Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

Written by Alice Kuipers and illustrated by Diana Toledano

Polly loves words. And she loves writing stories. So when a magic book appears on her doorstep that can make everything she writes happen in real life, Polly is certain all of her dreams are about to come true. But she soon learns that what you write and what you mean are not always the same thing! Funny and touching, this new chapter book series will entertain readers and inspire budding writers.

Another Brother

Written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Davy the sheep wishes he had time alone with his parents, as he did before his 12 brothers came along and started imitating his every move, but when his wish comes true, Davy misses playing with the youngsters.

Bobby's Got a Brand-New Car

Written by Zidrou and illustrated by Sebastien Chebret

It's the best day ever! Bobby goes out to buy a car with his own money and spends his time driving around town. He does all kinds of grownup things like picking up his parents - obeying all the rules of the road, of course. At the end of the day he drives home, where it's revealed to the reader that it was all part of a fantastic dream. But Bobby isn't disappointed. Instead, he wonders what amazing things he can dream of next ... This is a stylish, child-friendly celebration of the power of dreams and imagination, ideal for any child who'd like to be a grownup for a day - and for anyone who likes super-cool cars.

Make a Wish, Henry Bear

Written and illustrated by Liam Francis Walsh

Henry Bear has very unusual parents. They encourage him to stay up all night, eat chocolate cake at every meal, and get into trouble with his teacher. Why? Find out in this droll tale about making wishes with unanticipated consequences written and illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh, author of Fish, which Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, called "full-bodied" and "rewarding."

Happy Birthday Davy!

Written by Brigitte Weninger and illustrated by Eve Tharlet

Davy is counting the days until his birthday. It seems like such a long wait! He is so excited, he can hardly sit still when Father Rabbit tells a story about a lucky little rabbit who had three wishes that all came true. Davy decides that if he had three wishes, he'd wish for someone who would tell him stories whenever he wanted, someone who would teach him new games, and someone who always had plenty of time to spend with him. Davy's birthday finally arrives and with it comes a big surprise present--too big to be wrapped--that makes all of Davy's wishes come true and his birthday the happiest one ever. This new adventure featuring Davy and the Rabbit family shows that love is the best gift of all.

Plum

Written by Sean Hayes, Scott Icenogle and illustrated by Robin Thompson

From Will & Grace star Sean Hayes and composer Scott Icenogle comes a modern classic inspired by The Nutcracker about how the Sugar Plum Fairy got her wings. Plum will not stay glum. For as long as she can remember, Plum has lived at the Mary Fitzgerald Orphanage, wishing and hoping for a family. When a sudden snowfall threatens a delivery of presents on Christmas Eve, Plum is determined to save Christmas—even for the kids who laugh at her. Plum’s pure heart grants her an unexpected reward. When she eats a cake left behind by a mysterious magician, she is transported into the Land of Sweets. But Christmas here is threatened, too—by a sourness that is spreading from the center of the land. Plum’s determined to help, and in doing so, she might just find the family she’s always dreamed of, thanks to a good heart—and Christmas magic!

One Christmas Wish

Written by Katherine Rundell and illustrated by Emily Sutton

From beloved author Katherine Rundell comes a clever, funny, and poignant picture book about a lonely little boy who wishes not to be alone on Christmas. A young boy’s Christmas Eve wish on a shooting star leads to an adventure with an ever-hungry rocking horse, an angel whose wings are molting, a robin who has forgotten how to sing, and a rusting tin drummer boy in Katherine Rundell’s classic Christmas story, with Emily Sutton’s gorgeous paintings.

In Your Hands

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Brian Pinkney

"A prayer from mother to son that he will always in safe hands"--

Pinocchio

Written by Carlo Collodi and illustrated by Quentin Greban

Perhaps the most popular and beloved children’s story of all time, Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden puppet that longs to become a real boy.

Sea Star Wishes

Written by Eric Ode and illustrated by Erik Brooks

Selected as a Children's Poet Laureate Monthly Book Pick, Sea Star Wishes captures the varied and colorful world of our beautiful coastal shores. Discover the wonders of the sea and enjoy a day at the beach in playful and imaginative poetry and illustrations. In these coastal poems for kids, children meet sea lions, starfish, jellyfish, and other animals in the ocean, and dream about sandcastles and other beach activities. This fun, lyrical children's poetry collection by award-winning children's singer and songwriter Eric Ode features lively illustrations by Washington State Book Award recipient Erik Brooks.

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