The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood; Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
Call Number: E UND c
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: "Searching for presents quiet," "Gingerbread quiet," and "Hoping for a snow day quiet." Irresistibly cute, soft colored pencil illustrations of bunnies, owls, bears, and more paint a magical holiday picture indeed.
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado; Liz Bonham (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LUC c
Publication Date: 2011-08-29
From bestselling author Max Lucado comes a unique Christmas story called The Crippled Lamb, an inspirational children's book about being different, fitting in, and being happy with yourself. With more than 100,000 copies sold, this timeless bestseller has become a holiday read the entire family enjoys. The Crippled Lamb follows the story of Joshua, a lamb with a crippled leg who feels left out because he can't run and play like the other lambs. But God has a special plan for Joshua's life, as He does for all who feel alone. Readers will feel a gentle tug on their hearts as the little lamb's prayers are answered in an amazing way on Christmas Day. This warm and endearing book: Is great for readers ages 3 to 7 Has a jacket with beautiful gold foil and an embossed title on the front cover Includes original oil-painting illustrations by Liz Bonham Is a great choice for kids who have disabilities, deal with anxiety or bullying, or are learning about inclusivity Is a perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Brian Wildsmith
Call Number: E WIL t
Publication Date: 2018
The classic Christmas song is made truly magical in the masterful hands of acclaimed illustrator, Brian Wildsmith. This beautifully illustrated book is a delight to share at Christmas time.
Itsy Bitsy Christmas by Max Lucado
Call Number: E LUC i
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
Do you ever feel like you are too small or too ordinary That is just how Itsy and Bitsy feel. When these two charming little mice hear that a King is coming to Bethlehem, they set off with great enthusiasm to find Him. Along the way, they are met with discouraging words telling them they are too little and unimportant for any king. Just when Itsy and Bitsy begin to believe that they really aren't big enough for the new King, they learn that Christ the King has indeed come for everyone.Crafted by master storyteller Max Lucado, Itsy Bitsy Christmas helps children understand God's great love and know that He sent His Son for all of us-little or big, young or old.
If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don't! by Elise Parsley
Call Number: E PAR i
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
The fourth book in the New York Times-bestselling Magnolia Says DON'T! series that started with If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! is another loud and cautionary tale of what not to do...when you visit Santa. If your dad says you're going to meet a bearded guy with a red suit and a bag full of treasures...he is not talking about meeting a pirate! But Magnolia has already invited the misbehaving swashbuckler to jump in line to meet Santa. So what if pirates are on the Naughty List? She'll just teach this one to change his scurvy ways--no plundering or sword-fighting or plank-walking allowed! Plus, Santa is happy to hear everyone's wish list. Right? It's YO HO HO versus HO HO HO in this rowdy and raucous holiday guide on how not to meet Santa, from Elise Parsley, the bestselling creator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T!
Slinki Malinky's Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodd
Call Number: E DOD c
Publication Date: 2006
It's Christmas in Slinky Malinki's house and the mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it's too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate.
A Boy Who Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Call Number: J HAI b
Publication Date: 2016
You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell; David Catrow (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LOV s
Publication Date: 2001-08-27
Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do. Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart. But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.
Nate the Great and the Earth Day Robot by Andrew Sharmat; Olga Ivanov (Illustrator); Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator)
Call Number: J SHA n
Publication Date: 2022-02-15
Join the world's greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing Earth Day robot in this long-running chapter book series that's a favorite for beginner readers! WILL THIS CASE ROLL AWAY? The Earth Day Fair is days away, but Nate's classroom project--a robot named Mr. Butler--has disappeared. Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, take on the unusual case, and they are soon searching high and low in and around the school. Will Nate find the robot in time for the fair? Perfect for Common Core, the Nate the Great chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve and learn about STEM topics, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!
Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake by Andrew Sharmat; Marjorie Weinman Sharmat; Jody Wheeler (Illustrator)
Call Number: J SHA n
Publication Date: 2018-06-19
Join the world's greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of his friend's missing pet snake! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! WILL THIS CASE SLITHER AWAY? Rosamond is having a birthday party for her cousin Lizzy! Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are invited. So are Lizzy's four pet snakes. Nate believes that a good detective knows his limits. Nate does not want to go to a birthday party filled with dangerous, slimy guests. But when one of these "guests" goes missing, Nate and Sludge must face their fears to save the day! Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! NatetheGreatBooks.com Praise for the Nate the Great Series ★ "Kids will like Nate the Great." --School Library Journal, Starred "A consistently entertaining series." --Booklist "Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner." --Publishers Weekly "Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years." --Kirkus Reviews "They don't come any cooler than Nate the Great." --The Huffington Post
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Call Number: J HAN d bk.1
Publication Date: 2015-07-07
Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality--and an imagination to match! As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she's too much of a baby for them, so she's left to her own devices--including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister's favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for. With plenty of pictures bursting with charm and character, this hilarious book about an irresistible rascal is the new must-read for the chapter book set.
Dory Fantasmagory: the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon
Call Number: J HAN d bk.2
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
Fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean will love this new story about the spunky little rascal with big ideas. The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home--or better yet, leave her whole imagination at home! Dory is determined to behave like a "regular old girl who never gets in trouble," but on her very first day she meets a new friend, a girl whose imagination and style are just about as wild as her own. Now she just has to convince her siblings that she's not making it all up! Filled with plenty of funny pictures, this book bursts with charm and impudence, making this a must-read for the chapter book set. "Dory is as likable a kid heroine as I've encountered in a decade." -The Boston Globe * "Once again, Hanlon's hilarious narration and cartooning reveal an uncanny talent for getting into the mile-a-minute mind of a one-of-a-kind girl." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon
Call Number: J HAN d bk.3
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Dory turns learning to read into a hilarious adventure through the power of imagination--perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean! Ever since Dory met Rosabelle, a real true friend whose imagination and high spirits match her own, school has been pretty good. But now the class is learning to read, and it's proving to be a challenge for Dory. While Rosabelle can read chapter books in her head, Dory is stuck with baby books about a happy little farm. Dory wishes for a potion to turn her into a reader but things don't go as planned. Suddenly, a naughty little girl who looks an awful lot like Dory's imaginary nemesis, Mrs. Gobble Gracker, shows up. And a black sheep leaves the pages of the farm book to follow Dory to school. It really needs her help--this seems like a job for a superhero! And it would help if she knew how to read. In her third book, Dory takes reluctant reading to new heights with a story that is as one-of-a-kind and hilarious as she is. "An especially wonderful book to share with reluctant readers...I can't imagine a book more calculated to reinforce the power of reading and becoming a reader than Dory Dory Black Sheep. It is a true triumph." --Publishers Weekly ShelfTalker "Hanlon has a winning way with the story's characters (real and imaginary) and dialogue." --Booklist
Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds by Abby Hanlon
Call Number: J HAN bk.4
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
A loose tooth leads to hilarious hijinks with the tooth fairy in book four of the wonderfully imaginative Dory Fantasmagory series Dory has her first loose tooth, and, with her usual over-the-top excitement, she cannot stop talking about the tooth fairy. Naturally, this drives her brother and sister crazy. But it also sparks a serious jealous streak in her nemesis, Mrs. Gobble Gracker, who wants all of Dory's attention to herself. But Mrs. Gobble Gracker has decided to steal the tooth fairy's job, and flying around in a tutu from Rosabelle, she heads for Dory's house. It's time for Dory to come up with a serious plan to get the tooth fairy her job back. The fourth installment in the wildly popular Dory Fantasmagory series delivers laughs on every page as Dory teams up with her pals, real and imaginary, to save the tooth fairy for all the world's children--and get her dollar! "Many series for fledgling readers feature mischievous girls and their grade-school exploits: Ramona Quimby, Junie B. Jones and Clementine, to name a few. Others, like the Magic Treehouse books, send children on fantasy adventures. Abby Hanlon's marvelous Dory Fantasmagory series, featuring the plucky heroine Dory, also known as Rascal, combines the two." --The New York Times
What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick; Colleen Madden (Illustrator)
Call Number: E JAV w
Publication Date: 2012-01-05
If you drop just one soda can out the window, it's no big deal...right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules...and spoke during story time, didn't wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.
Friends Forever by Shannon Hale; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
Call Number: J HAL f
Publication Date: 2021-08-31
Shannon is in eighth grade, and life is more complicated than ever. Everyone keeps changing, her classmates are starting to date each other (but nobody wants to date her!), and no matter how hard she tries, Shannon can never seem to just be happy. As she works through her insecurities and undiagnosed depression, she worries about disappointing all the people who care about her. Is something wrong with her? Can she be the person everyone expects her to be? And who does she actually want to be?
Bear Stays up for Christmas by Karma Wilson; Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Call Number: E WIL b
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson! Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up--by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent (Illustrator)
Call Number: E KEN c
Publication Date: 1985-03-01
A proud caterpillar and a curious polliwog become unlikely friends in this delightful picture book by beloved author, illustrator, and cartoonist Jack Kent! Told with Jack Kent's signature bright, bold, and expressive illustrations, little ones are sure to love this transformative tale about a caterpillar and a polliwog who can't wait to grow up and turn into something else!
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Call Number: E JEF s
Publication Date: 2011
It all began when Floyd got his kite stuck in a tree. A laugh-out-loud story of determination and inventiveness from worldwide picture book sensation Oliver Jeffers
The Stormy Day by Anna Milbourne
Call Number: E MIL s
Publication Date: 2021
There's a grumbly rumble up in the dark sky that sounds like a dragon to one little girl. But she learns all about what to expect on a stormy day and soon it's not so scary any more.
I'm a Big Sister by Joanna Cole; Rosalinda Kightley (Illustrator)
Call Number: E COL i
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
With an author's note about what big siblings need--extra guidance, reassurance, love--and sweet, engaging artwork, it's no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I'm a Big Sister and its companion book, I'm a Big Brother, to prepare their young ones for their first big transition. "Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring celebration of sisterhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older sister, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be.
Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox
Call Number: E FOX t
Publication Date: 2011
On a pirate ship by Anna Milbourne
Call Number: E MIL o
Publication Date: 2020
Yo-ho-ho! It's a pirate's life at sea! Join the hunt for pirate treasure in this jolly little book.
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
Call Number: J BLA b
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThey may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds...whether you like it or not! This New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.The Bad Guys are about to have a very BAD day!Mr. Wolf and his bad buddies have messed with the wrong guinea pig -- one who is secretly an evil mad scientist. And the nasty little furball wants revenge! Will they survive? Will they be heroes? And will they ever stop trying to eat each other?!?It's time for the Bad Guys to spring into action!
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
Call Number: J BLA b
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThey may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds...whether you like it or not! This New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.It's a zombie kitten apocalypse!Can the Bad Guys save the world from evil Dr. Marmalade's meowing monsters?!? They'll need help from foxy Agent Fox, a swampy secret zombie antidote, and the feistiest, toothiest, hungriest granny around. Get ready to watch the fur fly!
Best Friends by Shannon Hale; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
Call Number: J HAL b
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
Shannon knows sixth grade is going to be a perfect year. She's got a spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader Jen, the most popular girl in school.But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and, most importantly, which boys you're allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them to stay friends with The Group?
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
Call Number: J HAL r
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Following little Shannon's life from kindergarten through fifth grade, Real Friends captures the emotional roller coaster ride of friendship, from navigating the tricky waters of cliques and bullies to her never-ending struggle to stay in "The Group." Shannon's honest and heartfelt story reminds us of how hard it was to learn what real friends are--and why finding them is worth the journey.
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Call Number: E VAN d
Publication Date: 2006-03-23
With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when onel playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch?Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee is a great read-aloud, sure to provide fits of giggles.
The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson; Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
Call Number: E DON g
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo's child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?
Hello Ocean by Pam Muñoz Ryan; Mark Astrella (Illustrator)
Call Number: E RYA h
Publication Date: 2001-02-01
Dive into this playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend. The inspiration of the ocean will make learning the five senses as easy as a day at the beach. Crisp, realistic illustrations fill the pages with the rush of surf and the warmth of sun-baked sand. The sights and smells and sensations of the sea become vividly clear in these beautifully rendered paintings.
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
Call Number: E VAN i
Publication Date: 2007-06-14
With energetic rhyme and action-packed artwork to match,If I Built a Car sure to fuel any young inventor with big plans and grand imaginations. "If I built a car, it'd be totally new! Here are a few of the things that I'd do. . . ." Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise! there's a fireplace, a pool, and even a snack bar! After a tour of the ritzy interior, robert the robot starts up the motor . . . and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive ever!
Just a Little Bit by Ann Tompert; Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
Call Number: E TOM j
Publication Date: 1996-03-27
When an elephant and a mouse try to play on a seesaw, they need help from a vast number of animal friends to balance the scales.
The Listening Walk by Paul Showers; Aliki (Illustrator)
Call Number: E SHO l
Publication Date: 1993-01-28
With art by home and classroom favorite Aliki, The Listening Walk will remind both adults and kids of the wonders all around them...if they slow down and listen. "A fine resource for studying the senses."--Booklist Put on your socks and shoes--and don't forget your ears! We're going on a listening walk. Shhhhh. Do not talk. Do not hurry. Get ready to fill your ears with a world of wonderful and surprising sounds. A little girl and her father take a quiet walk and identify the sounds around them. Soon the girl discovers an extraordinary world of sounds in her everyday environment.
Lunch by Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
Call Number: E FLE l
Publication Date: 1996-04-15
It's time for lunch, and one little mouse is famished! In fact, he's so hungry that once he starts eating, he can't stop. He sinks his teeth into a crisp white turnip, gobbles up some orange carrots, devours an ear of yellow corn, then tosses back some tender green peas. He's full, but this mouse keeps on munching until his bulging belly won't hold another bite. Parents will see their own toddlers in this perky tale, and toddlers won't get enough of the gregarious little mouse. They'll proudly identify the colors of his (and their) favorite foods, and enjoy guessing what fruit or vegetable he'll eat next. Color-savvy readers are sure to spot the rainbow contained in the background pages-- and almost everyone will agree that this is one book about colors that makes the plain old primaries look positively pale! An ALA Notable Book
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm by Joy Cowley; Elizabeth Fuller (Illustrator)
Call Number: E COW m
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Uh-oh. Mrs. Wishy-Washy is at it again. Rubbing and scrubbing all the animals on the farm. But this time they aren't standing for it. Duck, Cow, and Pig are leaving mean old Mrs. Wishy-Washy for good! They run away to the big city. But they get lost, wander into a restaurant, and even stumble into a hardware store and get covered in paint! Where is Mrs. Wishy-Washy when they need her? Maybe her farm isn't so bad after all . . .
Neo Leo by Gene Barretta (Illustrator)
Call Number: E BAR n
Publication Date: 2016-06-21
An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci's genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted. In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf Eugen Fick made the first pair of contact lenses; and in 1907, Paul Cornu built the first helicopter. But Leonardo da Vinci thought of all these ideas more than five hundred years ago! At once an artist, inventor, engineer, and scientist, da Vinci wrote and drew detailed descriptions of what would later become hang gliders, automobiles, robots, and much more. In Neo Geo, Gene Barretta cleverly shows how Leonardo's ideas--many inspired by his love of nature--foreshadowed modern inventions, offering a window into the future.
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
Call Number: E VAN r
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
"With all the bases covered -- musical text, entertaining artwork, and surefire subject matter -- this title bats 1,000 for group or lapsit read-alouds." -- School Library Journal Randy Riley loves two things: science and baseball. When it comes to the solar system, the constellations, and all things robot, Randy is a genius. But on the baseball diamond? Not so much. Then, one night, Randy sees something shocking through his Space Boy telescope: it's a fireball, and it's headed right for his town! Randy does the math, summons all his science smarts, and devises a plan that will save the day in a spectacular way. Once again, with visual humor, dizzying perspectives, perfect pacing, and rollicking rhyme, Chris Van Dusen delivers a hit that will make readers stand up and cheer.
Roberto: the Insect Architect by Nina Laden
Call Number: E LAD r
Publication Date: 2016-08-09
Ever since he was a wee mite (termite that is), Roberto wanted to be an architect. He longed to follow in the footsteps of such architectural greats as Hank Floyd Mite and Fleas van der Rohe. Discouraged by comments from family and friends that he is biting off more than he can chew, he decides to follow his dream to the big, buzzing city, where he meets some not-so- creepy crawlers who spark in him the courage to build a community for them all. With astoundingly detailed collage illustrations and a witty text, the creator of the bestselling The Night I Followed the Dog, Private I. Guana, and When Pigasso Met Mootisse brings to life a funny and inspirational story that will encourage readers of any age to build their dreams.
Storm Is Coming! by Heather Tekavec; Margaret Spengler (Illustrator)
Call Number: E TEK s
Publication Date: 2004-04-12
When the old farmer warns that a storm is coming, Dog spreads the word and leads all of the animals to shelter. Huddled together, they wait anxiously for Storm to come. But who is this frightening creature named Storm, and what will happen when he arrives? When the rain starts pelting the roof and lightning fills the sky, the animals are relieved. The sky must be trying to protect them by scaring Storm away! But when everything stops and the sky is quiet, the animals hear the thump, thump of someone coming toward the barn. Could it be storm?
Tea with Milk by Allen Say
Call Number: E SAY t
Publication Date: 2009-05-04
With elegant watercolors, Allen Say's beautiful picture book is a moving tribute to his parents and their path to discovering where home really is. At home in San Francisco, May speaks Japanese and the family eats rice and miso soup and drinks green tea. When she visits her friends' homes, she eats fried chicken and spaghetti. May plans someday to go to college and live in an apartment of her own. But when her family moves back to Japan, she soon feels lost and homesick for America. In Japan everyone calls her by her Japanese name, Masako. She has to wear kimonos and sit on the floor. Poor May is sure that she will never feel at home in this country. Eventually May is expected to marry and a matchmaker is hired. Outraged at the thought, May sets out to find her own way in the big city of Osaka. The accompanying story of his mother and her journey as a young woman is heartfelt. Tea with Milk vividly portrays the graceful formality of Japan and captures the struggle between two cultures as May strives to live out her own life. Alongside his Caldecott Medal-winning Grandfather's Journey, in Tea with Milk, master storyteller Allen Say continues to chronicle his family's history between Japan and California.
Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
Call Number: E RUB t
Publication Date: 2011-09-06
Little ones and grown-ups will giggle through multiple reads of Those Darn Squirrels! From the creators of Dragons Love Tacos comes the story of what happens when a grumpy old man and some mischievous squirrels match wits--with hilarious results. Old Man Fookwire is a grump. The only thing he likes to do is paint pictures of the birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful bird feeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates--until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that completely charms the old grump. The three funny picture books in this series from Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri: Those Darn Squirrels Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door Those Darn Squirrels Fly South
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
Call Number: E BRE v
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
A classic underdog story full of humor and sweetness and retro pizzazz, Violet the Pilot is both endearing and adorable. It'll fly right into your heart. Violet is a science-loving girl inventor with a flair for the air! Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist and Rosie Revere, Engineerwill love this classic underdog story by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen. By the time she's two years old, Violet Van Winkle can engineernearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she's building elaborate flying machines from scratch-mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she's capable of. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen-something involving her best-ever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself! "An engaging story of a spunky girl who follows her dreams . . . Violet is a terrific role model."--School Library Journal
Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
Call Number: E ALL w
Publication Date: 1996-04-16
A charmingly funny read-aloud that asks an important question: "Who sank the boat?" Beside the sea, there once lived a cow, a donkey, a sheep, a pig, and a tiny little mouse. They were good friends, and one warm, sunny morning, for no particular reason, they decided to go for a row in the bay. Do you know who sank the boat? "The idea is funny, the pictures are splendid, and the easy text is just right for the very young."--The New Yorker "A bright, brisk tale, simply told, illustrated by cheerful, comical pictures."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Zoom! by Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
Call Number: E MUN z
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Lauretta has a need for speed - in her super-powered wheelchair! It's finally time for Lauretta to get a new wheelchair. But she isn't satisfied with a regular 5- or 10- speed model. Nothing will do but the 92-speed, black, silver and red, dirt bike wheelchair! When Lauretta gets a speeding ticket during her tryout of the super wheels, her parents tell her the wheelchair has to go back. But when her brother has an accident, only Lauretta and her 92-speed, black, silver and red, dirt-bike wheelchair can get him to the hospital in time! With his trademark wit and whimsy, this classic Robert Munsch story celebrates that all kids can use their own strengths and talents to do great things! Now reissued with a bright new cover design. Robert Munsch wrote this story after receiving a letter from a fan named Lauretta, who asked for a story about a girl who walks with crutches and uses a wheelchair.
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney; Qin Leng (Illustrator)
Call Number: E 912.01 SWE m
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
Maps can show you where you are anywhere in the world! A beloved bestseller that helps children discover their place on the planet, now refreshed with new art from Qin Leng. Where are you? Where is your room? Where is your home? Where is your town? This playful introduction to maps shows children how easy it is to find where they live and how they fit in to the larger world. Filled with fun and adorable new illustrations by Qin Leng, this repackage of Me on the Map will show readers how easy it is to find the places they know and love with help from a map.
Being a Good Citizen by Rachelle Kreisman; Tim Haggerty (Illustrator)
Call Number: E 307 KRE b
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
Whether it's raising money for a charity or cleaning up a park, getting involved in your community is a great way to help others and feel good about yourself.
See Inside the Second World War by Rob Lloyd Jones and Maria Christina Pritelli
Call Number: J 940.53 JON s
Publication Date: 2011
From 1939 to 1945, the world was at war. Tanks rumbled across battlefields, submarines stalked battleships, and bomber planes destroyed whole cities. With vivid illustrations and flaps to lift, this book takes you into the action of the Second World War.
We Both Read-About Space (Third Edition) by Jana Carson
Call Number: E 520 CAR a
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
This revised edition provides exciting new information and spectacular photographs. Updates include the International Space Station, the new catagory of dwarf planets, and how astronauts live in space.
What's Out There? by Lynn Wilson
Call Number: E 520 WIL w
Publication Date: 1993-03-24
What is the sun made of? What causes night and day? Why does the moon change shape? Colorful collage illustrations and an easy-to-understand text bring planets, stars, comets, and the wondrous things out there in space right down to earth in a simple introduction to the solar system for young armchair astronauts.
The Sun by Reagan Miller
Call Number: E 523.7 MIL s
Publication Date: 2012-03-30
This exciting book teaches young readers about the sun--Earth's nearest star. Astounding photographs and simple text help kids understand the sun's features and role in our solar system.
Tomie DePaola's the Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola
Call Number: E 551.5 DEP t
Publication Date: 2020
You see, clouds are fun, silly, and very interesting. Tomie dePaola--best-selling author of Strega Nona, Quiet, and many others--knows a lot about clouds. He also knows a lot about what people think of them. Some people see animals and pictures in clouds. The ancient Greeks believed that Hermes, the messenger of the gods, once stole the sun's cattle, which were clouds. In this unique picture book, Tomie introduces some of the most common types of clouds, as well as the myths and legends inspired by their shapes. Simple, whimsical illustrations show the variations in shape and color that herald changes in the weather. This book will tell you many things about clouds we bet you didn't know. Filled with his signature humor and gentle illustrations, Tomie dePaola's approach to nonfiction is like no other. A Reading Rainbow book.
Postcards from Pluto by Loreen Leedy
Call Number: E 523.2 LEE p
Publication Date: 2006-07-15
What would it be like for a kid to tour our solar system? In this clever trip through the solar system, a diverse group of girls and boys explore every planet with their robot guide, Dr. Quasar. Facts about our galaxy, solar system, the sun, and each planet are revealed as the kids visit Mercury, Venus, Earth and its moon, through the asteroid belt, on to the planets in the outer reaches of the solar system, and finally to the dwarf planet Pluto. Scientifically accurate, full-color illustrations show young readers the difference between planets, comets, asteroids, and other parts of the universe. As the kids write funny postcards home, they share more facts about each planet in an appealing kid-friendly way that helps introduce space and the unique aspects of our solar system. A short list of "space words" at the back of the book reminds readers about important concepts and vocabulary. Great for classroom use to introduce the solar system and space as well as for young explorers interested in space and science.
The Moon Book (New and Updated Edition) by Gail Gibbons
Call Number: E 523.3 GIB m
Publication Date: 2019-05-14
An up-to-date, clear and interesting introduction to our magnificent moon from the the award-winning author of science books for children. Shining light on all kinds of fascinating facts about our moon, this simple, introductory book includes information on how the moon affects the oceans' tides, why the same side of the moon always faces earth, why we have eclipses, and more. This newly revised edition, available in time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, incorporates new, up-to-date information based on recent discoveries, and includes an updated map of the moon's surface. Thoroughly vetted by an astrophysics expert, The Moon Book is a perfect introduction lunar phases, orbit, the history of space exploration, and more. Using her signature combination of colorful, clear illustrations and accessible text, Gail Gibbons reinforces important vocabulary with simple explanations, perfect for budding astronomers. Legends about the moon, trivia, and facts about the moon landing are also included.
Choose Good Food! by Gina Bellisario
Call Number: E 613.2 BEL c
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Lucas is a picky eater. But he's excited to go to the supermarket. Today, he gets to choose food for lunch. Lucas's dad helps him learn about the five food groups. Lucas finds out what foods are healthful. And he prepares a tasty snack!
Healthy Habits by Rebecca Weber
Call Number: E 613 WEB h
Publication Date: 2011-06-01
From one morning to the next, you can have a healthy day. See how exercise, rest, and good food should be everyone's Healthy Habits.
My Five Senses by Margaret Miller
Call Number: E 612.8 MIL m
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
I have two eyes, a nose, a mouth, two ears, and two hands. How can I use these to experience the world? From enjoying the taste of watermelon to hearing the sound of a fire engine or feeling a rabbit's soft fur, five children explore how their senses work. Margaret Miller's lively photographs capture their discoveries and invite us to share in the fun.
Doctors by Jacqueline Laks Gorman
Call Number: E 610.69 GOW d
Publication Date: 2010-08-16
We usually take trips to the doctor when we're sick, so it's easy to undervalue this very important community member, but this book invites readers to change their minds and celebrate the role. Readers will learn about a doctor's duties, where they work, and the tools they use to keep us feeling healthy.
World in Danger by Frankie Morland
Call Number: E333.7 MOR w
Publication Date: 2019
Eight year old environmentalist, Frankie Morland wants to make a difference to the world. So, he decided to write a song ... In this colourful book, Frankie's thoughtful lyrics sit alongside beautiful illustrations which remind us of all there is to love about planet Earth and just how urgent it is that we take care of it. World In Danger features facts about Frankie's favourite endangered animals from cute red pandas, to colourful toucans, to buzzing bees, and simple activities you can do at home to do your bit to save the environment. Budding musicians can learn to play Frankie's song on the guitar or piano by following the musical score at the back of the book - and everyone can follow the lyrics and sing along!Ideal for little nature lovers, as well as fans of Frankie's song and its inspirational message.
Celebrations Around the World by Katy Halford (Illustrator)
Call Number: E 394.2 HAL c
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
It's time to celebrate! From Christmas and Thanksgiving, to Diwali and Halloween, kids won't want to miss out on all the festivities. Embark on an exciting journey through the most interesting and important festivals, celebrations, and holidays enjoyed by people around the world. Stunning original illustrations and fascinating facts will inspire and inform children about cultures and religions from the countries of the world. Witness a camel marathon in a celebration of the Sahara Desert, and devour some delicious dumplings to celebrate Chinese New Year. Discover why skeletons dance at the Day of the Dead in Mexico, and get messy at Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors. Children will love poring over artist Katy Halford's beautiful illustrations, which showcase every celebration in absorbing detail. Engaging factual writing introduce young readers to the most interesting aspects of each celebration, from the costumes worn to the food eaten, and encourage an understanding of other cultures and religions.
What's the Weather? by Fraser and Judith Ralston
Call Number: E 551.5 RAL w
Publication Date: 2021
At a time when extreme weather is becoming more and more common, get clued up on the science behind it and the ways in which it's changing. Learn about all kinds of weather and marvel at how powerful it can be. Discover what the weather was like when the Earth was born and what it could be like in the future. Find out how weather is predicted and the inventions that harness its power.
How Does Weather Change? by Jennifer Boothroyd
Call Number: E 551.6 BOO h
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
Why is it sunny outside one day and rainy the next? Readers will learn the ins and outs of why weather changes in this book. Accessible text and appealing photos show changing weather conditions and encourage students to observe and think about the changing weather in their own environments.
What's the Weather Today? by Allan Fowler
Call Number: E 551.6 FOW w
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
An introduction of weather and climate for young readers.The natural world comes alive for young readers (Ages 6-7) with Rookie Read-About "RM" Science! With striking, full-color photos and just the right amount of text, this series immediately involves young readers as they discover intriguing facts about the fascinating world around them.
Weather Forecasting by Gail Gibbons (Illustrator)
Call Number: E 551.6 GIB w
Publication Date: 1993-03-31
This fun and educational picture book describes forecasters at work in a weather station as they track and gauge the constant changes in the weather. Will I need my umbrella? Is it a good day for the beach? Will school close because of snow? These are the questions weather forecasters answer every day. They can tell us what the weather is doing at any time of the day or night. But how do they do it? Weather Forecasting tells how. With straightforward text and colorful pictures, this behind-the-scenes look at a modern weather station answers basic questions kids ask most, and makes weather forecasting more fun and accessible than ever.
Growing Frogs by Vivian French; Alison Bartlett (Illustrator)
Call Number: E 597.8 FRE g
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
"Part picture book for pleasure reading. . . . and part practical how-to, this dramatic account is the next best thing to setting up a hatchery of your own." -- Family Fun When a mother brings her daughter to a pond to collect some frog spawn, the little girl isn't sure what to expect. Day after day she checks on the jellylike bubbles until the black dots in their centers turn into slippery tadpoles, sprouting bumps that turn to stumps that become legs with webby feet. The engaging narrative and colorful illustrations accurately evoke each stage of a frog's growth, in a story that will inspire children to roll up their sleeves and experience firsthand the wonders of the natural world. Back matter includes an index.
My Five Senses by Aliki (Illustrator)
Call Number: E 612.8 ALI m
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
Read and find out about your five senses in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book. Sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch--our five senses teach us about our world. Beloved author-illustrator Aliki's simple, engaging text and colorful artwork show young readers how they use their senses to smell a rose or play with a puppy. This is a clear and appealing book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. As Children's Books and Their Creators put it: Aliki "treats complex topics clearly and succinctly while providing lively pictures, with informative details and humorous elements often appearing in 'balloons.'" Aliki's books continue to speak to today's young readers. This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are: hands-on and visual acclaimed and trusted great for classrooms Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs: Entertain and educate at the same time Have appealing, child-centered topics Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists Meet national science education standards Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
The Respiratory System by Christine Taylor-Butler
Call Number: E 612.2 TAY r
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
An introduction the the human respiratory system.This book introduces readers (Grades 3-5) to the respiratory system, explaining why and how people breathe, how each organ works, and how certain diseases can influence respiration.
Your Digestive System by Rebecca L. Johnson
Call Number: E 612.3 JOH y
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
The digestive system is made up of the tongue, the esophagus, the stomach, the intestines, and other parts. But what does the digestive system do? And how do its parts work together to keep your body healthy? Explore the digestive system in this engaging and informative book.
Your Muscular System by Rebecca L. Johnson
Call Number: E 612.7 JOH y
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
The muscular system is made up of three different kinds of muscles: skeletal muscles, smooth muscle, and heart muscle. But what does each kind of muscle do? And where in the body are they located? Explore the muscular system in this engaging and informative book.
What Is Taste? by Jennifer Boothroyd
Call Number: E 612.8 BOO w
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
Salty popcorn. Sweet watermelon. Your tongue lets you taste these things and more. But how does your sense of taste work? And how does it help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about your five senses in the Your Amazing Senses series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) bring nonfiction topics to life!
Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon
Call Number: E 612.8 SIM e
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
The detailed parts and amazing functions of human eyes and ears are described through photographs, illustrations, optical illustions, and Seymour Simon's clear, engaging text. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards. This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
The Heart by Seymour Simon
Call Number: E 612.17 SIM h
Publication Date: 2006-05-23
Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he investigates one of the body's most important organs: the heart. Acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon brings you this indispensable guide that takes you through the heart, from atrium to capillary and back again. By the time you finish reading these words, your heart may have beaten up to 50 times. As you walk, eat, and sleep, your heart continually pumps trillions of blood cells through thousands of miles of blood vessels inside your body. You may not be able to see your own heart, but all you have to do is look inside this book to see how this amazing organ works. With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about our hearts and how they work in this informative picture book. Perfect for young scientists' school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards. Check out these other Seymour Simon books about the body: The Brain Lungs Bones Eyes and Ears Guts Muscles
Watch Out! Around Town by Claire Llewellyn; Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
Call Number: E 613.6 LLE
Publication Date: 2006-02-01
Advice in this book focuses on staying in parents' sight and avoiding getting lost when in large, busy places like stores and theaters. Kids are also instructed to observe safety rules in playgrounds, and to take extra care when encountering adults they don't know. Clearly written in brief passages that are easy for younger children to absorb and understand, the Watch Out! series of color-illustrated books give kids safety advice that applies inside and outside the home, while they are traveling in a car, and when they are enjoying nature and having outdoor fun. The lessons illustrated in all Watch Out! books help children identify safety issues and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Appealing cartoon-style illustrations on every page.
Going to the Dentist by Anne Civardi
Call Number: E 617.6 CIV g
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
This series introduces young children, in an amusing and friendly way, to situations they might find themselves in for the first time. Stephen Cartwright's gently humorous illustrations are full of thins for children to look at, learn from and talk about with parents.
Collins First Atlas by Collins Maps
Call Number: E 912 COL c
Publication Date: 2022-05-01
The must-have atlas for children aged 4-7 Collins First Atlas is a fun, vibrant and clear starter atlas for children aged 4-7 years, providing the perfect foundation to basic geography skills. The atlas begins by introducing pupils to photographs and mapping of a local area, then gradually leads them through maps of regional, national, continental and global areas. * Short, informative sentences introduce pupils to basic geographical and atlas vocabulary * Maps are clearly labelled to highlight certain countries and features * Mapping concepts are presented in a way that supports learning development, as concepts become more complex * Ideal for classroom use or home learning * Fully up-to-date * Suitable for EYFS and KS1 This atlas is also available in a Kindle format. The next atlas in this series is the Collins Primary Atlas, suitable for ages 7+ and KS2.
Alexander Graham Bell by Barbara Kramer
Call Number: E 920 BEL a
Publication Date: 2015
Presents the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell, examining how he invented the telephone and his work with the deaf.
Nelson Mandela by Barbara Kramer
Call Number: E 920 MAN n
Publication Date: 2018
"Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents. After being imprisoned for 27 years, in 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically-elected president and shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela died in 2013, but his legacy lives on as a barrier-breaker and humanitarian. Learn all about his life, especially the challenges he faced and how he persevered, in this thoughtful biography"
The Extraordinary Life of Mary Seacole by Naida Redgrave
Call Number: E 920 SEA e
Publication Date: 2019
Mary Seacole is now known for her medical work in the Crimean war, and as a brilliant woman who combated the racial prejudice she experienced in her lifetime. But for a long time her story was lost. From growing up in Kingston, Jamaica as the daughter of a doctress to helping soldiers in the war, discover the details of the amazing life that Mary Seacole led in this beautifully illustrated book with real-life stories, timelines and facts.
The Extraordinary Life of Greta Thunberg by Devika Jina
Call Number: E 920 THU e
Publication Date: 2020
Greta Thunberg is an activist best known for calling attention to the devastating effects of climate change on our planet. A bold voice even against people that want to silence her, Greta has become a source of inspiration for millions of people who want to work towards tackling the climate crisis. From taking part in school strikes and owning that her Asperger syndrome is her superpower, to crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a powerful stand against carbon emissions, this is the incredible story of a schoolgirl who is changing the world. Collect them all! Packed full of incredible stories, fantastic facts and dynamic illustrations, Extraordinary Lives shines a light on important modern and historical figures from all over the world.
The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai by Hiba Noor Khan
Call Number: E 920 YOU e
Publication Date: 2019
Malala Yousafzai is known across the world for having the courage to stand up for what she believes in, even in the face of terrifying adversity. From playing in the Swat Valley in Pakistan to making speeches at the United Nations, Malala's story has become an inspiration for people all over the world who are fighting for justice.Discover what it took for one incredible girl to become the voice of so many, in this beautifully illustrated book with real-life stories, timelines and facts to bring Malala's extraordinary story to life.