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The Barnabus project

The Barnabus project

Fan, Terry, author, illustrator
2020

In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan.

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Be you!

Be you!

Reynolds, Peter H. (Peter Hamilton), 1961- author, illustrator
2020


The bee book

The bee book

Milner, Charlotte, author
2018

Introduces the honeybee and its social and industrious nature, emphasizes its importance in the environment, and describes what people can do to protect its habitat.

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Bees

Bees

Marsh, Laura F. author
2016


The bug girl : a true story

The bug girl : a true story

Spencer, Sophia, author.
2020

Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't leave!--at a butterfly conservancy when she was only two-and-a-half years old. In preschool and kindergarten, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies . . . but by first grade, not everyone shared her enthusiasm. Some students bullied her, and Sophia stopped talking about bugs altogether. When Sophia's mother wrote to an entomological society looking for a bug scientist to be a pen pal for her daughter, she and Sophie were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response--letters, photos and videos came flooding in. Using the hashtag BugsR4Girls, scientists tweeted hundreds of times to tell Sophia to keep up her interest in bugs--and it worked!

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Bulldozer friends

Bulldozer friends

Zimmerman, Andrea Griffing, author, illustrator.
2020

Best friends Oliver and Annie love to play with the toy trucks at school; Oliver is particularly fond of the bulldozer--he calls himself the bulldozer man.

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The couch potato

The couch potato

John, Jory, author
2020

The Couch Potato has everything he needs within reach of his sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out, Couch Potato is forced to peel himself away from the comforts of his living room and venture outside. And when he does, he realizes fresh air and sunshine could be just the things he needs...

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Ella's night lights

Ella's night lights

Fleming, Lucy, author, illustrator
2020

A light-loving magical girl with mothlike wings that are too delicate to be out in the sun collects glowing objects while flittering about at night, sharing them with others who need them most until the day her animal friends decide to return her kindness.

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Elsie

Elsie

Robert, Nadine, author
2020

Elsie's six older siblings overrule her ideas when they all go fishing, but by the end of the day learn that sometimes her way of doing things is best.

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Five bizzy honeybees

Five bizzy honeybees

Douglas, Lance, author
2017

Honey bees are among the most remarkable creatures on earth! They are regularly seen scouring the blossoms of flowers in the spring and summer months. And yet, ask most adults how honey bees produce honey and the answers will be as varied as the flowers. The fact is, each honey bee lives in a very structured and organized home, called a colony. There is nothing random about a beehive. Every bee has a specific assignment to further the work of the hive to produce the honey we all love. This story, with its award winning illustrations by internationally recognized Italian illustrator Yuribelle, takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the hive and explores the highly organized life of a honey bee. Readers from 1 to 100 will be amazed at the fun, and yet factual, illustrations. Additionally, each page provides simple yet entertaining and engaging insight into the life of the honey bee. Adult readers will find additional factual information on each page to provide further insight.

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The grinny granny donkey

The grinny granny donkey

Smith, Craig, 1972- author
2020

Meet Dinky Donkey's grandma: a grinny granky plunky-plinky swanky clinky-clanky zonky dunky-drinky clunky donkey!

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Honey bees

Honey bees

Esbaum, Jill, author
2017

In this picture book, curious little kids will learn all about the bustling world of honeybees and the important role they play in our delicate ecosystem.

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If I couldn't be Anne

If I couldn't be Anne

George, K. (Kallie), 1983- author
2020

In this whimsical and magical picture book, Anne's boundless imagination takes flight! She imagines being all the things she loves so dearly. If I Couldn't Be Anne, Anne with an e, what would I be . . . Anne wonders what it would be like to be the wind dancing round the treetops. A tightrope walker, breathless and brave. A princess in a palace made of apple blossoms. A magical frost fairy or a plain little wood elf. . . . But even as Anne's imagination soars far and wide, she comes back down to earth, recognizing that some things - like friendship! - are even better than the imagination.

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Llama llama loose tooth drama

Llama llama loose tooth drama

Dewdney, Anna, author
2020

Llama Llama loses his loose tooth in this new hardcover adventure, part of Anna Dewdney's New York Times bestselling series!Llama Llama's tooth is wiggling! Is it time for his first tooth to come out? He's excited, but anxious. Who is this tooth fairy everyone talks about? Mama Llama reassures him; the tooth will come out when it's good and ready. But no one is ready for what happens next...Suddenly, the tooth is GONE! Where did it go? And will the tooth fairy come at all, now?Anna Dewdney's fun-to-read rhyme is full of humor and comfort, and of course, a very happy ending.

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The nut that fell from the tree

The nut that fell from the tree

Bhadra, Sangeeta, author
2020

"This is the house where Jill plays. This is the oak that holds the house where Jill plays. This is the nut that fell from the oak that holds the house where Jill plays ... So begins Sangeeta Bhadra's The Nut that Fell from the Tree, a cumulative tale that pays homage to "The House that Jack Built," and a playful account of how difficult it is for an acorn to grow up into an oak! The story follows the acorn along an arduous journey, in which, after falling from Jill's tree, one animal after another steals it, it drops into the water and sinks to the bottom, is picked up and tossed away by a fastidious beaver, is eventually found by a squirrel who decides to bury it for later and forgets about it, leaving it in the earth where the sturdy little nut takes root, and grows and grows and grows into an oak that now holds the house where Jill's grandson, Jack, plays."-- Provided by publisher.

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The old man and the penguin : a true story of true friendship

The old man and the penguin : a true story of true friendship

Abery, Julie, author
2020

This heartwarming picture book tells the true story of João Pereira de Souza, who found a Magellanic penguin covered in oil and starving near his home on an island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. João spent a week cleaning the creature's tarred feathers and feeding him a daily diet of fish before taking him back to the sea to let him go. But the penguin wouldn't leave! He stayed with João for eleven months until finally disappearing. Now, every June, Dindim returns to de Souza's home by the sea and stays until February -- and every year he becomes more affectionate and appears even happier to see his human friend.

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One for the books

One for the books

Edwards, John, author
2020

Olaf has learned to read, and it is one of his favorite things to do. He is a frequent visitor to the Arendelle library. When he and Anna discover that the librarian is going out of town for a few days and the library will be closed, they can't think of anything sadder.

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The paper bag princess

The paper bag princess

Munsch, Robert N., 1945- author
2020


Peter Easter Frog

Peter Easter Frog

Dealey, Erin, author.
2021

A frog named Peter, who loves Easter, decides to deliver some eggs, with the help of his friends, but when The Bunny finds out, he is not pleased.

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Rain Boy

Rain Boy

Glynn, Dylan, 1990- author
2020

Wherever he goes, Rain Boy brings wet--which means he's not very popular. Sun Kidd brings sunshine everywhere she goes, so everyone loves her. Only Sun Kidd sees what's special about Rain Boy. But when she invites him to her birthday party, disaster strikes, and Rain Boy storms. Now the world is nothing but rain. Will the other kids ever love Rain Boy for being himself? And more importantly, can Rain Boy learn to love his rain?

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Snow days

Snow days

Kerbel, Deborah, author
2020

"Rhyming couplets celebrate the varied aspects of snow from a preschooler's perspective. Mixed-media collage art shows small children engaging in a range of winter activities, including skating, throwing snowballs, and making snow angels. A final page shares age-appropriate information about snow."-- Provided by publisher.

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This is the path the wolf took

This is the path the wolf took

Farina, Laura, 1980- author
2020

"This Is the Path the Wolf Took is a funny, endearing story about a boy named Gabe who doesn't like the scary parts of stories, so when he "reads" books to his little sister, he leaves those parts out. He tells her the story of the Little Red Riding Hood, and as soon as the wolf shows up, a knight in shining armor (Sir Gabriel) swoops in to the rescue. He tells the story of the Three Little Pigs, but just as the wolf is about to blow the first house down, Sir Gabriel shows up again and sends the wolf howling back into the woods. His sister is getting Bored with a capital B. So he tries to make the stories exciting in other ways, but there always seems to be something missing...."-- Provided by publisher.

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What if Bunny's not a bully

What if Bunny's not a bully

Button, Lana, 1968- author
2020

Gertie: When it comes to bullies, Bunny is the queen. She used to always play with us -- but she was super mean. Kitty: But ... why is she a bully? What'd she do, and what'd she say? Gertie: Um ... Bunny's just a bully. It's always been that way. But is Bunny really a bully? Kitty wants to find out more about the real Bunny. She's been branded a bully by her classmates, but Kitty is wise enough to see beyond the label and look at Bunny for who she truly is: a girl who's sorry for mistakes she may have made in the past and who desperately wants a second chance.

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The Whatifs

The Whatifs

Kilgore, Emily, author
2020

Cora, always bothered by the Whatifs, grows much more anxious before her piano recital but a fellow performer helps her imagine what could go right, rather than wrong.

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When I'm bigger, Mama Bear

When I'm bigger, Mama Bear

Bright, Rachel, author
2020

Bella is so eager to help Mama Bear with cooking and shopping that she forgets her size.

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