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Fabulous new books for kids of all ages!

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Buddy's Bedtime Battery

Christina Geist

Deciding that he has turned into a robot at bedtime, little Buddy is guided by his accommodating parents through an imaginative, step-by-step "power down" routine of beeping and charging down his battery before he can fall asleep. Ages 3 to 7. Meet illustrator, Tim Bowers, at Books by the Banks on Saturday, October 15th!

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Giant Squid

Candace Fleming

A strikingly illustrated, poetic tribute to the enigmatic giant squid describes the species' life deep within the sea and the clues that today's scientists use to gain understanding about its characteristics and habitat. Ages 6 to 10.

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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Adam Gidwitz

Crossing paths at an inn, three 13th-century travelers impart the wryly whimsical tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee and a psychic peasant girl, who, in the company of a loyal greyhound, must escape evil knights, sit alongside a king and save their land from a flatulent dragon. Ages 10 and up.

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Penguin Problems

Jory John

A tongue-in-cheek introduction to Antarctica features a plucky little penguin who argues that the region, far from being free from worries and responsibilities, is freezing, filled with natural predators and all but overrun by identical penguins that make it rather hard to find one's mom. Ages 3 to 7.

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The Secret Keepers

Trenton Lee Stewart

Spending his days exploring the abandoned buildings near where he and his mother live after falling on rough times, 11-year-old Reuben discovers a mysterious pocket watch that gives him the power of invisibility, a relic that causes him to be targeted by a band of dangerous men who are threatening the city. Ages 8 to 12.

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