I Love My Colorful Nails

Ben liked painting his nails, until some of the kids at school started teasing him. When Dad realized why Ben was sad, he decided to paint his nails too.

Author: Alicia Acosta Call Number: E ACO

Pokko and the Drum

When Pokko plays her drum in the forest she suddenly finds herself surrounded by an entire band of animal musicians.

Author: Matthew Forsythe Call Number: E FOR

Three

Three, a homeless three-legged dog, skips and hops about the city until he befriends a little girl who accepts him as he is.

Author: Stephen Michael King Call Number: E KIN

The Tree in Me

Tender and richly layered, this is a celebration of the strength and wonder within each of us, and the gifts we receive from our community and from the natural world - a joyful meditation on the interconnectedness of every living thing.

Author: Corina Luyken Call Number: E LUY

Where are You From?

When a young girl is asked where she's from--where she's really from--she's no longer as she was. She decides to turn to her dear abuelo for some help with this ever-persistent question. But he doesn't quite give her the answer she expects.

Author: Yamile Saied Mendez Call Number: E MEN

Bilal Cooks Daal

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite food of all-time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting.

Author: Aisha Saeed Call Number: E SAE

Fatima's Great Outdoors

Fatima Khazi is eager for her family to arrive at their local state park for their first camping trip ever. In the great outdoors, everything seems possible. Not like school, where kids tell Fatima that her hair and lunch and words are wrong. And not like her new home, where she misses her parents, who work two jobs each. Outside, curiosity and patience help the family build a shelter and campfire, and after a day of activity and laughter, there's nothing better than snuggling on big tent una canopy of stars, serenaded by the sounds of the forest.

Author: Ambreen Tariq Call Number: E TAR

I am Human: A Book of Empathy

A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.

Author: Susan Verde Call Number: E VER

The Candy Dish

What happens when something truly miraculous shows up in your life? Do you recognize it? Do you appreciate it? Do you see it for what it really is? This is a story of a child and a curious little candy dish that holds a special treat every day. But it comes with its fair share of frustrations too. Written by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada, it is a story for readers of all ages about finding wonder in simple delights. And it is an invitation to savor each moment and discover gratitude for the gift of a brand-new day.

Author: Kobi Yamada Call Number: E YAM

Remy and Ruby's Rescue Ranch series

This series features Remy and Ruby's adventures on their family's ranch, which is a hybrid of a typical ranch and a wildlife rescue facility.

Author: Katy Duffield Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E DUF

I Love Cake!

A little girl, with the help of her Grandma, bakes her very first cake for her Mom's birthday.

Author: Frances Gilbert Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E GIL

Score One More

Sam encourages May to participate in a soccer game.

Author: Marilyn Janovitz Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E JAN

Clara and Clem series

Summary for "Clara and Clem Take a Ride": When Clara and Clem build a car out of blocks, they have no idea where it will take them. But with a little imagination, the two take the trip of a lifetime down winding roads, up tall mountains, and across the sky.

Author: Ethan Long Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E LON

Bunny Will Not Jump!

Bunny will not jump. He usually loves jumping! But when he sees how high his friend Big can jump, Bunny does not want to jump anymore. Big just wants Bunny to do what he loves in his own way. He needs your help--by following interactive prompts in the story--to make it happen!

Author: Jason Tharp Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E THA

Flip-a-word series

These unique, interactive early reading books invite children to flip the pages
and discover different words and pictures, with the shared word ending showing through a die cut at the bottom of the page.

Author: Harriet Ziefert Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E ZIE

Slow, Slow Sloths

A basic introduction to the sleepy, slow-moving mammal discusses the two types of sloths and their physical characteristics, habitat, behaviors, and diet.

Author: Bonnie Bader Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ J599.313 BAD

In My World

With a little help from each of us, children with autism can fulfill their dreams. A simple, heartfelt story that follows the life of a child through his imagination as he seeks to be loved for his strengths and abilities, and looks forward to all the things he will one day be able to do.

Author: Jillian Ma Call Number: ASC E MA

Doggo and Pupper

Doggo is used to things being a certain way in his family. He likes routine. Cat says he’s become boring. That is, until Pupper shows up! Pupper is playful and messy, and turns the house upside down. Soon, the humans realize that Pupper needs some training, and off he goes to puppy school. When Pupper comes back, he’s well-behaved. He’s not playful. He’s not messy. But Doggo soon realizes that Pupper also isn’t happy. So Doggo steps in to help, and rediscovers what it means to have fun.

Author: Katherine Applegate Call Number: J FICTION APP

The Bad Guys series

The Bad Guys--Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha--want to be heroes. They decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

Author: Aaron Blabey Call Number: J FICTION BLA

Zoey and Sassafras series

Summary for the first book in the series, "Dragons and Marshmallows": A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras, use science experiments to help a dragon with a problem.

Author: Asia Citro Call Number: J FICTION CIT

Ugly Cat & Pablo (Series)

Ugly Cat and Pablo couldn't be more different, but when these two mejor amigos come together, there are loads of laughs, slithery misunderstandings, and tasty treats.

Author: Isabel Quintero Call Number: J FICTION QUI

Puppy Problems

Crackers is a rescue dog who's a bit on the nervous side, but pretty comfy at home with Butter, a very plump cat who--like all cats--is all about himself. The two pets have a good life: big backyard, nice couch, good eats, and an owner who goes to work every day so they can pretty much do what they want. Enter Peanut, a brand-new puppy with big floppy ears, unabashed energy, and no appreciation for the quiet life. The little dog is a chowhound who dips into everybody's food bowl. He drools, he chews up stuff, he doesn't get how stairs work, and he's afraid of the dark. Yowl! Not to mention he's hogging their owner's lap. Even the squirrels in the yard are laughing at this goofy little canine. Butter and Crackers have had it! This puppy has to go! But when the backyard gate is left open (the cat's idea, of course!) and Peanut wanders out and gets lost, the older animals remember what it was like to be alone--and lonely. Butter and Crackers to the rescue!

Author: Paige Braddock Call Number: J FICTION BRA (Graphic Novel)

Sydney and Taylor series

Sydney is a skunk and Taylor is a hedgehog, but no matter how odd the pairing may seem, their friendship comes naturally. They live happily in their cozy burrow under Miss Nancy's potting shed . . . until the day Taylor gets his Big Idea to go see the Whole Wide World. From mountains taller than a hundred hedgehogs, valleys wider than a thousand skunks, to the dangers that lie in the human world, Sydney and Taylor wanted to see it all. With a map and a dream, they bravely set off, soon discovering that the world is much bigger than they realized. Charming full-color illustrations and a laugh-out-loud story make this chapter book perfect for fans of the Mercy Watson and Owl Diaries series.

Author: Jacqueline Davis Call Number: J FICTION DAV (Graphic Novel)

Fox and Chick series

Fox and Chick are unlikely friends, but somehow they seem to get along together, even though Fox is calm and thoughtful, and Chick has is hyperactive and flighty.

Author: Sergio Ruzzier Call Number: J FICTION RUZ (Graphic Novel)

Most People

Looks at the goodness of most people, pointing out how many more people there are in the world who would like to help others than would like to hurt them, and even most of those who do bad things can change.

Author: Michael Leannah Call Number: J170 LEA

This Is How We Do It

Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.

Author: Matt Lamothe Call Number: J305.23 LAM

The Mysterious Sea Bunny

As an inch-long sea bunny makes its way slowly across the ocean floor, readers discover that there is a lot more to this sea slug species than meets the eye-which comes in handy when a predator swoops in!

Author: Peter Raymundo Call Number: J594.32 RAY

Try It! How Frieda Caplan changed the way we eat

A picture book biography of Frieda Caplan, the produce pioneer who changed the way Americans eat by introducing exciting new fruits and vegetables, from baby carrots to blood oranges to kiwis.

Author: Mara Rockliff Call Number: J BIO CAPLAN