New Book Picks - September 2010
Toddlers (Ages 1-3)
Meeow and the Big Box by Sebastien Braun
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.
Gentleman Bug by Julian Hector
Teased because he likes to spend all of his time reading, the Gentleman Bug decides to change in order to catch the eye of the new Lady Bug in the garden, but she is not impressed until he goes back to being himself.
Picture Books (Pre K-K)
Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn
Pet Shop Lullaby by Mary Ann Fraser
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.
Early Readers (Grades 1-3)
Children's Fiction (Grades 4-6)
As Simple as it Seems by Sarah Weeks
Eleven-year-old Verbena Polter gets through a difficult summer of turbulent emotions and the revelation of a disturbing family secret with an odd new friend who believes she is the ghost of a girl who drowned many years before.
We the Children by Andrew Clements
Sixth-grader Ben Pratt's life is full of changes that he does not like--his parents' separation and the plan to demolish his seaside school to build an amusement park--but when the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep the school from being destroyed.
13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.
Teen Fiction (Ages 12 & Up)
Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
During a school trip to England, fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of Prada shoes in an effort to impress the popular girls, a scheme that backfires and sends Callie back to 1815.
Castle on Deadman's Island by Curtis Parkinson
When the owner of the castle on Deadman's Island dies, his bizarre will leaves it to three of his friends who hate each other. Dark schemes follow, and the curse of the castle, entrenched forever in local lore, strikes again.
Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
Thirteen-year-old Penny is uprooted from Manhattan and planted in the podunk town of Hog's Hollow after her parents' separation where she struggles to find peace with the help of her new friend Tally and a cute boy named Marcus.