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I Know A Lot! by Stephen Krensky

New Arrivals for Children October 8, 2013

Check out some of our newest arrivals for children, below, or drop by any Richland Library location for more great options.


I Know a Lot! by Stephen Krensky
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: This third book in Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham’s empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with increased knowledge. Whether comparing he more...
Amazon Says: This third book in Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham’s empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with increased knowledge. Whether comparing heavy rocks to lighter flowers, or noting that the sunlight delineates the day from the night, Krensky and Gillingham acknowledge the “small wins” of understanding the world just a little bit more. Young children and their parents will revel in the uplifting text and boldly colored retro-fresh illustrations. Praise for I Know a Lot "This appealingly illustrated, confidence-boosting board book will inspire little ones to think of—and perhaps catalog aloud—all of the important things they already know about their world." —Kirkus Reviews "The limited primary color scheme and preponderance of simple shapes bolster the idea of kids mastering the basics." —Publishers Weekly "Readers will respond to the child’s confidence by being proud of their own understanding of the world. This is the third of this team’s empowerment titles, but it is fully successful as a stand-alone." —School Library Journal "Sara Gillingham’s colorful pictures, which, with their occasional offsets, look like hand-made prints, show the girl in the process of these and other discoveries: playing outdoors, sledding with friends and standing behind her father at the stove." —The New York Times "From the moment she opened I Know a Lot, she was hooked! Turned out, that was her gateway into being completely obsessed with reading." —The Huffington Post   less...
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Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: This laugh-out-loud book describes the many differences found between monsters. Some monsters will eat anything; some are picky. Some monsters talk and talk and talk; some are more...
Amazon Says: This laugh-out-loud book describes the many differences found between monsters. Some monsters will eat anything; some are picky. Some monsters talk and talk and talk; some are quiet. But ultimately, as this hilarious book makes clear, all monsters are absolutely, positively, completely perfectly wonderful . . . just the way they are!  David Milgrim’s spare text and colorful, contemporary illustrations are perfect for beginning readers. And for anyone who’s ever felt like the odd one out, this is a funny, playful, and comforting story. less...
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The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about finding family when you least expect it.When a young couple finds a boy asleep more...
Amazon Says: Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about finding family when you least expect it.When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history. All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him.And, as their connection and friendship with Jacob grow, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family and begin to see the world in brand-new ways.The Boy on the Porch is a singular story about opening your heart and discovering home in unexpected places. less...
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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? From Caldecott Honor more...
Amazon Says: Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there's a time and place for everything...even going wild. less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Whether you’re super crafty or have never even picked up a needle and thread, you’ll find something here that you just have to make! Ever gotten bored with one of your tee more...
Amazon Says: Whether you’re super crafty or have never even picked up a needle and thread, you’ll find something here that you just have to make! Ever gotten bored with one of your tee shirts or tote bags? Learn how to transform them into unique pieces all your own using embroidery stitches and super simple appliqué. Craft a fab necklace, a cute cover for a boring notepad, or a chic bracelet in no time at all! • Express your creative spirit! Make 26 colorful projects to use, wear, give, and brighten your space• Make a quick and easy gift for a friend or for yourself. Choose a no-sew project like a colorful tasseled bead necklace or a cool notepad covered in your fave fabric• Crafts to do with your friends or on the go—take them on vacation, to camp, or anyplace you go less...
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Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck is a funny I Can Read adventure, starring Amelia Bedelia as a young girl, that is just right for beginning readers. Amelia Bedelia, America's fav more...
Amazon Says: Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck is a funny I Can Read adventure, starring Amelia Bedelia as a young girl, that is just right for beginning readers. Amelia Bedelia, America's favorite housekeeper, has been making readers laugh for fifty years!America's favorite housekeeper investigates all kinds of good luck and bad luck in this beginning reader starring Amelia Bedelia as a young girl. Why is it unlucky for a black cat to cross your path? Why does a horseshoe bring good luck? If you step on a crack, will you really break your mother's back? Amelia Bedelia, who always takes things literally, tries to understand common superstitions in this funny book about friendship less...
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Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her broth more...
Amazon Says: Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks—the musical interludes between verses—longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world. less...
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The Silver Six by A.J. Lieberman
Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: A group of orphans on the run search for a new home among the stars. When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a dar more...
Amazon Says: A group of orphans on the run search for a new home among the stars. When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back! less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: “A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred   Eel has troubles o more...
Amazon Says: “A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred   Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he’s got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren’t so bad until that fateful August day in 1854—the day the deadly cholera (“blue death”) comes to Broad Street.   Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow’s theory—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.   “Hopkinson illuminates a pivotal chapter in the history of public health. . . . Accessible . . . and entertaining.” —School Library Journal, Starred   “For [readers] who love suspense, drama, and mystery.” —TIME for Kids less...
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Spot Says Please by Eric Hill
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says:  Join Spot and his friends as they learn how to be polite and when to say, "please" and "thank you".  more...
Amazon Says:  Join Spot and his friends as they learn how to be polite and when to say, "please" and "thank you".  less...
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