Have You Heard About... Harriet the Invincible

… the beautiful princess who suffers under a dreadful curse? At her christening, the princess is cursed to prick her finger and fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday. You may think this story sounds familiar, but this version was written by Ursula Vernon, who looks at things … differently.

Have You Heard About... Last of the Sandwalkers

… the grand city of New Coleopolis? In Jay Hosler’s Last of the Sandwalkers, five great beetles set out to explore the deadly desert surrounding their home. (Well, ok, four great beetles and one great big jerk.) They are scientists and adventurers, out to discover what they can about the world outside their city’s walls.

Have You Heard About... This is a Moose

… the majestic moose, drinking from lakes, eating leaves, and dreaming of being an astronaut? In This is a Moose, a crew is filming a documentary on moose in the wild. Unfortunately, the director has a very specific idea of what moose do in the wild, and it does not include flying to the moon!

Have You Heard About... The Shadow Hero

… the Green Turtle, hero of Chinatown? His origin story is the focus of Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s The Shadow Hero. As the son of Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century, Hank never really wanted to be a superhero.

Have You Heard About... The Cat with Seven Names

… the cat who brought together a neighborhood? In The Cat with Seven Names, Tony Johnston and Christine Davenier introduce us to a very social cat. He seems to be a stray as he goes to different houses and apartments begging for food.

Have You Heard About... Dream Dog

… the boy who wanted a dog more than anything? Harry’s father wants him to be happy, but his nose can’t handle dog hair on top of the irritation from his job at the pepper factory. Finally, with a little help from his X-36 Infra-Rocket Imagination Helmet, Harry makes his own Dream Dog, Waffle. They’re inseparable, despite everyone’s claims that Waffle doesn’t really exist. What will happen when Harry has a chance to get a real, live dog though?

Have You Heard About... Will and Whit

… taking chances and facing your fears? Laura Lee Gulledge’s Will and Whit is a sweet, thoughtful look at a girl who does just that. Wilhelmina, Will for short, is 17, but she has an old-fashioned soul. Will makes lamps, partly for fun and partly to keep away the shadows that surround her since her parents died.

Have You Heard About... Frog Trouble

… the dangers of amphibians? Sandra Boynton adds to her collection of silly CDs with Frog Trouble. The back of the case says, “Boynton Country Music,” and you know you’re off to a good start when the first two songs are about dogs and trucks. However, in addition to both country and western tunes, this album has folk, rock, honky-tonk, and more.

Have You Heard About... Mr. Wuffles

… the greatest cat toy ever? Mr. Wuffles has lots of toys – mousies and balls and fish, toys with feathers and bells and string — but one day he finds the best toy ever! It’s metal, not quite round, with a ledge around the middle that’s perfect for carrying it. Mr. Wuffles loves this toy!

Have You Heard About... Happy Birdday, Tacky!

… the celebration for the silliest penguin in the world? Tacky’s friends want to make everything perfect in Happy Birdday, Tacky! by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger. It’s a little difficult since he’s such an odd bird.

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