Childrens

One Times Square

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By Joe McKendry, Joe McKendry (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781567923643
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 13th, 2012

For kids who like to get completely absorbed in factual subject matter, or adults with the same leanings, you just can’t beat One Times Square. Joe McKendry chronicles the changes in Times Square over a century using amazingly clear illustrations. You will want to make a quick trip to New York after spending time with this book. Take a look. . .


Carol


Richard Scarry’s The Great Pie Robbery & other mysteries

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781402758232
Availability: Hard to Find--Contact us for More Info
Published: Sterling - August 1st, 2008

A treat for all the fans of Richard Scarry’s Busy Town oeuvre and his magnum opus, Cars and Trucks and Things That go.  The Great Pie Robbery contains 3 delightfully funny, busy mysteries solved by detectives Sam Cat and Dudley Pig and featuring many favorite characters from Busy Town.  Sure to be read over and over……. and over and over……….

Susannah


Mrs Harkness and the Panda

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By Alicia Potter, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375844485
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2012

In 1934, the panda was a seldom-seen and even mythical creature. So too, the woman explorer. Enter Ruth Harkness, fashionista, determined to go to China and find herself such an elusive beast. Local author Potter honors her heroine’s panache with lively, plucky prose, and Melissa Sweet forgoes the saccharine in favor of a vibrant scrapbook approach. An inspired expedition, with a little bit of something very cute.


Rachel


The Peculiars

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781419701788
Availability: Hard to Find--Contact us for More Info
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 1st, 2012

When Lena sets out to learn the truth about her long lost father, she wonders if she, too, is violent, wild, peculiar.  Drawing heavily from the gothic tradition and set in an alternative version of the late 1800's, McQuerry's exceptional novel is both bildungsroman and roaring steampunk adventure--flying machines and goggles included.  It's also a thought-provoking examination of difference, criminality, science, and faith which features a strong protagonist trying to navigate a culture of genetic prejudice and enforced femininity.  Don't judge by the cover--you don't want to miss this gorgeous ride.
Kim


Z is for Moose

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By Kelly Bingham, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060799847
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 28th, 2012

Moose cannot wait for his turn during the Alphabet Photo-shoot to take center stage. As each letter, A, B, C, D, parades by, Moose can barely contain his excitement. But when the alphabet rolls on to M, Moose finds himself passed over for ‘Mouse’. His fury unleashed, Moose begins disrupting many other letters’ photo-shoots, in this hilarious, new alphabet book. Paul Zelinsky’s detailed illustrations ask to be pored over, only eliciting more laughs.

Jory


Peaches,

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780060733070
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012

Three very different girls end up on a peach farm in Georgia for the summer. Initially, Birdie, Leeda, and Murphy want nothing to do with each other. But as the summer progresses, they find their lives weaving meaningfully together, as they negotiate their families, deep secrets, and boys who they may (or may not) be falling in love with. The first book in the Peaches series triumphs unlikely friendships, and is full of warmth.
Jory


The Boy Who Bit Picasso

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780810997288
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2011

Yes, the author did bite Picasso, and Picasso bit him back! This charming true story of a childhood friendship introduces the reader to the art of Picasso, family photos by photographer, Lee Miller, and the art of their contemporaries.
Robin


HIPPOPPOSITES

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781419701511
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 1st, 2012

Just when you thought you'd seen every possible version of an opposites board book, along comes one that is the opposite of all the rest!! Gorgeous graphics and unusual pairings (clear - blurry; invisible-visible) make this book a must for every child's library. Take a look.
Carol


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

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By Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joe Berger (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763659578
Availability: It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Info
Published: Candlewick - March 13th, 2012

Even if you're not familiar with the original story - this all-new Chitty adventure will have you rolling on the floor in fits of laughter. Seriously, it's hilarious! There's something here for everyone--adventure, mystery, intrigue, humor, and a darn good family read. And really, don't worry if you haven't read the original or seen the movie, this new adventure works completely on its own. Boyce's Chitty is the first of a projected trilogy.
Carter


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