Liar and Spy

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ISBN: 9780385737432
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 7th, 2012

When Georges meets Safer, the dog-walking, coffee-drinking, parrot-watching kid in his new apartment building, the two become fast friends.  Georges helps spy on the mysterious man upstairs.  Safer teaches Georges to make the perfect pan of scrambled eggs.  But the Spy Club is not without its secrets, and the boys will be forced to confront them eventually.  Touching, funny, and fiercely believable, Stead’s new novel won’t disappoint.


Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister Boy

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ISBN: 9780553494952
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Published: Yearling Books - April 25th, 2006

In this fictionalized telling of a shocking historical event in 1911, there are several predicable paths this novel could go. It follows none of them.  It is sophisticated in its storytelling, and beautiful in its description of coastal Maine.


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator), Joe Bluhm (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442457027
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2012

When Mr. Lessmore’s home is upended, he wanders the wide world until “a happy bit of happenstance” sends him in the right direction.  A powerful celebration of books and storytelling, this adaptation of the Academy Award winning film is a great choice for children of all ages.  Even the youngest readers will delight in the gorgeous illustrations—they’re so detailed you can see dust motes floating in the sun beams of Lessmore’s library.


Tiger Lily

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ISBN: 9780062003256
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Published: HarperCollins - July 3rd, 2012

A retelling of Peter Pan, but from the perspective of bold, noncomformist Tiger Lily. Tiger Lily belongs to one of the many groups of people living on the island of Neverland. She has always heard that Peter Pan and the Lost Boys are dangerous, but when she and Peter Pan cross paths, the two begin a relationship that runs deeper than friendship. This book casts Barrie's original story in a whole new light.


Horten's Miraculous Mechanism

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ISBN: 9781402798061
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 3rd, 2012

A little bit whacky, a lot mysterious and a totally captivating read for middle grade readers.  Pint sized Stuart Horten (S. Horten, get it?) and his family move back to their home town and a grand adventure begins.  Full of clues, magic and larger than life characters, the search for what happened to Stuart's uncle and magician Teeny Tiny Tony Horton can't fail to delight.


One Times Square

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By Joe McKendry, Joe McKendry (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781567923643
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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. . .


Richard Scarry’s The Great Pie Robbery & other mysteries

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ISBN: 9781402758232
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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……….



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