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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.

Aug 17, 2017
A pattern for Pepper by Kraulis, Julie, author, illustrator. A pattern for Pepper

"Pepper is getting a dress made for a special occasion. It's the first dress that has ever been made just for her, and she wants it to be perfect. But what pattern is right for her? Pepper is particular, and nothing works at first. Dotted Swiss? Too plain. Houndstooth? Not enough color. Pinstripe? Too glum. As Pepper learns about each fabric, she finds a reason why it's just not the one. Will Pepper ever be able to find the perfect pattern?"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 16, 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"--

Aug 17, 2017
After the fall (how Humpty Dumpty got back up again) / How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Santat, Dan, author, illustrator. After the fall (how Humpty Dumpty got back up again) / How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Aug 12, 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"--

Aug 17, 2017
Another way to climb a tree by Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton, author. Another way to climb a tree

"When Lulu's feeling well, she climbs every tree in sight. But when Lulu's sick, all she has is her imagination and a shadow"--

Aug 16, 2017
Bear make den by Godwin, Jane, 1964- author. Bear make den

Bear has made a wonderful den for himself, but finds that no matter what he adds to his den, something is missing.

Aug 16, 2017
Better pirate by Winters, Kari-Lynn, 1969- author. Better pirate

Aug 14, 2017
Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton by Rinker, Sherri Duskey, author. Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton

Aug 17, 2017
Bob and Tom by Cazet, Denys, author, illustrator. Bob and Tom

While thinking about what they should do with their day, two turkeys lose their names and learn about swimming suits.

Aug 16, 2017
Buddy and Earl go to school by Fergus, Maureen, author. Buddy and Earl go to school

"Buddy and Earl know that with the right education they can become anything - even a dentist or a hot-dog vendor! So they eagerly gather their silly, smelly supplies and head to school. Soon after they arrive, their teacher, Miss Meredith, is called away and Professor Earl takes charge of the classroom. Buddy works hard at lessons like Sniffing Things, Tail Chasing and Scratching Itches. And when Professor Earl announces that one very special student is going to win a major award, Buddy cannot i

Aug 17, 2017
Cap'n Rex & his clever crew by Herz, Henry, author. Cap'n Rex & his clever crew

Dinosaur buccaneers use their armored plates, strong tails, and mighty wings to plunder buried treasure.

Aug 12, 2017
Chicken in the Kitchen by Okorafor, Nnedi/ Amini, Mehrdokht (ILT) Chicken in the Kitchen

Aug 17, 2017
Choo Choo - With Full-color Art by Burton, Virginia Lee Choo Choo - With Full-color Art

Aug 17, 2017
Creepy pair of underwear! by Reynolds, Aaron, 1970- author. Creepy pair of underwear!

"A young rabbit is frightened by his underwear"--

Aug 12, 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.

Aug 17, 2017
Dino-dancing by Wheeler, Lisa, 1963- author. Dino-dancing

"Dinosaurs compete in genres of dance from hip-hop to ballet to swing dancing and more at the Dino-Dancing Finale"--

Aug 12, 2017
Dogosaurus Rex by Staniszewski, Anna, author. Dogosaurus Rex

Ben selects from the shelter a most unusual "dog" that wreaks havoc in town until she has a chance to prove her worth.

Aug 16, 2017
Duck & Goose, honk! quack! boo! by Hills, Tad, author, illustrator. Duck & Goose, honk! quack! boo!

Duck and Goose, dressed for Halloween as a ghost and a superhero, respectively, go trick-or-treating in the forest, but they are careful to follow Thistle's warning to look out for a scary swamp monster.

Aug 17, 2017
Duck and Hippo, lost and found by London, Jonathan, 1947- author. Duck and Hippo, lost and found

When Duck and Hippo join their friends for a picnic, Hippo forgets to bring anything to share and heads off into the forest to find some berries.

Aug 12, 2017
Emma's circus by Fleming, Candace, author. Emma's circus

"A girl is excited when the circus comes to town, but her family on the farm is too busy with chores to enjoy it"--

Aug 16, 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.

Aug 14, 2017
Goldfish Ghost by Snicket, Lemony, author. Goldfish Ghost

The adventures of a goldfish who just died.

Aug 11, 2017
Good Day, Good Night by Brown, Margaret Wise/ Long, Loren (ILT) Good Day, Good Night

Aug 12, 2017
Grandma's tiny house - a counting story! by Brown-Wood, JaNay, author. Grandma's tiny house - a counting story!

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.

Aug 16, 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.

Aug 17, 2017
Halloween good night by Grabill, Rebecca, author. Halloween good night

"Ghastly ghouls count down to Halloween"--

Aug 12, 2017
Halloween good night by Grabill, Rebecca, author. Halloween good night

"Ghastly ghouls count down to Halloween"--

Aug 17, 2017
Here comes teacher Cat by Underwood, Deborah, author. Here comes teacher Cat

"Cat is not so keen on stepping in as substitute teacher at Kitty School, but he's surprised by how much he's able to teach the kittens--and how much he learns from them"--

Aug 16, 2017
His Royal Highness, King Baby - A Terrible True Story by Lloyd-Jones, Sally/ Roberts, David (ILT) His Royal Highness, King Baby - A Terrible True Story

Aug 12, 2017
I want that nut! by Valentine, Madeline, author. I want that nut!

"Mouse and Chipmunk covet the same nut"--

Aug 12, 2017
I want to be in a scary story by Taylor, Sean, 1965- author. I want to be in a scary story

Monster wants to be in a scary story, so the narrator provides a story with scary forests, spooky houses, ghosts, and witches.

Aug 12, 2017
Jack and the beanstalk and the french fries by Teague, Mark, author, illustrator. Jack and the beanstalk and the french fries

In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Jack's magic beanstalk produces so many beans that soon everyone in the village is sick of eating them, and mad at Jack, and when he climbs the beanstalk he finds that Mr. Giant is equally fed up with beans--but fortunately Mrs. Giant suggests a solution to their diet problem.

Aug 16, 2017
King of the Sky by Davies, Nicola, 1958- author. King of the Sky

When a young boy moves from his home in Italy to Wales, the only thing that cheers him up are the racing pigeons that Mr. Evans keeps in a loft behind his house.

Aug 12, 2017
La La La - A Story of Hope by DiCamillo, Kate/ Kim, Jaime (ILT) La La La - A Story of Hope

Aug 12, 2017
Leap! by Lawson, JonArno, author. Leap!

Aug 14, 2017
Little Elliot, big country by Curato, Mike, author, illustrator. Little Elliot, big country

Elliot the little elephant and his best friend, Mouse, play hide-and-seek during an autumn vacation in the countryside.

Aug 12, 2017
Little red riding sheep by Lodding, Linda Ravin, author. Little red riding sheep

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

Aug 16, 2017
Lucía the Luchadora by Garza, Cynthia Leonor, author. Lucía the Luchadora

Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her 'girls can't be superheroes', suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucia must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the s

Aug 17, 2017
Magic for sale by Clickard, Carrie (Carrie L.), author. Magic for sale

A young boy tracks down an elusive ghost in the hidden rooms of a fantastical magic shop.

Aug 16, 2017
Mama Lion wins the race by Muth, Jon J., author, illustrator. Mama Lion wins the race

Mama Lion, Tigey, the Flying Pandinis, and the Knitted Monkeys compete in a road race, and when the Pandinis stop to help Mama Lion, she is happy to return the favor.

Aug 16, 2017
Mighty Moby by Young, Ed, artist. Mighty Moby

A bedtime story of a whale hunt inspired by the classic tale of the hunt for Moby Dick, here with a new twist. Deep in the dark ocean, Mighty Moby lurks. Up above the ocean waves, a one-legged captain pursues the whale he clashed with long ago.

Aug 16, 2017
Monkey brother by Auerbach, Adam, author, illustrator. Monkey brother

A boy describes the difficulty, as well as the fun, that can come from having a younger brother who is a monkey.

Aug 12, 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.

Aug 17, 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".

Aug 11, 2017
Mr. Benjamin's suitcase of secrets by Zhang, Peiyu, author. 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.

Aug 17, 2017
My Dog Mouse by Lindstrom, Eva My Dog Mouse

Aug 12, 2017
My dog Mouse by Lindström, Eva, 1952- author, illustrator. My dog Mouse

"We set off, very slowly. Mouse walks at a snail's pace. He stops at lampposts and fences and sniffs for a long time. Sometimes he looks up at me and then I usually say something. I maybe say "old man" in a very nice voice, not my usual one."--Amazon.com.

Aug 17, 2017
My very own space by Goodhart, Pippa, author. My very own space

A rabbit longs for a space just for himself, so he tries to secure one by drawing a circle on the floor.

Aug 12, 2017
My wounded island by Pasquet, Jacques, 1948- author. 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."--

Aug 16, 2017
Nerdy Birdy tweets by Reynolds, Aaron, 1970- author. Nerdy Birdy tweets

Spending all of his time on social media making online friends, Nerdy Birdy neglects his live friend, Vulture.

Aug 16, 2017
Not Friends by Bender, Rebecca Not Friends

Aug 12, 2017
On the Night of the Shooting Star by Hest, Amy/ Desmond, Jenni (ILT) On the Night of the Shooting Star

Aug 12, 2017
Pattan's pumpkin - a traditional flood story from southern India by Chitra Soundar. Pattan's pumpkin - a traditional flood story from southern India

Pattan has an amazing pumpkin. It grows bigger than the goats, bigger than the elephants... so BIG that it is as TALL as the mountains. Then one day, the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Pattan, his family, and all the animals are in danger from the momentous flood. Can Pattan and his giant pumpkin save the day? Based on a traditional tale told by the Irula people of southern India -- From dust jacket.

Aug 17, 2017
Peppa Pig and George's new dinosaur by Peppa Pig and George's new dinosaur

George's favorite toy is Mr. Dinosaur. When Mr. Dinosaur breaks, George gets a brand new toy. Dino-Roar walks, talks and even sings! But can he replace George's old toy?

Aug 17, 2017
Pigeon P.I. by McLaren, Meg, author, illustrator. Pigeon P.I.

A pigeon private eye captures a birdnapper with help from his feathered friends.

Aug 12, 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.

Aug 14, 2017
Pug & Pig trick-or-treat by Gallion, Sue Lowell, author. Pug & Pig trick-or-treat

Pig is excited about Halloween but Pug loses his holiday spirit because of his uncomfortable costume.

Aug 12, 2017
Pug & Pig trick-or-treat by Gallion, Sue Lowell, author. Pug & Pig trick-or-treat

Pig is excited about Halloween but Pug loses his holiday spirit because of his uncomfortable costume.

Aug 17, 2017
Pup and bear by Banks, Kate, 1960- author. Pup and bear

A stranded wolf cub is rescued and raised by a loving polar bear, and years later when he is grown into a wolf and on his own, he comes upon a lost polar bear cub, and the cycle begins again.

Aug 12, 2017
Remembering Vera by Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator. Remembering Vera

A stray dog secretly adopted by the men of a U.S. Coast Guard base in San Francisco Bay proves to be a hero.

Aug 12, 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"--

Aug 14, 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.

Aug 17, 2017
Say zoop! by Tullet, Hervé, author. Say zoop!

Minimal text and simple directions, and the reader's imagination lead the reader to experiment with different types of sound in this interactive book.

Aug 16, 2017
Sleep tight, Charlie by Escoffier, Michaël, 1970- author. Sleep tight, Charlie

Charlie goes through his bedtime preparations, closes his eyes, and drifts off to sleep, only to be awakened repeatedly by noisy animals outside his window.

Aug 12, 2017
Sleep Well, Siba and Saba by Isdahl, Nansubuga Nagadya/ Van Doorn, Sandra (ILT) Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Aug 17, 2017
Smoot - a rebellious shadow by Cuevas, Michelle, author. Smoot - a rebellious shadow

After Smoot the shadow comes unstuck from his boy, he has a wild time that inspires other shadows to live out their dreams.

Aug 12, 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"--

Aug 11, 2017
Stay - a girl, a dog, a bucket list by Klise, Kate, author. Stay - a girl, a dog, a bucket list

Eli the dog has been with Astrid since she was a baby, and now that Eli is getting older and slowing down, Astrid wants to make fun memories with him, but knows what is most important to Eli is the time he spends with Astrid.

Aug 16, 2017
Still stuck by Yoshitake, Shinsuke, 1973- author, illustrator. Still stuck

At bath time, a boy who believes he is ready to dress and undress himself gets stuck in his clothes, then imagines what life will be like if he remains that way forever.

Aug 12, 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.

Aug 14, 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?

Aug 11, 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.

Aug 14, 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.

Aug 17, 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.

Aug 17, 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.

Aug 14, 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.

Aug 11, 2017
The Berenstain Bears get their kicks by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005. The Berenstain Bears get their kicks

When Brother and Sister try out for soccer teams, Papa is at first disappointed that they do not want to play baseball, but he changes his mind when he sees them practice.

Aug 16, 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.

Aug 14, 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.

Aug 14, 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.

Aug 14, 2017
The carpenter by Barros, Bruna, author, illustrator. The carpenter

In this story without words, an overalls-clad young boy plays with a carpenter's measuring tape, while his similarly dressed father has plans to build a boat.

Aug 17, 2017
The five forms by McClintock, Barbara, author, illustrator. The five forms

"A little girl conjures increasingly destructive animals using Chinese martial arts poses."--

Aug 12, 2017
The frog in the well by Tresselt, Alvin, 1916-2000, author. The frog in the well

Certain that the world is ending when the well he lives in runs dry, a frog hops out and discovers trees, flowers, and other creatures he never imagined.

Aug 16, 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.

Aug 17, 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.

Aug 17, 2017
The mermaid by Brett, Jan, 1949- author, illustrator. The mermaid

"Set in the ocean off Japan, this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Kiniro, a mermaid, who finds a baby octopus's breakfast, chair, and bed just right"--

Aug 17, 2017
The only fish in the sea by Stead, Philip Christian, author. The only fish in the sea

Sadie and Sherman set out to rescue little Ellsworth, the goldfish Amy Scott received for her birthday and threw right into the ocean.

Aug 12, 2017
The scariest book ever by Shea, Bob, author, illustrator. The scariest book ever

"This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don't expect him to come with you. He is a big scaredy-cat!"--

Aug 16, 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.

Aug 14, 2017
The Wooden Camel by Kahiu, Wanuri/ Adreani, Manuela (ILT) The Wooden Camel

Aug 17, 2017
This beautiful day by Jackson, Richard, 1935- author. This beautiful day

Undaunted by the rainy weather, three children take their happiness outside and seem to chase the clouds away as they jump, skip, and dance together.

Aug 17, 2017
Thomas' opposites book by Webster, Christy, author. Thomas' opposites book

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends Percy, James, Cranky the Crane, Harold the Helicopter, Edward, Gordon, and many others help train-loving boys and girls ages 3 to 6 learn all about opposites.

Aug 17, 2017
Truckeroo school by Kirk, David, 1955- author, illustrator. Truckeroo school

Little monsters and the trucks they have built attend school together in Monster Town.

Aug 12, 2017
Waiting for Goliath by Damm, Antje, author, illustrator. Waiting for Goliath

While waiting for his friend Goliath, Bear ignores the suggestion made by other animals that Goliath will never arrive.

Aug 12, 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"--

Aug 14, 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.

Aug 14, 2017
Whose moon is that by Krans, Kim, author, illustrator. Whose moon is that

"A picture book that shows that the wonders of the moon belong to no one--and everyone"

Aug 16, 2017
Yo Soy Muslim by Gonzales, Mark/ Amini, Mehrdokht (ILT) Yo Soy Muslim

Aug 12, 2017