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Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
Ages 4-8BatsatBall

When the sun goes down, the bats come out to play ball! In this third book in a series of bat adventures (along with Bats at the Beach and Bats at the Library), the nocturnal creatures enjoy everyone's favorite pastime in their own unique way - like flying around the bases, and serving up mothdogs and Cricket Jack. Will the win this time? Will the game be completed before the sun comes up? Check out this charming book, where even bats are cuddly, to find out!

Bear Feels Scared by Karma WilsonBearFeelsScrd
Ages 3-7

Even Bears get scared. Especially when they're lost in the woods! In the latest of author Karma Wilson's series of Bear books, loveable Bear finds himself alone, lost, and scared as evening falls on the woodland and a storm closes in. Bear's friends begin to worry when he doesn't return to the lair. They form a search party and set out to find him. Lush, color-drenched illustrations by Jane Chapman take readers into the storm with Bear as he huddles agains the wind-driven rain. A very warm reunion tops off this comforting tale of friendship.

Big Chickens Fly the Coop by Leslie HelakoskiBigChcns
Ages 4-8

The flighty fowl from Big Chickens are back, and this time they want to want to see the farmhouse. Unfortunately, they'll need to overcome a number of obstacles along the way, including slobbery dogs, noisy tractors, and large horses. Find out if the hens make it to the house in this laugh-out-loud tale of four bothered and bug-eyed birds. This charming story will appeal to kids of all ages.

Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan EdwardsClaraCater
Ages 5-9

Clara Caterpillar was a very plain caterpillar compared to the colorful Catisha. Though a simple cabbage caterpillar, Clara loved the taste of cabbage, so she considered herself lucky and content. Catisha, on the other hand, was beautiful but snobby. She belittled Clara. After they become butterflies, the colorful Catisha continues teasing Clara for being plain and cream-colored. But when a hungry crow sets his sights on Catisha, Clara demonstrates why being plain isn't a bad thing.

The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colors by Audrey WoodDeepBlue
Ages 3-7

Vividly hued, computer-generated illustrations make this a simple but great color concept book. It all starts with a red rock in the middle of the deep blue sea. A bright green tree is added to this rock followed by a brown nut and so on. A fun way to learn about color!

Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup
Ages 2-4 GrumpyCt

To all the other felines in the neighborhood, Cat seems grumpy. He never plays with them, and he spends most of his time alone. But Cat really isn't grumpy at all. He's lonely. He doesn't know how to make friends. When a small kitten squirms her way into his life one day, Cat isn't sure how to react. He's never had a friend before. Can Kitten help turn Cat's frown upside down? Children will delight in finding out if these two furballs can ever become friends.

Howling Hill by Will HobbsHowlingHll
Ages 4-8

Despite her frustration at not being able to howl like her brothers and sisters, Hanni the wolf pup enjoys life in the woods with her wolf pack. When a harrowing event separates her from the rest of the pack, Hanni survives by mustering up her courage. Though Hanni makes a special friend who leads her back home, it's up to Hanni and her howl to bring together a family reunion.

The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo by Jonathan AllLittleRbbten
Ages 4-8

Little rabbit doesn't have a big noise like the other farm animals. He doesn't "moo" or "quack" or "oink". With the help of a number of different baby animals, little rabbit tries out each of their special noises until he finds a favorite. This charming story from the author of I'm Not Cute! is destined to be read aloud over and over as kids practice animal noises with little rabbit.

LMNO Peas by Keith BakerElemenops
Ages 2-4

In this unique alphabet book, peas (yep, little green vegetables) take readers through the letters in an action-filled romp. Peas are constantly on the go across each page as they act out the words matching each letter. They become Gardeners, Hikers, Jugglers, Miners and more. Clever, cute, and colorful illustrations make this book fun to read and kids of all ages will enjoy identifying all the peas on the page!

Perfectly Percy by Paul SchmidPerfectly Percy
Ages 4-8

Percy the Porcupine has a particularly pressing problem. He loves balloons, but he can't seem to keep any around! Percy thinks hard about how to solve his dilemma and finally comes up with the perfect solution. Can you guess what it is? If you enjoy solving problems, and you like balloons even half as much as Percy, you'll love this sweet story about an ingenious young porcupine. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Perfectly Percy is a wonderful book to read aloud.

The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas WoodSecretThnks
Ages 3-8

I'll tell you a secret...happiness can be found in something as simple as appreciating the world around you! In The Secret of Saying Thanks, author Douglas Wood reminds us all that happiness is closely related to an attitude of thankfulness. It's a lesson beautifully shared through Wood's gentle prose and the rich oil painting illustrations found in this book.

Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway
Ages 3-7 TicklyOct

Octopus loves to tickle—and with eight arms, he can do a lot of tickling. In fact, tickling is about the only thing he knows how to do. Not everyone likes to be tickled, though, and when Octopus sneaks a tickle on Oyster, she loses her pearl. Through a series of mini-adventures, Octopus chases Oyster's pearl, and in the process, learns that he can do more than just tickle. Author/illustrator Ruth Galloway's splendid colors and friendly sea creatures easily capture the magic of the moment of learning that "I can do it!"

Too Many Toys by David ShannonTooManyTys
Ages 4-8

Spencer has too many toys and needs to get rid of a few...but which ones? Not his headless Alien Space Ninja! Not his one-eared bunny, Mr. Fluffers! After much haggling with his mother who's tired of tripping over toys, Spencer finally decides which can go. But he simply can't part with the best toy of all! Read Too Many Toys to find out what it is that captures Spencer's imagination. With its lush, richly-colored illustrations and characters with large, expressive eyes, this story is irresistable!

Wind Flyers by Angela JohnsonWindFlyr
Ages 5-9

A young boy shares the story of his great-great uncle’s life in this poetic salute to the magic of flight and the heroic Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Rich illustrations and carefully chosen words transport readers above the clouds and back in time as a young man fulfills his dream of flying and takes his place in a history.