Arielle

Arielle, children's specialist, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (ebook available)The Pout-Pout Fish is back, and this time he's got a problem: He's just started school, but all the other kids seem to know everything already. He can't write his name, he can't do any math, and he can't draw any shapes. How will he ever fit in? But then his teacher brings him to the beginner's class, where all the brand new students can learn together. They discover that they can learn to do all the things the older kids can do! An adorably reassuring look at starting school and the fear and uncertainty that go with it. 

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The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374360955
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 24th, 2014

The Pout-Pout Fish is back, and this time he's got a problem: He's just started school, but all the other kids seem to know everything already. He can't write his name, he can't do any math, and he can't draw any shapes. How will he ever fit in? But then his teacher brings him to the beginner's class, where all the brand new students can learn together. They discover that they can learn to do all the things the older kids can do! An adorably reassuring look at starting school and the fear and uncertainty that go with it. (Arielle)


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Landline: A Novel Cover Image
This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.
ISBN: 9781250049377
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 8th, 2014

Rainbow brings her amazing character writing back into the world of adults with Georgie McCool. We get to see her marriage evolve over two separate timelines: in present day, when it seems to be falling to pieces, and back when she and Neal first meet and fall in love in college. As Georgie agonizes over what she could possibly have done differently, she is surprised to discover a direct line of communication to 1998 Neal. With this sudden ability to alter the past, she starts to wonder if he would have been better off without her. The two stories intertwine beautifully with the emotions feeling just as raw in both the present and the past. (Arielle)


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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316070294
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2014

Bobby's teacher is a monster! She is mean and yells at him in class. But one day he sees her at the park, and they spend some time together. He slowly comes to see that maybe she's just a normal person like him! (Until he throws another paper airplane in class.) Peter Brown's great comedic timing and beautifully geometric illustrations yet again come together to make an insta-classic that kids of all ages will love and relate to. (Arielle)


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It's Okay to Make Mistakes Cover Image
By Todd Parr (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316230537
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 15th, 2014

Todd Parr does it again! His super simple drawings manage to convey so much in this book about making the best of an accident or a bad situation. From forgetting your umbrella to tripping over your own feet, he lets us know that even when things go wrong, we can still get up and move on. (Arielle)


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Gaston (Gaston and Friends) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442451025
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

Gaston has always been a little different from his poodle siblings. And when the Poodles meet the Bulldogs (Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and ... Antoinette?) they see there's been a mix-up. Gaston and Antoinette trade places to be with the families that LOOK right, but they quickly realize that family is not just about appearances. An absolutely adorable book about puppies and family. What more could you want? (Arielle)


The Winner's Curse Cover Image
$7.80
ISBN: 9780374384685
Availability: Available Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 4th, 2014

As the general's daughter, Kestrel is expected to either settle down with a husband or join the warmongering military that has already conquered more lands and people than it could possibly need. But when she stumbles into the slave market and somehow ends up purchasing a mysterious man, she unwittingly sets in motion a revolution that could destroy everything she knows. Full of action, suspense, political intrigue, the utter confusion of falling for someone you know you shouldn't, and a horrifyingly abrupt cliffhanger of an ending, this book will probably make you very angry. But, you know, in a good way. And don't worry: the sequel comes out in March! (Arielle)


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Snuggle the Baby Cover Image
By Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419711244
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 15th, 2014

The perfect book for big brothers- and sisters-to-be, or any naturally nurturing little one. Each page has a new interactive element, whether it's a pop-out bottle to feed baby or a diaper with adhesive that really sticks when you fold it shut. A wonderful addition to any library -- and it's a great last minute shower gift! (Arielle)


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The Thickety: A Path Begins Cover Image
By J. A. White, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062257246
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 6th, 2014

A supremely spooky tale of magic, danger, cruelty, and the fierce loyalty of family. Growing up near the Thickety, the dense, menacing forest on the outskirts of town, is not pleasant. After watching her neighbors come together to condemn her mother to death for supposedly being a witch, it's no surprise that Kara wants nothing to do with magic. But years later, the hypnotic pull of the Thickety begins to grow. (Arielle)


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Salvage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062220141
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 1st, 2014

This book. Aaaghh, this BOOK. We start on a spaceship where men are the bosses and women do as they're told. Due to a seriously messed up misunderstanding, our heroine finds herself fleeing for her life -- down to Earth. From there she's constantly forced to adapt and learn in order to survive, which she does because (as she slowly and uncertainly discovers about herself) she's intelligent and creative and, despite what she's been raised to believe, NOT any less of a person due to her gender. This book is just so important and fantastic and I can't say enough about it. Read it. I promise you'll love it. (Arielle)


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Found Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802735591
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - April 1st, 2014

A bear finds a much loved stuffed bunny and does his very best to find its owner by hanging zillions of "found" signs (the "lost" signs are worth a closer look, with subjects like "my marbles" and "the left sock"). Finally the owner of the bunny (spoiler alert!) shows up to claim it, but decides to pass it down to the bear instead. A crazy cute story, with a secret moral if you're trying to get older siblings to give up some old toys... (Arielle)


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The Last Wild Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670015542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014

Kester lives in a world where a plague has
killed off all livestock, pets, pollinating insects, and other useful
animals, leaving only "varmints" behind. One day he hears a cockroach
talking to him and assumes he's finally lost it. But the roach leads him
to more strangely communicative vermin. They drop Kester in the middle
of a wild place with the last surviving animals in the world. These
animals need his help. (Arielle)


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Landry Park Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803739482
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Published: Dial Books - February 4th, 2014

As a direct descendant of the man who solved all the country's economic and social problems two hundred years ago, Madeline Landry is the heir to the biggest estate around. But she soon realizes that she hasn't been told the whole truth, and amid the whispers of revolution and threats around every corner, she takes matters into her own hands and refuses to be lied to anymore. The juxtaposition of futuristic technology and Victorian-feeling social niceties make for a crazy interesting read, especially when you throw in all the political intrigue, danger, rebellion, and, yes, a little romance. While reading, I often had to stop myself from jumping up and shouting "GO! FIGHT! WIN!" in the middle of the subway. (Arielle)


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Little Ghost Party Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419709852
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 20th, 2013

Tiny hands will love making the little chains on each page wiggle and dance, and slightly older hands will have a blast trying to rotate, shake, and spin the book to get the chains to match the pictures on each page! (Arielle)


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A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385732314
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Published: Ember - March 22nd, 2005

Ass-kicking young ladies refusing to conform to the rigid rules of their
Victorian society discover a realm of magic and danger, confronting the
mysteries within themselves and in the worlds around them. (Arielle)


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The Name of the Star (The Shades of London #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142422052
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Published: Speak - October 2nd, 2012

These books have got it all: boarding school, England, ghosts, Jack the
Ripper, mystery, suspense, and even a little romance, all tied together
with Maureen Johnson's absurd sense of humor. (Arielle)