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Don't Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book Three
Carlos isn’t sure how he feels about the news that his cousin Bernardo will be joining his class at Carver Elementary. But when Bernardo comes to live with him temporarily, taking over Carlos’s top bunk, his spot on the school soccer team, and even his Papi’s attention, Carlos knows he isn’t happy. Worse, Bernardo starts messing with Carlos’s pet geckos! Carlos tries to see past his cousin’s annoying ways, but Bernardo sure doesn’t make it easy. Will Carlos—and his geckos—survive Bernardo's visit? Can he keep the peace for his family’s sake? Ages 6 to 9.
After Groundhog announces six more weeks of winter, half his animal friends are disappointed, while the other half are excited. Each animal asks Groundhog to make his prediction in their favor the following year. Rather than being truthful about the fact that he just “calls it like he sees it,” he leads them to believe he can control the weather, accepting their gifts of food and favor. On the next Groundhog Day, he finally admits he made promises he couldn’t keep because he was trying to please everyone and makes amends. Ages 3 to 7.
The Only Child
A little girl—lost and alone—follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But…home and family are very far away. How will she get back there? In this magnificently illustrated—and wordless—picture book, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy. Ages 5 to 9.
Pippa Morgan's Diary
Life is not going well for ten-year-old Pippa Morgan. Her parents are getting a divorce, her best friend has moved away, and she feels lost. So when cool-girl Catie movies to town, Pippa will do anything to gain her friendship—including telling Catie that she's a singing superstar (even though her singing actually sounds like a cat being strangled). Before she knows it, her outrageous lie has gotten out of control, and she's signed up for the school talent show! Can Pippa find a way out of the mess she's made and maybe make a real friend in the process? Ages 9 to 12.
Yoda Gets a Buddy
When Frankie, a new foster, is introduced to the Foster Kitten Room, the rest of kittens make fun of him for his over-sized ears and unruly cowlick. It is up to Buddy, a blind kitten who is recovering from eye surgery, to help the other kittens see all of Frankie’s goodness and sweetness. And when they discover Buddy is the kitten with a true disability and challenge, the other felines learn that love truly is blind when we see each other with our hearts. Ages 4 to 8.
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