To Be Autographed

Toby - To Be Autographed 2/20
Mitchell, Hazel

A heartwarming story about the growing bond between a child and a new pet--inspired by the author's experience with a rescue dog of the same name.
When a young boy and his father move from one house to another, they decide to adopt a dog from the local rescue shelter. But their chosen dog, Toby, is having a tough time adjusting to his new life outside the shelter--howling all night, hiding fearfully from his new humans, forgetting where to go to the bathroom, and chasing a ball through the flower bed. The boy has promised to train his new companion, and he's trying his best, but Dad is starting to get exasperated. Will Toby ever feel comfortable with his new family and settle into his forever home, or will Dad decide he's not the right dog for them after all?

Item No. 9780763680930
Do Fairies Bring the Spring - To Be Autographed 2/20
Liza Gardner Walsh & Hazel Mitchell
Item No. 9781608936335
Imani's Moon PB - To Be Autographed 2/20
Janay Brown-Wood & Hazel Mitchell

Imani is a young Maasi girl with a loving mother and a desire to do something great. When she decides she wants to touch the moon, she works hard to reach her goal, even in the face of teasing from the naysayers around her.

Item No. 9781934133583
One Word Pearl PB - To Be Autographed 2/20
Nicole Groeneweg & Hazel Mitchell

Pearl loves words. All kinds of words. Words make up songs, stories, poems . . . and what does a lover of words do? She collects them, of course!
But one day, most of Pearl s words are blown away, leaving her only a few which she keeps safely in her treasure chest. After that day, she uses each word carefully one at a time, until she has no words left. When her teacher asks her questions at school, she doesn t answer. When her friend wants to know what she has for lunch, she can t respond. What will Pearl do without her precious words? Will she ever find them?
ONE WORD PEARL explores the power of words to transform, inspire, and cultivate imagination. This whimsical story is the winner of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Children s Book Competition in the Picture Book category."

Item No. 9781934133545
Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? - To Be Autographed 2/20
Liza Gardner Walsh & Hazel Mitchell

Everyone knows fairies love spring flowers and summer sun, but what happens when autumn comes and the days get shorter and colder? Now, Liza Gardner Walsh, acclaimed author of the Fairy House Handbook and Fairy Garden Handbook, explores the matter in a charming children's picture book of rhyming questions. Combined with delightful illustrations by Hazel Mitchell this whimsical book will help children discover just where fairies go when it snows and offer a subtle lesson about the importance of helping one another.

Item No. 9781608934133
Pirasaurs! - To Be Autographed 2/23
Funk, Josh

We're Pirasaurs! We're Pirasaurs!
We rule the open seas!
We'll cannon-blast you to the past!
We do just what we please!

Meet the Pirasaurs, a ragtag team of seasoned pirate dinosaurs looking for adventure and treasure! There's fearsome Captain Rex, golden-toothed Velocimate, one-eyed Bronto Beard, and more fearsome, buccaneering well as one new recruit who may be small, but who's eager to prove he can learn the ropes and find his place on the team.
But when a trap is set upon the Pirasaurs while looking for buried treasure, it's up to the littlest recruit to show the team that there's more to a Pirasaur than meets the eye patch!

Item No. 9780545750493
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale - To Be Autographed 2/23
Funk, Josh

A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.
George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. There's just one thing that the two friends don't know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon! What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face?
"When I was a kid, my best friend was Josh Funk. Now he's becoming a friend to a whole new generation."--B.J. Novak, author of The New York Times bestseller The Book With No Pictures

Item No. 9780451472304
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast - To Be Autographed 2/23
Josh Funk
A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest "food fight" ever! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there's ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast . . . even without a drop of coffee!
Item No. 9781454914044
Power Down, Little Robot - To Be Autographed
Staniszewski, Anna

It's time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn't ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows "exactly "how to get him into his sleep module.
From a debut picture book author and the illustrator of "Little Boo," this funny twist on a familiar nighttime routine will click with bedtime avoidance experts everywhere.

Item No. 9781627791250
Are Pirates Polite? - To Be Autographed 2/24
Corinne Demas & Artemis Roehrig

"Pirates are unruly
and pirates love to fight,
but pirates still say 'please' and 'thanks'
'cause pirates are polite."
Are Pirates Polite? shows pirates' rowdy activities and teaches manners lessons. These pirates remember to say "please" and "thank you." If pirates can be polite, surely young readers can, too!
Fun, rhyming text by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig pairs pirates' questionable activities with their lead-by-example lessons in manners. David Catrow's humorous, zany illustrations depict the swashbuckling nature of the pirates. Follow along as pirates have fun on a pirate ship, divide up their treasure, and teach manners. Aargh!

Item No. 9780545628747
Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? - To Be Autographed 2/24
Demas, Corinne

Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? No! But fiddler crabs sure do some amazing things!
Starting with silly questions like the title, and moving on through increasingly-unlikely questions such as do fiddler crabs ride a skateboard?, and do fiddler crabs eat pizza?, children discover what fiddler crabs do. They don t need a skateboard they can move sideways so shore birds can t catch them. They may not enjoy pizza, but they gobble up saltmarsh muck.
Using this question-and-answer format engages children immediately, and discovering just what fiddler crabs actually do satisfies their curiosity. This is the best kind of nonfiction engaging, fun, and filled with the kinds of details that kids love.
Co-authored by award-winning writer Corinne Demas and her science-savvy daughter, Artemis Roehrig, and illustrated by John Sandford, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? will have everyone claw clapping loudly for fiddler crabs!
With it s author s note providing more information, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? is an outstanding nonfiction picture book for children ages 4-8.

Item No. 9781943978038
Pirates Go to School - To Be Autographed 2/24
Demas, Corinne

A funny rhyming story about the silly things pirates do when they go to school.
Pirates and their parrots go to school, and it's time to hang up their swords and have fun. They learn reading and math, and they bring pirate treasure for show-and-tell. For pirates, going to school is as much fun as a game of "walk the plank"!

Item No. 9780545206297