• Officer Buckle and Gloria

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    Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone in the town of Napville. But whenever he tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens.Until, that is, the Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria.

    Unbeknownst to Officer Buckle, Gloria has her own way of demonstrating safety tips–one that makes Napville sit up and take notice! Suddenly, everybody wants to hear Officer Buckle's safety speech. "And please" people say, "bring along that police dog."

    When Officer Buckle discovers he's been upstaged, he vows to give up safety tips once and for all. Can Gloria convince her friend to return to the job he loves, or is Napville about to have its worst accident ever?

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  • Pepita Talks Twice

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    Pepita, a little girl who can converse in Spanish and English, decides not to"speak twice" until unanticipated problems cause her to think twice about herdecision.

    This colorfully illustrated picture book charmingly explores the joys and benefits of bilingualism. Capturing the beauty and flavor of biculturalism, this story of a little girl at the crossroads of the English and Spanish-speaking worlds will delight children of all backgrounds who enjoy multi-cultural identities.

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  • Nate the Great San Francisco Detective

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    Nate, the great detective, and his dog, Sludge, are off to San Francisco! They're going to visit Nate's cousin Olivia Sharp. She's a detective, too, and a very busy one.

    Olivia isn't around to solve her case number 22. Her client, Duncan, has lost his joke book. He tells Nate that if the book isn't found--and soon--the world will come to an end. Nate takes the case. He and Sludge cruise up and down and around San Francisco in the limo, tracking down clues. Sticky, icky clues, big and small clues, all-around-the-town clues that take them to a pancake house, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and finally to a place that seems wrong but could be right. Can Nate the Great keep the world from coming to an end? Can he solve his first out-of-town case?

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  • Allie's Basketball Dream

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    Basketball is Allie's favorite sport–she's loved it ever since her father took her to her first game at Madison Square Garden. When her dad gives her a new basketball of her own, she hits the neighborhood courts, full of confidence. Once there, her enthusiasm ebbs as her shots fall short of the basket–at least at first.

    Allie's story of self-determination is one that young athletes, both boys and girls, will recognize. Perfect for anyone who has experienced the ups and downs of practicing and playing hard, Allie's Basketball Dream is a spirited tribute to perseverance.

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  • Turtle Bay

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    People think the old man is strange. He sits on the beach for hours, listening to the wind, sweeping the sand with a broom and waiting, always waiting. But young Taro is fascinated with the old man whom he considers wise and full of wonderful secrets. And when the old man reveals that some special friends--Japanese sea turtles, ready to lay their eggs-- are about to visit the beach, Taro joins the old man to help with the preparations.

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  • Balto the Dog Who Saved Nome

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    In February 1925, stricken by a diphtheria epidemic, the mining town of Nome, Alaska, was saved by 20 dog teams that delivered 300,000 units of serum over 674 miles of treacherous terrain. Balto, the lead sled dog, led the last 53 miles of the dangerous journey.

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  • Wild Shots - They Are My Life

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  • Little Grunt and the Big Egg

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     Little Grunt has been sent out by his mother to gather eggs for a special Sunday brunch. He returns home with the biggest egg the Grunt Tribe has ever seen. They put the egg by the hearth and go to bed, dreaming of a special meal to share with the Ugga-Wugga Tribe. But that night, the egg breaks in half and the Grunts have a special surprise!

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  • Rosie a Visiting Dog Story

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     Rosie is a visiting dog. Her owner had to train her for the work. Rosie was a very friendly puppy. She went to puppy kindergarten. Rosie had to learn to like other dogs and get along with all kinds of people. She had to show that she could listen, obey, and be patient. Rosie passed a test to join the visiting dog program.  Before Rosie could work, she had to go to the vet, take a bath, and get brushed. Rosie felt very proud. Rosie made many friends on her first day. She met children in a hospital. Later, she visited a nursing home. Rosie learned how to be a very good friend.

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  • The Stories Julian Tells

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  • Talent Show

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