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We have the current list and stock of the Battle Books for the Pikes Peak region.
What’s on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food
By Whitney Stewart (Sterling Pub $16.95)
It’s a big, tasty world out there–and this book takes kids on a tour through the cuisines of 14 countries, complete with an overview of the country and its native foods, pronunciations and descriptions of popular dishes, an easy recipe, and an illustrated crop map.
Forever or a Day
By Sarah Jacoby (Chronicle $17.99)
This gorgeous picture book is a conversation between parent and child across the course of a single day. Inviting comparisons to All the Wonderful Things You Will Be, I Wish You More, and Love, this celebration of cherished moments with loved ones is at once simple, profound, and truly beautiful.
Maggie, The One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon
By Christy Gove-Berg (Adventure Keen $12.95)
Maggie has just learned to fly when she crashes into the side of a building. She falls to the ground, alone and injured. Who will help her? As told with real photographs, this true story explains how wildlife hospitals rescue and treat injured animals. Their goal is to release the animals back into the wild. Sometimes, this isn’t possible–but there can still be a happy ending.
Turn This Book into a Beehive!
By Lynn Brunelle (Workman Pub. $19.95)
A kid’s hands-on guide to understanding the world of bees, in a book that turns into a working beehive to house a colony of friendly, efficient–and non-stinging!–mason bees. Includes 19 other projects.
All The Animals Where I Live
By Philip Stead ( Roaring Brook Press $18.99)
The author used to live in the busy city where there were buses and trains, and people waiting for buses and trains. Now he lives in the country and jubilantly takes us on a tour of his home, pointing out all the animals that share his space. There are stuffed bears and quilted chickens. His dog Wednesday watches cranes, frogs, and dragonflies live their lives. Coyotes and chipmunks come and go, and the world around where he lives is full of life, until winter comes, and there is nothing but snow.
Let’s Count And C is for Colorado
By Stephanie Miles (Familius $12.99)
Numbers and colors are more fun in Colorado! In this dynamic, colorful primer, young readers count from 1 to 10–learning colors along the way–as they discover the places, animals, and other wonderful things that make Colorado so unique and an Alphabet book that highlights Colorado landmarks, animals, and cultural curiosities
Early/Middle Grade Readers
By Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (MacMillan $16.99)
It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house. It turns out she’s right. Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can’t remember who–or what–he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise. Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.
Last Dogs – The Vanishing
By Christopher Holt (Little Brown and Co. $8.99)
When all humans in his world disappear, Max, a yellow Labrador Retriever, searches for Madame Curie who, he knows, will help find his people. But as he and friends Rocky and Gizmo search, they face angry wolves, a gang of subway rats, and the Corporation, a supposed “perfect” society for dogs.
Fish in a Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Penguin Random House $8.99)
Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her–and to everyone–than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.
Marabel and the Book of Fate
By Tracy Barrett (Hachette $16.99)
In Magikos, life is dictated by the Book of Fate’s ancient predictions, including the birth of a royal Chosen One who will save the realm. Princess Marabel has grown up in the shadow of her twin brother, Marco, who everyone assumes is the true Chosen One. While Marco is adored and given every opportunity, Marabel is overlooked and has to practice her sword fighting in secret.
But on the night of their thirteenth birthday, Marco is kidnapped by an evil queen, and Marabel runs to his rescue. Outside the castle walls for the first time, accompanied by her best friend and a very smug unicorn, Marabel embarks on a daring mission that brings her face-to-face with fairies, trolls, giants–and the possibility that all is not as it seems in Magikos.
Rump – The Fairly True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
by Liesel Shurtliff (Penguin Random House $7.99)
In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse. To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship–and a cheeky sense of humor–he just might triumph in the end.
by Gary Paulsen (Simon & Schuster $8.99)
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present–and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair–it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
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