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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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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
Ten hungry pigs by Anderson, Derek, 1969- author, illustrator.

Ten hungry pigs

In this rhyming, counting book, ten pigs build a very strange sandwich--until a wolf comes along and sends them running.

Jun 26, 2016
Ten hungry pigs by Anderson, Derek, 1969- author, illustrator.

Ten hungry pigs

In this rhyming counting book, ten pigs build a very strange sandwich--until a wolf comes along and sends them running.

Jun 22, 2016
Superhero instruction manual by Dempsey, Kristy, author.

Superhero instruction manual

A little boy who is disappointed by the seven steps in his Superhero Instruction Guide gets a glimpse of true heroism.

Jun 21, 2016
Superhero instruction manual by Dempsey, Kristy, author.

Superhero instruction manual

A little boy who is disappointed by the seven steps in his Superhero Instruction Guide gets a glimpse of true heroism.

Jun 26, 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 26, 2016
Strong as a bear by Stangl, Katrin, author, illustrator.

Strong as a bear

Jun 26, 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 26, 2016
Splashdance by Starin, Liz.

Splashdance

"Ursula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition. But a new regulation at the community pool--no bears--leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond,and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all"--

Jun 21, 2016
Splashdance by Starin, Liz, author.

Splashdance

"Ursula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition. But a new regulation at the community pool--no bears--leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond, and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Jun 26, 2016
Snail and Slug by Cazet, Denys, author, illustrator.

Snail and Slug

When Snail and Slug decide to have a picnic, a mean banana slug demands they fork over their lettuce, but the pair of new friends find the courage to stand up to the bully.

Jun 23, 2016
Secret Agent Man goes shopping for shoes by Wynne-Jones, Tim, author.

Secret Agent Man goes shopping for shoes

Accompanying his "sidekick" mom to the shoe store for a daring mission, S.A.M. confronts a shifty clerk before discovering that his brand-new tiger-striped shoes convey the superpower of enabling him to tie his own shoelaces.

Jun 26, 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 26, 2016
Rules of the house by Barnett, Mac, author.

Rules of the house

Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters.

Jun 23, 2016