown, MarciaStone SoupAtheneum Books for Young Readers1/1/47550When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden; they set out to make soup of water and stones; and all the town enjoys a feast.
9780670000000DePaola, TomieStrega Nona: An Original TaleSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers8/1/75730When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot; Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
9780440000000Arnold, TeddSuper Fly GuyCartwheel Books3/1/06360Using puns; slapstick; and silly drawings; Arnold offers a second installment of this easy-to-read story about a boy and his fly. Features a holographic foil cover. Full color. 32 pp. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4. 25;000 print. Pub. 3/06.
9780690000000Johnson, AngelaSweet Smell of RosesSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers1/1/05480Two young sisters participate in a civil rights march with Dr. Martin Luther King.
9780400000000Lester, HelenTacky the PenguinHoughton Mifflin4/25/88630This book is must reading for any kidor grown-upwho refuses to follow the pack. Tacky wears a rumpled Hawaiian shirt; frequently stumbles; performs splashy cannonballs and sings songs like; "How Many Toes Does a Fish Have?" He lives at the North Pole with his companions Goodly; Lovely; Angel; Neatly and Perfect; who clad themselves in decorous bow-ties; walk neatly in a row; perform elegant dives and sing lovely songs like; "Sunrise on the Iceberg." But even without the fancy trappings; Tacky co
9780520000000Ringgold, FaithTar BeachAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers1/16/91790The book - originally created as a story quilt - recounts the dream adventures of eight-year-old Cassie; who flies above her apartment rooftop looking down on 1939 Harlem. A stunningly beautiful book. (Copyright 1991 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781420000000Willems, MoThank You BookDisney-Hyperion5/3/16330Piggie is "one lucky pig;" and she's determined to make sure she thanks "everyone who is important to" her in this; the final Elephant & Piggie book.Gerald is sure his friend will forget someone--"someone important"--but Piggie assures him; "It will be a THANK-O-RAMA!" Piggie proceeds to thank the Squirrels for their great ideas; Snake for playing ball; and the Pigeon "for never giving up." Piggie thanks and thanks: "I am a thanking machine!" She thanks character after character; even the Flies
9781580000000Vamos, SamanthaThe Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred
9780760000000Reynolds, PeterThe Dot
9781420000000Willems, MoThere Is a Bird on Your Head!Hyperion Books for Children9/1/0760Mo Willems is the author of groundbreaking picture books; including; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Caldecott Honor winner 2004); Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Caldecott Honor winner 2003); Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Time to Say "Please"!; Leonardo; the Terrible Monster; Edwina; the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. He also wrote Today I will Fly! and My Friend Is Sad
9780400000000Woodson, JacquelineThis Is the Rope: A Story from the Great MigrationNancy Paulsen Books8/29/13790Woodson s (Each Kindness) gentle; unpretentious writing and Ransome s eloquent artwork breathe life into this story of a close-knit African-American family and their pursuit of a better life. . . . The chronicle of a homely object in an age of disposables and the sense of place Woodson and Ransome evoke make this an especially strong and vibrant fictive memoir. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Expressive oil paintings illustrate the clean; well-cadenced text in scenes that include
9780320000000Alexie, ShermanThunder Boy Jr.Little, Brown Books for Young Readers5/10/16420Thunder Boy Smith Jr. hates his name. The Native American boy is named after his father; whose nickname is Big Thunder. Thunder Boy Jr. says his nickname; Little Thunder; makes him "sound like a burp or a fart." Little Thunder loves his dad; but he longs for a name that celebrates something special about him alone. He muses; "I love playing in the dirt; so maybe my name should be Mud in His Ears....I love powwow dancing. I'm a grass dancer. So maybe my name should be Drums; Drums; and More Drums
9781420000000Willems, MoToday I Will Fly!Disney-Hyperion4/1/07Willems ("Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!") introduces two best friends in the paper-over-board Elephant & Piggie books: a naysaying gray bespectacled pachyderm and an optimistic pink porker; whose opposing temperaments serve as the bases for sparring and mutual understanding alike. When Piggie declares; ""Today I Will Fly!";" Elephant responds; in "Green Eggs and Ham" fashion: "You will not fly today./ You will not fly tomorrow./ .../ "You will never fly!"" "I will try!" Piggie asserts.
9780680000000Mora, PatTomas & the Library LadyAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers9/23/97500While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home; Tombas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.
9780150000000Stevens, JanetTops & BottomsHoughton Mifflin3/29/95580With roots in European folktales and American slave stories; this tale celebrates the trickster tradition of overcoming hardship by using one's wits. An exciting vertical format takes this funny story to its most entertaining extreme. (Ages 4-8)
9780400000000Wiesner, DavidTuesdayClarion Books4/22/91The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book.
9780670000000Mitchell, Margaree KingUncle Jed's BarbershopSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers8/1/93640Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed was the only black barber in the county. He travelled far to cut his customers' hair--and he dreamed of the day when he could open his very own barbershop. With Ransome's richly colored paintings brimming with life; this is a stirring tale of dreams long deferred and finally realized. 1994 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. Ages 4-8. 40 pages.
9780800000000Breen, SteveViolet the PilotDial Books3/13/08740Young Violet's only friend is her dog; Orville; until one of her homemade flying machines takes her to the rescue of a Boy Scout troop in trouble.
9781580000000Brown, MonicaWaiting for the BiblioburroTricycle Press8/9/11560When a man brings to a remote village two burros; Alfa and Beto; loaded with books the children can borrow; Ana's excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the BibliBurro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia's BiblioBurro and mobile libraries in other countries.
9781420000000Willems, MoWaiting Is Not Easy!Disney Press11/4/14250PRAISE FOR THE ELEPHANT & PIGGIE SERIES*"Accessible; appealing; and full of authetic emotions about what makes friendships tick; these titles will put a contemporary shine on easy reader collections." "Booklist (starred review)""
9780060000000Bottner, BarbaraWallace's ListsKatherine Tegen Books6/1/04590Worried little Wallace is an endearing hero and Bottner and Kruglik chronicle his blossoming with affectionate wit. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
9781340000000Elliott, RebeccaWarm Hearts DayScholastic Inc.10/25/16570Wrapped up in the excitement of the quickly approaching holiday Warm Hearts Day; owlet Eva forgets to make presents for her family and eventually learns about sharing with those less fortunate. Accessible text and a visually appealing diary format (featuring colorful collage-like illustrations and word balloons) work together to tell a warmhearted story. Discussion questions and activities appended. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780400000000Verde, SusanWater PrincessG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers9/13/16480Praise for "The Water Princess"
[T]his timely and well-crafted story will educate readers on the preciousness of potable water. "Kirkus Reviews;" starred review" ""
9781420000000Willems, MoWe Are in a Book!Hyperion Books9/14/10200When Piggie discovers that she and Gerald are in a book and she can make the reader say a funny word out loud; Gerald is tickled pink. But then Gerald realizes that the book is going to end soon--ack! What will happen then? Full color. 64 pp. Pub. 9/10.
9781940000000Yamada, KobiWhat Do You Do with a Problem?Compendium Inc6/1/16500A child struggles with the worry and anxiety that come with an unexpected problem.In a wonderful balance of text and pictures; the team responsible for What Do You Do With an Idea (2014) returns with another book inspiring children to feel good about themselves. A child frets about a problem that won't go away: "I wished it would just disappear. I tried everything I could to hide from it. I even found ways to disguise myself. But it still found me." The spare; direct narrative is accompanied by
9781940000000Yamada, KobiWhat Do You Do with an Idea?Compendium Inc2/1/14490This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows; so does the idea itself. And then; one day; something amazing happens.;Independent Publisher Book Award.
9780690000000Baker, JeannieWhere the Forest Meets the SeaGreenwillow Books5/16/88530On a camping trip in an Australian rain forest with his father; a young boy thinks about the history of the plant and animal life around him and wonders about their future.
9780060000000Hoff, SydWho Will Be My Friends? (Harper Trophy)HarperCollins1/1/60360He likes his new room and his new street. The policeman and the mailman are very nice. But what Freddy really needs are friends - and he looks everywhere until he finds them!
9781340000000Elliott, RebeccaWildwood BakeryScholastic Inc.10/31/17550Rebecca Elliott has illustrated many children's books; including Kiss; Kiss Good Night. She wrote and illustrated the Owl Diaries series; Just Because; and Zoo Girl (which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal). She lives with her family in the countryside of Suffolk; England. Visit her at
9780690000000Johnson, AngelaWind FlyersSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers1/9/07Three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Johnson presents this bittersweet story about a young boy inspired by his great-great uncle; who was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen; an elite squadron of black pilots during World War II. 32 pp. 50;000 print.
9780550000000Elliott, RebeccaWoodland WeddingScholastic Inc.1/5/16560This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches; which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text; high-interest content; fast-paced plots; and illustrations on every page; these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Eva's teacher; Miss Featherbottom; is getting married. All of her students have been invited to the wedding. And Eva starts a Secret Wedding Planners Club! But before Miss Featherbottom w