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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Laura Hanifin
Publisher: Little Simon (2012, May 8th).
Little ones can learn gymnastics on the go with this highly interactive book featuring reassuring text, striking photographs, and foldout pages! Playful text and striking photographs take readers through their very first gymnastics class! This paper-over-board storybook features foldout pages that use large photographic images to detail the beginning-level gymnastics moves and instructions mentioned in the story. Now, aspiring gymnasts can practice wherever they go! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Grisham
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (2012, May 24th).
Theodore Boone is back! And he's ready for his next big caseTheo Boone might only be thirteen, but he's already uncovered key evidence in a groundbreaking murder trial and discovered the truth behind his best friend's abduction. Now with the latest unfolding of events in Strattenburg, Theo will face his biggest challenge yet.Filled with the intrigue and page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's adventures will keep readers enthralled until the very last page. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller (Max's Lucha Libre Adventures) (English and Spanish Edition)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Xavier Garza
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press; Bilingual edition (2011, Aug 16th).
Margarito acts like any other eleven-year-old aficionado of lucha libre. He worships all the players. But in the summer just before sixth grade, he tumbles over the railing at a match in San Antonio and makes a connection to the world of Mexican wrestling that will ultimately connect himmaybe by blood!to the greatest hero of all time: the Guardian Angel.A 2012 Pura Belpré Author Honor Award winner!Xavier Garza was born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. An enthusiastic author, artist, teacher, and storyteller, his work is a lively documentation of the dreams, superstitions, and heroes in the bigger-than-life world of south Texas. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christopher Ford
Publisher: Philomel (2012, May 10th).
Greek tragedy has never been so funnyZozimos' journey to the kingdom of Sticatha has been anything but smooth. He's survived enslavement, battled golems and a ravenous Cyclops, and generally served as plaything to gods and goddesses looking for a good laugh. All for the sake of reclaiming the Sticathan royal throne--stolen from him by an evil witch, aka his stepmother.You'd think that a stickman would catch a break after all that, but you'd be wrong. Arriving home only brings crazy family members and a return trip to sea, where mercenary centaurs and giant boar gods keep Zozimos questing and readers laughing. It would all be an epic tragedy if it wasn't so funny. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marilyn Janovitz
Format: Board book
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; Brdbk edition (2011, Sep 1st).
Praise for Baby Baby Baby! "Reflects babies' everyday activities with verve and joy." -Booklist In this companion book to Baby Baby Baby!, fidgety baby is back and ventures outdoors for fun with her two favorite pets. Baby's jumping high Baby's jumping low Baby's flying in the air Go Go Go! Entertaining and lively text coupled with adorable and engaging art by author/illustrator Marilyn Janovitz makes this the perfect book for babies and the person who reads to them! Baby's jumping high, Baby's bouncing low Baby's flying in the air Go Go Go! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Loree Griffin Burns
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks; First Edition edition (2012, Feb 14th).
Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your nose to a monarch pupa or listen for raucous frog calls. You can tally woodpeckers or sweep the grass for ladybugs. This book, full of engaging photos and useful tips, will show you how. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michaela Muntean
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2012, Apr 1st).
An irresistible family of dogs and the man who believed in them.Meet Luciano Anastasini, a man who calls the circus home.Meet ten dogs that have no home.When fate brings man and dogs together, a remarkable story of belief and second chances unfolds. So step right up, and prepare to be amazed! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Linell Nash Smith
Publisher: Creative Editions; Reprint edition (2011, Aug 24th).
In 1949, SPORT magazine published Lineup for Yesterday, a collection of poems by Ogden Nash celebrating the greatest big-league baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. Creative Editions is proud to present this masterpiece to a new generation of fans, reintroducing icons from the formative years of professional baseball. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Leyah Jensen
Publisher: Little Simon (2012, Apr 3rd).
Young readers can learn karate basics in this interactive, photographic storybook by Alyssa Satin Capucilli that features large, fold-out pages!Playful text and striking photographs take readers through their very first karate class! This paper-over-board storybook features fold-out pages that use large, adorable photographic images to detail the beginning level karate moves mentioned in the story. Now, thanks to this reassuring, interactive book, aspiring karate students can practice wherever they go! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Georgia Heard
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (2012, Mar 27th).
Twitter feeds, school notes, advertisements, street signs--find poetry in the unlikely places with thirty comtemporary poets. Imagine picking up a scrap of paper off the floor or reading a sign at a gas station or looking at graffiti on the subway and finding poetry in these words. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poems take existing text, reorder and refashion it, and present it as a poem. Youthful, urban, and ironic, this energetic and surprising poetic form demonstrates the beauty of everyday words and will inspire young poets to find their own poetry. Find your own poems with Georgia Heard's The Arrow Finds Its Mark as your guide. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability