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By Chae Strathie (Barron’s Educational Services $11.99)
When Max visits a local museum, he has a lot of questions. Since it’s closing time, the curator (Dinosaur Dora) says, “Why don’t you write our T. Rex a letter? He might even write back.” And so begins a pen pal relationship between Max and T. Rex that spans the ages…and includes very real cards and letters to open.
DK Big Book of Trains
By National Railway Museum (Dorling Kindersley $14.99)
The Big Books of Trains is a colorful compendium of amazing trains and locomotives that will entertain and inform children for hours. Learn all about powerful steam engines, hanging monorails, and superfast bullet trains. Featuring stunning illsutrations of locomotives and fun facts, The Big Books of Trains is the ultimate first trains book.
7 Ate 9
By Tara Lazar (Disney-Hyperion $17.99)
Everyone knows that 7 is always after him. Word on the street is that 7 ate 9. If that’s true, 6’s days are numbered. Lucky for him, Private I is on the case. But the facts just don’t add up.
Will Private I put two and two together and solve the problem . . . or is 6 next in line to be subtracted?
By Michelle Robinson (Barron’s Educational Services $7.99)
The latest in the Goodnight Series by Barron’s. Blast off to dreamland with this charming book that s destined to be your child s favorite. Rocket across the stars and through the universe with these joyful illustrations and fun rhymes. It s the perfect book for parents and toddlers to read together at bedtime, nap time, or any time at all.
Fergus Barnaby Goes on Vacation
By David Barrow (Barron’s Educational Services $12.99)
While packing for a family vacation, Fergus realizes that the toys he needs to bring are at his friends’ homes. Fergus lives on the first floor, but his friends–and the toys he let them borrow–are all upstairs. Will Fergus and Daddy remember to pack everything they need to bring?
Bruce’s Big Move
By Ryan Higgins (Disney-Hyperion $17.99)
After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. . . A hilarious sequel for fans of the previous Bruce books, as well as a standalone discovery for new readers, Bruce’s next reluctant adventure is sure to keep kids giggling.
Early/Middle Grade Readers
From Ant to Eagle
By Alex Lyttle (Central Avenue Publications $9.95)
It’s the summer before grade 6 and Calvin Sinclair is bored to tears. He’s recently moved from a big city to a small town and there’s nothing to do. It’s hot, he has no friends, and the only kid around is his six-year-old brother Sammy … Cal occupies his time by getting his brother to do almost anything, from chasing wasps to tromping through rose bushes. And Sammy is all too eager–as long as it means getting a ‘Level’ and moving one step closer to his brother’s Eagle status. But when Cal meets Aleta Alvarado, a new girl who shares his love for Goosebumps books and adventure, Sammy is pushed aside.
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 Hayley Long (Penguin Random House $16.99)
Sophie and her family came to live in Belgium when she was only four or five years old, and she’s fourteen now and has never been quite sure why they left England in the first place. Then, one day, Sophie makes a startling discovery–finally she can unlock the mystery of who she really is.
Half Upon a Time
By James Riley (Simon & Schuster $7.99)
In the village of Giant’s Hand Jack’s grandfather has been pushing him to find a princess and get married, so when a young lady falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says “Punk Princess,” and she tells Jack that her grandmother, who looks suspiciously like the long-missing Snow White, has been kidnapped, Jack decides to help her.
Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom
by Candance Fleming (Penguin Random House $13.99)
Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin–Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn’t far behind.
From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben’s cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben’s tour guide to the new world he helped form.
With tons of funny illustrations throughout–plus graphic novel-style sections interspersed–readers will love adventuring alongside this awesome threesome.
By Scarlett Thomas (Simon & Schuster $17.99)
Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone teach Effie how to use it). After a mysterious incident leaves Griffin close to death, Effie is given an unusual silver ring and told she must look after her grandfather’s library of rare and powerful books. But then the books fall into the hands of shady scholar Leonard Levar, and Effie is propelled into the most dangerous adventure of her life. Now, Effie and her friends–nerdy Maximilian, rugby-mad Wolf, helpful Lexy, and eccentric Raven–must discover their true powers if they are to get the books back. And Effie alone will have to travel to the Otherworld, where she will uncover the true meaning of the strange old book called Dragon’s Green…
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