The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do. He sings: "kee-kee-ree-kee!" carmen deedy's masterfully crafted allegory and Eugene Yelchin's bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom -- and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.

La paz is a happy, but noisy village. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle!But there is one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules. Scholastic Press.

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle

He must taste them!he pecks on the door of the waffle house, but he gets the boot. He tries to sneak in, but he gets swept away. Each time benny tries, he just can’t seem to get to those delicious waffles. Steve breen has created a delightful picture book with pitch-perfect humor and tons of visual gags that will keep readers coming back for more! Now a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2016!

One day benny the woodpecker awakens to the best tummy-rumbling smell ever and discovers it’s something called waffles. The other forest animals laugh at him: “Woodpeckers don’t eat waffles!” they say. But benny has a brilliant plan.

Douglas, You Need Glasses!

Meet douglas, a dog with a big problem: he needs eyeglasses but doesn’t know it, and his bad eyesight tends to land him in some pretty hairy situations. Readers will laugh along with the new picture book character Douglas as he chases a leaf that he mistakes for a squirrel, walks through wet cement because he can’t see the warning sign, and annoys the neighbor’s dog by mistakenly eating out of his bowl.

And when douglas’s owner nancy finally takes him to what is clearly an eyeglass store and Douglas asks, “Why are you taking me to a shoe store?” everyone will be giggling. After an eye exam confirms that douglas needs glasses, and nancy helps him find the perfect pair, readers will rejoice with Douglas as he sees all the amazing things he’s been missing!   Both kids and parents will laugh out loud—and may even recognize themselves!—while reading this utterly irresistible, hilarious picture book.

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The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended

Schwartz Wade Books. When a mere warrior, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Popoca, Izta fell in love. Abrams books for Young Readers. So two volcanoes were formed: iztaccíhuatl, and Popocatépetl, who continues to sleep, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love. Princess izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all.

The emperor promised popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. When popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead.

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico’s cherished legends.

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth's story is fiction, but the green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns.

. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure.

Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws. With this guidebook--and the kindness of strangers--Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Schwartz Wade Books. Abrams books for Young Readers.

We Forgot Brock!

Schwartz Wade Books. Finding them is part of the adventure. Everyone can see Phillip, but only Phillip can see Brock. A night at the big fair is all fun and games until Phillip gets sleepy, heads home, and forgets Brock! Brock misses Phillip. Abrams books for Young Readers. Because even imaginary friends get lost sometimes.

The importance of imaginary friends is very real in this picture book adventure from the author of Say Hello to Zorro! and lead character designer for Despicable Me, and Monsters, Finding Nemo, Inc. Phillip and Brock are best friends. Will they reunite? With the help of another pair of pals, they just might.

And phillip misses Brock.

The Storybook Knight

While other knights liked fighting, Leo liked to sit and read. When leo's mom and dad pack him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword―and a pile of his favorite books. But can a story be as mighty as a sword?praise for The Snatchabook: #1 Indie Next Pick"I dare you to try to read The Snatch-a-book silently to yourself.

Even dragons love a good story. Leo was a gentle knight in thought and word and deed. Abrams books for Young Readers. You can't do it. Children will be begging for this book to be read to them every night–clever ones will claim they want to keep the Snatchabook happy. School library journal"the husband-and-wife team of the Dochertys have a winner in this heartwarming tribute to the essential role of bedtime reading in the lives of families.

Publishers weekly"The story is sweet and the illustrations darling. Kirkus"this whodunit with an uplifting ending will appeal to fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This book is a fabulous fit for both storytime and one-on-one reading. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. It celebrates bedtime reading as a ritual to be revered, and features a thief who merely wants to share in the fun.

Ferocious Fluffity: A Mighty Bite-y Class Pet

Erica perl’s pitch-perfect rhymes and Henry Cole’s over-the-top animal character make for the perfect classroom read-aloud. Abrams books for Young Readers. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Schwartz Wade Books. Mr. From the moment her cage door opens, fluffity becomes ferocious—biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school? The bestselling team behind Chicken Butt! and Chicken Butt’s Back! has crafted another laugh-out-loud tale that’s sure to be a hit with any child who’s ever wanted a pet.

Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster—but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected.

After the Fall How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

From the new york times–bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?after the Fall How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up. 2018 ncte charlotte huck award winnera kirkus reviews best picture book of 2017a new york times notable children's book of 2017a New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for KidsA Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017An NPR Best Book of 2017 Schwartz Wade Books.

. But what happened after? caldecott medalist dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Abrams books for Young Readers.

The Antlered Ship

And, at last, marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What’s the best way to find a friend you can talk to? Schwartz Wade Books. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Abrams books for Young Readers. Parents’ choice recommended an inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions.


Let Me Finish!

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all. Schwartz Wade Books. Disney-Hyperion. Selected as a best book of 2016 by npr, the Nerdy Book Club, Betsy Bird/School Library Journal, and others. Finalist for florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Jr.

. Abrams books for Young Readers. Award and wyoming's buckaroo book award and selected for the Wisconsin State Reading Association's Picture This! Recommended Reading List. When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But ruin it they do.