Back Ages 4-8 | April Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Ages 4-8  
Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas

Rubin Pingk · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

A young ninja wants a snowball fight for Christmas, and he just might get his holiday wish in this picture book with graphic novel-inspired illustrations that celebrate the spirit of giving, Samurai style.It's snowing on Christmas Eve! Yukio loves snowball fights, but none of the other...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail

James Horvath · HarperCollins
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Top dog Duke and his busy crew of construction worker dogs have a big day ahead of them as they race to repair a road. With miles of new road to lay, the crew gets to work using equipment like bulldozers, steamrollers, and paving trucks. But what happens when a rocky hill blocks the way?...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Beware of the Crocodile

Martin Jenkins · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Explore an informative, playfully illustrated story about one of the world's most dangerous animals: the crocodile.You probably know a little about crocodiles already. They're reptiles, they have an awful lot of teeth, and they're pretty scary - at least, the big ones are!...
Read More check catalog
 
 
This book is out of control!

Richard Byrne · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

In this follow-up to This book just ate my dog! and We're in the wrong book!, Bella and Ben and that adorable dog are back for another (mis) adventure.Ben has a new remote-controlled toy; it has all kinds of buttons -- Up, Down, Siren, Spin. He and Bella try pressing each one, but the remote...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Stacy McAnulty · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome." Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point-of-view of Earth herself! In this funny yet informative book, filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts, readers will discover key moments in Earth's life, from her childhood...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Eva and the New Owl: A Branches Book

Rebecca Elliott · Branches/Scholastic Inc., 2016.
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

There's a new owl in Eva's class. Will Eva make a new friend? In book #4, a new owl named Hailey starts in Eva's class at school. Eva is always happy to meet new people, and she's excited to make a new friend! But the new owl befriends Lucy instead of her. So Eva gets jealous....
Read More check catalog
 
 
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas

Tonya Bolden · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Discover the incredible true story of how one of history's most successful potato farmers began life as a slave and worked until he was named the "Potato King of the World"!Junius G. Groves came from humble beginnings in the Bluegrass State. Born in Kentucky into slavery, freedom...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey · GRAPHIX
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the #1 New York Times bestselling, crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All

Douglas Florian · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, celebrated picture book poet Douglas Florian offers an honest, touching, and often humorous collection of twenty-three poems about relationships - both good and bad!There are all kinds of friends - good friends, bad friends, old friends, new friends...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Whale in a Fishbowl

Troy Howell · Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 42
Format: Hardcover

A moving, poetic story about a whale in captivity who longs for the ocean . . . because whales don't belong in fishbowls, do they?Wednesday is a whale who lives in a fishbowl smack dab in the middle of a city--it's the only home she's ever known. Cars whizz around her and people...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Dooby Dooby Moo

Doreen Cronin · Simon Spotlight
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From BOOKLIST
Read More check catalog
 
 
My little fox

Rick Chrustowski · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A little fox discovers the wonders of the world around him in this exuberant picture book that celebrates the seasons and the relationship between a parent and child.When Mama Fox tells her new baby that it's time to go outside for the first time, he isn't so sure. So Mama promises to stay...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Welcome to the Forest

Ruth Owen · Ruby Tuesday Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

How are worms helping the forest trees obtain water? Who is munching on the colorful fungus that's growing from a tree trunk? Which neighborhood residents will soon become dinner for the family of hungry woodpecker chicks? And what tiny creatures on the forest floor will feed on the red,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Playdates Are Not Scary!

Kara McMahon · Simon Spotlight, 2015.
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Friday the Scaredy Cat has his first playdate in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read adventure.Today is a big day for Friday the Scaredy Cat! Friday has his very first playdate with a nice orange cat named Mushy. There is just one problem - Friday is scared of playdates! Can Friday face his fear...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Super Turbo and the Fire-Breathing Dragon

LEE KIRBY · Little Simon
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

In the fifth, Super Turbo book, there's a new animal in school and the class pets are convinced she's a fire-breathing dragon!You know Turbo as the hamster sidekick from the Captain Awesome books. But ever wonder what actually goes on when the last school bell rings and Turbo is left...
Read More check catalog