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  • Storybound

    Storybound

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Marissa Burt
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2012, Apr 3rd).
    Pages:   416

    When Una Fairchild stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, she thinks nothing of opening the cover and diving in. But instead of paging through a regular novel, Una suddenly finds herself Written In to the land of Story—a world filled with Heroes and Villains and fairy-tale characters.But not everything in Story is as magical as it seems. Una must figure out why she has been Written In—and fast—before anyone else discovers her secret. Together with her new friend Peter and a talking cat named Sam, Una digs deep into Story's shadowy past. She quickly realizes that she is tied to the world in ways she never could have imagined—and it might be up to her to save it. more

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  • The Clone Codes #3: The Visitor

    The Clone Codes #3: The Visitor

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Patricia C. McKissack
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Scholastic Press (2012, Feb 1st).
    Pages:   160

    The stunning conclusion to the Clone Codes trilogyThere is a wicked system of operation inside the Topas Corporation, where clones are produced. Only authorized Topas officials are allowed inside. Only they, along with the clones themselves, know what happens within the walls of the world’s largest and most powerful cloning company. This final book of The Clone Codes plunges readers into this strange reality. At the same time, The World Federation of Nations has issued an urgent decree to the masses--find Houston Ye, a cyborg, and Leanna Deberry, a clone, both fugitives! There is a $1 million bounty on each of their heads if captured alive. Once again, the McKissacks blend a futuristic world with events from world history to create a gripping sci-fi adventure. more

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  • Backseat A-B-See

    Backseat A-B-See

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Maria van Lieshout
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Chronicle Books (2012, Apr 11th).
    Pages:   40

    Vroom! Vroom! From the backseat, what do you see? Whether on a cross-country road trip or a quick jaunt across town, there's no end to what a child can see from the backseat of a car. Using familiar road signs, this striking book introduces little ones not just to the alphabet but also to the world around them. Equally perfect for transportation-obsessed children and those just learning to read, this fresh and dynamic picture book will entertain and educate at home, in the classroom, and on the go. more

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  • Deadtime Stories: Grave Secrets

    Deadtime Stories: Grave Secrets

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Annette Cascone
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Starscape; First Edition edition (2012, Jan 3rd).
    Pages:   192

    Some secrets refuse to stay buried….Amanda Peterson has a pet cemetery in her backyard. It’s where she’s buried all her family’s dear departed pets, like Ralphie the hamster, Herman the goldfish, and Snitch the canary. But when Amanda and her friends set out to bury a dead squirrel, they accidentally dig up a grave that’s already occupied—and not by a pet. The scary old lady who lives next door has lots of buried secrets. And she’ll do anything to keep them that way….Deadtime Stories by “Twisted Sisters” Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone—they’ll scare you silly and give you more than goose bumps.Hill & Brand Entertainment has inked a deal with Cookie Jar Entertainment to distribute (worldwide) the first season of 26 half-hour, live action episodes based on the Deadtime Stories books. 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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  • I Spy Under the Sea

    I Spy Under the Sea

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Edward Gibbs
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Templar (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   32

    Look through each eye-catching spy hole to count a new underwater creature!There are many colorful creatures to find under the sea. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess the creature, then turn the page to count the animals. Watch as toddlers quickly become engaged in the game and learn to recognize and count sea creatures. more

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  • A Kite Day

    A Kite Day

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Will Hillenbrand
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Holiday House (2012, Feb 20th).
    Pages:   

    On a windy spring day, what do Bear and Mole decide to do? Why, fly a kite, of course! But first they have to build one. They design, measure, and finally construct their kite. With a zoom, zoom, zoom the kite soars up, up, up in the air. But when a storm rumbles in --SNAP!--the kite string breaks! The chase is on as the two friends tear after their kite and find it in a tree, protecting a nest of baby birds from the rain. This sweet story makes a perfect read-aloud for preschoolers. more

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  • Piggy Bunny

    Piggy Bunny

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rachel Vail
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Feiwel & Friends (2012, Feb 14th).
    Pages:   32

    Most piglets want to be pigs when they grow up. Not Liam. He wants to be a bunny. Even if it takes a lot of practice to learn how to hop...and to eat salad. Even if no one believes that a piggy can be a bunny. With a lot of determination, and a little help from his grandma, Liam is determined to make his dream come true.For children who put on a cape or a tutu, who dream of being someone or something different, Piggy Bunny offers a reassuring and fun opportunity to believe in themselves. more

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  • Selena Gomez (Randy's Corner: Day By Day With)

    Selena Gomez (Randy's Corner: Day By Day With)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tamra Orr
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Mitchell Lane Pub Inc (2011, Sep 30th).
    Pages:   32

    Presents the life and accomplishments of the young actress known for her films, her singing, her fashion line, and her charitable work. more

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  • Summer Days and Nights

    Summer Days and Nights

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Wong Herbert Yee
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Henry Holt and Co. (2000, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   32

    On a hot summer day, a little girl finds ways to entertain herself and stay cool. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. At night, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond, and hears leaves rustling. Before long, she’s fast asleep, dreaming about more summer days and summer nights. As with his earlier books featuring this spunky little girl, Wong Herbert Yee’s focus is on appreciating the small but special details that define a season. more

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