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The Baby-sitters Club. 12, Jessi's secret language : a graphic novel

The Baby-sitters Club. 12, Jessi's secret language : a graphic novel

Chau, Chan, author
2022

Jessi recently moved to Stoneybrook and is one of the newest members of The Baby-sitters Club. She's getting ready to start regularly sitting for the BSC's newest charge, Matt Braddock. Matt has been Deaf since birth and uses sign language to communicate, so Jessi has to use it, too. It's a secret language! Soon all the neighborhood kids want to learn how to sign, which keeps the BSC busy. Jessi's the busiest of all -- she's preparing for her dance school's big show, plus working on another secret, just for Matt. Will Jessi be able to keep the secret and pull off her special event?

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The biggest puddle in the world

The biggest puddle in the world

Lee, Mark, 1950- author
2019

"When Sarah and Charlie go to stay with their grandparents, it rains for days. At first, they have fun exploring inside the big, old house, but eventually they want to explore outside, too. "Where does the rain come from?" Sarah asks her grandfather, Big T. He promises to show her once it stops raining. When the storm passes, Sarah, Big T., Charlie and Keeper the dog go exploring. They jump in puddles, draw a puddle map and finally find the biggest puddle in the world!"-- Provided by publisher.

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Blue : a history of the color as deep as the sea and as wide as the sky

Blue : a history of the color as deep as the sea and as wide as the sky

Brew-Hammond, Nana Ekua.
2022

Discover a world of creativity and tradition in this fascinating picture book that explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue. For centuries, blue powders and dyes were some of the most sought-after materials in the world. Ancient Afghan painters ground mass quantities of sapphire rocks to use for their paints, while snails were harvested in Eurasia for the tiny amounts of blue that their bodies would release. And then there was indigo, which was so valuable that American plantations grew it as a cash crop on the backs of African slaves. It wasn't until 1905, when Adolf von Baeyer created a chemical blue dye, that blue could be used for anything and everything--most notably that uniform of workers everywhere, blue jeans.

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Cooper, John A., author
2016


Endlessly ever after : pick your path to countless fairy tale endings! : a story of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, Hansel, Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, a wolf, a witch, a goose, a grandmother, some pigs, and endless variations

Endlessly ever after : pick your path to countless fairy tale endings! : a story of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, Hansel, Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, a wolf, a witch, a goose, a grandmother, some pigs, and endless variations

Snyder, Laurel, author.
2022

In this rhyming mash-up of many fairy tales, the reader is invited to follow Rosie down the many possible paths which may lead to a sleeping maiden, a hungry wolf, a girl locked in a tower, or a goose that lays golden eggs--but with some luck, and some smart choices, Rosie may save herself and her fellow fairy tale characters.

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The global ocean

The global ocean

Strauss, Rochelle, 1967- author
2022

Though we think of Earth's five oceans as separate and distinct, they are actually a linked system of circulating water that is one single ocean --- the global ocean. This comprehensive and accessible overview explores the global ocean's enormous influence on the planet, as well as humans' often-detrimental influence on the ocean. But it also highlights some of the many ways people are working to restore and heal the global ocean --- from everyday actions to large institutional projects --- making the message of urgency as hopeful as it is accurate. Filled with fascinating information, stunning visuals and plenty of calls to action, readers will be inspired to discover what they can do to help heal Earth's most important feature and, ultimately, our planet.

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Guarding the invisible dragons

Guarding the invisible dragons

West, Tracey, 1965-, author
2022

A nest of invisible baby dragons has been discovered in Queen Sofia's castle so Drake, Worm, and Val, Carlos's cousin, must journey to the dangerous Dove Island to find the parents and the fruit that keeps the dragons' invisible powers.

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A Is for always : an adoption alphabet

A Is for always : an adoption alphabet

Cutting, Linda Katherine.
2022

With gentle rhymes and . . . illustrations, [this book] celebrates the joy and love of adoption from A to Z. With B for birth parents, Q for questions, and U for understanding, it frames challenging aspects of adoption in a way children can understand. Each page shows a different adoptive family of cuddly animals welcoming and cherishing a new child"--Adapted from publisher.

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Knight Owl

Knight Owl

Denise, Christopher, author, illustrator
2022

After achieving his dream of becoming a knight, a small owl protects the castle from a hungry dragon.

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The leaf thief

The leaf thief

Hemming, Alice, author
2021

Squirrel enjoys looking at the beautiful, colorful leaves, but everyday more and more disappear which makes him think someone is stealing them. Includes information on seasonal leaf loss in autumn.

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The line in the sand

The line in the sand

Lam, Thao, author, illustrator
2022

A wordless story, told in panels and illustrated in striking collage art will encourage readers to think about conflict, communication, and the meaning of the lines we all draw, whether intentional or not.

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Minions. The rise of Gru

Minions. The rise of Gru

2022

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto, a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please, deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

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The most magnificent idea

The most magnificent idea

Spires, Ashley, 1978- author, illustrator.
2022

A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.

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Patchwork

Patchwork

de la Peña, Matt, author.
2022

"An ode to the richly varied tapestry of experiences and identities that make every child unique"-- Provided by publisher.

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The pigeon will ride the roller coaster!

The pigeon will ride the roller coaster!

Willems, Mo, author, illustrator
2022

Pigeon experiences a loop-de-loop of emotions before his first roller coaster ride.

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Pip and Zip

Pip and Zip

Arnold, Elana K., author.
2022

"When a family brings home two abandoned duck eggs and waits for them to hatch, they read, learn and laugh until one day Pip and Zip are born!"-- Provided by publisher.

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Project startup

Project startup

Alexander, Heather, 1967- author
2021

"Eat what bugs you! Halie Ambrose is not afraid to do her own thing. Jaye Wu is the opposite. She'll do whatever it takes to stay in the cool kids' circle. When Hallie and jaye are paired for the school entrepreneurship pitch competition, it's so not a perfect match. The Hallie tells Jaye her idea for their startup--selling snacks made with edible bugs. No way! Jaye refuses to eat a bug or sell a bug or do anything with a bug! But Hallie won't give up her dream. Can two strong-willed girls find a way to come together to start a buzz-worthy business that will make the judges say "bug appétit"?" -- Rear cover.

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Sal boat : a boat by Sal

Sal boat : a boat by Sal

Heder, Thyra, author.
2022

As Joe builds his boat, he is certain no one understands his vision, but when he cannot get his craft afloat he is dejected--thankfully the friends and family he has been ignoring are still there, ready to help him launch his creation and celebrate his achievement.

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Serwa Boateng's guide to vampire hunting

Serwa Boateng's guide to vampire hunting

Brown, Roseanne A., author.
2022


Sheet pan science : 25 fun, simple science experiments for the kitchen table

Sheet pan science : 25 fun, simple science experiments for the kitchen table

Heinecke, Liz Lee.
2022

"Sheet Pan Science features 25 awesome, bubbling, colorful, fizzing, oozing science experiments that all fit on a standard sheet pan"-- Provided by publisher.

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Squad up : a Power Up graphic novel

Squad up : a Power Up graphic novel

Nisson, Sam, author
2022

"Sixth-graders Rhys and Miles overcome challenges in friendship and gaming in this graphic novel told in multiple art styles and set in both the real world and inside the boys' favorite video game. A sequel to Power Up. After their victory in the Every Game Ever tournament, unstoppable video game duo and, now, IRL best friends Rhys and Miles are enjoying their last few weeks of sixth grade. Miles's successful streaming channel gives him popularity points at school. Rhys's skill in Mecha Melee attracts the attention of elite gamers from around the world. And the duo is competing to be the first ever to beat Mecha Quest 21. If life were a video game, they have definitely levelled up. But when the challenges of gaming at this level are compounded by shifting priorities, a mysterious online bully, and the academic demands of middle school, the pressure on the duo threatens to break them apart. In this graphic novel about friendship and loyalty, Rhys and Miles discover that sometimes you need to tap your squad to get the win."--provided by publisher.

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Truth or lie : dogs!

Truth or lie : dogs!

Perl, Erica S., author
2022

"Dogs don't sniff each other's butts as often as we think, right? That's a LIE! The TRUTH is, dogs almost always greet each this way! It gives them lots of information about other dogs. Though this engaging early reader is 100% fun, 25% of it is FALSE! In a unique Q&A format, proficient readers are quizzed about dogs to see if they can separate facts from "lies." The book's mascot--the Truth Sleuth--guides readers through this funny and fact- packed book, which features photos and illustrations of a wide variety of canines." --Provided by publisher.

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Ways to make friends

Ways to make friends

Buitrago, Jairo, author.
2022

"A quirky and uplifting guide to making new friends for kids 4 to 7 from a beloved, internationally renowned author. What's the best way to make friends? Toad has the most magnificent ideas! Sometimes they don't go according to plan... but that's okay. Eventually Toad tires of making new friends, but comes to a marvelous conclusion: sometimes being with yourself is a good way to pass the time too. A hilarious and heartfelt read for kids who are starting school or experiencing other unfamiliar social situations, Ways to Make Friends will give them the courage to stand on their own--and maybe try one of Toad's unconventional methods to make a friend for themselves."-- Provided by publisher.

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Weird but true! Birthdays : 300 fun-tastic facts to celebrate.

Weird but true! Birthdays : 300 fun-tastic facts to celebrate.

2022

Party all year round with this entertaining book filled with 300 wacky facts and pictures displaying the hilarious history, crazy coincidences, amazing astrological beliefs, and surprising statistics behind birthdays.

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Why humans build up : the rise of towers, temples and skyscrapers

Why humans build up : the rise of towers, temples and skyscrapers

Craigie, Gregor, author.
2022

"Part of the nonfiction Orca Timeline series, with photographs and illustrations throughout. This book explores why and how people have constructed taller and taller buildings over the course of human history"-- Provided by publisher.

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