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Duck! book
#61
Duck!
Written by Meg McKinlay and illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

In this funny nod to Chicken Little, a quiet afternoon on the farm might be the scene of a barnyard disaster waiting to happen. When Duck runs around the farm shouting "DUCK!" to the other animals, they grow exasperated as they haughtily explain to Duck which animal is which. Unfortunately, something is falling from the sky. But perhaps "DUCK!" isn't the best warning. Perhaps what Duck should have said is . . . "RUN!"

Alphaprints: Hungry Hippo and Other Safari Animals book
#62
Alphaprints: Hungry Hippo and Other Safari Animals
Written and illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Children will love this entertaining Alphaprints board book, with kooky characters to meet, fun rhymes to read, and novelty googly eyes to jiggle. With funny illustrations on every page, these friendly safari critters are sure to make toddlers giggle! The raised embossing on each illustration adds an engaging touch-and-feel element to each page—great for little hands to explore. Alphaprints is a bestselling series of books featuring images made from fingerprints and photographs of everyday things. Other titles in the series: Happy Dog and other furry friends, Quirky Bird and other feathered friends, Silly Squid and other fishy friends, Curious Cat and other fluffy friends, and Rocky Raccoon and other safari friends.

Yes, I Can Listen! book
#63
Yes, I Can Listen!
Written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Susan Szecsi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Listening is an essential life skill that helps children achieve success at school, follow safety rules and show others that they care about them. In a world filled with distractions, being a "good listener" has become more difficult than ever. The playful rhymes of Yes, I Can Listen! encourage children to appreciate the rewards of attentive listening. With sweet characters, varied type faces, and vivid colors, this picture book introduces a variety of listening scenarios. Each two-page spread let children imagine how they might listen in a number of common situations. Yes, I Can Listen! concludes with a page of suggestions for parents who wish to explore more activities that encourage and develop their children's listening skills.

Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Hat Burglar book
#64
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Hat Burglar
Written by James Preller and illustrated by R.W. Alley
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Jigsaw Jones is back! A brand new original mystery, The Case of the Hat Burglar is the newest installment of the Jigsaw Jones chapter book series by James Preller. Someone’s been stealing from the lost and found. But the strangest part of this mystery is what they’ve been stealing. Not mittens, or books, or water bottles—only hats! Just when Jigsaw comes up with a plan to catch this hat burglar in the act, the mystery thief strikes again right under his nose! Will this be the first case Jigsaw and Mila can’t solve? Sure to delight and intrigue young minds in equal measure, this never-before-published mystery chapter book is full of charming illustrations and James Preller's signature humor and warmth.

Epic Athletes: Tom Brady book
#65
Epic Athletes: Tom Brady
Written by Dan Wetzel and illustrated by Kazimir Lee Iskander
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Bestselling author Dan Wetzel delivers an action-packed biography of legendary quarterback and Super Bowl champ, Tom Brady! Throughout eighteen incredible seasons, Tom Brady has led his team to five Super Bowl championships and earned three Most Valuable Player Awards, cementing his status as one of the best quarterbacks ever. Only one question remains unanswered--is he THE greatest of all time? From the moment Tom Brady stepped on the gridiron wearing a New England Patriots jersey, the National Football League was forever changed. A star, a legend, a future hall-of-famer was born. Over the years, he's mounted comeback after comeback win, finding the open man for a touchdown just when victory seemed out of reach. In this inspirational biography of a living legend, acclaimed sports writer and bestselling author Dan Wetzel chronicles Tom Brady's rise from a backup quarterback at the University of Michigan to an MVP on the biggest stage in sports--the Super Bowl. This fantastic biography also includes vibrant comic-style interior illustrations.

Epic Athletes: Serena Williams book
#66
Epic Athletes: Serena Williams
Written by Dan Wetzel and illustrated by Sloane Leong
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

An inspiring middle-grade biography of the most celebrated women's tennis player ever, Serena Williams, from acclaimed sports journalist Dan Wetzel! Serena Williams is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. From growing up in a tough neighborhood to combatting racism to weathering severe health issues, there is no challenge she can't defeat, no hurdle that will get in the way of her unwavering desire to be the best tennis player in the world. As a little girl, Serena spent years training at her local court with her father and older sister, Venus, dreaming of one day winning Grand Slam titles and earning the number one ranking in the world. In this exciting biography, young readers will discover what it takes to become a champion. Bestselling author Dan Wetzel brings to life the story of an athlete and trailblazer who broke records and racial barriers. Publishing right between Wimbledon and the US Open, and featuring action-packed comic-style interior art, this uplifting biography of the most celebrated women's tennis player of all time is sure to be a hit with young sports fans across the country.

Alphaprints: Rocky Raccoon and other woodland friends book
#67
Alphaprints: Rocky Raccoon and other woodland friends
Written and illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Children will love this entertaining Alphaprints board book, with kooky characters to meet, fun rhymes to read, and novelty googly eyes to jiggle. With funny illustrations on every page, these friendly woodland characters are sure to make toddlers giggle! The raised embossing on each illustration adds an engaging touch-and-feel element to each page—great for little hands to explore. Alphaprints is a bestselling series of books featuring images made from fingerprints and photographs of everyday things. Other titles in the series: Happy Dog and other furry friends, Quirky Bird and other feathered friends, Silly Squid and other fishy friends, Curious Cat and other fluffy friends, and Hungry Hippo and other safari friends.

Super Turbo and the Fountain of Doom book
#68
Super Turbo and the Fountain of Doom
Written by Lee Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Turbo battles an overflowing water fountain of doom in the ninth Super Turbo book! The Superpet Superhero League has finally figured out how to reach the water fountain all the students use. This is so much easier than battling Whiskerface and his Rat Pack every time they go to the cafeteria to quench their thirst! But as soon as the last superpet has taken their turn at the drinking fountain, they all realize they have a big problem. The water won’t stop flowing. Is this actually a terrifying Fountain of Doom?! How will the superpets stop the fountain from flooding the school? And which of the pets can even swim?! Find out in Super Turbo’s latest adventure! With easy-to-read language, illustrations, and comic panels on almost every page, the Super Turbo chapter books are perfect for emerging readers!

Hello Dinosaurs! book
#69
Hello Dinosaurs!
Written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Chris Dickason
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

New from beloved author Joan Holub, Hello Dinosaurs! is a fun, playful board book about dinosaurs and comparisons! Hello dinosaurs. Hello eggs. Hello giant stomping legs! Perfect for reading out loud, Joan Holub’s hilarious text and Chris Dickason’s lively illustrations will have little ones learning and laughing as they meet a group of silly dinosaurs. A clever, interactive approach to first concepts, the Hello board book series introduces important “next-step” concepts like comparisons in an energetic and engaging way.

Oh Dear! book
#70
Oh Dear!
Written and illustrated by Rod Campbell
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

From the creator of Dear Zoo comes a Dear Farm lift-the-flap book that showcases all of the animals hiding on the farm! Little ones are sure to love lifting the sturdy flaps to discover the farm animals as they travel through the barnyard in search of eggs for breakfast. With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of furry farm-dwelling friends, Oh Dear! is a must-have for every child’s bookshelf.

Life-Sized Animal Poop book
#71
Life-Sized Animal Poop
Written and illustrated by John Townsend
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

All animals have to poop. And kids can learn all about the process from this eye-opening guide, which features to-scale representations of feces from creatures across the globe, along with salient facts and graphics showing the species' size relative to humans. The guide will help young readers to identify different animals, opening their eyes to the wonders of nature and encouraging them to appreciate their local wildlife. Some of the animals included are House mouse Grey squirrel Canada goose Koala Red Fox Giant panda Lynx Giraffe Lion Hippopotamus Mountain gorilla

Alice and Greta book
#72
Alice and Greta
Written by Steven J. Simmons and illustrated by Cyd Moore
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A bewitching tale showcasing the timeless lesson that a good deed always triumphs over a bad one, even at Miss Mildred Mildew's School of Magic! Whatever you chant, Whatever you brew, Sooner or later Comes back to you! Alice and Greta attended the same school of magic, but they each have their own ideas about how to put their skills to the best use. Alice spends her days waving her wand to cast splendid spells. Greta only uses hers to stir up trouble. When their wands and witching styles clash, it turns out Greta should have paid more attention to those early magic lessons. An enchanting tale of two very different fates.

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