Childrens

Pirates at the Plate

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By Aaron Frisch, Mark Summers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568462103
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Published: Creative Editions - August 29th, 2012

This wild game of baseball is unlike any you will ever see. But with it’s memories of warm summer evenings, childhood games, and the distant voice of your mother calling you in for dinner, this book brings the season a little closer.
Robin


On the Blue Comet

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780763658151
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2012

Lionel trains and time travel, what could be better?  Set during the crash of 1929, this adventurous tale is part historical fiction and part fantasy. The beautiful illustrations of Bagram Ibatouline grace this period piece. See the trains at Lionel’s site.

Robin


The Diviners

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780316126113
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

This spooky Deco-era mystery has all the intrigue, glamour, and snappy dialogue as the time in which it's set. A riveting supernatural thrill: think Harry Potter, if he were a flapper just developing her divining abilities. I'm not just being cheeky, she really does face some HP-worthy enemies! A solid gift choice for teens.


Jill


The Christmas Quiet Book

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By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780547558639
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2012

You are brought along on every Christmas joy--along with some of the anxiety, anticipation, and excitement--with this seemingly simple repetition. Each page appears to stand on its own, but look closely and you'll be able  to discern backstory and visual narrative from the fuzzy, soft, expressive illustrations that accompany. My new Christmas favorite.


Jill


Jepp, who defied the Stars

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781423135005
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2012

History is effortlessly interwoven into the story of 15th century dwarf Jepp, who in his search for love, family, respect and a destiny of his own, becomes first a court dwarf then an assistant to a famous astrologer. Jepp is a sympathetic,  entertaining narrator and his adventures and fate completely entrance the reader.


Susannah


The Bear in the Book

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By Kate Banks, Georg Hallensleben (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374305918
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 16th, 2012

The quintessential bed-time book about reading together with a child.  Both bear and boy are preparing for sleep, and the mother and child turn the pages and share the experience.  Absolutely charming.


Susannah


Old Bear & His Cub & Little Cub

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By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399160356
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Published: Philomel Books - November 21st, 2012

This board book version of the 2 year- old Old Bear and His Cub showcases Dunrea’s art even better than the original. Somehow the mooth surfaces make it crisper  and cleaner. This is a lovely book about the relationship between two caring creatures.


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By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399242359
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Published: Philomel Books - November 27th, 2012

The brand new Little Cub is the prequel to Old Bear and His Cub and tells the story of how they met. Have tissues nearby. Lovely  gifts for kids 3 and up.
Carol


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaus

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By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062104182
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 4th, 2012

Rock star of the children's book world Mo Willems breaks out of the mold once again with this silly, sarcastic, upside-down fairy tale retelling that is sure to please both the kids and the adults. Especially the fans of irony. And dinosaurs!
Jill


Boot and Shoe

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442422476
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 2nd, 2012

You will first be captivated by this book’s drawings, but it is the story that proves most charming.  Born to the same litter, Boot and Shoe do everything together. Well, almost everything. Boot spends his day on the back porch, “because he’s a back porch kind of dog”, and Shoe spends his day on the front porch, “because he’s a front porch kind of dog”. Then a pesky neighbor squirrel stirs things up, they both give chase, and things change. This fun and touching tale of friendship will prove to be a favorite. One that will be read, and read, and read….
Robin


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