missing: calvin crane and the kidnappER

Kevin Don Porter

After he bumps into a strange guy at Yellowstone National Park who's secretly removing the missing girl posters, Calvin thinks their van is being tailed. Getting murdered isn't on the family itinerary. In a cramped van full of farts and frito feet with his whiny older sisters, parents and crabby Grandma Edith, Calvin presses forward on a cross-country road trip to California.  But as the search for the missing girl widens state-by-state, Calvin can't escape her haunting face. Neither can he shake the eerie feeling that he's being followed - suspicious-looking people, strange vehicles. Who can he trust? His parents think it's just his OCD talking.

Paperback, $14.95

Paperback, $14.95

Kimberly Smith

What would you do if your favorite stuffed toy came to life to play with you for the day? Get ready for some fun, singing, counting and a few OOH OOH AHH AHH's as Miss Kimberly needs your help to tell this magical tale. Once you have worked up an appetite, you can re-create Chippey's kitchen band by singing "We All Enjoy Monkeying Around" while you bake his yummy banana bread with the recipe included in the story.

monkeying around: meet chippey and his friends

the beanbag plot

In a town called Beanerville, at the top of Blackbean Hill, the Beanheads lived and laughed all day in a silly kind of Beanhead way. . . until Bart the Big Bad Baked Bean comes up with a plot to stuff the Beanheads in a big Beanbag. Can King Bean who is kind, gentle and somewhat meek, who also gets flustered when he tries to speak, stand up to Big Bad Bart to save the Beanheads? Find out in this first book in a new series.

Paperback, $14.95

Created by the brother-sister team of Michael & Jeanine Kadrie

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Alison Kartevold winning the Moonbeam Children's Award

Veronica and Sophia will grow to be incredibly Gifted- if they just live long enough. The Princesses can already talk to magical creatures and are learning to use Imperium Pieces, but their idyllic life in KenKarta is shattered when Lord Leamoldae returns from banishment looking for revenge. He wants the powerful Onoxmon. To gain it, he traps the King and Queen and kidnaps Princess Sophia. Now Sophia must rely on her own emerging Gifts to survive while Princess Veronica, a stable boy named Zane, and an assortment of mythical creatures embark on a deadly quest to save her.

hardcover, $20.95

kenkarta: battle of the onoxmon

Sherry Linger Kaier

Can you tell Impressionism from Post Impressionism?  Cubism from Surrealism? Join Ava Noodlenicker on a colorful adventure that clearly explains six major art movements: Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.  Ages 12 and older

an arty adventure

hardcover, $20.95

Paperback, $8.95

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