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The Owl Keeper

Christine Brodien-Jones · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction—about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about...
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The Last Bear

Hannah Gold
Format: Hardcover

An instant classic with a bear-sized heart, Hannah Gold's debut novel is a touching story of kindness, adventure, and forging your own path - perfect for fans of Pax and A Wolf Called Wander. There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that's what April's father...
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Snake and Lizard

Joy Crowley · Kane/Miller Book Pub
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning author Joy Cowley comes an engaging story of two unlikely, but inseparable friends. Snake is elegant, calm and a little self-centered, while Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. Through a series of small (and not so small) adventures, the two friends bicker, compete...
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Avenging the Owl

Melissa Hart · Sky Pony Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Han Solo avenged the destruction of an innocent planet by helping Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star. Han walked away with a gold medal and the love of his life. But when Solo Hahn - named in honor of the beloved action hero - tries to avenge...
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The Magician's Elephant

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storytellerWhen a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find...
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The Cricket in Times Square

George Selden · Square Fish
Pages: 132
Format: Paperback

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City -- the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended...

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The Very, Very Far North

Dan Bar-el · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An inquisitive polar bear named Duane befriends an array of animals as he discovers where he belongs in this charming classic-in-the making that's reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh.

In the Very, Very Far North, past the Cold, Cold Ocean and just below the hill that looks like...
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What Elephants Know

Eric Dinerstein · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 273
Format: Print book

Abandoned in the jungle of the Nepalese Borderlands, two-year-old Nandu is found living under the protective watch of a pack of wild dogs. From his mysterious beginnings, fate delivers him to the King's elephant stable, where he is raised by unlikely parents-the wise head of the stable,...
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Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Rise of a Legend

Kathryn Lasky · Scholastic Press
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback

Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky takes flight once more with a new Guardians of Ga'Hoole novel - now in paperback!An owlet hatches out onto Stormfast Island and into a world torn by war. For one hundred years, his people have fought off enemy owls from the Ice Talons, but the tide has turned....
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James to the Rescue: The Masterpiece Adventures Book Two

Elise Broach · Faber And Faber
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

In this Masterpiece Adventure, the second in a chapter book series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, Marvin the beetle is going collecting with his family. All is good and well until Uncle Albert gets hurt. Marvin needs James's help to save Uncle Albert before...
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Arctic & Antarctic

Barbara Taylor

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WHAT'S THAT BUG?: EVERYDAY INSECTS AND THEIR REALLY COOL COUSINS

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Honeybee: A Day in the Life of Apis Mellifera

Candace Fleming · Neal Porter Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Get up close and personal with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life, complete with exquisitely detailed illustrations.

Beginning at birth, the honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell and is driven to protect and take care of her hive. She cleans...
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An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly

Laurence Pringle

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Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Ben Clanton · Tundra Books
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.
A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series...
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Penguins!

Gail Gibbons

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North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration

Nick Dowson · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic--the greatest journey on Earth.At the top of our world is a huge wild place called the Arctic.In the winter, it is a cold and barren land, where few animals can survive....
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Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders

Jinny Johnson

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Lizards

Peter Heathcote · NA-h; 2nd Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This book covers the responsibilities and rewards of keeping a pet lizard, including how to care for it, what to feed it, and the equipment needed.
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Owls

Gail Gibbons · Holiday House
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Gail Gibbons explores the mysterious world and workings of owls in her latest nonfiction picture book. She depicts numerous species of owls and discusses their biological similarities as well as their differences. She portrays their ideal habitats, life styles, birth and development and environmental...
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Bob and Otto

Robert O. Bruel · Roaring Brook Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Bob and Otto do best-friend kinds of things together--eating leaves, digging, playing--until the day Bob decides to climb a tree, simply because . . . he has to. When the two meet again, Otto is still the same dirt-loving earthworm, but Bob has done the unthinkable: grown wings. Friendship...
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My Crocodile Does Not Bite

Joe Kulka · Carolrhoda Books
Format: Book

Ernest's crocodile does not bite! It's very well trained. But when Ernest brings the crocodile to the school's pet show, his rival Cindy Lou gets very rude. Cindy Lou is sure her poodle Fifi will win best in show. She doesn't think Ernest's croc should be allowed to compete....
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Art & Max

David Wiesner · Clarion Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although...
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I Have a Balloon

Ariel Bernstein · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"This tightly paced narrative soars." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Big laughs through pratfalls & other physical comedy." --Publisher's Weekly (starred review) A Junior Library Guild Selection 2017 Owl has a balloon. Monkey does not. What...
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Night Owl

Toni Yuly · Feiwel & Friends
Format: Hardcover

Night Owl loves the nighttime! He can see everything, but when he doesnt see Mommy Owl, he starts to listen . . . .With language that emphasizes sound words and listening skills, this is a reassuring bedtime story for little night owls everywhere.,
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Waiting for Wings

Lois Ehlert

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A Song for Snow

Monetary Authority of Singapore. Economic Policy Department. · Dial Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A young owl experiences the magic of a first snowfall - the quiet wintery wonder, the pristine beauty, and snowballs! - in this follow-up to the adorable Hoot and Peep

It's Peep's first winter, and it's going to snow very, very soon. Peep has so many questions for her older...
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A Polar Bear in the Snow

Mac Barnett · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even...
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The Truth About Crocodiles: Seriously Funny Facts about Your Favorite Animals

Maxwell Eaton III · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From writer/illustrator Maxwell Eaton III, The Truth About Crocodiles is the fifth installment in his hilarous series offering another lighthearted look filled with useful facts about crocodiles that will make you laugh so hard, you won't even realize you're learning something!
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Stories from Bug Garden

Lisa Moser · Candlewick Press, 2016.
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Come peer between blades of grass at the secret lives of a garden's tiniest inhabitants, revealed in lyrical vignettes and charming illustrations.

What may appear to be an abandoned garden is actually home to an unusual array of insects. Meet a ladybug who prefers making mud angels...
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