New Releases in Children’s Books July 2011
Who Was Dr. Seuss?
Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books – like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.
Thomas and the Dragon Queen
A kingdom is at war.
A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen.
A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her.
But there’s just one small problem. He’s Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sword, Thomas will have to use all of his courage and determination to battle a beast with many heads, reach a forbidden island, and rescue the princess from a most fearsome dragon-and an even more fearsome fate!
Part thrilling adventure and part enchanting fantasy, sprinkled with charming black-and-white illustrations, Thomas and the Dragon Queen will delight young readers from start to finish.
Pinkalicious: Pinkie Promise
When Pinkalicious uses all of Alison’s pink paint in class, Pinkalicious knows just how to make it up to her best friend!
Frog and Friends
Frog and his friends are alarmed by a strange object that appears on his pond, share a thoughtful–if scratchy–gift, and meet a hippopotamus that has run away from the zoo.
Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating in his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are–nice and peaceful.
The Full Moon
In simultaneous hardcover and paperback editions, the final book in a four-book chapter book series, a companion to The Unicorn’s Secret. The faeries have returned to their beloved meadow near the village of Ash Grove. Winter is coming and they are working hard to prepare for the storms—and to stay hidden. Alida saved the villagers’ crops from Lord Dunraven’s greed, but now the people of Ash Grove know that the faeries have returned. Will they tell Lord Dunraven’s guards? The faeries live in fear of being discovered and Alida wants desperately to find a way to make her family safer. Then a frightening accident in the woods outside Ash Grove brings even more danger, and an opportunity for Alida to forge a friendship that could change the faeries’ lives forever. The risk is terrible—Alida can only follow her heart.
Alan and the Animals
Alan loves animals! He loves bats. He has ten rats and ten wild cats. But where does he keep them all? Find out in this rhyming story.
Louise the Big Cheese and the Back to school smarty pants
Louise the Big Cheese is determined to make the grade in school this year and that means straight As. But she’s stuck with the toughest teacher ever. Will Louise make the grade?
The Berenstain Bears Reap the Harvest
‘That’s the way it is with farming. Same way it is with faith . . . our true reward may come later on-in God’s good time.’Brother and Sister take a summer job on Farmer Ben’s farm. But will their hard work pay off at the end of summer?
Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley?
Will it ever be Charley’s turn to carry the flag? When Charley Cornett begins school in the Appalachian Mountains, his brothers and sisters explain to him that the highest honor at the Little School is being chosen to “carry the flag”–the award each day for a child who has been very good. Mischievous Charley doesn’t seem to be the ideal candidate for such a distinction, but eventually he achieves this honor in his own special way.
This much-loved book by a Newbery Honor-winning author has been in print for four decades. Children will identify with Charley’s school triumphs and woes and cheer for him to carry the flag!
The Sons of Liberty 2: Death and Taxes
Several years have passed since Graham and Brody escaped the bonds of slavery. Now, when the streets of Philadelphia erupt in violence, the two boys must decide: will they use their extraordinary abilities to aid the growing rebellion or to quell it? An ambitious, thought-provoking, and visually stunning graphic novel, Death and Taxes offers an entirely new way to experience all the hope and heartbreak of America’s early days.
Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?
“I don’t like the dark,” said Little Bear.
“What dark?” said Big Bear.
“The dark all around us,” said Little Bear.
In this tender account of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren’t enough to quell Little Bear’s troubled emotions, Big Bear offers—in a final loving gesture—nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars! More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic.
The Curse of Mousebeard
Across the Seventeen Seas lies a world filled with spies, ship battles, and secrets….
For many years, a curse has condemned Captain Mousebeard, the feared mousehunting pirate, to a life at sea, never to set foot on dry land. But the dastardly Isaiah Lovelock, Mousebeard’s mortal enemy, is growing in power, and only Captain Mousebeard is brave enough to stop him.
In order to stand a chance against Lovelock, the fearless Emiline and her friends-now fugitives themselves- must help the captain break the curse before his fate is sealed forever. Their adventure takes them to Norgammon, a mythical land of lost mice. There, they are introduced to a wonderful and dangerous assortment of mouse species, and a terrifying battle awaits them.
Will Emiline and her crew be able to escape their enemies’ claws unscathed?
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