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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 24, 2016
Hensel and Gretel, ninja chicks by Schwartz, Corey Rosen, author.

Hensel and Gretel, ninja chicks

May 24, 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 24, 2016
The legend of sea glass by Noble, Trinka Hakes, author.

The legend of sea glass

"An original legend explaining the origin of sea glass, those small pieces of colored glass found and collected on beaches. This tale attributes it to the tears of mermaids, weeping for lives lost at sea"--

May 24, 2016
Hare and Tortoise by Murray, Alison (Illustrator), author, illustrator.

Hare and Tortoise

"Hare is the fastest on the farm. Tortoise is as slow as they go. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win... isn't he? Alison Murray offers an enchanting retelling of a much-loved Aesop's fable with a mischievous twist full of fun and stylish charm."--

May 24, 2016
Circle by Baker, Jeannie, author, illustrator.


Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest unbroken migration of any bird, flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Australia and New Zealand and back again. They follow invisible pathways--pathways that have been followed for thousands of years--while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination. In Circle, Jeannie Baker follows the godwit's incredible flight, taking us over awe-inspiring scenes as the birds spread their wings above such beautiful lan

May 24, 2016
The moon's almost here by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.

The moon's almost here

Illustrations and rhyming text follow an assortment of creatures as they make their way to a nest, the shore, or a porch while the day comes to an end and the moon begins to rise.

May 24, 2016
The mouse who reached the sky by Horáček, Petr, author, illustrator.

The mouse who reached the sky

Unable to reach the beautiful red ball in the sky by herself, Mouse seeks the help of her friends Mole and Rabbit.

May 24, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.


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
You made me a mother by Sala, Laurenne, author.

You made me a mother

A mother shares with her child what it was like to become a mother, and how she has dedicated herself to loving her little one.

May 24, 2016
Stormy night by Yoon, Salina, author, illustrator.

Stormy night

Bear is frightened by a storm, but singing to his toy, Floppy, and being with his parents helps comfort him until the storm goes to sleep, and so does he.

May 24, 2016
We came to America by Ringgold, Faith, author, illustrator.

We came to America

Celebrates United States immigration and the country's diverse immigrant heritage.

May 24, 2016
Three magic balloons by Margulies, Julianna, author.

Three magic balloons

May 24, 2016
This is my dollhouse by Potter, Giselle, author, illustrator.

This is my dollhouse

A little girl who has made her own dollhouse from a box and her vivid imagination has trouble playing with her friend Sophie's perfect dolls and dollhouse, but when Sophie comes to visit she is afraid that her handiwork will not be good enough for Sophie.

May 24, 2016
A morning with grandpa by Liu, Sylvia, author.

A morning with grandpa

Curious and energetic Mei Mei attempts some t'ai chi forms as her grandfather demonstrates them, then tries to teach him basic yoga poses. Includes introductions to t'ai chi and yoga, as well as instructions for the exercises described in the text.

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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2016
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 24, 2016
Night guard by Lea, Synne, 1974- author.

Night guard

"This poetry collection explores important concepts such as friendship, fear, and loneliness"--

May 24, 2016