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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Erin Hunter
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Nov 5th).
Featuring never-before-seen information about the warrior cats, Warriors: The Ultimate Guide is a necessary addition to every Warriors collection and is perfect for both longtime fans and those just getting to know the world. This full-color book includes: All of the content from Warriors: Cats of the Clans Brand-new art and detailed descriptions for forty more cats An in-depth look at each of the five warrior Clans Bonus! For the first printing only, receive a double-sided jacket that folds out into a full-color collector's poster. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Loren Long
Publisher: Philomel (2013, Oct 22nd).
A NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING CREATOR OF OTIS AND THE ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD It's Christmas eve on the farm where Otis and all of his friends live. The farmer has given Otis his first real Christmas present--a shiny new horn! A tree has been decorated, a big snowstorm is on its way, and all of the animals are excited. Best of all, one of the horses on the farm is about to give birth to a foal! Yet in the middle of the night the horse begins neighing in pain and when the farmer says, "We'd better get Doc Baker out here or we'll lose 'em both," Otis knows the horse is in trouble. Snow has been falling hard for hours and the roads are unpassable. How will they got Doc? Otis to the rescue! He knows a shortcut through the woods and he arrives at the doc's house flashing his headlights and revving his engine. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lori Evert
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (2013, Sep 10th).
In the tradition of The Snowman, The Polar Express, and the many books of Jan Brett this cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor.Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christopher Franceschelli
Format: Board book
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed (2013, Aug 6th).
With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I’s ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F’s fish. As readers interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter’s physicalityangles, holes, and curves, both front and back. With Peskimo’s animated, stylish visuals, this fresh ABC book encourages readers to manipulate the alphabet in a whole new way. Note: illustrations have a retro feel, with imperfect variations in color and texture. Praise for Alphablock STARRED REVIEW "All the parts together make an appealing and fun way for youngsters to interact with the alphabet, and for slightly older children to enjoy the clever artwork. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marilyn Singer
Publisher: Clarion Books (2013, Oct 1st).
Publishers Weekly09/16/2013 Budding ballerina Tallulah is over the moon when she learns that she will be a mouse in The Nutcracker. Even though there are 11 other mice in the production, and it's not exactly glamorous to dress as a mouse, Tallulah takes her role seriously (she even misses out on selecting a Christmas tree because of rehearsal). But a mistake on opening night leaves Tallulah in tears until a few seasoned dancers offer their own stories of on-stage foibles. As in the previous Tallulah books, Boiger's muted watercolors offer understated elegance, while Singer gingerly addresses how the wisdom of caring adults and role models can bring valuable perspective to a moment of humiliation. Ages 4–8. Illustrator's agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Daisy Meadows
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Special edition (2013, Nov 26th).
Movies and magic -- a winning combination!A real Hollywood blockbuster is filming in Kirsty's town, and Rachel and Kirsty get to play extras! It's like a dream come true . . . until Jack Frost's goblins steal Kiera the Movie Star Fairy's three magic items. Unless Kirsty and Rachel can get them back, movies everywhere will be doomed! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Watty Piper
Format: Board book
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Brdbk Abr edition (2012, Mar 15th).
The classic story in a board book format One of the true classics in children's books is now available in a sturdy board book edition perfect for little hands! The story has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original Hauman edition. Now toddlers can cheer on the little blue engine and that "can-do" attitude that keeps her chugging along! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Melissa Stanton
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (2013, Sep 24th).
Writing a letter to Santa is fairly simple; you make your case and list your hoped-for gifts. But if you're a hard-core fan like Ava, a letter to Santa is something entirely different. A simple New Year's note to the North Pole about some uneaten cookies kicks off a year-long correspondence between a young girl and the jolly guy in the red suit in this joyful epistolary picturebook. This holiday story is perfect for those who believe and those who remember the wonder of the season. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kathy Stinson
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Annick Press (2013, Aug 8th).
Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening? This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subway for a free concert. More than a thousand commuters rushed by him, but only seven stopped to listen for more than a minute. In The Man With the Violin, bestselling author Kathy Stinson has woven a heart-warming story that reminds us all to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn't. So try as he might, Dylan can't get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the soaring and swooping notes that fill the air as crowds of oblivious people rush by. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter H. Reynolds (Author,...
Publisher: Candlewick (2013, Sep 24th).
In Peter H. Reynolds’s whimsical holiday story, young Roland learns that more isn’t always better — and rediscovers the magic of home.Roland can’t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he had ever seen! So Roland wishes for something bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he’s still convinced there must be a bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it? Peter H. Reynolds’s spare, free-spirited illustrations and heartwarming text make this be-carefulwhat-you-wish-forstory the perfect holiday gift. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability