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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher: Holiday House (2013, Jul 1st).
A bear wakes to a wonderful smell that leads him to the house of Bubba Brayna. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, but at ninety-seven, she doesn't hear or see well. When the bear arrives at her door, she believes he is her rabbi.Bubba Brayna and the bear light the menorah, play the dreidel game, and eat all the latkes. The mix-up is revealed, Bubba Brayna has a laugh about it, and everyone works together to make more latkes.The Chanukkah Guest by Eric A. Kimmel (Holiday House, 1990, o.p.) now has a new title, a shorter text, new illustrations. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: DK Publishing
Publisher: DK CHILDREN (2013, Sep 16th).
Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and with the latest CGI technology, the Knowledge Encyclopedia is a bold new approach to family reference using 3-D rendered images to explore the wonders of the world in unprecedented detail. Divided into six chapters — Space, Earth, Nature, Human Body, Science & Technology, and History & Culture, plus a reference section — a wide range of topics come to life. Illustrated with fascinating facts, maps, timelines, and graphics, the Knowledge Encyclopedia makes complex subjects easy to understand and is the perfect resource for kids, whether to help with homework or to pique their curiosity. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sandra Boynton
Format: Board book
Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk Anv edition (2012, Aug 28th).
A shy hippo makes a big impact in this anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.A hog and a frogcavort in the bog.But not the hippopotamus.A cat and two ratsare trying on hats.But not the hippopotamus.The original But Not the Hippopotamus was an instant favorite among children and parents. Now this hilarious Boynton book is back in a Special 30th Anniversary Edition, complete with its silly rhymes and humorous, charming illustrations. In this simple, playful board book, a shy hippo watches as other animals engage in social activities. Finally, the other animals invite the hippo along and, after dithering a moment, she leaps into the fun...with hilarious results. The repetitive, enjoyable rhythm, cheerful mood, and well-crafted, simple rhymes will endear this story to toddlers everywhere. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Andrew Larsen
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside (2012, Jun 15th).
One day on a walk with his dad Charlie sees some boys and girls on the rooftop of the school saying goodbye as they release butterflies up into the sky. Charlie is amazed by all the butterflies flying around and wishes he could do something like that too. And when Charlie starts school next year he becomes a “butterfly scientist” as well and helps his teacher and classmates care for some teeny tiny caterpillars as they grow into butterflies and are released by Charlie and his class. “Bye Bye Butterflies!” moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Eve Bunting
Format: Board book
Publisher: HMH Books; Brdbk edition (2012, Mar 6th).
Little Bear loves his little boat. But Little Bear soon begins to grow and grow, until oneday he doesn’t fit in his little boat anymore! All children who experience growing painswill appreciate Little Bear’s predicament. And they will smile with satisfaction as thesolution to his problem unfolds in simple, lyrical words and charming pictures fromtwo award-winning picture-book creators. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Publisher: Walden Pond Press (2013, May 7th).
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked is the first in a series of zany, action-packed middle-grade mysteries featuring platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley. When a call comes in about a crime down at the docks involving a missing schoolteacher and a duffle bag full of illegal fish, Zengo and O’Malley are going to have to learn to set their differences aside if they want to get to the bottom of this. Especially when the clues all point to Frank Pandini Jr., Kallamazoo’s first son and its most powerful, well-respected businessman. Fans of Adam Rex, Jon Scieszka, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s own Lunch Lady graphic novels will flip for Jarrett’s new series of illustrated middle-grade novels. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (2010, Feb 1st).
The rollicking sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon" and "How to Be a Pirate" offers a fast-paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue, and imaginative black-and-white illustrations to enhance an exciting tale featuring Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. Now available in paperback! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Margery Cuyler
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (2013, Sep 1st).
Big Witch and Little Witch have made stew, and now they want to have their friends for dinner! But when Skeleton mistakes the guest list for a menu, he takes off running, and soon Ghost and Ghoul join him too! But poor Little Witch has no idea there's a misunderstanding. Luckily there's one creature in the haunted forest who can help everyone figure it all out. This spooky and silly read-aloud is just right for Halloween. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Pat Zietlow Miller
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (2013, Aug 6th).
Celebrate the fall season with this delightful and touching picture book, which received four starred reviews! On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble? With absolutely delightful text by Pat Zietlow Miller and downright hilarious illustrations from Anne Wilsdorf, Sophie's Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rob Scotton
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, May 21st).
Splat the Cat is off for a day at the beach in Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale by Rob Scotton. Splat is excited because his grandfather told Splat that you can hear the sea if you put a seashell up to your ear. Splat is determined to discover a shell like that to bring back for his grandfather. But as hard as he looks on the beach, all he can find is broken shells. Until he gets some help from a new friend—a whale. Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale is an I Can Read Level 1 book. It is perfect for kids who are beginning to sound out words and sentences. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability