May 20, 2013
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, illustrated by Laura Cornell
This classic Christmas story is brought back to life in a new picture-book format! When the Herdmans hear about the annual Christmas pageant, they are ready to take over. Hearing the Christmas story for the first time, these kids decide to tell it their own way. Like how they feel the Wise Men should bring pizza and parts of the story sound like they are out of a comic book! Everyone is ready for a disastrous holiday play, but magic is in the air and a wonderful holiday surprise just might teach this terrible clan the true meaning of Christmas.
Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special! by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
Santa’s elves have stopped helping make presents for the children of the world and have decided to give app development a try instead. When the magical cartooning elf and the brave knight hear about Santa’s elves quitting, they decide to join up with Santa to bring back the holiday cheer. This holiday edition, the third book in the series, brings joy to all with a hilarious adventure and more tips and tricks for making your very own Christmas cartoons. So sharpen your pencil, put on your Santa hat, and get ready to help save the Christmas spirit!
Sleeping Bootsie by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Patricia Cantor
This adorable book is royal fun for all the princes and princesses of the world. The queen invites everyone to a ball so they can meet her new castle cat, Bootsie. But when an evil fairy sneaks in and casts a horrible curse on the kingdom’s favorite kitten, only one thing can break the magic spell. Join the fun in my new favorite reader based on a classic fairy tale.
National Geographic Kids: Wolves by Laura Marsh
One of the fiercest canine predators is brought to life in this full-color reader. Wolves takes you deep into the world of these wild animals. They may be one of the most feared, but they are also one of the most interesting of predators. Wolves live all over the world, from deserts to the North Pole, run in packs, and a have sense of smell 100 times greater than a human’s. Get ready to howl at the moon after reading this gripping nonfiction reader.
Florence the Friendship Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Rachel and Kirsty have been best friends for a long time, and Florence the Friendship fairy knows just how they feel. When Florence’s memory book, ribbon, and bracelets disappear, friendships start to crumble and everyone begins arguing like Jack Frost’s grumpy goblins! Rachel, Kirsty, and Florence need your help to recover the missing friendship fairy magic in this special edition containing not one but three friendship-saving stories.
These picks come to you from Caitlin, our Lucky editor.
December 5, 2012