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Last Year's Books

A Bad Case of Stripes

Written by David Shannon 

Camilla Cream’s favorite food is lima beans, but she won’t eat them because no one at her school likes them. She is so worried about what others think that she gets a bad case of stripes!

 

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

Written by Sam McBratney and Illustrated by Anita Jeram

Little Nutbrown Hare tells his daddy that he loves him as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. Big Nutbrown tells his son that he loves him to the moon and back.

 

HOW MANY STARS IN THE SKY

Written by Lenny Hort and Illustrated by James E. Ransome

A son is having trouble sleeping because his mother is not in town. The boy finds his father and learns that he is also having trouble sleeping. The two go on an all night journey that neither will ever forget.

 

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle

Written By: Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery

Nubs, a dog of war in Iraq, has never had a friend. This changes when he meets Major Brian Dennis.

 

THE INVISIBLE STRING

Written by Patrice Karst and Illustrated by Geoff Stevenson

Twins Jeremy and Liza are told by their Mom that the three of them are all connected by an invisible string. Since Jeremy and Liza have this invisible string they are never alone and are loved even more than they can understand.  

 

 

H Is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet

Written by Devin Scillian

In this alphabet book, readers will discover why drill sergeants have to be so tough, what it means to be patriotic and why we need Special Forces such as the Navy SEALS, the Green Berets and the Army Rangers.

 

Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You

 Written by Nancy Tillman

"And if someday you’re lonely,or someday you’re sad,
or you strike out at baseball,or think you’ve been bad...

just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair.
That’s me, my sweet baby, my love is right there."

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Written by Judith Viorst

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair. Things only got worse…

 

A Pocket Full of Kisses

Written by Audrey Penn

Chester raccoon has new baby brother. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand – he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears.