May/June 2009

Our picks for May and June 2009...
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416979173
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Published: Little Simon - March 10th, 2009

A reissue of the original 1970 edition, this little book follows the miraculous travels of a tiny seed as it is blown by the wind through the fall air, settles in the earth for winter and then grows into a beautiful giant flower through spring and summer. It even comes with a square of seeded paper to plant and grow your own flowers!

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Cover Image
By David Soman (Illustrator), Jacky Davis
ISBN: 9780803733398
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Published: Dial Books - March 5th, 2009

Hooray! Another Ladybug Girl adventure! This time, Lulu is headed for the playground in search of a friend. She sees Sam, a boy from school, but they can’t seem to agree on what to play, until Lulu suggests that they play Ladybug Girl. Sam likes the idea of having superpowers and declares himself Bumblebee Boy. Together, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy take on the playground looking to help anyone in trouble and end up saving "probably the whole town."

Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803733350
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Published: Dial Books - March 5th, 2009

Charlie and Lola are going green! Lola is ready to get rid of some of the junk in her room, and her brother Charlie insists that she look after the planet and recycle it. Lola gets so excited she enters a recycling contest to win a tree of her own. The great tips and a poster to help you keep Earth clean, paired with Lauren Child’s bright collage illustrations make this book tons of fun!

The Cow That Was the Best Moo-ther Cover Image
By Andy Cutbill, Russell Ayto (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061664724
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HarperCollins - January 27th, 2009

Were you wondering what happened to Marjorie, from The Cow That Laid An Egg? Well, Marjorie and her chick are doing well- so well, that Marjorie is entering Daisy into a beautiful baby contest… full of baby cows! You’ll be surprised who takes home the prize for best in show!

Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061684869
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Published: HarperCollins - March 31st, 2009

Just in time for that sunshiny weather, Nancy returns, ready to share all her tips on exploring the outdoors! Nancy and her friend Bree have recorded information about all the amazing things they’ve found including wildflowers, leaves, insects and birds. With a list of everything essential (and not essential) to bring along and a recipe for Nancy’s Extra-Fancy Lemonade, you can be an Explorer Extraordinaire too!

Duck! Rabbit! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811868655
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 11th, 2009

Duck or Rabbit, which is it?  The readers argue throughout most of the book, but can’t seem to agree OR agree to disagree.  What do you think?  Read the book and come to your own conclusion.  The clever illustrations and comic text will keep children coming back again and again, so they can give you their two cents too!

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606410424
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Published: Shadow Mountain - March 24th, 2009

Kendra and Seth are in a race for their lives.  Who will find all of the artifacts, them or the Society of the Evening Star?  Will the demon prison be opened?  Find out in the latest installment of the Fablehaven series.  This is a great fantasy series for boys, girls, and even adults.  I love it and highly recommend it.

The Soldiers of Halla (Pendragon #10) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416914204
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Published: Aladdin - May 12th, 2009

As this is the final book in the Pendragon series, fans will surely be swept away by the gripping climax, but sad to see the adventure come to an end.  Don’t worry though; there is a new prequel series you won’t want to miss: Pendragon Before The War: The Travelers.

Wintergirls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670011100
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2009

From bestselling author of Speak and Twisted comes another equally important new book for young adults. In Wintergirls, we hear the disturbing inner struggles of Lia, who has recently lost her best friend Cassie to complications from bulimia. Lia herself suffers from anorexia and is haunted by the pact she made with Cassie, her mind telling her to keep going: “lose more, weigh less.” The heavy subject matter makes it a tough read, but ultimately, it is so powerful that you won’t be sorry you picked it up.

Brutal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375840999
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2009

In Brutal, a teen novel from local author Michael Harmon, we follow pierced and mohawked Poe, as she suddenly finds herself in straight-laced suburban California, living with the father she’s barely met. Oh yeah, did we mention he also happens to be the counselor at her school?  What’s a girl to do when boxed into a corner like that?!

Skeleton Creek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545075664
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Press - March 2009

Local author Patrick Carman gives reluctant middle readers a whole new experience with Skeleton Creek. There are strange goings-on in Skeleton Creek, and Ryan and his friend Sarah are trying to get to the bottom of it, but an accident leaves Ryan housebound. Read Ryan’s journal and watch Sarah’s videos online to uncover the mystery!