Category Archives: New Children Books

Croc & Turtle

by Mike Wohnoutka

Croc lifts a big rock for his friend Turtle.  “I am the strongest,” he says, but then Elephant easily tosses the same rock.  Is Croc a better jumper than Rabbit?  A faster runner than Cheetah?  Or is he the best at something else?

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Pay Attention, Carter Jones

by Gary D. Schmidt

When Carter answers the door at 7:15 a.m. on the first day of school, he finds a “gentleman’s gentleman.”  The Butler offering his services speaks the Queen’s English and is not shy about sharing his opinions.

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Seven Wonders of The Milky Way

by David A. Aguilar

In this unique space journey, blast off to the oldest star in our galaxy, zoom around planetary nebulae dubbed “the butterflies of space,”  circle humongous exoplanets, and close in on newly discovered orbs that just might support alien life.

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Stan On The Sky

by Erin Bow

Mongolia: Aisulu and her family are Kazakh nomads.  To help her sick brother and keep her family from losing their way of life, Aisulu decides to train the orphaned eaglet she’s rescued and try to win the annual Eagle Festival.

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Astrid the Unstoppable

by Maria Parr

Astrid is the only child in her small Norwegian village.  Then her world is turned upside down by two startling arrivals:  first a new family, then a mysterious, towering woman who everyone seems to know but Astrid.

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Hazy Bloom and the Mystery Next Door

by Jennifer Hamburg

Hazy Bloom is bored at the beginning of summer vacation.  But then her “tomorrow power” leads her to the empty neighbor’s house, where strange things keep happening.  Flickering lights.  A sudden gust of wind.  Could there be a ghost?

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Yasmin In Charge

by Saadia Faruqi

In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations!  At home, at school, or out and about,  Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking.  Whether she’s creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classmates!), a clever solution to any problem is just around the corner!

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William Wakes Up

by Linda Ashman

“Wake up! It’s spring! Today’s the day–A special guest is on the way.  “There’s no time to lose, but will William’s animal friends rise and shine to help him get ready?

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Good Night Wind

by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Whooosh! Winter Wind works hard all season long, blowing leaves and sculpting snow drifts.  By the time spring arrives, Wind is exhausted, but who will allow such a chilly presence to settle in for a rest?

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