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A Gift for Mama

By: Linda Ravin Lodding
illustrated by: Alison Jay

Oskar sets out—with a single coin—to find the perfect gift for his mother. And he spots it at once: a beautiful yellow rose. But when he meets an artist, Oskar trades the rose for a paintbrush....

Drum City

By: Thea Guidone
illustrations by: Vanessa Newton

A summer parade, a drummer parade, a magical bucket-and-bowl serenade! What begins with one boy’s beat on a kettle soon spreads to pots and pans and cartons and cans all across the neighborhood....

Road Rash

By: Mark Huntley Parsons

A teenage drummer finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band in this funny and bittersweet YA novel. For anyone who loved Almost Famous or This Is Spinal Tap.   After being dropped...


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

By: Barb Rosenstock
illustrated by: Mary GrandPre

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him...

Love Me

By: Rachel Shukert

A new series set in the golden age of glam . . . Amanda is heartbroken. She's tried, but she can't get over her breakup with hotshot writer Harry Gordon. If only she could talk to him,...

Mermaid Style (Barbie: The Pearl Princess)

By: Mary Man-Kong

Girls ages 3 to 7 will love this 48-page coloring and activity book based on the new Spring 2014 Barbie® movie: BarbieTM The Pearl Princess. This book features over four colorful chunky crayons.


Magical Mermaid Adventure (Barbie: The Peral Princess)

By: Mary Man-Kong

Girls ages 3 to 7 will love this full-color storybook based on the latest Barbie® movie: BarbieTM The Pearl Princess.

Barbie: The Pearl Princess Little Golden Book (Barbie: The Pearl Princess)

By: Mary Tillworth

Girls ages 2 to 5 will love this exciting full-color Little Golden Book retelling of the new Barbie® spring 2014 direct-to-DVD movie: BarbieTM The Pearl Princess.

Barbie: The Pearl Princess Big Golden Book (Barbie: The Pearl Princess)

By: Kristen Depken

Girls ages 3 to 7 will love this beautiful Big Golden Book picture book based on the latest Barbie® movie: BarbieTM The Pearl Princess.


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The Noisy Paint Box Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Barb Rosenstock

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms Educator Guide

By: Marianne Malone

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature...

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Still Star-Crossed

By: Melinda Taub

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After the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the Capulets and Montagues continue their senseless feud.  Prince Escalus decides to take matters into his own hands and arranges a marriage...


A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

By: Jen Bryant
illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction...

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The Red Blazer Girls series

The perfect series for kids who loved THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more mysteries!

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Mystery!

"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior...

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Zero

By: Tom Leveen

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Zero (aka Amanda) was hoping to study art in Chicago. However, when she found out she was ineligible for a scholarship, her dream dried up like the Arizona desert she lives in.  Now she...


Graffiti Moon

By: Cath Crowley

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High school graduation. One night. A mission. Find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work resonates with recent grad, and glass blower Lucy Dervish. She’s sure they’re soul...

All Shook Up

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What's the most embarrassing thing your parents have ever done? Cleaned your face with a wet finger? Yelled at you in front of your friends? Insisted on walking with you at the mall? Although...

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

By: Ann Brashares

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Once upon a time, four best friends shared a pair of magical pants; pants that became the glue that held them together during their summers apart. Can they work their magic one last time...


The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

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Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire...

Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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Are your ready for something interesting, sports fans? It's our cupcake fanatic Babymouse, and this time she's doing something that has never been done before, something that is unheard...

The Toys Trilogy

By: Emily Jenkins
illustrated by: Paul O. Zelinsky

Here is the third book in the highly acclaimed Toys Trilogy, which includes the companion books Toys Go Out and Toy Dance Party.

"[A] timeless story of adventure and friendship to treasure...

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