Lisa's Kids Book Recommendations


            

Once Upon a Camel

By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)

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By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534406438
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 7th, 2021

Zada is an old camel with so many stories to tell of her early life in Turkey and her many travels which have landed her roaming the plains of West Texas. She is now on the biggest adventure of her life as she is caught in the middle of a terrible dust storm. Her dear friends, a pair of kestral birds who once saved her life, have been caught up in the storm and separated from their babies so it is up to Zada to protect the young chicks and find their parents. This book is absolutely enchanting and reminds us that we can all brave enough to protect that which we love.


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By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534406438
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 7th, 2021

Zada is an old camel with so many stories to tell of her early life in Turkey and her many travels which have landed her roaming the plains of West Texas. She is now on the biggest adventure of her life as she is caught in the middle of a terrible dust storm. Her dear friends, a pair of kestral birds who once saved her life, have been caught up in the storm and separated from their babies so it is up to Zada to protect the young chicks and find their parents. This book is absolutely enchanting and reminds us that we can all brave enough to protect that which we love.


Zada is an old camel with so many stories to tell of her early life in Turkey and her many travels which have landed her roaming the plains of West Texas. She is now on the biggest adventure of her life as she is caught in the middle of a terrible dust storm. Her dear friends, a pair of kestral birds who once saved her life, have been caught up in the storm and separated from their babies so it is up to Zada to protect the young chicks and find their parents. This book is absolutely enchanting and reminds us that we can all brave enough to protect that which we love.


            

Pony

By R. J. Palacio

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

Sure to become another modern classic like this author’s previous triumph in WONDER, this marvelous tale of the power of love and the bonds that connect us will steal your heart. Set on the American frontier, a young boy with a mysterious pony as his guide and a ghost as his only companion, set off on a journey to rescue the boy’s father in a tale both wondrous and wise.


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Pony By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

Sure to become another modern classic like this author’s previous triumph in WONDER, this marvelous tale of the power of love and the bonds that connect us will steal your heart. Set on the American frontier, a young boy with a mysterious pony as his guide and a ghost as his only companion, set off on a journey to rescue the boy’s father in a tale both wondrous and wise.


Sure to become another modern classic like this author’s previous triumph in WONDER, this marvelous tale of the power of love and the bonds that connect us will steal your heart. Set on the American frontier, a young boy with a mysterious pony as his guide and a ghost as his only companion, set off on a journey to rescue the boy’s father in a tale both wondrous and wise.


            

Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Space and Time (Mouse Adventures)

By Torben Kuhlmann

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$22.00
ISBN: 9780735844445
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: NorthSouth Books - September 7th, 2021

I fell in love with this brave and brilliant time-traveling mouse who heeds the words of Albert Einstein, that imagination is more important than knowledge, as he attempts to turn back time with a little help from Einstein himself. The illustrations and the story are impeccable.


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$22.00
ISBN: 9780735844445
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: NorthSouth Books - September 7th, 2021

I fell in love with this brave and brilliant time-traveling mouse who heeds the words of Albert Einstein, that imagination is more important than knowledge, as he attempts to turn back time with a little help from Einstein himself. The illustrations and the story are impeccable.


I fell in love with this brave and brilliant time-traveling mouse who heeds the words of Albert Einstein, that imagination is more important than knowledge, as he attempts to turn back time with a little help from Einstein himself. The illustrations and the story are impeccable.


            

Pax, Journey Home

By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062930347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 7th, 2021

The wait is over to continue the powerful story of the intrepid fox, Pax and his human friend Peter who we grew to know and love in PAX. This sequel is an ode to introverts, dreamers and misfits and together with the first book provides us with a modern classic of friendship and growing up while facing the hard parts of life.


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By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062930347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 7th, 2021

The wait is over to continue the powerful story of the intrepid fox, Pax and his human friend Peter who we grew to know and love in PAX. This sequel is an ode to introverts, dreamers and misfits and together with the first book provides us with a modern classic of friendship and growing up while facing the hard parts of life.


The wait is over to continue the powerful story of the intrepid fox, Pax and his human friend Peter who we grew to know and love in PAX. This sequel is an ode to introverts, dreamers and misfits and together with the first book provides us with a modern classic of friendship and growing up while facing the hard parts of life.


            

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)

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By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

Presidential Inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman has partnered with the ever inspiring artist Loren Long to create this beautiful and empowering book. In perfect prose and stunning artwork, this new children’s book inspires all of us to listen more closely, accept more freely and believe more wholly in the power we all have to make our world a better place.


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By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

Presidential Inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman has partnered with the ever inspiring artist Loren Long to create this beautiful and empowering book. In perfect prose and stunning artwork, this new children’s book inspires all of us to listen more closely, accept more freely and believe more wholly in the power we all have to make our world a better place.


Presidential Inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman has partnered with the ever inspiring artist Loren Long to create this beautiful and empowering book. In perfect prose and stunning artwork, this new children’s book inspires all of us to listen more closely, accept more freely and believe more wholly in the power we all have to make our world a better place.


            

Bear Is a Bear

By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)

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By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

here is nothing to compare to the beloved companions of childhood, like our first Bear. Our Bear is our companion, our playmate, taking on the roles of a pirate or a ghost or whatever we may need him to be, but most of all Bear is Love. Always there for us, that is until we don’t need him to be any longer, or perhaps even then. This wonderful picture book will bring a smile to the faces of kids and adults alike.


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Bear Is a Bear By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

here is nothing to compare to the beloved companions of childhood, like our first Bear. Our Bear is our companion, our playmate, taking on the roles of a pirate or a ghost or whatever we may need him to be, but most of all Bear is Love. Always there for us, that is until we don’t need him to be any longer, or perhaps even then. This wonderful picture book will bring a smile to the faces of kids and adults alike.


here is nothing to compare to the beloved companions of childhood, like our first Bear. Our Bear is our companion, our playmate, taking on the roles of a pirate or a ghost or whatever we may need him to be, but most of all Bear is Love. Always there for us, that is until we don’t need him to be any longer, or perhaps even then. This wonderful picture book will bring a smile to the faces of kids and adults alike.


            

Creepy Crayon! (Creepy Tales!)

By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)

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By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781534465886
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

I am a big fan of the “Creepy” books by these two brilliant children’s authors/illustrators. The Creepy Crayon joins the Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear as another crazy, laugh-out-loud tale starring Jasper Rabbit, the funniest bunny around who also has quite an imagination. There is always something to be discovered around the next corner as kids see how Jasper learns to deal with things that may seem scary when you’re a kid. 


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Creepy Crayon! (Creepy Tales!) By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$18.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781534465886
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

I am a big fan of the “Creepy” books by these two brilliant children’s authors/illustrators. The Creepy Crayon joins the Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear as another crazy, laugh-out-loud tale starring Jasper Rabbit, the funniest bunny around who also has quite an imagination. There is always something to be discovered around the next corner as kids see how Jasper learns to deal with things that may seem scary when you’re a kid. 


I am a big fan of the “Creepy” books by these two brilliant children’s authors/illustrators. The Creepy Crayon joins the Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear as another crazy, laugh-out-loud tale starring Jasper Rabbit, the funniest bunny around who also has quite an imagination. There is always something to be discovered around the next corner as kids see how Jasper learns to deal with things that may seem scary when you’re a kid.