My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, by Mo O'Hara After Tom rescued Frankie the goldfish from his big brother Mark's toxic
science experiment by zapping him back to life with a battery, Frankie
somehow became a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with dangerous hypnotic powers.
Fortunately, Frankie has appointed himself Tom's bodyguard, and
together, with a little help from their friends, they thwart Mark's Evil
Tom is looking forward to their annual family
trip to the seaside, right up until he hears about the Evil Eel of Eel
Bay--a monster that Mark is entirely too interested in. After all, even a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH might have a little trouble with a Super Electric Zombie Eel!
Then, Frankie takes center stage to rescue Tom's school play from Mark's evil plans.
The Vanishing Coin, by Kate Egan Want to see something cool?
I can make that quarter vanish.
All it takes is a little magicâ€¦
grade was supposed to be a fresh start, but Mikeâ€™s already back in the
principalâ€™s office. Heâ€™s not a bad kid. He just canâ€™t sit still. And
now, his parents wonâ€™t let him play soccer anymore; instead he has to
hang out with his new neighbor Nora, who is good at everything!
Mike and Nora discover the White Rabbit. Itâ€™s an odd shopâ€”with a
special secret inside. Its owner, Mr. Zerlin, is a magician, and,
amazingly, he believes Mike could be a magician, too. Has Mike finally
found something heâ€™s good at?
Ninja Red Riding Hood, by Corey Rosen Schwartz Companion to the hit The Three Ninja Pigs, this fractured fairy tale is a sure-fire storytime hit.
Wolf just canâ€™t catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started
teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasnâ€™t been
enough to scare up a good meal.
His craving for meat sends Wolf
to classes at the dojo, and soon heâ€™s ready to try out his new moves. A
little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targetsâ€”right?
Not if Little Red has anything to say about it! Kiya!
Interstellar Cinderella, by Deborah Underwood Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed
of fixing fancy rockets. With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.
What Pet Should I Get?, by Dr. Seuss A never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss! This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up oneâ€™s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they canâ€™t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood momentâ€”choosing a petâ€”and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! Told in Dr. Seussâ€™s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds. An Editorâ€™s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seussâ€™s pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?
Pugs of the Frozen North, by Philip Reeve With a little luck and a pack of pugs, anything is paws-ible! When True Winter comes, itâ€™s time for the Great Northern Race! The best sled teams in the world must reach a mysterious man called the Snowfather. He will grant one wish to the winners. Young racers Sika and Shen want to win more than anything. But they donâ€™t have big sled dogsâ€”all they have is sixty-six yappy, yippy puppy pugs. Can this unlikely team make their dreams come true? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with humor, action, and color illustrations on almost every page.
Princess! Fairy! Ballerina! , by Bethanie Murguia When three friends gather for a playdate, they have to decide: Will they play princess, fairy, or ballerina? It's the perfect setup for a royal, magical, graceful, and very cute standoff, with a delightful (and slightly damp) ending. (We'll say only this: Keep your eye on the frog.) "Princess! Fairy! Ballerina!" is the perfect book for all the princesses, fairies, and ballerinas in your life!
Sticks and Stones, by Sarah Mlynowski Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School -- and the Upside-Down Magic class is getting blamed! Yes, Marigold did shrink Lacey Clench to the size of a gerbil. But that was an accident. And, yes, most people weren't prepared for Nory to transform into a squippy (that's half squid, half puppy) -- but it's not like Nory "meant "to mix up paws and tentacles. And while Bax does have the unfortunate magical condition of turning into a stone, he swears he has nothing to do with the rocky magic that's been happening in Dunwiddle's halls. When things get messy, it's easy to point your finger at the kids with the messiest magic. But the Upside-Down Magic students aren't going to let themselves get in trouble. Instead, they're going to find out what's really going on -- and get their school back on track before something really wacky happens.