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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen, by Claudia Mills

New Arrivals for Children July 2, 2013

Check out some of our newest arrivals for children, below, and be sure to drop by your favorite Richland Library location for even more options!


AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Kelsey Kline is the best reader in the third grade--well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone announces  a school-wide reading con more...
Amazon Says: Kelsey Kline is the best reader in the third grade--well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone announces  a school-wide reading contest, complete with a pizza party for the winning class and a special certificate for the top readers in each grade, she knows she's just the person to lead Mrs. Molina's third graders to victory. But how can they win when her classmate Cody Harmon doesn't want to read anything, and even Kelsey's best friends Annika and Izzy don't live up to her expectations? And could Simon possibly be reading all of those books that he claims he is, or is he lying to steal Kelsey's rightful spot at the top?Kelsey Green, Reading Queen is the first book in Claudia Mills's Franklin School Friends series. less...
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Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr!  That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn' more...
Amazon Says: Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr!  That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"—and Papa is off to his workshop. With a lot of persistence and a little bit of help, Papa—who is based on the real-life inventor Lodner Phillips—creates a submarine that can take his family for a trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: EllRay Jakes is a small kid with big problems! EllRay Jakes may be the smallest kid in his class at Oak Glen Primary School, but he’s also his sister Alfie’s big more...
Amazon Says: EllRay Jakes is a small kid with big problems! EllRay Jakes may be the smallest kid in his class at Oak Glen Primary School, but he’s also his sister Alfie’s big brother. So when it looks like Alfie is being bossed around by a dragon-like girl at her school, EllRay feels responsible. As her older (and wiser!) brother, shouldn’t he show her that she should stand up for herself? But little sisters and four year old dragons are a bit more complicated than he thought. . . .  Check out the other books in the EllRay Jakes series: EllRay Jakes Is Not A Chicken!, EllRay Jakes is a Rock Star!, and EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank! less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: This poetic tale opens when Lina, a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb, is found in a flower by her mother. Because she is so tiny, adventure and mishap easily befall her — a g more...
Amazon Says: This poetic tale opens when Lina, a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb, is found in a flower by her mother. Because she is so tiny, adventure and mishap easily befall her — a giant frog leaves her stranded on a lily pad, she is freed by curious fish, then pestered by crazy bugs. Lina lives by herself in the depths of a forest and as the cold of winter approaches she begins to feel lonely, until one day Lina finds an injured swallow. She revives the swallow and the two of them fly together to the garden of wishes. Uma Krishnaswami’s text captures the spirit of the luminous illustrations, creating a book that is beautiful, magical, and mysterious. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Pete the Cat, coolest kitty ever, is ready for another adventure! In Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach, Pete is spending the day at the seashore. He has fun collect more...
Amazon Says: Pete the Cat, coolest kitty ever, is ready for another adventure! In Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach, Pete is spending the day at the seashore. He has fun collecting shells and building a sand castle. But the beach is very hot. There is a whole ocean for Pete to cool off in, but it looks scary. Pete’s brother, Bob, offers to teach Pete to surf. Will that be enough to help Pete get over his fear of the water? Pete at the Beach is a My First I Can Read book. It is designed to excite and engage beginning readers. Reading aloud to a child is the first step to helping a kid become a great reader. less...
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Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: A castle that is constantly rearranging itself, and a young royal family sworn to protect it... Celie, Rolf, and their beloved Castle Glower are back in this exciting sequel. more...
Amazon Says: A castle that is constantly rearranging itself, and a young royal family sworn to protect it... Celie, Rolf, and their beloved Castle Glower are back in this exciting sequel. When her brother Rolf dares her to catch magical Castle Glower creating a new room, Princess Celie takes the challenge! No one knows the Castle better than she does. But as usual, the Castle has ideas of its own.Celie finds the new room first, and inside it is hidden a giant egg. It looks like The Castle wants Celie to care for the egg and whatever creature it hatches! Celie hadn't bargained for a pet, and caring for this one will prove to be especially tricky, once Celie and her siblings realize what else the Castle is hiding.... less...
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My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: A hilarious trickster tale companion to the story time hit My Lucky Day. Just as Alligator Al is planning the perfect birthday dinner for himself, there is a knock on more...
Amazon Says: A hilarious trickster tale companion to the story time hit My Lucky Day. Just as Alligator Al is planning the perfect birthday dinner for himself, there is a knock on his door. It's a delicious-looking piglet—how lucky! But as Al prepares his feast, the piglet makes some suggestions. Shouldn’t Al have a big birthday cake? Piglet can tell him how to make one. And wouldn’t the celebration be more fun with fancy decorations and party guests? Piglet would be happy to ask some friends to come over. Al is so lucky that Piglet is there to help...or is he? Could Piglet have a clever party trick up his sleeve? Fans of trickster tales, rooting for the underdog, and the proven crowd favorite My Lucky Day will be thrilled to see who turns out to have the luckiest birthday of all. less...
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Here Come the Humpbacks! by April Pulley Sayre
AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: In this latest book by acclaimed science writer April Pulley Sayre, young readers follow along as a mother humpback whale and her calf make their annual trek from the warm wat more...
Amazon Says: In this latest book by acclaimed science writer April Pulley Sayre, young readers follow along as a mother humpback whale and her calf make their annual trek from the warm waters of the Caribbean to their summer feeding grounds off the coast of New England and back again. Within this extraordinary story of migration, Sayre provides information about how humpback whales breathe, sing, and how they got their name—a secondary layer of text expands upon the more intricate details. But aside from the basics about the humpback whale species, HERE COME THE HUMPBACKS! also delves into the dangers these whales face—from other mammals and sea life such as hungry orcas, to man-made threats like pollution and giant ships. Jamie Hogan’s stunning, rich pastel illustrations complement Sayre’s text beautifully, and make this book a great choice for a read-aloud in the classroom, library, or at home. less...
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Mouse's First Summer by Lauren Thompson
AmazonLeah B. Says: Board Books
Amazon Says: Join Mouse and Minka for a summer picnic in this sunny Classic Board Book. Mouse and Minka invite you to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park. Roll down the hill more...
Amazon Says: Join Mouse and Minka for a summer picnic in this sunny Classic Board Book. Mouse and Minka invite you to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park. Roll down the hill on tickly green grass. Fly fluttery kites high in the sky. Enjoy some juicy watermelon! And before it’s time to go home, a summer surprise sparkles in the sky. Now available as a Classic Board Book, this seasonal story is ideal for the youngest readers—and the smallest hands. less...
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Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy
AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can more...
Amazon Says: There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever. In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and young at heart, readers new to poetry and devoted fans. These poems explore deep emotions, as well as ordinary experiences. They cover the range of human experience and imagination. Divided into sections about nature, sports, monsters and fairies, friendship and family, this book is full of surprises. Each section is preceded by Caroline's thoughtful introduction reflecting her own family's engagement with and enjoyment of poetry. Illustrated with striking watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Jon J Muth, this is truly a book for all ages and interests, and one that families will want to share for years to come. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: A classic tale with a timeless message gets a hugely hilarious twist. He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried more...
Amazon Says: A classic tale with a timeless message gets a hugely hilarious twist. He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate will love Herbert's Wormhole 3: Aerostar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance, the thrilling and irreverent conclusion to the ser more...
Amazon Says: Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate will love Herbert's Wormhole 3: Aerostar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance, the thrilling and irreverent conclusion to the series that began with Herbert's Wormhole, which J. K. Rowling called "absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious."Herbert, Alex, and Sammi were pretty sure their adventures in the future were over—until they discover that their old nemesis, GOR-DON, has come back to present-day Merwinsville to mess with things. And he's not alone. He is working for an evil genius, perhaps the greatest villain our heroes have yet faced—Sammi's future self, a.k.a. Aerostar, a power-mad, vengeance-fueled tyrant with twisted delusions of superheroism. This 111-year-old was the president of ClemCorp, the company responsible for trashing the Earth, the company the G'Daliens destroyed to save it, and now she wants revenge. And it's going to be up to our heroes to once again don the mantle of the AlienSlayers and somehow try to save the past, present, and future from total annihilation. less...
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