Daniel goes to the dentist / adapted by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz ; poses and layouts by Jason Fruchter.

  • 14 September 2019
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Small world / words by Ishta Mercurio ; pictures by Jen Corace.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageFirst, Nanda's entire world is the circle of her mother's arms but as she grows, she sees the wonder of whirligigs, fractals in the snow, and even the circle of the Earth, itself.

Bunny in the middle / Anika A. Denise ; illustrated by Christopher Denise.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageIllustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the joys of being the middle child in a loving family of rabbits.

Save your friends / written and illustrated by Hyewon Kyung.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageA variety of friendly fish and other sea creatures enlist the reader's help in escaping a shark.

Imagine that : a Hoot & Olive story / Jonathan D. Voss.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageOn a rainy day, perfect for a pretend adventure, Hoot finds that his imagination is lost and Olive must find a way to restore it.

Let's scare Bear / Yuko Katakawa.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageMouse, Fox, Snake, and Spider try to frighten Bear, the biggest, loudest, bravest, strongest--and possibly trickiest--animal in the forest.

Crane & crane / by Linda Joy Singleton ; illustrated by Richard Smythe.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageIllustrations and simple text show the parallels between a pair of sandhill cranes building a nest and a construction crane being used to build a cabin for a family.

Aliens love underpants / Claire Freedman & Ben Cort.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageIllustrations and rhyming text reveal the true reason aliens visit Earth is that they deem underpants so much fun to play with.

How to catch a unicorn / [written by] Adam Wallace ; [illustrated by] Andy Elkerton.

  • 14 September 2019
cover image"Can you catch the unicorn? You'll have to use your brain. So set your traps and prep your team to pet that rainbow mane!"-- Back cover.

How to catch a mermaid / Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageTwo children set out to capture a mermaid, but she manages to escape all of their traps.

Nothing happens in this book / Judy Ann Sadler wrote the words and Vigg drew the pictures.

  • 14 September 2019
cover image""This book looks boring, doesn't it?" says someone from somewhere in the dark. Lighting a lantern and exploring the next few pages, our guide seems to confirm his assumption--not another soul, or anything, to be seen! But wait! Peeking around the corner of the page, our guide spies something: a striped ball. And a brand-new shoe ... Hmm, how odd. As our guide walks on, he discovers other abandoned random things: a bright red nose, a tiny car, a giant baton. Growing more and more curious, our guide keeps on and finally puts together the pieces of the puzzle: a parade is about to start, and he, with the reader's help, can make it happen! It turns out everything happens in this book!"-- Provided by publisher.

Hunters of the great forest / Dennis Nolan.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageA band of tiny hunters goes off on a mysterious but worthwhile expedition, evading predatory birds and animals along the way, in this wordless picture book.

Minna unchi / Gomi Tarō saku.

  • 14 September 2019
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Partons en balade! / Mo Willems ; texte français d'Isabelle Montagnier.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageGérald et Rosie veulent prendre la route! Mais mème les projets les mieux préparés tournent parfois mal.

Aïe! Ma trompe! / Mo Willems ; text français d'Isabelle Montagnier.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageGérald explique longuement à Rosie comment il s'est cassé la trompe. Rosie aura-t-elle sa propre longue histoire à raconter?

Nya's long walk : a step at a time / Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageWhen her little sister, Akeer, becomes sick when they are returning home from the water hole, Nya must carry her and the water back to their village, one step at a time.

Mr. Nogginbody gets a hammer / David Shannon.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageAfter buying a hammer to fix a loose floorboard, Mr. Nogginbody learns a lot about home repairs--and what is, and is not, a nail.

A stone sat still / Brendan Wenzel.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageTold in rhyming verse, a stone is considered from a variety of environmental and emotional perspectives, as it sits where it is, surrounded by grass, dirt, and water, an unchanging certainty in the world.

Pepe's pride : a celebration of Hispanic heritage / written by Tracey Kyle ; illustrated by Mirelle Ortega.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imagePepe, who is Mexican American, enjoys participating in a festival celebrating his heritage and that of his family and friends, who are from Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and many other countries. Includes author's note about Hispanic American History month and the difference between the terms Hispanic and Latino.

Goblin moon / written and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers.

  • 13 September 2019
cover image"Beloved New York Times bestselling illustrator Jacqueline Rogers captures Halloween fun in this charming picture book perfect for spooky October nights. Snuggle up and enjoy this impish tale perfect for little goblins everywhere. With rhyming text and Jackie's signature style of illustration, fans of Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom and Linda D. Williams's The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything will be captivated by this spirited story just right for reading aloud. When old Goblin Moon rises on Halloween night, mischievous goblins come out with delight. They dance and swoon, they whoop and play, till one little girl helps them find their way!"--Amazon.

Just like Beverly / Vicki Conrad ; illustrated by David Hohn.

  • 13 September 2019
cover image"A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest"-- Provided by publisher.

The seekers / Hari & Deepti

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageSiblings Mio and Nao learn that the old stories of spirits are true when they lead a group of villagers to find out what is stopping the river. Features backlit papercut illustrations.

Searching for Santa / Nick Bruel.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageWhen Kitty wants to write a letter with her Christmas wish, she is not so sure that she has been good this year and wonders if that will affect whether Santa gives her what she is asking for.

The night is yours / Abdul-Razak Zachariah ; illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageFrom a vantage point high in their apartment, a parent narrates as Amani plays hide-and-seek at night with her friends in the neighborhood.

The pawed piper / Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by Chinlun Lee.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageA small girl wants a cat of her very own, just like the one in her book or like her grandmother's cat, Hector ... This delightful tale of wish fulfillment will strike a chord with any child who has ever yearned for a pet.

How do you dance? / Thyra Heder.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageThere are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you're happy or even because you're sad. But what's the best way to dance? Exactly how you want to!"-- Amazon.

Even monsters go to school / written by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

  • 13 September 2019
cover image"A grown-up monster describes in rhyming verse how monsters of all types go to school, and so must this child monster, no matter how glum about the prospect."-- Publisher's description.

Hannah Sparkles : hooray for the first day of school! / by Robin Mellom ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageEnthusiastic Hannah Sparkles is overjoyed to start first grade, and learns along the way that sometimes being a good listener is the best way to be a good friend.

The many colors of Harpreet Singh / by Supriya Kelkar ; illustrated by Alea Marley ; [afterword by Simran Jeet Singh]

  • 13 September 2019
cover image"Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patka--his turban--smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet's mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?"--Amazon.com.

My tiny pet / Jessie Hartland.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageAfter moving to a tiny house, a little girl is forbidden to get a pet until she introduces her parents to microscopic tardigrades, also called water bears.

My grandma and me / Mina Javaherbin ; illustrated by Lindsey Yankey.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageIn a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.

Maurice Sendak's seven little monsters : we love you, Mama! / story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Raymond Jafelice.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageAfter much thought, the seven little monsters put on a show as their gift to Mama on her birthday.

Seababy : a little otter returns home / Ellen Levine ; illustrated by Jon Van Zyle.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageA baby sea otter, separated from his mother by a storm, is rescued by a human who takes him to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to recover and learn how to take care of himself.

The brave cyclist : the true story of a Holocaust hero / by Amalia Hoffman ; illustrated by Chiara Fedele.

  • 12 September 2019
cover image"Once a skinny and weak child, Gino Bartali rose to become a Tour de France champion and one of cycling's greatest stars. But all that seemed unimportant when his country came under the grip of a brutal dictator and entered World War II on the side of Nazi Germany. Bartali might have appeared a mere bystander to the harassment and hatred directed toward Italy's Jewish people, but secretly he accepted a role in a dangerous plan to help them. Putting his own life at risk, Bartali used his speed and endurance on a bike to deliver documents Jewish people needed to escape harm. His inspiring story reveals how one person could make a difference against violence and prejudice during the time of the Holocaust"-- Provided by publisher.

Can I keep it? / Lisa Jobe.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageAs a boy searches his backyard for the perfect pet, his mother asks him to consider where a squirrel, frog, or bird would like to live.

Truman / written by Jean Reidy ; illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageHe may be slow but Truman the turtle is determined to find his girl Sarah, who has boarded a city bus on her way to preschool.

Moonshot : the flight of Apollo 11 / Brian Floca.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageHere is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.

A quieter story / Liza Woodruff.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageA girl pens an adventure for her pet kitten, but after his fearful reaction she realizes her next story should probably have a little less pizzazz.

Unstoppable me / Susan Verde ; pictures by Andrew Joyner.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageUnstoppable Me is about the sort of energetic child we all know and love -- full of fun and play...and a bit exhausting! In this book, we see an unstoppable little boy, run, jump, and soar through his day. He takes a little time to refuel, then he's back at it -- zooming and zipping around. This poetic, joyful book -- filled with illustrations as bright and energetic as the boy himself -- is a celebration of the active child.

Goodbye, friend! hello, friend! / Cori Doerrfeld.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageTwo best friends understand that saying goodbye to one experience means saying hello to the next, but that does not make it easier when one friend has to move away.

Not quite Snow White / written by Ashley Franklin ; illustrated by Ebony Glenn.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageTameika is excited to audition for the school's Snow White musical, but when she overhears her classmates say she is too tall, chubby, and brown to play Snow White, she questions whether she is right for the part.

Fancy Nancy and the quest for the unicorn / based on Fancy Nancy written by Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior illustrations by Carolyn Bracken.

  • 12 September 2019
cover image"Dressing as princesses and knights, Fancy Nancy and her friends go off in search of a unicorn in her backyard."-- (Source of summary not specified)

Babar's yoga for elephants / by Laurent de Brunhoff.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageBabar the elephant demonstrates and provides step-by-step instructions for basic yoga techniques and positions, then shows how he and Celeste use them to relax and have fun as they travel around the world.

A band of babies / written by Carole Gerber ; illustrated by Jane Dyer.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageWhen Benny arrives at day care, where the babies are bored, he finds the instruments and soon they are off on a musical journey to the store for a snack.

Vlad the rad / Brigette Barrager.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageNEW from the bestselling illustrator of UNI THE UNICORN! A new mythical -- and totally rad -- character to laugh with and love. Vlad is always getting in trouble at Miss Fussbucket's School for Aspiring Spooks. Unlike the other little vampires, witches, mummies, and ghosts, Vlad isn't very interested in learning spookiness. That's because . . .Vlad loves to skateboard! How can he possibly think about being a good spook when all he wants to do is practice his latest gnarly trick? Maybe Vlad can find a way to do both! Brigette Barrager's debut author-illustrator project is full of energy, fun, and sweet tricks! Passionate kids will identify with Vlad, and will take heart in the way he marries his love of skateboarding with his schoolwork. A perfect Halloween read-aloud for the classroom!

Annie's plaid shirt / by Stacy B. Davids ; illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis.

  • 11 September 2019
cover image"Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle's wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can't her mom understand? Then Annie has an idea. But will her mom agree? Annie's Plaid Shirt will inspire readers to be themselves and will touch the hearts of those who love them. Themes of gender norms, identity, individuality, tolerance, and self-esteem"--amazon.com.

Froggy picks a pumpkin / by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageOn a class trip to the pumpkin patch, Froggy exuberantly picks a pumpkin in hopes of carving a jack-o'-lantern, making a pumpkin pie, and possibly winning a prize in his class's pumpkin-picking contest.

Apples and butterflies / story by Shauntay Grant ; illustrations by Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageA family takes an autumn vacation to Prince Edward Island-- beachcombing, kite flying, campfires, and apple picking. Filled with rich illustrations and Shauntay Grant's award-winning poetry.

The Star People : a Lakota story / S.D. Nelson.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageWhen Young Wolf and his older sister wander from their village and face the danger of a prairie fire, their deceased grandmother, now one of the Star People, appears to guide them.

The Teddy Bears' picnic / song arranged and performed by Jerry Garcia & David Grisman ; illustrated by Bruce Whatley.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageA collection of teddy bears gathers for a rollicking good time in this picture-book version of the all-time favorite song.

One dark bird / Liz Garton Scanlon ; illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageA single starling is joined by hundreds more, and together they dance across the sky, finally settling into the trees.

The great pumpkin contest / Angela Rozelaar.

  • 11 September 2019
cover image"Two neighboring cats compete for first place in a pumpkin contest, but it takes a cat-astrophe to make them realize there's a lot more they can win than just a blue ribbon"-- Provided by publisher. Includes "The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin."

Ballerina Rosie / Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York ; illustrated by Diane Goode.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageRosie has always loved to dance, but when she starts ballet classes she learns that it takes not only practice and hard work but also self-confidence.

This book of mine / Sarah Stewart ; pictures by David Small.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageIllustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the connection between diverse readers of all ages and the books they enjoy.

Spencer's new pet / presented by Jessie Sima.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageSpencer excitedly takes his new pet to the park, the veterinarian's office, and a birthday party, but for a pet balloon, those places are full of danger.

Compost stew : an A to Z recipe for the earth / by Mary McKenna Siddals ; illustrated by Ashley Wolff.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageA rhyming text explains from A to Z, which common items around the house can be turned into the dark, crumbly stuff we call "compost stew". The collage illustrations are made from some of those items to help make the point. There's a note at the end of the text listing things that are not suitable for adding to the compost bin.

Leap! / JonArno Lawson ; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageA startled little flea triggers a domino effect of surprised jumps in a grasshopper, a bunny, a dog and other animals in a circular story poem that combines engaging action words with mixed-media collage art.

Papa Bear's Page Fright / by Wade Bradford ; illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageAs a narrator begins telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Papa develops Page Fright, is unable to say his lines, and runs away through other books.

Born to ride : a story about bicycle face / story by Larissa Theule ; pictures by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageIn Rochester, New York, in 1896, Louisa Belinda Bellflower defies convention and ignores her brother's warnings by learning to ride a bicycle. Includes a history of bicycling and its connection to the women's rights movement.

The girl and the bicycle / Mark Pett.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageA wordless picture book in which a girl sees a bicycle she wants to buy, works hard for a kindly neighbor to earn the money for it, then gets a pleasant surprise.

A bike like Sergio's / Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageRuben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben's mom sends him to Sonny's corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn't have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone's purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it's not one dollar or even five or ten--it's a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio's! But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money?

It's good to have a grandpa / Maryann Macdonald ; illustrated by Priscilla Burris.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageAn illustrated look at the special moments when children and their granddads spend time together.

The king of Kindergarten / Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageInstilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.

It's good to have a grandma / Maryann Macdonald ; illustrated by Priscilla Burris.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageAn illustrated look at the special moments when children and their grandmas spend time together.

Alfred's book of monsters / Sam Streed.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageAlfred loves the monsters in his book, and he does not like teatime with his aunt--until he decides to invite three of his favorite monsters to join him for tea.

Ball & balloon / written by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Helen Yoon.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageBall wishes he could fly like Balloon, but when a boy arrives and sends Ball rolling, bouncing, and even soaring into the air, Balloon feels deflated.

I got next / by Daria Peoples-Riley.

  • 10 September 2019
cover image"A young basketball player receives inspiration from a surprising place and joins the competition ready to try his best"-- Provided by publisher.

Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln / Margarita Engle ; [illustrated by] Rafael López.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageLooks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreño, one of the world's most famous pianists who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.

Twins / Mike Ciccotello.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageA boy who plays everything from leap frog to piano duets with his twin brother loves being a twin, even when they disagree.

As warm as the sun / Kate and Jim McMullan.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageToby, a French bulldog who dreams of being warm all the time, is not pleased when Pinkie arrives and takes his favorite warm spots.

Red house, tree house, little bitty brown mouse / by Jane Godwin ; illustrated by Blanca Gomez.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageIn this rhyming story, a young mouse makes her way around the world, introducing colors.

Looking for yesterday / Alison Jay.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageHow can tomorrow ever be as good as yesterday? Boy doesn't think it can be and puts all his scientific knowledge to use, trying to work out how to go faster than the speed of light and make time go backwards. His grandad discovers him exploring the garden looking for wormholes, a possible shortcut back to yesterday - and reassures him that tomorrow will hold great experiences, which will become new treasured memories.

What if everybody thought that? / words by Ellen Javernck ; pictures by Colleen Madden.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageExplores the preconceived notions we have about the world and encourages kids to be more thoughtful.

The pirate tree / Brigita Orel, Jennie Poh.

  • 10 September 2019
cover image"The gnarled tree on the hill sometimes turns into a pirate ship. A rope serves as an anchor, a sheet as a sail, and Sam is its fearless captain. But one day another sailor approaches, and he's not from Sam's street. Can they find something more precious than diamonds and gold? Can they find--friendship?"--Dust jacket flap.

Lili Macaroni / by Nicole Testa ; illustrated by Annie Boulanger.

  • 10 September 2019
cover image"Lili Macaroni loves every feature she has inherited from a family member, but when she starts kindergarten she is teased for those very traits. Burdened by unhappiness, she creates a polka-dotted butterfly and imagines it flying her sorrows away--and finds she has introduced a powerful tool for conversations about emotions, self-esteem, and resilience."-- Provided by publisher.
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