• Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg

    by Lori Mortensen Year Published: May 14, 2013
    How fun to combine a dog or "dawg" story and a cowboy! This book is suggested for ages 4-8.
    Cowpoke Clyde’s house was completely clean—he’d even shooed off the horseflies: “Then right behind his cookin’ pot, / he spied one thing he’d plumb forgot: / ol’ Dawg, his faithful, snorin’ friend, / all caked with mud from end to end.” Needless to say, Dawg wakes up and runs. The chase that follows—with page-turn surprises—makes for a hilarious shaggy-dog story involving fleas, a hog, bribery, cats, deception, and a mule. The rhyming stanzas are pitch-perfect, Texas-style, and plumb near cry out to be read aloud. Austin’s expressive acrylic and colored-pencil caricatures of Cowpoke Clyde and his menagerie are priceless. A storytime shoo-in!
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  • Dork Diaries 6 - Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker

    by Rachel Rene Russell Year Published: June 4, 2013
    One of CSES' top series!! This one came out the first of June, so I'll need to get copies!!
    Love and crushes are in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.

    Its the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn't want to go with her? Or worse what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!!

    In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series now with more than 8 million copies in print. Join Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style!

    Recommended for grades 4 and higher
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  • Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus

    by James Dean Year Published: June 25, 2013

    CSES loves all of the Pete the Cat books. This one gets published on June 25th!! Let your child read this to you with Pete's sassy attitude. You'll love it!
    #1 New York Times bestselling artist James Dean makes Pete the Cat groovier than ever in this cool adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus." Join Pete as he rides on the bus to school with his friends and hears all the different sounds a bus makes as it drives. Fans of Pete the Cat will sing along with Pete in this rendition of a classic favorite children's song.

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  • Summer according to Humphrey

    by Betty G. Birney Year Published: 2011
    When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he can't believe his ears. What's a classroom hamster to do if there's no more school? It turns out that Mrs. Brisbane has planned something thrilling for Humphrey and Og the frog: they're going to Camp Happy Hollow with Ms. Mac and lots of the kids from Room 26! Camp is full of FUN-FUN-FUN new experiences, but it's also a little scary. There are fur-raising wild sounds and smells, and there's something called the Howler to watch out for. Humphrey is always curious about new adventures, but could camp be too wild even for him?

    Recommended for ages 8 and up
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  • Taffy Saltwater's Yummy Summer Day

    by Michael Paraskevas Year Published: 2013
    Creater of Nick's popular series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Michael Paraskevas heads to the seashore to introduce a happy-go-lucky heroine who is determined to build the perfect palace of sand. Taffy's pluck is evident as she and her friends make due with a spot on the crowded beach, but when Rollo, the cheery beach ball, is carried off in the style of Mary Poppins, via umbrella, Taffy must hurry to rescue him. Fortunately, Bob the inflatable sea serpent is in Taffy's bag, and soon he is tearing down the beach, in hot pursuit.
    Recommended for ages 3-7

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