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Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa! by Petr Horacek

New Arrivals for Children July 1, 2014

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Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa! by Petr Horacek
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: What do the animals say? Celebrated author-illustrator Petr Horácek explores the question in a colorful novelty board book for babies. "Heehaw," says the donkey! "Me more...
Amazon Says: What do the animals say? Celebrated author-illustrator Petr Horácek explores the question in a colorful novelty board book for babies. "Heehaw," says the donkey! "Meow," says the cat! Babies are invited to turn the sturdy pages and learn the many sounds that animals make. In a lively board book, multi-award-winning author-illustrator Petr Horác? ek’s vibrant illustrations depict charming animals that babies will love — along with a fun novelty surprise. less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: This is the book that will put to rest rumors, misconceptions, superstitions, and flat out lies that you hear everyday--also known as the book your mom never wanted you to see more...
Amazon Says: This is the book that will put to rest rumors, misconceptions, superstitions, and flat out lies that you hear everyday--also known as the book your mom never wanted you to see. Want to make that face for hours? Go ahead, it'll never freeze like that. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and go swimming immediately after? A-ok. Have your dog eat off the same plate as you because his mouth is cleaner than yours? Better think twice on that one. less...
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The Little Bear Book by Anthony Browne
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Back by popular demand! A little white bear and his magic pencil make wonderful things happen in this early work from celebrated author illustrator Anthony Browne. As more...
Amazon Says: Back by popular demand! A little white bear and his magic pencil make wonderful things happen in this early work from celebrated author illustrator Anthony Browne. As a bear strolls through the forest, he meets a lonely gorilla, a noisy crocodile, a lion, and even an elephant. They all look as if they are missing something, so the bear steps in to save the day, using his magic pencil to draw just what they are looking for. Originally published in 1988, this enchanting story by a picture-book master is available again for a brand-new audience. less...
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Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Emily and Vicky are best friends. They both wear yellow boots. They both like red hats. They play all the same games. Are they twins? more...
Amazon Says: Emily and Vicky are best friends. They both wear yellow boots. They both like red hats. They play all the same games. Are they twins? less...
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The Summer Experiment by Cathie Pelletier
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Are There Aliens in Allagash?Roberta is convinced she and her best friend Marilee can win the State Science Fair if only they can find an amazing project to showcase. And they more...
Amazon Says: Are There Aliens in Allagash?Roberta is convinced she and her best friend Marilee can win the State Science Fair if only they can find an amazing project to showcase. And they've got the whole summer to work on it. But in order to win they'll need to defeat their chief competitor, "The Four Hs of the Apocalypse": Henry Horton Harris HelmsbyWhen mysterious lights begin to appear over her hometown, Roberta has a brilliant idea: finding aliens in Allagash and proving they exist would win her first place for sure. Four Hs could never top that...or could he?"Richly drawn characters, a poignant family drama and girls who love science make this a winner" — The Buffalo News less...
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Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber
Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Follow the flight of a honey bee as she searches for nectar to sustain her hive and, along the way, pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits. A tiny honey bee em more...
Amazon Says: Follow the flight of a honey bee as she searches for nectar to sustain her hive and, along the way, pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits. A tiny honey bee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she goes in search of pollen and nectar to share with the thousands of other bees in her hive. She uses her powerful sense of smell to locate the flowers that sustain her, avoids birds that might eat her, and returns home to share her finds with her many sisters. Nature lovers and scientists-to-be are invited to explore the fascinating life of a honey bee. Back matter includes information about protecting bees and an index. less...
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Dinosaur Rescue! by Penny Dale
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: There’s an emergency! Call the fire engines, ambulances, police cars — and the dinosaurs, of course! All of your favorite dinosaurs from Dinosaur Dig! and Dinosaur more...
Amazon Says: There’s an emergency! Call the fire engines, ambulances, police cars — and the dinosaurs, of course! All of your favorite dinosaurs from Dinosaur Dig! and Dinosaur Zoom! are back, but this time they are busy saving the day! Children will be enthralled by the wonderful illustrations as the dinosaurs rescue one another. But don’t worry, there’s a happy ending for everyone! less...
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Annika Riz, Math Whiz by Claudia Mills
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Annika Riz loves math more than anything. She's trying to teach her dog, Prime, to count. She's determined to beat fellow math whiz Simon Ellis in a Sudoku contest at the pub more...
Amazon Says: Annika Riz loves math more than anything. She's trying to teach her dog, Prime, to count. She's determined to beat fellow math whiz Simon Ellis in a Sudoku contest at the public library. She even sleeps under number-patterned sheets.  But Annika's best friends Kelsey and Izzy think math is boring. All they care about is the upcoming school carnival: their principal is going to be dunked in a dunking tank and their class is going to have a booth selling home-baked cookies. But then disaster foils the friends' cookie-baking plans. Can math save the day? less...
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Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: A mother and daughter spend a sunny day at the beach together where they swim, dance, build sandcastles, and, most importantly, communicate. But their communication is not spo more...
Amazon Says: A mother and daughter spend a sunny day at the beach together where they swim, dance, build sandcastles, and, most importantly, communicate. But their communication is not spoken; rather, it is created by loving hands that use American Sign Language. Readers will learn how to sign 15 words using American Sign Language with the help of sidebars that are both instructive and playful. And the beautifully illustrated beach scenes will appeal both to the deaf community and to hearing parents and children, who will enjoy this gentle introduction to some basic words in ASL. Hands & Hearts is a picture book unlike any other, revealing the special bond between mother and child. Praise for Hands & Hearts "A memorable excursion." --Kirkus Reviews "The book is recommended for libraries with an interest in ASL, and those in need of beach-themed picture books for the mommy-and-me crowd." --School Library Journal less...
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West of the Moon by Margi Preus
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a youn more...
Amazon Says: In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America. After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “goatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon. Praise for West of the Moon FIVE STARRED REVIEWS "Like dun silk shot thought with gold, Preus interweaves the mesmerizing tale of Astri’s treacherous and harrowing mid-nineteenth-century emigration to America with bewitching tales of magic. A fascinating author’s note only adds to the wonder." --Booklist, starred review "Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age story." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Enthralling and unflinching, this historical tale resonates with mythical undertones that will linger with readers after the final page is turned." --School Library Journal, starred review "Astri is like a girl out of a fairy tale, and the native folktales that Preus weaves through the narrative serve as guides, lessons, and inspiration for her." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Several Norwegian folktales are seamlessly integrated into the fast-paced, lyrically narrated story, which features a protagonist as stalwart and fearless as any fairy-tale hero." --The Horn Book Magazine, starred review "It’s Astri’s voice, however, that is most appealing: her direct, no-nonsense narration has a sharp bite, yet it also reveals the vulnerable young girl who’s willing to continue to fight but is nonetheless exhausted by the weight of her struggle. The chapters have an episodic structure that makes this an ideal choice for readaloud or storytelling adaptations, while the mix of folklore, fact, and fantasy will please fans of Edith Patou’s East." --The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books less...
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