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The Long Road, by Christopher Holt

New Arrivals for Children January 14, 2014

See some of the library's newest arrivals for children, below, or drop by your favorite library location for many more great options!


The Last Dogs: The Long Road by Christopher Holt
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: A science experiment gone horribly awry has granted Max, Rocky, and Gizmo the unique ability to read and understand human words. Armed with this know-how, they continue to jou more...
Amazon Says: A science experiment gone horribly awry has granted Max, Rocky, and Gizmo the unique ability to read and understand human words. Armed with this know-how, they continue to journey south, on the lookout for beacons planted by a trusted friend's owner -- beacons that promise to lead the trio to their people. When the companions reach the ocean's edge, they find a free-spirited beachfront community. Reunited with long-lost friends (and introduced to a new delicacy -- cat kibble), Max, Rocky, and Gizmo gain the motivation they need to keep going. But danger lies ahead. . . . As their travels take them deep into the spooky swampland, can they discover what's driven the humans away? Or have they finally reached the end of the long road? The Last Dogs: The Long Road is the third book in a thrilling series about three unlikely friends on an epic quest to find their people -- and bring them home. less...
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Forever by Emma Dodd
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Love lasts forever between parent and child - the beautiful message in Emma Dodd's Forever. Featuring stunning illustrations of a polar bear family embellished with foil, th more...
Amazon Says: Love lasts forever between parent and child - the beautiful message in Emma Dodd's Forever. Featuring stunning illustrations of a polar bear family embellished with foil, this makes a handsome addition to Emma Dodd's ever-popular baby animal series. The perfect book for parent-child bonding at bedtime. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Ree Drummond (also known as The Pioneer Woman) and Charlie the Ranch Dog return in this snow-filled I Can Read title.When Charlie wakes up to a world covered in snow, he can't more...
Amazon Says: Ree Drummond (also known as The Pioneer Woman) and Charlie the Ranch Dog return in this snow-filled I Can Read title.When Charlie wakes up to a world covered in snow, he can't wait to go outside. He even takes a break from patrol duty to go sledding with his friends Walter and Sister. But when Walter goes missing, it's up to Charlie to take control of the situation and bring his buddy back.Charlie the Ranch Dog stars in bestselling author Ree Drummond's I Can Read title, just right for reading on your own snowy day! Charlie's Snow Day is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. less...
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Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: "A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review. With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling more...
Amazon Says: "A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review. With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling, New York Times Best Illustrated, and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any child who has ever felt lost will relate to Daisy's despair upon finding herself in an unfamiliar part of the park after chasing a squirrel. In a nearly wordless picture book, Daisy encounters the unease of being lost and the joys of being found. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers, teachers, parents and, of course, the legions of Daisy fans out there. less...
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Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Embrace possibility in this luminous novel about a girl in search of her past who discovers a secret rooftop world in Paris. Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. more...
Amazon Says: Embrace possibility in this luminous novel about a girl in search of her past who discovers a secret rooftop world in Paris. Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive—but “almost impossible” means “still possible.” And you should never ignore a possible. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to look for her mother, starting with the only clue she has— the address of the cello maker. Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers—urchins who live in the hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in a search for Sophie’s mother—but can they find her before Sophie is caught and sent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope? Phillip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series, calls Rooftoppers “the work of a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination.” less...
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Digger the Dinosaur by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Meet Digger the Dinosaur, a delightful new I Can Read character. Digger may be huge, but he has the heart of a preschooler. He loves to help, but gets mixed up a lot.  more...
Amazon Says: Meet Digger the Dinosaur, a delightful new I Can Read character. Digger may be huge, but he has the heart of a preschooler. He loves to help, but gets mixed up a lot. In Digger the Dinosaur, Digger wants to play baseball with his friends. But he isn’t allowed to go out until he’s cleaned his room. Digger starts cleaning at top speed, but the faster he moves the messier his room gets. His big tail and big feet aren’t helping! Will Digger win the race to tidy his room and get to the game on time? Gynux’s full-color illustrations capture Digger’s lovable personality. Digger the Dinosaur is a My First I Can Read book. That means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.  less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, there are dozens of ways to use comics to tell a story. And whether kids want to write or draw something funny or scary, more...
Amazon Says: From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, there are dozens of ways to use comics to tell a story. And whether kids want to write or draw something funny or scary, long or short, made-up or true-to-life, cartoonist and author Brian McLachlan maintains there are just ten crucial things they need to know to get started. Using colloquial text, images, and examples, each chapter hones in on a different secret to creating great comics. Budding comic artists will learn how to make text and illustrations work together, how to give characters personality, how to choose the right tool for each project, and much more. A worthy addition to the how-to comics canon, Draw Out the Story simplifies advanced concepts for younger readers, providing invaluable lessons and pointers for kids who want to learn to write and draw — and imagine — great stories. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: The final book in the #1 bestselling Alex Rider series with over 6 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! Alex Rider’s life changed forever with the si more...
Amazon Says: The final book in the #1 bestselling Alex Rider series with over 6 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! Alex Rider’s life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger.   When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage—the world’s only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex’s own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become. What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies. This is Yassen’s story. A journey down a darkened path. International #1 bestseller Anthony Horowitz delivers a blockbuster thrill ride in this, his final Alex Rider novel. Perfect for young fans of James Bond.   less...
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Little Red Writing by Joan Holub
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red penci more...
Amazon Says: Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day. less...
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