A quiet, rather indifferent young boy poses a new challenge for Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door (Albert Whitman, $13.99). Lulu and her cousin, Mellie, worry that the new neighbor is not properly caring for his pet rabbit. Through a variety of ingenious plots, the girls ensure a happier existence for the rabbit and gradually develop a friendship with the new boy. With spirited illustrations by Priscilla Lamont, this newest title in Hilary McKay’s series about a young girl who loves all animals is as engaging as the first book. Ages 6-9. Mary Alice Garber

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By Hilary McKay, Priscilla Lamont (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807548165
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014

Archie Morningstar is thrilled to finally get to ride in his dad’s taxi for Take Your Kid to Work Day. He has to wake up extra early (at midnight!), and the adventure only gets weirder when he finds out that his father’s taxi is no ordinary one. It’s a Space Taxi (Little, Brown, $14.99 hardcover, $5.99 paperback) and the customers are aliens. In between navigating around planets and wormholes, Archie and his father get mixed up in an intergalactic crime mystery. This is the first installment in a series from Wendy Mass (beloved by older readers for Pi in the Sky, Mango-Shaped Space, and the Willow Falls series, among others) and science teacher Michael Brawer. Ages 6-10. Emily Ellerbe

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ISBN: 9780316243209
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

Annika Riz, Math Whiz (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $15.99) just cannot get enough of numbers and word problems. She absolutely adores figuring things out mathematically. She loves math so much she even names her dog Prime. And when there is a math contest at school involving the popular number game Sudoku, third-grader Annika is determined to win and be the one to send the lovable principal into the dunk tank as her reward. However, first, Annika must best her clever classmate, fellow math enthusiast Simon. With high jinks and humor, Claudia Mills’s second book in the Franklin School Friends series (following Kelsey Green, Reading Queen) is sure to entertain. Ages 7-10. Kasie Griffitts

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By Claudia Mills, Rob Shepperson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374303358
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 13th, 2014