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Little Readers <3 Excitement

on November 21, 2013

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Picture Books

Barbara DaCosta. Nighttime Ninja.

Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure.

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Kate DiCamillo. Louise: the adventures of a chicken.

Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea.

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Thomas Docherty. Little Boat.

A little boat searches the ocean for his sea friends and enjoys diving and climbing with them.

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Brianne Farley. Ike’s Incredible Ink.

Cleaning his room and talking to his best friend while preparing to write what he knows will be an incredible story, little Ike discovers that he is missing just the right ink to get his project underway, a need that requires extraordinary effort to fulfill.

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Kimberly Willis Holt. The Adventures of Granny Clearwater and Little Critter.

As the Clearwaters travel west, fearless Granny and Little Critter are jolted from the horse-drawn wagon and have many exotic adventures before being reunited with the rest of their family.

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Daniel Kirk. Library Mouse.

Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.

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Jeff Mack. Hush Little Polar Bear

A little girl invites her plush polar bear to dream of all of the places where sleeping bears go, from the high seas to a starry desert and back home.

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Christoph Niemann. The Pet Dragon.

When Lin’s beloved pet dragon disappears, she searches for him far and wide until a witch helps her to reach the dragon’s new home. Introduces a different Chinese character on each step of Lin’s adventure.

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Jennifer Gordon Sattler. Chick ‘n’ Pug.

Chick leaves the boring coop in order to find his hero, Wonder Pug, and a little bit of excitement.

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John Skewes. Larry Gets Lost at the Museum.Larry Gets Lost at the Museum

Larry Gets Lost is a series that takes Larry, an adorable puppy, on adventures in cities and places around the U.S., and The Children’s Museum is his next stop!

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Chris Van Allsburg. Jumanji.

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

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Melanie Watt. Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping.

Scaredy Squirrel is not too comfortable with the idea of camping … unless it’s on his couch! There will be no mosquitoes, skunks or zippers to worry about when he watches a show about the joys of camping on his brand-new TV. But first Scaredy must find an electrical outlet, and that means going into the woods! Will the nutty worrywart’s plans prepare him for the great outdoors, or will his adventure end up as a scary story told around the campfire?

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Dan Yaccarino. Lawn to Lawn.

When their family moves away and leaves them behind, a group of lawn ornaments sets out on a dangerous trek across the country to try to find them.

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Beginning Readers/Early Chapter Books

Keith Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Green adventures.

Mr. and Mrs. Green are ready for some fun, and you’re invited! Come along as they go camping, eat stacks of pancakes, and try their luck at the County Fair. (Snow cones, anyone?) Whatever the Greens are up to, it’s sure to be an adventure, because life with these two is always full of surprises–not to mention chocolate bars, marshmallows, and rainbow sprinkles! 

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Cathy Hapka. Blu and his friends.

Blu, a rare blue Spix’s Macaw, travels to Rio de Janeiro to save his species, where he meets Jewel, the only other bird of his kind, but they are soon kidnapped by rare animal smugglers and must escape.

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Paul Orshoski. My sitter is a T-Rex!

In a playful adventure, Mom and Dad rush out the door as soon as the new babysitter (who happens to be a T-rex) arrives, and though at first the boy is terrified, he becomes angry when the T-rex starts wrecking the house. 

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Jeff Brown. Flat Stanley series.

Hoping to escape the attention brought on by the accident that flattened Stanley, the Lambchop family drives to South Dakota, where they become involved in a wild west adventure at Mount Rushmore.

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Gillian Shields. Misty to the rescue.

Misty and five fellow mermaids, on a quest to retrieve six magic crystals that will protect the Coral Kingdom for the next year, face a storm sent by the evil Mantora and are driven off-course to the Kelp Forest, where they find a different kind of trouble.

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