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Duck for Turkey Day


Duck for Turkey Day - 2017

by Jacqueline Jules

Summary: It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tuyet is excited. There's just one problem: her Vietnamese American family is having duck for Thanksgiving dinner--not turkey! What will her teacher and her classmates think? To her surprise, Tuyet finds out there is more to Thanksgiving than turkey, and she starts to see the holiday in a whole new way.



Animalphabet - 2018

by Julia Donaldson

Summary: An immersive book with die-cuts and liftable flaps asks readers to identify a series of animals as they're listed in alphabetical order.

Best friends in the universe


Best friends in the universe - 2018

by Stephanie Watson

Summary: Hector and Louie are writing a book to explain the many reasons that they are the best friends in the universe--but will their friendship, and their book, survive when they start to reveal each others secrets?



Moongame - 2014

by Frank Asch

Summary: During a game of hide-and-seek, Moon hides behind a cloud, leaving Bear worried his friend is lost.

The secret valentine


The secret valentine - 2018

by Jonathan London

Summary: A Valentine's Day surprise awaits Duck, Hippo, and their friends at the park.

The bus for us


The bus for us - 2001

by Suzanne Bloom

Summary: Eagerly awaiting the bus on her first day of school, Tess learns the names of different vehicles from her older friend, Gus.



Love - 2018

by Matt de la Peña

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the bonds of love that connect us all.

Jack (not Jackie)


Jack (not Jackie) - 2018

by Erica Silverman

Summary: Susan loves her baby sister, Jackie, but as Jackie grows older and behaves more and more like a boy Susan must adjust to having a brother, Jack, instead.

A unicorn named Sparkle's first Christmas


A unicorn named Sparkle's first Christmas - 2018

by Amy Young

Summary: As Christmas approaches, Lucy is excited about the tree, cookies, stockings, and especially presents but, despite her urging and example, Sparkle is not interested in buying gifts for Lucy.

Crunch, the shy dinosaur


Crunch, the shy dinosaur - 2018

by Cirocco Dunlap

Summary: Advises the reader on how to interact with a very shy dinosaur.

The things that are most in the world


The things that are most in the world - 1998

by Judi Barrett

Summary: The reader who wants to know what are the quietest, silliest, smelliest, wiggliest things in the world finds imaginative answers to these and other questions about superlatives.

Pass it on


Pass it on - 2017

by Sophy Henn

Summary: Illustrations and rhythmic text encourage the reader to relish and pass along smiles, chuckles, and joy.

You get what you get


You get what you get - 2012

by Julie Gassman

Summary: Melvin likes to throw a tantrum when he does not get what he wants, but he learns that the classroom rule, "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit" applies at home as well.

Lacey Walker, nonstop talker


Lacey Walker, nonstop talker - 2012

by Christianne C Jones

Summary: Lacey Walker talks constantly, but when she loses her voice one day she learns that being quiet and listening can be good too.

Owls are good at keeping secrets


Owls are good at keeping secrets - 2018

by Sara OLeary

Summary: "A book of little-known animal 'facts' -- one for each letter of the alphabet." --

The rabbit listened


The rabbit listened - 2018

by Cori Doerrfeld

Summary: "When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling." --

I am enough


I am enough - 2018

by Grace Byers

Summary: Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.



Shhh! - 2018

by Barroux

Summary: Night falls...it is late. Close your eyes. Time to sleep. This wonderful bedtime story from the masterful illustrator Barroux takes you on a journey through a child's imagination to a series of dreamy landscapes where animals ready themselves for sleep. The simple, lyrical text and charming illustrations will gently lull even the most reluctant sleeper, providing a calming way for parents to say goodnight. --

Bread lab!


Bread lab! - 2018

by Kim Binczewski

Summary: "Iris's kitchen is transformed into a busy bread lab one Saturday thanks to her favorite aunt, a plant scientist who helps farmers grow grain. Together they make whole wheat sourdough bread with just four ingredients, beginning with a mysterious goo called a "starter" that's teeming with invisible microbes. To Iris, bread making seems like magic, but it's really science!" --

The house on East 88th Street


The house on East 88th Street - 1990

by Bernard Waber

Summary: A family moving into a new house discovers in their bathtub a talented crocodile named Lyle, who soon becomes an important part of the family.

Daniel learns to ride a bike


Daniel learns to ride a bike - 2018

by Becky Friedman

Summary: When his father gives Daniel his old bike, Daniel discovers he must keep trying when learning something new seems difficult.

The bear who stared


The bear who stared - 2016

by Duncan Beedie

Summary: Bear likes to stare because he is curious, but it soon gets him into trouble among other animals until a goggly-eyed frog sets him straight and Bear is soon able to make lots of friends.

Finders keepers


Finders keepers - 2015

by Keiko Kasza

Summary: When a squirrel uses his red hat to mark the spot where he buried an acorn, he sets off a chain of events involving other creatures, each of which finds an unusual use for the chapeau.

Kitten and the night watchman


Kitten and the night watchman - 2018

by John Sullivan

Summary: As he makes his rounds, a night watchman hears birds calling, insects buzzing, and vehicles roaring by, while a stray kitten keeps him company.

Giraffe problems


Giraffe problems - 2018

by Jory John

Summary: "A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck." --

King Alice


King Alice - 2018

by Matthew Cordell

Summary: "A young girl wakes her father by informing him that she is King Alice, then draws him and other family members into her imaginative activities, from writing a book to a sleepover with fairies." --

The boy who went to Mars


The boy who went to Mars - 2018

by Simon James

Summary: "When Stanley's Mom has to go away for work, Stanley decides to take off, too--all the way to Mars. Can the Martian who takes his place on Earth get by in Stanley's family even in Mom's absence?" --

Lyric McKerrigan, secret librarian


Lyric McKerrigan, secret librarian - 2018

by Jacob Sager Weinstein

Summary: When evil Dr. Glockenspiel threatens all the books in the world, only one person can stop him--a book-wielding, super-secret operative called Lyric McKerrigan. --

Thank you, Omu!


Thank you, Omu! - 2018

by Oge Mora

Summary: When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse


Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse - 2018

by Marcy Campbell

Summary: "Adrian Simcox brags about owning a horse, and Chloe just knows he's making stuff up ... until she learns an important lesson in empathy." --

Alphabet Adventure


Alphabet Adventure - 2001

by Audrey Wood

Summary: On their way to school, the little letters of the alphabet have to rescue little "i" and then find his dot before they can proceed.



Baghead - 2004

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Summary: Josh hides the bad haircut he gave himself by wearing a bag on his head, until his sister has a better idea.

Balance the Birds


Balance the Birds - 2018

by Susie Ghahremani

Summary: When birds spot a tree and decide to land and give their tired wings a break, it is up to the reader to help them find the perfect balance on the tree.

Bear Can't Sleep


Bear Can't Sleep - 2018

by Karma Wilson

Summary: "It's time for Bear to hibernate but he can't sleep, so his friends all band together to help." --

The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear


The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear - 1984

by Stan Berenstain

Summary: Sister Bear enjoys Christmas preparations, especially getting her list ready--but on Christmas morning she realizes what Christmas is really all about.



Bubbles - 2018

by Kit Chase

Summary: "Kangaroo and Koala become fast friends when they vanquish a bubble monster together." --

Cece Loves Science


Cece Loves Science - 2018

by Kimberly Derting

Summary: Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend Isaac conduct experiments to see whether Cece's dog Einstein will eat his vegetables.

Construction Zoo


Construction Zoo - 2018

by Jennifer Thorne

Summary: "It's a quiet morning at the zoo, until some strange new creatures roll in--trucks and bulldozers and wrecking balls! They're tumbling, digging, and roaring alongside the animals. Giraffe, rhino, the monkeys, and the tigers watch the new creatures and, soon, are playing with their new friends. It's party time at the Construction Zoo! But...what happens when the construction is over? Will the party be over, too? The clever rhyming text and simple, bold art will appeal to both kids and their parents." --

Dino Moon


Dino Moon - 2018

by Morgane De Cadier

Summary: Takes an imaginative look at if dinosaurs were born on the moon--they were meteorites, traveled on Saturn, and did barbecues close to the Sun.

Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: My Fanciest Things


Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: My Fanciest Things - 2018

by Krista Tucker

Summary: "Ooh la la! Nancy loves all of the fancy things in her room--like the fabulous tutu she wore at her dance recital, her exquisite tea set, and the magnifique vanity table that once belonged to her grandmother. But Nancy will soon discover that there's something extra special that Nancy's fanciest things all have in common." --

The Dress and the Girl


The Dress and the Girl - 2018

by Camille Andros

Summary: A little girl and her favorite dress have extraordinary adventures together, but when the girl emigrates from Greece to the United States they are separated, and the dress travels the world searching for her.

Elbow Grease


Elbow Grease - 2018

by John Cena

Summary: Elbow Grease, a small, electric truck with a lot of gumption, enters the Monster Truck Grand Prix to prove to his brothers that he is just as capable as they are.

Families, Families, Families!


Families, Families, Families! - 2015

by Suzanne Lang

Summary: A host of silly animals in dozens of combinations demonstrate all kinds of nontraditional families! Cleverly depicted as framed portraits, these goofy creatures offer a warm celebration of family love. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Fire Truck Dreams


Fire Truck Dreams - 2018

by Sharon Chriscoe

Summary: A busy fire truck readies for sleep after a long day.

The Forgetful Knight


The Forgetful Knight - 2016

by Michelle Robinson

Summary: "A forgetful narrator tries to tell the tale of a knight's duel with a dragon, and remembers a very important thing along the way." --

Got to Get to Bear's!


Got to Get to Bear's! - 2018

by Brian Lies

Summary: In spite of the worsening weather, Izzy the chipmunk sets off to Bear's den in response to an urgent request from a friend in need.

Heads and Tails


Heads and Tails - 2018

by John Canty

Summary: Leveraging the natural and universal fascination that children have with animals, the book utilizes hints and recognition to build a sense of anticipation on each page, that is resolved on the following page when the identity of the animal is discovered.

How Do You Take a Bath?


How Do You Take a Bath? - 2018

by Kate McMullan

Summary: A whimsical rhyming picture book reveals the way familiar animals, from elephants and pigs to monkeys and hippos, take baths, and how human children do not take baths by sinking in mud, thrashing about in dust or licking themselves clean.

How to Track a Truck


How to Track a Truck - 2016

by Jason Carter Eaton

Summary: "A whimsical guide to training a "pet truck" instructs young enthusiasts on how to identify the most compatible truck for one's personality and how to use orange cone lures to secure a loyal vehicle." --

Hungry Bunny


Hungry Bunny - 2018

by Claudia Rueda

Summary: In this interactive picture book, the reader must help Bunny as he gathers apples to eat, and uses his red scarf to climb a tree or create a rope bridge.

I Am Human: A Book of Empathy


I Am Human: A Book of Empathy - 2018

by Susan Verde

Summary: "A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning." --

I Don't Want to Go to Sleep


I Don't Want to Go to Sleep - 2018

by Dev Petty

Summary: "Frog is excited about the coming of winter, until he finds out that frogs sleep through the long cold months while they hibernate." --

I'm Tough!


I'm Tough! - 2018

by Kate McMullan

Summary: A tough pickup truck describes the features that help the truck haul three very different loads.

Little Fox in the Snow


Little Fox in the Snow - 2018

by Jonathan London

Summary: "A red fox emerges from its burrow one wintry morning, a fiery streak against stark white surroundings, driven by hunger and curiosity to investigate its world. Encountering a mouse, a hare, and a wolverine, the little fox takes on the role of both hunter and hunted before returning to the safety of its den, where -- perhaps -- it dreams of something more. Jonathan London's poetic text and Daniel Miyares's stunning impressionistic paintings provide an evocative portrait of a fox and its place in the natural world." --

Llama Llama Red Pajama


Llama Llama Red Pajama - 2005

by Anna Dewdney

Summary: Llama llama red pajama reads a story with his mama. This gift edition of a bedtime read-aloud classic is perfect for birthdays, baby showers, and special occasions! Enclosed in a beautiful slip-case cover is the classic hardcover edition, a CD audio recording of the author reading Llama Llama Red Pajama and six more Llama Llama stories, and a brand new, removable piece of art by Anna Dewdney. Lots of Llama Llama to give and to love!

Mapping Sam


Mapping Sam - 2018

by Joyce Hesselberth

Summary: "An adventurous cat named Sam explores her neighborhood at night, and maps of all types reveal her journey, illuminating different points of view and the various spots Sam visits." --

Mixed: A Colorful Story


Mixed: A Colorful Story - 2018

by Arree Chung

Summary: Each believing that their hue is the best, the three primary colors live in separate parts of the city until Yellow and Blue meet, fall in love, and decide to mix.

Monster's New Undies


Monster's New Undies - 2017

by Samantha Berger

Summary: "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?" --

My New Mom & Me


My New Mom & Me - 2016

by Renata Galindo

Summary: A heartwarming "tail" about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that; s perfect for young readers! Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for very young readers and listeners. When the puppy comes to live with his new mom, he is nervous. After all, his mom has stripes and he doesn; t. But his mom says she likes that they look different, and soon the puppy likes it, too. (And who cares what anyone else thinks!) The puppy; s new...  read more »

Night Train, Night Train


Night Train, Night Train - 2018

by Robert Burleigh

Summary: Told in rhyming text, a train speeds through the night, revealing the sights and colors along the way to its young and sleepy riders.

Not Just a Book


Not Just a Book - 2018

by Jeanne Willis

Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal that a book can be used for everything from keeping a table steady to catching a fairy in midair.

One Little Monster


One Little Monster - 2018

by Mark Gonyea

Summary: "One little boy is ready to dream, But when he sees monsters, he lets out a scream! This little boy just can't get to sleep 'cause he's counting monsters and not counting sheep!" --

Our Celebracion!


Our Celebracion! - 2018

by Susan Middleton Elya

Summary: A brief rain shower does not dampen a Latino family's enjoyment of their town's parade and summer celebration, which includes street food, bands, a corn princess, and fireworks. Spanish words, interspersed in the rhyming text, are defined in a glossary.

Outside My Window


Outside My Window - 2018

by Linda Ashman

Summary: "Children from all over the world describe what they see when they look outside their windows." --

Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure


Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure - 2015

by Linda Ashman

Summary: "The classic song gets a fresh new twist! The fun begins when Grandma and Grandpa send invitations to their far-flung, modern, and multiracial family: Come to our house for the holidays--and bring your favorite pie! Off everyone goes, driving down snowy roads, riding the train, boarding a plane ... even sailing along in a hot-air balloon. As each family faces an obstacle that delays their trip, they learn that sometimes the most old-fashioned form of transportation works best ... NEIGH!" --

Owl Love You


Owl Love You - 2018

by Matthew Heroux

Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal many ways to show love as a mother owl promises to play with, teach, protect, and care for her baby from sunset to sunrise.



Petra - 2018

by Marianna Coppo

Summary: A little rock who believes she is a mountain has her perspective changed by a series of movements, including a dog playing fetch, a bird's nest, a pond, and a little girl.

A Pocket for Corduroy


A Pocket for Corduroy - 1978

by Don Freeman

Summary: A toy bear who wants a pocket for himself searches for one in a laundromat.



Quiet - 2018

by Tomie dePaola

Summary: While observing the busy world around them, two children and their grandfather take a moment to appreciate being quiet and still.

The Rough Patch


The Rough Patch - 2018

by Brian Lies

Summary: Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together and, especially, in the garden but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.

Sleep, My Bunny


Sleep, My Bunny - 2018

by Rosemary Wells

Summary: A little bunny goes through his bedtime routine tidying up, taking a bath, and reading a story.

Small Walt and Mo the Tow


Small Walt and Mo the Tow - 2018

by Elizabeth Verdick

Summary: Walt the snowplow learns that, while his work is very important, there are some things he cannot do without the help of his new tow truck friend, Mo.

The Snowy Nap


The Snowy Nap - 2018

by Jan Brett

Summary: After hearing about winter from his friends, Hedgie the hedgehog tries to stay awake to experience its wonders.

Squeak the Mouse Likes His House


Squeak the Mouse Likes His House - 2018

by Pat Schories

Summary: "To a tiny creature like Squeak, a sneaker can become a bed, a toy can become a vehicle, and a few crumbs can become a meal." --

Stop That Yawn!


Stop That Yawn! - 2018

by Caron Levis

Summary: Gabby convinces Granny to leave Sleepytown and stay up all night in a new place, but before long, a contagious yawn takes control.

There's a Dragon in Your Book


There's a Dragon in Your Book - 2018

by Tom Fletcher

Summary: Encourages the reader to manipulate the book to take care of a little dragon that has hatched inside--and to try to put out a fire after the dragon sneezes.

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too


Tough Guys Have Feelings Too - 2015

by Keith Negley

Summary: Explains through simple text and colorful illustrations that tough guys have the same feelings as you and I.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 50th Anniversary Golden Edition


The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 50th Anniversary Golden Edition - 2018

by Eric Carle

Summary: Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.

The Very Last Castle


The Very Last Castle - 2018

by Travis Jonker

Summary: Ibb, curious about the lone castle in her town, forms a long-distant friendship with the guard and, despite warnings there is something fearful inside, accepts his invitation to enter.

The Wall in the Middle of the Book


The Wall in the Middle of the Book - 2018

by Jon Agee

Summary: A knight who feels secure on his side of the wall that divides his book discovers that his side is not as safe as he thought, and the other side is not as threatening.

Winter Is Here


Winter Is Here - 2018

by Kevin Henkes

Summary: "Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings." --

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