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  • Maudie and Bear

    Maudie and Bear

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jan Ormerod
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Putnam Juvenile (2012, Jan 5th).
    Pages:   48

    Bear's world revolves around Maudie. Maudie's world also revolves around Maudie. In this delightful picture book, readers will meet Maudie, a plucky young girl, and her friend Bear, a gentle giant with a heart of gold. Whether they are going on a bike ride, fixing an afternoon snack, or dancing together, Bear's love for Maudie is unwavering and his devotion will win over readers of all ages. With beautiful prose and irresistible illustrations, Maudie and Bear is a classic in the making. more

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  • Artist Ted

    Artist Ted

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Andrea Beaty
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Margaret K. McElderry Books (2012, Feb 7th).
    Pages:   32

    Ted paints his way into trouble—and a new friendship—in this comic adventure.One morning, Ted realizes that his room needs a little pizzazz—and for that he needs an artist. Of course, when Ted can’t find an artist, he becomes one! Ted uses his homemade brush and paints to create a portrait of his mom and spruce up the school hallways…until he accidentally hurts the new student’s feelings. Then, once again, it’s Ted to the rescue as the whole school makes their new friend feel welcome.With crisp, catchy text from a master wordsmith and bright, bold artwork, Artist Ted is a fantastic read-aloud addition to any young artist’s palette.  more

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  • Louise the Big Cheese and the Ooh-la-la Charm School

    Louise the Big Cheese and the Ooh-la-la Charm School

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elise Primavera
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (2012, Feb 7th).
    Pages:   40

    Louise the Big Cheese is back, and she’s charming as ever...but is she VIP?“Dream big” is Louise the Big Cheese’s motto. But try though she might, she’s still feels like plain old Louise. Her new friend Claire E’Claire holds the promise of stardom with her VIP charm school…but is Claire all that she appears to be? Young readers will sympathize as Louise finds out it takes more than VIP charm to make a true friend. more

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  • Froggy's Best Babysitter

    Froggy's Best Babysitter

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jonathan London
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Viking Juvenile (2009, May 28th).
    Pages:   32

    Froggy's parents are going out for the night and they've left him with a brand-new babysitter! Froggy tries to help out by feeding his little sister and taking a bath on his own, but only Froggy could create havoc in the kitchen and turn bath time into mess time. Will the new babysitter survive his wellmeant antics until Froggy's parents get home? more

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  • Froggy Builds a Tree House

    Froggy Builds a Tree House

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jonathan London
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Viking Juvenile (2011, Oct 13th).
    Pages:   32

    When Froggy and his pals decide to build a tree house (with lots of help from Dad), their plans don't include inviting Frogilina to hang out there for pizza parties. "Boys only!" says Froggy. But things don't go as planned for lovable but trouble-prone Froggy, and in the end, it's Frogilina who saves the day-and the pizza! more

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  • The World Champion of Staying Awake

    The World Champion of Staying Awake

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sean Taylor
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2011, Jun 28th).
    Pages:   32

    When Stella’s toy animals refuse to go to sleep, she comes up with a clever plan using her keen imagination.It’s time for Stella to go to bed. But how can she sleep when Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse, and Beanbag Frog are wide awake? "I’m the world champion of staying awake!" shouts Cherry Pig, bouncing on the bed. Luckily Stella is good at thinking up ways to get her toys to sleep - by taking them on a sailing Pillow Ship, a shoebox Midnight Train, and a toy-basket Starship Balloon. With luminous illustrations and an utterly charming text ("I’ve shut my eyes, but my feet are completely woken-up . . . "), this ode to a child’s imagination and boundless spirit is certain to be a winning choice at bedtime. more

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  • Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin

    Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Victoria Kann
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   HarperFestival (2011, Jul 26th).
    Pages:   16

    Pinkalicious is on a search to find a pink pumpkin in this pinkerrific new lift-the-flap book! With thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises on every page, Pinkalicious fans will be perfectly pleased! more

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  • Super Special: Going Overboard!

    Super Special: Going Overboard!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nancy Krulik
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Grosset & Dunlap (2012, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   160

    Ten years of switcheroos! Happy anniversary, Katie Kazoo! With indoor mini golf, a chance to swim with dolphins, and her best friend, Suzanne, onboard, Katie's cruise vacation sounds like an ocean of fun! But, of course, the magic wind appears - twice in this Super Special - and blows everything off course! Young readers love the black-and-white illustrations that bring this fun chapter book series to life. more

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  • Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine

    Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Allison Wortche
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Knopf Books for Young Readers (2011, Dec 13th).
    Pages:   

    Violet runs the fastest, sings the highest, looks the fanciest, and talks the loudest. Everyone agrees that she's the best.Except Rosie. Rosie isn't fast, or loud, or fancy, but she's tired of hearing that Violet is the best. When their class grows pea plants, Rosie's and Violet's are the first to sprout! But Violet's is a little taller. So Rosie pushes some soil over Violet's sprout to slow it down. And for a moment, Rosie's plant is the best—but she feels terrible. And she feels even worse when she learns that Violet has the chicken pox.So for the next two weeks, Rosie waters her plant—and Violet's too. She turns them in the sun, and sings them quiet growing songs. And her teacher says that Rosie is the best gardener she's ever had. Definitely the best. more

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  • Pinkalicious: The Pinkerrific Playdate

    Pinkalicious: The Pinkerrific Playdate

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Victoria Kann
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2011, Oct 4th).
    Pages:   32

    Come along on a playdate with Pinkalicious and her new friend, Rose, in the fourth Pinkalicious I Can Read book!Rose is the new girl at school, and Pinkalicious’s brand-new friend! The two girls have a great time at school, and Pinkalicious is eager to have Rose over her house for their first playdate. When Rose comes to visit, Pinkalicious is ready with lots of activities. Together, Pinkalicious and Rose make friendship bracelets, bake cookies, and hang out in Pinkalicious’s tree house. more

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