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Cover: Lizzie and the Last Day of School

Kirkus Reviews - Lizzie and the Last Day of School

A girl’s love for school is more than evident in this latest from Noble.Lizzie loved everything about school in preschool and kindergarten, from the smell of the books to her school supplies. She even spent all summer playing school with her baby sister, Lulu. Now it’s her “first year of… ”/editorial_reviews/219">View »

 
Cover: Digger and Daisy Go to the City

Kirkus Reviews - Digger and Daisy Go to the City

In their fourth sibling adventure, Digger and Daisy are as fresh and curious as when readers first encountered them (Digger and Daisy Go to the Zoo, 2013); at this pace, there’ll be no issues about ever having to grow up.And, frankly, who wants them to? These two young canines—the older… View »

 
Cover: A Penguin Named Patience

Booklist Review - A Penguin Named Patience

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there is no electric power to the Audubon Aquarium, and the African penguin habitat becomes dangerously hot. The penguin-keeper arrives to soothe Patience and 18 other black-footed penguins, feed them, pack them into carriers, and travel with them by truck… View »

 
Cover: A Penguin Named Patience

Kirkus Reviews - A Penguin Named Patience

A moving account of a colony of penguins at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans that survived after Hurricane Katrina due to a dedicated staff and a host aquarium. In the opening scene, Patience is alone and looks concerned. Patience knows the air is getting hotter and wonders where the… View »

 
Cover: Digger and Daisy Go to the Doctor

School Library Journal - Digger and Daisy Go to the Doctor

A pup wakes up one morning not feeling well. His older sister springs into action, toting poor Digger to the doctor’s office in a red wagon. He is afraid he will need a shot, though Daisy assures him that shots make you feel better and only hurt a little. With her repeated coaxing and… View »

 
Cover: A Penguin Named Patience

Publishers Weekly - A Penguin Named Patience

In an uplifting true story, Patience, the oldest African penguin at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, tries to keep the other penguins safe during Hurricane Katrina. Finally, the penguin keeper arrives to transport the penguins to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where they stay for nine… View »

 
Cover: A Cookie for Santa

Booklist - A Cookie for Santa

A gingerbread cookie is baked especially for Santa’s visit in this spin on “The Night before Christmas.” As he sits awaiting Santa’s arrival, the cookie has some concerns: “Later that evening, / When he’d be devoured / Would he be brave? / Or a crumbling coward?” Then two enthusiastic… View »

 
Cover: Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

Publishers Weekly - Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

Twelve-year-old Tomi Itano, the daughter of Japanese immigrants, is embarrassed and saddened when signs reading “No Japs” suddenly begin to appear around their California town, following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Opening in 1942, Dallas’s novel follows Tomi’s family’s hardships as… View »

 
Cover: A Cookie for Santa

School Library Journal - A Cookie for Santa

On Christmas Eve, a Gingerbread Boy anxiously awaits the arrival of Santa Claus and his own demise as a snack for the jolly old elf. “Later that evening/When he’d be devoured/Would he be brave?/Or a crumbling coward?” Two rowdy puppies soon tear him from his morbid thoughts; to stop them… View »

 
Cover: Memoirs of an Elf

School Library Journal - Memoirs of an Elf

Armed with a smart phone for texting, navigating via GPS, and using the camera feature to take an “elfie” of himself and his crew before taking off with Santa on Christmas Eve, Spark is truly a millennial elf. At times, his Type A personality surfaces whenever it seems that Santa is falling… View »