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Pine Cone (2022) (Kids)

Books selected for West Bloomfield School District's 2022 Pine Cone reading program.

After the fall (how Humpty Dumpty got back up again) by Dan Santat

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Alma and how she got her name by Juana Martinez-Neal

When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.

Animal architects by Libby Romero

"Information about how animals build their homes, for beginner readers"--

Astrid and Apollo and the happy New Year by V Bidania

Astrid and Apollo are attending the Hmong New Year festival (which is held at a big arena in St. Paul or Minneapolis in November or December), but in the crowded arena they are soon separated from their parents and younger sister, and between rescuing a little lost boy, and getting mistaken for a pair of famous child singers, the festival turns into quite an adventure for the twins.

Astrid and Apollo and the soccer celebration by V Bidania

Twins Astrid and Apollo are excited to be going to the Hmong July Fourth Soccer Festival, but when they are told to babysit their baby sister, Eliana, it looks like they will miss the particular match their father is interested in--especially as they cannot figure out what the "yummy milk" Eliana demands is, and are forced to spend their money on buying different treats to keep her from throwing a tantrum.

Astrid and Apollo and the starry campout by V Bidania

Astrid is anxious about her family's camping trip because she is afraid of the dark (and bears), but her twin Apollo is looking forward to the experience; and Astrid is doing okay, despite the bugs and the dark, until she hears the scratching outside thefamily's tent--but Astrid is determined not to let her father face the threat alone.

Because by Mo Willems

A series of events, some seemingly very insignificant, lead to a young girl attending a life-changing concert.

The bug girl : (a true story) by Sophia Spencer

Presents a young girl from Canada with a passion for insects and becoming an entomologist.

The crayon man : the true story of the invention of Crayola crayons by Natascha Biebow

"Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit and Balloons Over Broadway"--

Dear dragon by Josh Funk

As a school project, George and Blaise become pen pals, writing rhyming letters about their favorite things to do, unaware that one is human and the other a dragon.

Eyes that kiss in the corners by Joanna Ho

A self-confident and strong young girl recounts how she shares her eyes--and so much more--with her mother, her amah and her little sister

Francine Poulet meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo

When she confronts a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost, animal control officer Francine Poulet questions her abilities

Great Wall of China by Kristine Spanier

"In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Great Wall of China while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the landmark's cultural history. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the landmark. Children can learn more about the Great Wall of Chinausing our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Great Wall of China also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Great Wall of China is part of Jump!'s Whole Wide Worldseries."--

Hike by Pete Oswald

A father and child take a hike through the mountains, where they experience the joys of nature, overcome challenges together, and play a small role in the survival of the forest.

I am Every Good Thing by Derrick D Barnes

Illustrations and easy-to-read text pay homage to the strength, character, and worth of a child.

Koalas by Laura F Marsh

An introduction to koalas covers where they live, what they eat, and how they communicate, and follows the animal's development from cub to adult.

Leroy Ninker saddles up by Kate DiCamillo

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Timesbest-selling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse—until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it's love at first sight. Join Leroy, Maybelline, and everyone's favorite porcine wonder, Mercy, for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

Machu Picchu by Kristine Spanier

"In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at Machu Picchu while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the cultural history behind this ancient site. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the historical site. Children can learn more about Machu Picchu using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Machu Picchu also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Machu Picchu is part of Jump!'s Whole Wide World series."--

Mae among the stars by Roda Ahmed

When young Mae Jemison is asked by her teacher what she wants to be when she grows up, African American Mae tells her mostly white classmates that she wants to be an astronaut, a dream that her parents wholeheartedly support.

Molly Mac. Campground creature by Marty Kelley

Molly, her parents, and her friend Kayley are going camping for the weekend, and Molly is determined to take a picture of something wild--a bear would be nice, but when her father tells her about Bigfoot, she sets her sights on that mysterious creature.

Molly Mac. Lucky break by Marty Kelley

There is going to be an art show at school with a twenty-five dollar prize for the winner, but when Molly Mac loses her lucky pencil she knows she is doomed to bad luck--and when she sprains her wrist her worst fears are confirmed.

Molly Mac. The best friend bandit by Marty Kelley

Initially worried that the new girl in class, Tori, might steal her cookies, Molly is soon faced with a bigger problem--it seems that Tori is stealing Molly's best friend, Kayley.

Molly Mac. Three . . . two . . .one . . . blastoff! by Marty Kelley

Molly's class is going on a field trip to the Space Science Center, and, despite what everyone tells her, Molly is convinced that they will find a real rocket there and blast off into outer space--but when she sneaks away from the class and tries to takeoff in the "spaceship" she finds herself totally grounded.

Molly Mac. Tooth Fairy trouble by Marty Kelley

When one of Molly's teeth falls out she prepares for a visit from the Tooth Fairy, but first she wants to know exactly what the Fairy does with all those teeth, and whether giving up one of her teeth is really worth the money she will get--unless it is atleast a million dollars.

National Geographic readers. Weird sea creatures by Laura F Marsh

Did you know that the deep-sea anglerfish has a glowing fishing rod attached to its body, or that the barreleye fish has a see-through head? See these wacky creatures and more in this brilliantly illustrated book that explores the strangest creatures under the sea.

Night sky by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

"Information about the stars in the sky for very young children"--

Our favorite day of the year by A Ali

Four kindergartners who think they have nothing in common become friends after sharing traditions of their holidays, including Eid-ul-Fitr, Rosh Hashanah, Christmas, and Pi Day.

Outside in by Deborah Underwood

Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal ways nature affects our everyday lives, such as providing food and clothing, and showing when to go to bed and when to get up.

Parthenon by Kristine Spanier

"In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Parthenon while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about ancient Greece the cultural history behind this temple. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the historical site. Children can learn more about theParthenon using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Parthenon also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Parthenon is part of Jump!'s Whole Wide World series"--

Peter & Ernesto. 1 : A tale of two sloths by Graham Annable

Best friends Ernesto and Peter are nothing alike, so when Ernesto decides that he wants to see the sky from every place on Earth, Peter stays behind and frets, but each finds their own adventure.

Peter & Ernesto. 2 : the lost sloths by Graham Annable

After a hurricane destroys their tree, Peter, Ernesto, and their sloth friends journey into the jungle in search of a new tree to be their home, but the jungle is full of unexpected dangers.

Peter & Ernesto. 3 : Sloths in the night by Graham Annable

"Peter and Ernesto love the jungle, but they know how dangerous it can be at night. From clumsy bats to crazed owls to rumors of a dragon, there are countless things that make the darkness perilous for sloths. That's why, one day, when their friend Bernard goes missing just as the sun is setting, Peter and Ernesto quickly gather their tribe to form a search party. However, while these sloths have some sense of the dangers that they'll face while looking for Bernard, there are surprises lurking in the shadows that will surpass their wildest imaginings!"--Publisher's description

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot by Dav Pilkey

Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, is being bullied at school, but when he rescues a powerful robot from its evil creator, he acquires a friend and protector--and saves the city from Dr. Stinky.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mecha-monkeys from Mars by Dav Pilkey

A small mouse and his best friend, a giant flying robot, attempt to save the Earth when an evil Martian monkey and his mechanical creations attack

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mutant mosquitoes from Mercury by Dav Pilkey

A mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his giant flying robot attempt to save the world from an invasion of massive mutant mosquitoes from Mercury.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus by Dav Pilkey

A small mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his best friend, a giant flying robot, save the world from Victor Von Vulture and his vicious Voodoo Vultures from Venus

Satchel Paige by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Examines the life of the legendary baseball player, who was the first African-American to pitch in a Major League World Series.

Sea otters by Laura Marsh

Provides information about these playful mammals, including their aquatic habitats, diet, physical characteristics, and behaviors.

Taj Mahal by Kristine Spanier

"In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Taj Mahal while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the cultural history behind this mausoleum. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the historical site. Children can learn more about the Taj Mahal using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Taj Mahal also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Taj Mahal is part of Jump!'s Whole Wide World series"--

Ten ways to hear snow by Cathy Camper

Walking to her grandmother's home to help make warak enab, Lina discovers many ways to hear snow, from the scrape of a shovel on a sidewalk to the quiet pats of snowman-building.

Wallace and Grace and the cupcake caper by Heather Alexander

When Monty the chipmunk's cupcake is stolen, owl detectives Wallace and Grace try to find "whoo-done-it."

Wallace and Grace take the case by Heather Alexander

Owl detectives Wallace and Grace solve the mystery of the spooky garden.

We are water protectors by Carole Lindstrom

When a black snake threatens to destroy the earth, one young water protector takes a stand to defend the planet's water, in a tale inspired by the many indigenous-led conservation movements across North America.

Where are you going, baby Lincoln? by Kate DiCamillo

What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected journey?

Who would win? : Battle royale : 5 books in 1! by Jerry Pallotta

Collects five books that compare animals, describing their behavior and physical characteristics, to determine which would win in a fight.

Who would win? Extreme animal rumble : 5 books in 1! by Jerry Pallotta

What would happen if sixteen sharks met in a tournament? What if the jungle's fiercest creatures battled it out? Which dinosaur is the strongest of them all?

Who would win? : ultimate showdown by Jerry Pallotta

"Which dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this ... book from the Who Would Win? series. The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, insects, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans." --from SkyRiver

Young Pelé : soccer's first star by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Presents the life and accomplishments of Pelé, the Brazilian who has been called the king of soccer.
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