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A Crack in the Track (Thomas & Friends)

By: Rev W Awdry
illustrated by: Tommy Stubbs

What does it take to bring the entire Island of Sodor Railway System to a halt? Just a crack in the track. Well, a crack in the track and some hail on rail . . . and a toad in the road, and a fuss on the...

A Curious Collection of Cats

By: Betsy Franco

The quirky ways of cats are exquisitely captured in more than thirty original visual poems. From acrobat-flipping to toilet-bowl-sipping, couch-scratching to dog-catching, this insightful collection celebrates...

A Day at the Police Station

By: Written and illustrated by Richard Scarry

Being a police officer is a very important job. Just ask Sergeant Murphy! In A Day at the Police Station, young readers will get an up-close look at police work—from solving crimes, to helping lost...


A Dazzling Display of Dogs

By: Betsy Franco (poems)
illustrations by: Michael Wertz

From the award-winning team behind A Curious Collection of Cats comes a new collection of visual poems celebrating all things canine—from obedience school, to backyard break outs, to flatulent Fidos....

Marvin Redpost #6: A Flying Birthday Cake?

By: Louis Sachar

Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles’ backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses...

A Friend at the Zoo (Bubble Guppies)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Paul E. Nunn

When Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies discover a lonely rhino at the zoo, they are determined to find a friend for him. Boys and girls ages 3-7 who love animals will enjoy this full-color storybook about friendship—which...


Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?

By: Louis Sachar

When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal...

A Monster is Coming!

By: David L. Harrison
illustrtated by: Hans Wilhelm

"Beginning readers who crave suspense will be drawn to this gentle spin on the 'Chicken Little' motif."—Kirkus ReviewsWhen Inchworm misunderstands a conversation between Mama Bug and her baby, he...

A Mouse Called Wolf

By: Dick King-Smith

Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse ("Wolf," for short) has a big name for such a little mouse. But the name fits. His favorite pastime is listening to Mrs. Honeybee, the lady of the house, play the piano....


Resources

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

BOOK TALK
Alvin doesn’t really like birthday parties. They are unpredictable and you have to be on your best behavior the whole time. He did want to get invited to Hobson’s party though because...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

BOOK TALK
 
He’s conquered birthday parties, he’s spent the night in the wild, but when Alvin Ho volunteers to go with GungGung to his best friend’s funeral (gulp), he has to come...