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The Abominables, by Eva Ibbotson

New Arrivals for Children October 24, 2013

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The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says:   Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follo more...
Amazon Says:   Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver. Through a mountain rescue in the Alps and a bullfight in Spain, the yetis at last find their way to an ancestral estate in England—only to come upon a club of voracious hunters who have set their sights on the most exotic prey of all: the Abominable Snowmen. Briskly funny and full of incident, The Abominables is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and advocacy, it’s a generous last gift to her many devoted fans. Praise for The Abominables STARRED REVIEWS "A satiric farewell from a favorite author." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A memorable finale to a treasured body of work." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "The novel is full of whimsy, charm, and sly humor. The yetis will tug at readers’ heartstrings and make them laugh. The writing is lean, witty, and subtle. Ibbotson manages to touch on ethical messages of human rights, advocacy, and environmentalism without being obvious." --School Library Journal "The writing is skillful, precise, and frequently funny, and it offers an effective counterbalance to some of the story’s more serious social criticism..." --Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books "Readers will enjoy Ibbotson's final book." --Library Media Connection less...
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Barnyard Baby by Elise Broach
AmazonLeah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Barnyard baby, Autumn day. Flannel baby Out to play! Little ones will love playing along with baby during a day full of fall fun, from hayrides to apple picking. This inter more...
Amazon Says: Barnyard baby, Autumn day. Flannel baby Out to play! Little ones will love playing along with baby during a day full of fall fun, from hayrides to apple picking. This interactive novelty board book features large lift-the-flaps on each spread, hiding charming surprises underneath. With acclaimed author Elise Broach's delightful rhyming text and playful illustrations by Cori Doerrfeld, this is the perfect read-aloud to share after a beautiful autumn afternoon! less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps — too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they more...
Amazon Says: Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps — too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field? Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same! less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Breakout star Creepella von Cacklefur is back in another fur-raising adventure! Creepella's father, Boris von Cacklefur, is a finalist in the Fright Night contest -- Gloomeri more...
Amazon Says: Breakout star Creepella von Cacklefur is back in another fur-raising adventure! Creepella's father, Boris von Cacklefur, is a finalist in the Fright Night contest -- Gloomeria's prestigious poetry competition. If he can perform the most terrifying rhymes, he will be crowned Fright Night Idol! But midway through the contest, Boris mysteriously disappears. Can Creepella and her friends find him before the final round? less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award in the Children/Youth/Family category, ChopChop offers simple, healthy, and delicious dishes f more...
Amazon Says: Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award in the Children/Youth/Family category, ChopChop offers simple, healthy, and delicious dishes for children and parents to make together. Cooking at home helps kids stay healthy, builds family relationships, and teaches math, science, and cultural and financial literacy. That’s why ChopChop is your family’s best friend—and it’s jam-packed with kitchen basics, ingenious tips, and meals that taste great and are fun to make. Every recipe has been approved by the Academy of American Pediatrics and by real kids cooking at home. These dishes are nutritious, ethnically diverse, inexpensive, and a joy to prepare. From French toast to fajitas, and from burgers to brownies, ChopChop entertains and inspires cooks of all ages. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country—the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins more...
Amazon Says: Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country—the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what’s next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that as he imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places—as immense as the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale and is full of fun facts. less...
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Vampire Baby by Kelly Bennett
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: When Tootie gets her first teeth, it’s clear to her big brother that she’s no ordinary baby. But how to convince Mom and Dad? It happens overnight: little sister T more...
Amazon Says: When Tootie gets her first teeth, it’s clear to her big brother that she’s no ordinary baby. But how to convince Mom and Dad? It happens overnight: little sister Tootie goes from cuddly, ga-ga-googoo, I-want-my-ba-ba baby...vampire baby. Now she’s sinking her pointy fangs into everything — furniture, toys, and especially her big brother ("Youch, Tootie! No bite!" ). Mom insists that it’s just a phase, but Tootie’s brother knows better. Just look at her hairline! Or the fact that all her favorite foods are bloodred! With perfect comic timing, Kelly Bennett and Paul Meisel give a fresh slant to the new-baby story, proving that even monstrous little arrivals have a funny way of staking their siblings’ affections. less...
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Duke by Kirby Larson
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his more...
Amazon Says: A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again? With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice. Each time I kiss your tender cheekI have to kiss it twice. This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth more...
Amazon Says: Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice. Each time I kiss your tender cheekI have to kiss it twice. This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth and comfort of a delicious piece of yummy pumpkin pie. Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved. less...
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