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<div><I>Jim Curious</I> portrays the fantastical story of a young boy and his thrilling trip to the bottom of the sea in an old-fa...shioned diving suit. But there are no words telling his tale?only intricately illustrated images in exceptional 3-D. On his journey, Jim initially passes the garbage tossed into the waters by land-dwellers, but soon he goes deeper and deeper, immersing himself in the wonders of the waters. He encounters sea creatures large and small, a sunken pirate ship, and even the rem­nant of what seems to be Atlantis, before coming upon a mysterious force at the bottom that turns everything on its head.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Jim Curious</I></U></B><BR><B>STARRED REVIEW</B><B>S</B><BR> "Who needs 3D IMAX technology? Originally published in France, this near-wordless picture book ensures an incredible journey without ever leaving the sofa."<BR> --<I>Publishers Weekly</I>, starred review<BR><BR> "In this wordless picture book?esque graphic novel, Picard gets to the heart of visual storytelling with a beautifully illustrated 3-D deep sea adventure."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I>, starred review<BR><BR> "Here?s a masterful triple threat?wordless book, comics-style book, 3-D book?that successfully parries all charges of gimmickry."<BR> --<I>The Bulletin of The Center for Children?s Books</I><I>, </I>starred review<BR><BR> "The lush, expressive black-and-white, full-page illustrations in this wordless graphic novel would be thrilling enough on their own, but French graphic designer Picard has rendered them in glorious, artful 3-D. When Jim slips beneath the surface of the water, the pictures pop off the page, giving a lovely sense of depth to his deep sea dive."<BR> --<I>Booklist</I><BR><BR> "A thoroughly immersive outing."<BR> --<I>Kirkus Reviews</I></div> Read More

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<div> </div> It?s frogs versus scorpions in this new series by professional football player Trevor Pryce. For years, the frogs of ...the Amphibilands have lived in safety—protected by an elite group of poisonous frogs named the Kulipari and by the dreamcasting spell of the turtle king that cloaks their lands in mystery. Now the spell is threatened by the Spider Queen, a talented spellcaster, and Lord Marmoo, leader of the scorpions. With the Kulipari off training in secret, the Amphibilands have never been so vulnerable. Enter Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari, despite his utter lack of poison and limited fighting skills. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.<br> Cool animals, thrilling action, and a bit of natural science—this novel, illustrated in full color by acclaimed comics artist Sanford Greene, is sure to be a major hit with boys.<br><br> <b><u>Praise for <i>An Army of Frogs</i></u></b><br> "This little frog should find fans among readers of the Warriors and Redwall sagas."<br> —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br><br> "Pryce builds tension as the frogs figure out how to deploy their varied skills and reach the ancient turtle king who long ago placed a protective spell over their land. The violent but not overly graphic action is well matched by Greene?s dynamic and plentiful full-color illustrations."<br> —<i>Booklist</i><br><br> "In this fast-paced tale, Pryce finds just the right balance between brutality and bravery, friendship and betrayal, and loss and discovery. A must-have, winning adventure that is nearly impossible to put down."<br> —<i>School Library Journal<br><br> "</i>Greene?s color full-page illustrations have the richly saturated look of Marvel comic books, and there?s a superhero feel to the various fighting poses Darel and his pals take."<br> —<i>The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books </i><br><br> "This clever fantasy series featuring frogs versus scorpions, set in Australia, makes for pleasant reading."<br> —<i>Library Media Connection</i><br> Read More

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<P>These fun, illustrated early chapter books feature the adventures?and misadventures?of the Pine City Porcupines, a hapless base...ball farm team, and their two batboys: Chad, an avid baseball fan with a huge baseball card collection, and Dylan, who doesn?t know a thing about the sport. The fictional series has a unique twist: Chad solves problems by using information from Topps cards of real figures from modern baseball history.</P> <p>Teddy ?Bear? Larrabee, a slugger on the Pine City Porcupines, gets his 823rd base hit on his birthday, August 23?and it?s a home run! The Bear is a big believer in the power of numbers, so he asks Pines batboy Chad to retrieve the ball from the stands. There?s only one problem: the crabby fan in the ballpark who caught it. Chad really wants to keep the Bear happy and slugging, so he?s just got to figure out what the fan would be willing to trade for that 823 ball.</P> Read More

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<div>This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in lov...e with the brand-new book <I>Charlotte?s Web</I>. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog?s tail. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feeling left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading. It?s a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Rocklin?s signature wit and thoughtfulness.<BR><BR><B><U>Awards</U></B><BR> Bank Street Children's Books "Best Books of the Year," Fiction Ages 9-12<BR> Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Fleabrain Loves Franny</I></U></B><BR> "Heartwarming and endlessly funny, Fleabrain Loves Franny will delight readers of all ages. Rocklin?s sharp wit and exuberant writing style are refreshing. This book is not to be missed."<BR> --<I>VOYA</I><BR><BR> "Franny?a compassionate, thoughtful and sympathetic protagonist?is believably erratic in her emotions and reflections on her illness and its effects on her previously carefree life."<BR> --<I>Publishers Weekly<BR><BR> "</I>Rocklin perfectly captures the era of 1952 and creates a sympathetic, realistic character in Franny, who begins to accept her condition, rejoin her friends and even protest her school?s inaccessibility."<BR> --<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR><BR> "Comedic and philosophical, readers will find multiple levels to enjoy."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR>  </div> Read More

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<div></div> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">This September, go back to school with Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool! Ba...sed on <I>Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,</I> Twentieth Century Fox's soon-to-be-released sequel to the blockbuster <I>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</I> movie, this full 16-month back-to-school calendar features more than 50 image highlights as well as dialogue straight from the script. Being a kid can be tough, but with Greg and his brother Rodrick, the 2011-2012 school year will be full of hilarious mishaps and adventures!</P> Read More

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<P>With dozens of activities that focus on reading, writing, counting, and drawing, as well as two new early-reader stories, this ...activity book takes readers on a learning adventure with one of their favorite characters, Hello Kitty. Children can help Hello Kitty and all her friends shop for groceries, dig for treasure, write poems, make cookies, plant flowers, throw a birthday party, and more. With the <I>I Heart Hello Kitty Activity Book</I>, children can explore their imagination, learn new things, and find hours of amusement.</P> Read More

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<P>Be creative, be adventurous. You don?t have to fall down the rabbit hole to enter the magical world of <I>Alice in Wonderland</...I>. Just open this giant book and read, color, and remember when you first encountered Lewis Carroll?s sublime nonsense and Sir John Tenniel?s elegant engravings.</P> Read More

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<div>Join Sally as she experiences new friends, new smells, and new games on her seashore adventure. Adapted from the classic pict...ure book <i>Sally Goes to the Beach</i> and illustrated in Huneck?s frame-worthy art, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving beach babies.</div> Read More

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<div>In cut-paper artist Nikki McClure?s latest picture book, a kitten practices the basics of feline behavior over the course of ...a day. A single word of text per spread teaches readers “how to be a cat?—how to stretch, clean, pounce, feast—while the striking paper cuts illustrate the kitten?s attempts to imitate an adult cat?s mastery of each skill. At times the kitten triumphantly succeeds, and at other times the kitten struggles, in vignettes that range from whimsical to profound.<br> A celebration of all things feline, <i>How to Be a Cat</i> also tells a universal story of mastering life skills, and of the sometimes tender, sometimes stern relationship between parent and child, teacher and pupil. Cat lovers of all ages will connect to this loving portrayal of a mentor-student relationship.<br> <br> <b><u>Praise for <i>How to Be a Cat</i></u></b><br> <b>STARRED REVIEWS</b><br> "Purrrrfect for beginning readers and little artists with an eye for fine cut-paper compositions and craftsmanship."<br> —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, <b>starred review</b><br> <br> "A delightful picture book in every way. Beginning with the paw-print endpapers, youngsters will know that they are in for an adventure. The simplicity and flow of page design are beautifully done as viewers follow a kitten and his mother as she teaches him basic feline behavior."<br> —<i>School Library Journal</i>, <b>starred review</b><br> <br> "McClure's cut-paper spreads can be mesmerizing."<br> —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br> <br> "McClure wonderfully captures the shape and movement of the feline form, and kids will also enjoy pointing out the blue and white butterflies and the black-capped chickadee that also appear on several pages."<br> —<i>The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books </i><br> <br> "Perfect for cat lovers of all ages, the book helps us reconnect with memories of our own jouney of growth and learning."<br> —<i>Cat Fancy</i><br> <br>  </div> Read More

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<div>Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves st...aying on the ground. Somehow, though, they?re best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and she?ll need Whammy?s help to sort it all out.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book Two</I></U></B><BR> "Cammuso?s lively art conveys wonderful expressions with just a few strokes, and young readers will enjoy the humor of Salem?s predicaments. Salem manages to give Edgar a memorable birthday party, and readers a very fun book."<BR> --<I>Booklist<BR><BR> "</I>With lots of laughs and lots of heart, this sophomore offering doesn?t disappoint."<BR> --<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR><BR> "Salem Hyde is a whimsical character. The bright two-color pink and black illustrations convey the spunky heroine?s energy. Dark shadows lend volume and height where needed. Frames, wide and magnified in varying degrees, are filled with action and high jinks."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR>  </div> Read More

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<P>Pom, Flora, and Alexander discover a rare Wully-Wully and bring him home to Celesteville. The lovable creature has a wonderful ...time playing with the little elephants and their friends. But there?s trouble when Rataxes the rhinoceros decides he wants the Wully-Wully to be his own pet. <I>Babar and the Wully-Wully</I> teaches young readers that sharing with others can bring new friends and fun.</P> Read More

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Sally?s earlier books have proven themselves as perennial favorites, and now she has taken herself to the perfect holiday locale: ...a ski lodge. While at the resort, Sally makes lots of new friends, including two rescue dogs. She enjoys the comforts of the lodge, and tries her paws at various winter sports. But when night falls, Sally gets lost in the woods. How will she find her way back to the lodge? <BR><BR>Featuring a sweet story and Stephen Huneck?s unique illustrations, <I>Sally?s Snow Adventure</I> will appeal to children and dog-lovers of all ages. Read More

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<div>Young witch Salem Hyde needs an idea for her science project, and she needs it fast. While on a field trip to the Natural His...tory Museum, Salem decides that dinosaurs are the perfect answer. She uses magic to cut corners but finds that her efforts have disastrous results when the egg she brings home hatches during the night. Good thing Whammy is there to help Salem keep the baby dinosaur out of trouble and clean up this magical mess! Salem and Whammy are an irresistible duo in a book perfect for the youngest independent readers.</div> Read More

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<div>Things get easier every day. Just watch what I can do today! This affirming story celebrates how baby animals in the forest a...ccomplish goals, whether it?s a baby bear finding food, a young spider spinning a web, or a small bird flying from the nest for the first time. The tender, rhyming text compares these achievements to those of a child who is learning to ride his bike or catch a ball.<BR> The perfect story to encourage young readers to try new things or keep the faith when faced with challenges, <i>Look What I Can Do!</i> honors the important milestones that children achieve each day.<BR> <br> <B><u>Praise for <I>Look What I Can Do!</I></u></B><BR> "Baby animals strive to “stand up strong,? leap high and “spin a trap.? But learning is full of challenges, distractions and fun. In this message-driven tale, children see how various creatures struggle to develop and gain confidence."<BR> —<I>Kirkus Reviews<BR> <br> "</I>This gently affirming tale is perfect for parent-and-child sharing and offers many opportunities for discussion."<BR> —<I>School Library Journal</I><BR>  </div> Read More

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<div>"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read <I>Frank Einstein</I>. It will have kids laughing."<BR> ?Jeff Kinn...ey, <I>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</I><BR><BR> "Huge laughs and great science?the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend."<BR> ?Mac Barnett, author of<I> Battle Bunny</I> and <I>The Terrible Two</I><BR><I> </I><BR> ?Dear Frank Einstein,<BR> Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978.<BR> Also a levitating skateboard.<BR> Tommy?<BR> ?Tom Angleberger, <I>The Strange Case of Origami Yoda</I><BR><BR> Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank?s inventions?the robots Klink and Klank?to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank?s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction?an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.<BR><BR><B>STARRED REVIEW</B><BR> "In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ?keep asking questions and finding your own answers? fires on all cylinders."<BR> --<I>Booklist</I>, starred review<BR><BR><I>"</I>Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect."<BR> ?<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR><BR> "In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful."<BR> ?<I>Publishers Weekly</I><BR><BR> "With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR><BR> "Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can't wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters."<BR> ?Eoin Colfer, <I>Artemis Fowl</I><BR><BR> "Jon Scieszka's new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market."<BR> ?Jack Gantos, <I>Dead End in Norvelt</I></div> Read More

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<div>With classic Wimpy Kid drawings by Jeff Kinney throughout, and photo backgrounds, this unique 16-month wall calendar features... all of your favorite characters. Bonus: Includes more than 40 Diary of a Wimpy Kid stickers to make remembering birthdays, doctor's appointments, and after-school activities easy.</div> Read More

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<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>In this sweet, rhyming picture book, a little boy thinks about all the special thin...gs he does with his dad?schoolwork, reading, swimming lessons, haircuts, and more?and decides to craft a present, a homemade blue ribbon, to show his dad how much he loves him. The boy counts down the hours until his dad comes home, recalling their favorite memories and preparing the special gift. <BR><BR>Simple text for the earliest readers and cuddly squirrel characters make this precious picture book the perfect way to celebrate Dad on Father's Day, or any day of the year.<BR><BR><B>Praise for </B><I><B>Blue-Ribbon Dad<BR></B></I>?A celebration of a dad's return. Share for Father?s Day or when a daddy is about to return from a trip.? ?<I>Kirkus Reviews<BR><BR></I></P>?A slam dunk for Father?s Day.? ?<I>Booklist<BR></I><BR>?Moore?s delicately outlined watercolors mirror the coziness of the text.? ?<I>Publishers Weekly</I> <BR><BR> <P class=MsoNormal>?The rhyming text and large illustrations are ideal for a read-aloud. This is a good pick for celebrating fathers.? ?<I>School Library Journal</I></P> Read More

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$10.42 at Amazon

<div>This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to... the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and such gross-out classics as <I>How to Eat Fried Worms</I> and <I>Freckle Juice</I>.<BR><BR> Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave expect to spend another dull holiday passing time at the local Qwikpick convenience store. Then an article in their hometown paper catches their eye?the sludge fountain at the nearby sewage plant is being retired. With this news, the three friends decide they?re not just normal kids who don?t have Christmas plans: they?re the Qwikpick Adventure Society. Their first mission: to see the ?poop fountain? before it fades from glory.<BR><BR> Told with the mix of journal entries, doodles, and handwritten notes that has made the Origami Yoda books so appealing, this is another great series from a master chronicler of middle school.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>The Qwikpick Papers</I></U></B><BR> "Laugh-out-loud high jinks tailormade for reluctant readers. A hilarious and well- designed update."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR><BR><B>Summer 2014 Kids' Indie Next List</B></div> Read More

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$14.73 at Amazon

<div>Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what?s in the box?<BR>Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of the...se unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels?or mayhem?inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier (<i>Smile</i>), and Dave Roman (<i>Astronaut Academy</i>), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology series <i>Flight</i>), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll.<BR><BR><u>Praise for </u><I><u>Explorer: Mystery Boxes</u></I><BR><B>STARRED REVIEW</B><BR>"An outstanding out-of-the box anthology from renowned comics veteran Kibuishi. With eye-popping full-color art and palettes ranging from candy-colored to ethereal earth tones, this is both a visual feast for the eyes and a healthy helping of thought for the soul. Superb.?<BR>?<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>, starred review<BR><BR><B>STARRED REVIEW</B><BR>"Coherent for all its variety, there will be something here for most readers."<BR>?<I>School Library Journal</I>, starred review<br><BR>"This standout anthology will leave its audience with a fresh appetite for more from both the series and the individual contributors."<BR>?<I>The Horn Book</I><BR><BR>"Award-winning comics creator and editor of the celebrated Flight anthologies, Kibuishi offers yet another great anthology geared toward middle-school readers. Always clever and never boring, these diverse stories run the gamut from creepy to sarcastic to witty to cute to Zen to wacky to thoughtful. While the pieces feature different artists and styles, each one is complete and so well composed that the transitions from one to another do not seem jarring or out of place. A great introductory title for young or struggling middleschool readers starting to explore the world of graphic novels."<BR>?<I>Booklist</I><BR><BR><BR></div> Read More

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<div>Ah, the great outdoors. Tents, sleeping bags, nature walks, campfires . . . and maybe a few spells thrown in for good measure...! In this entry in the series, Salem takes her first camping trip with the Squirrel Girls, but neither Whammy nor Salem is cut out for roughing it. Salem believes a bit of magic will smooth the way . . . but as usual, it creates more problems than it solves. Salem and Whammy are an irresistible duo in a book perfect for the youngest independent readers.</div> Read More

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Everyone loves a trip to the beach! Sally, a spirited black Labrador, sure does. When she arrives, she encounters new friends, n...ew smells, new games, and, best of all, new adventures. <P>Told from the dog's point of view and brought to life through charming and brightly colored woodcut prints, this endearing story of Sally's vacation is the perfect companion to a child's own trip to the beach or any new place. <P>STEPHEN HUNECK is an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor. He is the owner of Stephen Huneck galleries in Woodstock, Vermont; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; Aspen, Colorado; Nantucket, Massachusetts; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. His hand-carved furniture, sculpture, and woodcut prints are included in various museum collections, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of American Folk Art. <P>32 pages of illustrations in full color, 10 7/8 x 12" Read More

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<div>In this humorous twist on a classic tale, Paul Bunyan and his best friend, Babe the Blue Ox, leave life on the farm to work f...or a logger who pays them with their favorite thing: pancakes! Paul and Babe tromp across the country with the logger, filling valleys with pancake batter (forming the Rocky Mountains) and chasing down pancakes blown away by the wind (creating the Grand Canyon). But when Babe starts to feel sick from eating too many pancakes, the two realize that maybe the farm, with its variety of foods, is really the best place for them after all.<BR> The engaging typography and illustrations, combined with the humorous and lighthearted tone, show kids the importance of eating their veggies without giving heavy-handed lessons. An author?s note explains the origins of the Paul Bunyan story.<BR> <br> <b><u>Praise for <i>Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure</i></u></b><BR> "Cheerful gouache illustrations, which appear to be partly influenced by 1920s animated cartoons and contemporary street art, bounce with energy, driving the story forward as their adventures unfold...The inclusion of colorful, hand-lettered text adds emphasis and acts as a balance to the art."<BR> —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><BR> <br> "Newcomer Luckhurst?s manic gouache artwork and hand-lettered typography grab attention in this pancake-themed twist on the Paul Bunyan legend.<i>..</i>The sheer voltage of Luckhurst?s artwork—Robert Neubecker by way of Robert Crumb—makes this a notable debut, one whose boisterous display type lends itself to noisy readalouds.<i>"</i><BR> —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><BR> <br> <i>"</i>Luckhurst?s gouache-on-paper artwork is bright and bold, and the text works well as a storytime read-aloud. As one would expect, the author takes the exaggerated and hyperbolic aspects of this tale and uses them to great effect."<BR> —<i>School Library Journal</i><BR> <br> "The cartoonlike, folksy gouache-and-paper illustrations are fitting for the larger-than-life story, and the hand-lettered typeface adds extra oomph."<BR> —<i>Booklist</i><BR> <br> <u><b>Awards:</b></u><BR> RECOMMENDED - Parents' Choice Award Winner, Picture Books<BR> New York Public Library?s Children's Books 2012: 100 Books for Reading and Sharing list<BR> The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2013<BR>  </div> Read More

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<div></div>This spirited new board book proves there?s nothing sweeter than friendship. Emily loves to dance and can?t wait to mee...t the other girls in her dance class, who are sure to be just like her. But instead she meets Nicole, a tomboy; Bitsy, who loves arts and crafts; and Anna, a shy bookworm who has no interest at all in dancing. But just as different flavors of jellybeans taste delicious together, the girls learn how to team up to make their dance recital a success! Based on the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling picture book <i>The Jellybeans and the Big Dance</i>, this board book will lure a whole new generation of readers into the sweet adventures of the irresistible foursome. Read More

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<div>This newest book in the beloved series is sure to delight longtime fans as well as new readers. Babar and his family are enjo...ying a relaxing ocean cruise when a sudden, violent storm whisks them far away from Celesteville. Shipwrecked on a desert island, they meet fabulous creatures as they explore their temporary home. Readers will appreciate the tropical locale?rendered in de Brunhoff?s trademark lush watercolors?as much as Babar and his family do while they await their eventual rescue. Fans both old and new will love spending time with Babar, Celeste, their kids, and the Old Lady in this charming tale on the high seas.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Babar on Paradise Island</I></U></B><BR> "This charming offering will not disappoint young fans eager for more elephant fun."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal<BR><BR> "</I>Well-suited to reading aloud, this colorful, large-format picture book continues the timeless adventures of this elephant king and his amiable companions."<BR> --<I>Booklist</I><BR>  </div> Read More

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In paperback for the first time, the Sisters Grimm take readers to a world where fairy tales are fact and not everyone is who they... seem! <BR><BR>In book one of this bestselling series, sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called)?some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, it?s up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day. Read More

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<div>Finally, 365 days a year with Greg Heffley and Diary of a Wimpy Kid! The Wimpy Kid School Planner is a one-of-a-kind way for ...you to keep track of all of your tests, appointments, and activities during school, after school, on the weekends, over the holidays, and during winter and summer breaks. It?s filled with drawings on every page; all of your favorite characters; and columns, graphs, and charts all specially designed to help you track your most important notes, lists, and the information you?ll need to survive the school year.</div> Read More

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<div>Twenty-one pages of stickers and six double-sided pull-out posters will excite children and PANTONE-loving adults alike! Thre...e of the posters feature simple backgrounds such as wood panels or bricks to encourage creative muraling, and the other three offer black-line illustrations, inviting readers to fill them in with color. The stickers come in various shades, tones, and shapes (such as dots, triangles, illustrated objects, and mini PANTONE color chips), creating unlimited possibilities for creative readers to go color crazy!</div> Read More

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<P>A visit to Babar?s art studio turns into an adventure in colors and their combinations for Pom, Flora, Alexander, and Isabelle.... Before they know it, they?re painting tan camels, pink flamingoes, blue whales, and of course, gray elephants! This Babar classic is a fresh and fun introduction to exploring the world of color.</P> Read More

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<div>In this read-along picture book, a classroom full of young dinosaurs plays with toys, does art projects, and reads books. But... each activity is another opportunity for the over-enthusiastic Tyrannosaurus Rex to wreak havoc. Parents and young children will love the call-and-response nature of the book, and young dinosaur fans will appreciate the listing (and pronunciation guide) for a dozen different dino species. The format is extra vertical in order to accommodate T. Rex?s biggest messes.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Tyrannosaurus Wrecks</I></U></B><BR> "Punchy writing, an equally in-your-face palette, and OHora?s characteristically brash painting style make this as much a stompalong as a readaloud."<BR> --<I>Publishers Weekly<BR><BR> "</I>Along with the pleasure of pronouncing those multisyllabic dino names, young audiences may find food for thought in the behavioral dynamics on display."<BR> --<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR><BR> "Warmly colored with childlike bodies and emotive faces, Ohora?s dinosaurs are among the cutest you will come across in children?s books."<BR> --<I>Booklist<BR><BR> "</I>The brief rhyming text, which scans well, tells a story with child appeal. There is a good balance of two-to-three word sentences with large, uncluttered illustrations, making the book a good choice for reading aloud. In their simplicity, the brightly colored pictures have the look of children?s art, but they enhance the classroom setting appropriately with interesting details."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR><BR> "The shapely dinos, whose rough charcoal-style outlines and strong colors vividly contrast with the white or sometimes black backgrounds, are chunky and friendly in an eight-crayon-box color scheme and snazzy Peanuts-reminiscent outfits."<BR> --<I>Bulletin of the Center for Children?s Books</I><BR><BR> "Together the chanting rhythm, ragged lines, and setting of an un-chaperoned dinosaur class create a satisfyingly high-energy, primal read-aloud strongly reminiscent of Bob Shea?s 'Dinosaur vs.' series."<BR> --<I>The Horn Book Magazine</I></div> Read More

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<div>After looking at a book on forest animals, Sally is determined to meet some of these wild friends in their natural habitat. S...he finds a repetitive owl, a smelly skunk, moose tracks, and a hungry bear . . . whose meal of berries makes Sally realize that it?s time for her dinner, too! Illustrated in Huneck?s classic woodcut prints from the picture book <I>Sally Goes to the Mountains</I>, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving toddlers and autumnal positioning.</div> Read More

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<div></div><B></B>It?s Easter morning and Hello Kitty is getting ready for the big Easter Day parade with all her friends, but she... cannot find her Easter bonnet. She enlists the help of her sister, Mimmy, as well as friends Fifi, Tracy, Joey, and Thomas. They look everywhere?in Grandpa?s garden, at school, and in the park?but they can?t find it. Will Hello Kitty uncover her Easter bonnet in time for the parade? Read More

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<DIV>Readers will laugh along with all the misadventures?and sneak a peek behind the Hollywood curtain?in this sweet and funny nov...el.</DIV> <div><BR>When Mitchell Mathis moves to Hollywood with his academic parents, he soon realizes he?s the only ordinary kid in a school of the powerful and famous. There?s Skywalker Wong, whose parents are special effects gurus. And Julia Jodie Schwartz, named after her agent father?s two highest-earning clients. And Dash Silverman, whose parents write the movies that everyone else seems to have memorized. In an attempt to feel like less of an outsider, Mitch goes to an open casting call, where he ends up being cast in a soda commercial that launches a popular catchphrase. Suddenly he?s on TV, signing autographs, and riding in limos. But when the ad starts getting negative attention and he doesn?t have time for his old friends and interests, fame doesn?t seem like so much fun anymore. He?ll need all his ?acting? skills?and the help of his Hollywood-savvy classmates?to figure out how to go back to being a normal kid again.</DIV> <div> </DIV> <div><div><U>Praise for the work of Maiya Williams</U><BR> <BR>BookSense Pick<BR>International Reading Association Intermediate Fiction Award<BR>Southern California Booksellers? Association Children?s Book Prize<BR> <BR>?The fast-paced plot and smooth transition from everyday life to fantasy adventure make this a good choice for reluctant readers.? ?School Library Journal<BR> <BR>?Fast-paced historical hi-jinks . . .? ?<I>VOYA</I><BR> <BR>?Vivid . . . deftly combines fantasy and historical fiction . . . It?s a trip well worth the time.? ?<I>New York Times Book Review</I><BR> <BR>?Action-packed and laden with good-natured humor, Williams?s tale is a journey worth taking.? ?<I>Publishers Weekly</I><BR></DIV></DIV><BR><U><BR>Praise for <I>The Fizzy Whiz</I><I> Kid</I></U><BR><BR>"Seriously committed film industry wannabes as well as erstwhile daydreamers will find a lot of good information here about how Hollywood magic gets made.? ?<I>The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books<BR><BR></I>?Williams? breezy tale is as addictive and bubbly as a Fizzy Whiz itself, and her experience in the entertainment industry packs real value into her descriptions of auditions, movie sets, and agent negotiations.? ?<I>Booklist</I> Read More

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<div>Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine. A deligh...tful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen commotion, this fun, quirky graphic novel series will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine.<br> Mirka is back, and she?s still the only sword-brandishing, monster-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl in town. Or so she thinks.<br> When a misguided troll aims a meteor at the witch?s house, the witch grabs hold of the closest thing possible to transform the flying, flaming rock—and that would be Mirka?s hair. The meteor is changed, all right: it?s now Mirka?s identical twin.<br> Doppelganger Mirka, vowing to be a better version of the real girl, sets out to charm all of Hereville, including Mirka?s own family. Our heroine challenges the meteor girl to a three-part contest . . . and the loser will be banished from Hereville forever!<br> <br> <b><u>Praise for <i>Hereville: How Mirka Met a Met</i></u></b><b><i><u>eorite:</u></i></b><br> <b>STARRED REVIEWS</b><br> "Deutsch has created a wonderful world in Mirka's insulated Orthodox village and continues to capture it adroitly... Mirka is unflinchingly likable because she is so tempestuous and inexact, and really, who can?t relate to that? This truly clever series is lots of fun."<br> —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, <b>starred review</b><br> <br> "The color illustrations are as crisp and clear as they come. The endlessly creative panel and perspective work adds visual interest and gives experienced graphic-novel readers plenty to savor. A well-crafted addition to a truly distinctive series."<br> —<i>School Library Journal</i>, <b>starred review</b><br> <br> "She's both a fish out of water (she dreams of being a sword-wielding dragon slayer) and committed to her Orthodox Jewish faith, family, and community. All of this makes her one of the most original and comically endearing heroines to come down the pike in a long time."<br> —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, <b>starred review</b><br> <br> "The graphic novel format serves the quirky story well, with strong inks and a subdued palette that emphasize characters? personalities and facial expressions as well as the tale?s action. As with Mirka?s first adventure, this volume brings diversity and wit to comics for young teens and tweens..."<br> —<i>The Horn Book Magazine</i><br> <br> "Deutsch is a masterful storyteller with both realistic kid patter and expressive cartoons—not only of Orthodox life but also of assorted trolls and other mostly benign fantasy creatures. A spunky adventure in kid-accessible truths revealed through the employment of fantasy."<br> —<i>Booklist</i><br> <br> <u><b>Award</b></u><br> 2013 Sydney Taylor Award - Notable Book, Older Readers<br> Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel 2014 list</div> Read More

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<div>Remy, Micayla, Bennett, and the C Twins are back on Seagate Island for another summer of beach traditions, new and old. A new... tradition: keeping Remy?s dog-sitting business going. Remy loves seeing her dog friends (and her real friends, too), but the doldrums start to sink in when it turns into the rainiest summer on record, with evacuation constantly threatening to ruin the world?s most perfect vacation spot. Tempers are short and dogs are bored. What can one 12-year-old do to create summer magic when the summer doesn?t seem to be showing up?</div> Read More

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<P>The NERDS series combines the excitement of international espionage with the awkwardness of elementary school as it follows the... adventures of a group of unpopular fifth graders who run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities, and the results are awesome, inspiring?and hilarious.</P> <p>A virus has infected Arlington, Virginia, home of NERDS headquarters, and it?s much worse than your run-of-the-mill flu. Instead of coughing and sneezing, the victims of this voracious virus are transformed into superintelligent criminal masterminds. Soon nearly everyone?including some of the NERDS team?is plotting to take over the world. And who?s to blame for this nasty infection? None other than former NERDS teammate Heathcliff Hodges. With more people breaking out into evil cackles every day, it?s up to Flinch, the hyperactive superspy with a sweet tooth, to stop the virus. He needs to destroy the virus at its source, and to do that he?s going to have to get inside Heathcliff?s head?literally. Flinch will have to miniaturize himself and take a fantastic voyage through the supervillain?s body to fight white blood cells, stomach acid, and a nest of nasty nanobytes in the hope that he can save the world from . . . the Villain Virus.</P> Read More

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<div>Eleven-year-old Remy loves Seagate, the island where her grandmother had a house and where her family spends every summer vac...ation. But this year?s different. Remy misses her dog, Danish, who recently passed away. The usual Seagate traditions don?t feel the same?and neither does her relationship with her two best friends, Micayla and Bennett. Micayla?s family is moving to Seagate year-round, and she?s spending more time with the year-round kids. Bennett?s doing ?boy stuff? with new kid Calvin and his snobby sister Claire. Remy takes comfort in the company of Dog Beach?which is where she hatches her plan to bring her friends closer and recapture the Seagate magic. This start of a new series is filled with summer treats, activities, and the spirit of friendship and invention that are Greenwald?s trademarks.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Welcome to Dog Beach</I></U></B><BR> "Remy?s quiet tale of change and growth marks a promising start to a new series."<BR> --<I>Kirkus Reviews<BR><BR> "</I>Greenwald (<I>My Summer of Pink & Green</I>) gives Remy a candid and relatable voice in this first book in the Seagate Summers series."<BR> --<I>Publishers Weekly</I><BR><BR> "Dog devotees and aspiring entrepreneurs will find a friend and mentor in Remy, who adroitly combines her puppy love with a knack for business. She?ll also make a good companion for those self-serious tween readers looking for a little sympathy on the perplexing and often unpleasant road to adolescence."<BR> --<I>Bulletin of the Center for Children?s Books</I><BR><BR>  </div> Read More

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<div>This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to... the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and such gross-out classics as <I>How to Eat Fried Worms</I> and <I>Freckle Juice</I>.<BR><BR> Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave expect to spend another dull holiday passing time at the local Qwikpick convenience store. Then an article in their hometown paper catches their eye?the sludge fountain at the nearby sewage plant is being retired. With this news, the three friends decide they?re not just normal kids who don?t have Christmas plans: they?re the Qwikpick Adventure Society. Their first mission: to see the ?poop fountain? before it fades from glory.<BR><BR> Told with the mix of journal entries, doodles, and handwritten notes that has made the Origami Yoda books so appealing, this is another great series from a master chronicler of middle school.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>The Qwikpick Papers</I></U></B><BR> "Laugh-out-loud high jinks tailormade for reluctant readers. A hilarious and well- designed update."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR><BR><B>Summer 2014 Kids' Indie Next List</B></div> Read More

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<div>During her visit to the farm, Sally discovers many new friends and much to do. She works hard and plays even harder with an a...rray of animals. Adapted from the classic picture book <I>Sally Goes to the Farm</I> and illustrated in Huneck?s signature woodcut prints, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving toddlers.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Sally at the Farm</I></U></B><BR>"Huneck?s vibrantly colored woodcut illustrations translate well to the smaller format whether on full- or double-page spreads."<BR>--<I>Kirkus Reviews</I></div> Read More

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<div>In a world where there are dragons, wyverns, and haunted squash, you?d figure someone would have recipes for them, right?<BR>...<BR> Rutabaga and his magic cooking pot, Pot, join young adventurers Winnifred, Manny, and Beef on a quest to defeat a dragon, discover new ingredients, find monsters to have for and/or to dinner, and to save the day through cooking. Rutabaga will dare any danger to uncover new tastes, and there?s a whole world full of food to try?from roasted mud leech to spider soup to peanut butter on crackers. His heroic recipes combine real ingredients, fantasy ingredients, and real ingredients that sound fantastical. <I>Rutabaga the Adventure Chef </I>is the perfect adventure for any kid grossed out when something weird shows up on the dinner table.</div> Read More

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<div>Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves st...aying on the ground. Somehow, though, they?re best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and she?ll need Whammy?s help to sort it all out.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book Two</I></U></B><BR> "Cammuso?s lively art conveys wonderful expressions with just a few strokes, and young readers will enjoy the humor of Salem?s predicaments. Salem manages to give Edgar a memorable birthday party, and readers a very fun book."<BR> --<I>Booklist<BR><BR> "</I>With lots of laughs and lots of heart, this sophomore offering doesn?t disappoint."<BR> --<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR><BR> "Salem Hyde is a whimsical character. The bright two-color pink and black illustrations convey the spunky heroine?s energy. Dark shadows lend volume and height where needed. Frames, wide and magnified in varying degrees, are filled with action and high jinks."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR>  </div> Read More

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<div><p> These fun, illustrated early chapter books feature the adventures—and misadventures—of the Pine City Porcupines, a hapl...ess baseball farm team, and their two batboys: Chad, an avid baseball fan with a huge baseball card collection, and Dylan, who doesn?t know a thing about the sport. The fictional series has a unique twist: Chad solves problems by using information from Topps cards of real figures from modern baseball history.<BR> <br> Pine City Porcupines batboy Chad breaks an important unofficial rule of baseball: Don?t talk to the starting pitcher when he?s got a perfect game going, where not a single opponent has reached base. Now, because Chad opened his mouth, the entire Pines dugout is upset, and the team may lose to the second-to-last-place West Valley Varmints. Chad has to consult his baseball card collection to figure out how to help his beloved Pines pull off the perfect game.</p></div> Read More

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Babar?s crown is missing! On a family trip to Paris, Babar switches suitcases with a mustached man, and the family must venture th...rough the city to track him down. Will they find the King?s crown in time for the opera? Readers will delight in the surprise ending of this sequential adventure, adapted from the classic picture book <I>Babar Loses His Crown</I>.<P></P> Read More

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The Wimpy Kid 2014 Wall Calendar: The Wimpy Kid Wall Calendar: The illustrated Wimpy Kid Calendar is here! Based on Abrams' bestse...lling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, this 16-month back-to-school calendar will keep the whole family on track through 2014. With original art from Jeff Kinney throughout, this calendar features all of your favorite Wimpy Kid characters. Fun Wimpy Kid stickers make remembering birthdays, doctor's appointments, and after-school activities easy. Original format includes perforated bonus Wimpy Kid interactive cartoon strips that allow kids to create their own comic strips (when combined, the reverse sides of the strips form an original illustration by Jeff Kinney). EAN: 9781419710445 ISBN: 1419710443 Read More

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<div><I>Beyond the Door</I>, the first in the Time Out of Time duet from Maureen Doyle McQuerry, weaves a compelling coming-of-age... story with fantasy and mythology. With his love of learning and the game of Scrabble, Timothy James feels like the only person who understands him is his older sister, Sarah, and he?s fairly certain nothing interesting will ever happen to him. But one night, while his parents and sister are away, the door opens, and mythical creatures appear in his own living room! Soon, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold, revealing an age-old battle of Light against Dark, and Timothy must embark on a quest to prevent the Dark from controlling the future and changing the past. But he can?t complete the quest alone. Timothy has to team up with his sister and the school bully, Jessica, to face an ancient evil, and in the process, this unlikely trio discover they are each more than meets the eye.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Time Out of Time</I></U></B><BR><B>STARRED REVIEW</B><BR> "McQuerry?s compelling narrative races forward, immersing the reader in its lyrical mysteries."<BR> --<I>Booklist</I>, starred review<BR><BR> "McQuerry smoothly blends adventure, coming-of-age, and mystery with a mythological world where special academic and problem-solving talents<BR> are required assets rather than nerd-bait for bullies. The characters are charming, and the quirky, supernatural good guys are compassionate and forgiving."<BR> --<I>VOYA<BR><BR> "</I>A promising start to a fantasy series mines the rich ore of Celtic mythology and propels a young boy into cosmic battle."<BR> --<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR><BR> "A sense of wonder and worry permeates the narrative, evocative of <I>The Dark Is Rising</I> or the work of Neil Gaiman, and the cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for more."<BR> --<I>Publishers Weekly</I><BR><BR> "Fantasy addicts will find plenty to like in <I>Beyond the Door</I>, and it is beautifully designed with Ogham code (early Irish alphabet) at the bottom of the pages for kids to decipher while they are waiting for the next instalment."<BR> --<I>School Library Journal</I><BR><BR><BR>  </div> Read More

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<div>With realistic illustrations and creepy fun facts about each bug, this colorful book will fascinate young readers as it bring...s six different bugs to life in 3-D. Readers will meet a hairy orange spider, a honeybee, a huge red cockroach, a blue beetle, a grasshopper, and a spotted ladybug.<BR>Along the way readers will discover all sorts of fascinating facts, including: there are eight million beetle species; grasshoppers are green because their blood contains no oxygen; ladybugs smell through their feet; and much more.<BR><BR><B><u>Praise for </u></B><u><I><B>Creepy Critters</B></I></u>:<BR>"The art?s bright colors and models? unusual scale will rivet audiences large or small. A quick buzz through buggy biology, equally suitable for reading or exhibition."<BR>?<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR></div> Read More

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<div>Sally visits a dog-friendly ski lodge, complete with dog skiing, dog snowboarding, dog sledding, and, of course, dog dinner! ...Adapted from the classic picture book <I>Sally?s Snow Adventure</I> and illustrated in Huneck?s pitch-perfect woodcut prints, this simplified text is perfect for snow-loving toddlers and wintertime positioning.</div> Read More

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<div>In a world where there are dragons, wyverns, and haunted squash, you?d figure someone would have recipes for them, right?<BR>...<BR> Rutabaga and his magic cooking pot, Pot, join young adventurers Winnifred, Manny, and Beef on a quest to defeat a dragon, discover new ingredients, find monsters to have for and/or to dinner, and to save the day through cooking. Rutabaga will dare any danger to uncover new tastes, and there?s a whole world full of food to try?from roasted mud leech to spider soup to peanut butter on crackers. His heroic recipes combine real ingredients, fantasy ingredients, and real ingredients that sound fantastical. <I>Rutabaga the Adventure Chef </I>is the perfect adventure for any kid grossed out when something weird shows up on the dinner table.</div> Read More

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<p>Acclaimed debut author Jeff Kinney brilliantly re-creates the typical humor and logic of middle school boys sidling into adoles...cence.<p><p><b><i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</i></b><br>Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn?t understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal?not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.<p><p><b><i>Rodrick Rules</i></b><br>Jeff Kinney?s highly anticipated sequel to his #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</i> chronicles Greg Heffley?s creative efforts to dodge middle school hazards, dazzle the girls, avoid talent shows, and?above all?guard his embarrassing secret. Ramón de Ocampo?s spot-on narration enhances Kinney?s authentic portrait of adolescent angst and madcap hilarity.<p><p><b><i>The Last Straw</i></b><br>The third book in the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series from Jeff Kinney, <i>The Last Straw</i> is sure to please young listeners. Greg Heffley makes a New Year?s resolution to help others improve, but his brand of truthful advice doesn?t go over well. Plus, Greg?s dad thinks military school might be just the attitude adjustment Greg needs.<p><p><b><i>Dog Days</i></b><br>Jeff Kinney has reached #1 on the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller list with his Wimpy Kid series?a true publishing phenomenon. This fourth hilarious installment finds Greg Heffley approaching every kid?s favorite part of the school year?summer vacation.<p><p>Greg has a clear plan for the summer: Stay inside and play as many video games as possible. Unfortunately, his mother has a much different idea about how the summer will transpire?she envisions lots of outdoor activities and ?family togetherness.? Pouring salt on that wound, she actually encourages Greg to form a book club with some other boys. Greg is further disturbed by the unimaginable horrors of the men?s locker room at the local pool. And he and best friend Rowley don?t exactly see eye-to-eye over a failed lawn-care business.<p><p>As Greg learns that not everything comes up roses in the summertime, Kinney?s sparkling sense of humor once again shines brightly.<p><p><b><i>The Ugly Truth</i></b><br>Jeff Kinney?s tales featuring wise-cracking middle schooler Greg Heffley have reached #1 on the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller list, inspired a major motion picture, and been translated into dozens of languages. Greg has endured countless horrors?girls, bullies, jocks, oblivious parents, wrestling in gym class, even the dreaded Cheese Touch?the past few years. But everything changes in this fifth hilarious adventure.<p><p><b><i>Cabin Fever</i></b><br>With millions of copies in print and two feature films to its credit, Jeff Kinney?s Wimpy Kid series, featuring the trials and tribulations of middle-schooler and middle child Greg Heffley, has become an unrivaled literary phenomenon. A surefire hit, <i>Cabin Fever</i> is the sixth entry in Kinney?s mega-popular series that shows no signs of slowing down.<p> Read More

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<div>Ah, the great outdoors. Tents, sleeping bags, nature walks, campfires . . . and maybe a few spells thrown in for good measure...! In this entry in the series, Salem takes her first camping trip with the Squirrel Girls, but neither Whammy nor Salem is cut out for roughing it. Salem believes a bit of magic will smooth the way . . . but as usual, it creates more problems than it solves. Salem and Whammy are an irresistible duo in a book perfect for the youngest independent readers.</div> Read More

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