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The hug by Grossman, David, author.

The hug

"In The Hug, internationally renowned author David Grossman tells the moving story of the moment when Ben realizes that no two living creatures are alike--not his mother and father, their beautiful dog Miracle or the ants who march side by side at his feet and appear identical--and the loneliness he feels knowing that there is no one else quite like him in the whole world. But just as he is feeling the most alone he has ever felt, he is soothed by his mother's loving hug" --

Apr 22, 2014
Sophie sleeps over by Russo, Marisabina, author, illustrator.

Sophie sleeps over

Sophie is nervous and excited about her first sleepover, but when she meets her best friend Olive's other best friend, Penelope, Sophie wants nothing more than to go straight home.

Apr 22, 2014
Scarlatti's cat by Lachenmeyer, Nathaniel, 1969-

Scarlatti's cat

Reveals how Pulcinella, a cat, contributed to one of the most popular symphonies written by eighteenth-century composer Domenico Scarlatti, and the consequences for the pampered pet.

Apr 22, 2014
Tools rule! by Meshon, Aaron, author, illustrator.

Tools rule!

In a messy yard, a team of tools gets organized, then spends a busy day building a shed.

Apr 22, 2014
I didn't do my homework because... by Calì, Davide, 1972- author.

I didn't do my homework because...

A humorous story about the absurd excuses for not doing homework.

Apr 22, 2014
Pom and Pim by Landström, Lena, author.

Pom and Pim

Apr 22, 2014
Please, Louise by Morrison, Toni.

Please, Louise

On a gray, rainy day, everything seems particularly frightening and bad to Louise until she enters a library and finds books that help her to know and imagine the beauty and wonder that have been there all along.

Apr 22, 2014
Lyle, Lyle, crocodile by Waber, Bernard.

Lyle, Lyle, crocodile

Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.

Apr 22, 2014
Elmer and the whales by McKee, David, author, illustrator.

Elmer and the whales

When Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur decide to go whale-watching, as their grandfather Eldo did at their age, their journey becomes far more of an adventure than they anticipated.

Apr 22, 2014
You can't have too many friends! by Gerstein, Mordicai.

You can't have too many friends!

When Duck's jellybeans win a prize at the fair, the king comes and "borrows" some but after much time passes Duck, accompanied by many of his friends, arrives at the castle to get them back.

Apr 22, 2014
Hannah's night by Sakai, Komako, 1966-, author, illustrator.

Hannah's night

When everyone is asleep, Hannah wakes up and discovers the quiet, exciting night-time world. When Hannah wakes suddenly in the night, she discovers a whole new world of adventure. With nobody awake to tell her off, she can do just as she pleases. The book combines simple language with beautifully textured images, capturing the innocence and wonder of young children at play.

Apr 22, 2014
Without you by Côté, Geneviève, 1964-

Without you

Two friends, a rabbit and a pig, have a quarrel until they discover that they have more fun together than alone.

Apr 22, 2014
Dinosaur Vs. School by Shea, Bob/ Shea, Bob (ILT)

Dinosaur Vs. School

Apr 22, 2014
Pig kahuna pirates! by Sattler, Jennifer Gordon, author, illustrator.

Pig kahuna pirates!

Pig brothers Dink and Fergus love playing at the beach, but when Dink wakes up from his nap in a grumpy mood, Fergus invites Dink to play with his new pirate ship of sand and gives him the starring role as pirate captain.

Apr 22, 2014
The most magnificent thing by Spires, Ashley, 1978-, author, illustrator.

The most magnificent thing

A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.

Apr 22, 2014
Moonbear's sunrise by Asch, Frank, author, illustrator.

Moonbear's sunrise

When Bear tries to see the sunrise but always oversleeps, Little Bird makes a suggestion.

Apr 22, 2014
The Good-Pie Party by Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton.

The Good-Pie Party

Posy Peyton and her friends are very sad that she will be moving away, but when they try to cheer themselves up by baking a pie, they realize that Posy's leaving does not have to mean saying goodbye.

Apr 22, 2014
Everything's better with a beard by Robertson, Si, 1948-

Everything's better with a beard

When asked if they would ever shave their beards, the Robertsons explain why they would never do that.

Apr 22, 2014
How to lose a lemur by Preston-Gannon, Frann, author, illustrator.

How to lose a lemur

When a lemur takes a fancy to him one day and begins following him everywhere, a little boy is pursued by a growing number of animals despite his efforts to lose them by jumping on a train, climbing a mountain, and flying away in a balloon.

Apr 22, 2014
Have you seen my dragon? by Light, Steve, author, illustrator.

Have you seen my dragon?

Invite young readers to practice counting to twenty while helping a small boy search the city for his pet dragon.

Apr 22, 2014