The world is populated with all kinds of bizarre and unusual creatures, some better known than others. In Creaturepedia (Wide Eyed, $22.99), Adrienne Barman compiles more than 600 of the most fascinating of these diverse beings. Grouped together by appearance, color, and type, from the long-tongued to the emerald greens, the unusual organization makes browsing these pages a constant surprise. This celebration of some of the unique denizens of this planet is also a reminder of the importance of protecting the environment that allows them to thrive. An extensive index makes it possible to browse more specifically, and colorful illustrations invite the reader to spend endless time with these multi-talented creatures. Ages 7-10

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ISBN: 9781847806963
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Wide Eyed Editions - August 6th, 2015

Step into The Wonder Garden (Wide Eyed, $30) to explore five different habitats and the animals that populate them. Jenny Broom’s text includes fascinating facts about the Chihuahuan Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, the Black Forest, the Himalayan Mountains, and the Great Barrier Reef. Lushly illustrated by Kristjana S. Williams, this book is exploding with color and life. Emphasizing the diversity of life and environments on Earth, it examines animals ranging from the everyday to the rare and wonderful. This is a magical way to learn about creatures and places all over the world. Ages 7-11

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ISBN: 9781847807038
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 3rd, 2015

An outbreak of typhoid was a constant threat in the early 1900s, especially within the teeming population of New York City. Two new books address this dreaded menace: Terrible Typhoid Mary (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti and Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary (Calkins Creek, $16.95) by Gail Jarrow. The former book focuses on the search and subsequent questionable treatment of the source of the 1906 outbreak, a cook who was an asymptomatic carrier of the dangerous disease. The latter volume is a comprehensive narrative of the American experience of the epidemic, and includes intriguing insets and photographs that expand upon the stark reality of the “fatal fever.” With differing approaches, both books tell the fascinating true story of this health threat and its initial manifestation in a single individual. Ages 11-14

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ISBN: 9780544313675
Availability: Backordered
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781620915974
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Published: Calkins Creek - March 10th, 2015