April 2012

These are the books the Children's Area staff reviewed in April 2012. Click on the "check the catalog" link to see if the book is available. If it isn't, ask a librarian to put it on hold for you.

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A Dragon Moves In

It was spring; Rabbit and Hedgehog were having a merry picnic outdoors. Suddenly, they heard a pop and a boom. It was a big egg hatching. In fact, it was a dragon's egg. Rabbit and Hedgehog took the baby dragon home. Soon the three of them became fast friends. The baby dragon kept growing, and growing, and growing. Eventually, he was too big to fit in the house. What could Rabbit and Hedgehog and Dragon do? They still wanted to be friends! Read A Dragon Moves In and find out how they solve this perplexing problem.

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Princess Hyacinth, the Surprising Tale of a Girl who Floated

Princess Hyacinth is a lot like any other princess. She looks like a regular girl, with two eyes, and a nose under that... but she has a rather unusual problem. She floats. She has to wear weights in her princess clothes and her crown, or else she floats up, up, up! And she sticks to the ceiling. It gets really boring being stuck inside the palace, weighted tied down to the floor. Hyacinth meets a friend through her window, and she wants to go outside and play. What will happen if she takes off her princess clothes to go play outside? Can her new friend help her? Check out this fun book and find out!

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The Lost Years of Merlin

The Lost Years of Merlin is the first book in a series about Merlin's life before he met King Arthur. Blinded in a terrible accident, a boy called Emrys sets out on a journey to discover his past, his home, his family, and his true name. Fans of King Arthur stories, Harry Potter, or Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain series will enjoy reading about Merlin's adventures growing up and learning to use his magical powers.

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