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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nathan Clement
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press (2013, Apr 1st).
Rows of stock cars are lined up on the track. The loudspeakers blare: “Ladies and gentlemen, start—your—engines!” There’s a sudden rumble of motors as the cars follow the pace car around the track: one lap, two laps, three. Then the green flag rips across the sky and—vroom!—the race is on! In this action-packed picture book, Nathan Clement puts young fans smack in the middle of a stock-car race with graphic illustrations of cars roaring down the speedway, squealing around curves, and zooming 200 miles per hour to the finish line. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: DK Publishing
Format: Board book
Publisher: DK Preschool; Brdbk edition (2013, Jun 3rd).
With entertaining sounds, Noisy Peekaboo: Toot! Toot! features five musical toys hiding under the flaps: a tooting trumpet, a monkey, a drumming teddy, some smiley shakers, and a xylophone crocodile. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jason Fry
Publisher: DK CHILDREN (2013, Jun 3rd).
A comprehensive guide, Star Wars®: The Clone Wars™ Episode Guide details every episode from the highly popular animated series, The Clone Wars, featuring plot points, key characters, and the spaceships, weapons, and gadgets. Each of the 108 episodes is showcased with a stunning visual spread. For the first time, all of the episodes will be presented in story order, making this the definitive chronology of the beloved television show, The Clone Wars! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Puffin (2005, May 5th).
Winnie knows that change isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when it means her best friend, Amanda, might be dropping her for someone else. Throw in a grumpy teenage sister, a cat who gets trapped in the wall, and a crush who has pinkeye, and you’ve got one big mess—one that Winnie’s not going to clean up! Winnie’s decided that she’s going to remain exactly the same, no matter what the rest of the world does. But every month brings crazy adventures. A lot can change in a year . . .maybe even Winnie. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Callie Barkley
Publisher: Little Simon (2013, Jan 1st).
The Critter Club has baby bunnies to care for—but is Ellie too busy aiming for showstopper status to help out her friends?The Critter Club is up and running, and so are the girls—especially Ellie! She’s wanted to perform her entire life, so when she lands the lead role in Santa Vista Elementary School’s Spring Spectacular, it’s her big chance to show her stuff! But as Ellie’s big performance draws near, will she let the play and her determination to succeed get in the way of being a good friend? What about caring for the baby rabbits that were just brought to The Critter Club? Some very helpful advice from an unexpected source reminds Ellie that being a good friend is just as important as doing what you love. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marsha Riti
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Little Simon (2013, Jan 1st).
Introducing The Critter Club! Amy and her friends solve a canine caper in this start to a pet-friendly illustrated chapter book series.It’s Spring Break in Santa Vista, and everyone has big plans...everyone except for Amy, that is! As her best friends head out of town on exciting adventures, Amy resigns herself to helping out at her mom’s vet clinic. At least she’ll be around cute animals! But when Santa Vista’s cold and elusive millionaire, Marge Sullivan, brings her puppy Rufus for a check-up, Amy encounters an unexpected mystery. After her friends return home, the girls get to the bottom of what happened to Rufus—and discover a way to help other lost and lonely animals in their town. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lynn Peppas
Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co (2012, Sep 15th).
This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Atacama Desert in Chile. One of the driest areas of the world - some parts never receive any rain - the desert's climate can be cold, sometimes producing snow and fog. Readers will be fascinated to learn that the Atacama's soil is so similar to soil samples from Mars that NASA goes to this desert to test its exploration instruments. Program in the Atacama, too. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David McPhail
Format: Board book
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed; Brdbk edition (2013, Mar 12th).
A companion board book to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny shares the sweet story of friendship between a little girl and her beloved stuffed bunny rabbit, from morning till night. Bella and Bunny do everything together. In the morning, they play piano and dance (and hop!). In the afternoon, Bella has lunch and Bunny has carrot cake. At night, they pick out Bella’s favorite pajamas and snuggle close until they fall asleep. McPhail’s simple text and heartwarming illustrations come together to make an irresistible book that young readers will fall in love with. Praise for Bella Loves Bunny "A lovely depiction of a first friendship." Kirkus Reviews "The simple text correlates perfectly with the cozy, comforting art, and most young listeners will be able to retell the story after hearing it. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Molly Idle
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2013, Feb 5th).
In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Colin Jack
Publisher: Little Simon (2013, Apr 2nd).
Get to know Galaxy Zack—and his new home planet!—in this start to an out-of-this-world illustrated chapter book series.In Hello, Nebulon!, Zack makes the big move from Earth. He is already nervous about starting school and making new friends, but it only gets worse when he dreams that his classmates are slimy aliens with tentacles, pizza comes covered in gross bugs, and he can never communicate with his Earth friends again! Fortunately, when Zack arrives at Sprockets Academy for his first day of school, he meets and befriends Drake Tucker, a Nebulite boy who also loves to explore and learn about the planets. Nebulon isn’t as awful as Zack’s dream, but there are a lot of differences between Nebulon and Earth, and they make Zack miss his home in Dubbsville, Texas, even more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability