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The Wooden Camel by Kahiu, Wanuri/ Adreani, Manuela (ILT) The Wooden Camel

Jul 21, 2017
Waiting for Sophie by Ellis, Sarah, 1952- author. Waiting for Sophie

Liam finds it hard to be patient while waiting for his sister to be born, then while waiting for her to grow up, so he builds something to speed up the process with the help of Nana-Downstairs.

Jul 21, 2017
A unicorn named Sparkle by Young, Amy, author, illustrator. A unicorn named Sparkle

"A picture book about a little girl who desparately wants a beautiful unicorn as a pet, but winds up with a less than desirable one instead"--

Jul 21, 2017
This is a ball by Stanton, Beck, author, illustrator. This is a ball

"In this humorous parody of a concept book for young children, words and pictures don't match, inviting contrary responses from readers"--

Jul 21, 2017
Sleep Well, Siba and Saba by Isdahl, Nansubuga Nagadya/ Van Doorn, Sandra (ILT) Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Jul 21, 2017
Salam alaikum - a message of peace by Harris J, 1997- author. Salam alaikum - a message of peace

An illustrated song celebrating life and encouraging readers to spread peace on earth.

Jul 21, 2017
A new friend for Sparkle by Young, Amy, author, illustrator. A new friend for Sparkle

When Lucy's friend Brock visits, Sparkle the "unicorn" is jealous until he and Brock discover a shared love of drumming and dancing.

Jul 21, 2017
Mr. Benjamin's suitcase of secrets by Chang, Pei-Yu, author, illustrator. Mr. Benjamin's suitcase of secrets

A philosopher finds himself at risk when his country begins punishing people for being different, a circumstance that forces him to escape over hills and valleys while carrying a mysterious, heavy suitcase.

Jul 21, 2017
Monster trucks by Keller, Joy, author. Monster trucks

From one Halloween to the next, ogres, mummies, and other monsters stay busy driving monster trucks as they pave roads, plow snow, and haul muck.

Jul 21, 2017
Lucía the luchadora by Garza, Cynthia Leonor, author. Lucía the luchadora

When the boys on the playground tell her that girls can't be superheroes, Luci´a is discouraged until her abuela reveals to her the power of the luchadoras.

Jul 21, 2017
Little red riding sheep by Lodding, Linda Ravin, author. Little red riding sheep

Arnold the sheep wants to play Little Red Rdiing Hood, and he has suggestions on how to make the story better.

Jul 21, 2017
The library book by Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. The library book

Using the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark's "The Library Song," this picture book celebrates the magic of reading and of libraries.

Jul 21, 2017
The house of four seasons by Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-1980, author, illustrator. The house of four seasons

When a family buys a new house, each member has a different idea of what color to paint it.

Jul 21, 2017
Green lizards vs. red rectangles by Antony, Steve, author. Green lizards vs. red rectangles

The green lizards and red rectangles are always at war, until enough of them question why they are fighting.

Jul 21, 2017
George's new dinosaur. by Eone (ILT) George's new dinosaur.

When George's favorite toy breaks, he finds a replacement in Dino-Roar, but this new dinosaur fails to live up to Mr. Dinosaur.

Jul 21, 2017
A different pond by Phi, Bao, 1975- author. A different pond

"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--

Jul 21, 2017
Did you take the B from my _ook? by Stanton, Beck, author, illustrator. Did you take the B from my _ook?

"When the letter B goes missing from the story, the reader must find a way to bring it back into the book for good"--

Jul 21, 2017
Choo Choo - With Full-color Art by Burton, Virginia Lee Choo Choo - With Full-color Art

Jul 21, 2017
Chicken in the Kitchen by Okorafor, Nnedi/ Amini, Mehrdokht (ILT) Chicken in the Kitchen

Jul 21, 2017
The carpenter by Barros, Bruna, artist. The carpenter

While watching his father build a canoe, a young child imagines the ruler is a whale and they are afloat in the completed canoe.

Jul 21, 2017
Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton by Rinker, Sherri Duskey, author. Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton

Jul 21, 2017
The Berenstain Bears and the messy room by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain Bears and the messy room

The entire Bear family becomes involved in an attempt to clean and organize the cubs' messy room.

Jul 21, 2017
The Berenstain bears and the double dare by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain bears and the double dare

Brother Bear feels excited about joining Too-Tall Grizzly's gang until the members dare him to steal one of Farmer Ben's juicy watermelons.

Jul 21, 2017
And the robot went ... by Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977- author. And the robot went ...

"In this cumulative tale, a group of animals assembles a robot"--

Jul 21, 2017
The too-scary story by Murguia, Bethanie Deeney, author, illustrator. The too-scary story

At bedtime, their father tells Grace and Walter a scary story about two children in a dark forest.

Jul 22, 2017
Time out! by Barba, Ale, author, illustrator. Time out!

"A young boy gets sent to time out and his imagination soars"--

Jul 22, 2017
Super Manny stands up! by DiPucchio, Kelly, author. Super Manny stands up!

"The story of a brave little raccoon named Manny, whose superhero games at home give him unexpected strength at school when he puts on his invisible cape to stand up to a bully"--

Jul 22, 2017
Safe & sound by Roussen, Jean, author. Safe & sound

"Most baby animals need help to keep safe and sound, from the small ones to the very biggest ones around..."--Back cover.

Jul 22, 2017
Pattan's pumpkin - a traditional flood story from Southern India by Chitra Soundar, author. Pattan's pumpkin - a traditional flood story from Southern India

Pattan grows an amazingly large pumpkin that eventually becomes as tall as a mountain, and when a momentous flood threatens everyone, Pattan comes up with an idea to help using his giant pumpkin.

Jul 22, 2017
My wounded island by Pasquet, Jacques. My wounded island

"In this heartbreakingly tender picture book, a young girl and her family become climate refugees as the small island they call home is slowly engulfed by rising sea levels."--

Jul 22, 2017
LMNO pea-quel by Baker, Keith, 1953- author, illustrator. LMNO pea-quel

Busy little peas introduce more of their favorite occupations and activities, from actor to zipper on a zip line.

Jul 22, 2017
Hot, hot, hot by Layton, Neal. Hot, hot, hot

Oscar and Arabella, two woolly mammoths, try to cool off during a very hot summer.

Jul 22, 2017
Daddy long legs by Brun-Cosme, Nadine, author. Daddy long legs

When their old green car has trouble starting, Matthew worries his Daddy won't be able to pick him up from school.

Jul 22, 2017
You look yummy! by Miyanishi, Tatsuya, 1956- author, illustrator. You look yummy!

A baby ankylosaurus and a big tyrannosaurus become a family.

Jul 24, 2017
You are my best friend by Miyanishi, Tatsuya, 1956- author, illustrator. You are my best friend

"Once upon a time a violent, mean, selfish Tyrannosaurus roamed the land, and all the other animals feared him. One day, while chasing other animals, the Tyrannosaurus falls into the ocean. The Elasmosaurus, who lives in the sea, saves his life, and the Tyrannosaurus says “thank you” for the very first time. From that day, the land creature and the sea creature become best friends. The author, Tatsuya Miyanishi, delivers a heartwarming story about friendship with vivid, brightly colored illustra

Jul 24, 2017
World pizza by Meng, Cece, author. World pizza

Mama wished for world peace--and then a pizza fell from the sky and landed gently on her lap.

Jul 24, 2017
Whobert Whover, owl detective by Gallaher, Jason, author. Whobert Whover, owl detective

When Whobert Whover, owl detective finds Perry the possum lying still on the ground, he sets out to determine who is responsible for his condition and questions the nearby wildlife.

Jul 24, 2017
When a wolf is hungry by Naumann-Villemin, Christine, 1964- author. When a wolf is hungry

When Edmond Bigsnout, a lone wolf, sets out to satisfy his craving for a city rabbit, his efforts are foiled by apartment dwellers who think he is a new neighbor.

Jul 24, 2017
Wet by Sookocheff, Carey, 1972- author, illustrator. Wet

Explores getting wet in good ways, such as stepping into a pool, and bad ways, such as sitting on a bench after rain.

Jul 24, 2017
Twindergarten by Ehrlich, Nikki, author. Twindergarten

"Dax and Zoe are twins. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. It's the night before the twins are starting kindergarten, and they have the just-about-to-start-school jitters. After all, they will be in different classrooms! What will kindergarten be like when they're not together all day? But Dax and Zoe will learn that kindergarten is full of new surprises and adventures, and being apart for a short while isn't so bad."--page 2 of cover.

Jul 24, 2017
The teacher's pet by Rissi, Anica Mrose, author. The teacher's pet

When a class pet proves to be more than a handful, the students agree they cannot keep him, but how will they convince their teacher, Mr. Stricter, who loves the strange creature?

Jul 24, 2017
Swish & Squeak's noisy day by Sif, Birgitta, author, illustrator. Swish & Squeak's noisy day

Hearing fascinating sounds while getting ready for school, two little mouse siblings embark on an imaginative day of crunching, stomping, swishing, nibbling, and smooching before settling down to the soothing sounds of a bedtime story.

Jul 24, 2017
Super Saurus saves kindergarten by Underwood, Deborah, author. Super Saurus saves kindergarten

Arnold, who is nervous about his first day of kindergarten, transforms himself into Super Saurus to face what turns out to be not so frightening, after all.

Jul 24, 2017
Sparkle boy by Newman, Lesléa, author. Sparkle boy

"Three-year-old Casey wants what his older sister, Jessie, has--a shimmery skirt, glittery painted nails, and a sparkly bracelet--but Jessie does not approve. After two boys tease Casey about his appearance, Jessie evolves to a place of acceptance and celebration of her gender creative younger brother"--

Jul 24, 2017
Seven rules you absolutely must not break if you want to survive the cafeteria by Grandits, John, author. Seven rules you absolutely must not break if you want to survive the cafeteria

Explains the rules a kid must follow to survive the perilous world of the lunchroom.

Jul 24, 2017
Seamus's short story by Hartt-Sussman, Heather, author. Seamus's short story

"Seamus would give anything to be taller! One day, while playing dress-up in his mother's closet, he finds a way to reach new heights. With his mother's high-heeled shoes on, Seamus can suddenly reach everything that was once too high: the top-floor elevator button, the chocolate milk in the fridge, the TV remote and that horrid picture of him as a baby. But when Seamus encounters problems that can't be solved from a great height, he has to admit that sometimes being small just isn't so bad."--

Jul 24, 2017
Renato and the lion by DiLorenzo, Barbara, author, illustrator. Renato and the lion

The touching, magical story of a boy in a war-torn country and the stone lion that rescues him. Renato loves his home in Florence, Italy. He loves playing with his friends in the Piazza della Signoria. He loves walking home by the beautiful buildings and fountains with his father in the evenings. And he especially loves the stone lion who seems to smile at him from a pedestal in the piazza. The lion makes him feel safe. But one day his father tells him that their family must leave. Their country

Jul 24, 2017
Race! by Fliess, Sue, author. Race!

Cars line up for the Winner's Cup, and with one car smaller than the rest, they all speed down mountains, by waterfalls, through tunnels, and past landslides to the finish line.

Jul 24, 2017
The Queen's handbag by Antony, Steve, author, illustrator. The Queen's handbag

When a swan steals the Queen's handbag, she chases it all around the sights of Great Britain, including Stonehenge, the Giants Causeway, and Edinburgh Castle, until the swan and the handbag end up at the finish line of the London Marathon.

Jul 24, 2017
Prudence the part-time cow by Shaffer, Jody Jensen, author. Prudence the part-time cow

At first Prudence tries to fit in with the other cows in the herd, suppressing all her scientific smarts and imaginative inventing, but in a moment of inspiration, she realizes how to show the others that she can be a part-time cow and a full-time member of the herd.

Jul 24, 2017
Princess Truly in I am Truly by Greenawalt, Kelly, author. Princess Truly in I am Truly

"Princess Truly's rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, diversity, and dreaming big!"--

Jul 24, 2017
Pete the cat out of this world by Dean, James, 1957- author, illustrator. Pete the cat out of this world

Pete the Cat heads to space camp, where he floats in zero gravity, flies to the Moon, and plays an interstellar song for his fellow cat-stronauts.

Jul 24, 2017
Monster's new undies by Berger, Samantha, author. Monster's new undies

"When monster tries to put on his old underwear, it snaps! So it's off to go underwear shopping with mommy! Will monster ever find that perfect pair that makes him feel better?"--

Jul 24, 2017
Me and you and the red canoe by Pendziwol, Jean, author. Me and you and the red canoe

"In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and push a red canoe into the lake. A perfect morning on the water unfolds, with thrilling glimpses of wildlife along the way."--

Jul 24, 2017
Marigold bakes a cake by Malbrough, Mike, author, illustrator. Marigold bakes a cake

Marigold the cat likes everything just so, but when he sets out to bake a perfect cake one Monday, he is interrupted by one finch, two pigeons, and three loons.

Jul 24, 2017
Kid Amazing vs. the Blob by Schneider, Josh, 1980- author, illustrator. Kid Amazing vs. the Blob

A brave superhero defuses a threat from his arch nemesis (aka his baby sister) by using clever gadgets, superhuman senses, and, ultimately, his brotherly love.

Jul 24, 2017
Imagine that! by Ismail, Yasmeen, author, illustrator. Imagine that!

"Mommy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy playing in her own imaginary world. Grandpa decides to join Lila--because using your imagination is even more fun when you play together!"--

Jul 24, 2017
I will love you forever by Miyanishi, Tatsuya, 1956- author, illustrator. I will love you forever

A female Maiasaura finds a lost egg in the forest and decides to look after it with her own egg. Surprisingly, a baby tyrannosaurus hatches from the egg! The greathearted mother accepts and raises him as her own son, Heart. One day, Heart goes to pick berries and comes across another tyrannosaurus. Heart then makes a tough decision and leaves his family behind to discover who he really is. The fourth title in this series, "I Will Love You Forever" delivers a heartwarming story about adoption wit

Jul 24, 2017
I want that love by Miyanishi, Tatsuya, 1956- author, illustrator. I want that love

"I Want that Love" tells the story of how a violent strong guy comes to realize the power of love. It is the third book in Tatsuya Miyanishi's Tyrannosaurus series, which explores friendship and love, caring and connection, and delivers lots of surprises in a bold, brightly depicted world of dinosaurs.--Publisher.

Jul 24, 2017
How it feels to be a boat by Kwan, James, author, illustrator. How it feels to be a boat

"As a little boat's high seas adventures get underway, disagreeable passengers make her seasick. When she runs aground, will teamwork turn the tide?"--

Jul 24, 2017
Hello goodbye dog by Gianferrari, Maria, author. Hello goodbye dog

A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.

Jul 24, 2017
Hector the collector by Beeny, Emily A., author. Hector the collector

Hector begins collecting acorns of different sizes and shapes and is teased about it when his classmates find out, until their teacher explains about collections and asks who else has one. Includes author's note about various kinds of collections.

Jul 24, 2017
The Great Henry Hopendower by Roberts, Justin, author. The Great Henry Hopendower

The Great Henry Hopendower, a young magician-in-training, sets off to find magic, thinking back on the helpful guidance of his grandpa.

Jul 24, 2017
Grandma's tiny house by Brown-Wood, JaNay, author. Grandma's tiny house

In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all.

Jul 24, 2017
The giant of Jum by Woollard, Elli, author. The giant of Jum

A hungry giant wants to eat Jack for a snack but is waylaid by other children who need his help.

Jul 24, 2017
Found dogs by Sirotich, Erica, author, illustrator. Found dogs

"Counts up ten dogs who are waiting in a shelter, then counts back down to one as each dog is adopted"--

Jul 24, 2017
Fairy floss by Ingalls, Ann, author. Fairy floss

Little Lily and her Aunt Mae are told all about the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis by John Wharton, one of the inventors, and Lily is excited to go see all the other wonderful things the Fair has to offer.

Jul 24, 2017
Dog on a frog? by Gray, Kes, author. Dog on a frog?

In this hilarious sequel to Frog on a Log?, frog decides that he does not want to sit on a log, and he definitely does not want a dog to sit on a frog! So he changes the rules. Now, dogs sit on logs, and cats sit on gnats! But what will frog decide to sit on now?

Jul 24, 2017
A cat is better by Singleton, Linda Joy, author. A cat is better

Picture book showing why cats are better pets than dogs.

Jul 24, 2017
Can you find my robot's arm? by Takeuchi, Chihiro, author. Can you find my robot's arm?

Robot has lost his arm -- can you help him find a new one? Step into a charming mechanical world invented by a striking new picture book artist. One morning, a robot wakes up to find he is missing an arm. He and his robo buddy search inside and outside the house, through a garden, an amusement park, a library and even a candy shop, but it's nowhere to be found. Where can the arm be, and what might make a suitable replacement? A lollipop? A fish bone? How about a fork? Can You Find My Robot's Arm

Jul 24, 2017
Boo Who? by Clanton, Ben Boo Who?

Jul 24, 2017
Bear Make Den by Godwin, Jane/ Wagner, Michael/ Joyner, Andrew (ILT) Bear Make Den

Jul 24, 2017
Nancy Tillman's 'you are loved' collection. by Tillman, Nancy, author. Nancy Tillman's 'you are loved' collection.

Three lovely picture books are all together in this box set. On the Night You Were Born: The moon, wind, rain, and a variety of animals celebrate the special occasion that is the birth of a child. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You: Children feel the reassuring love of their parents no matter where they go or what they do. The Crown on Your Head: Celebrates individuality and the unique value of each child.

Jul 25, 2017
Motor Goose - rhymes that go! by Colby, Rebecca, 1968- author. Motor Goose - rhymes that go!

A collection of nursery rhymes with vehicular themes, such as "Tow, Tow, Tow the Car" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, UFO".

Jul 25, 2017
Goldfish Ghost by Snicket, Lemony, author. Goldfish Ghost

The adventures of a goldfish who just died.

Jul 25, 2017
Curious George's first day of school by Curious George's first day of school

When Curious George attends the first day of school as a special helper, he winds up creating a big mess.

Jul 25, 2017
The Berenstain bears don't pollute (anymore) by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005 The Berenstain bears don't pollute (anymore)

The Bears in Bear Country grow concerned about how pollution and waste of natural resources are damaging the world around them, so they form The Earthsavers Club.

Jul 25, 2017
The 12 sleighs of Christmas by Rinker, Sherri Duskey, author. The 12 sleighs of Christmas

When, two weeks before Christmas, the elves discover that Santa's sleigh is in a bad state, twelve teams of elves set out to build twelve different sleighs: a souped up hot rod, a semitruck that flies, a ship that sails in the sky, and each version is more elaborate than the one before--but which will Santa choose?

Jul 25, 2017
Wee Sister Strange by Grant, Holly, author. Wee Sister Strange

"A wild, nameless girl the townspeople call Wee Sister Strange roams through forests and marshes and bogs in search for a bedtime story"--

Jul 27, 2017
The thumbtack dancer by Tryon, Leslie, author. The thumbtack dancer

Gus is a most promising, most energetic and most talented young dancer who figures out how to make enough money to upgrade his tip-a-tap thumbtack sneakers to a new pair of real tap shoes that could slap-a-dee-dap, slap-a-dee-dap on a real dance floor. He uses his public street dancing and thumbtack shoes to tap his way down the sidewalk and right up to the big red door of the dance studio.

Jul 27, 2017
Super slug of doom - a Super Happy Magic Forest story by Long, Matty, author, illustrator. Super slug of doom - a Super Happy Magic Forest story

When Blossom the Unicorn accidentally releases Zorgoth the slug from captivity, the reluctant heroes of the Super Happy Magic Forest must find a way stop him from drinking the potion of power which will give him the ability to destroy the forest.

Jul 27, 2017
Rock-a-bye baby by Cabrera, Jane, author, illustrator. Rock-a-bye baby

"Different animals soothe their babies to sleep in this new version of the familiar folk song"--

Jul 27, 2017
Plankton is pushy by Fenske, Jonathan, author. Plankton is pushy

Plankton tries hard to get Mister Mussel to return a friendly greeting, but when Mussel finally opens his mouth the results are unfortunate for Plankton.

Jul 27, 2017
Lulu's party by Chase, Kit, author, illustrator. Lulu's party

"Lulu is excited to have her friends Oliver and Charlie over for a rainy day party, but something goes wrong with her special treat and Lulu fears that her party is ruined, so her friends come to the rescue and save the day"--

Jul 27, 2017
Leap! by Lawson, JonArno, author. Leap!

Jul 27, 2017
Frankie by Sullivan, Mary, 1958- author, illustrator. Frankie

When shelter dog Frankie arrives at his new home, he finds that all of the toys belong to the other dog in the house, Nico, but they soon find a way to share.

Jul 27, 2017
Better pirate by Winters, Kari-Lynn, 1969- author. Better pirate

Jul 27, 2017
The Berenstain bears visit the dentist by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain bears visit the dentist

Sister and Brother get some needed dental attention.

Jul 27, 2017
The Berenstain Bears' trouble with money by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain Bears' trouble with money

Brother and Sister Bear learn some important lessons about earning and spending money.

Jul 27, 2017
The Berenstain Bears' funny valentine by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain Bears' funny valentine

As Valentine's Day approaches, Sister hopes for more attention from one boy and less from another.

Jul 27, 2017
The Berenstain bears and too much junk food by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain bears and too much junk food

Mama Bear starts a campaign to convince her family that they are eating too much junk food.

Jul 27, 2017
The Berenstain Bears and baby makes five by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain Bears and baby makes five

Sister Bear is upset by all the attention her new baby sister is receiving.

Jul 27, 2017