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DARBYSHIRE, KRISTEN (PBR 18038)
The chicken family has pancakes but no syrup, and cookies but no milk. After serving a terrible casserole for supper, Mom finally flips out. The family agrees to help more with the grocery list and the shopping and comes up with a great emergency plan. (JF, Preschool-grade 2)

ICE BEAR: IN THE STEPS OF THE POLAR BEAR
DAVIES, NICOLA (PBR 17015)
Describes how the polar bear, also called Nanuk, thrives in the Arctic and explains the lessons that the Inuit people have learned from watching the creature. (JF, K-3)

SURPRISING SHARKS
DAVIES, NICOLA (PBR 16362)
Introduces many different species of sharks, pointing out such characteristics as the small size of the dwarf lantern shark and the physical characteristics and behavior that makes sharks killing machines. (JNF, K-3)

LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIA
DE PAOLA, TOMIE (PBR 09935)
When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia. (JF)

STREGA NONA
DE PAOLA, TOMIE (PBR 17034)
Long ago in Italy, there lived an old lady called Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) who owned a magic pasta pot. One day when she was away, her helper Big Anthony served pasta to the whole town, but he couldn't make the pot stop. (JNF, K-3)

LIBRARY DRAGON
DEEDY, CARMEN A. (PBR 10022)
Miss Lotta Scales is a dragon who believes her job is to protect the school's library books from the children, but when she finally realizes that books are meant to be read, the dragon turns into Miss Lotty, librarian and storyteller. (JF)

MARTINA THE BEAUTIFUL COCKROACH: A CUBAN FOLKTALE
DEEDY, CARMEN A. (PBR 17040)
In this humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale, a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry. (JF, K-3)

ARRORRIO, MI NINO
DELACRE, LULU (PBR 17011)
An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today. (JNF, K-3)

IN THE EYES OF THE CAT
DEMI (PBR 09931)
A collection of Japanese nature poems organized according to the seasons, illustrated with paintings corresponding to the themes of the poems. (JNF)

KITES:
DEMI (PBR 15010)
Demi tells the story of how kites came to be. Long ago in China, holy painters would paint the townspeople's wishes on paper to be left in temples for the gods to see and grant. But one day, an impatient mother who wanted her son to grow up strong and wis (JNF, K-3)

CHRISTOPHER, THE HOLY GIANT
DEPAOLA, TOMIE (PBR 09912)
As Reprobus carries a child across a river one stormy night, the boy gets heavier and heavier until Reprobus feels he is carrying the world on his shoulders--thus goes the legend of the name Christ-bearer, or Christopher. (JF)

DAYS OF THE BLACKBIRD
DEPAOLA, TOMIE (PBR 12013)
At the request of a kind duke's loving daughter, La Colomba, a pure white bird, braves the bitter winter of the northern Italian mountains to sing for the gravely ill man. (JF, K-3)

LOUISE: THE ADVENTURES OF A CHICKEN
DICAMILLO, KATE (PBR 18036)
Louise longs for true adventures far away from the henhouse. At sea, she encounters pirates who want to eat her. In the circus, she is chased by a lion. In a foreign bazaar, she is locked in a cage. What should she do next? (JF, K-3)

MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE
DILLON, LEO & DIANE DILLON (PBR 17037)
Presents an illustrated collection of twenty-four counting rhymes, from "Baa, baa black sheep" to "Wash the dishes, wipe the dishes."

SWITCH CAT
DISHER, GARRY (PBR 10019)
Two cats have mismatched personalities with their next-door neighbor owners until one day when things are set right. (JF)

PIZZA COUNTING
DOBSON, CHRISTINA (PBR 15028)
Decorated pizzas are used to introduce counting and fractions. Includes facts about pizza. (JF, 2-4)

PRINCE WON'T GO TO BED
DODDS, DAYLE ANN (PBR 18012)
When the young prince refuses to go to bed, assorted members of the royal household offer their ideas on exactly what he needs, but it is his sister, Princess Kate, who learns the truth. (JF)

PETUNIA
DUVOISIN, ROGER (PBR 13087)
Petunia, the goose, learns that possessing knowledge doesn't mean carrying a book around constantly. (JF, K-3)

PETUNIA'S CHRISTMAS
DUVOISIN, ROGER (PBR 16037)
A goose, to save a handsome gander who is being fattened for Christmas, disguises herself as a monster, begs, and makes and sells Christmas decorations. (JF, K-3)

 
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