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Apples for Little Fox

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Apples for Little Fox - 2017

As Fox investigates the mystery of the missing apples, kids can follow along and solve the mystery on their own! Perfect for fans of Lucy Ladybug and Hey, Duck!

Fox loves to read mysteries-he wants to be a detective someday! He goes to the library every morning and collects delicious apples to eat on his way home. But one day, all the apples are missing! What could have happened to them? Fox is so excited to crack his first case. Follow along as he searches for clues and discovers a BIG...  read more »


Backhoe Joe

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Backhoe Joe - 2014

by Lori Alexander

In debut author Lori Alexander's picture book Backhoe Joe, a young boy tries to adopt a backhoe. When Nolan finds a stray backhoe in the street, he can't wait to adopt it. But this backhoe is not very well behaved. As Nolan tries to train his new pet, he learns that maybe this backhoe already has a home.
This delightful story of a boy and his construction vehicle is brought to life with Craig Cameron's vibrant illustrations, making this the perfect addition to every young reader's library....  read more »


Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!

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Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep! - 2017

by Claire Freedman

From the author of Dinosaurs Love Underpants comes a charming picture book that follows a group of tired trucks and machines as they get ready for bedtime after a long day at the building site.

"Beep, beep, beep!" called the sleepy machines after a busy day on the building site. Follow along as the machines settle in for the night in this adorable picture book filled with sweet rhymes. - Amazon


Bruce's Big Move

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Bruce's Big Move - 2017

by Ryan T. Higgins

After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. . . A hilarious sequel for fans of the previous Bruce books, as well as a standalone discovery for new readers, Bruce's next reluctant adventure is sure to keep kids giggling. - Amazon


A Christmas for Bear

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A Christmas for Bear - 2017

by Bonny Becker

Bear's minimalist holiday celebration has an eager Mouse feeling a bit anxious in this humorous and heartwarming story about the unlikely, lovable pair.

One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his front door. "Merry Christmas!" cries Mouse. Mouse is there for a Christmas party, and Bear has never had one before, but he's certain that pickles (preferably from France) must be an essential component, along with the reading of a long and difficult poem. The problem is, whenever...  read more »


Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner

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Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner - 2017

by Julie Gassman

We know you shouldn't take your dragon to the library, but what about taking him out to dinner? After all, dragons need to eat too! But with firey breath, flapping wings, and pointy spikes, that might not be a good idea! Rhyming text and diverse characters bring the importance of dinner manners to a new level in this colorful picture book by Julie Gassman. - Amazon


Everybunny Dance!

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Everybunny Dance! - 2017

by Ellie Sandall

Bunnies dance, play, sing, and make a new friend in this delightful picture book from the author of Follow Me!, which School Library Journal called "a winsome selection suitable for storytime."

Nobody is watching.
Now's the perfect chance.
Ready bunny,
Steady bunny,
EVERYBUNNY DANCE!

Thus begins a whimsical celebration of movement, which will have children jumping out of their seats to dance, play, and sing with these cheerful bunnies-and one not-so-scary fox.

Everybunny is invited to join together in this joyous display of playful creativity. - Amazon


The Giant Jumperee

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The Giant Jumperee - 2017

by Julia Donaldson

Two of the world's most celebrated picture book creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow:

"I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm scary as can be!" shouts the stranger. 

Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they're no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But...  read more »


Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown

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Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown - 2017

by Eric Litwin

Groovy Joe is totally fun.
He's a tail-wagging, song singing party of one!
And he rocks like this:
Disco party bow wow!

#1 New York Times bestsellers Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes) and Tom Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site) are back in another groovy story that will have little ones singing, dancing, and learning math to a whole new beat. In his second book, Groovy Joe has a dance party. But Oh no! More and more doggies are knocking on his...  read more »


Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike

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Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike - 2017

by Cynthia Rylant

From beloved author Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Mike Austin comes a colorful and quirky picture book about five fish who find unexpected friendship when some new additions to their tank shake things up!

Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny and Mike are five fish friends who love everything about life in the fish tank-except for clean-the-tank day and the snail that lives with them, who they mostly ignore. But one day, when they get an enchanting new fairy-tale castle, disaster strikes! And it turns out there's only one slippery, slimy non-fish fellow who can help... - Amazon


I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness - 2017

by Susan Verde

When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present.

Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde's gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds's expressive watercolor...  read more »


In the Middle of Fall

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In the Middle of Fall - 2017

by Kevin Henkes

Everything is yellow, red, orange.
Everything is chilly, frisky, gusty.
Everything is changing, turning.
It's the middle of Fall.
Can you see it?
Can you taste it?
Can you smell it?
Can you imagine it?
- Amazon


Lines

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Lines - 2017

by Suzy Lee

It starts with a line. Whether made by the tip of a pencil
or the blade of a skate, the magic starts there.

And magic once again flows from the pencil and imagination of internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee. With the lightest of touches, this masterwork blurs the lines between real and imagined, reminding us why Lee's books have been lauded around the world, recognized on New York Times Best Illustrated Books lists and nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest...  read more »


The Little Dump Truck

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The Little Dump Truck - 2015

by Margery Cuyler


Little i

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Little i - 2017

by Michael Hall

A charming, suspenseful, and wholly original picture book about the adventure of growing up, from the acclaimed and bestselling creator of Red: A Crayon's Story and Wonderfall.
When Little i's dot falls off, rolls down a hill, over a cliff, and into the sea, Little i sets out on a journey to rescue it.
With a playful focus on the alphabet, spelling, and simple punctuation, this charming and suspenseful quest story about letters, self-confidence, belonging, and growing up is a great choice for the classroom, library story-hours, and bedtime.
- Amazon


The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's

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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's - 2017

Bestselling and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell uses the ABC's to tell a hilarious, high-energy alphabetical adventure.

It starts with an ALLIGATOR and a BEAR chasing a CAT. When a DRAGON (and a chicken and an egg!) join in pursuit, things start to get REALLY interesting. A wild and wacky chase through snow and ice, and to jungles and over mountaintops, leads the whole crew to a wonderful realization: They're better off as friends.

From New York Times bestselling author and...  read more »


Mama, Will I Be Yours Forever?

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Mama, Will I Be Yours Forever? - 2013

by Anna Pignataro

The precious follow-up to MAMA WILL YOU HOLD MY HAND? and MAMA, HOW LONG WILL YOU LOVE ME?

From bestselling author/illustrator Anna Pignataro comes the third title in her bestselling series, MAMA, WILL I BE YOURS FOREVER?, a sweet and loving portrayal of what "forever" means. The world is a very big place filled with everyday wonders that can both fascinate and confuse young readers. But Anna's text and sweeping illustrations are reassuring and engaging, showcasing the love of a parent...  read more »


Mary McScary

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Mary McScary - 2017

by R.L. Stine

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...  read more »


Monkey: Not Ready for Bedtime

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Monkey: Not Ready for Bedtime - 2017

by Marc Brown

It's time to go to bed . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. Acclaimed author and illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur) offers a fun and reassuring story about bedtime.
Every night at bedtime, it's the same problem. . . . Monkey puts on his pajamas. He brushes his teeth. He makes sure his favorite stuffed toy is safely tucked in. He says "good night!" to Mom and Dad. But no matter what, Monkey is NOT ready to go to sleep. Finally, though, with the help of his big brother, a little imagination, and a few...  read more »


On the Night of the Shooting Star

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On the Night of the Shooting Star - 2017

by Amy Hest

For solitary neighbors Bunny and Dog, reticence overcomes curiosity - until something extraordinary happens to nudge them into friendship.

Bunny and Dog live on opposite sides of the fence. Every morning, first thing, Bunny looks through the fence and the tall grass at Dog. And every morning, first thing, Dog looks through the fence and the tall grass at Bunny. Yet neither one says hello. Or hi. Or nice to see you today. But then, one night, Bunny and Dog both see a shooting star zip...  read more »


Polar Bear's Underwear

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Polar Bear's Underwear - 2015

by Tupera Tupera

Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There's only one thing to do: Remove the book's underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear's underwear? No, it's Zebra's-see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And so the search continues, with every page revealing an animal in eye-popping undies. This laugh-out-loud, one-of-a-kind novelty book from Japanese design talents tupera tupera will surprise and amuse children and their parents, all while affirming the importance of putting on your underwear. - Amazon


Princesses Wear Pants

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Princesses Wear Pants - 2017

by Savannah Guthrie

From NBC's TODAY coanchor Savannah Guthrie and educator Allison Oppenheim comes an empowering fairy tale with a twist. 

In the tradition of Not All Princesses Dress in Pink and Princess in Black, Princesses Wear Pants follows the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple, who knows how to get the job done while staying true to herself. Princess Penelope lives in a beautiful palace with a closet full of beautiful dresses. But being a princess is much, much more than beauty. In fact, every...  read more »


Race Car Dreams

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Race Car Dreams - 2016

by Sharon Chriscoe

After a day at the track of 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! - Amazon


Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World: A Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Companion

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Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World: A Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Companion - 2017

by Mo Willems

One day Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, makes a terrifying discovery. It's not Frankenthaler the monster. It's her friend-Kerry! Kerry, the second most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, also makes a terrifying discovery. It's not Leonardo the monster. It's his friend-Sam! "AAAAH!" yells Sam. "EEEEK!" yells Kerry. Something has to be done. Something BIG. But what?
- Amazon


Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah

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Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah - 1993

by Sylvia A. Rouss

Sammy Spider watches longingly as Josh Shapiro lights another candle and receives another brightly colored dreidel each night of Hanukkah. Sammy's mother reminds him, "Spiders don't spin dreidels, spiders spin webs!" Then, on the last night, Sammy gets his own spinning surprise. - Amazon


Sammy Spider's First Passover

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Sammy Spider's First Passover - 1995

by Sylvia A. Rouss

A young spider makes a special contribution to a family's Passover seder. - Amazon


Spunky Little Monkey

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Spunky Little Monkey - 2017

by Bill Martin Jr.

Sleepy little monkey won't get out of bed.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said:
"Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Gooseberry Pies --
Monkey needs some exercise!"

Sleepy little monkeys everywhere will clap, stomp, shake, and cheer -- while chanting this rhythmic, energetic dance song based on a popular playground game. And as they move their heads, hands, hips, and feet -- everyone will be bursting with clapping energy -- and ready to start a new day!

With humor, high...  read more »


Ten Things I Love About You

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Ten Things I Love About You - 2013

by Daniel Kirk

Fans of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie will enjoy Rabbit and Pig's clever back-and-forth which shows the funny ways friends bounce ideas and feelings off each other.

Rabbit just adores his friend Pig. So he is excited to make a list of all the things he loves about Pig. And who better to help him write the list than Pig himself? But Pig is busy, and keeps sending Rabbit away. But no matter what Pig does, Rabbit is inspired to add another thing to his list. When Pig says, "Rabbit, I'm...  read more »


The Three Little Rigs

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The Three Little Rigs - 2005

by David Gordon

From the author/illustrator of Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery!
"Will mesmerize tool-and-vehicle-obsessed little ones" (ALA Booklist). "Kids who love trucks will enjoy this adaptation" (School Library Journal).
When the three little rigs set out to build their own garages, each one thinks that his is going to be the strongest. But then the big bad wrecking ball comes to call and threatens to smash their new homes to smithereens. The brothers learn that it's only by bravery and teamwork that they can win the day.
- Amazon


We Are The Dinosaurs

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We Are The Dinosaurs - 2017

by Laurie Berkner


What Can a Crane Pick Up?

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What Can a Crane Pick Up? - 2012

by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

What can a crane pick up . . . a truck?  
Yes, a truck! And a truck . . . And a truck . . .         
And a railroad car, if it gets stuck.

A truck, a train,
a car, a plane
can all be lifted with a crane.

From poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich and artist Mike Lowery comes a rollicking picture book about cranes-the kind that pick things up! We start with pipes and bricks and loads of steel and then move on to funny, whimsical objects: a cow, a ferris wheel, men in...  read more »


What Do You Do With a Problem?

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What Do You Do With a Problem? - 2016

by Kobi Yamada

A #1 New York Times Best Seller, What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age.

From the same author and illustrator as the #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea? comes a new book to encourage you to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold.

This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child...  read more »


Where is Bear?

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Where is Bear? - 2017

by Jonathan Bentley

Perfect for fans of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this adventurous and endearing picture book follows a little boy searching high and low for his missing bear. Features a surprise ending!
 
Where is Bear?
Is Bear in the dresser?
Is Bear in the bathroom?
Is Bear on the swing?
 
It's almost bedtime, and a little boy can't seem to find his beloved Bear! Children will love joining in the irresistible search for Bear and finding where he is on every page . . ....  read more »


Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter

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Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter - 2017

by Mark Gonzales

From Muslim and Latino poet Mark Gonzales comes a touching and lyrical picture book about a parent who encourages their child to find joy and pride in all aspects of their multicultural identity.

Dear little one,
...know you are wondrous.
A child of crescent moons,
a builder of mosques,
a descendant of brilliance,
an ancestor in training.

Written as a letter from a father to his daughter, Yo Soy Muslim is a celebration of social harmony and multicultural...  read more »

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