Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaus

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By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
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!

Boot and Shoe

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
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….

Almost Home

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ISBN: 9780670012893
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2012

First of all, who can resist this cover?? When Sugar and her mom, Reba, wind up homeless, everything seems quite hopeless. But with the help of a little dog named Shush, a teacher from Sugar’s past, a foster home that works and a strengthened Reba, Sugar can look forward with reasonable hope. Kids 9 to 12 will enjoy this very well-told, engrossing story.


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ISBN: 9780316126540
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Published: Poppy - October 9th, 2012

Bunheads’ striking cover pulled me into this book. Sophie Flack wrote this mesmerizing story from a first person view of the professional world of American Ballet having danced at the New York City Ballet for nine years. No one from the outside of this world has any idea the total commitment that is required to become a ballerina.  For any young person or adult it is an awe inspiring story of dedication.  As Hannah grows up in the school she begins to wonder if this is all she wants for her life.

Jane D


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ISBN: 9781250011343
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 18th, 2012

Karen Hesse glimpses a future for America that we won’t want to see. It has become a military state with all sorts of restrictions and rules. Radley, on her way back from volunteering in Haiti, discovers that her parents are missing as is any hint of her old life. But guns can’t eradicate the human spirit that she finds as she wanders in Vermont. Hesse’s photographs enrich the heartfelt text. Perfect for ages 14 and up.


Magic Tree House Games and Puzzles From The Tree House

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ISBN: 9780375862168
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 27th, 2010

This little activity book is the perfect companion for fans of Jack and Annie.  Discover all sorts of fun puzzles, mazes, word searches, and games, from each adventure in the series, from book #1 though book #44.


Three Times Lucky

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ISBN: 9780803736702
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Published: Dial Books - May 10th, 2012

Twelve-year-old Miss Moses Lobeau, and her friend Dale, are self appointed detectives in the small town of Tupelo, NC. Lost your cat, they'll find it. Now there has been a murder, and people are disappearing. Can they help? Meanwhile Mo is trying to solve her own personal mystery. This is a fast moving, and fun read.


Cecil the Pet Glacier

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By Matthea Harvey, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375867736
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - August 14th, 2012

Never a more perfect match between story and illustration. Wonderfully quirky and sweet, with that ever-important theme that it's ok to be unique. (And yes, you too will become attached to Cecil the glacier!)


The Polar Bear Scientists

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ISBN: 9780547283050
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

Future wildlife biologists will appreciate the wealth of information and amazing photos in this new picture book.  Part of a series called "Scientists in the Field," The Polar Bear Scientists follows a team of arctic field researchers as they set out to track and tag bears.  You'll learn about the helicopter mechanic, the student interns, and everyone whose work provides international policy makers with important data about the health of the arctic.Recommended for ages 7 and up.



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