Brother Hugo and the Bear - Katy Beebe, S. D. Schindler | A clever tale that will charm book lovers. Brother Hugo can't return his library book — the letters of St. Augustine — because, it turns out, the precious book has been devoured by a bear! Brother Hugo and the Bear is loosely based on a note found in a twelfth-century manuscript — and largely on the creative imaginings of author Katy Beebe. This humorous tale is sure to delight readers who have acquired their own taste for books.
A Less Than Perfect Peace - Jacqueline Levering Sullivan |Sequel to Annie's War. Four years have gone by since fourteen-year-old Annie Leigh Howard joyfully welcomed her father back from World War II. Life isn't back to normal quite as Annie once hoped, though. It is now January 1950 and the Cold War has begun to grip the nation. . . .
Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully - Janice Levy, Bill Slavin, Esperanca Melo | Thomas hates being ignored. But when his attempts to impress everyone don't make him any friends, he decides to be a bully instead. There's just one problem: he makes a terrible bully.
Book Trailer for TWO LITTLE BIRDS | As children’s author and illustrator Mary Newell DePalma is quick to remind us, “migratory birds are amazing.” Inspired to create a book celebrating these audacious travelers, DePalma says she “wrote and illustrated a simple, joyful story about two little birds who follow their natural instincts — and their own sense of adventure — on an exciting voyage through storms, across plains and oceans, and back again.”
It's World War II, and Misha's family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a single crowded ghetto. Conditions are appalling: every day more people die from disease, starvation, and deportations. Misha joins a handful of other Jews who decide to make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis. Heavily illustrated with sober blue-and-white drawings, this powerful novel dramatically captures the brutal reality of a tragic historical event.