Fabulous new books for kids of all ages!
Lola Plants a Garden
After Lola reads a book of garden poems, she wants to plant some flowers. She gets books from the library and chooses her plants. Then Lola and her mommy buy the seeds, make the garden, mark the rows, and carefully tend the garden. Helped by her parents, she grows a grandly diverse flower garden, just right for a celebration with peas and strawberries from the family plot. Ages 3 to 6.
No Nap! Yes Nap!
Mama says, NAP. Baby says, NO NAP! Baby wants to CLAP, DRINK, READ....Anything but NAP! Margie Palatini brings her signature humor to this rollicking sing-song read-along, inviting readers on a fast-paced chase through every room in the house as we follow Mommy on her quest to settle Baby down for nap. Dashing from family room to living room, both on the table and under it, through the kitchen and even hiding in the laundry basket, acclaimed artist Dan Yaccarino creates a hilarious romp in his signature retro style that culminates with mommy and baby collapsed - AT LAST -- fast asleep in a chair. Ages 1 to 3.
Pete the Cat and the New Guy
There's a new guy in town, and Pete can't wait to meet him. After all, more friends mean more fun. But who can he be? When Pete finally meets Gus, he realizes they're very different from each other...but that's what makes him cool. Gus is special in his own way, just like Pete and just like you, and there is something everyone can do! The message of acceptance shines through and is perfect for young readers learning to navigate the social waters. Ages 5 to 6.
Thrones & Bones: Frostborn
Karn should be preparing to take over his family's farm in Norrøngard, but he prefers to spend his time playing his fantasy board game, Thrones & Bones. When family intrigues forces Karn to team up with a half-giantess, Thianna, and flee into the wilderness, they have to keep their sense of humor and their wits about them. But survival can be challenging when you're being chased by a 1,500-year-old dragon, Helltoppr the undead warrior and his undead minions, an evil uncle, wyverns, and an assortment of trolls and giants. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson. Ages 9 to 14.
The White House is Burning
In this "biography of a single day," the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812 is told from the viewpoint of the people who were there, including First Lady Dolley Madison, a British officer, and a nine-year-old slave. Jane Sutcliffe draws upon first-person accounts to recreate a compelling chronology of the events of August 24, 1814. Ages 9 to 14.