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Kelsey has created a new book trailer for Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. Take a look:

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Timmy Failure

Steven Pastis, creator of the Pearls Before Swine comic strip, has just published a funny new chapter book for kids called Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

Check out the trailer and reserve your copy on InfoSoup today! It looks like it will be perfect for Diary of a Wimpy Kid book fans or anyone who likes a good laugh!

Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is a popular author for young adults who is well-known for her realistic fiction. Teen girls especially love the way Sarah draws her characters with realistic dialogue and how she delves into the emotions that drive them. You'll find light-hearted stories as well as serious issues addressed in Sarah's books. If you like romance, humor, and contemporary teen stories, be sure to check out Sarah's books. Watch a trailer about her tenth book, Whatever Happened to Goodbye?, and learn more about the author and the setting of the book. Sarah's eleventh book, The Moon and More, arrives soon!

book jacket of One and Only Ivan

The 2013 Newbery Medal was awarded to The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Inspired by a true story, this wonderful work of fiction celebrates friendship and hope and resonates with animal lovers everywhere. Click here to view a book trailer and to learn more about the real Ivan.

The Newbery Medal is awarded each year by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Check out The One and Only Ivan and let us know what you think of the book. You can also read and post reviews about what children's books you are reading on the Books to Hoot About book blog.

It's a great day for a good read! Our shelves are packed with delightful new chapter books, so stop by soon and check some out!