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Yo soy Muslim - a father's letter to his daughter by Gonzales, Mark, 1975- author. Yo soy Muslim - a father's letter to his daughter

A lyrical celebration of multiculturalism as a parent shares with a child the value of their heritage and why it should be a source of pride, even when others disagree.

Sep 22, 2017
Yak and Dove by Maclear, Kyo, 1970- author. Yak and Dove

After listing all their differences, best friends Yak and Dove decide that maybe they aren't meant to be friends, but soon learn that their differences are not that important.

Sep 22, 2017
Wooden camel by Kahiu, Wanuri. Wooden camel

Picture storybooks. Etabo dreams of being a camel racer. One day he might even beat his older brother when they race. But with the price of water rising, Etabo's father must sell the camels, and his siblings must find work. What will Etabo do now? From acclaimed Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and award-winning illustrator Manuela Adreani, this story of love and hope centres on the inspiring Turkana people of north-west Kenya. Told with gentleness and humour, it is a universal story about keeping

Sep 22, 2017
Windows by Denos, Julia/ Goodale, E. B. (ILT) Windows

Sep 22, 2017
Why am I me? by Britt, Paige, author. Why am I me?

In a poetic, philosophical exchange, two children of different races ask themselves why they are who and what they are, and speculate on how they could be different.

Sep 19, 2017
When's my birthday? by Fogliano, Julie, author. When's my birthday?

In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.

Sep 19, 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"--

Sep 19, 2017
Uni the unicorn and the dream come true by Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author. Uni the unicorn and the dream come true

A powerful, shared wish helps Uni the unicorn and the little girl who believes in him to save the land of unicorns from seemingly endless rain.

Sep 19, 2017
There's nothing to do! by Petty, Dev, author. There's nothing to do!

Bored and unable to find anything to do, Frog asks his friends for suggestions and discovers that sometimes doing nothing is best.

Sep 22, 2017
The wolf, the duck & the mouse by Barnett, Mac, author. The wolf, the duck & the mouse

When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.

Sep 22, 2017
The paper-flower tree - a tale from Thailand by Ayer, Jacqueline, author, illustrator. The paper-flower tree - a tale from Thailand

After admiring a peddler's tree made of paper flowers, Miss Moon plants one of the flowers and waits for a tree to grow.

Sep 22, 2017
The one day house by Durango, Julia, 1967- author. The one day house

A little boy promises his beloved friend, an elderly lady, that one day he will fix up her old house--and his words inspire the other people in the neighborhood to pitch in and get it done.

Sep 22, 2017
The missing letters - a dreidel story by Londner, Renee, author. The missing letters - a dreidel story

"The jealous nuns, heys, and shins in a dreidel maker's shop hide the gimels because everyone likes them best. But when they learn the importance of dreidels and how each letter is special they're persuaded to return them."--Provided by publisher.

Sep 22, 2017
The little red cat - (who ran away from home and learned his ABC's the hard way) by McDonnell, Patrick, 1956- author, illustrator. The little red cat - (who ran away from home and learned his ABC's the hard way)

"In this nearly wordless alphabet book, a little red cat runs away and gets caught up in a wild chase that goes everywhere from A to Z and back home again"--

Sep 16, 2017
The knish war on Rivington Street by Oppenheim, Joanne, author. The knish war on Rivington Street

Benny's family owns a knishery and sells delicious round dumplings. Then the Tisch family opens a store across the street--selling square knishes--and Benny's papa worries. So he lowers his prices! But Mr. Tisch does too. As each knishery tries to outdo the other, Benny helps his papa realize there's room on Rivington Street for more than one knishery.

Sep 22, 2017
The garden of happiness by Tamar, Erika. The garden of happiness

Marisol and her neighbors turn a vacant New York City lot into a lush community garden. Marisol's seed, planted in a New York City cracked sidewalk, grows into a huge sunflower. A littered lot in New York's Alphabet City is transformed into a lush garden by people of the neighborhood. Young Marisol finds a small patch of her own, where she plants a large, flat seed. As it grows up and up, it surprises everyone and becomes the most special plant in the Garden of Happiness.

Sep 16, 2017
The curious cares of bears by Florian, Douglas, author. The curious cares of bears

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family of bears from tree-climbing in spring, through all-night dances in summer, to their deep winter sleep.

Sep 19, 2017
The Berenstain bears' report card trouble by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005, author. The Berenstain bears' report card trouble

When Brother Bear's spends too much time on sports and brings home a terrible report card, the whole family pitches in to help him improve his grades.

Sep 19, 2017
The bad seed by John, Jory, author. The bad seed

Provided by amazon.com.

Sep 19, 2017
The antlered ship by Slater, Dashka, author. The antlered ship

An inquisitive fox named Marco and a bored flock of pigeons join the crew of deer Captain Sylvia, setting sail in her antlered ship in search of a wonderful island and finding friendship on the way.

Sep 17, 2017
Solutions for cold feet - and other little problems by Sookocheff, Carey, 1972- author, illustrator. Solutions for cold feet - and other little problems

A humorous book describes the ways that dogs can ruin, and make, a day.

Sep 22, 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.

Sep 22, 2017
Sleep well Siba & Saba by Isdahl, Nansubuga Nagadya, author. Sleep well Siba & Saba

Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are constantly losing things, then dreaming at night of the things that they have lost, until their dreams begin to reveal something else.

Sep 22, 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.

Sep 22, 2017
Singing in the rain by Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973. Singing in the rain

A picture book adaptation of the song Singing in the rain, which celebrates the glory of clouds and rain.

Sep 16, 2017
Seaponies make a splash! by Ventura, Bonnie, adapter. Seaponies make a splash!

"The Mane 6--Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity--dive into an unforgettable underwater adventure, discovering stories from the past and making new fin-tastic friends!"--Back cover.

Sep 19, 2017
Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world by Willems, Mo, author, illustrator. Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world

When two fearful children are terrified of each other, their respective monsters try to help.

Sep 16, 2017
Salam alaikum by Harris J, 1997- author. Salam alaikum

From “the Muslim Justin Bieber” (NPR) Harris J comes a picture book that celebrates spreading peace, love, and happiness throughout the world, using the lyrics of his international YouTube hit of the same name. Salam Alaikum means “Peace be upon you.” It is the greeting that Muslims around the world use to say “hello” and “good-bye.” International music sensation Harris J has taken that greeting and created a call to action. Spread peace on the earth…Treasure the love, let it surround us. Always

Sep 19, 2017
Roger is going fishing by Van Biesen, Koen, 1964- author, illustrator. Roger is going fishing

"In this sequel to Roger Is Reading a Book, Roger and Emily head to the lake to go fishing and catch more than they bargained for"--

Sep 22, 2017
Papa Chagall, tell us a story by Anholt, Laurence, author, illustrator. Papa Chagall, tell us a story

Traces the rags-to-riches journey of the artist from his topsy-turvy cottage life in Russia through the dark years of World War I and his emergence in southern France, in a portrait complemented by reproductions of Chagall's work.

Sep 22, 2017
On the night of the shooting star by Hest, Amy, author. On the night of the shooting star

Bunny and Dog live on opposite sides of the fence. No one says hello. Or hi. But on the night of the shooting star, two doors open...

Sep 22, 2017
On a magical do-nothing day by Alemagna, Béatrice, author. On a magical do-nothing day

Sent outside by their mother on a rainy day, a child is dismayed when their handheld game falls into the pond before they encounter giant snails, wet mushrooms, and other elements that awaken them to the sensory aspects of nature.

Sep 19, 2017
Nu Dang and his kite by Ayer, Jacqueline, author, illustrator. Nu Dang and his kite

After losing his kite on a windy day, Nu Dang spends the rest of the day paddling around in his boat searching for the lost kite.

Sep 22, 2017
Nothing rhymes with orange by Rex, Adam, author, illustrator. Nothing rhymes with orange

All the fruits gather together and enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything--until Apple invents a new word.

Sep 22, 2017
My friend robot by Scribens, Sunny, author. My friend robot

Children and their robot friend build a treehouse in a rhyme that fits the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down." Includes facts about simple machines, jobs robots do, an activity, and musical notation.

Sep 22, 2017
Moonlight crab count by Bathala, Neeti, 1968- author. Moonlight crab count

Sep 22, 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.

Sep 22, 2017
Monkey - not ready for bedtime by Brown, Marc Tolon, author, illustrator. Monkey - not ready for bedtime

Every night, Monkey has trouble falling asleep and every day he is sleepy at school, until his big brother comes up with a great idea.

Sep 20, 2017
Molly & Mae / A Friendship Journey by Parker, Danny, 1967- author. Molly & Mae / A Friendship Journey

"Two girls experience the highs and lows of friendship on a train journey"--

Sep 22, 2017
Meow! by Ying, Victoria Meow!

Sep 22, 2017
Me, me, me by Dunklee, Annika, 1965- author. Me, me, me

Sep 22, 2017
Mary McScary by Stine, R. L, author. Mary McScary

A Barnes and Noble Halloween National Storytime pick! Meet Mary McScary. Mary likes to be scary. She scares her mom, her dad, her pets, and even a balloon! But there's just one person Mary can't scare -- her cousin, Harry McScary. He's not afraid of the usual things, like spiders, snakes, and other creepy crawlies. But Mary doesn't give up that easily, and one way or another she'll find a way to give Harry the scare of his life. . . Beware of Mary McScary! Renowned bestselling children's book ta

Sep 22, 2017
Little Elliot, fall friends by Curato, Mike, author, illustrator. Little Elliot, fall friends

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

Sep 22, 2017
Lines by Lee, Suzy, 1974- author, illustrator. Lines

In this wordless picture book, each image starts with a single line, whether made by a pencil or the blade of a skate--and the magic flows from there.

Sep 22, 2017
Leap! by Lawson, JonArno, author. Leap!

A startled little flea triggers a domino effect of surprised jumps in a grasshopper, a bunny, a dog and other animals in a circular story poem that combines engaging action words with mixed-media collage art.

Sep 19, 2017
La princesa and the pea by Elya, Susan Middleton, 1955- author. La princesa and the pea

"A rhyming twist on a classic fairy tale in which a queen places a pea under a young lady's mattress to see if she is truly a princess. Incorporates Spanish words and Includes a glossary"--

Sep 19, 2017
K is for kindergarten by Dealey, Erin, author. K is for kindergarten

"Here comes kindergarten! A new classroom is exciting -- and also a little scary. Whether your little readers are gearing up for the first day or making their way through the school year, K is for Kindergarten will guide them through all the new experiences, from new teachers and friends to new rules. Silly rhymes and fun activities from A to Z help your kinder kid have the best year ever." -- From book jacket.

Sep 22, 2017
Jeffrey and Sloth by Winters, Kari-Lynn, 1969- Jeffrey and Sloth

When a doodle tries to take over Jeffrey's life, Jeffrey uses the written word to put it back in its place.

Sep 22, 2017
In your hands by Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author. In your hands

A black mother expresses the many hopes and dreams she has for her child in this powerful picture book masterpiece that’s perfect for gift-giving.

Sep 17, 2017
In the middle of fall by Henkes, Kevin, author. In the middle of fall

"Introduces concepts and vocabulary of fall--autumn colors, changes in plants and animals ... and wind, which soon leads to the next season"--

Sep 21, 2017
Imagine by Lennon, John, 1940-1980, author. Imagine

Illustrates, through the eyes of a little pigeon, John Lennon's song about imagining a world at peace, in which people of all sorts live as one. Includes afterword about peace, freedom, and Amnesty International.

Sep 22, 2017
If you were the moon by Salas, Laura Purdie, author. If you were the moon

"If you were the moon, what would you do? You'd spin like a twilight ballerina and play dodgeball with space rocks! Find out more in this lyrical list poem accompanied by stunning illustrations."--

Sep 21, 2017
I don't want to be big by Petty, Dev, author. I don't want to be big

Little Frog does not want to grow up, and he gives his father all sorts of reasons why being small is best.

Sep 22, 2017
Hungry Bird by Tankard, Jeremy, author, illustrator. Hungry Bird

"Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes! With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect something this instant?!"--

Sep 16, 2017
Hooray for books! by Won, Brian, author, illustrator. Hooray for books!

While Turtle seeks his favorite book, each of his friends offers his or her favorite to thank him for sharing.

Sep 22, 2017
His Royal Highness, King Baby - a terrible true story by Lloyd-Jones, Sally, 1960- author. His Royal Highness, King Baby - a terrible true story

On one horrible day, a new ruler is born into a young princess s family a ruler she dubs His Royal Highness, King Baby. This small interloper is so smelly. He is so noisy. And all the talk in the Land is about him ( Such a nice burp! Oh, what a lovely poo-poo! ), nonstop, ALL THE TIME! Has there ever been such an era of wicked rule?

Sep 20, 2017
Groovy Joe - dance party countdown by Litwin, Eric, author. Groovy Joe - dance party countdown

Groovy Joe is a guitar playing dog who loves to sing and dance, and when many other dogs come and join him his home gets a little crowded, but the party is fun, and Joe is definitely a guitar hero.

Sep 17, 2017
Frida Kahlo and the bravest girl in the world / Famous Artists and the Children Who Knew Them by Anholt, Laurence, author. Frida Kahlo and the bravest girl in the world / Famous Artists and the Children Who Knew Them

A little girl named Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo's house to get her portrait painted, but she is nervous about the strange things she has heard about the house and Frida Kahlo.

Sep 22, 2017
Flashlight night by Esenwine, Matt Forrest, author. Flashlight night

"Flashlight Night is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books. Three children use a flashlight to light a path around their backyard at night; in the flashlight's beam another world looms. Our heroes encounter spooky woods, a fearsome tiger, a time-forgotten tomb, an Egyptian god, a sword-fighting pirate, and a giant squid. With ingenuity, they vanquish all, then return to their tree house--braver, closer, and wiser than before--to read the books that inspired their adventure."

Sep 22, 2017
Engineer Arielle and the Israel Independence Day surprise by Cohen, Deborah Bodin, 1968- author. Engineer Arielle and the Israel Independence Day surprise

"Engineer Arielle drives her train through Jerusalem on Israel Independence Day, greeting friends and waiting to celebrate with her brother Ezra, who is the lead pilot in the Israeli Air Force's special air show"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 16, 2017
Elmer and the tune by McKee, David, author, illustrator. Elmer and the tune

"When Rose meets Elmer, the patchwork elephant, she's humming a tune that she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either-- and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?"

Sep 22, 2017
Ellie in concert by Wu, Mike, author, illustrator. Ellie in concert

"Since Ellie the elephant saved her home with her wonderful paintings, the zoo is back in business and the animals are more energetic than ever. All except for Lucy the giraffe, who hasn't been able to sleep with all the noise. Determined to help her friend, Ellie tries to tone down the ruckus and organize the animals into an orchestra"--

Sep 22, 2017
Drop by drop - a story of Rabbi Akiva by Jules, Jacqueline, 1956- author. Drop by drop - a story of Rabbi Akiva

"With his wife's encouragement, a shepherd learns to read at age 40 and eventually becomes one of the greatest sages in Jewish history"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 22, 2017
Draw the Line by Otoshi, Kathryn Draw the Line

Sep 22, 2017
Dangerously ever after by Slater, Dashka. Dangerously ever after

A feisty princess with a garden said to be the most dangerous in the world makes a new friend when a shy prince gives her some rather unusual seeds.

Sep 16, 2017
Curious George harvest hoedown by Gold, Gina, author. Curious George harvest hoedown

Curious George can't wait to join the Uptown Bluegrass Band for a good old-fashioned country hoedown. When George accidentally ruins the man's guitar while trying to clean it, George and Allie decide to make a new guitar! With a shoestring, rubber band, fishing wire, and yoyo, George and Allie's creation has a truly unique sound! Bonus activities help reinforce the concepts in the story, including instructions for building your very own homemade string instrument!

Sep 22, 2017
Crown - an ode to the fresh cut by Barnes, Derrick D, author. Crown - an ode to the fresh cut

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

Sep 22, 2017
Count your chickens by Bogart, Jo Ellen, author. Count your chickens

"Chickens, chickens everywhere -- going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. There are so many sights to see! Over there we see racers sprinting to the finish line. Over here, farmers showing off their best crops. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And

Sep 21, 2017
City moon by Cole, Rachael, author. City moon

As they take a nighttime walk around their neighborhood looking for the elusive moon, a little boy asks his mother simple questions about it, and she patiently answers every one.

Sep 20, 2017
Chicken wants a nap by Marchini, Tracy, author. Chicken wants a nap

"With the sun up and grass warm, a barnyard chicken is optimistic that it will be a comfortable day for a nap. However, forces keep conspiring against her--until it becomes a bad day for someone else"--

Sep 22, 2017
Chicken in the kitchen by Okorafor, Nnedi, author. Chicken in the kitchen

Provided by amazon.com.

Sep 22, 2017
Brave by McAnulty, Stacy/ Lew-Vriethoff, Joanne (ILT) Brave

Sep 22, 2017
Boo hoo Bird by Tankard, Jeremy. Boo hoo Bird

When Bird gets hit on the head while playing ball, his friends have many suggestions to try to make him feel better.

Sep 16, 2017
Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by Shannon, David, 1959- author, illustrator. Bizzy Mizz Lizzie

Mizz Lizzie is the busiest bee in town, and she is determined to win the school spelling contest--but after studying all night she falls asleep during the contest, and when she finally wakes up she realizes that she has to learn to stop and smell the flowers.

Sep 22, 2017
Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton by Rinker, Sherri Duskey, author. Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton

Desribes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

Sep 19, 2017
Best pirate by Winters, Kari-Lynn, 1969- author. Best pirate

Augusta Garrick has proven that her helpful and gentle-hearted ways don't make her a bad pirate. In fact, she is even a good pirate. But when her clumsiness destroys a treasure map and injures First Mate Scully, she knows she must learn to be even better.Eager to make things right, Augusta sets out alone for Crossbones Island. She may not have a map, but she is nimble and fearless! At least, she is trying to be fearless. But there are strange shadows on Crossbones Island, and the Tuna Lubbers' c

Sep 22, 2017
Beautiful by McAnulty, Stacy, author. Beautiful

"Every girl is unique, talented and lovable ... Every girl is beautiful"--Jacket.

Sep 22, 2017
Bat count - a citizen science story by Forrester, Anna, 1966- author. Bat count - a citizen science story

"Jojo is prepping for an exciting night; it's time for the bat count! Bats have always been a welcome presence during the summers in the family barn. But over the years, the numbers have dwindled as many bats in the area caught white-nose syndrome. Jojo and her family count the bats and send the numbers to scientists who study bats, to see if the bat population can recover. On a summer evening, the family quietly makes their way to the lawn to watch the sky and count the visitors to their farm"-

Sep 22, 2017
Baby Cakes by Heras, Theo/ Benoit, Renneþ (ILT) Baby Cakes

Sep 22, 2017
Baabwaa & Wooliam by Elliott, David, 1947- author. Baabwaa & Wooliam

Baabwaa and William are friends, and together they decide to have an adventure of their own. After meeting a fierce wolf in sheep's wool they form an unusual friendship with the wolf, teaching him to read and knit. They also lose a little weight.

Sep 17, 2017
All the way to Havana by Engle, Margarita, author. All the way to Havana

A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday. Includes author's note about cars in Cuba.

Sep 22, 2017
Accident! by Tsurumi, Andrea Accident!

Sep 22, 2017
A Christmas for Bear by Becker, Bonny, author. A Christmas for Bear

Celebrating Christmas for the first time, Bear and his friend Mouse have a party, but whenever Bear comes back from the kitchen with more treats Mouse has vanished in search of a present.

Sep 19, 2017