Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thomas Learns a Lesson by Sonya Petrie and Tonya Adams

Meet Thomas, a turkey who enjoys playing pranks on the children and animals that live on the farm. Thomas thinks his pranks are hilarious. He does not realize how hurtful these pranks can be until the animals decide to play a trick on him. Thomas’ story will teach children that although words or actions may be funny to them, they can cause pain to others. “Thomas Learns a Lesson” delivers an important message to young readers about how bullying can affect people in many ways. Paperback Look Inside

The Icky, Sticky, Tea Party by Ann M. Jenks

Jenny and Cindy spend the afternoon with the babysitter. The babysitter is busy texting and the girls are on their own to entertain themselves. Jenny decides to have a tea party. Cindy is playing her video game and does not want to help Jenny with her party. Jenny therefore takes matters into her own hands and uses her icky cold medicine as tea. Their dog, Moose, is also at Jenny’s tea party. Although Moose makes it out alive, the girls get in big trouble from Mom and Dad. They all learn a valuable lesson about medication safety. This book is written with a bit of humor, while weaving an educational message into the story for children and parents alike. Paperback Look Inside

Super Smart Sugar by Barbara Freeman

Many people suspect that their dog is exceptionally smart. Super Smart Sugar, the author’s family dog, is intelligent and humorous. This book describes real situations that show Sugar’s talents and skills. Readers are encouraged to identify their dogs’ smart traits and compare them to Sugar’s. Many readers will fi nd that their dogs are intelligent, witty and loving. This book recognizes Sugar, an American Pit Bull Terrier, as an intelligent, humorous and cleaver dog. Hardbound Laminated Look Inside

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Sugar – A Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family by Barbara Freeman

Sadie Sue has become the proud mother of five fuzzy soft and silky American Pit Bull Terriers. She dreams that each puppy will find a safe home with loving humans. She happens to be the runt of the litter. She is the true leader of all the puppies and relates to her beloved brothers with warmth and care. As her brothers find their own families, Princess bids goodbye to each of them. Hardbound Look Inside

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Mother Oak by Jodie Amelia

Because the only path into the woods ends at the river, and the river is filled with hungry crocodiles, crossing the river is forbidden. The mysterious wild reveals intoxicating perfumes, lilac honey and an ancient Red Oak, Mother Oak. Change is imminent, so Mother Oak rallies Lady Blue, the wind, the sun and the rain to tuck her remaining acorn away into earth’s cocoon. The acorn loses its tiny tan cap in the tumble, gets dumped upon, danced upon and rained upon’all to become the most essential Red Oak in the woods. Mother Oak is a tapestry, illustrating the broad and fine brush strokes in nature. Mother Oak prods the imagination, encouraging young readers to venture forth. Paperback Look Inside

Mi Abuela is Sick by Jennifer Bisignano

Told from the perspective of an eight year old girl, this book focuses on a child who has a very sick grandmother. When the story begins she remembers beautiful memories of her grandmother but as it continues the events start to change. The girl tries to find answers to what is happening to her grandmother as her inner circle and herself become emotionally affected by the sickness. This book has been inspired by a woman battling cancer and her granddaughter who could not make sense of the events that were transpiring. The story is written in both English and Spanish because the main character is of Hispanic descent. My Abuela is Sick deals with cancer, a subject that is difficult for many parents to talk about and moreover, give their children the appropriate answers to their questions. Explaining cancer to kids is not an easy task. This book is a learning tool for children, parents and educators. It includes an educational page on how to talk to kids about cancer. Look Inside

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Magical Animals by Ian White

Leo is bored, wishing there was more magic in life. He gets a big surprise when a mysterious wizard appears and sweeps him away on an incredible whirlwind tour of the animal kingdom! Join the fun as they witness some amazing animal powers at work, from chameleon camouflage to sticky gecko feet, and visit beautiful habitats from the frozen Antarctic to the mighty mountains of the Himalayas. After this exciting adventure you’ll have to agree with the wizard that life has a special magic all of its own. Paperback Look Inside