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M is for Monster: A Fantastic Creatures Alphabet

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Gerald Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537681

Readers will meet the fascinating main characters featured in many myths and legends. Award-winning children's book author and former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis not only examines creatures of popular legends such as mummies, werewolves, and zombies, but he also introduces lesser-known-but-just-as-menacing monsters such as the Roc and the giant called Xing Tian. Includes origins of the Frankenstein story as well as creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, Baba Yaga, and the Phoenix. Monster, mystery, and fantasy fans of all ages will enjoy this alphabetical tribute.

Tornado Tamer

Terri Fields (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557541

In this adaptation of The Emperors New Clothes, Mayor Peacock declares he will hire a tornado tamer to protect the town. After a long search, Travis arrives to fill the position and this trickster weasel has a plan. He will build a very special, transparent cover to protect the town. Travis magical cover is so transparent that only those smart enough and special enough can even see it. Mouse is doubtful, but his questions are brushed off. Months later, the cover has been hung and Travis has been paid a hefty sum, but a tornado is in the distance and the town is in its path. Will the magic cover protect the town?

Mechanimals

Chris Tougas (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436302

When a tornado leaves a farmer with a heap of scrap metal and no animals, his neighbors are sure it's all over for him. But the determined farmer refuses to admit defeat. His plans are big, and when his neighbors dismiss them with the words, "When pigs fly," they grow bigger still. The farmer sets to work to turn that scrap metal into some rather surprising creatures. Mechanimals will help all of us believe in our dreams, despite what the neighbors may say.

Today, Maybe

Dominique Demers (author), Gabrielle Grimard (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694013

Today, Maybe is a story about a little girl who is waiting for someone, a friend. She doesn't yet know who it will be. In a series of surprising and humorous encounters, several well-known characters of children's literature arrive at her door. But none of them are the one she is waiting for, and she graciously sends them all away. With her bird to keep her company and hope filling her heart, weeks and then months pass as she waits and waits. When there is a scratch at the door one night, certainty fills the little girl's heart, and she opens the door to discover true friendship is indeed worth waiting for.

Night Boy

Anne Laurel Carter (author), Nino Pelletier (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694037

Night is a boy who knows it's much more fun to play than go to sleep. When the sun sets, he travels through the night sky in a spaceship with his teddy. Night's favorite game is hide-and-go-seek, which he plays each evening with his older sister, Day. But why can't he ever find her? Night Boy is a unique playful picturebook about a brother and a sister named Night and Day. The rhythmic text and rich illustrations make for a bedtime story that is sure to lull children who say "I can't sleep" into dreamland. Through the personas of a brother and sister, Night Boy offers a unique explanation of how night turns to day astronomically.

Alicia y Greta: Un cuento de dos brujas

Steven J. Simmons (author), Cyd Moore (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9780881061338

Children follow the adventures of two witches with very different personalities, one kind and one mischievous, as they learn the golden rule.

Dragon Tide

Ingrid Lee (author), Meister Soizick (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438016

A girl and a boy watch a stranger build a dragon in the sand. The dragon must wait for the night tide to set it free. But there is danger on the beach. As the sea crawls closer, other children come. They jump and play and the dragon begins to dissolve beneath their feet. The boy and the girl must keep the dragon safe until the sea can free him.

Doors in the Air

David Weale (author), Perre Pratt (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692514

Doors in the Air is the story of a boy who is fascinated by doors. He marvels at how stepping through a doorway can take him from one world to another. He is especially enthralled by the doors of his imagination, which he refers to as "doors in the air." He delights in discovering that when he passes through these doors, he leaves behind all feelings of boredom, fear and unpleasantness. Doors in the Air is a lilting journey through house doors, dream doors and, best of all, doors in the air.

Kishka for Koppel

Aubrey Davis (author), Sheldon Cohen (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693009

In this fresh take on a classic tale, a magic meat grinder helps a poor Jewish couple learn a little gratitude after the three wishes it grants them go awry. A cautionary story that questions today's consumerism and excessiveness, Kishka for Koppel, like the best folktales, can help children and adults alike to look both beyond and within.

Sweet Touch, The

Lorna Balian (author), Lecia Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724106

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A modern day version of King Midas' Touch. When the gumball machine delivers a ring instead of bubble gum, Peggy can't hide her disappointment. After turning the ring round and round on her finger, a genie appears and grants her one wish for the "sweet touch."

Witches

Cheryl Christian (author), Wish Williams (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723833

Little witches abound in this rollicking, rhyming adventure that features all of the fun, fantasy, and treats--but none of the tricks--of a Halloween night to remember!

The Bremen Town Musicians

Brian Wildsmith (author), Brian Wildsmith (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724328

A retelling of the Grimm Brother's beloved tale about five animals who travel together to Bremen, and encounter an unexpected result along the way.

David & Goliath

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Ron Kauffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228167

Introduce your children to the classic story of Daniel in this fifteen page E-book. His heartwarming tale is told with vivid illustrations that bring the story to life. This tale provides a humble example of the true meaning of faith.

Numbers & Counting Collection

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Laura; Desantis Ferrar Close (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228556

Children will love these classic stories - including Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, London Bridge, This Little Pig, Little Miss Muffet, Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone, Pat-A-Cake Pat-A-Cake, Jack & Jill, This Old Man, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Bo Peep, Little Jack Horner, The Mulberry Bush, and Sing A Song of Sixpence, in this beautifully illustrated story.

Humpty Dumpty & More

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599227870

Children will love the classic nursery rhymes-- including a new, happy ending to Humpty Dumpty's tale--in this colorfully illustrated book.

Daniel & the Lion's Den

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Ron Kauffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228143

A simple retelling of the classic Old Testament story. Children will have fun learning about God's faithfulness and how David survived a night in the lions' den in this colorfully illustrated, early reader bible story.

Bible Stories Sing & Learn

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Ron Kaufman (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228570

See the enthusiasm your child will have while reading about the Lord with this inspirational and beautifully illustrated book! This book will encourage your child to learn about lessons of faith in the Old and New Testaments.