New Children's Titles
by Murray, James S. (James Stephen), 1976- author.
On the first day of summer vacation twelve-year-old Viv Harlow just wants to relax, but when a whole race of aliens escape from the famous Area 51 where her mom works, Viv and her friends will have to gear up, work together, and save their parents from alien abduction.
A dragon used to live here
by Cate, Annette, author, illustrator.
Publisher Annotation: Raise the drawbridge for a story-within-a-story melding classic fairy-tale trappings with contemporary, tongue-in-cheek wit, abundantly illustrated in black-and-white-a perfect family read.
by Juby, Susan, 1969- author.
Publisher Annotation: Allegations against his father turn eleven-year-old Rodney's life upside down in a powerful and surprisingly funny novel about new beginnings, new friendships and a fresh new look at the way things really are, by critically acclaimed author Susan Juby.
A triceratops charge
by Stone, Rex, author.
Tom and Jamie travel back to the dinosaur world where their adventure begins when a herd of triceratops charged through their lunch.
by Cho, John, 1972- author.
On the first night of rioting in the wake of the Rodney King verdict, Jordan's father leaves to check on the family store, spurring twelve-year-old Jordan and his friends to embark on a dangerous journey through South Central and Koreatown to come to his aid, encountering the racism within their community as they go.
Waffles and Pancake. 2, Flight or fright : a catstronauts kitten adventure
by Brockington, Drew, author, illustrator.
Waffles, Pancake, and Mom-Cat go to visit Gramps and Grammers, but this is the kittens' first time flying on an airplane, and Waffles is a little nervous.
Harvey and the collection of impossible things
by Weyr, Garret, 1965- author.
Harvey is a city cat, living on the street, often hungry and scared of dogs and humans, but convinced that this is the way a cat should live--until fleeing from a nasty boy he finds his way to Danielle's roof and learns what it is like to be loved by a good and understanding human.
by Hunter, Erin, author.
"The dawn of a new age is upon the warrior Clans, but when tragedy strikes RiverClan, one young medicine cat must use her gift to prevent the Clans' newfound peace from descending into chaos"--
by Freedman, Deborah (Deborah Jane), 1960- author, illustrator.
Publisher Annotation: A small but mighty bird declares it is a dinosaur! But no one believes that dinosaurs still exist. How can it be a dinosaur when it is so little? Dinosaurs didn’t have feathers . . . or did they? This tiny dino is here to explain to its animal friends that birds are, in fact, dinosaurs, and all creatures are connected to one big animal family. With a playful ensemble of animal characters and dynamic bursts of dialogue, celebrated author and illustrator Deborah Freedman has created a spirited and informative picture book for dinosaur lovers of all ages.
Leave it to Plum!
by Phelan, Matt, writer, illustrator.
Every day at the Athensville Zoo the peacocks are allowed to wander freely among the visitors, delighting and guiding kids and grownups alike, and kind, curious Plum is the peacock most proud of their responsibility.
Once upon another time
by Riley, James, 1977- author.
Lena has a problem: she is a twelve-year-old giant child, but she is still only the size of a human: rejected by the giant king, she and her enormous talking cat, Rufus, go down to the human world seeking some magic that will restore her to her rightful status; Jin is a twelve-year-old genie, not yet allowed his full powers, and at the moment tied, for two more wishes, to the Golden King, an annoying, nasty tyrant who has sent him on a quest--and when these two children meet all the kingdoms may be changed forever.
Theo Tan and the fox spirit
by Sutanto, Jesse Q., author.
A twelve-year-old Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage and accept his beloved older brother's spirit companion--a mystical fox named Kai--to solve the mystery of Jamie's death.
Loujain dreams of sunflowers
by Alhathloul, Lina, author.
A courageous girl follows her dream of learning to fly in this "clever narrative" filled with extraordinary spirit gorgeous colors a magical quality (New York Times). Inspired by formerly imprisoned human rights activist Loujain AlHathloul, this sparkling fantasy story is perfect for fans of Malala s Magic Pencil and the Rebel Girls series. "Poetic, moving, and empowering. - Kirkus Reviews Loujain watches her beloved baba attach his feather wings and fly each morning, but her own dreams of flying face a big obstacle: only boys, not girls, are allowed to fly in her country. Yet despite the taunts of her classmates, she is determined to do it especially because Loujain loves colors, and only by flying can she see the color-filled field of sunflowers her baba has told her about. Eventually, he agrees to teach her, and Loujain's impossible dream becomes reality and soon other girls dare to learn to fly. Based on the experiences of co-author Lina AlHathloul's sister, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Loujain AlHathloul, who led the successful campaign to lift Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, this moving and gorgeously illustrated story reminds us to strive for the changes we want to see and to never take for granted women's and girls' freedoms.
Peanut gets fed up
by Wulfekotte, Dana, author.
"Peanut the stuffed penguin does everything with Pearl--napping and playing but also getting drooled on and dragged around. One day, Peanut has had enough. What happens when a stuffed animal ventures out on its own?"--