The Dark

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By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

The text and illustrations are so well integrated in The Dark that it is as if Lemony and Jon became one person in its creation. A boy is afraid of the dark and it sure does look scary, but it turns out that the dark helps the boy overcome his fear. Intrigued?? Take a peek!!!


Adele & Simon

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ISBN: 9780374380441
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 5th, 2006

I recently came across this picture book on our shelves. It is quite a find, with its early 20th century maps of Paris, detailed drawings, and charming ending. It is a book that is fun to read, to be read to, or just to spend time looking through.


Gone Fishing

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ISBN: 9780547820118
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

As in the style of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, this book of verse is both fun and funny. With every chapter told in a different poetic form, accompanied by Matthew Cordell’s charming illustrations, this is a wonderful introduction to poetry.



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ISBN: 9780316094603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

By FAR the most interesting "what if?" YA I've read in some time--this author takes a tired premise (amnesia) and turns it on its head while injecting a pretty fantastic mystery aspect. London is a high-schooler whose memory completely resets at night. When she wakes up, there's nothing. She seems to be functioning pretty well...until she meets a guy. Dating gets a lot more complicated when you don't remember anything about Mr. Dreamboat upon waking, it turns out...Forgotten reminds me a little of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, meets The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.


One Gorilla

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By Anthony Browne, Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763663520
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2013

Check out this amazing counting book which is so much more. Browne’s  gorgeous illustrations give kids the chance to count, examine the subtle differences on each page, and become familiar with the variety of primates – including Anthony Browne himself.


Crash and Burn

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ISBN: 9780062112903
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 19th, 2013

*Strongly Recommended for Ages 16+*I
know this kid. Many of you know the ADD-riddled, crass, BS-ing,
seemingly-insensitive, party-happy, self-absorbed high schooler that is
the Steven Crashinsky. And one of the greatest strengths as an author is
writing Crash as a completely authentic, recognizable character of guys
in high school today AND making the reader care about him. It has a
great hook and a satisfying reveal, and in between there are complex
characters and horrible clueless adults and one truly terrifying
mentally ill kid that brings it all together. At times lighthearted and
funny, and other times raw and all-too-real: this book is a powerhouse.Jill


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ISBN: 9781419703874
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Published: Amulet Books - March 5th, 2013

Have you ever wondered what you would do in a fight? Imogen thinks that with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, she'd be in complete control--until the day she freezes up during an armed robbery. Deliciously complex and darkly humorous, Bruised is the story of Imogen's struggle to redefine herself after her core beliefs are shattered. Perfect for fans of contemporary novels, martial arts, and kick-butt heroines.


Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

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By Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689815287
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 1st, 1997

This very funny fractured fairy tale with delicious illustrations by the legendary Helen Oxenbury, will appeal to any young child who just loves knocking things down!   This big bad pig is a can-do kind of fellow and the wolves so post-modern in their choice of house building materials, that an unusual solution to the mayhem has to be found.   

Pirates at the Plate

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By Aaron Frisch, Mark Summers (Illustrator)
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.

On the Blue Comet

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ISBN: 9780763658151
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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.



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