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A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell

"A Perfectly Messed-Up Story", by Patrick McDonnell. Louie becomes angry when the story in which he appears is ruined by messes from jelly, peanut butter, and other things that do not belong in books.

Bats in the Band by Brian Lies

Bats in the Band by Brian Lies - When the weather warms up, bats take advantage of an empty theater to stage a concert.

Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome) by Barbara Bottner

"Miss Brooks' Story Nook" by Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley - A school librarian encourages her students to make up stories, and teaches a lesson about bullying in the process.

I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

I Got The Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison. On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other children join her.

Over There by Steve Pilcher

When Shredder, a little shrew who lives alone, overcomes his worry and sets out to explore what lies beyond the forest, he finds himself in trouble and discovers a new friend.

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett: A wordless picture book in which a girl sees a bicycle she wants to buy, works hard for a kindly neighbor to earn the money for it, then gets a pleasant surprise. From the author of The Boy and the Airplane.

I Am Otter by Sam Garton

I am Otter by Sam Garton. Otter decides to open a toast restaurant with her best friend, Teddy, but after she blames Teddy for the mess they made, he goes missing.

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Little, Brown & Co. "sure to be classic, and one to stay on the shelves well beyond childhood and its unimaginary friendships.

Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman

Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman - Afraid to face their mother after breaking her beautiful blue seashell, three bears set out on an high seas adventure to try to find a replacement.

Weasels by Elys Dolan

Weasels, by Elys Dolan. When a group of weasels plot to take over the world, they encounter some technical difficulties.

My Grandfather’s Coat by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

A rollicking, rhyming, fun rendition of a favorite folksong about a many-times recycled coat--by the award-winning, bestselling team of Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock. Publishers Weekly Best Book of SLJ Best Book 2014

Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty

we heart art: organic shape MONSTERS! (read "Jeremy Draws a Monster" book)

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti

In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero.