The Matzo Ball Boy

Author: Lisa Shulman

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780142407691

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In this Jewish version of "The Gingerbread Boy," a matzo ball runs away from an old woman as she prepares her Passover dinner.

Stop That Pickle!

Author: Peter Armour,Andrew Shachat

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618548897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A pickle tries to escape being eaten by fleeing through the city streets, pursued by a variety of other food items.

Señorita Gordita

Author: Helen Ketteman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480489301

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In this Tex-Mex retelling of “The Gingerbread Man,” Señorita Gordita—a little corn cake—escapes from the frying pan and leads a merry chase. She runs through the desert boasting, “You’ll never catch me!” while fleeing from a spider, a rattler, and other hungry creatures “with a flip, and a skip, and a zip-zoom-zip.” A fast-paced and wildly illustrated twist on an old favorite. ”A welcome retelling, particularly suited for reading aloud to groups.” —Kirkus Reviews “Ketteman’s text skitters along. . . . Terry’s illustrations . . . have the vivacity of graffiti and Mexican street art. . . . As for his long-lashed, sassy Gordita . . . she exudes just enough snark that children won’t mind her gustatory comeuppance.” —Publishers Weekly “The art is full of Southwestern charm and depicts the setting accurately. Gordita is sassy, the other animals shifty and speedy, and these elements all add up to a yummy folktale.” —School Library Journal “Ketteman playfully mixes English and Spanish throughout the book, making it a perfect selection for bilingual families, new Spanish speakers, and anyone who enjoys a delicioso variation on an old favorite.” —Booklist “This regional retelling of The Gingerbread Man from a celebrated author-illustrator team is a winner! . . . This book begs to be read aloud, and be prepared for your listeners to join in during the refrain, ‘with a flip and a skip and a zip-zoom-zip.’ ” —Library Media Connection Helen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty picture books, including Señorita Gordita, Armadilly Chili, and The Three Little Gators, a 2010 Wanda Gág Award Honor Book. A longtime resident of Texas, she now lives in Sanibel, Florida. Will Terry has illustrated more than twenty picture books including The Three Little Gators and Little Rooster’s Diamond Button. He teaches illustration part-time at Utah Valley State College, creates ebook apps, and lives in Cedar Hills, Utah, with his wife and three sons. His website is www.willterry.com.

The Runaway Tortilla

Author: Eric Kimmel

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 194182188X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A sassy tortilla, so light she jumps off the griddle, leads an elaborate game of chase through the desert while taunting a passel of critters—two horned toads, three donkeys, four jackrabbits, five rattlesnakes, and six buckaroos. But has she met her match in Señor Coyote?

The Runaway Rice Cake

Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481443046

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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It's the Chinese New Year, and the Chang Family has only enough rice flour to make one nián-gão, a special New Year's rice cake, for the entire family to eat. But this delicious little nián-gão has other ideas. "Ai yo! I don't think so!" it cries, coming to life and escaping. Ming, Cong, little Da and their parents chase the nián-gão all over the village until it runs into a hungry, old woman and sends her tumbling to the ground. Though Da is a small boy, his heart is big enough to share the treat with her, even though that leaves Da's family with nothing to eat for their own celebration. But the Changs' generosity doesn't go unnoticed. When they return home, they find the Kitchen God has left a wonderful surprise for them. Ying Chang Compestine's heartwarming story conveys an important and poignant message about sharing and compassion. Tungwai Chau's soft and evocative illustrations complete this tender holiday story.

Snow Dude

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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After building the perfect snowman, Nick and Kara are stunned when it suddenly comes to life and quickly takes off--running, snowboarding, and zipping in and around the town streets and hillsides--forcing all the residents to take chase to put a stop to his crazy adventure.

Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop

Author: Lisa Shulman

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780142401866

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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A female Old MacDonald builds a farm in her workshop, with the help of the other farm animals.

A Big Fat Enormous Lie

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0140547371

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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An empty cookie jar and a small boy with a problem lead to one big fat enormous lie.

Ooko

Author: Esmé Shapiro

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1101918446

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Desperate for a "Debbie" of his own, Ooko the fox sets out to become like all the other foxes so he can find a Debbie of his own.

Smick

Author: Doreen Cronin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698169166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Smick is a BIG dog. Sit, Smick. Chick is a little chick. Stay, Smick! So what happens when they see a stick? Written by New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin and ingeniously illustrated by newcomer Juana Medina, Smick is a story of unlikely friendship, a sense of adventure, and a lot of wonderful wordplay.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

A Football Story

Author: Phil Bildner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039924171X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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When their beloved baseball team, the New York Giants, moves to California, Sam and Pop switch their loyalties to the other New York Giants and attend their championship game with the Baltimore Colts. Includes historical note.

Pecan Pie Baby

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147511283

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born, in a heartwarming story for kids adjusting to the idea of a new family member.

Three Magic Balls

Author: Richard Egielski

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060260330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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After an old woman sells three unusual balls to the owner of the toy shop where Rudy works, she gives him a golden whistle that comes in very handy when the balls lead him on a magical adventure. 35,000 first printing.

Sylvie

Author: Jennifer Sattler

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307976610

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Meet a flamingo of a different stripe! “Mama, why are we pink?” asks an ever-curious young flamingo named Sylvie. Like Leo Lionni’s chameleon in A Color of His Own, Sylvie comes to learn that being yourself is the best thing to be. When she learns that it’s due to the little pink brine shrimp they eat, Sylvie takes the maxim “You are what you eat!” to a whole new level. Her new diet leads to some very interesting new looks—from scarlet to stripey to positively purple!

Five Little Gefiltes

Author: Dave Horowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399246088

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Five little gefilte fish sneak out of their jar and explore the world, causing their poor mother great worry. Includes a note about gefilte fish and a glossary of Yiddish words.

The Carp in the Bathtub

Author: Barbara Cohen

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing

ISBN: 9780930494674

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Two children try to rescue the carp their mother plans to make into gefilte fish for the Seder.

Friends

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399165339

Category: FICTION

Page: 32

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When his friend moves away, a boy sets out on a journey to find her.

Going West

Author: Jean Van Leeuwen

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606113984

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Follows a family's emigration by prairie schooner from the East, across the plains to Kansas.

Waking Beauty

Author: Leah Wilcox

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698198719

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When Prince Charming finds Sleeping Beauty and her fairies, he doesn't know what to do. The fairies try to tell him, but he keeps interrupting with crazy ideas of his own such as shouting, jumping on her bed, and pouring water on her. Of course none of those work, and he is mortified when he finally hears what he has to do! A hilarious twist on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, this is a companion to the hit Falling for Rapunzel.