Jasmine’s dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself… In the first in the series, A Piglet Called Truffle, Jasmine rescues a tiny little piglet from … Continue reading A PIGLET CALLED TRUFFLE: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, by Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Brooks US, Candlewick Press
Take to the trails for a celebration of nature -- and a day spent with dad. In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play … Continue reading HIKE, by Peter Oswald, Candlewick Press
Sumptuously illustrated book about Darwin's Rival and his little known contribution to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time.
Follow the middle school misadventures of Max, as recorded in his hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid–style journal that is unconventionally illustrated with the internationally recognized emoticons of the SmileyWorld brand. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up Warning: Do not read before 2126! My Life in Smiley: It's All Good is meant strictly … Continue reading MY LIFE IN SMILEY, IT’S ALL GOOD, by Anne Kalicky, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Twins Gus and Leo and their little sister, Ila, live a quiet life in Maine—until their mother falls ill, and it becomes clear her strength is fading because she is protecting them from a terrible evil. Soon the children are swept off to a secret island far in the sea, where they discover a hidden … Continue reading LOST CHILDREN OF THE FAR ISLANDS, By Emily Raabe, Random House Kids
Sebastian Konstantinov comes from a long line of talented circus performers. Somehow, however, he has not inherited any of their acrobatic skill: he has no balance, he's afraid of heights, he can't even turn a somersault. But there's one thing he does know: his father's circus, which travels through Eastern Europe, is out of date … Continue reading THE BONAVENTURE ADVENTURES, by Rachelle Delaney, Puffin/Penguin Canada