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Little Brown Bear is afraid of the dark by Lebrun, Claude.

Little Brown Bear is afraid of the dark

A big hug from Daddy helps Little Brown Bear overcome his fear of the dark.

Oct 9, 2015
Music class today! by Weinstone, David.

Music class today!

A group of toddlers enjoys a lively music class including, at last, one very shy two-year-old boy.

Oct 9, 2015
Pumpkin time! by Deak, Erzsi, author.

Pumpkin time!

From the day she plants seeds in her garden until she serves a pumpkin pie after harvest, Evy fails to notice any of the strange things the farm animals do as she works, from donkeys sailing through the sky to pigs dancing around a May Pole.

Oct 9, 2015
I am yoga by Verde, Susan, author.

I am yoga

As a young girl practices various standard yoga poses, she imagines herself as a tree touching the sky, a playful dog, a warrior, and more while relaxing and seeing how she fits into the world.

Oct 9, 2015
Dinosaur Rocket! by Dale, Penny

Dinosaur Rocket!

Oct 9, 2015
Holey Moley by Ehlert, Lois, author, illustrator.

Holey Moley

After digging holes and munching on crawly bugs, a chubby mole settles in her cozy burrow for winter. Includes glossary identifying all of the different worms, caterpillars, moths, and butterflies included in the illustrations.

Oct 9, 2015
Feeding friendsies by Bloom, Suzanne, 1950-

Feeding friendsies

Baby and friends are busy in the garden making lunch that includes puddle-water soup, mud pie, and dandelion-and-dirt dessert. To whom will they feed this lunch?

Oct 9, 2015
I used to be afraid by Seeger, Laura Vaccaro, author, illustrator.

I used to be afraid

"A novelty picture book exploring the many forms fear can take and the importance of overcoming it"--

Oct 9, 2015
The Nuts - sing and dance in your polka-dot pants by Litwin, Eric, author.

The Nuts - sing and dance in your polka-dot pants

Hazel Nut wants to sing and dance, but Mama, Papa, and Wally Nut are too busy, so Hazel calls in a special family member to get everyone moving.

Oct 9, 2015
When Sophie's feelings are really, really hurt by Bang, Molly, author.

When Sophie's feelings are really, really hurt

Sophie's is hurt when the other children laugh at her painting of her favorite tree--but when she explains her painting everybody understands what she was trying to do.

Oct 9, 2015
When I Grow Up by Berenstain, Mike

When I Grow Up

Oct 9, 2015
The very stuffed turkey by Kenah, Katharine, author.

The very stuffed turkey

When he is invited to five Thanksgiving dinners, Turkey accepts all of his friends invitations, but wonders if he has room in his stomach for all that food.

Oct 9, 2015
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep - A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep by Ehrlin, Carl-Johan Forssň/ Maununen, Irina (ILT)

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep - A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep

Oct 9, 2015
Mixed Me! by Diggs, Taye/ Evans, Shane (ILT)

Mixed Me!

Oct 9, 2015
Little Elliot, big family by Curato, Mike, author, illustrator.

Little Elliot, big family

At Mouse's house, Elliot the elephant finds more than a friend--he finds a family.

Oct 9, 2015
Just a special Thanksgiving by Mayer, Mercer, author, illustrator.

Just a special Thanksgiving

From the school play to a surprise dinner for all of Critterville, Little Critter is sure that this year's Thanksgiving will be one he'll never forget.

Oct 9, 2015
Happy! by Williams, Pharrell


Oct 9, 2015
Bea in The Nutcracker by Isadora, Rachel, author, illustrator.

Bea in The Nutcracker

Bea and her toddler ballet class perform "The Nutcracker."

Oct 9, 2015
Jackrabbit McCabe & the electric telegraph by Rozier, Lucy Margaret.

Jackrabbit McCabe & the electric telegraph

Jackrabbit McCabe's unusually long legs have made him the fastest thing around, and he uses his speed for everything from racing against horses to fetching the doctor, but when the electric telegraph arrives in Windy Flats, Jackrabbit may have met his match.

Oct 9, 2015
I'm cool! by McMullan, Kate, author.

I'm cool!

"When the ice is full of cuts and ruts, only one machine has the GUTS to clean it up. But can this slow-movin' ice fixer smooth the grooves before the next period? Or will he lose his COOL? The timer's ticking! BUZZZZZZ!"--Publisher.

Oct 9, 2015
A Little women Christmas - adapted from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women by Frederick, Heather Vogel.

A Little women Christmas - adapted from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

With Father away serving in the Civil War, Marmee and her girls try to have a cheery Christmas.

Oct 9, 2015
Bed hog by Noullet, Georgette.

Bed hog

The family dog spends a long night looking for a comfortable place to sleep.

Oct 9, 2015
We're in big trouble, Blackboard Bear by Alexander, Martha, 1920-2006.

We're in big trouble, Blackboard Bear

Anthony's bear learns a hard lesson about leaving other people's possessions alone.

Oct 9, 2015
Louis I, king of sheep by Tallec, Olivier, author, illustrator.

Louis I, king of sheep

While Louis grazes in the meadow, a crown, blown by the wind, lands at his feet. Louis places the crown on his head and becomes Louis the 1st, King of the sheep. A fable about power, indifference and conformity, and how those who do not think for themselves will eventually suffer the consequences.

Oct 9, 2015
The beast of Monsieur Racine by Ungerer, Tomi, 1931-

The beast of Monsieur Racine

Determined to catch the thief of his prize pears, a retired tax collector sets a trap in his garden and captures a beast unknown to modern science.

Oct 9, 2015
Mrs. Mo's Monster by Beavis, Paul

Mrs. Mo's Monster

Oct 9, 2015
A lucky author has a dog by Ray, Mary Lyn, author.

A lucky author has a dog

It is a lucky author who has a dog to greet her in the morning and help her with ideas, because everything is better with a dog--but a dog who has an author is also lucky.

Oct 9, 2015
Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Border, Terry, 1965-

Peanut Butter & Cupcake!

Peanut Butter sets out with his soccer ball to find a friend after moving to a new town, but everyone from Hamburger to Soup seems to be too busy to play.

Oct 9, 2015
When dad showed me the universe by Stark, Ulf, 1944- author.

When dad showed me the universe

Tonight Dad wants to show his son something very special: the universe. Of course, they can't possibly embark on such a daring adventure unprepared, so they wrap up warm, gather provisions, and then off they go. It's a long walk, but eventually they get there. Along the way, they learn that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination, and sometimes the biggest lessons happen when you least expect them.

Oct 9, 2015
Never ask a dinosaur to dinner by Edwards, Gareth, 1965- author.

Never ask a dinosaur to dinner

Through a series of amusing examples, a young boy learns how to get ready for a good night's sleep--and bedtime should not include dinosaurs or sharks.

Oct 9, 2015
I'm a big girl now - a story for dads and daughters by Pope, Greg (Singer-songwriter)

I'm a big girl now - a story for dads and daughters

Every parent and grandparent will love this gorgeous picture book and CD, made by a dad (country music recording artist Greg Pope) for his daughter, for all dads and their daughters. The moving lyrics paired with beautiful artwork make this the perfect gift for any dad or daughter. Auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners alike will connect with the dynamic book and recording combination. The high quality hand feel and rich illustrations qualify this as a handsome coffee table book in any stud

Oct 9, 2015
Thank you and good night by McDonnell, Patrick, 1956- author, illustrator.

Thank you and good night

Maggie hosts a pajama party at which Clement, Alan Alexander, and Jean play a variety of fun games, tire themselves, and drift off to sleep, but not before sharing their gratitude.

Oct 9, 2015
Pete the cat and the bedtime blues by Dean, James, 1957- author.

Pete the cat and the bedtime blues

"Pete the Cat wants to go to sleep, but his animal friends want to stay up and play"--

Oct 9, 2015
Zen socks by Muth, Jon J., author.

Zen socks

Stillwater the giant panda and his friends Leo and Molly teach each other about patience, sharing, and compassion.

Oct 9, 2015
You and me by Verde, Susan.

You and me

Relates, in rhyming verse, how fate brought two cat best friends together.

Oct 9, 2015
Yak and gnu by MacIver, Juliette, 1972- author.

Yak and gnu

An adventure in the river with Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe is marked by a safari of unusual nautical sightings, including a goat in a boat, a calf on a raft, and a whole flotilla of whales and gorillas.

Oct 9, 2015
Toys meet snow - being the wintertime adventures of a curious stuffed buffalo, a sensitive plush stingray, and a book-loving rubber ball by Jenkins, Emily, 1967- author.

Toys meet snow - being the wintertime adventures of a curious stuffed buffalo, a sensitive plush stingray, and a book-loving rubber ball

While Little Girl is away on winter vacation, her toys, Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic, decide to go outside and learn more about snow.

Oct 9, 2015
Tickle monster by Manceau, Édouard, 1969- author, illustrator.

Tickle monster

At bedtime, a brave child makes a monster disappear by tickling its various parts, such as its teeth so it cannot bite, and the parts transform into new objects that create a non-threatening scene.

Oct 9, 2015
Stanley's diner by Bee, William, author, illustrator.

Stanley's diner

It is another busy day at the diner as Stanley cooks, prepares for a special event, and finally cleans up and goes home.

Oct 9, 2015
Sonya's chickens by Wahl, Phoebe, author, illustrator.

Sonya's chickens

Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift: an egg! One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interc

Oct 9, 2015
Nerdy Birdy by Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-

Nerdy Birdy

"A picture book about a nerdy birdy who just wants to hang out with the cool birds"--

Oct 9, 2015
The little kids' table by Riehle, Mary Ann McCabe, 1959- author.

The little kids' table

"Everyone knows that the little kids table is the place to be for any holiday or family gathering. This silly, rhyming story follows a group of rambuctious cousins from table setting to dessert. A universal theme, The Little Kids Table will have kids--and parents!--howling with laughter"--Provided by the publisher.

Oct 9, 2015
Isabella's garden by Millard, Glenda.

Isabella's garden

"In Isabella's garden, amazing things come from the tiniest of seeds as they bloom and flourish and make way for a whole new season of growth"--

Oct 9, 2015
Happy in our skin by Manushkin, Fran, author.

Happy in our skin

Bouquets of babies sweet to hold: cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold. Ginger-coloured babies, peaches and cream, too--splendid skin for me, splendid skin for you! A delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art from the award-winning Lauren Tobia, illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, in this joyful exploration of the new skin of babyhood. A wonderful gift book for new mums and toddlers; all children can see themselves, and open their eyes to the world around them, in th

Oct 9, 2015
Frog on a log? by Gray, Kes, author.

Frog on a log?

In rhyming text, cat explains why frog has to sit on a log, even if he finds it uncomfortable.

Oct 9, 2015
Fire engine no. 9 by Austin, Mike, 1963- author, illustrator.

Fire engine no. 9

Follows a fire engine and its crew through a very busy day, using mainly sound words.

Oct 9, 2015
Black cat, white cat by Borando, Silvia, author.

Black cat, white cat

A black cat who only ever goes out during the day and a white cat who only goes out at night meet in the middle and start a beautiful relationship together.

Oct 9, 2015
Beautiful hands by Otoshi, Kathryn, author, illustrator.

Beautiful hands

Little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas; lift spirits; stretch imaginations. This colorful concept book rouses children's to use their hands for the good and reach for their dreams.--Publisher.

Oct 9, 2015
Bad pirate by Winters, Kari-Lynn, 1969- author.

Bad pirate

"Barnacle Garrick is bold and saucy and selfish. And for a pirate captain, that's good, very good. And his crew are all scurvy sea dogs--selfish down to the last fleabitten scuttle-butt. And that's good too. But Augusta Garrick is shy, polite, and selfless. For a pirate, that's bad, very bad. Despite her father's horrible example, the sea pup can't stop helping out. It just might take one terrible storm, a ripped sail, a missing peg leg and a panicked crew before Augusta can prove that being sel

Oct 9, 2015
An A from Miss Keller by Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

An A from Miss Keller

Trisha wants to write something that will please her demanding writing teacher, who is rumored to have never given a student an A.

Oct 9, 2015
Elmer and the flood by McKee, David, author, illustrator.

Elmer and the flood

After days of being in a cave with the rest of his herd due to torrential rains, Elmer the patchwork elephant is ready for some time alone, but first he must get help to rescue Young Elephant from an island formed by flood waters.

Oct 8, 2015
Felix stands tall by Wells, Rosemary, author, illustrator.

Felix stands tall

"Felix has a new best friend! With take-charge Fiona, anything seems possible, and before Felix knows it, she sweeps him into singing and dancing with her as pixies in the Guinea Pig Jubilee talent show. But right after Felix's first-prize triumph, trouble waits in the wings. "Twinkletoes!" someone taunts, and Felix crumbles. Can he pull himself together and face down the bullies? With a little help from Fiona, can Felix find a magic key that unlocks the secret to standing up--to anyone?" --

Oct 8, 2015
It's tough to lose your balloon by Krosoczka, Jarrett. author, illustrator.

It's tough to lose your balloon

Illustrations and simple text suggest ways see the positive side of difficulties, from losing one's balloon to being left with a new babysitter.

Oct 8, 2015
Lizard from the park by Pett, Mark, author, illustrator.

Lizard from the park

When a lizard hatches from the egg Leonard finds in the park, he names it Buster and takes it all around the city, but Buster grows bigger and bigger until Leonard realizes he must devise a way to return his pet to the deepest, darkest part of the park and set him free.

Oct 8, 2015
One bear extraordinaire by McGowan, Jayme, author, illustrator.

One bear extraordinaire

Every morning Bear wakes up with a song in his head, but one day he realizes the song needs something more and sets out to find what is missing, gathering a band of animal musicians along the way.

Oct 8, 2015
Clark the Shark afraid of the dark by Hale, Bruce.

Clark the Shark afraid of the dark

At a sleepover, Clark the Shark braves his fear of the dark with the help of music and friends.

Oct 8, 2015
This Orq - (he say "ugh!") by Elliott, David, 1947- author.

This Orq - (he say "ugh!")

"Meet Orq. He cave boy. Meet Woma. He woolly mammoth. Now meet Dorq. Dorq big. Dorq strong. Dorq mean. And Caba, he even worse. Ugh! Double ugh!"

Oct 8, 2015
Beep! Beep! Go to sleep! by Tarpley, Todd.

Beep! Beep! Go to sleep!

"When his three rambunctious robots give every possible excuse not to go to sleep, what's a little boy to do? With a fun refrain that will have readers of all ages chanting along, here's a book that kids will be begging to read every night before bed."--

Oct 4, 2015
Trick ARRR treat - a pirate halloween by Kimmelman, Leslie, author.

Trick ARRR treat - a pirate halloween

""Swashbuckling trick-or-treaters stomp and clomp through their neighhborhood in search of treasure--aka Halloween candy--but they must be back before dark, because the pirate chief's mom said so"--

Oct 4, 2015
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Spinelli, Eileen, author.

Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'

When calamity stalks every step of the preparations for the Tappletons' Thanksgiving dinner, they realize that there is more to Thanksgiving than turkey and trimmings.

Oct 4, 2015
Click, clack, ho! ho! ho! by Cronin, Doreen, author.

Click, clack, ho! ho! ho!

As Farmer Brown prepares the house for Christmas, Duck tries to play Santa--but he gets stuck in the chimney, along with all the other animals who try to help.

Oct 4, 2015
Charlie Piechart and the case of the missing pizza slice by Comstock, Eric, author, illustrator.

Charlie Piechart and the case of the missing pizza slice

"With a dinnertime mystery and 5 hungry suspects, Charlie Piechart makes fractions fun."--

Oct 3, 2015
The fun book of scary stuff by Jenkins, Emily, 1967- author.

The fun book of scary stuff

"A little boy tells his two dogs about all the things that scare him"--

Oct 3, 2015
McToad mows Tiny Island - a transportation tale by Angleberger, Tom.

McToad mows Tiny Island - a transportation tale

Every Thursday, as a break from mowing Big Island, McToad and his tractor make their way to Tiny Island, using various modes of transportation and types of machinery to get there and back.

Oct 3, 2015
In, over and on the farm by Long, Ethan, author, illustrator.

In, over and on the farm

Four farmyard friends illustrate prepositional phrases as they go in and out, over and under, around, on and off.

Oct 3, 2015
Mama's nightingale - a story of immigration and separation by Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

Mama's nightingale - a story of immigration and separation

When Saya's mother is sent to jail as an illegal immigrant, she sends her daughter a cassette tape with a song and a bedtime story, which inspires Saya to write a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home.

Oct 3, 2015
Snowy Bear by Mitton, Tony.

Snowy Bear

Tired, cold, and lonely, little Snowy Bear trudges through the woods seeking shelter and finally finds it in a house where a lonely young girl is wishing for a friend.

Oct 3, 2015
Two mice by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966- author, illustrator.

Two mice

Illustrations and minimal text follow two mice as they set off on an adventure that includes a shipwreck, kidnapping by a bird of prey, a narrow escape, and a moonlit stroll home.

Oct 3, 2015
Waiting by Henkes, Kevin, author, illustrator.


An owl, puppy, bear, bunny, and pig wait for marvelous things to happen.

Oct 3, 2015
Where's Walrus? - and Penguin? by Savage, Stephen, 1965- artist.

Where's Walrus? - and Penguin?

Walrus and Penguin have escaped from the zoo! Will the zookeeper find them? Or will these clever runaways stay one step ahead disguised as subway riders, baseball players, and even grand opera preformers? In this mischievous, wordless picture book, join Walrus and Penguin on their breezy escapade in the big city as they find fun whereever they go.

Oct 3, 2015
The full moon at the napping house by Wood, Audrey, author.

The full moon at the napping house

In this cumulative tale, a chirping cricket calms a worried mouse, a prowling cat, and other restless creatures, helping them to finally fall asleep.

Oct 2, 2015
Everyone loves Bacon by DiPucchio, Kelly, author.

Everyone loves Bacon

"Everyone loves Bacon but letting his fame go to his head may prove more dangerous than he thought"--

Oct 2, 2015
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Dewdney, Anna, author.

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

"It's an exciting day for Llama Llama; he's going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night His first night away from home .and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It's not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he's forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama. Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams" --

Oct 2, 2015
You're here for a reason by Tillman, Nancy, author, illustrator.

You're here for a reason

Shows how each of us fits into life's big picture, and how the world would be incomplete without each person in it.

Oct 2, 2015