New Picture Books - April 20/2021

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'Twas the night before Thanksgiving

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving

Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator
2020

School children on a field trip to Mack Nugget's farm save the lives of eight turkeys in this poem based on "The Night Before Christmas."

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A bear is a bear (except when he's not)

A bear is a bear (except when he's not)

Newson, Karl, author
2020

When one sleepy bear wakes up early from his winter sleep, he's confused. Is he a bird? Or a moose? A fox perhaps? Or even a squirrel? No! He's definitely a bear, and it's time this bear went back to sleep . . .

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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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Clark the shark gets a pet

Clark the shark gets a pet

Hale, Bruce, author
2020

Clark the shark is excited about his new pet, Lulu the dogfish. He can't wait to teach Lulu tricks and feed her lots of treats. But Clark discovers there's more to having a pet than he thought!

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Crayons rock!

Crayons rock!

Dean, Kim, 1969- author, illustrator
2020

When his friends are less than impressed by the crayon portraits he draws of them, Pete the cat begins doubting his artistic abilities before reconnecting with his unfailingly creative, groovy spirit and the realization that there are no mistakes in art.

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Curious George's 3-minute stories

Curious George's 3-minute stories

2020

Presents twelve stories featuring the ingenious little monkey that can be read aloud in under three minutes.

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A duck in a sock : four phonics stories

A duck in a sock : four phonics stories

Rae, Elspeth, 1973- author.
2020

Meg and Greg have various adventures during summer vacation, including helping an injured duckling and finding a lost pet fish, in a book that demonstrates four distinct phonics sounds.

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The elephant's new shoe : a true rescue story

The elephant's new shoe : a true rescue story

Neme, Laurel Abrams, 1963- author
2020

When Chhouk, an Asian elephant calf, was found, he was alone, underweight, and had a severe foot injury. Conservationist Nick Marx of Wildlife Alliance rescued the baby elephant. With help from the Cambodian Forestry Administration, the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and an elephant named Lucky, Nick nursed Chhouk back to health and made him an artificial foot. One of the first animals to ever be fitted with a prosthetic, Chhouk helped pioneer the technology -- and most importantly, was able to walk again!

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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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Fish

Fish

Kearney, Brendan, author, illustrator
2020

All Finn wants is to catch a nice, tasty fish for his dinner but no matter how hard he tries all he seems to catch at the end of his fishing line is other people's rubbish. At the end of the day, Finn and his dog Skip go home with a full boat, but with empty tummies. However, they soon find a way to put the rubbish they have found to good use...

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Friends for real

Friends for real

Staunton, Ted, 1956- author
2020

When Emma loses Squeezy, her favourite stuffy, she tries to find another toy to replace her best-loved “pet.” It’s hard. No one else is exactly like Squeezy, and for Emma, Squeezy is perfect. But instead of finding Squeezy, Emma ends up discovering an unexpected friendship, and that two imaginations are better than one. This touching, smart story of lost-and-found treasures is a great reminder that things don’t always go as planned, but they can turn out better than expected. When Emma makes a friend in Frank, she finds what she’d been missing all along!

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Girl versus squirrel

Girl versus squirrel

Barrett, Hayley, author
2020

A resourceful girl named Pearl matches wits with an intrepid squirrel in a rollicking tale of teacups, peanuts, and the satisfying surprise of learning something new. Includes facts about squirrels.

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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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The groundwobbler.

The groundwobbler.

2020

The little dinosaurs are playing in the hot springs when a nearby groundwobbler leaves them stranded! Bill and Tiny are separated from their friends, and things get even worse when the mighty Giganto appears. Can Bill fight his fears and help his friend escape? An engaging episode inspired by the Gigantosaurus TV series on Disney Junior.

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If you see a lion

If you see a lion

Newson, Karl, author
2020

Narrated by a tall, handsome and ever-so-dashing lion, dressed head to toe in fancy dress, this is a hilarious story of how a greedy lion ate all the picture book characters and then lies about it. The problem is, he just can't resist boasting about it! Dressed in his no--so-convincing disguise, Lion beckons the reader closer to find the culprit, while a plucky little rabbit hides in the pages, shouting out warnings until he bravely confronts our narrator about his crime. Will Lion ever learn his lesson?

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Ispík kákí péyakoyak = When we were alone

Ispík kákí péyakoyak = When we were alone

Robertson, David, 1977- author
2020

"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long braided hair and wear beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where everything was taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, a story of empowerment and strength."-- Provided by publisher.

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Kindness grows

Kindness grows

Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
2020

Harsh words, disagreements, and shouting can cause friendships to bend and sometime break. Friends are sad when they're left out, and once a mean word is spoken, it's impossible to take it back.

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The little ghost who lost her boo!

The little ghost who lost her boo!

Bickell, Elaine, author
2019

As Little Ghost searches the night for her lost "boo," her animal friends offer to lend their sounds but she will need the reader's help to find her special sound.

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Marvel storybook collection

Marvel storybook collection

2020

This Marvel Storybook Collection consists of beautifully illustrated stories featuring characters from the Marvel Universe including Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Made up of 18 original stories, this collection will bring readers back to the beginning and captivate them with incredible tales and exciting battles, familiarizing a whole new generation with the Marvel franchise! Ages 5 to 8.

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Meet Mira

Meet Mira

Paladino, Sascha, author.
2020

"Learn all about Mira and her life as royal detective!"--Page 4 of cover.

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Peppa Pig and the day of giving thanks.

Peppa Pig and the day of giving thanks.

2020

Peppa Pig and her brother, George, are out for a nature walk with Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig on a beautiful fall day. There are so many things to be thankful for-- the blue sky above, the trees full of apples, the pumpkins, the fallen leaves that are so fun to play in. When a rainstorm catches them by surprise, will it ruin their perfect autumn day? Or will it leave behind a surprise that Peppa might be thankful for after all?

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Pugtato finds a thing

Pugtato finds a thing

Corrigan, Sophie, author, illustrator
2020

While on a quest to discover the identity of the mysterious item he accidentally dug up, Pugtato learns to follow his heart.

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The really rotten princess and the awful, icky election

The really rotten princess and the awful, icky election

Snodgrass, Cecily, author.
2020

When the princesses in Miss Prunerot's class run for president, Regina embarks on a campaign of dirty tricks.

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Roller bears

Roller bears

Seltzer, Eric, author
2020

A group of bears love to roller skate.

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Splat the Cat and the cat in the moon

Splat the Cat and the cat in the moon

Driscoll, Laura, author.
2020

"When Splat and Plank disagree about the moon, will Plank's telescope help answer all their questions?"-- From publisher's description.

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