Category Archives: New Children Books

I Want a Dog

by Jon Agee

The Copley County Animal Shelter has an aardvark, a lizard, a goose, a weasel, and plenty more.  But do they have a puppy?  The girl with her wagon is ready to adopt a dog–not an aardvark, lizard, or goose!  Can the shelter manager help her to find her perfect pet. 

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Fly!

by Mark Teague

It’s a big day up in the tree that Mama bird shares with her baby.  Mama bird thinks Baby bird is finally ready to leave the nest and learn to fly.  But Baby bird isn’t so sure.  Can’t his mother keep bringing him worms in their nest?  Can’t he migrate in a hot air balloon instead?  Or perhaps a car? 

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Mr. Scruff

by Simon James

Everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in a unique way.  Polly belongs to Molly, Eric belongs to Derek, Berry belongs to Terry.  But poor Mr. Scruff, alone in the rescue shelter, doesn’t belong to anyone.  Then a boy named Jim walks in, and they seem to get along.  Jim and Mr. Scruff don’t look anything alike, and their names certainly don’t rhyme, but they may end up belonging to each other just the same. 

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Arrivederci, Crocodile: Or See You Later, Alligator

by Fred Marcellino

First that dastardly Napoleon kidnapped Crocodile from his beloved Egypt, then he dragged him to Paris to be gawked at, and THEN he tried to eat him!  Luckily our dear croc escaped, but while Parisian life may be galmorous, life in Paris’s sewers is not.  If only Napoleon had taken Crocdile to a more aquatic reptile-friendly city.  Perhaps one with an excess of canals and better food…

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Earth By Numbers

by  Steve  Jenkins

Through infographics, illustrations, facts, and figures, readers will learn about the complex and wonderful place we call home, Earth. 

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Aalfred and Aalbert

by Morag Hood

Aalfred and Aalbert lead solitary lives.  Sometimes, Aalfred thinks he might like to be part of a pair, and sometimes Aalbert thinks he might like to be one of two.  But Aalfred sleeps all day, and Aalbert sleeps all night–so how will the two ever meet?  Luckily, a helpful bystander intervenes. 

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Once Upon a Goat

by Dan Richards

Once upon a time, a very prim and proper king and queen begged their fairy godmother for a child.  They’d prefer a boy, but any kid will do.  When they find themselves gifted with a baby goat instead, they can’t imagine how he’ll fit into their lives. 

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A Stone Sat Still

by Brendan Wenzel

Brenden Wenzel tells the story of a seemingly ordinary stone.  But it isn’t just a stone–to the animals that use it, it’s a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven…even an entire world. 

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