A dog called bear / Diane and Christyan Fox.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageLike so many children, Lucy wants a dog. But, unlike other children, Lucy interviews animals to fill the pet vacancy. And she gets a little more than she expected. Endearing and heart-warming, this story shows (with a humour that never overshadows the message) that being different is good. Another classic from this husband-and-wife team, told with simplicity and portrayed through appealing characters, illustrated with style and confidence.

The worry box / by Suzanne Chiew ; illustrated by Sean Julian.

  • 24 May 2018
cover image"Murry Bear has so many worries! Luckily, his sister, Molly, knows just what to do. "Sharing worries always makes them feel smaller," she says. She also tells him about her worry box. "When I'm worried about something," she says, "I write it down, then put it inside." Then Molly offers to help make one for Murray, and he takes it on their journey to the waterfall -- but will it really help?"--Back cover.

The big red rock / Jess Stockham.

  • 24 May 2018
cover image"When Bif finds a big red rock blocking his way, he decides it has to go. But how? Nothing he tries will remove it. Bif's friend Bop knows some monsters who might be able to help. When none of their ingenious methods work, they all have to decide what to do next-- with surprising results!"--Jacket.

Wash on! / Mich̀èle Marineau ; illustrations by Manon Gauthier ; translated by Erin Woods.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageOne day when Mrs. Gillis is giving her daughter a bath, Petronilla cries, "Wash on!" "Wash off, dear," Mrs. Gillis corrects her. But Petronilla's words seem to have power. The blue of the washcloth has stained the girl's cheek. And that is only the beginning. Colors start transferring between every object Petronilla touches. And every person. And every person who touches an object that has been touched. Before long, the entire world is a spreading mess of colors, and only Petronilla can stop it. But will she?

The bagel king / written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Sandy Nichols.

  • 24 May 2018
cover image"Every Sunday in winter, spring, summer and fall - through snow, rain, heat and gloom - Zaida delivers bagels to his neighbors and to his grandson, Eli. Warm, chewy, salty bagels. But their Sunday tradition comes to a halt when a slip on some schmutz leaves Zaida flat on his tuches and bedridden - and bagel-less! Who will bring the bagels if Zaida's not well in time for next Sunday's delivery? Told with a schmear of love and baked with humor, The Bagel King celebrates family tradition and the special bond between grandparent and grandchild."-- Provided by publisher.

The true adventures of Esther the wonder pig / by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, and Caprice Crane ; illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld.

  • 24 May 2018
cover image"Esther the Wonder Pig was adopted as a teacup pig, but her dads Steve and Derek quickly find that she's actually a full-size pig who is far too big for their little apartment, so the family expands to a full-size farm with Esther and all her animal friends."-- Provided by publisher.

A round of robins / Katie Hesterman ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Follow a pair of robin parents from nest-building and egg-laying, to raising their hungry hatchlings, and finally sending off their flying fledglings"-- Provided by publisher.

DOLL-E 1.0 / Shanda McCloskey.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageCharlotte has a talent for anything technological, so when she receives a doll as a present, she upgrades it with a few spare parts and some code to create a new and improved friend.--Provided by Publisher.

Tim's goodbye / written and illustrated by Steven Salerno.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"A group of children says goodbye to a beloved pet turtle who has died."--Colophon.

I sleep in a big bed / Maria van Lieshout.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageA child who used to sleep in a crib celebrates graduating to sleep in a big kids' bed--even though waking up there in the middle of the night can be a little scary.

The grand expedition / Emma Adbøge ; translated from Swedish by Annie Prime.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageTwo children plan a camping adventure and set up a tent in their own backyard, but when the pickles run out and mosquitoes arrive, they are ready to find Dad.

Bear and wolf / by Daniel Salmieri.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Bear and Wolf become unlikely companions one winter's evening when they discover each other out walking in the falling snow"-- Provided by publisher.

The joy of cookies : Cookie Monster's guide to life / by me...Cookie Monster.

  • 22 May 2018
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The fish and the cat / Marianne Dubuc.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"A playful cat, a courageous fish... Where will their adventures take them?"--Page [2] of cover.

Alphabet boats / Samantha R. Vamos ; illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"Following on the successful heels of Samantha Vamos's Alphabet Trucks and anticipating even more success from Alphabet Trains, readers are invited to join the journey through each letter of the alphabet. With colorful, kid-friendly art, this third entry into the series captures the uniqueness of twenty-six different kinds of boats and involves each letter of the alphabet in a supporting role"-- Provided by publisher.

The breaking news / written & illustrated by Sarah Lynne Reul.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageWhen devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers-the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead ... and then another, and another. Small things can compound, after all, to make a world of difference. Both timely and timeless, this charmingly illustrated debut picture book from Sarah Lynne Reul touches on themes of community, resilience, and optimism with an authenticity that will resonate with readers young and old.

We are brothers / Yves Nadon ; illustrated by Jean Claverie.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageWith his big brother's support, a young boy finds the courage to jump off the big rock at the lake.

Zenith's great gift / story and illustrations by Mary Anne Flavin.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageZenith is a dolphin born without echolocation. Although Zenith wants to be useful, she is sad and lonely and fears her life will have no purpose because she's different. Then Zenith's father presents her with an opportunity to use her special abilities to help others. She meets sick children along the way and discovers that being born without echolocation was the best gift she could have ever received.

Pip & Pup / Eugene Yelchin.

  • 21 May 2018
cover image"Across the barnyard, Pip the chick spots a new friend to play with--Pup! What will these pals get up to?"--Page [2] of cover.

123 dream / Kim Krans.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageDrawings of creatures and natural wonders introduce numbers from one to ten. Includes a search-and-find activity.

Dude! / word by Aaron Reynolds ; pictures by Dan Santat.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageA platypus and a beaver who love surfing encounter a shark -- with unexpected results. Using just the one word "dude" this almost wordless picture book shows how much gnarly fun the dudes have surfing together.

Places to be / written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Renata Liwska.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageWe have so many places to be! Places to be loud and lovely and scared and jubilant. This picture book celebrates all our wide-ranging emotions -- and the adventures that await us each day.

Good night, Forest / written by Denise Brennan-Nelson ; illustrated by Marco Bucci.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageIllustrations and simple text provide a greeting to Forest's plants, animals, sunshine, and waters, then bids them all good night.--Provided by Publisher.

Jerome by heart / words by Thomas Scotto ; illustrations by Olivier Tallec ; translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick & Karin Snelson.

  • 20 May 2018
cover image"A young boy expresses his love for his friend Jerome"-- Provided by publisher.

I spy 123 : totally crazy numbers! / Ulrike Sauerhöfer ; illustrated and designed by Manuela Ancutici ; [translator, Michael Worek].

  • 20 May 2018
cover image"In this hidden picture book, both everyday and fantasy objects are hidden within designs shaped like the numbers 1 to 20"-- Provided by publisher.

The Berenstain Bears' big book of science and nature / Stan & Jan Berenstain.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageIntroduces the seasons, weather, animals, plants, the earth, machines, matter, energy, and related topics.

Misunderstood Shark : starring Shark! / written by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Scott Magoon.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageShark interrupts the filming of Underwater World With Bob, scattering the other creatures (and the audience), but he claims it is all a terrible misunderstanding--that he would never think of eating the fish, the squid, the audience...or Bob.

I really want to see you, Grandma / Taro Gomi.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageYumi and her grandmother really want to see each other, but when they both set out from their homes at the same time they keep missing each other.

Blue rider / Geraldo Valério.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageIn a book without words, a child finds a book on a crowded city sidewalk and is transported beyond the repetitive sameness of an urban skyscape into an untamed natural world.

Where's Waldo? : the wonder book / Martin Handford.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageThe reader follows Waldo and other characters as they travel through various scenes and tries to find them and their lost objects in the illustrations.

Raccoons / by K.M. Kostyal.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imagePhotographs and text introduce the physical characteristics and habits of the raccoon.

The sasquatch and the lumberjack / Crix Sheridan.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageIllustrations and sparse text reveal a developing friendship between a sasquatch and a lumberjack, from their first meeting through a year of apple picking, skiing, hiking, and swimming.

Fur and feathers / by Janet Halfmann ; illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageA story of a young girl who dreams that howling winds whisk fur and feathers right off her animal friends. Trying to help, she sews each of them a new "coat." But what kind do they need? Who needs fur, and what color? Who needs feathers, and why? Who needs scales, and should they be moist or dry? Includes "For Creative Minds" educational section.

Grandma is a slowpoke / by Janet Halfmann ; illustrated by Michele Coxon.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageGoing on a walk with Grandma can take a long time as she loves to spot and watch the behavior of animals.

The soccer fence / Phil Bildner ; illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageEach time Hector watches white boys playing soccer in Johannesburg, South Africa, he dreams of playing on a real pitch one day and after the fall of apartheid, when he sees the 1996 African Cup of Nations team, he knows that his dream can come true.

The night before Christmas : poem / by Clement Moore ; [illustrated by] Jan Brett.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imagePresents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

I am a big sister! / Caroline Jayne Church.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageA small girl finds out that she is about to become a big sister.

Choo choo : the story of a little engine who ran away / by Virginia Lee Burton.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageA little engine decides it could go much faster without pulling all the other cars, so it takes off by itself.

Around the clock / Roz Chast.

  • 18 May 2018
cover image"Do you ever wonder what your friends, enemies, brothers, sisters, and children are doing in the hours when you're not there? This kooky 24-hour tour of a day in the life of 23 different children will reveal answers you'd never expect"-- Provided by publisher.

Once upon a cloud / by Claire Keane.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageWhile thinking very hard about the perfect gift for her mother just before she falls asleep, Celeste is blown way up into the sky by the Wind, where she meets the Stars, the Moon, and the Sun, and when she awakens she finds exactly what she sought.

Ben rides on / by Matt Davies.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageBen rides his new bicycle the very, very long way to school but Adrian Underbite, perhaps the world's largest third-grader, takes the bike anyway and later, when Ben finds Adrian in trouble, he must decide whether or not to help the larcenous bully.

The big blue thing on the hill / Yuval Zommer.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageFar away from the city, in the middle of the Great Forest, is a special place called howling hill. It has always been peaceful and quiet, until one night, when a thing appears. It's blue, it's big, and the animals all agree that it has to go.

A lion is a lion / Polly Dunbar.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageIs a lion still a lion if he... wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? Is so polite... but then asks for lunch?!

Be kind / Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Jen Hill.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageWhen Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.

I walk with Vanessa / Kerascoët.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageAn elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.

Jilly's terrible temper tantrums and how she outgrew them / written by Martha Heineman Pieper, PHD ; illustrated by Jo Gershman.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageWhen Jilly, a happy little kangaroo, has a series of Terrible Temper Tantrums, her parents must find a way to help her through her frustrations.

Happy! / Pharrell Williams ; interior photography by Amanda Pratt.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams brings his beloved hit song to the youngest of readers in a blend of illustrations and photos of children celebrating what it means to be happy."--Book jacket front flap.

When lions roar / by Robie H. Harris ; pictures by Chris Raschka.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageLoud, scary noises frighten a child until quiet and calmness return.

Peep leap / by Elizabeth Verdick ; illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageA counting book that highlights the giant leap that wood ducks must make on their second day in the world.

Prince & knight / by Daniel Haack ; illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageA prince and a knight in shining armor find true love in each other's embrace after fighting a dragon together.

Magnolia Mudd and the super jumptastic launcher deluxe / by Katey Howes ; illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Magnolia Mudd is a high energy inventor, most recently of the SUPER JUMPTASTIC ROCKET LAUNCHER DELUXE. Magnolia's favorite lab partner is her Uncle Jamie, but when she finds out that he's marrying Miss Emily (who ruins everything), Magnolia is blown away. And NO, she will not wear a flower-girl dress! Uncle Jamie promises Magnolia that she can be part of the wedding in a different way, so she creates inventions based on various wedding traditions from around the world--with hilarious results!"--Page [2] of cover.

I am the Music Man / illustrated by Debra Potter.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageRhyming, cumulative text adapted from a classic nursery song introduces six musical instruments, while glimpses through die-cut windows hint at who is playing each one.

A day in the life of Marlon Bundo / written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss ; illustrated by EG Keller.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives at the Naval Observatory with his Grandpa, the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever ..."--Front dust jacket flap.

Let's go! : a harvest story / by Hannah Lindoff ; illustrated by Michaela Goade.

  • 17 May 2018
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Julián is a mermaid / Jessica Love.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageWhile riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

The Berenstain bears and the big road race / Stan & Jan Berenstain.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imagePapa Bear and his family watch as the little red car competes in a race against the big orange, yellow, green, and blue cars.

Charles / by S.E. Hume ; illustrations by Jessica Bromley Bartram.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Loving friendship between a pet baby animal bird, a crow, rescued in the natural environment by a young girl and family in their home, where it is raised, comes of age, returns to the wild with a poignant reunion."-- Provided by publisher.

Ocean meets sky / the Fan Brothers.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"A little boy builds a ship to honor his late grandfather and sets sail for the magical place where ocean meets sky from his grandfather's stories"-- Provided by publisher.

A feel better book for little tempers / by Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen ; illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageIllustrations and simple, rhyming text provide young children with tools for dealing with feelings of anger, such as pretending the anger is a baseball that can be batted away or breathing deeply.

Flying deep : [climb inside deep-sea submersible Alvin] / Michelle Cusolito ; illustrated by [Nicole Wong].

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean.Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author's research, and includes a glossary and further reading."--Amazon.com.

Roar : a dinosaur tour / Michael Paul.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Simple text and bold illustrations take young readers on a tour through the time of the dinosaurs"--Dust jacket.

Saffron ice cream / by Rashin Kheiriyeh.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageRashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she used to eat.

My pet wants a pet / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Eric Barclay.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageA boy's mother, reluctant to allow him even one pet, is increasingly unhappy as each pet wants a pet of its own.

I got a chicken for my birthday / Laura Gehl ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageA girl is disappointed when she receives a chicken as a birthday gift from her abuela, until she realizes the chicken is planning a bigger present for her special day.

Shanyaak'utlaa̲x / Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, Nora Dauenhauer ḵa and Richard Dauenhauer-ch áwé ya̲x hás ayawsitee ; Michaela Goade-ch kawshixít = Salmon boy / edited by Johnny Marks, H

  • 16 May 2018
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Mission to space / John Herrington.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageGo on a Mission to Space with Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington, as he shares his flight on the space shuttle Endeavour and his thirteen-day mission to the international Space Station. Learn what it takes to train for space flight, see the tasks he completed in space, and join him on his spacewalk 220 miles above the earth.

"Fall in line, Holden!" / written and illustrated by Daniel W. Vandever.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageAt a very strict school in Indigenous Nation, everyone but Holden stays in line until they reach the door at the end of the school day.

Raven and the box of daylight / written by Pauline Duncan ; illustrated by Lindsay Carron.

  • 16 May 2018
cover image"Raven and the Box of Daylight is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years."--Back cover.

Origins of rivers and streams : a raven story / written by Pauline Duncan ; illustrated by Lindsay Carron.

  • 16 May 2018
cover image"Origins of Rivers and Streams is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years"--Back cover.

Raven brings us fire / written by Pauline Duncan ; illustrated by Lindsay Carron.

  • 16 May 2018
cover image"Raven Brings Us Fire is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years"--Back cover.

Speediest! : 19 very fast animals / Steve Jenkins.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageDescribes nineteen of the fastest animals on the planet, including the cheetah, the sailfish, the peregrine falcon, and the Panamanian termite.

Stinkiest! : 20 smelly animals / Steve Jenkins.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageDescribes the odors that some animals have developed to stay safe and thrive in their environments, including the striped skunk, the bombardier beetle, and the honey badger.

Astronaut Annie / Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageWhen Annie has a career day at her school, each member of her family wonders if she will choose their career path--her grandfather the news photographer, her father the mountain climber or her mother the basketball player--until she reveals a dream that is all her own.

Possum and the summer storm / words and pictures by Anne Hunter.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageAfter their home is swept away in a summer flood, Possum and his children build a new home with the help of the other animals.

Mary had a little lab / Sue Fliess ; pictures by Petros Bouloubasis.

  • 16 May 2018
cover image"Hoping for a friend, Mary invents a way to make a sheep, but when she starts making sheep for her new friends, chaos abounds"--Provided by publisher.
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