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How to Apologize by David LaRochelle

How to Apologize
LaRochelle, David

This humorous and practical guide explains how and how not to apologize.


Not a Monster by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez

Not A Monster

Martinez, Claudia Guadalupe

An axolotl may look like one, but it is certainly Not a Monster. This curious creature, made popular by Minecraft, is actually a salamander that will never lose its gills or fins. Not a Monster explores the traits of the axolotl, the Aztec origin myth about the species, and the way pollution is affecting its natural habitat: the canals of Xochimilco in Mexico City.


Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip Stead

Amos McGee Misses the Bus
Stead, Philip C.

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during breakfast and misses his bus to the zoo.


Fox and the Jumping Contest by Corey Tabor

Fox and the Jumping Contest
Tabor, Corey R.

Fox really wants to win the jumping contest. He knows just where he'll put that first-place trophy. The only problem? Fox is not a very good jumper, but he is a very good schemer.


Lala's Words by Gracey Zhang

Lala's Words

Zhang, Gracey

Every day, no matter how hot, Lala carries a pot of water around the corner to a patch of dirt and concrete, waters the tiny weeds sprouting there, and whispers words of encouragement to her plant friends.


Going Places by Peter Reynolds

Going Places

Reynolds, Peter H.

Rafael has looked forward to the Going Places contest and builds his go-cart from a kit in record time, but his neighbor, Maya, has a much more interesting and creative idea for her entry, and Rafael decides to help.


All We Need is Love and a Really Soft Pillow by Peter H. Reynolds

All We Need Is Love and a Really Soft Pillow!

Reynolds, Peter H.

Poppy believes that all they need in life is love. Little One keeps coming up with other things that will make their life comfortable, until it is all swept away in a storm.


Don't Trust Cats by Dev Petty

Don't Trust Cats: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog

Petty, Dev

Chip the dog warns other pups that cats are not their friends, among other nuggets of wisdom.


The Love Pug by Jennifer Sattler

Chick 'n' Pug: The Love Pug
Sattler, Jennifer

When a new neighbor visits, Chick can hardly believe his eyes. Her name is Daisy, and she's beautiful. She would be a perfect match for his best buddy, Pug. Daisy is instantly smitten, even if Pug doesn't seem to notice.


The Elephant's New Shoe by Laurel Neme

The Elephant's New Shoe: A True Rescue Story

Neme, Laurel

This sweet true story stars a tiny, orphaned, injured baby elephant who was given another chance.


Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox
Blackaby, Susan

Brownie the groundhog encounters a fox while waiting for winter to be over, and through clever maneuvering and tasty snacks, the two become friends.


Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II

Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy

Sams II, Carl R.

The resident birds and animals react to a snowman appearing in their woods after a winter storm. The coauthor is Jean Stoick.


A Thing Called Snow by Yuval Zommer

A Thing Called Snow

Zommer, Yuval

Best friends Fox and Hare set out into the forest during their first winter to find out what snow is.


The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day

Keats, Ezra Jack

A small boy experiences the joys of a snowy day.


The Luckiest Snowball by Elliot Kreloff

The Luckiest Snowball

by Kreloff, Elliott

Izzy brings his new friend, Larry the snowball, home and, over the course of a year, introduces him to each season before rushing him back to the freezer.


The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore

The Night Before Christmas

A Michael Hague Pop-Up Book


Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Wilson, Karma

Bear's friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, hang stockings, and sing carols. Then while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.


Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Extra Yarn
Barnett, Mac

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town, until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.


Don't Blow Your Top by Ame Dyckman

Don't Blow Your Top

Dyckman, Ame

Big Volcano and Little Volcano live side by side in paradise, but when a silly bird drops a coconut (or two) on Little Volcano's crater he blows his top.


Don't Eat Bees by Dev Petty

Don't Eat Bees (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog)

Petty, Dev

Chip the dog shares the wisdom of his seven fruitful years of eating things he shouldn't.


Hank the Clank by Michael Coleman

Hank the Clank
Coleman, Michael

Hank is lonely and just wants to make friends.


Grumpy Monkey Don't Be Scared by Suzanne Lang

Don't Be Scared

Lang, Suzanne

On the spookiest night of the year, Jim Panzee and his jungle friends brave the dark to collect treats. Not only does the jungle look different at night, it sounds different. What's that knock-knock-knock and that HAHA HAHA HAHA? And the smell? PEE-YEW! 'Don't be scared,' they tell Jim. But then two glowing eyes flash overhead, and looking for treats is almost abandoned.


What Could That Be? by Reza Dalvand

What Could That Be?
Dalvand, Reza

In a clearing in the forest, there is something small and dark, but none of the animals know what it is.


Simon and the Better Bone by Corey Tabor

Simon and the Better Bone

Tabor, Corey R.

One day, down by the pond, Simon meets another dog just like him. That dog has a bone just like his, only better, and knows all the same tricks as Simon.


The Baddies by Julia Donaldson

The Baddies

Donaldson, Julia

The Baddies are the meanest, nastiest ghost, witch and troll in the land. They just adore being bad, and fight over who is the worst. When a little girl moves into a nearby cottage, the Baddies can't wait to scare her out of her wits. But the little girl quickly shows them that you don't have to be big to be brave, and baddies don't always win.


Cat Up a Tree by John and Ann Hassett

Cat up a Tree
Hassett, John

With rapidly increasing numbers of cats stuck in her tree, Nana Quimby asks for help from the firehouse, the police, the pet shop, the zoo, the library, and even city hall: but no one will help rescue the cats.


A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis

A Seed Grows

Portis, Antoinette

To understand how a seed becomes a sunflower, you have to peek beneath the soil and wait patiently as winding roots grow, a stalk inches out of the earth, and new seeds emerge among blooming petals.


Always in Trouble by Corrine Demas

Always in Trouble

Demas, Corinne

Even after attending obedience school, Emma's dog Toby misbehaves, until she takes him back to become a "specially trained dog."


The Book of Mistakes by Corinne Luyken

The Book of Mistakes

Luyken, Corinna

As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which mistakes can provide inspiration and opportunity and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress.


Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

Summer Days and Nights
Yee, Wong Herbert

A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.


We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish by Ryan Higgins

We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish

Higgins, Ryan

When Penelope Rex brings home Walter, the class goldfish, for the weekend, she is not sure how to feel, but when Walter goes missing, Penelope searches high and low for her fishy classmate.


Drawn Together by Minh Le

Drawn Together
Lê, Minh

A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.


Monet's Cat by Lily Murray and Becky Cameron

Monet's Cat

Murray, Lily

Artist Claude Monet's porcelain sculpture of a cat, named Chika, springs to life and runs through all of Monet's most famous paintings


Dandy by Ame Dyckman


Dyckman, Ame

When Sweetie names and cares for the sole dandelion in his perfect lawn, Daddy does all he can to get rid of the weed before it spreads.


Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers by Lina Al-Hathloul

Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers

AlHathloul, Lina

Loujain watches her beloved baba attach his feather wings and fly each morning, but her own dreams of flying face a big obstacle: only boys, not girls, are allowed to fly.


Bald Eagles by Chris Bowman

Bald Eagles

Bowman, Chris

Simple text and photographs introduce beginning readers to bald eagles


Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Knight Owl
Denise, Christopher

Owl wants nothing more than to be a knight. When his dream comes true, he proves to be both brave and clever.


Change Sings by Amanda Gorman

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem
Gorman, Amanda

As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes--big or small--in the world, in their communities, and most importantly, in themselves.


Who Will Be My Valentine This Year by Jerry Pallotta

Who Will Be My Valentine This Year?
Pallotta, Jerry

When Hippo asks her friends to be her valentine, they all refuse because she is different


Ship in a Bottle by Andrew Prahin

Ship in a Bottle
Prahin, Andrew

A valiant mouse sets sail in her ship in a bottle to seek a better life.


Milton & Odie and the Bigger than Bigmouth Bass by Mary Ann Fraser

Milton & Odie and the bigger-than-bigmouth bass Fraser, Mary Ann

It's ice-fishing season for two very opposite otters. Pessimism, prepare to meet optimism!

On one side of a frozen lake, Odie imagines all the fish he'll catch today. On the other side of the lake, Milton is doubtful he'll catch anything at all. As each otter imagines what lurks--or doesn't lurk--under the ice, opposites attract, attitudes change, and a friendship is formed.


Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor

Mel Fell

Tabor, Corey R.

Follow Mel on her journey from downward fall to triumphant flight in this tale of self-confidence and taking a leap of faith.


Santa Bruce by Ryan Higgins

Santa Bruce
Higgins, Ryan T.

The forest animals line up to give Bruce their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity -- again.


'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Michael Hague

The Night Before Christmas

A Michael Hague Pop-Up Book


Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Extra Yarn
Barnett, Mac

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town, until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Barnett, Mac

Three clever billy goats outwit a big, ugly troll who lives under the bridge they must cross on their way to a greener hillside.


How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton

How to Catch a Turkey
Wallace, Adam

A group of school children and staff set out to capture a turkey, but it manages to escape all their traps.


Pig the Rebel by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Rebel
Blabey, Aaron

Pig the Pug tries to get out of an unpleasant situation in this rhyming story of a dog's rebellion and downfall.


Nanette's Baguette by Mo Willems

Nanette's Baguette
Willems, Mo

It is Nanette's first trip to get the baguette.


Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin

Diary of a Spider

Cronin, Doreen

A young spider discovers, day by day, that there is a lot to learn about being a spider, including how to spin webs and how to avoid vacuum cleaners.


The Doll in the Hall and Other Scary Stories by Max Brallier

The Doll in the Hall and Other Scary Stories
Brallier, Max

The Jack-O'-Lantern: When Lila moves to a new town before Halloween, she carves a jack-o-lantern named Willy. But what happens the next Halloween?


Dog on a Frog ?  by Kes Gray

Dog on a Frog?
Gray, Kes

Frog decides that he does not want to sit on a log, and he definitely does not want a dog to sit on a frog. The coauthor is Claire Gray


Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

Stick and Stone

Ferry, Beth

When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. When Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?


Even Superheroes Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker

Even Superheroes Make Mistakes

Becker, Shelly

A group of superheroes demonstrate that even they make mistakes, and when they do, they admit their mistakes and move forward


If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen

If I Built a School
Van Dusen, Chris

Imaginative Jack describes the kind of school he would build.


The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony

The Queen's Hat

Antony, Steve

A sudden gust of wind takes the Queen's favorite hat. The book follows the hat until the Queen gets it back


Clifford Keeps Cool by Norman Bridwell

Clifford Keeps Cool
Bridwell, Norman

This is a story about how Clifford, the dog, keeps cool in the heat of the summer.


Roy Digs Dirt by David Shannon

Roy Digs Dirt
Shannon, David

Roy is a West Highland terrier who loves to dig in the dirt and mud; sometimes he buries things, and sometimes he finds things, but mostly he just likes to dig.


Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Lionni, Leo

A little fish makes the most of his smallness in a big way.


Chez Bob by Bob Shea

Chez Bob
Shea, Bob

A lazy alligator comes up with a plan to lure his prey as it flies in from all over the world.


I am a Tiger by Karl Newson

I Am a Tiger
Newson, Karl

Mouse believes he is a tiger, and he tries to convince Fox, Raccoon, Snake, and Bird he's one, too.


Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

Spoon, feeling rather envious of Fork, Knife, and Chopsticks, gets a lot to think about when his mother reminds him of all the things he can do that they cannot.


See the Cat by David LaRochelle

See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog

LaRochelle, David

Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling.


The Way Home for Wolf by Rachel Bright

The Way Home for Wolf

Bright, Rachel

Wolf cub Wilf is convinced that he has what it takes to lead the pack, but the adults just laugh. When he falls behind and finds himself alone in the dark of the Arctic night, he discovers that it is really important to have friends


Valentine's Day by Rachel Grack

Valentine's Day
Grack, Rachel

This book introduces the history of Valentine's Day and how people celebrate the holiday.


The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Mood and the Stick
Snicket, Lemony

Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake.


The Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughan James

Fussy Flamingo
James, Shelly Vaughan

Lola doesn't like her dinner, so she sneaks other foods ... with hilarious results.


Cat Problems by Jory John

Cat Problems

John, Jory

A pampered house cat complains about the daily struggles he faces.


Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting

Christmas Cricket
Bunting, Eve

It is Christmas Eve. Cricket feels small and worthless. He hops up some steps and finds himself in a place filled with light and warmth and a tall, sparking tree. Soon Cricket begins to sing...and that is when he makes a marvelous discovery.


Jack and Santa by Mac Barnett

Jack and Santa
Barnett, Mac

Jack the rabbit tries to make sure Santa gives him presents.


Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Extra Yarn

Barnett, Mac

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town, until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.


Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

de la Peña, Matt

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.


Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever by Beth Ferry

Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever

Ferry, Beth

Stick searches for his family tree and discovers the importance of found family and forever friends.


Bad Dog by Mike Boldt

Bad Dog
Boldt, Mike

A little girl gets a cat as a new pet. She insists the cat is a dog, even if it doesn't act very dog-like.


Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard

Howard, Arthur

A young witch searches for a creepy pet.


Harry and the Terrible Whatzit

Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
Gackenbach, Dick

When his mother is slow returning from the basement, Harry goes downstairs and confronts the terrible, two-headed Whatzit.


Hi, Jack!

Hi, Jack!
Barnett, Mac

Jack takes a bag and some lipstick from a lady and uses them and a dog, Rex, to get into mischief. Book #1


Yesterday I had the Blues

Yesterday I Had the Blues
Frame, Jeron Ashford

A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.


My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks

My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits

Piven, Hanoch

A young girl draws a family portrait and then makes it more accurate by adding common objects to show aspects of each member's personality.


14 Cows for America

14 Cows for America
Deedy, Carmen Agra

This book presents an illustrated tale of a gift of fourteen cows given by the Maasai people of Kenya to the U.S. as a gesture of comfort and friendship in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The coauthor is Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah.


Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face

Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face

Theule, Larissa
AR Quiz No. 501068 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5

Louise Belinda Bellflower lives in Rochester, New York, in 1896. She spends her days playing with her brother, Joe. Joe gets to ride a bicycle, and Louise Belinda doesn't.


Flight School

Flight School

Judge, Lita
AR Quiz No. 168058 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.1 - AR Pts: 0.5

Little Penguin, who has the "soul of an eagle," enrolls in flight school.




Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 501133 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

This book is about Circle, Triangle, and Square and how Circle makes a rule and has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule.


The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight

Holm, Jennifer
AR Quiz No. 503744 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

Two siblings exemplify their titles of "Evil Princess" and "Brave Knight." He, with sword and armor, protects the castle, while she, in cape and crown, actively spites him. Book #1


Love, Z

Love, Z

Sima, Jessie
AR Quiz No. 501740 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

A little robot named Z finds a message signed, "Love, Beatrice." Unable to learn what love is from other robots, he decides to find the answer.


Groundhog's Runaway Shadow

Groundhog's Runaway Shadow

Biedrzycki, David
AR Quiz No. 186698 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5

Little Phil Groundhog and his shadow do everything together, but when they grow up, the more adventurous shadow wants to travel, and soon Phil goes on a search for his friend.


Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 132155 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.0 - AR Pts: 0.5

When Billy's mother follows through on her threat to buy him a blue whale if he refuses to obey, he finds himself the owner of an enormous pet that he must take with him everywhere, which does not make him popular at school.


Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Grack, Rachel
AR Quiz No. 188919 EN Nonfiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.3 - AR Pts: 0.5

Beginning readers are introduced to Chinese New Year.


The Paperboy

The Paperboy

Pilkey, Dav
AR Quiz No. 18642 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

A paperboy and his dog enjoy the quiet of the early morning as they go about their rounds.


The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

Keats, Ezra Jack
AR Quiz No. 6092 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.5 - AR Pts: 0.5

A small boy experiences the joys of a snowy day.


The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement

Pop-Ups by Michael Hague

The classic Christmas poem with pop-up illustrations.


Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!

Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!

Cronin, Doreen
AR Quiz No. 177186 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 1.1 - AR Pts: 0.5

As Farmer Brown prepares the house for Christmas, Duck tries to play Santa but gets stuck in the chimney, along with all the other animals who try to help.


Extra Yarn

Extra Yarn

Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 148457 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town, until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.


Thank You, Omu!

Thank You, Omu!

Mora, Oge
AR Quiz No. 199108 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until the pot is empty.


Leave Me Alone!

Leave Me Alone!

Brosgol, Vera
AR Quiz No. 184630 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.


We Don't Eat Our Classmates

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Higgins, Ryan T.
AR Quiz No. 195764 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.3 - AR Pts: 0.5

Penelope, a T. rex, has a hard time making friends - especially when her classmates are so delicious.


Nanette's Baguette

Nanette's Baguette

Willems, Mo
AR Quiz No. 185161 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

It is Nanette's first trip to get the baguette.


Snowmen at Halloween

Snowmen at Halloween

Buehner, Caralyn
AR Quiz No. 504202 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.3 - AR Pts: 0.5

After a Halloween snowfall, a pair of children build some snowmen and imagine the snowmen's nighttime adventures.


The Hallo-wiener

The Hallo-wiener

Pilkey, Dav
AR Quiz No. 13785 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

All the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshund until one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog, Oscar bravely rescues the others.


We're All Wonders

We're All Wonders

Palacio, R.J.
AR Quiz No. 188348 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 1.5 - AR Pts: 0.5

This book shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world, a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way.


Enemy Pie

Enemy Pie

Munson, Derek
AR Quiz No. 45222 EN Fiction
 IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that it helps make a new friend.


Be Kind

Be Kind

Miller, Pat Zietlow
AR Quiz No. 195356 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

This moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind and how each act, big or small, can make a difference.


Hedgehog Needs A Hug

Hedgehog Needs A Hug

Betton, Jen
AR Quiz No. 198160 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.6 - AR Pts: 0.5

Hedgehog wakes up needing a hug but has trouble finding a friend who will get close to his prickles.


Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 169653 EN Fiction
 IL: LG - BL: 1.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole and keep digging and they find nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all.


Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Gassman, Julie
AR Quiz No. 185269 EN Fiction
 IL: LG - BL: 2.6 - AR Pts: 0.5

A child learns a valuable lesson: libraries and dragons do not mix.