If you’ve played all your board games, read all your comic books, painted pictures, baked cookies, and played every sport invented, you’ll know how Frankie and Sal feel when they proclaim, “Let’s Do Nothing!” (Candlewick, $16.99). But doing nothing—not moving—isn’t as easy as the boys thought. Frankie’s imagination always seems to get the better of him: pigeons land on him when he’s a statue in the park; when he’s a redwood, Sal’s dog comes by and relieves himself. Finally Sal realizes something about the nature of doing nothing. Feature film animator Tony Fucile captures the essence of childhood boredom and creativity in this entertaining first picture book. Ages 4-7. HWP
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By Tony Fucile, Tony Fucile (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763652692
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2012

Imogene Tripp loves history. She even punctuates her conversations with quotes from famous historical figures. When Imogene learns of the mayor’s plan to tear down the town’s centuries-old Historical Society, Imogene vows to save the Society and goes to remarkable lengths to engage the support of her fellow citizens. It is Imogene’s Last Stand (Schwartz & Wade, $16.99). Author Candace Fleming and illustrator Nancy Carpenter introduce a spunky heroine who is determined to preserve her small town’s history. Ages 4-8. HWP
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By Candace Fleming, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375836077
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - October 13th, 2009

“It is going to take more than just a couple of good-hearted souls to raise this child. It will…take a graveyard.” And so the living baby, Nobody (Bod) Owens, is adopted and raised by the folk of the graveyard. They grant Bod “Freedom of the Graveyard,” teaching him to pass through walls and see in the dark, just as the dead do. Bod encounters adventures and dangers in the graveyard, but the greatest danger lurks just outside its gates: the man Jack murdered Bod’s family and intends to finish the job. Beloved master-storyteller Neil Gaiman weaves a creepy tale for all ages and any time of year in THE GRAVEYARD BOOK (HarperCollins, $17.99). The author-read audio book is excellent. Ages 9 to adult. Heidi Powell
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By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780060530921
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2008