Samurai scarecrow : a very ninja Halloween / by Rubin Pingk.

  • 14 November 2018
cover imageYukio gets tired of his little sister, Kashi, questioning and copying him, but on Halloween, when Samurai Scarecrow frightens him and demands candy, Yukio refuses to give up Kashi's.

Sammy's spooktacular Halloween / Mike Petrik.

  • 14 November 2018
cover imageWhen Sammy gets to be in charge of the family's haunted house next Halloween, he gets right to work, but his family isn't sure they can take a full year of Sammy's spooky tricks.

Where's the Wookiee? / illustrations by Ulises Farinas ; color by Ryan Hill ; written by Katrina Pallant.

  • 14 November 2018
cover imageLook and find Chewbacca and other Star Wars characters in this picture puzzle book.

You don't want a unicorn! / written by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Liz Climo.

  • 14 November 2018
cover image"A child wishes for a unicorn without knowing how unruly they are as pets"-- Provided by publisher.

Lights! Camera! Alice! : the thrilling true adventures of the first woman filmmaker / by Mara Rockliff ; illustrated by Simona Ciraolo.

  • 14 November 2018
cover imageMeet Alice Guy-Blaché. She made movies--some of the very first movies, and some of the most exciting! Blow up a pirate ship? Why not? Crawl into a tiger's cage? Of course! Leap off a bridge onto a real speeding train? It will be easy! Driven by her passion for storytelling, Alice saw a potential for film that others had not seen before, allowing her to develop new narratives, new camera angles, new techniques, and to surprise her audiences again and again. With daring and vision, Alice Guy-Blaché introduced the world to a thrilling frontier of imagination and adventure, and became one of filmmaking's first and greatest innovators.

All-of-a-kind family Hanukkah / based on the classic books by Sydney Taylor ; written by Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.

  • 13 November 2018
cover imageIn 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, but Papa comes home and asks her help with an important task.

A boy and a house / Maja Kastelic.

  • 13 November 2018
cover image"In this wordless picture book, a young boy is drawn to a large old house where he follows a trail of discarded drawings that lead him to the very top floor--and a new friend."-- Provided by publisher.

My yellow balloon / by Tiffany Papageorge ; illustrated by Erwin Madrid.

  • 13 November 2018
cover imageJoey goes to the carnival and makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joey's wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend? A tale of love, loss and letting go that serves as a comforting guide for children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief.

Breath by breath : a mindfulness guide to feeling calm / written by Paul Christelis ; illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

  • 13 November 2018
cover imageLenny and Rosa are having tough days, and it’s hard to stay calm. Fortunately, their friend Sam is there to help! By teaching them how to use breathing exercises and other mindfulness techniques, Sam helps Lenny and Rosa relax, cope with worries and challenges, and turn their days around.

Get outdoors : a mindfulness guide to noticing nature / written by Paul Christelis ; illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

  • 13 November 2018
cover imageIt’s a beautiful day, but Jada and her brother Michael are staying indoors—until Dad invents a game to get them exploring nature: whoever notices the most interesting things is the winner. At first, they just see grass and flowers. But by slowing down, looking closely, and using all of their senses, they soon begin to notice lots more about the natural world. Through practicing mindfulness this way, Jada and Michael find that small things they might not have noticed before seem so much more interesting.

Sleep easy : a mindfulness guide to getting a good night's sleep / written by Paul Christelis ; illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

  • 12 November 2018
cover image"Twins Billy and Betty are having trouble sleeping. Billy's mind is noisy and busy, keeping him awake. Betty finds that as soon as her eyes close, she starts to worry about what will happen the next day at school. But the twins learn how to have a restful night by using mindfulness techniques to help them sleep tight."--Back cover.

Worries are not forever / Elizabeth Verdick ; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen.

  • 12 November 2018
cover image"This book for preschool and primary children explains what worries are and how it feels to be worried. It assures children that everyone--even grown-ups--feel worried, and that they can learn to cope. Strategies include talking about worries, breathing deeply, and thinking good thoughts. Includes a section for adults"-- Provided by publisher.

The tiger's egg / by Nele Brönner ; translated by David Henry Wilson.

  • 12 November 2018
cover image"Herman the tiger is grumpy because of all the noisy neighbors around him at the zoo. But when a defenseless little egg falls into his lap, suddenly the cranky cat's mood changes."-- Provided by publisher.

Best friends in the universe / by Hector and Louie [text by Stephanie Watson ; illustrations by LeUyen Pham].

  • 12 November 2018
cover imageHector and Louie are writing a book to explain the many reasons that they are the best friends in the universe--but will their friendship, and their book, survive when they start to reveal each others secrets?

Construction site on Christmas night / Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford.

  • 12 November 2018
cover imageIt is Christmas Eve, and all the construction vehicles are finishing up work on the site, and when they leave they find that there is a special present waiting for each of them.

Builders & breakers / Steve Light.

  • 11 November 2018
cover imageThis picture book about an urban construction site celebrates builders, breakers, and the machines they use.

Curious George discovers plants / adaptation by Monica Perez.

  • 11 November 2018
cover image"George's friend Chef Pisghetti makes the most delicious vegetable soup! When the chef is running low on fresh vegetables, George wants to lend a hand in the rooftop garden--but he has a lot to learn about greenery. Come along as George discovers all about gardening, plants, what makes them grow, and why they're important."--Publisher.

Curious George discovers germs / adaptation by Erica Zappy.

  • 11 November 2018
cover image"Journey into a fever-induced dream in which George goes inside the body to learn all about germs"-- provided by publisher.

Giraffe problems / by Jory John ; illustrated by Lane Smith.

  • 11 November 2018
cover image"A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck"-- Provided by publisher.

Idea jar / Adam Lehrhaupt, Deb Pilutti.

  • 11 November 2018
cover imageWhat happens when the story ideas--from a bored Viking to a space robot--kept in a teacher's special jar escape and get rowdy?

Crankenstein / written by Samantha Berger ; illustrated by Dan Santat.

  • 10 November 2018
cover imageA boy who looks ordinary transforms into grumbling Crankenstein when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or bedtime but everything changes when he meets a fellow Crankenstein.

Our Kid / Tony Ross.

  • 10 November 2018
cover imageArriving late again with no homework and uniform, a young goat has a whale of a tale involving dinopirates, fish-driven submarines, and elephant rides--but will his teacher believe him?

1001 things to spot at Christmas / Alex Frith ; illustrator, Teri Gower ; designed by Teri Gower and Nelupa Hussain ; edited by Anna Milbourne ; cover design by Helen Lee.

  • 10 November 2018
cover imageContains 14 Christmas scenes featuring Santa and his helpers, full of things to spot and count. Each scene includes small pictures that tell readers what to look for in the big picture and corresponding numbers that tell how often objects can be found.

1001 things to spot on the farm / Gillian Doherty ; illustrated by Teri Gower ; designed by Susannah Owen ; edited by Kamini Khanduri.

  • 10 November 2018
cover imageThe reader is invited to find and count various things in the illustrations of different kinds of farms from around the world.

Hero mom / by Melinda Hardin ; illustrated by Bryan Langdo.

  • 10 November 2018
cover imageThe moms in this book are superheroes. They may not leap over tall buildings, and they may not have super-human speed. But these moms construct buildings, fly planes, and make tanks roll. They do all kinds of things to help create a safer world. These superheroes are moms. Military moms. Hero moms.

Fall is for school / Robert Neubecker.

  • 9 November 2018
cover image"Two seasonally-opposed siblings face the end of summer with both joy and dread. But as Sister shares her enthusiasm for fall, school, and everything they encompass, Brother's own excitement grows in this celebratory picturebook"-- Provided by publisher.

Train your dragon to accept no / Steve Herman.

  • 9 November 2018
cover imageHaving a pet dragon is very fun. But your dragon can get very angry and upset when you tell him NO! He can burn your house down to the ground and everything you own! What do you do? You need to teach your dragon how to accept No for an answer!

Bear can't sleep / Karma Wilson ; illustrated by Jane Chapman.

  • 9 November 2018
cover image"It's time for Bear to hibernate but he can't sleep, so his friends all band together to help"-- Provided by publisher.

Disney's storybook collection. Volume 2 / [designed by Deborah Boone].

  • 9 November 2018
cover imageEpisodes from popular Disney motion pictures.

Amos & Boris / William Steig.

  • 9 November 2018
cover imageAmos the mouse and Boris the whale have little in common except that they are both mammals and save each other's lives.

Baby's firsts / Nancy Raines Day ; illustrated by Michael Emberley.

  • 8 November 2018
cover imageTold in rhyming text, the story traces the development of three babies from birth to their first birthday celebrations.

Peace and me / Ali Winter ; Mickaël El Fathi.

  • 8 November 2018
cover imageAn illustrated collection of inspirational ideas about peace based on the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes: Jean Henry Dunant, Fridtjof Nansen, Jane Addams, John Boyd Orr of Brechin, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nelson Mandela, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai.

Rock what ya got / by Samantha Berger ; illustrated by Kerascoët.

  • 8 November 2018
cover imageAn artist, displeased with her drawing, tries to make it better but the figure, Viva, comes to life and proclaims that she is happy just as she is.-- Provided by Publisher.

The patchwork bike / Maxine Beneba Clarke ; illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd.

  • 8 November 2018
cover image"When you live at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe Mum is using it, maybe not), a bent bucket seat, and bashed tin-can handles. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpetty bump over the sand hills, past your fed-up mum, and right through your mud-for-walls home."--Back cover.

The goodnight train rolls on! / June Sobel ; illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith.

  • 8 November 2018
cover imageEven though jostling sheep, bright moonlight, and a monster teddy bear threaten the sleep of its passengers, the Goodnight Train successfully completes its run.

The Christmas extravaganza hotel / by Tracey Corderoy ; illustrated by Tony Neal.

  • 7 November 2018
cover imageBear's plans for a quiet Christmas alone are interrupted by an excited frog who believes he has arrived at a vacation resort for a holiday extravaganza.

A whisper in the snow / Kate Westerland ; with pictures by Feridun Oral.

  • 7 November 2018
cover image"Can one lost teddy bear make it home for Christmas? The little rabbits and mice who find him in the snow certainly hope so. A lost bear means not only a sad Christmas for him, but also for the poor child missing his or her friend. Together the animals, with a little love, a little time, and a little effort, spruce up this old, shoddy teddy just in time to make a very special Christmas for his lonely owner. This is a funny and heartwarming story about the power of hope, persistence, and finding the way home"--Provided by publisher.

If you ever want to bring a pirate to meet Santa, don't! / Elise Parsley.

  • 7 November 2018
cover image"When Magnolia's family prepares to meet Santa at the local mall, she befriends a mischievous pirate and tries to get him taken off Santa's 'naughty list'"-- Provided by publisher.

Unlullaby : a story for waking kids up / Julie Lamberson.

  • 7 November 2018
"A story for waking kids up."

The stuff of stars / Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrations by Ekua Holmes.

  • 6 November 2018
cover imageBefore the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us, while vivid illustrations by Ekua Holmes capture the void before the Big Bang and the ensuing life that burst across galaxies. A seamless blend of science and art, this picture book reveals the composition of our world and beyond — and how we are all the stuff of stars.

The Yin-Yang sisters and the dragon Frightful / Nancy Tupper Ling ; illustrated by Andrea Offerman.

  • 6 November 2018
cover image"Twins with opposite personalities work together to convince a dragon to stop blocking their village bridge"-- Provided by publisher.

Hungry bunny / Claudia Rueda.

  • 6 November 2018
cover imageIn this interactive picture book, the reader must help Bunny as he gathers apples to eat, and uses his red scarf to climb a tree or create a rope bridge.

Zola's elephant / Randall de Sève ; illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.

  • 5 November 2018
cover imageA little girl hesitates to initiate a friendship with her new neighbor Zola because she imagines Zola is busy with another friend--an elephant.

Bumpety, dunkety, thumpety-thump! / written by K.L. Going ; illustrated by Simone Shin.

  • 5 November 2018
cover imageIllustrations and onomatopoeic text capture a busy day in the life of two young siblings as they pick berries, help make a pie, and "thumpety-thump" their way to bed.

Lots of cats / by E. Dee Taylor.

  • 5 November 2018
cover imageWhen independent young witch Margaret becomes a little lonely, she uses a spell to conjure a friend that summons many lively cats instead.

Under the Bodhi Tree : a story of the Buddha / Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Kailey Whitman.

  • 5 November 2018
cover imageThe story of how the prince Siddhartha eventually became the Buddha.

The frightful ride of Michael McMichael / Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Mark Fearing.

  • 5 November 2018
cover imageTaking the bus to make a delivery to his grandmother, a little boy is alarmed by the bus's scary driver, who grows creepier by the minute as the other passengers disembark.

There's a hole in the log on the bottom of the lake / Loren Long.

  • 5 November 2018
cover imageAn adaptation of the traditional folk song, "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea," with additional repetition and tongue twisters. Includes sheet music.

Winter is here / by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.

  • 4 November 2018
cover image"Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings"-- Provided by publisher.

The wonky donkey / words and music by Craig Smith ; illustrations by Katz Cowley.

  • 4 November 2018
cover imageIllustrations and lyrical text describe a bird's adventure walking down the road and meeting an odd donkey with three legs and one eye.

Grizzly boy / Barbara Davis-Pyles ; illustrated by Tracy Subisak.

  • 4 November 2018
cover imageTired of rules, a young boy decides to be a wild and free bear but soon runs into obstacles.

What in the world is wrong with Gisbert? / Jochen Weeber ; illustrated by Fariba Gholizadeh.

  • 4 November 2018
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Mapping Sam / Joyce Hesselberth.

  • 4 November 2018
cover image"An adventurous cat named Sam explores her neighborhood at night, and maps of all types reveal her journey, illuminating different points of view and the various spots Sam visits"-- Provided by publisher.

Tigers & tea with Toppy : a true adventure in New York City with wildlife artist, Charles R. Knight, who loved saber-toothed cats, parties at the Plaza, and people and animals of all stripes / by Barb

  • 4 November 2018
cover imageYoung Rhoda enjoys visiting the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park Zoo, and other places with her beloved grandfather, the famous wildlife artist, Charles R. Knight.

Grandma lives in a perfume village / Fang Suzhen, Sonja Danowski ; translated by Huang Xiumin.

  • 4 November 2018
cover image"Xiao Le's grandmother lives in a faraway village. A visit with Grandma is always a special event, but this time she is frail. With encouragement from his mom, Xiao Le plays with and helps Grandma. When Grandma dies shortly thereafter, Xiao Le comforts his mom--reminding her that when it rains, Grandma is washing her clothes in the sky ... and that although the Perfume Village in heaven cannot be reached by train, it can be accessed by the heart. Fang Suzhen's moving story, with stunning illustrations by Sonja Danowski, is a powerful reminder that love transcends all."-- Publisher's web site.

What George forgot / Kathy Wolff ; illustrated by Richard Byrne.

  • 4 November 2018
cover image"George is great at remembering things. When it's time to get ready for school, he remembers to wake up his family and put on his favorite fuzzy sweater and brand-new superhero watch. So why does George feel like he is forgetting something? Readers know what George forgot, but will he ever figure it out?"-- Provided by publisher.

Grandma's records / Eric Velasquez.

  • 4 November 2018
cover imageThe author describes his boyhood summers spent at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem where she introduced him to the sounds and steps of the merengue and the conga and told him stories of Puerto Rico.

When God gave us words / Sandy Eisenberg Sasso ; illustrated by Darcy Day Zoells.

  • 4 November 2018
cover imageOver the protests of the angels, God gives people words but quickly reconsiders as lies, curses, and gossip appear but soon, words are being used in new, beautiful ways.

Imagine / Juan Felipe Herrera ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo.

  • 4 November 2018
cover image"When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for this place in life."-- dust jacket.

Someday is now / written by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich ; illustrated by Jade Johnson.

  • 4 November 2018
cover imagePresents the life of Clara Luper, an African-American teacher and local civil rights leader who taught her students about equality and led them in lunch counter sit-in demonstrations in Oklahoma City in 1958.

Mad, mad bear! / Kimberly Gee.

  • 4 November 2018
cover imageBear is very angry that he has to leave the park, but after taking a deep breath he learns to let it go.

Building books / Megan Wagner Lloyd ; illustrated by Brianne Farley.

  • 4 November 2018
cover imageKatie loves building with blocks. She's bored by books. Her brother Owen likes to lose himself in a story. A school librarian convinces them to see the possibilities in the other's hobby.

I am human : a book of empathy / by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageA child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.

I am peace : a book of mindfulness / by Susan Verde ; art by Peter H. Reynolds.

  • 3 November 2018
cover image"When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde's gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds's expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author's note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored"-- Amazon.

Pick a pine tree / Patricia Toht ; illustrated by Jarvis.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageA holiday read-aloud evokes the rituals of decorating a Christmas tree, from picking out just the right tree and digging out boxes of decorations to stringing tinsel and turning on the twinkling lights.

Pete the cat checks out the library / by James Dean.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageJoin Pete the cat as he visits a library for the first time, gets a library card, takes a fun tour, and reads some cool stories that take him on a few groovy adventures.

Whimsy's heavy things / Julie Kraulis.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageWhimsy's heavy things are weighing her down. She tries to sweep them under the rug, but she trips over them. She tries to put them in a tree, but they fall on her. She even tries to sail them out to sea, but they always come back. Eventually Whimsy decides to deal with the heavy things one at a time ... and a surprising thing happens. With exquisite illustrations and delightfully simple text, Whimsy's Heavy Things is a sweet story about changing the things that weigh us down into the things that lift us up.

Douglas, you're a genius! / by Ged Adamson.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageNancy and Douglas, determined to learn what is on the other side of a fence, try Nancy's plans to launch, vault, and fly Douglas over, then succeed with Douglas's simple idea.

Avalanche dog heroes : Piper and friends learn to search the snow / Elizabeth Rusch.

  • 3 November 2018
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Exploring emotions : a mindfulness guide to understanding feelings / written by Paul Christelis ; illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageEveryone has different feelings about Sports Day at school. Sally feels excited, Mateo feels nervous, Manisha feels angry, Caleb feels sad, and Tom feels relieved. But they all soon discover that emotions are like the weather. Sometimes the weather feels pleasant and sometimes it feels unpleasant. But just like the weather outside, the weather inside will change too. This book on mindfulness for children helps readers build their emotional awareness, enjoy pleasant feelings, and remember that unpleasant ones will pass.

Little Bear dreams / Paul Schmid.

  • 3 November 2018
cover image"Of what do little bears dream? Bright snowflakes perhaps... Or dark starry nights. Hot chocolate... Cold pizza. Straight horizons... And curly mustaches. This gentle and imaginative tale takes readers on a journey of wintry opposites, including the expected and the unexpected. The sky's the limit when a little polar bear dreams, safely curled up with her mama. Perfect for bedtime or anytime, this snuggly read-aloud will both amuse and calm its young audience. ."--Provided by publisher.

My heart fills with happiness = Ni sâkaskineh mîyawâten niteh ohcih / Monique Gray Smith ; illustrations by Julie Flett ; [translation, Mary Cardinal Collins].

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageThis dual-language picture book for preschoolers, written in English and Plains Cree, celebrates and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy.

The art lesson : a Shavuot story / by Allison & Wayne Marks ; illustrated by Annie Wilkinson.

  • 3 November 2018
cover image"Hannah loves her Thursday art lessons with Grandma Jacobs. Grandma Jacobs teaches Hannah how to make paper cut-outs for Shavuot, but Hannah's cut-outs don't look like anything at all until Grandma Jacobs helps her find the beautiful pictures hidden in them"-- Provided by publisher.

The surprise / Sylvia van Ommen.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageIn this wordless picture book, Sheep goes to great lengths to surprise Giraffe with a lovely red sweater.

Take away the A / by Michaël Escoffier ; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo.

  • 3 November 2018
cover imageWhat happens when you subtract just one letter from a word? Beginning with "without the A the beast is the best" a pack of silly creatures work their way through the alphabet, subtracting each letter from a different word to alter its meaning and tell a story.
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