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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Flanagan
Publisher: Philomel (2013, Nov 5th).
The story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice arc full-circle! Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legendthe finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it’s the last person he ever would have expected. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companiona task that at times seems almost impossible. John Flanagan returns for one final bow to the series that has conquered millions of readers worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, and ushers in the next . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Erin Hunter
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Nov 5th).
Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in the second book of this thrilling prequel arc from mega-bestselling author Erin Hunter. The Dawn of the Clans series takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the Warrior code.The mountain cats from the Tribe of Rushing Water followed the sun trail to a new territory, convinced that in a land with more prey, their lives would be free from strife. But while no cat has gone hungry, tensions are rising. The once firmly united group has split in two—and a young cat named Thunder is caught in the middle.Dawn of the Clans #2: Thunder Rising also contains an exclusive bonus scene. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: ~ Rockae Ba!
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Rockabye Baby Music (2013, Aug 13th).
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett Although there is something just a tiny bit unsettling about lullaby versions of Michael Jackson songs rendered for children, and it's difficult to really think of Jackson hits like "Thriller" and "Billie Jean" as suitable for lullaby treatment, one can pretty much turn anything into a lullaby if the words are stripped out and everything is done with hushed chimes, bells, strings, and sweetly air-brushed instrumentation. That's the case here. It works for baby because the words and the context they bring are absent. Read More Show Less ... See more details below Eligible for . moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (2013, Oct 29th).
Geronimo Stilton's ancient ancestor Geronimo Stiltonoot is back in another prehistoric adventure!Geronimo Stiltonoot and his family are off to find a cure for Grandma Ratrock's aches and pains. She's heard that a remedy hides in a legendary valley, and Geronimo isn't even sure it exists. Little does he know that getting there will be an adventure among geysers, volcanoes, and rivers of molten lava! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Publisher: Ripley Publishing (2013, Sep 10th).
Dare to Look! is the latest bestselling book in Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual series. It offers up the world of weird in an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from across the globe. The new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the book to come alive. A Parents' Choice Winner in the FUN STUFF category, as well as winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Awards in categories of Young Adult: Non-Fiction and Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction, Dare to Look! is perfect for every household. Jam-packed with a mind-boggling selection of incredible facts, crazy stories, jaw-dropping pictures, lists and interviews, this fantastic book also comes with bonus hidden content that's accessible using our Ripley's Believe It or Not! app. Step right into the world of Ripley's and see it come alive by scanning the special oddSCAN™ logos with a smartphone to reveal exclusive videos, images and more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: William Joyce
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2013, Sep 3rd).
In their fourth chapter book adventure, the Guardians recruit Sanderson ManSnoozy, the sleepy legend also known as the Sandman, to their cause.When the Man in the Moon brought together the Guardians, he warned them that they would face some terrible evils as they strove to protect the children of earth. But nothing could have prepared them for this: Pitch has disappeared and taken Katherine with him. And now the Guardians are not only down one member, but a young girl is missing. Fortunately, MiM knows just the man to join the team. Sanderson ManSnoozy—known in most circles as the Sandman—may be sleepy, but he’s also stalwart and clever and has a precocious ability to utilize sand in myriad ways. If the other Guardians can just convince Sandy that good can triumph evil, that good dreams can banish nightmares, they’ll have themselves quite a squad. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Benjamin Chaud
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2013, Sep 17th).
"Sweet" has new meaning in this richly illustrated, immersive picture book about two bears on a big-city adventure. Papa Bear is searching for Little Bear, who has escaped the den. Little Bear is following a bee, because where there are bees, there is honey! When the quest leads both bears into the bustling city and a humming opera house, theatrical hijinks ensue, culminating in a deliciously harmonious reunion. Children and parents alike will savor Benjamin Chaud's lush illustrations, and relish in the book's bonus seek-and-find elements. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Leslie Patricelli
Format: Board book
Publisher: Candlewick; Brdbk edition (2012, Sep 11th).
Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry This Christmas themed board book is all about a toddler at the peak of its oppositional power—totally age appropriate but can be hard on the rest of family. So when Mom and Dad pick one tree, baby goes for another; as the parents untangle the tree decorations, baby plays with them; just as the gingerbread house gets finished, baby gleefully smashes it. Toddlers may enjoy the colorful pictures that feature very schematic human figures. However, it is most unlikely all the Christmas fa la la traditions will make much sense to a one or two year old and the three-year-olds's are likely to be beyond most of the behavior. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry School Library JournalPreS—In this bright and cheerful board book with minimal text, Baby helps Mom and Dad pick out and decorate a Christmas tree, creates and destroys a gingerbread house, and visits Santa with mixed results. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Eric Carle
Publisher: Philomel (2013, Nov 19th).
From the creator of the all-time classic VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR comes a sweetly resonant story about the power of friendship. When a best friend moves away, it can be painful for the child who is left behind. But the spunky boy in this upbeat story makes up his mind to find his missing playmate. Young readers will cheer on the boy as he braves currents, climbs mountains, and dashes through rain before, finally, reuniting with his friend. A story alive with love and perseverance, brightened with vibrant art and Eric Carle's trademark fostering of imagination. This deeply personal story for Eric is dedicated to his longtime wife, Bobbie, and it is their bond that inspired the book. For anyone who has ever scaled mountains to be with the one he loves, or for anyone who has simply known the love and joy of a great friendship, this book will strike a resonant chord. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Candlewick; Pop edition (2013, Aug 6th).
A Parents Best Book of the Year!Celebrated illustrator Petr Horácek offers a pop-up introduction to opposites with the help of a variety of creatures.Turn the pages, lift the flaps, and see animals of all shapes and sizes bring the world of opposites to life. From slow snail to fast cheetah, heavy hippo to light butterfly, smooth frog to prickly porcupine, Petr Horácek’s brightly colored pop-up animals and interactive flaps make early learning irresistible and fun. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability