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The bus is for us! by Rosen, Michael, 1946- author.

The bus is for us!

In rhyming text, an exuberant cast of kids express their travel preferences while ultimately agreeing that the bus is the best ride of all because it's designed for everyone to share.

May 27, 2015
The duchess bakes a cake by Kahl, Virginia.

The duchess bakes a cake

The duchess bakes a cake so light that it rises to the sky, taking her with it.

May 27, 2015
The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus by Blake, Quentin.

The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus

Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! There are Milly and Willy who perform with young Fred, who does a back flip and lands on his head. Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their conjuring tricks, not to mention singing dogs and birds and performing parrots. And at the end of all that excitement it is time for a well earned rest.

May 27, 2015
The five of us by Blake, Quentin, author, artist.

The five of us

"Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day out to the countryside but, working together and combining their individual powers, the Fantastic Five save the day"--Dust jacket.

May 27, 2015
The fly by Horáček, Petr, author, illustrator.

The fly

A funny look at the life of a fly who doesn't quite understand why no one likes him.

May 27, 2015
The night before the Fourth of July by Wing, Natasha.

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.

May 27, 2015
The potato king by Niemann, Christoph, author.

The potato king

King Fritz, aka Frederick the Great of Prussia, tricks his citizens into enjoying potatoes when he plants a field and has an army of men guard the perimeter.

May 27, 2015
The skunk by Barnett, Mac, author.

The skunk

"A man is followed by a skunk all day until the tables turn."--

May 23, 2015
The sock thief by Crespo, Ana, 1976- author.

The sock thief

"Brazilian boy Felipe doesn't have a soccer ball. When it's his turn to bring one to school, he uses a little bit of creativity and a few socks borrowed from his neighbors"--

May 27, 2015
The song of Delphine by Kraegel, Kenneth, author, illustrator.

The song of Delphine

A lonely servant girl with no family works in the palace of Queen Theodora, where she is tormented by a spoiled princess and finds comfort by singing and making unexpected friends with giraffes who visit her window.

May 27, 2015
The world in a second by Martins, Isabel Minhós, author.

The world in a second

"Inspired by the question, "What are they doing right at this moment on the other side of the world?" this book focuses on natural and human events happening all over the world in the same second"--

May 27, 2015
There's no such thing as little by Pham, LeUyen, author, illustrator.

There's no such thing as little

Reveals how things that seem little are actually very important, such as a little light that is really a welcoming light, or a little idea that is actually a fantastic idea.

May 27, 2015
This is Sadie by O'Leary, Sara, author.

This is Sadie

"Sadie is a small girl with a big imagination. She likes to make and do and be lots of different things. Maybe you're a bit like her?"--Jacket.

May 27, 2015
Tommy can't stop! by Federle, Tim, author.

Tommy can't stop!

Tommy's worn out his parents and sister with his bouncing, clomping, and leaping, but when they convince him to try tap dancing, he finds it the perfect outlet for his energy.

May 27, 2015
Troto and the trucks by Shulevitz, Uri, 1935- author, illustrator.

Troto and the trucks

Troto's a happy little car who likes to go places until he drives all the way to Cactusville and meets some big trucks that tease him for being so small.

May 27, 2015
Turtle and me by Harris, Robie H., author.

Turtle and me

"This charming story details the beautiful friendship between a boy and his plush toy turtle. Turtle and Me is a charming story about the adventures a little boy has with his cuddly toy turtle. Over the years, Turtle gets covered in spaghetti, splattered by mud, chewed by a puppy, and much more--but the boy still loves him. Turtle has become his security blanket, as well as his best friend. But one day Turtle suffers a horrible rip that the boy can't repair. The boy decides he doesn't need his o

May 27, 2015
Uh-oh! by Crum, Shutta.


Two toddlers have a nearly-silent adventure at the beach.

May 23, 2015
Under a pig tree - a history of the noble fruit by Palatini, Margie, author.

Under a pig tree - a history of the noble fruit

Using sticky notes, an author tries to convince her publisher that her book is about figs, not pigs, but the wording, illustrations, and even recipes present pigs as growing on trees, and tasty with orange and ginger sauce.

May 27, 2015
Vegetables in underwear by Chapman, Jared, author, illustrator.

Vegetables in underwear

Illustrations and brief text reveal the wide variety of unmentionables sported by vegetables.

May 27, 2015
Vincent and the night by Enersen, Adele, author, illustrator.

Vincent and the night

Having decided he does not want to go to sleep, Vincent unravels the blanket of night and transforms it into a cat, a lullaby, and even an elephant before finally giving in and closing his eyes.

May 27, 2015