The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles


  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803738683

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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles Excerpt :

"The same text is on both tracks. Track 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.

Off   Away Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Off Away


  • Author : Cale Atkinson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368041713

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Off Away Excerpt :

How would you get mail if you lived in the middle of the sea? It's Jo's dad's job to deliver it, taking bottles wherever they need to go. He always comes home with exciting stories to tell -- but Jo is far too afraid to go out on the ocean herself. Until Dad gets a bad sea cold, that is. With no one but Jo to deliver the bottles, she must find her courage and set sail alone. As she embarks on her mission, her fears just might be replaced with new friendships . . . and grand stories of her own. With beautiful, atmospheric art and endearing new characters by author-illustrator Cale Atkinson, this picturebook is a treasure.

Smoot Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Smoot


  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735230316

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Smoot Excerpt :

A brave shadow finds a more colorful life in this joyous picture book by the acclaimed author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles and illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers. Smoot the shadow has been living a yawn-filled life for years. His boy never laughs and never leaps, so Smoot never does either . . . until the day he pops free, and decides to hit the road in search of the life he dreams about. And as he enjoys his first colorful day—singing, dancing, and playing—other shadows watch him, and they become brave, too. The frog's shadow takes the shape of a prince, the dragonfly's shadow that of a dragon. Even the rock's shadow gets in on the excitement. But what will become of the timid beings their shadows have left behind? Will they finally be inspired to find their own daring?

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole


  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399539152

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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole Excerpt :

A girl's friendship with a lonely black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching middle grade novel for fans of Crenshaw and Flora & Ulysses. When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan's Golden Record, something unexpected happens: A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything he touches, which is challenging to say the least—but also turns out to be a convenient way to get rid of those items that Stella doesn't want around. Soon the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her all disappear within the black hole, as does the smelly class hamster she's taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around. It's not until Stella, her younger brother, Cosmo, the family puppy, and even the bathroom tub all get swallowed up by the black hole that Stella comes to realize she has been letting her own grief consume her. And that's not the only thing she realizes as she attempts to get back home. This is an astonishingly original and funny adventure with a great big heart.

Teacup Book

Teacup


  • Author : Rebecca Young
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735227866

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Teacup Excerpt :

A stunning picture book that addresses life’s big journeys with hope, beauty, and reassurance School Library Journal [STARRED REVIEW!] “[A] moving, allegorical tale… inspiring reflection and empathy” Kirkus Reviews [STARRED REVIEW!] “A potent discussion starter… Enchanting, beautiful, and full of hope. “ Booklist [STARRED REVIEW!] “A lyrical tale of leaving home and finding a new one…Thought-provoking and arrestingly beautiful.” A boy must leave his home and find another. He brings with him a teacup full of earth from the place where he grew up, and sets off to sea. Some days, the journey is peaceful, and the skies are cloudless and bright. Some days, storms threaten to overturn his boat. And some days, the smallest amount of hope grows into something glorious. At last, the boy finds land, but it doesn't feel complete . . . until another traveler joins him, bearing the seed to build a new home. With lyrical text and gorgeous artwork, this poignant picture book is perfect for discussing all of life’s toughest challenges—a big move, a divorce, long-distance separation, or even the current refugee crisis—in a way that’s reassuring and inspiring for children and adults alike.

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend


  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698177833

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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend Excerpt :

A TIME magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015 The whimsical "autobiography" of an imaginary friend who doesn't know he's imaginary--perfect for fans of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Toy Story Jaques Papier has the sneaking suspicion that everyone except his sister Fleur hates him. Teachers ignore him when his hand is raised in class, he is never chosen for sports teams, and his parents often need to be reminded to set a place for him at the dinner table. But he is shocked when he finally learns the truth: He is Fleur's imaginary friend! When he convinces Fleur to set him free, he begins a surprising and touching, and always funny quest to find himself--to figure out who Jacques Papier truly is, and where he belongs. Readers will fall in love with Jacque's sweet, quirky voice as he gives them a look at life from an incredible new perspective

Imagine a City Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Imagine a City


  • Author : Elise Hurst
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101934586

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Imagine a City Excerpt :

You are invited into a stunning and dreamlike voyage into the imagination—ideal for fans of Chris Van Allsburg and the Caldecott Honor Book Journey by Aaron Becker. Imagine a world without edges . . . where bunnies and bears ride bicycles, lions read books, and buses are fish that fly through the clouds. In the city of imagination, anything is possible, and an outing with their mother brings a world of adventure to two lucky children. With simple, evocative, rhyming text and page after page of unusual and mystical details to explore, this is a story that encourages readers to open their minds and dream of magical places filled with the unexpected. Enter a world of the past, present, and future, where wonders exist that we never thought possible. . . . "Who could resist hanging out with gargoyles while sipping tea?"—Kirkus "Hurst’s sweeping pen-and-ink illustrations suggest a combination of midtown Manhattan and Hogwarts. . . . [Her] engrossing mashups of the urban and the fantastical present no shortage of fuel for readers’ own imaginations."—Publishers Weekly "Imagination reigns in this flight of fantasy . . . Rabbits read newspapers, fish fly, and trees grow out of pictures. Readers will have tea with gargoyles and float on lily pad rafts, see books and umbrellas float by, walk among lions and bears, or ride on a fish bus with a bear conductor."—Booklist

Beyond the Laughing Sky Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beyond the Laughing Sky


  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101600092

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Beyond the Laughing Sky Excerpt :

In the tradition of E. B. White and Kate DiCamillo comes the magical and moving story of a bird-like boy who longs to fly Ten-year-old Nashville doesn’t feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't even touch the clouds? With an ear for language and a gift for storytelling, Michelle Cuevas will remind fans of Stuart Little and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon that anything is possible. Even flying.

The Town Of Turtle Book

The Town Of Turtle


  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328557032

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The Town Of Turtle Excerpt :

In Turtle's shell there's room for only one. But in Turtle's heart, there is room for everyone! This tale of a lonely turtle who comes out of his shell to find friendship and community celebrates diversity and inclusion. When a solitary turtle decides to make some renovations to his shell, he doesn’t have a blueprint, only a dream for a better life. He starts by building a deck—though he figures the deck could use a fireplace. And a fireplace needs wood, so naturally, he plants a garden. But it isn’t really a garden without a pond . . . Soon, Turtle can barely recognize his own shadow. Finally satisfied with the intricate world upon his back, word begins to spread of the magical “Town of Turtle,” attracting newcomers from far and wide. All are welcome in Turtle’s town, where life is a little less lonely, if only you come out of your shell.

If You Want to See a Whale Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

If You Want to See a Whale


  • Author : Julie Fogliano
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596437319

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If You Want to See a Whale Excerpt :

Advises the reader about what to do, and not do, in order to successfully spot a whale, such as wrapping up in a not-too-cozy blanket, ignoring the roses, and especially, being patient.

Police Officers in My Community Book

Police Officers in My Community


  • Author : Gina Bellisario
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Release Date : 2018-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541536425

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Police Officers in My Community Excerpt :

With informative text and engaging illustrations, readers can follow along as a class meets a police officer and learns what police officers do. Comprehension questions, fun facts, and critical thinking questions keep readers engaged and introduce them to thinking about what they're reading.

Gustavo  the Shy Ghost Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Gustavo the Shy Ghost


  • Author : Flavia Z. Drago
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781536216936

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Gustavo the Shy Ghost Excerpt :

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season — or anytime. Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves? With fancifully detailed artwork and visual humor, debut picture-book creator Flavia Z. Drago’s vivid illustrations tell a sweet and gently offbeat story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship that is sure to be a treat for little ghouls and goblins everywhere.

Clem and Crab Book

Clem and Crab


  • Author : Fiona Lumbers
  • Publisher : Andersen Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541596191

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Clem and Crab Excerpt :

Clem is an explorer, a collector, a protector of the seas! Treasure hunting on her beloved beach, she stumbles across Crab, his claw stuck in a plastic bag. Crab will be much safer and happier in the city with Clem, but doesn't he belong on the beach? A stunningly illustrated timely tale of cleaning up our beaches, with the message that every small action helps.

Infidel Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Infidel


  • Author : Pornsak Pichetshote
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release Date : 2018-09-26
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534311893

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Infidel Excerpt :

A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Best-selling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing, Daytripper, The Unwritten) makes his comics writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow, James Bond: Felix Leiter), award-winning colorist and editor JOSE VILLARRUBIA (Batman: Year 100, Spider-Man: Reign) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS). Like nothing I've read beforeÉ Highly recommended. STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night, WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD) Believable horror that's as unsettling as it is beautiful to look at. JOCK (WYTCHES) "Brilliant horror with a terrifying contemporary resonance. This feels way, way too real." - MIKE CAREY (Lucifer) Collects INFIDEL #1-5

The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant


  • Author : Michelle Cuevas
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429969802

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The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant Excerpt :

Ever since he was an infant, Pigeon Jones has lived on the back of an artistically gifted white elephant named Birch. Birch is a loving father, but that doesn't stop Pigeon from wondering about the human parents who abandoned him. Birch has dreams, too—of being a well-known artist, and of finding the acrobat he fell in love with while they performed together in a circus years ago. And so, on Pigeon's tenth birthday, their search for fame and lost loves begins. Pigeon and Birch paint their way across the world, dodging an evil circus ringleader, freeing zoo animals, and befriending singing hoboes along the way. But when they reach the end of their journey, Birch must master the most difficult art of all: letting go and allowing his beloved Pigeon to stand on his own two feet.