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DW – New Kids Books

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New Picture Books

! Exclamation Mark by Amy Rosenthal
An exclamation mark is trying to fit in with the other punctuation marks and finally realizes he is unique. This is a story about finding out that being different is a good thing.

Elsie’s Bird by Jane Yolen
One of the Georgia Picture book award nominees, this story is of a young girl heading out with her father to start homesteading. In Nebraska there are none of the city noises she was used to hearing. Her canary is the only noise she hears until he escapes and she has to venture on to the prairie to find him. Elsie finally hears the voices of the plains and settles into her new prairie home.

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
The little blue truck and friendly farm animals teach an important lesson to the busy dump truck. Lots of noises will make this a fun read aloud.

Zero the Hero by Joan Holub
The counting numbers don’t realize how important Zero is until they encounter the Roman Numerals. Read how he rescues his friends and they discover he is their Hero.

Again by Emily Gravett
This tale should be very familiar. It is about a little dragon who wants the same book to be read at bedtime again, and again, and again. In fact she is so persistent that something unexpected happens. You will love seeing what this little dragon does as everyone else in the story falls asleep.

Meet the Cars from Disney Pixar
This is a fun way to see all the cars and other vehicles from the movies. All the fun facts are included about each one. Car lovers will really like this one.

Tribes of Chima, Meet the Heroes, and Defend the Castle are three new Lego titles. These will be fun to read with the new Lego movie coming soon.

The Lego Adventure Book gives a brick by brick breakdown for building cars, castles, dinosaurs, and more.

Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Stein
This Mama Squirrel scolds everything from a kite to a grizzly bear. With her “Chook, Chook, Chook!!”, she doesn’t let anything near her babies.

New Kids Books

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
A prequel to Hansel and Gretel, this tale takes the children from one gruesome situation to another. You thought being almost eaten by a witch was awful, wait till you read what could have happened instead.

World of the Weird by Tracey Turner
Weird, bizarre, extreme, mysterious, amazing, magical and eccentric are just a few of the words that describe all the facts and folklore in this book. This book will satisfy and peak your curiosity.

Breadcrumbs by Anna Ursu
Hazel encounters many perilous and poignant adventures in her search for her best friend, Jack. This is a touching story of friendship and growth. Friendships change but can grow at the same time.

The Name of this book is a Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
The secret unfolds as you meet the heroes, follow their trails, solve riddles and mysteries, and face the villains. But I can’t tell you anymore; it’s a secret.

DW – New Kids Books

The Quest for Paradise by Geronimo Stilton

The Amazing Voyage by Geronimo Stilton

The Dragon Prophecy by Geronimo Stilton

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors

Titanic : voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson


We have new titles in Geronimo Stilton’s The Kingdom of Fantasy series. The Quest for Paradise is a return visit to the kingdom of fantasy. Learn more of this magical place using codes, puzzles, maps and many other clues. It is an adventure you may want to read over and over in case you missed something. In The Amazing Voyage, Geronimo finds that the Queen of Fairies, Blossom, has been captured when he re-enters the Kingdom of Fantasy. He gets help from Strongheart the last of the Giants, Thunderhorn, the King of the elves, and Sterling, the Princess of the Silver Dragons, but he alone must rescue the Queen from the Volcano of Nightmares. This adventure is full of places, characters, and twists and turns. The illustrations add to the fun and fantasy. If you are a Geronimo fan you will enjoy this one for sure. The Dragon Prophecy is a return to the kingdom to help Blossom and the Great Council of the Twelve Dragons. There is a search for a lost Dragon Egg and a final battle with a witch, a princess, an elf king, a frog, trolls, dragons, and of course Geronimo as Rodent Knight.

The first in a new series called The Imaginary Veterinary by Suzanne Selfours is The Sasquatch Escape. This series will give us wild adventures from a secret hospital for imaginary creatures. This should be fun reading.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson brings together actual accounts from the survivors. Along with charts, diagrams, pictures and maps this book gives the reader a thorough and insightful look at this tragedy.

New Children’s Books

  • The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson
  • Furry, Feathery and flippered familiars save Jack and two other wizards in training after they have been kidnapped by an evil queen. Aldwyn the cat, Skylar the blue-jay, and Gilbert the frog use magic, friends and street smarts to save the day.

  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Mr. Terupt knows how to get the best from his students. He doesn’t let them get by with much but does let them have fun learning. After an accident on a snowy day everything and everyone changes.

  • Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
  • Two cousins who have grown up in different cultures struggle to get along. Skye and Hiroshi finally become friends when they fly the dragon kite as their grandfather taught them and Skye understood how important it was to Hiroshi.

  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Three children have spent their childhood make believe quests with dolls/action figures. As they grow up, a real quest presents itself. The three go in search of a resting place for a doll that is really a ghost
    child. The adventure proves daunting but the friendships among them grow stronger.

  • Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada
  • Finding out where one belongs is the theme of this novel. Margarita known as Margie wants to be a true American. Born in Texas, she rejects her heritage until a cousin from Mexico joins the family as her sister. Fighting insecurities and embarrassing experiences, Margie begins to embrace the joys of both her American and Mexican roots. Told from the points of view of both girls helps the reader empathize with them.

  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  • Summer, Memphis, 1959. An eleven year old boy has many problems dealing with his stuttering. Taking over his friend’s paper route for a month, the boy learns much about Civil Rights, loneliness, abuse, alcoholism, and the
    vast possibilities of words. Growing up and making decisions is part of life.

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • This is a clever book about a library filled with book puzzles. Children solve puzzles to win a grand prize. This will lure young people into a world of reading.

  • Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  • The King and Queen are ambushed and Cecile with her secret knowledge must protect their home and save the kingdom. Twists and turns make this adventure a page turner.

  • Guys Read: Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka
  • This collection of short stories is from some of our favorite authors. Jeff Kinney, Jack Gantos, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo, and Eoin Colfer have written some very funny stories for this book.

  • Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
  • Ben Ripley may achieve his life’s dream of becoming a spy. He is secretly recruited to attend the Academy of Espionage. Ninjas, kidnapping, computer hacking, and being used to find a mole are reasons to follow this plot. This book will keep readers guessing!

  • Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  • This is a follow up book to The Wednesday Wars. Our main character Doug has moved to upstate New York and discovers that the power of art can overcome many adversities. This is a great story for all ages.

  • Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  • Eleven-year-old Jack has an enormous secret to keep. His mother has abandoned him in a state park in Maine during one of her “spinning” times. Jack tries to get home without letting anyone know he is alone. He takes comfort in a toy elephant that is a symbol of hope. His journey is one that you will want to follow all the way to the end.

  • How to Train your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
  • If you are a fan of this series, we have filled in and added new copies. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third was not always the greatest Viking Hero. His memories tell of his reluctant adventures to becoming a hero.

  • Summer on the Moon by Adrian Fogelin
  • Socko’s mom moves to take care of his grandfather and also to leave a tough neighborhood behind. Socko hates to leave his friend but not the tough gang and its leader, Rapp, who are out to recruit him. They move to an unfinished housing development where Socko spends his “summer on the moon”. This story shares the struggles and effects of economic hardships.

  • The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
  • Three children’s lives are interwoven like the gears of a clock. Giuseppe, Frederick, and Hannah are all longing to escape the circumstances of their lives. They must trust one another through mysterious circumstances and perilous adventures. Readers will enjoy this remarkable story.

  • A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron
  • Abby and Tam are an award winning agility team. On their way home from a contest there is an accident and they are separated. Tam’s crate is thrown from the truck and she lands in a river. Abby is injured and sent to the hospital. As time passes they never give up hope of finding each other. If you are a fan of Lassie, the Incredible Journey, or Shiloh, you will love to follow this story.

New Children’s Books

New Juvenile Fiction books:

From author Rick Riordan we have The Demigod Diaries. This is a top secret collection of never-before-told stories, character portraits and interviews, maps, diagrams, and puzzles. You can join your favorite demigods from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series as they encounter dangers and perils. Save your own life as you learn from their experiences!

Geronimo Stilton journeys to the Kingdom of Fantasy through a doorway at the top of a golden stairway in his attic. He sets off on incredible adventures. There are maps, secret codes, riddles, puzzles and other discoveries to be made. The illustrations add to the fun of reading and following Geronimo into this new realm. An additional title in this series The Volcano of Fire with more to come.

Along with some new Disney Fairy books, Vidia and the Fairy Crown and Iridessa, Lost at Sea there are now the Never Girls. Four girls, Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are whisked off to Neverland. In a Blink, The Space Between, and A Dandelion Wish are the beginning of an adventure into a fairy’s world. Find out what brings them home.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 is Hard Luck. Gregory has been ditched by best friend Rowley. He leaves it to luck to help him make new friends. You can imagine what that leads to as Gregory is not the luckiest kid. Many of the reviews say this is the best book in the series.

New Beginning Readers:

New books for new readers. Meet Pete the Cat’s mom and brother in Pete at the Beach. The water is scary at first but find out what Pete learns to do.

Fancy Nancy goes on a field trip in Apples Galore!. Her favorite apple is another name for a fancy party. Can you name it?

Three new Barbie titles are A Pet Vet, Ballet Dreams, and Fairy Dreams. Fun reading for Barbie fans.

Build your reading skills with new Lego readers. We have Lego Pirates’ Brickbeard’s Treasure, Lego Monster Fighters’ Meet the Monsters, Watch Out, Monsters About!, and Lego Star Wars’ Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace.

New Juvenile Non-Fiction:

New copies of the well-loved I Spy books have been added to our collection. These are popular with all ages. These are great to take on trips. Looking for a monkey, a fishhook, or a pinecone can take time when there are so many other things on the pages. Have fun with these books.

New Picture Books:

We will be adding Georgia Picture Book and Georgia Children’s Book award winners to our collection. Two new picture books from this list are very touching.

Fly Free is about the Buddhist tradition of setting birds free to live another life or doing a good deed and having it come back to you.

Benno and the Night of Broken Glass gives us a cat’s eye view of the events that led to the beginning of the Holocaust, including the loss of friendship and peace.

Other new picture books include Cars: Storybook Collection, Jon Sciezka’s Trucktown Garage Tales, Farmer John’s Tractor by Sally Sutton, and a really sparkly story Plant a Kiss by Amy Rosenthal.