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Ants Don't Wear Pants : A Toon Book by  Kevin McCloskey
You'll be captivated by these tiny creatures that hear with their legs and smell with their antennae. Some even explode! In this latest addition to his best-selling Giggle and Learn series, Kevin McCloskey points his magnifying glass at an anthill, shrinking young readers down, down, down into the underground colony. With his trademark humor and curiosity, he is sure to keep every emerging reader spellbound.
Baloney and Friends. 2, Going Up! by Greg Pizzoli
Baloney and friends continue their adventures that include creating a theme song, having a sleepover, using their imagination, and learning to appreciate the meaning of life.
Dewdrop by  Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill
It's time for the annual pond sports fair. Dewdrop the axolotl can't wait to cheer on his friends. But as the big day gets closer and his friends get nervous, will he be able to remind them that doing their best is the most important part?
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told By Extraordinary Cartoonists by Chris Duffy
From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," this volume has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by such noted artists as Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and others.
Fast Enough : Bessie Stringfield's First Ride by  Joel Christian Gill
Have you ever been told that you're not enough? That you're not strong enough, tall enough, or fast enough? Bessie was told she was not enough. This book combines an imagined story of Bessie Stringfield as a young girl with historical facts about the real Bessie, a true adventurer and one of the first African-American women to travel solo across the United States on a motorcycle.
Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier
One day, bored little Fish journeys up to the surface of the ocean where it meets Sun, and a wonderful friendship blooms... Only, right in the middle of their fun, Sun starts to set!
Friendbots. Blink and Block Make a Wish by  Vicky Fang
Meet the robots Blink and Block in this STEM-inspired story by debut author-illustrator Vicky Fang. Blink is scanning the playground for treasure, and Block is pretty sure there's no gold to be found. Will Blink prove that treasure does exist--or will these two new pals find something even better?
Let's Play, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske
Crabby is a very grumpy crab, so Plankton tries to find a game that will cheer Crabby up, but Crabby does not want to play Simon says or hide-and-seek---will a game of tag be more to Crabby's taste?
Sparkly New Friends by  Heather Ayris Burnell
"Unicorn and Yeti run into each other (literally) while looking for sparkly things, and despite some differences, (for instance Unicorn is magic, Yeti is not, Yeti likes snowball fights, Unicorn can not throw snowballs)--the two become friends over a shared love of hot chocolate with rainbow sprinkles."
Series -
Unicorn and Yeti
The Dragon Slayer : Folktales From Latin America by  Jaime Hernandez
A collection of three Latin American folktales retold in graphic novel form.
The Giant Ice Cream Mess by  Tina K├╝gler
Competitive fox siblings Fritz and Franny both love ice cream, but when Mr. Bear's ice cream truck stops on their street they spend so much time trying to outdo each other imagining multiple flavors and toppings (while all the other kids are getting their cones) that the only flavor left is marshmallow pickle ripple--and they can only have one scoop each.
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt
You've played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began...rock, paper, and scissors.
The Shark King : A Toon Book by  R. Kikuo Johnson
In graphic novel format, The Shark King retells the Hawaiian story of Nanaue, born to a human mother and magical shape-changing father, who struggles to find his place in a village of humans.
Updated 09/21/2022