Children & Teens Books of the Week

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ISBN: 9780544387607
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 26th, 2019

As Steve Jenkins explains, scientists have named more than 6,000 frog species—with many more just waiting to be discovered. Swimming and leaping through our world, frogs are as fascinating as they are varied. The Frog Book (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99) introduces readers to over 60 of them, alongside fascinating facts about their habitats, life cycles, and defense mechanisms. Jenkins’ engaging tone and Robin Page’s vibrant, often adorable illustrations make this book an engrossing and informative resource for budding herpetologists. Ages 7-10. Elli Bloomberg


Blast from the Past
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ISBN: 9780395870822
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Published: Clarion Books - September 27th, 2011

Last Tuesday (Clarion, $7.99) night around 8:00 PM, something strange happened. Much to their surprise, frogs in the pond floated into the air, lily pads and all. What did they do? Well, now that’s the real story! On their flight through town, they ruined laundry, terrorized pets, and even watched a little TV with a friend. When the night was over, just the discarded lily pads gave any hint about what transpired leaving residents and local police scratching their heads. David Wiesner gives us a whimsical tale full of imagination and wonder in this mostly wordless Caldecott Medal winner. Like the residents in town, the reader will be left to wonder what will happen next Tuesday. Ages 3-8. Carolyn Godavitarne

YA Pick
Frogkisser! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338052091
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 26th, 2019

Humorous and fantastical hijinks abound when an independent and strong-willed princess goes questing! Princess Anya knows the world would be a much better place if her evil sorcerer “stepstepfather”, Duke Rikard, were no longer in power, and her sister Morven crowned the rightful heir to the throne. However, after the Duke turns Morven’s suitor, Prince Denholm, into a frog and threatens to send them both away, Anya knows the time for sitting around, waiting for things to change is over. Frogkisser! (Scholastic; $10.99), by Garth Nix serves as a great reminder of the power behind both individual and community empowerment. Ages 12-18. Cherakye Lopez