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Everyone Can Learn To Ride a Bicycle, by Chris Raschka

New Arrivals for Children April 30, 2013

Check out these exciting new additions to Richland Library's children's collection! Drop by your favorite location for even more options.


Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: “[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Lib more...
Amazon Says: “[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review. Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process—from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle! less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: What does a million look like? A billion? A trillion? These huge numbers are hard to visualize. This book explains quantities in terms children can understand. For example, on more...
Amazon Says: What does a million look like? A billion? A trillion? These huge numbers are hard to visualize. This book explains quantities in terms children can understand. For example, one million dollars could buy two full pizzas a day for more than sixty-eight years, it would take the heads of ten thousand people together to have one billion hairs. This dynamic math duo explains the concepts of millions, billions, and trillions in a lighthearted way. less...
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Fearless by Cornelia Funke
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from more...
Amazon Says: Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox. But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him. less...
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Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Getting used to life in the big city is proving difficult for Hilda. The diminutive explorer is still missing the enchanted valleys and magical friends that surrounded her ho more...
Amazon Says: Getting used to life in the big city is proving difficult for Hilda. The diminutive explorer is still missing the enchanted valleys and magical friends that surrounded her home in the fjords. But tonight is somehow different; tonight is the night of the mysterious Bird Parade. Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together they encounter all manner of bizarre creatures from outcast Trolls to ferocious Salt Lions and deadly Rat Kings—maybe the city isn't so boring after all. As the pair try to find their way home, it becomes clear that the amnesiac raven has an important mission to attend to . . . if only he could remember what it was. This beautiful book with its embossed cloth spine and eye-popping spot varnish is sure to delight children and adults across the country. Luke Pearson, author of Hildafolk, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, and Everything We Miss has fast become one of the leading talents of the United Kingdom comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the prestigious Times and Observer newspapers and winning the Young People's Comic Award at the 2012 British Comic Awards for Hilda and the Midnight Giant. less...
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Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and ques more...
Amazon Says: In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day! less...
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Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Guess who's hiding? With a peephole format to keep babies and toddlers engaged and age-appropriate text introducing simple facts about favorite objects and animals, this new s more...
Amazon Says: Guess who's hiding? With a peephole format to keep babies and toddlers engaged and age-appropriate text introducing simple facts about favorite objects and animals, this new series provides the perfect combination of learning and play for the littlest readers. With fun flaps and interactive pages, labradors, retrievers and fluffy kittens are waiting to be discovered in Who Am I? Puppies and Kittens. less...
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Cook It by DK Publishing
Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: From breakfast to dinner and snacks to desserts, this children's cookbook is packed with bite-sized lessons on all the cooking techniques for kids to whip up a feast on their more...
Amazon Says: From breakfast to dinner and snacks to desserts, this children's cookbook is packed with bite-sized lessons on all the cooking techniques for kids to whip up a feast on their own! Young readers will discover instructions for mastering basic techniques — boiling pasta, making pizza, cooking an egg, or baking bread — each leading to a host of over 100 delicious recipes. Cook It also features a simple picture glossary showing kids the best way to peel, chop, slice, and dice, as well as nutrition facts and menu planners for sleepovers, movie nights, picnics and parties, so kids can plan healthy meals their family and friends will enjoy. less...
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Friends by Mies Van Hout
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Happy was an international hit that showed off Mies van Hout's uncanny ability to convey feelings with her vibrant illustrations.With Friends she goes one step further and sho more...
Amazon Says: Happy was an international hit that showed off Mies van Hout's uncanny ability to convey feelings with her vibrant illustrations.With Friends she goes one step further and shows emotional interactions. Just as she made the fish of Happy uniquely hers, here she uses monsters to show different situations--they cuddle, laugh, play, but they also fight, tease and more--making the images recognizable for little monsters of all ages. less...
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White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: A young boy tries to find his voice with the help of some four-legged friends in this novel from the Newbery-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. Zoe’s fa more...
Amazon Says: A young boy tries to find his voice with the help of some four-legged friends in this novel from the Newbery-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. Zoe’s family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe’s house is never silent. But the house across the street is always silent these days. A new family has moved in and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. He doesn’t even want to try. Zoe knows that saving dogs and saving boys are different jobs, but she learns that some parts are the same. Both take attention and care, understanding and time. And maybe just a bit of white fur flying. From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, White Fur Flying is an endearing tale of companionship and hope. less...
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