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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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2016
T. L. C. by Clark, M. H, author.

T. L. C.

When mommy is too tired to play and says she needs some T.L.C., a young girl not understanding what that means comes up with some humorous ideas to help her mother.

Jul 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2016
Wally does not want a haircut by Driscoll, Amanda, author, illustrator.

Wally does not want a haircut

Wally the sheep does not want to get the haircut he really needs, even after all the other farm animals get new hairdos, but when his shaggy wool gets him in trouble, he has no choice but to ask for a trim.

Jul 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2016
Who wants a tortoise? by Keane, David, 1965- author.

Who wants a tortoise?

Expecting a dog for her birthday, a girl is upset and furious when she gets a tortoise instead, but soon learns that even a tortoise can be a good pet.

Jul 23, 2016
Field guide to the Grumpasaurus by Hemingway, Edward, author.

Field guide to the Grumpasaurus

"A field guide to the fierce but adorable grumpasaurus, found in every home where there are small children."--

Jul 23, 2016