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Hamsters Don't Fight Fires! book
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Hamsters Don't Fight Fires!
Written by Andrew Root and illustrated by Jessica Olien
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Hugo, a tiny hamster with huge personality, who dreams of becoming a firefighter! Andrew Root’s debut is a sweet, funny tale for the youngest readers, who know that being little can be the biggest advantage of all. With fun-filled illustrations from Jessica Olien, author/artist of The Blobfish Book, Shark Detective!, and Adrift, Hugo proves once and for all that great things come in small packages. For Hugo isn’t just a hamster. He’s also a great cook, a fast runner, a slow eater, and a fantastic dancer. However, what Hugo wants most of all is to be a firefighter. And even though Hugo worries that he’s too small to fight fires, he learns that just because something is difficult, it doesn’t mean he won’t try his hardest to achieve his dream. Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri and Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi and Tim Bowers.

Blue Sky White Stars Bilingual Edition book
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Blue Sky White Stars Bilingual Edition
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

An inspiring tribute to the beauty and meaning of the American flag, a symbol of America's history and people, illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson--now available with text in Spanish and English. Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off. This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea, and is now accessible to a much larger audience in this bilingual edition.

The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds book
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The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds
Written and illustrated by Marisabina Russo
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

The naughtiness of Peter Rabbit meets the comforting repetition of Goodnight Moon in this perfect bedtime read-aloud for rambunctious bunnies everywhere. Here's the perfect bedtime read-aloud for the very youngest child. Filled with fun noises--click clack, click clack--and a repeating refrain--good night, good night, sleep tight--this story is sure to have kids chiming in as they follow the antics of these bunnies who won't stay in bed. Kids will identify with these mischievous bunnies and their desire to play--while parents will empathize with Mama and Daddy's struggle to get them to SLEEP.

Goodnight, Rainbow Cats book
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Goodnight, Rainbow Cats
Written and illustrated by Barbara Castro Urio
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Say goodnight to 12 sweet, sleepy cats in every color of the rainbow! It’s time to say goodnight, which means that each colorful cat comes home to curl up in the big white house. The youngest of readers will delight as each cat enters the house with the turn of a page, and one by one, the die-cut windows are infused with color. With reassuring warmth, charm, and an early-concept “colors” hook, this bedtime-themed novelty board book and its endearing cast of cozy cats offers a memorable and soothing way for little readers and their loved ones to say goodnight.

What John Marco Saw book
#9125
What John Marco Saw
Written by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Nancy Lemon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

John Marco is small. And everyone around him is busy. Too busy to listen to John Marco. John Marco is busy, too—noticing the world around him. Maybe everyone should slow down and listen to John Marco. If they do, they might discover some pretty amazing things. They just need to pay attention. Like John Marco does. Bestselling author Annie Barrows has a singular talent for creating stories that speak directly to young readers. Here, in her first picture book, she celebrates the importance of slowing down as she reminds us that sometimes the smallest people have the biggest things to say.

The Hike book
#9126
The Hike
Written and illustrated by Alison Farrell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.

Grown-ups Never Do That book
#9127
Grown-ups Never Do That
Written and illustrated by Davide Cali, Benjamin Chaud
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Forgetting to do chores? Running late? Burping? No adult would ever behave so poorly! At least, that's what you might think. But by the end of this outrageous, laugh-out-loud picture book from celebrated author-illustrator team Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud, you'll know better. Unbelievable as it may seem, sometimes even grown-ups misbehave! The duo behind Junior Library Guild selection I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School . . . are back with another relatable, rollicking tale, this time showcasing the humor-and the humanity-of the most important people in kids' lives.

Animal Habitats book
#9128
Animal Habitats
Written by Sam Hutchinson and illustrated by Sarah Dennis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

In a world where critters soar, swim, prance, and pounce through their beautiful natural habitats, astounding discoveries and fascinating facts are waiting to be uncovered. Animal Habitat combines intricate paper-cut art with hidden-picture fun. Young readers will learn about the ecology of the desert, mountains, sea bed, arctic, and more, each region beautifully brought to life with Sara Dennis's captivating illustrations.

The Mountain Who Wanted to Live in a House book
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The Mountain Who Wanted to Live in a House
Written by Maurice Shadbolt and illustrated by Renee Haggo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

In this unexpected picture book, a mountain comes to life and decides he wants to live in a house. But when he moves into the town, he scares everyone away. A young boy helps the mountain and saves his town by thinking of a creative way to solve the problem. The story stimulates children's imagination and aids in their cognitive development, helping them to understand the difference between reality and imagination.

A Whisper from Grey book
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A Whisper from Grey
Written and illustrated by Louise Greig
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Shhhh! Can you hear that? A whisper from Grey. Quiet and a little shy. She does not shout out loud like Blue, or squawk like Green, or roar like Yellow. But though she's quieter than the rest, Grey makes the other colors glow. Fun die-cuts throughout the book lead you through this story celebrating the quiet beauty of Grey as it meets Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Pink, Yellow, White, Brown, and Orange on an adventure through nature. Perfect for toddlers aged 3 years and up who are learning about colors and the world around them.

20,000 Robots Under the Sea book
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20,000 Robots Under the Sea
Written by Russ Bolts and illustrated by Jay Cooper
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space. Now, years later, these satellites have begun sending their first videos back to Earth...and the stars of the show are two goofy robots. In this story, Joe and Rob are taking a beach vacation with one tiny twist. The robot beach is located at the bottom of the ocean! Come along as Earth’s favorite bots stumble onto an underwater wreck, a treasure map, and one really friendly robo-shark who won’t leave Joe and Rob alone. With easy-to-read language and graphic novel art on almost every page, the Bots chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

First Words book
#9132
First Words
Written by Hannah + Holly
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introduce little ones to their first words in this bold board book by the wonderfully talented illustrator team Hannah + Holly. In this striking board book, children will be introduced to Hannah + Holly's classic and distinctive images accompanied by related words in groupings such as food, animals, school, clothes, home, and weather. Embossed throughout, children will love tracing their fingers over the raised surfaces as they learn to identify familiar objects.

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