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As we near the halfway mark of Editors’ Picks: Spring Previews Week, check out these exciting books chosen by Lucky Editor, Caitlin Casey!
Bad Kitty: School Daze by Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty cannot seem to shake her lousy reputation. When Poor Puppyand Bad Kitty start fighting and the baby begins to cry, enough is finally ENOUGH! Bad Kitty is sent to obedience school to learn how to behave like a proper pet. When class starts, Bad Kitty needs to decide if she is going to fall in line with the school rules or escape from this crazy classroom! This series is loved by all readers and has been one of my favorites to read over and over.
After finishing the ninth epic Captain Underpants novel, which left George and Harold as evil zombie nerds roaming the post-apocalyptic planet forever, I tore through book ten to find out what would happen next. Ever since Tippy Tinkletrousers turned everything around with his meddling time-travel antics, there is no Captain Underpants in existence because George and Harold never had time to create him! This could mean the end of the world, the end of George and Harold, and quite possibly the end of Captain Underpants. Find out if underpants become obsolete in this incredible conclusion by favorite author Dav Pilkey.
Cavemice: The Stone of Fire by Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stiltonoot is Geronimo Stilton’s ancient ancestor. He runs the newspaper in the village of Old Mouse City…in prehistoric times, that is. Life in the Stone Age is much different from what we are used to today; Geronimo Stiltonoot has to worry about dinosaurs, meteorites, and more! When the town’s most precious artifact, the Stone of Fire, is stolen from the mouseum, Geronimo Stiltonoot and Hercule Poirat are determined to set things right. Geronimo Stilton is a favorite character for readers all over the world, and this new series is packed with all the things you have come to love and more!
National Geographic Kids: Abraham Lincoln by Caroline Crosson Gilpin
National Geographic has introduced biographies into their nonfiction reader series. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is shown in a whole new light using sidebars, timetables, and fun facts in this easy-to-read book. Readers will be fascinated to learn how one man worked to abolish slavery, fearlessly led the Civil War, and still has an impact on our lives today. This is a must-have for teachers and readers!
The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J .J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Kevin Cornell
The chicken coop is safe, the missing chicks are found, and J.J. is about to lay his dog detective head down when out of nowhere a new neighbor takes up residence next door. Diamond Lil is a fancy new addition and now the chickens are fluffing their feathers and working on their posture. J.J. is not convinced this new pup is all she seems. On top of it all a pesky possum keeps finding her way to the chicken coop! This hilarious sequel to The Trouble with Chickens will have readers furiously flipping pages to keep up with all the clues and humor favorite author Doreen Cronin brings to this incredible chapter book.
January 16, 2013