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Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt

counting crows

One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do. Snack one, snack two, snack three—all the way to a dozen! But before they have time to complain about bellyaches, they have a bigger problem: a cat has been eyeing them…as potential snacks! Can these well-fed crows become well-FLED crows?

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Snoozefest at the Nuzzledome by Samantha Berger

Snoozefest at the Nuzzledome

Snuggleford Cuddlebun, the sleepiest sloth in all of Snoozeville, attends the annual Snoozefest, where she gets free pajamas and other gifts, listens to bands and haiku, and, mostly, sleeps.

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Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

wolfie the bunny

When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

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A Penguin Named Patience : a Hurricane Katrina rescue story by Suzanne Lewis

A penguin named Patience : a Hurricane Katrina rescue story

Patience is a South African penguin living at New Orleans's Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. When the Aquarium is severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina, many animals are put in peril, including Patience and the other penguins. They must leave their home, and their penguin keeper, until it is restored.

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Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Pirates love underpants

Ahoy me hearties! Join the Pants Pirates on a special treasure hunt. Grab your cutlass and sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer past angry crocs, sharks in fancy pants and through gurgling swamps on a quest to find ... the Pants of Gold! This hilarious new addition to the phenomenally successful Underpants series will not disappoint. You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down!

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Seeds of Freedom : the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass

Seeds of freedom : the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama

Mention the Civil Rights era in Alabama, and most people recall images of terrible violence. But something different was happening in Huntsville. For the citizens of that city, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace. In an engaging celebration of this lesser-known chapter in American and African-American history, author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis show children how racial discrimination, bullying, and unfairness can be faced successfully with perseverance and ingenuity.

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The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

The bear ate your sandwich

A delicious tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear’s journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights.

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Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares

Growing Up Pedro

Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young Award three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramón was the best pitcher he'd ever seen. He dreamed of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues. This is the story of how that dream came true.

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Leopardpox by Orna Landau


When Sadie, a kindergartner, suddenly turns into a frisky leopard cub, her mother and brothers take her to a doctor, a veterinarian, and even a zoo seeking a cure.

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Night Owl by Toni Yuly

night OWl

A baby owl flies through the night, listening carefully to different sounds as he tries to find Mommy Owl.

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Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead

special delivery

A little girl goes on a long journey to deliver an elephant to her great aunt.

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Home by Carson Ellis


A whimsical tribute to the myriad possibilities of home depicts homes in different real-world environments as well as fantastical settings.

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