DIARY OF A 6TH GRADE NINJA (BOOKS 5, 6, 7)
Marcus Emerson The next three books in the havoc-meets-hilarious series about a boy who is inducted into a secret society of ninjas. "My name is Chase Cooper, and this is my diary as a 6th grade ninja. The best part about my new ninja lifestyle is that there’s never a dull moment... trouble brewing in the halls of Buchanan School. If I’d known this, I might’ve stayed home in bed. Nah, who am I kidding? Staying out of trouble isn’t exactly something I’m good at doing." Buckle up, ninjas, because this is going to be one heck of a bumpy ride. For ages 7-12 years. Allen & Unwin, $12.99
WHERE’S THE BALLERINA?
Abigail Goh and Anna Claybourne This beautiful new book introduces young children to the magical world of ballet by spotting key characters from ten classic ballets, including Swan Lake, Cinderella and Coppelia. First they read a snappy synopsis of the story. Next they explore the wonderfully detailed illustrations as they search for the elusive ballerina and key characters in each busy scene. For ages 3+. Ivy Press, $19.99