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  • Dog man and cat kid / Bk. 4Dog man and cat kid / Bk. 4

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-, author, artist.

    When a new sitter arrives and a movie star goes missing, Dog Man and Cat Kid investigate, but Petey, the world's most evil cat, complicates their case.

  • Waiting is not easy!Waiting is not easy!

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.

    Piggie tells Gerald she has a surprise for him, but it is not there yet so Gerald must be patient.

  • Waiting is not easy!Waiting is not easy!

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.

    Piggie tells Gerald she has a surprise for him, but it is not there yet so Gerald must be patient.

  • The White MountainsThe White Mountains

    Christopher, John, 1922-

    Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants.

  • Mr. Tiger goes wildMr. Tiger goes wild

    Brown, Peter, 1979-, author, illustrator.

    The latest book from a bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Honoree, featuring a very proper tiger who just wants to get a little wild. Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature. Full color.

  • The one and only IvanThe one and only Ivan

    Applegate, Katherine.

    When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

  • Should I share my ice cream?Should I share my ice cream?

    Willems, Mo.

    Best friends Gerald and Piggie are complete opposites but still manage to have fun together, but when Gerald takes too long to make an important decision, it may be too late to share with Piggie.

  • TigersTigers

    Watson, Galadriel Findlay.

    A brief description of the tiger habitat.

  • Pigs make me sneeze!Pigs make me sneeze!

    Willems, Mo.

    Gerald, a cautious and pessimistic elephant, believes he is allergic to his best friend, the optimistic and occasionally reckless Piggie, and is concerned that he will need to stay away from his pal forever.

  • Tadpole RexTadpole Rex

    Cyrus, Kurt.

    A tiny primordial tadpole grows into a frog, feeling just as strong and powerful as the huge tyrannosaurus rex that stomps through the mud.

  • I'm bad!I'm bad!

    McMullan, Kate.

    A hungry Tyrannosaurus rex searches for food in the prehistoric forest but is thwarted in its attempts to find something to eat.

  • Henry's freedom boxHenry's freedom box

    Levine, Ellen.

    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.

  • TrainsTrains

    Turnbull, Stephanie.

    This book presents a journey through the history of trains, from the early giants of steam to the latest bullet-shaped speed machines. Recommendations for relevant Web sites are included.

  • Donde viven los monstruosDonde viven los monstruos

    Sendak, Maurice.

    A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

  • Moon landingMoon landing : the race for the moon

    Stott, Carole.

    An illustrated account of humanity's exploration of the moon, from our first observations and attempts to the first landing and later expeditions.

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IB Thinker

  • ReturnReturn

    Becker, Aaron, 1974-

    A lonely girl returns to her fantastical world for friendship and adventure, where only the most powerful motivations persuade her to return home.

  • One plastic bagOne plastic bag : Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia

    Paul, Miranda.

    Isatou Ceesay finds a way to recycle discarded plastic bags that have accumulated in dirty heaps in her Gambian village.

  • Mr. Ferris and his wheelMr. Ferris and his wheel

    Davis, Kathryn, 1946-

    Text and illustrations look at George Washington Gale Ferris' invention the Ferris wheel.

  • The most magnificent thingThe most magnificent thing

    Spires, Ashley, 1978-

    A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.

  • The boy who loved mathThe boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul ErdoÌ‹s

    Heiligman, Deborah.

  • Rosie Revere, engineerRosie Revere, engineer

    Beaty, Andrea, author.

    A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

  • JourneyJourney

    Becker, Aaron.

    Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.

  • The day the crayons quitThe day the crayons quit

    Daywalt, Drew.

    When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

  • Grandma and the great gourdGrandma and the great gourd : a Bengali folk tale

    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-, author.

    On her way to visit her daughter on the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them all.

  • Papa's mechanical fishPapa's mechanical fish

    Fleming, Candace.

    In the summer of 1851, with encouragement and ideas provided by his family, an inventor builds a working submarine and takes his family for a ride. Includes notes about Lodner Phillips, the real inventor on whom the story is based.

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IB Confidence

  • One green appleOne green apple

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples.

  • The DotThe Dot

    Reynolds, Peter H.

    Contains three inspirational stories, including the title work in which Vashti, upset because she believes she cannot draw, creates an angry dot that becomes a big hit at the school art show.

  • Daisy comes homeDaisy comes home

    Brett, Jan, 1949-

    Daisy, an unhappy hen in China, floats down the river in a basket and has an adventure.

  • IshIsh

    Reynolds, Peter, 1961-

    Ramon loses confidence in his ability to draw, but his sister gives him a new perspective on things.

  • Wemberly worriedWemberly worried

    Henkes, Kevin.

    A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.

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