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Another

Another

Robinson, Christian, author, illustrator
2019

In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.

What if you...
encountered another perspective?
Discovered another world?
Met another you?

What might you do?

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Bear for breakfast

Bear for breakfast

Munsch, Robert N., 1945- author
2019

It's breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning! Not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat for breakfast!

So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own, going on an adventurous hunt through the woods, where he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog - but they are not bears, so he shoos them away!

When Donovan finally meets a real, big and growling bear, he quickly learns that sometimes breakfast tastes best when it doesn't have any teeth!

This story was inspired by Donovan, a first-grader in in La Loche, Saskatchewan, a Chippewan community in northern Saskatchewan that Robert Munsch visited in January, 1990. When Robert asked what the kids liked to eat, Donovan said that he liked to eat BEAR!

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Circle

Circle

Barnett, Mac, author
2019

Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle.

This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle's friends, Triangle and Square. Also it is about a rule that Circle makes, and how she has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule. With their usual pitch-perfect pacing and subtle, sharp wit, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen come full circle in the third and final chapter of their clever shapes trilogy.

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Construction zoo

Construction zoo

Thorne, Jennifer, author
2018

It's a quiet morning at the zoo, until some strange new creatures roll in--trucks and bulldozers and wrecking balls! They're tumbling, digging, and roaring alongside the animals. Giraffe, rhino, the monkeys, and the tigers watch the new creatures and, soon, are playing with their new friends. It's party time at the Construction Zoo! But...what happens when the construction is over? Will the party be over, too? The clever rhyming text and simple, bold art will appeal to both kids and their parents.

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A different pond

A different pond

Phi, Bao, 1975- author
2017

A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. Thi Bui's striking, evocative art paired with Phi's expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.

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Do not bring your dragon to the library

Do not bring your dragon to the library

Gassman, Julie, author
2016

Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don't do it! You might have the best intentions, but that dragon will cause nothing but trouble. Using rhyming text and a diverse cast of characters, this charming picture book will provide some important--and some not so important--library etiquette in a very entertaining way.

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Good night, Forest

Good night, Forest

Brennan-Nelson, Denise, author.
2018

Even the forest has to sleep! This sweet walk through the forest says good night to flora and fauna alike, from the quiet bunny to the howling coyote. With silly, colorful illustrations and soft rhyme that is sure to lull littles ones off to sleep, this will be a favorite bedtime pick.

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Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth

Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth

Jeffers, Oliver, author
2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. Well, hello.And welcome to this Planet.We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you'll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else... Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you've just got to be kind. Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers. We're glad you found it. "An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic" The Guardian

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Holy squawkamole! : Little Red Hen makes guacamole

Holy squawkamole! : Little Red Hen makes guacamole

Wood, Susan, 1965- author.
2019

This tasty takeonthe classic Little Red Hen story has a deliciously spicy twist!

Yum, guacamole! That's what Little Red Hen craves, and she could use some help gathering and mashing the ingredients. So she asks her friends, including an armadillo, snake, and iguana, to lend a hand. Every one just says "no." But after Little Red Hen works hard to make the scrumptious fresh guac, all the animals want a taste. In a fun departure from the original tale, Little Red Hen cooks up a comeuppance for the slackers that they'll never forget!

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Jack (not Jackie)

Jack (not Jackie)

Silverman, Erica, author
2018

In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realizes that her little sister, Jackie, doesn't like dresses or fairies-she likes ties and bugs! Will she and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as "Jack"?

Susan thinks her little sister Jackie has the best giggle! She can't wait for Jackie to get older so they can do all sorts of things like play forest fairies and be explorers together. But as Jackie grows, she doesn't want to play those games. She wants to play with mud and be a super bug! Jackie also doesn't like dresses or her long hair, and she would rather be called Jack.

Readers will love this sweet story about change and acceptance. This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.

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Kaya's heart song

Kaya's heart song

Sanders, Diwa Tharan, author
2018

"Let me tell you a secret--if you have a heart song, anything is possible. Even magic!"

Kaya is looking for her heart song--the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again.

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Misunderstood Shark : friends don't eat friends

Misunderstood Shark : friends don't eat friends

Dyckman, Ame, author
2019

In this new Misunderstood Shark story from New York Times bestselling duo Ame Dyckman and Scott Magoon, Shark dares to ask the question: can friends eat friends (and get away with it)?

The filming of an underwater TV show goes awry when the crew gets interrupted by a... SHARRRK!

Poor Shark, he wasn't trying to scare them, he's just misunderstood! Then he's accused of trying to eat a fish. Will Shark ever catch a break? After all, he wasn't going to eat the fish, he was just showing it his new tooth! Or was he?

Explosively funny, extraordinarily clever, and even full of fun shark facts, this surprisingly endearing story gets to the heart of what it feels like to be misunderstood by the people around you. With a surprise twist ending, our Misunderstood Shark will have kids rolling with laughter!

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Olaf and the three polar bears

Olaf and the three polar bears

Glass, Calliope, author
2018

Inspired by the success of Olaf's Night Before Christmas, this picture book is a Frozen take on the classic story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, featuring everyone's favourite snowman, Olaf.

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Touchy the Octopus touches everything

Touchy the Octopus touches everything

Dyckman, Ame, author.
2019

Help little ones learn to look but not touch in this third story in the adorable Wee Beasties series from New York Times bestselling author Ame Dyckman.

Touchy the Octopus LOVES to touch the things he loves. But sometimes, he touches everything.

WAIT! Can you show Touchy how to look but not touch?

Wee Beasties is a board book series from New York Times bestselling author, Ame Dyckman, featuring silly animals doing the things they love just a little TOO much.

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Wyldstyle : the search for the special

Wyldstyle : the search for the special

Holmes, Anna (Children's author), author
2014

Kids will love this fun storybook featuring Wyldstyle's incredible LEGO(R) Movie adventure. Plus, this storybook features full-color images from the film.

The LEGO Movie is the first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO adventure. It follows the story of Emmet (Chris Pratt), an average LEGO minifigure who is mistaken as the only person who can save the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop the evil tyrant Lord Business (Will Ferrell) from gluing the universe together.

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You're safe with me

You're safe with me

Chitra Soundar, author
2018

When the moon rises high and the stars twinkle, it is bedtime for the baby animals of the Indian forest. But tonight, when the skies turn dark and the night grows stormy, the little ones can't sleep. SWISH-SWISH! CRACK-TRACK! FLASH-SNAP! goes the storm. Only Mama Elephant with her words of wisdom can reassure them, "You're safe with me."

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