Secrets at Sea - Richard Peck

A family of mice embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when the humans upstairs, the Cranston family, decide to move to England. The Cranstons are in search of a husband for their eldest daughter, whose awkwardness has put off every would-be American suitor. The mice take it upon themselves to help with the search, traveling as stowaways on the cruise liner to Europe. Secrets at Sea (Dial, $16.99) delivers author Richard Peck’s signature wit and Kelly Murphy’s charming illustrations. Ages 8-11. DR

Happy Pig Day! - Mo Willems

Piggie is so excited! “It’s the best day of the year!” she cries. Hopeful, Gerald the Elephant asks, “Is it free ice cream day?” No… it’s Happy Pig Day! (Hyperion, $8.99). Piggie starts to celebrate with her pig friends, but Gerald is less than thrilled. He cannot sing like a pig, or dance like a pig, and he certainly is not pink like a pig. He is an elephant, and he does not belong. But Piggie will not let her friend stay sad for long! Mo Willems has outdone himself yet again with this newest installment in the adventures of Elephant and Piggie. Ages 3-8. DMC
Happy Pig Day!-An Elephant and Piggie Book By Mo Willems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423143420
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 4th, 2011

Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea - Tony Johnston and Stacy Innerst

Tony Johnston puts a farcical spin on the origins of Levi’s Jeans in Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99). During the California gold rush, miners were beset with a rather serious dilemma: their trousers didn’t hold up to the job! Luckily, the innovative Levi Strauss jumped to the rescue, creating a pair of trousers as durable and pliable as a tent. Johnston, a lover of Levi’s, affectionately refers to her own jeans as “blue skin.” Ages 4-7. DR
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By Tony Johnston, Stacy Innerst (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152061456
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Published: Clarion Books - September 13th, 2011