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Bruce's Big Storm

Bruce's Big Storm

by Higgins, Ryan T. / Disney-Hyperion

Bruce's home is already a full house.But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he'll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not.Readers will love this next installment of the uproarious, award-winning Mother Bruce…

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Tip and Tucker Hide and Squeak

Tip and Tucker Hide and Squeak

by Ingalls, Ann / Sleeping Bear Press

Meet Tip and Tucker These hamsters are best friends and like to stick together. But while little Tip is sometimes nervous about new situations, Tucker likes to explore and see new things. Everything changes when Mr. Lopez purchases them from the pet store and takes them to his classroom. In Hide and Squeak, Tip gets loose from their cage and lost in the school. Will Tucker be able to find him? In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, Tip and Tucker will help beginning readers explore new feelings and learn to navigate classroom dynamics and…

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Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

by Dean, James / HarperCollins

A groovy New York Times bestseller From the bestselling Pete the Cat series, it's a groovy pizza party that you don't want to miss It's a party, a party, a perfect pizza party That's what Pete thinks as he piles the pie high with his favorite topping--pepperoni. But then his friends come over and add their own toppings to the pizza. Will Pete's perfect pizza be ruined? There's only one way to find out In this hardcover picture book full of fun alliteration and tasty foods by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Kimberly and James Dean, Pete and the gang learn that the best kind of pizza is one you share with your…

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Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

by Sotomayor, Sonia / Philomel Books

A #1 New York Times bestseller Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique. Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and…

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Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess

Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess

by Dewdney, Anna / Viking Books for Young Readers

Mama Llama teaches Llama Llama a humorous lesson in cleaning up in Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama series. Time to pick up all your toys Why is Mama making noise?Mama says it's cleaning day.Llama only wants to play. Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama is growing up, but he still loves to play with all his toys When Mama Llama says it's time to clean up, Llama responds like any child more interested in playing than cleaning . . . by ignoring her But Mama has an imaginative response of her own. What if she never cleaned? What would happen then? Well, Llama Llama is going to find out Here is a truly funny take on a childhood chore that all children will relate to and laugh…

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If I Built a School

If I Built a School

by Van Dusen, Chris / Dial Books

In this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school--from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground. My school will amaze you. My school will astound.By far the most fabulous school to be found Perfectly planned and impeccably clean.On a scale, 1 to 10, it's more like 15 And learning is fun in a place that's fun, too. If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more. The inventive boy who described his ideal car and house in previous books is dreaming even…

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