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Experiment with Reading: Summer Reading Program (Picture books)

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This summer we're experimenting!  Join us!


Baby Brains and RoboMom Cover
Simon James
Baby Brains invents RoboMom to do all the household chores and give his tired parents a rest
E Jam
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Bartholomew and the oobleck Cover
Dr Seuss
The King, tired of rain, snow, sun, and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom
E Seu
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Boy + Bot Cover
Ame Dyckman
Dan Yaccarino
A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences
E Dyc
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Do you know which ones will grow? Cover
Susan A Shea
Tom Slaughter
Poses rhyming questions about what grows and what does not. Features die-cut and gatefold pages
E She
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Hedgie blasts off! Cover
Jan Brett
When the spectacular, sparkling explosions at a popular tourist sight slow down, Hedgie the hedgehog is the only one capable of flying to tiny planet Mikkop to see what is wrong
E Bre
Book
Mar 22, 2014
Hello! hello! Cover
Matthew Cordell
A child seeks a way to communicate with parents and a brother who are busy with their electronic devices
E Cor
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Hop! plop! Cover
Corey Rosen Schwartz
Tali Klein
Olivier Dunrea
When Mouse and Elephant go to the playground together, it seems as if everything they try to play on together is broken, until they finally find the piece of equipment that is just right for them
E Sch
Book
Nov 16, 2013
How the meteorite got to the museum Cover
Jessie Hartland
This science-as-entertainment book chronicles how a meteorite ended up in the American Museum of Natural History, detailing the steps that brought it from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited in the hallowed halls of the AMNH
E Har
Book
Oct 23, 2013
How to clean a hippopotamus : a look at unusual animal partnerships Cover
Steve Jenkins
Robin Page
Learn about the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world's most unusual animal partners
E Jen
Book
Nov 16, 2013
In the garden : who's been here? Cover
Lindsay Barrett George
As Jeremy and Christina pick vegetables for their mother, they see evidence of animals and insects that have been in the garden before them
E Geo
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Jo MacDonald saw a pond Cover
Mary Quattlebaum
Laura J Bryant
Learn about the wild creatures at the pond on the farm. You'll find fish, frogs, ducks and a few surprises
E Qua
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Math Fables Too : Making Science Count Cover
Greg Tang
Taia Morley
From 1 to 10, these "lessons that count" are math magic for learning addition.
E Tan
Book
Apr 17, 2014
Me-- Jane Cover
Patrick McDonnell
Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist
E McD
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Monsters Love Colors Cover
Mike Austin
Playful monsters combine their favorite crayons, red, yellow, and blue, to create new colors, including one never before seen.
E Aus
Book
Apr 17, 2014
Oh No!, (or, How my science project destroyed the world) Cover
Mac Barnett
Dan Santat
After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem.
E Bar
Book
Apr 17, 2014
Perfect square Cover
Michael Hall
A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed but finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy
E Hal
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Plantzilla Cover
Jerdine Nolen
David Catrow
In a series of letters a boy, his science teacher, and his parents discuss the progress of a very unusual, sometimes frightening, plant that becomes more human as the summer progresses
E Nol
Book
Oct 23, 2013
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit Cover
Chris Van Dusen
Randy Riley, a science genius who loves baseball but is not very good at it, needs to use both his interests to save his town from a giant fireball that is heading their way.
E Van
Book
Apr 17, 2014
Robot Zot! Cover
Jon Scieszka
David Shannon
On a mission to conquer planet Earth, tiny but fearless Robot Zot and his mechanical sidekick leave a path of destruction as they battle kitchen appliances
E Sci
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Robot, go Bot! Cover
Dana Meachen Rau
Wook Jin Jung
A young girl makes so many demands on the robot she has constructed that he runs away
Ei Rau
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters Cover
Jane Yolen
A fun-filled day at the monster playground features exuberant little monsters swinging, sliding, running three-legged races, and sharing monster-sicles.
E Yol
Book
Apr 17, 2014
Science Fair Day Cover
Lynn Plourde
Thor Wickstrom
On Science Fair Day, Ima Kindanozee proves that she is the most inquisitive student in Mrs. Shepherd's class
E Plo
Book
Mar 22, 2014
Skippyjon Jones, lost in spice Cover
Judith Byron Schachner
Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat that thinks he is a Chihuahua dog, has an adventure on Mars
E Sch
Book
Nov 16, 2013
The Big Storm : a Very Soggy Counting Book Cover
Nancy Tafuri
Ten animals find shelter in a hill hollow one by one, but when the storm is over, a rumbling tells them there is still danger afoot.
E Taf
Book
Apr 17, 2014
The everything machine Cover
Matt Novak
What if you had a machine that did everything? One that cleaned your house, mowed your lawn, scratched your back, even colored your coloring books? That's what the people of Planet Quirk had. And for them, life was so easy that on most days they didn't even have to get out of bed. But on one fateful day, the machine stopped working
E Nov
Book
Nov 16, 2013
The honeybee man Cover
Lela Nargi
Kyrsten Brooker
Fred, a beekeeper whose hives are on the roof of his Brooklyn, New York, apartment building, tends his bees and distributes their honey to his neighbors. Includes facts about bees and beekeepers
E Nar
Book
Nov 16, 2013
The secret science project that almost ate school Cover
Judy Sierra
Stephen Gammell
A boy sends off for "Professor Swami's Super Slime" to use as his science fair project and then has to cope with the funny disaster that follows
E Sie
Book
Nov 16, 2013
The three little aliens and the big bad robot Cover
Margaret McNamara
Mark Fearing
Three aliens set off to find a new planet for themselves but soon Bork and Gork have forgotten all of their mother's good advice and only Nklxwcyz builds a home safe enough to withstand the Big Bad Robot in this story reminiscent of "The Three Little Pigs."
E McN
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Waddle! : a scanimation picture book Cover
Rufus Butler Seder
Simple, rhyming text and animated illustrations demonstrate how penguins waddle, frogs hop, and other animals move about
E Sed
Book
Nov 16, 2013
Syndicate content
Simon James
E Jam
Michael Hall
E Hal
Dr Seuss
E Seu
Jerdine Nolen
David Catrow
E Nol
Ame Dyckman
Dan Yaccarino
E Dyc
Chris Van Dusen
E Van
Susan A Shea
Tom Slaughter
E She
Jon Scieszka
David Shannon
E Sci
Jan Brett
E Bre
Dana Meachen Rau
Wook Jin Jung
Ei Rau
Matthew Cordell
E Cor
Jane Yolen
E Yol
Corey Rosen Schwartz
Tali Klein
Olivier Dunrea
E Sch
Lynn Plourde
Thor Wickstrom
E Plo
Jessie Hartland
E Har
Judith Byron Schachner
E Sch
Steve Jenkins
Robin Page
E Jen
Nancy Tafuri
E Taf
Lindsay Barrett George
E Geo
Matt Novak
E Nov
Mary Quattlebaum
Laura J Bryant
E Qua
Lela Nargi
Kyrsten Brooker
E Nar
Greg Tang
Taia Morley
E Tan
Judy Sierra
Stephen Gammell
E Sie
Patrick McDonnell
E McD
Margaret McNamara
Mark Fearing
E McN
Mike Austin
E Aus
Rufus Butler Seder
E Sed
Mac Barnett
Dan Santat
E Bar