“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
NOTE: We have the current list and stock of the Battle Books for the Pikes Peak region.
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By Cory Rosen Schwartz (Little Brown and Co. $17.99)
With rollicking rhythm and giggle-inducing illustrations, this heartwarming story of kindness is sure to be a hit with young readers at Thanksgiving, through snowy winter months, and all year-round!
By Jory John (Harper Collins $18.99)
By Diana Murray (Sourcebooks $17.99)
Unicorns love to prance and dance the day away. But it’s exhausting! Now it’s time for unicorns to brush their manes, fluff their pillows, and sing the unicorn lullaby in this companion to the best-selling Unicorn Day.
Fuzzy jammies, flower beds,
Sweet dreams swirling in our heads,
Neigh, neigh, neigh,
Played all day,
Time to sleep the night away!
Hey, A Colorful Mystery
By Kate Read (Peachtree Publishing $17.99)
All is quiet in the deep blue sea, when a rumor bursts forth about a “great big fish hiding in the deep!” One by one, new fish are sucked into the growing story–the red octopus was really rattled, which petrified the purple puffer fish, and startled the blue shoal, until they all flee…into a deep, dark cave. Uh-oh! That’s no cave at all, but the mouth of a whale!
Little Bear: An Inuit Folktale
By Amanda Hall (Wisdom Tales $17.95)
Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem
By Amanda Gorman (Penguin Random House $17.95)
In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes–big or small–in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.
By Lonely Planet Kids (Lonely Planet $18.99)
5 Minute Really True Stories for Family Time
by Britannica Group (Britannica $12.99)
EARLY / MIDDLE GRADE READERS
By Brian Selznick (Scholastic $19.99)
By R.J. Palacio (Penguin Random House $17.99)
Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen who take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. When a pony shows up at his door, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey to find his father. Along the way, he will face his fears to unlock the secrets of his past and explore the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him. R. J. Palacio spins a harrowing yet distinctly beautiful coming-of-age story about the power of love and the ties that bind us across distance and time. With the poignant depth of War Horse and the singular voice of True Grit, this is one of those rare books poised to become an instant classic for readers of all ages.
City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm
by Jaimal Yogis (Graphix $12.99)
Out of My Heart
By Sharon M. Draper (Simon & Schuster $18.99)
Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp. There have to be camps for differently-abled kids like her, and she’s going to sleuth one out. A place where she can trek through a forest, fly on a zip line, and even ride on a horse! A place where maybe she really can finally make a real friend, make her own decisions, and even do things on her own–the dream! By the light of flickering campfires and the power of thunderstorms, through the terror of unexpected creatures in cabins and the first sparkle of a crush, Melody’s about to discover how brave and strong she really is.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot
by Jeff Kinney (Abram Books $14.99)
“After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he’s officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball. Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won’t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg’s hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot?
The Spiderwick Chronicles
by Tony Diterlizzi (Simon & Schuster $7.99)
Back in stock-an oldie but goodie! After finding a mysterious, handmade field guide in the attic of the ramshackle old mansion they’ve just moved into, the Grace children discover that there’s a magical and maybe dangerous world existing parallel to our own. This edition of the first book in the #1 “New York Times”-bestselling series features a larger trim size and an original cover with all-new art.