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

Bad Kitty for President Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596436695
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 17th, 2012

It’s time to choose a new president of the neighborhood Cat Club. Bad Kitty runs for the office and learns about the electoral process. Comical black-and-white illustrations (7-9).


Bailey at the Museum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545233453
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 2012

On the class trip, Bailey experiences adventure, surprises, and challenges and makes a new friend. Colorful cartoon illustrations (7-10).
 


Betty Bunny Wants Everything Cover Image
By Michael Kaplan, Stephane Jorisch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803734081
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Published: Dial Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2012

Betty’s parents say she can only choose only one thing at the toy store. What will she do? Colorful, humorous mixed-media drawings (4-7).


Big Mean Mike Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Scott Magoon (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763649906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 14th, 2012

He’s big. He’s tough. But a group of fluffy bunnies help us see another side of him. Expressive digital illustrations (4-8).

 


Bink and Gollie: Two for One Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763633615
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 12th, 2012

At the state fair, two girls display their friendship during their trying but humorous adventures. Energetic illustrations (6-8).

 


C. R. Mudgeon Cover Image
By Leslie Muir, Julian Hector (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781416979067
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2012

Will the grumpy hedgehog ever adapt to the sights, smells, and noise of his new adventurous squirrel neighbor? Colorful watercolor and charcoal illustrations (4-7).

 


Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? Cover Image
By Lois G. Grambling, Judy Love (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580892810
Availability: Special Order
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 1st, 2012

Would a woolly mammoth make a good library helper—or be a disaster? You’d be surprised! Colorful, humorously detailed illustrations (6-8).

 


Captain Awesome to the Rescue! Cover Image
By Stan Kirby, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442440906
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Published: Little Simon - April 3rd, 2012

Eugene isn’t a second grader at a new school—he’s Captain Awesome! Early chapter books with cartoonlike illustrations (6-9).

 


Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man Cover Image
By Stan Kirby, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442440913
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Published: Little Simon - April 3rd, 2012

Eugene isn’t a second grader at a new school—he’s Captain Awesome! Early chapter books with cartoonlike illustrations (6-9).

 


Captain Awesome and the New Kid Cover Image
By Stan Kirby, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442441996
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Published: Little Simon - May 8th, 2012

Eugene isn’t a second grader at a new school—he’s Captain Awesome! Early chapter books with cartoonlike illustrations (6-9).

 


The Chandeliers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374398989
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - August 7th, 2012

Clever, humorous illustrations detail the antics of a stage family of giraffes whose youngest member, Rufus, helps the show go on (5-7).

 


Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank! Cover Image
By Sally Warner, Jamie Harper (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780670063062
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2012

Third-grader Ellray becomes known as the kid who messes up, until a knowing teacher challenges that reputation. Black-and-white illustrations (7-10).

 


Florentine and Pig Cover Image
By Eva Katzler, Jess Mikhail (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781599908472
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - June 5th, 2012

Uh oh! Florentine planned a picnic, but Pig ate the last apple. Will they be able to have the outing anyway? Pig bravely saves the day. Action- supporting art in mixed media (5-8).

 


Goldilocks and Just One Bear Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763661724
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Published: Nosy Crow - August 14th, 2012

A bear gets lost in a noisy city and goes into Snooty Towers. Up on the seventeenth floor, he finds porridge to eat, a bed for a nap—and lots of surprises. Mixed-media illustrations (5–8).

 


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062104182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 4th, 2012

Three hungry dinosaurs set a chocolate pudding trap for an impetuous little girl in this rollicking takeoff. Bold cartoonlike illustrations (7-10).


The Hero of Little Street Cover Image
By Gregory Rogers, Gregory Rogers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596437296
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 27th, 2012

An irrepressible little boy tries to hide in London’s National Gallery, slipping into a Vermeer painting. Will he escape a fearsome gang? A wordless book with inventive graphic art (5-8).


Hooey Higgins and the Shark Cover Image
By Steve Voake, Emma Dodson (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763657826
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 24th, 2012

Three boys set out to catch a shark, hoping to raise funds for a massive chocolate egg. Playful illustrations (6-10).

 


Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble Cover Image
By Tracey Corderoy, Joe Berger (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763659042
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Published: Nosy Crow - July 10th, 2012

When a young girl tries to change her eccentric grandmother she realizes that being normal isn’t for everyone. Lively illustrations in a purple palette (6-8).

 


I Need My Own Country! Cover Image
By Rick Walton, Wes Hargis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781599905594
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - October 16th, 2012

A girl plagued by her younger brother explains the best way to declare independence. Sly text and humorous energetic illustrations (6-8).

 


Star of the Week Cover Image
By Caroline Adderson, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554535781
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2012

When his classmates are more interested in a new friend’s baby sibling than in Jasper’s lint collection, he is afraid that his week as class star will not be all he hoped. Black-and-white illustrations (6-8).

 


Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780547577203
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 8th, 2012

Although Grace is not asked to be her dear neighbor Augustine Dupre’s flower girl, Grace still enlists her friends to pull off a sweet wedding surprise. Cartoonlike black-and-white illustrations (7-10).

 


Larf Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554537013
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 1st, 2012

A seven-foot hairy vegetarian Sasquatch sets out to discover if others of his kind exist, with surprising results. Humorous ecofriendly mixed-media illustrations (6-8).

 


Lawn Mower Magic Cover Image
By Lynne Jonell, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375866616
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2012

Money is tight and Dad can’t fix the the power motor. Then magic touches the Willow family and the unexpected happens. Black-and-white illustrations (6-8).

 


The Leprechaun Under the Bed Cover Image
By Paul Meisel (Illustrator), Teresa Bateman
$17.95
ISBN: 9780823422210
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Published: Holiday House - February 1st, 2012

An enterprising leprechaun, Brian O’Shea, makes friends with the interloper who builds a cottage over his home. Humorous acrylic and watercolor illustrations (5-7).

 


Lester's Dreadful Sweaters Cover Image
By Keith Campbell, Keith Campbell (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554537709
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 1st, 2012

Lester’s strange Cousin Clara appears out of nowhere and knits 24/7, producing horrifying sweaters that he must wear. Amusing colored crayon drawings (6-8).

 


Look... Look Again! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590788943
Availability: Backordered
Published: Boyds Mills Press - October 1st, 2012

Expect the unexpected in this witty cartoon collection, which turns familiar predictable situations involving farmers, knights, clowns, and others into brain-teasing surprises. Detailed illustrations (7-10).

 


Lulu and the Duck in the Park Cover Image
By Hilary McKay, Priscilla Lamont (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780807548080
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2012

Lulu, who is “famous for animals,” rescues a duck egg and sneaks it into Class Three. Warm black-and- white illustrations (6-9).

 


The Hueys in the New Sweater Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257674
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Published: Philomel Books - May 24th, 2012

Bad-tempered Lulu resists helpful Fleischman’s assistance with her job walking three dogs, until she realizes her business venture will not succeed without him. Stylized black-and-white pencil illustrations (6-10).

 


The No-Dogs-Allowed Rule Cover Image
By Kashmira Sheth, Carl Pearce (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807556948
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2012

Ishan and his brother Sunil want a puppy, but their efforts to convince their mother result in one mess after another. Includes a few words of Hindi and a taste of Indian foods. Illustrated with pencil drawings (6-8).

 


The Obstinate Pen Cover Image
By Frank W. Dormer, Frank W. Dormer (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805092950
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 10th, 2012

What happens when a pen has a mind of its own? Humorous watercolors depict its journey to its rightful owner (5-7).

 


The Other Side of Town Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545162043
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Published: Michael Di Capua Books - November 1st, 2012

A taxi driver in New York City picks up an unusual
fare, which leads to a strange adventure. Word play
and puns abound. Cartoonlike illustrations (5-7).


Sophie's Fish Cover Image
By A. E. Cannon, Lee White (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780670012916
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2012

Jake agrees to babysit for his classmate’s fish for a weekend. Then he panics. Humorous
illustrations (5–7).


Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803735651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

Two best friends have silly adventures together. Clever illustrations (4-7).


Stuey Lewis Against All Odds: Stories from the Third Grade Cover Image
By Jane Schoenberg, Cambria Evans (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780374399016
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 22nd, 2012

From outer space to the class pet show, resourceful, imaginative Stuey has lots of adventures. Black-and-white illustrations add to the fun (7-9).