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The Elephantom by Collins, Ross, author, illustrator. The Elephantom

When an uninvited, ghostly elephant turns up and begins getting a little girl into trouble, the child's grandmother, who has endured her own menagerie of phantom pets, refers her to a helpful ghostly shopkeeper.

Sep 27, 2016
Race car dreams by Chriscoe, Sharon, 1973- author. Race car dreams

After a day at the track, zipping and zooming, a race car is tired and ready for bed. He washes his rims, fills his tummy with oil, and chooses a book that is all about speed. All toasty and warm he drifts off to sleep, he shifts into gear . . . and dreams of the race.

Sep 27, 2016
Snoopy for president! by Testa, Maggie, adaptor. Snoopy for president!

"Linus and Pigpen are running against each other for class president. But when they each take a campaign photo with Snoopy to make themselves look cool, Snoopy decides maybe he's cool enough to run for president on his own!"--Page [4] of cover.

Sep 27, 2016
I am a story by Yaccarino, Dan, author, illustrator. I am a story

Author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling--from the past to the present and beyond. From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It's always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story.

Sep 27, 2016
A perfect mess by Breen, Steve, author, illustrator. A perfect mess

Henry McHenry is trying his best to keep clean for his class photo, but his attempts to stay spotless get his classmates messy instead.

Sep 27, 2016
Grumpy Bird by Tankard, Jeremy. Grumpy Bird

Feeling too grumpy to fly, Bird begins to walk and finds that his mood changes as other animals join him.

Sep 27, 2016
Some pets by DiTerlizzi, Angela, author. Some pets

"At the pet show, there are so many different types of pets! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas--and many, many more--this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes"--

Sep 27, 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"--

Sep 27, 2016
Real sisters pretend by Lambert, Megan Dowd, author. Real sisters pretend

"As they play, Mia and Tayja confirm that there's one thing they don't have to pretend: They know in their hearts that they're real sisters, even though others don't always recognize this since they're adopted and don't look alike. Safe in the knowledge that adoption has made them "forever family," the sisters end their make-believe journey with a joyful homecoming to a real home with their two moms."--Jacket flap.

Sep 27, 2016
Please say please! by Webster, Kyle T., author. Please say please!

In rhyming text, a little girl learns the importance of saying please when she asks for anything.

Sep 27, 2016
Gingerbread Christmas by Brett, Jan, 1949- author. Gingerbread Christmas

"Gingerbread Baby and his friend, Matti, take his gingerbread band to the Christmas Festival where they are a hit--until the aroma of gingerbread reaches the children, signaling the time to run away"--

Sep 27, 2016
Ned the knitting pirate by Murray, Diana, author. Ned the knitting pirate

Ned is a pirate whose fondness for knitting annoys his captain--until one of Ned's knitted blankets saves the ship from a sea monster.

Sep 27, 2016
The little grumpy cat that wouldn't by Golden Books Publishing Company (COR) The little grumpy cat that wouldn't

Grumpy Cat goes outside, but when she meets a group of happy animals, she is happy just to have them go away.

Sep 27, 2016
The Liszts by Maclear, Kyo, 1970- author. The Liszts

Sep 27, 2016
Leave me alone by Brosgol, Vera, author, illustrator. Leave me alone

Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.

Sep 27, 2016
If you give a mouse a brownie by Numeroff, Laura Joffe, author. If you give a mouse a brownie

Relates the increasingly outrageous demands a mouse is likely to make if it is given a brownie.

Sep 27, 2016
A hop is up by Dempsey, Kristy. A hop is up

Walking with his energetic puppy in their neighborhood, a young boy hops, bends, spins, and jumps with friends he encounters along the way.

Sep 27, 2016
Home at last by Williams, Vera B., author, illustrator. Home at last

"After Lester is adopted from his foster home by Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich, he can't fall asleep in his new bed. What will it take to make Lester feel home at last?"--

Sep 27, 2016
Henry & Leo by Zagarenski, Pamela, author, illustrator. Henry & Leo

"Leo isn't just a stuffed toy, he is Henry's best friend and brother. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry's family believes Leo is real enough to find his way home"--

Sep 27, 2016
Good night, bat! - good morning, squirrel! by Meisel, Paul, author, illustrator. Good night, bat! - good morning, squirrel!

"In this fresh and funny picture book from Geisel Honor-winning author-illustrator Paul Meisel, a lonely bat thinks he has found a perfect home until he discovers that it's already inhabited by a persnickety squirrel. Since each is asleep during the other's waking hours, the two begin exchanging notes. With these notes, Squirrel does her best to oust her unwelcome guest, but Bat misunderstands and thinks Squirrel is happy to have a new friend. This is a sweet opposites-attract friendship story t

Sep 27, 2016