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PICTURE BOOK: AGES 6 THRU 8
M is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty Children
By Linda Ashman
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
(CIP, $16.99, unpaged)
“WARNING: This book contains obnoxious children. Read at your own risk!” A hilarious alphabetical catalog of bad behaviors in alliterative rhymes. Flamboyant collage style illustrations compliment these dastardly deeds.
Wild Boars Cook
By Meg Rosoff
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
(CIP, $14.95, unpaged)
Four bossy, selfish, stinky boars cook up a massive pudding to satisfy their enormous hunger. A popular choice for manners-themed teaching. Wildly imaginative with endpapers that look like fur!
FICTION: AGES 8 THRU 10
Paddington Here and Now
By Michael Bond
Illustrated by R.W. Alley
(HarperCollins, $15.99, 169 pps.)
This beloved and well-lauded character returns after 50 years! Delightful pen-and-ink drawings reflect the sentimental and witty essence of this British bear never short of ideas.
NONFICTION: AGES 10 THRU 12
By Judy and Dennis Fradin
(National Geographic, $16.95, 48 pps.)
The history and causes of earthquakes featured in readable form with passages on seismology and plate tectonics. Dramatic color photos, excellent dioramas, and quotes from quake survivors included. #
Selene Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary in Hollywood, Florida. #