Dewey Diva Picks

Dewey Diva Picks - Summer 2016

Barnacle Is Bored

Barnacle Is Bored

By Jonathan Fenske | ISBN 9780545865043
Ages 3 - 6 | HC | Animals/Marine Life | May 2016

Barnacle is stuck on the underside of a pier, wishing he had something to do. Every day is exactly the same. The tide comes in and Barnacle gets wet. The tide goes out and Barnacle dries off. Boring! Barnacle wants something EXCITING to happen. Then a colorful fish swims by. Barnacle bets the fish doesn't have a boring life. In the end, it turns out exciting isn't always better.

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

By Alex T. Smith | ISBN 9780545914383
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Fairy Tales & Folklore | August 2016

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is a fractured fairy tale version of Little Red Riding Hood with a safari twist! Alex T. Smith's fun, bold art brings Little Red Riding Hood to life in a refreshing new way that will delight young readers.

Pig the Winner

Pig the Winner

By Aaron Blabey | ISBN 9781443148917
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Humorous Stories | June 2016

Pig the pug is back. He's learned how to share and he's learned not to tell lies, but he still needs to learn to be a good sport. Something goes terribly wrong when he challenges Trevor the dachshund to an eating contest, and Pig finally learns to play fair.

The Pirate Jamboree

The Pirate Jamboree

By Mark Teague | ISBN 9780545632218
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Action & Adventure/Pirates | May 2016

Join a crew of tiny pirates as they set their sails for a rousing pirate adventure! They arrive on their pirate ships, plunder treasure, topple a table, and fire cannons during the pirate jamboree. The pirate adventures come to a close when the S.S. CLEAN YOUR ROOM arrives and playtime is over.

Safe in a Storm

Safe in a Storm

By Stephen R. Swinburne | Jennifer A. Bell | ISBN 9780545867924
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Nature & the Natural World/Weather | May 2016

In this comforting read-aloud story, all the animals find cozy places to keep them safe and warm, no matter how loud the storm rumbles or how dark the night gets. Next to their mothers, the baby animals are able to let go of their fears and fall asleep despite the storm.

Still a Gorilla!

Still a Gorilla!

By Kim Norman | Chad Geran | ISBN 9780545757911
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Animals/Zoos | August 2016

Willy the Gorilla imitates other animals at the zoo, including a lion, a walrus, a billy goat, an alligator, and a kangaroo. But pretending to be something he is not never works out. What if he just tried to be himself? In the end, Willy is still a gorilla — and that's something everyone can appreciate!

This Is the House That Monsters Built

This Is the House That Monsters Built

By Steve Metzger | Jared D. Lee | ISBN 9780545611121
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Monsters | July 2016

This Is the House That Monsters Built uses the building verse characteristic of the original nursery rhyme "This Is the House That Jack Built." A vampire, a ghost, a zombie, a mummy, and more all contribute to the spooky fun in the house that monsters built.

Ten Hungry Pigs: An Epic Lunch Adventure

Ten Hungry Pigs: An Epic Lunch Adventure

By Derek Anderson | ISBN 9780545168489
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Animals/Pigs | May 2016

In Ten Hungry Pigs: An Epic Lunch Adventure, Anderson has created a funny up-and-down counting story. One pig sets out to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Ten more pigs soon come along, adding all kinds of food — from pancakes and peas to macaroni and cheese. But wait! There aren't eleven pigs — are there?

Bobs and Tweets #1: Meet the Bobs and Tweets

Bobs and Tweets #1: Meet the Bobs and Tweets

By Pepper Springfield | Kristy Caldwell | ISBN 9780545870726
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Humorous Stories | July 2016

On Bonefish Street live two very different families: the Bobs, who are messy, and the Tweets, who are neat. How can these two strange families get along in the same neighbourhood? The first in a brand-new series of full-color, illustrated rhyming stories that's just right for reluctant readers. Get ready to laugh!

Paris for Two

Paris for Two

By Phoebe Stone | ISBN 9780545443623
Ages 8 - 12 | HC | Family/Siblings | May 2016

Most people go to Paris to fall in love, but twelve-year-old Petunia Beanly goes to Paris to hide from it. But Paris knows how to find its way into the shyest of hearts. And Paris has a surprise in store for both Beanly sisters that will change the way they see themselves, each other, and the swirling adventure that is a first crush

Save Me a Seat

Save Me a Seat

By Sarah Weeks | Gita Varadarajan | ISBN 9780545846608
Ages 8 - 12 | HC | Social Themes/Friendship | May 2016

Two boys — one white, one Indian American — gain strength from each other as they struggle to navigate middle school, family, and friendships. Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common — but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.

Sylvie Scruggs Book 3: The Spelling Bee Scuffle

Sylvie Scruggs Book 3: The Spelling Bee Scuffle

By Lindsay Eyre | ISBN 9780545620321
Ages 7 - 10 | PB | Humorous Stories | May 2016
Also Available in HC 9780545620314

Cherry Hill Elementary has always had two baseball fields. When Jamie's field is demolished for a kindergarten playground, the fifth graders want to take over the fourth-grade space. Whoever wins the school spelling bee wins the baseball diamond too.

Wings of Fire Special Edition: Darkstalker

Wings of Fire Special Edition: Darkstalker

By Tui T. Sutherland | ISBN 9781338053616
Ages 8 - 12 | HC | Fantasy & Magic | May 2016

In alternating chapters, this Wings of Fire special edition takes readers back to the very beginning, when powerful, mythical dragons Clearsight, Fathom, and Darkstalker — the most dangerous dragon of all — were just dragonets. When the future was bright and uncertain, when no one had been betrayed or had their heart broken.

Cleopatra in Space #3: Secret of the Time Tablets

Cleopatra in Space #3: Secret of the Time Tablets

By Mike Maihack | ISBN 9780545838672
Ages 8 - 12 | PB | Comics & Graphic Novels | May 2016
Also available in HC 9780545838689

The third thrilling adventure from Mike Maihack, soon to be coming to a screen near you. These action comics have a strong and independent female protagonist.

Dream Jumper Book 1: Nightmare Escape

Dream Jumper Book 1: Nightmare Escape

By Greg Grunberg | Lucas Turnbloom | ISBN 9780545826044
Ages 8 - 12 | PB | Action & Adventure | July 2016
Also available in HC 9780545826037

Ben has a problem. When he sleeps he dreams, and when he dreams, they're all nightmares! But he can also jump into other people's dreams. So when his friends start falling victim to an evil dream-monster that prevents them from waking, Ben knows he has to help them.

Gary's Garden

Gary's Garden

By Gary Northfield | ISBN 9780545861830
Ages 7 - 10 | PB | Animals/Insects | July 2016

Delve deep into the undergrowth and meet the ridiculous residents of Gary's backyard. It's full of the silliest creatures you'll ever meet. The worms think they're caterpillars, the caterpillars think they're acrobats, the spiders are conducting orchestras, the birds are raiding the house for snacks, and the squirrel has lost his nuts! And that's not even half of it!

Ape Quartet #3: Rescued

Ape Quartet #3: Rescued

By Eliot Schrefer | ISBN 9780545655033
Ages 12 and Up | HC | Animals/Apes | May 2016

John grows up with everything he could possibly want, his father a businessman who travels far and wide. One day, he comes home with a rare gift for his son, a baby orangutan, and the two become inseparable friends. But as the orangutan gets older, stronger, less cute, John's father finally decides to sell the ape to a roadside zoo. John resolves to smuggle the orangutan back to Indonesia, and the two set out on a journey far more dangerous than John bargained for.

The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

By Caroline Tung Richmond | ISBN 9780545801270
Ages 12 and Up | HC | Action & Adventure | August 2016

My current mission: Track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe. Then find and dismantle the weapon before Hitler detonates it. But the deeper I infiltrate, the more danger I'm in. Because the fate of the free world hangs in the balance, and trusting the wrong person could cause millions of lives to be lost. Including my own.

Drag Teen

Drag Teen

By Jeffrey Self | ISBN 9780545829939
Ages 14 and Up | HC | Social Themes/Adolescence | May 2016

Debut author Jeffery Self takes us on a road trip with an insecure high school senior who has one goal: to be the first in his family to leave Clearwater, Florida, and go to college. The problem is, he has zero means of paying for school — until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition for a college scholarship.

Everland

Everland

By Wendy Spinale | ISBN 9780545836944
Ages 12 and Up | HC | Action & Adventure | May 2016

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders — the German Army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.

Keep Me in Mind

Keep Me in Mind

By Jaime Reed | ISBN 9780545883818
Ages 12 and Up | HC | Love & Romance | May 2016

Ellia Dawson doesn't recognize the handsome boy who sits in tears by her hospital bed. But he's telling her that he's Liam McPherson, her boyfriend. She remembers her family, her friends, and the fact that she wants to be a fashion designer. But Liam is a big blank in her life. So Liam begins writing the story of the two of them, piecing together the past in the hopes of having a future with the girl he loves. Told from alternating perspectives, this is a lyrical, clever, and surprising novel with an interracial romance.

Raven Cycle Book 4: The Raven King

Raven Cycle Book 4: The Raven King

By Maggie Stiefvater | ISBN 9780545424981
Ages 14 and Up | HC | Fantasy & Magic | May 2016

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. The fourth and final installment in this spellbinding series is here.

The Sleeping Prince

The Sleeping Prince

By Melinda Salisbury | ISBN 9780545921275
Ages 14 and Up | HC | Fantasy & Magic | June 2016

Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more. Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

Two Summers

Two Summers

By by Aimee Friedman | ISBN 9780545518079
Ages 12 and Up | HC | Social Themes/Adolescence | May 2016

When her story divides, Summer finds herself alternately face to face with a longtime crush and worlds away. She is both living amid secrets and kept from them. Set in both the south of France and stateside, the twisting, atmospheric Two Summers explores questions of fate, self-determination, and whether or not the journey matters more than the destination.

Unidentified Suburban Object

Unidentified Suburban Object

By Mike Jung | ISBN 9780545782265
Ages 12 and Up | HC | Social Themes/Prejudice & Racism | May 2016

Chloe has just about had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who's Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Then a new teacher comes to town: Ms. Lee. She's Korean American, and for the first time Chloe has a person to talk to who seems to understand completely. For Ms. Lee's class, Chloe finally gets to explore her family history. But what she unearths is light-years away from what she expected.

Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King

Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King

By Craig Hatkoff | Juliana Hatkoff | Isabella Hatkoff | ISBN 9781338034455
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Animals/Lions, Tigers | May 2016

At Hwange National Park, Cecil the Lion was the king of all the animals. When something changes, it sends a ripple throughout the whole park. No one knew it yet, but a ripple was about to be felt around the world. This is the tale of Cecil's dramatic rise to power and an unlikely partnership with his rival, Jericho, that would eventually save his pride. The book is filled with stunning, full-color photos taken by Brent Stapelkamp, who spent years tracking, studying, and photographing Cecil and his pride.

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

By Neal Bascomb | ISBN 9780545732437
Ages 12 and Up | HC | History/Military & Wars | June 2016

The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping up a silent fjord. And at the Vemork power plant, they gain access to an essential ingredient in the weapon that could end the war: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb. When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. The task falls to a band of passionate Norwegian commandos armed with little more than parachutes, skis, explosives, and great courage. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II.

Par ici, la pluie

Par ici, la pluie

By Karen Hesse | Jon J. Muth | ISBN 9781443153607
Ages 4 - 8 | PB | Family/Parents | May 2016

Cette histoire touchante est empreinte d'une douce tranquillité. L'auteure Karen Hesse et l'artiste Jon J. Muth capturent avec brio la magnificence d'une averse soudaine en une journée de chaleur accablante. Bien plus qu'un simple récit sur le temps, Par ici, la pluie! dépeint la tendresse des relations mères-filles, le rythme de la vie urbaine et le pouvoir de la nature de transformer et de revigorer toutes formes de vie.

In this quietly affecting story, award-winning author Karen Hesse and artist Jon J. Muth deftly capture the magnificence of a sudden rainstorm on a swelteringly hot day. Much more than a simple tale of weather, Par ici, la pluie! also portrays the tenderness of mother-daughter relations, the rhythms of urban society, and the power of nature to transform and reinvigorate all forms of life.

Maitres des dragons: No 4: Le pouvoir du dragon du Feu

Maitres des dragons: No 4: Le pouvoir du dragon du Feu

By Tracey West | Graham Howells | ISBN 9781443153522
Ages 6 - 8 | PB | Animals/Dragons | May 2016

Les maîtres des dragons vont visiter le royaume de la reine Rose et leurs dragons ne seront plus secrets! Rori et Yoann, eux, doivent rester sur place pour combattre Maldred et sa monture, un dragon à quatre têtes qui s'attaquent au château! Comment ce sorcier maléfique réussit-il à contrôler son dragon? Rori et Yoann pourront-ils se défendre?

The Dragon Masters are going to visit Queen Rose's kingdom. And their dragons will no longer be a secret! But Rori and Yoann must stay behind. A giant four-headed dragon attacks the castle! And Maldred is riding it! How is Maldred controlling his dragon? Will Rori and Yoann be able to battle the dark wizard on their own?

Illustrations from Pig the Winner © 2016 by Aaron Blabey. All rights reserved.

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