Category Archives: New Children Books

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

by Daisy Hirst

Monster siblings Natalie and Alphonse are back.  Natalie can’t wait to read aloud to Alphonse.  She gets her first beginner reading book about a cat.  The letters all look like prickles and bird feet and nothing interesting happens to that cat.  Natalie decides she doesn’t like books anymore and doesn’t need to read, ever.  Instead, she will make up stories and tell them to Alphonse.

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Carmela Full of Wishes

by Matt de la Pena

When carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands.  Together, they travel the neighborhood until Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement.  But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish.  If only she can think of just the right wish to make.

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Finchosaurus

by Gail Donovan

“Help,” says the note that Atticus Finch Martin finds buried in the school garden.  He puts aside his quest for the world’s largest dinosaur fossil, determined to come to the mystery note-writer’s aid.

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Saving Winslow

by Sharon Creech

Louie doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures.  but when his father brings home a sickly, newborn mini donkey, Louie is determined to save him.

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The Guggenheim Mystery

by Robin Stevens

Ted’s aunt is the prime suspect in a high-profile art theft at the museum where she works.  Ted, his sister, and their cousin follow a trail of clues across New York City to prove aunt Gloria’s innocence–and to find the real thief.

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Grenade

 by Alan Gratz

Okinawa, 1945: Hideki is handed a grenade and told not to come back until he’s killed an American soldier.  Ray, a young US Marine, has just landed for his first-ever battle.  All he knows is that the enemy is everywhere.

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Louisiana’s Way Home

 by Kate Dicamilla

Louisiana Elefante’s granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas.  But this time, things are different; Granny intends for them to leave home and never return.

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