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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Erin Hunter
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Jan 8th).
A new season approaches. . . .Now that Kallik and Yakone have decided to join Toklo and Lusa on the rest of their journey home, the four bears head toward warmer territories. Spring is coming, and Toklo and Lusa are overjoyed to be away from the ice, surrounded by green forests and flowing rivers once again.But the forest brings unique challenges for the polar bears, Kallik and Yakone. As they struggle to continue on, they know that each step is taking them farther from the ice. Have they made a mistake, straying from their natural home?Soon Toklo also grows desperate to leave the struggles of their journey behind. As the group pushes toward the mountains where brown bears roam, Toklo must decide whether to see the quest through to the end . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Helene Boudreau
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (2013, Feb 1st).
Just Your Average Teenage Mer-Girl The only thing that terrifies Jade more than the ocean is dancing at the Fall Formal. Because Jade has two left feet—er, flippers. Who knew being a high school freshman is even more awkward than being a plus-size aqua-phobic mer-girl? At least her only drama is of the human variety... Or not. The Mermish Council has just declared that all land-dwelling mers but return to the ocean. Pronto. But there's no way Jade is going to let her mom, or Luke, her...boyfriend? mer-guy-friend?, disappear into the deep, dark ocean. Again. After all, a girl's got to have a date to her first dance. If Jade can stop mer-mageddon, finding a plus-size dress that doesn't look like a shower curtain should be a piece of cake. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Linda Ashman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2013, Mar 5th).
One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, “Rain!” Across town a grumpy man grumbles, “Rain.” In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles—“Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!”—while the old man curses the “dang puddles.” Can the boy’s natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Satoshi Yamamoto
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (2013, May 7th).
Adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon video games!All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for all ages. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Luciano Vecchio
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Stone Arch Books (2013, Jan 1st).
The PENGUIN is on the loose at sea! Hes hijacking high-class yachts with his penguin-shaped submarine. To stop him, the DARK KNIGHT will need to sink to this super-villains evil depths, or become victim to the feathered felons foul play. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing (2013, Mar 12th).
In the hollow of a tree, higher than the eye can see . . . nine wood ducks hatch, one by one. “That’s good!” says Mama. “We’re almost done.” One last egg is very still. . . . Finally, the smallest egg hatches. Then it’s time for all the wood ducks to make the BIG jump from the tree-where their mother made her nest-to the water below. Ducklings One through Nine make the leap. But Duckling Ten isn't so sure... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Paul Schmid
Publisher: Dial (2013, Apr 18th).
For every kid who has ever had trouble sharing a special toy. Peanut has a new ball and her big sister, Fifi, wants to play with it. Peanut doesn't want to share, so Fifi tries to entice her with the many different imaginary games they could play with the ball--they could tell fortunes, or have a bakery, or let a seal balance the ball on its nose! Peanut is NOT convinced, until Fifi comes up with a spectacular imaginary adventure that Peanut can't refuse: a trip to space! But is it too late for her to join the game? Illustrated in bold graphics and bright colors by an illustrator Maurice Sendak calls "an artist with a superb eye for line and composition," here's a story where the older sibling doesn't always have the upper hand. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cambria Evans
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (2013, Mar 5th).
At night, a normal little girl imagines she is a princess, but not just a princess who wears pretty gowns and goes to balls. She also gets to fight dragons and tame trolls. But one morning she wakes up and begins to think maybe her royal adventures aren't so imaginary after all... From the best-selling author of The Quiet Book, this jacketed picture book is perfect for every little girl who dreams of being a princess. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ellen Miles
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (2013, May 1st).
Welcome to the Puppy Place--where every puppy finds a home!Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.When Lizzie gets a phone call from Aunt Amanda about Oscar, a schnauzer, she wants to help. But this puppy has trouble getting along with other dogs. Will Lizzie be able to find this pup a friend? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nicola O'Byrne
Publisher: Nosy Crow (2013, Feb 26th).
What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was — not to put too fine a point on it — wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough to peek? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability