Elephant & Piggie in the Library: Branches Series!

Looking for books to bridge the gap between picture books & readers and longer fiction stories? Scholastic has released a line of books called "Branches". They contain some pictures, doodles, and illustrations but are shelved right with the juvenile fiction. They have all different authors, and you can see "Branches" on the top of the spine label.  

Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream by Kristy Dempsey A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of…

Elephant & Piggie in the Library: New Mo Willems imprint!

What in the world is an imprint?! Basically Mo Willems, author of the very VERY popular Elephant and Piggie series (as well as other picture books and readers), ended his Elephant and Piggie series last year with The Thank You Book. He recently created a new imprint (line of books) that would fall under the same reading level and humor as the beloved E&P called Elephant and Piggie Like Reading. Slightly confusing, the books resemble Elephant and Piggie titles in…

Check out these fictional mighty girls! Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Schwartz In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs" tale, Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day. Includes glossary of Japanese martial arts terms The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles…