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Mo Willems
Description: A busy creature eats his way through the alphabet!
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 8, 2018
Kate Hannigan, Alison Jay, illustrator
Description: Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question, are women not worth the same as men? She had big dreams and didn't let anyone stand in her way--not her father, her law school, or even the U.S. Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics.
Call Number: E Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Phoebe Wahl
Description: A girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic. Fairies and other magical creatures can be found on every page, hidden among the flowers, trees and pebbles. But although readers can see them, the girl keeps searching, just one step behind In the end, it is clear (both to the girl and readers) that there is magic all around, even when it's hidden in plain sight.
Call Number: E Wah
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2018
Stephen Shaskan
Description: Little Choo wants to be just like his father Papa Pufferbelly, but pulling a line of freight cars up a steep mountain might be a little too much for the small engine.
Call Number: E Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Aaron DeWitt, illustrator
Description: This soothing bedtime story explores the question, When animals sleep, what do they see in their dreams? The lyrical text tells readers that chipmunks dream of digging deep burrows, puppies dream of long, waggy walks, and horses dream of wild, windy rides. But most of all, the animals dream of all the fun and adventure the next day will bring.
Call Number: E Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2018
Holly Hobbie
Description: Elmore is a porcupine desperate to make friends. But it is hard to seek closeness with others when you are covered with spikes that shoot off your back every so often. Elmore suffers rejection and heartbreak, but the goodness of his forest community ultimately shines through as the animals find a way to connect with this prickly bundle of love.
Call Number: E Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordóñez, illustrator
Description: A lot of babies' first words were Dada. However, everything after that was Mama. Readers take a look from a baby's point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to Mama for familiar objects and activities.
Call Number: E Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Stella Partheniou Grasso, Christine Battuz, illustrator
Description: Five little beavers, working feverishly to build a dam, are enticed one by one to leave their endeavor to play with other animals on the river bank, leaving one tired beaver to finish the job.
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Joukje Akveld, Philip Hopman, illustrator, Laura Watkinson, translator
Description: When William and Bobby have a fight, William gets so frustrated he tells Bobby to leave. Bobby does just that, hopping on his bike and furiously riding away. As he travels through the city and into the country­side he begins to calm down. Maybe William had a point after all? Bobby bikes back into town, hoping William will for-give him, and discovers that he's not the only one who wants to apologize.
Call Number: E Akv
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Jessie Sima
Description: While shopping with her two dads for supplies for her birthday party, Harriet, who is wearing a penguin costume, is carried away by a waddle of penguins and must hatch a plan in order to get herself back to the store in the city.
Call Number: E Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 8, 2018
Brendan Wenzel
Description: In simple text a set of animals, each one linked to the previous one by some trait of shape, color, or pattern, greet and interact with one another.
Call Number: E Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2018
Susan Lendroth
Description: Explore the science behind a trip to Mars, from launch to landing on the Red Planet. Set to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," this jaunty journey follows five adorable, bobble-headed astronauts as they learn how to bathe in zero gravity, grow veggies in space, and entertain themselves on the six-month trip.
Call Number: E Len
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2018
Eve Bunting, Will Hillenbrand, illustrator
Description: One day, an egg rolled out of a nest and right into a deep pond. Now that egg is a little duck, and the water is still very scary. Jumping into the pond at all seems impossible, never mind swimming in a line with all his brothers. "You re a duck, and ducks don t sink," Big Frog points out. Practicing in a puddle helps a little, while backrubs and snacks from his mother help a little more. Big Frog offers to hold his friend's wing and dive in together, but our little duck knows that some challenges need to be faced alone. Even when they are very scary.
Call Number: E Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2018
Gianna Marino
Description: If I had a horse, he might be shy, like me. But if I stayed quiet, he'd learn to be my friend. I would have to tame him. I would have to be strong, like him. And he would have to be gentle, like me. And together, we could do anything.
Call Number: E Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa, illustrator
Description: Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland ... and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage.
Call Number: E Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2018
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett, illustrator
Description: Everyone knows that snakes and billy goats and walruses should definitely not wear clothing, but there are actually lots more animals that should definitely not wear clothing, because a frog might jump out of it, because a crab might tear it up, and because a penguin is already formally dressed.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2018
Stephen Shaskan
Description: As they hop down the road, Mama and Toad save the day for several friends who have gotten stuck one way or another.
Call Number: E Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2018
Andrea Zuill
Description: Although Marigold is excited to meet her new snail sister, Daisy, she becomes envious of the attention everyone gives her, but when Marigold reaches her breaking point and decides to run away, she discovers that Daisy may come in handy after all.
Call Number: E Zui
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Jennifer (Jennifer C.) Grant, Benjamin Schipper, illustrator
Description: A young boy asks his grandma where God is in their city. Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God. An ordinary day in his city opens this young boy's eyes to God's Spirit at work all around him.
Call Number: E Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Elise Broach, Eric Barclay, illustrator
Description: A boy's mother, reluctant to allow him even one pet, is increasingly unhappy as each pet wants a pet of its own.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2018
Susan Lendroth, Priscilla Burris, illustrator
Description: The festival of traditional Japanese arts is coming up, and little Natsumi's big personality is too much for her family's quieter traditions, until her grandfather introduces her to taiko drumming.
Call Number: E Len
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2018
Zoe Waring
Description: Poor Porcupine just cannot be hugged--his quills are too spikey. Each night, before settling down to sleep, all of Porcupine's forest friends hug each other goodnight. All except Porcupine, who feels left out--and grumpy. But when Armadillo shows him what a warm, fuzzy "kiss" is (even for a porcupine!), Porcupine is delighted and cannot wait to show his friends. With adorable art, Zoe Waring's story of making the most out of your physical limitations is sure to win hearts.
Call Number: E War
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 14, 2018
Emily Gravett
Description: After buying one outrageous hat after another in an attempt to keep up with the latest fashions set by his teasing animal friends, Harbet the dog learns that true happiness comes from being yourself.
Call Number: E Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham, illustrator
Description: 100 sheep have leapt over a fence to help a child fall asleep, but when the 101st sheep gets stuck, chaos ensues.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2018
Gene Barretta
Description: Playing a variety of sports, an assortment of animals introduces words that sound and are spelled the same but have different meanings, such as "bat," a flying mammal, and "bat," an implement for hitting a baseball.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Sara O'Leary, Ashley Crowley, illustrator
Description: When there's a blue moon, magical things can happen and in this enchanting picture book about a boy and his cat, they do.
Call Number: E OLe
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Matt James
Description: Norma and her parents are going to her great-uncle Frank's funeral, and Norma is more excited than sad. She is looking forward to playing with her favorite cousin, Ray, but when she arrives at the church, she is confronted with rituals and ideas that have never occurred to her before. While not all questions can be answered, when the day is over Norma is certain of one thing: Uncle Frank would have enjoyed his funeral. This sensitive and life-affirming story will lead young readers to ask their own questions about life, death and how we remember those who have gone before us.
Call Number: E Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Malcolm Mitchell, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, illustrator
Description: Today is Family Fun Day at the library, and a magician named David puts on a show with his special trick--having the children pull books out of his tall hat, books that touch their deepest dreams and unlock their hopes for their future.
Call Number: E Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 8, 2018
James Dean
Description: In this version of the folk song, "The Ants Go Marching," as the Petes march along the "groovy" one gathers instruments for a musical performance.
Call Number: E Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2018
Carol Brendler, Lisa Brown, illustrator
Description: Ruby and Violet Mutch, a matched pair, have always collected things in pairs, but when their house will no longer hold everything, Ruby packs her things and moves out.
Call Number: E Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2018
Aki
Description: Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring the Weather Girls are ready for whatever the seasons might bring! Follow these busy girls as they climb mountains, fly hot-air balloons, and soak in a rainbow-sky sunset.
Call Number: E Aki
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2018
Lizzy Stewart
Description: When Grandma says she's seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn't believe her. She's too old to play Grandma's silly games! Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens. So, even when Nora sees butterflies with wings as big as her arm, and plants that try and eat her toy giraffe, and a polar bear that likes fishing, she knows there's absolutely, definitely no way there could be a tiger in the garden. Could there?
Call Number: E Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2018
Jillian Tamaki
Description: A young girl describes where she finds colors in both the world around her and beyond what she can see.
Call Number: E Tam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2018
Denise Fleming
Description: A cumulative rhyme about the animals who help Robin build her nest.
Call Number: E Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 8, 2018
Judy Carey Nevin, Stephanie Six, illustrator
Description: Illustrations and simple text reveal what mothers like through how they play with their babies.
Call Number: E Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 2, 2018
James (James R.) Burks
Description: Henry is ready to do what no pig has done before. "But pigs can't fly," says his sister, Henrietta. Nothing will stop Henry from trying, until it looks as though gravity might finally get the better of him. Fortunately, Henrietta has an idea that gives both of them a lift.
Call Number: E Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Gillian Shields, Anna Currey, illustrator
Description: Four young rabbit siblings use their unique talents to devise a way to cross the stream and make friends with the squirrels who just moved there.
Call Number: E Shi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Anthony Browne
Description: One warm, sunny day, Willy the Chimp decides to go to the park. There's not a cloud in the sky--well, except for just a little tiny one. It doesn't bother Willy too much at first. But as the cloud follows him, it grows bigger and bigger and becomes harder and harder to ignore. Pretty soon the cloud is all Willy can think about, and he has no idea how to make it go away.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Sabina Gibson
Description: Wolfie makes her way around Little Wood, the tiniest town around, painting one thing after another, but not sharing her artwork until she is ready for her big show.
Call Number: E Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Sarah J. S. Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein, illustrator
Description: Provides an introduction to the Japanese artist who is known for her use of dots.
Call Number: E Suz
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Mariam Gates, Rolf Gates, Sarah Jane Hinder, illustrator
Description: Introduces children to the delights and benefits of partner yoga. Perfect for teaming up with a friend, sibling, parent, or caregiver, each easy practice shows how cooperation helps us to imagine, move, and have fun in a whole new way.
Call Number: E Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2018
Roger Mello, Daniel Hahn, translator
Description: Introduces a colorful cast of characters whose fates are connected in different ways, exploring the importance of kindness and the dangers of greed.
Call Number: E Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 8, 2018
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A Busy Creature's Day Eating
Mo Willems
E Wil
No Hugs For Porcupine
Zoe Waring
E War
A Lady Has The Floor : Belva Lockwood Speaks Out For Women's Rights
Kate Hannigan, Alison Jay, illustrator
E Han
Old Hat
Emily Gravett
E Gra
Backyard Fairies
Phoebe Wahl
E Wah
Sheep 101
Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham, illustrator
E Mor
Big Choo
Stephen Shaskan
E Sha
The Bat Can Bat : A Book Of True Homonyms
Gene Barretta
E Bar
Dreaming Of You
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Aaron DeWitt, illustrator
E Van
The Boy And The Blue Moon
Sara O'Leary, Ashley Crowley, illustrator
E OLe
Elmore
Holly Hobbie
E Hob
The Funeral
Matt James
E Jam
Everything Is Mama
Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordóñez, illustrator
E Fal
The Magician's Hat
Malcolm Mitchell, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, illustrator
E Mit
Five Busy Beavers
Stella Partheniou Grasso, Christine Battuz, illustrator
E Par
The Petes Go Marching
James Dean
E Dea
Get On Your Bike
Joukje Akveld, Philip Hopman, illustrator, Laura Watkinson, translator
E Akv
The Two Mutch Sisters
Carol Brendler, Lisa Brown, illustrator
E Bre
Harriet Gets Carried Away
Jessie Sima
E Sim
The Weather Girls
Aki
E Aki
Hello Hello
Brendan Wenzel
E Wen
There's A Tiger In The Garden
Lizzy Stewart
E Ste
Hey-Ho, To Mars We'll Go!: A Space-Age Version Of The Farmer In The Dell
Susan Lendroth
E Len
They Say Blue
Jillian Tamaki
E Tam
I'm A Duck
Eve Bunting, Will Hillenbrand, illustrator
E Bun
This Is The Nest That Robin Built : With A Little Help From Her Friends
Denise Fleming
E Fle
If I Had A Horse
Gianna Marino
E Mar
What Mommies Like
Judy Carey Nevin, Stephanie Six, illustrator
E Car
Islandborn
Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa, illustrator
E Dia
When Pigs Fly
James (James R.) Burks
E Bur
Lots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett, illustrator
E Bar
When The World Is Full Of Friends
Gillian Shields, Anna Currey, illustrator
E Shi
Mama And Me
Stephen Shaskan
E Sha
Willy And The Cloud
Anthony Browne
E Bro
Marigold & Daisy
Andrea Zuill
E Zui
Wolfie Paints The Town
Sabina Gibson
E Gib
Maybe God Is Like That Too
Jennifer (Jennifer C.) Grant, Benjamin Schipper, illustrator
E Gra
Yayoi Kusama : From Here To Infinity
Sarah J. S. Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein, illustrator
E Suz
My Pet Wants A Pet
Elise Broach, Eric Barclay, illustrator
E Bro
Yoga Friends: A Pose-By-Pose Partner Adventure For Kids
Mariam Gates, Rolf Gates, Sarah Jane Hinder, illustrator
E Gat
Natsumi!
Susan Lendroth, Priscilla Burris, illustrator
E Len
You Can't Be Too Careful!
Roger Mello, Daniel Hahn, translator
E Mel