July Picks: Raising Passionate Readers

It Came in the Mail Cover Image
By Ben Clanton, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481403603
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2016

From the author-illustrator of Something Extraordinary comes a tale filled with dragons, pickles, friendship, and lots of mail—perfect for fans of Mo Williams and Bob Shea.

Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for…and how! But as the mail starts to pile up, Liam realizes that the best packages and parcels are even better when shared with friends.


The Moon's Almost Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481420624
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 7th, 2016

Newbery medalist Patricia MacLachlan and Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola have joined forces to create a stunning and lyrical new bedtime picture book that’s sure to become an instant classic.

The moon’s almost here.
Robin sings in her nest.
Babies fly back to her,
ready to rest.


The moon’s almost here.
There’s no time to play.
Mama sheep hurries;
Sun’s going away.


Nighttime is approaching as each animal readies itself for bed in this lyrical picture book text by Patricia MacLachlan. In striking paintings with a calming palette, Tomie dePaola imagines the scene through the eyes of mime Pierrot and his child.


Woodpecker Wants a Waffle Cover Image
By Steve Breen, Steve Breen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062342577
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 14th, 2016

Benny the woodpecker’s hilarious antics will have readers laughing out loud!

One day Benny the woodpecker awakens to the best tummy-rumbling smell ever and discovers it’s waffles. He must taste them!
He pecks on the door of the waffle house, but he gets the boot!
He tries to sneak in, but he gets swept away.
Each time Benny tries, he just can’t seem to get to those delicious waffles. The other forest animals laugh at him. “Woodpeckers don’t eat waffles!” they say. But Benny has a brilliant plan...

Steve Breen’s delightful picture book with pitch-perfect humor and tons of visual gags will keep readers coming back for more!