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Bookjacket for  8: An Animal Alphabet

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8: An Animal Alphabet 8: An Animal Alphabet / Elisha Cooper
"Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out."-- Provided by publisher. Vicky suggested

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All the water in the world All the water in the world / George Ella Lyon and Katherine Tillotson
The text plays along the pages with different fonts and sizes of letters in a way that weaves with the very creative illustrations. Kids will love this visual journey with all things water! (Amy 9/17)

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Animal masquerade Animal masquerade / Marianne Dubuc
Kids and adults alike will enjoy the funny illustrations of animals dressing as other animals for a masquerade party; all except the platypus because he already looks like he's wearing a disguise! (Amanda 6/16)

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Ask me Ask me / Bernard Waber ; illustrated by Suzy Lee
A father takes a walk with his young daughter while patiently and lovingly answering her many questions. Perfect reading for fall. (Amanda B. 9/16)

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Bee Bee / illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
If you like "Some Bugs" by Angela Diterlizzi, "The Apple Pie Tree" by Zoe Hall, or anything by Bill Martin or Eric Carle then take a look....a deep look. You and your child will enjoy this picture book with very busy bees! (Amy 4/17)

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A Beetle is shy A Beetle is shy / Dianna Hutts Aston + Sylvia Long
"The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor." -- Amazon.com. (Amy 10/16)

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The Best part of daddy's day The Best part of daddy's day / Claire Alexander
When Bertie goes to school, he tries to be just like his daddy at his work at the construction site, and when the two get home, they share what their days were like, and what their favorite parts were. (Jennifer 8/16)

Bookjacket for A Big boy now

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A Big boy now A Big boy now / Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Megan Lloyd
When a young rabbit takes the training wheels off his bike, he learns something surprising about his dad and that everyone needs a hug and a kiss sometimes! Suggested by Amy (12/15)

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The Birthday pet The Birthday pet / Ellen Javernick ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Danny doesn't want a rat, a dog, a bird, or a cat for his birthday. He wants a turtle...and for his family to hear what he says about getting a pet. Author teaches in Loveland. Suggested by Amy (12/15)

Bookjacket for  Books Always Everywhere

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Books Always Everywhere Books Always Everywhere / Jane Blatt
A celebration of the many ways children interact with books. A "CLEL Bell" award voted upon by Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy. Absolutely adorable illustrations and characterizations of children and the many, many places they explore reading (even on the swing!). Good for all ages really and one a bigger sibling would have fun reading to a younger one. Suggested by Amy.

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Boot & Shoe Boot & Shoe / Marla Frazee
Boot and Shoe are dogs that live in the same house, eat from the same bowl, and sleep in the same bed but spend their days on separate porches until a squirrel mixes things up. (Amanda B. 9/16)

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The boy & the book The boy & the book / David Michael Slater ; illustrated by Bob Kolar
PreK-3rd grade. In this story without words a young boy carelessly mishandles a library book, while the other books try to rescue their friend. Amy (1/16)

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Bunny slopes Bunny slopes / Rueda, Claudia
A charming picture book in which the reader is asked to help bunny ski! (Amanda B. 1/17)

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The Bunyans The Bunyans / Audrey Wood ; illustrated by David Shannon
Paul Bunyan, his wife, and their children do some ordinary things which result in the formation of Niagara Falls, Bryce Canyon, and other natural monuments. (Amy 8/16)

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Cecil the Pet Glacier Cecil the Pet Glacier / Matthea Harvey

Ruby Small's embarrassingly eccentric parents take her on a vacation to Norway where she acquires an unwanted pet, a glacier named Cecil, who finds a way to melt Ruby's heart. Suggested by Amy


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Circle Circle / Jeannie Baker
Ages 0-8. Beautifully follows the migration of the bar-tailed godwits from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. This bird makes the longest unbroken migratory journey of any animal in the world! *Amy 6/16)

Bookjacket for  City Dog, Country Frog

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City Dog, Country Frog City Dog, Country Frog / words by Mo Willems ; pictures Jon J Muth
Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both, and come spring, their friendship blooms a little differently. Suggested by Amanda B. (4/16)

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Coming through the blizzard Coming through the blizzard / Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Jenny Tylden-Wright
Picture book: Beautiful illustrations by Jenny Tylden-Wright make this warm story about everyone coming through a blizzard to make it to Christmas Eve church service. Suggested by Amy (12/15)

Bookjacket for  Don't Squish the Sasquatch!

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Don't Squish the Sasquatch! Don't Squish the Sasquatch! / Kent Redeker
A really fun book that combines animals to make new names. Sasquatch himself is fun and appealing. Suggested by Vicky

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Dot. Dot. / Randi Zuckerberg
In her fascination with technology, a confident and spunky girl pays little attention to the outside world before learning how to make room for real things in ways that help her make the most of her savvy technical expertise.

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The Farmer and the clown The Farmer and the clown / Marla Frazee
An endearing, wordless picture book by the two-time Caldecott Honor medalist depicts the adventures of a baby clown who is separated from his circus family when he bounces off the circus train and who bonds with a lonely farmer over the course of a day filled with surprising discoveries. Suggested by Marian (12/14)

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Finding wild Finding wild / Megan Wagner Lloyd ; pictures by Abigail Halpin
The illustrations are the star of this book about finding beauty in nature wherever you are. (Amanda B. 8/16)

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Finding wild Finding wild / Megan Wagner Lloyd ; pictures by Abigail Halpin
A little sprig of a tree hiding behind a city wall hints at wildness- Look. Look closer. Can you see it? It's there. Hiding. Waiting. Go out and find it. (cover flap description). (Amy 10/16)

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Finding Winnie Finding Winnie / Lindsay Mattick ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Caldecott Medal winner - 2016. A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. Amy (1/16)

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The Girl of the wish garden The Girl of the wish garden / Uma Krishnaswami ; pictures by Nasrin Khosravi
Beautiful Thumbelina story for all ages with dreamlike illustrations and takes us on a journey to the tiny world of "Lina"! The illustrator, Nasrin Khosravi (1950–2010) was a world-renowned Iranian artist who illustrated more than thirty-five books for children. Suggested by Amy (12/15)

Bookjacket for  Goodbye summer, hello autumn

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Goodbye summer, hello autumn Goodbye summer, hello autumn / Kenard Pak
A beautifully illustrated picture book highlighting the changes in nature from late summer to fall. (Amanda B. 10/16)

Bookjacket for  Hammer and nails

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Hammer and nails Hammer and nails / written by Josh Bledsoe ; illustrated by Jessica Warrick
"After her play date is cancelled, a young girl and her dad have a fun day tackling their to-do lists together"-- (Jennifer 8/16)

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Have you seen Elephant? Have you seen Elephant? / David Barrow
A young boy and his dog play hide and seek with an adorable elephant. This is a charming picture book that will make adults smile. Suggested by Amanda (4/16)

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Here comes Valentine Cat Here comes Valentine Cat / Deborah Underwood ; pictures by Claudia Rueda
Cat does not like Valentine's Day and can't think of anyone to give a Valentine until the neighbor dog gives him one! Laugh out loud illustrations. (Amanda B. 1/17)

Bookjacket for  I want my hat back

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I want my hat back I want my hat back / Jon Klassen
A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important. "The joy of this book lies in figuring out the explicit plot from the implicit details in the pictures, especially a few wordless ones." --Chicago Tribune. (Melissa N. 12/16)

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Ideas are all around Ideas are all around / Philip C. Stead
This book will make you want to go outside, walk around, listen for birds, visit your neighbor, and imagine what a big splat of blue paint on the sidewalk could be! Very fun and you'll really like Wednesday the dog. (Amy 10/16)

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If I never forever endeavor If I never forever endeavor / Holly Meade
Told from a young fledgling's point of view, this is a story about the feelings that come with taking risks and daring to try new things. (Amanda B. 8/16)

Bookjacket for  In plain sight

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In plain sight In plain sight / Richard Jackson ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
PreS-Gr 2. As always, Jerry Pinkney's stories and illustrations are amazing. This is a sweet and gently story about a little girl and her grandfather and how she visits him each day after school and they have a little guessing game together. (Amy 9/16)

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The Iridescence of Birds The Iridescence of Birds / Patricia MacLachlan
If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world's most famous and influential artists.This biographical picture book inspired by the life of the influential French master artist considers how he transformed his dreary childhood community in northern France through his expressions of color and form. Created by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper, this gorgeous book could be used with very young children. Suggested by Marian (10/14)

Bookjacket for  It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones!

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It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones! It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones! / Warren Hanson ; illustrated by Tricia Tusa
This is a humorous story about Mrs. Jolly Bones doing her daily chores with the help of her animal friends. The illustrations are delightful. You will laugh out loud at the funny story line. Both children and adults will find this a good read. (Crystal 9/16)

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It's picture day today! It's picture day today! / Megan McDonald and Katherine Tillotson
SMILE! It's time for picture day. String and springs, glue and pom-poms, clothespins and buttons all get together to create the cutest classroom of critters you've ever seen. Enjoy this imaginative visual and verbal gem. (Amy 9/17)

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Kitten's first full moon Kitten's first full moon / Kevin Henkes

The very first time Kitten sees a full moon she mistakes it for a bowl of milk.  Kitten then tries her hardest to go after it! Melissa N. (7/17)


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The Ladybug race The Ladybug race / Amy Nielander
Pictures alone tell the story in this colorfully illustrated book with ladybugs racing across the pages--who will win, and what does it mean to be the winner of the race? (Amy 4/17)

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The ladybug race The ladybug race / Amy Nielander
Pictures alone tell the story in this colorfully illustrated book with ladybugs racing across the pages--who will win, and what does it mean to be the winner of the race? Oh my! This is my FAVORITE picture book this year and I'm not just saying that - check it out. For ages 3-103! (Amy 6/16)

Bookjacket for  Last stop on Market Street

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Last stop on Market Street Last stop on Market Street / words by Matt de la Peña ; pictures by Christian Robinson
Newbery Medal, 2016 Caldecott Honor, 2016 picture book. A young boy rides the bus with his grandmother who teaches him to really look at what is important. Suggested by Amanda (4/16)

Bookjacket for  Library day

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Library day Library day / Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
While visiting the library for the first time, a young boy listens to stories, reads books and magazines, and learns that there is something for everyone at the library. Amy (1/16)

Bookjacket for The Lion and the bird

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The Lion and the bird The Lion and the bird / Marianne Dubuc ; translated from the French by Claudia Z. Bedrick
A story of friendship and kindness told mostly through beautifully touching illustrations.

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Little honeybee Little honeybee / Jane Ormes

Picture book with 25 little flaps to lift. I am using this for my "Spring Stories" storytime for Preschoolers because of the amazing art work and hide and seek elements with the flaps to lift and reveal new words! (Amy 4/17)


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Little Mist Little Mist / Angela McAllister

Little Mist, a young snow leopard, is filled with wonder when his mother introduces him to the world for the first time. Suggested by Amy


Bookjacket for  Look!

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Look! Look! / Jeff Mack
Using only two words--"look" and "out"--relates a story about an attention-loving gorilla, a television-loving boy, and a friendship that develops over books. Suggested by Jennifer (8/15)

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The Lotus seed The Lotus seed / Sherry Garland ; illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi
When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. Exquisite artwork and a brief, moving first person narrative bring to life a powerful picture book story of refugees coming to America from their war-torn homeland. A "Reading Rainbow" book. Suggested by Marian (11/15)

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Lucy Lucy / Randy Cecil
A picture book for older children, Lucy is the charmingly illustrated story of a stray dog, the girl that feeds her, and the girl's magician father. (Amanda 9/16)

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Lucy Lucy / Randy Cecil
Lucy is a small dog without a home. She had one once, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears faithfully beneath her window each day. Eleanor's father is a juggler with stage fright. The overlapping stories of three delightful characters, offering a slightly different perspective each time, come together in a truly original, beautifully illustrated book for dog (and underdog) lovers of all ages. (Marian 8/16)

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Luna & me Luna & me / Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Ages 0-8. See the face in the trees, see the spiderwebs and banana slugs? A true story about a little girl named Butterfly who grows up to be a woman who lives, for TWO YEARS, in a tree she named Luna. Butterfly saves Luna from being cut down and helps us learn about old grown Redwood trees! (Any 9/16) =

Bookjacket for The Man in the Moon

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The Man in the Moon The Man in the Moon / William Joyce

The first in a new series called "The Guardians of childhood". Beautifully illustrated! When a newly orphaned baby in the moon makes friends with the children of Earth, he begins to shine as brightly as possible to ward off their fears. Read it again and again. Suggested by Amy


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The Man Who Walked between the Towers The Man Who Walked between the Towers / Mordicai Gerstein
This picture book tells the story of Philippe Petit, the French man who pulled off an elaborate stunt by walking a tight rope between the twin towers in 1974. Combining acrobatics and daring feats with detailed illustrations, this one was a big hit with my 4 year old. Word of warning: the second to the last page shows an empty skyline and mentions that the towers are now gone but live on in our memories. That led to several questions I wasn't prepared for, so reader beware! Suggested by Erin K. (10/14)

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Mary McScary Mary McScary / R.L. Stine ; illustrated by Marc Brown
Hilarious for PreK-3rd and the pair of Stine and Brown is perfect for such a title. Mary McScary loves to scare people, but nothing she thinks up seems to bother her cousin, Harry McScary--but Mary will not give up trying. (Amy 10/17)

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The Midnight Library The Midnight Library / Kazuno Kohara
"Once there was a library that only opened at night. Step inside and meet the little librarian and her three assistant owls"-- Provided by publisher.

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Mighty Dads Mighty Dads / Joan Holub

Construction dads lead their little ones in this fun rhyming story. The illustrations of Dumpy, Vator and other construction kids will appeal to kids who know their construction vehicles. Suggested by Vicky 7/14.


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Moo! Moo! / David LaRochelle
A one word story with one animal in a big adventure. You will love the illustrations and the great story.

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Mountain chef Mountain chef / Annette Bay Pimentel ; illustrated by Rich Lo
The true story of a Chinese American mountain man and backwoods chef, Tie Sing, who fed thirty people for ten days in the wilderness--and helped inspire the creation of the National Park Service. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, created by Congress on August 25, 1916. Today, you can hike to Sing Peak, named for Tie Sing, in Yosemite National Park. (Marian 8/16)

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My bus My bus / Byron Barton

 Counting book of cats and dogs on a bus and other vehicles in a colorful moving along story.  Suggested by Amy.


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My Father's Arms Are a Boat My Father's Arms Are a Boat / Stein Erik Lunde

A lyrically written picture book about a father who handles a delicate and surreal situation with grace and compassion for both himself and his son. A quietly stunning tear-jerker. Suggested by Erin


Bookjacket for  My house

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My house My house / written and illustrated by Byron Barton
"Jim the cat describes his favorite places inside and outside his house" (Jennifer 9/16)

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Nanette's baguette Nanette's baguette / Mo Willems
The perfect read-aloud picture book with charming illustrations and rhyming text reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. I didn't realize just how many words rhyme with "baguette"! (Amanda B. 1/17)

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The Napping house The Napping house / Audrey Wood ; Don Wood
.A granny, child, dog, cat, and mouse are all snoozing in bed when a flea threatens to wake them all up. Guaranteed to not put you asleep. (Melissa N. 1/17)

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Naptime Naptime / Iris de M
When the animals on the savanna get grumpy, one little girl knows how to help them get some sleep.

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Nelly Gnu and Daddy too Nelly Gnu and Daddy too / Anna Dewdney
Nelly Gnu spends a day building a play house with her father.

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The Night Gardener The Night Gardener / Terry Fan and Eric Fan
Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener, but William, a lonely boy, spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work. (Amy 10/16)

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The Not very merry pout-pout fish The Not very merry pout-pout fish / Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna
Mr. Fish is having a hard time finding the right presents for his friends, until he learns that the best gifts come from the heart. Delightful story and captivating illustrations, too. Suggested by Elaine (12/15)

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Oh, No! Oh, No! / Candace Fleming
A great participatory story about a tiger and other animals. A few lesser known animals such as the loris and repetitious rhyme will make this a hit with kids. Suggested by Vicky

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Olivia the spy Olivia the spy / written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
She is at it again with her clever ballerina piggy ways but this time she is spying on her family. A big surprise for her at the end! (Amy 5/17)

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On morning wings On morning wings / Reeve Lindbergh ; illustrated by Holly Meade
A simply beautiful paraphrase of Psalm 139 by pilot Charles Lindbergh's daughter. (Amanda B. 8/16)

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Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories For All of the Letters Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories For All of the Letters / Oliver Jeffers
This picture book offers a short, whimsical, illustrated story for every letter of the alphabet with characters that occasionally overlap, from an astronaut who is afraid of heights to a yeti who buys a faulty yo-yo from a yak. Suggested by Marian (12/14)

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One cool friend One cool friend / story by Toni Buzzeo ; pictures by David Small
What will happen when Elliot's father thinks he has bought a stuffed penguin, but has really adopted one from the local aquarium? (Amanda B. 10/16)

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One north star One north star / Phyllis Root ; illustrations by Beckie Prange and Betsy Bowen

The reader is invited to count the animals and plants that live on or in Minnesota's bogs, marshes, rivers, lakes, prairies, and woods. Inlcudes facts on the state's ecosystems and the plants and animals that make their homes there. (Amy 7/17)


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Push Button Push Button / Aliki

A little boy loves to push buttons on everything from the radio to the vacuum cleaner to a flashlight until his finger is so sore he has to wrap it. Only then does he discover all the things he can do without a push button--inlcuding read a book. Suggested by Cathie


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Rain Fish Rain Fish / Lous Ehlert
"Through rhyme and mixed-media collage illustrations, 'rain fish'--the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms--come to life"-- Provided by publisher. (Suggested by Amy 6/16)

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Raindrops roll Raindrops roll / April Pulley Sayre
Ages 4-8: Raindrops on everything and the pictures are beautiful and you feel like you're a little critter seeing everything up close! Suggested by Amy (12/15)

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Rhyming Dust Bunnies Rhyming Dust Bunnies / Jan Thomas

As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger. Suggested by Vicky


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Samson in the snow Samson in the snow / Philip C. Stead
A touching picture book illustrating the power of friendship in helping each other through any storm. (Amanda B. 12/16)

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Shh! We Have a Plan Shh! We Have a Plan / Chris Haughton
Four friends find a bird and three of them have a plan. Can they catch that bird? Ready one, ready two, ready three, Go. Suggested by Vicky.

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Sidewalk flowers Sidewalk flowers / JonArno Lawson ; Sydney Smith
This wordless picture book beautifully illustrates a young girl's walk through the city with her Dad. Along the way, she picks flowers and then gives them away. (Amanda B. 12/16)

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Sleep tight farm Sleep tight farm / Eugenie Doyle ; illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
A beautifully illustrated book showing the change of seasons as a family prepares their farm for winter. (Amanda B. 1/17)

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A Small thing ... but big A Small thing ... but big / Tony Johnston ; illustrated by Hadley Hooper
A charmingly illustrated book about facing our fears with each other, one step at a time. (Amanda B. 1/17)

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Spots in a box Spots in a box / written and illustrated by Helen Ward
Ordering some spots by mail when he worries about his lack thereof, a young guinea fowl is surprised by his delivery, which contains spots of various sizes, colors, and patterns. Suggested by Amy (12/15)

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Stars Stars / Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee
A beautifully illustrated picture book about all of the various stars in our lives. (Amanda B. 9/16)

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Stay Stay / Michaela Muntean ; photographs by K.C. Bailey and Stephen Kazmierski
Any dog lover will enjoy this true account of a circus performer and his ten rescue dogs. (Amanda B. 9/16)

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That's what friends are for That's what friends are for / Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief ; illustrated by Holly Meade
Elephant needs help and while his jungle friends are willing to give advice, Opossum has a better idea. (Amanda B. 8/16)

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There Is a Tribe of Kids There Is a Tribe of Kids / Lane Smith
Ages 4-8. Beautiful!! Simple text follows a young boy and the many animals he meets on his adventure through the jungle. *Amy 6/16)

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They all saw a cat They all saw a cat / Brendan Wenzel
A fun look at a cat from the viewpoint of other animals. What do you think the mouse sees? (Amy 10/16)

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This is me This is me / Jamie Lee Curtis ; illustrated by Laura Cornell
"What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, "Hi there, this is me!""-- Provided by publisher. (Amy 10/16)

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This Is Not My Hat This Is Not My Hat / Jon Klassen
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene. Suggested by Currie

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Thunder Boy Jr. Thunder Boy Jr. / Sherman Alexie ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Little Thunder wants a name that separates him from his father, Big Thunder, and considers such options as "Touch the Sky" and "Drums, Drums, and More Drums" before his father helps him find the perfect alternative. National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son. (Marian 7/16)

Bookjacket for  Time for bed, Fred!

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Time for bed, Fred! Time for bed, Fred! / Yasmeen Ismail
A child has a very difficult time getting Fred, the dog, to bed.

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The Uncorker of ocean bottles The Uncorker of ocean bottles / written by Michelle Cuevas ; illustrated by Erin Stead
"The whimsical story a man who has spent his life delivering the messages found in ocean bottles and the day he receives a message that turns out to be a party invitation"-- Provided by publisher. (Amy 10/16)

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Unspoken : A Story from the Underground Railroad Unspoken : A Story from the Underground Railroad / Henry Cole
In this wordless picture book, a young Southern farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn and decides to help him. Suggested by Currie

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Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! / Hatsue Nakawaki

A young child learns that although creatures that appear can also disappear, parents will always be there. Suggested by Jennifer (1/14)


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Water can be-- Water can be-- / Laura Purdie Salas ; illustrations by Violeta Dabija
Ages 5-8. "Water can be a....tadpole hatcher....picture catcher...otter feeder...downhill speeder...." This is a so fun to look at with bright pictures that help us learn about the amazing way water is a part of everything. Poetic and picture perfect for young readers. (Amy 9/16)

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What James said What James said / Liz Rosenberg ; illustrated by Matt Myers
PreK-3rd - this wonderfully illustrated story is sweet in its honesty about how difficult but amazing childhood friendship can be. Please read this book! (Amy 10/17)

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What Pet Should I Get? What Pet Should I Get? / Dr. Seuss
A long-lost surprise book written by Dr Seuss. It has all the joy and silliness of the traditional Seuss favorites; two children have to choose their favorite pet and the choices are endless! Suggested by Erin L. (9/15)

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What the dinosaurs did last night What the dinosaurs did last night / Refe Tuma and Susan Tuma
Photographs and simple text reveal the mischief toy dinosaurs get into all night long, from knocking over potted plants to painting on walls. Ages 0-100 - Hilarious! (Amy 5/17)

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When Dad showed me the universe When Dad showed me the universe / Ulf Stark ; illustrated by Eva Eriksson
Grades PreK-3rd. Translated from Swedish and beautiful illustrations by Eva Eriksson this is a wonderful story of father and child taking an evening walk to find the Universe. Special story about taking time to look up at the sky! Amy (1/16)

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When dinosaurs came with everything When dinosaurs came with everything / written by Elise Broach ; illustrated by David Small
A young boy accompanies his mother on errand day and is delighted to find out that a free dinosaur comes with every one of his Mom's purchases. Laugh out loud illustrations. (Amanda B. 9/16)

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Where the wild things are Where the wild things are / story and pictures by Maurice Sendak

When Max is sent to his room for being naughty, he continues his mischief in the land where wild creatures roam. Melissa N. (7/17)


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Yard sale Yard sale / Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo
Ages 3-6. elling most of her personal possessions when her family is forced to move from their house into a small apartment, Callie struggles while watching other people buy her things before coming to realize what truly makes a home. Amy (1/16)

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Zoom Zoom / Istvan Banyai
A great wordless picture book similar to David Wiesner's "Flotsam" where one picture is a smaller picture within another picture and so on. Let your imagination and your own words design the story. Enjoy! Suggested by Amy (3/15)
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