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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mice siblings Benny and Penny are just trying to have some fun hunting treasure in their backyard.  Everything is going swimmingly until their cousin Bo shows up.  That kid is a disaster, no toy is safe around him!


Naturally, Otto the orange cat’s favorite color is orange.  He wishes the whole world was orange!  Then one day, a genie grants his wish and he soon realizes it may not be the greatest idea after all…


A young boy will stop at nothing to chase pigeons. Even if the chase takes him clear across Manhattan. Will his parents find him in time?


The first book in the popular and funny easy reader series.  A boy searches for a smart animal to take to The Amazing Pet Show and bumps into a fly that is intelligent enough to say his name, “Buzz!”


Mr. Putter and tabby are bored, and hot, and they need an orangesicle…Luckily, their adventurous neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke are always up for some fun.  They head off for a sightseeing cruise, and have such a fabulous time, it’s hard to peel themselves (and especially Zeke!) off the boat.


It’s time for little Georgie to get a big kid bed.  He chooses a vintage one that a thrift shop keeper tells him is magic.  Sure enough, Georgie zooms off for adventures each night with gnomes, tigers and the occasional pirate.  He adores his bed, even if it is wet some mornings after a swim with the dolphins.  His grumpy Granny thinks it’s just an old relic, though…she has other plans.


A frustrated grade school artist slumps over a blank piece of paper at the end of art class.  “I just CAN’T draw!” she tells her teacher. “Just make a mark and see where it takes you,” her wise teacher replies.  This simple statement sparks a journey of creative discovery for our heroine, beautifully rendered in pen-and-ink, watercolor, and tea by Reynolds.


Gorgeous scratchboard art to swoon over from the author/illustrator of the classic Corduroy.  Earl’s mom thinks he’s been spoiled by a little girl who feeds him acorns each day.  It’s time he set out and find some grub on his own!  But will he know how to get his paws on some?


Danny is thrilled to see dinosaurs at the museum, he loves them!  He’s downright stunned when the dino takes him up on his offer to play with him.  They set off to have a hundred millions years worth of fun, all rolled up in a day.



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