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The Book with No Pictures

B.J. Novak

You might think a book with no pictures would be boring and serious. Except...here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say...BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly silly sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly goofy, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.) Ages 3 to 8.

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Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels have Changed the Earth

Molly Bang

What are fossil fuels, and how did they come to exist? This engaging, stunning book explains how coal, oil, and gas are really "buried sunlight," trapped beneath the surface of our planet for millions and millions of years. Now, in a very short time, we are digging them up and burning them, changing the carbon balance of our planet's air and water. What does this mean, and what should we do about it? Readers will be mesmerized by this engaging fourth book in the award-winning Sunlight Series. Ages 7 to 12.

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The Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After

Rachel Renee Russell

After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool's Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don't go quite as expected, because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin! Ages 9 to 12.

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Flora and the Penguin

Molly Idle

Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other's graceful dance above and below the ice. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results. Ages 3 to 6.

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The Madman of Piney Woods

Christopher Paul Curtis

Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real? In a tale brimming with intrigue and adventure, Christopher Paul Curtis returns to the vibrant world he brought to life in Elijah of Buxton. Ages 9 to 13.

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