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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Barry Moser
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (2013, Mar 19th).
From cuddler to troublemaker, kitten to tom, cats have a lot to say. Authors Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest and illustrator Barry Moser give voice to and celebrate our most opinionated furry friends in this spirited collection of poems filled with rich language, perfect for reading aloud. Cat Talk is sure to make readers wonder what their own four-legged friends have to say.Supports the Common Core State Standards moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tim Beiser
Publisher: Tundra Books (2013, Nov 26th).
In a pond so deep and chilly sat a frog upon a lily,Catching flies the size he'd never seen before.All at once, he started chuckling at a fluffy yellow ducklingShaking shyly on the sand along the shore. And so begins the charming story of Little Chicken Duck, whose fear of water prevents her from learning to swim. Taken under Froggie's wing, she is brought into the forest clearing, where each of the birds, in turn, confesses their deepest fear and how they came to terms with it. Armed with their stories of bravery and Froggie's support, Little Chicken Duck, "feeling cheerful, brave, and plucky," is finally able to overcome her fear of water and swim in the pond. This heartwarming tale in rhyme is lovingly illustrated by the playful, enchanting illustrations by artist Bill Slavin. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Alan Weisman
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2013, Sep 24th).
A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature.But with a million more of us every 4 1/2 days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, and with our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Philippa Leathers
Publisher: Candlewick (2013, Jan 22nd).
In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion that he just can’t shake.Rabbit has a problem. There’s a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis — only to encounter a real foe! Kids who like to be in on the secret will revel in this humorous look at shadows and friendship, brought to light by a talented animator. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability