Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Exciting New Additions to the Children's Department

Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs by Dorothy Patent

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, reproduction, and habitat of frogs that live in the rain forest.
Beautiful artwork and illustrations.

Happy Feet Two: Adventure to Adelie Land by Sophia Kelly

Erik doesn't have the happy feet of his father Mumble. In fact, he can hardly dance at all and he's beginning to feel like an outsider in his own home. So Erik and his friends embark on an adventure - to Adelie Land! 

There, the little penguins are awestruck by the bustling community and the flying Adelie Sven. Has Erik left Emperor Land for good? 

Find out in this easy-to-read book!  

No One Can Play by Mercer Mayer

What can Little Critter find to do when his friends are all busy and can not play with him? No One Can Play is an original Little Critter First Reader for children ages 3 to 6. 

This charming leveled reader features:

Repetition of familiar words and sound patterns for ease of readability 
Colorful illustrations for visual cues 
Skill-based activities and a vocabulary list at the end of the book to help reinforce reading comprehension and fluency. 

Dad's Big Idea by Jill Goldowsky

A boy and his friends like to make noise when they get together, but when his father is worried they will wake the baby, he helps them build a tree house to play in.

Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack by Rob Scotton

Clickity clack, clickity clack . . . Splat's bicycle bumps and jumps over the bumpy track on his way to school, until . . . crack! 

Splat takes a tumble off of his bike and finds himself nose to beak with a duck. A crash of this caliber should certainly merit some alarm from this duck, but Splat hears no sound. A duck with no quack? Splat thinks that his teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, will know what to do, so Splat packs the duck in his backpack along with his school supplies and heads off to Cat School.

Join Splat in this hilarious story that is sure to quack up beginning readers.


Dragon Egg by Mallory Loehr

A BIG EGG TOTTERS, tips, and falls out of its nest. It rolls down a hill, past a castle, and through a town. Along the way, curious people and animals gather to watch. When the egg finally cracks open, they get a surprise. Inside is a baby dragon!

Uh-Oh! by R. Hooke

Based on an episode of the popular new TV show on Cartoon Network, Harry has accidentally broken Mom's favorite teacup. The dinosaurs suggest taking it to Dino World to fix, but once there, things go from bad to worse. 

Soon pieces of the cup are stuck to everything, and the new creation doesn't look quite like a teacup. Can Harry and the gang get the teacup mended and back on the shelf before mom gets home?

When I Am Big by Mary Packard

Fisher-Price, a leader in early childhood development and education, has teamed up with Reader's Digest to create a premier beginning-to-read series.

A young boy dreams about all the things he’ll do when he’s bigger—from running in races to riding a big bike. But until then, his big brother Mike can help him out! Told in verse, this story is great to help siblings appreciate each other.

Hey, Pancakes! by Tamson Weston

There's no better way to start any day than by whipping up a batch of everyone's favorite breakfast treat. Three kids and their helpful dog have taken over the kitchen for some early morning pancake fun. Just a few flips, splatters, and oozing toppings later, the children dig into the yummiest stack of flapjacks ever.

Talented newcomer Tamson Weston and award-winning illustrator Stephen Gammell have teamed up to create a mouthwatering and fun book that's sure to send all kids--and their parents--straight to the kitchen for a heaping stack of their own!

Features a tasty recipe for "Grandma's Pancakes."


Never Ride Your Elephant to School by Doug Johnson

Never ride your elephant to school. And if you need to be convinced, boy, do you need to read this book! It's not that the elephant is such a troublesome or unruly one, it's just that his natural exuberance combined with his rather distinctive size pose some very particular problems. 

Imagine an elephant sitting in a school desk, climbing rope in gym class, or playing tether ball at recess and you'll see what we mean!

Chester's Way by Kevin Henkes

Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used hand signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. 

They were two of a kind, and that's the way it was - until indomitable Lilly, who had her own way of doing things, moved into the neighborhood.

Welcome to the Green House by Jane Yolen 

Welcome to the green house where, day and night, the melodic prattle of exotic animals fills the air. 

The rich hues and tones described in the text explode in each illustration, and with every turn of the page, readers can feel the heat and vibrancy of this tropical paradise.