What do scooter rides, a lost suitcase, and flying pizza dough have in common? They are all adventures of Dodsworth In Rome (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99)! Everyone’s favorite world traveler is back for another silly adventure, accompanied by his loyal but mischievous companion the duck. When Dodsworth’s suitcase disappears, the two friends have to rely on their wits and some very creative thinking to survive. Tim Egan’s latest book is full of charming dialogue and absurd scenarios that will delight early and seasoned readers alike. Ages 5-8. AJK
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ISBN: 9780547390062
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 18th, 2011

The fourteenth book in Mo Willems’s beloved Elephant and Piggie series is just as refreshing and funny as the pair’s previous adventures. In this book, Gerald the elephant relays the long, tortuous tale of how I Broke My Trunk (Hyperion, $8.99) to Piggie, who is, as usual, full of curiosity. Piggie is so excited by Gerald’s story that he dashes off to tell his other friends when – oops! – he gets his very own story to tell. Ages 3-8. KLP
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By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423133094
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - February 8th, 2011

No one ever says no to Lulu, so she is shocked when her parents deny her request for a pet brontosaurus. Lulu runs into the forest where the animals live. She bonks a tiger on the head and stomps on a black bear’s claw. She is so mean to the animals that they all flee the forest. Finally, she meets the gentle brontosaurus. LULU AND THE BRONTOSAURUS (Atheneum, $15.99) agree that having a pet is a very good thing – but the brontosaurus wants Lulu for his own pet! For once, Lulu just can’t get her own way… but she has a plan. Judith Viorst’s hilarious chapter book is illustrated by Lane Smith. Ages 6-9. ESL
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By Judith Viorst, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416999614
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2010