Chloe and the Lion - Mac Barnett and Adam Rex

Mac Barnett is the author of this book, and he insists that it is about CHLOE AND THE LION (Hyperion, $16.99). Unfortunately for Mac, his friend Adam Rex, the illustrator of this book, has decided that a book about Chloe and the Dragon would be more interesting, so that’s what he draws. This disagreement causes a rift between Mac and Adam that almost destroys the book, until Chloe herself steps in with a plan to bring author and illustrator together again. But wait – just who is in charge of this brilliant picture book? Ages 6-10. DMC
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By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423113348
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2012

Z Is for Moose - Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky

This alphabet book gone awry begins as Zebra the stage manager arranges all of the characters in A-B-C order. He ushers each letter onstage, beginning with A is for Apple, then B is for Ball, and C is for Cat. Suddenly, the familiar order is loudly interrupted when Moose bursts onto the page, pushing Duck away and claiming that D is for Moose. As Zebra scrambles to resume the alphabet as it should be, Moose refuses to disappear. Finally, Zebra accepts that Z IS FOR MOOSE (Greenwillow, $16.99) in author Kelly Bingham and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky’s wildly funny alphabet story. Ages 4-7. DMC
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By Kelly Bingham, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060799847
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 28th, 2012

The Magician's Elephant - Kate Dicamillo and Yoko Tanaka

Peter’s guardian sends him to the market for fish, but he stops instead to see a fortuneteller. Cryptically, the fortuneteller tells him to “follow the elephant.” Feeling foolish, Peter goes home empty-handed. But, by a strange coincidence, that very night, a bumbling magician is reaching into his hat to pull out a bouquet of flowers when an elephant falls through the ceiling and causes a great stir. Kate DiCamillo magically spins these unlikely elements into the haunting fable of The Magician’s Elephant (Candlewick, $16.99). Ages 8-12. JKS
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By Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763644109
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2009