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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lucille Colandro
Publisher: Cartwheel Books (2008, Oct 1st).
A wacky new Christmas version of the classic "There Was an Old Lady" song!This time, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She's about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Santa Claus is waiting for a ride! Watch what happens when she whistles, with amazing results!With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page--a fun story for Christmastime!This is a wonderful companion to Colandro and Lee's other Old Lady books! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (2012, Feb 7th).
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? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Taye Diggs
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (2011, Sep 27th).
The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.For years before they both achieved acclaim in their respective professions, good friends Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans wanted to collaborate on Chocolate Me!, a book based on experiences of feeling different and trying to fit in as kids. Now, both men are fathers and see more than ever the need for a picture book that encourages all people, especially kids, to love themselves. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Roger Priddy
Format: Board book
Publisher: Priddy Books; Brdbk edition (2012, Apr 10th).
From monorails to freight trains, steam trains to cable cars, this book is packed with pictures of all kinds of trains from all over the world moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Joan Holub
Publisher: Aladdin; Original edition (2012, Apr 3rd).
Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask? As one of the few mortals at MOA, it's hard not to get jealous when you're surrounded by beautiful, powerful goddessgirl and godboy classmates. And it isn't easy making friends either, especially when you have snakes for hair and one mean reputation! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ying Chang Compestine
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (2011, Jan 6th).
When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they'll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family's house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man's home with a feast in tow! With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (2012, Feb 1st).
Breakout star Creepella von Cacklefur is back in another fur-raising adventure!Oh, no! Billy Squeakspeare has a big problem, and he needs Creepella's help. Someone's been digging holes around Squeakspeare Mansion at night, and Billy wants to find out who it is. The dangerous, legendary pirate Morgan Darkwhisker is said to have buried his long-lost treasure near Squeakspeare Mansion years ago -- could he be hunting for his hidden riches? It's up to Billy and Creepella to find the treasure first! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kristin Earhart
Publisher: Cartwheel Books (2006, Mar 1st).
This brand-new series of easy readers features Breyer horses, the renowned collectible horse figurines!In A Foal for Haley, Haley has her hands fullwith Starlight, her mischievous, disobedient foal.But one scary night, Starlight gets lost in the woods,and Haley makes a special wish--to find her beloved foal.Her wish comes true, and from then on they're friends forever.For years, Breyer has been known for making high-quality collectible horses. Stablemates are low-priced, durable horses created especially for children. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mavis Jukes
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2011, Dec 13th).
Newbery Honor Award—winning author Mavis Jukes is back with a lovable new character named Carson. His father moves him to a new town in Northern California, where he'll be the new kid in class—friendless and alone, except for his beloved stuffed moose (named Moose, of course). As Carson settles into his new surroundings, a series of delightful mishaps start to occur: the class pet, a rat named Mr. Nibblenose, gets lost to surprising results; the culprit of a mysterious lunch theft might actually be something that's not human at all; and when his beloved Moose goes missing, Carson makes his first new non-stuffed animal friend. Told with childlike charm and wit, The New Kid is perfect for newly independent readers. . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Celeste Shally
Publisher: Sky Pony Press; 1 edition (2012, Apr 10th).
What would it be like to have an autistic friend?Matt’s autism doesn’t stop him from having fun! Even when Matt struggles to navigate social situations, his friend is there to help him out. The two boys enjoy playing sports, watching movies, reading books, and talking about animals. Working together, a best friend’s compassion and understanding turn Matt’s frustration into excitement. Whether on the basketball court, the playground swings, or at the neighborhood pool, the two friends enjoy each other’s company. David Harrington’s colorful illustrations complement Celeste Shally’s touching story of friendship to create a book that is the perfect guide for children and parents to better understand those with autism spectrum disorders. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability