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Sunny Boy! The Life & Times of a Tortoise by Candace Fleming
Sunny Boy, a 100 year old tortoise, describes events in his long life, including the dangerous barrel ride over Niagara Falls that he takes with his daredevil owner in July 1930.


My Pal, Victor by Diane Gonzales
This easy-to-read friendship story is about two boys who enjoy sports, sharing adventures, and many other fun activities. It is a bilingual book, written in English and in Spanish. Look for it on the World Language shelves in the Youth Services Department.


Walking TurtleMs. Turtle the Babysitter by Valeri Gorbachev
E reader GOR
Join Ms. Turtle on her babysitting adventures with the little frogs in this beginning reader with simple sentences for new readers.


Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle by Jennifer Jacobson
E reader JAC
Because of a bossy girl named Dolores Starbuckle, Andy Shane hates school until his Granny Webb comes to class one day.


My Pony Jack at the Horse Show by Cari Meister
E reader MEI
Easy-to-read, rhyming text follows Lacy and her pony, Jack, as they compete in a horse show. 


The Subway Mouse by Barbara Reid
Meet Nib, a mouse who lives in a subway station. When he hears about life at the end of the tunnel, he wants to see this new world and off he goes into the unknown.


Clara & Asha by Eric Rohmann
Clara would rather play with her imaginary giant fish, Asha, than settle down to sleep.


Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen
A man tells about all the emotions that accompany his sadness over the death of his son, and how he tried to cope with the death.


Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
Leonardo is terrible—at being a monster! Just once he’d like to “scare the tuna salad out of” someone. Sam, a little boy, may be just the someone Leonardo has been looking for.


If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
Jack designs a car of the future with features such as a swimming pool, full snack bar, and a Robot that can take the controls when the driver is tired.


Oceans: the Vast, Mysterious Deep by David L. Harrison
j578.77 HAR
The author presents a basic introduction to oceans: how they were formed and how they work, including information on the ocean floor, fish and ocean storms.


Funtime Riddles by Marilyn Helmer
j793.735 HEL
From the Kids Can Read series, these riddles will get your first grader laughing and reading!


Children’s Songbag by Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender
j782.42 JAC
This song book is full of childhood favorites such as “I’m a LittleTeapot”, “When the Saints go Marching In” and 48 other song titles. It gives you not only the music and words to each song, but also some fun facts, recipes, and other available sources for reading more of your favorite childhood hits.


I See a Kookaburra! by Steve Jenkins
j591.7 JEN
Do you know what is found all over the earth? Animals. Even in places that people couldn't survive. Animals are good at adapting to their surroundings, and they can change as the conditions change. Enjoy this hidden picture book and see if you can find all the animals that are hiding in the pictures.


If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
j629.454 MCN
Are you interested in outer space? Do you have your space suit and air tanks ready to pack? Don’t forget plenty of food. Read this book to take an imaginary trip out of this world. “Three, two, one, blastoff!”


Space Shuttle Going to the MoonMeasurement by Sara Pistoia
j530.8 PIS
Simple text describes basic units of measurement and how to use tools to help measure objects.


Friendliness by Lucia Raatma
E 177.62 RAA
This book is part of the “Character Education” series and explains many ways friendliness can be shown.


Carolina’s Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! by Donna Rathmell
j636.089 RAT
This true story introduces the reader to a critically ill loggerhead sea turtle who is cared for and nursed back to health at the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.


I am Caring by Sarah Schuette
j179.9 SCH
Part of the “Character Values” series, this book shows different ways of being helpful and showing that you care.


My Favorite Dinosaurs by Ruth Ashby
j567.9 ASH
Read about your favorite dinosaur and discover some new ones in this wonderfully illustrated book by the author Ruth Ashby.



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