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Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool

New Arrivals for Children February 19, 2013

2011 Newbery Medal winner Clare Vanderpool returns with another winning entry in the historical fiction genre, Navigating Early. Follow young Jack Baker as he embarks on a journey of acceptance, discovery, and friendship.

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Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: “Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” –James Patterson A Michael L. Printz Honor Winner An ALA Best Fiction for Y more...
Amazon Says: “Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” –James Patterson A Michael L. Printz Honor Winner An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book New York Times Best Seller Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, Newbery Gold Medalist for Moon Over Manifest, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters. At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives. A New York Times Editor’s Choice A New York Times Middle Grade Bestseller An Indie Pick  A Bankstreet Best Book of the Year  A School Library Journal Best Books 2013 A Kirkus Best Book A Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice Selection A BookPage Best Children's Book A Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection less...
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The Perfect Hug by Joanna Walsh
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: An adorable follow-up to The Biggest Kiss, which School Library Journal called “a wonderful cuddle-up-and-read choice.” There are hugs for wrigglers, and hugs for more...
Amazon Says: An adorable follow-up to The Biggest Kiss, which School Library Journal called “a wonderful cuddle-up-and-read choice.” There are hugs for wrigglers, and hugs for gigglers. Hugs that are tickly, and hugs that are prickly…But what kind of hug is absolutely PERFECT? This fabulous feel-good picture book is simply bursting with the cuddliest, snuggliest, most perfect hugs. Dive in and enjoy a hug yourself! less...
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Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award fo more...
Amazon Says: A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint! Soon, people—including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth—started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country. Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist. less...
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Binky Takes Charge by Ashley Spires
Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Binky the space cat has been promoted to lieutenant. He's now in charge of training the next generation of space cadets. But then he meets the new space kitten -- who isn't a more...
Amazon Says: Binky the space cat has been promoted to lieutenant. He's now in charge of training the next generation of space cadets. But then he meets the new space kitten -- who isn't a kitten at all! Is someone trying to pull the fur over his eyes? Binky and Captain Gracie need to figure out the new cadet before the next alien attack! less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: The war for Avantia has reached its terrifying conclusion! Tanner, Gwen, Castor, and Rufus have collected three pieces of the ancient mask that bestows the power to control a more...
Amazon Says: The war for Avantia has reached its terrifying conclusion! Tanner, Gwen, Castor, and Rufus have collected three pieces of the ancient mask that bestows the power to control all of Avantia's Beasts to the wearer. Only one final portion remains and it is being held in Derthsin's fiery volcanic lair. As the group travels toward the furious showdown, Tanner is plagued by the desire to put on the powerful Mask of Anoret. His struggle is amplified by the constant arguing between his friends. Only a united front of these four warriors and their powerful Beasts will be strong enough to defeat Derthsin and his army. The fate of all of Avantia is at stake and Tanner is determined to see that all of their sacrifice has not been in vain. But an unsettling premonition has been following Tanner's progress and the losses may have just begun. less...
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Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: With their sharp teeth, legendary speed, and menacing reputation, sharks are a perennial non-fiction favorite, and this book delivers an amazing array of information and stunn more...
Amazon Says: With their sharp teeth, legendary speed, and menacing reputation, sharks are a perennial non-fiction favorite, and this book delivers an amazing array of information and stunning photography on all aspects of shark biology. From their amazing adaptations to their hunting, breeding, and threats to their habitat and survival, shark lovers will find answers to all their key questions as they progress. The introduction of primary and secondary text, in the form of captions and callouts helps build new reading skills, and the substantial glossary helps readers grow their vocabulary as they devour this fascinating subject. LEVEL 4 – READING ALONE (cyan) Extent: 32pp, words per page: up to 100 Sentence structure and vocabulary will be more varied with a wider range of sentence types, vocabulary and punctuation. Includes glossary and index. less...
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Whose Toes Are Those? by Sally Symes
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Tails, toes, noses — and a hint of each animal peeking out — let preschoolers guess who’s hiding. Whose tail? Whose toes? Whose twitchy nose? Who is that hiding more...
Amazon Says: Tails, toes, noses — and a hint of each animal peeking out — let preschoolers guess who’s hiding. Whose tail? Whose toes? Whose twitchy nose? Who is that hiding behind a big hunk of cheese? What has a cold wet nose, a big pink snout, or a long gray trunk? In this lift-the-flap book for the very young, simple, repetitive text and bold, bright illustrations combine to make a funny guessing-game of a book. less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: The eleventh volume in the spine-tingling, best-selling Last Apprentice series. In Slither, Joseph Delaney takes us far from the county, to a land where a spook has never set more...
Amazon Says: The eleventh volume in the spine-tingling, best-selling Last Apprentice series. In Slither, Joseph Delaney takes us far from the county, to a land where a spook has never set foot and where terrifying creatures of the dark thrive. Slither is one of these monsters, and Book 11 is his tale.Slither has never heard of Tom Ward, the Spook, or Alice Deane. He thirsts for blood. He takes it from whatever he wants, animal or human. And he has his eyes on the home of a farmer and his three daughters. With his dying breath, the farmer offers Slither a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters to safety, the eldest daughter is his. A journey of horrors begins . . . and along the way Slither will meet Grimalkin, who is still searching for a way to destroy the Fiend for good.The eleventh volume in the series that inspired the major motion picture Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, and Ben Barnes. less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Named 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council Appealing to children over a more...
Amazon Says: Named 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council Appealing to children over age ten, this engaging reference book depicts adventurous and thrilling elements in oceanographic fieldwork. In conjunction with a National Geographic television show, this book will reach a huge audience of marine lovers, as well as children interested in science and exploration. Alien Deep outshines the competition by following a recent, specific deepwater exploration that illuminates new knowledge about our oceans. Following alongside a current expedition, Alien Deep will enable children to observe the processes involved in marine exploration. As scientists delve into the mysterious depths of the ocean, children will be able to witness the excitement of scientific exploration and discovery through enriching text and stunning photography. By describing a recent exploration, children will be able to read and see the new methods and technology that oceanographers use to conduct research. less...
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