Tag Archives: New Experiences

City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders […]

“More More More,” Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)

Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you. Amazon.com Review From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams’ Caldecott Honor Book cry out for “more more more!” The […]

Runaway

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description “It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and […]

Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth: A Maisy First Experience Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Publisher: Candlewick Product Description On his first trip to the dentist, Charley gets lots of moral support from Maisy and friends in a full-length story readers will be eager to sink their teeth into. Maisy’s friend Charley has a wobbly tooth! He’s going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s […]

Spot Bakes a Cake

Author: Eric Hill Publisher: Puffin Product Description Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the- flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps to bake a cake and to spend time with Spot and his grandparents, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first […]

The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst Publisher: DeVorss & Company Product Description NOW IN IT’S 8th PRINTING!!! 28,000 copies sold & the strings are still reaching all over the World! “That’s impossible”, said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they’re all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. “What kind of string”? They asked […]

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Author: Marc Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Arthur is certain that this Christmas will be perfect–lots of snow, a beautiful tree, and a delicious turkey dinner. But when it doesn’t snow, D.W. decorates half the tree with trolls and unicorns, and Dad decides to make an authentic ancient Christmas dinner, […]

Green Puppy Goes to the Dentist (Blue’s Clues)

Author: JC Schwanda Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Green Puppy has to go to the dentist for the first time, and she’s feeling nervous. Blue is there to tell her friend not to worry. By playing dentist office, Blue shows her friend that there’s nothing scary about a trip to the dentist…in fact, it’s a […]

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the […]

Clifford’s First Christmas

Author: Norman Bridwell Publisher: Scholastic Product Description The original Clifford’s Christmas is a perennial backlist favorite, with more than 710,000 copies sold, and now here’s Clifford as a puppy–in an original paperback that recounts his first Christmas ever with Emily Elizabeth.

Angels and Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories

Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Aminister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In […]

Story of a Girl

Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend–Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” she longs to escape a life defined by […]

Olivia

Author: Ian Falconer Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Have fun with Olivia… dressing up singing songs building sand castles napping (maybe) dancing painting on walls and — whew! — going to sleep at last. Amazon.com Review Olivia would be Eloise, if Eloise were a pig. She is good at singing 40 very loud songs and is […]

The Wicked Woods

Author: Kailin Gow Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com Product Description Briony had to move to Wicked, Massachusetts to live with her Great Aunt Sophie after her family disappears on vacation. The woods at the edge of Aunt Sophie’s inn are filled with secrets and inhabitants both seductive and deadly. Among them is a beautiful boy name Fallon who […]

Merry Un-Christmas

Author: Mike Reiss Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The first Un–Christmas classic from the bestselling team of How Murray Saved Christmas. When Noelle wakes up every morning, she must put her new pony in the backyard with all of her other ponies and her new bike in the garage with all of her other bikes. It […]

Two-way Street

Author: Lauren Barnholdt Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description there are two sides to every breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They’re even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney — for […]

City of Ashes

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the […]

It’s Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel

Rating: (51 reviews) Author: Jamie Lee Curtis Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description It’s hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another. It’s fun to be five! Big changes are here! My body’s my car, and I’m licensed to steer. Learning not to hit? Having to […]

Roller Coaster

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Marla Frazee Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Clickity, clackity. Clickity, clackity. The roller coaster car is going up, up, up to the highest spot. And at least one of the people in the car has never ridden on a roller coaster before . . . ever. Wheeeeeeee! Amazon.com Review All sorts of […]

Curious George’s First Day of School

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Product Description It’s the first day of school and George has been invited to Mr. Apple’s class to be a special helper! George is just the right monkey for the job—that is, until he starts to make his usual mischief. A mixture of red and […]

Uh-oh, Calico!

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Karma Wilson Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Calico is having a bad day! She falls while chasing a bee, tramples a flower garden, and even spills her milk! Poor Calico! She feels like she can’t do anything right… until her mother reminds her that everyone makes mistakes, and she still loves […]

City of Glass

Rating: (174 reviews) Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, […]

The Potty Train

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: David Hochman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The Potty Train is coming! All aboard! Time to say good-bye to diapers and take the journey to Underpants Station. Are you ready? Let’s chug away on the Potty Train!

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Anna Dewdney Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet […]

This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. […]

I’m a Big Sister

Rating: (95 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description My Big Boy Potty My Big Girl Potty When You Were Inside Mommy Sharing is Fun

Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough : The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Jill Zimmerman Rutledge Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Description With compassion and insight, an expert counselor shows teen girls how to find the solutions to stress and anxiety that lie within Parents, schoolwork, boyfriends, college . . .it’s enough to make any teenage girl wish she could just snap her fingers and make […]

Let’s Dance, Little Pookie

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Sandra Boynton Publisher: Robin Corey Books Product Description POOKIE’S MOM proposes a lively dance together. Pookie, being Pookie, is somewhat hesitant to try something new. But little by little, Pookie is drawn into the dance—hopping, marching, shimmying, singing. Presented in Boynton’s captivating style, this book will thoroughly delight toddlers and their […]

Old Bear

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Kevin Henkes Publisher: Greenwillow Product Description Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps. Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn’t notice. Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. […]

The Tiger Rising

Rating: (78 reviews) Author: Kate Dicamillo Publisher: Candlewick Product Description The National Book Award finalist from the best-selling author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE – now in paperback Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger – a real-life, very large tiger – pacing back and forth […]

Will I Have a Friend?

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Miriam Cohen Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa. But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any […]

First Day Jitters

Rating: (38 reviews) Author: Julie Danneberg Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing Product Description First Day Jitters

Kindergarten Rocks!

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Katie Davis Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description Dexter already knows everything there is to know about kindergarten. His big sister, Jessie, told him all about it. So Dexter is not scared. Not even a little bit. But his stuffed dog, Rufus, is scared. Actually, he’s terrified. But Dexter–er, Rufus–has nothing to […]

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books)

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Joseph Slate Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com On the first day of kindergarten, Miss Bindergarten must prepare her classroom for her beloved students. This noble, whimsical teacher greets her dark, summertime-empty classroom with an explosion of color–a bouquet of fall leaves, a goldfish, rolled-up posters, and shoeboxes full of no-doubt-delightful surprises. Meanwhile, her […]

Kitten’s First Full Moon

Rating: (61 reviews) Author: Kevin Henkes Publisher: Greenwillow Product Description The Caldecott Medal winning book by Kevin Henkes. Amazon.com In this beautiful picture book, winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, Kevin Henkes, captures the sweet, sometimes slapstick struggle of Kitten, who sees her first full moon and thinks it’s a bowl of milk in the […]

What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home (What to Expect Kids)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Heidi Murkoff Publisher: HarperFestival Amazon.com Angus the Answer Dog is back! This time the ever-helpful pooch is here to help kids learn all about their new baby siblings. As in the other popular titles in Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect Kids series, including What to Expect When Mommy’s Having a Baby […]

The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set (Flat Stanley)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Stanley Lambchop is just a normal boy, with a normal younger brother named Arthur, and two normal parents. That is, until a bulletin board falls on him during the night and flattens him to half an inch thick! From this point on, Stanley will never […]

Waggit’s Tale

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Peter Howe Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description He is nameless. He is homeless. He is friendless. He is lost. Until he is found . . . by a team of mutts who shelter him and teach him how to survive the wilds of the city park. And so he becomes Waggit, the […]

Dirt on My Shirt

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Jeff Foxworthy Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description In this hilarious collection of poems, comedian Jeff Foxworthy creates a neighborhood filled with fun, family, friends, and more. Here you’ll meet Cousin Lizzy, Uncle Ed and Aunt Foo Foo, cows with horns that don’t go beep, dads in sweaters, also sheep. From the thrill […]

Septimus Heap Box Set: Books 1 and 2 (Septimus Heap)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Enter the world of Septimus Heap With heart-stopping action, humor, and endearing characters, Septimus Heap is an internationally bestselling fantasy sesries

The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad Books)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Natasha Wing Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Book Description It’s the night before the Big Day—first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise […]

Chrysanthemum (rpkg)

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Until Chrysanthemum started kindergarten, she believed her parents when they said her name was perfect. But on the first day of school, Chrysanthemum begins to suspect that her name is far less than perfect, especially when her class dissolves into giggles upon hearing her name read aloud. That […]

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores (Berenstain Bears)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Papa Bear and the cubs are having some trouble with chores –– they don’t want to do them! When they decide to take a break from cleaning, Mama Bear plays along. But what will happen when the mess builds up . . . and up . . […]

Yay, You! : Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Publisher: Little Simon Amazon.com On the occasion of her son’s graduation from high school, Sandra Boynton, the well-loved creator of books and cards featuring hippos, dinosaurs, and sheep, has written a celebratory book for “onwardly mobile” readers. Everyone on the planet will compare this title to Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places […]

Lock and Key

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description “Ruby, where is your mother?” Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That’s how she comes to live with Cora, […]

What Would You Do? (American Girl Library)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Patti Kelley Criswell Publisher: American Girl

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Mysterious Benedict Society)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Trenton Lee Stewart Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description The fabulous foursome readers embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search–a search […]

Ink Exchange

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Melissa Marr Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. […]

Two-way Street

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Lauren Barnholdt Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description there are two sides toevery breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They’re even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney […]

Feathers

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Jacqueline Woodson Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description “Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more “holy.” There is a new boy […]