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"Flashlight Night is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books. Three children use a flashlight to light a path around their backyard at night; in the flashlight's beam another world looms. Our heroes encounter spooky woods, a fearsome tiger, a time-forgotten tomb, an Egyptian god, a sword-fighting pirate, and a giant squid. With ingenuity, they vanquish all, then return to their tree house--braver, closer, and wiser than before--to read the books that inspired their adventure."- -Provided by publisher
In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, then imagines himself on a safari
Little Red is an excellent ice skater, but she will need a good partner for the skating pairs competition and the only one available is a certain Wolf, who needs new skates as badly as Little Red does.
"It's the day of Momo's very first piano recital, and she is terribly nervous. Today is the day of a little mouseling's very first performance, too, and she's just as nervous as Momo. The mouseling invites Mom to watch her performance. Momo follows the mouseling through a small door backstage, where she's met with an amazing sight: an elaborate miniature theatre, and an audience of finely dressed mice! When the Grand Mouse-ter takes the stage, a hush falls over the crowd and a magical show unfolds - a circus, a magic act, acrobats! Momo is delighted. And when it's the mouseling's turn to take the stage, Momo soothes her little friend's nerves - her own now long forgotten - and accompanies her on piano. As Momo finishes her piece and gives a bow, she's surprised to see that her audience isn't furry and miniature, but human! And they're all clapping - for her! A proud Momo is quite sure she can hear mouse paw-clapping, too..."--
"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