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Astro Girl book
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Astro Girl
Written & illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
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Absolutely adore this book about a little girl who wants to be an astronaut just like her mom!
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut — inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission — like being in zero gravity (“I can do that all day long!” she says), eating food from a kind of tube, and doing science experiments with the help of cookie sheets. When at last it’s time to meet Mama at the air base, Astrid wears her favorite space T-shirt to greet her. But where exactly has Mama been? Channeling a sense of childlike delight, Ken Wilson-Max brings space travel up close for young readers and offers an inspiring ending.

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Pitter Pattern book
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Pitter Pattern
Written & illustrated by Joyce Hesselberth
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An excellent book to learn about patterns!
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Patterns are everywhere! How many can you find?

This gorgeously illustrated book from Joyce Hesselberth, the creator of the acclaimed Mapping Sam, expertly introduces readers to basic patterns in nature, music, sports, art, language, and math. Pitter Pattern is an exceptional mix of fiction and nonfiction perfect for home as well as classroom sharing.

Pitter, pitter, pat! Pitter, pitter, pat! Hey, it’s a pitter, pitter, pattern!

Lu and her friends love spotting patterns in their daily activities. Lu learns that patterns can be found at soccer practice, during her piano lessons, in dance class, at snack time, and even at the park! How many patterns can you spot as Lu goes about her week?

Patterns are an important building block of preschool and early elementary education, and Pitter Pattern includes examples of patterns found in music, weather, time, play, shapes, nature, math, and language. The accessible and playful illustrations feature additional patterns for engaged readers to discover. An expert blend of fiction and nonfiction, this beautiful and innovative character-driven picture book is an ideal read-aloud for classrooms, family story times, and for fans of Hervé Tullet, Lois Ehlert, Steve Jenkins, and Joyce Sidman. Includes backmatter about the patterns in the book.

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Do Not Lick This Book book
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Do Not Lick This Book
Written by Idan Ben-Barak & illustrated by Julian Frost
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

From highly respected microbiologist, Idan Ben-Barak, and the creator of the YouTube sensation Dumb Ways to Die, Julian Frost, comes Do Not Lick This Book, an ingenious, interactive book about the germs that occupy real estate on all of our bodies.

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Mira Tells the Future book
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Mira Tells the Future
Written by Kell Andrews & illustrated by Lissy Marlin
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My son really enjoyed learning about how to predict weather from this book!
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Recommend Ages: 5-8

Telling the future is a gift: you either have it, or you don’t. And Mira, daughter of the famous fortune teller Madame Mirabella, just doesn’t. When Madame gazes into the crystal ball, magic swirls. When Mira looks . . . nothing. Then one day Mira gets a pinwheel and a windsock, she finds her own special way of making predictions, and ends up saving the day. This engaging tale, with a fun touch of science thrown in, helps kids understand that we all have our own special talent.

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Moon's First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship book
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Moon's First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship
Written by Susanna Leonard Hill & illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A New York Times Bestseller!

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  • Boxitects - Saranya -

    We adore this book! So many lessons to be learned about teamwork and friendship. Our favorite part is Meg an Simone, after arguing instead of working as a team, do not finish first.

  • I Heart Pluto - Saranya -

    I love that this book teaches you the 3 rules to be a planet in a very approachable way!

  • Rosie Revere, Engineer - Saranya -

  • Where's the Astronaut? - Saranya -

Invent-a-Pet book
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Invent-a-Pet
Written by Vicky Fang & illustrated by Tidawan Thaipinnarong
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We really enjoy this book! Great example of using reverse engineering and critical thinking to solve problems.
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Recommend Ages: 3-7

Bunnies, pandas, and monkeys, oh my! For fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, this picture book about finding your perfect pet introduces basic STEAM and coding concepts—and some ridiculously adorable animals!

Katie is an ordinary girl who longs for an extraordinary pet—something more spectacular than a simple goldfish. Then one day Katie comes home to find a gift from her mother: a mysterious machine designed to help her create that one-of-a-kind creature. Each time she feeds different items into the machine, out comes a marvelously colorful new animal—like a purple monkey, rainbow-spotted horse, and green bunny! But none of them is just right. Through trial and error, Katie figures out the formula for her absolutely perfect SURPRISE pet.

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This Is the Construction Worker book
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This Is the Construction Worker
Written by Laura Godwin & illustrated by Julian Hector
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There aren't a lot of books showing females in the construction industry so this was a hit in our home.
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Recommend Ages: 2-5

Available as a board book for our youngest readers, this step-by-step journey will delight little ones as a construction worker goes about her day on the job. With compelling details, vibrant color, and a driving rhythm, <i>This Is the Construction Worker</i> builds up excitement as the high rise project in the illustrations grows taller and taller. Emphasizing teamwork and camaraderie, this story is perfect for vehicle lovers and all young fans of busy activity!

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Bug Collector book
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Bug Collector
Written & illustrated by Alex G Griffiths
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Recommend Ages: 4-9

After George visits the Museum of Wildlife with Grandad, all he can think about is bugs! The very next day he goes out hunting, but he soon finds there are no more insects left in the garden, and the ones he has captured in jars don't look very happy. George is about to learn exactly why bugs are so important. This is a brilliant, vibrant debut from Alex G. Griffiths.

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Iggy Peck, Architect book
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Iggy Peck, Architect
Written by Andrea Beaty & illustrated by David Roberts
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My son adores this book! I love that it encourages kids to use their creativity to solve problems.
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Recommend Ages: 5-9

This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression.

And now you can follow Iggy’s further adventures—with his friends Rosie Revere and Ada Twist—in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers!

Some kids sculpt sand castles. Some make mud pies. Some construct great block towers. But none are better at building than Iggy Peck, who once erected a life-size replica of the Great Sphinx on his front lawn! It’s too bad that few people appreciate Iggy’s talent—certainly not his second-grade teacher, Miss Lila Greer. It looks as if Iggy will have to trade in his T square for a box of crayons . . . until a fateful field trip proves just how useful a mast builder can be.

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist book
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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
Written by Jess Keating & illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens and Jess Keating
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A beautifully illustrated biography of Eugenie Clark, a scientist as impressive as the sharks she studied At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, including trying to break into the scientific field as a woman, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie’s wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname “Shark Lady,” as she become a fixture in the world of ocean conservation and shark research.

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  • My Doctor's Visit - The bestselling scientific series is expanding! New topics covered using whimsical artwork and humorous text, from leading medical expert Cara Florance!

  • Pluto Gets the Call - Pluto loves being a planet. That is, until the day he gets a call from some Earth scientists telling him he isn’t a planet anymore! You probably wanted to meet a real planet, huh? So, Pluto takes the reader on a hilarious and informative journey through the solar system to introduce the other planets and commiserate about his situation along the way. Younger readers will be so busy laughing over Pluto’s interactions with the other planets, asteroids, moons, and even the sun, they won’t even realize just how much they’re learning about our solar system!