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Big Bear, Small Mouse

Big Bear, Small Mouse

Big Bear, Small Mouse, by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
Grades: Pre-K - K

A big bear and a small mouse discover all of the opposites between their animal friends.

The Giant of Jum

The Giant of Jum

The Giant of Jum, by Elli Woollard, illustrated by Benji Davies
Grades: Pre-K - 2

A hungry giant wants to eat Jack for a snack but is waylaid by other children who need his help.

Top Dog and Other Doggone Delightful Expressions

Top Dog and Other Doggone Delightful Expressions

Top Dog and Other Doggone Delightful Expressions, by Carli Davidson
Grades: 2 - 6

From the lens of expert animal photographer and New York Times bestselling author Carli Davidson, an adorable cast of canine characters star in this doggone delightful tribute to everyone’s favorite idioms, from “working like a dog” to “the dog days of summer”. These endearing and hilarious images are sure to make any animal enthusiast smile in “two shakes of a dog’s tail”!

Toucans, Too

Toucans, Too

Toucans, Too, by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Grades: Pre-K - 1

Thinking the cockatoos have said “toucan stew,” the toucans run away in a toucan canoe but the cockatoos set things right with some two-can stew.

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, by Chris Barton, illustrated by Don Tate
Grades: 2 - 5

A chronicle of the life and achievements of NASA engineer and inventor, Lonnie Johnson, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

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