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JE BUNONE GREEN APPLE
While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young Muslim immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples.
Eve Bunting
JE CRUTHUNDER-BOOMER
A farm family scurries for shelter from a violent thunderstorm that brings welcome relief from the heat and also an unexpected surprise.
Shutta Crum
JE HAT
J 599.635 HAT
OWEN AND MZEE : The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
Details through text and photographs the special bond shared by Owen, an orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise.
Isabella Hatkoff
JE KLA THIS IS NOT MY HAT
A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.
Jon Klassen
JE KAN EMERALDALICIOUS
Recycling magic turns a garbage-filled park into a "greentastic" garden.
Victoria Kann
JE LEVHENRY'S FREEDOM BOX
A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.
Ellen Levine
JE MCCADELE & SIMON
When Adele walks her little brother Simon home from school he loses one more thing at every stop: his drawing of a cat at the grocer's shop, his books at the park, his crayons at the art museum, and more.
Barbara McClintock
JE MORMR. MOSQUITO PUT ON HIS TUXEDO
Mr. Mosquito saves the insect ball from an intruding bear. Illustrations reveal a surprise ending.
Barbara Olenyik Morrow
JE RODFIRST GRADE STINKS
First-grader Haley wishes she were back having fun in kindergarten with her old teacher, until she finds out that first-grade is special, too.
Mary Ann Rodman
JE SWATHE HOUSE IN THE NIGHT
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.
Susan Marie Swanson
JE WILTIME TO SLEEP, SHEEP THE SHEEP!
Cat the Cat has a slumber party with her animal friends.
Mo Willems
JE WOOCOMING ON HOME SOON
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.
Jacqueline Woodson
JE RED CHACORK & FUZZ : The Swimming Lessons
Cork the muskrat wants his best friend Fuzz, a possum, to visit his home, but first he must teach Fuzz to swim and not be afraid of the water.
Lisa McCue
JE RED DIC BINK AND GOLLIE
Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.
Kate DiCamillo
JE RED HOW HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA : Plink and Plunk
Houndsley likes canoeing and his friend Catina likes bicycling, but each has to help the other learn to enjoy these activities in order to do them together.
James Howe
JE RED KOH DUCKS GO VROOM
Relates three silly ducks' rather impolite visit to their Auntie Goose's house, introducing simple action and noise words.
Jane Kohuth
JE RED LIN LING & TING : Not Exactly the Same
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.
Grace Lin
JE RED LOB THE FROGS AND TOADS ALL SANG
Presents a linked collection of ten short stories in rhyme featuring frogs, toads, and polliwogs.
Arnold Lobel
JE RED MAN KATIE WOO, WHERE ARE YOU?
While shopping with her parents in a mall, Katie helps a lost boy, not realizing that she may be lost, too.
Fran Manushkin
JE RED MAY JUST A LITTLE SICK
Staying home from school when he falls ill, Little Critter visits the doctor and is ordered to stay in bed to get plenty of rest while his mother cares for him.
Mercer Mayer
JE RED MCM PEARL AND WAGNER : One Funny Day
April Fools' Day turns into a bad day for Wagner the mouse when his best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school play tricks on him.
Kate McMullan
JE RED RYL MR. PUTTER AND TABBY CLEAR THE DECKS
To relieve the boredom of a long, hot summer, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby join their fun-loving neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, and her mischievous dog Zeke on an adventurous sightseeing boat cruise.
Cynthia Rylant
JE RED WEE MAC AND CHEESE
Two cats that are as different as night and day are nevertheless best friends.
Sarah Weeks
JE RED YEEMOUSE AND MOLE : A Winter Wonderland
Best friends Mouse and Mole enjoy playing in the snow with Sno-Mouse and Sno-Mole, two more best friends.
Herbert Wong Yee