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    2013: The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom

    bus for usTess is excited. Today is her first day of school, and her very first ride on the school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. From fire engine to front loader, Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a variety of vehicles through a simple text and spirited illustrations. Traveling Trunk contents

    2012: Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah OHora.

    stop snoring bernardBernard loves curling up to go to sleep. But there is one little problem. Bernard snores ... LOUDLY! So loudly that he keeps all the otters awake during naptime. So loudly that Grumpy Giles tells Bernard to move his snoring somewhere else! Sad and lonely, Bernard tries sleeping in new places far away from the other otters: in a lake, in puddles, in a fountain. But no matter where he tries to nap, somebody complains. All Bernard wants to hear are the words: "Good night!" Traveling Trunk contents

    2011: Whose Shoes! by Stephen R. Swinburne.

    2011 OBEYC SelectionShoes can tell a lot about a person. They can describe someone's job, hobbies, or personality. Explore various occupations through a simple story with bright, colorful photographs. Young learners and readers will also enjoy answering the question, "Whose shoes?" Traveling Trunk contents

    2010: What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand.

    2010 OBEYC SelectionA charming story about a young mole that digs for treasure, but what is the real treasure here? Everything he finds is the perfect treasure to share with someone else, except for the one last treasure, which the mole finally keeps for his own...another mole friend. Traveling Trunk contents

    2009: If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor.

    2009 OBEYC SelectionAn entertaining and educational story encourages children to step inside a penguin's world, learn fun facts about penguins and helps them to identify the many different kinds of penguins found throughout the world. Traveling Trunk contents

    2008: Up, Down and Around by children's author Katherine Ayres and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. 

    2008 OBEYC SelectionIt is a picture book story of planting & gardening, presented in upbeat rhymes! The author comments "While I loved stories, I didn't like my veggies--not a bit." Traveling Trunk contents.

    2007: A Splendid Friend, Indeed by children's author & illustrator Suzanne Bloom.

    2007 OBEYC SelectionIt is the story of a polar bear and a goose who develop an unlikely but rewarding friendship. It was nominated for Best Book Award, Child Magazine, 2005; named among New York Public Library's 2005 List of Best Books to Read and Share; was a 2006 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Award Winner; and was named to the Texas 2x2 Reading List, 2006. Traveling Trunk contents.

    2006: Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse by children's author & illustrator Lindsay Barrett George.

    2006 OBEYC SelectionA story of two mice, one who sleeps inside the house and one who sleeps outside the house, follow complicated but parallel paths and meet each other at the window. Traveling Trunk contents.

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