Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell
Illustrated by Katie Harnett
Franklin the Dragon loves stories and loves
reading stories to people, too, but everyone
is too frightened to talk to him! But one day,
Franklin meets a small girl Luna who says: "I
love dragons." And so the friendship and the
adventure begins, all because of magical
books, a small girl named Luna and a dragon
named Franklin! MAGICAL!
Whose Moon Is That? Written and illustrated by Kim Krans
I love the magic of the moon and
I hope all children and parents will stop what
they are doing, for a moment, and remember
the enchantment and the wonder. Of course, I
had to include a moon book with the historic,
recent, exciting eclipse, so now you can keep
talking about the old man in the sky. The art is
winsome and young readers will be enraptured
with the enthralling night world Kim Krans has
created. Already a favorite!
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Brigette Barrager
We love Uni because we
believe in unicorns and Uni has always believed
that little girls are real! And there are only three
ways unicorns find their strength and magic —
from the golden sun, from magnificent rainbows,
and from the sparkle of believing. Who
can resist the magic of a unicorn?
Give Thank You A Try by James Patterson
This tireless champion of the power of
books and reading continues his celebration
of simple civility. James Patterson takes his
young readers on a delightful search for
kindness and appreciation of everyday life.
Give Thank You A Try is a timely and exceptional
picture book about the power of
When’s My Birthday? Written by Julie Fogliano
Illustrated by Christian Robinson
I LOVE THIS BOOK! What child has not
asked, a million times, "When's my birthday?"
So dive into this riotous picture book celebrating
candles, cake and that breathless anticipation
that children experience while waiting for
their birthday! You will want to read it over and
over and over again. Already a classic!
Even More Awesome by Sara Pennypacker
Illustrations by Marla Frazee
WAYLON IS BACK! Our fourth grade science
hero returns for the second book in this new
trilogy: "An alternately laugh-aloud funny and
melt-your-heart tender, this illustrated chapter
book is a great read-aloud choice and a memorable
find for our new independent readers"
Waylon believes that most problems in life can
be solved with science.
The Loser’s Club by Andrew Clements
My favorite middle school read! Sixth grader Alec
cannot put a good book down, and Principal
Vance is not happy, so Alec takes action! Alec creates
"The Loser's Club" and he intends to be the
only member. Clements turns a loser and a loner
into a hero at school and we cheer for Alec, his
new and unlikely friends, his courage and his
speech at the school open house. A great read
out-loud for the entire family!
Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein
MARY'S LOVE! As Mary says, author
Chris Grabenstein just keeps getting better
and better! As Chris himself says: "When Mr.
Lemoncello unveils his latest holographic
invention, teams of kids must research several
fascinating historical characters — and an
extra puzzle is hidden in the book that is not
in the story." So crack the secret code and
have fun reading!
Backfield Boys by John Feinstein
This favorite author takes his
loyal readers to Virginia, to an elite prep school,
where two best friends are recruited to play
football. Tom is African-American and Jason is
Jewish and this mystery in black and white
appears to be just that. Feinstein has written an
important, exciting and thought-provoking
Young Adult novel that is a must have for families
and schools. I loved every minute!
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
THE WAIT IS OVER! John Green is back!
Sixteen-year-old Aza Holmes never intended
to pursue the mystery of a fugitive billionaire,
Russell Pickett, but there is a $100,000
reward at stake and her best and most fearless
friend is eager to investigate. Aza is trying
to be a good friend, a good daughter, a
good student and maybe even a good detective,
and this is her story. ON SALE