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  • Amulet #4: The Last Council

    Amulet #4: The Last Council

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kazu Kibuishi
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   GRAPHIX (2011, Sep 1st).
    Pages:   224

    Kazu Kibuishi's thrilling, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!Emily and her friends think they'll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn't right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she's expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered--a secret that, if left buried, means certain destruction of everything Emily fights for. more

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  • Iznogoud The Infamous: Iznogoud Vol. 7 (Adventures of the Grand Vizier Iznogoud)

    Iznogoud The Infamous: Iznogoud Vol. 7 (Adventures of the Grand Vizier Iznogoud)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tabary
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Cinebook, Ltd (2011, Jul 16th).
    Pages:   48

    In Baghdad the Magnificent reigns Haroun al Plassid, who is the Caliph. There also dwells Iznogoud, who wants to be the Caliph. The irascible Grand Vizier hatches plot after plot to remove his ruler and take his place-melting Djinn, invisibility spell, cursed diamond, voodoo doll. But no amount of cunning or obstinacy can make up for sheer, hilariously bad luck. Ages 8+. more

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  • The Little Island

    The Little Island

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Margaret Wise Brown
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Doubleday Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (2003, Sep 9th).
    Pages:   48

    There is a little island in the ocean—and this book is about how it is on that little island, how the seasons and the storm and the day and night change it, how the lobsters and seals and gulls and everything else live on it, and what the kitten who comes to visit finds out about it. more

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  • How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution?: And Other Questions About the Boston Tea Party (Six Questions of American History)

    How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution?: And Other Questions About the Boston Tea Party (Six Questions of American History)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Linda Gondosch
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Lerner Publications (-0001, Nov 30th).
    Pages:   48

    On a cold evening in December 1773, a group of men climbed aboard three ships docked in Boston Harbor. Armed with hatchets, the men began breaking into the ships' valuable cargo--342 crates of tea. They dumped the tea into the black water of the harbor and then marched back home through the city streets. This "Boston Tea Party" was a bold act of protest by American colonists against British rule. It pushed the colonies and Great Britain a step closer to war. But who were these protestors? Why would they risk angering the powerful British government? And how did the British respond? Discover the facts about the Boston Tea Party and the colonists' struggle for independent rule. more

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  • T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet

    T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Debbie Shoulders
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Sleeping Bear Press (2011, Nov 1st).
    Pages:   32

    At 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912, the fate of the world's most famous ship was sealed when the lookout on the luxury liner, RMS<Titanic, spotted an iceberg in the ship's path in the North Atlantic. By 2 am, the ship had started its slide into the frigid waters, carrying close to 1,5000 people to a watery grave.In T is for Titanic, husband-and-wife writing team Michael and Debbie Shoulders sift through the stories, documents, and artifacts surronding the famous ship, giving a you-are-there view to one of the greatest disaster stories. more

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  • The Last Hope

    The Last Hope

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Hunter
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2012, Apr 3rd).
    Pages:   352

    The end of the stars draws near. Three must become four to battle the darkness that lasts forever. . . . After countless moons of treachery, Tigerstar's Dark Forest apprentices are ready to lay siege upon the warrior Clans. As Jayfeather, Dovewing, and Lionblaze prepare to lead their Clanmates into battle, they await the arrival of the mysterious fourth warrior who is prophesied to help lead the Clans to glory.The darkest hour the Clans have ever faced has dawned. Hopes will be shattered and heroes will rise as the warriors fight for their very survival. more

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  • Mia and the Daisy Dance

    Mia and the Daisy Dance

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Robin Farley
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2012, Apr 3rd).
    Pages:   32

    Mia and her classmates are putting on a show! But when Anna leaves class early, Mia is afraid her friend won’t learn the dance in time. Can Mia help? more

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  • The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society)

    The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Trenton Lee Stewart
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012, Apr 10th).
    Pages:   480

    Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's being sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances -- and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: He's a genius. On his quest to solve the mystery, Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places -- and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself. more

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  • The Puppy Place #27: Lucy

    The Puppy Place #27: Lucy

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ellen Miles
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Scholastic Paperbacks (2012, May 1st).
    Pages:   96

    Welcome to the Puppy Place--where every puppy finds a home!Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.Lucy, the bassett mix has super-long ears, a mournful howl, and, as the Petersons soon discover, a penchant for burying things. Will they be able to find this soulful puppy a caring home? more

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  • The Phantom of the Post Office

    The Phantom of the Post Office

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kate Klise
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Harcourt Children's Books (2012, May 8th).
    Pages:   160

    The letter-loving trio at Spence Mansion has something to grieve about—Ghastly’s post office is about to close, which will cut off their connection to their fans. A new invention called VEXT-mail is threatening to replace not only letters, but books, hair dryers, and even garage door openers! Could the mysterious occupant of P.O. Box 5 and his seemingly sinister plan save the doomed post office? Will he strike down Ghastly’s beloved ghostwriter in the process? In this fourth book in the award-winning 43 Old Cemetery Road series, eleven-year-old Seymour Hope and his new friend, Wy Fye,must solve this postmortem mystery . . . before it’s too late! more

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