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1 - The Curious Garden

Peter Brown - Little

One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This...
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2 - 14 Cows for America

Carmen Agra Deedy - Peachtree Publishers; 1 edition

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya.An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unsought and unexpected...
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3 - Once Upon a Twice

Denise Doyen - Random House

A cautionary tale for mice reminiscent of Carroll's Jabberwocky!Out in the open, in the clear,Where any wisenmouse would fear,Jam licks his paw, he grooms an ear,And never hears approaching hisssss . . .What will happen to the brave mouse Jam when he breaks the rules and goes for a moonlit...
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4 - Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)

Jane Yolen - Schwartz & Wade

Bestselling Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith and legendary author Florence Parry Heide have teamed up to create an unforgettable princess sure to charm and delight young readers. Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. And so the king and queen have pebbles sewn into the tops of her socks,...
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5 - The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.

Kate Messner - Walker Childrens

In the mountains of rural Vermont, fall is a season of beauty and transformation . . . but not for Gianna Z. With less than one week to collect twenty-five leaves for a science project, her spot at cross-country sectionals is in serious peril. Plus with a dad who runs a funeral parlor out of the basement,...
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6 - Leaving the Bellweathers

Kristin Clark Venuti - EgmontUSA; 1 edition

The young Bellweathers–fourteen-year-old Spider, thirteen-year-old Ninda, and the ten-year-old triplets, Brick, Spike, and Sassy–and their equally peculiar parents have brought constant chaos to the once-peaceful village of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay. Still, no one has suffered more...
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7 - Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall

Emily Bearn - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition

Deep inside the broom cupboard of Rose Cottage, two mice live in great style. Tumtum and Nutmeg lead cozy and quiet lives, secretly looking after Arthur and Lucy, the disheveled human children of the cottage, never dreaming that so many exciting adventures will soon find them. But when...
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8 - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times BestsellerThis stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley...
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