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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mo Willems
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (2013, Oct 15th).
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 I'm a Frog! Piggie has some ribbiting news! Can Gerald make the leap required to accept Piggie's new identity? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rachel Renee Russell
Publisher: Aladdin (2013, Jun 4th).
Love—and crushes—are in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.It’s 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 doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse—what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!! In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series—now with more than 8 million copies in print—join Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: James Dean
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Feb 26th).
Pete the Cat is ready to play baseball! Pete's team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls. But when the game doesn't go Pete's way, what will Pete do? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Editors of Time for Kids Magazine
Publisher: Time For Kids (2013, Sep 10th).
TIME For Kids The NEW BIG Book of Why Crazy, Cool & Outrageous answers the questions that kids commonly ask and adults can rarely answer. Why are our eyes different colors? Why do we put candles on a birthday cake? Why do we high five our friends? Why do elephants have big ears?Packed with hundreds of new brain busting questions with easy to understand answers that made the first Big Book of Why a best seller. The book is divided by subject area - humans, animals, environment/nature, technology and space - and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why. TIME For Kids The NEW BIG Book of Why Crazy, Cool & Outrageous is a must-have book to satisfy the most curious of kids. Kids will be desperate to shar what they've learned with their parents, teachers, and friends. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Karen Katz
Format: Board book
Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (2013, Oct 22nd).
Baby explores the wonders of winter in this seasonal lift-the-flap board book from Karen Katz!It’s wintertime!What will Baby see?What’s outside the window?Look! Giant snowflakes! Little ones will love lifting the flaps in this book to reveal a red sled, a giant snowplow, a cute furry groundhog, and everything else that Baby loves about winter! The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sharon M. Draper
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2012, May 1st).
“If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it” (Denver Post).Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom—the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow. In this breakthrough story—reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly—from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sports Illustrated Kids
Publisher: Sports Illustrated for Kids (2013, Jun 11th).
From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes The Big Book of Who: Football, a 128-page collection of the brightest stars in America's favorite sport, past and present. Profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in pro football history to life with all of the classic touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for - terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Gridiron greats such as, from Sammy Baugh to Cam Newton, Jim Brown to Emmitt Smith, Dick Butkus to Ray Lewis will be profiled. The Big Book of Who: Football is a book young sports fans will return to again and again as a lively, exciting and encyclopedic resource. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christopher Tebbetts
Publisher: Puffin (2013, Nov 14th).
Sequel to the New York Times bestseller STRANDED and TRIAL BY FIRE! As seen on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of Survivor, Jeff Probst with Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life co-author Chris Tebbetts comes a brand new family adventure series! Eleven days down, and no end in sight. How long could YOU survive? It’s been days since Buzz, Vanessa, Carter and Jane were stranded on a deserted island in the middle of the South Pacific. Four kids left to fend for themselves. No adults. No supplies. They’ve managed to make fire and they’ve even found food. But they’ve just lost their only shelter, and quite possibly their one chance at being rescued. Now they’ll have to venture even deeper into the jungles of Nowhere Island just to stay alive. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mike Berenstain
Publisher: HarperFestival (2013, Sep 24th).
Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother, and Honey Bear are back in this heartwarming retelling of Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas tale. It is the night before Christmas, and all through the tree house . . . the Berenstain Bears are ready to celebrate!With more than three hundred and seventy-five books published over the past fifty years, the Berenstain Bears continue to be loved by generation after generation of young readers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jan Brett
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (2013, Nov 5th).
Jan Brett sets her Cinderella story in a snowy Russian winter where one magical night, Cinders, the most picked upon hen in the flock, becomes the most loved by Prince Cockerel when she arrives at his ball looking so beautiful that even her bossy sisters don't recognize her. Jan travelled to Russia and readers will be in awe of the Ice Palace aglow under a deep blue moonlit sky, exquisite ball gowns on the comely pullets, uniforms with gold braids and buttons on the cockerels, striking Russian architecture transformed into ice in the borders, and a very funny flock of chickens who provide an appealing, original look at this snowy Cinderella. Readers will find these dressed up chickens comical as they pour over the extravagant setting, including a "WOW"-inducing double gatefold of chicken couples whirling around the ballroom. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability