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Strongheart - the world's first movie star dog by McCully, Emily Arnold, author, illustrator.

Strongheart - the world's first movie star dog

When silent movie director Larry Trimble decides to put Strongheart, a police dog, into his movies as the lead actor, he must first train him to play with toys and walk like a regular dog, but Strongheart becomes a sensation until his military training leads to trouble, and possibly the end of his career. Includes author's note on the real Strongheart.

Dec 27, 2014
Superlove by Harper, Charise Mericle.


"A little girl deems herself "Superlove" and arranges a wedding between her cat, Pinky, and stuffed dog, much to Pinky's dismay"--

Dec 27, 2014
Supertruck by Savage, Stephen, 1965-


"When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?"--

Dec 27, 2014
Sweet dreams - 5-minute bedtime stories. by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (COR)

Sweet dreams - 5-minute bedtime stories.

Collects ten bedtime stories that can each be read aloud in five minutes or less.

Dec 27, 2014
Sweetest Kulu by Kalluk, Celina, author.

Sweetest Kulu

"This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little "Kulu," an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants."--

Dec 27, 2014
Sylvia's spinach by Pryor, Katherine.

Sylvia's spinach

Sylvia Spivens hates spinach! But what will the picky eater do when her teacher gives her spinach seeds to plant in the school garden? Discover what happens when Sylvia gives something new a try.

Dec 27, 2014
The everlasting embrace by Emanuel, Gabrielle.

The everlasting embrace

A young child describes her experiences of life in Mali as she spends a day carried in a blanket on her mother's back.

Dec 27, 2014
The extraordinary Mr Qwerty by Strambini, Karla, author

The extraordinary Mr Qwerty

Mr Qwerty worries that his ideas might seem he keeps them under his hat. But extraordinary ideas refuse to stay hidden for long.

Dec 27, 2014
The Golden Plate by Watts, Bernadette

The Golden Plate

Dec 27, 2014
The jacket by Hall, Kirsten, author.

The jacket

Book is very happy when he is finally found by the perfect child, and delighted to become one of her favorite things, but the girl also loves her dog, Egg Cream, whose clumsiness, messiness, and drool threaten to ruin Book. Includes directions for making a book jacket.

Dec 27, 2014
The little moon raven by Pfister, Marcus, author.

The little moon raven

The little raven wants to be accepted by his flock, but the bigger ravens enjoy bullying him, and when one day, they challenge the little raven to fly to the moon and back if he truly wants to play with them, he decides to take the dare.

Dec 27, 2014
The Mouse Mansion by Schaapman, Karina, 1960- author, illustrator.

The Mouse Mansion

Best friends Sam and Julia love spending their days exploring the many rooms and secret hiding places of the Mouse Mansion, where they live with their families.

Dec 27, 2014
The olive tree by Marston, Elsa, author.

The olive tree

Sameer's neighbors left when war came to Lebanon, but now they have returned and instead of finding a friend to play with, Sameer meets an unfriendly girl, Muna, who confronts him about taking olives that fall from her family's tree to his side of the wall.

Dec 27, 2014
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly by

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

An illustrated version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.

Dec 27, 2014
This day in June by Pitman, Gayle E.

This day in June

"A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story"--

Dec 27, 2014
Tiptop cat by Mader, C. Roger, author, illustrator.

Tiptop cat

A cat finds the courage to climb again after a frightening fall from his owner's apartment balcony.

Dec 27, 2014
Too small for my big bed by Stewart, Amber, author.

Too small for my big bed

"Piper is a very active little tiger cub who loves jumping and climbing all day long. Every day, with Mommy tiger there to encourage him, Piper learns to do something new--and do it all by himself. But when bedtime arrives, Piper dislikes the dark night, and he especially dislikes sleeping all alone in his bed. He wakes up in the middle of each night, and feeling all alone, he goes to Mommy so he can sleep cuddled up in her bed. How can Mommy tiger help him overcome his fear sothat he can sleep

Dec 27, 2014
Tumbleweed Baby by Myers, Anna.

Tumbleweed Baby

Long ago in Nowhere, Texas, Mama and Papa Upagainstit agree to take in the wild baby their five children find in a passing tumbleweed, despite the objections of the one who used to be "the littlest-of-all girl."

Dec 27, 2014
Two little gardeners by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.

Two little gardeners

Two young gardeners plant vegetable seeds in the spring, watch over the plants as they grow during the summer, and have a bountiful harvest in the fall.

Dec 27, 2014
Unnatural selections by Edwards, Wallace, author, illustrator.

Unnatural selections

A traveling artist presents his renditions of such mixed-up creatures as a hawkodile, tyrabbosaurus rex, and catfish.

Dec 27, 2014