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Simon and the bear - a Hanukkah tale by Kimmel, Eric A.

Simon and the bear - a Hanukkah tale

Stranded on an iceberg on his way to America, Simon remembers his mother's parting words and lights the first candle on his menorah while praying for a miracle, which soon arrives in the form of a friendly polar bear.

Oct 13, 2014
Flora and the penguin by Idle, Molly Schaar, author, illustrator.

Flora and the penguin

In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.

Oct 13, 2014
The problem with not being scared of monsters by Richards, Dan, 1966- author.

The problem with not being scared of monsters

A young boy discovers that not being afraid of monsters complicates his life when they become a bit too friendly, until he comes up with a solution for dealing with the cast of misbehaving monsters.

Oct 13, 2014
Owlet's first flight by Modarressi, Mitra.

Owlet's first flight

A hesitant young owl leaves his nest for the first time and explores the nighttime on his own.

Oct 13, 2014
The Last Christmas Tree by Krensky, Stephen/ Campion, Pascal (ILT)

The Last Christmas Tree

Oct 13, 2014
If you were a dog by Swenson, Jamie.

If you were a dog

Easy-to-read text invites the reader to imagine life as a dog, a cat, a fish, a bird, and even a dinosaur.

Oct 13, 2014
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Barnett, Mac/ Klassen, Jon (ILT)

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Oct 13, 2014
Memoirs of an elf by Scillian, Devin, author.

Memoirs of an elf

""Under Spark Elf's direction, Santa delivers presents in the allotted twenty-four hours only to arrive at the North Pole with a stowaway in the toy bag, a family's beloved dog"--

Oct 14, 2014
A Little women Christmas by Frederick, Heather Vogel.

A Little women Christmas

With Father away serving in the Civil War, Marmee and her girls try to have a cheery Christmas.

Oct 14, 2014
Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah kitten by Pinkwater, Daniel Manus, 1941- author.

Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah kitten

Oct 14, 2014
Star bright - a Christmas story by McGhee, Alison, 1960-

Star bright - a Christmas story

"What can a small angel give a most important baby? A Christmas story about the greatest gift of all"--

Oct 15, 2014
Dory Fantasmagory by Hanlon, Abby, author.

Dory Fantasmagory

Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.

Oct 15, 2014
A cookie for Santa by Shaw, Stephanie.

A cookie for Santa

"Anticipating he will be eaten, a gingerbread boy cookie nervously awaits Santa's arrival. When rough-housing puppies threaten Christmas morning joy, the cookie comes to the rescue, earning the Night Watchman job at the North Pole"--

Oct 15, 2014
Jack by DePaola, Tomie, 1934- author, illustrator.

Jack

"Young Jack meets a host of animals on his way to ask the king for a house"--

Oct 15, 2014
Extra yarn by Barnett, Mac.

Extra yarn

With 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.

Oct 16, 2014
A Little women Christmas by Frederick, Heather Vogel.

A Little women Christmas

With Father away serving in the Civil War, Marmee and her girls try to have a cheery Christmas.

Oct 16, 2014
The last Christmas tree by Krensky, Stephen.

The last Christmas tree

An eager little Christmas tree, not very tall or well-shaped, is the last on the lot but when it seems all hope of being covered with lights and ornaments is lost, a special person comes to take him home.

Oct 16, 2014
Bear sees colors by Wilson, Karma, author.

Bear sees colors

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

Oct 18, 2014
Sleep tight, Anna Banana! by Roques, Dominique, 1948- author.

Sleep tight, Anna Banana!

Tyrannically subjecting her long-suffering stuffed animals to delays and excuses when she does not want to settle down for the night, a lively Anna Banana finally becomes sleepy only to be given a taste of her own medicine.

Oct 19, 2014
The storm whale by Davies, Benji, author, illustrator.

The storm whale

"Every day, in a house by the sea, a little boy watches his father leave for a long day's work. One night, a great storm washes a small whale onto the beach. The boy discovers the whale is a good listener. The father discovers the boy is lonely. Together, they return the whale to the sea. And from that day on, the boy learns that the father can be a good listener too"--

Oct 19, 2014
Two by Otoshi, Kathryn.

Two

TWO's best friend is ONE...until THREE jumps in between them. A powerful story of friendship, loss, letting go, and self-discovery.--Publisher.

Oct 19, 2014
Telephone by Barnett, Mac, author.

Telephone

In this picture book a string of birds on a telephone wire plays a game of telephone, with the usual mixed up results.

Oct 19, 2014
The Hueys in None the number by Jeffers, Oliver, author, illustrator.

The Hueys in None the number

One of the Hueys tries to explain the concept of "none" to another by finding different numbers of items, one through ten, then taking them all away.

Oct 19, 2014
Go, shapes, go! by Fleming, Denise, 1950- author, illustrator.

Go, shapes, go!

Circles, rectangles, ovals, arcs, and more have fun moving about, along with a mischievous mouse that wants to play, too.

Oct 19, 2014
Frances Dean who loved to dance and dance by Sif, Birgitta.

Frances Dean who loved to dance and dance

Frances Dean loves to dance. She feels the wind and she dances. She hears singing birds and she dances. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move. But as soon as anyone is around, Frances Dean's knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy, and she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage to share her talent with others and feel free?

Oct 19, 2014
Fox's garden by Princesse Camcam, 1982- illustrator.

Fox's garden

"One snowy night, a fox loses its way, entering a village. Chased away by the grown ups, Fox takes shelter in a greenhouse. A little boy sees this from his window. Without hesitating, he brings a basket of food to the greenhouse, where he leaves it for the fox. His gift is noticed and the night becomes a garden of new life, nourished by compassion and kindness. Princesse Camcam's cut-paper illustrations, along with the beautiful lighting of the sets she creates, make the experience of looking at

Oct 19, 2014
The farmer and the clown by Frazee, Marla, author, illustrator.

The farmer and the clown

A wordless picture book in which a farmer rescues a baby clown who's bounced off the circus train, and reunites him with his clown family.

Oct 19, 2014
While you were napping by Offill, Jenny, 1968-

While you were napping

A child tells an outlandish tale of what took place while a younger sibling was taking a nap.

Oct 19, 2014
When Aunt Mattie got her wings by Mathers, Petra, author, illustrator.

When Aunt Mattie got her wings

When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with bananas).

Oct 19, 2014
Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Schachner, Judith Byron

Skippyjon Jones Snow What

Oct 19, 2014
Circle, square, Moose by Bingham, Kelly L., 1967-

Circle, square, Moose

When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans.

Oct 19, 2014
Shooting at the stars - the Christmas truce of 1914 by Hendrix, John, 1976-

Shooting at the stars - the Christmas truce of 1914

In 1914 France, a British soldier writes to his mother about the strange events of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, when German and Allied soldiers met on neutral ground to share songs, food, and fun. Includes historical notes and glossary.

Oct 19, 2014
Sebastian and the balloon by Stead, Philip Christian, author, illustrator.

Sebastian and the balloon

"When Sebastian launches himself on a journey in a hot air balloon made entirely of Grandma's afghans and patchwork quilts, his boring day turns into the adventure of a lifetime"--

Oct 19, 2014
Those magnificent sheep in their flying machine by Bently, Peter, 1960-

Those magnificent sheep in their flying machine

Tired of standing still on their old hill, several sheep board an airplane for a round-the-world adventure.

Oct 19, 2014
Baking day at Grandma's by Denise, Anika.

Baking day at Grandma's

"Children go to their grandmother's house to bake and enjoy spending time with their loving grandmother"--

Oct 19, 2014
Three little peas by Rivoal, Marine, author, illustrator.

Three little peas

"The story of two little peas as they explore the world of the garden and set off to become just what they are meant to be"--

Oct 19, 2014
Planet Kindergarten by Ganz-Schmitt, Sue, author.

Planet Kindergarten

A young child imagines going off to Kindergarten as a journey to another planet.

Oct 19, 2014
The dandelion seed's big dream by Anthony, Joseph (Joseph Patrick)

The dandelion seed's big dream

A seed dreams of becoming a dandelion.

Oct 19, 2014
Ben Franklin's big splash - the mostly true story of his first invention by Rosenstock, Barb, author.

Ben Franklin's big splash - the mostly true story of his first invention

"Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish--fins and all. This ... account of young Ben's earliest invention follows the budding scientist's journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions. Includes Franklin quotes, a timeline, bibliography, and source notes"--Amazon.com.

Oct 19, 2014
I am a witch's cat by Muncaster, Harriet.

I am a witch's cat

A "special witch's cat" is certain her mother is a witch because she keeps special potions in the bathroom, grows magical herbs in her garden, and whirls her broomstick around the room once a week.

Oct 19, 2014
Stanley the builder by Bee, William, author, illustrator.

Stanley the builder

"What a job for Stanley--he's building a house for his friend, Myrtle. He will need his digger and his bulldozer and his cement mixer. He will also need his friend, Charlie to help. But will they manage to build the whole house?"--

Oct 19, 2014
Caillou. Caillou borrows a book by

Caillou. Caillou borrows a book

Oct 19, 2014
Blizzard by Rocco, John, author, illustrator.

Blizzard

"After a massive blizzard, a boy becomes a hero when he manages to walk to the local store and bring supplies back to his neighborhood which has been snowed in for days. Based on the author's childhood experience"--

Oct 19, 2014
The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving all around by Berenstain, Mike, 1951- author.

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving all around

The Berenstain Bears celebrate Thanksgiving by taking a walk through their neighborhood and enjoying the sights of the season--fall foliage, ripe red apples, bright orange pumpkins, and turkeys.

Oct 19, 2014
Beautiful Moon - A Child's Prayer by Bolden, Tonya/ Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency Llc (CRT)/ Velasquez, Eric (ILT)

Beautiful Moon - A Child's Prayer

Oct 19, 2014
The Animals' Santa by Brett, Jan/ Brett, Jan (ILT)

The Animals' Santa

Oct 19, 2014
Angelina's Big City Ballet by Holabird, Katharine/ Craig, Helen (ILT)

Angelina's Big City Ballet

Oct 19, 2014
Sam's pet temper by Bhadra, Sangeeta, author.

Sam's pet temper

When Sam's new pet temper keeps getting him into trouble, he has to figure out a way to control it.

Oct 19, 2014
100 things that make me happy by Schwartz, Amy, author, illustrator.

100 things that make me happy

Lists a wide variety of items, from red socks to peekaboo, that can make one happy.

Oct 19, 2014
Druthers by Phelan, Matt, author, illustrator.

Druthers

Challenged to use her imagination on a boring, rainy day, little Penelope shares time with her daddy while envisioning herself at the zoo, as a cowgirl, flying to the moon, and sailing to an island filled with dinosaurs.

Oct 19, 2014
Hunters of the Great Forest by Nolan, Dennis

Hunters of the Great Forest

Oct 19, 2014
Here Comes Santa Cat by Underwood, Deborah/ Rueda, Claudia (ILT)

Here Comes Santa Cat

Oct 19, 2014
Caillou. Caillou goes apple picking by

Caillou. Caillou goes apple picking

Oct 19, 2014
The sheep go on strike by Dumont, Jean-François, 1959- author, illustrator.

The sheep go on strike

When the sheep on a farm go on strike rather than having their warm coats sheared off, the other animals begin taking sides until, at last, a compromise can be reached.

Oct 19, 2014
I'm gonna climb a mountain in my patent leather shoes by Singer, Marilyn, author.

I'm gonna climb a mountain in my patent leather shoes

Sadie is all-girl, but she does not let that-- or her wardrobe-- stop her from enjoying a family camping trip as she helps pitch the tent in "fancy ruffled pants" and looks for Bigfoot while wearing a tutu.

Oct 19, 2014
The forever flowers by Rosen, Michael J., 1954-

The forever flowers

"A young grouse packs a precious cargo of seeds for her migratory journey, only to find an unexpected home in another land while she awaits the coming of another spring"--

Oct 19, 2014
The mouse who ate the moon by Horáček, Petr, author, illustrator.

The mouse who ate the moon

"Little Mouse loves to look up at the moon every night. But one night, when a piece of the moon falls from the sky, she can't resist taking a little nibble. And another. Soon the moon is no longer round. What will happen to it now? Children will be eager to turn the pages and peek through the holes in an amusing tale of temptation featuring Petr Hora´cek's bold, vibrant illustrations. Little Mouse finds the moon so beautiful that she longs to have a piece of it all to herself. What happens when

Oct 19, 2014
Goldi Rocks and the three bears by Schwartz, Corey Rosen, author.

Goldi Rocks and the three bears

In this fractured fairy tale, the Three Bear Band holds tryouts for a lead singer.

Oct 19, 2014
Lucky by Mackintosh, David, author, illustrator.

Lucky

When Leo's mother announces there will be a surprise at dinner, Leo and his brother are desperate to find out what it is, and their imaginations run wild.

Oct 19, 2014
Ruby Valentine and the sweet surprise by Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-

Ruby Valentine and the sweet surprise

Ruby's pets compete for her affection on Valentine's Day.

Oct 19, 2014
Race from A to Z by Scieszka, Jon.

Race from A to Z

Dump trucks, fire trucks, and even garbage trucks join in a race through the streets of Trucktown.

Oct 19, 2014
Big Hero 6. Hiro and Tadashi by Candau, Brittany

Big Hero 6. Hiro and Tadashi

The Hamada brothers and their friends challenge each other to create an amazing new invention by Friday and the Hamada brothers intend to win.

Oct 19, 2014
Big Hero 6 by Saxon, Victoria, adapter.

Big Hero 6

The superheroes team called Big Hero 6 must battle the villain named Yokai.

Oct 19, 2014
The Mitten String by Rosner, Jennifer/ Swarner, Kristina (ILT)

The Mitten String

Oct 19, 2014
The night parade by Roscoe, Lily, author.

The night parade

In the Night Parade children play and sing while their parents sleep.

Oct 19, 2014
Sheep Blast Off! by Apple, Margot

Sheep Blast Off!

Oct 19, 2014
Peaceful Piggy Yoga by MacLean, Kerry Lee

Peaceful Piggy Yoga

Oct 19, 2014
Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Maclean, Kerry Lee

Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Oct 19, 2014
Moody Cow meditates by MacLean, Kerry Lee.

Moody Cow meditates

Moody Cow has a lot of angry thoughts after a frustrating day, but his grandfather sets up a Mind Jar with sparkles and shows him that just as the sparkles settle in the jar, Moody Cow's angry thoughts can settle through meditation.

Oct 19, 2014
Moody Cow learns compassion by MacLean, Kerry Lee.

Moody Cow learns compassion

Moody Cow is uncomfortable with the plight of little creatures when Bully revels in the deaths of the crickets he feeds to a snake. Includes two activities--compassionate cricket release and compassionate worm rescue.

Oct 19, 2014
Once upon an alphabet by Jeffers, Oliver.

Once upon an alphabet

"From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet"--

Oct 19, 2014
The very cranky bear by Bland, Nick, 1973- author.

The very cranky bear

On a cold, rainy day in the jungle, four animal friends hide in a cave to play, but unexpectedly meet a very cranky bear trying to nap.

Oct 19, 2014
The great googly moogly by Dicmas, Courtney, author.

The great googly moogly

Nobody has every been able to catch The Great Googly Moogly, a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims to do just that. Armed with fishing gear and differing baits, she sets out every day to realize her dream, whatever the weather. But what will she do if she succeeds?

Oct 19, 2014
Goodnight, Ark by Sassi, Laura, 1969-

Goodnight, Ark

When frightened animals squeeze into Noah's bed during a storm, causing the Ark to tip, Noah soothes the beasts with a lullaby.

Oct 19, 2014
What there is before there is anything there by Liniers, 1973-

What there is before there is anything there

Oct 19, 2014
You are (not) small by Kang, Anna, author.

You are (not) small

Not being able to agree who is small and who is big, two fuzzy animals have their argument settled by a couple of mystery guests.

Oct 19, 2014
What the Shepherd Saw by Lagerloeff, Selma/ Dusakova, Maja (ILT)

What the Shepherd Saw

Oct 19, 2014
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer by May, Robert Lewis, 1905-

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

Although the other reindeer laugh at him because of his bright red nose, Rudolph proves his worth when he is chosen to lead Santa Claus' sleigh on a foggy night.

Oct 19, 2014
Shh! We have a plan by Haughton, Chris, author, artist.

Shh! We have a plan

"Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! 'Hello birdie,' waves one. 'Shh! We have a plan,' hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go! But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying

Oct 19, 2014
Pretty Minnie in Paris by Steel, Danielle/ Valiant, Kristi (ILT)

Pretty Minnie in Paris

Oct 19, 2014
Hana Hashimoto, sixth violin by Uegaki, Chieri, author.

Hana Hashimoto, sixth violin

Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin at her school's talent show. The trouble is, she's only a beginner, and she's had only three lessons. Will her confidence waver on the night of the show?

Oct 19, 2014
Sam & Dave dig a hole by Barnett, Mac, author.

Sam & Dave dig a hole

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

Oct 19, 2014
Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Lynch, Jane, 1960- author.

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean

"Marlene is the class bully until Big Freddy stands up to her"--

Oct 19, 2014
I love you night and day by Prasadam-Halls, Smriti, author.

I love you night and day

"A sweet message of unconditional love follows a bear and a bunny through their day"--

Oct 19, 2014
Hickory dickory dog by Murray, Alison (Illustrator), author, illustrator.

Hickory dickory dog

"Zack and his dog, Rufus, are best friends. So when Zack goes to school, Rufus follows along. And once he's there, Rufus joins right in with painting, lunchtime, and even garden time -- which makes for one messy pup when it's time to go home! "--

Oct 19, 2014
Andrew's angry words by Lachner, Dorothea.

Andrew's angry words

When his sister trips and sends all his toys flying, Andrew lets loose a lot of nasty angry words that start to spread from person to person creating trouble wherever they go.

Oct 19, 2014
A bean, a stalk, and a boy named Jack by Joyce, William, author.

A bean, a stalk, and a boy named Jack

A magic bean and an ordinary boy solve a royal problem for King Blah Blah Blah.

Oct 19, 2014
A perfectly messed-up story by McDonnell, Patrick, 1956- author, illustrator.

A perfectly messed-up story

Louie becomes angry when the story in which he appears is ruined by messes from jelly, peanut butter, and other things that do not belong in books.

Oct 19, 2014
One big pair of underwear by Gehl, Laura.

One big pair of underwear

Progressively larger groups of animals try to share a limited number of scooters, cookbooks, nap mats, and underwear.

Oct 19, 2014
Little golden book favorites. by

Little golden book favorites.

Oct 19, 2014
My Bibi always remembers by Buzzeo, Toni.

My Bibi always remembers

Tembo, a little African elephant, wants to be just like her grandmother, Bibi, but is often distracted when she is supposed to be following Bibi to a watering hole. Includes a note about elephants.

Oct 19, 2014
Mr. Frank by Luxbacher, Irene, 1970- author, illustrator.

Mr. Frank

"On his last day before retirement, Mr. Frank is sewing the most wonderful outfit of his long career. In all his years working as a tailor, Mr. Frank has made all kinds of clothes. From the practical uniforms of the 1940s to the wild and weird designs of the 1960s and 1970s, he has seen (and sewn) just about everything. But todays project is especially close to Mr. Frank's heart. With its use of textiles and sensitive period detail, Irene Luxbacher's artwork that is the perfect complement to her

Oct 19, 2014
More and more by Dodd, Emma, 1969- author.

More and more

Rhyming text helps a little monkey understand that his parents love him more and more each day.

Oct 19, 2014
Little Critter - just a storybook collection by Mayer, Mercer, 1943-

Little Critter - just a storybook collection

Collects six stories starring Little Critter, in which he trains for a race, builds a snowman, spends the weekend with his grandparents, and works on a project for the science fair.

Oct 19, 2014
Simon and the bear - a Hanukkah tale by Kimmel, Eric A., author.

Simon and the bear - a Hanukkah tale

Stranded on an iceberg on his way to America, Simon remembers his mother's parting words and lights the first candle on his menorah while praying for a miracle, which soon arrives in the form of a friendly polar bear.

Oct 19, 2014
Goodnight football by Dahl, Michael, author.

Goodnight football

In rhyming text a child, home from a game, bids goodnight to all the sights and sounds of a school football game.

Oct 19, 2014
The orchestra pit by Wright, Johanna, author, illustrator.

The orchestra pit

"When a slightly befuddled but surprisingly endearing snake wanders into the wrong pit--the orchestra pit--peculiar things start to happen"--

Oct 19, 2014
The eyes of Gray Wolf by London, Jonathan, 1947-

The eyes of Gray Wolf

On a cold northern night, a restless gray wolf encounters an unknown wolf pack, from which a young white wolf steps out and they become mates.

Oct 19, 2014
The book with no pictures by Novak, B. J., 1979-

The book with no pictures

"In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what"--

Oct 19, 2014
A hero's journey by Pendergrass, Daphne, author.

A hero's journey

Manolo Sanchez longs to play music rather than follow in the footsteps of his champion bullfighting family members until his love for a general's daughter inspires him to save his community.

Oct 19, 2014
How many sleeps 'til Christmas? by Sperring, Mark, author.

How many sleeps 'til Christmas?

Little Pip is so excited for Christmas he doesn't know how he is going to make it the last four sleeps, until Papa begins to tell him all the things they still have to do.

Oct 19, 2014
Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins / 25th Anniversary Edition by Kimmel, Eric A.

Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins / 25th Anniversary Edition

Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

Oct 19, 2014
Hello, airplane! by Cotter, Bill, author, illustrator.

Hello, airplane!

Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow an airplane as it says good-bye to the ground and hello to the sky, where it flies over a town, mountains, clouds, and people.

Oct 19, 2014
Frosty the snowman by Capozzi, Suzy, author.

Frosty the snowman

A magic hat helps a jolly snowman come to life in this adaptation of the classic television special.

Oct 19, 2014
Frankenstein's fright before Chritsmas by Bemonster Ludworst, author, illustrator.

Frankenstein's fright before Chritsmas

A parody of "The Night before Christmas," sees Santa visiting the castle of Miss Devel where a very excited Frankenstein and his monster friends live.

Oct 19, 2014
Flora and the penguin by Idle, Molly Schaar, author, illustrator.

Flora and the penguin

In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.

Oct 19, 2014
The dreidel that wouldn't spin - a toyshop tale of Hanukkah by Simpson, Martha Seif, 1954-

The dreidel that wouldn't spin - a toyshop tale of Hanukkah

The most beautiful dreidel a shopkeeper has ever seen will not spin for the two children who insist they must own it, but perhaps it would spin for a child with the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart.

Oct 19, 2014
Dojo daycare by Tougas, Chris, author, illustrator.

Dojo daycare

Six energetic ninjas at daycare fight over toys, throw fits during story time, and tip chairs at lunch, as their master attempts to teach them about honor, kindness, and respect.

Oct 19, 2014
Coming Home by Ruth, Greg

Coming Home

Oct 19, 2014
A Christmas wish for Corduroy by Hennessy, B. G. (Barbara G.)

A Christmas wish for Corduroy

A teddy bear in the toy department of a big store receives a new name and a new home from Santa.

Oct 19, 2014
And then comes Christmas by Brenner, Tom, author.

And then comes Christmas

Describes the seasonal changes that come with winter and details the ways people prepare and decorate for Christmas celebrations.

Oct 19, 2014
If you were a dog by Swenson, Jamie.

If you were a dog

Easy-to-read text invites the reader to imagine life as a dog, a cat, a fish, a bird, and even a dinosaur.

Oct 19, 2014
How to bake a book by Burfoot, Ella.

How to bake a book

A young girl shares her recipe for baking the perfect book, from breaking ideas into a cup to adding periods and capital letters, with a pinch of good, a dash of bad, and carefully cut out characters mixed in.

Oct 19, 2014
The little moose who couldn't go to sleep - a Maynard Moose tale by Claflin, Willy, 1944- author.

The little moose who couldn't go to sleep - a Maynard Moose tale

Little Moose learns the value of a good night's sleep.

Oct 19, 2014
Penguin and Pumpkin by Yoon, Salina, author.

Penguin and Pumpkin

Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them.

Oct 19, 2014
Olive and the Embarrassing Gift by Freeman, Tor/ Freeman, Tor (ILT)

Olive and the Embarrassing Gift

Oct 19, 2014
Max and the won't go to bed show by Sperring, Mark, author.

Max and the won't go to bed show

Max does magic tricks to delay bedtime as long as possible.

Oct 19, 2014
Max & Ruby's happy holidays treasury. by Grosset & Dunlap (COR)

Max & Ruby's happy holidays treasury.

A collection of eight stories featuring Ruby and her little brother Max as they share a variety of adventures.

Oct 19, 2014
Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker by Engelbreit, Mary, author.

Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker

In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, a nutcracker under a terrible spell is given to young Marie as a Christmas gift, and when she helps him defeat the Mouse King, breaking the spell, he takes her to visit his kingdom.

Oct 19, 2014
Maple & Willow Together by Nichols, Lori/ Nichols, Lori (ILT)

Maple & Willow Together

Oct 19, 2014
A Letter for Leo by Ruzzier, Sergio

A Letter for Leo

Oct 19, 2014
Owlet's first flight by Modarressi, Mitra.

Owlet's first flight

A hesitant young owl leaves his nest for the first time and explores the nighttime on his own.

Oct 19, 2014
The problem with not being scared of monsters by Richards, Dan, 1966- author.

The problem with not being scared of monsters

Who knew there was a problem with not being scared of monsters? The hero of this story knows it--all too well. Because he's not scared, the monsters think he's one of them. And now, they're way too friendly. They want to share everything! Which is, of course, a disaster. Good thing there's a terrified little brother to come to the rescue. With an understated text and hilarious illustrations, this picture book will have kids laughing away their fears.

Oct 19, 2014
Rapunzel and the seven dwarfs - a Maynard Moose tale by Claflin, Willy, 1944-

Rapunzel and the seven dwarfs - a Maynard Moose tale

Combines and resets the classic tales of Rapunzel and Snow White in the Northern Piney Woods of Alaska, where a prince riding a white moose tries to rescue a long-haired beauty who has been poisoned by a witch.

Oct 19, 2014
Immi's gift by Littlewood, Karin.

Immi's gift

Day after day in the frozen north, a young Inuit girl catches brightly-colored objects while ice fishing and uses them to decorate her igloo, until the ice begins to melt and she drops in a gift of her own before leaving for the season.

Oct 19, 2014
Dino-Boarding by Wheeler, Lisa, 1963-

Dino-Boarding

Meat-eating and vegetarian dinosaurs compete in surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding events.

Oct 19, 2014
Peppa pig and the day at Snowy Mountain. by

Peppa pig and the day at Snowy Mountain.

Peppa and her family enjoy such winter sports as sledding, skating, and skiing while spending a day at Snowy Mountain.

Oct 19, 2014
You are not my friend, but I miss you by Kirk, Daniel, author, illustrator.

You are not my friend, but I miss you

A sock monkey becomes angry with a stuffed dog while they are playing and declares they are no longer friends, but soon learns that he may not have been a good friend, either.

Oct 19, 2014
The way to the zoo by Burningham, John, author, illustrator.

The way to the zoo

Discovering a magical door in her bedroom that leads her to the zoo, a little girl is tempted to bring one little bear back to her room, and then a menagerie of smaller animals, and then a medley of big animals, until pandemonium ensues.

Oct 19, 2014
Superfab saves the day by Delaporte, Bérengère, 1979- author.

Superfab saves the day

With a large superhero costume collection, Superfab is the best-dressed superhero around, but his frequent costume changes often stop him for arriving in time to help people in trouble, until one day, his style sense may just save the day.

Oct 19, 2014
Peppa Pig and the muddy puddles by

Peppa Pig and the muddy puddles

When it begins raining, Peppa is excited by the prospect of muddy puddles, but the rain soon turns into a flood and Peppa makes the most of it.

Oct 19, 2014
I wish I could draw by Fagan, Cary, author, illustrator.

I wish I could draw

Cary denounces his abilities and wishes he could draw well, but when he actually tries to draw a story about subjects that he likes, he finds that he isn't so bad.

Oct 19, 2014
Elmer and the monster by McKee, David.

Elmer and the monster

"There is pandemonium in the jungle. A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer the patchwork elephant is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise"--

Oct 19, 2014
Stanley's garage by Bee, William, author, ilustrator.

Stanley's garage

"Stanley is working at his garage today. From filling up Hattie's red sport car with gas to changing the tire on Shamus' and Little Woo's blue car, it sure is a busy day. As his friends each come in with their car problems, Stanley knows just what to do to get them back on the road"--

Oct 19, 2014
Sugar white snow and evergreens - a winter wonderland of color by Chernesky, Felicia Sanzari.

Sugar white snow and evergreens - a winter wonderland of color

A family notices their colorful surroundings on a visit to Mr. Sweet's Famous Sugar Maple Farm, pointing out a red cardinal, silver buckets, evergreen trees, and golden maple syrup.

Oct 19, 2014
Vanilla ice cream by Graham, Bob, 1942- author, illustrator.

Vanilla ice cream

Stowing away in the back of a truck that carries interesting-looking food, a curious young sparrow takes a voyage through the rice paddies of India, across the sea, and into a new city, where he transforms the life of a girl at a cafe´.

Oct 19, 2014
Wall by Cole, Tom Clohosy/ Cole, Tom Clohosy (ILT)

Wall

Oct 19, 2014
Richard Scarry's The night before the night before Christmas! by Scarry, Richard, author, illustrator.

Richard Scarry's The night before the night before Christmas!

When Mr. Frumble makes his way to the North Pole to help Santa he accidentally tears off a calendar page, causing everyone to think it is Christmas Eve already, and he has to try to set things right.

Oct 19, 2014
Kid sheriff and the terrible Toads by Shea, Bob, author.

Kid sheriff and the terrible Toads

The Toad brothers are wreaking havoc in Drywater Gulch when a boy with no experience but immense knowledge of dinosaurs rides into town on his tortoise and declares himself the new sheriff.

Oct 19, 2014
Anna's heaven by Hole, Stian, author, illustrator.

Anna's heaven

After the death of her mother, Anna and her father imagine that Heaven might be a place where one can help in God's garden, visit with old friends, and take off one's socks whenever one pleases.

Oct 19, 2014
'Twas Nochebuena by Thong, Roseanne.

'Twas Nochebuena

Explores Latin American traditions for celebrating Christmas Eve in a text that combines English and Spanish words and follows the rhythm of Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas".

Oct 19, 2014
Peppa Pig and the vegetable garden by

Peppa Pig and the vegetable garden

Peppa and George love helping Grandpa Pig in the garden. When it is time for lunch, Granny makes a salad. But George doesn't like salad. Will Grandpa Pig change his mind?

Oct 19, 2014
As an oak tree grows by Karas, G. Brian, author, illustrator.

As an oak tree grows

"From 1775 to the present, the landscape around a lone oak tree goes through significant changes"--

Oct 19, 2014
Ready, steady, ghost! by Baguley, Elizabeth, author.

Ready, steady, ghost!

A timid little ghost searches for a safe place to haunt.

Oct 19, 2014
A perfect place for Ted by Rudge, Leila, author, illustrator.

A perfect place for Ted

"A little dog named Ted sets out to find his perfect place, but no matter where he goes, he doesn't stand out. Will anyone ever notice Ted?"--

Oct 19, 2014
Red, white, and boom! by Wardlaw, Lee, 1955-

Red, white, and boom!

Parades, beach picnics, and fireworks in the park are some of the ways Americans celebrate the Fourth of July.

Oct 19, 2014
Red Knit Cap Girl and the reading tree by Stoop, Naoko, author, illustrator.

Red Knit Cap Girl and the reading tree

Red Knit Cap Girl and her animal friends create a library inside a mighty oak tree, where they can read and exchange books.

Oct 19, 2014
Peppa pig and the busy day at school by

Peppa pig and the busy day at school

Peppa is having a busy day at school -- learning numbers and letters, painting, making music, and playing outside. Peppa can't wait for Special Talent time, but her excitement turns to worry when all three of her special talents are chosen by others! Luckily, Peppa can revert to her true specialty: jumping in muddy puddles!

Oct 19, 2014
Peanuts - a scanimation book by Seder, Rufus Butler.

Peanuts - a scanimation book

Oct 19, 2014