The Octopuppy

Written and illustrated by Martin McKenna

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Can the OCTOPUPPY be the perfect pet? Edgar wanted a dog. Instead, he got an octopus named Jarvis. Jarvis is brilliant and does his best to act like the dog Edgar wants, but nothing he does is good enough to please Edgar. Ultimately, Edgar recognizes that while Jarvis might not be the dog he wanted, he is special in his own endearing way.

Hello, Goodbye, and a Very Little Lie

Written by Christianne C. Jones and illustrated by Christine Battuz

Larry lies about practically everything until he meets a girl who outsmarts him.

Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners!

Written by Beth Bracken and illustrated by Richard Watson

Pete is terribly rude, but when his family begins acting just like him, he begins to realize that manners are important.

Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale

Written by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrated by Lauren Cornell

When her mom becomes obsessed with taking selfies, a little girl must bring her back to reality.

Someday is Now

Written by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and illustrated by Jade Johnson

Someday Is Now tells the inspirational story of the celebrated civil rights leader, Clara Luper, who led one of the first lunch-counter sit-ins in America. How will you stand against something you know is wrong? One way is to follow the lessons of bravery taught by civil rights pioneers like Clara Luper. As a child, Clara saw how segregation affected her life. Her journey famously led her to Oklahoma, where she and her students desegregated stores and restaurants that were closed to African-Americans. With courage and conviction, Clara Luper led young people to “do what had to be done.” This moving title includes additional information on Clara Luper's extraordinary life, her lessons of nonviolent resistance, and a glossary of key civil rights people and terms.

Klondike, Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes!

Written and illustrated by Amanda Driscoll

What’s the one thing you could say to make birthday cupcakes even more delicious to Klondike? Tell Klondike not to eat them! Klondike’s sister is having a birthday party, and everything is ready—the only thing that’s left to do is wait until it’s time to eat the birthday cupcakes. But Klondike REALLY loves cupcakes. And waiting is SO hard. The narrator tries everything to keep him from eating the treats, from distracting him with a magician to visualizing tubeworm tacos instead of cupcakes (unfortunately, seals like Klondike are big fans of tubeworm tacos). Alas, these tactics are no match for Klondike’s love of cupcakes. It isn’t long before he caves to his cravings, and it looks like the party will be cupcakeless! Will he be able to whip up a new batch in time?

The Poky Little Puppy

Written by Janette Sebring Lowrey and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren

Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world… . The Poky Little Puppy was one of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, and went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. The story of a curious puppy, who digs holes under fences and who has to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake, has delighted families for generations. it is, quite simply, an icon. Delightful to read aloud, The Poky Little Puppy is a cherished story that every child should know.

That's Not How You Do It!

Written and illustrated by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar

Lucy knows how to do everything. All her friends ask her for help if they need to know the right way to do something. When Toshi arrives, Lucy thinks he can't do anything properly at all. She can barely hide her frustration. When she finally tries to teach Toshi the right way to do things, she learns a very important lesson herself.

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

Written by Jacky Davis and illustrated by David Soman

The Bug Squad is back in a story about playing together, problem solving, and saying you’re sorry in this hardcover picture book from the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series. This book was a Jumpstart Read for the Record Book. The Bug Squad – Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl, and Butterfly Girl – are coming to Lulu’s house for a play date and she know exactly what they are going to do all day. They use their big imaginations to create their own fun games right in Lulu’s backyard. But when some things don’t go just the way Lulu planned, Dragonfly Girl’s feelings get hurt. This is a job for Ladybug Girl! When Lulu is Ladybug Girl, she knows that even if it isn’t easy, it is important to apologize. For fans of Fancy Nancy and Betty Bunny, the Ladybug Girl series honors individuality, friendship, and a love of nature!

It Wasn't Me

Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

What’s all the arguing about? There are plenty of Hueys to go around in this hilarious story from the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit! The Hueys are back! Oliver Jeffers’ jelly bean-shaped creatures may look the same, think the same, and even do the same things, but that doesn’t mean they always agree. The only problem is, they can’t seem to agree on what they disagreed on in the first place! Which ultimately leads to an even bigger disagreement! Confused? Well, so are the Hueys. Which only adds to the fun and hilarity. Anyone who has ever had to referee an argument among siblings or friends will appreciate the absurdity Oliver Jeffers reveals in the every-day trials of getting along.

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