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The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

As the wheels on the bus in the US do, the wheels on the tuk tuk in India also go round and round! Take a ride "all through" an Indian town as the rupees go ching ching ching, the tuk tuk riders go bobble-bobble-bobble, and the wipers, of course, go swish-swish-swish!

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Is That Wise, Pig?

Pig is making soup! Should he add some tomatoes? Yes! Potatoes? Sure! How about some galoshes? Is that wise? Uhmmm...

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A Long Pitch Home

When Bilal moves to America, his father stays behind in Pakistan, and no one knows when -- or if -- Baba will be able to join them. What's more, Bilal is no longer the star of his cricket team, and everyone in America plays baseball, which is nothing like cricket. Holding onto memories of home, Bilal begins to find his way, make new friends, create new traditions, and improve at speaking English, but straddling two cultures proves to be very tricky.

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Good Night, Gorilla... and More Bedtime Stories

It might not be a book, exactly, but this collection of book-to-screen stories will keep the kiddos happily occupied while parents can rest assured that their children's brains are not being rotted on typical televised "junk." These beautifully animated renditions of favorite children's books are true to the original stories.

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Tales from the Arabian Nights: Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal

Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tales and ignites children's imaginations.

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Warm Hearts Day

In book #5 of the Owl Diaries, it's almost Warm Hearts Day! Everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva LOVES crafting, so she creates all sorts of fun gifts and treats for her friends. She is excited to give out her homemade gifts at the big party at the Old Oak Tree. But then Eva realizes she forgot to make gifts for her family! Will she be able to make the gifts in time?

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The cookie fiasco

Four friends. Three cookies. One problem. Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels want equal cookies for all! But how?

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Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird

Is a crow smarter than a second-grader? Maybe! Join scientist Dr. Gavin Hunt and his team in New Caledonia as they investigate the mysteries of crow smarts, including how they make and use tools, and why they eat some things people consider to be disgusting!

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Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

Two grandmas means two recipes for chicken soup, and for Sophie, that means a conundrum! So she invites her Bubbe and her Nai Nai over to help her create a new recipe that reflects her Jewish and Chinese backgrounds. Delish!

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Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

Photographs and poetic text document and explore the experiences of immigrants to the United States in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children and the sacrifices their parents have made for them.

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