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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jennifer Adams
Format: Board book
Publisher: Gibbs Smith; Brdbk edition (2013, Feb 1st).
Observe the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, in Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer. Learn the difference between big Norland Park and little Barton Cottage, happy Mr. Willoughby and sad Colonel Brandon, while hoping that one day Elinor and Marianne will leave their single days behind them and celebrate worthy marriages. Jennifer Adams is the author of a dozen books including Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen and the popular Y Is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent ABC Book for Grown-Ups. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Philadelphia.Alison Oliver runs Sugar design studio. Alison’s design portfolio includes everything from logos to packaging and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, and Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Matthew J. Kirby
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (2013, Sep 1st).
Fix the past. Save the future.Europe is in the grip of the Dark Ages, but there is a light in the dark: Baghdad. The great city has become a center of learning, populated by scholars, merchants, and explorers from all across the known world. But danger lurks in the desert . . . and Dak, Sera, and Riq must act fast to save the world's greatest library from utter destruction. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jenny Nimmo
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2013, Oct 29th).
The final installment in the thrilling Chronicles of the Red King series, from NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Jenny Nimmo!Many years have passed since the end of Book Two, and we now meet King Timoken's children, who, with their own magical endowments, stand divided between the forces of good and bad. Young Petrello and Tolomeo must fight to protect their siblings and their kingdom as an evil force invades the once-peaceful Red Castle. Readers will embark on one last adventure in the thrilling finale to Jenny Nimmo's extraordinary Chronicles of the Red King trilogy. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Patrick Carman
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2013, Sep 24th).
The final adventure in bestselling author Patrick Carman's delightfully wacky Floors trilogy!Taking mystery and adventure to the next level.It's not every day that a hotel loses its top floor. Then again, the Whippet Hotel is no stranger to wackiness. So when the entire floor is hoisted into the night sky by a nearly invisible airship, Leo and Remi know they're in for the ride of their lives.But little do the boys know just how amazing their voyage will become. They are headed to the field of wacky inventions, where they will have to compete against a number of foes for an incredible prize.It will take all of Leo and Remi's bravery, skill, and burping power to decode the outrageous puzzles hidden among the floors of Merganzer D. Whippet's newest and most peculiar construction. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cynthia Voigt
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2013, Sep 10th).
Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did theyintend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons.Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems—he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rose Cooper
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (2011, Oct 11th).
Sofia Becker, Middlebrooke Middle School blogger extraordinaire, is back! And this time her gossip isn't only from the girls' room. The rumor mill is out of control at Sofia's school, so it's a good thing Sofia and her super-secret notebook can set everyone straight. Entertaining and funny, this second novel in the BLOGTASTIC! series by Rose Cooper features super-cute black-and-white illustrations . . . girls will love passing this book around with their friends! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elizabeth Carney
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (2013, Oct 8th).
Follow along with your favorite Angry Birds characters as they fly around the world discovering continents, countries, and cultures. Kids will be hooked on a wacky search for the Angry Birds' eggs as they seek out clues that lead them to amazing discoveries. Readers analyze and observe the world from a global perspective as they build basic skills. Packed with learning exercises and fun activities, the Angry Birds Playground: Atlas will transform kids into explorers and leave them wanting more adventure. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Franco Tempesta
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (2013, May 14th).
It's an extraordinary day on Piggy Island because the Angry Birds haven't lost their eggs, they've found something amazing: a bone! Not a plain old bone—a huge and very old bone. What kind of giant creature could this bone have come from? That's a question for Mighty Eagle—the wisest bird they know. Join the Angry Birds on their imaginary trip through time to discover the most awesome animals ever to roam this planet: the dinosaurs! But why do the Angry Birds feel such a special bond with the ancient beasts? Maybe Mighty Eagle knows the answer! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (2013, Aug 27th).
She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her?After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2013, Sep 3rd).
Are you bored with being so proper?Do you want to have more fun?Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.But does he go too far?From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there's a time and place for everything...even going wild. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability