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April's New Picture Books Roundup

Our April picture book roundup includes IT’S AN ORANGE AARDVARK written and illustrated by Michael Hall, a book full of bright colors and die-cut holes that follows a group of five ants as they try to uncover the source of a mysterious noise; DUCK AND GOOSE GO TO THE BEACH by Tad Hills, the follow-up to DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE that follows the two winged friends as they explore the ocean; and LONDON FOR CHILDREN by Matteo Pericoli, an adaptation of his gorgeous LONDON UNFURLED that takes kids on a trivia-filled, architectural tour of England’s capital city.

Cool & New Books

Our April roundup includes FILE UNDER: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket, where readers are invited to accompany the sleuthful young Lemony as he investigates strange incidents occurring in Stain’d-By-The-Sea; The second Life of Ty book by Lauren Myracle --- THE LIFE OF TY: Non-Random Acts of Kindness --- where the second-grader has to contend with his baby sister, crazy classmates and upcoming public speaking assignment; and THERE WILL BE BEARS by Ryan Gebhart, where  13-year-old Tyson sneaks his grandfather out of a nursing home so they can go on a hunting trip together.

New in Paperback

Among the paperback titles released this month we have HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel by Cressida Cowell, where Hiccup must find a prized jewel in order to save his people; HORRIBLE HARRIET’S INHERITANCE by Leigh Hobbs, where the most endearingly evil girl in picture books bursts into chapter books for the first time to tell the story of her family tree;  and THE MARK OF ATHENA, the third book in Rick Riordan's The Heroes of Olympus series, where Greek and Roman demigods must defeat giants and find the Doors of Death.

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