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There was an old dragon who swallowed a knight by Klostermann, Penny Parker.

There was an old dragon who swallowed a knight

In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a greedy, hungry dragon eventually learns moderation.

Aug 29, 2015
Peppa Pig. Peppa's windy fall day by

Peppa Pig. Peppa's windy fall day

"It's a windy fall day - perfect for playing outside and jumping in big piles of colorful leaves! Join Peppa and her family as they enjoy outdoor fun in the crisp, autumn air."--Back cover.

Aug 29, 2015
Leo - a ghost story by Barnett, Mac, author.

Leo - a ghost story

Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.

Aug 29, 2015
The great and mighty Nikko! - a bilingual counting book by Garza, Xavier, author, illustrator.

The great and mighty Nikko! - a bilingual counting book

"Nikko's mother wants him to stop jumping on his bed, but he's not jumping on his bed, as he tried to convince her. Instead there are luchadors, masked wrestlers, trying to fight him one at a time. In the end, of course, Nikko is the winner: the great and mightly Nikko!"--

Aug 29, 2015
Double-happiness by Tupper Ling, Nancy, author.


Told in verse, a Chinese American girl and her little brother protest the idea of moving, until their grandmother teaches them a special trick to make the change easier.

Aug 29, 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.

Aug 29, 2015
Daddy sat on a duck by Cohn, Scott, author, illustrator.

Daddy sat on a duck

A young girl discovers signs of wild beasts all around her house, always when her Daddy is near.

Aug 29, 2015
Crybaby by Beaumont, Karen, author.


When Baby cries, her family and neighbors try unsuccessfully to stop her tears and get her back to sleep, but Roy, the old retriever, knows that Baby needs her toy sheep for a good night.

Aug 29, 2015
Carl's Halloween by Day, Alexandra, author.

Carl's Halloween

"Carl and Madeleine dress up in costume and go out on a Halloween adventure"--

Aug 29, 2015
Bug in a vacuum by Watt, Mélanie, 1975- author.

Bug in a vacuum

A bug flies through an open door into a house, through a bathroom, across a kitchen and bedroom and into a living room ... where its entire life changes with the switch of a button. Sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance -- the five stages of grief -- as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void?

Aug 29, 2015
Because your grandparents love you by Clements, Andrew, 1949- author.

Because your grandparents love you

"Grandparents are the reassuring heroes in this story about a boy and girl who go on an overnight visit at their grandmother and grandfather's farm"--

Aug 29, 2015
Dragon jelly by Freedman, Claire, author.

Dragon jelly

"Max is having a MONSTER party. They play all sorts of yucky games then cool down in a fruitbat drool paddling pool! Then it's tea-time, with termite tarts, ear-wig rolls and eyeball birthday cake. But the REAL treat is the red-hot dragon jelly!"--

Aug 29, 2015
Evermore dragon by Joosse, Barbara M., author.

Evermore dragon

Once there was a girl, a very little girl. And there was a dragon, a very biggle dragon they were friends, evermore. One day, they play a game of hide-and-seek...But, oh, where can little girl be?

Aug 29, 2015
Duddle Puck - the puddle duck by Wilson, Karma.

Duddle Puck - the puddle duck

A very odd duck that refuses to quack shocks and flusters animals all over the farm with his clucking, honking, oinking, and neighing.

Aug 29, 2015
Families, families, families! by Lang, Suzanne.

Families, families, families!

"A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families"--

Aug 29, 2015
Finders keepers by Kasza, Keiko, author, illustrator.

Finders keepers

When a squirrel uses his red hat to mark the spot where he buried an acorn, he sets off a chain of events involving other creatures, each of which finds an unusual use for the chapeau.

Aug 29, 2015
Following the tractor by Steggall, Susan, author, illustrator.

Following the tractor

Follows the story of a tractor as it plows, sows, and harvests the fields throughout the course of a year, with a little help from some other farm machinery.

Aug 29, 2015
The night before the Fourth of July by Wing, Natasha, author.

The night before the Fourth of July

In rhyming text based on "The Night Before Christmas," a family, decked in red, white, and blue, heads to the Fourth of July parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with neighbors, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and watches the fireworks show.

Aug 29, 2015
Bad Kitty does not like dogs by Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.

Bad Kitty does not like dogs

"Kitty wants to sleep. Puppy wants to play. Can they compromise?"--

Aug 29, 2015
The green musician by Shahegh, Mahvash, author.

The green musician

Relates how Barbad became the new musician and singer in the court of Persian King Khosrow. Adapted from a 1,000 year-old story originally found in the "Book of Kings" (Shahnameh), which tells the story of the mystical past of ancient Persia.

Aug 29, 2015