A Perfect Day - Lane Smith

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A sun-warmed bed of daffodils, a tub of cool water, a fresh supply of birdseed, and a new cob of corn create A Perfect Day (Roaring Brook, $17.99) for a cat, dog, chickadee, and squirrel relaxing in their human pal Bert’s backyard. But alas! The perfection lasts only until Bear arrives. As Bert and his animal friends watch from the safety of the boy’s house, Bear helps himself to the very same pleasures the other creatures were just enjoying. Textured, mixed-media artwork by author/illustrator Lane Smith bring to life the tale of an unexpected visitor. Ages 3-6.


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By Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626725362
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 14th, 2017

The Giant Jumperee - Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury

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Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud threat coming from inside his burrow: “I’m the Giant Jumperee and I’m scary as can be!” shouts a stranger. Although Cat, Bear and Elephant try to help Rabbit, they are no match for the mysterious, booming voice. Who is The Giant Jumperee (Dial, $17.99)— and will Rabbit ever be able to return to his home? Find out in this new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury. Ages 4-8.


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By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735227972
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Felix Yz - Lisa Bunker

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The countdown begins at 29 days. 29 days until Felix and the four-dimensional creature with which he shares his 13-year-old body will be separated. It was his father’s failed science experiment that landed Zyx within Felix when he was only three years old, and now Felix and Zyx are risking death in order to lead separate lives. Readers come to know Felix through his “secret blog” posts; Zyx provides acerbic commentary when he directs Felix to type. All of Felix’s family members are quirky, fresh, and often funny; this memorable debut novel by Lisa Bunker explores wholly original lives that move beyond binaries. A wide range of readers will enjoy the countdown to the Zero Moment and the epilogue of Felix Yz (Viking, $16.99). Ages 11-13.

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ISBN: 9780425288504
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017