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hattie & hudson

hardback
written and illustrated by: chris van dusen

A little girl and her colossal friend teach a monster-size lesson about prejudging others in a charming new offering from Chris Van Dusen.

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if i built a house

hardback
written and illustrated by: chris van dusen

jack is back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack’s limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs.

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if i built a car

paperback
written and illustrated by: chris van dusen

Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise!

circus ship

paperback
written and illustrated by: chris van dusen

when a circus ship runs aground, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. They soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. With stunning artwork and rhyming text, this is a rare hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

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randy riley’s really big hit

paperback
written and illustrated by: chris van dusen

Randy likes space, robots, and baseball, but he can’t ace everything . . . or can he? Chris Van Dusen knocks one out of the park with a comical ode to ingenuity.

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president taft is stuck in the bath

paperback
written by: mac barnett
illustrated by: chris van dusen

George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature — well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now how did he get unstuck?

leroy ninker saddles up

paperback
written by: kate dicamillo
illustrated by: chris van dusen

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. tales from deckawoo drive #1

francine poulet meets the ghost racoon

paperback
written by: kate dicamillo
illustrated by: chris van dusen

Deckawoo Drive’s intrepid Animal Control Officer meets her match—or does she? A funny, heartfelt, and fast-paced romp from the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. tales from deckawoo drive #2

where are you going, baby lincoln?

hardback
written by: kate dicamillo
illustrations by: chris van dusen

What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected journey? Kate DiCamillo presents a touching new adventure set in Mercy Watson’s world. tales from deckawoo drive #3

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the nuts: sing and dance in your polka dot pants

story by eric litwin
art by scott magoon

Hazel Nut wants her family to sing and dance along with her, but they are just too busy! Who can she call? Why… her super-hip, disco-dancing Grandma Nut!

signed copies available!

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el deafo

by cece bell

this graphic novel memoir about a young girl growing up deaf won the newbery honor (and our hearts), we believe that this is a title for every family library.

signed copies available!

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olivia the spy

by ian falconer

if we were to add one picturebook to our permanent collections this month, this would be it. olivia was the rare character to position herself as a modern classic upon arrival, and in this latest title, his stunning artwork positions ian falconer as an illustrating legend. we think it’s his best work ever. you simply must see it.

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summer of the woods

by steven k. smith

Brothers Sam and Derek move to Virginia with their family and discover a rare 1877 Indian Head coin in the woods behind their new house. Join the brothers as they solve the mystery in the first book of local author, Steven Smith’s, fast-paced Virginia Mystery Series!

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mystery on church hill

by steven k. smith

sam and derek are back! join the brothers at richmond’s famous st’ john’s church as they follow clues from our founding father’s about a secret plot to steal a national treasure.

ghosts of belle isle

by steven k. smith

in book three of the virginia mystery series, the brothers uncover the rich history of richmond’s beloved belle isle, a former prisoner-of-war camp from the civil war.