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Houndsley and Catina at the Library
Author: James Howe

The charming duo returns with a love letter to the library, good friends, the joy of learning, and self-reinvention.

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Art Dog
Author: Thacher Hurd

When the Mona Woofa is stolen from the Dogopolis Museum of Art, a mysterious character who calls himsel "Art Dog" tracks down and captures the thieves.

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There Was a Tree
Author: Rachel Isadora

A version of the cumulative song "The Green Grass Grew All Around," set in Africa.

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Stuck
Author: Oliver Jeffers

When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things.

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Izzy Gizmo
Author: Pip Jones

Izzy Gizmo loves to invent but gets frustrated when her inventions fail to work properly; so, when she finds a crow with a broken wing, her grandfather urges her to persist until she finds a way to help.

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When Pencil Met Eraser
Author: Karen Kilpatrick

Did anyone ever "rub you the wrong way" when you first met, but found that you can still be friends?  The fourth page: "The true story of how Pencil and Eraser became the best of friends."

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Library Lion
Author: Michelle Knudsen

A lion starts visiting the local library, but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.

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If I Had a Little Dream
Author: Nina Laden

As a child dreams of all the things in her world that make her happy, she realizes how fortunate she is to live in the world she does"-- publisher.

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My Forest is Green
Author: Darren Lebeuf

"With art supplies in tow, a young artist explores the wonders of his urban forest during all four seasons. Using a variety of artistic mediums, the boy creatively depicts the smaller parts of the forest that make up the larger whole....The boy uses his imaginative renderings to express his appreciation for nature and the outdoors, motivating readers to experiment with their own nature art."-- publisher.

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The Red Book
Author: Barbara Lehman

A book about a book, a magical red book, without any words, and the friendship that develops around it.

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Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes
Author: Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat wears his school shoes when visiting the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and more while singing his special song.

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Butterfly Park
Author: Elly MacKay

A  young girl discovers a vacant park next door to her new house that is intended for butterflies, but when she has trouble getting butterflies to stay there, her new neighbors help her plant flowers to attract them.

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Tiptop Cat
Author: Roger Mader

A cat finds the courage to climb again after a frightening fall from his owner's apartment balcony.

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Mole Music
Author: David McPhail

Feeling that something is missing in his simple life, Mole acquires a violin and learns to make beautiful, joyful music....At first, Mole can only make horrible screeching noises on the new violin he gets, but he practices and practices. Finally, his patience and dedication are rewarded. Mole creates a magical gift that unbeknownst to him has the power to erase hatred from the hearts of all who hear his music.

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Lubna and Pebble
Author: Wendy Meddour

"Lubna's best friend is a pebble.  Pebble always listens to her stories. Pebble always smiles when she feels scared. But when a lost little boy arrives in the World of Tents, Lubna realizes that he needs Pebble even more than she does"-- publisher.

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Take Me Out to the Yakyu
Author: Aaron Meshon

A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions.

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Johnny's Pheasant
Author: Cheryl Minnema

Johnny spies a pheasant which he believes is sleeping and his Grandma fears is dead; however, they learn they were both wrong when the pheasant departs, leaving behind a gift.

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That Neighbor Kid
Author: Daniel Miyares

In this nearly wordless picture book, a young girl spies on her new neighbor, a young boy who's building something from planks of the fence between their backyards.

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Saturday
Author: Oge Mora

When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.

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The First Case
Author: Ulf Nilsson

When Vladimir the squirrel's stockpile of nuts disappears, Detective Gordon deputizes his young, enthusiastic friend Buffy the mouse to help him discover the identity of the thieves.  First book in the Detective Gordon series

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A Different Pond
Author: Bao Phi

"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- publisher

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The Ugly Duckling
Author: Jerry Pinkney

In this fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, an "ugly"duckling spends an unhappy youth ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.  Retold and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

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Hey, Water!
Author: Antoinette Portis

"Splashy illustrations and simple text explore water in its many shapes and forms"-- publisher.

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Yo! Yes?
Author: Christopher Raschka

In this heartwarming picture book, two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.

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One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller
Author: Kate Read

An illustrated counting book in which one famished fox finds five snug eggs but must face three plump hens to get them.

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The Word Collector
Author: Peter Reynolds

Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others.

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The Dot
Author: Peter Reynolds

Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.  Also available in Spanish: El punto / Peter H. Reynolds

 
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Keep the lights burning, Abbie
Author: Peter Roop

In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an island off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie must keep the lights burning by herself.  E-book is aavailable in English and in Spanish under link.

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Dear Girl
Author: Amy Rosenthal

Encourages readers to accept and love themselves as they are and advises them to be confident, curious, adaptable, and willing to speak up.

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High Five
Author: Adam Rubin

In this student favorite, animals present hand slapping skills to readers, just in time for the annual high five contest.

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Round
Author: Joyce Sidman

"Sidman invites readers to search their worlds for round objects in nature. Illustrated with warm, intimate art by Taeeun Yoo, this fresh celebration shows why we love this shape best."--  publisher.

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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
Author: Alex Smith

In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, set on the African plains, Little Red realizes what the Very Hungry Lion is up to, and teaches him a lesson before generously sharing her donuts with him.

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The Dark
Author: Lemony Snicket

In this picture book illustrated by Jon Klassen, Laszlo is afraid of the Dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the Dark pays him a visit.

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The Most Magnificent Thing
Author: Ashley Spires
 
A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the Most Magnificent Thing!  She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the Most Magnificent Thing! turns out to be harder than she thinks.
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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Author: Sean Taylor

Hoot owl flies through the night and assumes numerous disguises in order to catch a meal.

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Can You Make a Scary Face?
Author: Jan Thomas

A ladybug invites the reader to play a game of "let's pretend."

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Chalk
Author: Bill Thomson

An engaging wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.

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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Author: Eugenios Trivizas

An altered or fractured version of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.

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Mailing May
Author: Michael Tunnell

Because her family cannot afford to buy her a train ticket to her grandmother's town, May gets "mailed" and safely rides the mail car on the train to see her beloved grandmother. (Historical fiction from 1914)

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Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
Author: Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel, a lonely squirrel who never leaves his nut tree because he's afraid of the unknown, finds someone safe to make friends with.  Join him on his journey to friendship.

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