BY SANDRA HORNING
When a family brings home chicks from a local farm, they must do everything they can to make sure their feathered friends thrive in their new environment.
With the help of their knowledgeable parents, the children provide the baby chicks with food, water, warmth and proper shelter.
Young readers will chirp along happily page after page, learning to read this Step 1 Step Into Reading title, as they watch the fuzzy little chicks grow into downy adult chickens, who eventually will lay eggs of their own.
‘NOT THAT TUTU!’
BY MICHELLE SINCLAIR COLMAN
Taylor loved her tutu and wore it all the time, day and night. She wore it to school and she wore it in the pool, much to the mild annoyance and amusement of her friends and family.
Will she ever give up that tutu?
With style and humor, this charming board book addresses young children’s attachments to specific articles of clothing.
Hiroe Nakata’s playful illustrations are the perfect complement to Michelle Sinclair Colman’s lively rhyming text. And the cover features a tulle tutu!
‘SPEED OF LIGHT’
BY AMBER KIZER
Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra, an angel-infused human, destined to transition souls into the next world. Together with Tens Valdes, her soul mate and Protector, they’ve made a home in Indiana, making sure the dead safely enter the light and aren’t stolen by the Dark, known as the Nocti.
Upon rescuing Juliet Ambrose from her terrible childhood, Juliet has become vulnerable without her Protector and grasps at any hope to find her parents, even when it’s offered by a proven Nocti, Ms. Asura. Juliet is now faced with the horrible choice between uncovering her past and having a future.
Meanwhile, time may be running out for the hundreds of thousands preparing for the festivities surrounding the Indianapolis 500 car race. As centuries of secrets are revealed, the battles will pit Light versus Dark.
Not all will survive as Meridian, Tens and Juliet join forces to try to thwart a potential tragedy.
Ages 12 up.
BY KATE SAUNDERS
Tom is in shock. He’s just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. And that he must trust his life to three dangerous fairy godmothers he’s never met.
Two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly…
Will their mad magic be enough to help Tom rescue his dad from the clutches of some killer fairies?
Heartfelt, fun and filled with familial charm, “Magicalamity” is certain to appeal to any middle-grade reader who’d love to add a little bit of fairy tale to their lives.
‘THE RED BLAZER GIRLS: THE SECRET CELLAR’
BY MICHAEL D. BEIL
Best pals Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca and Leigh Ann are the Red Blazer Girls — four New York City-based sixth-grade sleuths with a penchant for finding mysteries needing to be solved. Middle-grade readers will be enthralled as the girls race around the city cracking codes, translating Latin or whatever it takes to solve their cases.
Mysteries seem to find the Red Blazer Girls: when Sophie finds a secret message in the antique fountain pen she bought for her father, the girls are on a case.
Soon, they’re at the home of the pen’s original owner, a secretive man who kept to himself. His house if full of puzzles, all of which protect a hidden treasure, and the Blazers will do anything to get to the bottom of things.
Throw in an ill-tempered bookstore owner with a motive, a missing will, a walking stick that doubles as a key, a school Christmas play, and a rat named Humphrey, and it all adds up to another adventure for the Red Blazer Girls.
Ages 10 up.
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