Although he is afraid of everything, Daredevil Duck dreams of being brave, and then one day, he is given a challenge that might help him prove he has courage.
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman; Zachariah OHora
Call Number: E DYC
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
Call Number: E HIG
Publication Date: 2015-11-24
Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation
Ida, Always by Caron Levis; Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LEV
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York's Central Park Zoo.
Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick; Sophie Blackall
Call Number: E MAT
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
A fictionalized account of Captain Harry Coleburn's relationship with a bear cub in 1914, which he rescued while on his way to care for soldiers' horses during World War I and became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood; Meg Hunt (Illustrator)
Call Number: E UND
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
In this outer space adaptation of the fairy tale, Cinderella dreams of becoming a spaceship mechanic.
Beginning Chapter Books
Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana by James Dean
Call Number: E DEA Beginner Reader
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Pete the Cat bites into a bad banana and vows never to eat bananas again, even though he generally likes the fruit.
Ling and Ting by Grace Lin
Call Number: E LIN Beginner Reader
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
Twin sisters Ling and Ting have fun together playing in all kinds of weather.
Ballet Cat by Bob Shea (Illustrator)
Call Number: BR E SHE
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Ballet Cat and her friend Butter Bear have practiced a dance to perform for an audience, but Butter Bear will need a lot of encouragement to try the super high leaps.
I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems (Illustrator)
Call Number: E WIL/ Beg. Reader
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
"Piggie really likes slop. She likes it so much, she wants Gerald to try some! But can Gerald find the courage to do it? Or will the smell alone be too much to handle?"--Provided by publisher.
Firefighters by Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
Call Number: BR 363.37 ARN
Publication Date: 2014-07-29
Buzz and Fly Guy visit the firehouse, where they learn facts about firefighters, fire trucks, and fire safety
Allie, First at Last (Grades 3 and up) by Angela Cervantes
Call Number: FIC CER
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
"Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her former best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer contest with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town."
Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire (Grades 3 and up) by Sundee T. Frazier
Call Number: FIC FRA
Publication Date: 2016-01-26
"Fifth-grader Cleo Edison Oliver is full of money-making ideas, and her fifth-grade Passion Project is no different--but things get more complicated when she has to keep her business running, be a good listener when her best friend needs her, and deal with the bully teasing her about being adopted at the same time." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Lucky Strike (Grades 4 and up) by Bobbie Pyron
Call Number: FIC PYR
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
Nathaniel Harlow lives with his grandfather in a trailer park in Franklin County, Florida, and he has always been unlucky--but when he is struck by lightning on his eleventh birthday and survives, it seems like his luck starts to change.
This Side of Wild (Grades 5 and up) by Gary Paulsen; Tim Jessell (Illustrator)
Call Number: FIC PAU
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
"The Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure... His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in 'This Side of Wild', which has taken a lifetime to write, he proves the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person"--Provided by publisher.
Creaturepedia (Grades 1 and up) by Adrienne Barman
Call Number: 590 BAR
Publication Date: 2015-08-06
Provides illustrations of and facts about more than 600 creatures from all over the world, grouped by characteristics such as "The Night Owls," "The Pack Animals," and "The Voyagers."
Fearless Flyer (Grades 3 and up) by Heather Lang; Raul Colon (Illustrator)
Call Number: 92 LAW
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
A picture book that describes Ruth Law's cross-country flight from Chicago to New York State.
Glow (Grades K and up) by W. H. Beck
Call Number: 591.4 BEC
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
Text and illustrations introduce animals that glow, exploring what makes them "light" up," their habitat and the adaptations they have made, how they communicate, and more.
Green City (Grades 3 and up) by Allan Drummond
Call Number: 940.28 DRU
Publication Date: 2016-03-15
"The story of Greensburg, Kansas, a town that rebuilt completely green after a deadly tornado"--Provided by publisher.
Miss Mary Reporting (Grades 3 and up) by Sue Macy; C. F. Payne (Illustrator)
Call Number: 92 GAR
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
Details the life and career of American sportswriter Mary Garber.
Roller Girl (Grades 4 and up) by Victoria Jamieson
Call Number: 741.5 JAM
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
"A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart"--Provided by publisher.
Gryphons Aren't So Great (All grades) by James Sturm; Alexis Frederick-Frost; Andrew Arnold
Call Number: 741.5 SRU
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
"Horses can't fly--but Edward is going to try! When the Knight befriends a gryphon, Edward refuses to be left behind. With the help of a friendly bat, he takes to the sky, but quickly learns that true friendship is about more than just soaring high"--Back cover.
Long Tail Kitty - Come Out and Play( Grades 2 and up) by Lark Pien
Call Number: 741.5 PIE
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
Long Tail Kitty, Tony, Big E the elephant, and other animals discover friendship, patience, and acceptance in four connected stories with comics-style illustrations.
Rutabaga by Eric Colossal
Call Number: 741.5 COL
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
Rutabaga and his magic cooking pot join a group of adventurers as they search for a dragon, monsters, and new ingredients for cooking.