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We have the current list and stock of the Battle Books for the Pikes Peak region.
If Picasso Painted a Snowman
By Amy and Greg Newbold (W.W. Norton $17.95)
Using the simple premise of drawing a snowman, this delightful, whimsical picture book demonstrates how such artists as Pablo Picasso, George Seurat, and Georgia O’Keefe might have interpreted a snowman through their artistic styles.
By Cynthia Rylant (Simon & Schuster $17.99)
Cynthia Rylant takes the beloved text of the nativity story, as told in the King James Bible, and lovingly illustrates it in her simple but bold style that has been called “stunning” by School Library Journal. As she did with the creation story, Rylant has created a sublime take on a classic story that will appeal to readers of all ages.
By Martha Brockenbrough (Scholastic, $17.99)
By Peter Sis (Scholastic $17.99)
Lush, transporting paintings float from reality to fantasy and back again as Peter Sis blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a moving, magical picture book that readers will want to return to again and again.
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
By Andrea Beaty (Abrams $14.95)
Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere! This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will have the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven, and more! This empowering activity book will teach problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields while also providing opportunities for its readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. As the picture book so brilliantly showed hundreds of thousands of young readers, flops are an inevitable part of success and something to be celebrated rather than feared.
Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for
By Andrea Beaty (Abrams $14.95)
Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in this project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than 40 exciting STEM and design projects and activities, from drafting and doodling to building and blueprints. Aspiring architects and young dreamers of all kinds will get a sense of the unique mix of science, technology, and art skills used to create lasting structures. Packed with the same quirky humor and gorgeous illustration that made Iggy Peck, Architect a hit, the project book will appeal to fans who are craving more from Miss Greer’s clever class
Early/Middle Grade Readers
Hour of the Bees
By Lindsay Eagar (Candlewick Press $8.95)
While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.
By Katherine Applegate (MacMillan $16.99)
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”–people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this “wishtree” watches over the neighborhood.You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.
by Melissa Savage (Penguin Random House $16.99)
After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sightings and soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator.
A World of Information
By James Brown (Candlewick Press $25.00)
From Morse code to the bones in the human body, this visually stunning collection of facts and figures is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds. Illustrations.
Bobbie Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element
by Jeannie Mobley (Holiday House $16.99)
In 1923 New Orleans, and 13-year-old orphan Bobby Lee Claremont is certain a better life awaits in Chicago’s organized crime scene. On the train Bobby Lee acquaints himself with a group of intriguing and possibly dangerous passengers who cause him to reconsider his plans.
By Mira Bartok (Simon & Schuster $17.99)
Richly imagined, with shimmering language, steampunk motifs, and gripping, magical plot twists, this extraordinary debut novel follows a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.
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