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Drum dream girl - how one girl's courage changed music by Engle, Margarita.

Drum dream girl - how one girl's courage changed music

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Jun 30, 2015
A day at Grandma's by Yi, Mi-ae, 1964- author.

A day at Grandma's

Yujin is spending the day at her grandmother's house. She is busy, and there are many fun things to explore! But from dawn to dusk, she thinks about-and misses her mama at home. The day seems long, until she's home...and happy again in her mother's arms.

Jun 30, 2015
The big blue thing on the hill by Zommer, Yuval, author.

The big blue thing on the hill

Far away from the city, in the middle of the Great Forest, is a special place called howling hill. It has always been peaceful and quiet, until one night, when a thing appears. It's blue, it's big, and the animals all agree that it has to go.

Jun 30, 2015
Pat-a-cake baby by Dunbar, Joyce.

Pat-a-cake baby

Late one night pat-a-cake baby wakes up his friends to help him bake a cake for a special guest.

Jun 30, 2015
Where bear? by Henn, Sophy, author, illustrator.

Where bear?

A bear cub that has grown up with a boy gets too big and bearish to continue living in a house, so the boy sets out with his friend to find him a new place to live.

Jun 30, 2015
Swimming, swimming by Clement, Gary, illustrator.

Swimming, swimming

The story of four friends who swim together.

Jun 30, 2015
Something extraordinary by Clanton, Ben, 1988- author, illustrator.

Something extraordinary

"A little boy wants his wishes to come true"--

Jun 30, 2015
The night world by Gerstein, Mordicai, author, illustrator.

The night world

Sylvie the cat persuades her boy to go into the darkness very late at night, where they are greeted by the shadows of roses and other flowers, and by nocturnal animals who whisper, "it's almost here."

Jun 30, 2015
Little Miss, big sis by Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author.

Little Miss, big sis

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow Little Miss as she learns to be a wonderful big sister.

Jun 30, 2015
The whale in my swimming pool by Wan, Joyce, author, illustrator.

The whale in my swimming pool

A young boy discovers a whale in his pool and tries everything he can think of to get it out.

Jun 30, 2015
Rude cakes by Watkins, Rowboat, 1967- author.

Rude cakes

A story about a rude cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.

Jun 30, 2015
Eva and Sadie and the worst haircut ever! by Cohen, Jeff (Jeffrey Brandt), 1974- author.

Eva and Sadie and the worst haircut ever!

Sadie offers to give her little sister a free haircut.

Jun 30, 2015
Pen Pal by Ryan, Pam Munoz/ Fotheringham, Edwin (ILT)

Pen Pal

Jun 30, 2015
The Princess and the Pony by Beaton, Kate

The Princess and the Pony

Jun 30, 2015
Nessy's New Home by Cook, Marcy.

Nessy's New Home

Look inside to discover how Nessy the bird and her brothers enter the foster care system and are placed in a new nest! Rhyming text and beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations make this an ideal book for parents and young children to share. -- From back cover.

Jun 30, 2015
R is for rocket - an ABC book by Hills, Tad.

R is for rocket - an ABC book

Rocket the dog, Bella the squirrel, Owl, and other friends discover the alphabet, from acorns and an angry alligator to a zig zag drawn by the Little Yellow Bird.

Jun 30, 2015
Prince of a frog by Urbanovic, Jackie, author, illustrator.

Prince of a frog

Hopper is a frog who thinks he is a prince, so he starts out on an adventure to find a princess, whose kiss will transform him to his royal self.

Jun 30, 2015
My humongous hamster goes to school by Freytag, Lorna, author, illustrator.

My humongous hamster goes to school

On Bring Your Pet to School Day, a boy's hamster grows to enormous size after he eats all the students' packed lunches.

Jun 30, 2015
Does a kangaroo have a mother, too? by Carle, Eric.

Does a kangaroo have a mother, too?

Presents the names of animal babies, parents, and groups, for example, a baby kangaroo is a joey, its mother is a flyer, its father is a boomer, and a group of kangaroos is a troop, mob, or herd.

Jun 30, 2015
The Sky Is Falling! by Teague, Mark

The Sky Is Falling!

Jun 30, 2015