Noah Noasaurus book
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Noah Noasaurus
Written by Elaine Kiely Kearns and illustrated by Colin Jack
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Noah Noasaurus woke up feeling very No. No to brushing his teeth. No to eating breakfast. And definitely No to playing with his little brother. Things only get worse when Noah goes for a walk and relentlessly cheerful Toby Rex, Brian Brontosaurus, and Ava Ceratops follow him. Together, the group starts a bona fide dino parade that even Noah can?t resist. This lighthearted, whimsical story will have readers laughing along at Noah and his friends?as well as at their own bad moods.

If I Were a Park Ranger book
#194
If I Were a Park Ranger
Written by Catherine Stier and illustrated by Patrick Corrigan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

If you were a national park ranger, you'd spend every day in one of the most treasured places in America. You'd have an amazing job protecting animals, the environment, and our country's natural and historical heritage, from the wilds of Denali to the Statue of Liberty!

The Case of the Missing Painting book
#195
The Case of the Missing Painting
Written and illustrated by Dosh Archer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Someone has broken into the fancy art gallery and stolen a painting! Can Detective Paw and Patrol Officer Prickles discover who took it? Young readers can learn about police procedures and detective work as they follow along with Detective Paw and try to solve the case themselves!

The Kid and the Chameleon (Time to Read, Level 3) book
#196
The Kid and the Chameleon (Time to Read, Level 3)
Written by Sheri Mabry and illustrated by Joanie Stone
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

When Tessy meets Newton the chameleon, she wants to be friends, but she only wants to do kid things, like ride bikes and eat cookies. Newton is far more interested in chameleon things, like changing colors and sitting on rocks for a long, long time. Can Tessy and Newton find ways to overcome their differences?

The Kid and the Chameleon Sleepover (Time to Read, Level 3) book
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The Kid and the Chameleon Sleepover (Time to Read, Level 3)
Written by Sheri Mabry and illustrated by Joanie Stone
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Tessy is so excited to have a sleepover with Newton, full of midnight snacks and bedtime stories and pillow fights. But Newton just wants to sleep! Can the friends find a way for both of them to have fun?

Mr. Posey's New Glasses book
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Mr. Posey's New Glasses
Written by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Daniel Duncan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

In a charming tale of an elderly man and his obliging young friend, former poet laureate Ted Kooser and newcomer Daniel Duncan invite us to look at the world with fresh eyes. Mr. Posey is feeling gloomy. Everything seems dull. Maybe he needs new glasses? Perhaps a trip to the Cheer Up Thrift Shop with his energetic young neighbor, Andy, will help. But when the duo try on the glasses in the shop's barrel, they're in for a big surprise. One pair with stars for frames shows only constellations in a night sky. Round frames reveal a world all aswirl, while a heart-shaped pair makes everything pink. And as soon as Mr. Posey puts on the cat-eye framed glasses, fierce dogs start chasing him. No, thank you! But when Andy makes a simple observation, Mr. Posey's view opens to a whole new world -- and finally everything is brighter, different, and exciting.

Hello, I'm Here! book
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Hello, I'm Here!
Written by Helen Frost and illustrated by Rick Lieder
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A poetic text and wonderfully intimate photographs follow a newborn sandhill crane as it takes its first steps into the world. Will my legs hold me? What if I fall? Peek in as a sandhill crane hatchling makes its first wobbly stand and takes its first steps alongside its brother. With their parents close by, they flap their wings and dance before enjoying a buggy treat. Someday they will fly with the majestic cranes overhead, but for now, Mama's soft feathers beckon. With a lyrical narrative and lovely photo illustrations, this latest venture from an acclaimed creative team makes a perfect new baby gift -- and will appeal to bird lovers, too.

Judy Moody and Friends: Searching for Stinkodon book
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Judy Moody and Friends: Searching for Stinkodon
Written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Erwin Madrid
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Surprises are in store as Stink excavates his backyard in search of a relic from an extinct beast -- and Judy lends him a little sleight of hand. Mega-chomp! Stink wants to make the find of the century. He's on a dig, dig, digging quest in his backyard to find a tooth from a saber-toothed cat, otherwise known as a Smilodon. Why not? Two kids in Michigan found a mastodon bone in a backyard stream, and a girl in Great Britain found a pterosaur bone. It could happen! But Judy thinks the chances of finding a saber-toothed anything in the Moody backyard are one in a gazillion million. Will Stink make a discovery before their whole backyard caves in? Just right for newly independent readers, this latest story from Megan McDonald is sure to leave Moody fans with smiles as wide as a Smilodon's.

A Twin Is to Hug book
#201
A Twin Is to Hug
Written by Boni Ashburn and illustrated by John Nez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend. Every step of the way, from beginning to end. Having a twin can be great! With a twin, you have a lifelong bond, a partner in crime, and a food-I-don’t-want-to-eat eater. But with a twin, you also have to share, and take turns, and compare. It’s not always easy, but for better or worse, a twin is a friend who will always be by your side. With a small trim and expressive illustrations, this package will make the perfect gift for the expectant mother or twin in your life.

Letters from Australia book
#202
Letters from Australia
Written and illustrated by Maree Coote
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Every picture is made with the letters that spell its name! This tour of Australia is unlike any other. Readers spell their way through the pictures of landmarks and animals of Australia, via illustrations created entirely with letters. This is a unique graphic device. Letter Art encourages letter recognition, observation, and spelling, and helps associate words with the pictures they describe. Colors are bold and bright, and the book is supported by Teachers' Notes via the back page and online.

123, Anteater Stuck Up a Tree book
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123, Anteater Stuck Up a Tree
Written by and illustrated by Max Jackson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

1 silly anteater has got himself stuck up a tree. 2 curious crocodiles have come to see. 3 friendly moose are forming a plan. Even the ants are lending a hand. On every page of this cute counting book, children are encouraged to spot and count all the animals that turn up to help the anteater down from the tree. There are new arrivals on every page and plenty for children to spot as scenes get busier and more and more animals turn up to join in the fun.

My Little Chick book
#204
My Little Chick
Written by Geraldine Elschner and illustrated by Eve Tharlet
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A fresh combination of story and pictures weaves a great deal of information about eggs and chicks into this charming tale Lena liked to sit in her mother's garden and watch the chickens. But something is missing in this happy group of hens . . . A sweet little chick! How fortunate that plump little Alma had just laid an egg. But to Lena's surprise Alma does not seem interested in hatching it. Lena makes a snap decision and attempts to surprise everyone by hatching the chick herself. However, hatching an egg is more difficult than Lena thinks, and the journey from egg to chick is a long one. This is a sweet book about the challenges and joys of being a parent.

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