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Daddy Goes to Work by Arpan Shah: A day in the life of a young child and her working father is portrayed in Shah’s charming children’s picture book. Read review.
The Tocks on the Clock by Jozef Richards: In the vein of Dr. Seuss, zany characters, upbeat rhyming text, and pictures that wow with color and imagination create a magical mix. Read review.
Night-Night, Body by Ted Sheu: A gentle poem to lull the body to sleep with dreamlike illustrations, creates the perfect picture book to wind children down for bed. Read review.
Toofer and The Giblet by Paulette LeBlanc: Two mice share a home and are best friends, despite their different personalities. . Read review.
Sparrow by Brian Kindall: When one night a shooting star appears in the sky above Tim’s freezing cold room he makes a wish. For his small city of Candela he asks for snow—unleashing a flurry of unforeseen consequences. Read review.
Creeples by Patrick Pidgeon: In this irresistible middle-grade book, three freshman brainiacs at a science academy unwittingly create six elfin creatures, and widespread kooky chaos follows. Read review.
Lost in the Ark by Val Agnew: At her new church school, The Ark, 18-year old Kate Bennett accustoms herself to its strict rules and to her quirky roommates, including glamorous, rebellious Bobbi. But when Bobbi suddenly leaves the school, Kate sets off to find out what happened to her, uncovering disturbing revelations about The Ark. Read review.
Thunder Peak by Trae Stratton: In this superb, young adult, fantasy/adventure novel, a teenager learns her true identity and embraces the magical powers of her birthright. Read review.
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