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PICTURE BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN MAY 2017


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And the Robot Went…. by Michelle Robinson. Illus by Sergio Ruzzier.
And the Robot Went….
An onomatopoeic cumulative tale features remarkable builders Nosy Fox, Bear in a Blazer and Blue Gnu, who assemble a robot step-by-step from a box of parts, inviting children to repeat each stage’s sound effects.

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And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner. Illus by Jaime Kim.
And Then Comes Summer
A sunny tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the year’s warmest season features joyful children in flip-fl ops eating ice cream, roasting  marshmallows and watching fireworks while playing outdoors and swimming in the lake. By the author of And Then Comes Halloween.

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Around the World Right Now by Gina Cascone & Bryony Williams Sheppard. Illus by Olivia Beckman.
Around the World Right Now
A multicultural travelogue through the world’s 24 time zones invites young readers to explore moments in other regions, from a Santa Fe artist working at his easel and an Inuit boy’s training with his sled dogs to a Madagascar lemur stealing treats from a picnic basket to a baby humpback’s birth in the Pacific.

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Baby-Boo, I Love You by Sheryl Haft. Illus by Jane Massey.
Baby-Boo, I Love You
Interacting with her baby doll, a little girl emulates a warm parent-child relationship and the universal joys of being cared for and deeply loved from morning to night. By the creators of I Love You, Blankie.

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Bad Guy by Hannah Barnaby. Illus by Mike Yamada.
Bad Guy
Imagining all the ways being a supervillain is super-fun, a young boy pretends to trap superheroes, steal treasure and eat his little sister’s brain before
learning a valuable lesson from an unlikely culprit. By the award-winning author of Wonder Show.

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Barnyard Boogie! by Tim McCanna. Illus by Allison Black.
Barnyard Boogie!
A lively read-aloud story featuring musical sounds and a silly refrain features a band of barnyard animals who play a variety of instruments, while Cow can only moo.

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Big and Little Are Best Friends: A Story of Two Friends by Michael Garland
Big and Little Are Best Friend
A rhyming concept book about opposites depicts best friends Big the elephant and Little the mouse, who share a close bond in spite of being different in virtually every way. By the award-winning creator of Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook.

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Biscuit: 5-Minute Biscuit Stories by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Illus by Pat Schories.
Biscuit: 5-Minute Biscuit Stories
An anthology of 12 top-selected Biscuit stories, expanded into five-minute adaptations ideally suited for bedtime reading, includes such favorites as Biscuit Meets the Class Pet, Biscuit and the Baby and Biscuit Loves the Library.

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Blue Ethel by Jennifer Reinhardt
Blue Ethel
A fractious elderly tuxedo kitty, who is very set in her ways, accidentally turns blue after rolling in sidewalk chalk and becomes discouraged when she cannot wash herself clean before meeting a plucky kitten who has rolled in pink chalk. By the illustrator of Yaks Yak.

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The Book No One Ever Read by Cornelia Caroline Funke
The Book No One Ever Read
A celebration of how readers bring books to life follows the experiences of a book that tires of an unchanging existence on the shelf and yearns for the excitement of sharing its story with a child. By the award-winning author of Inkheart.

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Brobot Bedtime by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Illus by Scott Campbell.
Brobot Bedtime
When recharge time arrives, little robot Beep finds that he has a bad case of the flick-ups and cannot enter sleep mode, a dilemma that is tackled with a series of strategies, from scaring away imaginary monsters to turning on a noisy fan. By the author of Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! and the illustrator of Zombie in Love.

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Bulldozer Helps Out by Candace Fleming. Illus by Eric Rohmann.
Bulldozer Helps Out
A follow-up to Bulldozer’s Big Day finds Little Bulldozer tackling a debris-clearing job only to discover a litter of newborn kittens who prove more difficult to care for than anticipated. Illustrated by the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of My Friend Rabbit.

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Caring for Your Lion by Tammi Sauer. Illus by Troy Cummings.
Caring for Your Lion
Receiving a lion on delivery day instead of the kitten he ordered, a young boy attempts to follow tongue-in-cheek instructions about how to care for his supersized pet, from providing plenty of play space to remembering not to look like a gazelle. Illustrated by the creator of the Notebook of Doom series.

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Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey. Illus by Kass Reich.
Carson Crosses Canada
Embarking on a road trip to visit family, feisty Annie and her dog, Carson, pack favorite toys and sandwiches and hit the road, taking in the unique landscapes and sights of the beautiful Canadian provinces between British Columbia and Newfoundland. By the award-winning author of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur.

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The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk. Illus by Brendan Kearny.
The Case of the Stinky Stench
When a stinky smell spreads throughout the refrigerator, Inspector Croissant begs his uncle, Sir French Toast, and foodie friend Lady Pancake to investigate the smell’s possible source, from the devious Baron Von Waffle to a red herring in Corn Chowder Lake, in a giggle-inducing sequel by the creators of the critically acclaimed Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast.

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Charlie’s Boat by Kit Chase
Charlie's Boat
Sharing a day at the creek, best friends Oliver the little elephant, Lulu the bird and Charlie the bunny use their respective skills to fi sh and build a toy
boat. By the creator of Oliver’s Tree.

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Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover by Audrey Penn. Illus by Barbara Leonard Gibson.
Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover
Excited about his first sleepover at Pepper Opossum’s house, Chester Raccoon becomes homesick at bedtime and relies on the Kissing Hand given to him by his mother to find reassurance that his home will always be there when needed. By the creators of A Pocket Full of Kisses.

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The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City by Carole Lexa Schaefer. Illus by Pierr Morgan.
The Children's Garden
A diverse group of kids works in the community Children’s Garden, developing awareness through hands-on activities that stimulate the senses and
impart valuable lessons about sustainable food systems. By the award-winning author of The Squiggle.

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Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman. Illus by Divya Srinivasan.
Cinnamon
A beautiful pearl-eyed princess in mythic India whose parents offer a rich reward to anyone who can help her speak is lovingly assisted by an exotic tiger who arrives at the palace, armed with knowledge of the world and a heart full of friendship. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Graveyard Book.

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Colette’s Lost Pet by Isabelle Arsenault
Colette’s Lost Pet
Unable to find something interesting to talk about with her new neighborhood friends, young Colette invents a pet parakeet named Marie Antoinette who she imagines traveling throughout the world experiencing exotic adventures. By the award-winning illustrator of Mr. Gauguin’s Heart.

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Daddy Depot by Chana Stiefel. Illus by Andy Snair.
Daddy Depot
Becoming frustrated with a dad who tells the same old jokes, falls asleep during storytime and prefers sports to ballet, Lizzie goes shopping for a new model at the Daddy Depot, where she considers a diverse range of candidates. Illustrated by the artist of Raisin and Grape.

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Daddy Honk Honk by Rosalinde Bonnet
Daddy Honk Honk
When a gosling hatches from its abandoned egg and immediately becomes attached to Aput the fox, he asks his friends for help and discovers that babies need a lot to stay healthy, from warm clothes and plenty of sleep to healthy snacks, bedtime stories and tons of love.

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Daddy Lion’s Tea Party by Mark Sperring. Illus by Sarah Warburton.
Daddy Lion's Tea Party
When Daddy Lion hosts a polite and genteel tea party for the family, his noisy cubs disregard his preference not to invite their friends, including greedy pot-bellied pigs and extra-stinky skunks. By the author of I’ll Catch You If You Fall.

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Daddy Long Legs by Nadine Brun-Cosme. Illus by Aurélie Guillerey.
Daddy Long Legs
Driving to kindergarten with his daddy in the family’s old green car, little Matthew asks for reassurance that nothing will prevent their reunion and imagines a series of increasingly fantastical vehicles his father might use to pick him up, from a flying teddy bear to a dragon.

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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton. Illus by Neal Layton.
Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Frannie’s voracious little brother drinks up the ocean and begins eating everything in the world, from trees and mountains to the alphabet and the author writing their story, in a riotous tale that culminates in a surprise twist ending.

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Did You Take the B From My Ook? by Beck Stanton & Matt Stanton
Did You Take the B From My Ook?
A first entry in a giggle-inducing, interactive series designed for reading aloud reveals what happens to a story when a powerful sneeze blows away the letter B, rendering the remaining text completely silly.

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Dinosaur Pirates! by Penny Dale
Dinosaur Pirates!
The intrepid team from Dinosaur Dig! returns as a band of prehistoric pirates in search of buried treasure who navigate their way to a desert island before being ambushed by a fearsome band of gold-snatching marauders.

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Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin. Illus by Daniel Salmieri.
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel
A time-traveling sequel to the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos follows the advice of a panicked narrator who offers counsel about journeying into the past when the world runs out of the snack most loved by dragons (tacos) in order to resupply the planet.

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Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool! by Courtney Pippin-Mathur
Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool!
When he encounters a terrifying pair of ribbon-clad, sweet-natured princesses, Dragon, fearing for the safety of his scaly, fire-breathing race, struggles to stop the princess invasion and make friends in spite of scary differences.

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Dream by Matthew Cordell
Dream
A companion to Wish finds a gorilla family delighting in their young child while anticipating the arrival and potential of a new baby. By the award-winning author of hello! hello! Wish series No. 2

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Enzo and the Fourth of July Races by Garth Stein. Illus by R. W. Alley.
Enzo and the Fourth of July Races
When Zoë gets old enough to participate in the Kids’ Kart Challenge, Denny loses heart in the face of her shyness, challenging Enzo to help his family regain their confidence to compete.

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Firefighter Duckies! by Frank W. Dormer
Firefighter Duckies!
A quack-out-loud nonsense story about little duckies of all dispositions features a flock of brave and strong Firefighter Duckies who rescue imperiled animals and practice their kindness skills when the emergencies that require their attention become overwhelming.

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The Flower Girl by Laura Godwin. Illus by John Wallace.
The Flower GIrl
Sweet illustrations and rhyming text combine in a tribute to the excitement of a wedding, from morning preparations to reception celebrations, as experienced by a little flower girl who delights in her dress, flower basket and adorable duties.

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The Fog by Kyo MacLear. Illus by Kenard Pak.
The Fog
A whimsical environmental fable depicts a human-watching little bird who becomes dismayed when a deep fog rolls in and obstructs his view, a largely
ignored dilemma that compels the bird to seek out others who notice it. By the award-winning author of Stray Love.

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The Forever Garden by Laurel Snyder. Illus by Samantha Cotterill.
The Forever Garden
Singing while tending her garden every day, Honey is assisted by her young neighbor, Laurel, who misses her friend and worries about the garden when Honey has to move away. By the award-winning author of Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova.

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Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! by Candace Fleming. Illus by Lori Nichols.
Go Sleep in Your Own Bed!
Discovering Cow fast asleep in his sty, a tired Pig nudges the intruder back to her own bed, where Hen is found sleeping, in a giggle-inducing story featuring an out-of-place chain reaction of snoozing barnyard friends. By the award-winning author of Oh, No!

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Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket. Illus by Lisa Brown.
Goldfish Ghost
The award-winning author of A Series of Unfortunate Events tales presents a whimsical take on what happens after a favorite goldfish passes away and becomes a ghost who floats around in search of a friend.

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Goodwin the Goat by Don Freeman. Intro by Roy Freeman.
Goodwin the Goat
A posthumous picture book by the creator of Corduroy follows the experiences of a mischievous young goat who ventures out in search of tasty treats and gets himself vibrantly colored in paint when he tries to eat an artist’s paint tubes, attracting the attention of passersby and inciting the wrath of the struggling artist.

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Gray Rabbit’s Favorite Things by Alan Baker
Gray Rabbit’s Favorite Things
A pair of inquisitive little rabbits explore art supplies and other objects in an artist’s home, making concept-themed discoveries while inviting children to practice shape-recognition skills. By the creator of Black and White Rabbit’s ABC.

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Green Green: A Community Gardening Story by Marie Lamba & Baldev Lamba. Illus by Sonia Sanchez.
Green Green
When the development of a city challenges its residents with less and less green growing space, the community’s children inspire their families to join together to build a garden for everyone to share. Illustrated by the Eisner Award-winning artist of Here I Am.

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Greetings, Leroy by Itah Sadu. Illus by Alix Delinois.
Greetings, Leroy
Embarking on a stressful first day of school after his family moves to Canada, young Jamaican native Roy reflects on the family life and culture that he
misses terribly before discovering a piece of Jamaica in his new home that helps him realize that he can love both places. By the award-winning author of Please Clean Up Your Room!

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Hattie & Hudson by Chris Van Dusen
Hattie & Hudson
Exploring the lake near her home, young Hattie befriends a mysterious lake monster who terrifies everyone else and who inspires her to teach her community about prejudging others. By the creator of The Circus Ship.

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Hey, Boy by Benjamin Strouse. Illus by Jennifer Phelan.
Hey, Boy
Bringing home a stray dog, a little boy dreams of the adventures they will share until an accident separates them, compelling the boy to figure out how they may be reunited. A first picture book.

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Hop Up! Wriggle Over! by Elizabeth Honey
Hop Up! Wriggle Over!
A busy animal family embarks on a full day in a warm-hearted read-aloud story that combines engaging illustrations with onomatopoeic text.

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I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat by Simon Philip. Illus by Ella Bailey.
I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat
Discovering that cats require more work than she realized when one unexpectedly arrives at her home, a little girl tries to think of a good name for her impromptu pet and worries about his mischievous nature when he goes missing.

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I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards
I Got a New Friend
When she is given a new puppy, a little girl works through the early stages of introductions and making friends before discovering that she and the puppy truly love each other, in a sweet introduction to the joys of pet ownership. By the creator of Fly!

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I’m Awake! by Maxwell Eaton
I’m Awake!
An ode to children who like to get up in the wee hours of the morning long before their overtired parents is told through the misadventures of an energetic little hamster, who watches the sunrise and notes the arrival of the newspaper while his dad struggles to return them both to sleep.

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If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! by Elise Parsley
If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!
A latest cautionary tale by the best-selling creator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! finds young Magnolia’s efforts to set up a circus big top at the local library hampered by narrow bookshelves and other wacky challenges.

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Independence Cake: A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons, Whose True History Is Unfortunately Unknown by Deborah Hopkinson. Illus by Giselle Potter.
Independence Cake
An overwhelmed mother of six boys in late 18th-century America finds help in the culinary expertise of an assistant who uses organizational strategies to create a first American cookbook of wonderful foods, including 13 Independence Cakes for George Washington.

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Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Jabari Jumps
Passing tests in swimming class that give him the confidence to try jumping off the diving board, little Jabari stretches his muscles and squeezes his dad’s hand when the big moment arrives, in a story that celebrates finding one’s courage. A first picture book.

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Jack and the Beanstalk by Ed Bryan
Jack and the Beanstalk
Recklessly selling the family’s only cow for a handful of beans, young Jack is astonished when an enormous beanstalk grows up high in the sky to a giant castle, where Jack finds people in need, stolen treasure and a very angry giant.

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Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective by Marissa Moss. Illus by April Chu.
Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective
An introduction to America’s first woman detective traces the story of her boundary-breaking role investigating the Adams Express Theft, a historic case that required her to go undercover and transformed her agency into the world’s most prestigious detective company.

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Ladybug Girl’s Day Out With Grandpa by Jacky Davis. Illus by David Soman.
Ladybug Girl’s Day Out With Grandpa
Visiting the museum with her grandfather, Lulu racesvaround in her determination to see and learn everything until Grandpa leads her to the butterfly
room, where she discovers the importance of staying still, listening and considering other perspectives in order to learn more.

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Lily’s Cat Mask by Julie Fortenberry
Lily's Cat Mask
Finding an awesome cat mask that she begins wearing everywhere she goes, shy Lily uses the mask to hide whenever she feels uncertain about something until her fi rst day in a new class is challenged by the teacher’s requirement that she take the mask off.

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Little Pig Saves the Ship by David Costello
Little Pig Saves the Ship
When his older siblings depart for sailing camp, Little Pig remains behind with his grandfather, who helps him build and sail a toy ship that is carried away by a gusty wind, challenging Little Pig to use new knot-tying skills to save the day. By the author of Little Pig Joins the Band.

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Little Red Riding Hood by Ed Bryan
Little Red Riding Hood
Carrying a basket of goodies through the forest to visit her sick grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood gathers flowers, acorns and honey along the way, never realizing that they will come in handy when she is confronted by the Big Bad Wolf.

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Migloo’s Weekend by William Bee
Migloo's Weekend
A latest search-and-find storybook starring the title character from Migloo’s Day finds Migloo and his Sunnytown friends enjoying a weekend of visits to the museum, an outdoor cinema, the racetrack and a glitzy fairground, depicted in highly detailed scenes that invite kids to spot hidden objects and characters.

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Mimi and Bear Make a Friend by Janee Trasler
Mimi and Bear Make a Friend
Mimi and her favorite stuffed animal friend, Bear, meet a newcomer who is better at all of the activities Mimi does best, a discouraging revelation that is
assuaged when Mimi discovers her ability to be a really good friend. By the creator of the Chickies board book series.

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Mine! by Jeff Mack
Mine!
A single word of text combined with brightly colored, lively illustrations depict a whimsical rivalry between two mice who both claim a rock, a piece of cheese and other things they see for themselves, until someone larger intervenes. By the creator of Good News, Bad News.

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Morris Mole by Dan Yaccarino
Morris Mole
A unique little mole who uses his cleverness and digging skills to help others makes an unexpected friend when his fellow moles run low on food, causing him to realize that even the smallest creatures can achieve big things. By the creator of I Am a Story.

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Mr. Benjamin’s Suitcase of Secrets by Pei-Yu Chang
Mr. Benjamin’s Suitcase of Secrets
A philosopher with extraordinary ideas finds himself at risk when his country begins punishing people for being different, a circumstance that forces him to escape over hills and valleys while carrying a mysterious, heavy suitcase. A first children’s book.

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My Daddy Is a Silly Monkey by Dianne Hofmeyr. Illus by Carol Thompson.
My Daddy Is a Silly Monkey
A little girl describes life in her single-parent home, revealing how her father emulates different animals on shared days of having breakfast, going to school, playing games and making dinner together before preparing for bedtime. By the award-winning author of The Magic Bojabi Tree.

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My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski
My Little Fox
A seasonally themed celebration of the parent-child bond depicts a mother and baby fox who venture outdoors throughout the baby’s first year, sharing activities ranging from splashing in puddles and trying new foods to jumping in leaves and snuggling on snowy days. By the creator of Turtle Crossing.

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My Little Half-Moon by Douglas Todd Jennerich. Illus by Kate Berube.
My Little Half-Moon
Looking up at the half moon in the sky, a little child concludes that the moon must be lonely without its other half and begins staying up at night to keep it company, offering treats, toys and stories in friendship. A first children’s book.

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Naptastrophe! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Naptastrophe!
The creator of the popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series presents the story of a little girl who insists she does not need a nap before accompanying her dad on errands and discovering that she is more tired than she realized.

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One Hundred Sausages by Yuval Zommer
One Hundred Sausages
A riotous follow-up to One Hundred Bones finds sausage-loving pooch Scruff inciting the wrath of his neighbors with his food-snatching activities until a theft at the butcher shop compels Scruff to use his sausage-sniffing nose to track down the culprit.

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Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp
Papasaurus
Loving games of hide-and-seek with his Papasaurus, Babysaurus is discouraged one day when he cannot fi nd his daddy and turns to his prehistoric friends for help before discovering that Papasaurus has been right there all along.

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Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by James Dean & Kimberly Dean
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie
Practicing a totally groovy new dance, Pete the Cat is told by a grumpy neighbor that his moves are all wrong and he resolves to become a better dancer before receiving advice from wise Owl that he will be most cool when he is just himself.

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Pete With No Pants by Rowboat Watkins
Pete With No Pants
A big, round, gray critter who wonders if he is a boulder, cloud or animal questions why he must wear clothing, in an uproarious and relatable story that encourages children to be true to themselves.

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Peterrific by Victoria Kann
Peterrific
Pinkalicious’s block-loving brother aspires to build a tower that will reach to the moon, wondering if the moon is made of cheese and whether or not he will be able to catch a shooting star before discovering that once he climbs up, he will have no way to get back down.

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Pocketmouse at Crystal Cove by Marian Parks. Illus by Melinda Beavers.
Pocketmouse at Crystal Cove
There are many endangered animals in the world, but none quite like Pocketmouse. He’s absolutely determined to find out why he’s the only pocket mouse living at Crystal Cove. He snoops and explores. He makes mistakes. And he gets into plenty of trouble. But his perseverance pays off when he encounters a secret friend, who admires his courage and determination. An inspirational story that introduces children to changing habitats and endangered species.

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Prince and Pirate by Charlotte Gunnufson. Illus by Mike Lowery.
Prince and Pirate
Having loved their individual fishbowl worlds, Prince and Pirate clash when they are plopped into a tank together and begin scooting, bumping and rearranging pebbles to establish territory until a smaller fish joins their community and becomes so scared that they are compelled to set aside their differences.

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The Queen’s Handbag by Steve Antony
The Queen's Handbag
When a naughty thief — a sneaky swan — makes off with the Queen’s handbag, an epic goose chase ensues past Great Britain’s most famous sites, including Stonehenge and Edinburgh Castle, in a madcap story complemented by back matter detailing the significance of depicted landmarks.

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Rodzilla by Rob Sanders. Illus by Dan Santat.
Rodzilla
A monster toddler takes over the city — his playpen — and triggers chaos for his parents in a riotous picture book story told in the form of an action-packed news report. Illustrated by the Caldecott Medal-winning artist of Crankenstein.

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Secrets I Know by Kallie George. Illus by Paola Zakimi.
Secrets I Know
A little girl’s day spent in her backyard reveals poetic, magical secrets about the natural world, from how whispers hide in trees to how trees make great umbrellas. By the author of Duck, Duck, Dinosaur.

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Shark Dog! by Ged Adamson
Shark Dog!
An unusual half-dog, half-shark pet who behaves in ways that are characteristic of both animals begins suffering pangs of homesickness and wonders if
he should return to Shark Dog Island or stay in his new home with his human friend.

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Some Dads by Nick Bland
Some Dads
A gift-appropriate celebration of the diversity of fathers explains, in whimsical rhymes and wacky animal illustrations, how dads come in all shapes, sizes and personalities but universally love their children. By the award-winning creator of A Monster Wrote Me a Letter.

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South by Daniel Duncan
South
Finding an injured bird on his boat, a lonely fisherman nurtures it back to health and charts a course to voyage south for the winter when the bird cannot migrate with its family.

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Splotch by Gianna Marino
Splotch
A laugh-out-loud story told in short phrases and mostly set in one room features a little boy who loves his pet fish and who is dismayed when he comes home one day to find a different fish in the bowl. By the creator of Meet Me at the Moon.

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Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani
Stack the Cats
A whimsical story about how an incremental number of kitties engage in various activities and might briefly cooperate if organized into groups invites toddlers to practice counting forward and backward. A first book.

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Trains Don’t Sleep by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum. Illus by Dierdre Gill.
Trains Don’t Sleep
Combines rhythmic verses and vibrant, classically inspired artwork in a fast-paced tribute to the power and majesty of trains that depicts a journey of dreams across bridges and canyons, through snow, over mountains and around fields. Illustrated by the artist of Outside.

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T. Veg: The Story of a Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. Illus by Katherina Manolessou.
T. Veg
A picture book ode to vegetarianism features a rampaging T. Rex, who prefers yummy veggies to the steaks his paleo pals eat and who endeavors to find a place for himself among herbivores only to scare away his fellow vegetarian dinos.

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That Neighbor Kid by Daniel Miyares
That Neighbor Kid
A nostalgic picture book in the style of Float depicts a little girl with braids who curiously peeps at a new boy next door before mustering the courage to say hello and finding herself invited to build a private tree house to share.

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There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi. Illus by Laurel Molk.
There Might Be Lobsters
A little dog’s paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller arrives in need during a whooshy, splashy, overwhelming day at the beach. By the author of Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates.

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The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires
The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do
A fun-filled, shared game of pretending to be fearless pirates is challenged by Lou’s friends’ suggestion that they use a tall tree as their ship, an idea that is compromised by Lou’s fears about climbing up so high. By the award-winning author of Binky the Space Cat.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
A sumptuous rendering of a classic folktale by the Caldecott Medal-winning artist of The Lion & the Mouse follows the efforts of three hungry billy goats Gruff who are challenged by a terrible troll as they try to cross over an old bridge to reach the bountiful grass on the other side.

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The Tickle Book by Heidi Kilgras. Illus by Chris Robertson.

The Tickle Book
A laugh-out-loud Little Golden Book features children who receive tummy tickles, armpit tickles, whisker tickles from pets and more while giggling their way through their day. Illustrated by the artist of Harry and the Hot Lava.

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Tractor Mac Worth the Wait by Billy Steers
Tractor Mac Worth the Wait
Eager to grow the best watermelons so they can win at the annual Fruit and Vegetable Show, pigs Pete and Paul and Farmer Bill find their overzealous
efforts destroying the entire melon patch before discovering a surviving melon to tend with the proper care.

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Warthog by Birdie Black. Illus by Rosalind Beardshaw.
Warthog
A plucky little warthog embarks on a counting adventure that introduces him to a menagerie of fascinating creatures, from two angry bees all the way up to nine scared monkeys, in a story that invites children to lift interactive flaps to count hidden animals and follow 10 muddy footprints to a fierce and funny surprise.

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Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals by Mo Willems
Welcome
The beloved author/illustrator’s introductory, one-of-a-kind guide for infants and new parents alike employs bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text to convey its heartwarming and fun-filled message.

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What Are You Waiting For? by Scott Menchin. Illus by Matt Phelan.
What Are You Waiting For
A badger and a rabbit spend the day searching for surprises in a gentle, versed picture book that celebrates the wonder of anticipation. By the award-winning author of Taking a Bath With the Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy.

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Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres. Illus by Christian Slade.
Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?
The author/illustrator team that created Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? have created another high-flying bedtime story — this time for plane enthusiasts!

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The Whopper by Rebecca Ashdown
The Whopper
When a little boy’s lie takes the form of a big blue Whopper-monster that begins following him around, developing an increasingly voracious appetite, little Percy’s guilt grows until the monster eats him up, causing the boy to realize that he must confess the truth to keep the Whopper from growing any bigger.

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Willow and the Wedding by Denise Brennan-Nelson. Illus by Cyd Moore.
Willow and the Wedding
Excitedly preparing to be a flower girl for her favorite uncle and his boyfriend’s wedding, an exuberant young Willow delights in everything except her uncle’s refusal to dance, and makes it her mission to change his mind.

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