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Too Tall Houses

by Gianna Marino Year Published: 2012

Too Tall HousesOwl and Rabbit are good friends and neighbors and live happily in two small houses next to each other....
Until Rabbit's garden grows a little too tall and blocks Owl's view. Now Owl isn't so happy. Maybe building a bigger house will solve the problem. But now Rabbit isn't happy. Maybe building HIS house taller will be the solution. And before long, there are two very tall houses and two very unhappy neighbors. What till it take to make them friends again?
Gianna Marino, creator of Meet Me at the Moon, has written a modern-day fable that friends of all ages will relate to, because being good friends has its ups, its downs, and everything in between.

City Dog, Country Frog

City Dog, Country Frogby Mo Willems Year Published: 2010

City Dog, Country Frog

In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. “You’ll do,” Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog’s rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time. 

Mo Willems’ spare, poignant text and Jon J Muth’s expressive watercolors team up to present a reflection on the natural course of friendship—and life—that will resonate with readers of all ages. 

NY Times Bestseller!

Exclamation Mark

Exclamation Markby Amy Krouse Rosenthal Year Published: 2013

A punctuation mark feels bad that he does not fit in with the others; it’s not easy being different having grown up in a world of periods. Exclamation Mark does not discover his special ability to convey strong emotion—including joy and happiness—until he meets Question Mark and must listen to his seemingly endless questions. However, these questions reveal the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.

Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't)

Miss Brooks Loves Books!  and I don tby Barbara Bottner Year Published: 2010

With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.”

Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.

Randy Riley's Really Big Hit

Randy Riley s Really Big Hitby Chris Van Dusen Year Published: 2012

Randy Riley loves two things: science and baseball. When it comes to the solar system, the constellations, and all things robot, Randy is a genius. But on the baseball diamond? Not so much. He whiffs every time. But when an object from outer space threatens his town, Randy does the math, summons all of his science smarts, and devises a plan that saves the day in spectacular fashion.