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Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt
By Neville Astley (Scholastic $3.99)
It’s springtime, and Grandpa Pig has set up an Easter egg hunt for Peppa Pig and her friends! Join Peppa, Rebecca Rabbit, and Freddy Fox as they search for delicious chocolate eggs and even see baby chicks hatching in the yard!
Duck & Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny
By Tad Hills (Penguin Random House $7.99)
Duck and Goose attempt to find a hiding place where they can wait for the Easter Bunny without being seen.
Baabwaa & Wooliam
By David Elliott (Penguin Random House $17.99)
Baabwaa and William are friends, and together they decide to have an adventure of their own. After meeting a fierce wolf in sheep’s wool they form an unusual friendship with the wolf, teaching him to read and knit. (They also lose a little weight.)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter (Warne Frederick & Co. $6.99)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the original classic by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter’s most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden!
The Rabbit Listened
By Cori Doerfeld (Penguin Random House $17.99)
When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn’t know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn’t feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that’s not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, and one by one they fail. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen, which is just what Taylor needs.
Whether read in the wake of tragedy or as a primer for comforting others, this is a deeply moving and unforgettable story sure to soothe heartache of all sizes.
Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny
By Jane O’Connor (Harper Collins $4.99)
Fancy Nancy can’t wait for Easter. And this year, JoJo’s class pet, Nibbles the bunny, is staying at the Clancys’ house for the weekend. But when Bree and Freddy come over to begin an Easter egg hunt, Nibbles goes missing! It’s up to Nancy to find her before anyone notices she’s gone.
Early/Middle Grade Readers
The Doldrums and the Hemsley Curse
By Nicholas Gannon (Harper Collins $17.99)
Archer Helmsley’s grandparents–famous explorers who went missing on an iceberg two years ago–are finally coming home. Archer is overjoyed, but he may be the only one. Rumors are flying that Archer’s grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg; that they’re making it all up. Archer knows that the rumors are false. With his best friends, Oliver and Adelaide, and their new neighbor, Kana, Archer sets out during a snowstorm to rescue his grandparents’ reputation.
Escape from Aleppo
By NH Senzai (Simon & Schuster $16.99)
Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents’ elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she thinks. Everyone is about to sing “Happy Birthday,” when her uncle calls from the living room, ” Baba, brothers, you need to see this.” Reluctantly, she follows her family into the other room. On TV, a reporter stands near an overturned vegetable cart on a dusty street. Beside it is a mound of smoldering ashes. The reporter explains that a vegetable vendor in the city of Tunis burned himself alive, protesting corrupt government officials who have been harassing his business. Nadia frowns. It is December 17, 2010: Nadia’s twelfth birthday and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thrown into turmoil. As civil war flares in Syria and bombs fall across Nadia’s home city of Aleppo, her family decides to flee to safety. Inspired by current events, this novel sheds light on the complicated situation in Syria that has led to an international refugee crisis, and tells the story of one girl’s journey to safety.
by Marcykate Connelly (Sourcebooks $16.99)
Twelve-year-old Emmeline possesses the unique ability to manipulate shadows, but when her magical powers are threatened by a noble family she desperately turns to Dar, her shadow friend, who offers to save her if Emmeline makes Dar flesh again, but this bargain only puts Emmeline’s life in further jeopardy.
By Ben Guterson (Henry Holt $16.99)
Eleven-year-old Elizabeth spends Christmas break at Winterhouse Hotel under strange circumstances. There, she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery in this enchanting urban fantasy debut–the first book in a trilogy set in a magical hotel full of secrets.
by Chris Bradford (Penguin Random House $8.99)
Ash Wild is the most successful teen rock star in history. Millions of fans adore him. But one fanatic wants him dead. Having been tasked to protect Ash in Bodyguard book 7, Charley Hunter learns the hard way that it’s no simple task keeping up with the demands of a celebrity. Yet she is all the stands between him and the business end of a gun . . . and fame makes for an easy target. Can she spot a killer in a crowd of 50,000 screaming fans before it’s too late? Combining pulse-pounding action, diabolical enemies, and an insider’s knowledge of the tricks of the trade, this prequel story in the BODYGUARD series is the perfect target for fans of Alex Rider, James Bond, Jack Bauer, and Jason Bourne.
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
By Leslie Connor (Harper Collins $16.99)
Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day. Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him?
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