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When the babies came to stay / by Christine McDonnell ; pictures by Jeanette Bradley.
cover image"The first baby arrived on the mail plane, the second two on the ferry, the fourth asleep on a pile of nets, smelling of mackerel. Who were the babies? Where did they come from? The notes left with them said zPlease keep this baby safey and zPlease give my child shelter.y Only the librarian can take them home, and the library is where they grow up. The whole island helps to raise them. The fisherman teaches them to cast from the pier, the ferryman shows them charts of the sea, and from the harbormaster they learn to recognize birds. zWho are you?y other children ask. zWhy don’t you look alike?y The librarian gathers them in her arms. zFamilies don’t always look alike,y she says. zAnd where we’re going is more important than where we came from.y"--Provided by publisher.

Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights / Beth Anderson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
cover imageOne hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race -- even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court -- where future president Chester Arthur represented her -- and won! Her victory was the first recorded in the fight for equal rights on public transportation, and Lizzie's case set a precedent.

Things that go away / Beatrice Alemagna.
cover image"There are many things that go away: leaves fall, tears dry, music lasts only for a few moments, and bubbles pop, vanishing without a trace. Everything in life passes, moves on, or transforms--except one thing that never fades."--Amazon.com.

Thank you, garden / written by Liz Garton Scanlon ; illustrated by Simone Shin.
cover imageIllustrations and rhyming text explore a community garden and what grows there, from flowers and fruit to friendships.-- Provided by Publisher.

Hike / Pete Oswald.
cover imageA father and child head out on a hike, keeping a cherished family tradition alive.

An ordinary day / Elana K. Arnold ; illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic.
cover image"An ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be extraordinary in this story about new life, death, and family"-- Provided by publisher.

Two little trains / story by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Greg Pizzoli.
cover image"Two little trains head west, traveling through hills and mountains and over rivers and plains."-- Jacket flap.

The stars just up the street / Sue Soltis ; illustrated by Christine Davenier.
cover imageMabel loves the stars. She can count a few from her bedroom window and even more from the tree in her backyard. But her grandfather saw thousands of stars when he was a boy, and Mabel is determined to see that many herself. So begins Mabel's quest for a better view of the night sky. When she realizes that the glow from nearby houses and streetlights blocks her view, she enlists help from her neighbors and the town's mayor. Can they work together to discover the stars waiting for them--just up the street?

What's in your mind today? / written by Louise Bladen ; illustrated by Angela Perrini.
cover imageChildren who struggle with negative thoughts may wonder how to make them go away. In this guided, illustrated meditation for kids, author Louise Bladen offers a simple mindfulness practice, not to banish bad thoughts, but to feel calm in the midst of thoughts that come and go. Children will learn how to breathe and center themselves in their bodies, find different ways to think about their positive and negative thoughts, and ultimately learn that they have the ability to feel calm and at peace no matter what kinds of thoughts happen to be in their mind at any particular moment.

In my anaana's amautik / by Nadia Sammurtok ; illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko.
cover image"Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik--the pouch in the back of a mother's parka used to carry a child--to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana's laughter."-- Provided by publisher.

A kid of their own / Megan Dowd Lambert ; illustrated by Jessica Lanan.
cover imageClyde has always taken his role of Rooster at Sunrise Farm very seriously, but when Fran the goat and her hyperactive kid, Rowdy, join the other animals, Clyde's feathers are ruffled by all the attention that Rowdy is getting, and soon he is crowing at all hours just to wake up the kid--until all the animals tell him that they have had enough of his grandstanding.

Bathing in the forest / Nívola Uyá, Marc Ayats ; English translation by Jon Brokenbow
cover imageAs people walk through the forest, the little girl of the forest offers support to those in need, encouraging them to connect with the trees and recharge with nature's peaceful beauty

Follow me, Flo! / Jarvis.
cover imageFlo the duckling follows Daddy Duck to visit a relative's new nest but she gets distracted along the way.

Do I have to wear a coat? : a journey through the seasons / Rachel Isadora.
cover image"A diverse group of children have fun enjoying the highlights of all four seasons"-- Provided by publisher.

Child of the universe / Ray Jayawardhana ; illustrated by Raul Colón.
cover imageA father communicates his love for his daughter by telling about her connections with the greater universe.

Ravi's roar / Tom Percival.
cover imageTired of missing out on good things because he is the smallest and youngest in his family, Ravi turns into a tiger and gets what he wants with a great roar. Intended to help children understand emotions and how to manage them in healthy ways.

Over the moon / by James Proimos ; illustrated by Zoey Abbott.
cover imageTwo wolves find a baby girl floating down the river and take her home to raise her and teach her about good and evil, light and dark, right and wrong (although wolf two thinks of dinner); but when she grows up she is drawn to the human world--although the wolves are waiting to take her home each night.

Doctor Mouse / Christa Kempter ; Amélie Jackowski ; translated by David Henry Wilson.
cover imageDoctor Mouse practices his unique methods on his animal patients.

One of these is not like the others / Barney Saltzberg.
cover image"Points out the differences between subjects and celebrates them"-- Provided by publisher.

Like the moon loves the sky / by Hena Khan ; illustrated by Saffa Khan.
cover imageIllustrations and prose inspired by the Quran celebrate a mother's love and hopes for her child.

The nest that wren built / Randi Sonenshine ; illustrated by Anne Hunter.
cover image"In the rhyming style of "The House That Jack Built," this poem about the care and specificity that Carolina wrens put into building a nest is at once tender and true to life. Papa and Mama Wren gather treasures of the forest, from soft moss for a lining to snakeskin for warding off predators. Randi Sonenshine's lilting stanzas, woven with accurate and unexpected details about Carolina wrens, and Anne Hunter's gentle, inviting illustrations reveal the mysterious lives of these birds and impart an appreciation for the wonder of the life cycles around us. Back matter includes a glossary and additional interesting facts about wrens. Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young."-- Provided by publisher.

My ocean is blue / written by Darren Lebeuf ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
cover image"A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach. A girl spends an entire day exploring the seaside with her mom. A keen observer, she sees the ocean as both "big" and "small" and both "sparkly" and "dull. It's also "dotted and spiraled and wavy and straight." Her ocean is full of sounds -- it "splashes and crashes" and "laughs and hums." But, at times, it's silent. She is inspired to examine and celebrate every part of her ocean and doesn't let anything hold her back. A delightful nature companion sure to awaken the explorer in every child."-- Provided by publisher.

Under the lilacs / E.B. Goodale.
cover imageJenny runs away from home because her mother and sister are too busy for her, but being independent is only fun for a little while.

Elmore and Pinky / Holly Hobbie.
cover image"Elmore the porcupine has made many friends in the forest. But he longs for a best friend. Being a prickly porcupine doesn't make that easy. Pinky the skunk would aslo like a best friend. In their day-to-day encounters with each other, and following an especially adventurous event, thebest friend unexpectedly reveals himself. He has been there all along"-- Publisher's description.

Numbers in motion : Sofia Kowalevski, queen of mathematics / by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg.
cover imageA picture book biography of "Sophie Kowalevski, [who] was both a brilliant mathematician and a talented writer. Creative work nurtured her mathematical research, giving her a flexibility of thought she treasured. A wonderful STEAM figure, she not only did mathematical research, but she also created many literary works"--Publisher marketing.

Alice across America : the story of the first women's cross-country road trip / Sarah Glenn Marsh ; illustrated by Gilbert Ford.
cover image"The inspiring true story of Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909." --Provided by publisher.

The reason for the seasons / written and illustrated by Ellie Peterson.
cover imageWe all know there are four seasons in a year. But how do we know? Join intrepid young scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus on a journey around the world as she explains with humor and wit how we know what causes the seasons.

Seeds / Carme Lemniscates.
cover image"Seeds harbor immense potential. They defy their size by sprouting and growing into plants. And these plants develop beautiful flowers and delicious fruits and vegetables. Even in the most unlikely environments, seeds manage to thrive. Like seeds, we can cultivate and nurture something wonderful. There is much we can learn from seeds." -- back cover.

A Ben of all trades : the most inventive boyhood of Benjamin Franklin / Michael J. Rosen ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.
cover image"Young Benjamin Franklin wants to be a sailor, but his father won't hear of it. The other trades he tried bored him through and through. But each time he fails to find a career, he took some important bit of knowledge with him, and that tendency is exactly what made him the versatile genius we remember today." -- inside front jacket flap.

A whale of a mistake / Ioana Hobai.
cover imageIllustrations and easy-to-read text explore how a mistake can seem enormous and life-changing but, with time, perspective, and reflection, one can move on from even the biggest blunder.

Linus the vegetarian T. rex / Robert Neubecker.
cover imageRuth Ann MacKenzie, who loves natural history, eagerly enters a new museum exhibit called Cretaceous Surprises where she meets a most unusual Tyrannosaurus rex.

Rainbow Fish finds his way / Marcus Pfister ; translated by J. Alison James.
cover imageWhen Rainbow Fish gets lost and separated from his family and friends during an undersea storm, he makes new friends that help him find his way home.

I dare you not to yawn / Hélène Boudreau ; illustrated by Serge Bloch.
cover imageA comical cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters which challenges them to avoid yawning, from a dozing dog and a cuddly blanket to endearing baby orangutans who stretch out long arms for a nighttime hug.

You, me and empathy : teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance, respect and recognizing bullying behaviors / by Jayneen Sanders ; illustrated by Sofia Cardoso.
cover image"This charming story uses verse, beautiful illustrations and a little person called Quinn to model the meaning of empathy. Throughout the story, Quinn shows an abundance of understanding, compassion and kindness towards others. Showing empathy towards others is a learnt trait, and one to nurture and cherish with the children in our care."--Page 4 of cover.

I'm the best artist in the ocean / by Kevin Sherry.
cover imageA giant squid brags about being the best artist in the entire ocean.

Ten rules of the birthday wish / according to Beth Ferry and [illustrated by] Tom Lichtenheld.
cover imageA child presents ten essential rules of birthday wishes, from planning the right party through having the right dessert--with a light to blow out--to keeping the wish secret.

Copycat bear! / by Ellie Sandall.
cover image"Mango the bird has a 'ginormous' bear friend named Blue. To Mango's annoyance, Blue copies everything Mango does. One day, Mango has had enough of Blue's copying and flies off in a huff. But once she's on her own, she finds herself thinking only of Blue"-- Provided by publisher.

5-minute snuggle stories.
cover image"12 enchanting adventures, featuring favorite Disney and Disney*Pixar characters from Monsters, Inc., The Lion King, Tangled, and more, each taking only five minutes to read"-- Provided by publisher.

5-minute Star Wars stories.
cover imageYoung readers are invited to join Anakin, Luke and Yoda for an epic collection of 12 stories that can be read in five minutes, adapted from all seven Star Wars films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Tomorrow I'll be kind / words and pictures by Jessica Hische.
cover imageIllustrations by a lettering artist and easy-to-read text reveal ways to be helpful, patient, gentle, honest, generous, grateful, and especially kind. This book is a reminder to all readers, young and old, that the smallest kind gesture can make the biggest difference in the world -- we just have to remember to be kind to one another.

Hibernate with me / words by Benjamin Scheuer ; pictures by Jemima Williams.
cover image"Through the seasons, Big Bear and Small Bear share a story of love--steadfast, gentle, and strong."-- Provided by publisher. Adapted from the song of the same name.

Sweety / Andrea Zuill.
cover imageSweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat, but with encouragement from her Aunt Ruth, she begins to see that being herself is the best way to find a friend.

Lawrence, the bunny who wanted to be naked / Vern Kousky.
cover imageLawrence's mother has dressed him in fancy outfits since he was a baby bunny, but he finally finds a way to persuade her to let him be naked like the other animals.

The button book / Sally Nicholls ; [illustrated by] Bethan Woollvin.
cover image"Follow a group of animal friends as they discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things! From a blue singing button to a purple tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there's only one way to find out what they do: press them all! And thankfully, there's even a sleeping button to lull the animals to sleep after a busy day. A lively introduction to colors and shapes, The Button Book is the perfect interactive book for storytime (and bedtime!)."-- Provided by publisher.

I am just right / David McPhail.
cover imageA young rabbit who is too big for his crib, his tricycle, and being picked up by his grandfather is just the right size for his bed, bicycle, and Grandpa's hugs.

Mr. King's castle / Geneviève Côté.
cover imageMr. King wants to build himself a BIG castle. So he uses the closest available material to make the blocks he needs -- the land around his house that just happens to be home to his forest friends. When Mr. King's friends make him see what he's done, he realizes he's made a BIG mistake. Can he be king of his castle and a good friend, too? Young readers will delight in this second adventure of the shortsighted but well-meaning Mr. King.

Nancy knows / Cybèle Young.
cover imageNancy the elephant remembers all kinds of things in all kinds of ways, but now she knows she has forgotten something. But what could it be?

Love monster / Rachel Bright.
cover imageGoogly-eyed Monster looks high and low for someone to love him, and then in the blink of an eye love finds him.

Fire truck vs. dragon / by Chris Barton ; art by Shanda McCloskey.
cover imageFriends Fire Truck and Dragon demonstrate what a good team they make at campfires, cookouts, birthday parties, and more, but in unexpected and unimpressive ways.

Dinosaurs love underpants / Claire Freedman ; illustrated by Ben Cort.
cover imageIllustrations and rhyming text reveal the Mighty Underpants War as the true reason dinosaurs are extinct.

Oh, nuts! / by Tammi Sauer ; illustrations by Dan Krall.
cover imageChipmunks Cutesy, Blinky, and Bob want the same kind of attention people pay to other animals who live in the zoo, but when one of their plans succeeds, they see that being noticed is not always a good thing.

Ben's adventures : a day at the beach / written by Elizabeth Gerlach ; illustration by YipJar.
cover imageBenjamin can't walk and he can't talk, but he can use his imagination to have amazing adventures! Today he is at the beach flying with a kite, counting crabs and building a sandcastle. Benjamin shows us that despite physical or medical differences, all kids can play and dream!

The three billy goats buenos / by Susan Middleton Elya ; illustrated by Miguel Ordóñez.
cover image"A rhyming twist on the classic tale in which the goats help fix what is making the troll so grumpy in order to cross the bridge. Incorporates Spanish words and includes a glossary"-- Provided by publisher.

I go quiet / David Ouimet.
cover imageA young girl who feels misunderstood and different stays quiet, turning to books to find a place where she can connect with the world and where her words hold power.

A space for me / Cathryn Falwell.
cover image"Max wants some space for himself away from his younger brother who takes his things and makes noise, but eventually Max finds a way to make space for his brother too"-- Provided by publisher.

A ride to remember : a civil rights story / by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
cover image"When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her parents were the first African American family to walk into the park, and Sharon was the first African American child to ride the merry-go-round. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Sharon's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream ... The carrousel, fully functional, now resides on the National Mall, near the Air and Space Museum."--Provided by publisher.

Nesting / Henry Cole.
cover imageTwo robins build a nest together and raise their chicks, navigating a year of changing seasons and serpentine predators.-- Provided by Publisher.

Concrete mixers / by Quinn M. Arnold.
cover imageA basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of concrete mixers, the cement-mixing machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of concrete mixers.

Backhoes / by Quinn M. Arnold.
cover imageA basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of backhoes, the digging and hauling machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of backhoes.

Robots in space / Nancy Furstinger.
cover imageWhat kind of robot can help scientists explore terrain on Mars, collect data about space, and photograph the planets? Space robots! These robots can do jobs far away, where it is too dangerous for humans to travel.

Dig dig digging ABC / Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe.
cover imageBeep, whoosh, zoom, vroom! Race through the alphabet in this action-packed A to Z of things that go. From ambulances to diggers to yachts and zooming rockets, this bright and busy book is packed with all the vehicles that children love! Lots of machines and vehicles highlight the ABCs.

Fox and the bike ride / Corey R. Tabor ; photography by Frog.
cover imageFun-loving, mischievous Fox from Fox and the Jumping Contest is back in this charming and hilarious tale of friendship, adventure and snacks. It's the day of the animals' annual bike ride, and Fox is not excited. Every year it's the same old, same old.

Find a cow now! / by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel.
cover imageTired of hearing Dog yipping at chairs and trying to round up rugs, Bird tells him to go to the country to find a cow, but this is one cattle dog who does not know a cow when he sees one.

A day with Yayah / Nicola I. Campbell, words ; Julie Flett, pictures.
cover imageOn an outing in Nicola Valley, British Columbia, a Native American family forages for herbs and mushrooms while the grandmother passes down her language and knowledge to her young grandchildren. Includes glossary.

Awâsis and the world-famous bannock / Dallas Hunt ; [illustrations], Amanda Strong.
cover image"As young Awâsis searches for the ingredients to make Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe, they run into a variety of other-than-human relatives that help them along in their journey. Includes a pronunciation guide and Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe at the back of the book."-- Provided by publisher.

Three little monkeys / Quentin Blake ; illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.
cover imageHilda Snibbs lives in a palatial Parisian apartment with three mischievous monkeys.

Forever / Emma Dodd.
cover imagePresents a bedtime tale that reveals how the love between a parent and child lasts forever.

So many cuddles / written by Ruth Austin ; illustrated by Clare Owen.
cover image"This little girl and her pets don't always need words to talk to each other. From I love you cuddles in the morning to giggly cuddles on the couch and snoozy cuddles at bedtime, it's wonderful that one day can hold so many feelings--and so many different cuddles!"--Back cover.

I don't like rain! / Sarah Dillard.
cover imageOne sunny day, Rabbit and his pals are playing outside and they couldn't be happier. But, oh, no!--the sky starts clouding up and before they know it, it's raining, it's pouring, and everyone has to run home. How boring! What will they do for the rest of the day? It doesn't take long for Rabbit to realize that fun can be had in the rain. With raincoats, boots, and umbrellas, let the splashing games begin.-- Amazon.

My best friend / words by Julie Fogliano ; pictures by Jillian Tamaki.
cover imageTwo girls quickly become best friends, even before they learn one another's names.-- Provided by Publisher.

Pacho Nacho / written by Silvia López ; illustrated by Pablo Pino.
cover imageAfter naming their firstborn son Pacho-Nacho-Nico-Tico-Melo-Felo-Kiko-Rico, Mama and Papa insist everyone use his full name, which causes trouble when their second son, Juan, says his brother needs help. Includes notes about the folktale on which the story is based and glossary of Spanish terms.

The paper kingdom / by Helena Ku Rhee ; illustrated by Pascal Campion.
cover imageAccompanying his parents to their night-shift jobs as office cleaners, young Daniel reluctantly joins in as they use their imaginations to transform the deserted building into a magnificent paper kingdom where he might one day rule.

Lilah Tov, good night / Ben Gundersheimer ("Mister G") ; illustrated by Noar Lee Naggan.
cover image"Text based on a Hebrew lullaby tells the story of a Jewish refugee family traveling by night to find a safe home in a new land"-- Provided by publisher.

Call me Max / by Kyle Lukoff ; illustrated by Luciano Lozano.
cover image"When Max starts school, the teacher hesitates to call out the name on the attendance sheet. Something doesn't seem to fit. Max lets her know the name he wants to be called by--a boy's name. This begins Max's journey as he makes new friends and reveals his feelings about his identity to his parents. Written with warmth and sensitivity by trans writer Kyle Lukoff, this book is a sweet and age-appropriate introduction to what it means to be transgender"-- Provided by publisher.

The imaginaries : little scraps of larger stories / Emily Winfield Martin.
cover image"A collection of illustrated scenes with corresponding stories set in the worlds of Emily Winfield Martin"-- Provided by publisher.

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