Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals

By Nicola Davies. Renowned picture book creators Nicola Davies and Petr Horácek team up for a captivating first look at animals around the world.
Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods — animals are everywhere. In a remarkable collection of poems, children’s author Nicola Davies shares keen observations on wildlife around the world. Sometimes lyrical and sometimes humorous, the poems reveal fascinating facts about animals of every color, shape, size, and origin, from giant blue whales to bats as tiny as bumblebees. Lively, colorful illustrations by Petr Horácek reveal the vast beauty and variety of the animal world in this essential introduction, perfect for even the youngest amateur zoologists.

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Good Day, Good Night

By Margaret Wise Brown. A little rabbit greets each day and says good night to the familiar things outside.

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Mice Skating

By Annie Silvestro. Lucy the field mouse’s friends avoid going outdoors in winter until Lucy introduces the delights of skating.

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Robinson

By Peter Sis. The three-time Caldecott Honor-winning author of Starry Messenger blends a true story from his childhood with elements from Robinson Crusoe in an evocatively illustrated, lyrical story about an adventurous boy who finds himself on a mysterious adventure in a remote island wilderness.

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Life

By Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel. A poignant meditation on finding beauty in the everyday world and strength in the face of adversity is presented from the viewpoints of a series of exotic animals from different world regions, in a vibrant collaboration between the Newbery Medal-winning author of Missing May and the illustrator of Beastly Babies.

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Blue Sky White Stars

by Sarvinder Naberhaus . An inspiring and patriotic tribute to the beauty of the American flag, a symbol of America’s history, landscape, and people, illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson

Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off.  This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea.

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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

By Chelsea Clinton. Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

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CatStronauts 1: Mission Moon

When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet!
In this graphic novel, debut author and illustrator Drew Brockington breathes life into a world populated entirely by cats, brimming with jokes, charm, science, and enough big boxes and tuna sandwiches for everyone!

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Little Wolf’s First Howling

By Laura McGee Kvasnosky. Looking forward to joining his pack for a night of howling at the moon, Little Wolf watches as Big Wolf demonstrates traditional howling form before taking his own turn in surprising ways. By the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning creator of Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways.

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Happy Dreamer

By Peter H. Reynolds. A “dreamer maximus” describes the many ways one can dream, and the importance of being a happy dreamer.

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