Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We have 2 new picture books:

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
The kitty is very good when things are the way he likes them. But when things change and he doesn't like them, he is very very bad.

The Tortoise and the Hare Race Again by Dan Bernstein
The tortoise and the hare are miserable with their lives since their last race. So, they have another race. See if the hare learned his lesson about being lazy and wins the race or loses once again.

We have a new chapter book:

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Four fifth-grade students make a homework machine and things don't turn out exactly as planned.

We now have the six volume set of the series, Warriors by Erin Hunter.
volume 1 Into the Wild
volume 2 Fire and Ice
volume 3 Forest of Secrets
volume 4 Rising Storm
volume 5 A Dangerous Path
volume 6 The Darkest Hour

Friday, January 25, 2008

We have 4 new books to tell you about:

Bugs Rule by Kathryn Stevens
This is a Reading Rocks book that explains things about bugs. If you like to be grossed-out - you'll love this book.

Survival by K. A. Applegate
This is volume 13 in the series of Remnants.

Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell
This is a replacement copy of on old favorite of several people.

The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter
Selig loves words. He writes them down everywhere and on everything. (This is a Young Hoosier Book Nominee for 2008-09).

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Junior Fiction

Being Bee by Catherine Bateson
Bee faces friction at home and at school when her widowed father begins seriously dating Jazzi, who seems to take over the house and their lives, but as shared secrets and common interests finally begin to draw them together, Jazzi accidentally makes a terrible mistake.

A Masterpiece For Bess by Lara Bergen
Flattered at first that all the other fairies and sparrow men want her to paint their portraits, Bess soon begins to feel overwhelmed and tries to find a way to return to the kind of painting she really wants to do.

Soupy Saturdays With The Pain & The Great One by Judy Blume
Revisits the sometimes challenging relationship between a six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One).

Elijah Of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
In 1860, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami
Meet Amber, Jazz, and Geena Dhillon--also known as the Bindi Babes. What these sisters don't need is an interferring auntie from Indian inviting herself into their household to cramp their style. Unfortunately, that's exactly what their dad allows to happen.

Phantom Stallion by Terri Farley
Sam and the mysterious, powerful mustang known as the Phantom have become friends, and she's determined to defend his freedom on the open range. It's not his freedom Sam's fighting for--it's his life.

The Entertainer And The Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman
A struggling American ventriloquist in post-World War II Europe is possed by the mischievous spirit of a young Jewish boy killed in the Holocaust. Author's note details the murder of over one million children by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s.

The WarpTrio: You Can't But Genghis Khan adapted by Jinnifer Frantz
Join Joe, Fred, and Sam as they travel back in time to meet a young Genghis Khan and explore the Mongolian Empire.

Salem Witch: My Side Of The Story by Patricia Hermes
Is there one "true" version of history? With this exciting series, you can read about two very different young people who are living through a dramatic moment in history. Their paths cross, but they don't see eye to eye...This unique "flippable" book lets you read both sides of the story.

Martin Bridge Out Of Orbit! by Jessica Scott Kerrin
When Martin accidentally rockets out of his tree fort on a pogo stick while pretending to be Zip Rideout, Space Cadet, the difference between cartoons and real life becomes painfully clear! Join Martin in his continuing adventures as he bounces out of orbit.

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: Be Nice To Mice by Nancy Krulik
Katie accidentally wished on a shooting star to be anyone but herself. Katie soon learns that wishes really do come true--and in the strangest ways.

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: Camp Rules! by Nancy Krulik
Katie's so excited about her two-week stay at sleepaway camp! The activities, the s'mores, the friends...and the wild animals?! Summer heats up when the magic wind decides to blow by--twice.

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: It's Snow Joke! by NancyKrulik
It's winter break, and Katie's actress friend has invited her to a movie shoot at a ski lodge! Unfortunately, the magic wind doesn't take a winter break.

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: My Pops Is Tops! by Nancy Krulik
The Parent-Kid Olympics at school are going to be so much fun, but Katie's parents can't come, so she's going to team up with her grandfather instead.

A Wind In The Door by Madeleine L'Engle
Meg Murry worries when her six-year old brother announces that there are dragons in the vegetable garden. But Charles is right about the dragons--actually a friendly entity who has come to help him and to take Meg and her friend on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space.

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
Judy gets a chance to really express herself when her third-grade teacher, Mr. Todd, assigns a very special class project.

Soccer Hero by Stephanie Peters
Rob Lasher, an ordinary soccer player, saves his coach's life in front of all his teammates and becomes the team's hero.

Edgar Allan Poe edited by Andrew Delbanco
Five stories by the nineteenth-century american writer best known for his tales of horror.

Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
In 1975, eleven Boy Scouts, their leaders, and some new friends camping at Halape, Hawaii, find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake strikes, followed by a tsunami.

Maybelle In TheSoup by Katie Speck
When Mr. and Mrs. Peabody invite guests to dinner, Maybelle, the cockroach who lives under their refrigewrator, ignores the warnings of Henry the flea to be sensible and ends up "splashing" into a big adventure.

Abracadabra! Magic With Mouse and Mole by Wong Herbert Yee
Mole is mad about magic until he takes his friend Mouse to a show that turns out to be all tricks, but then Mouse conjures up a special night program to show him the enchantment found in nature.

New Junior Non-Fiction

Where Do Chicks Come From? by Amy E. Sklansky
This Stage 1 book explains simple science concepts. Preschoolers and kindergarteners can read and learn how chicks develop, how they get the food they need to grow, and how a mother hen helps keep them safe in this simple introduction to the life cycle of a baby chick.

Let's Take Care Of Our New Dog by Nuria Roca & Rosa M. Curto
Miranda and her brother Mark adopt a puppy, and during the first few weeks, they discover the joys of feeding, training, walking, veterinary care, and playing with the newest member of their family! Dog-related activites and practical guidelines from a veterinarian are included.

Another Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Bad by Mark Gonyea
In superheroic form, the author demonstrates that the beauty of "complicated" can be found in its underlying simplicity. Easy to understand, this book breaks down more design concepts and makes it possible for anyone to see through the eyes of a graphic designer.

Gifts For Kids To Make by Cheryl Owen
Stimulate your child's creative talent and imagination with more than fifty gift ideas that are fun to make and a pleasure to receive. Great ideas, suitable for three to ten year-olds, including handmade cards, fragrant gifts and edible presents.

Crafts For Hanukkah by Kathy Ross
Colorful step-by-step illustrations help turn inexpensive and readily available materials into easy-to-make gifts, games, and decorations that will add a youngster's special touch to this bright season.

The Cardboard Box Book by Danny, Jake, and Niall Walsh
Think outside the box. And inside it, too. And underneath, and on top....Fun is the object of this book! With a couple of cardboard boxes, some tape, scissors, and a few other things, you can make loads of toys and games. There are 25 easy, and inexpensive ideas for projects--the only limit is your imagination!

Gold Medal For Weird by Kevin Sylvester
We hear plenty about the super-athletes who come home loaded with medals. But what about the others--the incompetent, the cheaters and the just plain goofy? Well, here they are, parading their shortcomings in public and winning a Gold Medal for Weird.

Nibble Nibble by Margaret Wise Brown
Five delightful poems capture the simple eloquence of the natural world and illuminate the whimsy of bunnies at play.

Shouts! Little Poems That Roar by Brod Bagert
What do Snack Time, the Little Dipper, and a Big Fat Hen have in common? They're all little poems with a whole lot to say.

Mites to Mastodons by Maxine Kumin
Original poetry and art combine to make us marvel at the animals in this book as they inspire our imagination.

Yellow Elephant by Julie Larios
In this bright bestiary, poet Julie Larious and painter Julie Paschkis color a menagerie of animals in brilliantly unexpected hues--encouraging us to see the familiar in surprising new ways.

Big Is Big (and little, little) by J. Patrick Lewis
In this book of contrasts, learn the difference between short and tall, hot and cold, front and back. There's no better place to find out than in the animal world.

Tap Dancing On The Roof by Linda Sue Park
This book presents Sijo, a traditional Korean form of poetry. Each line in sijo has a special purpose. The third line always contains some kind of twist--humor or irony, an unexpected image, a pun, or a play on words. Sounds like fun. It is!

The Snack Smasher by Andrea Perry
Mischievous creatures are exposed who are out to wreak havoc in kids' lives. Just in time, too--the Wicked Waitress, the Locker Destroyer, and the Ink Drinkers are all eagerly waiting to strike!

If by Rudyard Kipling
What makes a boy into a man? For more than one hundred years, this classic poem has inspired readers to reach for the best in themselves. In pictures and words, here's what every boy needs to know most.

The December, 2007 issue features travel around the world to 26 amazing places.

The October, 2007 issue features stories about the real India.

The Picture Book of Samuel Adams by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler
In this story of Samual Adams, an American patriot and a founder of the United States, the authors offer a compelling hero for young readers--a man passionate about freedom and determined to make a difference.

Different Like Coco by Elizabeth Matthews
This chic picture-book presents a lively and inspiring look at CoCo Chanel, a role model for people everywhere who dare to embrace their uniqueness and to dream big. With a talent for sewing and a creative mind, she began inventing clothing that suited her and a new generation of independent working women.

Victor Frankl by Anna S. Redsand
This rich and compelling biography, illustrated with powerful images of the Holocaust, chronicles the incredible and inspiring story of one man's struggles and, ultimately, success in forging a life worth living.

A Picture Book Of John Hancock by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler
In this book the authors capture the life of John Hancock, a founding father who was devoted to liberty and to serving the nation he had helped start.

M.L.K. Journey Of A King by Tonya Bolden
Through photographs and the stirring lively text, young readers are introduced to the human being behind the icon. In this book, readers have the chance to see the world through Martin Luther King's eyes, presenting a fresh, moving perspective to a familiar historical figure.

The November, 2007 issue features the many faces of George Washington.

Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? by Teresa Bateman
This witty and intriguing book looks at seventeen well-loved patriotic symbols and examines how they came to represent America.

Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself by Carmella Van Vleet
Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating more than 25 hands-on projects. Each project is combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia, giving kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt.

The October, 2007 issue features the birth of New York, the Dutch in America.

Our Liberty Bell by Henry Jonas Magaziner
This text pays homage to one of our country's finest treasures. Here is the story of the Liberty Bell, from its humble beginnings to its prominence as a lasting symbol of American freedom.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Junior Non-Fiction

Smash It! Crash It! Launch It! by Rain Newcomb & Bobby Mercer
Fifty mind-blowing, eye-popping science experiments that are fun, and work because they obey the laws of physics. With all of the cool science know-how you'll learn you can construct anything from a pop bottle rocket to a fleet of paper helicopters.

Diving To A Deep-Sea Volcano by Kenneth Mallory
You'll share the six and a half foot space inside of a research submarine while it spins a mile downward to reach an underwater universe.

After the Dinosaurs by Charlotte Lewis Brown
Read about the largest mammal ever to walk on land, about a tiger with teeth longer than your hand, and about a horse the size of a dog! An I Can Read! series book.

Deep in the Swamp by Donna M. Bateman
Welcome to the Okefenokee swamp, where baby critters and their mothers merrily splash, swim, trill, snooze, bask, soar, zip, jump, climb, and scurry all day long. From mammals to reptiles to birds to insects, learn about the animals that inhabit this lush environment.

It's a Butterfly's Life by Irene Kelly
A vibrant exploration of the lives of these exquisite winged beauties.

It's a Hummingbird's Life by Irene Kelly
This artfully designed and illustrated book is brimming with facts about ruby-throated hummingbirds, and offers an intimate view of the small but fascinating world of these jewellike birds.

Pocket Babies and Other Amazing Marsupials by Sneed B. Collard III
Learn about the marsupials of the world, including opossums, kangaroos, koalas and others.

Caring For Cheetahs by Rosanna Hansen
Join Rosanna Hansen as she works to help this endangered cat at the Cheetah Conservation
Fund's nature reserve in Namibia. This fascinating text documents the adventure of a lifetime--working with cheetahs to help save them.

A Kid's Book On Boatbuilding by Will Ansel
This book tells kids about some of the things that go on when boats are built. It's about the sights and sounds and smells and the feel of boatbuilding.

The Mighty Street Sweeper by Patrick Moore
Colorful illustrations and an engaging compare-and-contrast text make this picture book a delight for budding truck lovers.

The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
From how they are planted to how they get to stores, here is a wealth of information about vegetables, including how to plant and tend your own vegetable garden.

New Junion Non-Fiction

Humanism, What's That? by Helen Bennett
This volume presents humanism to young adults and holds out the hope and openness of Humanism in a form that can help young people confront Fundamentalist approaches to religion with confidence.

Faces--People, Places, and Cultures
The November, 2007 issue features stories about teens around the world.

The December, 2007 issue features stories about the crafting of the U.S. Constitution.

Crime Scene--Science Fair Projects by Elizabeth Snoke Harris
This fantastic, colorful guide gives you more than 20 incredible activities that will catch a science fair judge's eye and get you the blue ribbon.

The Old Woman and Her Pig retold by Margaret Read MacDonald
Worried that her little boy will be frightened if she fails to return home before dark, the old woman enlists the aid of some passing animals to coax her new pig across the bridge.

Rumpelstiltskin adaptation by Xavier Carrasco
The universally loved story, retold in both Spanish and English, will delight early readers and older learners alike.

Fiesta Fiasco by Ann Whitford Paul
When shopping for Gulebra's birthday, Conejo convinces his friends Iguana and Tortuga to buy all the worong presents. There's a fiasco in the making in this spirited and comical story about learning how to be a good amigo. A glossary of Spanish words is included.

Monica and Quico's Marble/La canica de Monica y Quico
One of eighteen in the bilingual collection of Stories for Reinforcing Reading and Writing, it includes exercises which relate to reading comprehension and pronunciation.

The Three Little Sheep/Dibe' Yazhi Taa'go Baa Hane' by Serphine G. Yazzie
When three little sheep set out to begin life on their own they must develop stratagems to escape the cunning and tricks of the hungry coyote.

Tatanka and the Lakota People: a creation story illustrated by Donald F. Montileaux.
After the Great Spirits created the world, the Trickster fooled the Buffalo Nation into leaving the Undersworld. They became the Ordinary People and needed help to survive. Tatanka, the holy man, turned himself into a Buffalo and sacrificied his powers for the people.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Here are some new picture books.

Wilky the White House Cockroach by Howie Schneider
D.C. is a young cockroach who is bored living in the pizza parlor. So, he gets in a pizza box in search of an adventure. He ends up being very unwelcome in the White House.

Big Sister Now by Annette Sheldon
A little girl gets used to sharing her parents with her new baby brother and realizes there are some benefits to being a big sister.

One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes! told by Aaron Shepard
This is a retelling of the Grimm fairy tale about the girl who gets teased about having two eyes when one sister has only one eye and the other sister has three eyes.

A Pore in New York by Catherine Stock
Monsieur Monmouton and his dog Cabot fly from France to New York City in search of his farm animals, who are taking a vacation.

I Don't Like Gloria by Kaye Umansky
The family dog tries to cope with the arrival of a new pet.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
This is a replacement book for the lovable crocodile, Lyle.

A Sack Full of Feathers by Debby Waldman and Cindy Revell
In this retelling of a Jewish folktale, Yankel does not realize the harm done by the stories he tells.

There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward
This rhyming book looks at the consequences of a coyote's strange diet.

If a Chicken Stayed for Supper by Carrie Weston
Even though they are told to stay by the den the little foxes can't resist going outside to play in the dark.

The Tale of Pale Male by Jeanette Winter
This is a true story of two red-tailed hawks that make their home high above the traffic and crowds right in the middle of New York City.

Belinda and the Glass Slipper by Amy Young
Belinda competes with an ambitious new dancer for the title role in the ballet "Cinderella".

continuing with the new picture books:

Pink by Nan Gregory
Vivi does jobs for her neighbors to make money to buy a bride doll in the store window that is all dressed in PINK! Will it be worth all the trouble?

I Could Eat You Up! by Jo Harper
Animal parents describe how much they love their children by comparing them to food.

Star Seeker by Theresa Heine
This story describes an imaginary journey through the night sky while giving facts about astronomy, the solar system, and constellations.

Mrs. O'Leary's Cow adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
When a cow kicks over a lantern in the barn causing a fire, who will save her?

My Father's Shop by Satomi Ichikawa
Come visit Mustafa in his favorite place in all of Morocco - his father's shop.

Buckamoo Girls by Ellen A. Kelley
The rhyming text in this book tell of the adventures of two cows who long to be cowgirls.

Scoop! by John Kelly and Cathy Tincknell
This is an exclusive by Monty Molenski, the mole on a mission. Monty tries to find out what his co-workers do after hours. What will he find?

Clorinda by Robert Kinerk
Clorinda the cow follows her dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

Green as a Bean by Karla Kuskin
This book has questions in verse about the many things you could be if you were square or soft or loud or red or small or fat or fierce or dark.

My Cat Copies Me by Yoon-duck Kwon
This book explores the special bond between children and their pets.

A Puppy for Annie by Kim Lewis
Annie loves her new pup, Bess. Bess loves her new girl, Annie. Throughout the story Annie learns what Bess wants by the way she acts.

Balloons Balloons Balloons by Dee Lillegard
Bunnies get a colorful surprise in this poetic book about balloons of all colors.

Mr. Pusskins by Sam Lloyd
The cat doesn't like life with Emily. He is bored. So, he takes off one night out the door for adventure. He finds that home wasn't so bad after all. Will he ever see Emily again?

The Best Father's Day Present Ever by Christine Loomis
Langley the snail gets to the shop too late to buy his father a gift. But on the way home he finds that some of the best gifts are those from the heart. What will his gift be?

Hugo & Miles in I've Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
Hugo is sad because he doesn't have anything else paint. When he and his friend, Miles, go to Paris he learns to look at things differently. Now he will never run out of art projects.

Rhinos Who Rescue by Julie Mammano
This book of rhino firefighters examines all the things firemen do to help others.

Chicken Joy on Redbean Road by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
When a case of chicken measles steals the rooster's voice, his friend brings musicians around to remind him to sing so he doesn't end up as "quiet rooster stew".

The Monster in the Backpack by Lisa Moser
Annies backpack came with pink and blue flowers, a zipper, and a MONSTER! That monster causes all kinds of trouble for Annie. But, will she want to discard or keep that backpack and monster?

When I Met the Wolf Girls by Deborah Noyes
Seven-year-old Bulu describes events surrounding the arrival of two wolf girls at their orphanage, including attempts to teach them to eat properly and to speak.

Gwango's Lonesome Trail by Justin Parpan
A lonely dinosaur wanders the desert in search of a companion. He ends up with an unlikely friend in an unlikely place.

When I Grow Up, I Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize by Isabel Pin
The boy in this book knows he will do great things when he gets older. Right now, though, he's having some trouble.

Napi Goes to the Mountain by Antonio Ramirez
Napi is a Mazateca girl that lives with her family in a little village on the bank of the river. One day her father doesn't come home from work. Others search, but she decides to take things into her own hands. She has many magical adventures while trying to find her father.

Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal by Jeanie Franz Ransom
This clever book tells about the pigs in Mrs. McNeal's classroom that are always tattling on each other. Mrs. McNeal gets tired of the "squealing" and makes a new rule.

What Do Parents Do? (when you're not home) by Jeanie Franz Ransom
When two children spend the night with their grandmother, their parents do all the things the children are not allowed to do like jump on the bed, play video games, and watch tv for too long.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rowlinson
When his favorite tree starts losing its leaves, Fletcher the fox is worried that it is sick. But a magical sight is in store for him come winter.

Fix It, Sam by Lori Ries
Sam is good at fixing things, but it's his little brother, Petey, who keeps their tent from falling down.

Sam is Never Scared by Thierry Robberecht
This story shows how everyone is scared of something.

Wolf! Wolf! by John Rocco
This is a retelling of the Aesop fable about the boy who cried wolf.

Bear of my Heart by Joanne Ryder
A mama bear tells her baby how she will always love him.

Dance by the Light of the Moon by Joanne Ryder
This story is based on the chorus "Buffalo Gals". It is Farmer Snow's annual barnyard party. Oh, what a night it will be.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

My Mom's Wedding by Eve Bunting
Seven-year-old Pinky has mixed feelings about her divorced mother's wedding.

Choo-Choo by Virginia Lee Burton
This is a story about a little engine that ran away.

Kitty's Cuddles by Jane Cabrera
Who is Kitty's favorite friend to cuddle?

Some Dog! by Mary Casanova
George had a good life until a stray dog moves into his home. All the tricks and antics of the new pooch leave George exhausted.

The Year of the Dog (tales from the Chinese Zodiac) by Oliver Chin
This is a story about friendship and looking after one another.

The Year of the Pig (tales from the Chinese Zodiac) by Oliver Chin
This is a story about finding out what ones best qualities are.

The Forever Dog by Bill Cochran
Mike and his dog Corky plan to be best friends forever. Then Corky gets ill and dies. Mike has to learn to deal with his anger over losing his friend.

The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper
Grandfather explains that the Golden Rule is a simple statement on how to live life.

Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Bettina and her Aunt Tallulah exchange letters telling the things that are happening in their lives.

Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin
A young fly learns about mastering flight school, getting along with 327 brothers and sisters, and discovering heroes.

Only You by Robin Cruise
A parent describes everything there is to love about a child.

Cowlick! by Christin Ditchfield
The cow comes in at night and just can't resist licking the child's little head on his pillow.

Dodsworth in New York by Tim Egan
When Dodsworth sets out for an adventure he does not realize that a duck has stowed away in his suitcase.

The Pink Refrigerator by Tim Egan
Dodsworth tries to do as little as possible until his attitude changes after finding this pink refrigerator

Polo The Runaway Book by Regis Faller
In this wordless book Polo tries to retrieve his new book from an alien.

Silly Mommy, Silly Daddy by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Baby is in a bad mood. Who will get her to smile?

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy Hide! by Candace Fleming
Mr. McGreely worked hard all summer keeping the bunnies out of his garden. Now, he has to try to keep them out of his home during the winter.

Birdsongs by Betsy Franco
Throughout the day various birds sing their songs.

Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French
This wombat keeps a diary of the things he does like eating and sleeping.

Where to, Little Wombat? by Charles Fuge
Little Wombat wonders if there is a more exciting place to live. Will he find someplace better?

Half a World Away by Libby Gleeson
When Louie's best friend Amy moves to the other side of the world, he must find a way to reconnect with her.

Dimity Dumpty by Bob Graham
This is the story of Humpty's sister.

We have a bunch of new picture books!

Joe on the Go by Peggy Perry Anderson
Joe the frog cannot find anyone to play with him. Everyone seems to be too busy. However, someone does have time for him! Who will it be?

What a Party! by Sandy Asher
Froggie is so excited about Grandpa's birthday party that he doesn't want it to end.

Mwakwa Talks to the Loon (A Cree Story for Children) by Dale Auger
This book introduces children to the basics of life in a Cree village and how to be respectful of the gifts we have.

Wanda and the Frogs by Barbara Azore
Wanda finds some tadpoles on her way to school. The teacher allows the students to watch them develop their legs and tails. Wanda takes them home. What will happen when they turn totally into frogs?

A Nickel, a Trolley, a Treasure House by Sharon Reiss Baker
At the turn of the century, Lionel spends every spare minute sketching scenes from the world around him. He doesn't think his drawings could ever really matter to anyone. Then his teacher takes him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, he finds that the world is a more exciting place then he could ever imagine.

Alphabetter by Dan Bar-el and Graham Ross
In this offbeat alphabet book, children find themselves with the wrong objects for the tasks at hand until they find a way to help each other out.

At the Dog Park with Sam and Lucy by Daisy Bix and Amelia Hansen
As you see dogs playing in the dog park, will you be able to find all the different types of dogs listed at the beginning of the book?

Grady the Goose by Denise Brennan-Nelson
Grady does not mind her parents well. She wants to do things in her own way. But, when her family flies south for the winter, she is left alone to fend for herself until a farmer helps her.

My Brother by Anthony Browne
A child describes the many wonderful things about his brother who can fly, write amazing stories, and stand up to bullies among other things.

more to come. . .