Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, April 29, 2013

Event Preview: The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf with Mark Teague


Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6th, 2013, at St. Louis County Library--Headquarters when picture book author and illustrator Mark Teague will offer a drawing demonstration as he reads and discusses his new book, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf.

When the farmer and his wife move to Florida, his three pigs are paid for their work and sent on their way.  What better to spend their new-found wealth on than potato chips and sody-pop?  Well, the third pigs thinks building supplies might be the way to go.  And when a hungry wolf arrives on the scene, it turns out she might be right.  This modern retelling of The Three Little Pigs turns the tale on its head with good humor and good lessons.

Copies of Mark's books--which also include Firehouse!, Funny Farm, Pigsty, The Secret Shortcut, LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail, Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation, LaRue Across America: Postcards from the Vacation, Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience SchoolDoom Machine (a young adult novel), and his books with Jane Yolen: How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?, How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?, How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies?, How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?, How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?, How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?, How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?, and How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?--will be available for purchase and signing.  If you can't make it to the event, call Left Bank Books at 314-367-6731, ext. 1, to order signed, personalized copies.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.

This week, I finished Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrated by Laura Park.  This is a quick, fun little read that is perfect to recommend to Wimpy Kid fans.  I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here.  There are already a lot of fans, and I think it will definitely grow.

Next (and last), I started City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, for the May meeting of Teen Reads. It took me a while to get into the narrative style, but either I've warmed up to it, or I'm interested enough in the action that I don't care about the occasionally clunky word choice anymore.  Either way, while I'm still enjoying the read, I think I've figured out a lot more than I'm supposed to have at this point.  None of the reveals so far have been a surprise.  I hope the rest of the series has a little less telegraphing.

This week I'll be finishing City of Bones and starting Disney in Shadow, the third book in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson, for his Children's Book Week event.

What are you reading?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Event Preview: Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night


Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at St. Louis County Library--Headquarters for Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night with Lenore Appelhans, Antony John, Lauren Oliver and Tamara Ireland Stone.

In Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans, the recently-deceased Felicia is trapped in a limbo-like afterlife, reliving her own memories and trading with others, until a bad-news boy she thought she left behind stages a jailbreak and recruits her to a resistance movement.

Elemental by Antony John features a post-apocalyptic society that has reverted to America's coastal settlement past, with one notable exception:  The residents have control over the elements...except for Thomas.

Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy comes to its conclusion in Requiem, where Lena will have to commit all she has to the resistance as several important figures from her past battle their own internal demons.

In Tamara Ireland Stone's Time Between Us, Anna knows there's something special about the new boy, Bennett, but she never suspects it's his ability to travel through time and space...something very appealing for a girl who wants nothing more than to see the world.













Copies of all the above books, plus Antony's Five Flavors of Dumb and Thou Shalt Not Road Trip and DeliriumPandemoniumDelirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven; The Spindlers; Before I Fall and Liesl and Po will be available for purchase and signing.  If you can't make it to the event, call Left Bank Books at 314-367-6731, ext. 1, to order signed, personalized copies.

Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.

Last week I finished Second Chance, the second book in The Slayer Chronicles by Heather Brewer for Children's Book Week.  Rather than giving Joss's perspective of Ninth Grade Slays, this book skips right over that action and goes to the fallout from his actions.  It offers an exciting story, but it's been too long since I read the corresponding Vlad Tod book, so there were some players whose names I recognized, but not much else.  There were also certain sections that required a bit too much suspension of disbelief.  But once you look past that, it's a great fun read.

Next I read Eighth Grade Bites: A Graphic Novel by Heather Brewer, adapted by Tony Lee, illustrated by Julia Laud.  I'm excited to see this series come to graphic novel where it might reach some readers reluctant to pick up a full-length novel, but I'm a bit disappointed in the adaptation.  The art is largely generic, and the dialogue is often stilted and awkwardly packed with exposition.  I wish it had been longer and allowed the plot to develop more naturally.  I'm curious to see if some of that is ironed out with future installments now that a lot of the characters and setting are established.

Finally, I started Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrated by Laura Park, for World Book Night.  I must admit, I was not very excited to read this one, but it's pretty enjoyable.  There's already been one complication that surprised me in a good way.

This week I'll be finishing Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, then starting on City of Bones, the first book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series.

What are you reading?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 Indies Choice Books Award and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

The American Booksellers Association has announced the winners of the 2013 Indies Choice Book Awards and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, honors voted on by independent booksellers across the United States.

Young Adult Book of the Year
reflecting the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green













Young Adult Honor Awards
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
Every Day by David Levithan
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman














E.B. White Read-Aloud Award--Middle Reader
reflecting the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages embodied by E.B. White’s collection of beloved books.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio












E.B. White Read-Aloud Award--Middle Reader Honor Awards
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Neilsen
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage











E.B. White Read-Aloud Award--Picture Book
reflecting the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages embodied by E.B. White’s collection of beloved books.
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen











E.B. White Read-Aloud Award--Picture Book Honor Awards
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead
Oh No! by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino
Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky











Indie Champion Award
presented to the author or illustrator that has both the best sense of the importance of independent bookstores to their communities at large and the strongest personal commitment to foster and support the mission and passion of independent booksellers.
John Green

Indie Champion Honor Awards
Tom Angleberger
Jon Scieszka

Picture Book Hall of Fame Inductees
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobokina
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.

Last week I finished Requiem, the final book in the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver, for Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night.  I really enjoyed the split narrative, but a couple of the characters started acting in ways that just made me want to slap them, and as a result, I can't say I loved the ending, but overall the series is well worth a read.

Next, I read The Lightning Thief, the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, for World Book Night.  I know I'm late to the party, here, but I did really enjoy it, despite finding the plot a bit predictable.  It was a lot of fun, and the creative updates of the Greek myths were great.  I look forward to the rest of the series.

Next up was Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven, a supplement to the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver, also for Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night.  I really enjoyed these alternate viewpoints.  They really added a new dimension to a lot of the action in the series proper, especially Hana's take on the events of Delirium.  If you've already read Requiem, some of the reveals are lost, but I didn't really mind.

Finally, I started Second Chance, the second book in The Slayer Chronicles by Heather Brewer, for Children's Book Week.  I'm just getting into the meat of the plot, but the stakes are already high (no pun intended), and it's safe to say if you're already a fan, you won't want to miss this installment.













This week I'll be finishing Second Chance, then reading Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tibbetts for World Book Night.

What are you reading?

Monday, April 8, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.

Last week I finished Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone for Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night.  I was really surprised by how deep this book got.  I was expecting a lot more ticking-time-bomb action and star-crossed lovers, and while there was a bit of the latter, it was mostly a philosophical examination on the moral and ethical implications of being able to alter other people's lives without their knowledge and whether sparing them pain is worth removing their agency.  It's quite good.  Shame about the cover.  I read an ARC from Disney Press.

I took a brief hiatus from that to read Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy, illustrated by Jon J. Muth for Family Read Night.  This is a delightful collection of poems.  Although the goal is to provide ones that are easy or fun to memorize, I'm not sure how successful I would be at that.  However, they are fun to read and the paintings are really lovely.

Finally, I started Requiem by Lauren Oliver, also for Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night.  I wasn't sure how I would feel about the storytelling format changing for every book in the series, but I do like the split narrative so far.  I don't think anything's going to recapture the world-building magic of the first book, though.

This week I'll be finishing Requiem and starting The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan for World Book Night.

What are you reading?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Event Preview: St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Hush with Eishes Chayil


Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Jewish Community Center, Staenberg Family Complex when St. Louis Jewish Book Festival will present Eishes Chayil (also known as Judy Brown) discussing her young adult novel Hush.

Thirteen-year-old Gittel has been raised in a closed Chassidic community, living by a set of ancient rules.  But when she learns her best friend is being abused by a family member, the adults she trusts turn a blind eye, preferring not to rock the boat.  Her forced silence starts her on a path to questioning the beliefs that have been a part of who she is and how she lives, making her confront the conflict between tradition and modern living.

Copies of Hush will be available for purchase and signing.  Tickets are $8.  Visit the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival's website or call 314-442-3299 for more information.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Releases Mar. 27-Apr. 2

Picture Books

Alphabet by Kveta Pacovska
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, Hardcover, $39.95

The Angry Little Knight by Annette Langen, illustrated by Katja Gehrmann
NorthSouth, Hardcover, $17.95

Ball by Mary Sullivan
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, $12.99

Because I'm Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa, illustrated by Dan Santat
Hyperion, Hardcover, $15.99

Bon Voyage Lucy! by Elizabeth Barton, illustrated by Milena Kirkova
Accord Publishing, Hardcover, $16.99

The Boy and the Airplane by Mark Pett
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, $15.99

Cinderella by Deanna McFadden, illustrated by Valerie Sokolava
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $4.95

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, $16.99

Friends by Mies Van Hout
Lemniscaat USA, Hardcover, $17.95

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Diane Namm, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $4.95

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, $16.99

How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps by Mordicai Gerstein
Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, $16.99

I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! by Linda Davick
Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, $17.99

Inside My Imagination by Marta Arteaga, illustrated by Zuzanna Celej
Cuento de Luz SL, Hardcover, $15.95

Isabella: Star of the Story by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Hardcover, $16.99

It's a Busload of Pigeon Books!: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! and Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover Boxed Set, $24.99

Jack and Nancy by Quentin Blake
Red Fox, Paperback, $9.99

The Jolly Steamship by Harry Rowohlt, illustrated by Walter Trier
NorthSouth, Hardcover, $17.95

Lisa Loeb's Songs for Movin' and Shakin': The AirBand Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes by Lisa Loeb, illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $14.95

The Little Mermaid by Deanna McFadden, illustrated by Ashley Mims
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $4.95

Little Red Riding Hood by Deanna McFadden, illustrated by Scott Wakefield
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $4.95

Missing Mommy: A Book About Bereavement by Rebecca Cobb
Henry Holt & Co. (BYR), Hardcover, $16.99

No Bath, No Cake!: Polly's Pirate Party by Matthias Weinert
NorthSouth, Hardcover, $17.95

Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever--or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael Slack
Harcourt Children's Books, $16.99

One Very Tired Wombat by Renee Tremi
Random House Australia, Hardcover, $16.99

Opposites by Dieter Schubert
Lemniscaat USA, Hardcover, $17.95

Quentin Blake's ABC by Quentin Blake
Red Fox, Paperback, $9.99

Quentin Blake's Nursery Rhyme Book by Quentin Blake
Red Fox, Paperback, $8.99

Robin Hood by Deanna McFadden, illustrated by Marcos Calo
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $4.95

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Ritva Voutila
Allen & Unwin, Hardcover, $19.99

Snow White by The Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Quentin Greban
NorthSouth, Paperback, $7.95

Splat the Cat: On with the Show by Rob Scotton
HarperFestival, Paperback, $3.99

The Three Triceratops Tuff by Stephen Shaskan
Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, $16.99

Thumbelina by Kathleen Olmstead, illustrated by Linda Olafsdottir
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $4.95

Today I'll Be a Princess by Paula Croyle and Heather Brown
Accord Publishing, Hardcover, $7.99

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Michael Emberley
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, $6.99

Walking Through a World of Aromas by Ariel Andres Almada, illustrated by Sonja Wimmer
Cuento de Luz SL, Hardcover, $16.95

What Happens When... by Delphine Chedru
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, Hardcover, $15.95

Where's the Knight? by Keith Moseley
Sterling, Hardcover, $14.95












Board Books

123 Zoo: A Cool Counting Book by Puck
Duo Press, LLC, Board Book, $7.95

Chicka Chicka 1 2 3 by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Little Simon, Board Book, $12.99

Good Night Dinosaur by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper
Our World of Books, Board Book, $7.95

Little Critter: I Am Hiding by Mercer Mayer
Sterling, Board Book, $6.95

Little Critter: I Am Playing by Mercer Mayer
Sterling, Board Book, $6.95

Caillou: I Can Brush My Teeth by Sarah Margaret Johanson and Pierre Brignaud
Chouette Editions, Board Book with Toothbrush, $8.99

Up Close by Gay Wegerif
ABRAMS, Board Book, $12.95










Beginning Readers

Bad Rat! by Ticktock
Ticktock Books, LTD, Paperback, $3.99

Chuck and Duck by Ticktock
Ticktock Books, LTD, Paperback, $3.99

Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith
Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, $12.95

The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter by Matt Christopher, illustrated by Steve Bjorkman
LB Kids, Paperback, $3.99

The Muppets: Fozzie's Funny Business by Martha T. Ottersley and James Silvani
LB Kids, Paperback, $3.99

Heroes in Training: Hades and the Helm of Darkness by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illustrated by Craig Phillips
Aladdin, Paperback, $5.99

Galaxy Zack: Hello, Nebulon! by Ray O'Ryan
Little Simon, Paperback, $4.99

Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Paperback, $4.99

Iron Man 3: Iron Man Fights Back
Marvel Press, Paperback, $3.99

Galaxy Zack: Journey to Juno by Ray O'Ryan
Little Simon, Paperback, $4.99

Star Wars: The Legendary Yoda by DK Publishing
DK CHILDREN, Paperback, $3.99

Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Amulet Books, Hardcover, $14.95

Martha Speaks: Martha Go, Go, Goes Green! by Susan Meddaugh
HMH Books, Paperback, $3.99

My Little Pony: Meet the Ponies of Ponyville by Olivia London
LB Kids, Paperback, $3.99

Mia Sets the Stage by Robin Farley, Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov
HarperCollins, Paperback, $3.99

Geronimo Stilton: Rumble in the Jungle by Geronimo Stilton
Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, $6.99

Top Dog by Ticktock
Ticktock Books, LTD, Paperback, $3.99

Wish Fish by Ticktock
Ticktock Books, LTD, Paperback, $3.99











Middle Grade

Alien on a Rampage by Clete Barrett Smith
Disney-Hyperion, Paperback, $6.99

Animal Tales by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman
Pavilion, Hardcover, $16.99

Spy Mice: The Black Paw by Heather Vogel Frederick
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, $6.99

Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, $6.99

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit by Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J.P. Coovert
Square Fish, Paperback, $6.99

The Chronicles of Avantia: Chasing Evil by Adam Blade
Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, $5.99

Kingdom Keepers: Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
Hyperion, Hardcover, $17.99

Magic Zero: Dragon Secrets by Thomas E. Sniegoski and Christopher Golden
Aladdin, Paperback, $6.99

Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski
Scholastic Press, Paperback, $5.99

Fairy Tales by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman
Pavilion, Hardcover, $16.99

Fantastic Stories by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman
Pavilion, Hardcover, $16.99

The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin
Amulet Books, Paperback, $7.95

Spy Mice: For Your Paws Only by Heather Vogel Frederick
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, $6.99

Spy Mice: Goldwhiskers by Heather Vogel Frederick
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, $6.99

Hide and Seek by Kate Messner
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, $16.99

Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson
Nobrow Press, Hardcover, $24.00

43 Old Cemetery Road: Hollywood Dead Ahead by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, $15.99

Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome by Marissa Moss
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Hardcover, $12.99

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword by Cressida Cowell
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, $6.99

The Key and the Flame by Claire M. Caterer
Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, $17.99

Warriors: Omen of the Stars: The Last Hope by Erin Hunter
HarperCollins, Paperback, $7.99

Lawless by Jeffrey Salane
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, $16.99

Magic Zero by Thomas E. Sniegoski and Christopher Golden
Aladdin, Paperback, $6.99

43 Old Cemetery Road: The Phantom of the Post Office by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Sandpiper, Paperback, $5.99

Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Aladdin, Paperback, $5.99

Reporter in Disguise: The Intrepid Vic Steinberg by Christine Welldon
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Hardcover, $19.95

The Silver Door by Emily Rodda
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, $16.99

Storybound by Marissa Burt
HarperCollins, Paperback, $7.99

Tracks by Diane Lee Wilson
Margaret K. McElderry Books, Paperback, $6.99

When the Butterflies Came by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, $17.99











Young Adult

Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, $17.99

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, $17.99

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, $17.99

Fear: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant
Katherine Tegen Books, Paperback, $9.99

Fearless by Cornelia Funke
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, $19.99

If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin
Sourcebooks Fire, Paperback, $9.99

Once: An Eve Novel by Anna Carey
HarperCollins, Paperback, $9.99

Rotten by Michael Northrup
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, $17.99

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, $9.99

That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard
Point, Hardcover, $17.99

This Girl Is Different by J.J. Johnson
Peachtree Publishers, Paperback, $9.95

Underworld by Meg Cabot
Point, Paperback, $9.99

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, $17.99

What We Lost by Sara Zarr
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, $8.99

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
Simon Pulse, Paperback, $9.99

William and the Lost Spirit by Gwen de Bonneval and Matthieu Bonhomme
Graphic Universe, Paperback, $9.95
















Nonfiction

Baseball All-Stars by Triumph Books
Triumph Books, Paperback, $5.99

Ice Sabers: 30 Chilled Treats Using the Force of Your Freezer! by Lara Starr, photographs by Matthew Carden
Chronicle Books, Hardcover with Ice Pop Molds, $24.99

Leap Write In!: Adventures in Creative Writing to Stretch and Surprise Your One-of-a-Kind Mind by Karen Benke
Roost Books, Paperback, $14.95

LEGO Legends of Chima: Brickmaster: The Quest for CHI by DK Publishing
DK CHILDREN, Hardcover with LEGO, $32.99

LEGO Legends of Chima: Lions and Eagles by Scholastic
Scholastic, Inc., Paperback with Minifigures, $8.99

LEGO Legends of Chima: Ultimate Sticker Collection by DK Publishing
DK CHILDREN, Paperback, $12.99

Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky
Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, $14.95

Splat the Cat Doodle and Draw: A Coloring and Activity Book by Rob Scotton
HarperFestival, Paperback, $6.99

USA Today Picture Puzzles for Kids by USA Today
Andrews McMeel Publishing, Paperback, $7.99

Verdi for Kids: His Life and Work with 21 Activities by Helen Bauer, forward by Deborah Voigt
Chicago Review Press, Paperback, $16.95

Write This Book: A Do-It-Yourself Mystery by Pseudonymous Bosch
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, $16.99












Poetry

The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Zachariah O'Hora
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, $16.99











Foreign Language

Te Quiero Mas by Laura Duksta, illustrated by Karen Keesler
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Board Book, $6.99







Non-Books

Rainbow Fish Bathtub Stickers
NorthSouth, Bathtub Stickers, $7.95

Rainbow Fish Finger Puppet
NorthSouth, Finger Puppet, $8.95