"Cat and Duck are very good friends and play together all the time, so when the new slide gets built, they can't wait to try it out! Only, the slide is very big and curvy - what if it's too big for Cat? As Cat and Duck move closer to the front of the line, Cat imagines everything that could go wrong until his worries start to rub off on Duck. Now Duck doesn't want to go down the slide either. Cat feels bad that Duck is missing out on the fun because...
Longing for connection, to be understood, quiet and shy Birdie, who finds comfort in nature and books, finally gets her wish with the arrival of Sunny, the nature-loving new girl whose smile makes Birdie's heart happy.
Publisher Annotation: Ana and Harwin's friendship has been off the charts since day one! But when Harwin learns her family is going to move far away, the duo isn't sure how their friendship can survive the move. See how their friend-o-meters calibrate in this imaginative, heartwarming story by beloved picture book creator and infographic designer Lalena Fisher.
Stacey's favorite day of the week is Thursday, when the whole class goes to the library and she gets to lose herself in her beloved books. On one of these special days, Stacey discovers that a new student named Julie has trouble reading in English, so they begin sharing books and stories to practice. Soon, more students start to join them. Books take the group on magical adventures and reveal other worlds and cultures-but best of all, they bring them...
Publisher Annotation: On her first day haunting a new school, all Mimi has to wear are old Chinese gowns from her great-great-great-great-great-ghost-grandmother. She wants to look horrifying and rattle chains with the cool American ghouls at school, but her ghost ancestors insist she dress and behave like a good Chinese ghost. Desperate to fit in and find a middle haunting ground between her cultures, she plans a ghastly new look. But she questions...
"At Santa's workshop lives one grumpy reindeer. He's simply the grumpiest and grouchiest reindeer there ever was and even scares off the other reindeer. But when Santa asks for his help on an important Christmas mission, he realizes that he could use a friend or two to lean on." --
"Lilly the ladybug is afraid to fly. Left behind by the other ladybugs, she ends up meeting a cheerful caterpillar named Bella. Together they form a special bond and help each other as they grow and change. Lilly & Bella combines facts of insect life cycles with the story of a true and devoted friendship." --Back cover.
Just before Chinese New Year, Dandan discovers that her family is moving to America, far away from her best friend Yueyue; before they leave Yueyue gives her a stack of red paper and a spool of string so she can share the art of paper cutting with Americans--and when Chinese New Year comes around again Dandan remembers Yueyue's gift and introduces her new friend Christina to this ancient art.
Publisher Annotation: Stick has always wanted to find his family tree. It's probably big and beautiful! Is it an oak? A maple? What other sticks might he meet? Stone is happy to accompany his friend on the journey to find the tree he comes from-until it gets dark, and a bit scary in the forest . . .
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