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Animal Opposites: A Pop-Up Book, by Petr Horacek

New Arrivals for Children August 27, 2013

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Animal Opposites by Petr Horacek
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: A Parents Best Book of the Year! Celebrated illustrator Petr Horácek offers a pop-up introduction to opposites with the help of a variety of creatures. Turn the page more...
Amazon Says: A Parents Best Book of the Year! Celebrated illustrator Petr Horácek offers a pop-up introduction to opposites with the help of a variety of creatures. Turn the pages, lift the flaps, and see animals of all shapes and sizes bring the world of opposites to life. From slow snail to fast cheetah, heavy hippo to light butterfly, smooth frog to prickly porcupine, Petr Horácek’s brightly colored pop-up animals and interactive flaps make early learning irresistible and fun. less...
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Robot, Go Bot! by Dana M. Rau
Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says:    Boldly going where Step into Reading has never gone before: comic readers are told almost entirely in action-packed dialogue! Simple, graphic paneled layouts introduce e more...
Amazon Says:    Boldly going where Step into Reading has never gone before: comic readers are told almost entirely in action-packed dialogue! Simple, graphic paneled layouts introduce emergent readers to the joy of comics. This Step 1 comic reader tells the story of a girl and a robot whose friendship is tested when one of them gets a bit bossy. Step 1 stories have big type and easy words, rhyme and rhythm, picture clues, and easy-to-decode dialogue. less...
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Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says:   Robbie Darko is a magician. An old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician. Robbie loves magic and he’s good at it—sort of. Despite his best efforts, passio more...
Amazon Says:   Robbie Darko is a magician. An old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician. Robbie loves magic and he’s good at it—sort of. Despite his best efforts, passion, and practice, something always goes wrong with his tricks, landing Robbie in trouble. Enter crotchety Grandma Melvyn, who calls everyone “Trixie” and complains about everything. When Grandma Melvyn moves in and takes over his room, Robbie discovers that she was once an internationally renowned magician and learns about the heartache that turned her into a bitter woman. Against all odds, Robbie and Grandma Melvyn form an uneasy alliance to show the world—or at least the kids of Hobson Elementary School—that he is a true magician. Shortly after a successful talent show, Grandma Melvyn performs a final disappearing act, and Robbie learns a little about the true meaning of magic. Written with pitch-perfect middle-grade humor and unforgettable characters, this gem of a novel will stay with readers long after Dorko the Magnificent has taken his final bow. Praise for Dorko the Magnificent "A young would-be magician gets lessons in both stagecraft and life from a crusty elder... the supporting characters steal the show." —Kirkus Reviews "Short chapters keep the story moving. Robbie has impressive determination, but it is Grandma Melvyn who is the star in this moving story." —Booklist "Satisfying and enjoyable, Dorko will engage reluctant and voracious readers alike." —School Library Journal " A thoroughly likable middle-grade novel, offering a blend of poignancy and giggle-worthy humor, this book is a solid back-to-school read." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Literature circles would work well with this title that deals with alienation, friendship, family, reconciliation, and death." —Library Media Connection less...
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me--now a #1 New York Times bestseller! more...
Amazon Says: Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me--now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?   Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me. less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing. A baby’s day is full of meaningful mo more...
Amazon Says: A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing. A baby’s day is full of meaningful moments: Time for cuddles, time for play, time for games, time for a nap, time for dinner, time for a bath, time for bed…and always, always, time for love. This joyous collection of more than fifty original poems and rhymes is divided into sections that celebrate each part of a young child’s daily routine. An anthology of new and favorite rhymes accompanied by gentle, evocative illustrations is a perfect gift for showers and a must-have addition to any child’s bookshelf. less...
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Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: When Julie, Lucy, and Alia sign up for rock the new style brings a lot of new lessons, not the least of which is that cute boys don't necessarily make good dance partners. And more...
Amazon Says: When Julie, Lucy, and Alia sign up for rock the new style brings a lot of new lessons, not the least of which is that cute boys don't necessarily make good dance partners. And the girls can’t forget their ballet skills, not when Miss Anne has the whole troupe performing The Nutcracker . . . in Russia! Carla, jealous as always, is intent on ruining the show; the girls may need some help from an unexpected place to pull it off this time! less...
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My Homework Ate My Homework by Patrick Jennings
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Math is not ten-year-old Zaritza's best subject. When her teacher, Mr. Phinney, offers extra credit to whomever takes the class ferret, Bandito, home over the weekend, she jum more...
Amazon Says: Math is not ten-year-old Zaritza's best subject. When her teacher, Mr. Phinney, offers extra credit to whomever takes the class ferret, Bandito, home over the weekend, she jumps at the opportunity. Unfortunately, taking care of this particular animal is as boring as school itself. All it does is eat, sleep, and lick itself. So when Zaritza accidentally leaves Bandito's cage open and the ferret goes missing, she blames everyone else, including her three-year-old sister. And her excuses get bigger and bigger. But when her mom finds out that there is a ferret on the loose, Zaritza better find her class pet fast! less...
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Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Ten adorable animals take cover from a storm in this Classic Board Book edition of Nancy Tafuri’s counting book. Dark clouds started to gather. Bird flew for cover. more...
Amazon Says: Ten adorable animals take cover from a storm in this Classic Board Book edition of Nancy Tafuri’s counting book. Dark clouds started to gather. Bird flew for cover. Now there was 1 in the hill hollow. The wind started to blow. Mouse ran for cover. Now there were 2 in the hill hollow. As clouds amass overhead and rain starts to pour, ten little woodland animals hurry to find shelter. Count from one to ten as Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, and their friends run for cover in a cozy hollow. The animals are all safe for the night, but who else is hiding in the cave with them? They’ll find out in the morning—and readers can count from ten to one as the animals scurry out of the hollow and into a big, beautiful day. This Classic Board Book edition is a hands-on favorite for even the youngest of readers! less...
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Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: Daniel Boone was born an adventurer. Before the United States had freed itself from Britain's rule, Boone was blazing trails westward across America. He helped establish Boone more...
Amazon Says: Daniel Boone was born an adventurer. Before the United States had freed itself from Britain's rule, Boone was blazing trails westward across America. He helped establish Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains. Boone died in 1820, but already tales of his adventures were being told across the United States.Daniel Boone's spirit shines in the latest addition to this best-selling series. less...
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