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What Are You Doing, Sam?

Marie-Louise Gay - 2006
    Not content with just teaching him to roll over, Sam decides to broaden Fred’s horizons to include swimming, cooking, and painting. Of course, Fred finds a way to subvert each experience in order to do exactly as he pleases and to create the maximum amount of mess. Stella watches the goings-on with amusement, always asking “What are you doing, Sam?” — a phrase familiar to little brothers and sisters everywhere. Gay’s delicate watercolors, full of expression and humor, complement the whimsical story.

The Juggling Pug

Sean Bryan - 2008
    What if a pug could juggle? Would he become the talk of the town, hugged by everyone? What if this clever, mischievous pug was also messy, digging holes here and pooping there? Would fame help or only make things worse? From the award-winning authors of A Boy and His Bunny comes an amusing tale, told in wacky rhymes and witty illustrations, that is sure to entertain young readers, and their parents, too.

Meet Tracker! (PAW Patrol)

Nickelodeon Publishing - 2016
    Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 1 Deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.

I Like to Be Little

Charlotte Zolotow - 1966
    This tale, adapted from Zolotow's I Want to Be Little and newly illustrated with appealing watercolors, will strike a pleasurable chord with adults and children.

Spot Goes to the Library

Eric Hill - 2011
    Lion. The fun only increases when they take the books home to act them out. Young children love a new story, and this one celebrates reading, imagination and the joy of discovering books.

The Big Leaf Pile

Josephine Page - 2001
    When T-Bone has to leave, Clifford and Cleo offer to watch his pile for him until he returns. But the temptation to jump into T-Bone's pile overtakes their promise, and soon T-Bone's leaves are scattered everywhere!

Cannonball Simp

John Burningham - 1966
    A small dog, abandoned near a trash dump and captured by a dog catcher, finds a home for herself when she is befriended by a circus clown whose act needs improving.

Shhh! I'm Sleeping

Dorothée de Monfreid - 2016
    Nono wants a story, Zaza wants to switch beds, Kipp wants a drink of water....Will anyone sleep tonight?

Biscuit's Day at the Farm

Alyssa Satin Capucilli - 2007
    Biscuit is going to help out on the farm today and can’t wait to feed all of the farm animals. He makes friends with the hens, the geese, and even an eager little piglet who wants to follow him everywhere!  Biscuit’s Day at the Farm, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.

The Itty-Bitty Kitty Rescue

Ursula Ziegler Sullivan - 2014
    Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol comes to the rescue of a danger-prone kitten in this adorable Little Golden Book that's sure to thrill children ages 3-7.

Clifford's Word Book

Norman Bridwell - 1990
    More than 200 labels identify everyday items Clifford sees as he walks through town, goes to the beach, plays at the park and visits the circus.


Helen Stephens - 2008
    But the boy’s big people don’t approve of the friendship. The dog is dirty! And he has FLEAS! Will these two friends be able to find a home together?Helen Stephens's timeless, kid-friendly art makes this heartwarming story a winner for anyone who's ever loved a dog.

Kipper's Toybox

Mick Inkpen - 1992
    There's a hole in Kipper's toybox, and Sock Thing is gone! What has happened to him?

Who Wants to Be a Poodle, I Don't

Lauren Child - 2009
    Trixie Twinkle Toes lives in the lap of luxury, with every creature comfort a manicured paw away. Adored by the glamorous Mademoiselle Brulee, the little poodle has a maid to plump her pillows and a cook to prepare her nibbles. But Trixie isn t happy. She doesn t like the puffing and poofing and preening. She doesn t like being dressed in little pink ponchos. She wants to be dazzlingly dangerous and daring. She wants to step in puddles! With a witty text that scampers across the pages and hilarious mixed-media illustrations, Lauren Child offers a one-ofa-kind treat sure to entice both spirited little readers and deeply devoted dog-lovers alike."

I Stopped Time

Jane Davis - 2012
    Now, imagine you could take it out and look at it whenever you wanted to!” Turn of the century Brighton. A spark is ignited when wide-eyed Lottie Pye enters Mr Parker’s photographic studio and discovers the new medium that will shape her life, becoming a passion.2009: Disgraced politician Sir James Hastings has resigned himself to living out his retirement in a secluded Surrey village. He doesn’t react when he learns that the mother who abandoned him as a baby has died at the age of 108: he presumed she had died many years ago. Brought up by his father, a charismatic war-hero turned racing driver, young James, torn between self-blame and longing, eventually dismissed her as the ‘villain’ of his childhood. But, when he inherits her life’s work – a photography collection spanning over six decades - he is forced to confront his past. Assisted by student Jenny Jones, who has recently lost her own mother to cancer, Sir James is persuaded to look at the photographs as if he is seeing through his mother’s eyes. And there he discovers an extraordinary tale of courage and sacrifice.