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2017 Primary, 1-4
2017 Primary, 1-4
The Classy Crooks Club
The Classy Crooks Club Image
During a summer with her grandmother, A.J. finds herself involved with a gang of robbers and her grandmother is the ringleader. Then things get serious when A.J is kidnapped.
Snail Has Lunch
Snail Has Lunch Image
Snail is happy in his rusty bucket until he is forced to discover the rest of the garden. Luckily he makes new friends and discovers strawberries before going back to the comforts of home.
Skunked!
Skunked! Image
Callie helps Travis care for the skunk kits he rescues. They are able to keep the tiny skunks under the radar until Travis takes them to school.
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Image
After an accident, Louis Braille is blind by age five. He attends a school for the blind in Paris and by the age of 15 had adapted an army code into an alphabet for the blind. Includes additional information.
Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ
Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ Image
Simon is good at most things at school. When it's time for the spelling bee, he doesn't want to be on a team. He finds out that sometimes winning means giving others a chance to succeed.
Seven and a Half Tons of Steel
Seven and a Half Tons of Steel Image
After 9/11 one of the recovered beams was melted down and used to form the bow for a Navy warship, the USS New York. Includes additional information.
School's First Day of School
School
A new school building is worried about the first day of school, he only knows the janitor. As the day progresses the school feels like part of the group.
Samson in the Snow
Samson in the Snow Image
Samson befriends a red bird while looking at dandelions before a snowstorm. Will Samson be able to rescue his friend from the snow?
Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan
Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan Image
In order to make money, 7-year-old Sam takes care of one neighbor's chickens and accompanies another neighbor on his walks. Gradually his jobs intersect.
Rosco Vs. the Baby
Rosco Vs. the Baby Image
A dog and a new baby compete for attention. Who will win?
Rookie of the Year
Rookie of the Year Image
Rip and Red take on the challenges of fifth grade off and on the basketball court. A new girl joins both the class and the team and upsets the way things are done. Change can be a good thing.
Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to be in This Book)
Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to be in This Book) Image

Snappsy is having a normal day until a annoying narrator starts making the story more interesting and untrue. Ends with the narrator manipulating Snappsy into having a party.

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor Image

Biography introduces Marie Tharp the first scientist to successfully map the ocean floor.

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Image
Offers a celebration of the life and work of E.B. White. Contains photographs, writing excerpts, quotes, journal entries and more.
The Christmas Boot
The Christmas Boot Image
One winter an old woman finds a boot and wishes for its mate and it appears. One wish leads to another and before long she has a mansion and is uneasy. Luckily the owner appears and makes it right.
The Bear Who Wasn't There
The Bear Who Wasn
Help the animals search for the bear who isn't there, just ask the duck.
The Bad Guys
The Bad Guys Image
Mr. Wolf wants to change his image and enlists the help of other bad guys, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake and Mr. Piranha to do a good deed. Their plan to free the dogs from the pound doesn't go quite as planned.
The Alligator's Smile and other Poems
The Alligator
Thirteen poems describe aspects of an alligator's life. Include additional alligator facts, glossary and bibliography.
The Airport Book
The Airport Book Image
A young boy narrates his family's trip to the airport and all the things that happen before they reach their destination.
Steamboat School: Inspired by a True Story: St. Louis, Missouri
Steamboat School: Inspired by a True Story: St. Louis, Missouri Image

When a law prohibiting educating African Americans in Missouri closed Reverend John’s school. He continues to do so on a boat in the middle of the Mississippi River.

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep Image
Rhyming book gives insight into the lives of squirrels. Includes additional information.
Squirrel in the House
Squirrel in the House Image
A squirrel relates his adventures during a family gathering when he uses the special squirrel entrance (the chimney).
Spot, the Cat
Spot, the Cat Image
A spotted cat gets out of his apartment and roams around town. His little boy and the reader try to "spot" him in this wordless picture book.
Sophie's Squash Go to School
Sophie
Sophie takes her best friends, squash, to school with her and is slow to befriend classmates. Since squash have a short life span, she devises a plan to make more friends.
Robins!: How They Grow Up
Robins!: How They Grow Up Image
Robin siblings describe the first six months of their life from dad choosing the nesting site to migration. Includes many facts, glossary and bibliography.
Real Cowboys
Real Cowboys Image
Describes the personality traits a person might need to be a cowboy.
Ollie's Odyssey
Ollie
Ollie, Billy's favorite toy, is kidnapped by a jealous toy clown. Discarded toys and junk help in the battle to reunite the friends.
Oh No, Astro!
Oh No, Astro! Image
Astro just wants to be left alone, but after a satellite knocks him out of his orbit he tours the solar system. A little girl tracks his progress via telescope.
Octopuses One to Ten
Octopuses One to Ten Image
Couplets counting from 1 to 10 illustrate different aspects of an octopus. A text book explains each fact in greater detail. Includes activities and bibliography.
Nobody Likes a Goblin
Nobody Likes a Goblin Image
Adventurers steal all the treasure and his best friend, Skeleton, from the dungeon. Goblin sets out to rescue his friend even after being told "nobody likes a goblin." A gift from skeleton helps him succeed.
No Way! Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff
No Way! Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff Image

Three hundred facts about stinky, sticky and sneaky stuff in the Smithsonian

Night of the Living Shadows: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure
Night of the Living Shadows: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure Image
Speedbump and Slingshot go on a scavenger hunt to earn their last badge for Bird Scouts. While looking for the items they end up trapped in a mall and the adventures begin!
Nice Work, Franklin!
Nice Work, Franklin! Image
Describes Franklin Roosevelt's childhood and first term as president. Focuses on his challenges coping with the Great Depression and his health.
Nanette's Baguette
Nanette
Nanette goes to the bakery to buy a baguette. It smells so wonderful, she eats it and is filled with regret. Second trip with mom, still no baguette!
Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune
Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune Image
Nancy and her friend Bree try various schemes to become rich. They find the best things in life are free.
My New Mom & Me
My New Mom & Me Image
A puppy discusses his life with his adopted mother, a cat, and how they are not alike.
Otis and the Kittens
Otis and the Kittens Image
Farm tractor, Otis, is trapped in a burning barn while rescuing kittens. The barnyard animals facilitate a rescue.
Owls
Owls Image
Describes the habitats, diet, mating habits and parenting of owls from the tiny elf owl to the huge Eurasian eagle owl. Includes glossary, bibliography, websites and index.
Panda Pants
Panda Pants Image
Panda wants pants and presents his father a list of why he needs pants. After receiving them, he gives them away and wants shoes.
Ratpunzel
Ratpunzel Image
Combines "Rapunzel" with finding a stolen hydra egg. Hamster Princess Harriet and Wilbur must rescue the egg, a princess and defeat an evil witch.
Quit Calling Me a Monster
Quit Calling Me a Monster Image
Floyd Peterson takes umbrage when people call him a monster although technically he is one. He may look like a monster and act like a monster, just don't call him one.
Project Peep
Project Peep Image
Anna wants to give her best friend, Kaya, the best birthday present. Since Kaya can't have a pet and is attached to the classroom chicks, Anna decides to make a chicken coop for the community garden. Will the secret ruin the friendship?
Princess DisGrace: A Royal Disaster
Princess DisGrace: A Royal Disaster Image
Grace arrives unannounced to the Princess Academy much to the dismay of her cousin. During her first year Grace tries to fit in and make friends.
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Image
A young John Lewis would preach to his flock when he tended the chickens on the farm. His siblings called him preacher. John became a civil rights activist and congressman.
Pond
Pond Image
Young boy finds water trickling into a pit and with a lot of work brings back a pond for everyone to enjoy.
Plants Can't Sit Still
Plants Can
Shows how plants are always moving even though they are rooted in one place.
Piper Morgan Joins the Circus
Piper Morgan Joins the Circus Image
Piper leaves her friends because her mother has a temporary job with the circus. Piper's debut with the Young Explorers doesn't go as planned. Has additional facts about the circus.
Piper Morgan in Charge
Piper Morgan in Charge Image
Piper's mother takes a job as an assistant, Piper becomes a helper bee for the office and has problems with the principal's daughter.
Pink is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals
Pink is For Blobfish: Discovering the World
Investigates 17 diverse animals around the world that are pink.
My Name is James Madison Hemings
My Name is James Madison Hemings Image
Fictionalized biography about James Madison Hemings, the son of Thomas Jefferson and one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. Includes additional information.
The Deadliest Creature in the World
The Deadliest Creature in the World Image
On each double page spread, animals and insects plead their case why they should be named the most deadly creature on earth.
Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! Image

La Paz is a happy noisy village until the new mayor starts making rules to make it quieter.  The rooster refuses to abide by the new rules no matter the consequences. The rooster wins freedom for the people and the village becomes a happy place once again.

 

Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club
Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club Image
David Bow-Wowie's instruments have been stolen by a ghost before the concert. Dog detective, Rider Woofson and the O.I. Pack are on the case.
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Image
Two friends discuss their struggles for equal rights for women and African Americans.
Trouble Next Door
Trouble Next Door Image
The school bully moves next door to Calvin. The science fair is coming up and Calvin's data isn't coming out the way he wants. Calvin solves both of his problems with integrity and compassion.
Tidy
Tidy Image
Pete the badger learns that one can be too tidy after he coats the entire forest in concrete.
Three Little Words
Three Little Words Image
Inspirational messages are paired with characters from Finding Dory.
This is My Book!
This is My Book! Image
The author and illustrator of the book loses control of his book after drawing Percy the Panda (Spike). Spike adds flaps, taps and pop-ups.
This Book is Not About Dragons
This Book is Not About Dragons Image
Contrary to what is happening on the page, a mouse tries to convince the reader "That this book is not about dragons". When faced with overwhelming evidence, the mouse changes the title of the book
There Is a Tribe of Kids
There Is a Tribe of Kids Image
A little boy Joins different groups of animals until he finds a tribe of children where he belongs.
The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon Image
The first US Olympic marathon was part of the St. Louis World's Fair. Highlights some of the runners and the conditions they endured - heat, dust, contaminated water, poison, and cheating. Includes additional information.
The Water Princess
The Water Princess Image
Portrays African women and girls walking miles to obtain murky water to use for their families. One girl wonders why the water is so far away and dirty.
Waylon!: One Awesome Thing
Waylon!: One Awesome Thing Image
Waylon is the most "scienciest kid" in Clementine's class. He has to deal with classroom cliques, return of a bully and bringing his sister back into the family.
Weekends with Max and His Dad
Weekends with Max and His Dad Image
Max and his dad adjust to their new lifestyle after the divorce.
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems Image
Twenty-one concrete poems demonstrate innovative word play.
You're Pulling My Leg!: 400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe
You
Starting with the head and working down, 400 cartoons illustrate idioms featuring parts of the body.
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! Image
Portrays the life of baseball player and manager, Casey Stengel. Highlights his "goofballery". Includes a glossary of baseball terms, where to find statistics, and more information.
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs Image
Provides animal homograph pairs with definitions.
Words
Words Image
Over 300 words are defined with clever illustrations.
Wonderfall
Wonderfall Image
Two squirrels scamper through fall activities accompanied by poetry and wordplay.
William Clark: Explorer and Diplomat
William Clark: Explorer and Diplomat Image

Details the life of famous Missourian William Clark. Captain Clark is most well-known for co-leading an expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. Later in life, Mr. Clark worked as an Indian agent for the US Office of Indian Trade and even served as governor of the Missouri territory. Part of the Notable Missourians series.

Whose Eye Am I?
Whose Eye Am I? Image
Facts and close-up pictures provide a better understanding of how the eye works for humans and animals. Provides a guessing game to identify the animal and eye.
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons Image
Poetic diary guides the reader through the seasons.
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake?
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? Image
Provides a look at the events after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and how the city rebuilt.
What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem
What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem Image

Poems describe feelings, school, family, friends and other mysteries.

The Video Game Bandit
The Video Game Bandit Image
Frank and Joe must find out what happened to the game console that disappears during a fundraiser at a classmate's house.
The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon
The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon Image
Papillon is so fluffy, he floats. His owner tries everything to keep him earth-bound but the cat doesn't cooperate. One day he floats away and is finally rescued by a bird.
The Most Perfect Snowman
The Most Perfect Snowman Image
Drift dreams of being a perfect snowman with all the accessories. After he achieves his dreams, there is a blizzard and one by one he gives away everything to some needy animals.
The Missing Playbook
The Missing Playbook Image
While at a team party, the secret playbook goes missing. Did their rivals take it. Frank and Joe must solve the mystery.
The Mermaid's Purse
The Mermaid
Based on the author's grandmother, a young girl loves books so much she starts a library and shares her love of reading with the community. When a tornado destroys the building, she fears all her books are gone.
The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation
The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation Image

The Slinky was discovered during WWII when an engineer watched a spring walk. His wife named and helped market the toy.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade Image
Jack and friends must now save the zombies, aliens and earth from Thrull and evil enchanter, Rezzoch.
The Knowing Book
The Knowing Book Image
Know what you know, follow your dreams and be comforted that you can always go home.
The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton Image

Edith Houghton started playing shortstop for a women’s baseball team when she was 10-years-old during the 1920s. Contains additional information and quotes.

The Hole Story of the Doughnut
The Hole Story of the Doughnut Image
In 1847, a 16-year-old cook's helper invented the hole inside the doughnut to help the pastry cook completely through. Learn about the man and his incredible invention and enjoy a holey cake.
The Great Pet Escape
The Great Pet Escape Image
Hamster, GW just wants freedom for himself and his buddies. On their way out of the school, they encounter an evil mouse. Will they be able to thwart her plans?
The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective Image
Basil the mouse detective and Dr. Dawson live in the village in Sherlock Holmes' cellar and must find kidnapped twins using their wits.
The Mouse and the Moon
The Mouse and the Moon Image
A little mouse ventures out one night to find his only friend, the moon. He finds not only the moon but much more.
The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue
The Music in George

Describes George Gershwin as a young boy and how the sounds he heard around him influenced the music he heard in his head and shared with the world.

The Poet's Dog
The Poet
Teddy, a dog that can speak with children and poets, rescues two children from a blizzard. Teddy tells of his life with a recently deceased poet.
The Trouble with Babies
The Trouble with Babies Image
Nora has just become a aunt. She needs a science fair project (and a new partner), unfortunately she can't use the new baby. As the girls come to terms with the project, Nora finds her role as an aunt. Baby factoids included.
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank
The horse chestnut tree outside of the Frank residence tells the story of Anne from its perspective. The tree and Anne both die, but live on - Anne through her diary and the tree through its saplings.
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read Image
Nick's cats are a bother when he reads, so Nick decides to teach them. Verne learns, but Stevenson is not interested, or is he?
The Storyteller
The Storyteller Image
A thirsty boy listens to a storyteller and his cup is filled with water. When a djinn threatens the land, the boy shares the stories and distracts (defeats) him.
The Storm Whale in Winter
The Storm Whale in Winter Image
Noi is adrift in a winter storm while searching for his father. The whale they had rescued, now rescues Noi and reunites the family.
The Slowest Book Ever
The Slowest Book Ever Image
Presents a diverse collection of information about the slowest things on earth and space. Includes back matter and glossary.
The Secret Subway
The Secret Subway Image
The story of the first underground transit system in New York City and the man who built it. Beach secretly built a 294-foot tunnel where the train went back and forth and was powered by huge fans in a pneumatic tube. It was a success but corrupt politicians stopped its expansion.
The Secret Fire
The Secret Fire Image
Three cousins battle Epimetheus for Pandora's urns and save the world. They meet and are assisted by Greek Mythology characters.
The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper
The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper Image
Pixie lives with her unconventional parents in a weird little cottage and is a descendent of Mother Goose. When she discovers her rhymes have special powers and someone is after her goose, problems and danger multiply.
The Princess and the Frogs
The Princess and the Frogs Image
The Princess really wants a pet frog but each night she gives it a good-night kiss and ends up with a Prince.
The Extincts
The Extincts Image
George and Prudence must outwit an evil taxidermist to save a basilisk and other mythical/extinct animals living on Wormestall Farm.
First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story
First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story Image

Creation story combines elements from many different cultures.

Doom at Grant's Tomb
Doom at Grant
Once again the NYPD are relying on Eddie and his photographic memory to help catch thieves and find bombs to save NY landmarks.
Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog
Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog Image
Eclipse, a Lab mix, has her own bus pass and has learned to go to the dog park by herself. Illustrated with photos.
Diana's White House Garden
Diana
Based on a true story, the daughter of an advisor to President Roosevelt during WWII started her own Victory Garden on the White House lawn with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Coyote Moon
Coyote Moon Image
Follow a mother coyote's nightly journey through a town as she hunts in order to feed her babies.
Cody Harmon, King of Pets
Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent
Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent Image
In 1741 a Dutch captain brought back a baby rhino. He cared for and exhibited the animal throughout Europe for the next 17 years.
Chicken Story Time
Chicken Story Time Image
How an inventive librarian manages a disruptive flock of chickens attending her story time.
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates Image
Charlie is excited to play soccer with his best friends until he sees the rest of the team. There is no way they'll win the championship now (or the fundraiser prize).
Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure
Charles Darwin
As a boy Charles Darwin collected bugs. Later he collected all types of specimens and observed wildlife during his 5-year voyage on the Beagle. Includes additional information.
Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny than Brawny
Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny than Brawny Image
Dave comes from a long line of famous inventors - fire and wheel - and Dave plans to join them if he can survive the coming of age rite, "Baby go boom-boom. Will Dave and his crew be able to bag one of the "six" and live?
Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth
Dorothea

Biography of celebrated photographer Dorothea Lange whose talent allowed the world to see people that were being missed and ignored.

Dory Dory Black Sheep
Dory Dory Black Sheep Image
Dory is having a problem reading books, but her imagination draws her classmates into her adventures. With practice and determination, Dory conquerors reading.
Douglas, You Need Glasses!
Douglas, You Need Glasses! Image
Douglas, a dog is having trouble identifying objects, so his owner takes him to the eye doctor. The near-sighted canine gets glasses and everything looks amazing!
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine Image
Ruth Law knew her airplane and had no qualms about flying from Chicago to New York even though she had only flown 25 miles and her plane held 16 gallons of gas. She broke records and the glass ceiling for women.
Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy
Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy Image
The boy who grew up to play one of the most famous aliens parents immigrated from Russia. Their passports identified them as alien. The story of his life is interesting and varied.
Explorers of the Wild
Explorers of the Wild Image
Two explorers, a bear and a boy, discover each other in the woods. After the initial scare, they decide to explore together.
Excellent Ed
Excellent Ed Image
Ed the dog lives with a family of over achievers. Everyone is excellent at something except Ed. He searches for what makes him special.
Ellie the Flower Girl
Ellie the Flower Girl Image
Ellie has two problems: finding a home for a French bulldog and telling her cousin that she ruined her flower girl dress.
Ella Ewing: The Missouri Giantess
Ella Ewing: The Missouri Giantess Image

Details the life of famous Missourian Ella Ewing. Ms. Ewing grew to an astonishing 8 feet, four inches and traveled with the Barnum and Bailey circus. Part of the Notable Missourians series.

Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble Image
Highlights the lives and achievements of suffragettes from Abigail Adams through the passage of the 19th amendment and features Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Edward Gets Messy
Edward Gets Messy Image
Edward was a very particular and clean pig until a bucket of paint fell on him and he learned that sometimes it's fun to be messy.
Dragon Was Terrible
Dragon Was Terrible Image
The power of a good story tames a dragon known for doing horrible things including stealing candy from baby unicorns.
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler Image
Biography traces how a boy named Ted and who loved to doodle became beloved author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss.
Captain Awesome Vs. the Sinister Substitute Teacher
Captain Awesome Vs. the Sinister Substitute Teacher Image
Captain Awesome and the Supersonic team must find out what happened to Ms. Beasley and defeat the sinister sub, Mr. Dooms. When Ms. Beasley returns, they discover that Mr. Dooms is not so bad.
Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon
Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon Image
Isabel faces her fears and makes friends while she and the other students continue to practice bunjitsu and learn how to use their most powerful weapon, their minds.
Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish
Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish Image
Oaxacan folk art portrays animals with their sounds in English and Spanish.
Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine
Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine Image
Details the life of famous Missourian Andrew Taylor Still. Mr. Still was a doctor during the Civil War. He later donated the land for Baker University (Baldwin City, KS) and became the leading doctor to a new approach to healthcare, which he coined "osteopathy" in 1885. Part of the Notable Missourians series.
Always Remember
Always Remember Image
Different animals remember how Old Turtle touched their lives after he "swam his last swim and took his last breath".
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer Image
The daughter of a mathematical mother and a poet, Ada had a vivid imagination and a different way of looking at things. She is credited with writing the first computer program 100 years before the digital age.
A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent Image
To earn his freedom, James spies on Cornwallis' troops and later becomes a double agent. His information led to the victory in Yorktown. Gen. Lafayette helped fulfill the promise of freedom.
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day Image

Poetic tribute to Ezra Jack Keats describes his childhood and the events leading up to the creation of the book THE SNOWY DAY.

A Mysterious Egg
A Mysterious Egg Image
Frank and his cousin are visiting their grandparents when they find a dinosaur egg on a dig. The egg hatches and the cousins find themselves trying to care for and protect a baby dinosaur from the greedy neighbors.
A Hungry Lion, Or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
A Hungry Lion, Or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals Image
A hungry lion is with a large group of animals that are slowly disappearing. A hungry lion is thrown a surprise party hosted by the other animals. Then ONLY a less hungry lion and a T-Rex.
A Crash of Rhinos: And Other Wild Animal Groups
A Crash of Rhinos: And Other Wild Animal Groups Image
Rhyming text introduces the reader to collective nouns.
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics Image

Illustrates relationships in the animal kingdom with graphs. Topics explored include size, sleep, horns, biomass, migration and tongues.

Anna, Banana, and the Puppy Parade
Anna, Banana, and the Puppy Parade Image
Anna and her friends decide to enter Banana in the puppy parade fund raiser. When the girls start planning, Anna becomes possessive and almost ruins the friendship.
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet Image
Bad Kitty is sick and needs to go to the vet. After the struggle to get him to the vet, the shot causes him to dream about kitty heaven. In the dream Bad Kitty must be nice to puppy. Will it happen in real life?
Buck O'Neil: Baseball's Ambassador
Buck O

Details the life of famous Missourian Buck O’Neil, an all-star baseball player and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs (Negro League). Mr. O’Neil was the first African American MLB coach. Part of the Notable Missourians series.

Brave Like My Brother
Brave Like My Brother Image
A private writes letters to his younger brother describing his experiences during WWII.
Bloom
Bloom Image
The fairy Bloom has been banished from the glass kingdom because of dirt. When the kingdom is endangered, a girl brings back the dirt and magic.
Best in Snow
Best in Snow Image
Photographs present a close-up look at snow and the winter water cycle.
Before Morning
Before Morning Image
A child wishes for a snow day for her family in the form of an invocation and it works!
Before I Leave
Before I Leave Image
Zelda is moving away from her best friend. They spend the day doing their favorite things. Change is hard but the memories make it easier.
Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book
Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book Image
Die cut pages allow the reader to follow a bee as it goes through its day and helping the environment.
Because of Thursday
Because of Thursday Image
Good things always happened for Annie on Thursdays and bad things on other days. When she found a kitten and named it Thursday, she also found her zest for living after her husband's death.
Bear & Hare, Where's Bear?
Bear & Hare, Where

Bear and Hare are playing hide and seek but bear has trouble hiding. When Hare hides, bear can’t find him and takes a nap. Then Hare can’t find Bear.

Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandi Story
Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandi Story Image
Arun is visiting his grandfather and learns a valuable lesson about waste. And he also learns for change to happen, you have to be the change.
A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today's Favorite Children's Book Illustrators
A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today
For the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, well-known illustrators choose one of her works, provide their interpretation of the characters and write a letter explaining their choice.
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish: Leaping Lemurs, Tumbling Toads, Jet-Propelled Jellyfish, and More Surprising Ways That Animals Move
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish: Leaping Lemurs, Tumbling Toads, Jet-Propelled Jellyfish, and More Surprising Ways That Animals Move Image

The title says it all. Describes how over 40 animals move and grouped into categories. Additional information on each animal is appended.

My Miserable Life
My Miserable Life Image
Ben is having a miserable fifth-grade year. His mother is over protective, he's losing his friends, his dog is "possessed" and his sister hates him. The only bright spot is his teacher who helps him through his journal writings.
Lotus & Feather
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A mute girl rescues an injured crane. While Feather heals, it helps Lotus make friends at school and saves the village from a flood. After migrating, Feather returns bringing the cranes back to the lake.
Lola Knows a Lot
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Lola is worried that she doesn't know enough to start school. Her mother helps her realize all the things she does know and most importantly, Lola realizes that she is ready to learn.
Lola and a Knot the Size of Texas
Lola and a Knot the Size of Texas Image
It's almost Thanksgiving and Lola has several problem to solve. Which grandmother's pumpkin pie is best? Promising to dog sit for her friends and how to get a giant tangle out of her hair without using that hurtful blue brush.
Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts
Little Mouse
Mouse alters Big Book of Beasts with post-it notes, flaps, origami and holes to make it less scary.
Little Bot and Sparrow
Little Bot and Sparrow Image
A sparrow befriends a discarded robot and teaches him to dream.
Lion Lessons
Lion Lessons Image
A little boy learns the seven steps to becoming a lion from the master, a real lion.
Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave Explorer
Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave Explorer Image
Join guide, Stephen Bishop, as he explores Mammoth Cave. As a slave he lead tours through the cave and shared his knowledge and discoveries. He also learned to read by watching tourists write their names on the cave walls.
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Image
Biography of contemporary artist, Keith Haring, written by his sister depicts his childhood and career.
Jason and the Argonauts: The First Great Quest in Greek Mythology
Jason and the Argonauts: The First Great Quest in Greek Mythology Image
Retells the myth of Jason and the Argonauts as they complete their quest to reclaim Jason's throne and the dangers they faced. Includes additional information.
It Came in the Mail
It Came in the Mail Image
Liam never gets any mail until he writes a letter to his mailbox. He receives amazing things, including a dragon, but soon realizes it's more fun to share with friends.
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Image
Madeline doesn't like to read until she meets Bonnie a library dog. Bonnies is a good listener and is patient. Madeline realizes it's fun to read when you're not worried.
Make a Difference
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The Mouse Scouts are trying to earn their Make a Difference badge and decide to clean up the park. Not only do they make the park a better place, they help out a cat!
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber Image
Mary Garber played football with the boys and loved watching sports with the dad. As a journalist she took over the sports desk (man's job) during WWII. She continued is spite of opposition(initially) until 2002.
My Friend Maggie
My Friend Maggie Image
A friendship is tested when a classmate bullies one because of her size (she's an elephant). Maggie really is the bigger friend when she forgives Paula.
My Dog's a Chicken
My Dog
Lula Mae can't have a pet because it would be another mouth to feed, so she trains one of the chickens to be her dog. Pookie finds the lost baby and proves itself a search and rescue dog (chicken).
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Any Fin is Possible
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Any Fin is Possible Image
Two adventures are in one volume. First Tom, Pradeep and Frank (goldfish) keep their evil brothers from destroying the Egyptian exhibit during a museum sleepover. The second story has Mark cheating during the track meet and the trio must stop him.
Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slopes
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Mr. Putter remembers his childhood and convinces Mrs. Teabody, Tabby and Zeke to go sledding. The outing is not fun for everyone but the muffins and cream make it better.
Mr. Pants. 4, Camping CATastrophe!
Mr. Pants. 4, Camping CATastrophe! Image
Mr. Pants wants to join the Rugged Rangers but a camping trip with his family convinces him that he is better suited to a different group.
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Mr. Lemoncello
Sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. The team is back facing new challengers and censorship.
Moo a Novel
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Reena, her brother Luke, and parents move to a small town in Maine. The children help a cantankerous elderly neighbor with her farm animals. They learn far more than how to show a cow at the fair.
Monsters Are Real: And Other Fun Facts
Monsters Are Real: And Other Fun Facts Image
Presents facts about real and imaginary animals.
Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure
Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure Image
Missy Piggle-Wiggle is in charge of the upside down house in her aunt's absence. Luckily, Missy has special magic to deal with troublesome children.
Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote
Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women
Follow Alice Paul as she fights for the right for women to vote. When Woodrow Wilson ignored the suffrage movement, Miss Paul got his attention by causing trouble.
Ida, Always
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Based on a true story of polar bears living the Central Park Zoo. They played together until one gets sick and is unable to play. Then one day she isn't there.
I Will Not Eat You
I Will Not Eat You Image
A dragon relaxing in his cave doesn't eat any of the animals that wander nearby, yet. Then along comes a young knight and forces the dragon out. Is he hungry now?
Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug
Hank
Follow Hank, a pill bug, as he goes though his day eating, exercising and playing with his friend, a little girl named Amelia.
Grover Cleveland, Again!
Grover Cleveland, Again! Image
Introduces each of the presidents with an overview of their lives and accomplishments plus dozens of fast facts.
Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future
Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future Image
In 2007 only two building were left after a tornado went through Greensburg Kansas. The community pledged to rebuild a sustainable town.
Good Night, Baddies
Good Night, Baddies Image
Even fairy tale villains have downtime each night to recharge for the next day's evil deeds.
Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights
Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights Image
Introduces readers to animals that glow on land, air and sea. Author speculates on the reasons for bioluminescence.
Giant Squid
Giant Squid Image
Describes the mysterious giant squid and how the scientists have collected information about the elusive animal.
Fresh Delicious: Poems From the Farmers' Market
Fresh Delicious: Poems From the Farmers
Poems feature foods found at a Farmers' Market. Includes recipes!
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life Image
Inspired by an appraisal document, author imagines what their lives were like and what their dreams might have been.
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom Image
Abbie is a middle child entering middle school trying to find her "thing". Injustices in the cafeteria reveal her organizing skills.
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
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Frank is having a bad day until he rescues Lucky. Together Frank and the dog learn about each other and their surroundings as they explore together.
Heidi Heckelbeck and the Big Mix-Up
Heidi Heckelbeck and the Big Mix-Up Image
Lucy thinks Bruce started an embarrassing rumor at school. Will Heidi's magic be able to bring the friends together before things get worse?
Heidi Heckelbeck Makes a Wish
Heidi Heckelbeck Makes a Wish Image
Heidi accidently wishes her magic away after a field trip. She must grant three wishes without using magic to get her powers back.
Hello, Mr. Dodo!
Hello, Mr. Dodo! Image
Martha keeps her discovery of a dodo a secret all summer until she accidentally shares its existence. Her quick thinking keeps the dodo safe.
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark Image
Throughout her life, Ruth learned how powerful the word no was and to disagree with things she didn't feel were fair. As a judge she fights for equality and uses "I dissent" frequently.
I Am a Story
I Am a Story Image
Follows the progression of stories from their simple beginnings around a campfire and cave walls to today's ereaders.
Humphrey's Mixed-Up Magic Trick
Humphrey
Humphrey and Og, classroom pets, help the students with their career day presentations. Will Humphrey be able to save Miranda's magician act?
How to Find a Fox
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Armed with a camera, a little girl shares advice on how to find the elusive red fox.
How This Book Was Made: Based on a True Story
How This Book Was Made: Based on a True Story Image

Describes the process to create a book from the idea to delivering the finished product to the author (plus tigers).

Hotel Bruce
Hotel Bruce Image
While Bruce and the geese are down south, three mice turn his home into a hotel. When he returns, Bruce is not pleased (but a pushover).
Hippopotamister
Hippopotamister Image
Leaving their run-down zoo behind, Hippo and Red Panda try their hands at being "Misters" and getting jobs. Hippo does well with each job while Red Panda gets them fired. The pair decide to return to the zoo and use Hippo's new skills to revive the zoo.
Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World
Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World Image
Alien, Hilo, once again helps his friends save earth from monsters popping in through portals all over town.
Hercufleas
Hercufleas Image
Greta needs a hero to save her village from an ogre, she ends up with a flea. Hercufleas proves that heroes can come in come in tiny packages.
Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks
Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks Image
A daring feathered duo saves their family from a wolf's cornbread house using their martial arts skills in this retelling of Hansel and Gretel.
Framed!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery
Framed!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery Image
Florian and Margaret use TOAST (Theory of All Small Things) to help the FBI recover stolen paintings from the National Gallery of Art.
2017 Primary, 1-4
The Classy Crooks Club Image
The Classy Crooks Club
During a summer with her grandmother, A.J. finds herself involved with a gang of robbers and her grandmother is the ringleader. Then things get serious when A.J is kidnapped.
Snail Has Lunch Image
Snail Has Lunch
Snail is happy in his rusty bucket until he is forced to discover the rest of the garden. Luckily he makes new friends and discovers strawberries before going back to the comforts of home.
Skunked! Image
Skunked!
Callie helps Travis care for the skunk kits he rescues. They are able to keep the tiny skunks under the radar until Travis takes them to school.
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Image
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
After an accident, Louis Braille is blind by age five. He attends a school for the blind in Paris and by the age of 15 had adapted an army code into an alphabet for the blind. Includes additional information.
Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ Image
Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ
Simon is good at most things at school. When it's time for the spelling bee, he doesn't want to be on a team. He finds out that sometimes winning means giving others a chance to succeed.
Seven and a Half Tons of Steel Image
Seven and a Half Tons of Steel
After 9/11 one of the recovered beams was melted down and used to form the bow for a Navy warship, the USS New York. Includes additional information.
School
School's First Day of School
A new school building is worried about the first day of school, he only knows the janitor. As the day progresses the school feels like part of the group.
Samson in the Snow Image
Samson in the Snow
Samson befriends a red bird while looking at dandelions before a snowstorm. Will Samson be able to rescue his friend from the snow?
Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan Image
Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan
In order to make money, 7-year-old Sam takes care of one neighbor's chickens and accompanies another neighbor on his walks. Gradually his jobs intersect.
Rosco Vs. the Baby Image
Rosco Vs. the Baby
A dog and a new baby compete for attention. Who will win?
Rookie of the Year Image
Rookie of the Year
Rip and Red take on the challenges of fifth grade off and on the basketball court. A new girl joins both the class and the team and upsets the way things are done. Change can be a good thing.
Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to be in This Book) Image
Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to be in This Book)
Snappsy is having a normal day until a annoying narrator starts making the story more interesting and untrue. Ends with the narrator manipulating Snappsy into having a party.
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor Image
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor
Biography introduces Marie Tharp the first scientist to successfully map the ocean floor.
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Image
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Offers a celebration of the life and work of E.B. White. Contains photographs, writing excerpts, quotes, journal entries and more.
The Christmas Boot Image
The Christmas Boot
One winter an old woman finds a boot and wishes for its mate and it appears. One wish leads to another and before long she has a mansion and is uneasy. Luckily the owner appears and makes it right.
The Bear Who Wasn
The Bear Who Wasn't There
Help the animals search for the bear who isn't there, just ask the duck.
The Bad Guys Image
The Bad Guys
Mr. Wolf wants to change his image and enlists the help of other bad guys, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake and Mr. Piranha to do a good deed. Their plan to free the dogs from the pound doesn't go quite as planned.
The Alligator
The Alligator's Smile and other Poems
Thirteen poems describe aspects of an alligator's life. Include additional alligator facts, glossary and bibliography.
The Airport Book Image
The Airport Book
A young boy narrates his family's trip to the airport and all the things that happen before they reach their destination.
Steamboat School: Inspired by a True Story: St. Louis, Missouri Image
Steamboat School: Inspired by a True Story: St. Louis, Missouri
When a law prohibiting educating African Americans in Missouri closed Reverend John’s school. He continues to do so on a boat in the middle of the Mississippi River.
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep Image
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep
Rhyming book gives insight into the lives of squirrels. Includes additional information.
Squirrel in the House Image
Squirrel in the House
A squirrel relates his adventures during a family gathering when he uses the special squirrel entrance (the chimney).
Spot, the Cat Image
Spot, the Cat
A spotted cat gets out of his apartment and roams around town. His little boy and the reader try to "spot" him in this wordless picture book.
Sophie
Sophie's Squash Go to School
Sophie takes her best friends, squash, to school with her and is slow to befriend classmates. Since squash have a short life span, she devises a plan to make more friends.
Robins!: How They Grow Up Image
Robins!: How They Grow Up
Robin siblings describe the first six months of their life from dad choosing the nesting site to migration. Includes many facts, glossary and bibliography.
Real Cowboys Image
Real Cowboys
Describes the personality traits a person might need to be a cowboy.
Ollie
Ollie's Odyssey
Ollie, Billy's favorite toy, is kidnapped by a jealous toy clown. Discarded toys and junk help in the battle to reunite the friends.
Oh No, Astro! Image
Oh No, Astro!
Astro just wants to be left alone, but after a satellite knocks him out of his orbit he tours the solar system. A little girl tracks his progress via telescope.
Octopuses One to Ten Image
Octopuses One to Ten
Couplets counting from 1 to 10 illustrate different aspects of an octopus. A text book explains each fact in greater detail. Includes activities and bibliography.
Nobody Likes a Goblin Image
Nobody Likes a Goblin
Adventurers steal all the treasure and his best friend, Skeleton, from the dungeon. Goblin sets out to rescue his friend even after being told "nobody likes a goblin." A gift from skeleton helps him succeed.
No Way! Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff Image
No Way! Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff
Three hundred facts about stinky, sticky and sneaky stuff in the Smithsonian
Night of the Living Shadows: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure Image
Night of the Living Shadows: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure
Speedbump and Slingshot go on a scavenger hunt to earn their last badge for Bird Scouts. While looking for the items they end up trapped in a mall and the adventures begin!
Nice Work, Franklin! Image
Nice Work, Franklin!
Describes Franklin Roosevelt's childhood and first term as president. Focuses on his challenges coping with the Great Depression and his health.
Nanette
Nanette's Baguette
Nanette goes to the bakery to buy a baguette. It smells so wonderful, she eats it and is filled with regret. Second trip with mom, still no baguette!
Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune Image
Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune
Nancy and her friend Bree try various schemes to become rich. They find the best things in life are free.
My New Mom & Me Image
My New Mom & Me
A puppy discusses his life with his adopted mother, a cat, and how they are not alike.
Otis and the Kittens Image
Otis and the Kittens
Farm tractor, Otis, is trapped in a burning barn while rescuing kittens. The barnyard animals facilitate a rescue.
Owls Image
Owls
Describes the habitats, diet, mating habits and parenting of owls from the tiny elf owl to the huge Eurasian eagle owl. Includes glossary, bibliography, websites and index.
Panda Pants Image
Panda Pants
Panda wants pants and presents his father a list of why he needs pants. After receiving them, he gives them away and wants shoes.
Ratpunzel Image
Ratpunzel
Combines "Rapunzel" with finding a stolen hydra egg. Hamster Princess Harriet and Wilbur must rescue the egg, a princess and defeat an evil witch.
Quit Calling Me a Monster Image
Quit Calling Me a Monster
Floyd Peterson takes umbrage when people call him a monster although technically he is one. He may look like a monster and act like a monster, just don't call him one.
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Project Peep
Anna wants to give her best friend, Kaya, the best birthday present. Since Kaya can't have a pet and is attached to the classroom chicks, Anna decides to make a chicken coop for the community garden. Will the secret ruin the friendship?
Princess DisGrace: A Royal Disaster Image
Princess DisGrace: A Royal Disaster
Grace arrives unannounced to the Princess Academy much to the dismay of her cousin. During her first year Grace tries to fit in and make friends.
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Image
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
A young John Lewis would preach to his flock when he tended the chickens on the farm. His siblings called him preacher. John became a civil rights activist and congressman.
Pond Image
Pond
Young boy finds water trickling into a pit and with a lot of work brings back a pond for everyone to enjoy.
Plants Can
Plants Can't Sit Still
Shows how plants are always moving even though they are rooted in one place.
Piper Morgan Joins the Circus Image
Piper Morgan Joins the Circus
Piper leaves her friends because her mother has a temporary job with the circus. Piper's debut with the Young Explorers doesn't go as planned. Has additional facts about the circus.
Piper Morgan in Charge Image
Piper Morgan in Charge
Piper's mother takes a job as an assistant, Piper becomes a helper bee for the office and has problems with the principal's daughter.
Pink is For Blobfish: Discovering the World
Pink is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals
Investigates 17 diverse animals around the world that are pink.
My Name is James Madison Hemings Image
My Name is James Madison Hemings
Fictionalized biography about James Madison Hemings, the son of Thomas Jefferson and one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. Includes additional information.
The Deadliest Creature in the World Image
The Deadliest Creature in the World
On each double page spread, animals and insects plead their case why they should be named the most deadly creature on earth.
Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! Image
Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
La Paz is a happy noisy village until the new mayor starts making rules to make it quieter.  The rooster refuses to abide by the new rules no matter the consequences. The rooster wins freedom for the people and the village becomes a happy place once again.  
Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club Image
Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club
David Bow-Wowie's instruments have been stolen by a ghost before the concert. Dog detective, Rider Woofson and the O.I. Pack are on the case.
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Image
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Two friends discuss their struggles for equal rights for women and African Americans.
Trouble Next Door Image
Trouble Next Door
The school bully moves next door to Calvin. The science fair is coming up and Calvin's data isn't coming out the way he wants. Calvin solves both of his problems with integrity and compassion.
Tidy Image
Tidy
Pete the badger learns that one can be too tidy after he coats the entire forest in concrete.
Three Little Words Image
Three Little Words
Inspirational messages are paired with characters from Finding Dory.
This is My Book! Image
This is My Book!
The author and illustrator of the book loses control of his book after drawing Percy the Panda (Spike). Spike adds flaps, taps and pop-ups.
This Book is Not About Dragons Image
This Book is Not About Dragons
Contrary to what is happening on the page, a mouse tries to convince the reader "That this book is not about dragons". When faced with overwhelming evidence, the mouse changes the title of the book
There Is a Tribe of Kids Image
There Is a Tribe of Kids
A little boy Joins different groups of animals until he finds a tribe of children where he belongs.
The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon Image
The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
The first US Olympic marathon was part of the St. Louis World's Fair. Highlights some of the runners and the conditions they endured - heat, dust, contaminated water, poison, and cheating. Includes additional information.
The Water Princess Image
The Water Princess
Portrays African women and girls walking miles to obtain murky water to use for their families. One girl wonders why the water is so far away and dirty.
Waylon!: One Awesome Thing Image
Waylon!: One Awesome Thing
Waylon is the most "scienciest kid" in Clementine's class. He has to deal with classroom cliques, return of a bully and bringing his sister back into the family.
Weekends with Max and His Dad Image
Weekends with Max and His Dad
Max and his dad adjust to their new lifestyle after the divorce.
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems Image
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
Twenty-one concrete poems demonstrate innovative word play.
You
You're Pulling My Leg!: 400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe
Starting with the head and working down, 400 cartoons illustrate idioms featuring parts of the body.
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! Image
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!
Portrays the life of baseball player and manager, Casey Stengel. Highlights his "goofballery". Includes a glossary of baseball terms, where to find statistics, and more information.
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs Image
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs
Provides animal homograph pairs with definitions.
Words Image
Words
Over 300 words are defined with clever illustrations.
Wonderfall Image
Wonderfall
Two squirrels scamper through fall activities accompanied by poetry and wordplay.
William Clark: Explorer and Diplomat Image
William Clark: Explorer and Diplomat
Details the life of famous Missourian William Clark. Captain Clark is most well-known for co-leading an expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. Later in life, Mr. Clark worked as an Indian agent for the US Office of Indian Trade and even served as governor of the Missouri territory. Part of the Notable Missourians series.
Whose Eye Am I? Image
Whose Eye Am I?
Facts and close-up pictures provide a better understanding of how the eye works for humans and animals. Provides a guessing game to identify the animal and eye.
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons Image
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
Poetic diary guides the reader through the seasons.
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? Image
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake?
Provides a look at the events after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and how the city rebuilt.
What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem Image
What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem
Poems describe feelings, school, family, friends and other mysteries.
The Video Game Bandit Image
The Video Game Bandit
Frank and Joe must find out what happened to the game console that disappears during a fundraiser at a classmate's house.
The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon Image
The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon
Papillon is so fluffy, he floats. His owner tries everything to keep him earth-bound but the cat doesn't cooperate. One day he floats away and is finally rescued by a bird.
The Most Perfect Snowman Image
The Most Perfect Snowman
Drift dreams of being a perfect snowman with all the accessories. After he achieves his dreams, there is a blizzard and one by one he gives away everything to some needy animals.
The Missing Playbook Image
The Missing Playbook
While at a team party, the secret playbook goes missing. Did their rivals take it. Frank and Joe must solve the mystery.
The Mermaid
The Mermaid's Purse
Based on the author's grandmother, a young girl loves books so much she starts a library and shares her love of reading with the community. When a tornado destroys the building, she fears all her books are gone.
The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation Image
The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation
The Slinky was discovered during WWII when an engineer watched a spring walk. His wife named and helped market the toy.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade Image
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade
Jack and friends must now save the zombies, aliens and earth from Thrull and evil enchanter, Rezzoch.
The Knowing Book Image
The Knowing Book
Know what you know, follow your dreams and be comforted that you can always go home.
The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton Image
The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
Edith Houghton started playing shortstop for a women’s baseball team when she was 10-years-old during the 1920s. Contains additional information and quotes.
The Hole Story of the Doughnut Image
The Hole Story of the Doughnut
In 1847, a 16-year-old cook's helper invented the hole inside the doughnut to help the pastry cook completely through. Learn about the man and his incredible invention and enjoy a holey cake.
The Great Pet Escape Image
The Great Pet Escape
Hamster, GW just wants freedom for himself and his buddies. On their way out of the school, they encounter an evil mouse. Will they be able to thwart her plans?
The Great Mouse Detective Image
The Great Mouse Detective
Basil the mouse detective and Dr. Dawson live in the village in Sherlock Holmes' cellar and must find kidnapped twins using their wits.
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The Mouse and the Moon
A little mouse ventures out one night to find his only friend, the moon. He finds not only the moon but much more.
The Music in George
The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue
Describes George Gershwin as a young boy and how the sounds he heard around him influenced the music he heard in his head and shared with the world.
The Poet
The Poet's Dog
Teddy, a dog that can speak with children and poets, rescues two children from a blizzard. Teddy tells of his life with a recently deceased poet.
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The Trouble with Babies
Nora has just become a aunt. She needs a science fair project (and a new partner), unfortunately she can't use the new baby. As the girls come to terms with the project, Nora finds her role as an aunt. Baby factoids included.
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
The horse chestnut tree outside of the Frank residence tells the story of Anne from its perspective. The tree and Anne both die, but live on - Anne through her diary and the tree through its saplings.
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read Image
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
Nick's cats are a bother when he reads, so Nick decides to teach them. Verne learns, but Stevenson is not interested, or is he?
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The Storyteller
A thirsty boy listens to a storyteller and his cup is filled with water. When a djinn threatens the land, the boy shares the stories and distracts (defeats) him.
The Storm Whale in Winter Image
The Storm Whale in Winter
Noi is adrift in a winter storm while searching for his father. The whale they had rescued, now rescues Noi and reunites the family.
The Slowest Book Ever Image
The Slowest Book Ever
Presents a diverse collection of information about the slowest things on earth and space. Includes back matter and glossary.
The Secret Subway Image
The Secret Subway
The story of the first underground transit system in New York City and the man who built it. Beach secretly built a 294-foot tunnel where the train went back and forth and was powered by huge fans in a pneumatic tube. It was a success but corrupt politicians stopped its expansion.
The Secret Fire Image
The Secret Fire
Three cousins battle Epimetheus for Pandora's urns and save the world. They meet and are assisted by Greek Mythology characters.
The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper Image
The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper
Pixie lives with her unconventional parents in a weird little cottage and is a descendent of Mother Goose. When she discovers her rhymes have special powers and someone is after her goose, problems and danger multiply.
The Princess and the Frogs Image
The Princess and the Frogs
The Princess really wants a pet frog but each night she gives it a good-night kiss and ends up with a Prince.
The Extincts Image
The Extincts
George and Prudence must outwit an evil taxidermist to save a basilisk and other mythical/extinct animals living on Wormestall Farm.
First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story Image
First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story
Creation story combines elements from many different cultures.
Doom at Grant
Doom at Grant's Tomb
Once again the NYPD are relying on Eddie and his photographic memory to help catch thieves and find bombs to save NY landmarks.
Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog Image
Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog
Eclipse, a Lab mix, has her own bus pass and has learned to go to the dog park by herself. Illustrated with photos.
Diana
Diana's White House Garden
Based on a true story, the daughter of an advisor to President Roosevelt during WWII started her own Victory Garden on the White House lawn with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Coyote Moon
Follow a mother coyote's nightly journey through a town as she hunts in order to feed her babies.
Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent Image
Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent
In 1741 a Dutch captain brought back a baby rhino. He cared for and exhibited the animal throughout Europe for the next 17 years.
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Chicken Story Time
How an inventive librarian manages a disruptive flock of chickens attending her story time.
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates Image
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates
Charlie is excited to play soccer with his best friends until he sees the rest of the team. There is no way they'll win the championship now (or the fundraiser prize).
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure
As a boy Charles Darwin collected bugs. Later he collected all types of specimens and observed wildlife during his 5-year voyage on the Beagle. Includes additional information.
Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny than Brawny Image
Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny than Brawny
Dave comes from a long line of famous inventors - fire and wheel - and Dave plans to join them if he can survive the coming of age rite, "Baby go boom-boom. Will Dave and his crew be able to bag one of the "six" and live?
Dorothea
Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth
Biography of celebrated photographer Dorothea Lange whose talent allowed the world to see people that were being missed and ignored.
Dory Dory Black Sheep Image
Dory Dory Black Sheep
Dory is having a problem reading books, but her imagination draws her classmates into her adventures. With practice and determination, Dory conquerors reading.
Douglas, You Need Glasses! Image
Douglas, You Need Glasses!
Douglas, a dog is having trouble identifying objects, so his owner takes him to the eye doctor. The near-sighted canine gets glasses and everything looks amazing!
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine Image
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
Ruth Law knew her airplane and had no qualms about flying from Chicago to New York even though she had only flown 25 miles and her plane held 16 gallons of gas. She broke records and the glass ceiling for women.
Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy Image
Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy
The boy who grew up to play one of the most famous aliens parents immigrated from Russia. Their passports identified them as alien. The story of his life is interesting and varied.
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Explorers of the Wild
Two explorers, a bear and a boy, discover each other in the woods. After the initial scare, they decide to explore together.
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Excellent Ed
Ed the dog lives with a family of over achievers. Everyone is excellent at something except Ed. He searches for what makes him special.
Ellie the Flower Girl Image
Ellie the Flower Girl
Ellie has two problems: finding a home for a French bulldog and telling her cousin that she ruined her flower girl dress.
Ella Ewing: The Missouri Giantess Image
Ella Ewing: The Missouri Giantess
Details the life of famous Missourian Ella Ewing. Ms. Ewing grew to an astonishing 8 feet, four inches and traveled with the Barnum and Bailey circus. Part of the Notable Missourians series.
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble Image
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
Highlights the lives and achievements of suffragettes from Abigail Adams through the passage of the 19th amendment and features Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Edward Gets Messy Image
Edward Gets Messy
Edward was a very particular and clean pig until a bucket of paint fell on him and he learned that sometimes it's fun to be messy.
Dragon Was Terrible Image
Dragon Was Terrible
The power of a good story tames a dragon known for doing horrible things including stealing candy from baby unicorns.
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler Image
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler
Biography traces how a boy named Ted and who loved to doodle became beloved author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss.
Captain Awesome Vs. the Sinister Substitute Teacher Image
Captain Awesome Vs. the Sinister Substitute Teacher
Captain Awesome and the Supersonic team must find out what happened to Ms. Beasley and defeat the sinister sub, Mr. Dooms. When Ms. Beasley returns, they discover that Mr. Dooms is not so bad.
Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon Image
Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon
Isabel faces her fears and makes friends while she and the other students continue to practice bunjitsu and learn how to use their most powerful weapon, their minds.
Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish Image
Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish
Oaxacan folk art portrays animals with their sounds in English and Spanish.
Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine Image
Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine
Details the life of famous Missourian Andrew Taylor Still. Mr. Still was a doctor during the Civil War. He later donated the land for Baker University (Baldwin City, KS) and became the leading doctor to a new approach to healthcare, which he coined "osteopathy" in 1885. Part of the Notable Missourians series.
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Always Remember
Different animals remember how Old Turtle touched their lives after he "swam his last swim and took his last breath".
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer Image
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer
The daughter of a mathematical mother and a poet, Ada had a vivid imagination and a different way of looking at things. She is credited with writing the first computer program 100 years before the digital age.
A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent Image
A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
To earn his freedom, James spies on Cornwallis' troops and later becomes a double agent. His information led to the victory in Yorktown. Gen. Lafayette helped fulfill the promise of freedom.
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day Image
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
Poetic tribute to Ezra Jack Keats describes his childhood and the events leading up to the creation of the book THE SNOWY DAY.
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A Mysterious Egg
Frank and his cousin are visiting their grandparents when they find a dinosaur egg on a dig. The egg hatches and the cousins find themselves trying to care for and protect a baby dinosaur from the greedy neighbors.
A Hungry Lion, Or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals Image
A Hungry Lion, Or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
A hungry lion is with a large group of animals that are slowly disappearing. A hungry lion is thrown a surprise party hosted by the other animals. Then ONLY a less hungry lion and a T-Rex.
A Crash of Rhinos: And Other Wild Animal Groups Image
A Crash of Rhinos: And Other Wild Animal Groups
Rhyming text introduces the reader to collective nouns.
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics Image
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics
Illustrates relationships in the animal kingdom with graphs. Topics explored include size, sleep, horns, biomass, migration and tongues.
Anna, Banana, and the Puppy Parade Image
Anna, Banana, and the Puppy Parade
Anna and her friends decide to enter Banana in the puppy parade fund raiser. When the girls start planning, Anna becomes possessive and almost ruins the friendship.
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet Image
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet
Bad Kitty is sick and needs to go to the vet. After the struggle to get him to the vet, the shot causes him to dream about kitty heaven. In the dream Bad Kitty must be nice to puppy. Will it happen in real life?