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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ellen Frazel
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Bellwether Media (2011, Aug 1st).
Did you know that a krait's venom is 16 times more dangerous than a cobra's? Found throughout Asia, kraits slither in grasslands and jungles, paralyzing prey with their venom. Eager readers will explore this deadly snake's physical characteristics, learn about how it eats other snakes, and discover much more in this fun title. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Guy Macdonald
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (2012, Feb 1st).
The sixth title in the exciting adventure-mystery series about a sanctuary for dragons, ogres, werewolves, and other fantastical creatures Ulf the werewolf is on his most dangerous adventure yet—to Capitol City, where the wicked Baron Marackai is plotting the return of the beast trade and the end of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Beasts (RSPCB). With the public calling for beasts to be banished from the city, or worse still, destroyed, it's up to Ulf to protect them and get to the bottom of the mysterious events. This time, the future of all beasts depends on it. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jude Watson
Publisher: Scholastic Press; Prize ed. edition (2011, Dec 6th).
Amy and Dan are in a race for their lives . . . and the enemy may be even closer than they think.When seven members of their family were kidnapped by a sinister organization known as the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, vowed they'd stop at nothing to bring the hostages home. But then the ransom comes in and the Vespers demand the impossible. Amy and Dan have just days to track down and steal an ancient map. The only catch? No one has seen the map for half a century.Now Amy and Dan are on a desperate search that will lead them to the Nazis, spies, a mad king and some of history's dirtiest secrets. It's the race of their lives . . . and one misstep will mean certain death for the hostages. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ariane Elsammak
Publisher: Zonderkidz (2011, Aug 30th).
From Publisher's Weekly:"laugh-out-loud moments, stinky giggly ones ... and clever illustrations. Kelly is an imaginative writer; here's hoping her imagination, like her hero, continues to buck restraint." (Sept.) moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bill Slavin
Publisher: Kids Can Press (2011, Sep 1st).
Otto is a lumbering, sweet-natured elephant who can't forget his childhood chum Georgie, a smiley-faced chimpanzee who was abducted and shipped away from their forest home by the mysterious and sinister Man with the Wooden Nose. Accompanied by a wisecracking but protective parrot named Crackers, Otto decides to hop a plane and look for Georgie in America. But once they hit the wild streets of the concrete jungle, Otto and Crackers court trouble at every turn -- even becoming unwittingly involved in the seedy alligator underworld dominating the city sewers. And little do these out-of-place out-oftowners realize that they, too, are being doggedly pursued across the city -- by the local police! Will the authorities catch Otto and Crackers? Will Otto and Crackers find Georgie? Who is the Man with the Wooden Nose? And what's an elephant doing sporting a trenchcoat and fedora? . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Carrie Eko-Burgess
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (2000, Jan 1st).
The construction gang is tearing down an old building and laying the foundation for a new home. Workers use all kinds of trucks and tools to get the job done. And just in time for a family to move in. The alliterative text completel with shout-out language that young children will love is just right for preschoolers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ann Hood
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (2012, Jan 24th).
While exploring The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie are transported to a Massachusetts farm in 1836. Disappointed that they have not landed in their beloved New York City, they wonder why they were brought to Massachusetts to meet a young girl named Clara Barton. Perhaps Clara has a message for the twins? Or maybe they have one for her? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Greg R. Fishbone
Publisher: Lee & Low Books (2011, Sep 1st).
Things are looking up for Tyler Sato (literally!) as he and his friends scan the night sky for a star named for him by his Tokyo cousins in honor of his eleventh birthday. Ordinary stars tend to stay in one place, but Ty's seems to be streaking directly toward Earth at an alarming rate. Soon the whole world is talking about TY SATO, the doomsday asteroid, and life is turned upside down for Ty Sato, the boy, who would rather be playing hoops in his best friend's driveway.Meanwhile, aboard a silver spaceship heading for Earth, M'Frozza, a girl with three eyes and five nose holes, is on a secret mission. M'Frozza is the captain of planet Mrendaria's Galaxy Games team, and she is desperate to save her world from a dishonorable performance in the biggest sporting event in the universe. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jeanne Kaufman
Publisher: Shenanigan Books; first edition (2011, Sep 1st).
Lost in the woods, young Henry can't get his campfire started. His toes are cold and he can't even make a cup of tea. But when he tries to trick a very disagreeable dragon into snorting out a flame by making the dragon laugh, the dragon gets the last laugh. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Phillis Gershator
Format: Board book
Publisher: Barefoot Books; Brdbk edition (2012, Mar 1st).
Head down to the farm and spot frisky goats bleating in the garden, little lambs baaing in the fields and many other animals and their babies being woken up by the roosters crow. This is the third book in a popular series, joining Who s in the Garden? and Who s in the Forest? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability