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Aalfred and Aalbert


Aalfred And Aalbert - 2019

by Morag Hood

Summary: Two aardvarks who lead solitary lives, Aalbert by day and Aalfred by night, sometimes wonder if they would like to be part of a pair but how will they meet?

Alma and the beast


Alma And The Beast - 2019

by Esme Shapiro

Summary: Alma lives happily in her hairy world, where she can pet the trees and comb the grass, until one day when she encounters a hairless beast who has lost her hairless home.

Anna, Elsa, and the secret river


Anna, Elsa, And The Secret River - 2019

by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Summary: Anna and Elsa begin a search in the forest for a mysterious white river, which may hold the answer to why Elsa has an ability for magic.

Bad day at Riverbend


Bad Day At Riverbend - 1995

by Chris Van Allsburg

Summary: When Sheriff Hardy investigates the source of a brilliant light and shiny slime afflicting Riverbend, he finds that the village is becoming part of a child's coloring book streaked with greasy crayons.

Ben's dream


Ben's Dream - 1982

by Chris Van Allsburg

Summary: On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood water.

Benny bakes a cake


Benny Bakes A Cake - 1981

by Eve Rice

Summary: When the dog eats Benny's birthday cake, Daddy comes to the rescue.

A big bed for Little Snow


A Big Bed For Little Snow - 2019

by Grace Lin

Summary: When winter comes, Mommy makes a soft bed for Little Snow to sleep on, but each night he cannot resist jumping on the bed, causing tiny feathers to fly down.

Bob Ross and Peapod the squirrel


Bob Ross And Peapod The Squirrel - 2019

by Robb Pearlman

Summary: "This is the sweet story of a painter (Bob Ross) who helps his squirrel friend, Peapod, find the perfect home to live in. Bob paints an actual Ross painting, "Meadow Lake," in this charming tale about helping friends and embracing the serenity of life. Bob, along with Peapod, go through the various steps and processes to painting, including praising those "happy little accidents" that happen along the way." --

Come next season


Come Next Season - 2019

by Kim Norman

Summary: Celebrates the changing seasons as children swim in a lake in summer, collect pecans in autumn, play in snow in winter, and visit a farm in spring.

The cool bean


The Cool Bean - 2019

by Jory John

Summary: Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean ... Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd--until one day the cool beans show him how it's done.

Croc & Turtle


Croc & Turtle - 2019

by Mike Wohnoutka

Summary: Best friends Croc and Turtle want to play together, but Croc only wants to do exciting things outside in the cold and Turtle wants to stay safe and warm inside.

The dinky donkey


The Dinky Donkey - 2019

by Craig Smith

Summary: Originally written as a children's song, Wonky Donkey has a daughter, cute and small, and prone to mischief.

Dinosaur yoga


Dinosaur Yoga - 2019

by Mariam Gates

Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text portray a variety of dinosaurs as they lift spiky frills, bend bumpy knees, and breathe through snouts while trying yoga poses.

Duck sock hop


Duck Sock Hop - 2012

by Jane Kohuth

Summary: Ducks dance their socks off at their weekly sock-hop.



Encounter - 2019

by Brittany Luby

Summary: Awakened gently by Sun, Sailor sets off to explore new lands where he meets Fisher, and although they speak and dress differently, they find they have much in common. Includes author's note about the first encounter between a European explorer and a Native North American.

The fairy first day


The Fairy First Day - 2019

by Mickie Matheis

Summary: Butterbean and the rest of her fairy friends run a bakery, make delicious treats, and have magical adventures.

Finding kindness


Finding Kindness - 2019

by Deborah Underwood

Summary: Illustrations and rhyming text describe acts of kindness and community.

Five little mermaids


Five Little Mermaids - 2019

by Sunny Scribens

Summary: Five young mermaids start out together on an adventure but, one by one, find a reason to stay in a different sea in this illustrated, rhyming, count-down book. Includes information about mermaids, oceans, and sea creatures.



Fly! - 2019

by Mark Teague

Summary: Mama bird wants Baby bird to learn to fly so he can migrate with the rest of the flock, but Baby bird would rather go by hot air balloon or car, instead.

A friendship yarn


A Friendship Yarn - 2019

by Lisa Moser

Summary: Neighbors Porcupine and Badger find their close friendship sorely tested when they accidentally knit from opposite ends of the same piece of yarn.

Frozen 5-minute stories.


Frozen 5-minute Stories. - 2019

Summary: "Join Anna, Elsa, Sven, Kristoff, Olaf, and other friends for new adventures in Arendelle! With twelve fantastically frozen stories that can each be read in five minutes, this storybook is the perfect fit for bedtime, story time, or any time!" --

Frozen storybook collection


Frozen Storybook Collection - 2019

Summary: Collects eighteen stories featuring Anna, Elsa, and the other characters from the movie "Frozen."

Fry bread


Fry Bread - 2019

by Kevin Noble Maillard

Summary: Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes fry bread in terms of provenance, this volume tells the story of a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the North American continent. Includes a recipe and an extensive author note that delves into the social ways, food ways, and politics of America's 573 recognized tribes.

The great Santa stakeout


The Great Santa Stakeout - 2019

by Betsy Bird

Summary: Freddy Melcher is obsessed with Santa Claus: he has posters, clothes, underwear, action figures, everything but a photograph of the real Santa--and though it will take planning, trip wires, and staying awake late, this year he is determined to get the ultimate selfie.

Grumpy monkey party time!


Grumpy Monkey Party Time! - 2019

by Suzanne Lang

Summary: Jim Panzee feels that. Porcupine is having a big party, and according to Jim's best friend Norman, there will be--gulp--dancing. Jim can DEFINITELY not dance. When he tells his friends, they all try to teach him cool moves--surely that's the only reason Jim isn't excited about this party! Now, their job complete, the other animals sweep Jim along, all the way to the dance floor. Jim is dipped, swayed, and twirled until he can't take it anymore--he just doesn't like to dance! When he lets...  read more »

Happy hair


Happy Hair - 2019

by Mechal Renee Roe

Summary: "A visual and rhyming celebration of African-American girls' hair." --

Happy right now


Happy Right Now - 2019

by Julie Berry

Summary: Describe how it feels to be happy and what can cause it.



Hello - 2019

by Aiko Ikegami

Summary: In this wordless picture book, an alien visits Earth, makes friends with a little girl, and returns to his home planet to share his experiences.

Hello, sun!


Hello, Sun! - 2019

by Sarah Jane Hinder

Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a sun salutation yoga sequence for children. Includes step-by-step directions, facts about sun salutations, and directions for a sunshine meditation.

The hike


The Hike - 2019

by Alison Farrell

Summary: "The Hike is a plucky and sweet adventure story about three intrepid young female explorers set out to conquer the outdoors in their local forest. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. This spirited picture book is filled with lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world, coupled with a fun narrative throughout. Features a glossary and scientific backmatter. Includes a sketchbook by one of the characters that...  read more »

Home in the woods


Home In The Woods - 2019

by Eliza Wheeler

Summary: During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tar-paper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood; includes historical notes.

How to catch a dinosaur


How To Catch A Dinosaur - 2019

by Adam Wallace

Summary: Determined to win a new bicycle at the upcoming Science Fair, a boy enlists his friends to help capture a living dinosaur in their own neighborhood.

I am love


I Am Love - 2019

by Susan Verde

Summary: Explores many aspects of love that can help one weather any storm, including that love is comfort, effort, connection, and taking care of oneself.

I spy extreme challenger!


I Spy Extreme Challenger! - 2000

by Walter Wick

Summary: Rhyming text leads readers to find objects hidden in the photographs of toys, animals, food, and utensils.

I wonder


I Wonder - 2019

by K A Holt

Summary: "In this unusual text, young listeners and readers follow a group of diverse kids trying to make sense of the world as they see it." --

Little Red Rhyming Hood


Little Red Rhyming Hood - 2019

by Sue Fliess

Summary: Little Red, teased for speaking only in rhymes, enters a poetry contest hoping to make friends but Big Bad Wolf scares her rhyming ability out of her and into himself.

Llama Llama mess, mess, mess


Llama Llama Mess, Mess, Mess - 2019

by Anna Dewdney

Summary: When Mama Llama says it is time to clean up, Llama ignores her since he is more interested in playing than cleaning, but Mama finds an imaginative way to teach Llama a lesson about cleanliness.

The llamacorn is kind


The Llamacorn Is Kind - 2019

by Kate Coombs

Summary: "Llamacorn land is filled with special creatures. Meet the well-known and beautiful Unicorn, the clumsy Buffalocorn, a big, blue Walruscorn, the fearsome Tigercorn, and more in this playful introduction to the land of the Llamacorn." --

Max and Ruby and twin trouble


Max And Ruby And Twin Trouble - 2019

by Rosemary Wells

Summary: "Max and Ruby prepare for a new baby sibling--only to find out they are getting two of them!" --



Maybe - 2019

by Kobi Yamada

Summary: "You are the only you there every has been or ever will be. You are unique. Just the odds of you being here at this exact place and this exact time are so great and so rare that they will never happen again. This is a story for everything you will do and everything you could be. It's for who you are right now, and it's for all the magical, unbounded potential you hold inside." --

The monster who lost his mean


The Monster Who Lost His Mean - 2012

by Tiffany Strelitz Haber

Summary: Teased by the other monsters for being nice instead of mean, Onster prefers playing with children and helping them with their chores to frightening them.

Mr. Scruff


Mr. Scruff - 2019

by Simon James

Summary: "Everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in a unique way. Polly belongs to Molly, Eric belongs to Derek, Berry belongs to Terry. But poor Mr. Scruff, alone in the rescue shelter, doesn't belong to anyone. Then a boy named Jim walks in, and they seem to get along. Jim and Mr. Scruff don't look anything alike, and their names certainly don't rhyme, but they may end up belonging to each other just the same. From author-illustrator Simon James comes a warm, winning story about...  read more »

Once upon a goat


Once Upon A Goat - 2019

by Dan Richards

Summary: When a proper king and queen ask their fairy godmother for a child, they find themselves gifted instead with a baby goat.

Otto goes north


Otto Goes North - 2019

by Ulrika Kestere

Summary: "Far up in the north is a blueberry-blue house with a grass roof, where Lisa and Nils live. One day a tourist arrives: Otto has cycled for months, maybe years to visit his friends and to see the northern lights. But Otto is from a land where it's always warm. He had no idea it could get so cold up here." --

Our favorite day


Our Favorite Day - 2019

by Joowon Oh

Summary: Follows Papa and his granddaughter as they spend another Thursday together.

Papa, please get the moon for me


Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me - 1986

by Eric Carle

Summary: Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size. Some pages fold out to display particularly large pictures.

Parker looks up


Parker Looks Up - 2019

by Parker Curry

Summary: "This book is based on the viral photograph of African American toddler Parker Curry, who, during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery, became mesmerized by Amy Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama, who she thought was a queen. One rainy afternoon, Parker's mother (co-author Jessica Curry) makes the suggestion that they visit the museum, little sister Ava in tow. At the museum, they see Parker's friend Gia and her mother. The three girls dance through the halls of the museum noticing...  read more »

Pokko and the drum


Pokko And The Drum - 2019

by Matthew Forsythe

Summary: When Pokko plays her drum in the forest she suddenly finds herself surrounded by an entire band of animal musicians.

The proudest blue


The Proudest Blue - 2019

by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Summary: Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school.

Raihanna's first time fasting


Raihanna's First Time Fasting - 2016

by Qamaer Hassan

Summary: A heartwarming story about a young girl's first experience fasting for the month of Ramadan. Raihanna learns the meaning of Ramadan, why her family fasts, and how important it is to help her community whenever she can.

Rainbow Rangers


Rainbow Rangers - 2019

by Summer Greene

Summary: Summer Greene's Rainbow Rangers: The Quest for the Confetti Crystal is an original picture book inspired by the hit animated series on Nick Jr.--illustrated by Joshua Heinsz and Maxime Lebrun. The Rainbow Rangers, nature's superheroes, are throwing a party! Floof, their pet prismacorn, is in charge of protecting the very special Confetti Crystal for the celebration. When the crystal disappears, Floof goes on a journey through the rainbow world of Kaleidoscopia to retrieve it. With the help of some new magical friends, can Floof find the crystal and save the day?

The roll-away pumpkin


The Roll-away Pumpkin - 2014

by Junia Wonders

Summary: On a windy autumn day, Marla Little comes running down the hill yelling, "Help! My giant pumpkin is rolling away! Onward it goes, rolling and turning, with no sign of stopping! Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?"

Sally Sore Loser


Sally Sore Loser - 2013

by Frank J Sileo

Summary: After having her classmates walk away from her during a soccer game at recess because she hogs the ball, is bossy, and cares only about winning, Sally gets some good advice from her teacher and her mother. Includes note to parents.



Saturday - 2019

by Oge Mora

Summary: When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.

Shubh Diwali!


Shubh Diwali! - 2019

by Chitra Soundar

Summary: "One family celebrates the Hindu festival of lights." --

Snowmen all year


Snowmen All Year - 2010

by Caralyn Buehner

Summary: A child imagines what it would be like if a snowman, made of magical snow, could be a companion throughout the year.

Sofia Valdez, future prez


Sofia Valdez, Future Prez - 2019

by Andrea Beaty

Summary: When her abuelo is injured at the local landfill, second-grader Sofia is determined to transform the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, taking on City Hall in the process.

Spencer's new pet


Spencer's New Pet - 2019

by Jessie Sima

Summary: Spencer excitedly takes his new pet to the park, the veterinarian's office, and a birthday party, but for a pet balloon, those places are full of danger.

Spots, feathers, and curly tails


Spots, Feathers, And Curly Tails - 1988

by Nancy Tafuri

Summary: Questions and answers highlight some outstanding characteristics of farm animals, such as a chicken's feathers and a horse's mane.

The squirrel manifesto


The Squirrel Manifesto - 2018

by Ric Edelman

Summary: "Financial habits form early. Children learn by observing a parent's behavior and through their own experiences. That's why it's important to make sure your children are treating money the right way. From allowances and birthday money to cash they'll one day earn babysitting or mowing lawns, The Squirrel Manifesto provides a platform to set your children on the path to a lifetime of fiscal responsibility. Just as a squirrel gathers nuts to prepare for the winter--eating some now and storing...  read more »

A stone sat still


A Stone Sat Still - 2019

by Brendan Wenzel

Summary: Told in rhyming verse, a stone is considered from a variety of environmental and emotional perspectives, as it sits where it is, surrounded by grass, dirt, and water, an unchanging certainty in the world.



Stormy - 2019

by Guojing

Summary: "In this heartwarming, wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers, a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench--scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries--and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience--and help from an enticing tennis ball--a tentative friendship begins. But it's not until a raging storm forces the two...  read more »



Sulwe - 2019

by Lupita Nyongo

Summary: When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.

The thank you letter


The Thank You Letter - 2019

by Jane Cabrera

Summary: Grace's thank-you notes for her birthday presents appear all over town, bringing love and happiness into everyone's lives.

This is baby


This Is Baby - 2019

by Jimmy Fallon

Summary: Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, presents a book that teaches babies the words for the various parts of their body.--adapted from publisher's description.

Time for school!


Time For School! - 2017

by Brian Biggs

Summary: Even though she has just moved to Tinyville Town, everyone at her new school, from Principal Paul to the lunch lady, is kind and does his or her part to keep things running smoothly for Ellie Emberley on her first day of school.

Tinyville town gets to work!


Tinyville Town Gets To Work! - 2016

by Brian Biggs

Summary: "When there is a traffic jam on the Tinyville Town bridge, the residents decide to work together to build a new one." --

The Underhills


The Underhills - 2019

by Bob Graham

Summary: "With their parents off on an urgent molar pickup, tooth fairy sisters April and Esme are ready for a cozy overnight at Grandma and Grandpa's teapot house by the airport fence. But when a tooth-collecting job comes in on Grandma's phone--a small girl in a red coat, arriving from Ghana, with a baby tooth in her pocket--the two wonder: could this be a job for April and Esme?" --

Up the mountain path


Up The Mountain Path - 2018

by Marianne Dubuc

Summary: "Mrs. Badger, an avid collector and naturalist, takes a weekly journey up to Sugarloaf Peak, greeting her friends on the way and sharing her discoveries with them. One day she meets Lulu, a very small cat, who wants to come with her to the top of the mountain. On the way, Lulu learns to take care of the natural world, help those in need, and listen to her heart." --

Way down deep in the deep blue sea


Way Down Deep In The Deep Blue Sea - 2004

by Jan Peck

Summary: A child explores the treasures of the deep blue sea from the safety of a bathtub.

We'll always have each other


We'll Always Have Each Other - 2019

Summary: Princess Anna and Olaf in fall.

We're going on a bear hunt


We're Going On A Bear Hunt - 1989

by Michael Rosen

Summary: Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.

Who is the mystery reader?


Who Is The Mystery Reader? - 2019

by Mo Willems

Summary: As Zoom Squirrel and his friends try to identify the Mystery Reader, they learn about books, how they are written, and how to read--while sharing a-corny jokes.

Whose ears?


Whose Ears? - 2019

by Sue Tarsky

Summary: Who's ears? Round ears, pointy ears, big ears, little ears, ears that hear well, and ears that don't! How many can you guess?

Whose feet?


Whose Feet? - 2019

by Sue Tarsky

Summary: Babies can spot the differences between animals and people in this pure fun book with a built-in guessing game and underlying educational aspect. Straightforward words and appealing, large illustrations bring smiles and chortles, a perfect opportunity for parents to cuddle up with little ones.

Whose nose?


Whose Nose? - 2019

by Sue Tarsky

Summary: Babies can spot the differences between animals and people in this pure fun book with a built-in guessing game and underlying educational aspect.

Whose tail?


Whose Tail? - 2019

by Sue Tarsky

Summary: Babies can spot the differences between animals and people in this pure fun book with a built-in guessing game and underlying educational aspect.

Zinnia's flower garden


Zinnia's Flower Garden - 2007

by Monica Wellington

Summary: Zinnia plants a garden, eagerly waits for the plants to grow, sells the beautiful flowers, then gathers seeds to plant the following year.