Category Archives: New Children Books

The Purple Puffy Coat

by Maribeth Boelts

Beetle gives Stick Bug an attention-grabbing coat for his birthday–but is that what Stick Bug really wants?  A delightful story about friends learning to understand each other. 

 

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Moose, Goose, and Mouse

by Mordicai Gerstein

“Help!” yelled Mouse.      “It’s no use!” said Goose.      “This is fun,” said Moose,

“Riding in a loose caboose,”

Then…BONK!… the train hits a tree near the sea, where they find the sunny, funny house of their dreams. 

 

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In The Half Room

by Carson Ellis

The light of the half moon shines down on the half room…The half room is full of half things, all just as nice as whole things.  When half a knock comes on half a door, who in the world could it be? 

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Duck Days

by Sara Leach

Lauren, a third-grade student who has Autism Spectrum disorder, takes on the challenges of sharing her best friend and perservering when a classmate mocks her bicycle’s training wheels. 

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The Popper Penguin Rescue

by Eliot Schrefer

It’s been years and years since the Popper family lived in Stillwater, but the town is still riding high on its former penguin residents.  Across the river, in Hillport, residents try to re-create the magic. 

Nina and Joe Popper have just moved to Hillport and find two penguin eggs tucked snugly near the furnace!  It’s up to them to find their newly hatched chicks a home.  Setting off on the adventure of a lifetime, they endure perilous storms, a long journey to the Arctic, and of course penguins.  

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Stick With Me

by Jennifer Blecher

An ice skater wiithout a rink.  An artist without a place to draw.  Two misfit girls who become unlikely friends over the course of an unusual week. 

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Hatch

by Kenneth Oppel

First  the rain brought seeds that grew into alien plants that burrowed and strangled and fed.  Seth, Anaya, and Petra are strangely immune to the plant’s toxins and found a way to combat them,  But just as they have their first success, the rain begins again.  But our heroes aren’t able to help this time–they’ve been locked away in a government lab with other kids who are also immune.  What is their secret?  Could they be…part alien themselves?  Whose side are they on? 

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Spindlefish and Stars

by Christiane M. Andrews

Clothilde has lived her whole life in the shadows with her (sometimes) thieving and (always) ailing father.  But when he fails to meet her one morning, sending her instead a mysterious ticket, Clo finds herself journeying across the sea to reunite with him.  The ticket, however, leaves her on a sunless island.

Frustrated and aching with the loss of her father, Clo must unravel the mysteries of the island and all that’s hidden. 

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Ellie’s Dragon

by Bob Graham

When Ellie is very small, she finds a loveable newborn dragon.  Elli calls him Scratch, takes him home, and moves him into her dolhouse.  Ellie is lucky to have an affectionate, house-trained dragon like Scratch! But dragons get quite large as they grow.  And Ellie is growing, too, moving from dollhouses to dance parties, not noticing that Scratch’s brilliant green scales are beginning to fade a little…

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