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The pirate jamboree by Teague, Mark, author, illustrator.

The pirate jamboree

Pirates Blackbeard Johnson and his brothers, Eyepatch Sue, and others sail over to Peg Leg Jones' for a happily chaotic pirate jamboree--until the S.S. Clean Your Room (otherwise known as Mrs. Jones) arrives and playtime is definitely over.

May 6, 2016
The Saddest Toilet in the World by Apple, Sam/ Ricks, Sam (ILT)

The Saddest Toilet in the World

May 6, 2016
The sword in the stove by Dormer, Frank W, author, illustrator.

The sword in the stove

"A quirky picture book in the spirit of Monty Python about two bumbling knights who keep finding objects in a stove (a sword, a shield, a helmet)...objects that ominously belong to their missing friend Harold"--

May 6, 2016
The typewriter by Thomson, Bill, 1963- author, illustrator.

The typewriter

In this picture book with few words, three children find a typewriter on a carousel, and begin an adventure that helps them discover the wonder of words.

May 6, 2016
The ugly dumpling by Campisi, Stephanie, author.

The ugly dumpling

An ugly dumpling is ignored and sad until an encouraging cockroach sees the dumpling's inner beauty and helps it discover its true identity and realize being different is beautiful after all.

May 6, 2016
The whale by Murrow, Ethan, author, illustrator.

The whale

There is a legend that a Great Spotted Whale lives in the ocean, although a sighting fifty years ago was never corroborated. Now two young whale watchers each set out to find the whale, one armed with sound-recording equipment, the other with a camera. When their boats collide, they pool their resources to capture incontrovertible proof that the mythical whale exists. The eventual sighting is a magical moment, especially when the children discover that it was their own grandparents who first gli

May 6, 2016
The white cat and the monk - a retelling of the poem "Pangur Bán" by Bogart, Jo Ellen, author.

The white cat and the monk - a retelling of the poem "Pangur Bán"

"A monk leads a simple life. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking."--

May 5, 2016
The Zoomers' handbook by Moraes, Ana de, 1978- author.

The Zoomers' handbook

Aspiring Zoomers, who look after very special beasts, discover the secret of the shiger's stripy wool, the challenges of owning a loyal but gigantic dogephant, and the special skills of the super-fast horsodile.

May 6, 2016
There is a tribe of kids by Smith, Lane, author.

There is a tribe of kids

Simple text follows a young boy and the many animals he meets on his adventure through the jungle.

May 4, 2016
There is a tribe of kids by Smith, Lane, author.

There is a tribe of kids

Simple text follows a young boy and the many animals he meets on his adventure through the jungle.

May 6, 2016
This is my dollhouse by Potter, Giselle, author, illustrator.

This is my dollhouse

A little girl who has made her own dollhouse from a box and her vivid imagination has trouble playing with her friend Sophie's perfect dolls and dollhouse, but when Sophie comes to visit she is afraid that her handiwork will not be good enough for Sophie.

May 6, 2016
This is not a picture book by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966- author, illustrator.

This is not a picture book

Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures--and that even without pictures a book can interest and excite you.

May 6, 2016
Three magic balloons - as told to Julianna Margulies and her sisters, Rachel Mara Smit and Alexandra Margulies by Margulies, Paul, 1935-

Three magic balloons - as told to Julianna Margulies and her sisters, Rachel Mara Smit and Alexandra Margulies

"Follows three sisters who take weekly trips to the zoo with their father. Because the girls are so kind to the animals, a vendor gives them balloons that carry them off to magical adventures at night"--

May 6, 2016
Thunder Boy Jr. by Alexie, Sherman, 1966-

Thunder Boy Jr.

"Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"--

May 6, 2016
Tokyo digs a garden by Lappano, Jon-Erik, 1983- author.

Tokyo digs a garden

Provided by publisher.

May 5, 2016
Toshi's little treasures by Robert, Nadine, 1971-

Toshi's little treasures

May 6, 2016
Tough guys - (have feelings too) by Negley, Keith, author.

Tough guys - (have feelings too)

Explains through simple text and colorful illustrations that tough guys have the same feelings as you and I.

May 5, 2016
Twenty yawns by Smiley, Jane.

Twenty yawns

As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?

May 6, 2016
Waiting for high tide by McClure, Nikki, author, illustrator.

Waiting for high tide

While waiting with family members for high tide to come in, a youngster who is very knowledgeable about the seashore and what lives there helps to build a raft.

May 6, 2016
We came to America by Ringgold, Faith, author, illustrator.

We came to America

Celebrates United States immigration and the country's diverse immigrant heritage.

May 6, 2016