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Books in the News - 11/24/13

Big Little MotherFrom the Saint Paul Pioneer Press Books section:

Big Little Mother by Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe - A four-year-old boy demonstrates what a good teacher his big sister is during her tap dancing class and garners praise for them both.

Holy Smokestacks: Here Comes a Steam Engine by Brandon Terrell, illustrations by Brian Barber

Hanukkah Bear by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

It's Raining Pups and Dogs! by Jeanne Prevost and Amelia Hansen

Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak, illustrations by Wendy Grier - As Halloween nears, Monster tries out a variety of costumes, including a cowboy, a ballerina, and a ninja, but finally comes up with the perfect idea.

Ola by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'AulaireMonster Needs a Costume

One-Dog Sleigh by Mary Casanova, pictures by Ard Hoyt - On the ten-year anniversary of One-Dog Canoe, the author-illustrator team of Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt have created a winter version of their popular picture book.

The Wee Hours by Stephanie Watson, illustrated by Mary GrandPre - A child's dreams take the form of mischievous Wee Hours who ransack her bedroom until the milder morning hours come and put the Wee Hours to bed.

The Troll With No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls From Norway retold by Lise Lunge-Larsen, woodcuts by Betsy Bowen - A collection of Norwegian folktales all featuring trolls.

Gavia Immer, Splendid Swimmer by Joan Coz and Linda Mazanec

The Kids' Book of Simple Everyday Science: 40 Amazing Experiments, No Lab Required by Kelly DoudnaOn Stage with Kevin Kling

Trash to Treasure: A Kid's Guide to Upcycling Guide to Crafts by Pam Scheunemann - With easy step-by-step instructions, this book will help kids get creative and recycle and repurpose their trash into handmade treasures.

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune Books section:

On Stage with Kevin Kling by Kevin Kling - From 21A, the one-man show that launched a career and a whole new perspective on riding the bus, to a sneak peek at Gulliver Unravelled, On Stage with Kevin Kling gives readers a behind-the-curtain view of one of Minnesota's most popular storytellers.

Moonrise by Cassandra King - Helen Honeycutt has a difficult time fitting in with her new husband's friends. When she stumbles upon the secret of her predecessor's death, she must decide if she can ever love again.November's Fury

Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz by Thomas Harding - The untold story of the man who brought a mastermind of the final solution to justice.

Borrowed Horses by Sian Griffiths - Once an Olympic hopeful, Joannie returns to her hometown and finds herself entangled in an abusive affair.

November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913 by Michael Schumacher - The ultimate story of man versus nature, November’s Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over those four days in 1913, as captains eager—or at times forced—to finish the season tried to outrun the massive storm that sank, stranded, or demolished dozens of boats and claimed the lives of more than 250 sailors.

Happy Reading!

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