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New Books (Kids) (June 2021)

Check out these new additions to our Youth collection!

Best babysitters ever by Caroline Cala

Mayhem ensues in their sleepy California beach town when three best friends, motivated by unlimited snacks, no parents, and earning money for an epic seventh-grade party, find an old copy of "The Babysitters Club" and decide to start their own babysittingbusiness.

The secret explorers and the comet collision by SJ King

The secret explorers jump into action to fix a space probe that is orbiting Jupiter before a comet can destroy the planet, as they dodge astroids and attempt dangerous spacewalks to complete their mission.

The secret explorers and the tomb robbers by SJ King

"Gustavo (history expert) and Kiki (engineering expert) are set the mission of stopping the Cairo Museum from closing down. They travel back in time to Ancient Egypt and are soon drawn into a tense, thrilling adventure that involves breaking into pyramids, learning ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, and stopping thieves hoping to rob all the treasure from the Pharaoh's tomb"--

Escape from the Roller Ghoster by Andres Miedoso

Desmond and Andres try to enjoy their day at the local theme park while being pursued by ghosts.

The lost Wonderland diaries by J Savage

"When Celia and Tyrus discover the four lost diaries of Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll), they are pulled into Wonderland and must solve riddles and puzzles to stop the Queen of Hearts from opening a door and taking over our world"--

The magic day by Calliope Glass

Sparkleton begs his big sister to give him wish-granting magic for one whole day so he can prove what a glitteriffic wish-granting unicorn he can be. But all the wishes he grants come out opposite! Can Sparkleton's friends Willow and Gabe help him undo the magic before sunset? Or will every day be opposite day?

What happens next by Claire Swinarski

"A young astronomy enthusiast, desperate to escape the pain of her sister's commitment to an eating-disorder treatment facility, teams up with a visiting astronomer to help track down a long-lost telescope"--

I am Jax, protector of the ranch by Catherine Stier

Jax, a Great Pyrenees, tells of a night when, after the lead livestock guardian dog is injured by a coyote, he must take charge of protecting the flock aided only by a young pup. Includes facts about Great Pyrenees and the role of the working dog.

Every color of light by Hiroshi Osada

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text depict nature darkened by a brief rainstorm then, at sunset, colors brighten, rain drips like crystals, and the bright white moon shines as we fall asleep.

Something's wrong! : a tale of a bear, a hare, and some underwear by Jory John

Jeff the bear is sure he has forgotten something when he sets out from home, but none of the animals he meets initially inform him that he is only wearing his underwear, until he reaches his friend Anders the hare--who quickly thinks of a way to avoid embarrassing Jeff, by starting a fashion trend

Wonderful world ABC by Tim Hopgood

"For fans of Tim Hopgood's What a Wonderful World comes this gorgeous ABC companion book that delights in everything from the smallest seed (A is for Acorn) to the largest animal (E is for Elephant). With bright and joyful art, Wonderful World ABC is a beautiful celebration of letters, cataloging the many wonderful things there are to discover around the world"--

Kitty's cuddles by Jane Cabrera

Cat tries out hugs from different animals but finds he likes the hug from his baby brother the best.

Nita's day : more signs for babies and parents by Kathy MacMillan

"Sign language makes it easy to communicate with your child, and Nita makes it fun! The second book in the Little Hands Signing series (which introduced the bestselling Nita's First Signs), Nita's Day teaches ten new and essential ASL signs for every parent and child to know: wake up, change, clothes, eat, potty, go, play, bath, book, and bed. A simple story about Nita and her parents teaches each sign in context. Even better, each page slides open to reveal accurate instructions on how to make each sign, plus tabs on the side of each page make it simple to locate every sign for later reference." --

Snap : a happy book of colors! by Patricia Hegarty

Discover a world of undersea creatures in this happy book of colors! With bright artwork, lots of fingerholes, and a fun rhyming story, learning is brought to life!

Go, grandma, go! by Lynn Plourde

Celebrates the special bond between grandmother and child, from swinging on the swings and sliding down the slide to hiking up a mountain.

Oceans by Andrea Mills

"This book will teach children about the incredible oceans and seas that cover around seventy percent of our world. Dive in with amazing illustrations, discover how we can protect our oceans, and stock up on facts to amaze your friends. Packed with information, photographs, and colorful illustrations, DKfindout! Oceans is a beautiful compendium of ocean life, from the Pacific to the Atlantic. DKfindout! Oceans introduces creatures great and small, from the great white shark, dolphins, and giant squid, to penguins and colorful coral."--Amazon.com

Henry Heckelbeck and the race car derby by Wanda Coven

In this fifth Henry Heckelbeck adventure, Henry races to the finish in his first derby! Henry and his friends are going to race in a race car derby! The only problem is each racer has to build their own car. Can Henry magic together the perfect ride? Or will he crash and burn? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Henry Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers

Richard Scarry's busy, busy people. by Richard Scarry

Illustrated characters demonstrate the different types of jobs and chores that keep your community, and home running smoothly.

Milo imagines the world by Matt de la Peña

While Milo and his sister travel to a detention center to visit their incarcerated mother, he observes strangers on the subway and draws what he imagines their lives to be

Teatime around the world by Denyse Waissbluth

Features scrumptious facts about teas from around the world and all the wonderful ways we can enjoy a cup, or maybe two.

Eleanor makes her mark by Barbara Kerley

"All her life, Eleanor Roosevelt hoped to "leave some mark upon the world." She was a shy child who found joy in helping others. A passionate young adult who longed for adventure. An independent young woman who formed her own opinions. A trustworthy partner who worked tirelessly for change. So when her husband became president and she became first lady, Eleanor was ready to make her mark. With characteristic candor, compassion, and courage, she traversed the country and trotted the globe, championingthe value and dignity of every human being and transforming the role of first lady. This vivacious portrait of an American icon radiates the essence of Eleanor, a model for kindness and purpose, in her time and in ours."--

The floating field : how a group of Thai boys built their own soccer field by Scott Riley

"On a tiny Thai island without room for a soccer field, a group of resourceful teen boys gathers scraps and works together to build a floating field so they can play the game they love"--

The cat man of Aleppo by Irene Latham

"In the midst of the Syrian Civil War, Alaa takes care of Aleppo's abandoned cats"--

Little Fox and the wild imagination by Jorma Taccone

"Needing encouragement after a rough day at school, Little Fox joins Poppa Fox for a wacky game of pretend that starts with car races and visits to Planet Ice Cream before he unleashes his full imagination to tackle the ultimate battles of bathtime and bedtime"--

Picture book by dog by Michael Relth

"A dog writes the story of its adoption-and learning to live in a loving home"--

A thousand white butterflies by Jessica Betancourt-Perez

Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.
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