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  • Pop-Up London

    Pop-Up London

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jennie Maizels
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick; Pop edition (2012, May 8th).
    Pages:   12

    Explore some of London's most famous sites in an engrossing novelty book.Welcome to the great city of London! Are you ready for your tour? Open this inviting, large-format book and follow the river Thames as it winds through the heart of the celebrated capital. Peer inside Buckingham Palace, spin the London Eye, whisper in Saint Paul’s Cathedral gallery, and raise the historic Tower Bridge. Lift the flaps, and you’ll find famous faces, spooky stories, and surprising secrets. Turn the book around to look inside buildings and find out even more. Be inspired by the magic of London in three dimensions. more

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  • Green


    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Roaring Brook Press; First Edition edition (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   40

    Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the "Queen of the concept book"—an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation. How many kinds of green are there? There's the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea. In her newest book, Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book author Laura Vaccaro Seeger fashions an homage to a single color and, in doing so, creates a book that will delight and, quite possibly astonish you.  Green is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012 Green is a 2013 Caldecott Honor Book more

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  • You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses

    You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Taeeun Yoo
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Nancy Paulsen Books (2012, Mar 15th).
    Pages:   32

    With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal - to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus - and it's relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured. more

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  • Time for a Hug

    Time for a Hug

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Phillis Gershator
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Sterling Children's Books (2012, Jan 3rd).
    Pages:   24

    A hug feels good. Let's hug again.We'll hug at nine.We'll hug at ten.When is it time for a hug? Anytime! This feel-good picture book assures kids there's plenty of love to go around-the-clock.From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until the moon comes out and the stars shine, every hour includes a warm hug from Big Bunny. Whether they bake or build, bike or hike, a caring hug always feels just right. This is a book that is generous with love, and full of the sweetest illustrations you've ever seen.   more

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  • The Art of Miss Chew

    The Art of Miss Chew

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Patricia Polacco
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Putnam Juvenile (2012, Apr 12th).
    Pages:   32

    After spending the summer with her artist grandmother, Trisha knows she wants to be an artist, too. She's thrilled when her sketches get her into Miss Chew's special art class at the high school. A substitute teacher tells her she's wasting time on art when she should be studying - but fortunately, this is one battle that Miss Chew and Trisha are up for! This true story shows just how important a teacher can be in a child's life - and celebrates the power of art itself. more

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  • Game Changers: Book 1

    Game Changers: Book 1

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mike Lupica
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Scholastic Press (2012, May 8th).
    Pages:   224

    Mike Lupica delivers a New York Times bestselling middle grade series!Ben McBain is every football team's dream player. He's a jack-of-all-trades guy that can handle almost any position. When the game is on the line, Ben's number is the one being called for the final play. But Ben wants to be the starting quarterback and the one thing standing in his way is the coach's son.Shawn O'Brien looks the part. He has been groomed by his father, a former professional quarterback. But despite his size and arm strength, Shawn is struggling.Ben is torn between being a good teammate and going after his own dream. As Ben finds out, Shawn isn't the easiest person to help. And when Ben gets an unexpected opportunity, the entire game will change for the both of them. more

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  • Magritte's Marvelous Hat

    Magritte's Marvelous Hat

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   D.B. Johnson
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2012, Apr 17th).
    Pages:   32

    "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." —Rene Magritte D.B. Johnson writes and illustrates the surreal story of famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects some of Magritte's own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magritte's work. This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page. more

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  • The Pirates Next Door

    The Pirates Next Door

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jonny Duddle
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Templar (2012, Feb 28th).
    Pages:   44

    The Jolley-Rogers have traded in the high seas for suburban life.Meet the Jolley-Rogers — a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda becomes friends with young pirate Jim Lad. When the JolleyRogers return to sea, the town realizes that they were wrong to assume the worst when it is discovered that the pirates have buried treasure in everyone's yard. The neighbors are thrilled, but Matilda is sad to have lost her new friend, until she discovers her own treasure — a pen pal! more

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  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alexandra Wallner
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Holiday House (2012, Feb 1st).

    During Susan B. Anthony's life, women and men were not considered equal. Women could not own property or vote; nor could they receive good educations. But Susan envisioned a time when women would be treated fairly and so became a voice for change. Her speeches and articles about women's suffrage made her unpopular--people threw rotten eggs at her and even threatened her life--yet she did not give up.In clear and simple words and jewel-like paintings, here is the essential story of the woman whose passion for justice led to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. more

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  • The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!

    The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julie Andrews
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012, Apr 17th).
    Pages:   32

    Gerry is asked to be the flower girl in Aunt Sue's wedding, and she couldn't be more excited. Her imagination runs wild with thoughts of extravagant decorations, a billowy white gown, and hundreds of guests. When she finds out the bride prefers a small celebration, Gerry can't help but be disappointed... but she soon realizes that having the wedding in her own backyard will let her put her creative stamp on everything. Even when disaster strikes in the form of rain on the big day, Gerry finds a way to bring sunshine to the party, reminding everyone that the most important thing at a wedding is the most special sparkle of all - happiness and love. Christine Davenier's whimsically elegant illustrations include lush garden scenes and plenty of wedding flowers in this spirited follow-up to The Very Fairy Princess and The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage from the renowned mother-daughter team. more

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