The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9781536205329
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort. . . . But who is that new masked avenger? Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It’s a monster! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight. But all is not as it seems! Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one.

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763696153
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort when Princess Magnolia’s glitter-stone ring rings. The monster alarm! After a quick change in the secret cave, Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants are transformed into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. But when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies. Where are the monsters? Are these bunnies as innocent as they appear?

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party 2

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Chapter Books
ISBN: 153214220X
Release Date: 2018-08

Monster alarms keep interrupting Princess Magnolia's birthday party! Her guests get more suspicious the longer she's gone and want to know where she's running off to. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.

Duck to the Rescue

Author: John Himmelman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781466860179
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Greenstalks have the cleverest animals around. When something goes wrong on the farm, someone is always ready to jump in, and this time Ernie the duck is determined to help out. But no matter how hard he tries, nothing goes quite right. It takes the clever trick of a kind little lamb for Ernie to finally get his chance to come to the rescue!

Willy s Stories

Author: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763677619
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From "Peter Pan" to "The Wind in the Willows," a chimpanzee finds himself inside a different classic tale each time he visits the library.


Author: Carson Ellis
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763665296
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A picture book debut by the illustrator of The Composer Is Dead offers a whimsical tribute to the myriad possibilities of home, depicting homes in different real-world environments as well as fantastical settings.

The Princess in Black Three Smashing Adventures

Author: Shannon Hale
ISBN: 076369777X
Release Date: 2017-09-12

Who says princesses can’t wear black? This instant collection of the first three adventures in the New York Times best-selling series makes a perfect gift. Fans of princesses and superheroes, rejoice! Here comes a handy boxed set offering an irresistible introduction to Princess Magnolia and her monster-fighting alter-ego, the Princess in Black. Humorous and action-packed, these early chapter books written by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham are a hit with young readers. Look out for inconvenient monster alarms, royal birthday parties, and a case of monstrous cuteness in a collection that includes The Princess in Black, The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party, and The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde.

Help We Need a Title

Author: Herve Tullet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763670214
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The best-selling creator of Press Here presents a not-quite-finished story featuring sketched characters who are surprised by the reader and who attempt to track down their author in the hope of finding a happy ending.

The Almost Terrible Playdate

Author: Richard Torrey
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553511000
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

“[A] delightful look at the importance of compromise among friends.” — Kirkus Ideal for all families who have ever heard (or said!) the words “Why can’t you both JUST GET ALONG?!”, here is the story of two young children with VERY different ideas of what they want to play. What starts with an innocent question (“What do you want to play?”) soon veers hilariously toward chaos, as two children engage in the age-old struggle of princesses, ponies, and ballet vs. dinosaurs, dragons, and race cars. Which child will win? Or will both find a way to play nicely together? In a humorous mock–epic battle staged with crayon illustrations of each child’s increasingly steadfast and elaborate ideas of what they want to play, Richard Torrey taps into the charged and volatile emotions of childhood, which every parent and child will recognize with a smile. It’s a lighthearted and funny way to reflect on the ideas of sharing, cooperation, patience, and generosity. “A clever story of dueling imaginations.” — School Library Journal “A playful and accessible introduction to cooperation.” — Booklist “Friendship, it seems, like make-believe, takes an act of imagination.” — The New York Times From the Hardcover edition.

Aunt Mary s Rose

Author: Douglas Wood
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763610906
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Helping his Aunt Mary tend a beloved family rosebush, young Douglas learns how the generations of their family have stayed connected to one another through the bush's upkeep.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Squirrel Meets World

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484799086
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of...a squirrel! After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, liked a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers from causing mischief in the neighborhood, and her whole life changes. Everyone at school is talking about it! Doreen contemplates becoming a full-fledged Super Hero. And thus, Squirrel Girl is born! She saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean, and dissuades vandalism. All is well until a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl his archenemy. Can Doreen balance being a teenager and a Super Hero? Or will she go...NUTS?

Dolphin Baby

Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: Nature Storybooks
ISBN: 1406367001
Release Date: 2017-08

This Is Our House

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442067675
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Selfishness

"Playground dynamics become testy as a willful child attempts to exclude everyone else in this simple, humorous lesson in human relations. . . . Deft and funny." THE HORN BOOK George has a house made from a big cardboard box, and he says that no one else at the playground can come in. Not Lindy, because George's house "isn't for girls," nor Freddie, because it "isn't for small people." Sophie can't come in because, George says, "This house isn't for people with glasses." But when George leaves his house for a moment, everyone piles in, and on his return, George gets a taste of his own medicine. Aided by Bob Graham's striking illustrations of an urban playground, Michael Rosen tells the tale of a little boy who makes a big discovery that letting everyone into his playhouse is a lot more fun than keeping them out.

That Is Not a Good Idea

Author: Mo Willems
ISBN: 1406355585
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Foxes

Tells the story of a hungry fox who meets a plump goose and, ooh , what an innocent looking goose she is. The fox can't believe his luck so he asks the goose to go for a stroll. The goose, with her angelic face, cannot refuse. Suddenly, a little chick pops up warning the protagonist: That is NOT a good idea All too late.