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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Louise Yates
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2012, Aug 14th).
Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the mail—it's blank! Soon, Dog realizes that this book is not for reading, but for drawing. Before long, Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: William Joyce
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2012, Feb 21st).
Don't miss The Rise of the Guardians, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012.Forget the bunny trail. E. Aster Bunnymund is on a warpath. In this second chapter book in William Joyce’s The Guardians series, sometimes you have to crack a few eggs. Pitch, the Nightmare King, and his Fearlings had been soundly driven back by Nicholas St. North and company in the first Guardians’ adventure. But now Pitch has disappeared completely—and out of sight does NOT make for out of mind. It seems certain that he’s plotting a particularly nefarious revenge, and the Guardians suspect he might have gone underground. But how can they find him there? Enter E. Aster Bunnymund, the only emissary of the fabled brotherhood of the Pookas—the league of philosophical warrior rabbits of imposing intellect and size. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Janik Coat
Format: Board book
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (2012, May 1st).
Behold: an opposites book like no other. Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphic and lovable red hippopotamus. Bold colors and surprising die-cuts and textures spice up this elegantly engaging board book. Praise for Hippopposites "Nicely done and a perfect gift, your favorite little one will love this book." KIWI Magazine "This is a marvelous introduction to linguistic nuance for the very young." The Wall Street Journal "A distinctive offering stands out in the crowded field of concept contenders." Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW "French illustrator Coat blends a quirky sensibility with a slick visual aesthetic...it’s an excellent (and fun) vehicle through which to demonstrate the concept. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Garret Freymann-Weyr
Publisher: Candlewick (2011, Dec 13th).
A magical, lyrical, beautifully illustrated tale about friendship and healing--and the joys and risks of staying open to love, even in the face of loss.Siblings George and Cecile live in Venice, California, but think of themselves as French ducks. They have an important friend, Polina Panova, who conjures magical dresses of thread, silk, and velvet . . . of grass, pieces of night sky, and strawberry jam. To the ducks, who delight in her daily visits, Polina is a princess. But when Polina's prince--who makes movies almost as luminous as her dresses--decides to go away, life on the canal changes, and so does Polina. What are two steadfast and affectionate French ducks to do? Save admit that every broken heart mends on its own time, in its own way? From an acclaimed Y A author and a talented debut illustrator comes a storybook classic full of light and hush, wisdom and whimsy, about patient friendship and the healing power of time. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Wendy Orr
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (2000, Jan 1st).
Logan is moving from the farm to the city. He’ll miss all the things he’s leaving behind, but at least he has Bear. He loves Bear more than anything else in the world—because Bear is his dog. Hannah lives in the city. What she wants, more than anything else in the world, is a dog of her own. At the Rainbow Street Shelter, Logan and Hannah find a talking parrot, an old black Labrador, a three-legged goat, a puppy that looks like a peanut—and a Surprise that just might be the best thing in the world. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (2011, Aug 9th).
Jack and Annie are ready for their next adventure in the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Beware of avalanches! When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the highest pass in the Swiss Alps, they discover an ancient monastery filled with monks and Saint Bernard dogs. Annie can’t resist offering to train a wild young dog named Barry. Will Barry lead Jack and Annie to the mysterious flower they need to save a friend’s life? Or will he only lead them into danger? Before the night is over, Jack and Annie will be forced to use some crazy magic! Join everyone’s favorite brother and sister duo on an adventure that is scary and magical, and more fun than they’ve ever had!Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Derek Zobel
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Bellwether Media (2011, Aug 1st).
Black and white stripes set zebras apart from other African animals. They even set zebras apart from each other. No two zebras have the same pattern of stripes! In this book, young readers will learn how these hoofed animals survive beneath the hot African sun. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marguerite Smits Van Oyen
Publisher: Disney Press (2011, Mar 8th).
This paperback early reader is inspired by the story of the cheetahs in the film. Kids will love the beautiful pictures of a mother cheetah and her cubs, taken as the filmmakers follow their journey. With simple text and full-color images, this level two reader is perfect for newly independent readers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2011, Mar 28th).
It’s time to eat! Which animals eat bamboo, can gulp down a whole deer, or swallow rocks to help them eat? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability