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Think Big, by Liz Garton Scanlon

New Books for Children January 15, 2013

Liz Garton Scanlon (author of All the World, 2010 Caldecott Honor Book) celebrates creativity and the arts in this week’s featured new arrival, Think Big.

Following an enthusiastic group of children as they prepare for a performance, Scanlon introduces young listeners to all sorts of artistic forms…everything from drawing, to singing…from photography, to crafting. Clipped, rhyming text and a bouncy rhythm make this vibrant book a fun read for the whole family!

Check out Think Big, today, or try another of Richland Library’s new arrivals, below. For even more options, visit a Richland Library location near you.


Think Big by Liz Garton Scanlon
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Art is so much more than easels and paintbrushes as this delightful new picture book by two exciting talents makes clear. Follow along as a classroom of exuberant young kids e more...
Amazon Says: Art is so much more than easels and paintbrushes as this delightful new picture book by two exciting talents makes clear. Follow along as a classroom of exuberant young kids explore art and the power of creativity in its most varied forms—painting, music, writing, cooking, performing... there’s no end to where their imaginations can take them! The lilting poetry of Liz Garton Scanlon’s text pairs perfectly with the playful art of Vanessa Newton in this warm, thoughtful, and—of course—creative picture book. Young listeners will want to jump right into the pages to find their own muse. less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel. Fifth-grade was full of unforgettable events for Mr. Terupt and his class at Snow H more...
Amazon Says: The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel. Fifth-grade was full of unforgettable events for Mr. Terupt and his class at Snow Hill School. Seven students were particularly affected by Mr. Terupt. Now those seven students are back, and they've been granted the rare opportunity to send one more year with their beloved teacher before they graduate from elementary school. Peter's parents expect him to attend private school after sixth-grade, but Peter has plans to stay right where he is. Eager to grow up, Alexia gets in over her head with some older kids. Danielle suspects that her family is keeping a secret from her, and she's determined to find out what it is. Jeffrey makes a life-changing discovery. Curious about her teacher's past, Jessica uncovers startling details about Mr. Terupt. Anna finally decides she's ready for the truth about her absent dad. And Luke's keen observations lead to questions with unexpected answers.  It's a roller coaster of a year as Mr. Terupt helps his students be the best they can be—and enlists their help to pull off an extra-special project. But will there be a happy ending for all? "This sequel can be read on its own. Moving and real."--Kirkus Reviews "A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read."--School Library Journal less...
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Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Julie, Lucy, and Alia are best friends who share the same passion: dance! A new year of classes has begun and this year, in addition to their regular ballet and modern dance c more...
Amazon Says: Julie, Lucy, and Alia are best friends who share the same passion: dance! A new year of classes has begun and this year, in addition to their regular ballet and modern dance classes, the three girls are introduced to a new style of dance — African folk! Powered by deep percussion-based music, this style is unlike anything they’ve ever tried before. While the girls enjoy their new art form, problems at home and in the classroom threaten to cause them to have to stop taking their dance classes. Can the girls balance their studies and their extracurricular activities, or will they have to give up dancing for good? less...
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Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Toddlers will love learning about colors with the interactive images in this board book that features an orange goldfish, a red crab, blue butterfly, a yellow fish and more of more...
Amazon Says: Toddlers will love learning about colors with the interactive images in this board book that features an orange goldfish, a red crab, blue butterfly, a yellow fish and more of their favorite animal friends, with appealing touch-and-feel elements on every spread that help build sensory development as well as language and reading readiness. A sparkly jacket encourages toddlers to pick up the book, the bright bold interior pages help them develop object recognition, and the descriptive text builds their language skills — making this series a favorite for both parents and children. less...
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Hollow Earth by John Barrowman
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Imagination matters most in a world where art can keep monsters trapped—or set them free. Lots of twins have a special connection, but twelve-year-old Matt and Emil more...
Amazon Says: Imagination matters most in a world where art can keep monsters trapped—or set them free. Lots of twins have a special connection, but twelve-year-old Matt and Emily Calder can do way more than finish each other’s sentences. Together, they are able to bring art to life and enter paintings at will. Their extraordinary abilities are highly sought after, particularly by a secret group who want to access the terrors called Hollow Earth. All the demons, devils, and evil creatures ever imagined are trapped for eternity in the world of Hollow Earth—trapped unless special powers release them. The twins flee from London to a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in hopes of escaping their pursuers and gaining the protection of their grandfather, who has powers of his own. But the villains will stop at nothing to find Hollow Earth and harness the powers within. With so much at stake, nowhere is safe—and survival might be a fantasy. less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: "Paws up if you love everything about dogs, from their irrepressible cheeriness to their slobbery tongues." --Booklist Dogs are man's best friend! They are intelligen more...
Amazon Says: "Paws up if you love everything about dogs, from their irrepressible cheeriness to their slobbery tongues." --Booklist Dogs are man's best friend! They are intelligent, inquisitive, compassionate, and funny! Their friendliness combined with their ability to connect to humans make dogs one of the most loved animals in the world. Everything Dogs explores the world of these extraordinary animals! Kids will learn all about the characteristics that define dogs, their daily lives, the different breeds, and much, much more! Packed with fun facts and amazing photographs, features "Expert's Corners" that provide exciting, real-life experiences with dogs from a National Geographic explorer, and cool and interactive activities, kids will get an in-depth look at these curious, furry, and lovable creatures. Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: ISBN 978-1-4263-1025-6, $25.90 / $29.00 Can National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.  From the Trade Paperback edition. less...
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Oh! What a Surprise! by Suzanne Bloom
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Goose and Bear are making surprises for each other. But what about Fox? She is hoping beyond hope that one of the presents is for her. But what if it isn't? Even though her ho more...
Amazon Says: Goose and Bear are making surprises for each other. But what about Fox? She is hoping beyond hope that one of the presents is for her. But what if it isn't? Even though her hope may turn to disappointment, Fox throws herself into making a surprise for her friends. When the time comes to exchange gifts, Fox is overjoyed to discover that Goose and Bear haven't forgotten her after all. Suzanne Bloom's endearing story helps children understand that remembering friends is what good friends do. According to School Library Journal, "Lovable odd couples are a staple of children's books on friendship, and Bloom's Bear and Goose are among the most memorable." less...
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Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relat more...
Amazon Says: This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relate to! The previous books in the series have been well reviewed, and this new book will be equally compelling.   A short, fully illustrated biography in the award-winning GREAT IDEA SERIES, about the man who invented the elevator - Elijah Otis. The man who enabled the hi-rise, and other feats of modern architecture. less...
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Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Cancelled library hardcover book with protective clear mylar jacket left on (can be removed by buyer if he/she chooses to reveal original dust jacket). Shows minimal reader w more...
Amazon Says: Cancelled library hardcover book with protective clear mylar jacket left on (can be removed by buyer if he/she chooses to reveal original dust jacket). Shows minimal reader wear, all the usual library marks, tape and stamps/stickers. Pages intact with no ink markings or highlighting. less...
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