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Mr. Hare's Big Secret

By: Hannah Dale

Mr. Hare has a secret: there are big, juicy cherries at the top of the tree, but he needs his friends’ help to get them down. One by one, he tricks each friend into dancing with him under the tree,...

Sharing the Bread

By: Pat Zietlow Miller
illustrated by: Jill McElmurry

Celebrate food and family with this heartwarming Thanksgiving picture book. We will share the risen bread. / Our made-with-love Thanksgiving spread. / Grateful to be warm and fed. / We will share the bread....

Home Tweet Home

By: Courtney Dicmas

Pippi and Burt are tired of sharing their crowded nest with eight noisy little siblings, so off they fly to see the big, wide world and find a new home. But when they encounter all sorts of big, scary,...


A Gift for Mama

By: Linda Ravin Lodding
illustrated by: Alison Jay

Oskar sets out—with a single coin—to find the perfect gift for his mother. And he spots it at once: a beautiful yellow rose. But when he meets an artist, Oskar trades the rose for a paintbrush....

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

By: Dr. Seuss

Join one of Dr. Seuss's most giving characters in the classic picture book Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. Poor Thidwick's generosity proves the adage that no good deed goes unpunished, and soon everyone,...

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose: Read & Listen Edition

By: Dr. Seuss

Join one of Dr. Seuss's most giving characters in the classic picture book Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. Poor Thidwick's generosity proves the adage that no good deed goes unpunished, and soon everyone,...


Dog Loves Counting

By: Louise Yates

Dog can't go to sleep. He loves books so much that he just can't stop reading. Dog tries counting sheep, but it's not working—perhaps there are some other creatures he can count? Soon Dog is off...

Elmo and Grover, Come on Over (Sesame Street)

By: Katharine Ross
illustrated by: Tom Cooke

Elmo and Grover are borrowing things from their friends to make a mystery creation. Boys and girls ages 4–6 will want to find out what it is in this Sesame Street Step into Reading Step...

The Berenstain Bears Happy Halloween!

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

It's the best Halloween treat ever—a collection of three Berenstain Bears Halloween books in one! Included are The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat, The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest,...


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Snowflakes Fall Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Patricia MacLachlan
illustrated by: Steven Kellogg

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures...

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Kindness for Weakness

By: Shawn Goodman

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James just wants to belong somewhere. And it doesn’t seem to be with his mom and her abusive boyfriend, Ron. His brother, Louis, walked out two years ago leaving 13-year-old James behind....

Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

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Sixth grader Julian Twerski is known for two things he can be proud of: he’s the fastest kid at PS 23 and he’s really smart. However, things are about to change. There’s a new fifth...


Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl

By: Carolita Blythe

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For Catholic School girls, Faye and her friends Caroline and Gillian are mean. Their current scheme involves going uptown and mugging former film star, Evelyn Rider. The girls don’t anticipate...

The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff has used her writing talents and experience as a teacher to create the beloved Polk Street School books.
Discover the original...

All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Imagine what it would be like to have a disease that caused your legs to become twisted and almost useless. Living in Brooklyn most her life, polio survivor, Mariel Manning has had to live...


Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

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Jake and Abigail Porter have names for one another.  He calls her "The Great One" because she thinks she is so great.  She calls him "The Pain" because he is.  Jake only eats "white foods,"...

A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

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The streets of Vienna are swarming with Nazi soldiers and Jewish families aren't safe. Stephie and Nellie Steiner are sent to Sweden to await their parents' escape to Amsterdam, where they...

Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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Babymouse is at it again, and this time she's going to camp. Welcome to Camp Whiskers, a "Place where girls go to get lost"! With cupcakes in tow, Babymouse will join her cabinmates (the...


Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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Are your ready for something interesting, sports fans? It's our cupcake fanatic Babymouse, and this time she's doing something that has never been done before, something that is unheard...

The Toys Trilogy

By: Emily Jenkins
illustrated by: Paul O. Zelinsky

“A bit like the great movie Toy Story and a bit like the wonderful Kate DiCamillo book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This is a great family book.” —The Washington...

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The Berenstain Bears

By: Stan & Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

What fun! What excitement! What a nuisance. At least that's the way Sister Bear feels. If it isn't being fed, burped, or diapered, it's being dandled, cuddled, or kitchy-kitchy-kooed. Yes, Sister's pretty...

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