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Negative Cat

Sophie Blackall · Nancy Paulsen Books
Format: Hardcover

When a boy is FINALLY allowed to get a cat, he has no doubts about which one to bring home from the shelter. But Max the cat isn't quite what the family expected. He shuns the toy mouse, couldn't care less about the hand-knitted sweater, and spends most of his time facing the wall....
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Survivor Tree

Marcie Colleen · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

One September day, the perfect blue sky exploded. Dust billowed. Buildings crumbled. And underneath it all, a tree sprouted green leaves in its distress. Pulled from the wreckage, the tree saw many seasons pass as it slowly recovered far away from home. Until one day, forever scarred and forever...
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The Chicken House: Ready-to-Read Level 2

Doreen Cronin · Simon Spotlight
Format: Paperback

Meet the chickens who live in the chicken house: Sugar, Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and their mother, Moosh. Such a big family makes it crowded in the chicken house, so the chicks like to spend time next door with JJ the dog in his doghouse. They know just how to make themselves feel right at home!
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Boogie Boogie, Y'all

C. G. Esperanza · Katherine Tegen Books
Format: Hardcover

Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza delivers a celebratory ode to graffiti and the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the page! Perfect for fans of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and Keith Haring. The city is alive with...
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It Fell from the Sky

Terry Fan · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

It fell from the sky on a Thursday. None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it's an egg. Others, a gumdrop. But whatever it is, it fell near Spider's house, so he's convinced it belongs to him. Spider builds a wonderous display so that insects from...
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Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever!

Beth Ferry · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Stick has always wanted to find his family tree. It's probably big and beautiful! Is it an oak? A maple? What other sticks might he meet? Stone is happy to accompany his friend on the journey to find the tree he comes from - until it gets dark, and a bit scary in the forest . . . With...
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The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess

Tom Gauld · Neal Porter Books
Format: Hardcover

For years, the king and queen tried desperately to have a baby. Their wish was twice granted when an engineer and a witch gave them a little wooden robot and an enchanted log princess. There's just one catch, every night when the log princess sleeps, she transforms back into an ordinary...
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Where Three Oceans Meet

Rajani LaRocca · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

"I want to see what's at the end of the earth!" Sejal, Mommy, and Pati travel together to the southern tip of India. Along the way, they share meals, visit markets, and catch up with old friends. For Pati, the trip retraces spaces she knows well. For Mommy, it's a return...
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Norman Didn't Do It!:

Ryan T. Higgins · Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Norman is a porcupine. Mildred is a tree. Norman and Mildred are best friends. Just the two of them. And only the two of them. But when a surprise pops up, life will never be the same again.
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Tomatoes for Neela

Padma Lakshmi · Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Neela loves cooking with her amma and writing down the recipes in her notebook. It makes her feel closer to her paati who lives far away in India. On Saturdays, Neela and Amma go to the green market and today they are buying tomatoes to make Paati's famous sauce. But first, Neela needs...
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See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat

David LaRochelle · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

The dog is sick today, but have no fear - the cat is happy to take his place! But when the book (who is very bossy) tells her to dig a hole, the dirt-averse cat finds a way to accomplish the task while keeping her fur pristine. And when the book demands that she fetch a stick (in the water!)...
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Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens

Elizabeth Lilly · ‎Neal Porter Books
Format: Hardcover

Once a year, on a Friday night,My family leaves the cityAnd drives hours and hours . . . First my family drives through the mountains to stop at Mamaw and Papaw's house in rural West Virginia. We share blueberry jam and toast for breakfast the next morning, then munch cookies and cut bananas...
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Be Strong

Pat Zietlow Miller · Roaring Brook Press
Format: Hardcover

When her gym class must face the school rock-climbing wall, Tanisha is discouraged. Her muscles are weak, and she knows she'll never reach the top like Cayla.But maybe strength is about more than just muscles.With help from her family, Tanisha learns that by showing up, speaking up, and not giving...
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Bright Star

Yuyi Morales · Neal Porter Books
Format: Hardcover

Child, you are awake!You are alive!You are a bright star, Inside our hearts.Told with a combination of powerful, spare language and sumptuous and complex imagery that is typical of Yuyi Morales's work, this is the story of a fawn making her way through a border landscape teaming with...
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Boo Stew

Donna L. Washington

Curly Locks is a good-hearted girl, but she's an awful cook. All the townspeople of Toadsuck Swamp know to steer clear of her culinary concoctions -- like the batwing brownies and toad eye toffees. So when one of her dishes goes missin' from her windowsill, word spreads

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The Longest Storm

Dan Yaccarino · mineditionUS
Format: Hardcover

No one knew where the strange storm came from, or why it lasted so long. The family at the center of this timely story has to hunker down together, with no going outside - and that's hard when there's absolutely nothing to do, and everyone's getting on everyone else's nerves....
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