The Whispering Town - Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren, Fabio Santomauro

“We have new friends.” These simple words are whispered to the baker, the librarian, and the farmer—and accommodations are made for the Jewish family hiding in Anett’s basement in a small Danish village in the early 1940s. Only two more days, then a boat can take the secret friends away from the Nazis, to Sweden. But how will they get to the harbor when there is no moon, and clouds blanket the cold sky, on the night of their departure? The Whispering Town (Kar-Ben, $17.95) is born. Jennifer Elvgren’s new take on a true story, just right for introducing younger readers to the Holocaust, is perfectly balanced by Fabio Santomauro’s charming illustrations. Ages 7-10. Allison Trotter

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781467711944
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - February 1st, 2014

Music Everywhere! - Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, Cynthia Pon

Imagine for a moment your favorite instrument or style of music. How does it sound? What emotions does it evoke? Take another moment to remember that there is Music Everywhere! (Charlesbridge, $7.95), and join Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, and Cynthia Pon on a tour of culture, sound, and pure joy. Though the instruments of Indonesia and Venezuela may be different and the beats of Ghana and France unique, all children clap, sing, pluck, rattle, and scrape, and ultimately find refuge in the comfort that their music brings. “Music has many moods.” It brings people together from the United Kingdom to Timor-Leste; it is a language that we can all understand. Ages 4-8. Allison Trotter

Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet - Jane Price, James Gulliver Hancock

Fossils, bunkers, gems, and farms. These are just a few of the things that lie steps, or miles, below our known world. In Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath your Feet (Kids Can, $18.95), author Jane Price invites readers to explore the tunnels of cave cities, the tombs of pharaohs, French catacombs, terra-cotta soldiers, and other underground worlds that you may not have encountered before. From hibernating bears and complex subway systems to buried treasure and underground science labs, immerse yourself in James Gulliver Hancock’s intricately detailed illustrations and descend into the unknown. Ages 9-12. Allison Trotter

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781894786898
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Kids Can Press - April 1st, 2014

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