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November 18, 2014

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories By Dr. Seuss

Ages 4 – 8 (Grades Preschool – 3)

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories is a collection of vintage Seuss stories collected by Charles D. Cohen, a consummate Seuss connoisseur and significant collector of Seuss’ work. The four stories included in the volume each feature familiar characters from other Seuss classics – “The Hoobub and the Grinch,” “Horton and the Kwuggerbug,” How Officer Pat Saved the Whole Town,” and “Marco Comes Late.”

The stories in Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories are imaginative and unapologetically silly enough to delight children of all ages. Each piece whether written in rhyme or prose is wonderful to read alone or aloud to someone you love. In the Seuss tradition, they each find a nonsensical way to make good sense and communicate a classic Seuss message of the value of the individual and what one person can make for those around them.

Waiting is Not Easy (An Elephant and Piggie Book) By Mo Williams

Ages 6 – 8 (Grades 1 – 3)

Waiting is Not Easy is the latest in Mo William’s celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series, which has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering four Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let’s Go for a Drive! and A Big Guy Took My Ball!).

In usual fashion Gerald the serious and thoughtful elephant is once again balancing Piggie’s exuberant side while he waits impatiently for his best friend’s surprise. And let’s face it…waiting is not easy. Whether you are a regular follower of Gerald and Piggie’s antics or if this is your first introduction to the pair, you’ll find both William’s story and illustrations charming and delightful.

Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books Boxed Set By Herman Parish and Illustrated by Lynne Avril

Ages 6 – 10 (Grades 1 – 5)

This boxed set includes the first four books in the bestselling Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book series: Amelia Bedelia Means Business, Amelia Bedelia Unleashed, Amelia Bedelia Road Trip! And Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild!

Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends and funny situations, and black-and-white illustrations on every page make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for young readers, who will enjoy her literal take on the world around her. Although the wordplay is occasionally challenging (e.g. like understanding lemon in reference to a car, or the idiom Cut the mustard), each book features a guide to the idioms introduced in the story. The Amelia Bedelia chapter Book Boxed Set makes a great gift and a wonderful way to introduce newly independent readers to a favorite character!

Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana (My First I Can Reaad)

By James Dean Ages 4 – 8 (Grades Preschool – 3)

Are you or have you ever been a member of the Pete the Cat fan club? You’ll love New York Times bestselling author James Dean’s I Can Read! beginning reader Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana. In this hilarious new title, Pete the Cat bites into a bad banana and decides that he never, ever wants to eat bananas again. But Pete really likes bananas! Will a rotten bite ruin Pete’s love for this tasty fruit?

Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana is a My First I Can Read! book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. Lovers of Pete the Cat stories will delight in this I Can Read! tale featuring, of course, the grooviest cat of all, Pete!

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