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2018 Primary, 1-4
2018 Primary, 1-4
Nerdy Birdy Tweets
Nerdy Birdy Tweets Image

Nerdy Birdy and Vulture are unlikely friends, but their friendship works until Nerdy Birdy discovers Tweetster.  Nerdy ignores his real friend for his online ones and then hurts Vulture’s feelings and must make amends.

Revolutionary Rogues: John Andre' and Benedict Arnold
Revolutionary Rogues: John Andre

An American officer, Benedict Arnold, and a British officer, John Andre’ plot to bring down George Washington and the American army.  If their plan had worked, the course of history would have been changed.  Includes additional information.

Spiders! Strange and Wonderful
Spiders! Strange and Wonderful Image

Enter the amazing world of spiders.  Find out how and where they live and the great variety of spiders that live around us.  Includes additional information.

Creepy Pair of Underwear!
Creepy Pair of Underwear! Image

Jasper is a big rabbit now and chooses a pair of glow-in-the-dark underwear that turns out to be too creepy to keep but difficult to lose.  After finally burying them, Jasper misses the green glow and buys a collection of creepy underwear!

What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures
What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World

Provides facts and legends about animals that look scary but aren’t and animals that look nice but can be deadly.  Includes a glossary.

Secret Project
Secret Project Image

Describes how scientists developed the atomic bomb through the secretive Manhattan Project.  Follow the process from closing a school in the desert, bringing in scientists and workers in secret to testing the bomb.  Includes additional information.

Night Creepers
Night Creepers Image

Rhyming text provides a look at nocturnal animals with paragraphs give more information about each animal.  Includes activities and more facts.

Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book
Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book Image

Provides five criteria for determining whether something is living or non-living.  Allows the reader to decide if the criteria is met.  Includes additional activities and information.

Animal Tails
Animal Tails Image

Discusses the ways animals use their tails to move, warn others, keep warm, find mates and many other things.  Includes additional activities and information.

Bat Count: A Citzen Science Story
Bat Count: A Citzen Science Story Image

Jojo and his family count bats on they family farm to help scientists counteract declining bat populations from white-nose syndrome.  Includes additional activities and information.

Deadliest! 20 Dangerous Animals
Deadliest! 20 Dangerous Animals Image

Jenkins describes some of the most deadly animals including the bull shark, Kodiak bear and the mosquito.  He also shows size comparison to man, where the animal lives and what it eats.  Additional facts are appended.

Just Dance
Just Dance Image

Sophie has trouble understanding why her mother would leave an exciting career as a singer to live on a small Nebraska farm.  After writing the a column about the community one summer, Sophie begins how her mother could be happy with just her family.

Hamsters Don't Fight Fires
Hamsters Don

Hugo was a hamster with a dream – to be a firefighter.  His interview was not going well when the alarm sounded.  Hugo proves that bravery comes in all sizes and achieves his dream.

Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation
Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation Image

Thirteen-year-old Caroline Pickersgill helped sew the giant flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the “Star Spangled Banner”. Includes additional information.

William Hoy Story
William Hoy Story Image

William Hoy was a gifted baseball player that led the league in stolen bases and he was deaf.  Hoy convinced the umpires to use hand signals to make it easier for him to play.  Includes additional information.

How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln
How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln Image

Kate Warne was the first female Pinkerton detective and was very successful.  When the agency discovered a plot to assassinate President Lincoln, Kate was instrumental in saving him.  Includes author’s note.

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero Image

During the Korean War Marines found a small mare with a big appetite and trained her to carry ammunition.  This brave horse is the only animal to earn military rank and two Purple Hearts.  Additional information is provided.

Cancer Hates Kisses
Cancer Hates Kisses Image

Follow a mother and her family through the stages of cancer, from the diagnosis and treatments to recovery.  Includes additional information.

Big Day for Baseball
Big Day for Baseball Image

In their 29th adventure, Jack and Annie travel to Brooklyn and meet the new player on the team, #42 – Jackie Robinson.

Horrible Harry and the Field Day Revenge
Horrible Harry and the Field Day Revenge Image

Harry and Doug want to win the mystery prize at field day.  But Harry sneaky plans lead to cheating charges.  Will they be able to clear his name?

Case from Outer Space
Case from Outer Space Image

Joey and Mila are investigating again.  Two of their classmates found a mysterious note in book from the Little Free Library.  The note said “STARMANN visit, Life on Mars!, Space Invaders!, E.T.!  What could it mean?

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again Image

After Humpty fell the king’s men were able to put him together, but he was now afraid of heights.  Humpty missed many of the things he used to do and eventually conquered his fear and learned to fly.

Abraham
Abraham Image

Biography of Abraham Lincoln told as first person narrative contains many quotes from Mr. Lincoln.  Includes the Gettysburg Address and bibliography.

Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote
Miguel

Free verse describes the life of Miguel Cervantes and his dreams of a brave knight that would become Don Quixote.

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Image

Muddy Waters wasn’t very good at doing what he was told and that stubborn streak led to the development of rock and roll music. Now the world could hear the music in his head.

Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat
Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat Image

Explains the reason and process Dr. Seuss used when writing The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.  Includes an interview with Dr. Seuss and other information.

Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! (Probably)
Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! (Probably) Image

Snappsy is enjoying a quiet day running errands until an annoying chicken declares himself Snappsy’s best friend.  After a long day, Snappsy decides having Bert around is more fun and invites him to move in.

Rapunzel
Rapunzel Image

Rupunzel rescues herself from the tower, takes care of the witch and embarks on a career hunting evil witches.

Seashore Book
Seashore Book Image

A young boy and his mother imagine spending a day at the seashore.

Trains Don't Sleep
Trains Don

Provides a rhyming description of different types of trains.

Rocks & Minerals: All About Identifying, Classifying, Rockhounding, and More!
Rocks & Minerals: All About Identifying, Classifying, Rockhounding, and More! Image

Entry level guide for identifying rocks and minerals provides many pictures and properties of common rocks and minerals.

Snail-Snaily-Snails
Snail-Snaily-Snails Image

Simple, easy to read introduction to snails.  Describes how they live and shows different types.

Dangerous Jane
Dangerous Jane Image

As a small child, Jane Addams wanted to help the poor and hungry.  As an adult she founded Hull House to do just that and when WWI broke out she worked for peace and to help the poor and hungry around the world.

Second Grade Holdout
Second Grade Holdout Image

Second grade is going to be different and scary and that’s why this boy is staying in first grade.

Ribbit
Ribbit Image

Large illustrations and simple text provide a glimpse into the life cycle of a frog.  Includes author’s note with additional information.

Where the Buffalo Roam: Bison in America
Where the Buffalo Roam: Bison in America Image

Provides an introduction to the bison and the role they played in America’s history.

Apex Predators: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present
Apex Predators: The World

Describes the animals at the top of the food chain now and in the past.  Meet the Komodo dragon, the terror bird, the Titanoboa and many others and see how their size compares to man.  Plus who would win in match ups.  Includes additional information.

Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky
Vincent Can

Vincent Van Gogh was fascinated by the night sky as a young boy and would often go out to draw what he saw.  As an artist, he continued to paint and draw what he saw even though his paintings were not popular then.

Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder Image

A young boy and his grandfather participate in the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in Washington D.C. to pay tribute to friends and family that have served in the military.

New School Year: Stories in Six Voices
New School Year: Stories in Six Voices Image

Poems express the emotions of six students grades K-5 about the first days of school.

Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcet and a Lost City in the Amazon
Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcet and a Lost City in the Amazon Image

Recounts the unsuccessful attempts of Percy Fawcett to find the fabled Amazon city of Z while surveying for the British government.

Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List Image

Eli, a big shaggy dog, was there when Astrid came home from the hospital, her first friend.  Now as Eli is growing older, Astrid tries to give him special experiences, but Eli is just happy to spend time with Astrid.

Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge
Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge Image

Jia (Joyce) learned how to cook many delicacies in China.  After moving to America, she introduced these foods to the East Coast.  A biography told in rhyming couplets.  Includes additional information.

Good for Nothing Button!
Good for Nothing Button! Image

Three birds find a button that does nothing when pressed except change the bird’s emotions.

Bayberry Island: An Adventure About Friendship and the Journey Home
Bayberry Island: An Adventure About Friendship and the Journey Home Image

Twig, Basil and Lily set sail from the Hill to find Char’s (a baby dragon) home.  After being rescued by turtle and left on an island they discover more baby dragons.  One of the crew betrays them, will they be able to reunite the dragon family and survive?

Boy called Bat
Boy called Bat Image

Third grader, Bat (Bixby Alexander Tam) is on the autism spectrum.  His mother, a vet, brought home a baby skunk to care for until it could be released.  Bat bonds with the kit and plans for a way to keep it forever.  This is the first book in a series.

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Image

It’s Japanese New Year and the family has gathered to make mochi but Jasmine is too young to help and must babysit, again.  Follow Jasmine as she battles for a special place.  This is the first book of a new series.

Podkin One-Ear
Podkin One-Ear Image

A rabbit storyteller recounts the tale of Podkin One-Ear and how he and an army of animals defeated the Gorm.  “You don’t have to be brave or strong or powerful to do incredible things.”

Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)
Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation) Image

Describes the disagreements of eight of the founding fathers: George Washington vs. King George, Benjamin Franklin vs. his son, William, Alexander Hamilton vs. almost everyone, and John Adams vs. Thomas Jefferson.  How did their feuds shape our history?  Includes additional information.

Rock Star
Rock Star Image

Jada’s best friend moved away but the rock unit at school seems like a good way to make friends while studying her favorite thing.  Unfortunately one of the girls in the group is mean and doesn’t like Jada’s ideas.  Is she caught between a rock and a hard place?  Will she make new friends?

Sam the Man & the Rutabaga Plan
Sam the Man & the Rutabaga Plan Image

For the second grade vegetable project, Sam gets the rutabaga because no one wanted it.  At first he’s not happy, but after he gives it a face he decides to make it the happiest rutabaga ever.

Big Trouble
Big Trouble Image

Friday Barnes has several mysteries to solve, her mother has been kidnapped, her father has been framed for thefts while working at her boarding school and there’s something fishy with that Norwegian princess.

Zach and the Turkey Attack
Zach and the Turkey Attack Image

Each weekend when he and dad visit grandpa’s farm Zach is attacked by a tom turkey.  He and a neighbor girl try to invent a machine to trap the turkey while solving a mystery involving a bunch of missing objects.

Project Best Friend
Project Best Friend Image

Penelope tries to excel at everything and be perfect.  When she decides she needs a best friend, reality doesn’t match her ideal friend.  Grandpa advises to “go with the flow” and Penelope discovers a friend was there all the time.

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Unicorn Training
Pip Bartlett

Emma is spending her summer helping her aunt at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures.  Her talent of talking with animals will help solve a mystery and help an unicorn with issues at the Triple Trident.

Lost Legacy (Supernormal Sleuthing Service)
Lost Legacy (Supernormal Sleuthing Service) Image

Stephen and his father move to New York to run the kitchen in the hotel after his grandmother died.  He is surprised to learn that his grandmothers stories of monsters she cooked for are real.  He quickly becomes involved in several mysteries and luckily has new friends to help him solve them.

Counting Sheep (Calpurina Tate, Girl Vet)
Counting Sheep (Calpurina Tate, Girl Vet) Image

Calpurnia Tate is back doctoring animals much to her mother’s dismay.  She puts a splint on a butterfly wing and helps deliver lambs from her mother’s prized ewe.

Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten
Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten Image

Anna finds a lost kitten but her dog, Banana, scares it away.  Anna tries to catch the kitten but it takes all her friends to accomplish the task.  Next they have to find a good home for it.

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories Image

Re-illustrated version of 1984 classic provides seven scary stories for young readers.

Izzy Kline Has Butterflies
Izzy Kline Has Butterflies Image

Relive the moments of fourth grade as Izzy deals with family problems, making new friends and auditioning for the school play.

Duke Kahanamoku
Duke Kahanamoku Image

Introduces Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian surfer who won 5 Olympic medals for swimming.  He also was an actor, a sheriff and an ambassador for Hawaii.  He once rescued 8 fishermen with his surf board and popularized the sport of surfing around the world.

Bad Kitty Takes the Test
Bad Kitty Takes the Test Image

Bad Kitty receives a letter from the Society of Cat Aptitude Management about his un-catlike behaviors and must take a remedial course and pass a test to retain his cat license.  The teacher is a dog and the test has very little to do with being a cat.

Grandpa's Great Escape
Grandpa

Jack and his grandpa are very close, unfortunately grandpa is losing his grip on reality an thinks he’s still an RAF pilot in WWI.  When grandpa goes to live at a retirement home run by shady characters, it’s up to Jack to rescue him and the other residents.

Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens Image

Biography of Olympic great, Jesse Owens, starting with his childhood in the Alabama cotton fields and culminating with his triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Princess Posey and the First Grade Play
Princess Posey and the First Grade Play Image

Posey’s first grade class is putting on a play about bees and Posey really wants to be the queen bee.  The part goes to Caitlyn and in a fit of pique Posey steals her bee eraser.  The guilt is overwhelming, what will Posey do?

Sled Dog School
Sled Dog School Image

Matt must set up and run a business to improve his math grade.  He enjoys working with his dog team and decides to start a sled dog school and teach how to run a team.  Matt learns as much as his students and gains a couple of friends.

Overboard! (Survivor Diaries)
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) Image

A eleven year old survivor recounts how he and a girl survived after their whale watching boat capsized.  Includes tips from the Coast Guard.

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Image

Maya Lin’s design was chosen from 1,421 entries for the Vietnam Memorial.  Explore the way Lin came up with her design and all the elements that influence her in this biography.

Shawn Loves Sharks
Shawn Loves Sharks Image

Shawn thought about and read about sharks (he had 127 books) all the time.  His favorite thing to do at school was to pretend to be a shark and chase the kids, especially Stacy.  Things changed when Stacy became a shark and Shawn was a seal until he hurt Stacy’s feelings. Could a shark and a seal become friends?

If Sharks Disappeared
If Sharks Disappeared Image

Imagines what would happen if the shark was removed from the top of the food chain.  Their disappearance would have repercussions across the planet both in the ocean and on land.

Newton's Rainbow: The Revolutionary Discoveries of a Young Scientist
Newton

As a child, Isaac Newton was curious, always reading and asking questions to learn.  As he grew older he used these qualities to solve problems and invent things.  His greatest discoveries were gravity, calculus and the secrets of the rainbow.

All the Way to Havana
All the Way to Havana Image

A young boy and his family take a road trip across Cuba to visit relative.  Cara Cara, a 1954 Chevy, has to be tinkered with before they set out and see the sights.

Masterpiece Mix
Masterpiece Mix Image

An artist prepares to paint a picture and looks at the masters for inspiration.  Introduces famous works of art and the process used to paint.

Before She Was Harriet
Before She Was Harriet Image

Harriet Tubman looks back at her life and the many roles she played including spy, suffragist, guide on the Underground Railroad, and slave.  She also reflects on the names she used at each stage of her life.

King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats Image

First in a series featuring a dog, King, and his human companion Kayla, as they solve mysteries using problem solving skills.

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing Image

Margaret was always curious and that curiosity led her to search for answers.  She became a programmer for NASA and was able to save the first lunar landing mission.  Additional information is included.

Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake
Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake Image

Nate the Great encounters a mystery during a birthday party when one of the four snakes disappears.  Will Nate find the missing snake or will his dislike of snakes prevail?

 

Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing
Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing Image

Over 30 well-known (and lesser known) fairy tales, fables and stories from around the world are retold in this collection and includes two tales by Jane Yolen.  Contains a bibliography.

What Was the Ice Age?
What Was the Ice Age? Image

Describes the conditions that led to the ice age and the animals and people that lived during that time.

Last Firehawk
Last Firehawk Image

A small owl and a squirrel battle their way across Perodia to find the ember stone and defeat the evil vulture, Thorn.

Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse
Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse Image

A family’s experiences camping are described in 44 poems using a variety of poetic forms.

Agatha Parrot and the Thirteenth Chicken
Agatha Parrot and the Thirteenth Chicken Image

Thirteen chicks have just hatched at Agatha’s school.  She and her three friends are going to babysit the chicks – that three chicks each and Random (the 13th).  When they get back to school there are only 12 chicks!  Where is Random?

Unicorn in the Barn
Unicorn in the Barn Image

Eric spies an injured unicorn in the woods and sees it go into his grandmother’s old barn.  The barn’s new owner is a vet and Eric helps them care for the unicorn and other magical creatures in Harper’s woods.

Big Bad Fox
Big Bad Fox Image

Fox is unsuccessful as the terror of the barnyard – the hens beat him up and not even wolf can help.  Fox steals three eggs to raise his own dinner, but when the chicks hatch, they call him Mommy.  Raising chicks is hard.

Snail & Worm Again
Snail & Worm Again Image

Three funny stories about two friends.  One story is about a penny that the friends think is a mirror – whose face, Snail? or Worm?

Frankie
Frankie Image

Frankie is the new dog in the house and Nico the resident dog doesn’t want to share.  Frankie finds items to make-do until he receives his own doggy things and shares with Nico.

Renato and the Lion
Renato and the Lion Image

Before Renato and his family left Italy during the war, his father built walls to protect the sculptures.  Renato wanted to protect the lion statue  in the piazza, will there be enough time.  Based on events in Florence.

Forever Garden
Forever Garden Image

Honey is always working in her garden and soon the little girl across the fence is helping.  When Honey moves away, she leaves the garden for the new people and the little girl introduces them to the wonders of the garden.

Caroline's Comets: A True Story
Caroline

Caroline Herschel became the first woman to discover a comet and to be paid for her scientific work.  Depicts her difficult childhood and future as a housekeeper with excerpts from her diary.  Includes extra information.

Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World
Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World Image

Describes how a group of moms made Amsterdam safer for bicycle riders and promoted cycling for everyone.

Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure
Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure Image

The Chicken Squad and J.J. are on a road trip to visit relatives.  Once there they meet 85 cousins whose names start with the letter B and encounter a mysterious “chicken” that steals their jellybeans.  Let the sleuthing begin!

Orphan Train Girl: The Young Readers' Edition of ORPHAN TRAIN
Orphan Train Girl: The Young Readers

Molly, a foster girl, helps an elderly woman organize her attic.  Through the items they find, Molly learns of another girls’ life on the orphan train which helps her deal with her own problems.

 

Bird & Squirrel On Fire
Bird & Squirrel On Fire Image

Bird and Squirrel are back and want to throw a party for their friends.  But first Squirrel needs to clean the house and they have to solve the problem of a beaver’s dam drying out the forest.

Eagle in the Snow
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You've Never Heard Of
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You

Describes animals that are not normally covered in animal books including the numbat, zorilla, onager, gaur, hirola and 16 others! Includes glossary.

ready, Set...Baby!
ready, Set...Baby! Image

Anna and Oliver explain what a sibling (and parents) need to know about a new baby.  Includes additional information about babies and for parents.

Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth
Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth Image

Discusses the role the sun plays in the water cycle and moving water around the earth.

Bob and Joss Get Lost!
Bob and Joss Get Lost! Image

Bob is bored and he and his friend go on a boat ride. Bob and Joss get shipwrecked on a deserted island after a storm or do they?

Bloom
Bloom Image

A young girl and her mother plant fall bulbs and wait for them to bloom.  While they wait they are busy creating memories and growing too.

Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear
Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear Image

Brightly colored illustrations and lively rhymes provide a look at a variety of animal coverings.

Dad and the Dinosaur
Dad and the Dinosaur Image

Nicholas tries to be brave like his dad, however it’s his toy dinosaur that’s the brave one.  After Nicholas loses the dinosaur his dad helps him find it on the soccer field.

What's Your Favorite Color?
What

Fifteen illustrators draw with their favorite colors and explain why they chose that color.  Includes notes on each illustrator.

Droughts
Droughts Image

Explains how droughts happen and how it impacts the area. Includes additional information and activities.

Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm
Trudy

Recounts the history making swim by Gertrude Ederle across the English Channel with its many dangers.  Includes additional information.

Astronaut Mae Jemison
Astronaut Mae Jemison Image

Follow the journey of a Star Trek loving girl to becoming the first black woman astronaut. Includes additional information.

Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist Image

See the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of the youngest participant. Includes additional information.

Birds Make Nests
Birds Make Nests Image

Describes the different kinds of nests birds use and the places they can be found.

Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Image

Eighteen biographical poems describe a diverse group of famous Hispanic people throughout American history.

John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien
John Ronald

As a boy John Ronald imagined dragons around him but didn’t find any.  As an adult, he was able to populate a whole world with dragons and other characters for readers to enjoy. Includes additional information.

XO, Ox: A Love Story
XO, Ox: A Love Story Image

Ox unsuccessfully woos gazelle through a series of letters.

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Image

When the world runs out of tacos, the dragons join a boy and travel back through time (with a few mishaps) to bring tacos back.

Monkey Brother
Monkey Brother Image

Little brothers can be annoying, but what if your brother was a monkey?  Would there be special monkey mischief?  Explores sibling rivalry and unconditional love.

Charlotte the Scientist is Squished
Charlotte the Scientist is Squished Image

Charlotte, a rabbit scientist, doesn’t have enough room in the burrow to conduct experiments. She tries to use scientific method to find a new lab.  Will she have to go to space to find space?

Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies Image

Parodies are provided for thirteen classic poems. Both versions are included.

Perfect Day
Perfect Day Image

Explores how different animals have their own version of what a perfect day might be like.

Joplin Wishing
Joplin Wishing Image

Joplin takes a tin fill with a broken platter from her grandfather’s house as a memento. After the platter is repaired, Joplin wishes for a friend and the girl from the plate appears and can grant wishes. Joplin must outwit the magician and send Sophie home.

Round
Round Image

Celebrates all things round found in nature.

Dog Like Daisy
Dog Like Daisy Image

Daisy tells how she goes from a shelter dog to service dog trainee and finally ends up as the family pet.

Losers Club
Losers Club Image

All Alec wants to do in the after school program is read his favorite books.  He creates the Losers Club so he can read in peace.  How did the club become so popular?

Absolutely Alfie and the Furry Purry Secret
Absolutely Alfie and the Furry Purry Secret Image

Alfie is usually a rule follower but when she has an opportunity to get a kitten, she does.  What will the consequences be for her furry secret?

 

Big Cat, Little Cat
Big Cat, Little Cat Image

Big Cat lived alone until the day a new cat came.  Big Cat had to teach Little Cat the ways of the household.  Little Cat grows and eventually Big Cat has to go away. Little Cat is alone until a new cat comes.

Whobert Whover, Owl Detective
Whobert Whover, Owl Detective Image

Whobert, the owl detective, tries to determine who kill Percy Possum. After questioning and accusing everyone in the forest, Percy was just playing possum.

When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon
When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy

Describes how Jacqueline Kennedy was instrumental in the fight to save Grand Central Station in New York City, as well as many historical treasures in the White House.  Includes additional information.

Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born
Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born Image

Provides highlights about Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali’s life.  Includes additional information.

Thunder Underground
Thunder Underground Image

Twenty-one poems describe things found underground including ant cities, rabbit warrens, pirate treasure and subways.  Includes additional information about the poems.

Secret Life of the Red Fox
Secret Life of the Red Fox Image

Follow a red fox though a year of her life, hunting for food, escaping danger and raising kits with her mate.

Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Image

Describes how the first epic battle between Rock, Paper, and Scissors gave birth to the game.

Wolf in the Snow
Wolf in the Snow Image

A young girl helps a wolf cub find his pack during a blizzard.  The pack then ensures the girl’s family finds her.

Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War
Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War Image

After the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Union and Confederate soldiers wintered on opposite sides of the river.  They “battled” via songs until Christmas when both sides played “Home Sweet Home”.

Give Bees a Chance
Give Bees a Chance Image

Makes a compelling argument for saving and nurturing bees to help the planet.  Provides a great introduction to bees.

One Proud Penny
One Proud Penny Image

A penny describes his adventures from being minted to traveling around the country. Includes a history of coins, penny facts and additional resources.

Tony
Tony Image

A lyrical tale by the late poet follows the simple but powerful tale of a boy, his horse and their enduring friendship.

7 Ate 9: The Untold Story
7 Ate 9: The Untold Story Image

The Ale Bet Detective Agency sets out to find out what happened to 9 in this pun filled math mystery.

Can I Join Your Club?
Can I Join Your Club? Image

Duck asked many animals if he could join their club. Even with his disguises, they turned him down.  Duck created his own club and let everyone join because you can never have too many friends.

La Princesa and the Pea
La Princesa and the Pea Image

The prince adds a few items of his own to make sure his princess passes the mattress test in this retelling of the “Princess and the Pea”.  The rhyming text also has included some Spanish words.

Building Amazing Creations: Sean Kenney's Art with LEGO® Bricks
Building Amazing Creations: Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney describes over 800 of his amazing LEGO® sculptures. This is not a .how to build it guide but show what can be constructed with these little plastic blocks.

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years Image

Earth gives an overview of its first four and a half billion years in an entertaining format..  Includes additional information.

Be Quiet!
Be Quiet! Image

Rupert is very excited about writing his own wordless book, but his two chatterbox friends have other ideas!

Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano
Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano Image

Recounts how Cristofori invented the piano so that loud and soft notes could be played on the same instrument.

In the Middle of Fall
In the Middle of Fall Image

Describes the changes fall brings and how it affects all the senses.

Super Manny Stands Up!
Super Manny Stands Up! Image

Manny imagines battling different kinds of evil wearing one of his many capes.  One day at school he uses his invisible cape to stand up to a bully and rescue a small friend.

My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads
My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads Image

Fourteen poems celebrate different aspects of fatherhood from play catch to reading together.

Let's Investigate with Nate: The Water Cycle
Let

Magic portals allow a group of kids to search for answers in the hour before the museum opens. Each child has a specific question about the water cycle to investigate.

Flowers for Sarajevo
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A young boy runs the family flower stand in Sarajevo while his father is at war.  One day the bakery bombed and 22 die.  A cellist plays to honor each of the dead and to bring beauty back to Sarajevo.  The boy does the same with his flowers.  Includes background information and CD.

Can an Aardvark Bark?
Can an Aardvark Bark? Image

Rhyming text explores the different sounds animals make and invite the readers to make them too.  Includes additional information about animals that make like sounds.

Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation
Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation Image

Describes how animals develop traits and adapt to survive.  Shows how related animals in different parts of the world have evolved in similar ways and how they use the adaptations to thrive.

Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White
Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Image

As a child Elwyn was sickly and befriended a mouse to have adventures with around the farm.  Later he kept a journal reflecting the things he saw around him and developed a love of words.  Those experiences led to his writing Charlotte’s Web and other cherished stories.

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright

Describes how Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.  Includes additional information.

Pandora
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Pandora lives in a world of broken things in a house she constructed herself.  One day she finds a bird with a broken wing and nurses it back to health.  The bird helps bring the blighted land back to life.

Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with her Song
Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with her Song Image

Recounts how Miriam Makeba used music to fight racial inequality.  Includes additional information.

Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3
Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3 Image

A beloved teacher is retiring.  She and her students find ways to make the last weeks special.

Prince Ribbit
Prince Ribbit Image

Sisters discover a talking frog and decide it must be like the fairy tale and he a prince.  A third sister does some investigating and thinks its just an intelligent frog.  Just because its in a book doesn’t make it true–or does it?

Place for Bats
Place for Bats Image

Explains ways to help bats to survive and describes a variety of bats.  Includes additional information.

Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs
Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs Image

Twenty nine poems share facts about bugs, including dragonflies, cicadas and cockroaches.  Includes notes on each bug.

Blue Ethel
Blue Ethel Image

Ethel the cat was very set in her ways until the day she accidentally rolled on a chalk drawing and turned blue.  After some reflection, Ethel is a black and white cat unless she chooses to be another color(s).

There's a Bug on My Book!
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When reading outside in the fresh air, one will encounter a variety of insects on the book!  The reader will have to manipulate the book to save the beetles, snakes and other creatures.

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation Image

Provides short biographies of influential women living from 1727 to 1825 in America, including Sacagawea, Eliza Hamilton and Louisa Adams.

What's the Big Deal About First Ladies
What

Introduces the first ladies and provides interesting facts about them and their job.  Includes additional information.

Spring for Sophie
Spring for Sophie Image

Sophie uses all her senses to look for signs of spring’s arrival.

Everywhere Wonder
Everywhere Wonder Image

In the world of books or in the real world there are things to wonder and marvel about if you just look.

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Image

Frederick Douglass believed that once you learned to read, you will be forever free.  This former slave became a abolitionist leader, writer, speaker and reformer.  Includes additional information.

Ring Bearer
Ring Bearer Image

Jackson is worried about being the ring bearer in his mama’s wedding.  Watch as he takes his responsibilities very seriously and saves his stepsister, the flower girl.

Underneath My Bed: List Poems
Underneath My Bed: List Poems Image

Provides examples and how to write list poems.  Includes additional information.

Life on Mars
Life on Mars Image

A clueless astronaut searches Mars for someone to share his cupcake.  A shy creature helps the boy to find his way home.

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journeuy
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush

A refugee family loses their cat on their journey from Iran to Greece.  Volunteers in a small village find the starving cat and begin a worldwide search to find its family.  Includes additional information and photographs.

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties Image

Dog Man must apprehend Petey the Cat before he can unleash any of his vile inventions.  But Petey has a small kittenish complication.

Great Art Caper
Great Art Caper Image

Class room pets overhear a plot to ruin the art show while making a special gift.  Will a hamster, a rabbit and a guinea pig be able to stop the evil Harriet and her minions?

Hello Goodbye Dog
Hello Goodbye Dog Image

Zara’s dog, Moose, keeps following her to school and is sent home.  Zara comes up with a plan that makes everyone happy and Moose a therapy dog.

Someone Like Me
Someone Like Me Image

If you were a little girl that listened to stories , read books, listened and watched carefully, what could you be?  Possibly an author like Patricia MacLachlan?

Priscilla Gorilla
Priscilla Gorilla Image

Priscilla has always loved gorillas because they always get their way.  When she wears her gorilla suit for dress up day, her attitude lands her in the thinking corner.  Priscilla and her teacher have differing opinions on how a gorilla should behave in the classroom.

Legendary Miss Lena Horne
Legendary Miss Lena Horne Image

Provides a look into the life of Lena Horne, actress, singer and Civil Rights activist.  Contains additional information.

Martin's Dream Day
Martin

Summarizes the work of Martin Luther King and focuses on his “I Have a Dream” speech given at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial after the March on Washington.

Watersong
Watersong Image

A fox seeking shelter from a rainstorm is told through onomatopeia and rhyming text.  Includes additional information.

Not Quite Narwhal
Not Quite Narwhal Image

Kelp was born in the ocean but he wasn’t like the other narwhals.  He had a short horn but wasn’t a good swimmer or liked to eat seafood.  Then one day he discovered a unicorn…could he be one of those?

Lemons
Lemons Image

Lemonade goes to live with her grandfather after her mother dies.  She becomes involved in a search for bigfoot and finds friendship, a new home and a surprise in the woods.

Magnets Push Magnets Pull
Magnets Push Magnets Pull Image

Introduces magnets and their properties to young readers.

2018 Primary, 1-4
Nerdy Birdy Tweets Image
Nerdy Birdy Tweets
Nerdy Birdy and Vulture are unlikely friends, but their friendship works until Nerdy Birdy discovers Tweetster.  Nerdy ignores his real friend for his online ones and then hurts Vulture’s feelings and must make amends.
Revolutionary Rogues: John Andre
Revolutionary Rogues: John Andre' and Benedict Arnold
An American officer, Benedict Arnold, and a British officer, John Andre’ plot to bring down George Washington and the American army.  If their plan had worked, the course of history would have been changed.  Includes additional information.
Spiders! Strange and Wonderful Image
Spiders! Strange and Wonderful
Enter the amazing world of spiders.  Find out how and where they live and the great variety of spiders that live around us.  Includes additional information.
Creepy Pair of Underwear! Image
Creepy Pair of Underwear!
Jasper is a big rabbit now and chooses a pair of glow-in-the-dark underwear that turns out to be too creepy to keep but difficult to lose.  After finally burying them, Jasper misses the green glow and buys a collection of creepy underwear!
What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World
What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures
Provides facts and legends about animals that look scary but aren’t and animals that look nice but can be deadly.  Includes a glossary.
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Secret Project
Describes how scientists developed the atomic bomb through the secretive Manhattan Project.  Follow the process from closing a school in the desert, bringing in scientists and workers in secret to testing the bomb.  Includes additional information.
Night Creepers Image
Night Creepers
Rhyming text provides a look at nocturnal animals with paragraphs give more information about each animal.  Includes activities and more facts.
Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book Image
Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book
Provides five criteria for determining whether something is living or non-living.  Allows the reader to decide if the criteria is met.  Includes additional activities and information.
Animal Tails Image
Animal Tails
Discusses the ways animals use their tails to move, warn others, keep warm, find mates and many other things.  Includes additional activities and information.
Bat Count: A Citzen Science Story Image
Bat Count: A Citzen Science Story
Jojo and his family count bats on they family farm to help scientists counteract declining bat populations from white-nose syndrome.  Includes additional activities and information.
Deadliest! 20 Dangerous Animals Image
Deadliest! 20 Dangerous Animals
Jenkins describes some of the most deadly animals including the bull shark, Kodiak bear and the mosquito.  He also shows size comparison to man, where the animal lives and what it eats.  Additional facts are appended.
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Just Dance
Sophie has trouble understanding why her mother would leave an exciting career as a singer to live on a small Nebraska farm.  After writing the a column about the community one summer, Sophie begins how her mother could be happy with just her family.
Hamsters Don
Hamsters Don't Fight Fires
Hugo was a hamster with a dream – to be a firefighter.  His interview was not going well when the alarm sounded.  Hugo proves that bravery comes in all sizes and achieves his dream.
Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation Image
Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation
Thirteen-year-old Caroline Pickersgill helped sew the giant flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the “Star Spangled Banner”. Includes additional information.
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William Hoy Story
William Hoy was a gifted baseball player that led the league in stolen bases and he was deaf.  Hoy convinced the umpires to use hand signals to make it easier for him to play.  Includes additional information.
How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln Image
How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln
Kate Warne was the first female Pinkerton detective and was very successful.  When the agency discovered a plot to assassinate President Lincoln, Kate was instrumental in saving him.  Includes author’s note.
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero Image
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
During the Korean War Marines found a small mare with a big appetite and trained her to carry ammunition.  This brave horse is the only animal to earn military rank and two Purple Hearts.  Additional information is provided.
Cancer Hates Kisses Image
Cancer Hates Kisses
Follow a mother and her family through the stages of cancer, from the diagnosis and treatments to recovery.  Includes additional information.
Big Day for Baseball Image
Big Day for Baseball
In their 29th adventure, Jack and Annie travel to Brooklyn and meet the new player on the team, #42 – Jackie Robinson.
Horrible Harry and the Field Day Revenge Image
Horrible Harry and the Field Day Revenge
Harry and Doug want to win the mystery prize at field day.  But Harry sneaky plans lead to cheating charges.  Will they be able to clear his name?
Case from Outer Space Image
Case from Outer Space
Joey and Mila are investigating again.  Two of their classmates found a mysterious note in book from the Little Free Library.  The note said “STARMANN visit, Life on Mars!, Space Invaders!, E.T.!  What could it mean?
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again Image
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
After Humpty fell the king’s men were able to put him together, but he was now afraid of heights.  Humpty missed many of the things he used to do and eventually conquered his fear and learned to fly.
Abraham Image
Abraham
Biography of Abraham Lincoln told as first person narrative contains many quotes from Mr. Lincoln.  Includes the Gettysburg Address and bibliography.
Miguel
Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote
Free verse describes the life of Miguel Cervantes and his dreams of a brave knight that would become Don Quixote.
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Image
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters wasn’t very good at doing what he was told and that stubborn streak led to the development of rock and roll music. Now the world could hear the music in his head.
Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat Image
Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat
Explains the reason and process Dr. Seuss used when writing The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.  Includes an interview with Dr. Seuss and other information.
Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! (Probably) Image
Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! (Probably)
Snappsy is enjoying a quiet day running errands until an annoying chicken declares himself Snappsy’s best friend.  After a long day, Snappsy decides having Bert around is more fun and invites him to move in.
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Rapunzel
Rupunzel rescues herself from the tower, takes care of the witch and embarks on a career hunting evil witches.
Seashore Book Image
Seashore Book
A young boy and his mother imagine spending a day at the seashore.
Trains Don
Trains Don't Sleep
Provides a rhyming description of different types of trains.
Rocks & Minerals: All About Identifying, Classifying, Rockhounding, and More! Image
Rocks & Minerals: All About Identifying, Classifying, Rockhounding, and More!
Entry level guide for identifying rocks and minerals provides many pictures and properties of common rocks and minerals.
Snail-Snaily-Snails Image
Snail-Snaily-Snails
Simple, easy to read introduction to snails.  Describes how they live and shows different types.
Dangerous Jane Image
Dangerous Jane
As a small child, Jane Addams wanted to help the poor and hungry.  As an adult she founded Hull House to do just that and when WWI broke out she worked for peace and to help the poor and hungry around the world.
Second Grade Holdout Image
Second Grade Holdout
Second grade is going to be different and scary and that’s why this boy is staying in first grade.
Ribbit Image
Ribbit
Large illustrations and simple text provide a glimpse into the life cycle of a frog.  Includes author’s note with additional information.
Where the Buffalo Roam: Bison in America Image
Where the Buffalo Roam: Bison in America
Provides an introduction to the bison and the role they played in America’s history.
Apex Predators: The World
Apex Predators: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present
Describes the animals at the top of the food chain now and in the past.  Meet the Komodo dragon, the terror bird, the Titanoboa and many others and see how their size compares to man.  Plus who would win in match ups.  Includes additional information.
Vincent Can
Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky
Vincent Van Gogh was fascinated by the night sky as a young boy and would often go out to draw what he saw.  As an artist, he continued to paint and draw what he saw even though his paintings were not popular then.
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Rolling Thunder
A young boy and his grandfather participate in the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in Washington D.C. to pay tribute to friends and family that have served in the military.
New School Year: Stories in Six Voices Image
New School Year: Stories in Six Voices
Poems express the emotions of six students grades K-5 about the first days of school.
Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcet and a Lost City in the Amazon Image
Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcet and a Lost City in the Amazon
Recounts the unsuccessful attempts of Percy Fawcett to find the fabled Amazon city of Z while surveying for the British government.
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List Image
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List
Eli, a big shaggy dog, was there when Astrid came home from the hospital, her first friend.  Now as Eli is growing older, Astrid tries to give him special experiences, but Eli is just happy to spend time with Astrid.
Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge Image
Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge
Jia (Joyce) learned how to cook many delicacies in China.  After moving to America, she introduced these foods to the East Coast.  A biography told in rhyming couplets.  Includes additional information.
Good for Nothing Button! Image
Good for Nothing Button!
Three birds find a button that does nothing when pressed except change the bird’s emotions.
Bayberry Island: An Adventure About Friendship and the Journey Home Image
Bayberry Island: An Adventure About Friendship and the Journey Home
Twig, Basil and Lily set sail from the Hill to find Char’s (a baby dragon) home.  After being rescued by turtle and left on an island they discover more baby dragons.  One of the crew betrays them, will they be able to reunite the dragon family and survive?
Boy called Bat Image
Boy called Bat
Third grader, Bat (Bixby Alexander Tam) is on the autism spectrum.  His mother, a vet, brought home a baby skunk to care for until it could be released.  Bat bonds with the kit and plans for a way to keep it forever.  This is the first book in a series.
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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen
It’s Japanese New Year and the family has gathered to make mochi but Jasmine is too young to help and must babysit, again.  Follow Jasmine as she battles for a special place.  This is the first book of a new series.
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Podkin One-Ear
A rabbit storyteller recounts the tale of Podkin One-Ear and how he and an army of animals defeated the Gorm.  “You don’t have to be brave or strong or powerful to do incredible things.”
Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation) Image
Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)
Describes the disagreements of eight of the founding fathers: George Washington vs. King George, Benjamin Franklin vs. his son, William, Alexander Hamilton vs. almost everyone, and John Adams vs. Thomas Jefferson.  How did their feuds shape our history?  Includes additional information.
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Rock Star
Jada’s best friend moved away but the rock unit at school seems like a good way to make friends while studying her favorite thing.  Unfortunately one of the girls in the group is mean and doesn’t like Jada’s ideas.  Is she caught between a rock and a hard place?  Will she make new friends?
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Sam the Man & the Rutabaga Plan
For the second grade vegetable project, Sam gets the rutabaga because no one wanted it.  At first he’s not happy, but after he gives it a face he decides to make it the happiest rutabaga ever.
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Big Trouble
Friday Barnes has several mysteries to solve, her mother has been kidnapped, her father has been framed for thefts while working at her boarding school and there’s something fishy with that Norwegian princess.
Zach and the Turkey Attack Image
Zach and the Turkey Attack
Each weekend when he and dad visit grandpa’s farm Zach is attacked by a tom turkey.  He and a neighbor girl try to invent a machine to trap the turkey while solving a mystery involving a bunch of missing objects.
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Project Best Friend
Penelope tries to excel at everything and be perfect.  When she decides she needs a best friend, reality doesn’t match her ideal friend.  Grandpa advises to “go with the flow” and Penelope discovers a friend was there all the time.
Pip Bartlett
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Unicorn Training
Emma is spending her summer helping her aunt at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures.  Her talent of talking with animals will help solve a mystery and help an unicorn with issues at the Triple Trident.
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Lost Legacy (Supernormal Sleuthing Service)
Stephen and his father move to New York to run the kitchen in the hotel after his grandmother died.  He is surprised to learn that his grandmothers stories of monsters she cooked for are real.  He quickly becomes involved in several mysteries and luckily has new friends to help him solve them.
Counting Sheep (Calpurina Tate, Girl Vet) Image
Counting Sheep (Calpurina Tate, Girl Vet)
Calpurnia Tate is back doctoring animals much to her mother’s dismay.  She puts a splint on a butterfly wing and helps deliver lambs from her mother’s prized ewe.
Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten Image
Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten
Anna finds a lost kitten but her dog, Banana, scares it away.  Anna tries to catch the kitten but it takes all her friends to accomplish the task.  Next they have to find a good home for it.
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories Image
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
Re-illustrated version of 1984 classic provides seven scary stories for young readers.
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Izzy Kline Has Butterflies
Relive the moments of fourth grade as Izzy deals with family problems, making new friends and auditioning for the school play.
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Duke Kahanamoku
Introduces Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian surfer who won 5 Olympic medals for swimming.  He also was an actor, a sheriff and an ambassador for Hawaii.  He once rescued 8 fishermen with his surf board and popularized the sport of surfing around the world.
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test
Bad Kitty receives a letter from the Society of Cat Aptitude Management about his un-catlike behaviors and must take a remedial course and pass a test to retain his cat license.  The teacher is a dog and the test has very little to do with being a cat.
Grandpa
Grandpa's Great Escape
Jack and his grandpa are very close, unfortunately grandpa is losing his grip on reality an thinks he’s still an RAF pilot in WWI.  When grandpa goes to live at a retirement home run by shady characters, it’s up to Jack to rescue him and the other residents.
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Jesse Owens
Biography of Olympic great, Jesse Owens, starting with his childhood in the Alabama cotton fields and culminating with his triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
Princess Posey and the First Grade Play Image
Princess Posey and the First Grade Play
Posey’s first grade class is putting on a play about bees and Posey really wants to be the queen bee.  The part goes to Caitlyn and in a fit of pique Posey steals her bee eraser.  The guilt is overwhelming, what will Posey do?
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Sled Dog School
Matt must set up and run a business to improve his math grade.  He enjoys working with his dog team and decides to start a sled dog school and teach how to run a team.  Matt learns as much as his students and gains a couple of friends.
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Overboard! (Survivor Diaries)
A eleven year old survivor recounts how he and a girl survived after their whale watching boat capsized.  Includes tips from the Coast Guard.
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Image
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Maya Lin’s design was chosen from 1,421 entries for the Vietnam Memorial.  Explore the way Lin came up with her design and all the elements that influence her in this biography.
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Shawn Loves Sharks
Shawn thought about and read about sharks (he had 127 books) all the time.  His favorite thing to do at school was to pretend to be a shark and chase the kids, especially Stacy.  Things changed when Stacy became a shark and Shawn was a seal until he hurt Stacy’s feelings. Could a shark and a seal become friends?
If Sharks Disappeared Image
If Sharks Disappeared
Imagines what would happen if the shark was removed from the top of the food chain.  Their disappearance would have repercussions across the planet both in the ocean and on land.
Newton
Newton's Rainbow: The Revolutionary Discoveries of a Young Scientist
As a child, Isaac Newton was curious, always reading and asking questions to learn.  As he grew older he used these qualities to solve problems and invent things.  His greatest discoveries were gravity, calculus and the secrets of the rainbow.
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All the Way to Havana
A young boy and his family take a road trip across Cuba to visit relative.  Cara Cara, a 1954 Chevy, has to be tinkered with before they set out and see the sights.
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Masterpiece Mix
An artist prepares to paint a picture and looks at the masters for inspiration.  Introduces famous works of art and the process used to paint.
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Before She Was Harriet
Harriet Tubman looks back at her life and the many roles she played including spy, suffragist, guide on the Underground Railroad, and slave.  She also reflects on the names she used at each stage of her life.
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats Image
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
First in a series featuring a dog, King, and his human companion Kayla, as they solve mysteries using problem solving skills.
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing Image
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
Margaret was always curious and that curiosity led her to search for answers.  She became a programmer for NASA and was able to save the first lunar landing mission.  Additional information is included.
Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake Image
Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake
Nate the Great encounters a mystery during a birthday party when one of the four snakes disappears.  Will Nate find the missing snake or will his dislike of snakes prevail?  
Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing Image
Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing
Over 30 well-known (and lesser known) fairy tales, fables and stories from around the world are retold in this collection and includes two tales by Jane Yolen.  Contains a bibliography.
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What Was the Ice Age?
Describes the conditions that led to the ice age and the animals and people that lived during that time.
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Last Firehawk
A small owl and a squirrel battle their way across Perodia to find the ember stone and defeat the evil vulture, Thorn.
Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse Image
Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse
A family’s experiences camping are described in 44 poems using a variety of poetic forms.
Agatha Parrot and the Thirteenth Chicken Image
Agatha Parrot and the Thirteenth Chicken
Thirteen chicks have just hatched at Agatha’s school.  She and her three friends are going to babysit the chicks – that three chicks each and Random (the 13th).  When they get back to school there are only 12 chicks!  Where is Random?
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Unicorn in the Barn
Eric spies an injured unicorn in the woods and sees it go into his grandmother’s old barn.  The barn’s new owner is a vet and Eric helps them care for the unicorn and other magical creatures in Harper’s woods.
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Big Bad Fox
Fox is unsuccessful as the terror of the barnyard – the hens beat him up and not even wolf can help.  Fox steals three eggs to raise his own dinner, but when the chicks hatch, they call him Mommy.  Raising chicks is hard.
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Snail & Worm Again
Three funny stories about two friends.  One story is about a penny that the friends think is a mirror – whose face, Snail? or Worm?
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Frankie
Frankie is the new dog in the house and Nico the resident dog doesn’t want to share.  Frankie finds items to make-do until he receives his own doggy things and shares with Nico.
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Renato and the Lion
Before Renato and his family left Italy during the war, his father built walls to protect the sculptures.  Renato wanted to protect the lion statue  in the piazza, will there be enough time.  Based on events in Florence.
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Forever Garden
Honey is always working in her garden and soon the little girl across the fence is helping.  When Honey moves away, she leaves the garden for the new people and the little girl introduces them to the wonders of the garden.
Caroline
Caroline's Comets: A True Story
Caroline Herschel became the first woman to discover a comet and to be paid for her scientific work.  Depicts her difficult childhood and future as a housekeeper with excerpts from her diary.  Includes extra information.
Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World Image
Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World
Describes how a group of moms made Amsterdam safer for bicycle riders and promoted cycling for everyone.
Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure Image
Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure
The Chicken Squad and J.J. are on a road trip to visit relatives.  Once there they meet 85 cousins whose names start with the letter B and encounter a mysterious “chicken” that steals their jellybeans.  Let the sleuthing begin!
Orphan Train Girl: The Young Readers
Orphan Train Girl: The Young Readers' Edition of ORPHAN TRAIN
Molly, a foster girl, helps an elderly woman organize her attic.  Through the items they find, Molly learns of another girls’ life on the orphan train which helps her deal with her own problems.  
Bird & Squirrel On Fire Image
Bird & Squirrel On Fire
Bird and Squirrel are back and want to throw a party for their friends.  But first Squirrel needs to clean the house and they have to solve the problem of a beaver’s dam drying out the forest.
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You've Never Heard Of
Describes animals that are not normally covered in animal books including the numbat, zorilla, onager, gaur, hirola and 16 others! Includes glossary.
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ready, Set...Baby!
Anna and Oliver explain what a sibling (and parents) need to know about a new baby.  Includes additional information about babies and for parents.
Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth Image
Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth
Discusses the role the sun plays in the water cycle and moving water around the earth.
Bob and Joss Get Lost! Image
Bob and Joss Get Lost!
Bob is bored and he and his friend go on a boat ride. Bob and Joss get shipwrecked on a deserted island after a storm or do they?
Bloom Image
Bloom
A young girl and her mother plant fall bulbs and wait for them to bloom.  While they wait they are busy creating memories and growing too.
Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear Image
Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear
Brightly colored illustrations and lively rhymes provide a look at a variety of animal coverings.
Dad and the Dinosaur Image
Dad and the Dinosaur
Nicholas tries to be brave like his dad, however it’s his toy dinosaur that’s the brave one.  After Nicholas loses the dinosaur his dad helps him find it on the soccer field.
What
What's Your Favorite Color?
Fifteen illustrators draw with their favorite colors and explain why they chose that color.  Includes notes on each illustrator.
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Droughts
Explains how droughts happen and how it impacts the area. Includes additional information and activities.
Trudy
Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm
Recounts the history making swim by Gertrude Ederle across the English Channel with its many dangers.  Includes additional information.
Astronaut Mae Jemison Image
Astronaut Mae Jemison
Follow the journey of a Star Trek loving girl to becoming the first black woman astronaut. Includes additional information.
Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist Image
Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
See the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of the youngest participant. Includes additional information.
Birds Make Nests Image
Birds Make Nests
Describes the different kinds of nests birds use and the places they can be found.
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Image
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics
Eighteen biographical poems describe a diverse group of famous Hispanic people throughout American history.
John Ronald
John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien
As a boy John Ronald imagined dragons around him but didn’t find any.  As an adult, he was able to populate a whole world with dragons and other characters for readers to enjoy. Includes additional information.
XO, Ox: A Love Story Image
XO, Ox: A Love Story
Ox unsuccessfully woos gazelle through a series of letters.
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Image
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel
When the world runs out of tacos, the dragons join a boy and travel back through time (with a few mishaps) to bring tacos back.
Monkey Brother Image
Monkey Brother
Little brothers can be annoying, but what if your brother was a monkey?  Would there be special monkey mischief?  Explores sibling rivalry and unconditional love.
Charlotte the Scientist is Squished Image
Charlotte the Scientist is Squished
Charlotte, a rabbit scientist, doesn’t have enough room in the burrow to conduct experiments. She tries to use scientific method to find a new lab.  Will she have to go to space to find space?
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies Image
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies
Parodies are provided for thirteen classic poems. Both versions are included.
Perfect Day Image
Perfect Day
Explores how different animals have their own version of what a perfect day might be like.
Joplin Wishing Image
Joplin Wishing
Joplin takes a tin fill with a broken platter from her grandfather’s house as a memento. After the platter is repaired, Joplin wishes for a friend and the girl from the plate appears and can grant wishes. Joplin must outwit the magician and send Sophie home.
Round Image
Round
Celebrates all things round found in nature.
Dog Like Daisy Image
Dog Like Daisy
Daisy tells how she goes from a shelter dog to service dog trainee and finally ends up as the family pet.
Losers Club Image
Losers Club
All Alec wants to do in the after school program is read his favorite books.  He creates the Losers Club so he can read in peace.  How did the club become so popular?
Absolutely Alfie and the Furry Purry Secret Image
Absolutely Alfie and the Furry Purry Secret
Alfie is usually a rule follower but when she has an opportunity to get a kitten, she does.  What will the consequences be for her furry secret?  
Big Cat, Little Cat Image
Big Cat, Little Cat
Big Cat lived alone until the day a new cat came.  Big Cat had to teach Little Cat the ways of the household.  Little Cat grows and eventually Big Cat has to go away. Little Cat is alone until a new cat comes.
Whobert Whover, Owl Detective Image
Whobert Whover, Owl Detective
Whobert, the owl detective, tries to determine who kill Percy Possum. After questioning and accusing everyone in the forest, Percy was just playing possum.
When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy
When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon
Describes how Jacqueline Kennedy was instrumental in the fight to save Grand Central Station in New York City, as well as many historical treasures in the White House.  Includes additional information.
Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born Image
Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born
Provides highlights about Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali’s life.  Includes additional information.
Thunder Underground Image
Thunder Underground
Twenty-one poems describe things found underground including ant cities, rabbit warrens, pirate treasure and subways.  Includes additional information about the poems.
Secret Life of the Red Fox Image
Secret Life of the Red Fox
Follow a red fox though a year of her life, hunting for food, escaping danger and raising kits with her mate.
Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Image
Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Describes how the first epic battle between Rock, Paper, and Scissors gave birth to the game.
Wolf in the Snow Image
Wolf in the Snow
A young girl helps a wolf cub find his pack during a blizzard.  The pack then ensures the girl’s family finds her.
Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War Image
Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War
After the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Union and Confederate soldiers wintered on opposite sides of the river.  They “battled” via songs until Christmas when both sides played “Home Sweet Home”.
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Give Bees a Chance
Makes a compelling argument for saving and nurturing bees to help the planet.  Provides a great introduction to bees.
One Proud Penny Image
One Proud Penny
A penny describes his adventures from being minted to traveling around the country. Includes a history of coins, penny facts and additional resources.
Tony Image
Tony
A lyrical tale by the late poet follows the simple but powerful tale of a boy, his horse and their enduring friendship.
7 Ate 9: The Untold Story Image
7 Ate 9: The Untold Story
The Ale Bet Detective Agency sets out to find out what happened to 9 in this pun filled math mystery.
Can I Join Your Club? Image
Can I Join Your Club?
Duck asked many animals if he could join their club. Even with his disguises, they turned him down.  Duck created his own club and let everyone join because you can never have too many friends.
La Princesa and the Pea Image
La Princesa and the Pea
The prince adds a few items of his own to make sure his princess passes the mattress test in this retelling of the “Princess and the Pea”.  The rhyming text also has included some Spanish words.
Building Amazing Creations: Sean Kenney
Building Amazing Creations: Sean Kenney's Art with LEGO® Bricks
Sean Kenney describes over 800 of his amazing LEGO® sculptures. This is not a .how to build it guide but show what can be constructed with these little plastic blocks.
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years Image
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
Earth gives an overview of its first four and a half billion years in an entertaining format..  Includes additional information.
Be Quiet! Image
Be Quiet!
Rupert is very excited about writing his own wordless book, but his two chatterbox friends have other ideas!
Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano Image
Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano
Recounts how Cristofori invented the piano so that loud and soft notes could be played on the same instrument.
In the Middle of Fall Image
In the Middle of Fall
Describes the changes fall brings and how it affects all the senses.
Super Manny Stands Up! Image
Super Manny Stands Up!
Manny imagines battling different kinds of evil wearing one of his many capes.  One day at school he uses his invisible cape to stand up to a bully and rescue a small friend.
My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads Image
My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads
Fourteen poems celebrate different aspects of fatherhood from play catch to reading together.
Let
Let's Investigate with Nate: The Water Cycle
Magic portals allow a group of kids to search for answers in the hour before the museum opens. Each child has a specific question about the water cycle to investigate.
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Flowers for Sarajevo
A young boy runs the family flower stand in Sarajevo while his father is at war.  One day the bakery bombed and 22 die.  A cellist plays to honor each of the dead and to bring beauty back to Sarajevo.  The boy does the same with his flowers.  Includes background information and CD.
Can an Aardvark Bark? Image
Can an Aardvark Bark?
Rhyming text explores the different sounds animals make and invite the readers to make them too.  Includes additional information about animals that make like sounds.
Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation Image
Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation
Describes how animals develop traits and adapt to survive.  Shows how related animals in different parts of the world have evolved in similar ways and how they use the adaptations to thrive.
Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Image
Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White
As a child Elwyn was sickly and befriended a mouse to have adventures with around the farm.  Later he kept a journal reflecting the things he saw around him and developed a love of words.  Those experiences led to his writing Charlotte’s Web and other cherished stories.
Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright
Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
Describes how Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.  Includes additional information.
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Pandora
Pandora lives in a world of broken things in a house she constructed herself.  One day she finds a bird with a broken wing and nurses it back to health.  The bird helps bring the blighted land back to life.
Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with her Song Image
Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with her Song
Recounts how Miriam Makeba used music to fight racial inequality.  Includes additional information.
Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3 Image
Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3
A beloved teacher is retiring.  She and her students find ways to make the last weeks special.
Prince Ribbit Image
Prince Ribbit
Sisters discover a talking frog and decide it must be like the fairy tale and he a prince.  A third sister does some investigating and thinks its just an intelligent frog.  Just because its in a book doesn’t make it true–or does it?
Place for Bats Image
Place for Bats
Explains ways to help bats to survive and describes a variety of bats.  Includes additional information.
Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs Image
Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs
Twenty nine poems share facts about bugs, including dragonflies, cicadas and cockroaches.  Includes notes on each bug.
Blue Ethel Image
Blue Ethel
Ethel the cat was very set in her ways until the day she accidentally rolled on a chalk drawing and turned blue.  After some reflection, Ethel is a black and white cat unless she chooses to be another color(s).
There
There's a Bug on My Book!
When reading outside in the fresh air, one will encounter a variety of insects on the book!  The reader will have to manipulate the book to save the beetles, snakes and other creatures.
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation Image
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
Provides short biographies of influential women living from 1727 to 1825 in America, including Sacagawea, Eliza Hamilton and Louisa Adams.
What
What's the Big Deal About First Ladies
Introduces the first ladies and provides interesting facts about them and their job.  Includes additional information.
Spring for Sophie Image
Spring for Sophie
Sophie uses all her senses to look for signs of spring’s arrival.
Everywhere Wonder Image
Everywhere Wonder
In the world of books or in the real world there are things to wonder and marvel about if you just look.
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Image
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History
Frederick Douglass believed that once you learned to read, you will be forever free.  This former slave became a abolitionist leader, writer, speaker and reformer.  Includes additional information.
Ring Bearer Image
Ring Bearer
Jackson is worried about being the ring bearer in his mama’s wedding.  Watch as he takes his responsibilities very seriously and saves his stepsister, the flower girl.
Underneath My Bed: List Poems Image
Underneath My Bed: List Poems
Provides examples and how to write list poems.  Includes additional information.
Life on Mars Image
Life on Mars
A clueless astronaut searches Mars for someone to share his cupcake.  A shy creature helps the boy to find his way home.
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journeuy
A refugee family loses their cat on their journey from Iran to Greece.  Volunteers in a small village find the starving cat and begin a worldwide search to find its family.  Includes additional information and photographs.
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties Image
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
Dog Man must apprehend Petey the Cat before he can unleash any of his vile inventions.  But Petey has a small kittenish complication.
Great Art Caper Image
Great Art Caper
Class room pets overhear a plot to ruin the art show while making a special gift.  Will a hamster, a rabbit and a guinea pig be able to stop the evil Harriet and her minions?
Hello Goodbye Dog Image
Hello Goodbye Dog
Zara’s dog, Moose, keeps following her to school and is sent home.  Zara comes up with a plan that makes everyone happy and Moose a therapy dog.
Someone Like Me Image
Someone Like Me
If you were a little girl that listened to stories , read books, listened and watched carefully, what could you be?  Possibly an author like Patricia MacLachlan?
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Priscilla Gorilla
Priscilla has always loved gorillas because they always get their way.  When she wears her gorilla suit for dress up day, her attitude lands her in the thinking corner.  Priscilla and her teacher have differing opinions on how a gorilla should behave in the classroom.
Legendary Miss Lena Horne Image
Legendary Miss Lena Horne
Provides a look into the life of Lena Horne, actress, singer and Civil Rights activist.  Contains additional information.
Martin
Martin's Dream Day
Summarizes the work of Martin Luther King and focuses on his “I Have a Dream” speech given at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial after the March on Washington.
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Watersong
A fox seeking shelter from a rainstorm is told through onomatopeia and rhyming text.  Includes additional information.
Not Quite Narwhal Image
Not Quite Narwhal
Kelp was born in the ocean but he wasn’t like the other narwhals.  He had a short horn but wasn’t a good swimmer or liked to eat seafood.  Then one day he discovered a unicorn…could he be one of those?
Lemons Image
Lemons
Lemonade goes to live with her grandfather after her mother dies.  She becomes involved in a search for bigfoot and finds friendship, a new home and a surprise in the woods.
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Magnets Push Magnets Pull
Introduces magnets and their properties to young readers.