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Bonaparte plays ball

Bonaparte plays ball

Cuyler, Margery, author
2020


Cat ladies

Cat ladies

Schaefer, Susi, author, illustrator.
2020

Princess the cat has four properly-trained ladies--what will she do when a stray little girl arrives?

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Walther, Max, author
2020

My Big Wimmelbook—Dinosaurs is a blast from the past—the Mesozoic Era, to be exact! From the famous Tyrannosaurus to the curious Triceratops, readers will be introduced to a cast of unique dino-kids as they go about their day swimming, flying, and stampeding through the dense jungle, by the seaside, up a bustling river, and more!

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Dudley's day at home

Dudley's day at home

Orloff, Karen Kaufman, author
2020

Delightful digital paintings depict the human activities Sam imagines Dudley is doing - which don't quite match Moms explanations.

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The Homesick Club

The Homesick Club

Martinez, Libby, author
2020

Mónica and Hannah are school kids in the big city. Together, they have formed the Homesick Club, since they are both from far away. Mónica misses the family of hummingbirds that she and her grandmother would feed in her backyard in Bolivia every day. Hannah misses the sunshine and the tiny tortoise that lived near her house in Israel. When a new teacher, Miss Shelby, arrives from Texas, the girls discover that she misses her home, too, especially the huge sky full of stars and a Southern treat known as Hummingbird Cake. The girls ask Miss Shelby to join their club, then Mónica decides she will bring a surprise for show and tell -- a surprise that brings Miss Shelby close to tears.

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How to find a unicorn

How to find a unicorn

Fliess, Sue, author
2020

Legend has it that the only way to find a unicorn is to know where to look and how to craft a beautiful gift that shows her you are a friend. If you're lucky, she may even take you for a ride! So, gather some natural craft supplies like daisies, vines, ferns, apples, and grass, and get ready to find a magical new friend. If your heart is pure, you just might discover a unicorn in the wild. By being resourceful, careful, and kind, you can make beautiful riding gear from nature that will show your unicorn friend you truly care--and you may even be taken on an incredible ride through sunny meadows, over sparkling oceans, and along the brilliant arcs of rainbows!

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Margot and the moon landing

Margot and the moon landing

Fitzpatrick, A. C., 1990- author
2020

A universal story about speaking, listening and being heard. Margot loves space. Astronauts, the stars, and especially the moon landing. So she can't understand why all of her attempts to communicate her passion fall on disinterested ears. Her mom is patient but distracted; her classmates would rather play kickball; and her teacher just wants her to focus and pay attention in class. Even so, Margot wishes she never had to talk about anything but space ever again. When she wakes up one morning and discovers she can only recite Neil Armstrong's famous speech from the moon landing, Margot realizes she has an even bigger problem. How can Margot get everyone to pay attention and--more importantly--to hear what she's really trying to say?

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Paolo, Emperor of Rome

Paolo, Emperor of Rome

Barnett, Mac, author
2020

When Paolo the dachshund finally escapes the hair salon where he lives, he has adventures beyond his wildest dreams amid the beauty and culture of Rome.

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Thanks, mom!

Thanks, mom!

Cosgrove, Matt, author, illustrator
2020


The truth about wind

The truth about wind

Hutchins, Hazel, author
2020

When Jesse finds a toy horse and makes it his very own, his imagination runs wild. This horse is the fastest horse in the whole world, so Jesse names him Wind. He can't wait to race him across the prairie (the kitchen table) and over deep canyons (the bathtub). There's just one problem: Wind doesn't actually belong to Jesse. He was left behind accidentally by his real owners. And though at first Jesse is full of joy as he plays with Wind, soon he starts to feel uneasy--Jesse knows Wind's real owners must miss him. But how can Jesse explain to his mother exactly where Wind came from?

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We learn from the Sun

We learn from the Sun

Bouchard, David, 1952- author
2020

'We Learn from the Sun' is an Indigenous rhyming poem with colourful illustrations about the seven sacred teachings that can be learned from the sun. This richly illustrated book by Metis writer David Bouchard and Metis illustrator Kristy Cameron, weaves together Woodland style paintings with a rhythmic poem about the spiritual lessons that we can learn from the Sun and the seven sacred teachings.

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What will these hands make?

What will these hands make?

McClure, Nikki, author, illustrator
2020

Follows a family through one day and muses in the possibilities that the day holds--from enjoying treats at the bakery, to admiring handmade goods from local artisan shops, to observing the new construction in town.

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