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Preschool to Grade 4 | June 2013

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Miss Maple’s Seeds (Wheeler)
©2013 by Eliza Wheeler

School Library Journal starred reviews BOYD, Lizi. Inside Outside. illus. by author. 40p. Chronicle. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0644-1. LC 2012015430.

PreS-Gr 2–This wordless book follows a boy through the seasons as he plays with his pets and finds fun things to do both inside and outside. Each page features several die cuts; the inside pages offer glimpses from the windows of the outdoor world, the outside pages offer peeks in. Frequently the glimpses inside turn out to be pictures the boy has drawn of the day’s adventures. The gouache illustrations are chock-full of homey details that children will enjoy poring over. The cat is snoozing in a mixing bowl, the dog is sipping from a watering can, small birds are cavorting in rain puddles. Each of the inside pages offers the opportunity to search for two little white mice sharing in the activities. Perused independently or shared one-on-one, this lovely concept book succeeds on multiple levels.–Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

School Library Journal starred reviews CHENG, Andrea. The Year of the Baby. illus. by Patrice Barton. 160p. Houghton Harcourt. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-547-91067-3; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-0-544-03568-3.

Gr 1-4–In this sequel to The Year of the Book (Houghton Harcourt, 2012), Anna Wang’s parents have adopted a toddler from China. Kaylee’s failure to thrive is being monitored by an unsupportive doctor, and Anna’s mother is frantic about the child’s low weight and resistance to food. Even Grandma Wang’s herbs do not entice her to eat. Meanwhile, Anna cannot think of an original science project that “really matters” until she and her Chinese friend Camille stumble upon something. As Camille sings a Chinese song, Kaylee seems mesmerized and eats more than usual. Anna and her project partners design a controlled experiment that proves their hypothesis: listening to songs, especially those in Chinese, encourages Kaylee to eat. And indeed, she gains nearly a pound. The experiment is entered in the town-wide science fair. Anna learns to appreciate the wisdom of Camille, who struggles academically but possesses a serene emotional intelligence. This book deals deftly with a range of thorny adoption- and ethnic-stereotyping issues, such as the abandonment of female Chinese infants and the assumption that all Asians are gifted students, and it has special meaning for families touched by adoption. The delicate black-and-white drawings scattered throughout the straightforward text help make this a good choice for readers new to chapter books, and it will appeal to fluent readers looking for a compelling story.–Deborah Vose, Highlands Elementary School, Braintree, MA

School Library Journal starred reviews ELLIOT, David. Henry’s Map. illus. by author. 40p. Philomel. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-16072-1.

PreS-Gr 2–Henry likes to keep things organized, so he decides to make a map of the farm. As he travels the barnyard drawing his own pigsty, the woolshed and sheep, the chicken coop, and the stables, the other animals are excited by his project and join him. Map finished, the piglet leads them proudly up the hill to compare the map to the farm itself–only to find that none of the animals are where they are supposed to be. “Where did we go?” they ask. They dash back to check each location, and when they arrive, they are relieved to find everyone in the right place. With appealing characters and gentle humor, this book will be a hit at storytime, or as an introduction to mapping lessons. Elliot’s squiggly watercolor and pencil illustrations make clever use of white space, with the pictures expanding as the confusion of the story does and receding as Henry’s world becomes orderly once again.–Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD

School Library Journal starred reviews FOGLIANO, Julie. If You Want to See a Whale. illus. by Erin E. Stead. 32p. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-731-9. LC 2012012988.

PreS-Gr 2–A poetic text advises children what to do (and not do) if they want to see a whale, as the illustrations show a boy, a dog, and a bird trying out the actions suggested: “…if you want to see a whale,/you will need a not-so-comfy chair/and a not-so-cozy blanket/because sleeping eyes can’t watch for whales…” and “…if you want to see a whale/you shouldn’t watch the clouds/…because if you start to look straight up/you might just miss a whale.” An imaginative effort, the book uses linoleum printing techniques and pencil for the softly colored illustrations. It is also designed with a great deal of white space, which deftly evokes the mystery and vastness of the sea. A unique and lovely offering that will appeal to sensitive and patient children.–Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA

School Library Journal starred reviews GREY, Mini. Toys in Space. illus. by author. 32p. Knopf. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97812-7; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97815-8.

K-Gr 2–In this wonderfully offbeat story-within-a-story, a little boy forgets his toys in the garden. Afraid of spending the night outside, the toys ask WonderDoll, leader of the bunch, to tell them a tale as a distraction. WonderDoll spins an exciting yarn about the Hoctopize, an alien who collects abandoned toys aboard his ship while searching for his own lost Cuddles. When the alien beams up WonderDoll and company, captivating adventures commence. The toys help the Hoctopize realize that his captives should be returned home and throw him a party to cheer him up, which lasts until dawn. Clever layouts of the cartoonish but highly expressive illustrations divide the action of WonderDoll’s story from the toys’ reactions. While WonderDoll’s narrative occupies the larger part of the spreads, the toys’ hilarious speech-balloon commentary is relegated to a smaller sidebar. This picture book is for the of Grey’s previous quirky stories or other animate toy adventures such as the longer Emily Jenkins’s Toys Go Out (Random, 2006) or Michael Rosen’s Red Ted and the Lost Things (Candlewick, 2009).–Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY

School Library Journal starred reviews RINKER, Sherri Duskey. Steam Train, Dream Train. illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. 40p. Chronicle. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0920-6. LC 2012030942.

PreS-K–From out of the midnight darkness comes a mighty train heading to Night Falls station.With clouds of steam hissing from the smokestack and brakes squealing, it comes to a stop and the animal crew jumps out, ready to load up the cars with freight. A rambunctious bunch of monkeys fills the boxcar with toys while kangaroos toss balls into the open-topped hopper car. Purple elephants use their trunks to fill the tanker cars with different colored paints as a polar bear and penguin put giant ice-cream sundaes in the reefer car. After such a hard night’s work, the crew beds down on the flatbed car, ready for the steam engine to fire up and take them to dreamland. The strength of this book is in the striking spreads in wax oil pastel. A vast night sky is filled with sparkly stars and large billowing clouds that frame the oncoming train traveling through a realistically silhouetted landscape, while the animal crew looks strangely toylike, as though made of plush and plastic. It is not until the final spread that this incongruous bunch, and this whole dream, is explained by a nighttime look at a young train lover’s bedroom. The beginning and end of the book are filled with expressive and enjoyable railroad sounds, yet the rhyming text loses a bit of steam in the middle, describing but not always enhancing the activity depicted in the illustrations. Still, this is a book that will, like its predecessor, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Chronicle, 2011), be embraced as a nighttime standard, particularly among train lovers everywhere.–Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library

School Library Journal starred reviews RAPOSO, Joe. Sing. illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. 40p. w/CD. Holt/Christy Ottaviano. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9071-0.

K-Gr 1–A visual interpretation of the uplifting, popular song. Two small birds leave their nest one by one with a colorful warbled note, but as the last bird tries to follow, no sound is forthcoming despite a discouraged second try. “Sing, sing a song….” A boy’s melody reaches the nest and startles a weak first tweet. Shaking him out of the nest, the tune soars, and the fledgling finds its voice, following musical notes to reach the other two and join their notes together…“Sing a Song!” The text alongside its Spanish translation accompanies a historical note by Raposo’s son that explains his father’s immigrant story and the roots of the song. Original handwritten notes, lyrics, and chords of “Canta-Sing” are included. Art in watercolor, ink, pastels, and colored pencils balances text in a simple setting and accentuates the power of the music. For young and old, the text recalls a theme of courage and self-acceptance with easy-to-follow imagery. Everyone will want to sing along.–Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX

The following titles are reviewed in the June print issue. Visit Book Verdict for the full reviews.


ANGLEBERGER, Tom. Crankee Doodle. illus. by Cece Bell. 32p. Clarion. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-81854-2.

ASHMAN, Linda. Peace, Baby. illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. 32p. Chronicle. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0613-7. LC 2012002641.

ASQUITH, Ros. It’s Not Fairy. illus. by author. 28p. Frances Lincoln. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-84780-236-1.

BANCROFT, Greg. Betsy’s Day at the Game. illus. by Katherine Blackmore. 40p. Scarletta Press. 2013. pap. $13.95. ISBN 978-1-938063-01-5; ebook $13.95. ISBN 978-1-938063-02-2. LC 2012030410.

BENNETT, Kelly. Vampire Baby. illus. by Paul Meisel. 32p. Candlewick. July 2013. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-4691-2. LC 2012943658.

BERRY, Lynne. What Floats in a Moat? illus. by Matthew Cordell. 48p. S & S. July 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-9763-4; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8131-2. LC 201002844.

BOLDT, Mike. 123 versus ABC. illus. by author. 32p. HarperCollins/Harper. July 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210299-7.

BOWLES, Paula. What Goes Up. illus. by author. 32p. Tiger Tales. 2013. Tr $12.95. ISBN 978-1-58925-119-9.

BRANFORD, Anna. Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat. illus. by Elanna Allen. 112p. S & S/Atheneum. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-3594-0; pap. $5.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-3595-7; ebook $5.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-3596-4.

BRAUN, Sebastien. Digger and Tom! illus. by author. 32p. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207752-3.

CALI, Davide. The Great House Hunt. illus. by Marc Boutavant. 32p. Tate. 2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-1-84976-100-0.

CALLEN, Sharon. Boris Keeps Fit. illus. by Susy Boyer. 20p. (Fiction Readers Series). Teacher Created Materials. July 2013. PLB $22.65. ISBN 978-14807-1148-8; pap. $4.99. ISBN 978-1-4333-5492-2.

CALLEN, Sharon. Maddy’s Mad Hair Day. 12p. illus. by Annie White. ISBN 978-1-4807-1129-7; ISBN 978-1-4333-5450-2.
––––. My Life as a Bee. 20p. illus. by Holli Conger. ISBN 978-1-4807-1139-6; ISBN 978-1-4333-5483-0.

REID, James. Edward the Explorer. 12p. illus. by Jack Hughes. ISBN 978-1-4807-1134-1; ISBN 978-1-4333-5455-7.
ea vol: (Fiction Readers Series). Teacher Created Materials. July 2013. PLB $22.65; pap. $4.99.

CATE, Marijke Ten. Who Has the Biggest Bottom? tr. from Dutch. illus. by author. 32p. Lemniscaat. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-935954-25-5.

CHRISTELOW, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Trick-or-Treat. illus. by author. 40p. Clarion. Aug. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-85893-7. LC 2012025208.

CHURCH, Caroline Jayne. Ruff!: And the Wonderfully Amazing Busy Day. illus. by author. 32p. HarperCollins/Harper. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-201498-6.

COH, Smiljana. Princesses on the Run. illus. by author. 32p. Running Pr./Kids. 2013. Tr $15.95. ISBN 978-0-7624-4612-4. LC 2012946109.

COOPER, Floyd. Max and the Tag-Along Moon. illus. by author. 32p. Philomel. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-23342-5. LC 2011049784.

COWELL, Cressida. Cheer Up Your Teddy Bear, Emily Brown! illus. by Neal Layton. 32p. Trafalgar Square. 2013. pap. $8.99. ISBN 978-1-4083-0849-3.

CRONIN, Doreen. Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat. illus. by Betsy Lewin. 40p. S & S/Atheneum. Aug. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6553-4; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6554-1. LC 2012014537.

CROW, Kristyn. Zombelina. illus. by Molly Idle. 32p. Walker. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8027-2803-6; PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-0-8027-2804-3. LC 2012027333.

DELACRE, Lulu. How Far Do You Love Me? illus. by author. 32p. map. Lee & Low. June 2013. Tr $11.95. ISBN 978-1-60060-882-7. LC 2012027278.

DRISCOLL, Laura. Count Off, Squeak Scouts! ISBN 978-1-57565-524-6; ISBN 978-1-57565-525-3; ISBN 978-1-57565-526-0. LC 2012025476.

MAY, Eleanor. Albert’s Bigger Than Big Idea. ISBN 978-1-57565-521-5; ISBN 978-1-57565-522-2; ISBN 978-1-57565-523-9. LC 2012025474.
––––.Mice on Ice. ISBN 978-1-57565-527-7; ISBN 978-1-57565-528-4; ISBN 978-1-57565-529-1. LC 2012029505.
ea vol: illus. by Deborah Melmon. 32p. (Mouse Math Series). Kane Press. 2013. PLB $22.60; pap. $7.95; ebook $16.95.

DUDLEY, Rebecca. Hank Finds an Egg. illus. by author. 40p. Peter Pauper Press. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4413-1158-0.

DUMONT, Jean-François. The Chickens Build a Wall. tr. from French. illus. by author. 33p. Eerdmans. 2013. RTE $16. ISBN 978-0-8028-5422-3. LC 2012038991.

FAGAN, Cary. Oy Feh So? illus. by Gary Clement. 40p. Groundwood/House of Anansi. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-55498-148-9.

FARBER, E. S. Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles. Bk. 1. illus. by Jason Beene. 160p. (Fish Finelli Series). Chronicle. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0820-9.

FEDER, Sandra V. Daisy’s Defining Day. Bk. 2. illus. by Susan Mitchell. 96p. (Daisy Series). glossary. Kids Can. 2013. Tr $14.95. ISBN 978-1-55453-780-8.

FEENEY, Tatyana. Little Owl’s Orange Scarf. illus. by author. 32p. Knopf. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-449-81411-6; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-449-81412-3; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-449-81413-0.

FOX, Tamar. No Baths at Camp. illus. by Natalia Vasquez. 32p. Kar-Ben. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-8120-4; pap. $7.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-8121-1; ebook $6.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0989-7. LC 2012009498.

FREEDMAN, Deborah. The Story of Fish & Snail. illus. by author. 40p. Viking. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-670-78489-9. LC 2012030058.

GERMEIN, Katrina. My Dad Thinks He’s Funny. illus. by Tom Jellett. 32p. Candlewick. 2013. RTE $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6522-7. LC 2012947248.

GRAVETT, Emily. Again! illus. by author. 32p. S & S. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5231-2. LC 2012003322.

GREENE, Rhonda Gowler. No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou. illus. by Brian Ajhar. 40p. Sleeping Bear. 2013. Tr $15.95. ISBN 978-1-58536-796-2.

GROGAN, John with Natalie Engle.Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt. illus. by Richard Cowdrey. 40p. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. RTE $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-212524-8.

GUEST, Elissa Haden. Bella’s Rules. illus. by Abigail Halpin. 32p. Dial. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3393-0. LC 2012021516.

GUTCH, Michael. Sticky, Sticky, Stuck! illus. by Steve Björkman. 32p. HarperCollins/Harper. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-199818-8.

HAAS, Jessie. Bramble and Maggie: Give and Take. illus. by Alison Friend. 48p. Candlewick. 2013. RTE $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5021-6. LC 2012942618.

HAHN, Daniel. Happiness Is a Watermelon on Your Head. tr. from Portuguese. illus. by Stella Dreis. 40p. Trafalgar Square. June 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-907912-05-4.

HALE, Bruce. Clark the Shark. illus. by Guy Francis. 32p. HarperCollins/Harper. July 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219226-4; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211102-9. LC 2012030234.

HEOS, Bridget. Mustache Baby. illus. by Joy Ang. 40p. Clarion. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-77357-5. LC 2012008155.

HORÁČEK, Petr. Puffin Peter. illus. by author. 40p. Candlewick. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6572-2. LC 2012942657.

HOROWITZ, David. Twenty-six Pirates: An Alphabet Book. illus. by author. 32p. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25777-3. LC 2011023866.

HORVATH, James. Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail. illus. by author. 40p. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-218964-6.

HOURAN, Lori Haskins. Diary of a Worm: Teacher’s Pet. illus. by John Nez. 32p. (I Can Read! Series). HarperCollins/Harper. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208705-8; pap. $3.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208704-1.

HUGET, Jennifer LaRue. The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away from Home. illus. by Red Nose Studio. 40p. Random/Schwartz & Wade. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86739-2; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96739-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98784-7. LC 2011048584.

JAMIESON, Victoria. Pest in Show. illus. by author. 32p. Dial. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3701-3. LC 2012001410.

JANNI, Rebecca. Every Cowgirl Goes to School. illus. by Lynne Avril. 32p. Dial. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3937-6. LC 2012021666.

JENKINS, Celeste. The Lost (and Found) Balloon. illus. by Maria Bogade. 32p. S & S/Aladdin. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6697-5; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6699-9.

JENNEWEIN, Lenore. Chick-o-Saurus Rex. illus. by Daniel Jennewein. 32p. S & S. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5186-5; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5189-6. LC 2012019834.

KESSLER, Liz. Poppy the Pirate Dog. illus. by Mike Phillips. 64p. Candlewick. Aug. 2013. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6569-2. LC 2012947713.

KIMMEL, Eric A. Little Red Hot. illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith. 32p. Amazon. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1638-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-6638-2.

KLEVEN, Elisa. Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story. illus. by author. 32p. Dial. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3742-6. LC 2012017539.

KONO, Erin Eitter. Caterina and the Perfect Party. illus. by author. 32p. Dial. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3902-4. LC 2012022175.

LAZAR, Tara. The Monstore. illus. by James Burks. 32p. S & S/Aladdin. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2017-5; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4648-9. LC 2010044846.

LUDWIG, Sabine. The Story of the Little Piggy Who Couldn’t Say No. tr. from German. illus. by Sabine Wilharm. 32p. Sky Pony. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-62087-684-8.

MACDONALD, Alan. Fangs! ISBN 978-1-43424601-1; ISBN 978-1-43424267-9.
––––. Germs! ISBN 978-1-4342-4600-4; ISBN 978-1-4342-4266-2.
ea vol: illus. by David Roberts. 112p. (Dirty Bertie Series). Capstone. 2013. PLB $23.99; pap. $4.95.

MCGHEE, Alison. The Case of the Missing Donut. illus. by Isabel Roxas. 32p. Dial. July 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3925-3. LC 2012017460.

MACK, Jeff. The Things I Can Do. illus. by author. 32p. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-675-6. LC 2012012990.

MCMANIS, Margaret. Olé! Cinco De Mayo! illus. by David Harrington. 32p. glossary. Pelican. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1754-8. LC 2012025142.

MCNAMARA, Margaret. The Apple Orchard Riddle. illus. by G. Brian Karas. 40p. Random/Schwartz & Wade. July 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-375-84744-8; PLB $18.99. ISBN 978-0-375-95744-4; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98783-0. LC 2011008742.

MAHY, Margaret. Mister Whistler. illus. by Gavin Bishop. 32p. Gecko Press. 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-1-877467-91-2.

MARTINS, Isabel Minhós. My Neighbor Is a Dog. tr. from Portuguese by John Herring. illus. by Madalena Matoso. 32p. Owlkids. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-926973-68-5. LC 2012943001.

MEINDERTS, Koos. On My Street. tr. from Dutch. illus. by Annette Fienieg. 32p. Lemniscaat. 2013. Tr $12.95. ISBN 978-1-9359-5424-8.

MORALES, Yuyi. Niño Wrestles the World. illus. by author. 40p. glossary. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-604-6. LC 2012012989.

MORTIMER, Rachael. Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf. illus. by Liz Pichon. 32p. Tiger Tales. 2013. RTE $12.95. ISBN 978-1-58925-117-5.

MOSER, Lisa. Squirrel’s Fun Day. illus. by Valeri Gorbachev. 48p. Candlewick. June 2013. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5726-0. LC 2012943653.

MURGUIA, Bethanie Deeney. Zoe’s Room (No Sisters Allowed). illus. by author. 40p. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-45781-1. LC 2012016796.

MURRAY, Alison. Little Mouse. illus. by author. 32p. Hyperion/Disney. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-4330-7. LC 2012006147.

MURRAY, Laura. The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck. illus. by Mike Lowery. 32p. Putnam. June 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25779-7. LC 2012029867.

NEUBECKER, Robert. Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex. illus. by author. 40p. S & S/Beach Lane. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-8512-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8187-9. LC 2012018190.

OLIVAS, John D. Endeavour’s Long Journey: Celebrating 19 Years of Space Exploration. illus. by Gayle Garner Roski. 36p. glossary. photos. East West. 2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-0-9856237-2-2. LC 2012040567.

O’NEILL, Catharine. Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories. illus. by author. 64p. Candlewick. 2013. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-4921-0. LC 2011046618.

O’RYAN, Ray. Hello, Nebulon! Bk. 1. ISBN 978-1-4424-5387-6; ISBN 978-1-4424-5386-9; ISBN 978-1-4424-5388-3. LC 2011052777.
––––. Journey to Juno. Bk. 2. ISBN 978-1-4424-5391-3; ISBN 978-1-4424-5390-6; ISBN 978-1-4424-5392-0. LC 2012005691.
ea vol: illus. by Colin Jack. 128p. (Galaxy Zack Series). S & S/Little Simon. 2013. Tr $15.99; pap. $4.99; ebook $4.99.

PACKARD, Mary. Little Chipmunk’s Wiggly, Wobbly Tooth. ISBN 978-1-4027-7231-3. LC 2012034704.
––––. Little Raccoon Learns to Share. ISBN 978-1-4027-7230-6. LC 2012034703.
ea vol: illus. by Lisa McCue. 24p. Sterling. 2013. Tr $7.95.

PAUL, Ruth. Hedgehog’s Magic Tricks. illus. by author. 32p. Candlewick. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6385-8. LC 2012943648.

PEPPA PIG AND THE BUSY DAY AT SCHOOL.32p. Candlewick. June 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6525-8. LC 2012947254.

PRELLER, James. A Pirate’s Guide to Recess. illus. by Greg Ruth. 40p. glossary. Feiwel & Friends. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-250-00515-1.

PURCELL, Rebecca. Super Chicken. illus. by author. 14p. Scholastic/Cartwheel. 2013. BD $7.99. ISBN 978-0-545-45170-3.

RACTLIFFE, Justin. Dads: A Field Guide. illus. by Cathie Glassby. 32p. Trafalgar Square. June 2013. PLB $16.99. ISBN 978-1-74275-549-6.

REINHARDT, Dana. Odessa Again. illus. by Susan Regan. 208p. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-385-73956-6; PLB $18.99. ISBN 978-0-385-90793-4; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89788-7. LC 2012008231.

REYNOLDS, Alison. A Year with Marmalade. illus. by Heath McKenzie. 40p. S & S/Little Simon. July 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8105-3.

ROBBERECHT, Thierry. Chick’s Works of Art. tr. from Dutch. illus. by Loufane. 30p. Clavis. 2013. RTE $15.95. ISBN 978-1-60537-138-2.

ROCKWELL, Anne. Truck Stop. illus. by Melissa Iwai. 40p. Viking. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-670-06261-4. LC 2012029239.

ROSE, Deborah Lee. Someone’s Sleepy. illus. by Dan Andreasen. 32p. Abrams. 2013. RTE $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0539-7. LC 2012015619.

RYAN, Pam Muñoz. School Rules. illus. by Edwin Fotheringham. 40p. (Tony Baloney Series). Scholastic. July 2013. pap. $6.99. ISBN 978-0-545-48166-3.

SATTLER, Jennifer. Chick ’n’ Pug Meet The Dude. illus. by author. 32p. Bloomsbury. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-600-3; PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-1-59990-760-4. LC 2012030502.

SCHEFFLER, Axel. Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon. illus. by author. 24p. (Pip and Posy Series). Candlewick/Nosy Crow. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6372-8. LC 2012943651.

SCHOENE, Kerstin. Monsters Aren’t Real. tr. from German. illus. by author. 44p. Kane Miller. 2012. RTE $14.99. ISBN 978-1-61067-073-9. LC 2011926825.

SELFORS, Suzanne. The Sasquatch Escape. Bk. 1. illus. by Dan Santat. 224p. (The Imaginary Veterinary Series). Little, Brown. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20934-2. LC 2012032531.

SRINIVASAN, Divya. Octopus Alone. illus. by author. 40p. Viking. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-670-78515-5. LC 2012029678.

TODOROV, Boriana. Oliver’s Tantrums. illus. by Vladimir Todorov. 34p. Simply Read Books. 2013. RTE $16.95. ISBN 978-1-897476-67-3.

TRENT, Shanda. Farmer’s Market Day. illus. by Jane Dippold. 32p. Tiger Tales. 2013. RTE $12.95. ISBN 978-1-58925-115-1.

TUCK, Pamela M. As Fast as Words Could Fly. illus. by Eric Velasquez. 40p. Lee & Low. 2013. RTE $18.95. ISBN 978-1-60060-348-8. LC 2012030983.

TULLET, Hervé. I Am Blop! illus. by author. 110p. Phaidon. 2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-0-7148-6533-1.

VERDICK, Elizabeth. Peep Leap. illus. by John Bendall-Brunello. 32p. Amazon. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1640-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 9781477866405.

WELLINGTON, Monica. Colors for Zena. illus. by author. 32p. Dial. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3743-3. LC 2012017537.

WHEELER, Eliza. Miss Maple’s Seeds. illus. by author. 32p. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25792-6.

WRIGHT, Maureen. Barnyard Fun. illus. by Paul Rátz de Tagyos. 32p. Amazon. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1643-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-6643-6.

YANKOVIC, Al. My New Teacher and Me! illus. by Wes Hargis. 40p. HarperCollins/Harper. July 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219203-5.

YOUNG, Amy. Don’t Eat the Baby! illus. by author. 32p. Viking. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-670-78513-1.

ZULLO, Germano. Line 135. tr. from French. illus. by Albertine. 44p. Chronicle. 2013. RTE $18.95. ISBN 978-1-4521-1934-2.


BASTIANICH, Lidia. Nonna’s Birthday Surprise. illus. by Renée Graef. 56p. (Lidia’s Family Kitchen Series). Running Pr./Kids. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-0-7624-4655-1. LC 2012944237.

BERKES, Marianne. What’s in the Garden? illus. by Cris Arbo. 32p. further reading. glossary. photos. websites. Dawn. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-58469-189-1. LC 2012024245.

BLOBAUM, Cindy. Explore Night Science!: With 25 Great Projects. illus. by Bryan Stone. 96p. charts. further reading. glossary. index. websites. Nomad. 2012. pap. $12.95. ISBN 978-1-61930-156-6.

CHIGER, Arielle. 20 Fun Facts About Beetles. ISBN 978-1-4339-8225-5; ISBN 978-1-4339-8228-6; ISBN 978-1-4339-8226-2. LC 2012020377.

MALEY, Adrienne Houk. 20 Fun Facts About Praying Mantises. ISBN 978-1-4339-8240-8; ISBN 978-1-4339-8243-9; ISBN 978-1-4339-8241-5.

NELSON, Maria. 20 Fun Facts About Dragonflies. ISBN 978-1-4339-8235-4; ISBN 978-1-4339-8238-5; ISBN 978-1-4339-8236-1. LC 2012021207.

NIVER, Heather Moore. 20 Fun Facts About Stick Bugs. ISBN 978-1-4339-8251-4; ISBN 978-1-4339-8254-5; ISBN 978-1-4339-8252-1.
ea vol: 32p. (Fun Fact File: Bugs! Series). charts. diags. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Gareth Stevens. 2013. PLB $25.25; pap. $10.25; ebook $25.25.

CRAWFORD, Laura. Benjamin Franklin from A to Z. illus. by Judith Hierstein. 32p. chron. Pelican. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1713-5; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1714-2. LC 2012016169.

DICKINSON, Gill. Crafts for Kids. 144p. (The Craft Library Series). diags. index. photos. Hamlyn. 2013. pap. $12.99. ISBN 978-0-60062-514-8.

GOLDISH, Meish. Animal Control Officers to the Rescue. ISBN 978-1-61772-281-3; ISBN 978-1-61772-796-2. LC 2012033460.
–––––.Wildlife Rehabilitators to the Rescue. ISBN 978-1-61772-748-1; ISBN 978-1-61772-797-9. LC 2012034288.
ea vol: 32p. (The Work of Heroes: First Responders in Action Series). Bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Bearport. 2013. PLB $25.27; ebook $25.27.

GROSSINGER, Tania. Jackie and Me: A Very Special Friendship. illus. by Charles George Esperanza. 32p. Sky Pony. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-62087-683-1.

HIMMELMAN, John. Noisy Bug Sing-Along. illus. by author. 32p. Dawn. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-58469-191-4; pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-1-58469-192-1. LC 2012024253.

KRALOVANSKY, Susan Holt. There Was a Tall Texan Who Swallowed a Flea. illus. by Deborah Ousley Kadair. 32p. Pelican. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1717-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1718-0. LC 2012024755.

LAWLER, Janet. Ocean Counting. 32p. (National Geographic Little Kids: Look & Learn Series). further reading. glossary. maps. websites. National Geographic. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4263-1116-1; PLB $25.90. ISBN 978-1-4263-1117-8.

LOEB, Lisa. Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ & Shakin’: The Air Band Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes. illus. by Ryan O’Rourke. 24p. w/CD. Sterling. 2013. PLB $14.95. ISBN 978-1-4027-6916-0. LC 2012014293.

MACDONALD, Margaret Read. Give Up, Gecko!: A Folktale from Uganda. illus. by Deborah Melmon. 32p. Amazon. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1635-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-6635-1.

MARKLE, Sandra. Bats: Biggest! Littlest! 32p. diags. further reading. glossary. maps. photos. websites. Boyds Mills. 2013. RTE $16.95. ISBN 978-1-59078-952-0. LC 2012947937.

OWEN, Ruth. Science and Craft Projects with Plants and Seeds. ISBN 978-1-4777-0247-5; ISBN 978-1-4777-0265-9. LC 2012033427.
––––. Science and Craft Projects with Rocks and Soil. ISBN 978-1-4777-0246-8; ISBN 978-1-4777-0264-2.
––––. Science and Craft Projects with Trees and Leaves. ISBN 978-1-4777-0248-2; ISBN 978-1-4777-0266-6.
––––. Science and Craft Projects with Wildlife. ISBN 978-1-4777-0243-7; ISBN 978-1-4777-0261-1. LC 2012026381.
ea vol: 32p. (Get Crafty Outdoors Series). diags. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Rosen/PowerKids Pr. 2013. PLB $26.50; ebook $26.50.

QUINLAN, Julia J. Dingoes. ISBN 978-1-4488-9675-2; ISBN 978-1-4488-9808-4; ISBN 978-1-4488-9914-2. LC 2012029107.
––––. Honey Badgers. ISBN 978-1-4488-9671-4; ISBN 978-1-4488-9800-8; ISBN 978-1-4488-9910-4. LC 2012026344.
––––. Hyenas. ISBN 978-1-4488-9673-8; ISBN 978-1-4488-9804-6; ISBN 978-1-4488-9912-8. LC 2012027663.
––––. Tasmanian Devils. ISBN 978-1-4488-9674-5; ISBN 978-1-4488-9806-0; ISBN 978-1-4488-9913-5.
––––. Wild Boars. ISBN 978-1-4488-9676-9; ISBN 978-1-4488-9810-7; ISBN 978-1-4488-9915-9.
––––. Wolverines. ISBN 978-1-4488-9672-1; ISBN 978-1-4488-9802-2; ISBN 978-1-4488-9911-1. LC 2012027023.
ea vol: 24p. glossary. index. photos. websites. (Ferocious Fighting Animals Series). Rosen/PowerKids Pr. 2013. PLB $22.60; pap. $8.25; ebook $22.60.

ROBINSON, Sharon. Jackie Robinson: American Hero. 48p. glossary. photos. Scholastic. 2013. pap. $4.99. ISBN 978-0-545-54006-3; RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-56915-6. LC 2012046058.

SEAL, Julia. Little Red Riding Hood. illus. by author. 12p. Barron’s. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-7641-6598-6. LC 2012948934.

SIMON, Seymour. Coral Reefs. 32p. glossary. index. photos. websites. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-191495-9; pap. $6.99. ISBN 978-0-06-191496-6. LC 2012019094.

SMITH, Charles R. Jr. I Am the World. 48p. glossary. S & S/Atheneum. July 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2302-2.

SMITH, Danna. Balloon Trees. illus. by Laurie Allen Klein. 32p. Sylvan Dell. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-60718-612-0; pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-60718-624-3. LC 2012030119.

SOLOMON, Sharon K. Christopher Newport: Jamestown Explorer. illus. by Dan Bridy. 32p. chron. glossary. Pelican. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1752-4; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1753-1. LC 2012041933.

VANDERWATER, Amy Ludwig. Forest Has a Song. illus. by Robbin Gourley. 32p. Clarion. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-618-84349-7. LC 2011052433.

WINTER, Jeanette. Henri’s Scissors. illus. by author. 40p. S & S/Beach Lane. Aug. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6484-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6485-8. LC 2012033171.

WU, Faye-Lynn. My First Book of Chinese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book. illus. by Aya Padrón. 32p. websites. Tuttle. 2013. Tr $12.95. ISBN 978-0-8048-4367-6. LC 2012029068.