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?
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.
Mouse and Hippo, by Mike Twohy Mouse creates a painting for his new friend Hippoâ€”and Hippo returns the kindness in an unlikely wayâ€”in this delightful story about doing your best to make a friend happy!
Mouse offers to paint a portrait of his new friend Hippo, but Hippo doesnâ€™t quite fit on Mouseâ€™s canvas. Still Hippo is delighted. In return, Hippo returns the favor for his new friend in the best way he knows how. In a surprising story sure to cause giggles, picture book readers will ask for this book over and over again!
Bunny's Book Club, by Annie Silvestro Join Bunny for a top-secret trip to the library in a story that celebrates the love of reading. Bunny loves to sit outside the library with the kids and listen to summer story time. But when the weather gets cold and everyone moves inside, his daily dose of joy is gone. Desperate, Bunny refuses to miss out on any more reading time and devises a plan to sneak into the library at night . . . through the libraryâ€™s book drop! What follows is an adorable caper that brings an inquisitive, fuzzy bunny and his woodland pals up close and personal with the books they have grown to love. A warm celebration of the power of books, Bunnyâ€™s Book Club is sure to bring knowing smiles to any child, parent, teacher, bookseller, and librarian who understands the one-of-a-kind magic of reading.