Fabulous new books for kids of all ages!
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after? Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall, that is, until his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can no longer do many of the things he loves most, like sleeping in his top bunk bed, buying his favorite cereal, and most especially, being close to the birds. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? Ages 4 to 8.
Good Day, Good Night
When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it’s time for the little bunny to say goodnight. Goodnight, kitty. Goodnight, bear. Goodnight, people everywhere. This recently discovered picture book text by beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown features her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that has soothed generations of children to sleep. Paired with Loren Long’s stunningly gorgeous illustrations, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny. Ages 4 to 8. **Meet Loren Long at Books by the Banks on Saturday, October 28th!**
La La La: A Story of Hope
“La la la…la.” A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips farther out into the world, singing away to the trees and the pond and the reeds — but no song comes back to her. Day passes into night, and the girl dares to venture into the darkness toward the light of the moon, becoming more insistent in her singing, climbing as high as she can, but still there is silence in return. Dejected, she falls asleep on the ground, only to be awakened by an amazing sound...She has been heard. At last. Ages 4 to 8.
**Meet Kate DiCamillo at Books by the Banks on Saturday, October 28th!**
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead
Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god? Ages 10 to 14.
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