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Baloney and friends

Baloney and friends

Pizzoli, Greg, author, illustrator
2020

Meet Baloney! He's the star of this book, along with his best buddies: empathetic Peanut the horse, sensible Bizz the bumblebee, and grumpy Krabbit -- he'd rather not be here, but what can you do? In this graphic novel for newly independent readers, Baloney and friends step into the spotlight and embody all the charm of childhood in three short tales and three mini-comics that invite readers to join the fun!

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Big truck little island

Big truck little island

Van Dusen, Chris, author
2022

When a big truck and its big load get stuck on a narrow road, traffic on the little island comes to a halt. Some cars need to go south and some have to travel north. How will Meg get to her swim meet? What about Barry's ballet class? Luckily, the kids come up with an ingenious solution: why not just swap cars?

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A day for sandcastles

A day for sandcastles

Lawson, JonArno.
2022

"A busload of beachgoers spills out onto the sand for a day of fun and frolic. Three siblings begin work on a castle, patting and shaping the sand as the sun arcs over the sky. Time and again, their progress is halted: a windswept hat topples their creation; a toddler ambles through it; the tide creeps close, and then too close. Meeting each demolition with fresh determination, the builders outdo themselves time and again, until the moment arrives to pile back into the bus for home"-- Provided by publisher.

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Flamingo bingo

Flamingo bingo

Stemple, Heidi E.Y., author.
2022

Birds of different feathers play bingo together, and watch the balls spin as they all hope to win.

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Garfield belly laughs

Garfield belly laughs

Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28- author, artist
2019


The Great Zapfino

The Great Zapfino

Barnett, Mac, author
2022

To escape a burning building, Zapfino must confront the fears that forced him out of the circus.

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Hairy, hairy poodle

Hairy, hairy poodle

Singer, Marilyn, author.
2022

Poodle's hair just grows and grows until it is so long it overflows.

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Hunters of the lost city

Hunters of the lost city

Wallace, Kali, author
2022

Twelve-year-old Octavia, who grew up believing her town was the only one left after a magical war, meets a girl from outside her town and tries to uncover the truth about her world.

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Icky, sticky slime!

Icky, sticky slime!

Hastings, Ximena, author
2022

Led by Dr. Ick and her sidekick, Sam the dog, kids will learn many fascinating facts about ooey, gooey, disgusting SLIME--with some of the slimiest creatures, slimy things in the human body, and more!

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The last mapmaker

The last mapmaker

Soontornvat, Christina, author.
2022

Joining an expedition to chart the southern seas, twelve-year-old mapmaker's assistant Sai, posing as a well-bred young lady with a glittering future, realizes she's not the only one on board harboring secrets when she discovers the ship's true destination.

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Lizzy and the cloud

Lizzy and the cloud

Fan, Terry, author
2022

It's a little out of fashion to buy a pet cloud, but Lizzy doesn't mind. She's not looking for a big one or a fancy one, just one that's right for her. And she finds it in Milo. Soon, she's taking Milo out on walks with her family, watering Milo right on schedule, and seeing Milo grow and grow. But what happens when her pet cloud gets too big for Lizzy to handle?

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The Marvellers

The Marvellers

Clayton, Dhonielle.
2022

"Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds where Marvellers from around the world practice their cultural arts. Despite her excitement, Ella discovers that being the first isn't easy--some Marvellers mistrust her magic. Eventually, she finds friends in elixirs teacher, Masterji Thakur, and fellow misfits Brigit and Jason. When a dangerous criminal escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror's aid, Ella becomes the target of suspicion. Worse, Masterji Thakur mysteriously disappears while away on a research trip. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family's name and track down her mentor before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

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Moon : a peek-through board book

Moon : a peek-through board book

Hegarty, Patricia, author.
2022

"Watch the night sky change before your eyes! Turn each sturdy page, and see how the clever peek-through holes reveal the different phases of the moon up above. A busy world of nighttime creatures live under its helpful glow. Can you name them all?"--Back cover.

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Norman didn't do it! : (yes, he did.)

Norman didn't do it! : (yes, he did.)

Higgins, Ryan T., author
2021

Norman, a porcupine whose best friend is a tree named Mildred, begins to feel jealous when another tree grows close to Mildred and acts out against the new tree.

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Oh my gods! II, The forgotten maze

Oh my gods! II, The forgotten maze

Cooke, Stephanie, 1986-
2022

"When Karen moved to Mt. Olympus, she certainly didn't expect to start junior high with a bunch of gods and goddesses--let alone discover she's a demigoddess (who doesn't yet know her powers)! Having recently joined the school newspaper, Karen decides to investigate a mysterious online troll that goes by the moniker M1N0T4UR. This leads her to a treacherous maze beneath the school where Karen and her friends must complete a set of phases to leave the labyrinth"-- Provided by publisher.

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Quiet, please!

Quiet, please!

Willms, Russ, author.
2022

In this delightful picture book, a young giraffe is desperate to find a quiet place to read where his noisy brothers and sisters won't find him.

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Saving Sorya : Chang and the sun bear

Saving Sorya : Chang and the sun bear

Nguyen, Trang, 1990- author
2021

A young conservationist overcomes the odds to return a sun bear to its natural habitat.

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Scaredy's nutty adventures. 2, Scaredy Squirrel gets a surprise

Scaredy's nutty adventures. 2, Scaredy Squirrel gets a surprise

Watt, MeĢlanie, 1975- author
2022

In this second Nutty adventure, Scaredy is in for a big surprise... and Scaredy does NOT like surprises. He is a squirrel who likes a schedule, predictability, nothing unexpected. So, what's inside the mysterious crate? Turns out it's a POOL! Scaredy imagines sharks, eels and algae! He prepares safety rules! Luckily his friends Ivy, Timber and newcomer Rash are happy to remind him of another important rule... having fun!

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The seal garden

The seal garden

McAllister, Ian, 1969-
2022

"This nonfiction picture book is illustrated with stunning wildlife photographs of marine mammals seeking refuge in a seal garden in the Great Bear Sea."-- Provided by publisher.

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Stanley's library

Stanley's library

Bee, William, author
2021

Stanley the hamster has a busy day as he takes his bookmobile to the park, hands out books, hosts an author signing and then partakes in his comforting nighttime routine, in the colorful salute to reading, libraries and librarians!

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Starla Jean takes the cake

Starla Jean takes the cake

Arnold, Elana K., author.
2021

It is Willa's first birthday, and between big sister Starla Jean, her pet chicken Opal Egg, and her new neighbor Nate's pet kitten, there is bound to be chaos--especially when it comes to baking a cake.

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This book is not for you!

This book is not for you!

Hale, Shannon, author.
2022

When the bookmobile librarian refuses to lend Stanley the story he wants, he learns the importance of advocating for the book of his choosing, and in doing so teaches the librarian the virtue in allowing everyone to select the stories they enjoy.

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When whales fly

When whales fly

Perl, Erica S., author.
2022

Whale wants to fly, and Snail offers to teach her, but Quail insists that whales can not fly.

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Witchlings

Witchlings

Ortega, Claribel A., author.
2022

"Every year Witchlings who participate in the Black Moon Ceremony are placed into covens and come into their powers as full-fledged witches. Seven isn't placed in one of the five covens. She's a Spare. Seven invokes her only option. The three Spares will be assigned an impossible task: If they work together and succeed at it, their coven will be sealed and they'll gain their full powers. If they fail--Well, the last coven to make the attempt ended up being turned into toads"--Adapted from publisher.

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