Hiawatha and the Peacemaker - Robbie Robertson, David Shannon

Musician Robbie Robertson heard the story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker (Abrams, $19.95)—the origin story of the uniting of the five nations of the Iroquois—as a youngster in Ontario. Of Mohawk and Cayuga heritage himself, he retells the story with verve and drama: After surviving a devastating battle, Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is visited by the mysterious spiritual leader known as the Peacemaker, who appears rowing a white stone canoe. Together, they embark on an odyssey to the warring and distrustful tribes—Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida, and Onondaga—to bring a new message. David Shannon’s full-page oil paintings alternate perspectives and dynamic close-ups to take us into the action. Included is a bonus CD with Robertson’s song based on the story. Ages 10-12.

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By Robbie Robertson, David Shannon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419712203
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

I Don't Like Koala - Sean Ferrell, Charles Santoso

When little Adam opens his present and finds Koala with “terrible, off-kilter eyes,” that follow him everywhere his reaction is instantaneous: I Don’t Like Koala (Atheneum, $17.99). Every day and every night, Adam tries to get rid of Koala—tossing him, hiding him, abandoning him in the woods—but somehow every time Koala is back, “in his bed. On his pillow.” Author Sean Ferrell captures a child’s exasperations and fears perfectly, and illustrator Charles Santoso’s textured pencil lines and subdued colors bring Adam and Koala to frazzled life in this delightful screwball comedy. Ages 4-8. András Goldinger

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By Sean Ferrell, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481400688
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2015

Farewell Floppy - Benjamin Chaud

A little boy decides he’s too old to have a rabbit as a best friend, so it’s Farewell Floppy (Chronicle, $17.99). He decides to take the plump bunny to the woods and abandon him. It’s not long after the boy’s finally rid himself of Floppy that he realizes his mistake, returns, and sees that the rabbit is gone! He searches frantically until he comes upon a tea party with a little girl, her dog, and a contented special guest. Writer and illustrator Benjamin Chaud—using dynamic color pencil work—concludes the emotional ride on a joyous note. Ages 5-7. András Goldinger

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ISBN: 9781452137346
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2015