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Why dogs have wet noses by Steven, Kenneth C., 1968- author.

Why dogs have wet noses

A retelling of the Ark story shares the whimsical adventures of a funny-looking misfit dog who trudges aboard Noah's lifeboat, inadvertently preventing it from sinking.

Jul 27, 2015
Who wants Broccoli? by Jones, Val, 1954- author, illustrator.

Who wants Broccoli?

Broccoli is a big, noisy dog at Beezley's Animal Shelter who desperately wants to be adopted--but it seems like his loud bark and his trick of throwing his water dish in the air and catching it is not working.

Jul 27, 2015
What pet should I get? by Seuss, Dr, author, illustrator.

What pet should I get?

A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for "What Pet Should I Get?"

Jul 27, 2015
Welcome home, bear - a book of animal habitats by Na, Il Sung, author, illustrator.

Welcome home, bear - a book of animal habitats

Tired of his own home, a bear goes exploring, visiting animals around the world in their various habitats.

Jul 27, 2015
We are best friends by Aliki.

We are best friends

When Robert's best friend Peter moves away, both are unhappy, but they learn that they can make new friends and still remain best friends.

Jul 27, 2015
Wait by Portis, Antoinette, author.

Wait

"A ... picture book about the joys of waiting and taking in what is around you"--

Jul 27, 2015
Vincent Paints His House by Arnold, Tedd

Vincent Paints His House

Jul 27, 2015
Two girls want a puppy by Cordell, Ryan, author.

Two girls want a puppy

Two sisters, Cadence and Emi, show great persistence and ingenuity in trying to persuade their father that they're ready to adopt a puppy.

Jul 27, 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 27, 2015
Tiny hamster is a giant monster by Jensen, Joel, 1984-

Tiny hamster is a giant monster

"When Tiny Hamster accidentally eats some mad scientist goo, he turns into a giant, Godzilla-like hamster, stomping through the city and eating everything in sight"--

Jul 27, 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 24, 2015
The very fairy princess - a spooky, sparkly Halloween by Andrews, Julie, author.

The very fairy princess - a spooky, sparkly Halloween

"Gerry comes up with a creative Halloween costume, but when her best friend, Delilah, has a costume emergency, the very fairy princess makes a sacrifice that lets her sparkle"--

Jul 23, 2015
The Tea Party in the Woods by Miyakoshi, Akiko

The Tea Party in the Woods

Jul 27, 2015
The Stranded Whale by Yolen, Jane/ Cataldo, Melanie (ILT)

The Stranded Whale

Jul 27, 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 27, 2015
The seeds of friendship by Foreman, Michael, 1938- author, illustrator.

The seeds of friendship

Adam, an immigrant boy in a big city, is lonely until he see snow for the first time and starts to play with the neighborhood children, but when he starts school he gets some seeds and begins to plant them with help from his new friends.

Jul 27, 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 27, 2015
The perfect hug by Walsh, Joanna.

The perfect hug

In simple rhyming text the reader will explore many different kinds of hugs in the search for the perfect one.

Jul 27, 2015
The newbies by Catalanotto, Peter, author, illustrator.

The newbies

A boy whose parents are preoccupied with preparations for a new baby imagines what life would be like if he could have new parents.

Jul 27, 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 27, 2015
The monkey and the bee by Bloom, C. P.

The monkey and the bee

"The monkey has finally gotten his banana, but now a bumble bee wants a bite.The monkey tries to swat away the bee, but in the process finds himself with a bigger problem on his hands. Will the monkey and the bee be able to work together and become friends?"--

Jul 27, 2015
The house that's your home by Lloyd-Jones, Sally, 1960-

The house that's your home

Celebrates all the things that make one's home special, including the family that dwells there.

Jul 27, 2015
The flying hand of Marco B. by Leiter, Richard, author.

The flying hand of Marco B.

"Marco is riding in the backseat of a car driven by his parents. Being bored, he puts his hand out the window and fantasizes about flying. As he does so, his fantasy takes him on a wild ride up in the sky"--

Jul 27, 2015
The entertainer by Dodd, Emma, author illustrator.

The entertainer

Arriving at a little boy's birthday party, an entertainer in a big cuddly bear costume delights the children with his antics and surprises them when his costume will not come off.

Jul 27, 2015
The day the crayons came home by Daywalt, Drew, author.

The day the crayons came home

One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.

Jul 27, 2015
The best story by Spinelli, Eileen.

The best story

When a contest at the local library offers a prize for the best story, a girl tries to write one using her family's suggestions, but her story does not seem right until she listens to her heart.

Jul 27, 2015
Tacky and the haunted igloo by Lester, Helen, author.

Tacky and the haunted igloo

Tacky is not very helpful as Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect plan and prepare for Halloween, turning their igloo into a haunted house and making treats, but while Tacky is finishing his costume something really frightening arrives, and only he can chase it away.

Jul 23, 2015
Sona and the wedding game by Sheth, Kashmira.

Sona and the wedding game

Sona is excited about attending her first Indian wedding, especially since her sister is the bride, but when she learns that tradition requires her to steal the groom's shoes during the ceremony she must ask her annoying little cousin, Vishal, for help.

Jul 27, 2015
So cozy by Korda, Lerryn, author, illustrator.

So cozy

When Dog's bed looks so inviting to his numerous animal friends that a teetering pileup of coziness ensues, a sneeze triggered by Mouse's presence on Elephant's trunk temporarily frightens everyone away.

Jul 27, 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 27, 2015
Shortcut by Crews, Donald.

Shortcut

Children taking a shortcut by walking along a railroad track find excitement and danger when a train approaches.

Jul 27, 2015
Sea Rex by Idle, Molly Schaar, author.

Sea Rex

Cordelia spends a day at the beach with her dinosaur friends.

Jul 27, 2015
School spirit! by Alexander, Louise (Louise Shirreffs), 1979-

School spirit!

"The Cutie Mark Crusaders still don't have their cutie marks! What are their special talents? Could it be writing? The Crusaders join the school newspaper to find out. What will Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle learn at The Foal Free Press?"--

Jul 27, 2015
Rufus the writer by Bram, Elizabeth, author.

Rufus the writer

Rather than a lemonade stand, Rufus sets up a story stand one summer and makes a series of trades with his friends--a story for a shell, for a kitten, for a surprise, and one more as a special birthday gift for his sister.

Jul 27, 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 24, 2015
Roger is reading a book by Van Biesen, Koen, 1964- author, illustrator.

Roger is reading a book

"Roger wants some peace and quiet so he can read his book, but his neighbor Emily has some hobbies of her own -- very loud ones!"--

Jul 27, 2015
Red by De Kinder, Jan, 1964- author, illustrator.

Red

"Torn between her fear of the bully on the school playground and her sympathy for her classmate, a girl must make a difficult choice"--

Jul 27, 2015
Ready for school, Murphy? by Murphy, Brendan, 1963- author, illustrator.

Ready for school, Murphy?

Murphy is full of excuses for staying home from school but his father has a cure for each of them until Murphy finally gives in--and Dad reminds him it is Saturday.

Jul 27, 2015
R is for rocket - an ABC book by Hills, Tad, author, illustrator.

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 zigzag drawn by the Little Yellow Bird.

Jul 27, 2015
Power down, Little Robot by Staniszewski, Anna.

Power down, Little Robot

"It's time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn't ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows exactly how to get him into his sleep module"--

Jul 27, 2015
Playful pigs from A to Z by Lobel, Anita, author, illustrator.

Playful pigs from A to Z

One golden morning, twenty-six pigs leave their pen, race along a country road, and find a field of letters, where they play all day until Zeke Pig falls asleep on a Z and they wearily return home by moonlight.

Jul 27, 2015
Pepper & Poe by Preston-gannon, Frann

Pepper & Poe

Jul 27, 2015
Peppa's Windy Fall Day by Scholastic Inc. (COR)

Peppa's Windy Fall Day

Jul 27, 2015
Pedro and George by Perret, Delphine, author, artist.

Pedro and George

"Pedro and George are fed up with the children of the world getting them confused. Pedro is a crocodile, and George is an alligator. There's a difference, you know. This determined pair decides to go on a mission to prove who's who, once and for all"--

Jul 27, 2015
Over there by Pilcher, Steve, author, illustrator.

Over there

When Shredder, a little shrew who lives alone, overcomes his worry and sets out to explore what lies beyond the forest, he finds himself in trouble and discovers a new friend.

Jul 27, 2015
Orion and the Dark by Yarlett, Emma, author, illustrator.

Orion and the Dark

Orion is so scared of the dark, Dark decides to pay him a visit! Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he's scared of the dark. So one night Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure.

Jul 27, 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 27, 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 24, 2015
Night animals by Marino, Gianna, author, illustrator.

Night animals

Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.

Jul 27, 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.

Jul 27, 2015
My Yiddish vacation by Skye, Ione.

My Yiddish vacation

Ruth loves going on vacation with her brother, Sammy, to their grandparents home in Florida, and one of her favorite parts is practicing her Yiddish, a Jewish language full of fun words.

Jul 27, 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 24, 2015
My dog is the best by Thompson, Laurie Ann.

My dog is the best

A little boy identifies what makes his dog so special.

Jul 27, 2015
My cousin Momo by OHora, Zachariah, author, illustrator.

My cousin Momo

When Momo the flying squirrel arrives for a much-anticipated visit with his cousins, they think Momo is no fun until they try doing things his way.

Jul 27, 2015
My autumn book by Yee, Wong Herbert, author, illustrator.

My autumn book

A young girl rushes outside when the air is crisp and the sky turns gray to observe all of the changes that autumn brings.

Jul 27, 2015
Mummy Cat by Ewert, Marcus, author.

Mummy Cat

"Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author's note"--

Jul 27, 2015
Mr. Postmouse's Rounds by Dubuc, Marianne

Mr. Postmouse's Rounds

Jul 27, 2015
Mr. Happy and Miss Grimm by Schneider, Antonie.

Mr. Happy and Miss Grimm

When Mr. Happy moves next door to Miss Grimm and begins planting gardens and making friendly gestures, Miss Grimm is not pleased but soon, she feels something strange taking over her bleak little house.

Jul 27, 2015
Mia's thumb by Stille, Ljuba, author, illustrator.

Mia's thumb

Mia's family members, from her brother to her grandparents, try all they can think of to get her to stop sucking her thumb.

Jul 27, 2015
Little Bird's bad word by Grant, Jacob, 1984- author, illustrator.

Little Bird's bad word

Little Bird loves learning new words and sharing them with his friends, so when he realizes that his latest one is a bad word, he knows just what to say to set things right.

Jul 27, 2015
Lillian's right to vote - a celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author.

Lillian's right to vote - a celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote.

Jul 27, 2015
Knit together by Dominguez, Angela N.

Knit together

A little girl who loves to draw but cannot knit, and her mother who loves to knit but cannot draw, collaborate on a special project neither of them could have done alone.

Jul 27, 2015
Jampires by McIntyre, Sarah.

Jampires

When Sam catches the Jampires who've been sucking his jelly doughnuts dry, they invite him to fly with them to their dessert-filled faraway land.

Jul 27, 2015
If you ever want to bring an alligator to school, don't! by Parsley, Elise, author, illustrator.

If you ever want to bring an alligator to school, don't!

A child provides insights, based on personal experience, into everything that can go wrong if one brings an alligator to school for show-and-tell.

Jul 27, 2015
I Will Chomp You! by John, Jory/ Shea, Bob (ILT)

I Will Chomp You!

Jul 27, 2015
I had a favorite hat by Ashburn, Boni.

I had a favorite hat

At the end of summer, a girl's mother wants to put away her favorite beach hat but the girl asks to keep it out, then decorates it for each holiday and season from autumn through spring.

Jul 27, 2015
Hungry Roscoe by Plant, David J., author, illustrator.

Hungry Roscoe

Roscoe the raccoon longs to get into the zoo, where there's lots of food and regular feeding hours.

Jul 27, 2015
Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party! by Lord, Cynthia/ Anderson, Derek (ILT)

Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party!

Jul 27, 2015
Henry Hyena, why won't you laugh? by Jantzen, Douglas, author.

Henry Hyena, why won't you laugh?

"Young Henry Hyena loves to join his fellow hyenas in poking fun at animals at the zoo. But the jokes aren't making Henry laugh anymore, [and] with the help of a wise old giraffe, Henry gets his laugh back in an unexpected way"--

Jul 27, 2015
Happy birthday Madame Chapeau by Beaty, Andrea, author.

Happy birthday Madame Chapeau

When a crow flies off with her birthday bonnet as she walks to dinner, Madame Chapeau chases the thief through the streets of Paris while admirers offer her replacement hats, but none seem quite right until someone offers a special gift.

Jul 27, 2015
Granddaddy's turn - a journey to the ballot box by Bandy, Michael S., author.

Granddaddy's turn - a journey to the ballot box

"Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn't a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what's coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening--and sure enough, everyone is lined up at town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, an

Jul 27, 2015
First grade dropout by Vernick, Audrey, author.

First grade dropout

After an embarrassing incident, a young boy decides to quit school.

Jul 27, 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 24, 2015
Ellie by Wu, Mike, author, illustrator.

Ellie

When zookeeper Walt announces that the zoo will have to close, all of the animals pitch in to try to save their home but it is Ellie the elephant who reveals a talent that just may keep the zoo open for good.

Jul 27, 2015
Edmond, the moonlit party by Desbordes, Astrid, author.

Edmond, the moonlit party

Edmond the squirrel shares a tree with George, an owl who loves costumes, and Harry the bear, who throws wonderful parties that turn out even better when Edmond overcomes his shyness and joins in.

Jul 27, 2015
Dracula's last birthday by Rosen, Lucy (Children's story adapter), author.

Dracula's last birthday

"Since the dawn of time, the Minions have been searching for a worthy master. But every time they come close, something happens and they have to start over. Will Dracula--the master of all vampires--be any different? Join the Minons and the ancient vampire for a truly despicable Halloween adventure"--Page [4] of cover.

Jul 23, 2015
Dad's first day by Wohnoutka, Mike, author, illustrator.

Dad's first day

Oliver and Dad have spent a fun summer together but when it comes time for the first day of school, Dad discovers that he is not ready and does everything he can to postpone the big day.

Jul 27, 2015
Curious George discovers the Sun by Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977.

Curious George discovers the Sun

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

Jul 24, 2015
Click! by Ebbeler, Jeffrey, author, illustrator.

Click!

After bedtime a house comes alive as a lamp in the shape of a bird solves an array of problems including a leaky faucet, a creaking chair, and sneezing broom, all while the family sleeps.

Jul 27, 2015
Bright sky, starry city by Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956- author.

Bright sky, starry city

On a night when Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky, Phoebe is excited to view the event through her telescope, but worries that such things as the city lights and an unexpected storm might spoil her view of the night sky.

Jul 27, 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 27, 2015
Bob and Flo by Ashdown, Rebecca, author, illustrator.

Bob and Flo

"On her first day of preschool, penguin Flo loses her lunch bucket--and finds a funny new friend"--

Jul 27, 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 27, 2015
Black and white by Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-

Black and white

A black dog and a white dog play together all day, and at night the black dog dreams of the jungle and its animals, and the white dog dreams of the arctic.

Jul 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2015
Bernice gets carried away by Harrison, Hannah E., author, illustrator.

Bernice gets carried away

Having missed out on the other treats at a friend's birthday party, a grumpy cat grabs all of the balloons and floats into the sky, where she sees that her problems are not so big, after all.

Jul 27, 2015
Beastly babies by Jackson, Ellen, 1943- author.

Beastly babies

"Introduces all sorts of mischievous baby animals--and the grown-ups who love them no matter what"--

Jul 27, 2015
Bear & Hare go fishing by Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator.

Bear & Hare go fishing

"Bear and Hare go fishing, but the trip doesn't turn out the way either one expects"--

Jul 27, 2015
Bah! said the baby by Plecas, Jennifer.

Bah! said the baby

"When baby says 'bah!' the rest of the family scrambles to bring him balls and books and bows and bottles, sheep and baby dolls and blankets and even a brother! But it turns out that all along, the baby was just trying to say 'bye-bye'"--

Jul 27, 2015
Bad Kitty does not like dogs by Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.

Bad Kitty does not like dogs

While Puppy wants to play, Bad Kitty only wants to nap, and she tries to incorporate sleep into playing.

Jul 27, 2015
Bad Kitty does not like candy by Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.

Bad Kitty does not like candy

At dinnertime Bad Kitty wants to eat candy and won't let anything stand in her way.

Jul 27, 2015
Ask me by Waber, Bernard, author.

Ask me

A father and daughter explore their neighborhood, talking and asking questions as they go.

Jul 27, 2015
Are we there, Yeti? by Anstee, Ashlyn, author, illustrator.

Are we there, Yeti?

"When Yeti, the school bus driver, takes the class on a surprise trip, everyone wants to know: 'Are we there, Yeti?'"--

Jul 27, 2015
Anna Banana and the chocolate explosion by Roques, Dominique, 1948- author.

Anna Banana and the chocolate explosion

When Anna Banana and her stuffed animal friends set out to make a chocolate cake, they make a big mess, instead.

Jul 27, 2015
And Tango makes three by Richardson, Justin, 1963-

And Tango makes three

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches. Based on a true story.

Jul 27, 2015
Ally-Saurus & the first day of school by Torrey, Rich, author, illustrator.

Ally-Saurus & the first day of school

Provided by Amazon.

Jul 27, 2015
ABC school's for me! by Katz, Susan B., 1971- author.

ABC school's for me!

Simple rhymes for each letter of the alphabet introduce babies to school activities.

Jul 27, 2015
A doll for Marie by Fatio, Louise, author.

A doll for Marie

Follows the experiences of a little girl who admires a lonely doll in the window of an antique shop.

Jul 27, 2015
8, an animal alphabet by Cooper, Elisha, author.

8, an animal alphabet

"Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out."--

Jul 27, 2015
8 - An Animal Alphabet by Cooper, Elisha

8 - An Animal Alphabet

Jul 22, 2015
5-minute palace pets stories by Fliess, Sue, author.

5-minute palace pets stories

Collects twelve short stories about Disney princesses being helped by their animal friends.

Jul 20, 2015
5-minute Palace Pets stories by Fliess, Sue, author.

5-minute Palace Pets stories

Meet Pumpkin, Berry, Teacup, Treasure, Bayou, and Blossom! These adorable Palace Pets have their own unique adoption tales to tell, as well as exciting adventures with their princesses that they are eager to share. Each of these stories is the ideal length for reading out loud in about five minutes-perfect for playtime, bedtime, or any time!

Jul 27, 2015