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A dark, dark cave by Hoffman, Eric, 1950-

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.

Jun 21, 2016
Diana's White House garden by Carbone, Elisa Lynn, author.

Diana's White House garden

The daughter of President Roosevelt's chief advisor, who wants to be part of the war effort, helps the president with his plan to encourage citizens to plant home gardens to grow much-needed food by starting the first White House victory garden.

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 21, 2016
Don't splash the sasquatch! by Redeker, Kent.

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 "squizzilefied" fur.

Jun 21, 2016
Goose on the Farm by Wall, Laura/ Wall, Laura (ILT)

Goose on the Farm

Jun 21, 2016
Frank and Laverne by Whamond, Dave, author, illustrator.

Frank and Laverne

Every morning the pug Frank is up early to patrol for squirrels and protect his humans and the cat, Laverne, from the Great Dane next door, while Laverne prefers a more refined routine of napping, kneading her cat bed, and scorning humans' behavior.

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 21, 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"--

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

The red apple

When Rabbit wakes up in the middle of winter looking for food, he has to rely on help from his friends to reach the only red apple hanging on a tree.

Jun 21, 2016
Splashdance by Starin, Liz.

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"--

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 21, 2016
Me and Annie McPhee by Dunrea, Olivier.

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.

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 21, 2016
Tim to the rescue by Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979, author.

Tim to the rescue

Having gone back to sea as second ship's boy, Tim befriends Ginger, the first ship's boy, and rescues him during a great storm.

Jun 21, 2016
Daddies are awesome by Costain, Meredith.

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.

Jun 21, 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"--

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 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.

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

Help, I don't want a babysitter!

When his parents make plans for an evening out together, Ollie is anxious about meeting his first babysitter and imagines the worst, from having to eat yucky vegetables to being sprayed with stinky perfume.

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

Gordon and Tapir

Gordon the penguin is sick of his roommate Tapir leaving such a mess around the house, while Tapir is tired of Gordon's neatness and complaining.

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

Nobody likes a goblin

When adventurers take everything in his dungeon, including his only friend, Goblin sets out to get his friend Skeleton back.

Jun 22, 2016
The seven princesses by Coh, Smiljana, author, illustrator.

The seven princesses

The sibling bond between seven royal sisters is tested by the worst disagreement in the history of princesses.

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

Puppy pool party! - an underwater dogs adventure

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

Jun 22, 2016
Mr. Hulot at the Beach by Merveille, David/ Tati, Jacques (CON)

Mr. Hulot at the Beach

Jun 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"--

Jun 22, 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 22, 2016
Barnacle is bored by Fenske, Jonathan, author.

Barnacle is bored

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

Jun 22, 2016
You made me a mother by Sala, Laurenne.

You made me a mother

"In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Laurenne Sala's heartworming text, accompanied by Robin Preiss Glasser's charming illustrations, creates a firsthand look at the powerful bond between mother and child from pregnancy to birth and beyond." -- jacket flap.

Jun 23, 2016
One little, two little, three little children by DiPucchio, Kelly, author.

One little, two little, three little children

A rhyming celebration of the diversity and universality of children and their families.

Jun 23, 2016
Mousequerade ball - a counting tale by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Mousequerade ball - a counting tale

"When ten mice get dressed up for a fancy ball the arrival of a cat sends them fleeing but what if the cat's only intention is to dance the night away? Counting up and counting down, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousquerade Ball!"--

Jun 23, 2016
The mouse who reached the sky by Horáček, Petr, author.

The mouse who reached the sky

One morning, Little Mouse spots something red and shiny hanging from a branch. Too short to get it herself, she calls her friends Mole and Rabbit to help out. A delightful tale of teamwork and unexpected rewards.

Jun 23, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.

More-igami

Joey loves things that fold: maps, bed, accordions, you name it. When a classmate's mother turns a plain piece of paper into a beautiful origami crane, his eyes pop. Maybe he can learn origami, too. But it's going to take practice - on his homework, the newspaper, the thirty-eight dollars in his mother's purse . . Enough! No more folding! How can Joey become an origami master if he can't practice? Happily, he finds a way - and perhaps a chance to make a new friend while he's at it.

Jun 23, 2016
Maya by Jain, Mahak, author.

Maya

"The electricity in Maya's house has gone out again. Worse, she is afraid of the dark -- and her fear has been even worse since her father died. Now it feels as if the darkness will never go away. Maya's mother distracts her with a legend about the banyan tree, which saved the world from the first monsoon by drinking up the floodwaters, and growing tall and strong. Later that night, unsettled by the noises around her, Maya revisits the story in her imagination. She ventures deep into the banyan

Jun 23, 2016
If not for you by Dylan, Bob, 1941- author.

If not for you

"An interpretation of the lyrics to Bob Dylan's 1970 song, 'If Not For You, ' reimagined to portray the love between parent and child."--

Jun 23, 2016
Hello, my name is Octicorn by Diller, Kevin, author.

Hello, my name is Octicorn

The octicorn-- half octopus and half unicorn-- introduces himself and tells readers why, though strange and unique, octicorns make great friends.

Jun 23, 2016
Hammer and nails by Bledsoe, Josh, author.

Hammer and nails

"After her play date is cancelled, a young girl and her dad have a fun day tackling their to-do lists together"--

Jun 23, 2016
Elmer and the big bird by McKee, David.

Elmer and the big bird

When Elmer the patchwork elephant learns that a bully is bothering the smaller birds, he devises a plan to teach the bully bird a lesson.

Jun 23, 2016
Cowpoke Clyde rides the range by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Cowpoke Clyde rides the range

"Learning to ride a bike sure isn't easy--but Cowpoke Clyde sticks with it until he's riding like a pro! Good thing he's got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him"--

Jun 23, 2016
Rules of the house by Barnett, Mac, author.

Rules of the house

Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters.

Jun 23, 2016
Snail and Slug by Cazet, Denys, author, illustrator.

Snail and Slug

When Snail and Slug decide to have a picnic, a mean banana slug demands they fork over their lettuce, but the pair of new friends find the courage to stand up to the bully.

Jun 23, 2016
Wolf camp by Zuill, Andrea, author, illustrator.

Wolf camp

"Homer the dog goes away to wolf camp to learn how to bring out his inner wolf"--

Jun 23, 2016
An armadillo in New York by Kraulis, Julie, author, illustrator.

An armadillo in New York

Arlo is an armadillo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favorite places for Arlo to use when he was old enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about New York and the mysterious Lady Liberty, he decides it's time for his next adventure. He travels to New York and, guided by Augustin's journal, discovers the joys of the city: gazing at the vast skyline, visiting the Guggenheim, wal

Jun 24, 2016
Elmer and the birthday quake by McKee, David.

Elmer and the birthday quake

Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur investigate a distant noise and see their friend Super El rescue Old, a pink elephant whose 100th birthday celebration caused an earthquake.

Jun 24, 2016
The dead bird by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author.

The dead bird

When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.

Jun 24, 2016
The complete Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Barrett, Judi.

The complete Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

The Town of Chewandswallow is very much like any other tiny town, except for its weather. It never rains rain and it never snows snow and it never blows just wind. It rains things like soup and juice. It snows things like mashed potatoes and popcorn. And sometimes the wind blows in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople of Chewandswallow is delicious! Delicious, that is, until the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The town is suddenly plagued

Jun 24, 2016
An armadillo in Paris by Kraulis, Julie, author, illustrator.

An armadillo in Paris

A winsome armadillo from Brazil takes a trip to Paris in this delightful new picture book from Julie Kraulis. Arlo is an armadillo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favorite places for Arlo to use when he was hold enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about Paris and the one the French call La Dame de Fer, or Iron Lady, he decides it's time to strike out on his first adventure.

Jun 24, 2016
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Funk, Josh, author.

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

"Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship--until they discover that there's only one drop of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast!"--Provided by publisher.

Jun 24, 2016
Groundhog's day off by Pearlman, Robb, author.

Groundhog's day off

Tired of being asked only about the weather, a sensitive groundhog decides to take a vacation right before the big day in February.

Jun 24, 2016
Elmer and the hippos by McKee, David.

Elmer and the hippos

When hippopotamuses come to live at the elephants' river, Elmer finds out why they have come and enlists his friends to help them make things better.

Jun 24, 2016
With Dad, it's like that by Brun-Cosme, Nadine, author.

With Dad, it's like that

"When Mom's at the movies, Dad is in charge of bath time, dinnertime, and bedtime. Nothing is quite right--but maybe that's not so bad"--

Jun 24, 2016
The two Tims by Elliott, David, 1947- author.

The two Tims

Two Tims. Best friends. Forever?

Jun 24, 2016
Veronica on Petunia's farm by Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-1980.

Veronica on Petunia's farm

When Veronica the hippopotamus arrives at Petunia's farm, the animals object to her ways and looks until she gets sick, at which time they decide they like her after all.

Jun 25, 2016
The perfect dog by O'Malley, Kevin, 1961- author, illustrator.

The perfect dog

"A girl tries to pick the perfect dog for her, but in the end, the right dog picks her"--

Jun 25, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
The lion inside by Bright, Rachel, author.

The lion inside

A little mouse decides to seek lessons in roaring from the mighty lion--who happens to be afraid of mice--and the two become good friends.

Jun 26, 2016
Life without Nico by Maturana, Andrea, 1969- author.

Life without Nico

Best friends Maia and Nico are inseparable until Nico's family has to move away. Maia then learns how to fill the void with new wonders and friendships.

Jun 26, 2016
Daisy-head Mayzie by Seuss, Dr.

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.

Jun 26, 2016
Make way for readers by Sierra, Judy.

Make way for readers

Animal toddlers arrive for storytime with Miss Bingo the flamingo.

Jun 26, 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"--

Jun 26, 2016
Kindergarten Is Cool! by Marshall, Linda Elovitz/ Chatterton, Chris (ILT)

Kindergarten Is Cool!

Jun 26, 2016
In Search of the Snowman by Marsh, Laura F. (ADP)

In Search of the Snowman

Jun 26, 2016
The storm by Miyakoshi, Akiko, 1982- author.

The storm

"As this evocative picture book begins, a little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents planned for the following day. But a bad storm is coming, and he has started to worry they won't be able to go. He watches as the sky grows darker through the afternoon. His mother and father close the shutters and bring the potted plants indoors. Then the storm arrives. “All through dinner, the rain beats hard against the shutters. The wind howls and blows,” the boy says. “I try not to be

Jun 26, 2016
Woodpecker wants a waffle by Breen, Steve, author, illustrator.

Woodpecker wants a waffle

"Benny the woodpecker makes a brilliant plan to eat a tasty plate of waffles"--

Jun 26, 2016
Mam ̀the Alien - Mam ̀La Extraterrestre by Lainez, Rene Colato/ Lacm̀ara, Laura (ILT)

Mam ̀the Alien - Mam ̀La Extraterrestre

Jun 26, 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"--

Jun 26, 2016
Ooko by Shapiro, Esme

Ooko

Jun 26, 2016
Lailah's lunchbox - a Ramadan story by Faruqi, Reem, author.

Lailah's lunchbox - a Ramadan story

Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Carman.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
A piece of home by Watts, Jeri Hanel, 1957- author.

A piece of home

A child-friendly story about the trials and triumphs of starting over in a new place while keeping family and traditions close.

Jun 26, 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

Jun 26, 2016
Mr. King's machine by Côté, Geneviève, author, illustrator.

Mr. King's machine

"Mr. King likes pretty things. He also likes machines. So when he discovers a flower that has been nibbled by a caterpillar, he builds himself a Caterpillar-Catcher. Off he zooms--unaware that his machine is filling the sky with smoke and that his friends are calling him to stop! When he finally does, his friends are not happy. But with some imagination, Mr. King figures out a way to green his machine--and the world around him!"--

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
Goose on the farm by Wall, Laura, author, illustrator.

Goose on the farm

Jun 26, 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!"--

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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"--

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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

Jun 26, 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"--

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
The saddest toilet in the world by Apple, Sam, author.

The saddest toilet in the world

Danny would sit anywhere and everywhere: a comfy couch, a bean bag chair, his mom|s lap, a playground swing. The one place Danny wouldn|t sit? The toilet. When the pain of rejection becomes too much, the toilet does what any self-respecting toilet would do: He leaves home. In Sam Apple|s rollicking children|s book debut, with illustrations by Sam Ricks, it|s boy vs. bowl in a hilarious contest of wills.

Jun 26, 2016
Painting Pepette by Lodding, Linda Ravin, author.

Painting Pepette

In 1920s Paris, after Josette and her stuffed-animal rabbit Pepette encounter famous artists who try and paint Pepette's portrait, Josette realizes she is the perfect person to do the painting.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
Steamboat school - inspired by a true story, St. Louis, Missouri- 1847 by Hopkinson, Deborah.

Steamboat school - inspired by a true story, St. Louis, Missouri- 1847

In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans.

Jun 26, 2016
Ginny Louise and the school field day by Sauer, Tammi.

Ginny Louise and the school field day

"Ginny Louise's optimistic attitude helps her to stand up to bullying during the Truman Elementary School Field Day"--

Jun 26, 2016
My favorite pet by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's class / By Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's Class by Birdsall, Jeanne.

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

Jun 26, 2016
The mixed-up truck by Savage, Stephen, author illustrator.

The mixed-up truck

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

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
Super Bugs by Meadows, Michelle, author.

Super Bugs

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

Jun 26, 2016
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Manley, Curtis/ Berube, Kate (ILT)

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

Jun 26, 2016
The not-so-faraway adventure by Larsen, Andrew, 1960- author.

The not-so-faraway adventure

"Theo's Poppa was an explorer. He had been everywhere. He kept an old trunk packed with the pictures, postcards, maps and menus that he had collected on his adventures. Someday, Theo wants to be an explorer, too. For now, it's Poppa's birthday, and Theo has planned a special trip to the beach with him to celebrate. They plot out their course on a map they've drawn and then take the streetcar to the local beach, where they stroll in the sand, hunt for stones and slurp gazpacho at the beachside re

Jun 26, 2016
With any luck, I'll drive a truck by Friend, David, 1955-

With any luck, I'll drive a truck

A little boy has a grand time pretending to drive every big vehicle he can imagine.

Jun 26, 2016
What do you do with a problem? by Yamada, Kobi, author.

What do you do with a problem?

What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared. This is a story for anyone, at any age,

Jun 26, 2016
Strong as a bear by Stangl, Katrin, author, illustrator.

Strong as a bear

Jun 26, 2016
Secret Agent Man goes shopping for shoes by Wynne-Jones, Tim, author.

Secret Agent Man goes shopping for shoes

Accompanying his "sidekick" mom to the shoe store for a daring mission, S.A.M. confronts a shifty clerk before discovering that his brand-new tiger-striped shoes convey the superpower of enabling him to tie his own shoelaces.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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"--

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
Fish by Walsh, Liam Francis, author, illustrator.

Fish

"A boy and his dog embark on what is clearly not an ordinary day of fishing." -- Front jacket flap.

Jun 26, 2016
Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew by Staub, Leslie/ Mack, Jeff (ILT)

Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew

Jun 26, 2016
Can I tell you a secret? by Kang, Anna, author.

Can I tell you a secret?

Monty the frog has a secret he wants share with you--he cannot swim!

Jun 26, 2016
Bear's big breakfast by Reed, Lynn Rowe, author.

Bear's big breakfast

"A bear awakens from hibernation and finds himself very hungry and in search of something to eat starting with the letter b"--

Jun 26, 2016
Pinkalicious and the little butterfly by Kann, Victoria, author, illustrator.

Pinkalicious and the little butterfly

Pinkalicious makes friends with a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly.

Jun 26, 2016
Next to you - a book of adorableness by Houran, Lori Haskins, author.

Next to you - a book of adorableness

"When it comes to new babies, friends, or other loved ones, we should remind them of just how darling they are. But are they cuter than a piglet in a sweater? A basket of baby chicks? An elephant calf taking a bath? Of course!"--

Jun 26, 2016
Bring me a rock! by Miyares, Daniel, author, illustrator.

Bring me a rock!

"A tiny insect king demands a rock with which to build his throne"--

Jun 26, 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

Jun 26, 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"--

Jun 26, 2016
Caillou - backyard Olympics by Thompson, Kim, 1964- author.

Caillou - backyard Olympics

Grandma organizes backyard Olympic events for Caillou and his friends, and Caillou learns that having fun is more important than winning.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
Bear & Hare -- share! by Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator.

Bear & Hare -- share!

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

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016
The moon's almost here by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.

The moon's almost here

Illustrations and rhyming text follow an assortment of creatures as they make their way to a nest, the shore, or a porch while the day comes to an end and the moon begins to rise.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jun 26, 2016