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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rachel Renee Russell
Publisher: Aladdin (2013, Jun 4th).
Loveand crushesare in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.Its the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesnt want to go with her? Or worsewhat if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!! In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries seriesnow with more than 8 million copies in printjoin Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (2013, May 21st).
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2013, Apr 16th).
The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
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.: Caroline Kennedy
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (2013, Mar 26th).
There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever.In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and young at heart, readers new to poetry and devoted fans. These poems explore deep emotions, as well as ordinary experiences. They cover the range of human experience and imagination. Divided into sections about nature, sports, monsters and fairies, friendship and family, this book is full of surprises. Each section is preceded by Caroline's thoughtful introduction reflecting her own family's engagement with and enjoyment of poetry. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Erin Stead
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (2013, May 7th).
If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what not to look at. Pink roses, pelicans, possible pirates . . . If you want to see a whale, you have to keep your eyes on the sea, and wait . . . and wait . . . and wait . . . In this quiet and beautiful picture book by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead, the team that created the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book And Then It's Spring, a boy learns exactly what it takes to catch a glimpse of an elusive whale. A Neal Porter Book moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lauren Sandler
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2013, Jun 11th).
Ahumorous, tough-minded, and honest case for being and having an only child .Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child andthe mother of one. After investigating what only children are really like andwhether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood andmodernity, she learned a lot about herselfand a lot about our cultures assumptions.She brings a passion and a laser-sharp intelligence to the subject that cutsthrough the anxiety, doubt, misinformation, and judgment about what it means tobe an only child and what it means to have one. In this heartfelt work, Sandlerlegitimizes a conversation about the larger societal costs of having more thanone. If parents no longer felt they had to have second children to keep fromroyally screwing up their first, would the majority of them still do it? And ifthe literature tells us that a child isnt better off with a sibling thanwithout one, and its not something parents truly want for themselves, then whomis this choice serving? One and Only examines these questions, exploring whatthe rise of the single-child family means for our economies, our environment,and our freedom. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lincoln Peirce
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (2013, Apr 16th).
Big Nate is big news! And the best news is that Big Nate: Game On! is in full color! Big Nate books have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year.To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky ’tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends’ mostly hapless sports encounters through not-always-highlight-reel moments in the all-color Big Nate: Game On. Includes poster. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rachel Barton Pine
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Cedille Records (2013, Apr 30th).
What a beautiful recording this is! It fills a real need as well. A mother or father can put this recording on and relax listening to its clear and present sound while feeding and bonding with the baby. This album also gives us a chance to see how composers from different cultures and different eras handled this particular type of composition. . . This is a truly beautiful disc and I think it will have great appeal to our readers. --Fanfare Magazine, Maria Nockin moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: Dark Horse (2013, Apr 2nd).
For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question - what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar - and the most unlikely ally of all - to help uncover the biggest secret of his life. Written and drawn by the creative team behind the bestselling Avatar: The Promise, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar and Korra creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability