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The whale in my swimming pool by Wan, Joyce, author, illustrator.

The whale in my swimming pool

A young boy discovers a whale in his pool and tries everything he can think of to get it out.

Jun 25, 2015
My humongous hamster goes to school by Freytag, Lorna, author, illustrator.

My humongous hamster goes to school

On Bring Your Pet to School Day, a boy's hamster grows to enormous size after he eats all the packed lunches.

Jun 25, 2015
Eva and Sadie and the worst haircut ever! by Cohen, Jeff (Jeffrey Brandt), 1974- author.

Eva and Sadie and the worst haircut ever!

Sadie offers to give her little sister a free haircut.

Jun 25, 2015
Rude cakes by Watkins, Rowboat, 1967- author.

Rude cakes

A story about a rude cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.

Jun 25, 2015
Not this bear - a first day of school story by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957-

Not this bear - a first day of school story

"It's Bear's first day of school, and he's a bit reluctant to go. Mama says all bears love school; Bear isn't so sure. But school turns out to be full of fun--painting pictures, listening to stories, and making new friends. Maybe this bear will like school after all"--

Jun 25, 2015
Betty Bunny loves Easter by Kaplan, Michael B., author.

Betty Bunny loves Easter

Betty Bunny wants to be the Easter Bunny when she grows up, but is having a difficult time finding eggs during the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.

Jun 26, 2015
Boom Snot Twitty This Way That Way by Cronin, Doreen/ Liwska, Renata (ILT)

Boom Snot Twitty This Way That Way

Jun 30, 2015
Boats for Papa by Bagley, Jessixa, author.

Boats for Papa

Buckley and his mother cope with the loss of their father/husband by sending small wooden boats, built by Buckley, off into the ocean.

Jun 30, 2015
Billy and Goat at the State Fair by Yaccarino, Dan

Billy and Goat at the State Fair

Jun 30, 2015
Pen Pal by Ryan, Pam Munoz/ Fotheringham, Edwin (ILT)

Pen Pal

Jun 30, 2015
The Princess and the Pony by Beaton, Kate

The Princess and the Pony

Jun 30, 2015
The Sky Is Falling! by Teague, Mark

The Sky Is Falling!

Jun 30, 2015
Whose shoe? by Bunting, Eve, 1928- author.

Whose shoe?

A conscientious mouse tries to locate the owner of a single unclaimed shoe.

Jul 1, 2015
Yellow Copter by Hamilton, K. R. (Kersten R.)

Yellow Copter

"When a teacher gets stuck on a Ferris wheel at the fair, cranes and planes can't reach her. The only one who might have a chance is Yellow Copter!"--

Jul 1, 2015
Your baby's first word will be Dada by Fallon, Jimmy, author.

Your baby's first word will be Dada

A series of animal fathers try to teach their young to say "Dada."

Jul 1, 2015
Where bear? by Henn, Sophy, author, illustrator.

Where bear?

A bear cub that has grown up with a boy gets too big and bearish to continue living in a house, so the boy sets out with his friend to find him a new place to live.

Jul 1, 2015
What James said by Rosenberg, Liz, author.

What James said

A little girl ignores her best friend James after she hears rumors that he has been talking about her, but soon realizes that she misses his friendship.

Jul 1, 2015
Sunday shopping by Derby, Sally, author.

Sunday shopping

"Every Sunday night a young girl and her grandmother go on an imaginary shopping trip using play money and the advertisements in the newspaper as a guide for their 'purchases'"--

Jul 1, 2015
Faraway friends by Cox, Russ, author, illustrator.

Faraway friends

Sheldon's best friend has moved away, possibly to Jupiter, so Sheldon and his dog, Space Cadet Jet, build a spaceship to go for a visit but things go awry until they spy an alien life form, ready to help.

Jul 1, 2015
Curious George discovers the ocean by Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977.

Curious George discovers the ocean

"Come along as George explores life under the sea and learns all about the coral reef and the plants and creatures living near the ocean floor" --

Jul 1, 2015
Curious George discovers germs by Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977.

Curious George discovers germs

"Journey into a fever-induced dream in which George goes inside the body to learn all about germs" --

Jul 1, 2015
Fly! by Edwards, Karl, author, illustrator.

Fly!

"A young fly imitates his garden insect friends to try to figure out what he's best at"--

Jul 1, 2015
One word from Sophia by Averbeck, Jim.

One word from Sophia

All Sophie wants for her birthday is a pet giraffe, but as she tries to convince different members of her rather complicated family to support her cause, each tells her she is using too many words until she finally hits on the perfect one. Includes glossary.

Jul 1, 2015
Papa's backpack by Carroll, James Christopher, 1960- author, illustrator.

Papa's backpack

Illustrations and rhyming text portray a bear cub who understands that because Papa is a soldier, he sometimes must go, but imagines what it would be like to stay near by riding in Papa's backpack.

Jul 1, 2015
The moon is going to Addy's house by Pearle, Ida, author, illustrator.

The moon is going to Addy's house

The moon follows Addy all over the city before finally settling in at her house for bedtime.

Jul 1, 2015
Billy's booger - a memoir (which is a true story, which this books is) by Joyce, William, 1957- author, illustrator.

Billy's booger - a memoir (which is a true story, which this books is)

A true story of William Joyce's first book Billy's booger written when he was in fourth grade. Billy's wild imagination gets him into trouble at school, but a creative writing contest could be the perfect opportunity for him to shine.

Jul 1, 2015
Pig and Pug by Berry, Lynne (Children's fiction writer)

Pig and Pug

Two pocket-size pets meet and get into a tussle when Pug insists that Pig is a pudgy pug, and again when Pig calls Pug a muddy pig.

Jul 1, 2015
Duck's vacation by Soffer, Gilad, author, illustrator.

Duck's vacation

Duck is trying to enjoy a relaxing vacation, but with each turn of the page, the reader causes some calamity.

Jul 1, 2015
Not this bear by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author.

Not this bear

"It's Bear's first day of school, and he's a bit reluctant to go. Mama says all bears love school; Bear isn't so sure. But school turns out to be full of fun--painting pictures, listening to stories, and making new friends. Maybe this bear will like school after all"--

Jul 1, 2015
Float by Miyares, Daniel, author, illustrator.

Float

"Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain"--

Jul 1, 2015
One family by Shannon, George, author.

One family

In this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten, we realize that families can be many things.

Jul 1, 2015
Melissa's octopus and other unsuitable pets by Voake, Charlotte, author, artist.

Melissa's octopus and other unsuitable pets

"There are certain animals that make suitable pets, like a cat, a dog or a guinea pig. Then there are other animals that definitely make unsuitable pets, like an octopus, a warthog or an elephant. They are much too large, too messy and, well, just a tad free-spirited. They also have a tendency to break things...like floors, ceilings and tables. But can you guess what makes the most unsuitable pet ever? Here's a clue...he has a long, scaly green tail and very sharp teeth"--Publisher's website.

Jul 1, 2015
Giraffes can't dance by Andreae, Giles, 1966-

Giraffes can't dance

Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music.

Jul 1, 2015
Hey, baby, it's time to come out! by Ziefert, Harriet, author.

Hey, baby, it's time to come out!

When Max learns that his mother is going to have a baby, he talks and sings to his unborn sibling but he cannot seem to make the baby come out sooner.

Jul 1, 2015
Monkey - not ready for kindergarten by Brown, Marc Tolon, author, illustrator.

Monkey - not ready for kindergarten

Kindergarten is just a week away and Monkey is not ready, but with help and encouragement from family and friends, he begins to get excited.

Jul 1, 2015
Ginny Louise and the school showdown by Sauer, Tammi, author.

Ginny Louise and the school showdown

"Ginny Louise stands up to bullying by the Truman Elementary Troublemakers and wins them over with her unwavering cheerfulness"--

Jul 1, 2015
Monkey and the little one by Alexander, Claire, author, illustrator.

Monkey and the little one

"Monkey lives a quiet life, all alone in the jungle. That is until a visitor arrives and makes himself right at home. Now Monkey's life is anything but peaceful. Will he ever get along with the Little One? Monkey and the Little One is a heartwarming story of reluctant friendship and the power of jam sandwiches"--Jacket.

Jul 1, 2015
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Potter, Alicia, author.

Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

"Miss Hazeltine opens her home to cats who need help learning how to be brave, and their new skills are put to use when she finds herself in a bind"--

Jul 1, 2015
I yam a donkey by Bell, Cece, author, illustrator.

I yam a donkey

Confusion abounds when a poorly spoken donkey says to a grammarian yam, "I Yam a Donkey!"

Jul 1, 2015
I will never get a star on Mrs. Benson's blackboard by Mann, Jennifer K., author.

I will never get a star on Mrs. Benson's blackboard

"Rose is a distracted and creative soul. She does her best at school, but sometimes her mind wanders, and she answers the wrong question ... And her desk? Well, keeping her desk neat is a challenge. When it's time to make thank-you cards for a class visitor, Rose's art supplies turn her workspace--and her--into a colorful mess. But her artistic skills shine through in the gorgeous oversize card she creates. Could she possibly get a star after all?--Amazon.com.

Jul 1, 2015
Bike on, Bear! by Liu, Cynthea, author.

Bike on, Bear!

"Bear is an extraordinary, genius bear, who can do anything except ride a bike. Can Bear figure out how to get on two wheels?"--

Jul 1, 2015
The big princess by Miura, Tarō, 1968- author, artist.

The big princess

Once upon a time ...a king and queen discover, among their flowers, the teensiest, tiniest princess. Such a charming, sweet little thing! They are instantly taken with her - she becomes the daughter they never had, the child they had always dreamed of. The Queen immediately sets about finding her a perfect-sized bed and only a tiny ring box will do. But, in no time at all, the princess grows too big for her miniature bed. In fact, with each passing day, the princess grows bigger and BIGGER. Soon

Jul 1, 2015
The sky is falling! by Teague, Mark, author, illustrator.

The sky is falling!

In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Chicken Little panics when an acorn falls on her head and sets off a dance frenzy among the other chickens, and while squirrel and the other animals understand what really happened, they soon join in the dancing--because it is fun.

Jul 1, 2015
The princess and the pony by Beaton, Kate, 1983- author, illustrator.

The princess and the pony

Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.

Jul 1, 2015
Olivia helps the tooth fairy by Evans, Cordelia, author.

Olivia helps the tooth fairy

With Ian upset that he cannot meet the tooth fairy since his loose tooth won't fall out, Olivia tries to cheer him up by telling him about another fairy whose gifts he can easily attain.

Jul 1, 2015
Boom, Snot, Twitty this way that way by Cronin, Doreen, author.

Boom, Snot, Twitty this way that way

Three friends decide which way to go to find the perfect spot to spend the day.

Jul 1, 2015
Boats for Papa by Bagley, Jessixa, author.

Boats for Papa

Buckley and his mother cope with the loss of their father/husband by sending small wooden boats, built by Buckley, off into the ocean.

Jul 1, 2015
Billy and Goat at the state fair by Yaccarino, Dan, author, illustrator.

Billy and Goat at the state fair

A visit to the state fair cements the friendship between a boy and a goat who are very different from one another.

Jul 1, 2015
Bunnies!!! by Atteberry, Kevan, author, illustrator.

Bunnies!!!

"A monster searches everywhere to find the things he loves: bunnies!!!"--

Jul 1, 2015
Touch the brightest star by Matheson, Christie, author, illustrator.

Touch the brightest star

An interactive picture book showcasing the beauty of nighttime.

Jul 1, 2015
Sheep go to sleep by Shaw, Nancy (Nancy E.), author.

Sheep go to sleep

At the end of the day, tired sheep return to their shed but none can sleep until the collie arrives, giving a hug, a drink of water, and more until all have begun to snore.

Jul 1, 2015
Ninja bunny by Olson, Jennifer Gray, author, illustrator.

Ninja bunny

A little rabbit tries to follow the rules in order to become a "super awesome ninja," but discovers that his book is wrong about one very important thing.

Jul 1, 2015
No, silly! by Krug, Ken, author, illustrator.

No, silly!

As their mothers and fathers listen, animal preschoolers describe favorite things to do.

Jul 1, 2015
Chooky-doodle-doo by Whiten, Jan, author.

Chooky-doodle-doo

Two little chooky chicks pulling at a worm. Clucky cluck, worm's stuck. What should chookies do? This cute book by Jan Whiten with funky art from newcomer Sinead Hanley will teach children both rhyming and counting.

Jul 1, 2015
Spy Guy - the not-so-secret agent by Young, Jessica (Jessica E.), author.

Spy Guy - the not-so-secret agent

Spy Guy is determined to become a good, sneaky spy, but he cannot do it without the help of his father, the Chief.

Jul 1, 2015
Daisy saves the day by Hughes, Shirley, 1927- author, illustrator.

Daisy saves the day

Working in a big house owned by two refined ladies to support her mother and brothers, a young scullery maid in early-twentieth-century England borrows books and dreams of a better life before saving her employers from a kitchen fire.

Jul 1, 2015
Aliens love underpants by Freedman, Claire, author.

Aliens love underpants

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the true reason aliens visit Earth is that they deem underpants so much fun to play with.

Jul 1, 2015
Drum dream girl - how one girl's courage changed music by Engle, Margarita.

Drum dream girl - how one girl's courage changed music

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Jul 1, 2015
A day at Grandma's by Yi, Mi-ae, 1964- author.

A day at Grandma's

Yujin is spending the day at her grandmother's house. She is busy, and there are many fun things to explore! But from dawn to dusk, she thinks about-and misses her mama at home. The day seems long, until she's home...and happy again in her mother's arms.

Jul 1, 2015
The big blue thing on the hill by Zommer, Yuval, author.

The big blue thing on the hill

Far away from the city, in the middle of the Great Forest, is a special place called howling hill. It has always been peaceful and quiet, until one night, when a thing appears. It's blue, it's big, and the animals all agree that it has to go.

Jul 1, 2015
Pat-a-cake baby by Dunbar, Joyce.

Pat-a-cake baby

Late one night pat-a-cake baby wakes up his friends to help him bake a cake for a special guest.

Jul 1, 2015
Swimming, swimming by Clement, Gary, illustrator.

Swimming, swimming

The story of four friends who swim together.

Jul 1, 2015
Something extraordinary by Clanton, Ben, 1988- author, illustrator.

Something extraordinary

"A little boy wants his wishes to come true"--

Jul 1, 2015
The night world by Gerstein, Mordicai, author, illustrator.

The night world

Sylvie the cat persuades her boy to go into the darkness very late at night, where they are greeted by the shadows of roses and other flowers, and by nocturnal animals who whisper, "it's almost here."

Jul 1, 2015
Little Miss, big sis by Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author.

Little Miss, big sis

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow Little Miss as she learns to be a wonderful big sister.

Jul 1, 2015
The whale in my swimming pool by Wan, Joyce, author, illustrator.

The whale in my swimming pool

A young boy discovers a whale in his pool and tries everything he can think of to get it out.

Jul 1, 2015
Rude cakes by Watkins, Rowboat, 1967- author.

Rude cakes

A story about a rude cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.

Jul 1, 2015
Eva and Sadie and the worst haircut ever! by Cohen, Jeff (Jeffrey Brandt), 1974- author.

Eva and Sadie and the worst haircut ever!

Sadie offers to give her little sister a free haircut.

Jul 1, 2015
Nessy's New Home by Cook, Marcy.

Nessy's New Home

Look inside to discover how Nessy the bird and her brothers enter the foster care system and are placed in a new nest! Rhyming text and beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations make this an ideal book for parents and young children to share. -- From back cover.

Jul 1, 2015
R is for rocket - an ABC book by Hills, Tad.

R is for rocket - an ABC book

Rocket the dog, Bella the squirrel, Owl, and other friends discover the alphabet, from acorns and an angry alligator to a zig zag drawn by the Little Yellow Bird.

Jul 1, 2015
Prince of a frog by Urbanovic, Jackie, author, illustrator.

Prince of a frog

Hopper is a frog who thinks he is a prince, so he starts out on an adventure to find a princess, whose kiss will transform him to his royal self.

Jul 1, 2015
My humongous hamster goes to school by Freytag, Lorna, author, illustrator.

My humongous hamster goes to school

On Bring Your Pet to School Day, a boy's hamster grows to enormous size after he eats all the students' packed lunches.

Jul 1, 2015
Does a kangaroo have a mother, too? by Carle, Eric.

Does a kangaroo have a mother, too?

Presents the names of animal babies, parents, and groups, for example, a baby kangaroo is a joey, its mother is a flyer, its father is a boomer, and a group of kangaroos is a troop, mob, or herd.

Jul 1, 2015
Putting the monkeys to bed by Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-

Putting the monkeys to bed

Sam is happy to play with his monkeys until way past bedtime, but he gets tired before them and has to find a way to get them to sleep.

Jul 1, 2015
Room for Bear by Gavin, Ciara, author, illustrator.

Room for Bear

Bear and a family of ducks try to find the perfect home to share, but what suits the bear does not suit the ducks, and what suits the ducks does not suit Bear.

Jul 1, 2015
Curious George discovers the Sun by Meier, Anna, author.

Curious George discovers the Sun

"Come along as George explores how the sun gives off heat, light, and energy" --

Jul 1, 2015
Welcome Home, Bear - A Book of Animal Habitats by Na, Il Sung

Welcome Home, Bear - A Book of Animal Habitats

Jul 1, 2015
Feet go to sleep by Bottner, Barbara.

Feet go to sleep

A child looks back on the day and drifts off to sleep, one body part at a time.

Jul 1, 2015
Tony Baloney. Pen pal by Ryan, Pam Muñoz, author.

Tony Baloney. Pen pal

"Tony Baloney and his school are celebrating pen pal month! Big Sister Baloney says her pen pal is always a friend for life. Tony Baloney hopes his pen pal will be a friend for life, too!"--Page [4] of cover.

Jul 1, 2015
Sleepers by Khalsa, Dayal Kaur.

Sleepers

Reluctant to go to sleep, a young child lies in bed and recounts the ways other people and creatures go to sleep.

Jul 1, 2015
Biscuit's picnic by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957-

Biscuit's picnic

It's picnic time, but Biscuit isn't invited. Do Biscuit and his puppy friend, Puddles, really have to go play in the yard while the kids eat all the picnic food?

Jul 1, 2015