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  • I Want My Hat Back

    I Want My Hat Back

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jon Klassen
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2011, Sep 27th).
    Pages:   40

    A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.The bear s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke. more

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  • Listen to My Trumpet!

    Listen to My Trumpet!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mo Willems
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH (2012, Feb 7th).
    Pages:   64

    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In Listen to My Trumpet! Piggie can't wait to play her new instrument for Gerald! But is she ready to listen to his reaction? more

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  • Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

    Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nick Bruel
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Square Fish (2012, Jan 17th).
    Pages:   160

    Kitty's owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it’s a . . . dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it’s a cat.  But we all know that it’s really a BABY! With Nick Bruel’s trademark mix of antic humor (this time involving a Kitty game show and the Kitty Olympics—which the baby wins hands down), riotous illustrations, total mayhem, and Uncle Murray Fun Facts, this may be the funniest Kitty book yet, and the one that hits closest to home. Bad Kitty Meets the Baby is the winner of the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards for Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year. more

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  • Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp)

    Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Vince Flynn
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Atria (2011, Oct 11th).
    Pages:   448

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn is back with another nail-biting political thriller that follows the young Mitch Rapp on a deadly mission to hunt down the men responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. more

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  • The Dead End

    The Dead End

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mimi McCoy
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Scholastic Paperbacks (2010, May 1st).
    Pages:   192

    Poison Apple Books: Thrilling. Bone-chilling. These books have bite!Casey Slater can’t believe her bad luck. It’s the summer before seventh grade, and instead of the perfect vacation she’d planned with her best friend, Casey is in a remote country town, where her parents are restoring an old, creaky, creepy house. Worst of all, everyone else in town thinks the old house is haunted. And soon Casey thinks so, too -- a vase explodes, a heavy china cabinet falls over on its own -- and it seems like the ghost doesn’t want them there. Casey thought she’d be dying of boredom, but now she’s scared to death! more

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  • This Totally Bites!

    This Totally Bites!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ruth Ames
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Scholastic Paperbacks (2010, May 1st).
    Pages:   208

    Poison Apple Books: Thrilling. Bone-chilling. These books have bite!Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire? more

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  • Clifford's Manners (Clifford 8x8)

    Clifford's Manners (Clifford 8x8)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Norman Bridwell
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Cartwheel Books; Reprint edition (2010, Sep 1st).
    Pages:   32

    Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued!It only takes a little to BE BIG!Emily Elizabeth taught Clifford good manners. He always says "please" and "thank you," follows the rules, and SHARES with his friends. It's easy to like someone like Clifford: even if he makes mistakes, he always tries to be kind and considerate.The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place. more

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  • No Mark upon Her: A Novel

    No Mark upon Her: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Deborah Crombie
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   William Morrow (2012, Feb 7th).
    Pages:   384

    New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense—a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective—an accomplished rower—on the Thames. When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an investigation fraught with complications. The victim, Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with many admirers—and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a high-ranking detective with the Met—a fact that raises a host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive case. more

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  • E-mergency!

    E-mergency!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tom Lichtenheld
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Chronicle Books (2011, Oct 19th).
    Pages:   40

    It s an E-mergency! The letter E has fallen down the stairs and ended up in the hospital. Now the only way to get her back on her feet is for everyone to stop using her. But who will substitute for E? The other letters have to make a decision, ASAP. Z is too sleepy, P is always in the bathroom, and Y asks way too many questions. Thankfully, O rolls in to save the day, because he's "so well-rounded." Now E can rost up and got bottor . . . as long as ovorybody follows the rulos.Chock-full of verbal and visual puns, this zany book is sure to tickle both the brain and the funny bone. more

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  • Left for Dead: A Novel (Ali Reynolds)

    Left for Dead: A Novel (Ali Reynolds)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   J.A. Jance
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Touchstone (2012, Feb 7th).
    Pages:   304

    Ali Reynolds investigates two shocking cases of victims brutally left for dead in New York Times bestselling J.A. Jance’s latest mystery-thriller. When Santa Cruz County deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, Ali’s classmate from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there’s much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, both fall under suspicion of wrongdoing.Ali owes Reyes a debt of gratitude for the help he gave her years earlier when she was dealing with a troubled friend. When she’s summoned to his bedside at Physicians Medical Center in Tucson, it’s impossible for her to turn away. more

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