Albert Whitman & Company The Case of the Lost Boy (Book 1)

My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective. King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and hes been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesnt his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? When King is adopted by Connor and his... mom, things get more confusing. The new family calls him Buddy! And just as Connor and Buddy start to get acquainted, Connor disappears! Buddy (aka King) has big problems to solve, but with some help from his friend Mouse (a very large dog) and the mysterious cat with no name, he shows what a smart, brave dog can do. Mystery fans and dog lovers will be swept up in Dori Hillestad Butlers funny, satisfying story... and left eager for Buddys next adventure. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Buddy was adopted from the P-O-U-N-D and he likes his new family, but hes still searching for Kayla-his first family. What has happened to them? He hopes to solve that mystery soon, but right now hes got another urgent case-two dogs, Muffin and Jazzy, have been switched! How can Buddy get poor Muffin and Jazzy back to their real owners? Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/2010 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Its the night of the Fourth Grade sleepover, and Buddy is invited. When he gets to school, Mr. Poe, the custodian, tells everyone about the ghost that haunts the school grounds. There are no such things as ghosts, right? But secret notes, unusual banging, and a ghostly voice may indicate otherwise. Could this be why Connor and Michael are acting so strange? Is there really a ghost in the school? Buddy is determined to find out! Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2012Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Buddy is in the school library and kids are taking turns reading with him. While Buddy listens to a ghost story, he hears rustling in the shelves behind him. He turns to look, but doesnt see anyone back there. He hears a book fall. Something smells strange. Not human...not canine, not like anything Buddy has ever smelled before. Could it maybe be the school ghost Buddy has heard so much about? When the child hes sitting with leaves, Buddy goes over to the shelves to investigate...and comes face to face with a mysterious creature that has a long, blue tongue. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2011Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Buddy has settled with his adopted family, but hes never given up on finding his beloved human, Kayla, and his first family. One night he sees men taking things out of Kaylas old house and loading them into a van. Whats up? Though his friend Mouse advises against it, in the middle of the night Buddy decides to make a daring move, leaving everything he knows behind. Dori Butlers third case in The Buddy Files will entertain and satisfy the many fans of this brave, funny, and loyal dog. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Buddy is starting his work as therapy dog at Four Lakes Elementary School, where Connor attends and Mom is the principal. On his very first day, he accidentally knocks down a little kid on the playground, convincing the first grade teacher that school is no place for a dog. Then the fire alarm goes off. The school is evacuated, but theres no fire... its a false alarm. Who could have set it? Buddy fans will cheer as their favorite dog detective solves another case with his own great doggy style. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

Albert Whitman & Company
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In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a childs body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline... a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you dont want a hug now. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1997 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 8.9in length x 7.82in width x 0.15in height Weight: 2.39oz. Read More

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Julie, who is eight or nine, talks about privacy and about saying no to touching that makes her uncomfortable. Book Details: Forma...t: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1984 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.11in width x 9.01in height Weight: 4oz. Read More

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If you listen carefully to the lone tree behind Oak Lane School, it has a story to tell, about... one owl, two spiders, three squi...rrels, four robins, five caterpillars, six ants, seven crickets, eight flies, nine ladybugs, and ten earthworms, all living safe and free in their tree home. What does this tree need? The children know-it needs friends! Alison Formentos gentle story, illustrated with Sarah Snows beautiful papercuts, whispers important ideas to all young tree lovers. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 8.75in length x 11.03in width x 0.35in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More

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The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginnin...g to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2000 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 8.53in length x 10.5in width x 0.13in height Weight: 5.59oz. Read More

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Move to another planet? Sounds interesting! In our imaginary spaceship, lets check out the planets in our solar system. Mercury is... closest, but it has no air, and its either sizzling hot or bitterly cold. The atmosphere on Venus is poisonous; plus, human beings would cook there. Mars might work, but youd always have to be in a protective shelter. And if you got to the outer planets, you couldnt even land as they are mostly made of gas! Our home planet is looking good. Why is Earth so comfortable for plants, animals, and people? As Robert E. Wells explains, its because of our just-right position form the sun, marvelous atmosphere, and abundant water. Our planet is very special and perfect for us, and thats why we must do all we can to keep Earth healthy. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Dimensions: 6.82in length x 9.61in width x 0.13in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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Bare feet shouldnt fly. Long legs shouldnt spin. Braids shouldnt flap in the wind. Sit on the porch and be a lady, Papa scolded Al...ice. In Alices Georgia hometown, there was no track where an African-American girl could practice, so she made her own crossbar with sticks and rags. With the support of her coach, friends, and community, Alice started to win medals. Her dream to compete at the Olympics came true in 1948. This is an inspiring free-verse story of the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Photos of Alice Coachman are also included. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/1/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

Albert Whitman & Company
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The blue whale is the biggest creature on Earth. But a hollow Mount Everest could hold billions of whales! And though Mount Everes...t is enormous, it is pretty small compared to the Earth. This book is an innovative exploration of size and proportion. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1993 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 7in length x 0.43in width x 10.51in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

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When RoseAleta Laurell begins her new job at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, she is surprised that the children o...f the town think the library is for adults. She vows to raise the money for a childrens section and spends a week living and working on the library roof, even surviving a dangerous storm. With the help of the entire town, RoseAleta raises over $39,000 from within the community and across the country. Today if you look through the front window of the Eugene Clark Library, you will see shelves stacked full with childrens books and tables and chairs just the right size. You will see artwork on the walls, and a row of busy computers. Best of all, you will always find crowds of children who love to read and learn inside the walls of the oldest library in Texas. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 10.25in length x 8.43in width x 0.39in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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It came in the night. Perfect! said Scott. Snow! said Jim. At recess the schoolyard is full of happy kids. Scott is making snowmen..., Jim is working on the worlds greatest snow fort. At lunchtime they join forces to create a perfect snow surprise! Barbara Reid combines her trademark plasticine artwork with ink and watercolour panels to bring a timeless tale of winter fun to life. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2011 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 10.33in length x 10.3in width x 0.36in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

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What would life be like with no clocks and no calendars? How would you know when to get up in the morning? Long, long ago, all peo...ple could do was watch the sun and moon and try to figure things out. Eventually, they made simple clocks like sundials. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2002 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Dimensions: 7.01in length x 10in width x 0.09in height Weight: 3.83oz. Read More

Munchkin
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Turn your tub into a classroom with these floating letters and numbers that can also stick to the sides.

Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers stick to the bath tub to help little ones learn the alphabet a...nd counting while they splash in the tub. It has 26 floating letters and numbers in six colors that provide endless opportunities for learning. They are made from a soft, durable and nontoxic foam material. Why Youll Love It: Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers toy is a classic and durable toy that encourages learning and helps children discover active, social and creative play. Age: 3 years and up Features Shapes stick to tub walls when wet 26 floating letters (A-Z) and 10 floating numbers (0-9) Soft and durable foam Encourages learning Dimensions: 10in length x 8in width x 2.5in height Product Dimensions (inches): 10.3 (L) x 8 (W) x 2.3 (H) Product Weight: 10.9 oz. Read More

Chronicle Books
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Break out the pencils and crayons, and help the whale spout and the chameleon change colors! Draw the noodles in the soup and the ...toppings on the pizza with these giant coloring and doodling pads of 52 place mats each! Picky eaters and restless restaurant-goers of all ages will love Taro Gomi s signature humor and welcome the invitation to imagine and create at mealtime. Product Measures: 12.25 x 10.25 x 0.5 Recommended Ages: 0 years and up Read More

Seedling
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Get your family in the holiday spirit--any time, any place--with this festive craft. Design your own snow globe, complete with mini figures and falling snow. It's a great homemade gift for the grandparents and a great way to keep the kids busy during the holiday break!

Seedling Paddleball w/ Your Own DesignPlay paddleball your way, with your very own design. Just draw it on and play! Includes: Woo...den Paddleball and 3 Craft Markers.Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.7 x 11.4Recommended Ages: 3 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own BirdhouseWhat do you think will attract birds? Paint or decorate your own birdhouse. Includes: Wooden Birdhouse, Acrylic Paints, Paint Brush and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 5 x 7Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling French Knitting SpoolCreate knitted cords great for cool bracelets and brooches. Includes: Yarn. Mushroom Knitting Doll and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling DIY Friendship BraceletsPopular with all the stars, now you and your friends can make your own! Includes: Embroidery Thread, Candy Colored Beads, Safety Pin and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Paint It, Spin ItPaint your own spinning top ready for whipping into action! Includes: Wooden Spinning Top, Paints, Paint Brush and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling My Mini MasterpieceExhibit your own miniature painting fit for a gallery! Includes: Wooden Easel, Canvas, 3 Tubes of Paint and Paint BrushProduct Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling Make Your Own Indie BanglesExpress your own unique style by using fabric and ribbons woven around wooden bangles. Includes: Wooden Bangles, Embroidery Thread, Assorted Fabric, Assorted Ribbon, Craft Glue and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.7 x 9.6Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Colour the Earth Inflates into a jumbo Earth 40cm in diameter. Ready to color and play! Includes: Seedling 40cm Inflatable World and Craft Markers. Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.7 x 9.6 Recommended Ages: 3 years and Up Seedling Explorer LED HeadlampAAA Batteries Included - Ready for adventure! With on/off and flash setting. Includes: LED Headlamp and Batteries.Product Dimensions: 2.3 by 4.7 by 5Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling Make Your Own Snow GlobeModel your own figurines, add water, glitter, and shake! Look its snowing! Includes: Plastic Globe, Make and Bake Polymer Clay, Snow Globe Stand, Glitter, EVA Sheet and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 4 x 4.5 x 8Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own Wooden ShieldDesign your own coat of arms and shield ready for adventure! Includes: Wooden Shield, Acrylic Paints,Paint Brushes and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.8 x 14.6Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own Tote BagInspire others with your unique back designed by you! Perfect for taking shopping, to school, or to the library! Includes: Cotton Tote Bag, Fabric Paints, Glitter Glue, Assorted Fabrics, Striped Ribbon, Craft Glue and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 10.8 x 14.8Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Read More

Alex Toys
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Your child can sweeten up her style with this color-in messenger bag that comes with a matching pouch to hold the markers or other accessories.

Color a sweet bag with Alex Crafts Color A Candy Bag. The bag measures 14 (W) x 11 (H) x 4 (D) (36 cm. x 28 cm. x 10 cm.), which i...s big enough for school books and binders. It includes 6 brightly colored permanent markers in a luggage tag pouch you can color, too. Product Dimensions (inches): 4 (L) x 14 (W) x 11 (H) Age: 7 years and up Recommended Ages:7 ? 12 Read More

Little Tikes
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You might not have the fire pole to slide down from in your house, but this darling ride-on will make your preschooler feel like a real-life hero. It even comes with a working tank and hose that squirts water!

Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck Kids can now role play heroes with Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck. Kids just ho...p in this retro-styled fire truck and rush to the scene. This truck features a pressurized water tank and hose that can squirt water, giving the entire rescue mission a realistic ring. Why Youll Love It: This truck helps kids develop balance and coordination skills along with muscle strength. Age: 18 months to 5 years Features Retro style Upfront smiling face Pressurized water tank Detachable hose Adult assembly required NOTE: This item may ship in its original packaging and not in a Diapers.com box. Product contents may not be concealed. Dimensions: 31in length x 17in width x 16in height Product Dimensions (inches): 31 (L) x 17 (W) x 16 (H) Product Weight: 18.21 lbs. Read More

LEGO
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Hats off to LEGO for the genius idea of combining two toy-box must-haves: a shape sorter and building bricks. The starter kit guides kids through basic builds, such as an elephant or parrot, and the sorting lids sit on top of the storage container to make clean up fun.

LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 contains assorted color-coded basic and rounded bricks that help c...hildren sort the shapes needed to build a cute parrot, elephant and giraffe. The sorting plates also double as a lid for the sturdy plastic storage box. Why Youll Love It: LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 makes children aware of shapes, colors and different animals. Age: 18 months and up Features Assortment of color-coded basic and rounded bricks Sorting plates double as a storage box lid Cute animal theme Builds different animals Includes Eye decoration Sorting plates Recommended Ages:2 ? 5 Dimensions: 7.99in length x 7.56in width x 7.99in height Weight: 1.24lb Read More

LEGO
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LEGO Duplo My First Build 4631 Add some new fun with LEGO Duplo My First Build 4631. This playset is a modern option to keep kids ...engaged and active. This playset lets kids construct. The detailed crafting, bright colors, different shapes and sizes make it more attractive and approachable. Age: 18 months to 5 years Features Durable, colorful and attractive Features instruction building cards Sharpens visual abilities Offers endless build ideas Helps in early learning and identification Easy-to-build building through direction Includes: Guide to building Recommended Ages:2 ? 5 Dimensions: 15.03in length x 3.7in width x 10.31in height Weight: 1.95 lb Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Play house any place, any time, with this portable wooden set. The darling poseable figures and variety of furniture will encourage your preschooler to use her imagination.

It?s the little things that make this house a home. Check out the detailed shingle work and the sweet shutters. This mini wooden d...ollhouse also features two interior staircases, four rooms, a functional door and open-air windows. Plus, the set comes with two flexible wooden play figures and 11 pieces of wooden furniture. The dollhouse opens for easy access and folds closed for convenient storage. A chunky wooden handle lets kids carry their home away from home. Why You?ll Love It: The contemporary details (flat screen TV!) make this mini house feel like the real deal. Age: 3 years and up Features Wooden house and accessories House folds open and close 2 interior staircases 4 rooms Wooden handle for easy transport Includes 2 flexible wooden play figures 11 pieces of wooden furniture: table, 3 chairs, bed, bathtub, sink, toilet, sink, console, television set Weight: 4.65 lb Product Dimensions (inches): 10.6 (L) x 6.1 (W) x 13.1 (H) Product Weight: 5.1 lbs. SKU #: MD-098 Manufacturer #: 3701 UPC: 000772037013 Read More

Haba
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HABA Annie Doll HABA Annie Doll has a lovely dress, socks and shoes. This doll, designed in Germany, has a padded body and chenill...e hair thats soft to touch. Why Youll Love It: Annie is always ready for play. Age: 18 months and up Features Colorful and entertaining Made of cotton and polyester ABOUT HABA It all began in 1939 in Bad Rodach, Germany, with finely polished, colorful wooden toys, that were finely sanded and polished wonderfully smooth, just right for tender childrens hands, as the first catalogue emphasized. Today these blocks are still part of our product palate. But the factory for fine wooden toys has been transformed into the producer of inventive playthings for inquisitive minds. All products in the HABA range have one thing in common: our attention to detail makes each item special and unique. HABA wants to playfully support childrens development, make their lives happier, more exciting, and full of the delight of discovery: to put it simply, to make their world a little more child-friendly. A wide variety of HABA toys and games have been honored with awards for exceptional design. Since 1993, no fewer than six HABA games received the Childrens game of the Year award. Product Dimensions (inches): 16 (L) x 4.5 (W) x 7 (H) Product Weight: 7 oz. Read More

Manhattan Toy
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A doll for little ones, this sweet baby is soft, cute, and comes with a number of accessories for role playing. Your tot can change her diaper, give her the pacifier, and cuddle up with her for bedtime. Manhattan Toy also sells a variety of accessories to keep your child's interest.

Delightfully detailed, from her lifelike toes, belly button, and plump tummy, to her soft fleece hair and embroidered features. Sh...e includes a removable diaper; a super-soft, dress; and a pacifier that attaches magnetically to her mouth.Recommended Ages: 12 months and upABOUT MANHATTAN TOYPlay is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers large and small. OriginalityFounded in 1979 by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum. Developmental ValuePlay is not only fun, its essential to a childs cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration. Quality and SafetyOur unsurpassed quality standards ensure that our toys are both durable and safe. Prior to manufacture, each Manhattan Toy design is thoroughly tested to comply with the most rigorous international standards for childrens products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed both existing and new safety regulations. Dimensions:15in length x 8 in width x 4 in height Baby Stella couldnt be sweeter and more fun.With a charming smile and soft, plump body perfect for cuddling, Baby Stella features lifelike fingers and toes and a cute little belly button. Each doll is dressed in a removable diaper, a delightfully detailed pink and yellow velour sleeper with an embroidered butterfly that secures with a flexible fabric fastener -- easy for little fingers to take on and off --and a matching headband with a yellow bow. A pacifier attaches magnetically to Stellas mouth, letting your child help soothe her fussy baby.Your child will love caring for the new baby in the house, developing a sense of compassion and responsibility as she engages in imaginative play. Recommended Ages: 12 months and upABOUT MANHATTAN TOYPlay is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers large and small. OriginalityFounded in 1979 by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum. Developmental ValuePlay is not only fun, its essential to a childs cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration. Quality and SafetyOur unsurpassed quality standards ensure that our toys are both durable and safe. Prior to manufacture, each Manhattan Toy design is thoroughly tested to comply with the most rigorous international standards for childrens products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed b Read More

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