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Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci

New Arrivals for Children June 4, 2013

Check out some of the newest additions to Richland Library's collection for young readers. Even more fresh and fun options can be found on the shelves, so drop by your favorite library location, today!


Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Theodora is a perfectly normal duck. She may swim with a teacup balanced on her head and stay north when the rest of the ducks fly south for the winter, but there's nothing so more...
Amazon Says: Theodora is a perfectly normal duck. She may swim with a teacup balanced on her head and stay north when the rest of the ducks fly south for the winter, but there's nothing so odd about that.  Chad, on the other hand, is one strange bird. Theodora quite likes him, but she can't overlook his odd habits. It's a good thing Chad has a normal friend like Theodora to set a good example for him.  But who exactly is the odd duck here? Theodora may not like the answer. Sara Varon (Robot Dreams) teams up with Cecil Castellucci (Grandma's Gloves) for a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming examination of the perils and pleasures of friendship. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call Satchel Paige, more...
Amazon Says: In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call Satchel Paige, the best pitcher anywhere, black or white. For the game, Paige joined a group of amateur African American players, and they faced off against a team of white major leaguers plus young DiMaggio. The odds were stacked against the less-experienced black team. But Paige's skillful batting and amazing pitching with his "trouble ball" and "bat dodger" kept the game close. Would the rookie DiMaggio prove himself as major league player? Or would Paige once again prove his greatness and the injustice of segregated baseball? less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. As Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself in the m more...
Amazon Says: Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. As Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself in the middle of the battle. When he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, Theo will confront bigger risks than ever to himself and those he loves. But even face-to-face with danger, Theodore Boone will do whatever it takes to stand up for what’s right.   less...
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Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: "Easily viewable touch-and-feel items offer a variety of sensations. . . . Brief, repetitive text maintains an unwavering positivity. . . . Bright, geometric shapes keep vi more...
Amazon Says: "Easily viewable touch-and-feel items offer a variety of sensations. . . . Brief, repetitive text maintains an unwavering positivity. . . . Bright, geometric shapes keep visual pacing brisk." -- Kirkus Reviews Noodle and his dad are having a fun day at the zoo. With a host of touch and feel elements and a noisy ‘ROARing’ ending that toddlers will love to join in with! less...
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Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorab more...
Amazon Says: With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. In this level 1 reader you'll learn all you ever wanted to know about polar bears and so much more. Complete with fascinating facts, beautiful images, NGR Polar Bearscan't miss. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. less...
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Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN! That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create more...
Amazon Says: EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN! That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little too... AWESOME. Can he stop the rampaging robot before it destroys the entire town? Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse, repurpose, and recycle in this inventive adventure about a boy superhero who turns trash into treasures--and saves the world while he's at it! less...
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Rainbow Shoes by Tiffany Stone
Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Poet Tiffany Stone and artist Stefan Czernecki imagine a silly world filled with colors of every hue. You'll find purple pants, blue hair, orange socks, pink pajamas and robot more...
Amazon Says: Poet Tiffany Stone and artist Stefan Czernecki imagine a silly world filled with colors of every hue. You'll find purple pants, blue hair, orange socks, pink pajamas and robots with red rubber boots. less...
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Little Dinos Don't Bite by Michael Dahl
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Little Dino has lots of sharp teeth and starts using them to bite objects and other dinosaurs. He must learn to use them in the right way. more...
Amazon Says: Little Dino has lots of sharp teeth and starts using them to bite objects and other dinosaurs. He must learn to use them in the right way. less...
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999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Wake up—it’s springtime in the swamp! As 999 young frogs awaken, they panic to find that all of the other animals are still asleep. First they wake the biggest frog… the more...
Amazon Says: Wake up—it’s springtime in the swamp! As 999 young frogs awaken, they panic to find that all of the other animals are still asleep. First they wake the biggest frog… then the tortoise, the lizard, and the ladybugs. But when they hop down a hole and all pull together, they find someone they don’t want to wake—a big, long snake. Don’t wake him up! Luckily for the frogs, the tortoise carefully carries him away.Ken Kimura and Yasunari Murakami are back again in this delightful tale about frogs and friendship! less...
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The Three Triceratops Tuff by Stephen Shaskan
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: This clever retelling of a tried-and-true tale has a paleontological twist! Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There more...
Amazon Says: This clever retelling of a tried-and-true tale has a paleontological twist! Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There’s just one thing standing in their way: a Tyrannosaurus Rex who has a very different idea of what’s for dinner! The Tuff brothers must find a way to outsmart this bossy beast, for their very lives—and a bounty of delicious greens—hang in the balance. This vividly illustrated story transplants the classic tale of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” into the Cretaceous period, where dino fans of all ages will enjoy seeing their favorite subjects use their smarts to battle it out for dinner. less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can’t wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced “read-a-boo more...
Amazon Says: Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can’t wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced “read-a-bookie”)—a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading. But Charlie Joe is determined to convince the entire camp to hate reading and writing—one genius at a time. Tommy Greenwald's Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation is another fun installment in the life of a reluctant reader. less...
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Spot's ABC by Eric Hill
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Spot shows off his knowledge of the alphabet in this bright, bold board book, specially designed to teach toddlers their ABCs. Eric Hill's colorful artwork depicts twenty-six more...
Amazon Says: Spot shows off his knowledge of the alphabet in this bright, bold board book, specially designed to teach toddlers their ABCs. Eric Hill's colorful artwork depicts twenty-six familiar words and objects--from apple to Spot to zebra! Learning with Spot is the perfect way to master the ABCs. less...
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