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DO YOU SEE A MOUSE?
WABER, BERNARD (PBR 11002)
Everyone at the ultra-fancy Park Snoot Hotel insists that there is no mouse in the hotel, but the reader can see a mouse in each illustration. (JF, K-3)

LYLE WALKS THE DOGS: A COUNTING BOOK
WABER, BERNARD (BR 19018)
Lyle the crocodile starts his new job walking one dog on day one and adding another dog each day. By day ten with ten dogs, Lyle runs into trouble. (JF, Preschool-grade 2)

ONE TIGER GROWLS
WADSWORTH, GINGER (PBR 12046)
Briefly describes the behavior of and sounds made by various animals, from one growling tiger to twenty croaking frogs. (JNF)

PIP'S MAGIC
WALSH, ELLEN S. (PBR 10044)
Pip the salamander is afraid of the dark, so he sets out in search of a wizard who will help him overcome his fear and unexpectedly finds courage. (JF, K-3)

HI, PIZZA MAN
WALTER, VIRGINIA (PBR 09946)
While a young girl waits for the delivery of a hot pizza, she provides the appropriate animal sounds for a variety of pretend animal pizza deliverers. (JF, K-3)

ROOSTER AND THE FOX
WARD, HELEN (PBR 15018)
A proud rooster is tricked by a sly fox. (JF, K-3)

HUNGRY HEN
WARING, RICHARD (PBR 14029)
A greedy fox watches a hungry hen growing bigger every day, knowing that the longer he waits to eat her, the bigger she will be. (JF, K-3)

MOSES: WHEN HARRIET TUBMAN LED HER PEOPLE TO FREEDOM
WEATHERFORD, CAROLE BOSTON (PBR 17014)
Fictional story based on Harriet Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. (JNF, 2-4)

LASSIE COME-HOME
WELLS, ROSEMARY (PBR 10025)
Sold in financial desperation to a wealthy duke, a collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to be reunited with her former master in Yorkshire. (JF)

MAX AND RUBY'S BEDTIME BOOK
WELLS, ROSEMARY (BR 20012)
AT BEDTIME, GRANDMA TELLS MAX AND RUBY THREE FAVORITE STORIES ABOUT RUBY OPENING A RESTAURANT, MAX TAKING SWIMMING LESSONS, AND MAX GOING TO SCHOOL IN HIS AIRPLANE. (JF, PRESCHOOL-GRADE 2)

MAX & RUBY'S MIDAS
WELLS, ROSEMARY (PBR 10041)
Ruby tries to keep her brother Max from eating so many sweets by reading him an altered version of the story of King Midas. (JF, K-3)

MAX COUNTS HIS CHICKENS
WELLS, ROSEMARY (PBR 18007)
On Easter morning, when Ruby finds all ten of the marshmallow chicks hidden by the Easter Bunny, Grandma must quickly think of a way to make things fair for Max. (JF)

MAX'S ABC
WELLS, ROSEMARY (PBR 17036)
Join sibling bunnies Max and Ruby, who learn about the letters of the alphabet while dealing with the ants that escaped from Max's ant farm. (JNF, K-3)

MCDUFF MOVES IN
WELLS, ROSEMARY (PBR 11028)
A little white dog that nobody seems to want finds just the right home--and a name. (JF, K-3)

NOISY NORA
WELLS, ROSEMARY (PBR 11011)
Feeling neglected, Nora makes more and more noise to attract her parents' attention. (JF)

SHY CHARLES
WELLS, ROSEMARY (PBR 08923)
Being painfully timid and shy does not keep a young mouse from rescuing his babysitter in an emergency situation, although after becoming a hero he still says zero. (JF, K-3)

I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
WESTCOTT, NADINE (PBR10037)
An illustrated presentation of the familiar folk song about railroad life. (JF, Preschool-grade 2)

THE FIREFIGHTERS
WHITING, SUE (BR 19003)
MRS. IVERSON'S CLASS PUTS OUT AN IMAGINARY FIRE ON THEIR PLAYGROUND. AFTER THE STUDENTS REST, MRS. IVERSON SURPRISES THEM WITH A VISIT FROM REAL FIREFIGHTERS. THE CHILDREN LEARN WHAT TO DO IN A BURNING BUILDING: "GET DOWN LOW AND GO, GO, GO!" (JF, PRESCHOOL-GRADE 2)

SAMMY AND THE DINOSAURS
WHYBROW, IAN (PBR 13004)
Sammy finds toy dinosaurs in the attic that come to life when he names each one. (JF, 2-4)

JOSEPH
WILDSMITH, BRIAN (PBR 11047)
A retelling of the Old Testament story of Joseph whose jealous brothers sold him as a slave into Egypt. (JF, K-3)

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE
WILLEMS, MO (PBR 16029)
After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing. (JF, K-3)

GALIMOTO
WILLIAMS, KAREN LYNN (PBR 08982)
Walking through his village, a young African boy finds the materials to make a special toy. (JF)

LONG SILK STRAND
WILLIAMS, LAURA E. (PBR 10020)
In this contemporary folktale set in ancient Japan, a young girl climbs a long silk strand hanging from heaven and discovers her grandmother waiting for her. (JF)

CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER
WILLIAMS, VERA B. (PBR 17331)
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire. (JF)

LUCKY SONG
WILLIAMS, VERA B. (PBR 11046)
The song a little girl hears describes her kite-flying adventure. (JF, K-3)

MORE MORE MORE SAID THE BABY
WILLIAMS, VERA B. (PBR 08914)
Meet Little Guy, Little Pumpkin, and Little Bird, stars of three vignettes that celebrate the joy babies generate among those who love them. (JF, K-3)

LIBRARIAN OF BASRA
WINTER, JEANETTE (PBR 16016)
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be des (JNF, 2-4)

NASREEN'S SECRET SCHOOL: A TRUE STORY FROM AFGHANISTAN
WINTER, JEANETTE
IN HERAT, AFGHANISTAN, WHERE THE TALIBAN HAVE CONTROL, A GRANDMOTHER WORRIES ABOUT HER GRANDDAUGHTER NASREEN'S LONELINESS AND WITHDRAWAL SINCE HER PARENTS DISAPPEARED. ALTHOUGH THE TALIBAN FORBID EDUCATION FOR GIRLS, THE GRANDMOTHER TAKES NASREEN TO A SECRET SCHOOL WHERE WINDOWS TO THE WORLD OPEN FOR HER. ( K-3)

SEBASTIAN
WINTER, JEANETTE (PBR 12044)
Describes how Johann Sebastian Bach survived the sorrows of his childhood and composed the music the world has come to love. (JNF)

WANGARI'S TREES OF PEACE
WINTER, JEANETTE (PBR 18033)
Recounts the way Wangari Maathai's love of trees led her to winning the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Realizing that trees are disappearing from her homeland, Wangari starts a farm of baby trees and encourages the women of Kenya to plant trees to renew their land. (JNF, K-3)

ELFWYN'S SAGA
WISNIEWSKI, DAVID (PBR 11045)
Although born blind because of a curse cast on her family by an evil enemy, Elfwyn finds a way to erase the curse with the help of the Hidden Folk. (JF, 4-6)

GOLEM
WISNIEWSKI, DAVID (PBR 12017)
A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague. (JF, 2-4)

APPLE PIE FORTH OF JULY
WONG, JANET S. (PBR 15009)
A Chinese American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten. (JF, K-3)

THIS NEXT NEW YEAR
WONG, JANET S. (PBR 16033)
A family prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year and looks forward to the good luck they hope it will bring. (JF, K-3)

SILLY SALLY
WOOD, AUDREY (PBR 09917)
A rhyming story of Silly Sally, who makes many friends as she travels to town--backward and upside down. (JF)

COMING ON HOME SOON
WOODSON, JACQUELINE (PBR 17009)
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow. (JF, K-3)

OTHER SIDE
WOODSON, JACQUELINE (PBR 13093)
Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town. (JF, K-3)

SHOW WAY
WOODSON, JACQUELINE (PBR 16358)
The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family. (JF, 2-4)

 
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