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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 30, 2016
This is our baby, born today by Bajaj, Varsha, author.

This is our baby, born today

"A baby elephant's birth is celebrated by its loving herd"--

Jun 30, 2016
There's a Bear on My Chair by Collins, Ross

There's a Bear on My Chair

Jun 30, 2016
Super Bugs by Meadows, Michelle, author.

Super Bugs

In rhyming text, the Super Bugs buzz all over town, rescuing other insects in danger.

Jun 30, 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 30, 2016
Rex by James, Simon, 1961- author, illustrator.

Rex

A terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex spends his days raging through the jungle and scaring all the other dinosaurs until one night a tiny dinosaur hatches from an abandoned egg and decides that the big dinosaur is his father.

Jun 30, 2016
Steamboat school - inspired by a true story, St. Louis, Missouri- 1847 by Hopkinson, Deborah.

Steamboat school - inspired by a true story, St. Louis, Missouri- 1847

In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans.

Jun 30, 2016
School's first day of school by Rex, Adam, author.

School's first day of school

"It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"--

Jun 30, 2016
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Manley, Curtis/ Berube, Kate (ILT)

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

Jun 30, 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 30, 2016
Still a gorilla by Norman, Kim, author.

Still a gorilla

Willy the Gorilla imitates the other animals at the zoo, but despite pretending he remains always a gorilla.

Jun 30, 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 30, 2016
Sophie's squash go to school by Miller, Pat Zietlow, author.

Sophie's squash go to school

On her very first day of school, Sophie is reluctant to make friends with the other children, preferring to play with two squash she grew in her garden--but when a particularly persistent boy named Steven gives her a packet of seeds as an apology for accidentally ripping her picture, she realizes that it just takes time to grow a friend.

Jun 30, 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 30, 2016
Shapes, Reshape! by Borando, Silvia

Shapes, Reshape!

Jun 30, 2016
Shapes at Play by Borando, Silvia

Shapes at Play

Jun 30, 2016
Time for (Earth) school, Dewey Dew by Staub, Leslie, 1957- author.

Time for (Earth) school, Dewey Dew

"Click-Clack Waddle Dot Dewey Dew from Planet Eight Hundred Seventy-Two Point Nine does not want to go to school--not on his planet, and definitely not on Planet Earth at Mrs. Brightsun's School for Little Learners. Everything on Earth is different. His clothes don't fit right, his classmates don't look like him, and even Earth noises sound weird. In this first day of school story with a twist, nervous Dewey Dew learns that new experiences--like going to school on another planet--might be okay a

Jun 30, 2016
Who wants a tortoise? by Keane, David, 1965- author.

Who wants a tortoise?

Expecting a dog for her birthday, a girl is upset and furious when she gets a tortoise instead, but soon learns that even a tortoise can be a good pet.

Jun 30, 2016
The white book by Borando, Silvia, artist.

The white book

As a boy paints a room, he finds little surprises coming from the colored part of the wall.

Jun 30, 2016
When Penny met POTUS by Ruiz, Rachel (Rachel Marie), author.

When Penny met POTUS

Penny knows that her mother works for somebody called the POTUS, but she does not know what that means, and the odd name seems to her to imply some kind of friendly monster.

Jun 30, 2016