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#540 - Beneath the Sun by Melissa Stewart & Constance R. Bergum

#540 – Beneath the Sun by Melissa Stewart & Constance R. Bergum

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Beneath the Sun

by Melissa Stewart & Constance R. Bergum, illustrator

Peachtree Publishers         4/1/2014

978-1-56145-733-5

Age 4 to 8         32 pages

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“When the sun is scorching, you put on sunscreen and run under the sprinkler to stay cool. But how do wild animals survive in the heat? Journey from your neighborhood to a field where an earthworm loops its long body into a ball underground,…

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#539 - Two Hands to Love You by Diane Adams & Paige Keiser

#539 – Two Hands to Love You by Diane Adams & Paige Keiser

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Two Hands to Love You

by Diane Adams & Paige Keiser, illustrator

Chronicle Books      2014

978-0-8118-7797-8

Age 4 to 8     36 pages

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“With two loving hands, an adoring mother cradles her baby after bath time and a devoted father introduces his toddler to the wonders of he world. Sister, brother, grandma, and grandpa all can’t wait to share what they love best about the world with their newest…

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#538 - Two Little Birds by Mary Newell DePalma

#538 – Two Little Birds by Mary Newell DePalma

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Two Little Birds

by Mary Newell DePalma

Eerdmans BfYR         2/14/2014

978-0-8028-5421-6

Age 4 to 8            32 pages

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“Each little bird has a part in nature’s grand scheme: the earth tilts, the seasons change, and songbirds arrive in new places just as insects hatch, fruits ripen, and flowers bloom. In this story, two plucky young birds launch into their first journey, which proves to be…

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#536 - Don’t Turn the Page by Rachelle Burk & Julie Downing

#536 – Don’t Turn the Page by Rachelle Burk & Julie Downing

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Don’t Turn the Page!

by Rachelle Burk & Julie Downing, illustrator

Creston Books               6/10/2014

978-1-939547-06-4

Age 4 to 8              32 pages

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“Like most children, Sami puts off going to bed for as long as possible. But reading a story about Little Bear’s bedtime ritual inspires Sami, just as the young reader will be inspired by this soothing story and clever book-within-a-book…

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#535 - The Chronicle of Egg, Book 3: Blue Sea Burning by Geoff Rodkey

#535 – The Chronicle of Egg, Book 3: Blue Sea Burning by Geoff Rodkey

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egg 3The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3:  Blue Sea Burning

by Geoff Rodkey

G. P. Putnam’s Sons               4/03/2014

an imprint of Penguin Group

978-0-399-25787-2

Age 8 to 12        376 pages

“After narrowly escaping the New Lands, Egg is determined to take down ruthless slave trader Roger Pembroke. But war is brewing among the Blue Sea’s pirate gangs—and Egg, Guts, and Kira are running out of time to…

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#534 - You Are My Baby: Garden & You Are My Baby: Ocean By Lorena Siminovich

#534 – You Are My Baby: Garden & You Are My Baby: Ocean By Lorena Siminovich

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You Are My Baby: Ocean

By Lorena Siminovich

Chronicle Books     2014

Age up to 4     10 pages

.“Two books in one! Turn the pages of the little book nestled inside the bigger book to match the baby animals to their parents. La-la-chirp! Buzz-buzz! Swish! Splash! Perfect for learning and playtime fun.”

Openings

“You sing a happy song in our leafy tree. You are my baby little…

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#533 - The New Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell & Margery Fern

#533 – The New Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell & Margery Fern

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The New Old Truck

by Jennifer Somervell & Margery Fern, illustrator

Tales from the Farm Publications          2014

978-0-473-27125-1

Abe 4 to 8         38 pages

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“Old truck backfires, graunches gears, won’t start and often has to be towed. Retired, rejected and shut up in the shed, he feels old and useless. Is this the end for Old Truck? Then brother John comes home … “

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“Old Truck…

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#532 - Evil Fairies Love Hair by Mary G. Thompson

#532 – Evil Fairies Love Hair by Mary G. Thompson

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Evil Fairies Love Hair

by Mary G. Thompson

Clarion Books       8/5/2014

978-0-547-85903-3

Age 8 to 12       320 pages

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“You could be gorgeous, brilliant, a star athlete, or great singer, or you could put a hex on your worst enemy. And all you have to do is raise a flock of two-inch-tall fairies. Easy, right? Wrong. Ali learns this the hard way when her flock-starter fairies get to work.…

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#531 - Peek-a Zoo by Nina Laden

#531 – Peek-a Zoo by Nina Laden

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Peek-A-Zoo!

by Nina Laden

Chronicle Books        2014

978-1-4521-1175-9

Age 0 to 3    20pages

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“Peek-a mew? Peek-a ‘roo? Peek-a zoo! In this hilarious follow-up to the bestselling board book Peek-a Who, Nina Laden turns her playful eye (and ear) to the animal world. Read the clue … guess the animal … giggle wildly … and repeat!”

Review

Peek-a Zoo. What can I say about this…

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#530 - My Friend Suhana by Aanyah Abdullah & Shaila Abdullah

#530 – My Friend Suhana by Aanyah Abdullah & Shaila Abdullah

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My Friend Suhana

by Aanyah Abdullah & Shaila Abdullah

Loving Healing Press      1/1/2014

978-1-61599-211-9

Age 6 to 8    30 pages

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 “A simple tale of love and friendship to warm your heart. This is the tale of a little girl who forms a close bond with a child with cerebral palsy. The girl finds that through her art, she can reach her special friend Suhana.”

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“My friend Suhana is like no…

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