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The Grudge Keeper by Rockliff, Mara.

The Grudge Keeper

"No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. When Cornelius is nearly buried under all of the grudges, the townspeople must put their differences aside to save him"--

Apr 22, 2014
The hug by Grossman, David, author.

The hug

"In The Hug, internationally renowned author David Grossman tells the moving story of the moment when Ben realizes that no two living creatures are alike--not his mother and father, their beautiful dog Miracle or the ants who march side by side at his feet and appear identical--and the loneliness he feels knowing that there is no one else quite like him in the whole world. But just as he is feeling the most alone he has ever felt, he is soothed by his mother's loving hug" --

Apr 22, 2014
The line by Bossio, Paula, illustrator.

The line

A little girl stumbles onto a line ... and endless possibilities for fun! With a twist and a shake of the line, it becomes a slide, a giant bubble or even a jungle vine. But what -- or who -- could be at the other end?

Apr 22, 2014
The little house by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968.

The little house

A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.

Apr 16, 2014
The Loch Mess monster by Lester, Helen.

The Loch Mess monster

Angus, a very messy monster who lives with his parents in Loch Ness, learns an important lesson about picking up after himself.

Apr 22, 2014
The mermaid and the shoe by Campbell, K. G. (Keith Gordon), 1966- author, illustrator.

The mermaid and the shoe

Apr 22, 2014
The most magnificent thing by Spires, Ashley, 1978-, author, illustrator.

The most magnificent thing

A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.

Apr 22, 2014
The mouse and the meadow by Wallace, Chad, author, illustrator.

The mouse and the meadow

When a little mouse sets out to explore the meadow that is his home, he is taught and helped by many other creatures, from a spider spinning a web to a friendly band of fireflies lighting up the sky.

Apr 22, 2014
The new arrival by Nastanlieva, Vanya.

The new arrival

When a hedgehog named Sam settles into his new home in the forest, there's one important thing missing--will he find new friends there to welcome him?

Apr 19, 2014
The Numberlys by Joyce, William/ Joyce, William (ILT)/ Ellis, Christina (ILT)

The Numberlys

Apr 22, 2014
The pigeon needs a bath! by Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.

The pigeon needs a bath!

The Pigeon is dirty and he needs a bath, but he won't go willingly.

Apr 22, 2014
The poem that will not end - fun with poetic forms and voices by Graham, Joan Bransfield, author.

The poem that will not end - fun with poetic forms and voices

Ryan O'Brian is riding a wave of inspiration with no shoreline in sigh--he can't STOP writing poetry. In the cafeteria with french fries. In the bathroom with toothpaste. Even on the soccer field with mud!

Apr 20, 2014
The quayside cat by Forward, Toby, 1950- author.

The quayside cat

Jim, the quayside cat, having heard many tales of life at sea from Old Tregarn, persuades the former ship's cat to join him on a voyage of his own.

Apr 22, 2014
The three ninja pigs by Schwartz, Corey Rosen.

The three ninja pigs

In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs," Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day. Includes glossary of Japanese martial arts terms.

Apr 22, 2014
The tiny king by Miura, Tarō, 1968- author, illustrator.

The tiny king

Feeling lonely in a well-guarded, oversized castle where he eats sumptuous meals he cannot finish alone, rides on a horse that throws him, and sleeps poorly at night, a tiny king marries a big princess.

Apr 19, 2014
The Tweedles go electric by Kulling, Monica.

The Tweedles go electric

Feeling less than enthusiastic when her eccentric family buys an electric car, avid reader Frances endures taunts by owners of gas-fueled vehicles before driving an injured neighbor to the hospital, an adventure that changes her mind about automobile travel.

Apr 22, 2014
The very fairy princess - graduation girl! by Andrews, Julie, author.

The very fairy princess - graduation girl!

As the school year draws to an end, Gerry has a hard time finding her sparkle knowing that she will say goodbye to her teacher, Miss Pym, and class pet Houdini, and start anew in a classroom where she may not be recognized as a very fairy princess.

Apr 22, 2014
The very tiny baby by Kantorovitz, Sylvie.

The very tiny baby

A very young boy tells his teddy bear about his mixed feelings over the premature birth of his new sibling, and his guilty resentment at the adult's preoccupation with the tiny baby.

Apr 22, 2014
There once was a cowpoke who swallowed an ant by Ketteman, Helen.

There once was a cowpoke who swallowed an ant

An illustrated version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse that the predicament when a cowpoke swallows an ant with a sting the size of Texas.

Apr 22, 2014
This Is a Moose by Morris, Richard T./ Lichtenheld, Tom (ILT)

This Is a Moose

Apr 22, 2014