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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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Penguin Problems Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cold, cranky penguin looks on the dark side in funny book.
By Jory John
(2016)
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River Rose and the Magical Lullaby Book Poster Image
age 4+
Singer's dreamy zoo-trip tale an OK bedtime book.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2016)
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Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sound science made simple in kid-friendly book on evolution.
By Jonathan Tweet
(2016)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Three Dark Crowns, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling but very dark tale of murderous triplet queens.
By Kendare Blake
(2016)
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The Bronze Key: Magisterium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven magic-school threequel ends with jarring surprises.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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How This Book Was Made Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hilarious look at writing a book -- with pirates and tigers!
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
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Little Elliot, Big Fun Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friendship soothes fears in charming amusement park tale.
By Mike Curato
(2016)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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They All Saw a Cat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Everyone sees differently in clever look at point of view.
By Brendan Wenzel
(2016)
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Precious Ramotswe Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kind, brave 9-year-old solves fun mysteries in Botswana.
By Alexander McCall Smith
(2012)
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A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
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Lion Lessons Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy learns to roar and pounce in funny lessons from a lion.
By Jon Agee
(2016)
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The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
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The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swashbuckling uncharted-island adventure has a few lulls.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Ida, Always Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Heartrending, hopeful story of farewell to dying friend.
By Caron Levis
(2016)
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The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
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Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
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From Wolf to Woof!: The Story of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Informative story imagines early bond between wolf and boy.
By Hudson Talbott
(2016)
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