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Once Upon a Slime

By Andy Maxwell, Samantha Cotterill
Authors:
Andy Maxwell
Illustrated by:
Samantha Cotterill
A slapstick, fractured fairy-tale mashup meets the evergreen kid obsession with slime.Once upon a time--gloooooooorp! Ew, gross! Who slimed Goldilocks? Was it the Three Bears, exacting revenge? Not a chance! They're next on the list of fairy-tale sliming victims! Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, Rapunzel, the Three Pigs...they're all under attack. Who could be the mastermind behind this icky, sticky plan?Young detectives can look for clues and solve the mystery in this picture book whodunnit that's positively oozing with wit and charm, perfect for fans of Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story.

Otis and Will Discover the Deep

By Barb Rosenstock, Katherine Roy
Authors:
Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by:
Katherine Roy
The suspenseful, little-known true story of two determined pioneers who made the first dive into the deep ocean.On June 6, 1930, engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe dove into the ocean inside a hollow metal ball of their own invention called the Bathysphere.They knew dozens of things might go wrong. A tiny leak could shoot pressurized water straight through the men like bullets! A single spark could cause their oxygen tanks to explode! No one had ever dived lower than a few hundred feet...and come back. But Otis and Will were determined to become the first people to see what the deep ocean looks like.This suspenseful story from acclaimed author Barb Rosenstock with mesmerizing watercolors by award-winning artist Katherine Roy will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey down, down into the deep.

One Minute Till Bedtime

By Kenn Nesbitt, Christoph Niemann
Authors:
Kenn Nesbitt
Illustrated by:
Christoph Niemann
Time for bed? Time for poetry! Former Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt presents a blockbuster collection of brief, original gems by the most beloved writers and poets of our time. Illuminated with dreamlike wit and whimsy by New York Times illustrator and award-winning artist Christoph Niemann, here is a new bedtime classic. Containing more than 140 original contributions, including all-new poems from Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Dennis Lee, Sharon Creech, Nancy Willard, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Judith Viorst, Lemony Snicket, Lee Bennet Hopkins, Naomi Shihab Nye, X. J. Kennedy, Jane Yolen, and many more, bedtime just got easier. When it's time for tuck-in, and your little one wants just one more moment with you, fill it with something that will feed the imagination and fuel a love of reading. Share a one-minute poem!

Once Upon a Memory

By Nina Laden, Renata Liwska
Authors:
Nina Laden
Illustrated by:
Renata Liwska
Does a feather remember it was once a bird?Does a story remember it was once a word?In this simple yet evocative picture book, author Nina Laden takes readers on a journey through the various cycles of growing up, from a garden that began as a single seed to a child remembering that she was once small. Nina's gentle, rhythmic verse combines with Renata's enchanting illustrations to create a tender look at life for parent and child to share together. The story appeals to both children and adults - children will respond to the enticing read-aloud and the "before" and "after" scenes, and adults will connect with the poignant message.

Our Little Deer

By Sandra Magsamen
Authors:
Sandra Magsamen
Families will love cuddling up with their little ones and reading this interactive board book featuring plush, poseable reindeer antlers that make every page even more fun. With Sandra Magsamen's signature loving message, this book shows every little "deer" how special they are, during the holiday season and all through the new year.

Otto Goes to School

By Todd Parr
Authors:
Todd Parr
The first day of school is both scary and exciting for Otto. At first, he is very nervous, but then he realizes how much fun school can be. Otto learns all kinds of things - how to share his toys, how to play games, and even how to remember that shoes are for wearing, not for eating. (Silly Otto!) In this exciting reintroduction to his beloved Otto character, Todd Parr's bold illustrations and simple text are the perfect fit for children just starting their reading journey. At the end of the story, Todd offers a reassuring message to cure those back-to-school jitters: 'The first day of school is fun and exciting. You will meet new friends, learn new things, and then you will be really, really smart! Love, Otto and Todd.'
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