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Picture Books – February Arrivals

    Allenby, Victoria
    Rhino Rumpus
    "Three rhino siblings squabble and spat their way through their bedtime routine. When they realize how tired their bickering has made Mama Rhino, the three find common ground in giving her a sweet surprise"--Provided by publisher.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Aponte, Carlos
    A Season To Bee : A Stylish Book Of Colors
    "Fashion illustrator Carlos Aponte gives readers front row seats to the runway show of the season! Join Miss V. McQueen and her band of fashion bugs as they flit and flutter their brilliant colors down the catwalk. Ladybug reds, butterfly golds, and grasshopper greens provide young readers with a chic introduction to the colors found all around us." --
    Children's Picturebook 

    Arnold, Marsha Diane
    Waiting For Snow
    "Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger's friends have a few tricks up their sleeves to try and get the snow's attention and distract their pal in the meantime"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Beaty, Andrea
    Ada Twist, Scientist
    Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Bentley, Tadgh
    Samson : The Piranha Who Went To Dinner
    Children's Picturebook 

    Best, Cari
    If I Could Drive, Mama
    "A boy turns a cardboard box into a car and imagines what it would be like to take his mama for a drive all around town"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Biedrzycki, David
    Groundhogs Runaway Shadow
    Little Phil Groundhog and his shadow do everything together, but when they grow up the more adventurous shadow wants to travel, so he leaves--but neither is happy, so Phil goes searching for his friend.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Coh, Smiljana
    The Seven Princesses
    Once upon a time, there were seven princess sisters who did everything together, from horseback riding to jumping in royal leaf piles to throwing legendary piƱata parties. But one day, they had the biggest fight in the entire history of princess fighting. There was no worse sound than the sound of this fight. Will the sisters ever find a way to fill their kingdom with sounds of laughter and playing again? Princesses of all sizes will royally delight in this modern-day fairy tale of sibling rivalry, adventure, and unconditional sisterly love.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Corderoy, Tracey
    Otto struggles to be patient as his family prepares to go on vacation.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Cyrus, Kurt
    Billions Of Bricks : A Counting Book About Building
    A counting book that leads readers through the day in the life of a construction worker building with bricks.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Davidson, Leslie
    In The Red Canoe
    Children's Picturebook 

    Doughty, Rebecca
    Before You
    "Celebrates how the love of another can change one's life for the better"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Doyle, Eugenie
    Sleep Tight Farm : A Farm Prepares For Winter
    It is December, and there are many things for the family to do around the farm to get it ready for winter.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Edwards, Michelle
    A Hat For Mrs Goldman : A Story About Knitting And Love
    Sophia knits a special hat for her elderly neighbor and knitting teacher, Mrs. Goldman.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Fleming, Meg
    I Heart You
    "A rhyming picture book about the loving parent-child relationship in animal and human families"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Freedman, Deborah
    This House, Once
    Asks readers to think about ways in which the natural world has provided for them, by exploring all the different elements of a house and where each came from, once.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Gerstein, Mordicai
    The Sleeping Gypsy
    "An imagined story about Henri Rousseau's famous painting tells why a lion and a gypsy are in the painting and a lizard, a rabbit, a turtle, and other animals are not"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Godwin, Laura
    Owl Sees Owl
    A baby owl leaves the nest one night, explores the world around him, sees his own reflection, and then returns to the safety of home.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Goldsaito, Katrina
    The Sound Of Silence
    Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Gomi, Tar
    Over The Ocean
    A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what lands lie beyond the ocean, and what the people are like who live in those lands.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Harris, Amber
    Wisteria Jane : Bingo Did It
    When Momma's teacups get broken and her flowers get ruined, Wisteria Jane blames it on Bingo the dog, but she soon learns that she must take responsibility for her own actions.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Hassett, Ann
    Goodnight Bob
    " It's bedtime for Bob. But, oh no, he sees a pair of eyes in the dark! Who is it? With a flashlight, Bob discovers it's a friendly creature wishing him goodnight. Goodnight, Bob! Then more eyes appear. Who is it now? "--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Hunter, Anne
    Cricket Song
    As crickets sing in the breeze, hunting owls watch over the bay, and sea otters doze on the tide, two children on different continents go to bed.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Jenkins, Emily
    A Greyhound, A Groundhog
    A tongue twister featuring a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog who work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Kang, A N
    The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon
    Papillon is a cat who is so fluffy he floats, so his owner tries many silly ways to keep him on the ground.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Kuhlman, Evan
    Hanks Big Day : The Story Of A Bug
    Hank is a pill bug whose daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Lavie, Oren
    The Bear Who Wasnt There : And The Fabulous Forest
    Bear awakens to discover that he is missing something very important--himself--and with the help of forest creatures, he finds just what he is looking for.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Le, Khoa
    Sun & Moon Sisters
    When the Sun and Moon sisters decide to switch roles, causing the sun to shine all through the night and the moon to bring night to the day, the sisters learn a lesson about the importance of harmony and the balance of their relationship.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Loney, Andrea J
    "Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. He loves to bounce through the forest, wiggle his nose, and munch on strawberries. The other bears don't understand him, and neither do the bunnies. Will Bunnybear ever find a friend who likes him just the way he is?"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Marshall, Amelia
    Diggers Busy Day
    Rhyming text invites readers to join Digger as he gets to work at the building site with his big machine friends, including the crane, bulldozer, cement mixer, and dump truck.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Mccully, Emily Arnold
    Clara : The Mostly True Story Of The Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings Inspired Artists And Won The Hearts Of Everyone While She Ate Her Way Up And Down A Continent
    "A rhinoceros tours Europe in the mid-18th century and becomes a sensation--based on a true story"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Mclaren, Meg
    Rabbit Magic
    "A picture book in which the magician's assistant, a talented rabbit, reverses their roles so that the magician becomes a rabbit and the existing rabbit gets to run the show"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Meshon, Aaron
    In this nearly wordless picture book, a grandmother uses every creative means of transportation necessary to deliver cookies to her grandson on his birthday.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Obrien, Anne Sibley
    Hocus Pocus, Its Fall
    When the days begin to cool and the leaves change color, the magic of fall is in the air. Features gatefolds.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Snowdon, Alexandria J
    A Day In The Life Of A Squirrel
    Children's Picturebook 

    Perkins, Lynne Rae
    Frank And Lucky Get Schooled
    A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography and even foreign languages together.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Rex, Adam
    Xo, Ox : A Love Story
    "The hilarious tale of an ox who is in love with a gazelle, told in correspondence"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Rinker, Sherri Duskey
    Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
    Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Rueda, Claudia
    Bunny Slopes
    In this interactive picture book, the reader must help Bunny stay on course as he skies down the slope.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Rylant, Cynthia
    Little Penguins
    "During the first snowy day of winter, five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Sima, Jessie
    Not Quite Narwhal
    Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Sloat, Teri
    Pablo In The Snow
    "The heartwarming tale of one little lamb's first snowy adventure"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Smith, Lane
    A Perfect Day
    "A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert's backyard"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Teckentrup, Britta
    Dont Wake Up The Tiger
    Tiger is fast asleep, but oh dear! She's lying completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has an excellent idea and, holding his balloon, he floats right over sleeping Tiger! Fox is next, followed by Tortoise, Mouse and Stork, but it will be tricky for them all to get past without Tiger noticing! It's a good job that the reader is there to help keep Tiger asleep, isn't it? But where exactly are they going with all those big shiny balloons? Do you think it might be someone's birthday? Can you guess who?
    Children's Picturebook 

    Verde, Susan
    The Water Princess
    "The story of one young girl's quest to bring clean drinking water to her African village"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Wang, Andrea
    The Nian Monster
    "The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with young Xingling! But Xingling is clever and thinks quickly to outwit him with Chinese New Year traditions"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Watts, Jeri Hanel
    A Piece Of Home
    A child-friendly story about the trials and triumphs of starting over in a new place while keeping family and traditions close.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Wheeler, Lisa
    Dino Racing
    Illustrations and rhyming text follow dinosaurs as they race against each other in dragsters, then off-road vehicles, and finally stock cars.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Wilson, Karma
    Big Bear, Small Mouse
    "A big bear and a small mouse discover all of the opposites between their animal friends"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Woodcock, Fiona
    Hiding Heidi
    Talented at hiding, a young girl only likes to play hide-and-seek, missing the other activities her friends enjoy, such as bouncing, roller-skating, and climbing.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Workman, Hawksley
    Almost A Full Moon
    Almost a Full Moon is a warm-hearted story of family, community, food and home. A boy and his grandmother host a gathering in their small cabin in the middle of winter. Friends travel from near and far, and some new friends even turn up. The walls of the cabin are elastic and the soup pot bottomless; all are welcome.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Yeh, Kat
    The Friend Ship
    A lonely hedgehog sets out on an adventure to find friendship.
    Children's Picturebook 

    Young, Rebecca
    "A boy travels across the sea in a rowboat in search of a new home, making a journey that is long and difficult--but also filled with beauty and hope"--
    Children's Picturebook 

    Yum, Hyewon
    "A mother and son use their imagination to have fun on a rainy day"--
    Children's Picturebook 

Reader Books – February Arrivals

    Romero, Libby
    Ibn Al Haytham : The Man Who Discovered How We See
    Profiles the life and work of a devout Muslim who was the first to hypothesize that vision occurs when light beams travel through the lens of a human eye.
    Children's Reader 

    Dean, James
    Pete The Cat : Scuba Cat
    As Pete the Cat searches underwater for a seahorse, he comes into contact with all manner of sea creatures.
    Children's Reader 

    Dean, James
    Pete The Cat : Snow Daze
    After a heavy snowfall cancels school, Pete enjoys his day off, but when one snow day turns into many, he realizes that you can have too much of a good thing.
    Children's Reader 

    Dean, James
    Pete The Cat And The Surprise Teacher
    When Pete discovers that his teacher is sick and his mom is the substitute, he must teach her the ins and outs of his school.
    Children's Reader 

    Peterson, Mary
    Snail Has Lunch
    When Snail's bucket home is turned over, a ladybug takes him on a journey through the vegetable garden, discovering delicious new foods while encountering new animals.
    Children's Reader 

    Willems, Mo
    The Thank You Book
    "Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important"--
    Children's Reader 

    Keller, Laurie
    We Are Growing
    "Walt is not the tallest or the curliest or the pointiest or even the crunchiest. A confounded blade of grass searches for his 'est' in this hilarious story about growing up"--
    Children's Reader 

    Yoon, Salina
    Duck, Duck Porcupine
    "Big Duck likes to boss around her younger brother, Little Duck, and she fancies herself the leader of their trio when joined by their gentle friend Porcupine. Little Duck does not speak yet, but through his expressions and his actions, he shows that he has a better grasp on any situation than his older sister"--
    Children's Reader 

Fiction – February Arrivals

    Ernst, Kathleen
    Gunpowder And Tea Cakes
    Children's Fiction 

    Tripp, Valerie
    A Stand For Independence
    Children's Fiction 

    Cecil, Randy
    Lucy is a small dog without a home. She had one once, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears faithfully beneath her window each day. Eleanor's father is a juggler with stage fright. The overlapping stories of three delightful characters, offering a slightly different perspective each time, come together in a truly original, beautifully illustrated book for dog (and underdog) lovers of all ages.
    Children's Fiction 

    Demeulemeester, Linda
    Forest Of Secrets
    Children's Fiction 

    Graff, Keir
    The Matchstick Castle
    "Eleven-year-old Brian's summer turns out a lot less boring than expected when he encounters a huge, wacky house in the forest and befriends the eccentric family that lives there"--
    Children's Fiction 

    Grimes, Nikki
    Garveys Choice
    "Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading--anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father--by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports." --
    Children's Fiction 

    Lambert, Mary E
    Family Game Night And Other Catastrophes
    Children's Fiction 

    Lareau, Kara
    The Infamous Ratsos
    Rat brothers Louie and Ralphie Ratso try to prove they can be as rough and tough as their father in the Big City, but every time they try to show how tough they are, they end up accidentally doing good deeds instead.
    Children's Fiction 

    Mcmann, Lisa
    The Unwanteds Quests : Dragon Captives
    "Magical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have spent their entire lives wishing for an adventure. When a dragon shows up claiming that his family is being kept as slaves in their homeland, the twins sneak off to the land of the dragons to help them"--
    Children's Fiction 

    Patterson, James
    Word Of Mouse
    "The illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships he makes along the way"--
    Children's Fiction 

    Peck, Richard
    The Best Man
    "Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget"--
    Children's Fiction 

    Pla, Sally J
    The Someday Birds
    Charlie, twelve, who has autism and obsessive compulsive disorder, must endure a cross-country trip with his siblings and a strange babysitter to visit their father, who will undergo brain surgery.
    Children's Fiction 

    Scott, Lisa Ann
    All That Glitters
    Scared she's at the Enchanted Pony Academy by mistake, Daisy worries her glitter gift will never come.
    Children's Fiction 

    Walker, Landry Q
    Petes Dragon
    Eleven-year-old Pete's best friend is Elliot, a giant green flying dragon. When Pete is discovered in the forest and taken back to the town, the boy and his dragon must find their way back to one another.
    Children's Fiction 

Nonfiction – February Arrivals

  • J 006.754 BERNHARDT
    Bernhardt, Carolyn
    Post It : Facebook Projects For The Real World
    Presents craft projects that are inspired by the Facebook website and app, including a profile poster from the past, a real-life like button, and an emoticon frame.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 006.754 FELIX
    Felix, Rebecca
    Share It : Instagram Projects For The Real World
    Presents craft projects that are inspired by the Instagram website and app, including magnetic photo frames, insta-cards, and a filter flip-book.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 294.536 VERMA
    Verma, Jatinder Nath
    Prince Of Fire : The Story Of Diwali
    Ravana, the Demon King of Lanka, has covered the earth with darkness. He needs to be stopped -- but who can take on the task? Enter Prince Rama, his courageous wife Princess Sita, and his loyal brother Prince Lakshmana. These three are determined to restore peace and justice, but their plans take an unexpected turn when Ravana kidnaps Sita. Only with the help of Hanuman, God of the Winds, Jatayu, King of the Birds, and many other fearless friends can Prince Rama and his companions defend Ravana. Many will lose their lives in the this struggle, and everyone will be tested to the limits of their endurance.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 395.5 PLATTNER
    Plattner, Josh
    Manners At School
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 398.2 BAAS
    Baas, Thomas
    The Pied Piper Of Hamelin
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 538.768 PETERS
    Peters, Elisa
    Auroras : Behind The Northern And Southern Lights
    "Auroras -- the dancing lights that most often grace the night skies of the North and South Poles -- look like magnificent kaleidoscopes of light and color to the naked eye. This absorbing volume breaks down this breathtaking phenomenon, using it to introduce elementary readers to the basics of magnetism and atmospheric science. The narrative carefully explains how the Earth's poles and atmosphere affect solar wind and describes how similar dazzling displays are visible on other planets. Vivid images capture the wonder of the northern and southern lights, while boxed terms and guiding questions nurture a deeper curiosity about our atmosphere." -- Publisher's website.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 551.48 BANG
    Bang, Molly
    Rivers Of Sunlight : How The Sun Moves Water Around The Earth
    "The sun explains its role in the movement of water around the Earth, from the lifting of fresh water from the seas, to the movement of underwater currents that nourish the world's oceans. The sun has a hand in moving rivers of water in its liquid, gaseous, and solid states all around the Earth, enabling life to exist on our planet. But human beings are interfering in this natural cycle, unbalancing the amount of fresh water available."--
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 577.63 KOCHANOFF
    Kochanoff, Peggy
    Be A Pond Detective : Solving The Mysteries Of Lakes Swamps And Pools
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 591.564 RUSTAD
    Rustad, Martha
    Baby Animals In Burrows
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 591.564 RUSTAD
    Rustad, Martha
    Baby Animals In Dens
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 591.564 RUSTAD
    Rustad, Martha
    Baby Animals In Nests
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 597.89 JENKINS
    Jenkins, Martin
    Fabulous Frogs
    Looks at all kinds of frogs, from exotic species to the common greenish-brown specimens found in backyards, discussing their characteristics, life cycles, and habitats.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 599.2 RUSTAD
    Rustad, Martha
    Baby Animals In Pouches
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 720.483 HARDYMAN
    Hardyman, Robyn
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 737.4973 SIEGEL
    Siegel, Randy
    One Proud Penny
    Who knew the life of a penny could be so exciting? Born in 1983, our copper (well, zinc and copper as we find out) narrator travels everywhere from New York City to Portland, Oregon, to Puerto Rico describing in colorful detail his many adventures along the way. Randy Siegel's quirky, informative text mixed with Serge Bloch's spare but exuberant illustrations (which make use of real pennies) make this book a must-have for lovers of American history or just a good story.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 745.542 YATES
    Yates, Jane
    Paper Mache Masks
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 745.592 THOMAS
    Thomas, Isabel
    Hip Hamster Projects : Lots Of Cool Craft Projects Inside
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 793.7 PHUNNY
    Phunny, U R
    Dinosaur Jokes
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 940 ROCKETT
    Rockett, Paul
    Mapping Europe
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 960 ROCKETT
    Rockett, Paul
    Mapping Africa
    Provides facts about Africa, including information about people, places, natural resources, and land formations.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 970 ROCKETT
    Rockett, Paul
    Mapping North America
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 972.81 HOFER
    Hofer, Charles
    Ancient Maya Technology
    Presents a look at the technology of the Mayan civilization, describing their advances in agriculture, architecture, medicine, mathematics, the building of cities, and calendars.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 980 ROCKETT
    Rockett, Paul
    Mapping South America
    Provides facts about South America, including information about people, places, natural resources, and land formations.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 985.01 STUCKEY
    Stuckey, Rachel
    Life Among The Inca
    Describes the Incan Empire, which began in 1438 A.D., highlighting its religious practices, art, culture, and infrastructure.
    Children's Nonfiction 

  • J 990 ROCKETT
    Rockett, Paul
    Mapping Australia And Oceania, And Antarctica
    Children's Nonfiction 

DVDs – February Arrivals

    Barbie, Spy Squad
    Barbie and her best friends Teresa and Renee transform from hard-working gymnasts to undercover secret agents in this exciting, action-packed adventure! When their amazing gymnastics skills catch the eye of a top-secret spy agency, the girls are soon following clues to a gem-stealing cat burglar who has escaped everyone on the case. With their high-tech gadgets, glam disguises and cute robo-pets, can they prove that smarts and teamwork can get the mission accomplished?
    Children's DVD 

    Artist Not Provided
    Barbie Star Light Adventure
    Children's DVD 

    Artist Not Provided
    Beauty And The Beast : The Enchanted Christmas
    Belle vows to warm the Beast's castle with the spirit and hope of the season, despite the Beast's misgivings about Christmas.
    Children's DVD 

    Kubo And The Two Strings
    A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
    Children's DVD 

    The Wild Life
    For a group of quirky animals, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious storm, and their lives are forever changed by this bewildering new 'creature.'
    Children's DVD 

    Artist Not Provided
    Curious George, Outdoor Adventures.
    Adventures of the monkey Curious George and his friends.
    Children's DVD 

    Dragons, Race To The Edge Mystery Of The Dragon Eye.
    Hiccup, Toothless and their courageous friends soar beyond the borders of Berk to discover the mysterious Dragon Eye artifact, leading them to new dragons and fearsome villains in this action-packed adventure based on the Academy Award Nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon.
    Children's DVD 

    Lego Friends, Always Together.
    The best friends Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia, Emma and Mia are together again and find themselves in adventures including entering a talent contest, going camping and assisting in running a hotel!
    Children's DVD 

    Sesame Street, Monster Magic.
    This latest video release from the perennially popular Sesame Street series includes two educational stories, Tribute to the Number Seven and Abby Tries and Tries Again.
    Children's DVD 

    Thomas And Friends : Ultimate Friendship Adventures
    10 action packed stories! All aboard for exciting rescues, engines tuning up, and flocks of new friends. Learn how to work together, build new friendships and rid the roads or rails for a rainbow of adventure!
    Children's DVD 

Music CDs – February Arrivals