-Who Lives Here? by Paula Croyle, illustrated by Heather Brown (Accord Publishing). Lift the flap to see who’s inside with this adorable, interactive board book about familiar critters and their habitats. A fun way to help improve coordination and cognitive skills.
Early Readers (ages 5 and up):
- Linus the Vegetarian T. rex by Robert Neubecker (Beach Lane Books). Ruth Ann Mackenzie knows everything about dinosaurs. And she certainly knows what they ate. So when she meets Linus, a towering, toothy T. rex who prefers picking vegetables to preying on his herbivorous neighbors, she’s not sure what to think. Is something wrong with Linus? Or does Ruth Ann maybe, just maybe, not know everything there is to know about dinosaurs?
- Tell Me Why Elephants Have Trunks : and other questions about Animals by Kingfisher Books (MacMillan). A brand-new paperback series investigating some of the world’s most puzzling problems. By combining the world of science with bright, dynamic artwork each book in the Tell Me Why series helps young readers make sense of the baffling queries in their curious minds.
- Binny For Short by Hilary McKay, illustrations by Micah Player (Margaret K. McElderry). A tender, sweet, and hilarious novel about growing up with a loving family and a perfectly rambunctious dog. When she was eight, Binny’s life was perfect: She had her father’s wonderful stories and Max, the best dog ever. But after her father’s sudden death, money is tight, and Aunty Violet decides to give Max away-he is just too big for their cramped new life. Then, when she’s eleven, everything changes again. You’ll delight in getting to know Binny and her charming, heartwarming family in this start to a new series from the award-winning author of six novels about the Casson family.
- The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong by L. Tam Holland (Simon & Schuster). A hysterically funny debut novel about discovering where you come from — even if you have to lie to get there. When Vee Crawford-Wong’s history teacher assigns an essay on his family history, Vee knows he’s in trouble. His parents-Chinese-born dad and Texas-bred Mom-are mysteriously and stubbornly close-lipped about his ancestors. So, he makes it all up and turns in the assignment. And then everything falls apart.
- City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion & Shadowhunter’s Guide by Mimi O’Connor (Margaret K. McElderry). With full-color photos, designers’ sketches, and interviews with the cast and crew of the City of Bones movie, this illustrated movie companion is the best way for fans to go behind-the-scenes of one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year! Also out is is a detailed guide meant for all fans of the highly-anticipated City of Bones film releasing August 2013. Readers will learn about the different factions, affiliations, and history of the “Shadowhunter” world.
We have many other new releases in the store (usually on front table and front bookshelves as well), can order any book in print, and will receive most titles within a couple of days. Call us at 650-949-3390 to put any of these or any other titles on hold for you!