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  • The Day the Crayons Quit

    The Day the Crayons Quit

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Drew Daywalt
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Philomel (2013, Jun 27th).
    Pages:   40

    Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me -- now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best? Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. more

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  • The Mark of Athena

    The Mark of Athena

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rick Riordan
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH (2012, Oct 2nd).
    Pages:   384

    In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan. more

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  • Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

    Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kate DiCamillo
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2013, Sep 24th).
    Pages:   240

    Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. more

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  • Locomotive


    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Brian Floca
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (2013, Sep 3rd).
    Pages:   64

    The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot.It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country! more

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  • Just Dance: Disney Party

    Just Dance: Disney Party

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   UBI Soft
    Publisher:   Just Dance: Disney Party (2000, Jan 1st).


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  • Steam Train, Dream Train

    Steam Train, Dream Train

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sherri Duskey Rinker
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Chronicle Books (2013, Apr 16th).
    Pages:   40

    The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts! more

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  • National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space

    National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Catherine D. Hughes
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   National Geographic Children's Books (2012, Oct 9th).
    Pages:   128

    This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.Chapters include: • Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and sun.  • Chapter 2 introduces kids to the other planets in our solar system.  • Chapter 3 explains other objects in our solar system, such as dwarf planets, comets, and asteroid belts.  • Chapter 4 voyages even farther afield, touching on concepts such as the universe, the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and black holes. more

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  • Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two

    Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Robin Preiss Glasser
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   HarperFestival (2012, Feb 21st).
    Pages:   24

    When Nancy is invited over to Bree’s house for a special tea party, she has only one thing to say: oui! The girls enjoy a few charming cups of tea before a disaster occurs that sets the two at odds. Will Nancy and Bree be able to save their friendship? more

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  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Dean
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2012, May 1st).
    Pages:   40

    Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books. more

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  • Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker

    Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rachel Renee Russell
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Aladdin (2013, Jun 4th).
    Pages:   352

    Love—and crushes—are in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.It’s the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse—what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!! In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series—now with more than 8 million copies in print—join Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style! more

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