Bruno and Titch

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By Sheena Dempsey Candlewick, $16.99, 32 pages Told from the point of view of the guinea pig, Sheena Dempsey completely has captured the joy of having a guinea pig—or should I say, of a guinea pig having a “Big Person.”  Titch is …

Construction

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By Sally Sutton, Brian Lovelock (illustrator) Candlewick, $15.99, 34 pages Written in perfect rhyme with dozens of onomatopoeias, this book identifies construction equipment and how work gets done on a construction site. It features a special concrete pumping truck, a mobile crane, …

Margret & H.A. Rey’s Curious George Goes to a Bookstore

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By Julie M. Bartynski HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 32 pages When George’s favorite picture book author comes to the opening of a brand-new bookstore, the man with the yellow hat takes him to meet her and get a book signed. …

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories

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By Dr. Seuss, Charles D. Cohen (contributor) Random House Books for Young Readers, $15.00, 56 pages Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories are a set of short works that first appeared in Redbook Magazine during the 1950s. Dr. Charles Cohen, author of …

If Kids Ruled the World

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By Linda Bailey, David Huyck (illustrator) Kids Can Press, $16.95, 32 pages When you are a kid, it seems like the world is nothing but rules, and those rules seem to be for the sole purpose of keeping kids from having any …

Imani’s Moon

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By Janay Brown-Wood, Hazel Mitchell (illustrator) Mackinac Island Press, $17.95, 32 pages Imani is the smallest in her village. The other children tease her endlessly. Soon, Imani starts to believe what they say. But when Imani listens to her mother’s stories, Imani …

My Bibi Always Remembers

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By Toni Buzzeo, Mike Wohnoutka (illustrator) Disney-Hyperion, $16.99, 32 pages Little Tembo is the smallest elephant in the family. Her family is in search of water as there has been a drought in the place where they all live. But Tembo is …

My Grandfather’s Coat

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By Jim Aylesworth, Barbara McClintock (illustrator) Scholastic Press, $17.99, 32 pages There was a time when nothing was thrown out, everything was reused. No one thought it odd to recycle whatever one had, because most had very little. This is the story …

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting With the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands

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By Katherine Roy David Macaulay Studio, $17.99, 48 pages The thought of a great white shark can bring a chill to the bone of any young reader, yet they are curious and want to know much more about these amazing and terrifying …

Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero

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By Nancy Loewen, Kristin Sorra (illustrator) Picture Window Books, $14.95, 32 pages This book is based on a true story of Scarlett, who rescued her five kittens by carrying them one by one out of a raging fire. Animals, especially cats, do …

The Magician of Auschwitz

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By Kathy Kacer Second Story Press, $18.95, 32 pages Young Werner arrives at the Family Camp of Auschwitz, but is aware this is a prison camp run by Nazis. He finds a spot on the third tier of sleeping pallets. In the …

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

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By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (illustrator) Eerdmans, $17.50, 42 pages Young Peter Roget lost his father at a young age. Consequently, his family moved often and Peter had few friends. Instead, he had books and they became his friends. When he was …

While You Were Napping

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By Jenny Offill, Barry Blitt (illustrator) Schwartz & Wade, $16.99, 40 pages No young child likes to take a nap, and the little boy in this story is no exception. His mother promises he isn’t going to miss anything. But, it seems, …

The Ripper’s Wife

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By Brandy Purdy Kensington, $15.00, 368 pages The alleged murder of James Maybrick, a middle-aged English cotton-broker, by his young American wife, Florence, caused a media sensation in 1889. The discovery of a diary a century later, allegedly written by the former …

The Drop

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By Dennis Lehane William Morrow Paperbacks, $14.99, 224 pages Bob is walking home from work one night and finds a badly abused puppy in a trash can. In doing so, Bob meets a woman, lonely and somewhat damaged, much like Bob. The …