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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.

Jun 24, 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.

Jun 24, 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.

Jun 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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.

Jun 24, 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.

Jun 24, 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.

Jun 24, 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.

Jun 24, 2016
You made me a mother by Sala, Laurenne.

You made me a mother

"In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Laurenne Sala's heartworming text, accompanied by Robin Preiss Glasser's charming illustrations, creates a firsthand look at the powerful bond between mother and child from pregnancy to birth and beyond." -- jacket flap.

Jun 23, 2016
One little, two little, three little children by DiPucchio, Kelly, author.

One little, two little, three little children

A rhyming celebration of the diversity and universality of children and their families.

Jun 23, 2016
Mousequerade ball - a counting tale by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Mousequerade ball - a counting tale

"When ten mice get dressed up for a fancy ball the arrival of a cat sends them fleeing but what if the cat's only intention is to dance the night away? Counting up and counting down, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousquerade Ball!"--

Jun 23, 2016
The mouse who reached the sky by Horáček, Petr, author.

The mouse who reached the sky

One morning, Little Mouse spots something red and shiny hanging from a branch. Too short to get it herself, she calls her friends Mole and Rabbit to help out. A delightful tale of teamwork and unexpected rewards.

Jun 23, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.

More-igami

Joey loves things that fold: maps, bed, accordions, you name it. When a classmate's mother turns a plain piece of paper into a beautiful origami crane, his eyes pop. Maybe he can learn origami, too. But it's going to take practice - on his homework, the newspaper, the thirty-eight dollars in his mother's purse . . Enough! No more folding! How can Joey become an origami master if he can't practice? Happily, he finds a way - and perhaps a chance to make a new friend while he's at it.

Jun 23, 2016
Maya by Jain, Mahak, author.

Maya

"The electricity in Maya's house has gone out again. Worse, she is afraid of the dark -- and her fear has been even worse since her father died. Now it feels as if the darkness will never go away. Maya's mother distracts her with a legend about the banyan tree, which saved the world from the first monsoon by drinking up the floodwaters, and growing tall and strong. Later that night, unsettled by the noises around her, Maya revisits the story in her imagination. She ventures deep into the banyan

Jun 23, 2016
If not for you by Dylan, Bob, 1941- author.

If not for you

"An interpretation of the lyrics to Bob Dylan's 1970 song, 'If Not For You, ' reimagined to portray the love between parent and child."--

Jun 23, 2016
Hello, my name is Octicorn by Diller, Kevin, author.

Hello, my name is Octicorn

The octicorn-- half octopus and half unicorn-- introduces himself and tells readers why, though strange and unique, octicorns make great friends.

Jun 23, 2016
Hammer and nails by Bledsoe, Josh, author.

Hammer and nails

"After her play date is cancelled, a young girl and her dad have a fun day tackling their to-do lists together"--

Jun 23, 2016
Elmer and the big bird by McKee, David.

Elmer and the big bird

When Elmer the patchwork elephant learns that a bully is bothering the smaller birds, he devises a plan to teach the bully bird a lesson.

Jun 23, 2016
Cowpoke Clyde rides the range by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Cowpoke Clyde rides the range

"Learning to ride a bike sure isn't easy--but Cowpoke Clyde sticks with it until he's riding like a pro! Good thing he's got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him"--

Jun 23, 2016