Erika-San - Allen Say

Even though she has never been there, Erika loves Japan. As a child, she stared longingly at a Japanese print of a small teahouse that hung in her grandmother’s house. After college, Erika moves to Japan and quickly makes her way to a remote island where she becomes a sensei (teacher). With the help of her fellow teacher, Aki-san, Erika sets out to find the teahouse in her grandmother’s painting, hoping to become Erika-San (Houghton Mifflin, $17). Writer and illustrator Allen Say’s vivid paintings of Japanese houses, clothing, and landscapes will make you long to visit Japan yourself. Ages 4-7.
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ISBN: 9780618889334
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Clarion Books - January 26th, 2009

Which Puppy? -Kate Feiffer and Jules Feiffer

The Obamas are looking for a puppy, and every animal in the animal kingdom is abuzz. Guinea pigs, kittens, even turtles are convinced they can be puppies and that a White House life is their destiny. Oh, how to chose Which Puppy? (Paula Wiseman, $16.99). There is a solution, and Kate and Jules Feiffer have imagined perfect companions for Bo. Ages 4-7.
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By Kate Feiffer, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416991472
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - April 7th, 2009

The Imaginary Garden - Andrew Larsen and Irene Luxbacher

When Poppa moves to an apartment, Theo misses his old garden, so they plant The Imaginary Garden (Kids Can Press, $16.95) on his balcony, using paints and a large canvas. Together, grandfather and granddaughter “plant” the first flowers of spring, and they even add a hungry robin. When Poppa goes away on holiday, Theo tends the garden, adding beautiful new flowers and colors, and a special surprise for Poppa. Irene Luxbacher’s gorgeous illustrations accompany Andrew Larsen’s heartwarming story. Ages 4-8.