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Zora's zucchini by Pryor, Katherine, author.

Zora's zucchini

During her summer vacation, Zora decides to plant zucchini in the family's garden but ends up having way too much zucchini for just one family to eat.

Jul 18, 2016
You belong here by Clark, M.H., author.

You belong here

Takes readers on a trip through the city, forest, and other environments, observing animals and nature, and demonstrating that all creatures belong right where they are.

Jul 18, 2016
Lizbeth Lou got a rock in her shoe by Howell, Troy, author.

Lizbeth Lou got a rock in her shoe

When Lizbeth Lou takes a rock out of her shoe, the rock goes on an adventurous journey, meeting ants, fish, birds, and other creatures along the way.

Jul 18, 2016
Field guide to the Grumpasaurus by Hemingway, Edward.

Field guide to the Grumpasaurus

"A field guide to the fierce but adorable grumpasaurus, found in every home where there are small children."--

Jul 18, 2016
Dig in! by Jenson-Elliott, Cynthia L, author.

Dig in!

A little boy digs, plays, and explores in his garden.

Jul 18, 2016
Busy builders, busy week! by Reidy, Jean.

Busy builders, busy week!

"A cast of animal characters are building a brand new playground in a local park and each day of the week contains a different construction plan. The construction project comes together for a rhyming walking tour of a neighborhood, where young readers can learn the days of the week while watching everyone work as a team!"--

Jul 18, 2016
A boy, a ball, and a dog by Marino, Gianna, author, illustrator.

A boy, a ball, and a dog

"An adventure story about a boy and his dog running through the neighborhood and playing catch"--

Jul 18, 2016
Bella up, up, and away by O'Rourke, Ryan, author, illustrator.

Bella up, up, and away

When the life preserver her new friend Claude is napping on drifts out to sea, Bella the lighthouse cat finds the adventure she is seeking--and makes another new friend along the way.

Jul 19, 2016
Daddies are awesome by Costain, Meredith, author.

Daddies are awesome

An ode to fathers and all that they do with--and for--their kids, brought to life by puppy and daddy dog illustrations.

Jul 21, 2016
Bear's big day by Yoon, Salina, author, illustrator.

Bear's big day

Bear, feeling very grown-up, says goodbye to his stuffed rabbit, Floppy, and starts his first day of school but soon he is missing Floppy and worrying that he is not ready to be a big bear, after all.

Jul 21, 2016
The red apple by Oral, Feridun, author, illustrator.

The red apple

"On a cold winter's day, Rabbit leaves his burrow in search of food, but all he can find is a single red apple hanging far out of reach. Maybe his friend Mouse can help get it down for him. But Mouse can't climb that high. Nor can their friend Fox manage to reach it. It isn't until they accidentally wake Bear from her slumber that they all find a way to work together and fill their bellies"--Dust jacket flap.

Jul 21, 2016
Rory the dinosaur wants a pet by Climo, Liz, author, illustrator.

Rory the dinosaur wants a pet

Rory the dinosaur wants a pet of his own and finds one in a coconut he names George.

Jul 21, 2016
Ten hungry pigs by Anderson, Derek, 1969- author, illustrator.

Ten hungry pigs

In this rhyming, counting book, ten pigs build a very strange sandwich--until a wolf comes along and sends them running.

Jul 22, 2016
The seven princesses by Coh, Smiljana.

The seven princesses

Once upon a time, there were seven princess sisters who did everything together, from horseback riding to jumping in royal leaf piles to throwing legendary pin~ata parties. But one day, they had the biggest fight in the entire history of princess fighting. There was no worse sound than the sound of this fight. Will the sisters ever find a way to fill their kingdom with sounds of laughter and playing again? Princesses of all sizes will royally delight in this modern-day fairy tale of sibling riva

Jul 22, 2016
Puppy pool party! - an underwater dogs adventure by Casteel, Seth, author.

Puppy pool party! - an underwater dogs adventure

Photographs and simple, rhyming text reveal what goes on beneath the surface at the puppy pool party.

Jul 22, 2016
Tim to the rescue by Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979.

Tim to the rescue

Bored with his schoolwork, Tim is longing to be at sea again, following his adventures in Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain. Luckily, his great friend Captain McFee appears in time for another voyage! On board ship, Tim befriends Ginger, the first ship's boy. Unfortunately, mischievous Ginger will need all of Tim's resourcefulness to get out of his next scrape...Little Tim's adventures at sea have delighted generations of children ever since the first book was published in 1936. Edward Ardizz

Jul 22, 2016
Penny & Jelly - slumber under the stars by Gianferrari, Maria.

Penny & Jelly - slumber under the stars

"Penny is thrilled to get her invitation to a slumber under the stars party, but then she realizes that no pets are allowed--and she'll have to leave her beloved dog Jelly home for the evening. With a little creative thinking, though, Penny finds a way to sleep beneath the stars and have her canine companion by her side as she does it"--

Jul 22, 2016
Roland the minstrel pig by Steig, William, 1907-2003, author, illustrator.

Roland the minstrel pig

Roland sets out to see the world, armed with his lute and his sweet voice, but a scheming fox almost roasts him before he is rescued by the king.

Jul 22, 2016
Rosco vs. the baby by Ward, Lindsay, author, illustrator.

Rosco vs. the baby

Rosco the dog is the undisputed heavyweight champ of his home, with something to say--loudly--about everything until the baby arrives, making at least as much noise and getting all of the attention that was once Rosco's, and the championship bout begins.

Jul 22, 2016
Superhero instruction manual by Dempsey, Kristy, author.

Superhero instruction manual

A little boy who is disappointed by the seven steps in his Superhero Instruction Guide gets a glimpse of true heroism.

Jul 22, 2016
Splashdance by Starin, Liz, author.

Splashdance

"Ursula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition. But a new regulation at the community pool--no bears--leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond, and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Jul 22, 2016
Rosie the Raven by Bansch, Helga, author, illustrator.

Rosie the Raven

When the last egg in the ravens nest hatches, little Rosie, a girl, emerges who tries unsuccessfully to do whatever her feathered brothers and sisters do, but finally she realizes there are certain things that only she can do.

Jul 22, 2016
Me and Annie McPhee by Dunrea, Olivier, author.

Me and Annie McPhee

In this cumulative rhyme, a tiny island in the middle of the sea "just big enough for me and Annie McPhee," rapidly becomes very crowded with increasingly larger groups of animals.

Jul 22, 2016
How to eat an airplane by Pearson, Peter, 1980-

How to eat an airplane

Provides instructions for hosting a dinner party, following proper etiquette, at which one serves an airplane, beginning with the cockpit instruments and ending with the tail section. Includes facts about the various parts and how they function.

Jul 22, 2016
Nobody likes a goblin by Hatke, Ben, author.

Nobody likes a goblin

Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton-leaving Goblin all alone! It's up to Goblin to save the day. But first he's going to have to leave the dungeon and find out how the rest of the world feels about goblins."--Amazon.co

Jul 22, 2016
Herman's vacation by Percival, Tom, 1977- author.

Herman's vacation

Herman the bear and Henry the raccoon cannot afford to go away on a holiday, so Herman plans a camping trip he is sure his friend will enjoy--then plans anew when he sees that Henry is not having fun.

Jul 22, 2016
Goose on the farm by Wall, Laura, author, illustrator.

Goose on the farm

Jul 22, 2016
Frank and Laverne by Whamond, Dave, author, illustrator.

Frank and Laverne

"Frank and Laverne's two tales are separately told in a clever "flip-the-book" fashion, which allows you to get both sides of the story, making this a book for dog- and cat-lovers alike!"--

Jul 22, 2016
Douglas, you need glasses! by Adamson, Ged, author, illustrator.

Douglas, you need glasses!

After visiting the eye doctor, a near-sighted dog gets glasses.

Jul 22, 2016
Don't splash the sasquatch! by Redeker, Kent, author.

Don't splash the sasquatch!

Sen~or Sasquatch wants to relax beside Mr. Blobule's pool without getting wet, but he is thoroughly splashed by the other guests, who then pitch in to dry his "squizzlefied" fur.

Jul 22, 2016
Diana's White House garden by Carbone, Elisa Lynn, author.

Diana's White House garden

"It's 1943, and the White House is busy with the war effort. Diana Hopkins only wants to help, but doesn't know what a ten-year-old can do - until the Roosevelts come up with the idea of Victory Gardens, and Diana suddenly has the important job of Victory Gardener for the White House"--

Jul 22, 2016
A dark, dark cave by Hoffman, Eric, 1950- author.

A dark, dark cave

Two young siblings explore a cave filled with shining eyes, giant paws, and strange noises until a beam of light reveals the cave's secrets.

Jul 22, 2016
Cry, heart, but never break by Ringtved, Glenn, 1968- author.

Cry, heart, but never break

"Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must. He comes gently, naturally. And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye."--from amazon.com

Jul 22, 2016
City shapes by Murray, Diana.

City shapes

"A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn"--

Jul 22, 2016
Bob and Flo play hide and seek by Ashdown, Rebecca, author, illustrator.

Bob and Flo play hide and seek

Penguins Bob, Flo, and Sam play hide and seek.

Jul 22, 2016
Elmer and Rose by McKee, David.

Elmer and Rose

When Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd, they are surprised to find that she is pink, but even greater surprises are in store for them.

Jul 22, 2016
Barnacle is bored by Fenske, Jonathan, author, illustrator.

Barnacle is bored

Barnacle is bored by the monotony of the tides, and envies the fish who swim freely--until an eel comes along.

Jul 22, 2016
Animal Supermarket by Zoboli, Giovanna.

Animal Supermarket

All kinds of species come to do their grocery shopping at the Animal Supermarket--polar bears prowl the seafood section, cats stock up on milk, and mice crowd the cheese counter.

Jul 22, 2016
Gordon and Tapir by Meschenmoser, Sebastian, author, illustrator.

Gordon and Tapir

Tapir is a messy tapir who lives with his friend Gordon, an orderly penguin.

Jul 22, 2016
Mr. Hulot at the beach by Merveille, David, author, illustrator.

Mr. Hulot at the beach

This wordless picture book follows the humorous misadventures of Mr. Hulot as he attempts to enjoy a day at the beach.

Jul 22, 2016
Monster needs your vote by Czajak, Paul, author.

Monster needs your vote

"Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster's newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take a stand and fight for what they believe in"--

Jul 22, 2016
It came in the mail by Clanton, Ben, 1988- author.

It came in the mail

After Liam writes to his mailbox, asking for more mail, he gets his wish, but soon he realizes that sending mail is even more fun than receiving it.

Jul 22, 2016
Help, I don't want a babysitter! by Wagner, Anke, author.

Help, I don't want a babysitter!

"Ollie's parents hire a babysitter, Ollie's cuddle buddy Stubbs imagines the worst: what if the babysitter sprays them with stinky perfume ... what if the babysitter only cooks yucky green vegetables? But when Ollie and Stubbs meet Ella ... what happens next just might surprise you!"--Amazon.com.

Jul 22, 2016
The summer Nick taught his cats to read by Manley, Curtis, author.

The summer Nick taught his cats to read

When Nick decides to teach his cats to read, Verne is very much interested, especially in books about mice and fish, but Stevenson wants nothing to do with the project--or does he?

Jul 24, 2016
This is our baby, born today by Bajaj, Varsha, author.

This is our baby, born today

"A baby elephant's birth is celebrated by its loving herd"--

Jul 24, 2016
There's a Bear on My Chair by Collins, Ross

There's a Bear on My Chair

Jul 24, 2016
What to do with a box by Yolen, Jane, auhor.

What to do with a box

"Jane Yolen poetically reminds young readers that a simple box can be a child's most imaginative plaything as artist Chris Sheban illustrates its myriad and magical uses"--

Jul 24, 2016
Super Bugs by Meadows, Michelle, author.

Super Bugs

In rhyming text, the Super Bugs buzz all over town, rescuing other insects in danger.

Jul 24, 2016
Where is Rusty? by Posthuma, Sieb, author, artist.

Where is Rusty?

Rusty the puppy goes to the department store but gets separated from his mother.

Jul 24, 2016
The Snurtch by Ferrell, Sean.

The Snurtch

"Ruthie has a problem at school. It is the Snurtch. The Snurtch is a scribbly, grabby, rude monster who follows Ruthie around and gets her into all sorts of trouble. It seems Ruthie will never be rid of the Snurtch. But eventually, she realizes she's notthe only one... George has one too"--

Jul 24, 2016
Sophie's squash go to school by Miller, Pat Zietlow, author.

Sophie's squash go to school

On her very first day of school, Sophie is reluctant to make friends with the other children, preferring to play with two squash she grew in her garden--but when a particularly persistent boy named Steven gives her a packet of seeds as an apology for accidentally ripping her picture, she realizes that it just takes time to grow a friend.

Jul 24, 2016
T. L. C. by Clark, M. H, author.

T. L. C.

When mommy is too tired to play and says she needs some T.L.C., a young girl not understanding what that means comes up with some humorous ideas to help her mother.

Jul 24, 2016
That stinks! - a punny show-and-tell by Katz, Alan.

That stinks! - a punny show-and-tell

Show and Tell in Mrs. Mueller's classroom is full of wordplay--though not intentionally.

Jul 24, 2016
The truth about my unbelievable summer ... by Calì, Davide, 1972- author.

The truth about my unbelievable summer ...

When asked about his summer vacation, a boy spins a wild tale of globe-spanning adventures.

Jul 24, 2016
The uncorker of ocean bottles by Cuevas, Michelle, author.

The uncorker of ocean bottles

"The whimsical story a man who has spent his life delivering the messages found in ocean bottles and the day he receives a message that turns out to be a party invitation"--

Jul 24, 2016
Wally does not want a haircut by Driscoll, Amanda, author, illustrator.

Wally does not want a haircut

Wally the sheep does not want to get the haircut he really needs, even after all the other farm animals get new hairdos, but when his shaggy wool gets him in trouble, he has no choice but to ask for a trim.

Jul 24, 2016
Where, oh where, is Rosie's chick? by Hutchins, Pat, 1942-

Where, oh where, is Rosie's chick?

Rosie's chick is hatched and she is trying to find it, but the chick is following Rosie.

Jul 24, 2016
When Penny met POTUS by Ruiz, Rachel (Rachel Marie), author.

When Penny met POTUS

Penny knows that her mother works for somebody called the POTUS, but she does not know what that means, and the odd name seems to her to imply some kind of friendly monster.

Jul 24, 2016
Who wants a tortoise? by Keane, David, 1965- author.

Who wants a tortoise?

Expecting a dog for her birthday, a girl is upset and furious when she gets a tortoise instead, but soon learns that even a tortoise can be a good pet.

Jul 24, 2016
Still a gorilla by Norman, Kim, author.

Still a gorilla

Willy the Gorilla imitates the other animals at the zoo, but despite pretending he remains always a gorilla.

Jul 24, 2016
The sound of silence by Goldsaito, Katrina.

The sound of silence

Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.

Jul 24, 2016
The sleeping gypsy by Gerstein, Mordicai, author, illustrator.

The sleeping gypsy

"An imagined story about Henri Rousseau's famous painting tells why a lion and a gypsy are in the painting and a lizard, a rabbit, a turtle, and other animals are not"--

Jul 24, 2016
Shapes, Reshape! by Borando, Silvia

Shapes, Reshape!

Jul 24, 2016
Shapes at Play by Borando, Silvia

Shapes at Play

Jul 24, 2016
Time for (Earth) school, Dewey Dew by Staub, Leslie, 1957- author.

Time for (Earth) school, Dewey Dew

"Click-Clack Waddle Dot Dewey Dew from Planet Eight Hundred Seventy-Two Point Nine does not want to go to school--not on his planet, and definitely not on Planet Earth at Mrs. Brightsun's School for Little Learners. Everything on Earth is different. His clothes don't fit right, his classmates don't look like him, and even Earth noises sound weird. In this first day of school story with a twist, nervous Dewey Dew learns that new experiences--like going to school on another planet--might be okay a

Jul 24, 2016
The storyteller by Turk, Evan, author, illustrator.

The storyteller

In a time of drought in the Kingdom of Morocco, a storyteller and a boy weave a tale to thwart a Djinn and his sandstorm from destroying their city.

Jul 24, 2016
You belong here by Clark, M. H.

You belong here

The stars belong in the deep night sky, and the moon belongs there too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by, and I belong here with you. So begins this classic bedtime book, richly illustrated by award-winning artist Isabelle Arsenault. The pages journey around the world, observing plants and animals, everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong. A beautiful title for new babies, adoptive families, and children of all ages.-- amazon.com

Jul 24, 2016
Zora's Zucchini by Pryor, Katherine, author.

Zora's Zucchini

Zora soon finds herself with more zucchini than her family can bake, saute´, or barbecue, but the ever-resourceful Zora comes up with a perfect plan for a garden swap.

Jul 24, 2016
The white book by Borando, Silvia, author.

The white book

A stylish and fresh wordless picture book, this original story about imaginative play brims with visual humour, bold colours, and a parade of cheeky animals! A little boy stands in front of the whitest of white walls. He readies his brush ... and begins to paint. First off, a coat of pink - but wait, what's that? The painted wall reveals six birdies, perched on a branch! Then he tries the blue paint and ... yes! It's happened again! Fourteen little fish emerge, swimming in the blue. Yellow, grey

Jul 24, 2016
Ten little fingers, two small hands by Dempsey, Kristy, author.

Ten little fingers, two small hands

Toddlers enjoy delicious treats as they help the reader learn to count to ten.

Jul 24, 2016
I'm no monster! by John, Jory, author.

I'm no monster!

A young monster resents being called a monster.

Jul 24, 2016
Bella up, up, and away by O'Rourke, Ryan, author, illustrator.

Bella up, up, and away

When the life preserver her new friend Claude is napping on drifts out to sea, Bella the lighthouse cat finds the adventure she is seeking--and makes another new friend along the way.

Jul 24, 2016
Come home, Angus by Downes, Patrick, 1968- author.

Come home, Angus

Little Angus wakes up angry, and decides to run away from home when his mother scolds him for being rude--but he is very soon lost, hungry, and more than a little frightened.

Jul 24, 2016
My favorite pets by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's class by Birdsall, Jeanne, author.

My favorite pets by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's class

In his homework assignment, Gus spends less time on what he likes about sheep and more on how he has gotten in trouble doing such things as using a sheep as an umbrella, or letting sheep into his house.

Jul 24, 2016
The mixed-up truck by Savage, Stephen, 1965- author, illustrator.

The mixed-up truck

"A little cement mixer learns that making mistakes isn't always a bad thing in this vehicle book"--

Jul 24, 2016
Mission- back to school - top secret info for rookie students by Hood, Susan, 1954- author.

Mission- back to school - top secret info for rookie students

Imagined in the form of a secret agent's set of instructions, Mason and other children negotiate the first day of school.

Jul 24, 2016
Lion lessons by Agee, Jon, author, illustrator.

Lion lessons

"Learning to be a lion takes some serious lessons, but luckily, this kid has a teacher who is a real pro"--

Jul 24, 2016
Bear & Hare -- share! by Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator.

Bear & Hare -- share!

"Friends Bear & Hare learn that sharing is better than being selfish"--

Jul 24, 2016
Saturday by Lendler, Ian, author.

Saturday

"A boy tells us all the amazing things that happen on Saturday"--

Jul 24, 2016
The not so quiet library by OHora, Zachariah, author.

The not so quiet library

"Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library ... and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!"--

Jul 24, 2016
A boy, a ball, and a dog by Marino, Gianna, author, illustrator.

A boy, a ball, and a dog

"An adventure story about a boy and his dog running through the neighborhood and playing catch"--

Jul 24, 2016
Busy builders, busy week! by Reidy, Jean, author.

Busy builders, busy week!

"A cast of animal characters are building a brand new playground in a local park and each day of the week contains a different construction plan. The construction project comes together for a rhyming walking tour of a neighborhood, where young readers can learn the days of the week while watching everyone work as a team!"--

Jul 24, 2016
Caillou - backyard Olympics by Thompson, Kim, 1964- author.

Caillou - backyard Olympics

"Grandma organizes silly Olympic games for Caillou and his friends. Caillou learns that having fun is more important than winning"--Back cover.

Jul 24, 2016
Ooko by Shapiro, Esmé, 1992-, author.

Ooko

Jul 24, 2016
Make way for readers by Sierra, Judy, author.

Make way for readers

Animal toddlers arrive for storytime with Miss Bingo the flamingo.

Jul 24, 2016
School's first day of school by Rex, Adam, author.

School's first day of school

"It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"--

Jul 24, 2016
At night by Bansch, Helga, author, illustrator.

At night

"The animals are all asleep in their respective homes, until things get turned upside down"--

Jul 24, 2016
Around America to Win the Vote - Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles by Rockliff, Mara/ Hooper, Hadley (ILT)

Around America to Win the Vote - Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

Jul 24, 2016
My dad used to be so cool by Negley, Keith, author, illustrator.

My dad used to be so cool

A young boy tries to imagine his dad as the cool guy who once played in a band, rode a motorcycle, and got tattoos before he became a father.

Jul 24, 2016
Marta! big & small by Arena, Jen, author.

Marta! big & small

In this story that incorporates Spanish words, Marta explores the world of opposites and animals.

Jul 24, 2016
Lunette, the true story of the tooth fairy by Cruise, Robin, 1951- author.

Lunette, the true story of the tooth fairy

When Lunette is trying to decide which of her talents makes her unique, she meets a human boy who is scared to lose his first tooth, and through their friendship and fairy magic, Lunette discovers her unique talent.

Jul 24, 2016
Louise and Andie - the art of friendship by Light, Kelly, 1970- author, illustrator.

Louise and Andie - the art of friendship

Louise loves art more than anything. Imagine her delight when a new neighbor, Andie, moves in... and she loves art too! It's the best day ever. But liking the same thing doesn't always mean you agree on it. Can they overcome their creative differences? Sometimes friendship, like art, can require collaboration.

Jul 24, 2016
Kindergarten is cool! by Marshall, Linda Elovitz, author.

Kindergarten is cool!

Rhyming text describes the activities a child experiences on the first day of kindergarten.

Jul 24, 2016
Pete the cat - go, Pete, go! by Dean, James, 1957- author, illustrator.

Pete the cat - go, Pete, go!

A groovy Pete the Cat adaptation of "The Tortoise and the Hare" finds a bike-riding Pete accepting a challenge from Turtle, who has a new racing car with cool gadgets.

Jul 24, 2016
My Thumb by Hesse, Karen/ Deas, Rich (ILT)

My Thumb

Jul 24, 2016
NanoBots by Gall, Chris, author, illustrator.

NanoBots

A young inventor accidentally creates a group of tiny robots that employ their unique abilities and teamwork to become incredibly useful--and maybe even change the world. Includes author's note on the science and uses of nano-robotics.

Jul 24, 2016
Near, far by Borando, Silvia, author.

Near, far

In this playful, interactive introduction to ideas of perspective, you're invited to guess the seven animals that hide in the book's pages. It may sound easy but, at first, you can only see the animals right up close...and things look so different from up close and faraway! What looks like an elephant's trunk might actually be a little birdie's tail ...and those two googly eyes? Well, when we zoom out, they don't really look like eyes at all!

Jul 24, 2016
Now you see me, now you don't by Borando, Silvia, illustrator.

Now you see me, now you don't

Invites young readers to discover the concepts of visibility and camouflage on spreads depicting a menagerie of colorful animals who seem to "disappear" as the background color changes on sequential pages.

Jul 24, 2016
Ninja! attack of the clan by Chung, Arree, author, illustrator.

Ninja! attack of the clan

Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja who wants somebody to play with, but it seems Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy.

Jul 24, 2016
Poor little guy by Allen, Elanna, author, illustrator.

Poor little guy

"An octopus gets a big surprise when he chooses to pick on a tiny fish in the ocean"--

Jul 24, 2016
Penguin's big adventure by Yoon, Salina, author, illustrator.

Penguin's big adventure

"Penguin embarks on his next journey--becoming the first penguin to explore the North Pole! Along the way, he says hello to all of his old friends. But when he finally reaches his destination, he realizes he's all alone in a strange, foreign place. How will Penguin overcome his fears of the unknown and enjoy this new adventure?"--

Jul 24, 2016
The pros and cons of being a frog by DeGennaro, Sue, author, illustrator.

The pros and cons of being a frog

A shy boy becomes friends with an unusual girl after she suggests that he dress as a frog, but his frustration when they work on his costume chases her away.

Jul 24, 2016
Rappy goes to school by Gutman, Dan, author.

Rappy goes to school

"What's today's date? I don't want to be late! Is it time to go? Does anyone know?" It's Rappy the Raptor's first day of school, and he's having a hard time keeping his cool! But when Rappy spots a classmate being bullied, he finds the nerve to speak up -- in rhyme, of course!

Jul 24, 2016
Searching by Dios, Olga de 1979- author.

Searching

In this search and find book, Serch eventually begins to see those things around him that we sometimes fail to see.

Jul 24, 2016
Field guide to the Grumpasaurus by Hemingway, Edward, author.

Field guide to the Grumpasaurus

"A field guide to the fierce but adorable grumpasaurus, found in every home where there are small children."--

Jul 24, 2016
Pirate's Perfect Pet by Ferry, Beth/ Myers, Matt (ILT)

Pirate's Perfect Pet

Jul 24, 2016
Daisy-head Mayzie by Seuss, Dr., author.

Daisy-head Mayzie

Young Mayzie McGrew becomes a sensation when a daisy grows out of the top of her head, and everyone attempts to get rid of it.

Jul 24, 2016
Best frints in the whole universe by Portis, Antoinette, author, illustrator.

Best frints in the whole universe

Yelfred and Omek of planet Boborp are best frints, even when they have disagreements.

Jul 24, 2016
My friend Maggie by Harrison, Hannah E, author, illustrator.

My friend Maggie

"Paula and Maggie are best friends until Paula starts playing with some new friends instead, but when her new playmates turn on her, it's Maggie who rushes to Paula's defense"--

Jul 24, 2016
Max and Ruby's preschool pranks by Wells, Rosemary, author.

Max and Ruby's preschool pranks

"Max's big sister Ruby and her best friend Louise play school with their younger siblings"--

Jul 24, 2016
Lizbeth Lou got a rock in her shoe by Howell, Troy, author.

Lizbeth Lou got a rock in her shoe

"This just will not do! says Lizzy, flinging a rock from her shoe. A simple matter getting a rock in your shoe but what is small to one may be large and looming to another. After encountering a number of characters and situations, the rock continues its tumbling excursion of what goes around comes around..."--Goodreads

Jul 24, 2016
Return by Becker, Aaron/ Becker, Aaron (ILT)

Return

Jul 24, 2016
My hand by Kitamura, Satoshi, author, artist.

My hand

This is my hand. It can do all sorts of things. Most of the time it does good things, but sometimes ... Kitamura introduces us to the wonders of something as simple as your hand - it can push, it can pull. It can paint, it can pat. And when your hand has a bad habit, it can pick your nose! Award-winning author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura unfolds a wonderful celebration of the simple hand, also starring a favourite Kitamura character, Boots the cat.

Jul 24, 2016
Crash! the cat by McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.

Crash! the cat

"The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love"--

Jul 24, 2016
Night at the stadium by Bildner, Phil, author.

Night at the stadium

After watching a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Gideon wants to get an autograph from his favorite player, but he becomes separated from his family, and ends up in a magical adventure.

Jul 24, 2016
Maybe Mother Goose by Codell, Esmé Raji, 1968- author.

Maybe Mother Goose

In the witty sequel to Fairly Fairy Tales, Esme´ Raji Codell’s latest picture book features charming twists on the beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

Jul 24, 2016
The girl with the parrot on her head by Hirst, Daisy, author.

The girl with the parrot on her head

"When Isabel's best friend, Simon, moves away, she is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But when she faces a new problem, will Chester, a boy who has a way with umbrellas and tape, be able to help?"--

Jul 24, 2016
Dig in! by Jenson-Elliott, Cynthia L., author.

Dig in!

A little boy digs, plays, and explores in his garden.

Jul 24, 2016
I'm a girl! by Ismail, Yasmeen, author, illustrator.

I'm a girl!

When a rough and tumble little girl, who is sometimes mistaken for a boy, meets a boy who likes wearing princess dresses and playing with dolls, a wonderful friendship is born.

Jul 24, 2016
Ice cream and dinosaurs by Litwin, Eric, author.

Ice cream and dinosaurs

Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream--which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests.

Jul 24, 2016
The forgetful knight by Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977-

The forgetful knight

"A forgetful narrator tries to tell the tale of a knight's duel with a dragon, and remembers a very important thing along the way"--

Jul 24, 2016
Emerson barks by Woodruff, Liza, author, illustrator.

Emerson barks

"A little dog with a big bark saves the day"--

Jul 24, 2016
Dragon Was Terrible by Dipucchio, Kelly/ Pizzoli, Greg (ILT)

Dragon Was Terrible

Jul 24, 2016
Dojo surprise by Tougas, Chris, author, illustrator.

Dojo surprise

Jul 24, 2016
Curious George farm to table by Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977.

Curious George farm to table

George's friend Marco wants to make his famous tortillas for his abuela's birthday, and George is happy to help! But when George knocks over the bag of masa and the grocery store is all out, George and Marco are worried the birthday surprise will be ruined. Luckily, Uncle Enrique is there to take them on a new adventure to find out where masa comes from, how it's made, and how it gets from the farm to Marco's table.

Jul 24, 2016
Cleonardo, the little inventor by GrandPré, Mary, author, illustrator.

Cleonardo, the little inventor

With the town's annual Grand Festival of Inventions coming up, Cleonardo is determined to invent something impressive to enter, something that will impress her inventor father Geonardo.

Jul 24, 2016
The class by Ashburn, Boni, author.

The class

"Twenty young students, some eager, some nervous, some grumpy, prepare for their very first day of kindergarten"--

Jul 24, 2016
Blue & Bertie by Litten, Kristyna, author, illustrator.

Blue & Bertie

Bertie the giraffe oversleeps and becomes separated from her herd, but a new friend helps him get home and gives him a new perspective in the process.

Jul 24, 2016
The Black and White Factory by Telchin, Eric, author.

The Black and White Factory

Panda, Zebra, and Penguin invite the reader to tour a factory where messes, color, and surprises are forbidden but an accident occurs and the reader must help clean it up.

Jul 24, 2016
88 instruments by Barton, Chris.

88 instruments

"A little boy can't choose which instrument to play, so he decides to try them all"--

Jul 24, 2016
101 reasons why I'm not taking a bath by McAnulty, Stacy, author.

101 reasons why I'm not taking a bath

A young boy who thinks baths are dumb, dangerous, and a complete waste of time changes his mind after finally getting into the tub with his toy boat.

Jul 24, 2016
Rex by James, Simon, 1961- author, illustrator.

Rex

A terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex spends his days raging through the jungle and scaring all the other dinosaurs until one night a tiny dinosaur hatches from an abandoned egg and decides that the big dinosaur is his father.

Jul 24, 2016