By Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2008

Kenny and the Dragon

Kenny Rabbit doesn't have too many friends, until he meets a poetry-spouting, creme-brulee-eating, peace-loving dragon. Together Grahame ("just like the cracker, except with an 'e' at the end") and Kenny share a love of discovery, and while away whole afternoons learning about the world through books. What will Kenny do when Grahame is designated a scourge by the townsfolk and marked for imminent extermination? From the author of The Spiderwick Chornicles, this delightful book shows children what happens when you get the confidence to stand up for what you believe. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $15.99)