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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By Kitty Crowther (Created by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592701797
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 15th, 2015

Come and hang out with the Bradford Street Buddies for a Backyard Camp-Out (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $3.99) and a Block Party Surprise (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $3.99)! Author Jerdine Nolen and illustrator Michelle Henninger have teamed up to give readers a glimpse into the lives of four neighborhood friends, twins Jada and Jamal and their friends Carlita and Josh. Both books are full of excitement and fun, featuring appealing stories and lively and colorful illustrations. Whether it’s anticipating the upcoming block party or finding and setting up an old tent, new readers will enjoy sharing these pals’ adventures. Ages 5-8

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By Jerdine Nolen, Michelle Henninger (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780544368446
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 2015

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By Jerdine Nolen, Michelle Henninger (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780544358638
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 2015

Return to Deckawoo Drive for Kate DiCamillo’s latest installment in her companion series to the famous Mercy Watson tales. Fearless, famous, and fortified, animal control officer Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon (Candlewick, $12.99) and almost runs afoul in this hilarious new chapter book with whimsical illustrations by Chris Van Dusen. Join Francine, new friend Frank, the very persistent Mrs. Bissinger, and a far-from-ordinary raccoon in this laugh-out-loud tale of courage and friendship. You will not be disappointed. Ages 6-8

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By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763668860
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Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2015

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