The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend - Dan Santat

You don’t notice them because you believe they’re not there. You don’t think about them because they haven’t been created yet. But Dan Santat proves that they’re alive, thriving, and very much real in The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend (Little, Brown, $17). Born on an island where imaginary friends are created, Beekle waits patiently for his turn to be chosen, until he does the unimaginable: summoning the idea of a human friend to bring him courage, he journeys out into the real world. In a dark place, Beekle follows a familiar sight, and everything begins to feel a little less strange. Dan Santat’s wonderfully magical tale may make you wonder where your imaginary friend is. Ages 4-8. Allison Trotter

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ISBN: 9780316199988
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons - Koo, Jon J. Muth

“Hi, Koo!” (Scholastic, $17.99) says each season to a special panda bear, who enjoys every one with his human friends. Autumn brings new clothes, the chance to dance, and warm cookies. Winter knocks at the door with an opportunity for a powdery stomp. New leaves, new grass, and new sky bring spring, allowing Koo to observe, quiet and still. Finally there’s summer: fireflies and kites. Jon J. Muth’s playful watercolors and accompanying haikus encourage us to remember—or embrace—our childhood, using familiar sensory images to capture the heart, soul, and innocence of each passing season. Ages 4-8. Allison Trotter

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By Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545166683
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Scholastic Press - February 25th, 2014

Where's Mommy? - Beverly Donofrio, Barbara Mcclintock

Maria and Mouse Mouse are an unlikely pair with a big secret and more similarities than they know. A human and a rodent, they have to keep their friendship hidden. One night, as Maria and Mouse Mouse get ready for bed, Maria in her room and Mouse Mouse in her hole under the floor, neither can find her mother to tuck her in! Searching frantically among kitchens, living rooms, and outrageously detailed illustrations, the two must stop to ask “Where’s Mommy?” (Schwartz and Wade, $17.99). Beverly Donofrio’s heartfelt story and Barbara McClintock’s whimsical illustrations work together to create a clever tale that shows that children aren’t the only ones with secrets. Ages 4-8. Allison Trotter

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ISBN: 9780375844232
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 11th, 2014