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Check out the featured kids' books and reviews:

I Love the Nutcracker (My First Sound Book): My First Sound Book Cover Image
By Marion Billet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338267204
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Published: Cartwheel Books - September 25th, 2018


Readers of every age will be enchanted by this charming board book with exceptional quality musical sounds that bring every charming picture to life. I Love The Nutcracker has a button on every spread, which triggers one of six captivating sounds that introduces an iconic piece from Tchaikovsky's classical ballet. An incredibly simple but utterly fascinating interactive book with sounds bound to enchant young readers and ignite an early love of classical music and ballet! 

It's a delightful and compelling book in the My First Sound Book series that everyone in the family will enjoy reading again and again. 

Includes pieces from: 

- The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy 

- The Waltz of the Flowers 

- The March of the Mirlitons 

- The Chinese Dance 

- The Russian Dance 

- The Nutcracker March

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter) Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, MinaLima (Illustrator), J. K. Rowling
ISBN: 9781338263893
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - November 16th, 2018


At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.


In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.


This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

I Saw Santa in Iowa Cover Image
By Jd Green, Nadja Sarell (Illustrator), Srimalie Bassani (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781492668497
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - October 1st, 2018

Santa's not planned his vacation this year. Mrs. Claus says, "How 'bout Iowa, my dear? You always say it's your favorite place, but remember, the children should not see your face."

Santa and Mrs. Claus want to go on a vacation―but can someone as famous as Santa stay out of sight? Snuggle up and read what happens when things don't quite go as planned.

This Christmas regional series combines a fun and festive story with search-and-find artwork that will have children looking for Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Reindeer amongst Iowa's most iconic sights!

Louisiana's Way Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763694630
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Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Fans of Newbery Medalist DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale will delight in finding out what becomes of Raymie's orphaned friend Louisiana Elefante in this "story of woe and confusion" that is also a "story of joy and kindness and free peanuts." In Florida, 12-year-old narrator Louisiana is whisked out of bed at 3 a.m. by her grandmother--her caretaker--who declares that "the day of reckoning has arrived" and they must leave straightaway. The trip is aborted in Richford, Ga., when suffering Granny has to have all her teeth removed. Stuck in a motel while her grandmother recuperates, homesick Louisiana seethes with resentment but is distracted by young Burke Allen, who has a pet crow and knows how to get free food from the vending machine. Then Granny abandons Louisiana, leaving her with nothing but a letter revealing that everything Louisiana knows about her past is a lie. Populated with unforgettable characters, including kindhearted adults who recognize Louisiana's dire situation and offer options, this bittersweet novel shows a deep understanding of children's emotions and celebrates their resiliency. Readers will feel as much empathy for Louisiana as they did for her friend Raymie. Ages 10-up.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419727436
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 30th, 2018

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. 

It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day? 

Good Rosie! Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763689797
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Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

Rosie the terrier and her middle-aged owner, George, are loving companions and creatures of habit. But when Rosie sees her reflection in her empty food bowl ("The other dog never answers"), she yearns for companions of her own species. One day, George decides to visit the local dog park, and Rosie is more than a little hesitant ("Rosie does not like the dog park. There are too many dogs."). Then she meets Fifi the Chihuahua and Maurice the Saint Bernard. Though their friendship is not without initial missteps (Rosie must overcome her innate reticence, Maurice must promise that he will not try to eat Fifi--again), it changes Rosie's world. DiCamillo's deep empathy for her shy, lonely protagonist will come as no surprise, but her portrayal of Rosie as genuinely puzzled by the mechanics of friendship is particularly astute. Bliss (Diary of a Worm) works in a paneled comics format, and it proves felicitous for his formal drawing style and deadpan humor. This is no shaggy dog story--it's thoughtful and funny, and a real gift for emerging readers. Ages 5-8.