Wednesday, February 05, 2014

New Fiction Books!!

Friends - When his friend moves away, a boy sets out on a journey to find her.
My Blue Bunny, Bubbit - A little girl who loves her blue wool bunny makes a special toy friend for her new baby brother.
Lost Cat - Slipper the cat is mistakenly left behind in the commotion when the lady she has always lived with moves in with her daughter's family, so Slipper sets out to find someone new to adopt.
Ant and Honey Bee, A Pair Of Friends In Winter - The funny, endearing insect pals find a way to be more than fair-weather friends in a second early chapter book from Megan McDonald and G. Brian Karas. "Brrrr!" The leaves are off the trees, and frost is on the ground. It's time for bugs to hunker down and hide out for the winter. But Ant isn't ready to hunker down. Ant isn't ready to be "all by herself" for months on end. The thought of a long chilly season without her best friend, Honey Bee, is enough to make Ant shiver with dread. Can Ant brave the cold for one last surprise visit before the snow flies? And will Honey Bee welcome an interruption of her peace and quiet? The author of the Judy Moody series teams up again with award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas to show that true friends can weather whatever comes their way -- even if one is feeling antsy and the other has blissful hibernation in mind.

Mysterious Traveler - Desert guide Issa finds the baby girl Mariama after a sandstorm, and raises her as his own daughter--until a young man and his protectors come seeking a guide for their dangerous journey through the Bitter Mountains.
The Silver Button - At the same moment that Jodie's baby brother takes his first step, a city's worth of moments unfold.
Eat Like A Bear - Follows a bear from the time she emerges from her den in April after four months without food, through months of eating fish, ants, and huckleberries, to midwinter when the arrival of two cubs interrupts her long winter's rest. Includes facts about brown (grizzly) bears of the Yellowstone National Park/Glacier National Park region.
Henry's Hand - Henry is a monster whose body parts tend to fall off but his right hand helps keep everything together and is his best friend, until Henry becomes lazy and his hand decides to leave.

Spark - "Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can't control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn't help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame?"-- Provided by publisher.
King For A Day - "Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival"--Provided by publisher.
The Invisible Boy - Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.
Herman And Rosie -  New York City, a "groovy little jazz number" brings together a lonely crocodile and deer.

Fortunately, The Milk - While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
Archon - Twelve-year-old Taemon struggles with the fallout from his role in ending the city of Deliverance's ability to use telekinetic powers and embarks on a dangerous journey with Amma to find his missing father in a Republik.
Rooftoppers - When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie's mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."
Words with Wings - Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her...until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future. This verse novel poignantly celebrates the power of writing and the inspiration a good teacher can deliver.
The Bingo Rematch - Everybody is fighting in sixth-grader Maximilian's world as his elderly aunts battle for the Queen Bingo trophy, his masked uncles wrestle for the tag-team title of the world, and his sweetheart and the "new girl" battle for Max's heart.
Serafina's Promise - In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family, but dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor--then the earthquake hits and Serafina must summon all her courage to find her father and still get medicine for her sick baby brother as she promised.

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