Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

It is 1943 in Copenhagen, and Annemarie’s life is simple. She enjoys playing with her closest friend, Ellen, and has the same troubles as any other ten-year-old girl. Then one day Nazi soldiers stop and question her and Ellen on the street. Annemarie notices that families are disappearing and suddenly, her dear friend Ellen, a Jew, is caught in the midst of the trouble. Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99), has been reissued in a gorgeous 25th-anniversary edition. Its introduction of the Holocaust to young readers in an appropriate, yet heart-wrenching, way is as relevant today as it was when it was first printed.  Ages 9-12. ARW

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780544340008
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Published: Clarion Books - October 7th, 2014

Everything is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis - J. Patrick Lewis, Maria Cristina Pritelli

When you look at the world just the right way, Everything is a Poem (Creative Editions, $24.99). Poet J. Patrick Lewis teams up with illustrator Maria Cristina Pritelli to show readers that the key is recognizing the beauty in little things. Lewis delivers humor, action, and even peace to the youngest readers of and listeners to poetry, writing about everything from animals and sports to epitaphs and postcards.  Ages 6-10. ARW

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ISBN: 9781568462400
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Published: Creative Editions - August 19th, 2014

Kate the Great, Except When She's Not - Suzy Becker

Fifth grade is looking good for Kate: her best friend is in her class, she’s excited for a new round of scouts, and she’s the top flute player in the band. But then Kate’s crabby neighbor, Nora, starts showing up wherever Kate is. In Kate the Great, Except When She’s Not (Crown, $12.99), author and illustrator Suzy Becker creates laugh-out-loud fun, giving readers a glimpse into Kate’s diary, where she doodles and writes about her daily adventures. With the help of her closest friend and her supportive family, Kate makes it her mission to get Nora to smile, and maybe even become friends along the way.  Ages 8-11. ARW

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By Suzy Becker, Suzy Becker (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780385387422
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 5th, 2014

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