Winner of the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Kitty Crowther addresses the perennial issue of fear of the dark in a sensitive and playful early reader. When the sun sets over the pond beside the frogs’ house, Jeremy’s nightly worries begin. Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop! (Enchanted Lion, $16.95): are these just the sounds of the night that keep little Jeremy from falling asleep? Expressive line drawings capture every emotion and anxious moment of Jeremy’s and his parents’ pursuit of worry-free sleep. Emerging readers and their younger siblings will delight in a surprise turn of events and happy resolution. Ages 4-8

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781592701797
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 15th, 2015

Author of the popular Dragonbreath series, Ursula Vernon romps into the world of witchcraft and magic spells in her latest work. Castle Hangnail (Dial, $16.99) is doomed if the Board of Magic decommissions it. The minions of the castle have long searched for a master to oversee dark and evil duties. When twelve-year-old Molly arrives, dressed in black and wearing very serious boots, the residents of the castle are simultaneously doubtful and hopeful that she is the wicked witch they need. Filled with humor, a brave protagonist, an unusual cast of endearing characters, and enchanting illustrations, this is a most magical treasure. Ages 9-12

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ISBN: 9780803741294
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Published: Dial Books - April 21st, 2015

Caldecott winner Brian Selznick’s latest innovative, illustrated novel is a tribute to the power and wonder of story. The first of two distinct narratives is told entirely through pictures, drawn with Selznick’s trademark pencil crosshatching, and begins in the 18th century. The Marvels (Scholastic, $32.99) are a generation of actors who command a presence on the London stage. In the second story, told in prose and set in 1990, a teenager runs away from his boarding school to his uncle’s home in Spitalfields, London. While the two stories are largely separate, connections abound with themes of loss, family, creativity, and hope. This is storytelling and book-making at its finest. Ages 11-14

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$32.99
ISBN: 9780545448680
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2015

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