Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.
Author Adam Rubin and illustrator Daniel Salmieri, the collaborative team who brought us Those Darn Squirrels, Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door, Dragons Love Tacos, Those Darn Squirrels Fly South, Secret Pizza Party, and Big Bad Bubble, have combined their considerable talents and love of wacky wildness to explore the notion of whipping up a special potion. In Robo-Sauce (Dial Books For Young Readers, October 20, 2015) we discover with the right stuff dreams can and do come true.
I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems. Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In "I Will Take a Nap " Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?
Waiting is a quiet book. Each of the figurines standing in the window is waiting for something: the moon, the rain, the wind, the snow. Sometimes they have visitors. Sometimes one of them goes away. They each wait patiently, enjoying the world outside the window. When a new friend comes, it turns out she is waiting for something entirely different: something that will surprise them all. Enjoy this book with a thoughtful reader. — From Holiday Picks 2015
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! by Elise Parsley. Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does "not" want you to bring an alligator But nothing will stop Magnolia, who's determined to have the best show-and-tell of all--until her reptilian rapscallion starts getting her into some major trouble. Now it's up to Magnolia to find a way to send this troublemaker home--but what could "possibly" scare an alligator away?