Hicklebee's Recommends... Early Readers

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Willa the Wisp (The Fabled Stables Book #1) Cover Image
By Jonathan Auxier, Olga Demidova (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419742699
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Published: Amulet Books - October 20th, 2020

Augie is the only human boy in the Fabled Stables which houses one of a kind creatures like the Yawning Abyss, the Gargantula and the Hippopotamouse. Auggie’s job is to venture outside and use his cleverness to rescue new endangered creatures. The first in a new series with colorful art throughout, this whimsical tale will capture younger readers than Auxier’s Peter Nimble fans but like Nimble, will leave each one anticipating the next.


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Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419743504
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 6th, 2020

Sofia’s teacher announces it’s time for Grade Two to get a class pet, and she wants the kids to participate in choosing a turtle (Team Turtle) or a bird (Team Bird). Sofia is named Election Commissioner, in charge of overseeing a fair and honest election between the two teams. There’s a class campaign with posters, articles, and speeches. Then it’s time for the election. But when the votes are counted, there’s a tie, and one vote is missing. How will the class find the winner? Short chapters and illustrations make it an accessible early chapter book. A fun introduction to voting.