City Moon - Rachael Cole, Blanca Gomez

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It’s bedtime in the bustling city. Teeth have been brushed and jammies are on, but a small boy and his mother delay slipping under sheets and blankets to venture into the cold and catch a glimpse of an old friend. At first the City Moon (Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) hides its face, but then it suddenly peeks out from behind the urban scape and welcomes its onlookers with comforting familiarity. Rachael Cole describes the journey with coziness and warmth, while illustrator Blanca Gómez displays familiar scenes that city dwellers old and young will recognize and appreciate. Ages 4-7.


City Moon By Rachael Cole, Blanca Gómez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rachael Cole, Blanca Gómez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553497076
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Random House Studio - September 19th, 2017

Professional Crocodile - Giovanna Zoboli, Mariachiara Di Giorgio

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At 7 AM, the crocodile’s alarm goes off. He slowly gets out of bed, brushes his teeth, chooses the perfect tie, eats his breakfast, and heads out the door. He’s a Professional Crocodile (Chronicle, $17.99) and he’s off to work with the other city dwellers, hurrying down sidewalks and cramming onto crowded trains. Giovanna Zoboli and Mariachiara Di Giorgio show humans and animals commuting in perfect (and perhaps oblivious) harmony in this wordless picture book that will leave onlookers hunting through the illustrations for hidden faces and familiar scenes that all lead to a chuckle-worthy ending. Ages 4-8.


Professional Crocodile: (Wordless Kids Books, Alligator Children's Books, Early Elemetary Story Books ) By Giovanna Zoboli, Mariachiara Di Giorgio (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452165066
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 1st, 2017

All's Faire in Middle School - Victoria Jamieson

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Imogene has grown up against the unique backdrop of the Florida Renaissance Faire: she’s learned the ins and outs of her mother’s shoppe and her father’s acting role as a heroic knight. Now, Imogene is ready to enter into two new daring chapters of her life: finally becoming a squire to her father’s character at the festival, and trading homeschooling for the confusing world of public middle school. After a run-in with the popular crowd, Imogene soon learns that school isn’t nearly as easy to navigate as the traditional stories of heroes and villains that have surrounded her since childhood. From Roller Girl author and Newbery Honoree Victoria Jamieson comes All’s Faire in Middle School (Dial, $12.99 PB/$20.99 HB), a fast-paced, brightly illustrated graphic novel that every middle grade lad and lass will surely relate to. Ages 9-12.


All's Faire in Middle School By Victoria Jamieson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525429999
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017