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Coming Soon: 8/10 - 8/16

Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
The Pain and the Great One are going places! In these new stories the kids are on the go—the Pain needs a trip to the emergency room; the family goes to the mall and not everyone stays together; the kids visit a county fair and want to ride the Super Slide; and a beach outing includes a boogie board. Lots more action and adventure for the dynamic duo who never stay still.

Let's Dance, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
Pookie's mom proposes a lively dance together. Pookie, being Pookie, is somewhat hesitant to try something new. But little by little, Pookie is drawn into the dance—hopping, marching, shimmying, singing. Presented in Boynton’s captivating style, this book will thoroughly delight toddlers and their caregivers alike.

Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Beasts by Dr. Ernest Drake
Do krakens really lurk below the ocean waves? Do griffins command the air above? In a fascinating new discovery sure to rival the ground-breaking DRAGONOLOGY, the intrepid Dr. Ernest Drake turns his inquisitive gaze from dragons to other so-called mythical creatures. Included are:

* a removable letter from Dr. Drake
* multiple foldouts, flaps, and pull-outs
* textured "samples," including sea serpent skin and a feather from a winged horse
* sundry booklets — including riddles to tell a sphinx
* a cabinet of curiosities containing yeti fur, a hippogriff feather, and more

For anyone who has ever wondered whether legendary beasts still wander among us, this lush look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know.

Duck and Goose, 1, 2, 3 by Tad Hills
Preschoolers will cheer the return of Duck and Goose in their second board book appearance! All the favorite characters, including Bluebird and Thistle, return—this time to introduce basic counting concepts. One goose. Two ducks. Three friends. As the characters illustrate from numbers 1 to 10, children will love to follow along with the simple text and all-new original art. A small trim size and Easter egg-colored art makes this the perfect Easter basket stuffer for young children everywhere!

Born to Read by Judy Sierra
Told in Judy Sierra’s inimitable read-aloud rhyme, the narrative chronicles the amazing successes of Sam—thanks to his early love of books. The story ranges from Sam’s infancy, when his mother reads him a picture book (“then another, then another, then another . . . such a perfect, patient mother”), to school age, when he cleverly uses some of his favorite books to rid his town of the rampaging baby giant, Grundaloon. “‘Here’s my secret,’ Sam decreed. ‘Readers win and winners read.’” Marc Brown’s playful pictures joyously complement this fun-to-read, upbeat story

The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
The covenant that was meant to keep the wizard wars at bay has been stolen, and Trinity must prepare for attack. Everyone is doing their part -- Seph is monitoring the Weirwalls; Jack and Ellen are training their ghostly army; even Anaweir Will and Fitch are setting booby traps around the town's perimeter. But to Jason Haley, it seems like everyone wants to keep him out of the action. He may not be the most powerful wizard in Trinity, but he's prepared to fight for his friends. When Jason finds a powerful talisman --a huge opal called the Dragonheart--buried in a cave, his role takes on new importance. The stone seems to sing to Jason's very soul -- showing him that he is meant for more than anyone guessed. Trinity's guardians take the stone away after they realize that it may be a weapon powerful enough to save them all. Without any significant power of his own, and now without the stone, what can Jason possibly do to help the people he cares about -- and to prove his mettle? Madison Moss can feel the beating heart of the opal, too. The desire for it surges through her, drawing her to it. But Maddie has other things besides the Dragonheart on her mind. She has a secret. Ever since absorbing the magical blow that was meant to kill Seph, she's been leaking dark powers. Although Maddie herself is immune to magic, what would her friends think if they knew what kind of evil lay within her? Trinity's enemies are as enthusiastic about her powers as she is frightened. They think they can use her to get to the Dragonheart -- and they'll use anyone Maddie cares about to make her steal the stone for them. Moral compasses spin out of control as a final battle storms through what was once a sanctuary for the gifted. With so much to lose, what will Jason and Maddie be willing to fight for -- and what will they sacrifice? Every man is for himself in this thrilling conclusion to the Heir trilogy.

Tinker Bell Read-Aloud Storybook
Tinker Bell is not like most fairies. She simply isn’t happy with her assigned talent. She doesn’t want to be a tinker fairy who fixes things. She would rather be a light talent fairy or a water talent fairy or even an animal talent fairy—anything other than what she is. What will happen when Tink decides to try something different? This beautifully illustrated hardcover storybook tells the whole wonderful story of Tinker Bell, the direct-to-DVD movie. Plus there’s a collector’s edition poster included with the book!

Disney Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales
Timeless favorites--with a Disney twist! The magical world of Mother Goose comes to life in the second edition of this popular storybook collection. Favorite fairy tales include "Little Red Riding Minnie," "Rapunzel," "Daisylocks," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Gingerbread Man." With beautiful gilded pages, hundreds of illustrations, and 200 stickers, this storybook is the perfect introduction to the land of make-believe.

1 comments:

Carolyn said...

Check out "His Majesty's Dragon", and etc, by Niomi Novak. The latest volume comes out later this month - I think.

One of my favorite childrens' illustrators was Barbara Clooney -