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Top 10 Los Gatos Library New Children's Books

The following list is for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2012.

1. I don't believe it, Archie! Andrew Norriss  

Strange things are always happening around Archie, but after he meets Cyd and makes friends with her he finds these odd occurrences more enjoyable.

2. Bugs galore, Peter Stein

Bugs of all shapes, colors, and sizes--including bed bugs, cute bugs, live bugs, and dead bugs--are presented in illustrations and rhyme.

3. Dog in charge, K.L. Going

When his human family goes to the store, Dog is left in charge of five wily cats.

4. The mark of Athena, Rick Riordan

The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death

5. Where's Waldo? 25th anniversary edition, Martin Handford    

Martin Handford began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes for numerous clients. The turning point came when he was asked to create a book showcasing his singular talent, and the character Waldo was born. (amazon)

6. A perfect time for pandas, Mary Pope Osborne

While time-traveling brother and sister team Jack and Annie journey to a village in the mountains of southeast China, they find they have arrived on the day of a historic earthquake.

7. Big Nate goes for broke, Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate Wright is president of P.S. 38, the after school cartooning club. When he doodles his observations in his cartoon notebook: "Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins," Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown"? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever?

8. Charlotte Jane the Hearty battles bedtime, Myra Wolfe

From the day Charlotte Jane was born on a pirate ship she has had "formidable oomph," but when she succeeds in conquering sleep by staying up all night, her oomph seems to weigh anchor.

9. What to do if an elephant stands on your foot, Michelle Robinson

Advises the reader on how to handle encounters with various animals in the jungle, where a mistake while avoiding one can attract the attention of another.

10.  Apple, Nikki McClure

Simple words and cut paper illustrations follow an apple as it falls from a tree, becomes part of a school girl's lunch, and is buried through the changing seasons until it sprouts anew.

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