Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa book cover

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

Anna Dewdney

Kids, Picture Books

Spending the night at Gram and Grandpa's house, Llama Llama discovers that he cannot sleep because he has left Fuzzy Llama at home, but Grandpa soon comes up with a solution to replace the stuffed toy.

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Children create some great memories when they stay with their grandparents and Llama Llama is no different. Many will relate to the drama that is created when a little one forgets to bring their favorite stuffed animal to sleep with. -Angie

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Grandma's purse

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

jE Brantley-Newton
Kids, Picture Books

"When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, her granddaughter cannot wait to see what treasures she has hidden in her purse."--

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This is a favorite memory of mine! My grandma always had interesting items in her purse and Grandma Mimi in this story is no different! -Angie

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Queen of the sea

Dylan Meconis

Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Kids

"When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island's sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor's life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself."--Provided by publisher.

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Inspired by Queen Elizabeth I's time in exile, Queen of the Sea is beautiful and fun! Don't miss out on this fantastic piece of historical fiction. -Casey

Hey, water! book cover

Hey, water!

Antoinette Portis

jE Portis
Kids, Science

"Splashy illustrations and simple text explore water in its many shapes and forms"--

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The bell rang

James Ransome

jE Ransome
Kids, Historical Fiction

A slave family is distressed when they discover their son Ben has run away.

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What is given from the heart

Pat McKissack

jE Mckissac
Kids, Picture Books

Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.

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Nine months : before a baby is born

Miranda Paul

jE Paul
Kids, Health, Nonfiction

"As a baby grows in her mother's tummy, a soon-to-be big sister and her family spend nine months preparing for the newest member of the family to arrive."--

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A beautifully written story following a family of three as they prepare for another child, featuring life-size illustrations that highlight fetal development through each month of pregnancy. Backmatter includes tons of information for older readers to peruse, making this a perfect book for sharing with siblings awaiting a familial addition or children curious about where babies come from. -Casey

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The undefeated

Kwame Alexander

jE Alexander
Kids, History

"The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree"--

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Mika the bear is afraid of the dark

Yann Walcker

jE Walcker
Kids, Picture Books

When Mika's fear of the dark makes him dread the long polar night, his cousin helps to banish his fears one by one.

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Mahak Jain

jE Jain
Kids, Picture Books

After the lights go out in her house, Maya's mother distracts her from her fear of the dark with a retelling of the legend of the banyan tree.

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