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That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

New Arrivals for Children May 7, 2013

Mo Willems adds another fun tale to the shelves at Richland Library with his book, That Is Not a Good Idea! Check it (or a number of additional new arrivals) out at your library, today!


AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: That Is Not a Good Idea! is a hilarious, interactive picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, the creator of books like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive th more...
Amazon Says: That Is Not a Good Idea! is a hilarious, interactive picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, the creator of books like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the Knuffle Bunny series, the Elephant and Piggie series, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, and many other new classics. Inspired by the evil villains and innocent damsels of silent movies, Willems tells the tale of a hungry fox who invites a plump goose to dinner. As with the beloved Pigeon books, kids will be calling out the signature refrain and begging for repeated readings. The funny details in the full-color illustrations by three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems will bring nonstop laughter to story time. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Computers have failed, electricity is extinct, and the race to discover new lands is underway! Brilliant explorer Alexander West has just died under mysterious circumstances, more...
Amazon Says: Computers have failed, electricity is extinct, and the race to discover new lands is underway! Brilliant explorer Alexander West has just died under mysterious circumstances, but not before smuggling half of a strange map to his intrepid children—Kit the brain, M.K. the tinkerer, and Zander the brave. Why are so many government agents trying to steal the half-map? (And where is the other half?) It’s up to Alexander’s children—the Expeditioners—to get to the bottom of these questions, and fast. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Lions and scorpions and lethal little jellyfish, oh my! Kids will sink their teeth into this fascinating look at nature’s fiercest creatures. Sometimes nature can be more...
Amazon Says: Lions and scorpions and lethal little jellyfish, oh my! Kids will sink their teeth into this fascinating look at nature’s fiercest creatures. Sometimes nature can be nasty: snakes that spit poison, insects with exploding bottoms, and tigers that have you for dinner. Throughout the animal kingdom, creatures are equipped with lethal weapons, from finger-length fangs to toxic tentacles, and have ingenious ways of killing one another — poisoning, dive-bombing, strangling, and even electrocuting! Discover the murderous methods of attack and defense that make animals armed, dangerous, and deadly. less...
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Dig In! by April Jones Prince
AmazonLeah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: It’s a busy day on the construction site, and these industrious mice are up to something big! But what are they working on? Bold, colorful illustrations and recognizable veh more...
Amazon Says: It’s a busy day on the construction site, and these industrious mice are up to something big! But what are they working on? Bold, colorful illustrations and recognizable vehicles with moving parts add to the fun, with hidden clues for the careful observer. Is that red paint . . . or red sauce? Is that a construction pit . . . or a drain? Children will delight in guessing their way to the end, when the final spread reveals a carefully constructed surprise. It’s favorite vehicles meet lunchtime and bathtime in these novelty board books with interactive mechanisms. Praise for Dig In "Young readers will enjoy sinking their teeth into..." —Kirkus Reviews "As the pages turn, readers will undoubtedly grow curious about the round, flat, red object the mice are assembling—and they'll get a kick out of the answer." —Publishers Weekly   less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are taking a trip in Grizzly Gramps's pickup truck, and along the way, they see lots of cool ways to get around!From fire trucks to garbage tru more...
Amazon Says: Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are taking a trip in Grizzly Gramps's pickup truck, and along the way, they see lots of cool ways to get around!From fire trucks to garbage trucks to cement mixers and more, the cubs are amazed at all the things these vehicles can do. Ride along with the Berenstain Bears as they learn about all the different kinds of trucks.As always with the Berenstain Bears I Can Reads, simple text and fun, classic illustrations will build any young reader's love of books. less...
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Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Nelly May Nimble and her twelve brothers and sisters live with their parents in a tiny cottage in the Bottoms, where there's never enough food to feed so many hungry mouths. N more...
Amazon Says: Nelly May Nimble and her twelve brothers and sisters live with their parents in a tiny cottage in the Bottoms, where there's never enough food to feed so many hungry mouths. Nelly May decides that she is old enough to earn her keep and takes a job as Lord Ignasius Pinkwinkle's new housekeeper and cook. Along with her many chores, Lord Pinkwinkle also expects Nelly May to learn his own special language. So Nelly May gets to work, using a wet scooperooty to hold the water she mops the floor with and then cooking supper for him, the Most Excellent of All Masters. But late that night, when a spark from the flaming-pop-and-sizzle lands on the fur-faced-fluffenbarker's wigger-wagger, Nelly May puts her foot down. She'll save his roof-topped castleorum, but she will not be his fuzzy-dust-and-fooder any longer. In Nelly May Has Her Say, Cynthia DeFelice and Henry Cole team up for a fun-filled romp that makes a great read aloud. A Margaret Ferguson Book less...
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Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: One should be able to say of a princess “She was as good as she was beautiful,” according to The Art of Being a Princess (third revised edition), which the almost-thirteen more...
Amazon Says: One should be able to say of a princess “She was as good as she was beautiful,” according to The Art of Being a Princess (third revised edition), which the almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is supposed to be reading. Not feeling particularly good, or all that beautiful, she heads for a nearby pond, where, unfortunately, a talking frog tricks her into kissing him. No prince appears, as one might expect. Instead, the princess turns into a frog herself! Thus launches a funny, wonderfully spun fractured fairy tale in which Imogene wonders if she will be forever frogified. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: In 1723 Ben Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a poor and friendless seventeen-year-old who had run away from his family and an apprenticeship in Boston. Sixty-two years late more...
Amazon Says: In 1723 Ben Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a poor and friendless seventeen-year-old who had run away from his family and an apprenticeship in Boston. Sixty-two years later he stepped ashore in nearly the same spot but was greeted by cannons, bells, and a cheering crowd, now a distinguished statesman, renowned author, and world-famous scientist. Freedman's riveting story of how a rebellious apprentice became an American icon comes in an elegantly designed book filled with art and includes a timeline, source notes, bibliography, and index less...
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Big Nate: Game On! by Lincoln Peirce
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel/Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Big Nate is big news!  And the best news is that Big Nate: Game On! is in full color! Big Nate books have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been on the New York Times bes more...
Amazon Says: Big Nate is big news!  And the best news is that Big Nate: Game On! is in full color! Big Nate books have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year. To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky ’tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends’ mostly hapless sports encounters through not-always-highlight-reel moments in the all-color Big Nate: Game On.  Includes poster. less...
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