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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Schulz, Charles M.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Aug 25, 2014
Small Blue and the deep dark night by Davis, Jon (Illustrator) author, illustrator.

Small Blue and the deep dark night

Small Blue is afraid that all sorts of frightening things are lurking in the dark, but as Big Brown takes her through a dark house to warm some milk, he suggests preposterous alternatives.

Aug 25, 2014
Day dreamers - a journey of imagination by Martin, Emily Winfield, author, illustrator.

Day dreamers - a journey of imagination

"Scaled, horned, and feathered creatures are the mythical friends that carry children into their day dreams"--

Aug 26, 2014
If kids ruled the world by Bailey, Linda, 1948-

If kids ruled the world

Aug 26, 2014
Tuck-in time by Gerber, Carole.

Tuck-in time

At bedtime, a parent carefully checks baby's body from head to toe, encouraging gentle play.

Aug 26, 2014
Shivery shades of Halloween - a spooky book of colors by Siddals, Mary McKenna, author.

Shivery shades of Halloween - a spooky book of colors

Introduces colors to young readers, in spooky scenes with rhyming text featuring a little monster on a Halloween adventure, including haunted halls, a moonlit forest, and a pumpkin patch.

Aug 27, 2014
Spider sandwiches by Freedman, Claire.

Spider sandwiches

Monster Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy, and sticky, but his favorite snack is squirmy spider sandwiches.

Aug 27, 2014
Wazdot? by Slack, Michael H., 1969- author, illustrator.

Wazdot?

An alien is mystified by the sights and sounds of Earth, but a decoder beam helps identify such oddities as a pig, vegetables, and a tractor.

Aug 27, 2014
Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? by Silverstein, Shel, author.

Who wants a cheap rhinoceros?

ANIMAL STORIES. A rhino makes the best kind of friend in this 50th Anniversary Edition of a cherished classic from Shel Silverstein. Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein's loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the lucky person who takes home this very, very unusual pet. This 50th Anniversary Edition features jacket art from the original 1964 edition, plus a commemorative anniversa

Aug 27, 2014
Doug unplugs on the farm by Yaccarino, Dan.

Doug unplugs on the farm

"Doug the robot takes a hands-on approach to learning about farm life when the family car gets stuck in a ditch on the way to visit the grandbots"--

Aug 27, 2014
Andrew draws by McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.

Andrew draws

Andrew's scribbles with a crayon he found become better and better until he is making drawings so realistic that they come right off the page.

Aug 27, 2014
The little school bus by Cuyler, Margery.

The little school bus

A happy little school bus and Driver Bob wake up early to pick up children, drop them off at school, then head to the garage for some minor repairs.

Aug 27, 2014
A library book for Bear by Becker, Bonny, author.

A library book for Bear

Although he sees no need for more books to read, Bear agrees to accompany Mouse to the library.

Aug 27, 2014
My pet rattlesnake by Hayes, Joe.

My pet rattlesnake

After saving a rattlesnake's life out in the desert, Joe discovers the snake has followed him home and although his father is annoyed and the neighbors terrified, the snake soon proves his worth as a pet and protector.

Aug 27, 2014
Oliver and his egg by Schmid, Paul.

Oliver and his egg

When Oliver finds an egg, he imagines the amazing adventures they will have together.

Aug 27, 2014
The Nuts - bedtime at the Nut house by Litwin, Eric.

The Nuts - bedtime at the Nut house

"Mama Nut says it's bedtime, but Hazel Nut and Wally Nut just aren't quite ready to stop the fun and go to bed"--

Aug 27, 2014
Ladybug Girl and the dress-up dilemma by Soman, David.

Ladybug Girl and the dress-up dilemma

"It is Halloween and Lulu doesn't know if she should dress as Ladybug Girl or find a different costume for the special day"--

Aug 28, 2014
No nap! yes nap! by Palatini, Margie, author.

No nap! yes nap!

"Follow Mommy on her quest to settle Baby down for a nap as Baby dashes from family room to living room, both on the table and under it, through the kitchen and even hiding in the laundry basket"--

Aug 28, 2014
Watch out for the crocodile by Moroni, Lisa, 1983- author.

Watch out for the crocodile

Tora and her father set out to go camping, as Tora imagines a forest filled with all sorts of wild animals and tries to convince her father that they're real.

Aug 29, 2014
Catch that cookie! by Durand, Hallie.

Catch that cookie!

Marshall refuses to believe that gingerbread men can run, even after a series of clues leads his class on a riddle-filled gingerbread cookie hunt.

Aug 30, 2014
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Spier, Peter

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

Aug 30, 2014
The bear's sea escape by Chaud, Benjamin, author, illustrator.

The bear's sea escape

Still looking for a place to hibernate, Papa Bear follows Baby Bear to a cruise ship, and winds up on a tropical island.

Aug 30, 2014
Brothers by McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.

Brothers

Although two brothers are different in many ways, they are alike, too--most importantly, in their love for each other.

Aug 30, 2014
Flashlight by Boyd, Lizi, 1953- author.

Flashlight

In this story without words, a boy explores the woods after dark with a flashlight.

Aug 30, 2014
The coziest place by Michalak, Jamie.

The coziest place

"After a fun winter's day of sledding, a family of bears returns to their cozy home. They share big bear hugs, grilled cheese and hot cocoa, books, and cookies. Then, Mother and Father Bear carry their tired, happy children to bed"--

Aug 30, 2014
Otis and the scarecrow by Long, Loren, author, illustrator.

Otis and the scarecrow

When the farmer places a scarecrow in the cornfield, Otis the tractor and the farm animals try to make friends, but the scarecrow remains silent with a sour look on his face throughout the summer and fall.

Aug 30, 2014
Little Elliot, big city by Curato, Mike, author, illustrator.

Little Elliot, big city

Elliot the little elephant has a hard time with a lot of things in the city he loves until he meets Mouse, who is even smaller--and hungrier.

Aug 30, 2014
If kids ruled the world by Bailey, Linda, 1948- author.

If kids ruled the world

Describes a perfect world from a child's point of view, including no bedtimes, no baths, pets of all kinds, tree houses in every yard, and play for everyone.

Aug 30, 2014
Shivery shades of Halloween - a spooky book of colors by Siddals, Mary McKenna, author.

Shivery shades of Halloween - a spooky book of colors

Children will learn their colors as they follow a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party!

Aug 30, 2014
The Flat Rabbit by Oskarsson, Barour (ILT)

The Flat Rabbit

Aug 30, 2014
Ninja Red Riding Hood by Schwartz, Corey Rosen, author.

Ninja Red Riding Hood

In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.

Aug 30, 2014
I know a bear by Ruiz Johnson, Mariana, author, illustrator.

I know a bear

Each time a girl visits a bear in a zoo, she listens to his tales of the vast and wondrous Land of the Bears, his home that he will never see again.

Aug 30, 2014
Richard Scarry's best Lowly Worm book ever! by Scarry, Richard.

Richard Scarry's best Lowly Worm book ever!

During his busy day, Lowly Worm goes to school, helps Postman Pig deliver the mail, plays hide and seek, and flies his applecopter.

Aug 30, 2014
Pick a pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Cox, Judy.

Pick a pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!

Silly teacher Mrs. Millie gets her words wrong when the class goes on a field trip to a pumpkin patch.

Aug 30, 2014
The zoo box by Cohn, Ariel, author.

The zoo box

"When Erika and Patrick's parents leave them home alone for the night, they head straight to the attic to explore. When they open a mysterious box, hundreds of animals come pouring out! Soon the town is awash in more and more zoo animals, until Erika and Patrick discover that the tables have been turned... and the animals now run a zoo full of humans!" --

Aug 30, 2014
Ninja boy goes to school by Wilson, Nathan D., author.

Ninja boy goes to school

"A little boy explains what it's like to go to school--when you're a ninja"--

Aug 30, 2014
Tuck-in time by Gerber, Carole.

Tuck-in time

At bedtime, a parent carefully checks baby's body from head to toe, encouraging gentle play.

Aug 30, 2014
Is it Christmas yet? by Chapman, Jane, 1970-

Is it Christmas yet?

While waiting impatiently for the big day to arrive, Teddy tries to help Big Bear with Christmas preparations.

Aug 30, 2014
I don't want to go to bed! by Sykes, Julie.

I don't want to go to bed!

A little tiger that hates to go to bed scampers away to visit some animal friends.

Aug 30, 2014
Barbie - bedtime story collection. by

Barbie - bedtime story collection.

Aug 30, 2014
Go to Sleep, Little Farm by Ray, Mary Lyn/ Neal, Christopher Silas (ILT)/ Barr, Stephen

Go to Sleep, Little Farm

Aug 30, 2014
Uni the unicorn by Rosenthal, Amy Krouse.

Uni the unicorn

Uni the unicorn believes that little girls are real.

Aug 30, 2014
Bats in the band by Lies, Brian, author, illustrator.

Bats in the band

When the weather warms up, bats take advantage of an empty theater to stage a concert.

Aug 30, 2014
Peanuts - a scanimation book by Seder, Rufus Butler.

Peanuts - a scanimation book

Aug 30, 2014
Always by Dodd, Emma, 1969- author, illustrator.

Always

In rhyming text, a baby elephant is assured of being loved unconditionally.

Aug 30, 2014
The cat, the dog, Little Red, the exploding eggs, the wolf, and Grandma by Fox, Diane, author.

The cat, the dog, Little Red, the exploding eggs, the wolf, and Grandma

Cat tries to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood aloud, but Dog keeps interrupting with silly questions.

Aug 30, 2014
Nancy knows by Young, Cybèle, 1972- author, illustrator.

Nancy knows

Nancy the elephant remembers all kinds of things in all kinds of ways, but now she knows she has forgotten something. But what could it be?

Aug 30, 2014
Harry and the monster by Mongredien, Sue.

Harry and the monster

"One night, a monster stomps into Harry's dreams. The next day, Harry is scared to go to sleep. 'If he comes back, just imagine him with pink pants on his head,' suggests Mom. 'He won't be scary then!' But can Mom's clever plan possibly work?"--

Aug 30, 2014
Elephantantrum! by Shields, Gillian.

Elephantantrum!

"Ellie has everything, but she wants more. She wants an elephant. And she won't eat or sleep or brush her hair until she gets one! But when she finally gets her wish, the elephant decides to teach Ellie a thing or two about manners"--

Aug 30, 2014
Ripple's Effect by Achor, Shawn

Ripple's Effect

Aug 30, 2014
Mr. Wayne's masterpiece by Polacco, Patricia.

Mr. Wayne's masterpiece

Because she is afraid to read an essay aloud in English class, young Patricia is invited to take Mr. Wayne's drama class where she paints sets, participates in fun exercises, and memorizes every part in the play the others are rehearsing.

Aug 30, 2014
Happy birthday, Mrs. Millie! by Cox, Judy.

Happy birthday, Mrs. Millie!

Students surprise their beloved but silly teacher with a birthday party, giving her ample opportunity to make them laugh by mixing up her words.

Aug 30, 2014
No! by Corderoy, Tracey.

No!

Once Otto learns the word "no" he will not stop saying it, but after a very bad day at school, Daddy finds a way to remind him of another special word.

Aug 30, 2014
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Stoop, Naoko

Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree

Aug 30, 2014
One special Christmas by Butler, M. Christina.

One special Christmas

On Christmas Eve, Little Hedgehog is delighted to deliver some presents for the ailing Santa, but he will never be able to finish the job in time without help from his friends.

Aug 30, 2014
When a grandpa says "I love you" by Wood, Douglas, 1951-

When a grandpa says "I love you"

Explores some of the many and varied ways a grandfather can express his love, even without saying the words, such as by sharing his coin collection, holding hands when crossing the street, and attending tea parties.

Aug 30, 2014
What if ...? by Browne, Anthony, 1946- author, illustrator.

What if ...?

"What if Joe doesn't like the party he's going to? What if he doesn't like the food or the games or the people? As Joe and his mom walk down the darkening street, Joe's imagination starts to run wild. And as they search for the right place, he wonders 'what if...' at each house, peeking in to see some surprising sights. From the award-winning former British Children's Laureate Anthony Browne comes a picture book whose slyly bewitching setup unfolds to a reassuring ending."--

Aug 30, 2014
The twins' little sister by Yum, Hyewon, author.

The twins' little sister

Twin sisters who already compete for their mother's attention have an especially hard time after their baby sister is born.

Aug 30, 2014
There's going to be a baby by Burningham, John, author.

There's going to be a baby

A young boy is curious about what life will be like when the new baby arrives.

Aug 30, 2014
Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear by Carnesi, Mônica.

Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear

"Beatrice the bunny wants to share winter with her best friend, Bear, but he will be busy hibernating"--

Aug 30, 2014
Rupert can dance by Feiffer, Jules, author, illustrator.

Rupert can dance

Although Rupert liked watching his owner Mandy dance during the day, he secretly enjoyed dancing at night while Mandy slept.

Aug 30, 2014
Rabbi Benjamin's buttons by McGinty, Alice B., 1963-

Rabbi Benjamin's buttons

Rabbi Benjamin's congregation presents him with a special holiday vest--and cooks him so much food that soon its buttons pop off. Includes glossary, notes on Jewish holidays, and recipes for special foods associated with them.

Aug 30, 2014
Oh no! a fox! by Stoeke, Janet Morgan, author, illustrator.

Oh no! a fox!

Rooster Sam unwittingly saves the hens of Loopy Coop Farm.

Aug 30, 2014
In this book by Marceau, Fani, author.

In this book

Explores the concept of what it means to be "in" something with text and pictures.

Aug 30, 2014
Hermelin the detective mouse by Grey, Mini.

Hermelin the detective mouse

A mouse with typewriting skills secretly helps the people of Offley Street find lost items, and eventually saves the day.

Aug 30, 2014
Forget me not by Van Laan, Nancy.

Forget me not

Young Julia comes to terms with the changes in her beloved grandmother, whose Alzheimer's Disease makes it hard for her to remember people and things.

Aug 30, 2014
Pi-rat! by Lee, Maxine, author, illustrator.

Pi-rat!

Pi-Rat and his swashbuckling crew are fearsome and brave, living by their own rules and afraid of almost nothing.

Aug 30, 2014
First day at Zoo School by Dillard, Sarah, 1961- author, illustrator.

First day at Zoo School

"On the first day of school, vivacious Amanda the Panda meets anxious Alfred the Alligator. But when Amanda decides that Alfred would be the perfect best friend for her, the difference in their temperaments leads to hurt feelings"--

Aug 30, 2014
I'm my own dog by Stein, David Ezra, author, illustrator.

I'm my own dog

A dog without a human companion fetches his own slippers and curls up at his own feet but cannot reach a certain itchy spot in the middle of his back, compelling him to leash a poor lonely human who will loyally offer a helpful scratch.

Aug 30, 2014
The pandas and their chopsticks - and other animals stories by Demi, author, illustrator.

The pandas and their chopsticks - and other animals stories

Presents ten animal stories, each containing a moral lesson, including the importance of being humble, the dangers of being too proud, the importance of generosity and sharing, and how everyone, no matter how small, has a part to play in life.

Aug 30, 2014
Mrs. Millie goes to Philly! by Cox, Judy.

Mrs. Millie goes to Philly!

Students enjoy their teacher's silly misuse of words during a class field trip to Philadelphia.

Aug 30, 2014
Ahmed and the feather girl by Ray, Jane, 1960-

Ahmed and the feather girl

One morning, Ahmed heard a cracking sound. The egg was hatching! He watched in amazement as the egg opened to reveal a beautiful little child...

Aug 30, 2014
If an armadillo went to a restaurant by Fischer, Ellen, 1947-

If an armadillo went to a restaurant

Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore what various animals, from an armadillo in an underground restaurant to a wallaby in a sandwich shop, might choose to eat.

Aug 30, 2014
Pete the Cat and the new guy by Dean, Kim, 1969-

Pete the Cat and the new guy

Pete the Cat and his animal friends welcome Gus the Platypus, who discovers his own special talent.

Aug 30, 2014
Who's next door by Kishira, Mayuko.

Who's next door

Aug 30, 2014
Thomas and friends. Tale of the brave by

Thomas and friends. Tale of the brave

Thomas and his friends face their fears as they encounter giant footprints, myserious shadows, and other strange things on the Island of Sodor.

Aug 30, 2014
Max & Ruby at the Warthogs' wedding by Wells, Rosemary.

Max & Ruby at the Warthogs' wedding

Shortly before the Warthogs' wedding is set to begin, ring-bearer Max loses the ring and he, Ruby, and their friend Louise search the Ritz Hotel from bottom to top trying to get it back in time.

Aug 30, 2014
Roland Humphrey is wearing a what? by Kiernan-Johnson. Eileen.

Roland Humphrey is wearing a what?

Roland Humphrey is a little boy who likes sparkly things and bright colors. He likes both sports and ballet, and doesn't understand why girls can like both but not boys. Will he bow to peer pressure, or follow his heart and be the authentic Roland Humphrey?

Aug 30, 2014
Miss Brooks' Story Nook by Bottner, Barbara, author.

Miss Brooks' Story Nook

A school librarian encourages her students to make up stories, and teaches a lesson about bullying in the process.

Aug 30, 2014
If kids ran the world by Dillon, Leo, author, illustrator.

If kids ran the world

In text and pictures, this book tells us how much better the world would be, if kids were allowed to run the world.

Aug 30, 2014
Fiona's lace by Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

Fiona's lace

"Fiona and her family moved from Ireland to Chicago to begin a new life. Yet, when the family is struck with misfortune, will Fiona's lace help save them?"--

Aug 30, 2014
Winter is coming by Johnston, Tony, 1942-

Winter is coming

Each day, from September through November, brings glimpses of forest animals seeking food in preparation for the onset of winter, from a fox sniffing the last apple on the ground to a flock of wild turkeys that finds nothing.

Aug 30, 2014
The leaves on the trees by Wiley, Thom.

The leaves on the trees

Follows a group of children as they enjoy the sights and smells of fall, including the crunchy leaves and those that have changed color.

Aug 30, 2014
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

On Halloween, Linus and Sally wait for the Great Pumpkin, while the other children go for treats. And all Charlie Brown gets for trick-or-treat is a rock.

Aug 30, 2014
Small Blue and the deep dark night by Davis, Jon (Illustrator), author, illustrator.

Small Blue and the deep dark night

Small Blue is afraid that all sorts of frightening things are lurking in the dark, but as Big Brown takes her through a dark house to warm some milk, he suggests preposterous alternatives.

Aug 30, 2014
Quest by Becker, Aaron, 1974- author, illustrator.

Quest

In the Caldecott Honor-winning Journey, much of Becker's energy was devoted to the story's exquisite backdrops. Now, in the second wordless book of his planned trilogy, the focus is on his characters. On a rainy day in a city park, the girl who starred in Journey and the boy introduced at the end take refuge by a doorway under a bridge. To their surprise, a king emerges from the door just long enough to pass the two a map before soldiers apprehend him. Returning to the magical Pallonezia, they f

Aug 30, 2014
Hug machine by Campbell, Scott, 1973- author, illustrator.

Hug machine

The hug machine is available to hug anyone, any time, whether they are square or long, spikey or soft.

Aug 30, 2014
Give and take by Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator.

Give and take

In his apple orchard, a farmer meets a little man named Take and follows his advice, which does not turn out well, and the next day meets a little man named Give, whose advice is just as bad.

Aug 30, 2014
Earth space moon base by Price, Ben Joel, author, illustrator.

Earth space moon base

An unlikely trio lands on a planet and keeps the inhabitants at bay using bananas.

Aug 30, 2014
Day dreamers - a journey of imagination by Martin, Emily Winfield, author, illustrator.

Day dreamers - a journey of imagination

"Scaled, horned, and feathered creatures are the mythical friends that carry children into their day dreams"--

Aug 30, 2014
Baby bedtime by Fox, Mem, 1946- author.

Baby bedtime

"After all the kissing and the hugging and the rocking and the snuggling, there at last comes a time for sleeping"--

Aug 30, 2014
Alexander, who's trying his best to be the best boy ever by Viorst, Judith.

Alexander, who's trying his best to be the best boy ever

After eating an entire box of doughnuts leads to consequences Alexander does not like, he decides to be the best boy ever for the rest of his life.

Aug 30, 2014
Bear Sees Colors by Wilson, Karma/ Chapman, Jane (ILT)

Bear Sees Colors

Aug 30, 2014
The best teacher ever by Mayer, Mercer, 1943-

The best teacher ever

Little Critter really likes his teacher, Miss Kitty, so he tries to come up with a special present for her for Teacher Appreciation Day, but things keep going wrong.

Aug 30, 2014
The storm whale by Davies, Benji, author, illustrator.

The storm whale

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

Aug 30, 2014
Wednesday by Bertier, Anne.

Wednesday

"Wednesday is about Little Round and Big Square, two friends that get together to play every Wednesday"--

Aug 30, 2014
Copycat bear! by Sandall, Ellie, author, illustrator.

Copycat bear!

"Mango the bird has a 'ginormous' bear friend named Blue. To Mango's annoyance, Blue copies everything Mango does. One day, Mango has had enough of Blue's copying and flies off in a huff. But once she's on her own, she finds herself thinking only of Blue"--

Aug 30, 2014
Abigail by Rayner, Catherine, author, illustrator.

Abigail

Abigail the giraffe wants to count the spots on her animal friends, Ladybug, Zebra, and Cheetah, but when they move too fast for counting, Abigail comes up with a new plan.

Aug 30, 2014
You are not my friend, but I miss you by Kirk, Daniel, author, illustrator.

You are not my friend, but I miss you

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

Aug 30, 2014
Very little red riding hood. by Heapy, Teresa

Very little red riding hood.

Very Little Red Riding Hood's off to her Grandmama's for a sleepover, and she won't let anything stand in her way--not even a wolf.

Aug 30, 2014