2019 Reviews

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December 2019

When Nilly Met Nelly, The Hungry Hungry Ele by Giavanna Grein

If Animals Celebrated Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul

How To Hide A Lion At Christmas by Helen Stephens

God Is With Us by Amy Parker

The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Bad Kitty: Searching For Santa by Nick Bruel

The Colors of Christmas by Kira Barrett

Roly Poly by Mem Fox & Jane Dyer

A Vulture Came To Town by B•dice

Avocado Mustache by Kira Barrett

Counting The Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Something For You by Charlie Mylie

The Grossest Picture Book Ever by Derek Taylor Kent

All The Ways To Be Smart by Davina Bell

This Book Is Gray by Lindsay Ward

November 2019

Santa’s Story by Will Hillenbrand

It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn by Jason Tharp

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One More Hug by Megan Alexander

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The Littlest Dragon by Jessica Minyard

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Make Herstory by Giavanna Grein

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Lana Lynn Howls At The Moon by Rebecca Van Slyke

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Pokko And The Drum by Matthew Forsythe

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Flash, The Little Fire Engine by Pam Calvert

October 2019

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A Mischief of Monsters by Priddy Books

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Moldilocks and the Three Scares: A Zombie Tale by Lynne Marie

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Wipe Clean Activities: Spooky Halloween by Priddy Books

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Little Bear And His Chair by Claressa Swensen

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The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar

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Little Tigers by Jo Weaver

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Karate Kid by Rosanne L. Kurstedt

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The End Of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide To A Backyard Funeral by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

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This Is Baby by Jimmy Fallon

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Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry

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Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

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M Is For Medicine by Veronica Goodman

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Aalfred And Aalbert by Morag Hood

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Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh

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Matt’s Swirly World by Madeleine Matthews

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Baby Bowie & Baby KISS by Pintachan

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Duck & Penguin Are Not Friends by Julia Woolf

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Max & Ruby And Twin Trouble by Rosemary Wells

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Pippa’s Night Parade by Lisa Robinson

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Fly! by Mark Teague

September 2019

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Alpaca Pati’s Fancy Fleece by Tracey Kyle

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Lula And The Sea Monster by Alex Latimer

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Goodnight, Constellations by Rachel McAlister

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Our House Is On Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call To Save The Planet by Jeanette Winter

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Along The Tapajós by Fernando Vilela

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The Itty-Bitty Witch by Trisha Speed Shaskan

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Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali

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The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke

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Way Past Bedtime by Tara Lazar

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Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed A Neighborhood by Dominika Lipniewska

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Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughn, Computer Scientist by Andi Diehn

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In The City by Dominika Lipniewska

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We Toot! by Ashley Wheelock & Arwen Evans

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Operation Photobomb by Tara Luebbe & Becky Cattie

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Twins by Mike Ciccotello

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One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Read

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The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

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Discovering Architecture by Eduard Altarriba & Berta Bardí I Milà

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Oscar The Octopus: A Book About the Months of the Year by Matthew Van Fleet

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Spencer’s New Pet by Jessie Sima

August 2019

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A Tiger Like Me by Michael Engler

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My Name Is Wakawakaloch by Chana Stiefel

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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around The World by Vashti Harrison

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Stretch To The Sun: From A Tiny Sprout To The Tallest Tree On Earth by Carrie A. Pearson

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I Will Be Fierce! by Bea Birdsong

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What If Everybody Thought That? by Ellen Javernick

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Unplugged by Steve Antony

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Honey & Leon Take The High Road by Alan Cumming

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Brave by Stacy McAnulty

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If Animals Went To School by Ann Whitford Paul

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When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick & Luis O. Ramos, Jr.

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The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah OHora

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Dress Like A Girl by Patricia Toht

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My First Book of Relativity by Sheddad Kaid-Sala Ferrón

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Plant, Sow, Make, & Grow: Mud-tastic Activities For Budding Gardeners by Esther Coombs

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Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman

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The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko

July 2019

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When Aidan Became A Brother by Kyle Lukoff

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Little Red Reading Hood and the Misread Wolf by Troy Wilson

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Unstoppable Me by Susan Verde

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This Book Of Mine by Sarah Stewart

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Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution. by Rob Sanders

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The Sad Little Fact by Jonah Winter

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Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer by Jason Rekulak

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Pearl by Molly Idle

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Everybody’s Welcome by Patricia Hegarty

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Wee Beasties: Touchy The Octopus Touches Everything by Ame Dyckman

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I’m Worried by Michael Ian Black

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Shawn Loves Sharks by Curtis Manley

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Go For The Moon: A Rocket, A Boy, and the First Moon Landing by Chris Gall

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Let The Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

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Baabwaa & Wooliam by David Elliott

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Poor Louie by Tony Fucile

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Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds

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All The Way To Havana by Margarita Engle

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What Makes A Hero by Pamela Bobowicz

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Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, adapt. by Amy Novesky

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Ollie And The Wishing Stone by Tony J. Perri

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SUPERBUNS! by Diane Kredensor

June 2019

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Spiky by Ilaria Guarducci

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Butterflies On The First Day Of School by Annie Silvestro

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Dinosaur by Jeffrey Burton

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P Is For Psychology by Natasha Schvey

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Flora’s Tree House by Gabriel Alborozo

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Scratchie: A Touch-And-Feel Cat Adventure by Maria Putri

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Llama Destroys The World by Jonathan Stutzman

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Imagine That: A Hoot & Olive Story by Jonathan D. Voss

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Lilly Lou Makes A Friend by Mike Murphy

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Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt

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How Do You Care For A Very Sick Bear? by Vanessa Bayer

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It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn

May 2019

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Bolivar by Sean Rubin

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If You Had Your Birthday Party On The Moon by Joyce Lapin

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Blooming Beneath The Sun by Christina Rossetti & Ashley Bryan

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Greetings!: A Poetic Romp Through The Seasons by Raven Howell

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Nelly Takes New York: A Little Girl’s Adventures In The Big Apple by Allison Pataki & Marya Myers

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If I Was The Sunshine by Julie Fogliano & Loren Long

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Nobody Hugs A Cactus by Carter Goodrich

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Super Summer: All Kinds Of Summer Facts And Fun by Bruce Goldstone

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Sign Off by Stephen Savage

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Summer by Cao Wenxuan

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Koala Is Not A Bear by Kristin L. Gray

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Meet The Skwerdlock!, I Saw The Skwerdlock, & Never Take The Skwerdlock To The Doctor by Pops Jamison

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Ten Clever Ninjas by Sarah Floyd

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It’s Not A Bed, It’s A Time Machine by Mickey Rapkin

April 2019

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There’s Only One You by Kathryn Heling & Deborah Hembrook

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Cowhide-And-Seek by Sheri Dillard

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In A Minute, Mama Bear by Rachel Bright

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Kindness Matters: Sharing Bees by Antoinette Clark

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Egg: A Chasing, Racing Egg Hunt by Jonathan Litton

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A Lion In Paris by Beatrice Alemagna

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Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits by Cynthia Lord

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Tiny Little Rocket by Richard Collingridge

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Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

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Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired The Environmental Movement by Stephanie Roth Sisson

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You Can Be by Elise Gravel

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The Nature Girls by Aki

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Bear Can’t Sleep by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman

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My Easter Basket: A Colorful Egg Hunt by Roger Priddy

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King Alice by Matthew Cordell

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How To Save The Dragon by Madeleine Matthews

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Vacation For Dexter by Lindsay Ward

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Because by Mo Willems

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Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers

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Under My Hijab by Hena Khan

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Growing Season by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

March 2019

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Discover Our Solar System by Colin Stuart

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Skyward: The Story Of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng

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Pocket Bios: Anne Frank, Frida Kahlo, & Marie Curie by Al Berenger

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I Love You Just The Way You Are by Rosie Greening

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A Is For Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed The World by Eva Chen

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I Used To Be Famous by Becky Cattie & Tara Luebbe

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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women The Right To Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand

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Halloween Boy And The Christmas Kid by Daniel Jude Miller

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A Little Chicken by Tammi Sauer

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Wild Horse Annie: Friend Of The Mustangs by Tracey Fern

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When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan

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Everybody Wake Up! by Daniel Jude Miller

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Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor by Laurie Wallmark

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Little Joe Chickapig: A Story About Following Your Dreams by Brian Calhoun

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Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley

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She Persisted Around The World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton

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Wake Up, Color Pup by Taia Morley

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Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter by Wendi Silvano

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Sunny the Owl’s Search For Bedtime Stories by Zornitsa Ivanova

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If Animals Said I Love You by Ann Whitford Paul

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Another by Christian Robinson

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Bedtime for Little Bulldozer by Elise Broach

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If Animals Said I Love You by Ann Whitford Paul

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Romeo Explores The Garden by Alain Grée

February 2019

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Tyler & Lucy Are The Best Of Friends by Alicia Arso-DiStefano

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It’s Not Hansel And Gretel by Josh Funk

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Pocket Bio: Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, & Martin Luther King, Jr. by Al Berenger

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The Wonderful Things by Richard N. Andrew

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The Five Frogs On Biscuit Bay by Tommy Piolata

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Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes

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Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

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Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor

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Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built The Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty

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Brave Ballerina: The Story Of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows

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Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne

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A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger

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Love by Stacy McAnulty

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Hibernate With Me by Benjamin Scheuer & Jemima Williams

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I Always Will by Michael C. Kelly

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Waiting For Pumpsie by Barry Wittenstein

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Loved To Bits by Teresa Heapy & Katie Cleminson

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Robot In Love by T. L. McBeth

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Duck And Hippo: The Secret Valentine by Anne Marie Pace

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Mirabel’s Missing Valentines by Janet Lawler

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Bearnard’s Book by Deborah Underwood

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Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace

January 2019

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Ninja Camp by Sue Fliess

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Where Birdie Lives by Elena Tsvetaeva

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A Song For Gwendolyn Brooks by Alice Faye Duncan

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Sophie And Little Star by Amber Hendricks

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Hello, My Name Is…: How Adorabilis Got His Name by Marisa Polansky

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Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller

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Niblet & Ralph by Zachariah OHora

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Thunder Pug by Kim Norman

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The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

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Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting & Shelli R. Johannes

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Bunn Bunns And The Helping Hands by Attila Krutilla

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Making A Friend by Tammi Sauer

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The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird by Jason Rekulak, Kim Smith & Chris Carter

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I Am A Warrior Goddess by Jennifer Adams

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What If… by Samantha Berger

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Carmela Full Of Wishes by Matt de la Peña

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Chickenfriend by Penny S. Roth

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Good Night, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

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Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack

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