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Children's Picture Books


Rock 'n' Roll Soul Rock and Roll Soul
by Susan Verde

With the school talent show coming up, a young music lover spends most of her time daydreaming about the perfect act. She notices the sounds around her, like the brrrrring of the school bell or the rappa-tappa-tap of rain on the windowpane. But the talent show is the place to reveal her own voice. Will she mix up some hip-hop beats? Will she command an orchestra of dozens, bringing the classics to life? Or, will she go electric, Jimi Hendrix style? Marching out on the talent show stage to the beat of her own drum, this sweet and sassy musician ultimately chooses to be herself and sing her own song loud and proud, “I’ve got a rock ’n’ roll soul!” 

 
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

by Joyce Dunbar

In this endearing bedtime story, Willa's big brother helps her get to sleep by reminding her about all of the happy things around her. Willa is afraid of bad dreams. "Think of something happy," suggests her big brother, Willoughby. But Willa needs his help. So together they think of all the happy things that await her in the morning--cozy slippers to warm her little feet, a yummy breakfast, and the morning itself, which loves to gently nudge her awake. But for Willa, the happiest thing of all is knowing that Willoughby will be there in the morning, too, just like always. This reassuring bedtime book will quickly become a cherished addition to family libraries--favorite for grown-ups and little ones to share for years to come.

 

 
Daniel Goes to School Daniel Goes to School (Daniel Tiger)
by Becky Friedman

Daniel Tiger is excited to go to school, but he’s not happy that his dad can’t stay at school with him. Daniel learns that “grown-ups come back” and has lots of fun with his teacher and classmates 

 
secret The Secret Life of Pets
by Little Golden Books

The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day

 
fairy book The Fairy Anthology of Verse

by Tom Percival

Barber authored most of the poems herself, but the books also contains delightful verses by poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

 
Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory Curious George Goes to the Chocolate Factory

by H. A. Rey

When George and the man with the yellow hat stop to shop at a chocolate factory store, George becomes curious about how chocolates are made. Though he begins to follow the factory tour, George is soon off on his own to investigate.

 
Curious George Visits a Toy Store (Curious George New Adventures) Curious George Visits the Toy Store

by H. A. Rey

A new toy store is opening and George can’t wait. Once George gets inside, the owner thinks his antics may be bad for business. It’s not long before George has her jumping through hoops to try to contain his curiosity. Will George’s playful nature really drive customers away, or will everyone’s favorite monkey find a clever way to save the day?

 
Curious George and the Puppies Curious George and the Puppies

by H. A. Rey

When George and the man with the yellow hat visit the animal shelter, George is delighted to discover a large litter of puppies. At first, George just wants to pet the puppy, but then he wants to hold one. George's curiosity gets the best of him, and soon puppies are everywhere. Fall 1998 marks the introduction of eight new Curious George Adventures available in three formats, hardcover, paperback, and paperboard. Fans will also enjoy Curious George in the Snow, Curious George Goes to a Movie, Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory, Curious George's Dream, Curious George Makes Pancakes, Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon, and Curious George Feeds the Animals

 
Curious George Makes Pancakes

Curious George Makes Pancakes

by H. A. Rey

Every year George and the Man with the Yellow Hat attend the pancake breakfast to benefit the children’s hospital. Always curious, George finds his way to the pancake table. After making some of the most interesting pancakes the crowd has ever seen, George gets into even more monkey mischief. Activities include coloring, fun facts, and funny faces pancake recipe.

 
Curious George Goes to the Aquarium Curious Geoge Goes to Aquarium
by H. A. Rey

Curious George decides that he wants to feed the seals at the aquarium, and pandemonium follows. Soon he's doing tricks in the seal tank, and he's even offered a job in the seal show. Once again, George turns chaos into a glorious opportunity to show what he can accomplish.

 
Disney Bedtime Favorites Bedtime Favorites

by Disney

Perfect for bedtime, the second edition of the popular Bedtime Favorites storybook collection has 19 stories to choose from. Updated story selections will feature characters from Finding Nemo, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, The Lion King, and more. 

 
Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe Down at the Dino Wash Delux

by Tim J. Myers

Dinosaurs from a finicky stegosaurus and a knobby old ankylosaur to the frightening tyrannosaurus rex get washed and shined at the Dino Wash Deluxe. Includes section with facts about the dinosaurs mentioned in the story.

 
T. Rex Trick-or-Treats T-Rex Trick or Treats
by Lois Grambling

It's the darkest, scariest night of the year . . .

and T. Rex can't decide what he wants to be for Halloween. Everything he thinks of just isn't uniquely frightening enough. Join T. Rex and his friends as he tries to figure out the perfect SCARY costume for trick-or-treating. Is it a bat? Or a cat? Or maybe a jack-o'-lantern?

Lois G. Grambling and Jack E. Davis's delightful, FRIGHTFUL tale teaches that sometimes, what you need just might be in the last place you look -- yourself.

 
Olivia Helps with Christmas Olivia Helps with Christmas
by Ian Falconer

Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure dad sets up the tree, wait for Santa, watch mom make the Christmas dinner, wait for Santa, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung and, of course, OPEN HER PRESENTS! Do you see how hard it is to be so helpful during the holidays? A lovingly-told and lavishly-illustrated Olivia Helps With Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking, and a bright star atop the Olivia series.

 
Merry Christmas, Splat Merry Christmas Splat
by Rob Scotton

It's the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he's been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom and, in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he's sure his Christmas is ruined—along with his hopes for a really big present. . . .

Everyone's favorite furry cat is back in a Christmas story perfect for any child anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival.

 
The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
by Mel Torme

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose . . .

From decorating the tree to opening gifts around the fireplace, Christmas is a time full of wonder and delight. When the celebration is shared with family and friends, the feelings of hope and joy become even more meaningful and cherished.

The classic lyrics of "The Christmas Song" have spread the Yuletide spirit since the mid-1940s. Doris Barrette's lush, beautiful illustrations capture the heart of both holiday and home, for all kids from one to ninety-two! 

 
Pet This Book Pet this Book
by Jessica Young

Hello, friend! It's time to play! We're taking care of pets today. 

There are lots of ways little hands can care for animals. Each page of this book invites readers to pet the cat, wash the puppy, brush the horse's mane, and more--no animals required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of pets who can't wait to play. The only thing they need is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Pet This Book!

 
36373562 Ocean Meets Sky
by The Fan Brothers

It’s a good day for sailing.

Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it’s a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.

Finn’s grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He’ll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!

And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he’ll find something he didn’t know he was looking for.

 
How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1) How to Code a Sandcastle
by Josh Funk

Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they’re going to do it using code. Pearl breaks the big we-need-a-sandcastle problem into smaller steps, then uses conditionals, loops, and other basic coding concepts to tell Pascal exactly what to do. But building a sandcastle isn’t as easy as it sounds when surfboards, mischievous dogs, and coding mishaps get in the way! Just when it looks like the sandcastle might never work, Pearl uses her coding skills to save the day and create something even better: a gorgeous sandcastle kingdom!

 
36742001 Froggy's Lemonade Stand
by Jonathan London

Froggy has great plans for all the money he's going to make from his lemonade stand. But there's a problem: he was so thirsty that he drank all the lemonade. Luckily lovable Froggy has lots of good friends to help him find a solution. Even if they don't get rich, they all have a very good time!

 
Lola: Edición en español de ISLANDBORN Lola (Spanish Language)
by Junot Diaz

Todos los niños en la escuela de Lola venían de otra parte. Era una escuela de lugares lejanos.

 Así que cuando la maestra de Lola pide a sus alumnos que hagan un dibujo del lugar del que emigraron sus familias, todos los niños se entusiasman. Todos, menos Lola. Ella no recuerda la Isla: se fue cuando era apenas un bebé. Pero con la ayuda de su familia y de sus amigos, todos ellos con sus recuerdos —felices, maravillosos, tristes, aterradores—, la imaginación de Lola la lleva en un extraordinario viaje de regreso a la Isla. Cuando finalmente se acerca al corazón de la historia de su familia, Lola llega a entender el sentido de las palabras de su abuela: «Que no recuerdes un lugar, no significa que no sea parte de ti».
Espléndidamente ilustrado, y escrito en una bella prosa, Lola es un homenaje a la creatividad, a la diversidad y a la imaginación sin límites, que nos permite conectar con nuestra familia, nuestro pasado y con nosotros mismos.
 

 
Cover image for La Frontera / The Border : El viaje con pap/̀ My Journey With Papa La Frantera (Spanish Language)
by Deborah Mills

Join a young boy and his father on a daring journey from Mexico to Texas to find a new life. Theyll need all the resilience and courage they can muster to safely cross the border ? la frontera ? and to make a home for themselves in a new land.

 
Square Square
by Mac Barnett

This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? With the second story in a trilogy of tales about Triangle, Square, and Circle, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen nudge readers toward a more well-rounded way of looking at things. Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today's most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes -- and your mind -- open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.

 

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