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"There's only one thing Dewey loves more than blowing bubbles: popping them. Every last one of them. But on a fine bubble-blowing day, Dewey very last bubble gets away. He sets off after it, but this is one elusive bubble. And Dewey is one determined kid. His mission may require a trampoline, wheels, wings, maybe a spacecraft or two. Whatever it takes. That bubble must POP!"--Page  of cover
"They came ... when a spaceship lands on Earth, a small town launches into a frenzy. Why did they come? Everyone is warned to stay back! But one child realizes something no one else does. What do they want? As the spaceship opens, the answer is revealed ... Why are they here? And a small boy with a big heart shows how unexpected visitors can also be surprisingly sweet."--Page 2 of cover
"When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Persnickety try all sorts of methods to get him to go--but one thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him."--|cProvided by publisher
A slyly fun picture book for kids and adults alike! Anyone who says, You can't please everybody, isn't trying hard enough. At least, that's what the cheeky narrator of this meta picture book thinks! A good book may have a spaceman or a ninja or a cowboy, but Everybody's Favorite Book has something better: a Space Ninja Cow. And that's only the beginning. You like princesses? We got 'em. Prefer a mystery? No sweat. Want the definition of gallimaufry? A good poop joke? A giant, carnivorous guinea pig? Check, check and check. And there's more! Much more! This book has everything, for everybody! Here's hoping things don't go awry. (Spoiler, they do.)
"A tiny girl awakens in the night and quickly dons her boots, coat, scarf, and hat before quietly slipping outside to form a snowball. She rolls the snowball out of town, into the countryside, and past woodland creatures before reaching her destination--an open area where dozens of children are creating snowmen"--|cProvided by School Library Journal
"A book of poems that casts various monsters and creepy creatures in a school setting."--|cProvided by publisher
"It's a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her friend Sam (a panda bear) hear a commotion nearby. Basil is crying, for someone has nibbled the leaves of his crown! But not to worry - Poppy is on the case. Putting their detective skills to work, Poppy and Sam try to catch the thief red-handed, but the friends fall asleep during the stakeout. They attempt to trap the culprit by spreading a moat of honey around Basil, but the thief tunnels below it. Finally Poppy gets the idea to cover Basil in soap. It works! The next morning, Poppy and Sam follow a trail of bubbles to the hiccupping thief-it's Earwig! Very sweetly, Basil forgives Earwig, plucking a leaf from her crown for him. Poppy and Sam introduces a pair of characters with wide kid appeal. Set in a beautiful farmer's field filled with charming details - such as Poppy's hollowed-out pumpkin house - this young graphic novel from an up-and-coming Montreal artist is a delight from start to finish."--|cProvided by publisher
"The story of a magical robe that goes missing, and the kingdom that hangs in the balance"--|cProvided by publisher
"In this wordless book, a young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world"--|cProvided by publisher
"Inspired by Asian folklore, this is the magical tale of a young girl who befriends the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon and goes with it on a soothing, dreamlike adventure." --Page 4 of cover