The Birthday Pet by Ellen Javernick
“It was Danny’s birthday and his folks said he could get any kind of animal he wanted for a pet. Danny thought it over before he went to bed. ‘All I really want is a turtle,'” he said. But instead, his family gets him a dog, a kitten, a rat, and a bird. Danny shakes his head after each gift is offered until finally he receives the present he’s wished for all along.” [JPB JAVERNICK]
Blue Train, Green Train illustrated by Tommy Stubbs
“Thomas the blue train works all day while Percy the green train works all night. But what exactly do they do? Told in the simplest language, here is a charming tale of a day and night on the Island of Sodor. Perfect for Bright and Early readers!” [JE BLUE]
The Last Apprentice: The Spook’s Tale and Other Horrors by Joseph Delaney
“The Last Apprentice series follows the terrifying adventures of the Spook’s apprentice, Thomas Ward. But Tom’s is only one story. There are others. . . .
The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training?
And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom’s closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past?
What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county?
And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county’s menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them.
Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?” [J DELANEY]
DK Encyclopedia of Space by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest
“Guide to astronomy and space science, compiled by leading space experts. Includes the facts and figures from the latest missions to the planets, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.” [J520 COUPER]