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Can Bears Ski?

Raymond Antrobus · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Book

Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels his bed rumble when Dad Bear wakes him up in the morning. He feels the floor shake when his teacher stomps to get his attention. But something else is missing, like when his friends tell jokes that he isn’t sure...

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Princesses Versus Dinosaurs

Linda Bailey · Tundra Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Two popular storybook titans, princesses and dinosaurs, battle to determine who should star in this laugh-out-loud picture book for fans of Shark vs Train and The Book With No Pictures.This is a princess book!No, it's a dinosaur book!No, it's . . . a T. rex book? A dragon book?...
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Cow Boy Is NOT a Cowboy

Gregory Barrington · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Meet Goat Girl and Merle: an irresistible pair of characters who show young readers that the best friendships are built on more than first impressions. Goat Girl - an adventurous goat - lives on Humdrum Farm, a place where everything is ordinary, and she's looking for some excitement...
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One Girl

Andrea Beaty · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

One girl. One spark. Faint and fading in the dark. Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Glow. Tiny ember. Burning low. Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She shares what...
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When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods

Aimée M. Bissonette
Format: Hardcover

Though a forest may be blanketed in snow or a lake frozen over, families who enjoy the outdoors in winter, happily bundled up to play in the energizing weather, know that wildlife is still teeming there. When winter comes, and deep snow blankets the woods, and ice forms cold and smooth...
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The Purple Puffy Coat

Maribeth Boelts
Format: Hardcover

It's almost Stick Bug's birthday, and his fashionable friend Beetle can't wait to give him his present - a purple puffy coat! The coat draws a lot of attention and makes Stick Bug really stick out in the crowd. Beetle thinks that's terrific! He brings Stick Bug all over...
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Your House, My House

Marianne Dubuc
Format: Hardcover

There's no neighborhood like a Marianne Dubuc neighborhood --- this time in an apartment building!It's a special day at 3 Maple Street. It's Little Rabbit's birthday! His mother makes him his favorite breakfast. His sister has drawn him a picture. And, best of all, he's...
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Fox & Rabbit Make Believe

Beth Ferry · Amulet Books
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Fox and Rabbit are the very best of friends. They do everything together. Good things like getting ice cream and not-so-good things like getting bad haircuts. But when they meet a new friend, Owl, Fox isn't so sure if there's enough friendship to go around. Soon, Fox learns that...
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Thesaurus Has a Secret

Anya Glazer
Format: Hardcover

A Kids' Indie Next List pick! From author-illustrator Anya Glazer comes a humorous picture book for dinosaur fans and word lovers of all ages. Thesaurus is an ordinary dinosaur. A very ordinary dinosaur . . . who just happens to love words. And the other dinos know that's just who he is. But behind...
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Rum Pum Pum

David L. Harrison · Holiday House
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"Rrrrh!" means "Let's be friends" in tiger talk, but the other animals don't understand him and run away! Maybe the gentle "rum-pum-pum" of the drum can help him. Fun animal sounds in a story about friendship, communication, and music. A perfect story...
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Rocket Loves Hide-and-Seek!

Tad Hills · Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Rocket, the star of Tad Hills's New York Times bestselling picture books, returns in an all-new, easy-to-read book about a game of hide and seek that he just can't seem to win.Rocket, Bella, and Owl are playing hide and seek! Game after game,...
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Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

Angela Burke Kunkel · Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

In the city of Bogata, in the barrio of La Nueva Gloria, there live two Joses. One is a boy who dreams of Saturdays-- that's the day he gets to visit Paradise, the library. The second Jose is a garbage collector. From dusk until dawn, he scans the sidewalks as he drives, squinting in the dim light,...
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Do Not Open This Book

Andy Lee · Scholastic Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

This hilarious series opener from Australian comedian Andy Lee is full of twists and surprises for disobedient readers!From the very cover of this picture book, a funny blue monster pleads with readers not to keep reading. As his pleas grow more impassioned, however, readers will delight...
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Space Matters

Jacque Lynn · Clarion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Can empty space be useful? Can it lead to new perspectives and new appreciation? Might it even be inspiring? Find out in a winsome book that draws on a child's everyday experiences to prompt readers to look twice at their surroundings and notice the significance of sights, sounds, and spaces...
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Lubaya's Quiet Roar

Marilyn Nelson · Dial Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Honor winner Marilyn Nelson and fine artist Philemona Williamson have come together to create this lyrical, impactful story of how every child, even the quietest, can make a difference in their community and world. Young Lubaya is happiest when she's drawing, often behind the sofa...
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Helga Makes a Name for Herself

Megan Maynor

Filled with humor and heart, this clever picture book about perseverance and following your dreams stars Helga, a small but mighty (and loud) Viking. Helga, along with her sidekick, Wolvie, wants to be a warrior just like her favorite hero, Ingrid the Axe. But she is a farmer'
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Kit and Kaboodle Blast off to Space

Michelle Portice
Format: Paperback

Blast off with Kit and Kaboodle as they visit a space camp in this Level 2 Highlights Puzzle Reader. Kids can help the duo by finding items for their journey in six Hidden Pictures puzzles that double as story illustrations. With a bonus picture dictionary, Kit and Kaboodle Blast Off to Space...
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Arlo the Lion Who Couldn't Sleep

Catherine Rayner · Peachtree Publishing Company
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A breathtakingly beautiful book for bedtime Arlo is a very tired lion, and he's tried everything to get to sleep. But the grass is too prickly, the trees are too noisy, and his family wriggles awfully too much. Goodness! How is an exhausted lion ever to get a wink of shut-eye? Luckily,...
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Follow Your Breath!: A First Book of Mindfulness

Scot Ritchie · Kids Can Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Part of the popular Exploring Our Community series, here's the perfect child-friendly introduction to mindfulness.Friends Yulee, Nick, Martin and Sally are at Pedro's house for a sleepover. Pedro is moving in a few days, and he's been feeling both sad about leaving his old house...
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Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters

Suzanne Slade
Format: Hardcover

In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers -- all rolled into one!You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit...
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William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad

Don Tate
Format: Hardcover

<p>The remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad from award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate</p> <p>William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted...
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The Most Beautiful Thing

Kao Kalia Yang · Carolrhoda Books ®
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together...
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My Day with Gong Gong

Sennah Yee · Annick Press
Pages: 36
Format: Hardcover

A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa. May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak much English, and May can't understand Chinese. She's hungry, and bored...
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I Am the Storm

Jane Yolen · Rise x Penguin Workshop
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane are met, in turn, with resilience and awe in this depiction of nature's power and our own.In the face of our shifting climate, young children everywhere are finding themselves subject to unfamiliar and often frightening extreme weather....
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