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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Grisham
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (2013, May 21st).
Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. As Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself in the middle of the battle. When he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, Theo will confront bigger risks than ever to himself and those he loves. But even face-to-face with danger, Theodore Boone will do whatever it takes to stand up for what’s right. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Felicia Bond
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (2011, Oct 4th).
If you give a dog a donut, he’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it.When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up. Then, before you can say “Woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible “If You Give…” tradition, if you give a dog a donut is another home run from the beloved team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David A. Kelly
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (2013, May 28th).
Time for a seventh-inning stretch! The San Francisco Splash is book #7 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark! Splash! A hit soars over the walls of the San Francisco ballpark on the bay and drops into the water. But then Mike and Kate hear another, much larger splash nearby . . . and this time it's not a baseball. It's a man overboard! And when he's pulled from the water, the old-time ballplayer discovers his World Series ring is gone! Is it at the bottom of the bay? Or was it somehow stolen by a long-ago rival? The San Francisco Splash includes several pages of "Dugout Notes," fun facts about San Francisco's recently built ballpark.Cross Ron Roy's A to Z Mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunits aimed at the younger brothers and sisters of John Feinstein's fans. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nick Bruel
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (2013, Jan 8th).
Bad Kitty faces her toughest challenge yet, in Bad Kitty School Daze from Nick Bruel. Kitty and Puppy are out of control! They're screaming, fighting, hissing, and drooling all over the house, and all of the commotion is upsetting Baby. Time for school—obedience school, that is. Can Kitty learn to follow the rules and make friends with the other students or will she bring chaos to the classroom? Find out in Bad Kitty's hilarious, new (mis)adventure! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (2010, Nov 16th).
A charity broker con artist has raised millions of dollars in donations, only to invest them in a form of genetically modified corn that has the power to release an airborne strain of virus so powerful it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. A catastrophe so far-reaching that it would raise millions of dollars more in charitable donations, all of which would be embezzled by one man. The antidote? Alex Rider, of course, who survives gunfire, explosions, and hand-to-hand combat with mercenariesÑ just another day in the life of an average kid. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ryan Higgins
Publisher: Dial (2013, Mar 21st).
In the tradition of Calvin & Hobbes and Dr. Seuss comes a new story of unlikely friendship. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a humongous and hairy giant named Wilfred. Whenever people saw him, they ran away, which made life very lonely for Wilfred. That is, until he found himself in a rather unusual town where one brave little boy saw something special in the timid giant. So begins a story of friendship and sacrifice that will remind readers just how important one voice no matter how small can be. In this moving debut, Ryan Higgins shows his knack for blending humor and heart, and gives Lorax fans an unforgettable new hero. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tommy Greenwald
Publisher: Square Fish (2013, Apr 2nd).
Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader ever born, made it his mission in the first book to get through middle school without reading a single book from cover to cover. Now he’s back—and trying desperately to get straight As in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. To do this, he will have to betray his friend, lose the girl of his dreams, and end up acting in a school play about the inventor of paper towels. Charlie Joe’s not exactly the “school play kind of guy,” but desperate times call for desperate measures, in Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit by Tommy Greenwald. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Debby Atwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2013, Mar 5th).
Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world’s best children’s books in many different languages. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Matt Davies
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (2013, May 21st).
Ben loves his new bike. In fact, he loves it so much he even likes riding to school (especially if he can take the long way around)! That is, until an encounter with the local bully, Adrian Underbite, leaves Ben bike-less. When Ben discovers where his bike actually is, the reader is in for a dramatic, and literal, cliffhanger. Will Ben ever be able to get his bike back? Find out in this hilarious and tender tale by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Davies. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013A Neal Porter Book moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Karen Baicker
Format: Board book
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2010, Jun 23rd).
This heartwarming story reminds us how satisfying it is to grow up surrounded by love. In You Can Do It Too! a little girl passes newly won skills and abilities to a younger brother, teaching him everything she thinks he needs to know. The simple cadence of text and direct-to-the-heart art result in a book as warm and generous as its message, providing reading pleasure for toddlers, older siblings, and the grown-ups who love them. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability