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9780390000000Dr Seuss500 Hats of Bartholomew CubbinsRandom House Books for Young Readers12/9/89630When young Bartholomew takes his hat off before the king (as is the rule); another hat strangely takes its place. King Derwin is infuriated and sets out to teach "this impudent trickster" a lesson. This anniversary edition of the Seuss classic features "color-enhanced" illustrations. The richer colors add life to the lengthy tale. (Copyright 2013 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000Cheney, LynneA is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American WomenSimon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books9/16/031030This alphabet book honoring the country's distaff trailblazers is ill-conceived and poorly organized: kids who understand that Elizabeth Peabody "began the American Kindergarten movement" already know the alphabet; and they may wonder why she's on the "T is for TRAILBLAZERS" rather than the "E is for the EDUCATORS" page. Visually; the book is a hash of mini-bios and illustrations of the subjects. Endnotes. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781420000000Beaty, AndreaAda Twist, ScientistAbrams Books for Young Readers9/6/16550Her intellectual curiosity is surpassed only by her passion for science. But what to do about her messy experiments?Ada is speechless until she turns 3. But once she learns how to break out of her crib; there's no stopping the kinky-haired; brown-skinned girl. "She tore through the house on a fact-finding spree." When she does start speaking; her favorite words are "why;" "how;" and "when." Her parents; a fashion-forward black couple who sport a variety of trendy outfits; are dumbfounded; and he
9780550000000Pilkey, DavAdventures of Captain Underpants: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #1)Scholastic Inc.8/27/13This edition of book one in the series now features watercolor blues; greens; yellows; purples; and reds. For the most part; the color doesn't compete for attention with the text. That said; hardly an inch of blank space remains; especially in the comics that George and Harold draw. The effect is now more splashy Sunday comics than sketchy drawn-by-kids serial. (Copyright 2014 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781480000000Priebe, GigiAdventures of Henry WhiskersAladdin Paperbacks1/3/17The Whiskers family of mice has a pretty sweet deal: for the last twenty-five generations; they've lived in the famous dollhouse of England's Queen Mary (originally constructed in the 1920s) in all its grandeur. Of course; they can't actually be there during the day as tourists to Windsor Castle view the miniature exhibit; so they spend much of their time with the mice that live in the castle proper. Henry Whiskers and his pal Jeremy are party prepping for the Whiskers' Annual Mouse Masquerade (
9780550000000Pilkey, DavAdventures of Super Diaper BabyScholastic Inc.6/24/14510Written by Dav Pilkey.;Tree-house comix proudly presents--Cover.;Irrepressible friends George and Harold create a new comic book superhero; Super Diaper Baby.
9780690000000Zarin, CynthiaAlbert, the Dog Who Liked to Ride in TaxisAtheneum Books1/1/04660When Mr. Crabtree is away on business and Mrs. Crabtree isn't looking; Albert; a taxi-loving dog; jumps into a cab. As one ride leads to another; Albert passes up chances to travel and ends up at the airport just in time to greet Mr. Crabtree's plane. Although the text is a bit long; Albert's attitude and the acrylic illustrations are engaging. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000Viorst, JudithAlexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last SundayAtheneum Books for Young Readers2/1/78570Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible; Horrible; No Good; Very Bad Day and Alexander; Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.
9780800000000Hoffman, MaryAmazing GraceDial Books9/2/91680Sequel: Boundless Grace.;Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black; Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
9780820000000Stevens, JanetAnansi and the Moss-Covered RockHoliday House9/1/88470Janet Stevens received her B.F.A. from the University of Colorado. She has illustrated and adapted The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse; The Tortoise and the Hare; and several Hans Christian Andersen tales. She has also illustrated The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs and other popular books. She lives in Boulder; Colorado; with her husband and two children.
9781480000000Slater, DashkaAntlered ShipBeach Lane Books9/12/17590Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto; Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques; using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings; portraits; and prints. The Night Gardener is his first book. Born in Illinois; he now lives in Toronto. Visit him online at and and on Facebook (Terry Fan Illustration).
9780690000000Hopkinson, DeborahApples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and CAtheneum Books for Young Readers9/1/04840This uproarious tall tale from the creators of Fannie in the Kitchen makes the perfect introduction to learning about apples and the Oregon Trail; and is loosely based on the true story of Henderson Luelling; a real fruiting pioneer. Full color. 40 pp. 11 x 8 5/8. 20;000 print. (Available now)
9781630000000Bruel, NickBad Kitty Camp DazeRoaring Brook Press1/2/18Kitty's life is really hard. Like really; REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime; Kitty gets bonked on the head and starts to believe she's... a dog.
9781600000000Bruel, NickBad Kitty Drawn to TroubleRoaring Brook Press1/7/14Using his popular character; Bad Kitty; Bruel teaches readers how to construct a story. Breaking down the writing process into digestible chapters; Bruel provides a solid introduction to story elements and plot development. "Fun Facts" spreads explore more advanced topics. A brief overview of plagiarism rounds out this accessible how-to book; a glossary of literary terms is appended. (Copyright 2014 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781600000000Bruel, NickBad Kitty School DazeNeal Porter Books1/8/13570When Kitty's owners have finally had enough of her bad behavior; it's time toship her off to obedience school. Illustrations.
9781600000000Bruel, NickBad Kitty Vs Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front DoorRoaring Brook Press8/31/10620Praise for Bad Kitty:
9781530000000Cronin, DoreenBear Country: Bearly a MisadventureAtheneum Books8/14/18The Chicken Squad is on the case when their beloved human; Barbara; goes missing around the same time they hear a report of a headless bear on the loose.
9780690000000Isadora, RachelBen's TrumpetGreenwillow Books2/1/79530The story of Ben is fiction; but it could be the story of more than one jazz musician who grew up in the twenties. Using the artdeco style of the period; Rachel Isadora not only captures the poignancy and yearning of a youthful talent; but in page after page of striking art seems to convey the very sound of music.

A virtuoso performance for picture book readers of all ages to enjoy.

9780390000000Berenstain, StanBike LessonRandom House Books for Young Readers9/12/64300When Brother Bear gets a brand-new bike; he's all set to ride it-that is; after Papa Bear shows him the rules of the road.
9780800000000Naberhaus, SarvinderBlue Sky White StarsDial Books6/13/17This picture-book tribute to the flag provides a creative take as spreads offer a page focusing on the flag's attributes ("Blue sky white stars;" featuring the blue portion of the flag); then use the same (or homonymic) text that treat an aspect of American geography or history ("Blue sky white stars;" featuring the Statue of Liberty under a starry moonlit sky). It's a beautifully designed book; from its oversized spreads to its carefully chosen font colors (in red; white; or blue depending on n
9780800000000Kamkwamba, WilliamBoy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book EditionDial Books1/19/12850William Kamkwamba ( currently attends Dartmouth College in Hanover; New Hampshire. Bryan Mealer ( lives in Brooklyn; New York. The original version of their Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was a New York Times Bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.

Bryan Mealer is the author of Muck City and the New York Times bestseller The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; which he wrote with William Kamkwamba. Since publi

9780380000000Holm, Jennifer L.Brave New PondRandom House Books for Young Readers9/27/11470Starting a new school year; Squish; a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero; Super Amoeba; is determined to get picked for kickball and hang out with the cool kids.;A Junior Library Guild selection.
9780550000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Color)Scholastic1/7/14The second Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before -- in FULL COLOR!
George and Harold are usually responsible kids . . . whenever anything bad happens; George and Harold are usually responsible! And it looks like they're up to their old tricks again! First; they ruined the school's science fair with a series of silly pranks. Then; they accidentally created an army of evil; vicious talking toilets; intent on taking over the world. Who will stop the carnivorous commodes?
9780440000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets (Captain Underpants #6)Scholastic Inc.9/1/03710New from Dav Pilkey--a Captain Underpants story that's so full of action; adventure; laffs; danger; romance (just kidding!); Flip-O-Rama; that we couldn't fit it into just one book! We're SERIOUS!!!

Dav Pilkey's newest epic novel finds George; Harold; and everyone's favorite superhero in the stickiest situation yet. This time; the boys' latest prank has snotty school brainiac Melvin Sneedley in a stink. And when Melvin tries to transform himself into a bionic-powered superboy; things go from

9780440000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers (Captain Underpants #7)Scholastic Inc.10/1/03The epic continues in this second book of the two-part Captain Underpants adventure of The Big; Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy. Illustrations. 176 pp. 5 1/4 x 7 5/8. (Available now)
9780550000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #3)Scholastic Inc.12/30/14740The third Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before -- in FULL COLOR!
George and Harold have played a trick or two on nearly everyone at Jerome Horwitz Elementary. When their latest prank causes the school's cranky cafeteria ladies to quit; Mr. Krupp hires a trio of unusual replacements -- who happen to look an awful lot like aliens! Will that curtain-caped crusader; Captain Underpants; save the day once more? Or will those outer-space cafeteria ladies have him for lunch?
9780550000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #4) (Color)Scholastic Inc.12/29/15680When Professor Pippy P. Poopypants comes to Jerome Horwitz Elementary School to teach science; and he goes off the deep end because students make fun of his name; only Captain Underpants can save the school from the professor's perilous plot.
9780550000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-BoxersScholastic1/15/13890Zipping back and forth in time atop outsized robo-bell bottoms; mad inventor Tippy Tinkletrousers (aka Professor Poopypants) legs his way to center stage in this slightly less-labored continuation of episode 9. The action commences after a rambling recap and a warning not to laugh or smile on pain of being forced to read Sarah Plain and Tall. Pilkey first sends his peevish protagonist back a short while to save the Earth (destroyed in the previous episode); then on to various prehistoric eras in
9780550000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-LotScholastic Inc.8/25/15800The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS!
"Irresistible." -- "Entertainment Weekly"
"Call Pilkey... the savior of the 'reluctant reader.'" -- "USA Today"
"For every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book." -- "School Library Journal"
"Subversively hilarious." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"Combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action." -- "Booklist"
"Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted." -- The Educational Book and Media Associ
9780550000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy TinkletrousersScholastic8/28/12850Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest; funniest; outrageousest; and time-travelingiest yet!
When we last saw our heroes; George and Harold; they were under arrest and headed for prison. Then Harold foolishly uttered the fateful words "What could be worse than going to jail for the rest of our lives?" and changed the course of human history.
In this ninth epic novel; Dav Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarte
9780550000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000Scholastic Inc.8/26/14770When the Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo Toilet 2000; George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately; their porcelain problems were only beginning . . . The carnivorous commode strikes back! Illustrations.
9781340000000Pilkey, DavCaptain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (Color)Scholastic Inc.12/26/17In their fifth adventure; George and Harold accidentally create a monster! With her horrendous hairdo and two rabid robots; Wedgie Woman is well on her way to world domination; and only the Waistband Warrior can stop her. Full color. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.
9781440000000Cronin, DoreenCase of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next MisadventureAtheneum Books for Young Readers9/30/14530When chicks Dirt; Sugar; Poppy; and Sweetie (The Chicken Squad) post a flyer advertising their services--finding lost things; fixing broken things; getting clients out of trouble; or bringing trouble to them--a number of mysteries collide. Full-page black-and-white illustrations and spot art escalate the characters' personalities. This early-chapter-book mystery allows new readers the satisfaction of being savvier than its featherbrained characters. (Copyright 2015 by The Horn Book; Incorporated
9780550000000Fox, DianeCat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and GrandmaScholastic Press8/26/14600Praise for Diane and Christyan Fox

"The cartoon illustrations are playful and imaginative." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Humorous illustrations with thick black lines and solid blocks of color add a lot of fun to both books." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
9780760000000Thompson, BillChalk 9780761455264
9781450000000Snyder, LaurelCharlie & MouseChronicle Books4/11/17420Washington Post Best Children's Books of the Year
9781440000000Cronin, DoreenChicken Squad: The First MisadventureAtheneum Books for Young Readers4/8/14560While retired search-and-rescue dog J.?J. Tully (The Trouble with Chickens; rev. 3/11; The Legend of Diamond Lil; rev. 7/12) takes a little nap; four of the chicks in his charge take the limelight. Before his snooze; J.?J. describes each chick for readers and then puts them on notice: "Wake me if they get into any trouble. Well; big trouble. I'm sure you can handle a little trouble on your own." Of course Dirt; Sugar; Poppy; and Sweetie are in trouble by the next page turn; when a frazzled squir
9780400000000Polacco, PatriciaChicken SundayPhilomel Books3/25/92650With the rich folk-art style and lively text for which she has become well-known; Patricia Polacco has created an outstanding family story of trust; love; and acceptance. After her own grandmother dies; a young Russian-American girl is initiated into her neighbor's family. Full color. 32 pp. Ages 4-8.
9780790000000Pennypacker, SaraClementineHyperion Books for Children9/15/06790While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret; eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
9781420000000Pennypacker, SaraClementine and the Spring TripDisney-Hyperion3/5/13720Third-grader Clementine's school field trip to Plimoth Plantation leads to all kind of discoveries; from fourth grade eating rules to the source of the stink on the bus.
9781420000000Pennypacker, SaraClementine, Friend of the WeekHyperion Books7/27/10670With her kitten; Moisturizer; missing and having fought with her best friend; Margaret; eight-year-old Clementine finds it hard to concentrate on doing her best as her classmate's Friend of the Week.
9781420000000Pennypacker, SaraCompletely ClementineDisney-Hyperion3/3/15720Summer is coming; and Clementine is not ready. She is not ready to start speaking to her father again; because she's still mad at him for eating meat. Instead; she has to express her sadness by giving him drawings of animals she knows would not want to be somebody's dinner.
Then there is the new baby on the way. Clementine's mom sure doesn't seem ready. She's suddenly crazy about cleaning (Dad says she is nesting"); but she doesn't even have a name picked out yet. Clementine just hopes the b
9780150000000Silverman, EricaCowgirl Kate and CocoaHoughton Mifflin Harcourt P4/1/05470Readers moving on from the Henry and Mudge series will be able to read these simple chapters; but they are apt to be disappointed. In the slight depiction of a friendship; Kate and her horse talk to each other as Kate tries to coax Cocoa into behaving the way a cowhorse should. Lewins cheery watercolors are the strong point here. (Copyright 2005 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781480000000Cronin, DoreenDark Shadows: Yes, Another MisadventureAtheneum Books3/14/17580The Chicken Squad is back for their fourth (mis)adventure; and this time they're facing their darkest mystery yet: shadows! A hilarious; "easy to read" (Booklist) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click; Clack; Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.

There's a big; SHADOWY; mystery lurking about on what was supposed to be a nice chicken-family vacation to a farm. Sugar is certain that she is being watched; and when Poppy's beloved shoe (the shoe that keeps her safe

9780310000000Holm, Jennifer L.Deadly Disease of DoomRandom House Books for Young Readers8/25/15310When Squish; a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero; "Super Amoeba;" starts feeling sick; he worries he has caught a deadly illness.
9780800000000Rubin, AdamDragons Love TacosDial Books6/14/12520The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos. Rubin's story starts with an incantatory edge: "Hey; kid! Did you know that dragons love tacos? They love beef tacos and chicken tacos. They love really big gigantic tacos and tiny little baby tacos as well." The playing field is set: dragons; tacos. As a pairing; they are fairly silly; and when the kicker comes in--that dragons hate spicy salsa; which ignites their inner fireworks--the silliness is sillier still. Second nature; after al
9780530000000Rubin, AdamDragons Love Tacos 2: The SequelDial Books5/2/17530As if the fiery disaster of the first outing (2012) weren't bad enough; news that the world's entire supply of tacos has been used up leaves not just the dragons dismayed.Fortunately; there's a time machine in the garage; so it might be possible to bring new seed stock for taco trees (didn't you know?) from the past. Unfortunately; said device is hard to calibrate-- first they undershoot back to the previous volume's spicy-salsa-fueled holocaust and then overshoot to a similar catastrophe in pre
9780550000000National Geographic LearningEight Days: A Story of Haiti (Hardcover)Orchard Books7/24/12590Junior tells of the games he played in his mind during the eight days he was trapped in his house after the devastating January 12; 2010; earthquake in Haiti. Includes author's note about Haitian children before the earthquake and her own children's reactions to the disaster.
9780760000000Dicamillo, KateEugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume FourCandlewick Press (MA)10/10/17470When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives; Eugenia Lincoln tries to get rid of the instrument by selling it; destroying it; and giving it away; but nothing works.
9780060000000Barnett, MacExtra YarnBalzer & Bray/Harperteen1/17/12550With a supply of yarn that never runs out; Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.;004-008.
9780310000000Holm, Jennifer L.Fear the AmoebaRandom House Books for Young Readers7/8/14500Gulp! A scary new movie has everyone talking - and Squish is spooked out of his cellular mind! But it's just a movie; right? Right?! Will Squish be eaten alive by a terrifying movie monster? Will his friends think he's (gasp!) totally chicken? And can Squish's comic book hero; Super Amoeba; defeat his creepiest foe yet?.
9780760000000Dicamillo, KateFrancine Poulet Meets the Ghost RaccoonCandlewick Press (MA)8/25/15430When she confronts a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost; animal control officer Francine Poulet questions her abilities.
9781620000000Dean, JaniceFreddy the FrogcasterRegnery Kids8/26/13The town picnic is almost ruined when a storm catches the new Frog News Network frogcaster by surprise. It's up to Freddy to save the day!;GRL K.;Grade 2.
9781620000000Dean, JaniceFreddy the Frogcaster and the Huge HurricaneRegnery Kids7/13/15Known as "Janice Dean the Weather Machine;" Janice Dean has been predicting the weather on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network since 2004. She is a trained meteorologist and she loves to share her scientific knowledge; and the inspiration that led to her passion for weather; with kids and adults alike. Before Fox; she had a long career working at various radio and TV stations as a DJ; anchor; and host.

Russ Cox is an award-winning illustrator and animator; and founder of Smiling Otis S

9781620000000Dean, JaniceFreddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible TornadoRegnery Kids4/25/16With severe storms headed to Lilypad; Freddy and his stormchasing friend Tad race to the scene and get caught in a tornado.
9781420000000Clark, Mary HigginsGhost Ship: A Cape Cod StorySimon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books4/3/076448World renowned storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Clark presents her very first picture book; set on the Cape Cod coastline and the high seas; that tells the story of a friendship between two boys. Illustrated in full color by noted artist Wendell Minor. 40 pp. 10 x 10. 300;000 print. Pub. 4/07.
9781940000000Hayes, JoeGrandpa's Ha-La-Loo-YA Hambone!Cinco Puntos Press12/6/16790When Grandpa's false teeth fall down a well; a recycled hambone which has flavored the bean dinners of many families in his poor farm community; is used to retrieve his dentures.
9780150000000Cherry, LynneGreat Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain ForestHoughton Mifflin3/15/90590The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
9780390000000Dr SeussGreen Eggs and HamRandom House Books for Young Readers8/12/6030THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL--aka Dr. Seuss--is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh; the Places You'll Go!; his iconic characters; stories; and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate; including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty langu
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaHenry and Mudge and the Bedtime ThumpsSimon & Schuster Children's Publishing10/1/96540Sucie Stevenson is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children and is best known as the illustrator of the popular Henry and Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant. She lives on Cape Cod; Massachusetts; with her little cocker spaniel; Gracie.
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaHenry and Mudge and the Big SleepoverSimon & Schuster Children's Publishing6/1/06480When Henry gets a call from his friend; Patrick; inviting him to a sleepover party; Henry and Mudge know that fun galore is in store. From monster movies to flashlight surprises to tubs full of popcorn; this party is sure to be the best of the year! And when Patrick's dad leads all the boys (and all their dogs) up to the attic; Mudge turns out to be the biggest party animal of them all. But the real question is; will this crew EVER get to sleep?
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaHenry and Mudge and the Funny LunchSimon Spotlight4/1/04490This year Henry and Mudge are out to make the best Mother's Day lunch ever.
It has to be juicy; crunchy; and perfect for family sharing.
When they select a gorgeous golden pineapple; the menu is shaping up to be anything but dull.
Dad is helping them carve something almost too pretty to eat.
So how will Henry ever stop Mudge from devouring the surprise before Mom sees it?
Since its creation in 1987; the Henry and Mudge series has grown into one of the most beloved
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaHenry and Mudge: The First Book (Repackage)Simon Spotlight10/1/96460Sucie Stevenson is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children and is best known as the illustrator of the popular Henry and Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant. She lives on Cape Cod; Massachusetts; with her little cocker spaniel; Gracie.
9780440000000Levine, EllenHenry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground RailroadScholastic Press1/1/07490Levine ("Freedom's Children") recounts the true story of Henry Brown; a slave who mailed himself to freedom. Thanks to Nelson's ("Ellington Was Not a Street") penetrating portraits; readers will feel as if they can experience Henry's thoughts and feelings as he matures through unthinkable adversity. As a boy; separated from his mother; he goes to work in his new master's tobacco factory and eventually meets and marries another slave; with whom he has three children. In a heartwrenching scene dep
9780060000000Greenfield, EloiseHoney, I LoveHarperCollins12/24/02K-Gr 3-First published in 1978; Greenfield's warm flowing verse will find a welcome new audience in this newly illustrated 25th-anniversary edition. The joyous poem sings the praises of the many things a young child loves. The cool freshness of a hose on a hot day; laughing with friends; and taking a ride in the family car are some of the universal pleasures brought to life in this lyrical rhyme. The words beg to be read aloud; as when the narrator's cousin from the South comes to visit; and she
9780390000000Dr SeussHop on PopRandom House Books for Young Readers2/12/63190THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL--aka Dr. Seuss--is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh; the Places You'll Go!; his iconic characters; stories; and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate; including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty langu
9780690000000Johnson, AngelaI Dream of TrainsSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers9/1/03The son of a sharecropper dreams of leaving Mississippi on a train with the legendary engineer Casey Jones.
9780760000000Klassen, JonI Want My Hat BackCandlewick Press (MA)9/27/11230You know; bears may stand for adults in some way; because they're big; they're ungainly; they're goofy. They're like most of us grownups. But the bear in this book paws down; he's got to be the dimmest; most slow-witted; brilliantly stupid bear to come along in years. I really love him.
--NPR Weekend Edition

A marvelous book in the true dictionary sense of "marvel": it is a wonderful and astonishing thing; the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle; and both smile in apprec

9780690000000Viorst, JudithIf I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their ParentsAtheneum Books for Young Readers8/1/81Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey and has lived in Washington; DC; since 1960; when she married Milton Viorst; a political writer. A graduate in 1981 of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute; Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children's chapter and picture books--including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible; Horrible; No Good; Very Bad Day; which has sold some four million copies; adult fiction and nonfiction including the New York Times
9780810000000Roberts, DavidIggy Peck, ArchitectAbrams Books for Young Readers10/1/07750Youthful irreverence and creativity find a champion in this tale of Iggy Peck; a child who once built a great towerin only an hour/ with nothing but diapers and glue. At the sight (and smell) of this wonder; Iggys mother memorably responds; Good Gracious; Ignacious! She supports his precocity; despite his preferred media. When Iggy arrives in second grade; however; his teacher forbids such follies; based on her childhood fear of skyscrapers. Her backstory suggests teachers rules can be arbitrary
9781480000000Cronin, DoreenInto the Wild: Yet Another MisadventureAtheneum Books5/3/16580What is that new structure in the corner of the yard; and who lives there? In their third misadventure (The Chicken Squad; The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken); the goodhearted; demented poultry quartet investigates. Soon the mystery turns into an altruistic; if daft; rescue mission. Cronin is a master of comic misunderstandings; and Gilpin rises admirably to the challenge. (Copyright 2016 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780550000000Pilkey, DavInvasion of the Potty SnatchersScholastic6/28/11420Written by Dav Pilkey.;In trouble with their principal because of their comic books about poop; George and Harold decide to create a new graphic novel about an entirely different subject: pee.
9781580000000Ludwig, TrudyInvisible BoyAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers10/8/13680USA Today; August 22; 2013:
"Illustrator Barton adds a wonderful touch by drawing all the other characters in color but sketching Brian in faint shades of black and white - at least at first....Before long; Brian; in living color; is not so invisible after all. It's a lovely lesson in the simple acts of friendship; especially recommended for the most popular kids in class."
Scholastic Instructor; Fall 2013:
"Pitch-perfect words and art."
Starred Review; School Library Journal; Se
9780150000000Stevens, JanetJackalopeHarcourt Children's Books4/1/03520With a gut-busting brew of sassy storytelling and outrageous art; Stevens and Crummel finally give the jackalope his due. After all; he's long been part of American legend--isn't it time to tell the "real" story? Full color. 56 pp. Size: 9 1/2 x 11 1/2.
9780400000000Polacco, PatriciaJohn Philip DuckPhilomel Books6/17/04600Polacco (Thank You; Mr. Falker) adds another feather to her picture-book cap with this fictionalized look at how a lobby fountain at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis; Tenn.; famously became home to a group of performing ducks. During the Depression; young Edward finds work with his father on the Peabody staff. Though he knows it's against the rules; Edward keeps a pet duckling at the hotel; where he teaches his web-footed friend to march to John Philip Sousa music. Almost all the hotel employees col
9780760000000Medina, JuanaJuana and LucasCandlewick Press (MA)9/27/16870Young Juana enjoys most aspects of her life in Bogota-her family and friends; her dog; and the amenities that city life offers-but she does not love learning "the English." When her abuelos tell her they will be taking her to "Spaceland" (an amusement park in the U.S. devoted to Juana's favorite character; Astroman) where everything will be in English; though; the prospect of being able to speak to Astroman finally kicks Juana's efforts into gear-only to discover once at the park that Astroman o
9780550000000Van Allsburg, ChrisJumanji 30th Anniversary EditionHoughton Mifflin10/4/11620The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and; looking for something interesting to do; thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizare adventure of their lives.
In his second book for children; Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this sto
9781440000000Polacco, PatriciaKeeping Quilt (Anniversary)Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books8/27/13830With fifteen pages of new material--Jkt. cover.;A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family; remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.;Ages 4-8.;Ages 4-8.
9781560000000Butler, Dori HillestadKing & Kayla and the Case of the Lost ToothPeachtree Publishers3/1/18450Nancy Meyers is a graphic designer and illustrator and the proud owner of Sullivan; golden-doodle extraordinaire! She lives in Minnesota.
9781560000000Butler, Dori HillestadKing & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog TreatsPeachtree Publishers3/1/17440Narrator King; an exuberant dog; introduces himself and his human Kayla in the initial two entries of a new early-chapter-book series. Each story is a mystery: Treats concerns the theft of some dog biscuits; and Code concerns a substitution cipher. Repetition both within and between books helps boost confidence in beginning readers; as do the generous; plot-reinforcing illustrations. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781560000000Butler, Dori HillestadKing & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious MousePeachtree Publishers9/1/17390When King's favorite blue ball goes missing; he and Kayla must put together clues to figure out where it went.
9781560000000Butler, Dori HillestadKing & Kayla and the Case of the Secret CodePeachtree Publishers3/1/17430When a mysterious letter written in code arrives at King's house for his human; Kayla; he follows the trail of the person who left it.
9780690000000Wong, Janet S.Knock on Wood: Poems about SuperstitionsMargaret K. McElderry Books9/1/03This collection of 17 original poems by accomplished poet Janet S. Wong explores superstitions--some common; others less known--and delves into their origins as well as their lore. Full color. 40 pp. 8 1/2 x 11. Pub. 9/03.
9780670000000Keats, Ezra JackLetter to AmyViking Books for Young Readers8/1/98430Peter wants to invite Amy to his birthday party but he wants it to be a surprise.;Ages3-8--cover p. [4].
9780370000000Stewart, SarahLibraryFarrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)4/10/95The creators of The Money Tree paint a blithe yet affectionate portrait of a woman whose life centers on reading. Elizabeth Brown's obsession begins in childhood: "She didn't like to play with dolls;/ She didn't like to skate./ She learned to read quite early/ And at an incredible rate." Stewart's nimble verse follows the bibliophile through the years as she fills her home with books. Finally; "when volumes climbed the parlor walls/ And blocked the big front door;/ She had to face the awful fact
9780060000000Hurston, Zora NealeLies and Other Tall TalesHarperCollins10/11/05While traveling in the Gulf States in the 1930s; Hurston collected and recorded some real whoppers. Young readers can enjoy these far-fetched fibs enhanced with bold; expressive collages. Full color. 40 pp. 8 x 10 1/2. 30;000 print. Pub. 10/05.
9781420000000Angelou, MayaLife Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition)Harry N. Abrams1/9/18The beloved poet Maya Angelou was; among other things; a novelist; playwright; actress; dancer; and civil rights activist. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn; New York; of Haitian and Puerto Rican parents. His first artistic expressions were created and enjoyed as urban street art. His art is exhibited in over a dozen museums around the world; including the MoMA; the Met; and the Whitney.

A California-based writer/editor; internationally exhibiting fine ar
9780690000000Henkes, KevinLilly's Purple Plastic PurseGreenwillow Books1/24/06600Some copies include 1 stuffed mouse in box (33 x 21 x 9) or 1 sound disc (digital; 4 3/4).;Read by Laura Hamilton.;Lilly loves everything about school; especially her teacher; but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse; she does something for which she is very sorry later.;Preschool.;540;Lexile.;Accelerated Reader;3.1.;Reading Counts!;3.5.;Compact discs.
9781480000000Priebe, GigiLong Way HomeAladdin Paperbacks8/29/17When Henry Whiskers finds a crinkly old map in the dollhouse library; he and his best friend Jeremy embark on their biggest adventure ever to find the treasure.
9780810000000Montes, MarisaLos Gatos Black on HalloweenHenry Holt & Company8/22/06This book weaves Spanish words into an English poem; defining the Spanish seamlessly within the stanzas. Eerie yet whimsical illustrations; which include twists on traditional Day of the Dead imagery; provide the backdrop. The details on each page will encourage careful observation; and the surprise ending is enjoyable. Glos. (Copyright 2007 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780610000000Deedy, Carmen AgraMartina the Beautiful Cockroach 9780606356541
9780670000000Cooney, BarbaraMiss RumphiusViking Books for Young Readers11/8/82680Now children can enjoy popular; best-selling Puffin books recorded on high-quality cassette tapes. They can read along with the book or just listen and enjoy the lively narration--complete with music and sound effects throughout each and every story. Pre-readers will love looking at all the wonderful illustrations as they learn to recognize words and expand their vocabulary. Entertaining and educational; "Puffin Storytapes" give children a great headstart in reading!
9780400000000Carle, EricMister SeahorsePhilomel Books4/26/04470While carrying Mrs. Seahorse's eggs in his pouch; Mr. Seahorse encounters other male fishes doing their part in caring for their young. Alternating spreads contain watercolor painted overlays that provide camouflage for various fish. Carle's collages attractively illustrate the ocean environment and the life that inhabits it. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000Lyon, George EllaMother to TigersAtheneum Books3/1/03780This remarkable book--strikingly striped as tigers are; sympathetically spoken as any child could wish--is a moving picture-book biography of Helen Martini; founder of the Bronx Zoo's animal nursery. Full color. 32 pp. Size: 11 x 8 1/2.
9780810000000Barbour, KarenMr. WilliamsHenry Holt & Company9/1/05650When Mr. Williams was a boy growing up in Arcadia; Louisiana; Calvin Coolidge was president; Martin Luther King Jr. had just been born; and children worked hard in the fields for most of the year. This picture book evokes a specific time and place in American history. Full color. 32 pp. 8 x 10. 25;000 print. (Available now)
9780540000000Thomas, JanMy Friends Make Me Happy!Houghton Mifflin1/16/18250This laugh-out-loud story starring Thomas' Giggle Gang characters has all of Sheep's friends guessing what makes her really happy. Here's a clueEit starts with the letter F! Full color. 6 1/2 x 9.
9780670000000Polacco, PMy Rotten Red Haired Older Brother
9780540000000Thomas, JanMy Toothbrush Is MissingHoughton Mifflin1/16/18320When his toothbrush goes missing; Dog's friends help him look for it.
9780690000000Ansley, FrankNew Pig in Town (Repackage)Simon Spotlight9/1/03160Wheeler (Sailor Moo Porcupining) brings her quirky sense of humor and wordplay to these Fitch & Chip titles; first in a planned series of easy readers. In New Pig in Town; Chip; the new pig; and Fitch; a lone wolf; build an unlikely friendship in entirely believable ways: eating lunch; playing ball and walking home from school. The two friends compare their home life in candid; realistic banter: "Granny knows who to blame when things break;" says Fitch; an only child. "I get blamed when I didn't
9780390000000Dr SeussOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue FishRandom House Books for Young Readers6/12/66270THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL--aka Dr. Seuss--is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh; the Places You'll Go!; his iconic characters; stories; and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate; including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty langu
9780620000000Bunting, EveOne Green AppleClarion Books6/1/06450Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo; New York; with two brothers; one sister; two parents; a lion; an iguana; and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts; where he met his wife; Betsy Lewin; also a children's book writer and illustrator. He and his wife travel around the world to research the settings for their books. While working
9780400000000Woodson, JacquelineOther SideG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers1/15/01490Woodson (If You Come Softly; I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This) lays out her resonant story like a poem; its central metaphor a fence that divides blacks from whites. Lewis's (My Rows and Piles of Coins) evocative watercolors lay bare the personalities and emotions of her two young heroines; one African-American and one white. As the girls; both instructed by their mothers not to climb over the fence; watch each other from a distance; their body language and facial expressions provide clues to the
9781420000000Tonatiuh, DuncanPancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's TaleAbrams Books for Young Readers5/7/13590When Papa Rabbit does not return home as expected from many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte; his son Pancho sets out on a dangerous trek to find him; guided by a coyote. Includes author's note.
9780450000000Fenske, JonathanPig, a Fox, and a BoxPenguin Young Readers Group6/16/15210Jonathan Fenske has written and illustrated several Penguin Young Readers; including Guppy Up! and Woodward and McTwee. He was a Cybil Award finalist for his reader Love Is in the Air. He lives in Denver; Colorado.
9780520000000Fenske, JonathanPig, a Fox, and Stinky SocksPenguin Young Readers Group2/7/17280Jonathan Fenske has written and illustrated several Penguin Young Readers; including Love Is in the Air; Guppy Up!; Woodward and McTwee; and A Pig; a Fox; and a Box. He lives in Denver; Colorado.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

9780310000000Holm, Jennifer L.Pod vs. PodRandom House Books for Young Readers8/23/16520Squish the amoeba's friend Pod has been feeling strange lately; but Squish finds out Pod is going through mitosis; the process that splits single-celled organisms.
9780060000000MacLachlan, PatriciaPoet's DogKatherine Tegen Books9/13/16640Though this contemplative fantasy explores grief; it is also about overcoming loss and is resolved in a way that will comfort sensitive readers. A strong purchase for larger fiction collections. --School Library Journal"
9780380000000Holm, Jennifer L.Power of the ParasiteRandom House Books for Young Readers5/22/12470It's summertime and amoeba Squish heads off to swim camp ([cf2]Power[cf1]); Squish and his microscopic pals use an example from their favorite comic-book superhero to turn around their soccer team's losing streak ([cf2]Captain[cf1]). Fans of the graphic novel series will enjoy the electric green illustrations and Squish's black-and white dream sequences--and the snarky humor--in these third and fourth installments. (Copyright 2013 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781420000000Tonatiuh, DuncanPrincess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two VolcanoesAbrams Books for Young Readers9/20/16770Southeast of Mexico City rise a pair of volcanoes-the dormant Iztaccihuatl and the active Popocatepetl-that have inspired ancient folktales. Tonatiuh offers his own version; based on previous tales and figures from several codices; of how a princess lost her one chance at love through the fatal trickery of the enemy; Jaguar Claw; who poisoned her just before her warrior lover returned from victorious battle. To this day the heartbroken warrior; Popoca; keeps vigil over his sleeping Izta. There i
9780760000000Schlitz, Laura AmyPrincess Cora and the CrocodileCandlewick Press (MA)3/28/17590The Newbery medalist (for "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!") Laura Amy Schlitz's witty writing matches perfectly with the energetic watercolors by Brian Floca; who won the Caldecott Medal for "Locomotive." I dare you not to laugh at the pink-frocked reptile desperately trying to jump rope.
--The New York Times Book Review

An accomplished storyteller who knows her audience; Schlitz offers an original tale that seamlessly combines reality; magic; and wit. Floca's expressive pencil; watercolor;

9780760000000Hale, ShannonPrincess in BlackCandlewick Press (MA)10/14/14500Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head; Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black! An award-winning team presents the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series. Illustrations. 6 3/8 x 8 3/16.
9780760000000Hale, ShannonPrincess in Black and the Hungry Bunny HordeCandlewick Press (MA)2/9/16510The Princess in Black's cutest adventure yet--no; really; the monsters are deceptively cute. While Princess Magnolia and unicorn Frimplepants are on their way to a much anticipated brunch with Princess Sneezewort; Magnolia's monster alarm goes off; forcing an emergency costume change on her and Frimplepants to become the Princess in Black and her faithful steed; Blacky. They rush to rescue goat boy Duff; hoping to save the day in time for doughnuts. However; when they arrive; instead of monsters
9780760000000Hale, ShannonPrincess in Black and the Mysterious PlaydateCandlewick Press (MA)9/5/17480Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans--mysterious plans; like a princess playdate. They dress-up slam. They karaoke jam. They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp. But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun: it's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty. This is a job for the Princess in Black.
9781450000000Miller, Pat ZietlowQuickest Kid in ClarksvilleChronicle Books2/9/16490Two little girls compete to meet a local hero. It's 1961. Tomorrow there'll be a big parade in Clarksville; Tennessee; honoring hometown girl Wilma Rudolph; "the fastest woman in the world" and winner of multiple Olympic gold medals. Alta; along with friends Dee Dee and Little Mo; likes to pretend that she's the fastest woman in the world and hopes to meet her idol. But there's a new girl in the neighborhood; Charmaine; with an abundance of attitude and a pair of beautiful new shoes; shoes "Like
9780690000000Howe, JamesRabbit-Cadabra!Atheneum Books3/1/06620The Monroes' pets (dogs Harold and Howie; cat Chester) see a poster advertising a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat--a rabbit who looks frighteningly like Bunnicula; their vampire bunny. Misunderstandings and hasty conclusions abound as the animals hatch a plan to save the world from more vampire rabbits. Attractive acrylic illustrations mirror the text. (Copyright 2006 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780320000000Steptoe, JavakaRadiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel BasquiatLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers10/25/161050The art world first took note of Jean-Michel Basquiat's graffiti in the late 1970s. He earned a large following and several art shows but was often discouraged by racism. Steptoe's style; similar to Basquiat's with its vivid palette and use of found objects; provides a close impression of the painter's work. Appended notes provide additional information about Basquiat's life and art. Bib. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000LaMarche, JimRaftHarperCollins4/5/00540This dazzling picture book is an artistic triumph. --School Library Joumal"
9781420000000Beaty, AndreaRosie Revere, EngineerAbrams Books for Young Readers9/3/13780Rosie may seem quiet during the day; but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great; Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true.
9780060000000Silverstein, ShelRunny Babbit Returns: Another Billy SookHarperCollins9/19/17This collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings features the playful Runny Babbit and many other favorite characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. This carefully compiled work from the Silverstein archives is filled with spoonerism poems that are both playful and poignant. Illustrations. 7 5/16 x 8 7/16.
9780060000000Mccormick, PatriciaSergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a HeroBalzer & Bray/Harperteen9/12/17780U.S. Marines reluctantly adopt a small mare to carry ammunition in battle during the Korean War; believing she will be too weak for the job. They soon realize their mistake! Digitally colored pencil drawings capture the spirited mare and her military world in a khaki-tinted palette; while the straightforward; informative text is presented framed by various relevant documents and objects; lending the art a collagelike feel. Nicknamed Reckless; the mare has a passion for food--she loves chocolate
9781490000000Keating, JessShark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless ScientistSourcebooks Jabberwocky6/6/17730Preschool-G This colorful picture-book biography introduces marine biologist Eugenie Clark; first as a child watching sharks swim at a large aquarium and pretending to be one. On a visit to the seashore; she swims underwater; looking for her favorite fish. As she grows up; she reads books about sharks; takes challenging science courses; and eventually earns a doctorate in zoology. Clark joins research missions in the field; carries out experiments; and writes books to clarify misconceptions abou
9781520000000Clinton, ChelseaShe Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the WorldPhilomel Books5/30/171170Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history; including Harriet Tubman; Helen Keller; Margaret Chase Smith; and Oprah Winfrey.
9781440000000Sonia Sotomeyer:A judge grows in the Bronx9.78E+12
9780690000000Jonas, AnnSplash!Greenwillow Books5/31/95260Splash goees the cat! splash goes the dog! who's jumping in the pond? Falling in and crawling out; how many animals can you count?
9781420000000Hopkinson, DeborahSteamboat SchoolJump at the Sun6/7/16660In this story based on historical fact; young James begins to attend school with the Reverend John Meachum in St. Louis' Tallow Candle School; held in the basement of the church with only candles for light. He's devastated when Missouri's 1847 law decrees that "no person shall keep any school for the instruction of negroes or mulattoes" shuts down his lessons; but the Reverend comes up with a cunning plan. Soon the children are attending a new school: a steamboat anchored offshore in the Mississ
9780670000000Scieszka, JonStinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid TalesViking Books for Young Readers10/1/92520The entire book; with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic; frenetic mix of text and picures; is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales; such as 'The Really Ugly Duckling' and 'Little Red Running Shorts;' can be extracted for telling aloud; with great success. Another masterpiece from the team that created 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!' (Viking). (Copyright 1992 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780440000000Grimes, NikkiTalkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth ColemanOrchard Books (NY)11/1/021050The characters in this oral history portray actual friends; relatives; and associates of Bessie Coleman. However; the voices; styles of speech; and characterizations are all imaginary devices used to bring Bessie's true story to life--Colophon.;Includes bibliographical references.;A biography of the woman who became the first licensed African American pilot.
9780540000000Thomas, JanThere's a Pest in the Garden!Houghton Mifflin6/6/17360There's a pest in the garden and he's eating all the vegetables! But Duck has a plan to save the day (well; sort of). Featuring Jan Thomas's wonderfully wacky humor; rowdy repetitions; and hilarious characters; this book is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!
9780760000000Klassen, JonThis Is Not My HatCandlewick Press (MA)10/9/12340WINNER OF THE 2014 KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL

Klassen's authorial debut; I WANT MY HAT BACK (2011); became one of the surprise picture-book hits of the year; and while it's tempting to see this follow-up as a sequel; it's really only related in its hat-theft theme; animal characters; deadpan humor; and a suggestively dark conclusion. . . . The simple; dramatic tension and macabre humor that's right at a kid's level of deviousness mesh splendidly with Klassen's knack for tiny; telling details an
9780060000000Shore, Diane Z.This Is the DreamAmistad Press12/27/05Two picture books celebrate nonviolent change. Delivering Justice tells of W. W. Law; a Savannah mail carrier who worked all his life for civil rights -- registering black voters; organizing boycotts; training protesters. Each handsome double-page spread is headed by a topic ("His Grandma's Prayers;" "Levy's Lunch Counter;" "Picket Lines"); together these take the reader chronologically through Law's life and place his particular story in the context of the larger struggle. Andrews's full-page o
9780400000000Polacco, PatriciaThunder CakePhilomel Books3/15/90630Includes a cake recipe.;First impression--Verso t.p.;Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.
9780450000000Scieszka, JonTrue Story of the Three Little Pigs 25th Anniversary EditionViking Books for Young Readers10/2/14510Twenty five years after publication; this contemporary classic remains as funny and irreverent as the inventive minds of Scieszka and Smith. Fans old and new can celebrate the occasion with this handsome gift edition featuring a striking new jacket; appropriate for this important anniversary. Full color. 9 x 10 3/4.
9780150000000Winter, JeanetteWangari's Trees of Peace: A true Story from Africa
9780760000000Klassen, JonWe Found a HatCandlewick Press (MA)10/11/16280Two turtles find a hat that looks good on both of them; but; with fairness in mind; they decide to leave it be; until night falls and one of the turtles changes its mind.
9780900000000Bunting, EveWednesday SurpriseClarion Books3/20/89540On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.
9781520000000Palacio, R. J.We're All WondersAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers3/28/17370R. J. Palacio was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Design; where she majored in illustration with the hopes of someday following in the footsteps of her favorite childhood author-illustrators; Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Maurice Sendak; and the D'Aulaires. She was a graphic designer and art director for many years before writing Wonder. We're All Wonders; which is based conceptually on the themes of her novel;
9780690000000Rylant, CynthiaWhaleBeach Lane Books9/1/03670When Lila and Whistler stumble across Sebastian; a lost baby beluga whale; the entire lighthouse crew is soon caught up in a high-seas adventure to reunite Sebastian with his mama. Illustrations. 64 pp. 6 x 9. Pub. 9/03.
9781940000000Yamada, KobiWhat do you do with a chance? 9781943200733
9780540000000Thomas, JanWhat Is Chasing Duck?Houghton Mifflin6/6/17330What sort of scary animal is chasing all the other animals?
9780530000000Rylant, CynthiaWhen I Was Young in the MountainsDutton Books for Young Readers3/30/82780When I was young in the mountains; Grandfather came home in the evening covered with the black dust of the coal mine. Now; Cynthia Rylant's When I Was Young in the Mountains; illus. by Diane Goode; a Caldecott Honor book; returns in a 20th-anniversary edition wrapped with a copper-colored commemorative band. (May) Copyright 2002 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.
9780400000000Polacco, PatriciaWhen Lightning Comes in a JarPhilomel Books6/3/02700While waiting for her relatives to arrive for a family reunion; the adult narrator describes a family get-together from her childhood; when her grandmother seemed to magically call up fireflies for the children to catch. The narrator's adult concerns and comments that frame the story won't interest kids; but Polacco's illustrations and text are filled with rich details of time and place. (Copyright 2002 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780690000000Ansley, FrankWhen Pigs Fly (Repackage)Simon Spotlight9/1/03These first two titles about young Fitch and Chip will appeal to newly independent readers. Though unlikely friends; wolf Fitch and pig Chip discover they have common bonds in "New Pig". In "When Pigs Fly" they argue about what makes a true hero. Droll cartoons illustrate the satisfying stories; which contain a dry; matter-of-fact silliness reminiscent of James Marshall. [Review covers these Ready-to-Read titles: "New Pig in Town" and "When Pigs Fly". ] (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorpor
9780760000000Dicamillo, KateWhere Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?Candlewick Press (MA)8/2/16490This story is certain to resonate with anyone who has ever felt overpowered by authority. To her credit; DiCamillo explores the Lincolns' complicated relationship without completely dumping on Eugenia. Yes; Eugenia is overbearing; but the sisters do love each other. Stella's parallel struggles (as Frank's younger sister) help to move the plot forward and demonstrate other acceptable ways of gaining agency. As always; Van Dusen's signature artwork is pleasing to the eye and will help emerging rea
9780760000000Barnett, MacWolf, the Duck, and the MouseCandlewick Press (MA)10/10/17470With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader; the award-winning creators of Extra Yarn and Triangle offer a story of cooperation and creative cuisine about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf. Full color. 8 7/16 x 11.
9780320000000Hoberman, Mary AnnYou Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together (Revised)Little, Brown Books for Young Readers7/1/05This book for two readers is devoted to new slants on nursery rhymes; extending; combining; or decrypting Mother Goose in thirteen rhyming stories. Hoberman echoes the cadences of the rhymes in her own reinterpretations; and Emberley does a good job of amplifying dramatic possibilities. Felicitous rhyming; clear page design; and well-sequenced pictures work together to make this a two-on-a-tuffet treat. (Copyright 2006 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780760000000Kvasnosky, Laura McGeeZelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets: Candlewick SparksCandlewick Press (MA)3/10/09460Neighbor Eugene joins fox sisters Zelda and Ivy in two of three episodic chapters about sharing secrets; April Fools' Day pranks; and the effect of opera singing on butterfly chasing. The characters are true to form: older sister Zelda may be bossy; but Ivy and Eugene can hold their own. Kvasnosky's lively illustrations extend the stories. (Copyright 2009 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780760000000Kvasnosky, Laura McGeeZelda and Ivy: The Big Picture: Candlewick SparksCandlewick Press (MA)9/14/10560Zelda and Ivy; the foxiest sisters in children's literature; are back to entertain the Not Quite Ready for Chapter Books set. As usual (see Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways; rev. 7/06); their independent personalities take center stage in three episodic stories. When Ivy goes to the cinema to see Secret Agent Fox with Zelda and their friend Eugene; she's worried she will get scared; instead; it's big sister Zelda who's spooked and chants the advice she'd given Ivy -- "It's just a movie; it's just a m
9780760000000Kvasnosky, Laura McGeeZelda and Ivy: The Runaways: Candlewick SparksCandlewick Press (MA)5/9/06540Those affectionate fox sisters have exchanged the large picture-book trim size of their earlier three books for the more intimate format of a beginning reader. The two run away from home (to the backyard) in protest of the lunch menu; create a time capsule; and discover "creative juice." Bright illustrations carry the plot for readers who may need a little help. (Copyright 2006 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780440000000Muth, Jon J.Zen ShortsScholastic Press3/1/05540When Stillwater; a giant panda; moves into Addy; Michael; and Karl's neighborhood; he tells them the most amazing stories!

He tells Addy the tale of a poor man who gives gifts to a robber. He tells Michael of a farmer who knows that luck can be neither judged nor predicted. And to Karl he tells the tale of a monk who carries the weight of a burden long past.

With vibrant watercolors and elegant ink drawings; Jon J Muth --- and Stillwater the bear --- imaginative
9780670000000Moss, LloydZin! Zin! Zin! a ViolinSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers3/1/95730When this book begins; the trombone is playing all by itself. But soon a trumpet makes a duet; a french horn a trio; and so on until the entire orchestra is assembled on stage. Written in elegant and rhythmic verse and illustrated with playful and flowing artwork; this unique counting book is the perfect introduction to musical groups. Readers of all ages are sure to shout "Encore!" when they reach the final page of this joyous celebration of classical music.