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Going Into 1st Grade 2020

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They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

Now available as a board book, the award-winning They Say Blue is a playful, poetic exploration of color and point of view In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, we follow a young girl through a year or a day as she examines th

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Small in the City

Sydney Smith

The first picture book that the award-winning Sydney Smith has both written and illustrated is a story about feeling small in the city — and finding your way home. On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through do

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Hello Summer!

Shelley Rotner

Capture the essence of summer with kids having fun and enjoying nature's wonders in this book filled with a National Geographic photographer's eye-catching photos! Whether biting into a juicy peach, dropping a fishing line in a pond, or spl

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Shauna LaVoy Reynolds

A girl writes a poem to a tree, but then is surprised when the tree writes back in this wondrous and warm picture book about friendship, nature, and the power of poetry. The snow has melted, the buttercups are blooming, and Sylvia celebrates winter&#

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Jean Reidy

An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 "An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism, and undying devotion." —Th

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The Old Truck

Jerome Pumphrey, Jarrett Pumphrey

A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book. When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the fa

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Hey, Water!

Antoinette Portis

Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book. A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Children's Book Hey, water! I know you! You're all around.

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Old Rock (is not boring)

Deb Pilutti

Quirky charm infuses this tale of Old Rock's life story, which is much more exciting than you'd expect. Old Rock has been sitting in the same spot in the pine forest for as long as anyone can remember. Spotted Beetle, Tall Pine, and Humming

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Food Truck Fest!

Alexandra Penfold

A family prepares for a day at the food truck festival, while at the same time, the food truck crews get ready for the same event, checking recipes, starting to cook, and driving to the festival site. Full color.

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Our Favorite Day

Joowon Oh

Follows Papa and his granddaughter as they spend another Thursday together.

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Mora, Oge

In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together. Today would be special. Today

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The Fisherman & the Whale

Jessica Lanan

Jessica Lanan’s dreamy and dramatic watercolor paintings bring to life a wordless story about wonder in the natural world. A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connectio

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Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Who knew that one little noise could set off a whole cacophony? In this chain-reaction story, the animal world wakes up with a squeak! Early one morning, a gentle breeze tickles the ear of a small mouse, and he wakes up with a squeak! That squeak wak

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Tomorrow Most Likely

Dave Eggers

Every night we say goodnight. But tonight we also ask, "What will tomorrow bring? An odd-sounding song? A worried-looking bug? A mysterious rock?" Most likely, all of the above. In a modern take on the classic goodnight book, rather than fo

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Hair Love

Matthew A. Cherry

A New York Times Bestseller and tie-in to Academy-Award Winning Short Film "Hair Love" "I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are tellin

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Rocket Says Look Up!

Nathan Bryon

Meet Rocket–a plucky aspiring astronaut intent on getting her community to LOOK UP! from what they're doing and reach for the stars in this auspicious debut picture book. Honored as a Chicago Public Library 2019 Best of the Best Book! A comet w

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Hannah and Sugar

Kate Berube

Every day after school, Hannah’s school bus is greeted by her classmate’s dog, Sugar. All of the other kids love Sugar, but Hannah just can’t conquer her fear of dogs. Then, one day, Sugar goes missing, so Hannah joins the search with her class

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Daniel's Good Day

Micha Archer

Daniel finds the poetry in the everyday activities of his own neighborhood, in this gorgeous companion to Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Daniel Finds a Poem. The people in Daniel's neighborhood always say, "Have a good day!" But what exa

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Fox & Chick: The Party

Sergio Ruzzier

A 2019 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award Honoree NPR Best Books of the Year, New York Times Notable Children's Book, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Join the dynamic, yet opposite duo as they learn to appreciate differences among friends: Fox and C

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See Zip Zap

David Milgrim

Meet the unlucky magician Zip and his friends in the first of the Adventures of Zip Ready-to-Go! books from author-illustrator David Milgrim, who was awarded a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for his Ready-to-Read, Go, Otto, Go! This is Zip. Zip likes to

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My Weird School: Class Pet Mess!

Dan Gutman

A new series of Level Two I Can Read titles based on Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series, which has sold more than 11 million books! Mr. Cooper's class is getting a pet! Alexia hopes it is something cool, like a snake. But is she ready to take

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Jenna Lee Gleisner

Eyes introduces emergent readers to unique and different-colored animal eyes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual

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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Spring Smiles

Kallie George

Little ones will enjoy this sweet and funny story featuring a sneezing dinosaur! It's wonderful springtime, and there are so many flowers, leaves, and seeds outside. Siblings Feather, Flap, and Spike want to explore on a sunny day. But will Spik

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Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!

Cece Bell

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles. “Maybe your foot smells good. Maybe your foot smells great. But I will not

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Hi, Jack!

Mac Barnett

From New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli, an uproarious early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog. Meet Jack: He lives in a tree house. His interes

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The Arctic Fox’s Journey

Wendy Pfeffer

During the winter, the arctic fox begins an incredible journey. She heads north through the tundra, toward the top of the world. No larger than a house cat, she faces treacherous obstacles, frightening predators, and bitter cold along the way. It see

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The Frog Book

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore form, color, and pattern, and capture the very unique nature of frogs in this brilliantly illustrated picture book. Perfect for fans of The Beetle Book, and young readers looking for n

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Going Into 2nd Grade 2020

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Luna and the Moon Rabbit

Camille Whitcher

Winner of the inaugural Stratford-Salariya Picture Book Prize, a competition held by the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and Salariya Book Company to find a picture book by an unpublished author deserving of publication. Inspired by Asian folkl

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Octopus Stew

Eric Velasquez

What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! Two stories in one from award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velasquez. The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. "¡Tenga cuidad

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Crab Cake

Andrea Tsurumi

Kirkus Best Book / Publishers Weekly Best Book ★ "Readers come away with the idea that nourishing and supporting one another is the only way to change the world."–Kirkus, STARRED review ★ " [A] wholly original and moving affirmat

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Astronaut Annie

Suzanne Slade

Brightly List: Best Children's Books of March 2018 Annie’s joyful exuberance and her family’s whole-hearted support leave no doubt that her dream is within her grasp. This delightful story—with backmatter about women astronauts—encourage

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¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

Raúl the Third

Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabe, his dog, deliver supplies to vendors at the Mercado, a busy border town market.

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What Is Given from the Heart

Patricia C. McKissack

CORETTA SCOTT KING – JOHN STEPTOE ILLUSTRATOR AWARD FOR NEW TALENT WINNER This final, magnificent picture book from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack is a poignant and uplifting celebration of th

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Ernestine's Milky Way

Kerry Madden-Lunsford

An empowering picture book set in the 1940s about a determined five-year-old girl who embarks on a journey to deliver milk to her neighbors in the holler. Every morning, Ernestine shouts out her window to the Great Smoky Mountains, "I'm fiv

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Julie Flett


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Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration

Samara Cole Doyon

Coretta Scott King 2021 Honoree A winner of the ILA 2021 Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards in the fiction category. NCSS 2021 Notable Social Studies Book Maine Lupine Award Winner A CBC Recommended Book • A School Library Journal Best Bo

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A Piglet Named Mercy

Kate DiCamillo

The instant New York Times bestseller! Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinar

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How Raven Got His Crooked Nose

Chulyen the trickster raven loses his nose one day, but he vows to get it back. Luckily he has some special powers to help him! How Raven Got His Crooked Nose is a modern retelling of a traditional Native American fable. Part picture book and part gr

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Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

Graham Annable

Peter and Ernesto are sloths, friends, and nothing alike, so Ernesto decides to go off on an adventure alone. Will the pals' separation tear them apart or bring them closer together? Presnted in comic books format.

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Ashlyn's Unsurprise Party

Valerie Tripp

When Camille loses two teeth in one day, Ashlyn decides to cheer up her friend by throwing a party with the help from all the other WellieWishers.

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Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!

Charles M. Schulz

Snoopy is traveling to space with NASA in this special Level 2 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for every Peanuts fan! Snoopy wants to be the first beagle on the moon, so he grabs his red scarf, a space helmet, and lots and lots of dog treats. Then it

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Cool Crosby

Shelley Swanson Sateren

Crosby, a very cool, laid-back German shepherd, checks into the Hound Hotel and teaches Alfie a lesson in patience.

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Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble

Megan McDonald

Pee! Gee! Wee! Gee! What’s that sound? With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can hardly wait for her party with Judy Moody and all their friends. But Judy Moody is actin

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The Big Rain

Kirsten McDonald

It's been raining and raining and raining. When the sun finally peeks out from behind the clouds, Carlos and Carmen find their entire backyard is one big puddle. But the twins don't mind once they discover it's not just a puddle of wat

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Blue Ribbon Pup

Carol Kim

Fifi is a pampered show dog. Shawn and Kat are under strict orders to limit the bichon frise’s time outdoors. But Fifi proves to be a terror. Can Shawn and Kat find a way to keep Fifi under control before their family forces them to close their Dog

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Uh-Oh, Rollo!

Reed Duncan

For fans of Tiny, Biscuit, and Charlie the Ranch Dog comes an easy-to-read series about a rambunctious, mischievous, and totally lovable bulldog, Rollo! In this story designed to engage early readers, charming characters combine with simple text, liv

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Hide-and-Seek Magic School Bus Rides Again

Samantha Brooke

Next stop . . . The Magic School Bus heads to the wild to learn about camouflage! Every year D.A. has lost at the school’s game of Extreme Hide and Seek thanks to the incredible powers of a mysterious player known only as The Seeker. But this year

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The Most Annoying Robots in the Universe

Russ Bolts

Meet Joe Bot and Rob Ot, the two most big-hearted, but goofily annoying robots in the entire universe in this first chapter book in a hilarious new series! Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to se

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Warren & Dragon 100 Friends

Ariel Bernstein

With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his "pet" dragon take on a new school and attempt to make 100 friends! Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is a seven-hundred-year-old dragon. Not that most people believe that. Most people are su

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Amy and the Missing Puppy

Callie Barkley

During Spring Break, mystery lover Amy looks for clues to the disappearance of wealthy Ms. Sullivan's Saint Bernard puppy.

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Isabel Thomas

Powerful and visually spectacular, Moth is the remarkable evolution story that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique and atmospheric introduction to Darwin's theory of Natural Sele

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What Do They Do with All That Poo?

Jane Kurtz

Find out what happens to all of the poo at the zoo in this funny and factual picture book! There are so many different kinds of animals at the zoo, and they each make lots and lots (and sometimes LOTS!) of poo. So what do zoos do with all of that poo

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Boom! Bellow! Bleat!

Georgia Heard

This playful collection of poems–peppered with an astounding variety of animal sounds–is meant to be read aloud together. These poems for two or more voices explore the myriad sounds animals make–from a frog's jug-o-rum to a fish's boom!

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Candace Fleming

Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Take to the sky with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life! An Orbis Pictus Honor Book Selected for the Texas Bluebonnnet Master List Finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in

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Going Into 3rd Grade 2020

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The Diamond Mystery

Martin Widmark

Somebody is stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat! It looks like the culprit is someone on his staff, but who? Is it Luke Smith, the recently hired fitness fanatic with a taste for the finer things in life? It surely can’t be Vivian Lea

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The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Andy Shepherd

"'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' is good-hearted fantasy fun."-New York Times Book Review "This gently funny title is a must-purchase for public libraries, and a great recommendation for readers of all ages"-School Library Jo

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Sadiq and the Desert Star

Siman Nuurali

Sadiq's father is going on a business trip, but before he goes he tells Sadiq a story of the Desert Star, which fits in perfectly with Sadiq's third grade class field trip to the planetarium, and inspires Sadiq to build a simple telescope t

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The Alien Next Door 1: The New Kid

A. I. Newton

In the first book of the brand-new early chapter book series, the Alien Next Door, an alien boy named Zeke tries to fit in and adjust to life on Earth, while a classmate, Harris, suspects that Zeke might not be quite what he claims to be. Zeke is on

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Time Dogs: Balto and the Race Against Time

Helen Moss

An exciting new illustrated chapter book series for dog-loving readers! When a pack of senior dogs find themselves transported back in time—and turned into puppies!—they must make their way back home, helping real-life historical dogs along the w

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Real Pigeons Fight Crime

Andrew McDonald

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts! Did you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It's true! With master of disguise Rock

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My Happy Life

Rose Lagercrantz

Dani is happy to be starting school and she is even happier when she meets a girl named Ella who becomes her best friend, but something unexpected happens to Dani and Ella's friendship.

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Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue

Paula Harrison

Girl by day. Cat by night. Ready for an adventure. Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue is the first book in a chapter book series about Kitty and her superhero adventures. Meet Kitty, a charming chapter book character with catlike superpowers. With dramat

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The Mesmer Menace

Kersten Hamilton

Daring dachshund Noodles narrates as evil Mesmers bent on world domination arrive at the Amazing Automated Inn, where eleven-year-old inventor Wally Kennewickett, aided by Noodles and the inn's automatons, tries to foil their plans.

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Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself

Matthew Gray Gubler

The #1 New York Times bestseller written and illustrated by Matthew Gray Gubler. This charming and inspiring story is the perfect gift for kids (and grown-up kids) alike! Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and

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The Cool Cat Club

Nicola Colton

Smart cat. Messy puppy. Here comes trouble… Meet Jasper and Scruff, an unlikely pair as they learn about friendship, determination, and working together. Jasper is desperate to impress the "Sophisticat" society members, and doesn't w

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The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Eoin Colfer

A Parents Best Children’s Book of 2019 A warm, uplifting story about a boy, his dog, and the healing power of music marks a first-time collaboration between two former Irish Children’s Laureates, Eoin Colfer and P.J. Lynch. Patrick has been despe

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The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Judd Winick

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. Until a mysterious boy comes crashing down from the sky and nearly blows up their club house! Hilo doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth (or why going to school in onl

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I Voted

Mark Shulman

With the next presidential election upon us, this witty, nonpartisan book will help explain the concept of voting to the youngest readers. I Voted explains the concept of choosing, individually, and as a group, from making a simple choice: "Whic

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In the Middle of the Night

Laura Purdie Salas

Toys, food, and other everyday household objects have wild adventures at night, while the humans in the house sleep, in this imaginative collection of 26 poems. What do the things in your home do when you're asleep? They play, of course! In this

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Blooming Beneath the Sun

Christina Rossetti

Newbery Award honoree Ashley Bryan has hand-selected a collection of celebrated English poet Christina Rossetti’s poems to illustrate with his inimitable flourish. The world changes so quickly, but the joy and fun of being a child always remains. C

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Prairie Boy

Barb Roenstock

A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People * A NSTA/CBC Best STEM Book Frank Lloyd Wright, a young boy from the prairie, becomes America's first world-famous architect in this inspirational nonfiction picture book introducing organic a

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Samuel Morse, That's Who!

Tracy Nelson Maurer

Writer Tracy Nelson Maurer and illustrator El Primo Ramón present a lively picture book biography of Samuel Morse that highlights how he revolutionized modern technology. Back in the 1800s, information traveled slowly. Who would dream of instant mes

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Sparky & Spike

Barbara Lowell

Includes author's note about Charles Schulz.

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A Ride to Remember

Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan

The true story of how a 1963 ride on a carousel in Maryland made a powerful Civil Rights statement. A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, man

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Home Run, Touchdown, Basket, Goal!

Leo Landry

With sweet and simple rhymes, these poems celebrate a range of sports. From baseball and basketball, to karate and swimming, there's something for everyone! I've got my ball I've got my glove I'm ready for the game I love Baseball

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Eloise Greenfield

Thinker isn't just an average puppy–he's a poet. So is his owner, Jace. Together they turn the world around them into verse in this new collection of poetry from the recipient of the 2018 Coretta Scott KingDVirginia Hamilton Award for Life

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How High in the Rainforest?: Rainforest Animal Habitats

Monika Davies

Explore the layers of the rainforest biome and the animals that live there, from the dark forest floor through the understory, canopy, up to the emergent layer. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric dist

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Ruth Daly

"An overview of Boston, touching on the city's geography, history, economy, and the people who live there."–Provided by publisher.

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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

Mac Barnett

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling

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Going Into 4th Grade 2020

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Owl's Outstanding Donuts

Robin Yardi

Warned by an owl, ten-year-old Mattie discovers that someone is secretly polluting the land near her aunt's Big Sur donut shop and sets out to stop them.

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Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet

Zanib Mian

The first book in the exciting middle-grade series starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination—now in paperback! Welcome to the imaginative brain of Omar! Omar and his family have just moved, and he is NOT excited about starting at a new school.

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Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret

Susan Lurie

In this Princess Bride-style fairy tale romp, a girl strikes out on a quest to find her rightful family—because the one she's been stuck with all these years is most definitely wrong. Wanda hates her little brother, Zane. But don't judge

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Bernard Pepperlin

Cara Hoffman

“Bernard and his newfound friends—revolutionary rats, wise-cracking cats, and coffee-chugging squirrels, to name a few—will delight and inspire readers of all ages!” —Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe The d

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Spy Penguins

Sam Hay

Two young adventure-loving and gadget-obsessed penguins dream of joining the FBI (Frosty Bureau of Investigation) in Sam Hay's hilarious new illustrated chapter book series, Spy Penguins. Adventure-loving penguin Jackson dreams of being a secret

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J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein

"Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun." –James Patterson Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling new book from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Chris Grabenstein, and

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The Hippo at the End of the Hall

Helen Cooper

When Ben receives a mysterious invitation to an odd museum, he’s swept into a peculiar world of forgotten secrets and wild magic in this illustrated novel. The invitation to the Gee Museum was delivered by bees. It wasn’t addressed to anyone, but

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The Quest for the Golden Fleas

Crispin Boyer

Zeus, a tiny hamster who believes he is the king of the gods, must find the legendary "Golden Fleas" and solidify his position before the other animals at Mount Olympus Pet Center rebel.

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The Best of Iggy

Annie Barrows

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ivy + Bean comes a hilarious new series featuring a high-energy, lovable troublemaker. Meet 9-year-old Iggy Frangi. He's not a bad kid, he's really not. Okay, so he's done a few (a few is a

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The Drone Pursuit

Victor Appleton

Otto and his friends are back in this Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, David Milgrim. Look Out! A Storm! is part of the award-winning, star-reviewed The Adventures of Otto series. Look out, Otto and Olly! Lo

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The Library of Ever

Zeno Alexander

Named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews, The Library of Ever is an instant classic for middle grade readers and booklovers everywhere—an adventure across time and space, as a young girl becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge. With he

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Bug Boys

Laura Knetzger

Join two bug friends as they learn about the science of the world around them and the meaning of friendship in this early graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly! Rhino-B is a brash, but sweet guy. Stag-B is a calm and scholarly ad

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John Patrick Green

With more than three million copies in print, John Patrick Green's goofy graphic novel series is a colossal comics hit! Join super spy alligator duo MANGO and BRASH as they surf the sewers and fight the forces of evil. With their Very Exciting S

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Science Comics: Cars

Dan Zettwoch

In Dan Zettwoch's Science Comics: Cars, you'll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline—or electric batteries, or even steam—make a car move? Rev up your motor and t

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Eek, You Reek!

Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple

Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, A swath of smell, And—yuck! You did it very well. Readers will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different punge

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Leave It to Abigail!

Barb Rosenstock

In this inspiring tribute, award-winning author Barb Rosenstock and New York Times bestselling artist Elizabeth Baddeley tell the true story of one of America's greatest founding mothers: Abigail Adams. Everyone knew Abigail was different. Inste

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Jim Ottaviani

In the graphic novel Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space. The U.S. may have put the first m

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Insect Superpowers

Kate Messner

Head-to-head combat! Astounding weapons! Extraordinary skills! Within the pages of this book, 18 awesomely real superheroes and supervillains come to life, each possessing powers far beyond the average insect. Meet the Malevolent Mimic, who wickedly

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The Book Rescuer

Sue Macy

Recipient of a Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers An ALA Notable Book A Bank Street Best Book of the Year “Text and illustration meld beautifully.” —The New York Times “Stunning.”​ —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Inspired.

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A Very Short, Entirely True History of Unicorns

Sarah Laskow

From cuddly pool floats to rainbow-colored toast toppings, unicorns–the darlings of Instagram–have never been more exciting or more popular. Are unicorns real? Their popularity and enduring role in human culture certainly is. How can you win a figh

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The Human Body

Ken Jennings

Presents a collection of factual information and quizzes about the human body, from the strength of a human hair to the extensive surface area of the lungs.

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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation's oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and a rising star author. In 1848, Mary Walker was

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I Am Hermes!

Mordicai Gerstein

At birth, Hermes, son of Zeus and the Nymph Maia, says his first word: "Gimme!" In this brilliant, hilarious graphic novel about the mischievous, fun-loving messenger of the gods, Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein, transports classic

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Dancing Hands

Margarita Engle

Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. As

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Counting the Stars

Lesa Cline-Ransome

“A detail-rich picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews “Straightforward and inviting.” —School Library Journal From award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome and acclaimed illustrator Raúl Colón comes the sensitive, informative, and inspiring pict

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Superlative Birds

Leslie Bulion

Get to know all about the best and brightest—and smelliest!—birds in Leslie Bulion's award-winning collection of avian science poetry. You won't even need binoculars! Ever wonder which bird has the loudest voice? Which one builds the bi

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The Undefeated

Kwame Alexander

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Cal

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Going Into 5th Grade 2020

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Alien Superstar

Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver

A six-eyed teenage alien refugee becomes a Hollywood star in this hilarious series opener by the bestselling authors of the Hank Zipzer series. When thirteen-year-old Buddy Burger has to flee from his alien planet, he crash lands in an even wilder pl

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Clean Getaway

Nic Stone

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds. How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your

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Sunnyside Plaza

Scott Simon

Wonder meets Three Times Lucky in a story of empowerment as a young woman decides to help solve the mystery of multiple suspicious deaths in her group home. Sally Miyake can't read, but she learns lots of things. Like bricks are made of clay and

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A Wolf Called Wander

Rosanne Parry

A New York Times bestseller! “Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan This gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf’s incredi

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Planet Earth Is Blue

Nicole Panteleakos

"Tender and illuminating. A beautiful debut." –Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me A heartrending and hopeful story about a nonverbal girl and her passion for space exploration, for fans of See You in the Cosmo

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Bouncing Back

Scott Ostler

Packed with humor and thrilling sports action, this "wonderful story of friendship and the unique ability of kids to overcome a challenge" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom) "will get in your heart and won't get ou

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The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street

Lauren Oliver

From the bestselling author of E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Liesl & Po comes a timely and relevant adventure story about monsters of all kinds—and a girl brave enough to save them. Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do togethe

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Ann Clare LeZotte

"Deaf author Ann Clare LeZotte weaves a riveting Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in the early 19th century. This piercing exploration of ableism, racism, and colonialism answer

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Pie in the Sky

Remy Lai

A poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks! "Pie in the Sky is like enjoying a decadent cake . . . heartwarming

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More to the Story

Hena Khan

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia. When Jameela Mirza is picked to

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Scary Stories for Young Foxes

Christian McKay Heidicker

A 2020 Newbery Honor Recipient! Christian McKay Heidicker, author of the Thieves of Weirdwood trilogy, draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an u

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Kate Hannigan

“Readers…will be enamored by this blend of history, mystery, and superpowered action.” —Booklist (starred review) “Has the exciting pace of a superhero adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed,

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Far Away

Lisa Graff

A book about life, loss, and the secrets families keep, reminiscent of Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons, by National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff. CJ's Aunt Nic is a psychic medium who tours the country speaking to spirits from Far Away, pas

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Secret Deep

Lindsay Galvin

When Aster wakes alone on a tropical island, she has no idea what has happened, why she is there, or where to find her younger sister, Poppy. Meanwhile Sam, who once met the sisters on a plane, makes links between the mystery of their disappearance a

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The Storm Keeper’s Island

Catherine Doyle

"Magical in every way." – Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl “Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle.” – School Library Connection Fionn Boyle comes from a long li

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Sea Sirens: a Trot & Cap'n Bill adventure

Amy Chu

Dive into this visually stunning, middle-grade graphic novel about a spunky Vietnamese American surfer girl and her cantankerous talking cat who plunge into a fantasy world of oceanic marvels . . . and mayhem! Trot, a Vietnamese American surfer girl,

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Can You Hear The Trees Talking?

Peter Wohlleben

WINNER OF THE AAAS/SUBARU PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE BOOKS BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES This interactive and illustrated book for kids aged 8-10 introduces the wonderful science of the forest through outdoor ac

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Hooray for Women!

Marcia Williams

Discover and cheer the accomplishments of more than seventy amazing women from all over the world and throughout history. They’re activists and explorers, scientists and writers and more. And they’re all women: Cleopatra, Boudicca, Joan of Arc, E

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Jennifer Thermes

Told in dazzling maps and informative sidebars, Manhattan explores the 400+ year history of Manhattan Island. From before its earliest settlement to the vibrant metropolis that exists today, the island of Manhattan has always been a place of struggle

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Monument Maker: Daniel Chester French and the Lincoln Memorial

Linda Booth Sweeney

When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, fifteen-year-old Dan French had no way to know that one day his tribute to the great president would transform a plot of Washington, DC marshland into America’s gathering place. He did not even know th

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Unseen worlds: real-life microscopic creatures hiding all around us

Hélène Rajcak

An illustrated exploration of microorganisms and the history of their discovery.

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The Superlative A. Lincoln

Eileen R. Meyer

Tallest, wisest, most studious–Lincoln was simply superlative! Get to know the personal side of Honest Abe (his LEAST FAVORITE nickname) through fresh and funny poems expressing his superlative nature. Abraham Lincoln is famous for many extremes: he

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100 Things to Know about Planet Earth

Jerome Martin, Alice James, Darran Stobbart, Tom Mumbray, Usborne

Did you know that rain sometimes falls red? Or that the equivalent of one truckload of plastic is dumped in our oceans every minute? This visually stunning book is filled with 100 fascinating facts, bright, infographic illustrations, information on w

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Christopher Lloyd

Explores the interconnections between humans and the natural world, showing that humans and animals share patterns of behavior.

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Dr. Stephen P. Kershaw

Amazon's No. 1 Children's Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019 is an illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other. Mythologica features startlingly beautiful and exquisitely otherworldly portraits of mythological characters in eye

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Ours to share: coexisting in a crowded world

Kari Jones

There are almost eight billion people alive today. Having that many people in the world puts pressure on both social and natural resources, and we have to ask ourselves difficult questions like, What is our fair share? And how do we share more equita

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The Big Book of Bling

Rose Davidson

"Information about gems, rocks, and other shiny objects on the planet, for children"–

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Liberty Arrives!

Robert Byrd

A deeply informative and gorgeously illustrated look at the Statue of Liberty, from award-winning nonfiction master Robert Byrd. America's most iconic national symbol was a gift from France to the United States–provided America raised the money

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100 Things to Know about Food

Sam Baer, Alice James, Jerome Martin (Writer of children's books), Rachel Firth, Rose Hall

This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food, from how to grow a burger in a laboratory to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a g

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