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an abundance of Maryland books, covering topics from the
|Jason Rat-a-Tat, by Colby Rodowsy, is geared to readers ready for chapter books. Rodowsky's (Not My Dog) slim story centers on a nine-year-old whose entire family is enamored of ball games. Everyone except Jason, that is|
|Perry’s Baltimore Adventure, by Dr. Peter Dans, is a delightful picture book. Dr. Dans introduces children to Scarlett and Beauregard and one of their chicks, Perry, who is especially eager to grow up so that he can fly from his nest to explore the world around him, which happens to be Baltimore.|
|Awesome Chesapeake, by David Owen Bell, is about the amazing Chesapeake Bay and was written to help children discover the interesting traits of some of the plants, animals, birds, and fish they are likely to find in and around the Bay.|
|Broken Wings Will Fly, by Mick Blackistone, is about Sally and her dog Tucker who often sat on a hill overlooking the water and watched her friends sailing their boats. But instead of joy and pleasure, the sight filled her with pain and anger, because Sally was sitting in a wheelchair as a result of a car accident.|
|Winners Take All, by Fred Bowen, is geared towards children 8 and up who enjoy sports. The book is about a good kid who makes a very bad decision to cheat in a game. His cheating clinches a big win. But his life starts to unravel when another kid discovers the cheating and threatens to tell.|
|Counties of Northern Maryland, by
Elaine Bunting and Patricia D'Amario, presents information about the
history, geography, climate, famous people, natural resources, and points
of interest of Maryland's four northern counties.
They also wrote Counties of Southern Maryland and Counties of Central Maryland.
|Chadwick the Crab, by Priscilla Cummings is for Grades 1-3. A blue crab is depressed because he will soon have to swim to the deeper waters of the Chesapeake Bay to sleep through the winter. His dream of fame, fortune, and adventure is realized when, through a series of mishaps, he becomes a star in the crab exhibit at the Baltimore Aquarium.|
|A Dolphin Named Bob, by Twig C. George, is her first book for children ages seven to twelve. It is the story of a dolphin calf that was born at the Baltimore Aquarium. Bob is not your average dolphin. He has his own way of doing things. In telling about the joyful antics of "Bob," the children learn about the social and biological aspects of dolphins as well as life at the Aquarium.|
|Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life: The Riot Brothers Tell All, by Mary Amato, tells a story about two boys, Orville and Wilbur Riot, and how they have no shortage of daily adventures. Sometimes they are undercover detectives. Other times they challenge each other to see who can get the most underwear on his head in exactly thirty seconds. Having trouble keeping up with Wilbur and Orville? Follow Riot Brother Rule #4: Run, do not walk, whenever possible.|
|Two Spots Bakery, by Jennifer L.B. Leese and illustrated by the author’s husband, Thomas W. C. Leese, tells a story about Lucy Ladybug and Jenny Giraffe who are best friends. These two friends live together on Riverside Path, and together they run a small town bakery for animal friends of all sorts. Parrots, mice, penguins, and hippos join the busy crowd of patrons. When Jesse Groundhog pops up through the floor, Jenny’s newly decorated tower cake tumbles off the table and all over Jenny. Jesse learns a harsh lesson as he helps clean up the mess he has made. Two Spots Bakery is a rhyming children’s picture book|