What do scooter rides, a lost suitcase, and flying pizza dough have in common? They are all adventures of Dodsworth In Rome (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99)! Everyone’s favorite world traveler is back for another silly adventure, accompanied by his loyal but mischievous companion the duck. When Dodsworth’s suitcase disappears, the two friends have to rely on their wits and some very creative thinking to survive. Tim Egan’s latest book is full of charming dialogue and absurd scenarios that will delight early and seasoned readers alike. Ages 5-8. AJK
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ISBN: 9780547390062
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 18th, 2011

How can a chore like grocery shopping become a grand adventure? While Renata Liwska’s words tell the story of an everyday errand, her muted pencil drawings reveal the way Lucy and her friends turn their errand into an adventure with a brand new Red Wagon (Philomel, $16.99) and a lot of imagination. The four woodland creatures sail the high seas, join a circus, and even take off into space on their way to and from the market. Ages 3-5. AJK
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By Renata Liwska, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399252372
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Philomel Books - February 17th, 2011

Wise old Norris the bear sits himself down under a plorringe tree to wait patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall. As he waits, a raccoon and a mouse begin to wait not-so-patiently, sniffing and hugging the delicious plorringe. When the plump fruit finally falls into Norris’s waiting arms, he has to decide whether to eat it all himself or be The Bear Who Shared (Dial, $16.99). Catherine Rayner’s beautifully illustrated story is a lovely introduction to the importance of generosity and the art of making new friends. Ages 2-5. AJK
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ISBN: 9780803735767
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dial Books - March 17th, 2011