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New & Upcoming Releases
A Race to Save the Australian Outback
written by Amanda Owen
illustrated by Maryana Kachmar
The Australian Outback is a place full of wonder, color, and life -- but it can also be unpredictable. When wildfires break out, all the animals are in danger! Join Kevin the Kookaburra and his clever crew as they work together to save their home in the Australian Outback.
Just Like a Flower
written by Sabrina Rigaud-Carrié
illustrated by Kendy Calixte
“Who are you going to grow up to be?”
How do our experiences shape who we are? How can we choose our thoughts to grow into positive people? Join a colorful little girl named Sarah on a walk with her mother, as they discuss the meaning of compassion, appreciation, acknowledgment, and learning from mistakes to discover the qualities that already live inside all of us, just waiting for the chance to bloom.
Pirates and Spooks, Beware!
written by Susan Weiner
illustrated by Bobbie Kogok
Shiver me timbers! Pirates and parrots, mummies and mermaids—get ready for these fun and funky creatures to tickle your funny bone and send a chill down your spine! Between the lines of these eerie poems, a lady pirate fights her battles in stolen ball gowns, a cannibal decides to become a vegetarian, and a ghost hitches a ride in the family car. You’d better get started: it’s allhands on deck!
Adventures in Dinglewood
written by Helen Williamson
illustrated by Nancy Atkins
If you are in a hurry, you might pass by Dinglewood without paying much attention. But if you listen carefully, you just might hear the pitter-patter of small feet and the chattering of tiny voices. Turn the page—There’s a world of adventure here in Dinglewoodfor you to discover!
A Jar Full of Kisses
ON SALE 11/18/2018!
story by Heather Bennett
illustrations by Amanda Spiers
Prickles is the happiest little hedgehog—except when she has to say goodbye. She loves her mom and dad more than anything, so one whole night without them seems like forever. Stick with Prickles to learn how to make goodbyes so much easier!
Santa’s Sick of Cookies: An Eastern Shore Christmas Tale
ON SALE 11/22/18!
written by Karen Young Foley
illustrated by Jessica Gibson
Santa flies South from a Pole far away
as Eastern Shore young'ns keep watch for his sleigh . . .
Surely even old Saint Nick gets sick of cookies on Christmas Eve! A little boy from the Eastern Shore of Virginia is determined to give Santa some variety in his Yuletide snacks . . . But how?
The Mystics' Treachery
ON SALE 12/3/2018!
Anna Volkov has a lot on her mind. Her father has just been appointed Russia’s ambassador to the UN, uprooting the family from Moscow to Manhattan—and with her relationship with her twin sister already on the rocks, it’s shaping up to be a lonely, boring school year.
However, when a strange old woman appears on the street one night to deliver a cryptic warning, Anna finds herself thrown headfirst into a war that has been raging in secret for hundreds of years—a power struggle between the evil Mystics, and the Aura Readers who oppose them. Unsure of whom to trust or what to believe, Anna must rely on her wits as she masters an ancient power, and put a stop to a conspiracy that could change her fate—and the fate of the world—forever.
There's an Elephant in My Bathtub
ON SALE 12/10/18!
written by Connie Bowman
illustrated by Kelly O'Neill
There’s an ELEPHANT in the bathtub!
And a CAMEL in the study—and a LION on the couch—and a GORILLA in the kitchen! When wild animals make themselves at home, what’s a dad to do?
The Great Big Ark in the Sky
written by Liz Ballard Hamm and Andrew Hamm
illustrated by Lucy Koo
Where do animals go when they leave this world? After losing their family dog, a little girl and her brother embark on a magical voyage aboard a flying ark to seek the answer to that question. Come aboard this adventure into the great beyond!