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The storm by Miyakoshi, Akiko, 1982- author.

The storm

"As this evocative picture book begins, a little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents planned for the following day. But a bad storm is coming, and he has started to worry they won't be able to go. He watches as the sky grows darker through the afternoon. His mother and father close the shutters and bring the potted plants indoors. Then the storm arrives. “All through dinner, the rain beats hard against the shutters. The wind howls and blows,” the boy says. “I try not to be

Jun 29, 2016
The sound of silence by Goldsaito, Katrina.

The sound of silence

Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.

Jun 29, 2016
The sleeping gypsy by Gerstein, Mordicai, author, illustrator.

The sleeping gypsy

"An imagined story about Henri Rousseau's famous painting tells why a lion and a gypsy are in the painting and a lizard, a rabbit, a turtle, and other animals are not"--

Jun 29, 2016
The seven princesses by Coh, Smiljana.

The seven princesses

Once upon a time, there were seven princess sisters who did everything together, from horseback riding to jumping in royal leaf piles to throwing legendary pin~ata parties. But one day, they had the biggest fight in the entire history of princess fighting. There was no worse sound than the sound of this fight. Will the sisters ever find a way to fill their kingdom with sounds of laughter and playing again? Princesses of all sizes will royally delight in this modern-day fairy tale of sibling riva

Jun 29, 2016
The saddest toilet in the world by Apple, Sam, author.

The saddest toilet in the world

Danny would sit anywhere and everywhere: a comfy couch, a bean bag chair, his mom|s lap, a playground swing. The one place Danny wouldn|t sit? The toilet. When the pain of rejection becomes too much, the toilet does what any self-respecting toilet would do: He leaves home. In Sam Apple|s rollicking children|s book debut, with illustrations by Sam Ricks, it|s boy vs. bowl in a hilarious contest of wills.

Jun 29, 2016
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 29, 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 25, 2016
The not-so-faraway adventure by Larsen, Andrew, 1960- author.

The not-so-faraway adventure

"Theo's Poppa was an explorer. He had been everywhere. He kept an old trunk packed with the pictures, postcards, maps and menus that he had collected on his adventures. Someday, Theo wants to be an explorer, too. For now, it's Poppa's birthday, and Theo has planned a special trip to the beach with him to celebrate. They plot out their course on a map they've drawn and then take the streetcar to the local beach, where they stroll in the sand, hunt for stones and slurp gazpacho at the beachside re

Jun 29, 2016
The not so quiet library by OHora, Zachariah, author.

The not so quiet library

"Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library...and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!"--

Jun 29, 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
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 29, 2016
The mixed-up truck by Savage, Stephen, author illustrator.

The mixed-up truck

"A little cement mixer learns that making mistakes isn't always a bad thing in this vehicle book"--

Jun 29, 2016
The lion inside by Bright, Rachel, author.

The lion inside

A little mouse decides to seek lessons in roaring from the mighty lion--who happens to be afraid of mice--and the two become good friends.

Jun 29, 2016
The girl with the parrot on her head by Hirst, Daisy, author, illustrator.

The girl with the parrot on her head

When her friend Simon moves away, Isabel, the girl with the parrot on her head, is upset until she meets a new friend named Chester.

Jun 29, 2016
The forgetful knight by Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977-

The forgetful knight

"A forgetful narrator tries to tell the tale of a knight's duel with a dragon, and remembers a very important thing along the way"--

Jun 29, 2016
The dead bird by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author.

The dead bird

When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.

Jun 24, 2016
The complete Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Barrett, Judi.

The complete Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

The Town of Chewandswallow is very much like any other tiny town, except for its weather. It never rains rain and it never snows snow and it never blows just wind. It rains things like soup and juice. It snows things like mashed potatoes and popcorn. And sometimes the wind blows in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople of Chewandswallow is delicious! Delicious, that is, until the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The town is suddenly plagued

Jun 24, 2016
The class by Ashburn, Boni, author.

The class

"Twenty young students, some eager, some nervous, some grumpy, prepare for their very first day of kindergarten"--

Jun 29, 2016
That stinks! - a punny show-and-tell by Katz, Alan.

That stinks! - a punny show-and-tell

Show and tell in Mrs. Mueller's classroom is full of wordplay--though not intentionally.

Jun 29, 2016
Ten little fingers, two small hands by Dempsey, Kristy, author.

Ten little fingers, two small hands

Toddlers enjoy delicious treats as they help the reader learn to count to ten.

Jun 29, 2016