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Bluebird, by Bob Staake

New Arrivals for Children May 14, 2013

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Bluebird by Bob Staake
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: "Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of lon more...
Amazon Says: "Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm. Both simple and evocative, this timeless and profound story will resonate with readers young and old.  Bob Staake has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes it is the story he was born to write. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Join Seymour Simon, the "dean" of children's science nonfiction, as he investigates the most extreme environments, animals, plants, and weather in the ocean. Imagine exploring more...
Amazon Says: Join Seymour Simon, the "dean" of children's science nonfiction, as he investigates the most extreme environments, animals, plants, and weather in the ocean. Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing oceans—riding the tallest waves, diving to the darkest depths, and encountering the largest and most dangerous sea creatures on Earth. These mind-bending facts and stunning photographs make for an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, underwater expedition! less...
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Pinkalicious: Puptastic! by Victoria Kann
AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: In Victoria Kann’s ninth Pinkalicious I Can Read book, Pinkalicious: Puptastic!, Pinkalicious is expecting to have a pinkatastic weekend puppy-sitting. She’s sure she’ll more...
Amazon Says: In Victoria Kann’s ninth Pinkalicious I Can Read book, Pinkalicious: Puptastic!, Pinkalicious is expecting to have a pinkatastic weekend puppy-sitting. She’s sure she’ll have all kinds of fun with Pinky, the visiting poodle. But Pinky is shy and doesn’t want to play. Pinkalicious gets creative and coaxes the poodle into having a fabulous time. It is the mission of the I Can Read program to create lifelong readers. Part of encouraging a love of reading in a child is finding engaging books at the right reading level. Pinkalicious: Puptastic! is a Level One I Can Read book. That means it has short sentences, perfect for kids who are eager to read on their own. Full-color illustrations up the humor of Pinkalicious’s adventures. less...
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Force Out by Tim Green
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: In New York Times bestselling author Tim Green’s baseball novel, when two friends compete, one of them will be forced out. In this tense, action-packed story that takes an i more...
Amazon Says: In New York Times bestselling author Tim Green’s baseball novel, when two friends compete, one of them will be forced out. In this tense, action-packed story that takes an increasingly common dilemma in competitive sports to new heights, former NFL defensive end Tim Green perfectly captures the kids who will push themselves to the limit to compete—even if it means putting everything on the line.Joey and Zach have always been best friends. They’re also two of the best baseball players in their league, and shoo-ins for the all-star team at the end of the season. Their dream is to play together on the Center State select team, and they will do anything to help each other get there.So when Zach is forced to go on an extra-credit field trip that would make him miss the championship game and his chances to move on, Joey comes up with a risky plan to bail him out. Everything should be fine—as long as no one finds out what they did. Then the unthinkable happens: The boys learn there’s only one open spot on the select team. Suddenly Joey and Zach go from being best friends to biggest rivals, and Joey has to decide his next move. He can play the biggest game of his life, or he can use their secret to force Zach out. How far should Joey go to win? less...
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Mommy! Mommy! by Taro Gomi
AmazonLeah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: In this delightful board book from international favorite Taro Gomi, two chicks embark on a quest to track down their mommy. But appearances can be deceiving, and the chicks s more...
Amazon Says: In this delightful board book from international favorite Taro Gomi, two chicks embark on a quest to track down their mommy. But appearances can be deceiving, and the chicks stumble across several lookalikes before finally finding their mother hen. Young readers will love attempting their own search-and-find for signs of the missing chicken, and both parents and children will appreciate this book's sweet, reassuring message. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Bernette Ford and Sam Williams, the creators of No More Diapers for Ducky!, No More Bottles for Bunny!, and the other “No More” books, are back with another sweet entry in more...
Amazon Says: Bernette Ford and Sam Williams, the creators of No More Diapers for Ducky!, No More Bottles for Bunny!, and the other “No More” books, are back with another sweet entry in their popular series. It's Billy Goat's first day at school, and he feels lost and lonely. Even though he really wants to join in the fun and games, he just doesn't know how. Billy Goat gets so frustrated that he even bites Piggy, Lambkin, and Bunny! But with a little gentle guidance from sympathetic Ducky, he learns that teeth are for biting food—not your friends. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: The race is on for a new student council president, and the Breakfast Bunch is rallying for Hector! The competition is already heavy, but the race heats up when school securit more...
Amazon Says: The race is on for a new student council president, and the Breakfast Bunch is rallying for Hector! The competition is already heavy, but the race heats up when school security is at stake: student and staff high-tech gadgets are disappearing left and right. Whoever the culprit is, this is one stealthy thief—and the school is so busy with the election that he gets away with it every time. Luckily some of Lunch Lady's own culinary gadgets have eluded the crook, but will they be enough to catch this sticky-fingered bandit? And will Hector be able to pull off a victory?  less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: A moving celebration of "America the Beautiful" featuring artwork from ten distinguished artists and inspiring presidential quotes! AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: TOGETHER WE STAND more...
Amazon Says: A moving celebration of "America the Beautiful" featuring artwork from ten distinguished artists and inspiring presidential quotes! AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: TOGETHER WE STAND Each of our presidents has had a unique vision of America. In AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, these ideas are translated into gorgeous illustrations by such top artists as Bryan Collier, Jon J Muth, Diane Goode, Mary GrandPre, Raul Colon, Sonia Lynn Sadler, Yuyi Morales, John Hendrix, LeUyen Pham, and Chris Soentpiet. Each of these talented illustrators has found a unique way to interpret the values and beliefs that have built our great country. Through moving illustrations, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL integrates the lyrics of the familiar patriotic tune with inspiring presidential quotations. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL will help teach children about our country's great leaders while highlighting American values such as diversity, unity, and freedom. In addition, the back cover will feature a quote from the winner of the 2012 presidential election. less...
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Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: In her first novel, beloved author Shirley Hughes presents a World War II adventure proving that in extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things. more...
Amazon Says: In her first novel, beloved author Shirley Hughes presents a World War II adventure proving that in extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things. Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though — and neither have thirteen-year- old Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mother is pressured into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza each find a part to play in opposing the German forces. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings — with only a bicycle to help them — do against a whole army? Middle-grade fans of history and adventure will be riveted by the action and the vividly evoked tension of World War II. less...
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