Fabulous new books for kids of all ages!
Billy loves to draw. He draws on books and on his homework and even on his math tests—he might not get the answer right, but doesn’t it look swell sitting in a boat at sea? His teacher doesn’t think so, and neither does the principal. But the librarian has an idea that just might help Billy better direct his illustrative energies: a book-making contest. Billy’s sure his story is a winner. But being a winner doesn’t mean you always win. Ages 4 to 8.
Micah Tuttle’s grandpa Ephraim has always told him wonderful stories about Circus Mirandus, a magical circus he visited when he was a boy. But now Grandpa Ephraim is dying, and terrible, grouchy Great-Aunt Gertrudis has arrived to take care of Micah. All the magic of Micah’s childhood seems lost until Grandpa Ephraim finally tells him the truth: Circus Mirandus is real, and the Lightbender, the circus’s greatest magician, owes Grandpa Ephraim a miracle. With his friend Jenny in tow, Micah sets out to find the mysterious circus. Ages 9 to 12.
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen
Recording the details of her life through the month of April, Nikki experiences more than her share of springtime wackiness with her friends Chloe, Zoey, and Brandon. But, when her diary falls into the hands of one of the CCP (Cute, Cool & Popular) girls, she starts totally freaking out. What if the thief actually starts writing in it? Find out what happens in the Mackenzie Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen. Ages 9 to 13.
I Will Take a Nap!: An Elephant and Piggie Book
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 Will Take a Nap!, Gerald is tired and cranky and wants to take a nap, but Piggie is not helping. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all? Ages 6 to 8.
Squid Kid the Magnificent
Oliver isn't an ordinary squid; he's Squid Kid the Magnificent! But his sister, Stella, will tell you otherwise. While Oliver performs various feats of magic-like vanishing in ink, or making dozens of squids suddenly appear-Stella sees right through each illusion, and is far from impressed. But the show must go on and Oliver has saved his best trick for his pesky sister. Ages 3 to 5.
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