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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great New Books from Nat Geo & Fun New Picture Books

Hey cupcakes, today, I have three wonderful new books from National Geographic and three super fun picture books to share with y'all! These are all great new books to add to your and your little one's TBR piles...


Does your young readers excitedly talk about all the things they want to be when they grow up?! These three fun, informative, and captivating new titles from National Geographic will help young readers explore the many fascinating careers and jobs they can one day embark on!

100 Things to Be When You Grow Up (ages 8-12, $9.99) by Lisa M. Gerry -- From beekeeper to ice-cream taster, forensic psychologist to Hollywood animal trainer, conservation biologist to Chief Happiness Officer, this book features 100 of the coolest, wackiest and most amazing jobs out there (greeting card maker?? Yes, you can!).  Hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts and tips for aligning your interests and personality to your job and more, this new book in the popular "100 Things" series is a great way to get kids thinking creatively about career paths.

You Can be A Paleontologist!: Discovering Dinosaurs with Dr. Scott (ages 4-8, $16.99) by Dr. Scott D. Sampson — Dr. Scott Sampson, the expert host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, author of How to Raise a Wild Child and real-life hill-hiking, dirt-digging fossil hunter takes young readers into the field to look for dinosaurs.  Along the way, kids will learn all about how to find and dig up fossils, how they are removed from the field and prepped in the lab and then how paleontologists put the fossils back together into the dinosaurs they know and love.  Lastly, Dr. Scott encourages kids to follow their dino passion and become a paleontologist themselves with tips, hints and advice from the heart.

Ultimate Explorer Guide (ages 8-12, $14.99) by Nancy Honovich, foreword by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger — Through its storied history, National Geographic has inspired generations of explorers. Take a trip to their headquarters in Washington, DC and you will see photo after photo of amazing people exploring every corner of the world.  The Ultimate Explorer Guide features National Geographic Explorers of all kinds including paleontologists, biologists, photographers, artists, writers, activists and conservationists that is sure to get kids to explore, discover and create their own adventures.  In addition to fascinating first person stories and advice, the book also features “Help wanted” vignettes outlining career paths, hands-on activities and experiments; scientific explanations and fun facts and ideas for simple actions kids can do now.  Broken down by land, sea and air sections, readers will marvel at the feats of the world’s most famous explorers as they unearth ancient mummies and lost treasures, encounter wild animals and learn how to protect their habitats, and shoot for the stars with the latest technologies in space travel.

Picture Books

by Sam Usher
Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press
March 28th, 2017
ISBN: 9780763692964
Picture book, 40 pages
Ages 3-7
Sam and Granddad brave the rain and floods and have the best adventure ever!
Sam wants to go out, but it's pouring rain, so Granddad says they need to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Granddad does some paperwork. When Granddad needs to mail his letter, it’s time to go out—despite the rain and floods—and Sam and Granddad have a magical adventure. The follow-up to the acclaimed Snow, this is the second title in a four-book series based on the weather from creator Sam Usher.

A sweet and imagination filled tale, with engaging illustrations!

By Anne Marie Pace
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Disney-Hyperion
April 4, 2017
When the summer moon is full, a beach trip is an epic way to spend the night. With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan gear up for a festive time at the beach. Keeping her ballet lessons in mind, Vampirina demi-pliés on a surfboard, leaps for a volleyball, and finishes each competition with style, even if she doesn't always come out on top. Readers will shout "Brava!" for this third gracefully ghoulish picture book by duo Anne Marie Pace and LeUyen Pham.




The charming ballerina vampire, Vampirina, is back and on a beach adventure! Vampirina at the Beach, with its irresistibly cute story, bright and exciting illustrations, and unforgettable characters, is the perfect mix of spooky-fun adorableness! My three old niece absolutely LOVES this book.

By Jordan P Novak
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
April 11, 2017
Mosquitoes can bite all kinds of people--ballerinas, chefs, babies, even you and me. But they can't bite . . . NINJAS! Mosquitoes might be quick, but ninjas are quicker. Mosquitoes might be sneaky, but ninjas are sneakier. And mosquitoes might be hungry, but ninjas are . . . hungrier!

With tons of not-very-stealthy appeal, Jordan P. Novak's debut delivers buzzy, wacky, and hilarious story.







This laugh-out-loud picture book will delight and entertain little readers with its quirky humor, cartoonish illustrations, endearing charm!








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