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Aru Shah and the city of gold

Aru Shah and the city of gold

Chokshi, Roshani, author
2021

Aru Shah and her sisters--including one who also claims to be the Sleeper's daughter--must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras.

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Blue, Barry & Pancakes. [1]

Blue, Barry & Pancakes. [1]

Dan (Daniel Rajai Abdo), author, illustrator
2021

"One day, when the gang goes to the beach, Barry and Pancakes lose Blue's beloved beach ball. They come up with a plan to get it back, but things go way off course. Now, these pals will have to go inside a giant whale's stomach, crash a pool party on an alien spaceship, and survive Duckzilla's volcanic birthday bash if they ever hope to see Blue's beach ball again!"--Amazon.

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Close your eyes : a book of sleepiness

Close your eyes : a book of sleepiness

Houran, Lori Haskins.
2021

After seeing sleepy baby animals, a child is finally ready for bed.

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The disability experience : working toward belonging

The disability experience : working toward belonging

Leavitt, Hannalora.
2021

"Provides a history of disability, describes types of disabilities and examines the challenges faced by people living with disabilities."-- Provided by publisher.

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Every color of light

Every color of light

Osada, Hiroshi, 1939-2015, author
2020

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text depict nature darkened by a brief rainstorm then, at sunset, colors brighten, rain drips like crystals, and the bright white moon shines as we fall asleep.

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Families can

Families can

Saks, Dan, author.
2021

"Celebrate the differences that make families unique and the love that connects us all!" -- Cover.

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Follow me!

Follow me!

Baruzzi, Agnese, illustrator.
2019

Follow the animals on paths to find food or the bird to find the nest in this felt lined book.

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I sang you down from the stars

I sang you down from the stars

Spillett-Sumner, Tasha, 1988- author.
2021

An #OwnVoices love letter from an Indigenous mother to her new baby, new from celebrated author Tasha Spillett-Sumner and 2021 Caldecott winning illustrator Michaela Goade, that honors the beauty of a little one's arrival Drawing from Indigenous creation stories and traditional teachings and illustrated in dazzling watercolors, I Sang You Down from the Stars is a tribute to the bond between mother and child. The narrator gathers gifts for a medicine bundle in anticipation of her baby's birth; a fluffy white eagle plume, bunches of cedar and sage, a quilted star blanket, and a small stone from the river. When the baby arrives, the mother shares the bundle with her child and reveals the importance of each item inside. But when her family comes to meet the new arrival, she realizes the baby arrived with gifts of its own and that the baby is also a sacred bundle: a baby bundle. Writing in simple, lyrical text, author Tasha Spillett-Sumner draws from her cultural heritage in order to celebrate Indigenous traditions and the universal nature of a mother's love, with stunning art by the 2021 Caldecott medal winner for We Are Water Protectors, Michela Goade.

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King & Kayla and the case of the gold ring

King & Kayla and the case of the gold ring

Butler, Dori Hillestad, author.
2021

King, Kayla, Mason, and Asia are playing in the snow. Later, Asia discovers her new gold ring is missing. What happened to it? Detective team King & Kayla are on the case!

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The leak : for the love of truth

The leak : for the love of truth

Petty, Kate Reed, author.
2021

"Ruth Keller is brash and precocious; she argues with her dentist, her parents, and her teachers. So, when she discovers a strange black slime in the man-made lake of her suburban neighborhood, she decides to investigate. Fortified by the encouragement of those around her, Ruth seeks the truth at all costs, even if it means taking on the rich local country club owner, who she believes is responsible for the pollution. Between the teasing of former friends, and a sudden viral spotlight, Ruth discovers how difficult it is for a journalist to take a stand for what's right in the face of critique and controversy. From writer Kate Reed Petty and illustrator Andrea Bell, comes a story about corruption, pollution, and freedom of the press, and the young journalist at the center of it all."--Amazon.

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Little helpers toddler baking cookbook : sweet and savory recipes to make, bake, and share

Little helpers toddler baking cookbook : sweet and savory recipes to make, bake, and share

Lamperti, Barbara.
2021

A fun and tasty guide to baking with little chefs ages 1 to 4. If your little one is curious about what goes on in the kitchen, this toddler cookbook is the perfect way to get them involved. The recipes are designed to be whimsical and simple, so even young kids can start learning cooking basics, fine motor skills, and the joy of tasting and sharing their own creations. You'll find advice for the best ways to bake with a toddler, including how to set up the workspace ahead of time, explain kitchen safety, and create a backup plan in case things get a little too messy. Every recipe includes both "adult steps" and "toddler steps" so you can see where to give your toddler some independence and where they'll need a grown-up to lend a hand. Get kids excited about baking with a toddler cookbook that offers: Three difficulty levels--Choose what to cook based on your toddler's interest and skill, and give them the chance to grow with the book, trying more advanced recipes as they improve. Fun, flavorful, and healthy recipes--This toddler cookbook features a wide range of sweet and savory flavors to encourage kids to try new foods while limiting the use of refined sugar. A personalized keepsake--Find space to write down when you made each recipe, what you enjoyed the most, how many stars you'd rate it, and any notes or memories you want to share. Explore a toddler cookbook that makes it fun, easy, and safe for your whole family to bake together.

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Maryam's magic : the story of mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam's magic : the story of mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Reid, Megan.
2021

As a little girl, Maryam Mirzakhani was spellbound by stories. She loved reading in Tehran s crowded bookstores, and at home she'd spend hours crafting her own tales on giant rolls of paper. Maryam loved school, especially her classes in reading and writing. But she did not like math. Numbers were nowhere near as interesting as the bold, adventurous characters she found in books.

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Phoebe and her unicorn. 13, Unicorn famous

Phoebe and her unicorn. 13, Unicorn famous

Simpson, Dana, 1977-, author, illustrator
2021

"With over 1.7 million copies sold, the Phoebe and Her Unicorn book series for middle-grade readers is an immensely popular and magical word of unicorns, adventure, and friendship. The Phoebe and Her Unicorn adventures continue in the latest installment from Dana Simpson"-- Provided by publisher.

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Pokemon adventures collector's edition. 07

Pokemon adventures collector's edition. 07

Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
2021

Ruby and Sapphire find out that Archie and Maxie, the leaders of evil Team Aqua and equally evil Team Magma, are using the Blue Orb and the Red Orb to control two Legendary Pokémon, Kyogre and Groudon. As the two Trainers struggle with their opponents, they also discover a mysterious connection between their own memories of the past. Can they figure out the secret in time to awaken three Pokémon that can save the day?

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The rock from the sky

The rock from the sky

Klassen, Jon.
2021

Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there's something off somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it.

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Sharing a smile

Sharing a smile

Kramer, Nicki.
2021

"In a changing world, little Sophie is feeling a bit worried. She loves being outside and playing with her friends in her neighborhood. But going outside lately means wearing a mask-something Sophie is still trying to understand. It makes her nervous when she wants to be brave. And after taking a closer look outside her window, watching her neighbors adjusting to this new normal, she realizes she isn't the only one who feels a little scared. Which gives Sophie an idea. With her grandpa's help, she does something special for the people in her neighborhood. When Sophie sees her small acts of kindness spread, she realizes that with the help of friends in our communities, anyone can find their courage-and their smile"-- Provided by publisher.

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A story about Afiya

A story about Afiya

Berry, James, 1924-2017, author.
2020

Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling. A joyful celebration of a young girl's childhood, written by the late Coretta Scott King Book Award-winning Jamaican poet James Berry. -- provided by publisher.

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Time for Kenny

Time for Kenny

Pinkney, J. Brian.
2021

During his busy day, Kenny gets dressed, fights his fear of the vacuum cleaner, gets a soccer lesson from his sister, and prepares for bed, with his loving family always near.

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Top secret : spies, codes, capers, gadgets, and classified cases revealed

Top secret : spies, codes, capers, gadgets, and classified cases revealed

Boyer, Crispin, author
2020

"Information about intelligence gathering and spy agencies for children"-- Provided by publisher.

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Two drops of brown in a cloud of white

Two drops of brown in a cloud of white

Balasubramaniam, Saumiya, 1979- author
2020

"A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day. Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of home, but her daughter sees magic in everything -- the clouds in the winter sky, the "firework" display when she throws an armful of snow into the air, making snow angels, tasting snowflakes. And in the end, her joy is contagious. Home is where family is, after all."-- Provided by publisher.

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Unicorn crossing. 5, Another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Unicorn crossing. 5, Another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Simpson, Dana, 1977-
2017

Follow this lovable duo as they experience somewhat-spooky Halloween parties, ecstatic snow days, and looming summer reading assignments. Although the journey of growing up can sometimes be difficult, along the way Phoebe and Marigold discover something more enduring than goblin fads, unicorn spa vacations, and even a Spell of Forgetting--their one of a kind friendship.

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Watercress

Watercress

Wang, Andrea, author.
2021

Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents.

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The wild mustang : horses of the American West

The wild mustang : horses of the American West

Duffy, Chris (Comic book writer)
2021

"Turn back the clock with History Comics, First Second's new nonfiction graphic novel series! In this volume, learn how wild mustangs were first introduced to America and how they still roam free today. On the North American plains, wild mustangs have roamed for generations ... shaping human history and struggling to survive it. For the Spanish, they were a tool of conquest. For Native Americans, they brought on a new way of life where horsemanship and horse-trading were central. And for the entire world, wild mustangs became a renowned wonder of the American West. There are still thousands of mustangs in the wild today, but they struggle to survive in an ever-changing landscape and their future is by no means guaranteed."--Publisher description.

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Wonder walkers

Wonder walkers

Archer, Micha.
2021

"Two curious children go for a walk, asking imaginative questions about the natural beauty that surrounds them"-- Provided by publisher.

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