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My old pal, Oscar by Hest, Amy.

My old pal, Oscar

"After a young boy's beloved dog dies, the boy encounters a stray dog on the beach. At first, the boy is not interested in having another dog as a pet, but as he walks and plays on the beach, he gradually becomes interested in taking care of the stray dog as a pet"--

May 23, 2016
The Two Tims by Elliott, David/ Alborozo, Gabriel (ILT)

The Two Tims

May 23, 2016
Thunder Boy Jr. by Alexie, Sherman, 1966- author.

Thunder Boy Jr.

"Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name ... one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"--

May 23, 2016
Over the ocean by Gomi, Tarō, author, illustrator.

Over the ocean

A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what lands lie beyond the ocean, and what the people are like who live in those lands.

May 23, 2016
The fairiest fairy by Booth, Anne (Children's fiction writer), author.

The fairiest fairy

Poor Betty! She's always getting into messy muddles. She can't paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes are, well, pretty precarious. You see, with so many animals to rescue and friends to help, there's just no time for Betty to practice all the things a fairy should. But when it comes to the Fairy Ball, Betty's friends return her gifts of kindness and it becomes clear who is actually the fairiest fairy of them all.

May 23, 2016
The pirate jamboree by Teague, Mark, author, illustrator.

The pirate jamboree

Pirates Blackbeard Johnson and his brothers, Eyepatch Sue, and others sail over to Peg Leg Jones' for a happily chaotic pirate jamboree--until the S.S. Clean Your Room (otherwise known as Mrs. Jones) arrives and playtime is definitely over.

May 23, 2016
From wolf to woof! - the story of dogs by Talbott, Hudson, author, illustrator.

From wolf to woof! - the story of dogs

Beginning with two orphans, a prehistoric boy and a wolf cub, imagines how the bond between man and wolf might have formed and looks at how it changed through their shared history as wolves became domesticated and diversified into more than 400 breeds of dog.

May 23, 2016
A fire truck named Red by De Sève, Randall, author.

A fire truck named Red

"A young boy has his heart set on a brand-new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather's rusty old fire truck, Red, instead. But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy"--

May 23, 2016
Safe in a storm by Swinburne, Stephen R., author.

Safe in a storm

When a storm rumbles and the night grows dark, baby animals cuddle up to their mothers where they can sleep, safe and warm.

May 23, 2016
Excellent Ed by McAnulty, Stacy, author.

Excellent Ed

Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent, except Ed the dog, who is determined to find something at which he, too, can excel.

May 23, 2016
The airport book by Brown, Lisa, 1972- author.

The airport book

"An exploratory journey through the airport."--

May 23, 2016
An armadillo in New York by Kraulis, Julie, author, illustrator.

An armadillo in New York

Guided by his grandfather's travel journal, Arlo the armadillo strolls through the streets of New York City, enjoying the sights, while he makes his way to see the famous Lady Liberty.

May 23, 2016
An armadillo in Paris by Kraulis, Julie, author, illustrator.

An armadillo in Paris

After reading his grandfather's travel diary, Arlo the armadillo, sets out to explore Paris and meet La Dame de Fer.

May 23, 2016
Baa baa smart sheep by Sommerset, Mark, 1968- author.

Baa baa smart sheep

Little Baa Baa is bored. So when Quirky Turkey comes along, the opportunity to make mischief is too good to resist. "What's that?" asks Turkey, pointing at a suspicious something on the ground. "What's what?" "That there." "This here?" "Yes, that there." "Oh, it's just a pile of ... smarty tablets." "Ohhh. . ." After a well-sustained buildup evoking hilarity and disbelief, this kid-pleasing trickster tale will have readers both groaning and laughing out loud at the payoff.--Amazon.

May 23, 2016
As time went by by Sanabria, José, author, illustrator.

As time went by

"Once upon a time there was a ship that sailed beside the sun with very important people on board. The spirit of reinvention – and the importance we place on things – is beautifully expressed in Jose´ Sanabria's visually evocative story. A steamship makes a journey across time from luxury and exclusivity, industry and abandonment, to stewardship and inclusion as we see the evolving functions of the ship and the changing faces of the people who cherish it most of all."--

May 23, 2016
Babak the beetle by Paronuzzi, Fred, author.

Babak the beetle

May 23, 2016
Choose your days by Wallace, Paula S., author, illustrator.

Choose your days

Corky tries to live each day to the fullest and as the end of her days draws near, Old Bear urges her to use the key he gave her at her birth to open the door to wonder.

May 23, 2016
Breaking news - bear alert by Biedrzycki, David, author.

Breaking news - bear alert

In this story (told in the form of a television broadcast), bears emerge from hibernation demanding to be fed.

May 23, 2016
The complete cloudy with a chance of meatballs / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Pickles to Pittsburgh by Barrett, Judi.

The complete cloudy with a chance of meatballs / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Pickles to Pittsburgh

Presents two works in which life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup, snows mashed potatoes, and blows hamburgers, and while Granpa is on vacation, Kate dreams about Chewandswallow and the fate of its falling food.

May 23, 2016
Cowpoke Clyde rides the range by Mortensen, Lori, 1955-

Cowpoke Clyde rides the range

"Learning to ride a bike sure isn't easy--but Cowpoke Clyde sticks with it until he's riding like a pro! Good thing he's got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him"--

May 23, 2016