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There’s A Giraffe In My Soup – Ross Burach

What if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entree, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish?  If you are a fan of Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers, you’ll enjoy this picture book. This laugh-out-loud picture book works well for making predictions and partner talk.

A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder

Often times good fantasy books are several hundred pages long.  A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder is a modern fairy tale rich with detail and description. It is a relatively quick read at only 150 pages.

The chapters alternate between the voices of a human child named Luna and a water sprite named Perdita (Perdy).  Both of these characters want to save their respective sisters, Willow and Pelagia (Gia).   Their two worlds collide when Willow falls sick after drinking some swamp water and Pelagia is left behind when the other water sprites go through the door to the world beyond.The fates of the two sets of sisters are more closely entwined than any of them would expect. Will a charmed locket made by Pelagia be the key to reuniting the water sprites and saving Willow’s life? This is a story of love, perseverance and hope.

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This book had me hooked at the prologue.  This futuristic action/adventure has a unique setting…the earth is covered in a deadly fog and living in the sky is the new reality. Humanity clings to its highest peaks, called the Rooftop, where the wealthy Five Families rule over the lower slopes and floating junkyards. Will Chess, the tetherboy, and his friends Hazel, Bea and Swedish face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and save their beloved Mrs. E? This is a perfect dystopian novel for Grades 3-6. Fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull are sure to love this new series.


Book #2 is on order and will arrive later this month!!!

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I have been looking for a series that could become as popular and long-lived as The Magic Tree House series and The D.A.T.A. Set is it!  Join Gabe, Laura and Cesar as they go on various adventures with the mad scientist, Dr. Gustav Bunsen.  We currently have the first three books in the series available for checkout with new installments coming in October.


If you liked the courageous, strong and silent Maxwell in Arree Chung’s first book, Ninja, then you’re going to love the second book in this series.

For more more books starring ninjas, click on the links below:

Ninja Picture Book List

Ninja Chapter Book List

Ninja Nonfiction

Ninja Graphic Novels