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A dazzling display of dogs : concrete poems Cover
Betsy Franco
Michael Wertz
" A collection of visual poems celebrating all things canine—from obedience school, to backyard break outs, to flatulent Fidos. Whether your best friend is a plucky Jack Russell, an indecisive basset hound, or a poodle with an indiscriminate appetite, you're sure to find this dazzling display doggone delightful."--Product description
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Nov 13, 2011
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day Cover
Judith Viorst
Ray Cruz
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too
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Book
Nov 13, 2011
An alphabet of dinosaurs Cover
Peter Dodson
Wayne Douglas Barlowe
J 567.9 Dod
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Nov 8, 2011
Big plans Cover
Bob Shea
Lane Smith
A little boy sits in the corner of his classroom dreaming about his big plans for his future
E She
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Bubble trouble Cover
Margaret Mahy
Polly Dunbar
Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood
E Mah
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Nov 8, 2011
Buying, training & caring for your dinosaur Cover
Laura Rennert
Marc Tolon Brown
Includes instructions for choosing and caring for a pet dinosaur
E Ren
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Chrysanthemum Cover
Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it
E Hen
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Nov 8, 2011
Deep in the jungle Cover
Dan Yaccarino
After being tricked into joining the circus, an arrogant lion escapes and returns to the jungle where he lives peacefully with the animals he used to terrorize
E Yac
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Fancy Nancy's favorite fancy words : from accessories to zany Cover
Jane O'Connor
Robin Preiss-Glasser
Fancy Nancy provides one or more of her favorite fancy words for each letter of the alphabet, defines them, and uses some in sentences that show what they mean to her, such as that she yearns--wants really badly--to visit Paris someday
E OCo
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Fanny's dream Cover
Caralyn Buehner
Mark Buehner
Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl who dreams of marrying a prince, but when her fairy godmother doesn't show up, she decides on a local farmer instead
E Bue
Book
Nov 13, 2011
First to fly : how Wilbur & Orville Wright invented the airplane Cover
Peter Busby
David Craig
Jack McMaster
A look at the lives of the Wright brothers, from their childhood interest in flight, through their study of successful gliders and other flying machines, to their triumphs at Kitty Hawk and beyond
JB Wri
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Giraffes can't dance Cover
Giles Andreae
Guy Parker-Rees
Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music
E And
Book
Nov 13, 2011
I stink! Cover
Kate McMullan
Jim McMullan
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini
E McM
Book
Nov 8, 2011
I will never not ever eat a tomato/ Lauren Child Cover
Lauren Child
A fussy eater decides to sample the carrots after her brother convinces her that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter
E Chi
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Like butter on pancakes Cover
Jonathan London
G. Brian Karas
As the sun rises and sets, its rays highlight simple aspects and situations of farm life, including the shadow of a cloud, the sizzle of bacon, and the dancing of spoons
E Lon
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Lon Po Po : a Red-riding hood story from China Cover
Ed Young
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother
J 398.2 You
Book
Nov 13, 2011
M is for music Cover
Kathleen Krull
Stacy Innerst
An alphabet book introducing musical terms, from allegro to zarzuela
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Book
Nov 8, 2011
Make way for ducklings Cover
Robert McCloskey
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard search Boston for the right place to build a nest, raise their eight ducklings, and settle down permanently
E McC
Book
Nov 8, 2011
On Noah's ark Cover
Jan Brett
Noah's granddaughter helps him bring the animals onto the ark, calm them down, and get them to sleep
E Bre
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Otis Cover
Loren Long
When a big new yellow tractor arrives, Otis the friendly little tractor is cast away behind the barn, but when trouble occurs Otis is the only one who can help
E Lon
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Rah, rah, radishes! : a vegetable chant Cover
April Pulley Sayre
Photographs of vegetables and rhyming text celebrate vegetables in all their colorful and tasty variety
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Book
Nov 13, 2011
Skippyjon Jones Cover
Judith Byron Schachner
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego
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Book
Nov 8, 2011
Something from nothing Cover
Phoebe Gilman
In this retelling of a traditional Jewish folktale, Joseph's baby blanket is transformed into ever smaller items as he grows until there is nothing left--but then Joseph has an idea
J 398.2 Gil
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Stellaluna Cover
Janell Cannon
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother
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Book
Nov 13, 2011
Swirl by swirl : spirals in nature Cover
Joyce Sidman
Beth Krommes
What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again--in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear? Spirals--bold, beautiful, and mysterious are all around us
E Sid
Book
Nov 13, 2011
The empty pot Cover
Demi
When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty
E Dem
Book
Nov 13, 2011
The gods and goddesses of Olympus Cover
Aliki
An introduction to ancient Greek mythological gods and goddesses
J 292.2 Ali
Book
Nov 8, 2011
The kissing hand Cover
Audrey Penn
Ruth E. Harper
Nancy M. Leak
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him
E Pen
Book
Nov 13, 2011
The story of Ruby Bridges Cover
Robert Coles
undefined Ford
For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960
JB Bri
Book
Nov 8, 2011
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Betsy Franco
Michael Wertz
J 811.54 Fra
Ed Young
J 398.2 You
Judith Viorst
Ray Cruz
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Kathleen Krull
Stacy Innerst
E Kru
Peter Dodson
Wayne Douglas Barlowe
J 567.9 Dod
Robert McCloskey
E McC
Bob Shea
Lane Smith
E She
Jan Brett
E Bre
Margaret Mahy
Polly Dunbar
E Mah
Loren Long
E Lon
Laura Rennert
Marc Tolon Brown
E Ren
April Pulley Sayre
J 641.3 Say
Kevin Henkes
E Hen
Judith Byron Schachner
E Sch
Dan Yaccarino
E Yac
Phoebe Gilman
J 398.2 Gil
Jane O'Connor
Robin Preiss-Glasser
E OCo
Janell Cannon
E Can
Caralyn Buehner
Mark Buehner
E Bue
Joyce Sidman
Beth Krommes
E Sid
Peter Busby
David Craig
Jack McMaster
JB Wri
Demi
E Dem
Giles Andreae
Guy Parker-Rees
E And
Aliki
J 292.2 Ali
Kate McMullan
Jim McMullan
E McM
Audrey Penn
Ruth E. Harper
Nancy M. Leak
E Pen
Lauren Child
E Chi
Robert Coles
undefined Ford
JB Bri
Jonathan London
G. Brian Karas
E Lon