The fog is so thick in London, Dodsworth figures that the best way to keep track of his friend Duck, and to keep him out of mischief, is to see the sights from a double-decker bus. Knowing Duck from their two previous adventures, readers won’t be surprised to discover that Dodsworth In London (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $15) by Tim Egan involves mistaken identity, Dodsworth sick with worry, and a jolly good visit with the Queen. Ages 5-8. DDL
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ISBN: 9780547138169
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2009

In Bonny Becker’s sequel to A Visitor for Bear, A Birthday For Bear (Candlewick, $15.99), Mouse returns to insinuate himself on Bear’s well-ordered, solitary existence once again. If visitors were an unwelcome nuisance before, a visitor bearing gifts, cards, and balloons could spell disaster. How can Mouse change Bear’s mind about birthdays? Kady MacDonald Denton’s warm and wonderful illustrations will make you smile. Ages 4-8. SNB
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ISBN: 9780763637460
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2009

Adam Melonhead (Delacorte, $12.99) Melon is always attracting trouble— especially when he and Sam find a pet snake on Capitol Hill. As they contemplate a science fair invention, funny family scenes ensue over custody of the snake. Katy Kelly’s companion to the Lucy Rose stories will keep you in stitches. Ages 7-10.
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By Katy Kelly, Gillian Johnson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780385734097
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2009

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