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A Girl and Her Gator

Sean Bryan - 2006
    Full color.

Spring Is Here

Will Hillenbrand - 2011
    Sniff. Sniff. Spring is in the air. Mole can smell it. But Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap. How will Mole wake up Bear so they can celebrate together? When a knock, knock, knock and toot, toot, toot can't get Bear out of bed, Mole cooks up a special treat. Spring fever is catching in this vibrant story of friendship.

Tickle the Duck!

Ethan Long - 2005
    Despite his protests, does the duck really like being tickled after all? This modern day version of Pat the Bunny will have its audience laughing, and maybe even snorting, -Do it again!+ Like Ten Little Lady Bugs and Tails, this treasure of interactive fun is sure to engage parents and children for hours of tickling and giggling.

Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme

Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2010
    Unfortunately, Sylvia Jean's over-the-top energy proves too much for the ailing Mrs. VanHooven, whose doctor has prescribed peace, quiet, and no Sylvia Jean. Not to be deterred, the crafty pig scout heads straight to her handy dandy costume closet, and soon Mrs. VanHooven is visited by an artist, a cowboy, a ballerina, and others. But how will Sylvia Jean earn her badge if she can't take credit for her good deed?

Hibernation Hotel

John Kelly - 2017
    Raccoon snores, Beaver fidgets, and Skunk doesn't exactly smell too good. So Bear gets a great idea and reserves a room at the Hibernation Hotel. "This is the life!" he exclaims, eating all the snacks he wants and bouncing up and down on the bed. But for some reason, at bedtime, he still can't sleep. Could something be missing?

Croc & Turtle

Mike Wohnoutka - 2019
    . .Introducing an utterly charming new duo, this humorous and heartwarming adventure will delight readers of all ages.

Tiger Can't Sleep

S.J. Fore - 2006
    After much pleading, the little boy soon discovers how to deal with a noisy tiger. Full color.

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist (and Other Things Not to Do)

Judi Barrett - 2008
     Like sit next to a porcupine on the subway (ouch!). Or hold hands with a lobster (double ouch!). Or take a shark to the dentist (triple ouch!). Bestselling author JUDI BARRETT and imaginative illustrator JOHN NICKLE give us a raucous look at the perils of taking giraffes to the movies, goats to the library, and pigs out to lunch...and other such silly stuff.

The Cow That Went OINK

Bernard Most - 1990
    A cow that oinks and a pig that moos are ridiculed by the other barnyard animals until each teaches the other a new sound.

Will Giraffe Laugh?

Hilary Leung - 2019
    Now only one question remains: Will Giraffe Laugh?One giraffe.One bad mood.One timeless question: Will Giraffe Laugh?Meet Giraffe. Giraffe loves to laugh, but today is different. Giraffe is cranky! All of Giraffe's friends want to cheer him up . . . but is laughter the best medicine for such a grumpy guy? Find out in this surprising and memorable storybook all about friendship, feelings, grumpiness, and of course, laughter!A fresh and funny new book in creative talent Hilary Leung's memorable series of animal question stories all about preschool milestone moments. Let Giraffe and his friends help you laugh out loud!

Betty Goes Bananas

Steve Antony - 2014
    Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants to eat a banana, but . . . try as she might, she can’t open it! Poor Betty—she just can't cope, and her frustration quickly becomes a great BIG tantrum. She cries and sniffles, kicks and screams. Luckily, Mr. Toucan is at hand to peel the banana and help Betty calm down. But what will happen when Betty spots another banana? Both preschoolers and parents will laugh out loud at this simple, utterly hilarious picture book about tantrums.

Eight Silly Monkeys

Steve Haskamp - 2003
    Eight Silly Monkeys by Steve Hascamp reveals monkeys' antics.

That's How!

Christoph Niemann - 2011
    Turns out there is more to it than meets the eye!


Tracey Corderoy - 2014
    "Why does toast make crumbs?" "Why is milk splashy?" "Why do dropped things go SMASH?" Exhausted by all of Otto's questions, Mommy and Daddy decide that Otto might enjoy going to the museum. But now he has more questions than ever!

Where is Bear?

Jonathan Bentley - 2016
    But this irresistible story has a surprise in store!