Category Archives: New Children Books

Aalfred and Aalbert

by Morag Hood

Aalfred and Aalbert lead solitary lives.  Sometimes, Aalfred thinks he might like to be part of a pair, and sometimes Aalbert thinks he might like to be one of two.  But Aalfred sleeps all day, and Aalbert sleeps all night–so how will the two ever meet?  Luckily, a helpful bystander intervenes. 

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Once Upon a Goat

by Dan Richards

Once upon a time, a very prim and proper king and queen begged their fairy godmother for a child.  They’d prefer a boy, but any kid will do.  When they find themselves gifted with a baby goat instead, they can’t imagine how he’ll fit into their lives. 

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A Stone Sat Still

by Brendan Wenzel

Brenden Wenzel tells the story of a seemingly ordinary stone.  But it isn’t just a stone–to the animals that use it, it’s a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven…even an entire world. 

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Smell My Foot: Chick and Brain

by Cece Bell

Meet Chick and Brain. and their friend Spot.  Chick likes to follow rules.  Brain might not be as smart as he looks.  And Spot just wants to eat lunch.  In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, the author offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. 

 

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The Good Thieves

by Katherine Rundell

Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do.  Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman.  Seeing Jack’s spirit is broken, Vita is desoperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. 

 

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Stay

by Bobbie Pyron

Piper’s life is turned upside down when her family moves into a shelter in a whole new city.  But while the shelter offers her new challenges, it also brings new friendships and a sweet street dog named Baby.  So when Baby’s person goes missing, Piper knows she has to help.  But helping means finding the courage to trust herself and her new friends, no matter what anyone says about them–before Baby gets taken away for good. 

 

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Paper Mice

by Megan Wagner Lloyd

With a snip and a clip, two paper mice are made.  They are given names: Della and Ralph.  Each alone, they explore their new house in the dark.  Della dashes up the stairs; Ralph skitters through the dining room.  There is so much to see and so much to discover! 

 

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Truman

by Jean Reidy

Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south.  He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before.  She boards the bus!  Truman waits for her to return.  He waits. And waits. And waits. and when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do.  Even if it seems impossible. 

 

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Noodleheads Fortress of Doom

by Tedd Arnold

The Noodlehead brothers are back from the library with a joke book, a fantasy novel, and a dream: to build their very own Fortress of Doom.  If they can stop bickering for long enough.  And if they can defend it from their wily friend Meatball. 

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