Children’s Books

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Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt

Pat the BunnyPat the Bunny has been a favorite children’s book for generations. Always a perfect gift, the book has delighted millions of youngsters with its simple style yet enchanting story and activities.

Originally published in 1940, pat the bunny book has sold over 7 million copies and continues and continues to be a staple on the bookshelves of children today. This pioneer in baby development started as no more than a special book that one mother created for her daughter. Now entering its third generation of readers, pat the bunny is expanding to include new and wonderful characters and stories that will be entertaining children for generations to come. (Publishers description)

Paperback: 20 pages
Publisher: Golden Books, 2001

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Llama Llama Home with Mama
Anna Dewdney

lamma llama home with mamaLlama Llama’s mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, but when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.

Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama’s nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! Instead, he’s home with Mama. By lunchtime, though, he’s beginning to feel a tiny bit better. But now someone else has the sneezes . . . Mama! And who will help her feel better? Why, Llama Llama, of course! Anna Dewdney’s fun-to-read rhymes are sure to help children and their parents get through those under-the-weather days.

Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Viking Children’s Books, 2011

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Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventures)

Anthony Horowitz

StormbreakerFourteen-year-old Alex doubts his uncle died in an accident after finding bullet holes in the windshield of his uncle’s car.

He discovers his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission for the British government. Alex then finds himself in the middle of terrorists. Now he must outsmart the people who want him dead or every child in England will be murdered.

They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle’s windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn’t know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood. The first in a thrilling new series by British writer Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker will have pulses racing from start to finish.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books, 2006

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War Horse
Michael Morpurgo

War HorseOriginally published in Great Britain in 1982, this moving story tells of thetruest of friendships in the worst of wars, as a horse is sold from his farm, taken from the gentle boy who was his master, to serve in the military duringWorld War I.

In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey’s courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer’s son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher:Scholastic Press, 2011

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The Son of Neptune
Rick Riordan

Son of NeptuneThree demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest. But who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea.

Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him.

Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books, 2011

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney

Cabin FeverGreg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: ABRAMS, 2011

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Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne

Afternoon on the Amazon

Jack and Annie travel back in time to a South American rain forest in search of the elusive magician Morgan le Fay. Will they find a new clue to her whereabouts before they are trampled by stampeding killer ants?

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Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Random House, 1995

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Lego Harry Potter Building the Magical World
D.K. Publishing

Lego Harry PotterThis incredible guide gives readers an up-close look at the bricks, constructions, and minifigures of the LEGO Harry Potter universe–from Hogwarts Castle to Hagrid’s hut. Full color.

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Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: DK Childrens, 2011

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The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney

Lion and the Mouse

In this wordless adaptation of one of Aesop’s most beloved fables by an award-winning artist, an unlikely pair learns that no act of kindness is ever wasted. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling. We have this and other recent Caldecott Medal winners.

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Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011

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Moon Over Manifest
Claire Vanderpoole

Moon Over ManifestTwelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. We have this and other recent Newbery Medal winners.

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Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2011

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours. Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric’s colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language.

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Paperback: 32 Pages
Publisher: Puffin, 2007
ISBN-13: 978-0141501598

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Chicka Chicka, Boom BoomThere is always enough room for this rolicking alphabet chant that is been a children’s favorite for over 20 years! Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault’s rhythmic rhymes and Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art has made the Chicka Chicka series a classic!

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Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Beach Lane Books, 2009
ISBN: 978-1416990918

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