First Snow by Peter McCarty

First Snow is the newest picture book from acclaimed and Caldecott Honor–winning author/illustrator Peter McCarty, which extends the winning world of animal characters established in Chloe and Henry in Love.

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The Fairy Bell Sisters #5: Sylva and the Lost Treasure in stores now!

In this fifth book in the Fairy Bell Sisters series—a magical, utterly charming fairy series about Tinker Bell’s little sisters and their adventures on Sheepskerry Island—Sylva Bell and Poppy Flower learn the true meaning of friendship.

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Everything Goes: In the Air by Brian Biggs

Jets and blimps and helicopters and gliders! Balloons and biplanes too! Everything goes! Zoom along with Henry and his parents as they take off on an airborne journey and learn about all kinds of flying vehicles. With clever mini-story lines, seek-and-find activities, dozens of funny details, and cool cutaways, Everything Goes: In the Air is an interactive book that provides hours of fun!

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That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

That Is Not a Good Idea! is a hilarious, interactive picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, the creator of books like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the Knuffle Bunny series, the Elephant and Piggie series, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, and many other new classics. Inspired by the evil villains and innocent damsels of silent movies, Willems tells the tale of a hungry fox who invites a plump goose to dinner. As with the beloved Pigeon books, kids will be calling out the signature refrain and begging for repeated readings. The funny details in the full-color illustrations by three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems will bring nonstop laughter to story time.

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When My Baby Dreams of Fairy Tales by Adele Enersen

The companion to When My Baby Dreams, this new book from blogging sensation Adele Enersen continues the photographic journey through her baby daughter’s dreams-told through favorite fairy tales. The perfect gift for new parents.

Once upon a time,
Mila dreamed she was a princess dressed in pink . . .
or perhaps a sleeping beauty,
or even Little Red Riding Hood.
When Mila dreams, she dreams in fairy tales,
And all her wishes come true.

From the imagination of mother Adele Enersen comes this journey through the dreamscapes of a newborn. A story of faraway kingdoms and enchanted forests and, above all, the love between a mother and her daughter.

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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur…and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.

One day-for no particular reason-they decided to tidy up their house, fluffing up the beds and preparing pudding of varying temperatures. And then-for no particular reason-they decided to go…someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

Definitely not!

This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original-it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

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Ungifted by Gordon Korman

The word gifted has never been applied to Donovan Curtis. It’s usually more like Don’t try this at home. So when the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction (ASD), a special program for gifted and talented students.

It wasn’t what Donovan had intended, but there couldn’t be a more perfect hideout for someone like him. That is, if he can manage to fool people whose IQs are above genius level. And that becomes harder and harder as the students and teachers grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at math or science (or anything). But after an ongoing experiment with a live human (sister), an unforgettably dramatic middle-school dance, and the most astonishing come-from-behind robot victory ever, Donovan shows that his gifts might be exactly what the ASD students never knew they needed.

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New Harper Summer Reads for Ages 8-12

From the Emmy Award-winning head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart comes a hilariously illustrated “Year in the Blog” of awesomely nerdy seventh grader Tad, based on a feature in MAD magazine. Move over, Wimpy Kid!

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