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Breen, Steve

Summary: "Benny the woodpecker makes a brilliant plan to eat a tasty plate of waffles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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Guendelsberger, Erin

Summary: As Little Red travels from the Christmas shop to the North Pole, seeking Santa in hopes she can be his sleigh one day, good advice helps her discover her true purpose.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Wonderland 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE GUE

Rinker, Sherri Duskey

Summary: Tiny is a small, but very determined dog and right now he smells a big bone buried deep in the earth of the garden--and he is going to get that bone no matter how far down he has to dig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RIN

Yamada, Kobi

Summary: "How will you know what's possible if you don't try? This is a story for anyone who has ever felt like a beginner, or had doubts, or worried they weren't good enough. It's a story for those who have experienced the pain of trying something new and not having it turn out as they had hoped. So, in many ways, it is a sotry for every one of us. Because at some point in our lives, we will all fail....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG YAM

Beck, Robert (Robert John)

Summary: Désirée Rabbit dreams of being a famous ballet dancer in her hometown of Paris, France, but is continually told there are no bunnies in the ballet, yet after taking classes she wins over her classmates and has a chance to shine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BEC

Santat, Dan

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SAN

Geisert, Arthur.

Summary: This wordless tale depicts a pig community's hunt for ice in the Arctic when the weather on their island becomes too hot for them to bear.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enchanted Lion Books 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Geisert 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GEI

Lloyd, Megan Wagner

Summary: A warm, cozy lap. The toasty smell of baking bread. Tasty food served in a bright-blue bowl. These make Haven's life as an indoor pet heaven. All thanks to her beloved human and rescuer, Ma Millie. But when Ma Millie becomes too sick to care for her, the cat's cozy life is turned upside down, and Haven decides she must seek out another human for help. Anything for Ma Millie! Her vow pulls her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LLO

Hinton, S. E.

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: Ponyboy and his 2 brothers struggle to find their place in a difficult world after the deaths of their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HIN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HIN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Hinton 2007

Brown, Peter

Summary: Lucy, a young bear, starts her day determined to make a new friend but her enthusiasm leads to all sorts of problems until, just as she is about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC BRO

Cena, John

Summary: Elbow Grease, a small, electric truck with a lot of gumption, enters the Monster Truck Grand Prix to prove to his brothers that he is just as capable as they are.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E CEN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC CEN

Yamada, Kobi

Summary: How will you know what's possible if you don't try? This is a story for anyone who has ever felt like a beginner, or had doubts, or worried they weren't good enough. It's a story for those who have experienced the pain of trying something new and not having it turn out as they had hoped. So, in many ways, it is a story for every one of us. Because at some point in our lives, we will all fail....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Narh, Samuel

Summary: There is beauty in determination and ingenuity. These attributes are evident in Melia, whose friendship and connection with Ginger transcends time. A Kite for Melia delicately deals with the idea of loss and acceptance, using soft words woven with meaning that can be understood by everyone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chasing a Spider Publishing 2020

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Neimark, Jill

Summary: Told in rhyming text, a little tree clings tenaciously to a granite cliff, determined to live, tended by a little boy, and ultimately loved by the people in the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magination Press, American Psychological Association 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NEI

Funke, Cornelia Caroline.

Summary: Violetta, a little princess, is determined to become as big and strong as her brothers. She secretly teaches herself to become the bravest and cleverest knight in the land until she must face the king's best knights in a jousting tournament. Will she be ready?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2004

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC FUN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FUN

Tharp, Jason

Summary: "Kiwi sees a rope. He wants to pull it, but he cannot reach! What will happen next? Beginning readers can help Kiwi by turning the pages, shaking the book, and more in this interactive story"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2019

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Smith, Renée Felice

Summary: All the forest animals know it is impossible to make it through the Impossible Thing, but a small dog named Hugo is determined to try, inspiring hope in his friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flamingo Books 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SMI

Schmidt, Gary D.

Summary: On a short winter day, Samuel and his father enter into a series of trades with neighbors and strangers until they come home with a brown-eyed milk cow for Mama.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Schmidt 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD SCH

Patterson, James

Summary: "I'm Jimmy, and I've got an awesome idea to start a kids' book company -- run by kids! It'll be like an amusement park, mad scientist's laboratory, and secret club headquarters all in one. But can a kid like me really make such a big, crazy, outrageous dream come true? Listen on and find out!"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC PAT

Patterson, James

Summary: Imaginative middle schooler Jimmy follows his dream to start a unique book company while he is still a child.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PAT

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PAT

Hicks, Betty.

Summary: Ten-year-old Goose is best at goofing off, but when he decides to become the goalie for their soccer team, his friend Henry sets up a practice schedule and enlists their other friends to help Goose improve his skills.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HIC

Stone, Tiffany

Summary: "Tallulah dreams of playing the tuba, but she's small and the tuba is very large. Everyone around her tells her to wait until she's bigger, but Tallulah can't wait--she just has to play the tuba in her school band.With determination and a lot of creativity, Tallulah hatches a plan that she hopes will turn her musical dream into reality."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE STO

Cena, John

Summary: "'Tis the season for holiday fun at the junkyard with Elbow Grease and his monster truck family! But when a blizzard blows in on Christmas Eve, how will Santa find them? Elbow Grease must figure out a way to make this Christmas the brightest one yet" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Books for Young Readers 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: BRD

Ingalls, Ann

Summary: Watercolor illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a baby bird as it tries, fails, and tries again to fly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dawn Publications 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ING

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ING

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