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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 29, 2016
The secret life of Figgy Mustardo by Chall, Marsha Wilson, author.

The secret life of Figgy Mustardo

Loving his family but feeling bored when he stays home alone, Figgy discovers how to eat his way to secret adventures that rock the neighborhood.

Jul 29, 2016
The secret life of pets by Lewman, David, author.

The secret life of pets

Max and his friends reveal what they do when their owners leave, from raiding the fridge and playing video games to listening to rock music.

Jul 29, 2016
The seven princesses by Coh, Smiljana.

The seven princesses

Once upon a time, there were seven princess sisters who did everything together, from horseback riding to jumping in royal leaf piles to throwing legendary pin~ata parties. But one day, they had the biggest fight in the entire history of princess fighting. There was no worse sound than the sound of this fight. Will the sisters ever find a way to fill their kingdom with sounds of laughter and playing again? Princesses of all sizes will royally delight in this modern-day fairy tale of sibling riva

Jul 22, 2016
The sleeping gypsy by Gerstein, Mordicai, author, illustrator.

The sleeping gypsy

"An imagined story about Henri Rousseau's famous painting tells why a lion and a gypsy are in the painting and a lizard, a rabbit, a turtle, and other animals are not"--

Jul 27, 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 29, 2016
The sound of silence by Goldsaito, Katrina.

The sound of silence

Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.

Jul 27, 2016
The storyteller by Turk, Evan, author, illustrator.

The storyteller

In a time of drought in the Kingdom of Morocco, a storyteller and a boy weave a tale to thwart a Djinn and his sandstorm from destroying their city.

Jul 27, 2016
The summer Nick taught his cats to read by Manley, Curtis, author.

The summer Nick taught his cats to read

When Nick decides to teach his cats to read, Verne is very much interested, especially in books about mice and fish, but Stevenson wants nothing to do with the project--or does he?

Jul 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2016
The white book by Borando, Silvia, author.

The white book

A stylish and fresh wordless picture book, this original story about imaginative play brims with visual humour, bold colours, and a parade of cheeky animals! A little boy stands in front of the whitest of white walls. He readies his brush ... and begins to paint. First off, a coat of pink - but wait, what's that? The painted wall reveals six birdies, perched on a branch! Then he tries the blue paint and ... yes! It's happened again! Fourteen little fish emerge, swimming in the blue. Yellow, grey

Jul 29, 2016
There's a Bear on My Chair by Collins, Ross

There's a Bear on My Chair

Jul 27, 2016
This is our baby, born today by Bajaj, Varsha, author.

This is our baby, born today

"A baby elephant's birth is celebrated by its loving herd"--

Jul 27, 2016
This train by Collicutt, Paul, author, illustrator.

This train

Simple text and illustrations depict different kinds of trains going uphill and downhill, crossing bridges and tunnels, using electricity or steam, carrying passengers or freight, even when it snows.

Jul 29, 2016
Thomas & Friends 5-minute Sleepytime Tales by Random House (COR)

Thomas & Friends 5-minute Sleepytime Tales

Jul 29, 2016
Tim to the rescue by Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979.

Tim to the rescue

Bored with his schoolwork, Tim is longing to be at sea again, following his adventures in Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain. Luckily, his great friend Captain McFee appears in time for another voyage! On board ship, Tim befriends Ginger, the first ship's boy. Unfortunately, mischievous Ginger will need all of Tim's resourcefulness to get out of his next scrape...Little Tim's adventures at sea have delighted generations of children ever since the first book was published in 1936. Edward Ardizz

Jul 22, 2016
Time for (Earth) school, Dewey Dew by Staub, Leslie, 1957- author.

Time for (Earth) school, Dewey Dew

"Click-Clack Waddle Dot Dewey Dew from Planet Eight Hundred Seventy-Two Point Nine does not want to go to school--not on his planet, and definitely not on Planet Earth at Mrs. Brightsun's School for Little Learners. Everything on Earth is different. His clothes don't fit right, his classmates don't look like him, and even Earth noises sound weird. In this first day of school story with a twist, nervous Dewey Dew learns that new experiences--like going to school on another planet--might be okay a

Jul 29, 2016
Time for spring by Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975, author, illustrator.

Time for spring

Spring is due anytime, but the snowman Irene makes during an unseasonable snow storm says it won't arrive while he's around.

Jul 29, 2016
Vroom! Kevin's big book of vehicles by Slegers, Liesbet, author, illustrator.

Vroom! Kevin's big book of vehicles

"Trucks and cars are very important in Kevin's world. He likes them all: the strong workers, like the tractor and the garbage truck; the quick helpers, like the fire engine and the police car; and the regular road vehicles, like the car and the motorcycle. Vroom! There are lots of wheels in this big book of cars. There are also rhymes and questions to make the book really attractive to toddlers."--Page [4] of cover.

Jul 29, 2016