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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 1, 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 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Make way for readers by Sierra, Judy.

Make way for readers

Animal toddlers arrive for storytime with Miss Bingo the flamingo.

Jul 1, 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 1, 2016
In Search of the Snowman by Marsh, Laura F. (ADP)

In Search of the Snowman

Jul 1, 2016
Mam ̀the Alien - Mam ̀La Extraterrestre by Lainez, Rene Colato/ Lacm̀ara, Laura (ILT)

Mam ̀the Alien - Mam ̀La Extraterrestre

Jul 1, 2016
Ooko by Shapiro, Esme

Ooko

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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 1, 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!"--

Jul 1, 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 1, 2016
Goose on the farm by Wall, Laura, author, illustrator.

Goose on the farm

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Derek Jeter presents night at the stadium by Bildner, Phil, author.

Derek Jeter presents night at the stadium

Attending a Yankee game with his family, Gideon wants an autograph from Derek Jeter, but when his autograph book goes missing, he finds the magic of the stadium leads him to adventure, his book, and Derek Jeter.

Jul 1, 2016
Blue & Bertie by Litten, Kristyna, author, illustrator.

Blue & Bertie

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

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Frank and Lucky get schooled by Perkins, Lynne Rae, author.

Frank and Lucky get schooled

A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography and even foreign languages together.

Jul 1, 2016
The girl with the parrot on her head by Hirst, Daisy, author, illustrator.

The girl with the parrot on her head

When her friend Simon moves away, Isabel, the girl with the parrot on her head, is upset until she meets a new friend named Chester.

Jul 1, 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"--

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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"--

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Pirate's Perfect Pet by Ferry, Beth/ Myers, Matt (ILT)

Pirate's Perfect Pet

Jul 1, 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 1, 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

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Now you see me, now you don't by Borando, Silvia, artist.

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 1, 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 1, 2016
Near, far by Borando, Silvia, artist.

Near, far

Abstract graphic forms create an exercise in visual perception, showing up-close images that gradually back away on sequential pages to enable young readers to guess what animals will be revealed.

Jul 1, 2016
My hand by Kitamura, Satoshi, author, illustrator.

My hand

Celebrates all of the things that hands can do, from painting, pushing, and patting, to enabling bad habits, like picking the nose.

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Maybe Mother Goose by Codell, Esmé Raji, 1968- author.

Maybe Mother Goose

Children at a school learn some of Mother Goose's famous nursery rhymes, but with a quirky twist on each.

Jul 1, 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 1, 2016
Louise and Andie - the art of friendship by Light, Kelly, 1970- author, iillustrator.

Louise and Andie - the art of friendship

"Louise has a new neighbor, the creative and offbeat Andie--but can they overcome their differences and be friends?"--

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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!

Jul 1, 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"--

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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!"--

Jul 1, 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"--

Jul 1, 2016
Searching by Dios, Olga de, 1979- author, illustrator.

Searching

A creature known as "Bu"--short for "Buscar"--because that is the only word he says as he peers at the ground ahead of him, ignoring everyone and everything else, has an unpleasant encounter that finally makes him look up and see the world.

Jul 1, 2016
Saturday by Lendler, Ian, author.

Saturday

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

Jul 1, 2016
Return by Becker, Aaron/ Becker, Aaron (ILT)

Return

Jul 1, 2016
Rappy goes to school by Gutman, Dan, author.

Rappy goes to school

"On the first day of school, Rappy the Raptor uses his raps and rhymes to deal with a bully and make a new friend"--

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Curious George - farm to table by Fenner, Julie M., author.

Curious George - farm to table

Helping his friend Marco make delicious tortillas for a family member's birthday, George accidentally knocks over a bag of masa before learning about how the ingredient is made.

Jul 1, 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 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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 1, 2016
Bear & Hare -- share! by Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator.

Bear & Hare -- share!

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

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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 1, 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

Jul 1, 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"--

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
There's a Bear on My Chair by Collins, Ross

There's a Bear on My Chair

Jul 1, 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 1, 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.

Jul 1, 2016
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Manley, Curtis/ Berube, Kate (ILT)

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
Shapes, Reshape! by Borando, Silvia

Shapes, Reshape!

Jul 1, 2016
Shapes at Play by Borando, Silvia

Shapes at Play

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2016
The white book by Borando, Silvia, artist.

The white book

As a boy paints a room, he finds little surprises coming from the colored part of the wall.

Jul 1, 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 1, 2016
The truth about my unbelievable summer by Calì, Davide, 1972- author.

The truth about my unbelievable summer

On his first day back from summer vacation, a boy tells his teacher about his epic, globe-spanning summer adventure.

Jul 1, 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.

Jul 1, 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,

Jul 1, 2016
Strong as a bear by Stangl, Katrin, author, illustrator.

Strong as a bear

Jul 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 28, 2016
Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew by Staub, Leslie/ Mack, Jeff (ILT)

Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew

Jun 28, 2016
Kindergarten Is Cool! by Marshall, Linda Elovitz/ Chatterton, Chris (ILT)

Kindergarten Is Cool!

Jun 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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