Jack (not Jackie) / words by Erica Silverman ; pictures by Holly Hatam.

  • 20 January 2019
cover imageSusan loves her baby sister, Jackie, but as Jackie grows older and behaves more and more like a boy Susan must adjust to having a brother, Jack, instead.

Our very own Christmas / Annette Langen ; [illustrated by] Marije Tolman ; [translated by Nina Maria Wieser].

  • 20 January 2019
cover imageTwo siblings reenact events from the first Christmas by traveling from their home and using flashlights on an adventure that takes them across snowy fields, during which the sister whispers the story of Jesus' birth to her brother.

The gingerbread pirates / Kristin Kladstrup ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.

  • 20 January 2019
cover imageWhen Jim's gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, comes alive, the tasty treat prepares to battle Santa Claus, who likes to eat cookies on Christmas Eve.

Santa Claus and the three bears / by Maria Modugno ; illustrated by Brooke Dyer and Jane Dyer.

  • 20 January 2019
cover imageWhen Papa, Mama and Baby Bear return from a walk on Christmas Eve, they're surprised to find their pudding eaten and their chairs sat in and broken. And who's that asleep in Baby Bear's bed?

I don't want to be nice! / Sue Graves ; illustrated by Emanuela Carletti and Desideria Guicciardini.

  • 20 January 2019
cover imageFinn is not very kind to his classmates, and he cares mostly about himself. He doesn't help Ahmed or Lily. He shoves Molly and Freddy on the playground. In soccer, he doesn't play fair. The children are mad at Finn. Then, when no one wants to play with him at recess, he feels sad and lonely. How will Finn find a way to make it all better? Ultimately, Finn's teacher helps him see that he can change his mean behavior and that kindness leads to friendship and fun.

What's for breakfast? / Denys Cazet.

  • 19 January 2019
cover image"Wake up!" says Rufus, a large and very hungry owl. "It's time to catch the fearsome mouse. I'm in a mood for a bowl of mouse soup for breakfast." Pip, who's better at sleeping than swooping, leaps from the nest and lands right on top of that fearsome mouse whose name, he learns, is Theodore. Is it time for breakfast ... or friendship? Find out in this clever and classic picture book about two owls, a mouse, a banana, and an unlikely friendship. -- from Amazon.

Hello winter! / Shelley Rotner.

  • 19 January 2019
cover image"The basic facts about the season of winter including how plants, animals, and the climate change and adapt are included in this photo essay introduction."-- Provided by publisher.

Dreamland / Noah Klocek.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageAs Amelie goes to bed, she sets out in search of her dreams, venturing into a surreal world and overcoming cold toes, tangled blankets, and ticking clocks to uncover her favorite dreams.

Little Brown / Marla Frazee.

  • 19 January 2019
cover image"Little Brown is grumpy and lonely at the dog park, until he decides to take matters into his own hands."-- Provided by publisher.

Hide and seek / Anthony Browne.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageSiblings Cy and Poppy play hide-and-seek in the woods.

The elephant / Jenni Desmond.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageNonfiction picture book describing and comparing African and Asian elephants.

Dinosaur pirates! / Penny Dale.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imagePirate dinosaurs are sailing the high seas! But what will they do when some raptors try to take their treasure? A splashing, clashing, swashbuckling tale for anyone who loves dinosaurs, pirates, and a good adventure!

Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean / Yael Mermelstein ; illustrated by Carrie Hartman.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageAmateur inventor Izzy creates a machine that miraculously cleans the entire house of hametz just in time for Passover. Includes author's note about Passover and hametz.

I just like you / Suzanne Bloom.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageA diverse group of animals show how friendship can be as simple as appreciating the critter next to you.

Sophie Johnson : unicorn expert / Morag Hood and Ella Okstad.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageAre you a unicorn expert? Then meet Sophie Johnson... you have a lot in common! Sophie Johnson is an endearing new picture book character, who is just bursting with information and knowledge that she is keen to pass on. She's a self-confessed unicorn expert (among other things) and has dressed up her toys and pets with their own unique horns. Strange then, that she doesn't seem to notice the real unicorn who has come into her house. A wonderfully humorous story, from a new picture book dream-team, Morag Hood and Ella Okstad about a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence! Ideal for fans of unicorns, rainbows and magic everywhere!

Making a friend / story by Tammi Sauer ; pictures by Alison Friend.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageDoesn't anyone want to be my friend?

Found / Jeff Newman ; illustrated by Larry Day.

  • 18 January 2019
cover image"While Jenn is seeking Prudence, her big, sleek and shiny, black and white dog, she meets and falls in love with Roscoe, a scruffy little golden dog." -- (Source of summary not specified)

I'm in charge / Jeanne Willis ; illustrated by Jarvis.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageWhen a little rhino, who likes to make the rules, finds a tree bursting with fruit, he is not about to share it with any of the other animals since he is in charge, but it looks like things are about to change.

Love / by Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageLove can be seen every day, everywhere, and everyone can show it.

Dinosaur thunder / Marion Dane Bauer ; [illustrations by] Margaret Chodos-Irvine.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageBrannon is afraid of thunder until his older brother compares thunder to one of Brannon's favorite subjects--dinosaurs.

Roger is going fishing / Koen Van Biesen ; translated by Laura Watkinson.

  • 18 January 2019
cover image"In this sequel to Roger Is Reading a Book, Roger and Emily head to the lake to go fishing and catch more than they bargained for"-- Provided by publisher.

Just one more swim / Caroline Pitcher and [illustrated by] Jenny Jones.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageBig Bear introduces her cubs to their environment by teaching them to catch fish and swim.

Es mucho 7? / Antje Damm.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageEste no es un "libro de preguntas", sino una invitación a conversar, buscar, pensar, discutir y escuchar al otro. Es una puerta a las "grandes" preguntas, esas que tienen muchísimas respuestas... o ninguna!

Don't touch my hair! / Sharee Miller.

  • 17 January 2019
cover imageAria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up. Includes author's note.

Is that you, Eleanor Sue? / Tricia Tusa.

  • 17 January 2019
cover imageSaturdays are dress-up days when Eleanor Sue climbs out the window ... tiptoes over to the front door ... and rings the doorbell. When her mother answers, she doesn't see Eleanor Sue. She sees a cranky old neighbor. Or a hungry witch. Or a white-bearded wizard. Eleanor Sue is a master of disguise, but when her mother gets in on the act, along with Grandma, anything can happen.-- Publisher's description.

The case of the missing chalk drawings / Richard Byrne.

  • 17 January 2019
cover imageThe chalks are drawing flowers on the chalkboard, but someone keeps stealing their artwork. Sergeant Blue is on the case and determined to solve the mystery. Who could the thief be?-- Publisher's description.

Home by another way : a Christmas story / Barbara Brown Taylor ; illustrations by Melanie Cataldo.

  • 17 January 2019
cover image"This enchanting Christmas story by beloved author and preacher Barbara Brown Taylor follows the three wise men on their world-changing journey to Bethlehem. In this beautiful retelling of their adventure, Taylor captures the power of one very special star and gives readers a new perspective on the three wise men and their encounters with King Herod, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Home by Another Way: A Christmas Story features breathtaking artwork from illustrator Melanie Cataldo and is perfect for gift-giving."--Publisher description.

The child of Christmas / Sophie Piper ; illustrations by Sophy Williams.

  • 17 January 2019
cover imageTells the gospel story of the Nativity, capturing the stillness and wonder of the Christmas message.

The 12 sleighs of Christmas / by Sherri Duskey Rinker ; illustrated by Jake Parker.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageWhen, two weeks before Christmas, the elves discover that Santa's sleigh is in a bad state, twelve teams of elves set out to build twelve different sleighs: a souped up hot rod, a semitruck that flies, a ship that sails in the sky, and each version is more elaborate than the one before--but which will Santa choose?

Howard B. Wigglebottom and the power of giving : a Christmas story / Howard Binkow ; [illustrated by] Susan F. Cornelison.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageHoward likes owning but not sharing. At Christmas time, he learns the value of giving real things and not just material possessions.

Where do diggers celebrate Christmas? / by Brianna Caplan Sayres ; illustrated by Christian Slade.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"A picture book that showcases all kinds of vehicles celebrating the Christmas holiday"-- Provided by publisher.

We wish for a monster Christmas / by Sue Fliess ; illustrated by Claudia Ranucci.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageDear Santa: please bring us a big hairy, scary MONSTER! This hilarious parody of the traditional carol stars two siblings who want something really special for their Christmas gift. Though Mom and Dad say no, Santa says yes.

Ada Lace sees red / Emily Calandrelli with Tamson Weston ; illustrated by Renée Kurilla.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageEight-year-old Ada Lace is determined to win the robot-building competition but is struggling with her art class so she soon wonders if there might be a way to use both science and art to solve her problems.

Let's sing a lullaby with the Brave Cowboy / by Jan Thomas.

  • 15 January 2019
cover imageBrave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.

The quiet crocodile / by Natacha Andriamirado and Delphine Renon.

  • 15 January 2019
cover imageWorried that his reptilian ferocity will scare his friends, Fossil the crocodile prefers peace and quiet and being alone, but his friends insist that Fossil play with them anyway.

Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story / Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by John Holyfield.

  • 15 January 2019
cover imageThe inspirational story of William "Bill" Lewis, a hardworking blacksmith who slowly saved his money to free his family--Publisher-provided summary.

I wish I was a polar bear / by Jennifer Bové.

  • 15 January 2019
cover imageFind out how polar bears eat, talk and sleep, among other interesting facts.

The great pasta escape / written by Miranda Paul ; illustrated by Javier Joaquin.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageVarious types of pasta have followed the rules since they were made but when the learn they are meant to be eaten, they plot how to escape the factory.

I'm like you, you're like me : a book about understanding and appreciating each other / by Cindy Gainer ; illustrated by Miki Sakamoto.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageIllustrations and simple text explore ways in which children are alike and some ways they may be different.

All through my town / Jean Reidy ; illustrated by Leo Timmers.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageIllustrations and simple, rhyming text take the reader on a tour around town.

Forever young / by Bob Dylan ; illustrated by Paul Rogers.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageBob Dylan's classic 1974 anthem Forever Young is reimagined by award-willing illustrator Rogers. In this picture book, the lyrics follow the story of a young boy who travels through Dylan's life, living in the footsteps of a musical legend.

Los deseos de Carmela / Matt de la Peña ; Christian Robinson ; traducción de Teresa Mlawer.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageCarmela, finally old enough to run errands with her brother, tries to think of the perfect wish, while his wish seems to be that she stayed home.

Christmas in the Big Woods : adapted from the Little house books by Laura Ingalls Wilder / illustrated by Renée Graef.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageA young pioneer girl and her family celebrate Christmas in their cabin in the Wisconsin woods.

Buster and the baby / Amy Hest ; illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageIn a little red house, a dog named Buster ducks under the table. He waits and watches and waits some more. Thump, goes his heart. Thump, thump, thump. And then ... CHAAA! Out of the shadows comes the baby, squealing and whirling and bumping his nose! Go, Buster, go! Is behind the blue chair a good place to hide! Maybe ... All day long, Buster and the baby go, go, go in this playful game of chase, winding up in a heart-tugging role reversal come bedtime. -- from dust jacket.

Not my idea : a book about whiteness / written and illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageA white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. "In our family, we don't see color," his mother says, but he sees the colors plain enough. An afternoon in the library's history stacks uncover the truth of white supremacy in America. Racism was not his idea and he refuses to defend it.

Heartbeat / Evan Turk.

  • 14 January 2019
cover imageSeparated from her mother, a young whale swims the oceans for decades until she finds a young girl who shares her vision of one planet for which all are responsible.

Bertolt / Jacques Goldstyn ; translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageA loner spends time in an ancient oak tree he calls Bertolt, enjoying birds, animals, and spring storms, and when he finds that Bertolt has died, he plans a special tribute.

The road home / written by Katie Cotton ; illustrated by Sarah Jacoby.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageIllustrations and simple, rhyming text follow birds and woodland creatures as they journey to the nests and burrows they call home, past predators and other dangers.

Harold loves his woolly hat / by Vern Kousky.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageHarold is a very special bear who always wears a woolly hat, so when a crow steals the hat from him, he tries to win it back.

Zoomer's out-of-this-world Christmas / Ned Young.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageWhen a dog named Zoomer and his brothers look for flying reindeer on Christmas Eve, they find something quite different--a flying saucer.

I don't want to go to sleep / by Dev Petty ; illustrated by Mike Boldt.

  • 13 January 2019
cover image"Frog is excited about the coming of winter, until he finds out that frogs sleep through the long cold months while they hibernate"-- Provided by publisher.

Chicken Big / by Keith Graves.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageA giant chicken hatches from an enormous egg, but the other chickens cannot accept that he is one of them.

Trouble magnet / by Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by Aaron Blecha.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageAs the students at his school prepare for a talent show and class presentations about Hawaii, fourth-grader George tries hard to behave but his magic super burps keep getting him in trouble.

The reader / by Amy Hest ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageA boy and his dog hike to the top of a very tall, snowy hill where they play, enjoy a snack, and then share their favorite book before sledding home.

The house of lost and found / story by Martin Widmark ; illustrations by Emilia Dziubak ; [translated by Polly Lawson].

  • 13 January 2019
cover image"Niles lives alone in a big house full of dust and memories of the people he's lost. One day, the boy from next door asks Niles to look after his plant. Reluctantly, Niles takes the pot of dirt. Can he remember how to care for something? An original and uplifting story of finding hope from bestselling author Martin Widmark and award-winning illustrator Emilia Dziubak"--Dust jacket.

Mary Poppins / based on the novel by P.L. Travers ; adapted by Amy Novesky ; illustrated by Genevieve Godbout.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageA wind brings some English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister, introduces the two oldest to her friends, and takes them on many adventures.

Horse meets Dog / by Elliott Kalan ; illustrations by Tim Miller.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageWhen Horse and Dog meet, Dog thinks he has met a very big canine, Horse thinks he has come across a tiny little baby horse, and humorous confusion ensues.

Stop that yawn! / written by Caron Levis ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageGabby convinces Granny to leave Sleepytown and stay up all night in a new place, but before long, a contagious yawn takes control.

Twinkle / Katharine Holabird and Sarah Warburton.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"It's Twinkle's first day at The Fairy School of Magic and Music, and she can't wait to make spells like all the other fairies. But Twinkle keeps forgetting the magic words, and her spells go from bad to worse!" -- Publisher description.

Hugs & kisses for the grouchy ladybug / by Eric Carle.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"The Grouchy Ladybug feels less grouchy once her friends show her how nice love can be"-- Provided by publisher.

Zach makes mistakes / William Mulcahy ; illustrated by Darren McKee.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"Zach can't wait for his field trip--he loves the museum! But when he accidentally forgets the rules, his excitement turns to dismay. Will he let embarrassing blunders ruin his day?"--Page 4 of cover.

Zach hangs in there / William Mulcahy ; illustrated by Darren McKee.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"Zach has set a goal for himself--to get across the tricky trapeze rings on the playground. Every time he tries, he falls off before making it to the end. But with encouragement from his best friend Sonya and positive self-talk, Zach makes a plan to achieve his goal, adapts his plan along the way, and perseveres to the end. Zach feels so great about his success that he writes down the steps he used so he can repeat them next time he faces a tough challenge. Zach Rules Series Zach struggles with social issues like getting along, handling frustrations, making mistakes, and other everyday problems typical of young kids. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Zach gets frustrated / William Mulcahy ; illustrated by Darren McKee.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. Everything goes wrong and he is frustrated!"--Page 4 of cover.

My "w" book / written by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Colin King.

  • 12 January 2019
cover imageA little girl fills her sound box with words beginning with the letter "w."

My "s" book / written by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Colin King.

  • 12 January 2019
cover imageA little girl fills her sound box with words beginning with the letter "s."

The ABCs of what I can be / Caitlin McDonagh.

  • 12 January 2019
cover imageChildren dress up and imagine what they could be when they grow up--from astronaut to dentist to mathematician to Zumba instructor.

Tiger vs. nightmare / Emily Tetri.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it's time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger--that's not what best friends do. But Monster needs to scare someone...it's a monster, after all. So while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can't fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away."--Amazon.com.

Gwen the rescue hen / written by Leslie Crawford ; illustrated by Sonja Stangl.

  • 12 January 2019
cover imageGwen has spent her whole life in a big egg-laying hen house, so she knows very little about what chickens can do (besides lay eggs, of course). A fateful tornado turns her world upside-down and sideways, landing her in a strange new place that's nothing like the hen house. Using her wits and chicken superpowers, Gwen dodges danger at every turn until she finds safety and friendship with a boy named Mateo. Together they discover how extraordinary an ordinary chicken really is.

Giraffe and Bird together again / Rebecca Bender.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"Bird lives for adventure. He wants to swoop, soar, and explore. Giraffe is perfectly happy right where he is, thank you very much. He never worries when Bird flits off for a while. But one afternoon his friend fails to return. Giraffe has a bad feeling that something has happened to Bird. Giraffe dreads the wide world full of tangly forests, craggy mountains, and mysterious plains. But he doesn't hesitate. If Bird is in trouble, then Giraffe will find and rescue him"--Amazon.com.

The poesy ring / Bob Graham

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"When a heartbroken young woman throws a gold ring into the wind in 1830, it settles in a meadow, and there it stays for seasons -- and the years -- pass. But the ring's journey is just beginning, and as time goes on, it moves at the mercy of the natural world: flung across a field, tilled into the soil, dropped from the mouth of a magpie into the sea where countless tides wash over it. Will the ring, inscribed with the words love never dies, end its journey at the bottom of the ocean? Or does it have a greater destiny?" -- Jacket.

Fox explores the night / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Richard Smythe.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"Fox is hungry. She waits until dark, then emerges from her den to hunt for food. Follow her as she pads through the city streets and learns about sunlight, moonlight, and electric light. Shadows grow along alleys and reflections bounce off store windows as Fox moves through patches of light and dark. Using simple, clear language and beautiful illustrations, this gentle story is the perfect introduction to light and dark for budding scientists"--Publisher's website.

Mousie, I will read to you / written by Rachael Cole ; illustrated by Melissa Crowton.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"Follows a mama mouse and her baby mouse on the little mouse's journey to becoming a reader--from infancy to toddlerhood to elementary school and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

There are no bears in this bakery / Julia Sarcone-Roach.

  • 12 January 2019
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Love, Z / Jessie Sima.

  • 12 January 2019
cover imageA little robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed, "Love, Beatrice" and, unable to learn what love is from other robots, sets out on a quest to find the answer.

Zach apologizes / William Mulcahy ; illustrated by Darren McKee.

  • 11 January 2019
cover image"When Zach's little brother takes his toy without asking--again--Zach gets really mad!"--Page 4 of cover.
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