Adventure & Mystery

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

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Because Amelia Smiled Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763641696
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

How does one little girl affect the world? This celebration of our human connection is decorated by pencil, water soluble crayon, and watercolor illustrations (4-8).
 


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Every Cowgirl Loves a Rodeo Cover Image
By Rebecca Janni, Lynne Avril (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803737341
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Published: Dial Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2012

Will Nellie Sue beat †he Bicycle Rodeo King and win the blue ribbon? Watercolor illustrations (5-8).

 


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The Giant Seed Cover Image
By Arthur Geisert (Created by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781592701155
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 8th, 2012

Detailed colored pen and ink drawings tell the tale of a volcano that erupts after pigs plant a giant seed. A wordless story (5-7).

 


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Giants Beware! Cover Image
By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596435827
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Published: First Second - April 10th, 2012

Young Claudette, her timid brother, and a ladylike friend hunt down a giant. A full-color graphic novel (7-10).

 


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Pumpkin Countdown Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Jan Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807566602
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - July 1st, 2012

A numerical countdown of a class trip celebrates diversity of pumpkins and people. Brightly colored illustrations enliven the experience (5-9).

 


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Royal Princess Academy: Dragon Dreams Cover Image
By Laura Rennert, Melanie Florian (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803737501
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Published: Dial Books - September 13th, 2012

With the support of her best friend, Rapunzel, Emma finds her way as a princess who likes action. Gentle black-and-white illustrations (6-9).

 


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There's a Fly Guy in My Soup Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545312844
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Published: Cartwheel Books - September 1st, 2012

What happens when a boy’s hungry pet fly must fend for himself while the family eats at a fancy restaurant? Droll cartoon illustrations (5-8).

 


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Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869525
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Traction Man is back! This time he is joined by unexpected silk-scarf-clad heroines who share the adventure. Detailed, bold illustrations (4-7).