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New School! The Next Chapter is Bittersweet

It’s all been a whirlwind, but we had Claire start a new school recently and we were waiting to see if Oliver would also get accepted. He finally did, and the new school starts next week. This is bittersweet because it took him a little while to make friends and settle into his current school and he really likes his friends there. But I think this is a better opportunity and we had to take it. I hope we did the right thing. For the parents who may be reading …

Book Club: Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16)

In the new book in Tedd Arnold’s New York Times bestselling Fly Guy series, it’s Christmazzz Eve and Fly Guy doesn’t have a present to give his best friend, Buzz. But when he goes out to look for one, Fly Guy meets a stranger in the house whom he has to fight off with his ninja action. Will Fly Guy defeat the stranger? Will he find a present for Buzz?

Even reluctant readers will enjoy this fun, zany holiday story about Fly Guy meeting Santa Claus, knocking over the Christmas tree, and showing off his ninja moves!

Book Club: Daniel Plays Ball. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

<b>A new generation of children love <i>Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood</i>, inspired by the classic series <i>Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood</i>!</b><BR> <BR>Daniel Tiger learns that practice makes perfect in this sweet Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read based on a popular episode of <i>Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood</i>!<BR><BR>Daniel, Prince Wednesday, and Miss Elaina are playing at the park with Prince Tuesday. The group decides to play a game of animal ball, but Daniel can’t seem to catch the ball. With some encouragement from Prince Tuesday, Daniel discovers that if he keeps trying, he’ll get better!<BR> <BR>© 2014 The Fred Rogers Company.

Book Club: Go Sleep in Your Own Bed

From bestselling, award-winning author Fleming and beloved illustrator of the Maple books Nichols comes a giggle-inducing read-aloud starring a cast of comically grumpy barnyard animals. Sure to become a bedtime favorite.
This funny and irresistible picture book feels like a classic in the making. When Pig plops into his sty at bedtime, he finds Cow fast asleep in his spot. “Go sleep in your own bed!” he squeals, and sends her packing. But when Cow finally snuggles down into her stall, she finds Hen sleeping there. So begins a chain reaction of snoozing barnyard animals being awakened and sent off to their own beds, until every last one is in just the right place. Young children will delight in repeating the refrain “Go sleep in your own bed!” and laugh at the antics of these hilarious—and very sleepy—farm animals.
Praise for Oh, No! by Candace Fleming:
*”Reads like an instant classic. Oh, yes! This is a terrific new picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
*”It’s a book with the feel of an old classic—and it may well become one.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
“A winner for 3- and 4-year-olds.”The New York Times
Praise for the Maple series by Lori Nichols:
*“Readers will fall in love with Maple.” —School Library Journal, Starred
Utterly charming.”The New York Times