Pizzoli, Greg, author, illustrator
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!
Van Dusen, Chris, author
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?
"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.
Stemple, Heidi E.Y., author.
Birds of different feathers play bingo together, and watch the balls spin as they all hope to win.
Barnett, Mac, author
To escape a burning building, Zapfino must confront the fears that forced him out of the circus.
Singer, Marilyn, author.
Poodle's hair just grows and grows until it is so long it overflows.
Wallace, Kali, author
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.
Hastings, Ximena, author
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!
Soontornvat, Christina, author.
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.
Fan, Terry, author
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?
"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.
Hegarty, Patricia, author.
"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.
Higgins, Ryan T., author
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.
Cooke, Stephanie, 1986-
"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.
Willms, Russ, author.
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.
Nguyen, Trang, 1990- author
A young conservationist overcomes the odds to return a sun bear to its natural habitat.
Watt, Mélanie, 1975- author
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!
McAllister, Ian, 1969-
"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.
Bee, William, author
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!
Arnold, Elana K., author.
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.
A., Alex, 1987- author, illustrator
Hale, Shannon, author.
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.
Perl, Erica S., author.
Whale wants to fly, and Snail offers to teach her, but Quail insists that whales can not fly.
Ortega, Claribel A., author.
"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.