Bikes for sale / written by Carter Higgins ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageMaurice rides his bike all over selling lemonade, while Lotta rides her bike collecting sticks as she goes; they ride different routes and are completely unaware of each other--until their bikes are wrecked and they meet at Sid's who has turned their damaged bikes into a one tandem bike, and a friendship is born.

Lambslide / by Ann Patchett ; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageA flock of lambs mishears the word "landslide" as "lambslide" and begins a campaign to have one built for them on the farm.

Camp tiger / written by Susan Choi ; illustrated by John Rocco.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageEvery year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond. Usually, they see things like an eagle fishing for his dinner, a salamander with red spots on its back, and chipmunks that come to steal food while the family sits by the campfire. But this year is different. This year, the boy is going into first grade, and his mother is encouraging him to do things on his own, just like his older brother. And the most different thing of all... this year, a tiger comes to the woods.

Don't let them disappear : 12 endangered species across the globe / written by Chelsea Clinton ; illustrated by Gianna Marino.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageProfiles twelve endangered species around the world, including giraffes, gorillas, giant pandas, and polar bears, and describes why it is important to save each animal from extinction.

Cyril and Pat / Emily Gravett.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageWhat will Cyril do when he discovers that his best friend is a rat and not another squirrel?

Moon's first friends : one giant leap for friendship / words by Susanna Leonard Hill ; pictures by Elisa Paganelli.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageHigh up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching the happenings of Earth below, from dinosaurs roaming to planes taking flight, hoping for a visitor, until one day in 1969 when a spaceship soars from Earth. Includes Earth timeline and a history of space exploration.

The pigeon has to go to school! / words and pictures by Mo Willems.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageThe pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

C-3PO does not like sand! / written by Caitlin Kennedy ; illustrated by Brian Kesinger.

  • 20 July 2019
cover imageC-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 are on a special mission to the desert planet of Tatooine for the Resistance, but between befriending banthas and cheering on pod races, BB-8 and R2-D2 are having a hard time focusing. What's a droid to do but have some fun in the sun? It's a good thing everyone's favorite protocol droid is on hand to keep the mission on track. But one thing is for certain, C-3PO does not like sand!

Daddy-sitting / Eve Coy.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageA young girl enjoys taking care of her father through a day of ordinary activities, and encouraging him to be anything he wants when he grows up--as long as she can be part of it.

Great job, Mom! / Holman Wang.

  • 19 July 2019
cover image"Being a mom is eleven jobs in one! This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A general who rallies the troops (or unruly kids), a curator of modern art (or finger paintings), an archeologist looking for buried treasures (or socks)... when Mom gets home from her day job as a carpenter, she never knows which job will be waiting for her, but she knows it'll be fun! Each rhyming spread features intimate, familiar, comforting and humorous depictions of family life through a wholly original -- and amazing! -- needle-felted lens"--Provided by publisher.

Hey, dog / Tony Johnston ; illustrated by Jonathan Nelson.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageA boy cares for, feeds, and helps an abused stray dog.

A father's love / Hannah Holt ; illustrated by Yee Von Chan.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageThroughout the animal kingdom and within snug houses, fathers express love for their children in their own unique ways. Includes facts about the animals featured.

Hold hands / Sara Varon.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageA rhyming story of friendship, connection, and the power of holding hands.

Sun / Alison Oliver.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageSun loves playing soccer but after seeing his brother, Pablo, making art he goes on an adventure with a fox and reconnects with his creative side.

A normal pig / by K-Fai Steele.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"Pip is a normal pig who does normal stuff: cooking, painting, and dreaming of what she'll be when she grows up. But one day a new pig comes to school and starts pointing out all the ways in which Pip is different. Suddenly she doesn't like any of the same things she used to...the things that made her Pip. A wonderful springboard for conversations with children, at home and in the classroom, about diversity and difference."--Amazon.com.

The Earth gives more / Sue Fliess ; illustrated by Christiane Engel.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"In each season, Earth has something special to enjoy--and we can find ways to be good stewards to the planet too!"-- Provided by publisher.

Bear came along / by Richard T. Morris ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageAn assortment of animals living separate lives discover they need each other when they have a chance encounter on a river.

Count on me / Miguel Tanco.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageA young girl explains why she loves math and how she finds it in her everyday life.

Hummingbird / Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Jane Ray.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageEvery spring, birds small enough to fit in the palm of your hand fly two thousand miles north to lay their eggs. This is the story of one tiny hummingbird's amazing journey.

The great gran plan / Elli Woollard ; Steven Lenton.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageWhen a pig discovers the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother, he rushes out to buy supplies that he will need to catch the wolf and save the grandmother.

Leila in saffron / Rukhsanna Guidroz ; illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageShy and unsure of herself, Leila discovers all the things that make her special with the loving help of her Naani.

Llama destroys the world / Jonathan Stutzman ; illustrated by Heather Fox.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"On Friday, Llama will destroy the world."--Page [4] of cover.

Paper mice / Megan Wagner Lloyd ; illustrated by Phoebe Wahl.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageOne night, two newly-made paper mice separately explore a dark house, finding each other along the way and discovering a shared love of adventure.

How to read a book / by Kwame Alexander ; art by Melissa Sweet.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageSuggests a method of reading that begins with planting oneself beneath a tree and leads to a book party one hopes will never end.

Cece loves science and adventure / Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes ; illustrations by Vashti Harrison.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageWhen Cece and her Adventure Girls troop face a sudden thunderstorm, they use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and make their way safely back to camp.

Homes in the wild : where baby animals and their parents live / Lita Judge.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"A peek inside the homes--from burrow deep underground to nests high in the trees--where baby animals live and grow"-- Provided by publisher.

When Pencil met Eraser / story by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr. ; illustrated by Germán Blanco.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"The true story of how Pencil and Eraser became the best of friends"--Page 4 of cover.

Field trip to the moon / by John Hare.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageIn this wordless picture book, a girl is accidentally left behind on a class trip to the moon.

Fast enough : Bessie Stringfield's first ride / Joel Christian Gill.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"Have you ever been told that you're not enough? That you're not strong enough, tall enough, or fast enough? Bessie was told she was not enough. This book combines an imagined story of Bessie Stringfield as a young girl with historical facts about the real Bessie, a true adventurer and one of the first African-American women to travel solo across the United States on a motorcycle"--Back cover.

Ghost cat / Kevan Atteberry.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageA boy who used to have a cat believes that its ghost is darting through his house by day and purring in his bed at night.

Great job, Dad! / Holman Wang.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"Being a dad is eleven jobs in one! This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A receptionist scheduling important meetings (for playdates), an architect designing buildings (or pillow forts), an inspector (of diapers!).... When Dad gets home from his day job at the office, he never knows which job will be waiting for him, but he knows it'll be fun! Each rhyming spread features intimate, familiar, comforting and humorous depictions of family life through a wholly original -- and amazing! -- needle-felted lens"--Provided by publisher.

Harold & Chester in scared silly : a Halloween treat / James Howe ; illustrated by Leslie Morrill.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageThe Monroes leave their cat and two dogs alone on Halloween night, unaware that their pets are about to be visited by a strange figure who might be a wicked witch.

Beastly puzzles : a brain-boggling animal guessing game / written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler.

  • 15 July 2019
cover image"Bamboozling clues need a curious mind to piece together thirteen different animals. The animals in question are easily recognizable: ostrich, polar bear, snail, puffer fish, albatross, sloth, lobster, bullfrog, kangaroo and giraffe. But the clues are not what you'd expect (e.g. "3 billiard balls," "egg cozies," "an extra leg," "chainsaw," "dinosaur feet," "a speedometer," "poison to kill 30 humans"). The clues are wryly illustrated in scenarios unrelated to the animals-for example, the ostrich is composed from items in a "gentleman's den"; the albatross is pieced together from stored items in a jumbled attic. For each animal, a gatefold opens to reveal the animal in the room, with each clue explained, along with other fascinating information about the animal."-- Provided by publisher.

Baby's first bank heist / Jim Whalley ; illustrated by Stephen Collins.

  • 15 July 2019
cover imageBaby Frank is determined to have a pet, despite his parents' objections, but first he must get the money to take care of it.

Ruby's sword / by Jacqueline Véissid ; illustrated by Paola Zakimi.

  • 14 July 2019
cover imageRuby wants to play with her older brothers, but they always ignore her and leave her out of their games--but when Ruby starts to build her own castle she discovers a way to make her brothers want to play with her.

Ojiichan's gift / written by Chieri Uegaki ; illustrated by Genevieve Simms.

  • 14 July 2019
cover image"A young girl finds a way to give the gift of a traditional Japanese garden back to her beloved grandfather and accept a difficult change."-- Provided by publisher.

What are you doing, Benny? / words by Cary Fagan ; pictures by Kady MacDonald Denton.

  • 13 July 2019
cover image"Benny's little brother is really good at a lot of things--making potions and paper airplanes, building forts, putting on puppet shows, even petting the neighbor's cat (he has a special way of scratching her just behind the ears). But whenever he tries to join in Benny's activities, all Benny ever says is "No." Maybe his little brother can watch him do cool stuff, if he's lucky. What is a little fox to do, except give Benny a taste of his own medicine? Totally familiar yet fresh and original, tenderly told and consistently funny, this story perfectly captures the joys (and annoyances!) of sibling relationships."--Amazon.

The tide / by Clare Helen Welsh ; illustrated by Ashling Lindsay.

  • 13 July 2019
cover imageA young girl spends a day on the beach with her grandpa, whose memories are starting to come and go like the tide.

The little guys / Vera Brosgol.

  • 12 July 2019
cover image"The Little Guys might be small, but they aim to be mighty. As they head off to find breakfast, they can conquer anything through teamwork--cross deep waters, dig through obstacles, and climb the tallest trees. Nothing can stop them! But as they begin to amass more than they need, the creatures in the forest ponder--what happens when no one can stop the Little Guys?"-- Book jacket flap.

A new home / Tania de Regil.

  • 12 July 2019
cover imageMoving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn't anything at all like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play? In a shared voice, a boy moving from New York City to Mexico City and a girl moving from Mexico City to New York City express their fears about leaving home to live in a new and unfamiliar place. Tania de Regil offers a heart-warming story about finding home wherever you go.

Raj and the best day ever! / Sebastien Braun.

  • 11 July 2019
cover image"Raj and Dad are going on an adventure. They plan a list of all the things they will do. But then disaster strikes! Dad has left his wallet at home, and Raj thinks their day will be ruined. But maybe Raj and Dad can still have a great day--all they need is their imaginations and each other's company!" -- Provided by Amazon.com.

Birth of the cool : how jazz great Miles Davis found his sound / Kathleen Cornell Berman ; illustrated by Keith Henry Brown.

  • 11 July 2019
cover imageExplores the childhood and early career of the noted jazz trumpeter who gained fame performing at the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1955.

When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex / by Toni Buzzeo ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.

  • 10 July 2019
cover image"From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made her biggest discovery to date: Sue the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever unearthed. Named in Sue's honor, Sue the T. rex would be placed on permanent exhibition at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Finder! inspires readers to take a closer look at the world around them and to never lose their brave, adventurous spirits"-- Provided by publisher.

Pollen : Darwin's 130 year prediction / by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis.

  • 10 July 2019
cover imageHow long does it take for science to find an answer to a problem? On January 25, 1862, naturalist Charles Darwin received a box of orchids. One flower, the Madagascar star orchid, fascinated him. It had an 11.5 inch nectary, the place where flowers make nectar, the sweet liquid that insects and birds eat. How, he wondered, did insects pollinate the orchid? After experiments, he made a prediction. There must be a giant moth with a 11.5 inch proboscis, a straw-like tongue. Darwin died without ever seeing the moth, which was catalogued by entomologists in in 1903. But still no one had actually observed the moth pollinating the orchid. In 1992, German entomologist Lutz Thilo Wasserthal, Ph.D. traveled to Madagascar. By then, the moths were rare. He managed to capture two moths and released them in a cage with the orchid. He captured the first photo of the hawk moth pollinating the flower, as Darwin had predicted 130 years before. This pollen science book includes backmatter information on the moth, the orchid, Charles Darwin, and Lutz Wasserthal. Also included is Wasserthal's original photo taken in 1992.

Out there / by Tom Sullivan.

  • 9 July 2019
cover imageTwo children looking up at the night sky wonder what kind of creatures and planets exist in other parts of the universe.

Make a wish, Henry Bear / Liam Francis Walsh.

  • 8 July 2019
cover imageHenry Bear's unusual parents encourage him to stay up all night, eat chocolate cake at every meal, and get into trouble with his teacher. But what happens when Henry Bear grows tired of indulging in childish things?

Grandpa Cacao : a tale of chocolate, from farm to family / written and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon.

  • 7 July 2019
cover imageAs a little girl and her father work together to make her birthday cake, he tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast. Includes author's note and a cake recipe.

Daring dozen : the twelve who walked on the moon / Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Alan Marks.

  • 7 July 2019
cover image"From Neil Armstrong's first small step to Gene Cernan's last footprint, award-winning author Suzanne Slade captures the experiences of the twelve astronauts who walked on the moon. The book reveals how the Apollo moon missions (1969-1972) built upon one another and unveiled important new discoveries about our nearest neighbor in space."-- Provided by publisher.

Lawrence in the fall / by Matthew Farina ; illustrated by Doug Salati.

  • 7 July 2019
cover imageLawrence the fox accompanies his father into the forest to collect something to take to his school show-and-tell, and while briefly lost and alone, Lawrence encounters the beauty of nature and finds exactly what he needs.

In the middle of the night : poems from a wide-awake house / Laura Purdie Salas ; illustrated by Angela Matteson.

  • 7 July 2019
cover image"What happens when you fall fast asleep? The objects in and around your house wake up and play! These 26 imaginative poems reveal the secret adventures that take place around you as you dream and will make you think of your boot, your basketball, and even your spaghetti in a whole new way."-- Book jacket flap.

Grandpa's stories / Joseph Coelho & Allison Colpoys.

  • 7 July 2019
cover imageA young girl reflects on a year of exploring and laughing with her beloved Grandpa, remembering many special moments as she seeks a way to honor him after his death.

Little Taco Truck / by Tanya Valentine ; illustrated by Jorge Martin.

  • 7 July 2019
cover imageLittle Taco Truck loves serving workers on Union Street, but when Ms. Falafal takes his spot, then more and bigger food trucks arrive, he fears no one will want his tacos anymore.

Marty's mission : an Apollo 11 story / written by Judy Young ; illustrated by David Miles.

  • 7 July 2019
cover imageAs the Apollo 11 mission draws to a close there is a crisis at the tracking station on Guam: the antenna that will track the spacecraft during reentry, and allow mission control to communicate with the astronauts is stuck--and ten-year-old Marty is the only one small enough to reach in and grease the ball bearings that allow the antenna to move.

Noodlephant / Jacob Kramer ; K-Fai Steele.

  • 7 July 2019
cover imageKangaroos have enacted many laws that discriminate against other animals but when they make it illegal for elephants to eat noodles, pasta-loving Noodlelephant and her friends invent a machine to fight back.

"Where did I come from?" : a guide for children and parents / written by bestselling author Peter Mayle.

  • 6 July 2019
cover imageDescribes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth.

My forest is green / written by Darren Lebeuf ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.

  • 6 July 2019
cover image"With art supplies in tow, a young artist explores the wonders of his urban forest during all four seasons. Using a variety of artistic mediums, the boy creatively depicts the smaller parts of the forest that make up the larger whole. Throughout the pages, readers will find: charcoal rubbings, rock art, photographs, sponge paintings, snow sculptures, cut-paper collage, and so much more! The boy uses his imaginative renderings to express his appreciation for nature and the outdoors, motivating readers to experiment with their own nature art."-- Provided by publisher.

Motor Mouse / Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard.

  • 6 July 2019
cover imageFollows a busy mouse as he drives a delivery car, enjoys Cake Day with friends, goes for a cab ride around town, and shares popcorn with his brother at the movies.

Sadie and the silver shoes / Jane Godwin ; illustrated by Anna Walker.

  • 6 July 2019
cover image"With three older brothers to pass along hand-me-downs, Sadie doesn't have much say in choosing her clothes. Her outfits always look interesting, though (even if some kids at school might not think so). But Sadie is allowed to pick her shoes, so one day she buys the most beautiful shoes ever -- shoes that sparkle in the sun, shoes she wears everywhere. That is, until Sadie and her brothers hop down a creek on an adventure, and one shoe falls off and is swept away. Whatever will Sadie do with one silver shoe?"--publishers website.

Swarm of bees / Lemony Snicket ; art by Rilla Alexander.

  • 6 July 2019
cover imageA horde of bees and a young boy race around town wreaking havoc on the townspeople.

Daniel's good day / Micha Archer.

  • 6 July 2019
cover imageWhen his neighbors give a variety of answers to the question "What is a good day?" Daniel writes a poem about the everyday activities that give them joy.

Wakey, wakey, Elephant! / by Linda Ravin Lodding ; illustrated by Michael Robertson.

  • 6 July 2019
cover imageA friend tries to wake Elephant up to wish him a happy birthday.

Music for Mister Moon / written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead.

  • 6 July 2019
cover imageAfter shy cello player Harriet Henry accidentally knocks the moon out of the sky, the moon becomes her friend, and Harriet gains the courage to share her music.

Mommy sayang / Rosana Sullivan.

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageAleeya, concerned when her beloved mother becomes sick, remembers and returns the promise Mommy has made to her--that she will always be by her side.

The proper way to meet a hedgehog : and other how-to poems / selected by Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Richard Jones.

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageA collection of thirty-three how-to poems for children, ranging from the whimsical to the very practical.

If I were a park ranger / Catherine Stier ; illustrated by Patrick Corrigan.

  • 5 July 2019
cover image"A group of kids imagine all the duties and responsibilities of U.S. National Park Rangers"-- Provided by publisher.

Bedtime for Little Bulldozer / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Barry E. Jackson.

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageA young bulldozer struggles to fall asleep.

Chicks rule / story by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; pictures by Renée Kurilla.

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageIllustrations and simple, rhyming text follow chicks of all ilks as they work together to puzzle out how to respond to a sign forbidding chicks from attending the Rocket Club meeting.

Ida and the whale / Rebecca Gugger ; Simon Röthlisberger ; [translated by David Henry Wilson].

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageWhen a flying whale appears at Ida's window one night, she and the whale go on an adventure beyond the sun, moon, and stars.

Dear boy / by Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal ; illustrated by Holly Hatam.

  • 5 July 2019
cover image"Encourages readers to accept and love themselves as they are and advises them to be confident, curious, adaptable, and willing to speak up." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Home is a window / Stephanie Parsley Ledyard ; illustrations by Chris Sasaki.

  • 5 July 2019
cover image"A family learns what home really means when they leave their beloved house and move to another"-- Provided by publisher.

Flora's tree house / Gabriel Alborozo.

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageWhile Will has exciting adventures with aliens, mummies, and more, his little sister, Flora, captures them in pictures to hang in her treehouse, making them even better than Will imagined.

Waiting for Chicken Smith / David Mackintosh.

  • 5 July 2019
cover image"Every year, I stay in the same cabin at the beach with my family, and every year Chicken Smith's here too, with his Dad and his dog, Jelly. But this year, something's different." As we hang on the words of the narrator, we learn of the legendary Chicken Smith and the beachside town that has been the backdrop to their school-holiday adventures for years. But will Chicken Smith turn up this year? Or will a friendship of a different kind blossom. A story about childhood friendship, the inevitability of change and the magic of anticipation.

My little chick, from egg to chick... / Géraldine Elschner ; illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop.

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageLena liked to sit in her mother's garden and watch the chickens. But something is missing in this happy group of hens...a sweet little chick! How fortunate that plump little Alma had just laid an egg. But to Lena's surprise, Alma does not seem interested in hatching it. Lena makes a snap decision and attempts to surprise everyone by hatching the chick herself. However, hatching an egg is more difficult than Lena thinks, and the journey from egg to chick is a long one. This is a sweet book about the challenges and joys of being a parent.

Me, Toma and the concrete garden / Andrew Larsen ; Anne Villeneuve.

  • 5 July 2019
cover image"When Vincent is sent to his aunt Mimi's city apartment for the summer, he's surrounded by more concrete than nature. Things are looking gray. But before long, Vincent meets Toma, and the boys bond while throwing some strange dirt balls into an empty lot. All summer long, they toss and launch, throw and catch. Little do they know, though, just as their friendship is growing, something is also blooming in the empty lot. A celebration of the joy of a budding friendship, The Concrete Garden shows us the value of community and reminds us that sometimes everything can come up roses."-- Provided by publisher.

Lion and mouse / written by Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado.

  • 5 July 2019
cover imageA modern update on the classic fable of the lion and the mouse shares the relationship between two unlikely friends.
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