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The Catawampus Cat

By: Jason Carter Eaton
illustrated by: Gus Gordon

A tilted tale about a cat who sees the world from an unusual point of view, written by the hilarious Jason Carter Eaton (How to Train a Train) and illustrated by the equally humorous Gus Gordon (Herman...

Mission PAW (PAW Patrol)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Nate Lovett

Join Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol for a special mission in Barkingburg. Chase is invited to guard the royal crown, when but it’s stolen, he needs help from Ryder, Rubble, Zuma, Skye, and the rest...

Bird, Balloon, Bear

By: Il Sung Na

A fresh and heartwarming new story from Il Sung Na about finding the courage to make a friend.   Bird is new to the forest, and he’s looking for a friend. Bear could use a friend, too. But Bird...


Ivy

By: Katherine Coville

For fans of Jessica Day George and E. D. Baker comes a charming young fantasy about a girl, her grandmother, and an animal hospital devoted to fantastical creatures.   Ivy’s grandmother is a...

Emma and the Whale

By: Julie Case
illustrated by: Lee White

In this lyrical picture book with subtle conservation themes, a girl helps rescue a whale who has washed ashore. Here is a beautifully written, moving story that will appeal to all animal lovers, and to...

Little Fox in the Forest

By: Stephanie Graegin

Fans of Aaron Becker’s Caldecott Honor winner Journey will love this utterly enchanting wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and...


A Cat Named Swan

By: Holly Hobbie

Discover this beautiful pet-adoption story from Holly Hobbie, the creator of the bestselling Toot & Puddle series and one of the most treasured children’s illustrators of all time.   Beloved...

Bear Likes Jam

By: Ciara Gavin

On the heels of Bear Is Not Tired comes a delicious new story of a big bear with an even bigger sweet tooth—perfect for fans of Karma Wilson’s Bear Wants More.   When Bear discovers jam...

I Love Pink!

By: Frances Gilbert
illustrated by: Eren Unten

A girl shares her love for all things PINK—pink clothes, pink pillows, pink pets?—in this imaginative early reader. Fans of Pinkalicious will relate!   A little girl wishes everything...


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Welcome Home Bear Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Il Sung Na

Follow Bear as he visits animal habitats around the world—and comes to appreciate his own home—in this new offering from the creator of A Book of Sleep and A Book of Babies.
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Over in the Wetlands Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Caroline Starr Rose

Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read-aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat.
 
Journey...

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Dr. Seuss Library Collection

By: Dr. Seuss

In with the old and in with the new, see what more Dr. Seuss has for you. With this celebratory tour of Dr. Seuss’s library ask yourself, “What book should I get?”, and enjoy the newer-than-new...

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What Pet Should I Get? Educator Event Kit

By: Dr. Seuss

A #1 New York Times bestseller!
 
This previously never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens...

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Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster Educators’ Guide (with STEM and CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matthew McElligott
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and a youth librarian for 17 years

Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to enroll in Dr. Cosmic's class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science in this perfect blend of adventure...

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R is for Rocket: An ABC Book Educators’ Guide

By: Tad Hills

Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes...

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I Don’t Want to Be a Frog Storytime Kit

By: Dev Petty
illustrated by: Mike Boldt

Fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back will love meeting this willful young frog with a serious identity crisis.

Frog...

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Ninja Bunny Storytime Kit

By: Jennifer Gray Olson

A fresh, funny, and hip picture book about a little bunny who wants to be . . . a ninja!
 
How to be a SUPER AWESOME NINJA:
· Rule #1. You must always work alone.
·...

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Families, Families, Families Family Tree Activity Kit

By: Suzanne Lang and Matt Lang

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family!


Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations,...

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Nightbird Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Alice Hoffman
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Children’s Literature Consultant

Bestselling author Alice Hoffman’s bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.  
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Duck & Goose Colors! Storytime Activity Booklet

By: Tad Hills

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Betty Goes Bananas Storytime Kit

By: Steve Antony

Like Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, this book offers families a perfect opportunity to openly discuss emotions and behavior.

Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants...

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