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My little sister and me by Lam, Maple, author, illustrator.

My little sister and me

A little boy walks his younger sister home from school for the first time.

May 28, 2016
My dad at the zoo by Saudo, Coralie, author.

My dad at the zoo

On their trip to the zoo, a young son tries to reign in his rambunctious father who manages to lose his hat, spill his ice cream, and spend too much time in the souvenir shop.

May 28, 2016
My baby crocodile by Dorémus, Gaëtan, 1976-

My baby crocodile

Told from two different perspectives, My Little Crocodile is about a chance meeting between a crocodile and what he believes to be a "baby crocodile." This meeting profoundly changes their lives, which then continue along their own individual paths, though the bonds of love and intimacy remain. The story plays with ideas about the relationship between parent and child as well as with those about how how deeply chance and the choices we make affect us throughout our lives.

May 28, 2016
Mousequerade ball / A Counting Tale by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Mousequerade ball / A Counting Tale

"When ten mice get dressed up for a fancy ball the arrival of a cat sends them fleeing but what if the cat's only intention is to dance the night away? Counting up and counting down, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousquerade Ball!"--

May 24, 2016
Mousequerade ball - a counting tale by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Mousequerade ball - a counting tale

"When ten mice get dressed up for a fancy ball the arrival of a cat sends them fleeing but what if the cat's only intention is to dance the night away? Counting up and counting down, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousquerade Ball!"--

May 28, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.

More-igami

Joey loves things that fold: maps, bed, accordions, you name it. When a classmate's mother turns a plain piece of paper into a beautiful origami crane, his eyes pop. Maybe he can learn origami, too. But it's going to take practice - on his homework, the newspaper, the thirty-eight dollars in his mother's purse . . Enough! No more folding! How can Joey become an origami master if he can't practice? Happily, he finds a way - and perhaps a chance to make a new friend while he's at it.

May 28, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.

More-igami

Joey, who loves anything that can fold, learns origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, but it takes lots of time and practice before he can perfect the craft.

May 24, 2016
Mom, dad, our books, and me by Marcotte, Danielle.

Mom, dad, our books, and me

A young boy shows how those around him read and become immersed in what moves them.

May 28, 2016
Melric and the dragon by McKee, David, author, artist.

Melric and the dragon

When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organises his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce--in fact, some like nothing better than chocolate cake.

May 28, 2016
Maya by Jain, Mahak, author.

Maya

After the lights go out in her house, Maya's mother distracts her from her fear of the dark with a retelling of the legend of the banyan tree.

May 24, 2016
Maya by Jain, Mahak, author.

Maya

"The electricity in Maya's house has gone out again. Worse, she is afraid of the dark -- and her fear has been even worse since her father died. Now it feels as if the darkness will never go away. Maya's mother distracts her with a legend about the banyan tree, which saved the world from the first monsoon by drinking up the floodwaters, and growing tall and strong. Later that night, unsettled by the noises around her, Maya revisits the story in her imagination. She ventures deep into the banyan

May 28, 2016
Manners are not for monkeys! by Tekavec, Heather, 1969- author.

Manners are not for monkeys!

Mother Monkey is not happy when the little monkeys use good manners and the children who visit the zoo are not happy with well-behaved monkeys.

May 28, 2016
Malaika's costume by Hohn, Nadia L., author.

Malaika's costume

Participating in a first Carnival since her mother left to find a better job, Malaika fears she will not be able to dance in the parade without a costume and comes up with an idea to use scrap fabric to create a patchwork rainbow peacock outfit.

May 28, 2016
Lorenzo, the pizza-loving lobster by Lordon, Claire, author.

Lorenzo, the pizza-loving lobster

Lorenzo the lobster's favorite food is pizza, so when his friend Kalena the sea turtle finds one she brings it back for Lorenzo, and once they figure out how to make it, they have a pizza party for all their friends.

May 28, 2016
Laughing all the way by Shannon, George.

Laughing all the way

Bear catches Duck and tries to pluck out all his feathers, but Duck outsmarts him.

May 28, 2016
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Funk, Josh, author.

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

"Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship--until they discover that there's only one drop of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast!"--Provided by publisher.

May 28, 2016
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Funk, Josh, author.

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are good friends until they learn there is only one drop of maple syrup left and begin a frantic race through the refrigerator in an effort to be the first one to get there.

May 25, 2016
Jack's worry by Zuppardi, Sam, author, illustrator.

Jack's worry

Jack has been looking forward to playing the trumpet in his first concert, but on the morning of the big day, Jack becomes anxious about performing and his worry starts to grow.

May 28, 2016
Itty Bitty kitty by Holub, Joan, author.

Itty Bitty kitty

Against her parents' wishes, Ava adopts a tiny kitten and tries to keep it hidden, but soon Itty Bitty is enormous and frisky, which leads to big trouble.

May 28, 2016
Itty Bitty Kitty and the rainy play day by Holub, Joan, author.

Itty Bitty Kitty and the rainy play day

When the rain forces Ava and Itty Bitty to stay indoors, they find creative ways to have fun.

May 28, 2016