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The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat

by Donaldson, Julia / Candlewick Press (MA)

The Owl and the Pussy-cat embark on more escapades in a fanciful sequel by a celebrated author. In this original sequel to The Owl and the Pussy-cat, someone steals the ring from Pussy-cat's tail, and the newlyweds must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade to search for the thief. Follow the familiar couple on a wonderful new adventure by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by award-winning artist Charlotte…

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Mighty Moby

Mighty Moby

by Young, Ed / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Caldecott Medalist Young delivers a "Moby Dick"-inspired picture book adventure with a surprise twist that is sure to have readers rocking along to the waves of the ocean. Full…

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No Kimchi for Me!

No Kimchi for Me!

by Kim, Aram / Holiday House

A Junior Libary Guild Selection. Yoomi hates stinky, spicy kimchi, the pickled cabbage condiment served with Korean meals. Then Grandma shows Yoomi how to make kimchi pancakes in this celebration of Korean culture. Includes a kimchi pancake recipe and other back matter. Full…

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When Sophie Thinks She Can't...

When Sophie Thinks She Can't...

by Bang, Molly / Blue Sky Press (AZ)

When Sophie can't solve a math puzzle, she feels upset and inadequate. "I CAN'T DO IT " she shouts, expressing the frustration all of us feel when we try and fail. Will she ever be "smart" like her sister? Maybe she isn't smart at all.Luckily Sophie's teacher steps in. What does it mean to be smart? Using current, popular "mindset" techniques, Sophie's class is taught that we get smarter when we exercise our brains, such as when we work harder at solving a puzzle. Struggling to solve a problem doesn't mean "I can't do it " Sophie and her classmates just can't do it... yet Readers will cheer when Sophie finally prevails, and at the end of the day,…

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A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars

by Fishman, Seth / Greenwillow Books

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor BookWinner of the Mathical Book Prize"This picture book is one in a gazillion."--Jane O'Connor, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy seriesDid you know that the earth is covered in three trillion trees? And that seven billion people weigh about the same as ten quadrillion ants? Our world is full of constantly changing numbers, from a hundred billion trillion stars in space to thirty-seven billion rabbits on Earth. Can you imagine that many of anything? The playful illustrations from New York Times-bestselling artist Isabel Greenberg and the friendly, straightforward voice of author Seth Fishman illuminate some of the biggest numbers in…

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Somewhere Else: A Picture Book

Somewhere Else: A Picture Book

by Gordon, Gus / Roaring Brook Press

While other birds are seeing the world, George the duck is content to stay at home--or so it seems until he confesses the truth to Pascal, a visiting bear. Spectacularly detailed collage art featuring a jaw-dropping Paris panorama make this a special treat. Full color. 10 x…

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This Beautiful Day

This Beautiful Day

by Jackson, Richard / Atheneum Books

In the tradition of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt, " acclaimed author Jackson and award-winning illustrator Lee prove that any gray and gloomy day can be chased away with just the right attitude and a little bit of color. Full…

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Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List

Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List

by Klise, Kate / Feiwel & Friends

Eli the dog has been with Astrid since her parents brought her home from the hospital as a baby. Now Astrid is getting older, and so is Eli. Before he slows down too much, Astrid wants to make fun memories with him. So she makes a bucket list for Eli, which includes experiences such as eating with him in a restaurant, and taking him down a slide at the playground. But in the end, what is most important to Eli is the time he spends with Astrid, whom he loves dearly. Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise have created a story that reminds readers of all ages that time with our loved ones is the most precious gift of…

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The Boy and the Whale

The Boy and the Whale

by Gerstein, Mordicai / Roaring Brook Press

A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net. Is the whale dead? Expressive and perfectly paced, this powerful story by Caldecott Medalist Gerstein was inspired in part by a real-life video of a whale's rescue, and the creature's joyful dance through the waves after being freed. Full color. 8 1/2 x…

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Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs!

by Gibbons, Gail / Holiday House

A giant meteor blasts an enormous crater into Earth's surface, causing the end of what scientists call the Age of Dinosaurs. Gail Gibbons presents the most recent and up-to-date theories about the history of dinosaurs and dinosaur discoveries. She discusses the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and the non-bird dinosaurs that lived during each time. Each dinosaur is explored in just the right amount of detail for young paleontologists, as this book brings these magnificent creatures to life again. Gail Gibbons's books have won many honors, including the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book…

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Pizza Day: A Picture Book

Pizza Day: A Picture Book

by Iwai, Melissa / Henry Holt & Company

A young boy and his father gather ingredients in the garden to prepare pizza on a hot day in this picture-book companion to "Soup Day." Full…

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Stanley's Store

Stanley's Store

by Bee, William / Peachtree Publishers

Welcome to Stanley's Store Can Stanley help his friends find everything they need?Stanley has fresh fruits and veggies to be unloaded, Myrtle needs help at the cheese counter, Shamus and Little Woo's groceries must be rung up, and--oh no Charlie just knocked over Stanley's produce display. Even for an industrious hamster like Stanley, running a store is hard work Stanley's Store invites young readers to explore grocery store processes, colors, and machines in a sweet, simple world. With bright illustrations, adorable characters, and a padded-cover format, William Bee's Stanley series is perfect for readers transitioning from board books to picture…

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The Lonely Mailman

The Lonely Mailman

by Isern, Susanna / Cuento de Luz SL

"A loving tribute to problemsolvers, quarrel menders, and peacemakers." -Kirkus Reviews. Each day, the old mailman faithfully delivers special letters to the forest animals. But the mailman has never received any letters of his own. Then one day everything changes. This touching story of friendship and love will delight readers and letter writers of all ages. Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 710L Check out the booktrailer: Read the first pages:…

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7 Ate 9

7 Ate 9

by Lazar, Tara / Disney-Hyperion

6 has a problem. Everyone knows that 7 is always after him. Word on the street is that 7 ate 9. If that's true, 6's days are numbered. Lucky for him, Private I is on the case. But the facts just don't add up. It's odd.Will Private I put two and two together and solve the problem . . . or is 6 next in line to be…

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