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The Whisperer

By: Fiona McIntosh

In this adventurous retelling of The Prince and the Pauper, the lives of a runaway royal and a carnival worker become intertwined as each is compelled to fight for his life and family. Fans of The Sixty-Eight...

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Pets

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

Brother and Sister learn that their new puppy requires a lot of attention. Yet they find that the work is well worth it when they consider all the love and affection they receive from their wonderful pet....

I'll Always Love You

By: Hans Wilhelm

Illus. in full color. "In this gentle, moving story, Elfie, a dachshund, and her special boy progress happily through life together. One morning Elfie does not wake up. The family grieves and buries...


Families, Families, Families!

By: Suzanne Lang
illustrated by: Max Lang

A host of silly animals in dozens of combinations demonstrate all kinds of nontraditional families! Cleverly depicted as framed portraits, these goofy creatures offer a warm celebration of family love....

Fly!

By: Karl Newsom Edwards

A charming read-aloud picture book about learning to be yourself, filled with movement and including a page with fun facts about bugs!   Fly can’t wiggle like a worm. He can’t jump like...

Julia and the Art of Practical Travel

By: Lesley M. M. Blume

When her grandmother dies and the once-majestic family estate is sold, eleven-year-old Julia Lancaster and her aunt Constance must take to the road to find Julia’s long-lost mother. They bring with...


Little Bird Takes a Bath

By: Marisabina Russo

In this sweet read-aloud, a little bird in the big city searches for the perfect puddle. Fans of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” will enjoy Little Bird's search for a just-right puddle after...

Small Elephant's Bathtime

By: Tatyana Feeney

Small Elephant likes water . . . but not when it’s in a bath.   Small Elephant’s mommy tries to make the bath more fun with toys and bubbles, but he is not fooled.   He is too busy...

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Crazy Critter Race

By: Maxwell Eaton III

The race is on for Ace and Bub in their sixth adventure in this popular young graphic novel series, which Kirkus called “funny from the first panel!” Ace and Bub are tangled up in an island-hopping...


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Families, Families, Families Family Tree Activity Kit

By: Suzanne Lang and Matt Lang

A host of silly animals in dozens of combinations demonstrate all kinds of nontraditional families! Cleverly depicted as framed portraits, these goofy creatures offer a warm celebration of family love....

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Nightbird Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

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

“I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. . . . [Nightbird] is like reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember.” —Lois...

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Duck & Goose Colors! Storytime Activity Booklet

By: Tad Hills

Learn colors with New York Times bestselling odd couple Duck & Goose! Duck & Goose introduce basic colors in this sturdy board book, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Here's another concept...

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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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Duck & Goose Authorless Event Kit

By: Tad Hills

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The Flame in the Mist Educator Guide

By: Kit Grindstaff

Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass. Features  Jemma, a fiery-headed heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save...

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Lara’s Gift Book Talk

By: Anniemarie O'Brien

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Lara’s dream is to inherit her family’s tradition of breeding borzoi dogs worthy of the Tsar.  She understands the dogs and feels a special connection to them.  However, when her mother...

A Gathering of Wings

By: Kate Klimo

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After the events of Daughter of the Centaurs, Malora has finally made her home on Mount Kheiron, surrounded by true friends and the herd of horses that have become her family. The only thing...

Ribbit!

By: Rodrigo Folgueira
illustrated by: Poly Bernatene

A group of frogs are living happily in a peaceful pond, until they discover a surprise visitor: a little pink pig. Sitting contentedly on a rock in the middle of their pond, the pig opens his mouth and...

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Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

By: Alicia Potter
illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
by Alicia Potter
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
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In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear. Not many people in the world had. But soon...

The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

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In this post-apocalyptic version of our world, only the animals are left to tell the stories of their lives--including Casseomae, the bear.  Her life is full of fear.  The wolves rule...

Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. ...

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