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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring book
#9109
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
Written and illustrated by Kenard Pak
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

As days stretch longer, animals creep out from their warm dens, and green begins to grow again, everyone knows—spring is on its way! Join a boy and his dog as they explore nature and take a stroll through the countryside, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the melting brook to chirping birds, they say goodbye to winter and welcome the lushness of spring.

A Is for America book
#9110
A Is for America
Written and illustrated by Greg Paprocki
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Help your toddler learn all about America with this fun alphabet primer featuring themes from American history. An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring more than just fireworks, parades, and the American flag. Also includes iconic moments from American history. Illustrator Greg Paprocki's popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that's proven to be a hit with both toddlers and adults. Have fun discovering new details in each illustration with every successive reading. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as previous books in the Little Leonardo series, the BabyLit alphabet book series, and The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. His Gibbs Smith titles have sold nearly 200,000 copies. Residence: Lincoln, NE.

Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps! book
#9111
Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps!
Written by Elise Broach and illustrated by Kelly Murphy
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Book 4 in the Masterpiece Adventures chapter book series featuring Marvin the beetle and his best friend, James. James’s father, Karl, and Christina, his friend from the museum, are getting married! James is the ring bearer and he is excited but also nervous. He loves Christina yet he is worried about losing his dad to a different family and a different life. And what if, at the wedding, James drops the ring? His beetle best friend Marvin promises to help him, but Marvin ends up with an even more critical job when something goes wrong. Will the whole wedding be ruined? Not if Marvin and James and Elaine can help it. This young chapter book for emergent readers captures the miniature world and friendship of Marvin the beetle and James. Complete with charming illustrations on every page by Kelly Murphy. Christy Ottaviano Books

Speed Demon book
#9112
Speed Demon
Written and illustrated by Fred Bowen
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-12

Eager to find his place at his elite new school, ninth-grader Tim Beeman is torn between running track and trying out for football. Where will he feel most comfortable and be able to put his fast running skills to best use? Tim Beeman is a newcomer at Hilton Prep, and he’s nervous about finding his place at this elite school. But when he sets a new school record for the fifty-yard dash during the first week of classes, he reveals his special talent: speed. Before long, the track and the football teams are urging Tim to join their sport. As exciting as this is, Tim faces a difficult dilemma: his father would love to see him play football, but his mother, who died three years ago, always felt that the sport was too dangerous for young boys. Tim is torn. He feels he has a lot to offer the football team and is eager to join this popular group, but he can’t shake a lingering fear of being injured. He would definitely be an asset to the track team, but he is drawn to the more prestigious football team. How can Tim put his talent to the best use and at the same time satisfy his own needs?

Golem book
#9113
Golem
Written and illustrated by David Wisniewski
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! book
#9114
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!
Written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Three stories in verse: "I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today", "King Looie Katz", and "The Glunk That Got Thunk".

Little Pookie book
#9115
Little Pookie
Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5

Meet Little Pookie—a perfect piglet series from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton. Why, who is this piglet? Little Pookie, that’s who! May I tell you ten little things I know about you? Discover what makes Pookie so nifty in this sweet, sort-of-counting book that’s made for cool little kids and parents alike. With Sandra Boynton’s signature charm and piggy pizzazz, this silly story proves that everyone needs a Little Pookie in their life!

We're Having a Baby book
#9116
We're Having a Baby
Written by and illustrated by Marion Cocklico
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

Every day your child is taking BIG STEPS forward! This colorful board book about a new sibling in the family features vibrant art, cool novelty features, and valuable tips for parents on every page. Nancy is going to be a sister! But she wonders: how will her life change? Little ones about to become big siblings will find answers and reassurance in this board book, with its entertaining flaps to lift and tabs to pull. Special tips for parents cover how to prepare kids for the birth, divide attention properly, and involve older children with the new baby.

Merry Christmas, Little Pookie book
#9117
Merry Christmas, Little Pookie
Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-5

Pookie and Mom get ready to welcome Christmas, in this gentle and captivating board book from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton. It’s Christmas Eve! Join Mom and her little Pookie as they prepare for the merriest of holidays. Together they happily walk through the falling snow, bake Christmas cookies, decorate the house, and sing with friends and family—and at last settle down to sleep. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Merry Christmas, Little Pookie is sure to become a Christmas classic.

Everyone Poops book
#9118
Everyone Poops
Written by Taro Gomi and illustrated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

Shows how creatures throughout the animal world--including humans--deal with the products of digestion.

Saves the World! book
#9119
Saves the World!
Written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The irresistible new series by the author-illustrator of Mr. Men Little Miss. Molly knows what she wants to be when she grows up: a superhero. It's a great plan. She could save the world. But with Molly, mischief is never far away! In this second book of a new series, Molly wants to be a superhero, but before she can start her new job she has to answer some important questions. What powers will she have? Who are her enemies? What's her costume like? While Molly has a great imagination, and anything is possible, one thing is for sure: this will definitely end in mischief. A laugh-out-loud story for sharing, with bold, fun illustrations, this book celebrates a larger-than-life little girl learning a valuable lesson in appreciating what you've already got (unless he's your younger brother!).

My Mouth Is a Volcano! book
#9120
My Mouth Is a Volcano!
Written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano! My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. Told from Louis' perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.

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