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Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome, illustrator
Description: A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.
Call Number: E Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum, Ed Fotheringham, illustrator
Description: Lucy finds her little sister Mia an annoying little monster, but one day when she yells "Go away" Mia disappears into a world of monsters, who make Mia their queen--and it is up to Lucy to find her own inner monster and retrieve her sister.
Call Number: E Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 11, 2017
James Patterson, Sue Patterson, Pan Hsinping, illustrator
Description: Presents an alphabet book that uses big words, including bibliomania, dulcifluous, and catawampus, with their definitions for readers to learn how to use each correctly.
Call Number: E Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal, Holly Hatam, illustrator
Description: Encourages readers to accept and love themselves as they are and advises them to be confident, curious, adaptable, and willing to speak up.
Call Number: E Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Marc Harshman, Anna Egan Smucker, LeUyen Pham, illustrator
Description: The story behind a home unlike any other, perched atop a waterfall whose music plays in every sun-dappled room, and the extraordinary architect who designed it.
Call Number: E Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2017
Wenxuan Cao, Roger Mello, illustrator, Chloe Garcia Roberts, translator
Description: A single feather, blown about by the wind, asks a variety of birds if she belongs to them but is dismissed time and again until she gives up her quest.
Call Number: E Cao
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 11, 2017
Timothy Knapman, Ben Mantle, illustrator
Description: Little Train happily ventures out on the railroad track alone for the first time, but when he reaches the end of the tracks, it is getting dark and Little Train is worried until he recalls what his parents said about finding his way home.
Call Number: E Kna
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Monica Brown, John Parra, illustrator
Description: "Chronicles Frida's life -- from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters -- capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way." -- Book jacket.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Trillia J. Newbell, Catalina Echeverri
Description: Everyone you see is different than you, and the same as you. We look different, speak different and play different ... but we are all valuable. That's because, in the beginning, God had the very good idea of making us that way. This is the story of his idea -- and how you can be a part of it.
Call Number: E New
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2018
Anne Marie Pace, Christopher Denise, illustrator
Description: "Moose is planning the biggest Valentine's Day party ever. But can he convince his friend, Groundhog, to stay around to celebrate without hiding from his shadow?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Pac
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Useni Eugene Perkins, Bryan Collier, illustrator
Description: "A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Leslie Staub, Jeff Mack, illustrator
Description: Dewey is starting to love life on Earth but struggles with the language, which is made more difficult when a classmate teases him about the fact that he cannot, hard as he tries, pronounce the word love.
Call Number: E Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2018
Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas, illustrator
Description: From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way.
Call Number: E Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2017
Christopher Silas Neal
Description: Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead? Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat. Until, by chance, the thing Cat really wants to eat appears right in front of him. What could it be?
Call Number: E Nea
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2017
Owen Hart, Sean Julian, illustrator
Description: "Polar Bear and Cub explore the beauty of their home in the Arctic as the seasons change. Throughout the journey, Polar Bear reassures Cub that no matter what changes occur in nature-snow falling in winter, flowers blooming in spring, air warming in summer, and leaves changing color in fall-the loving bond between them will never be broken."-- Amazon.com.
Call Number: E Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 20, 2017
Kazue Takahashi
Description: In the third book in the Kuma-Kuma Chan series, Kuma-Kuma Chan flies off to a South Sea isle where he lies in the sun and drifts into a lazy snooze. He climbs to the summit of a mountain and views the sunrise while drinking a cup of coffee. He even travels back to before he was born to find out what kind of animal he was in a previous life. Instead of physically setting out for one place or another, Kuma-Kuma Chan travels freely all over the world - inside his head.--Publisher.
Call Number: E Tak
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 20, 2017
Sandra Dieckmann
Description: When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colorful leaves... just trying to go home. Maybe he needs some help?
Call Number: E Die
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2017
Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton, illustrator
Description: The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one including us is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the air and oceans, taking too much from the sea, and cutting down too many forests, animals and plants begin to disappear. What sort of world would it be if it went from having many types of living things to having just one?
Call Number: E Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 20, 2017
Jane Yolen, Jane Dyer, illustrator
Description: A collection of thirty shareable fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from around the world that includes magic tales, homey tales, animal tales, and two tales by Jane Yolen.
Call Number: E Yol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2017
Melissa Iwai
Description: A father and son spend a hot summer day together gathering vegetables and herbs, making pizza dough and sauce, and playing while their pizza bakes in the oven. Includes a recipe for Garden Pizza.
Call Number: E Iwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Géraldine Elschner, Joanna Boillat, illustrator
Description: "Everyone has the power to make a work of art come to life. Pompon may be a statue of a white bear in a museum, but he has dreams like anyone else does. He yearns to break free and roam the world. Then one day a small boy comes to visit him, and the power of his gaze, his wonder, his love is enough to start a wondrous transformation. Could it be that Pompon just needs a young art lover's appreciation to journey all over the world? Inspired by the famous sculpture by François Pompon in the Louvre, this is a poetic, touchingly illustrated story that shows the power of imagination to bring art to life." --Cover
Call Number: E Els
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2018
Ame Dyckman, Zachariah OHora, illustrator
Description: A literate fox attempts to teach a trio of overzealous lemmings to read in order to save them from their habit of jumping off cliffs.
Call Number: E Dyc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Koen Van Biesen, Laura Watkinson, translator
Description: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Céline Claire, Qin Leng, illustrator, Yvette Ghione, editor
Description: "As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried, unsure of their motives. So they all turn them away when they ask for shelter, and the strangers are left to fend for themselves. But then the fox family is suddenly forced out into the storm, and they must ask these outsiders for help. Will they find it in their hearts to give it? A timeless - and timely - story about generosity, and the difference even small acts of kindness can make to those in need."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Tim Hopgood, illustrator, Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown
Description: A picture book adaptation of the song Singing in the rain, which celebrates the glory of clouds and rain.
Call Number: E Hop
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Matty Long
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Eymard Toledo
Description: Uncle Flores is the best tailor in the town of Pinbauê in Brazil. He used to make colourful costumes for the carnival, but nowadays he only makes grey uniforms for the factory workers. The houses are covered with dust from the factory, the river water is murky, and everything is drab. Edinho, his nephew, comes by every day after school to help cut and iron the cloth and listen to his uncle's stories. But when the factory tells Uncle Flores they don't need his uniforms anymore, Edinho comes up with an ingenious idea to get his uncle back to work and make everyone in town happier...
Call Number: E Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2018
Clive McFarland
Description: "Fred is a city fox, but the city can be a scary place. It's noisy, it's smoky, and it's often dangerous. One day, Fred sees a flock of birds flying over the rooftops. Where do they go? he wonders. When a bird tells him about the place called the wild, he decides to go in search of it. Will he find the wild? And what will happen if he does?"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: E McF
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2018
Margery Cuyler, Bob Kolar, illustrator
Description: A happy little fire truck, driven by Jill, zips all over town helping to put out fires and rescue animals.
Call Number: E Cuy
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Nicola Davies, Cathy Fisher, illustrations
Description: A young boy and his family are trying to overcome the loss of his father. The natural world becomes part of the healing process.
Call Number: E Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2017
Sean Taylor, Claire Alexander, illustrator
Description: Snow comes in the night, and Iggy and Martina make a snowbear. But then a sledge ridge takes them deep into the woods. How will they get back home again?
Call Number: E Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Julia Patton
Description: Bartelby, a very long sausage dog, causes chaos when walking with his friends until they find a way for him to keep track of his bottom.
Call Number: E Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Natalia Moore
Description: Wolf wants to fight his natural instincts, be good, and make a friend and with the help of a delicious-looking little girl, he may get his chance.
Call Number: E Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2017
Carter Higgins, Lucy Ruth Cummins, illustrator
Description: A valentine is all about sweetness and gooey love, but this book is about all the things you might give someone that are not exactly gifts, but that show that you care for them and for what they think--but is not that a kind of love?
Call Number: E Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Ainsley Earhardt, Ji-Hyuk Kim
Description: Ainsley Earhardt reflects on her experiences as a mother and viewing wonders of the world through a child's eyes in this follow up to Take Heart, My Child. So often as we race through life, we need the wisdom and perspective of a child to remind us what is important and what should be celebrated and remembered: the everyday joys and miracles and simple pleasures of life. Our children teach us and awaken our own inner child.
Call Number: E Ear
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPré
Description: Describes how Van Gogh's insomnia, possibly a symptom of mental or phyical illness, allowed him to view the night sky while everyone else was asleep and influenced how he saw the world around him.
Call Number: E Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Mike Berenstain, Stan Berenstain, creator, Jan Berenstain, creator
Description: The Berenstain Bears are always checking out books about outer space, medieval knights, cute animals, and more at the library. But then one day, the family finds out the library may be shutting down forever. The cubs know they have to do something. But how can they save their precious library before it's too late?
Call Number: E Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2018
K. R. Coleman, Carrie Hartman, illustrator
Description: In the Midwest, winter means freezing temperatures, shorter days, and piles of snow. For some, the logical response is to curl up under the blankets and hibernate until spring. But wait: where are all the Minnesotans? Outside, of course. First, bundle up: a warm coat and a hat and gloves, and you're all set. Now, squeeze into an ice-fishing shack to try your luck, or skate on a lake and swipe at a puck. Grab a sled and all your friends and tackle a snow-covered hill. Or how about a candlelit ski, with the moon shining brightly overhead?
Call Number: E Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Linda Ashman, Chuck Groenink, illustrator
Description: "A cozy winter bedtime story, featuring a boy and animal characters, that touches on the concept of hibernation"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2017
Marion Dane Bauer, Richard Jones, illustrator
Description: A fox wonders how he should prepare for the coming winter, but what other animals advise will not work for him until another fox comes to his aid.
Call Number: E Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2017
Kate Jane Neal
Description: Illustrations and easy-to-read text remind the reader that the words we say can change how someone's heart feels and that, together, we can make the world a better place.
Call Number: E Nea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2018
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Before She Was Harriet
Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome, illustrator
E Cli
Read The Book, Lemmings!
Ame Dyckman, Zachariah OHora, illustrator
E Dyc
Big Sister, Little Monster
Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum, Ed Fotheringham, illustrator
E Ros
Roger Is Going Fishing
Koen Van Biesen, Laura Watkinson, translator
E Van
Big Words For Little Geniuses
James Patterson, Sue Patterson, Pan Hsinping, illustrator
E Pat
Shelter
Céline Claire, Qin Leng, illustrator, Yvette Ghione, editor
E Cla
Dear Girl,
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal, Holly Hatam, illustrator
E Ros
Singing In The Rain
Tim Hopgood, illustrator, Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown
E Hop
Fallingwater
Marc Harshman, Anna Egan Smucker, LeUyen Pham, illustrator
E Har
Super Slug Of Doom: A Super Happy Magic Forest Story
Matty Long
E Lon
Feather
Wenxuan Cao, Roger Mello, illustrator, Chloe Garcia Roberts, translator
E Cao
The Best Tailor In Pinbauê
Eymard Toledo
E Tol
Follow The Track, All The Way Back
Timothy Knapman, Ben Mantle, illustrator
E Kna
The Fox And The Wild
Clive McFarland
E McF
Frida Kahlo And Her Animalitos
Monica Brown, John Parra, illustrator
E Bro
The Little Fire Truck
Margery Cuyler, Bob Kolar, illustrator
E Cuy
God's Very Good Idea: A True Story About God's Delightfully Different Family
Trillia J. Newbell, Catalina Echeverri
E New
The Pond
Nicola Davies, Cathy Fisher, illustrations
E Dav
Groundhug Day
Anne Marie Pace, Christopher Denise, illustrator
E Pac
The Snowbear
Sean Taylor, Claire Alexander, illustrator
E Tay
Hey Black Child
Useni Eugene Perkins, Bryan Collier, illustrator
E Per
The Very, Very, Very Long Dog
Julia Patton
E Pat
How Do You Say I Love You, Dewey Dew?
Leslie Staub, Jeff Mack, illustrator
E Sta
The Wolf Who Learned To Be Good
Natalia Moore
E Moo
I Am Jazz!
Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas, illustrator
E Her
This Is Not A Valentine
Carter Higgins, Lucy Ruth Cummins, illustrator
E Hig
I Won't Eat That
Christopher Silas Neal
E Nea
Through Your Eyes: My Child's Gift To Me
Ainsley Earhardt, Ji-Hyuk Kim
E Ear
I'll Love You Forever
Owen Hart, Sean Julian, illustrator
E Har
Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints The Night Sky
Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPré
E Ros
Kuma-Kuma Chan's Travels
Kazue Takahashi
E Tak
We Love The Library
Mike Berenstain, Stan Berenstain, creator, Jan Berenstain, creator
E Ber
Leaf
Sandra Dieckmann
E Die
Where Are All The Minnesotans?
K. R. Coleman, Carrie Hartman, illustrator
E Col
Many: The Diversity Of Life On Earth
Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton, illustrator
E Dav
William's Winter Nap
Linda Ashman, Chuck Groenink, illustrator
E Ash
Once There Was A Story: Tales From Around The World, Perfect For Sharing
Jane Yolen, Jane Dyer, illustrator
E Yol
Winter Dance
Marion Dane Bauer, Richard Jones, illustrator
E Bau
Pizza Day
Melissa Iwai
E Iwa
Words And Your Heart
Kate Jane Neal
E Nea
Pompon
Géraldine Elschner, Joanna Boillat, illustrator
E Els