JUSTIN CASE: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99) is the diary of a likeable, meticulous third grader named Justin. For Justin, homework is torture, but even more difficult is the task of deciphering what type of behavior merits one of his teacher’s superstar stickers. Matthew Cordell’s line art reinforces the humor and captures the mood of Rachel Vail’s funny, believable story of a worrier as he navigates the perils and pleasures of third grade. Ages 8-10. MAG
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By Rachel Vail, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312532901
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 27th, 2010

Celeste is a clever mouse who weaves baskets for food and other collectibles she forages from the dining room of her early-19th-century house. One evening, the cat discovers Celeste’s mouse hole, and she is forced to search for a new NEST FOR CELESTE (Katherine Tegen, $16.99). That same evening, John Audubon, an artist who draws birds, and his apprentice, Joseph, visit Celeste’s home. Joseph befriends Celeste, carrying her in his pocket on many adventures. Henry Cole’s use of illustrations to tell this lovely story will help young readers transition from chapter books to full-length novels. Ages 7-10. DDL
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By Henry Cole, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061704109
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 23rd, 2010

Newbery award-winning author Richard Peck called Grandma Dowdel an “American tall tale in a Lane Bryant dress.” In 1958, as A Season Of Gifts (Dial, $16.99) begins, Bob Barnhart and his family move next door to Mrs. Dowdel, and quickly learn that she “doesn’t neighbor.” The shotgunwielding octogenarian is always ready with a hilarious solution for any problem, especially for a preacher’s kid in a town swarming with bullies. Bob’s family learns there are many ways of giving gifts. Ages 10-14. JKS
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ISBN: 9780803730823
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dial Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2009