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The Lion & the Mouse
The Lion & the Mouse

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.

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John Henry
John Henry

John Henry is stronger than ten men, and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Julius Lester's folksy retelling of a popular African American folk ballad has warmth, tall tale humor, and boundless energy.

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We Are Water Protectors
We Are Water Protectors

A bold and lyrical picture book about protecting nature's most sacred resources. Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all. Water is sacred. My people talk of a black snake that will destroy the land, Spoil the water, wreck everything in its path. They foretold that it wouldn't come for many, many years. Now the black snake is here.

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Big Cat, Little Cat
Big Cat, Little Cat

From award-winning author/illustrator Elisha Cooper comes a moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats. It follows the friendship of two cats through the years, until the older cat has to go and doesn't come back. This is a story about the act of moving on. There was a cat who lived alone. Until the day a new cat came.

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One Crazy Summer
One Crazy Summer

In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

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Bear Came Along
Bear Came Along

Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn't know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren't any fun by yourself, and so enters Froggy, Turtles, Beaver, Racoons, and Duck. These very different animals take off downstream, but they didn't know they needed one another until thankfully, the river came along…

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Un Sillon Para Mi Mama
Un Sillon Para Mi Mama

S: Después que un incendio destruye su casa y todo lo que poseen, Rosa, su madre y su abuela ahorran hasta que logran comprarse un sillon para que las tres puedan disfrutarlo. A Chair For My Mother E: After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.

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La telarana de Carlota
La telarana de Carlota

Charlotte's Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn.

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Las espinacas de Sylvia
Las espinacas de Sylvia

Sylvia Spivens always says no to spinach. But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for the school garden. Overcoming her initial reluctance and giving the seeds a little love and patience, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food and the pleasure of tasting something new. This is the Spanish language edition of Sylvia's Spinach.

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Buen dia, buenas noches
Buen dia, buenas noches

S: Cuando sale el sol y el día comienza, el conejito dice buen día a todas las cosas familiares. Y cuando el sol comienza a ocultarse, es hora para que el conejito diga buenas noches. Good Day, Good Night E: When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. And as the sun starts to set, it's time for the little bunny to say goodnight. Goodnight, kitty. Goodnight, bear. Goodnight, people everywhere.

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The Little House
The Little House

"Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House. So begins Virginia Lee Burton's classic The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1942. The rosy-pink Little House, on a hill surrounded by apple trees, watches the days go by, from the first apple blossoms in the spring through the winter snows. Always faintly aware of the city's distant lights, she starts to notice the city encroaching on her...

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Dada
Dada

Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon did everything in his power to ensure that his daughter's first word would be "Dada!" Yes, he has many other projects on his plate, like hosting NBC's The Tonight Show. But he was determined that his daughter would say "Dada!" before any other word. He worked very hard on this. Jimmy Fallon lives with his wife, Nancy, and their daughters, Winnie Rose and Frances Cole, in New York City. Winnie's first word was "Mama!"

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Baby
Baby

These are Baby's EYES. This is Baby's NOSE. These are Baby's FINGERS. These are Baby's TOES. #1 New York Times-bestselling author and late-night superstar Jimmy Fallon returns with his third picture book. Jimmy's sweet-and-simple text, once again paired with lively and charming artwork by Miguel Ordóñz, will help little ones learn the words for the various parts of their body in no time.

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Planting Stories
Planting Stories

When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura's legacy.

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The Cat Man of Aleppo
The Cat Man of Aleppo

Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty—except for the many cats left behind. Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home.

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Dont Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!
Dont Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.

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Doctor De Soto
Doctor De Soto

Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.

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Blueberries for Sal
Blueberries for Sal

Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother. A laugh-out-loud picture book about finding a balance between work and play—perfect for both summer and back to school.

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A Child's Calendar
A Child's Calendar

Celebrate the little moments that make each month special in this beautiful picture book featuring twelve poems about a family and the turn of the seasons. From the short, frozen days of January, through the light of summer, to the first snowflakes of December, Updike's poems rejoices in the familiar, wondrous qualities that make each part of the year unique.

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Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings

This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions.

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The Gardner
The Gardner

Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece--an ambitious rooftop garden.

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When You Trap A Tiger
When You Trap A Tiger

When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her Halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal—return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health—Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem!

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Frederick
Frederick

Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food…except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it's Frederick's stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice.

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Solar Story
Solar Story

In his signature style, Allan Drummond tells the story of the largest solar plant in the world, the Noor Solar Power Plant in Morocco's Sahara Desert, in Solar Story—by relating it to the everyday life of a schoolgirl in a small village next to the plant.

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Who Has Wiggle Waggle Toes
Who Has Wiggle Waggle Toes

Who has wiggle-waggle toes? I do. Who has flip-flop feet? I do! The girls and boys in this book have kissable noses, out-there elbows, big bold bottoms, and hokey pokey heads—which they crinkle, flap, shimmy, and shake. This joyful celebration of our amazing body parts encourages fun, high-energy learning about science, language, self-regulation and focus, and more! Perfect for brain breaks and active story times!

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This Land is Your Land
This Land is Your Land

Take a trip around the world to discover a wide variety of Earth's landforms and geological features through the rhythmic verse in This Land is Your Land. On the journey encounter plains, plateaus, and rolling hills. Find out how a stream can make a canyon or lava creates an archipelago. Read aloud and discover new terrain with the flip of each page.

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Felinas New Home
Felinas New Home

Learn whether Felina the Florida panther and the other animals in the forest adapt to the new human presence in her environment, and what children can do to keep wild animals safe, happy, and healthy.

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The Rough Patch
The Rough Patch

Evan—a farmer—and his dog do everything together, from eating ice cream to caring for their show stopping garden where everything grows big and beautiful. One day, the unthinkable happens: Evan's dog dies. Heartbroken, Evan destroys the garden and everything in it. Soon, the patch fills with weeds, becoming ugly with prickles and thorns, and Evan embraces the chaos and misery. When a twisting pumpkin vine reaches under the fence, he decides to let it grow.

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A Day in a Forested Wetland
A Day in a Forested Wetland

Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home.

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A Place Inside of Me
A Place Inside of Me

There is a place inside of me a space deep down inside of me where all my feelings hide. In this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott, a Black child explores his shifting emotions throughout the year. Summertime is filled with joy—skateboarding and playing basketball—until his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring, fear grows into anger, then pride and peace.

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Koala is Not a Bear
Koala is Not a Bear

It's Koala's first day at camp, and she thinks she's found her place in the Bear Cabin—until know-it-all Kangaroo comes along and tells Koala in no uncertain terms that she is not a bear. Koala points out all the ways in which she resembles her new friend, Grizzly, but Kangaroo just isn't buying it!

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Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty-and fun-in their routine and the world around them.

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Grandma's Garden
Grandma's Garden

Grandma Dorothy shared her love of gardens with her daughter, Hillary, and her granddaughter, Chelsea. She taught them that gardens are magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions. But most of all, she taught them that in her gardens, her love grew and blossomed.

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Hello World
Hello World

From bestselling author Kelly Corrigan comes a book that celebrates the people in our lives and the meaningful connections we make that come from asking each other questions.

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The Bench
The Bench

In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort.

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Stacey's Extraordinary Words
Stacey's Extraordinary Words

An empowering debut picture book from iconic voting rights advocate and bestselling author, Stacey Abrams, about a little girl who discovers the power of words after competing in a spelling bee—inspired by Stacey's own childhood. Stacey is a little girl who loves words more than anything. She loves reading them, sounding them out, and finding comfort in them when things are hard.

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Good Morning Zoom
Good Morning Zoom

Good Morning Zoom takes the reader on a lyrical journey through our “new normal.” From “Zoom school,” to watching doctors and nurses on TV, to building pillow forts and talking to loved ones from a distance, this poignant book reminds us that there are still things to enjoy and be excited about in these unprecedented times.

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What We'll Build
What We'll Build

A father and daughter set about laying the foundations for their life together. Using their own special tools, they get to work, building memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe, and love to keep them warm. A rare and enduring story about a parent’s boundless love, life’s endless opportunities, and all we need to build a together future. The perfect baby shower gift or gift for new parents!

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Baby Touch and Feel Animals
Baby Touch and Feel Animals

Filled with soft animal textures, the book’s touch and feel patches are designed to encourage early learning. Now your little one can pet the furry belly of a waddling penguin or the fluffy tummy of an adorable puppy.

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Let's Play Football
Let's Play Football

How do you score points? What do I wear to a game? Who is going to be on my team? How can I get better outside of practice? Football can be complicated, but this unique book has all the information kids needs before trying to throw their first touchdown. Filled with diagrams, helpful photos, and even practice tips, it helps young athletes prepare for their first season and understand the most important elements of their sport.

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Let's Play Basketball
Let's Play Basketball

How do you score points? What do I wear to a game? Who is going to be on my team? How can I get better outside of practice? Basketball can be complicated, but this unique book has all the information a kid needs before trying to get the ball into the hoop. Filled with diagrams, helpful photos, and even practice tips, it helps young athletes prepare for their first season and understand the most important elements of their sport.

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I love you more than...
I love you more than...

My child. I am not always with you as much as I’d like. But you are always in my mind and my heart. Some families look different than others. A father who doesn’t live full-time with his son tells him all the ways he misses and loves him. Perfect for families who are separated, whatever the circumstances, this message of love underscores the bond between parent and child in ways that little ones will understand.

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How do you say? Como se dice?
How do you say? Como se dice?

Hello! ¡Hola! Some people speak Spanish. Some people speak English. Although we may not speak the same language, some things, like friendship, are universal! Follow two young giraffes as they meet, celebrate, and become friends. This bilingual tale will have readers eager to meet new friends and amigos! Now in board book for the youngest readers.

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She Persisted in Sports
She Persisted in Sports

Throughout history, women have been told that they couldn’t achieve their dreams, no matter how hard they tried. Woman athletes have faced their own unique set of challenges, across countless sports and levels of play. In this third She Persisted book, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to women who have excelled in their sports because of their persistence.

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The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff
The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff

Colo the cougar and her friend Ruff, the bobcat, jump and play together, but Ruff can't jump as far as Colo. Ruff doesn't have a long, swishy tail like Colo does, to provide balance on long leaps. Ruff's tail is much shorter. He is sure that something is wrong with him. Sympathetic, Colo suggests they find a tail that Ruff would like better, so off they go. As the two kittens explore the variety of tails worn by other animals, they make the best discovery of all.

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Bruce's Big Move
Bruce's Big Move

After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan…

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Babies Can Sleep Anywhere
Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

What better way to encourage a little one to sleep than with a soothing rhyme and image after image of sleeping animals! This gentle picture book introduces the sleeping habits of many animals—from puppies to whales—and compares them to the sometimes-unusual habits of human babies. In backpacks, on knees, in cradles or trees, sweet babies can sleep anywhere!

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Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!
Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!

Baby Dragon loves to swoop and soar through the kingdom, which can cause quite a stir. But one little girl is up for the challenge of spending the day with Baby Dragon, and the two embark upon an exciting journey through the kingdom, where they run and race and climb and explore—and eventually even take the time to relish a quiet moment. Bestselling author Melissa Marr has crafted a rollicking story about how the best friendships expand our horizons in all kinds of ways!

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Me First!
Me First!

It's Leadership Day in Mr. Wright's classroom, and the prefixes are IMpatient to take center stage. After all, they are the greatest leaders around! Prefixes attach to the beginning of words and change what they mean. But they are MIStaken about their role in the day's festivities…Mr. Wright has a lesson on President Abraham Lincoln PREpared.

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The Bug Book
The Bug Book

This fun rhyming story lists all the bugs you can imagine—creep bugs, climb bugs, sticky-slime bugs! Discover the vast world of insects in this photo-filled book.

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The Tale of the Tiger Slippers
The Tale of the Tiger Slippers

Set in India, this gorgeous reimagining of the classic Middle Eastern folk tale "Abu Kassem's Slippers" features a poor tiger cub who is a very hard worker. His mother weaves him slippers to protect his feet from stones and thorns, and they allowed him to prosper--first making bricks, then building houses, and eventually becoming very wealthy. He continues to wear them until someone questions why such a prominent person would wear such worn shoes...

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We Are Not Lost
We Are Not Lost

Someone is watching Timon and Pumbaa. But who? And should they be worried about it? Fans of The Lion King can find out who it is in this hilarious, full color storybook.

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A Picture Book of Sam Houston
A Picture Book of Sam Houston

Sam Houston was a teacher, a lawyer, a war hero, and statesman. He is best known for defeating the Mexican Army in 1836 and establishing Texas as an independent nation. He served two terms as the president of the Republic of Texas and helped Texas to become the twenty-eighth state.

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Drawn Together
Drawn Together

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

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Sweep Up The Sun
Sweep Up The Sun

Baby robins, open-billed in their nest. Mallards winging to a new clime. Whether chickadees or cardinals, sparrows or starlings, here are commonly seen birds in their natural settings, captured in photographs of rare beauty and grace.

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The Little Engine That Could
The Little Engine That Could

Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, the classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite her size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the children waiting on the other side of a mountain.

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The Berenstain Bears Go To School
The Berenstain Bears Go To School

Germs are everywhere! With everyone coughing and spluttering around them, Brother and Sister learn an important lesson about how to stop germs and colds from spreading. Now they just have to teach Papa!

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