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Please click on a book title below to see reviews, book trailers, and event pictures that pertain to individual books.

Step Into Spanish Books

Señor Picante Is My Red Fish


Tater Tot is My Fat Cat


Ten Crazy Kittens Try, Try Again


Cambio is My Lost Lizard

Punk Wig

A parent's cancer diagnosis and the chemotherapy treatments that follow can be scary for any child. This heartwarming story will delight all readers as they watch this mother and daughter face the unknown with the help of one very bright, spunky wig. From the first hospital visit to the celebratory dinner at remission, PUNK WIG will have readers cheering them on.

Charlie and Emmet Snowy Day

Charlie and Emmet are back for some serious snow play! Emmet learns to build a snow-a saurus, how to make snow angels, and he even learns about sledding down snowy hills. But when Emmet learns he's too big to skate on the ice, Charlie has a problem. Learn how Charlie makes the impossible possible by sharing a snowy day withCharlie and Emmet.

Charlie and Emmet Surgery Day

Everyone in Charlie's family loves Emmet, the dinosaur. But it's Charlie that loves him most of all. She couldn't ask for a better friend. He shares her food, reads her books, and when Mommy goes to the hospital, he helps take care of her.

What's it like having a dinosaur for a nurse? Find out in these four short chapters - just right for beginning readers.

The Witches Ball

One o' clock! Two o' clock,!Three o' Clock! Tonight is the Witches Ball, and it starts promptly at twelve o'clock. But with nothing to wear and her shoelaces breaking, Millie is racing against the chimes. Will she make it to the ball on time? When her broom breaks, she fears it's the last straw. Will she make it to the ball on time? Grab your broom and ride along with Mille in this lively counting tale.

Beware! Be Scared!

It's dark! It's eerie! Ghouls, Witches, and werewolves might scare this trick or treater out of a fun Halloween adventure.

Will he run, run, run, or hide, hide, hide? Find out when you look inside!

Aggie Gets Lost

One day at the park, Aggie gets lost. Ben looks and looks, but he cannot find her. It is the worst day ever. Will Ben ever find Aggie again? Find out oin three short chapters just right for beginning readers.

Tita y Ben

Aggie and Ben is now available in Spanish. This was also chosen to be a Junior Library Guild book.

Aggie the Brave

Responsible owners spay and neuter their pets. When it is time for Aggie to go to the vet, this is new to Ben. He doesn't like leaving Aggie overnight, nor does he like Aggie being a lamp head. How does he make himself and Aggie feel better? Find out in Aggie's newest adventure.

Good Dog, Aggie

In this sequel to Aggie and Ben, the best friends are back for more boy-and-his-dog fun. Young readers will laugh out loud at Aggie's irrepressible antics and Bens determined attempts to train her. Three short chapters, just right for beginning readers, follow Aggie and Ben on their adventures in doggie training, obedience, and friendship. Frank Dormer's spirited and expressive illustrations are as unrestrained as Aggie herself.

Aggie and Ben, Three Stories

Come spend a day in the life of Ben and his new dog, Aggie. These three stories are sure to delight and tickle the funny bone.

Mrs. Fickle's Pickles

Making pickles takes a lot of work. But Mrs. Fickle is more than up to the task. She can't wait to start digging in her garden. But she can't simply plant a pickle. She needs to select the right cucumber-pickle seeds. From the seeds come seedlings and eventually cucumbers. Then comes Mrs. Fickle's favorite part of the process: picking and pickling the cucumbers. This summer she might enter them in the county fair!

Fix It, Sam!

Petey wants to make something wonderful- but he can't help making a mess along the way. Build early reading skills while Petey builds his surprise in this second tale of two brothers.

Super Sam!

Big brother Sam borrows toddler Petey's blankie to become Super Sam using a super sized imagination.
Mrs. Fickle likes her pickles. I like Mrs. Fickle's dogs and hats!