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Water Can Be…, by Laura Purdle

Water Can Be …
Laura Purdle

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This picture book poetically explores the many things water can be – from home maker and ship breaker to cloud fluffer and fire snuffer. Backmatter provides additional explanations.

Some Bugs, by Angela Diterlizzi

Some Bugs
by Angela Diterlizzi

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From butterflies and moths to crickets and cicadas, a rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior.

Boom, Snot, Twitty, by Doreen Cronin

Boom, Snot, Twitty
by Doreen Cronin

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Three unlikely friends spend a day together, despite their very different ideas about how to spend their time.

A Leaf Can Be…, by Laura Purdle Salas

A Leaf Can Be …
by Laura Purdle Salas

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In rhyming text and illustrations explores some of the many things a leaf can be, from tree topper to rain stopper. Includes facts about leaves and a glossary.

Catching Kisses, by Amy Gibson

Catching Kisses
by Amy Gibson

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A journey of the heart follows a handful of kisses as it travels throughout the United States from San Francisco and New Orleans to New York City.

A Giraffe Goes to Paris, by Mary Tavener Holmes and John Harris

A Giraffe Goes to Paris
by Mary Tavener Holmes and John Harris

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Recounts the 1827 journey of a young giraffe named Belle, a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to King Charles X of France, as she makes her way by boat and land to Paris, accompanied by her devoted caretaker, Atir.

Early Bird, by Toni Yuly

Early Bird
by Toni Yuly

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Early Bird wakes up before the sun. She is hungry. What will she have for breakfast? With language that emphasizes action words, this is a fun story for morning, nighttime, any time.

Wake Up, Rupert!, by Mike Twohy

Wake Up, Rupert!
by Mike Twohy

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Rupert the rooster is tired from rising early to wake everyone on the farm up. Will his friend Sherman the sheep be able to do the job?

Stella’s Starliner, by Rosemary Wells

Stella’s Starliner
by Rosemary Wells

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Stella is unnerved by a bullying group of weasels who say mean things about her humble home until her mother offers words of comfort and her father drives the trailer to a new location where kind friends are found.

Panda-monium at Peek Zoo, by Kevin Waldron

Panda-monium at Peek Zoo
by Kevin Waldron

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Beckett the Panda bear sets out to find some crunchy munchy bamboo. Along the way he is joined by many other Panda bears to help him search. This leads to Panda-monium.

Maps and Geography, by Ken Jennings

Maps and Geography
by Ken Jennings

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Offers facts about the highest landmarks and mountains, the deepest depth of the seas, what countries are shaped like food, ocean inhabitants, and capital location changes.

Teddy Bear Addition, by Barbara McGrath

Teddy Bear Addition
by Barbara McGrath

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Big bears sort, count, and add tiny teddies in this companion book to the popular McGrath Math series. Catchy speech bubbles accompany lively verse as teddies add single-digit and double-digit numbers from one to fifty.

Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Settled a Family Feud and Divided a Nation, by Sally M. Walker

Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Settled a Family Feud and Divided a Nation
by Sally M. Walker

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Traces the history of the Mason-Dixon Line as reflected by family feuds, exploration, scientific advancement and the cultural conflicts between America's northern and southern states.

Schools of Hope: How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education, by Norman H. Finkelstein

Schools of Hope: How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education
by Norman H. Finkelstein

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Tells the story of how wealthy businessman Julius Rosenwald came to financially support the building of 5,300 schools in rural African-American communities that desperately needed them over the course of twenty years.

Paper Artist: Creations Kids Can Fold, Tear, Wear, or Share, by Gail D. Green

Paper Artist: Creations Kids Can Fold, Tear, Wear, or Share
by Gail D. Green

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Step-by-step instructions teach readers how to create decorations, presents, keepsakes, and accessories with paper.

Let There Be Light, by Desmond Tutu

Let There Be Light
by Desmond Tutu

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Nobel Peace Prize-winning archbishop vividly portrays the wonder and beauty of the biblical story of God's work during the seven days of creation.

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature, by Sarah C. Campbell

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature
by Sarah C. Campbell

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A visually striking conceptual picture book introduces young children to naturally repeating fractals while explaining what makes them unique, explaining how to move beyond familiar shapes in nature to recognize more intricate patterns.

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World, by Steve Jenkins

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World
by Steve Jenkins

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Profiles a series of animals with unusual eyes and explains how such animals use their uniquely evolved eyes to gain essential information about the biological world.

Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard, by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfield

Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfield

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Over the course of a year, a family learns about the role of the sun in the changing seasons.

Battle of the Beasts, by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

Battle of the Beasts
by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

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Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.

Cheesie Mack is Not Exactly Famous, by Steve Cotler

Cheesie Mack is Not Exactly Famous
by Steve Cotler

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Cheesie and Georgie unearth an artifact from Colonial times and become middle school celebrities.

Lauren’s Beach Crush, by Angela Darling

Lauren’s Beach Crush
by Angela Darling

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Looking forward to reuniting with her summer crush during an annual family beach vacation, Lauren's carefully planned strategies to win his heart are challenged by the appearance of a friend from school, who captures the boy's attentions.

Monkey Me and the Pet Show, by Timothy Roland

Monkey Me and the Pet Show
by Timothy Roland

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Ever since he ate a zapped banana, hyperactive second-grader Clyde turns into a monkey when he gets excited, so his twin sister Claudia plans to take her "monkey" to the school pet show – but when all the animals are pet-napped Clyde has to use his inner monkey to rescue them.

Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey, by Timothy Roland

Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
by Timothy Roland

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Clyde is a hyperactive kid, and his twin sister, Claudia, does her best to keep him out of trouble – but after a class field trip to the science museum, and a zapped banana, he suddenly finds that excitement transforms him into a real monkey, which may help him catch the thief who took the golden monkey.

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers, by Steve Yoake

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers
by Steve Yoake

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The inventive skills of Hooey Higgins and his friends are put to the test in an adventure that compels them to invent super-protective pants that they hope will safeguard them from crocodiles, flying toffee apples, and log-flume malfunctions.

Curiosity, by Gary Blackwood

Curiosity
by Gary Blackwood

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In 1835, when his father's put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, 12-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.

The Riverman, by Aaron Starmeer

The Riverman
by Aaron Starmeer

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The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next.

The 13 Story Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

The 13 Story Treehouse
by Andy Griffiths

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Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-story treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you're hungry. Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn't for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!

The Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson

The Mark of the Dragonfly
by Jaleigh Johnson

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Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.

Korgi v. 2, by Christian Slade

Korgi v. 2
by Christian Slade

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Christian Slade, a former Disney animator and currently full-time freelance illustrator, has created a gorgeously illustrated woodland fantasy about a young girl named Ivy, her dog Sprout and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow. This amazing combination of adventure and fantasy will appeal to anyone who loves Andy Runton's Owly and Jeff Smith's Bone. Get ready for the launch of something very daring and very new!

Monster on the Hill, by Rob Harrell

Monster on the Hill
by Rob Harrell

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In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster – much to the townsfolk's delight! Each town's unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is – except for one. Unfortunately, for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn't quite as impressive. In fact, he's a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It's up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling.

Ernest and Rebecca: Grandpa Bug, by Guillaume Bianco

Ernest and Rebecca: Grandpa Bug
by Guillaume Bianco

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Sent to the countryside to spend the summer with her grandparents, Rebecca misses her parents and her germ best friend, Ernest, but makes friends with a dog named Missile and spends time with her grandfather, known as 'Grandpa Bug'.

Otto's Backwards Day: a Toon Book, by Frank Cammuso

Otto's Backwards Day: a Toon Book
by Frank Cammuso

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Someone stole Otto's birthday! When Otto the cat and his robot sidekick Toot follow the crook, they discover a topsy-turvy world where rats chase cats and people wear underpants over their clothes.

Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends, by Wong Herbert Yee

Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends
by Wong Herbert Yee

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When spring arrives, Mole and Mouse find a unique way to bird watch.

Fearless: A Mirrorworld Novel, by Cornelia Funke

Fearless: A Mirrorworld Novel
by Cornelia Funke

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Jacob Reckless journeys to the Mirrorworld to tell his shapeshifting friend Fox that a fairy curse--a deadly moth in his chest--means he has only one year to live. The journey in Mirrorworld turns into a search against time and against a Goyl treasure hunter for an enchanted crossbow, which is known to strike down any army it faces, and less well known for its healing power when shot by a loved one.

Below, by Megan McKinlay

Below
by Megan McKinlay

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It's the seven Band-Aids floating in the local pool that clinches it. From now on, twelve-year-old Cassie is going to swim in the manmade lake that covers Old Lower Grange, her family's former town, which was drowned on the day she was born. It was a momentous day for everyone, especially her classmate Liam, a kid with telltale scars who starts joining Cassie on the lake's forbidden side.

The Colossus Rises, by Peter Lerangis

The Colossus Rises
by Peter Lerangis

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Jack McKinley is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he is going to die. He needs to find the seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. The loculi are relics from a lost civilization that has not been seen in thousands of years. And in order to find them, Jack will have to travel to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical

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Put on your favorite Halloween costume and get set for a spooktacular full-length adventure! Visit the creaky castle of kindly "Count Mickula" and help your Clubhouse pals solve a puzzling riddle: Who, or what, is making a curious clanging, banging noise? With the right Monster Mouseketools and help from YOU, this mystery will soon be history!

LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

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Get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest super villains!

Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave

Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave

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The Alphas and Omegas share a thrilling adventure filled with surprises, humor and heartwarming moments after Runt, Kate, and Humphrey's Omega wolf cub sneaks off to explore the haunted Saw Tooth Cave. When Runt finds a wolf who's been driven from her pack for being different, he musters all his courage to help her, and learns the joys of lending a paw to a friend in need.

Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall

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From creator Patrick McHale, one of the minds behind Adventure Time. Cartoon Networks first every animated mini-series. It follows the story of two brothers, Greg and Wirt, who find themselves in a strange forest. Along the way, they meet a bluebird named Beatrice who helps them navigate the strange land in the hopes of making their way home.

Franklin: Trick or Treat: Franklin's Halloween

Franklin: Trick or Treat: Franklin's Halloween

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Everyone creates costumes for the big party that will end with a walk through Mr. Mole's Haunted House; alone! Everyone knows Franklin's best friend Bear is the bravest of them all but the big question is who's going to be the scaredy-cat. Franklin has a secret fear that it will be him.

The Seventh Dwarf

The Seventh Dwarf

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It's the eve of Princess Rose's 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber!

Paw Patrol: Meet Everest!

Paw Patrol: Meet Everest!

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Meet Everest in her first ever rescue when she saves a stranded Jake, and check out her PAW some skills as she plows through a snowed-over Adventure Bay and rescues deer from some slippery ice! Then join Skye and the team for four more high-flying adventures!

Johnny Test: The Complete Fifth Season

Johnny Test: The Complete Fifth Season

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Intrepid eleven-year-old Johnny Test and his faithful dog, Dukey, return for another season of wacky lab mischief. As the guinea pig for his genius twin sisters Mary and Susan, Johnny risks bizarre side effects and even gains the occasional superpower. Contains all 26 episodes from the fifth season of this award-winning Cartoon Network hit series.

Cinderella

Cinderella

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When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Power Rangers: Trickster Treat

Power Rangers: Trickster Treat

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It's Halloween, and the Power Rangers' biggest foes are determined not to let them ruin any of their ghastly mayhem! And there is no time for treats, as the team must outwit Trickster's nightmare-inducing dream beams, visit a mysterious fortune teller who summons visions of past opponents, and escape the haunted forest, all while battling the creepiest of creatures and keeping humanity safe. But is there a monster from the spirit world and beyond that can defeat the Power Rangers?

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One

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Continue the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels, Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper, have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.