Fabulous new books for kids of all ages!
He's a big red engine with a siren, a horn, a tank full of water, and a whole lotta hose! He's a good-lookin' fire truck, and he's brave, too. When the alarm sounds "eeeeeeeoooooooooo"
he's gotta drive through smoke and heat straight to a blazing fire! Honk! Honk! The latest entry in the whimsical series that includes I'm Bad! and I Stink! combines rhyming cadences with onomatopoeic word sounds in the story of a trusty red fire truck that rushes to the rescue. Ages 4 to 8.
Otis and the Scarecrow
On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new - a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow's frown never leaves his face. So everyone leaves him alone. Then one day, when a cold autumn rain sets in, Otis and the animals snuggle close and play Otis's favorite game: the quiet game. Otis knows the puppy and ducks can't sit still for long, and soon the farm friends begin to giggle and squirm, feeling warmed by one another's friendship...but on this day, Otis can't seem to take his eyes off the lonely figure in the cornfield. A deeply resonant book about subtle acts of compassion and standing up for others, featuring everyone's favorite tractor, Otis. Ages 5 to 8.
After a mysterious cameo from Charles Lindbergh, it's up to Jonah to save his town in the seventh book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series. It's morning as usual at the Skidmore household - until Charles Lindbergh, the famous historical pilot, appears in their living room. Jonah can hardly believe his eyes - and then Lindbergh grabs Katherine and vanishes again. And that's not all. Chip, Andrea, and all the other children from the plane have disappeared too. And worst of all, Jonah's parents and all the other adults in his town have de-aged into children. Jonah is the only one left, and the only one who can save everyone. With the help of de-aged JB and Angela, he has to collect the clues. And they lead directly back to Gary and Hodge, and a terrible plot that could mean the end of everything Jonah has ever loved. Can Jonah put the pieces together before time runs out? Ages 8 to 12.
Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job
A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent explores the various ways specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors and more. This dynamic photo-essay includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs. Ages 8 to 12.
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile
Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting siblings Beck, Storm and Tommy may have completed their first treasure hunt after their father was lost at sea, but their kidnapped mother is still in the hands of nasty pirates. Their search for a rescue plan takes them down the Nile river in Africa, where they'll have to navigate everything from Egyptian pyramids in the desert to wet-and-wild jungles--not to mention life-threatening encounters with wilderness diseases, angry hippos and some seriously bad guys--in order to find the treasure and save the day. Ages 9 to 11.
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