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Get Lost in a Story

The New Bookshelf is stuffed with great stories and new characters. Be sure to spend some time with them this summer.

When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.

The fallen star by Tracey Hecht

When Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark discover that all of the forest's pomelos have been poisoned, Iris, a mysterious aye-aye, claims monsters from the Moon are to blame.

The last grand adventure by Rebecca Behrens

In 1967, unhappy with her newly-blended family, twelve-year-old Bea agrees to accompany Pidge, her grandmother, to Atchison, Kansas, where Pidge believes her long-lost sister, Amelia Earhart, will meet them. Includes historical notes, a brief biography, quotations from the Earharts, and resources for educators.

Big Bunny by Rowboat Watkins

A parent and child share the telling of a story about a giant bunny who eats carrots--and maybe trucks and bridges (according to the child).

Jerome by heart by Thomas Scotto

"A young boy expresses his love for his friend Jerome"--.

If Wendell had a walrus by Lori Mortensen

Wendell goes looking for a walrus, but finds a new friend, instead.

A look at the relationship Frida Kahlo shared with her pets explores how her personal stuggles and the animals influenced her art.

My pet wants a pet by Elise Broach

A boy's mother, reluctant to allow him even one pet, is increasingly unhappy as each new pet wants a pet of its own.

Please, no more nuts! by Jonathan Fenske

Tired of eating nuts morning, noon, and night, a squirrel desperately tries to get rid of his excess nuts.

When his toothbrush goes missing, Dog's friends help him look for it.

"Year 2 of Raven's quest for Love and Revenge begins! With the whole crew back together in one piece, it's time for a celebration. But some of the crew have ulterior motives for this party and it'll take a romantic twist! What no one expects is the party to be cut short by an attack that will tear some relationships apart, push others closer together, and leave our crew one lady short."--Back cover.

It's a hot afternoon and Murilla Gorilla the Jungle Detective is back on the case. This time, one of Mandrill's mops has disappeared. Will Murilla be able to help her friend out of this sticky mess? Or will she get distracted by thoughts of a cool glass of lemonade.