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  • Stella's Starliner

    Stella's Starliner

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rosemary Wells (Author,...
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    Publisher:   Candlewick (2014, Mar 25th).
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    Though she is teased about her silver trailer home, a little girl never loses sight of life’s true gifts in Rosemary Wells’s sensitive, ultimately uplifting story. Stella lives in a sparkling home on wheels that’s as silver as a comet in the sky. Inside are lots of cupboards and hiding places, and even a sofa that turns into a bed! Her home is called the Starliner, and it has everything Stella and her mama and daddy need to be happy. Until, that is, some big weasels pop up along the road, saying mean things about the Starliner. Mama comes to soothe away the hurt, and Daddy hitches their home to a truck and drives it away to a brand-new place, where Stella meets friends who are as enchanted as she is with her shiny home. Happily, one person’s old tin can is truly another person’s silver palace! . more

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  • LEGO Ninjago: Attack of the Nindroids

    LEGO Ninjago: Attack of the Nindroids

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tracey West
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    Publisher:   Scholastic Inc. (2014, Mar 25th).
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    LEGO(R) Ninjago continues to be a blockbuster!The action continues with all your favorite ninja in this easy-to-read story. Based on the Cartoon Network TV show! more

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  • President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

    President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mac Barnett
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    Publisher:   Candlewick (2014, Mar 25th).
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    Inspired by a true anecdote, this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap is brimming with humor and over-the-top illustrations. "Blast!" said Taft. "This could be bad." George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature — well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now how did he get unstuck? Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Chris Van Dusen bring their full comedic weight to this legendary story, imagining a parade of clueless cabinet members advising the exasperated president, leading up to a hugely satisfying, hilarious finale. more

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  • Presto Change-O: A Book of Animal Magic

    Presto Change-O: A Book of Animal Magic

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Edouard Manceau
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    Publisher:   Twirl (2014, Mar 18th).
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    Here you'll find a magic bookWhere all's not what it seems.For when you turn each object roundPRESTO CHANGE-OThe unexpected will be seen.See the raccoon hiding in a magic cauldron? The owl pretending to be a clock? The lion masquerading as a flower? A rabbit hiding in a hot-air balloon? Kids will love working magic with just a few simple turns—and a few rhyming verses—that transform everyday objects into familiar creatures. Simple manipulations for little hands make this a literal page turner. more

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  • Who Can Jump?

    Who Can Jump?

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sebastien Braun
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    Publisher:   Candlewick; Brdbk edition (2014, Mar 25th).
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    Who can jump? Babies will be eager to lift the flaps in this bold, simple board book to see if their guesses are right. All sorts of creatures can jump. Do you know which one this is? Open the flap to find out! Little readers will find this guessing game hard to resist in a bright, interactive board book filled with sweet illustrations. more

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  • Gifts of the Heart

    Gifts of the Heart

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Patricia Polacco
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Putnam Juvenile (2013, Oct 3rd).
    Pages:   40

    Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of gifts—gifts filled with love.   Richie and Trisha want to buy Christmas gifts for their family, but they don't have enough money. Enter Kay Lamity, a new housekeeper . . . but is that all she is? She comes into their lives like a whirlwind, brimming with positive energy and a can-do attitude. Kay not only straightens them out when it comes to whether or not Santa Claus is real, she teaches them something about gifts: the just-good-enough kind that come from the pocketbook and the unforgettable kind that come from the heart. Because of Kay, Trisha and Richie—and the family—have a Christmas morning they will never forget. more

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  • I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!

    I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jill Esbaum ,
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    Publisher:   Dial (2014, May 15th).
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    A high-stakes adventure and hilarious ode to self-esteem for fans of Oliver Jeffers, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, and Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken. Nadine can talk a blue streak, and one day she tells a real whopper: she isn't afraid of anything--no siree! Then her friends call her bluff, and Nadine must enter. . .The Deep. Dark. Woods. Only the woods aren't so scary after all, until the sun sets, that is, and Nadine can't find her friends. What is this boastful bovine to do? Run around in blind terror? Plummet off a cliff? Crash into a stream? Check, check, and check. But is all lost? Doubtful. After all, she is cow, hear her MOOOOOOOOO! more

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  • Mouse House Tales

    Mouse House Tales

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Susan Pearson
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    Publisher:   Blue Apple Books (2013, Oct 22nd).
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    It's two full stories in one charming mouse-filled book! With assistance from her animal friends--some helpful, some not-so-much--Mouse puts together the structure and furnishings of her nice little house. Her snug home has everything she needs, or so she thinks. In the next story, one night she hears scary noises and sets out to trap the intruding "ghost"--only to discover that a hungry, homeless mouse has been hiding in her nice little house! Mack offers to do all sorts of chores in return for a roof over his head. Mouse accepts his offer and his company, and now her nice little house truly becomes a home. more

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  • Plants Feed Me

    Plants Feed Me

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lizzy Rockwell (Author,...
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    Publisher:   Holiday House (2014, Jan 14th).
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    Detailed illustrations help teach new readers about the edible parts of different plants, including leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and seeds. more

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  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Robert Sabuda
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    Publisher:   Little Simon; Pop edition (2013, Oct 1st).
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    A beloved under-the-sea tale is now a pop-up masterpiece, from expert craftsman Robert Sabuda.Come along on a magical journey under the sea in this stunning pop-up adaptation of the beloved fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” expertly crafted by renowned paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Amazing three-dimensional paper structures pop off each page, bringing this classic underwater adventure to life. This visually stunning tale of adventure, true love, and sacrifice is sure to become a favorite in any story-lover’s library. more

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