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A Big Surprise for Little Card

Charise Mericle Harper

In the world of cards, each one has a special job to do. Big Card keeps important papers in order. Tiny Card can be exchanged for a prize in an arcade. Round Card hangs out in a glamorous boutique. But is any card as lucky as Little Card? He’s going to school to become a birthday card — in other words, to sing, play games, eat cake, and be happy all day long. But wait! On the day he’s supposed to take his talents into the world, Long Card tells him there’s been a mix-up and they need to trade jobs. How can Little Card bring his exuberance into a library, a quiet place of books and rules and shushing? Ages 4 to 8.

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The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

Shannon Hale

Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort. But just when they can smell the heaping platters of sugar-dusted doughnuts, Princess Magnolia’s monster alarm goes off! After a quick change in the secret cave, Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants are transformed into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. However, when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies nibbling on grass, twitching their noses and wiggling their tails. Where are the monsters or are these bunnies not as innocent as they appear? Ages 5 to 8.

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The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Pat Zietlow Miller

It's the day before the big parade. Alta can only think about one thing: Wilma Rudolph, three-time Olympic gold medalist. She'll be riding on a float tomorrow. See, Alta is the quickest kid in Clarksville, Tennessee, just like Wilma once was. It doesn't matter that Alta's shoes have holes because Wilma came from hard times, too. But what happens when a new girl with shiny new shoes comes along and challenges Alta to a race? Will she still be the quickest kid? Ages 5 to 8.

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Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold

Megan McDonald

Glip! Glop! Gloop! What looks like dog vomit, smells like a corpse flower, and stars in one of the scariest movies Stink Moody has ever seen? Is it the Blob? The Glob? Son of Glob? No, it’s…slime mold! Stink may be a super science geek, but even Dr. Stinkelstein is feeling freaked out about having a slime mold living and growing in his very own room. At Saturday Science Club, Stink learns that these one-celled organisms are smart enough to find their way out of mazes and gang up on food sources — so who says they aren’t smart enough to take over Stink’s pets, Stink’s room, Stink himself, and…the world? Ages 6 to 9.

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When Spring Comes

Kevin Henke

Before spring comes, it is cold and snowy and bleak. The trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, the ground is covered in snow. Spring seems very far away. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, buzzing bees, rain and mud, and puddles. Soon you can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it! Are you ready for Spring? Ages 4 to 8.

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