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My dad used to be so cool by Negley, Keith, author, illustrator.

My dad used to be so cool

A young boy tries to imagine his dad as the cool guy who once played in a band, rode a motorcycle, and got tattoos before he became a father.

Jul 30, 2016
Marta! big & small by Arena, Jen, author.

Marta! big & small

In this story that incorporates Spanish words, Marta explores the world of opposites and animals.

Jul 30, 2016
Louise and Andie - the art of friendship by Light, Kelly, 1970- author, illustrator.

Louise and Andie - the art of friendship

Louise loves art more than anything. Imagine her delight when a new neighbor, Andie, moves in... and she loves art too! It's the best day ever. But liking the same thing doesn't always mean you agree on it. Can they overcome their creative differences? Sometimes friendship, like art, can require collaboration.

Jul 30, 2016
Where is Rusty? by Posthuma, Sieb, author, artist.

Where is Rusty?

Rusty the puppy goes to the department store but gets separated from his mother.

Jul 30, 2016
NanoBots by Gall, Chris, author, illustrator.

NanoBots

A young inventor accidentally creates a group of tiny robots that employ their unique abilities and teamwork to become incredibly useful--and maybe even change the world. Includes author's note on the science and uses of nano-robotics.

Jul 30, 2016
Near, far by Borando, Silvia, author.

Near, far

In this playful, interactive introduction to ideas of perspective, you're invited to guess the seven animals that hide in the book's pages. It may sound easy but, at first, you can only see the animals right up close...and things look so different from up close and faraway! What looks like an elephant's trunk might actually be a little birdie's tail ...and those two googly eyes? Well, when we zoom out, they don't really look like eyes at all!

Jul 30, 2016
Now you see me, now you don't by Borando, Silvia, illustrator.

Now you see me, now you don't

Invites young readers to discover the concepts of visibility and camouflage on spreads depicting a menagerie of colorful animals who seem to "disappear" as the background color changes on sequential pages.

Jul 30, 2016
Ninja! attack of the clan by Chung, Arree, author, illustrator.

Ninja! attack of the clan

Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja who wants somebody to play with, but it seems Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy.

Jul 30, 2016
Poor little guy by Allen, Elanna, author, illustrator.

Poor little guy

"An octopus gets a big surprise when he chooses to pick on a tiny fish in the ocean"--

Jul 30, 2016
Penguin's big adventure by Yoon, Salina, author, illustrator.

Penguin's big adventure

"Penguin embarks on his next journey--becoming the first penguin to explore the North Pole! Along the way, he says hello to all of his old friends. But when he finally reaches his destination, he realizes he's all alone in a strange, foreign place. How will Penguin overcome his fears of the unknown and enjoy this new adventure?"--

Jul 30, 2016
The pros and cons of being a frog by DeGennaro, Sue, author, illustrator.

The pros and cons of being a frog

A shy boy becomes friends with an unusual girl after she suggests that he dress as a frog, but his frustration when they work on his costume chases her away.

Jul 30, 2016
Rappy goes to school by Gutman, Dan, author.

Rappy goes to school

"What's today's date? I don't want to be late! Is it time to go? Does anyone know?" It's Rappy the Raptor's first day of school, and he's having a hard time keeping his cool! But when Rappy spots a classmate being bullied, he finds the nerve to speak up -- in rhyme, of course!

Jul 30, 2016
Searching by Dios, Olga de 1979- author.

Searching

In this search and find book, Serch eventually begins to see those things around him that we sometimes fail to see.

Jul 30, 2016
The Snurtch by Ferrell, Sean.

The Snurtch

"Ruthie has a problem at school. It is the Snurtch. The Snurtch is a scribbly, grabby, rude monster who follows Ruthie around and gets her into all sorts of trouble. It seems Ruthie will never be rid of the Snurtch. But eventually, she realizes she's notthe only one... George has one too"--

Jul 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.

Jul 30, 2016
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.

Jul 30, 2016
The truth about my unbelievable summer ... by Calì, Davide, 1972- author.

The truth about my unbelievable summer ...

When asked about his summer vacation, a boy spins a wild tale of globe-spanning adventures.

Jul 30, 2016
The uncorker of ocean bottles by Cuevas, Michelle, author.

The uncorker of ocean bottles

"The whimsical story a man who has spent his life delivering the messages found in ocean bottles and the day he receives a message that turns out to be a party invitation"--

Jul 30, 2016
Where, oh where, is Rosie's chick? by Hutchins, Pat, 1942-

Where, oh where, is Rosie's chick?

Rosie's chick is hatched and she is trying to find it, but the chick is following Rosie.

Jul 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.

Jul 30, 2016