Otis - Loren Long

Otis (Philomel, $17.99) is a faithful and winsome old tractor who loves to work on the farm, especially after the birth of a calf who becomes his special friend. One day the farmer arrives with an enormous, powerful yellow tractor. Poor Otis is left out in the field for the weeds to cover. With a nod to children’s authors Virginia Lee Burton, Munro Leaf, and Margery Williams, Loren Long’s versatile fresh gouache and pencil illustrations bring new life to a classic story. Ages 3-6. JKS
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By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399252488
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2009

Thunder-Boomer! - Shutta Crum and Carol Thompson

In August, a Thunderboomer (Clarion, $16) can drop from the sky at a moment’s notice. It booms its way into a hot day at the farm, where Dad’s out in the corn field on his tractor, Mom and the kids are at the pond, and Scooter the dog is ready to play. Then zzzzt… rumblebrum- brum… splash! sploosh!... a big storm is coming and the family rushes to get inside. Filled with storm sounds and wet adventure Shutta Crum’s lyrical text and Carol Thompson’s lively illustrations are a perfect storm for story time. Ages 3-6. JEH
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By Shutta Crum, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618618651
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Clarion Books - June 15th, 2009

Imogene's Last Stand - Candace Fleming and Nancy Carpenter

Imogene Tripp loves history. She even punctuates her conversations with quotes from famous historical figures. When Imogene learns of the mayor’s plan to tear down the town’s centuries-old Historical Society, Imogene vows to save the Society and goes to remarkable lengths to engage the support of her fellow citizens. It is Imogene’s Last Stand (Schwartz & Wade, $16.99). Author Candace Fleming and illustrator Nancy Carpenter introduce a spunky heroine who is determined to preserve her small town’s history. Ages 4-8. HWP