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Check out the featured kids' books and reviews:

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626726826
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

From the New York Times-bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall--that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.

2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Winner
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017
New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017
A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017
An NPR Best Book of 2017

Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet Cover Image
By Jacqueline Kelly, Teagan White (Illustrator), Jennifer L. Meyer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250129444
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Published: Square Fish - October 3rd, 2017

From Newbery honor author Jacqueline Kelly comes Skunked!, a new illustrated chapter book series for younger readers featuring the beloved characters from The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.

In Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Callie Vee, Travis, and Dr. Pritzker help animals big and small.

When soft-hearted Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can't help but bring him home and take care of him. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky's litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house. One skunk is a piece of cake; two is just asking for trouble. Will Travis and Callie be able to keep the critters away from Mother's careful eyes--and nose?

Don't miss the next book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series: Counting Sheep. And don't forget the Calpurnia Tate books for middle-grade readers: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate and The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate.

Noisy Farm: My First Sound Book Cover Image
By Marion Billet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338132205
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Published: Cartwheel Books - June 27th, 2017

Readers of every age will be surprised with the amazing sounds in this charming board book that brings every farm animal to life! Noisy Farm has a button on every spread, which triggers one of six captivating animal sounds that introduces a familiar farm animal to the reader. 
Like the first book in the series, I Love MusicNoisy Farm is an incredibly simple but utterly fascinating interactive storybook with innovative animal sound technology bound to enchant curious young readers and ignite a love of all things down on the farm! 
A delightful and engaging addition to the My First Sound Book series that everyone in the family will enjoy reading -- and playing -- again and again

The Apprentice Witch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338118582
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Published: Chicken House - July 25th, 2017

Arianwyn has flunked her witch's assessment: She's doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, she may never become a real witch-- much to the glee of her arch-rival, Gimma. 

But remote Lull is not as boring as it seems. Strange things are sighted in the woods, a dangerous infestation of hex creeps throughout the town, and a mysterious magical visitor arrives with his eye on her. 

With every spirit banished, creature helped, and spell cast, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch--even if she's only an apprentice. But the worst still lies ahead. For a sinister darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride . . . for Arianwyn and the entire land.

The Mysterious Message (Geronimo Stilton Micekings #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338088724
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 25th, 2017

The micekings have received a mysterious message in a bottle! Unfortunately, most of it has been damaged by water -- but Geronimo can tell it's from the Oofa Oofas, the laziest rodents in the ancient far north. The micekings set sail to Oofadale, in case the Oofa Oofas are in trouble. But on their way, the dragons attack! Fjords and fiddlesticks, what an adventure!

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545935210
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Published: Graphix - August 29th, 2017

He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545919739
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 29th, 2017

British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape.


Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He'd barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. How could he, while being worked to the bone by his cruel uncle, Uriah Storch?


But when his uncle's rage forces him to flee the only home he knows, Nate is suddenly propelled toward a thrilling and dangerous journey into the heart of the Revolutionary War. He finds himself in New York City on the brink of what will be the biggest battle yet.

Scholastic Year in Sports Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338032772
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 29th, 2016

For sports fans everywhere! 
The 2017 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including all your favorite stars in baseball, basketball, football, and more, this book is perfect for sports beginners, as well as the most devoted fans.

I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545919777
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 27th, 2018

Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he's about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane that slammed into America's midwest without warning. Within hours, America's prairie would be buried under ten feet of snow. Hundreds would be dead, thousands terrified and lost and freezing. 

John never wanted to move to the wide-open prairie. He's a city kid, not a tough pioneer! But his inner strength is seriously tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow, the wind like a giant crushing hammer, pounding him over and over again. Will John ever find his way home?

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763677541
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 10th, 2017

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.


Early one morning a mouse met a wolf 
and was quickly gobbled up.


When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it's pretty nice in there, with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf's unchecked gluttony. And there's something even better: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! In fact, life is pretty good, until a hunter shows up. . . . With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.

The Nutcracker Mice Cover Image
By Kristin Kladstrup, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763685195
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 24th, 2017

Hidden in Saint Petersburg's famed Mariinsky Theater are the world's tiniest ballet fans: the Mariinsky mice, including Esmeralda, a rising dancer in the Russian Mouse Ballet Company. Despite being unable to control her tail, Esmeralda has just been assigned the lead role of Clara in a ballet debuting at Christmas: The Nutcracker. But when she learns that the new ballet features mice as villains, her excitement turns to horror: the mice of Saint Petersburg will never come to see such a production. Meanwhile, nine-year-old Irina is convinced that the mice she's seen in the Mariinsky -- the mice her father, the custodian, is supposed to exterminate -- are not only fans of the ballet, but dancers themselves. No one will believe her, so it falls to Irina to help save the mice everyone else considers vermin . . . and perhaps to help Esmeralda ensure the future of the mouse company. Sweet and inventive, Kristin Kladstrup's ballet fantasy features artwork by beloved illustrator Brett Helquist, old-fashioned drama, and just a touch of holiday magic.