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OLD TOM, MAN OF MYSTERY by Leigh Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"It just might not win Tom any new ones. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Angela Throgmorton has had it with lazy Old Tom. Read full book review >

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OLD TOM’S HOLIDAY by Leigh Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fans as well as newcomers to the series will love this slightly rude but lovable cat and his sweet but dim owner. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Old Tom is not the most congenial or mannerly cat, but his owner Angela Throgmorton loves him dearly. Read full book review >

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TROLL SWAP by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Appealing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Family...is right where we belong. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND JUST ONE BEAR by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Cute, but readers may wonder how a bear who grew up in the cottage that Goldilocks visited could have not a 'crumb-of-a-clue' about porridge, chairs and beds. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-8)"
A sequel to the traditional fairy tale finds a bear lost in a big city. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND THE SNOOZEBOX by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"An abundance of visual activity adds to the overall confusion and challenge of following Boris. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A homeless kitty seeking a catnap takes some unexpected side trips before settling down. Read full book review >

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SMILE! by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Hodgkinson's vivid artwork and story capture the colorful, intricate and comedic inner workings of a child's imagination. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When her mom says no to more cookies, chipper little Sunny loses her smile and searches the whole house hoping to get it back. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Leigh Grant
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Other versions of the song abound, but this may well supersede them all. (Picture book/folklore. 9+)"
An enlightening rendition of the holiday song, enhanced by generous historical notes and elaborate, festive illustrations. Read full book review >

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A PLACE TO READ by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Kids are likely to want to mimic the pseudo musical chairs device, and the story will be just as much fun to share with a group as one-on-one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Finding the perfect comfortable place to read can be a problem, as a young reader discovers. Read full book review >

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SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Adolescent criminals seek the haul of a lifetime in a fantasyland at the beginning of its industrial age. Read full book review >

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RUIN AND RISING by Leigh Bardugo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Triumphant. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy comes to a thunderous conclusion. Read full book review >