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My Cousin Momo

picture of squirrel with camera around neck - cover image for "my cousin Momo"Momo is coming to visit, and his cousins are SO excited! But even though Momo is a flying squirrel, he won’t fly for his cousins’ forest friends. Momo doesn’t seem to know how to play the usual games, and would rather take pictures with his camera and observe nature. Then Momo’s cousins take their parents’ advice and follow Momo’s lead, they realize that doing things differently can be fun.

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Daniel Finds a Poem

Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer

Daniel wants to participate in the Poetry in the Park event, but first asks his animal friends for help. After a week of discovery, he is able to share a magical poem that incorporates the essence of the entire book. The collage illustrations help to celebrate a sense of wonder and poetry everywhere.


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Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story, written and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand


Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day, but when the weather suddenly turns stormy there are unexpected consequences for some birds.

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Number One Sam, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.

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It is the story of Sam who is always number one–number one in speed, in turns and in finishing races. He was number one until one day when his best friend, Maggie finished first. Before the next race Sam could not sleep and was very nervous. He was so nervous he got off to a bad start, but he picks up speed and soon passes all the other drivers. Then Sam finds out there are things in life that are more important than being number one.


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Stripes of All Types, written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale.

What kinStripes of all types booksds of animals have stripes and why do they have them?

Stripes of All Types explores how animals around the world benefit from their stripes. Engaging rhymes and bright, bold images keep readers entertained while a glossary at the back provides information on each featured animal. A fun matching game at the end of the non-fiction book tests children’s knowledge of animal stripes!


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The Bus for Us, by Suzanne Bloom, author and illustrator.

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A delightful story about an everyday occurrence, and a young child named Tess. Today is the first day of school for Tess, and her very first ride on a school bus.

Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess asks “Is this the bus for us, Gus?”. For young listeners, Tess’s question is perfect for repetition as the story progresses with other vehicles passing by bus stop.



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Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah OHora, author and illustrator.

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With striking illustrations, Bernard a sweet, fuzzy otter loves curling up to go to sleep.

One little problem though, Bernard snores…LOUDLY! Children will enjoy following him on his pursuit for a place to nap and will enthusiastically chime in with “Stop Snoring, Bernard”!

Special note: we were honored when Mr. OHora visited three local public libraries and stopped to visit with our bookmobile!


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Whose Shoes? A Shoe For Every Job by Stephen R. Swinburne.


Shoes can tell a lot about a person. They can describe someone’s job, hobbies, or personality.

Explore various occupations through a simple story with bright, colorful photographs. Young learners and readers will also enjoy answering the question, “Whose shoes?”


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What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand.

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A charming story about a young mole that digs for treasure, but what is the real treasure here?

Everything he finds is the perfect treasure to share with someone else, except for the one last treasure, which the mole finally keeps for his own…another mole friend.


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If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor.

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An entertaining and educational story encourages children to step inside a penguin’s world.

Learn fun facts about penguins and helps them to identify the many different kinds of penguins found throughout the world.


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Up, Down and Around by children’s author Katherine Ayres and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.


Up down and around book cover It is a picture book story of planting & gardening, presented in upbeat rhymes!

The author comments “While I loved stories, I didn’t like my veggies–not a bit.”


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A Splendid Friend, Indeed by children’s author & illustrator Suzanne Bloom.

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It is the story of a polar bear and a goose who develop an unlikely but rewarding friendship.

It was nominated for Best Book Award, Child Magazine, 2005; named among New York Public Library’s 2005 List of Best Books to Read and Share; was a 2006 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Award Winner; and was named to the Texas 2×2 Reading List, 2006.


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Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse by children’s author & illustrator Lindsay Barrett George.

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A story of two mice, one who sleeps inside the house and one who sleeps outside the house,  follow complicated but parallel paths and meet each other at the window.



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