Curious Annie and her preternaturally patient “big, big brother” Simon are back with another round of adventures in Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories (Candlewick, $15.99). Accompanied, of course, by their dog Hazel, they hunt for creatures at the lake, fill a wagon with horse chestnuts, and take care of each other. Catharine O’Neill brings the siblings to life with pleasant watercolor illustrations and an easily comprehensible vocabulary. Ages 5-8. EAE

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780763649210
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Published: Candlewick - May 14th, 2013

Everyone’s favorite duo is back for more high jinks and hilarity! Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever (Candlewick, $15.99) are getting into more mischief than ever in this third installment of Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee’s absurd and wonderful early reader series. Each chapter is surprising and heartwarming, whether the girls are trying to set a world record or discovering that a human Stretch-O-Matic machine may be better suited to other uses. Tony Fucile’s expressive illustrations add even more whimsy and emotion to these sure-to-be-classic tales. Ages 6-9. AJK

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763634971
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2013

A troublesome stray forages and roams the area where Lulu’s family is spending a summer holiday. Given her love of animals, it is not surprising that Lulu and the Dog from the Sea (Albert Whitman, $13.99) bond. Despite his wild nature and mischief, Lulu recognizes the dog’s loneliness and need for a family. Secretly, even Lulu’s parents wish to adopt him. When this rambunctious, intelligent canine saves Lulu and her cousin from a misadventure, he finally earns his place in the family. Hilary McKay conveys all the joy and mishaps of a family vacation in this engaging early chapter book. Ages 5-8. MAG

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By Hilary McKay, Priscilla Lamont (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780807548202
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2013

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