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<p>[Big Nate Fun Blaster; PB 9780062349514; TR 9780062090454]</p><p><em>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</em> author Jeff Kinney says, "<em>Bi...g Nate</em> is funny, big time!"</p><p><em>Big Nate Fun Blaster</em> will rock your socks off! This second Big Nate themed activity book is bursting with awesome all new activities for Nate fans, including trivia quizzes, super sudoku puzzles, crackable codes, create-your-own comics, amazing mazes, poetry slams, ridiculous rhymes, marvelous Mad Libs, and much more.</p><p>Nate's <em>New York Times</em> bestselling world comes to life with a ton of black-and-white illustrations?some of which YOU get to create!</p><p><em>Big Nate Fun Blaster</em> is a great addition to the bestselling collection of Big Nate books, sure to be enjoyed by all fans of Big Nate.</p> Read More

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<p>The fourth book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place?the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose W...ood, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Trenton Lee Stewart?has a brand-new look.</p><p>Turning sixteen is a bittersweet occasion for Miss Penelope Lumley. Luckily, an invitation to speak at the annual Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition (or CAKE) at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females provides just the diversion Penelope needs.</p><p>Optoomuchstic as ever, Penelope hopes to give her CAKE talk, see some old friends, and show off the Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer, but instead she finds her beloved school in an uproar. And when Penelope is asked by the Swanburne Academy board of trustees to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so they can judge the true worth of a Swanburne education, the future of her alma mater?and of her job as governess to the Incorrigibles?hangs in the balance.</p> Read More

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<p>Kadir Nelson's <em>Heart and Soul</em> is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and... Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews.</p><p>The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; it's about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination, and triumphs.</p><p>Told through the unique point of view and intimate voice of a one-hundred-year-old African-American female narrator, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice?the true heart and soul of our nation.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

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<blockquote><p>Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." </p></blockquote><p>Th...e Incorrigible children actually were.</p><p>Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees. </p><p>Despite Penelope's civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance's Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards' bearskin hats, which drive the children wild?not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children's?and Penelope's?mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways. . . .</p> Read More

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<p>From author Adam Rex comes the first book in the Cold Cereal Saga?a hilarious, clever, and action-packed adventure series with ...an educational hook.</p><p>Scottish Play Doe?aka Scott?is used to being a little different. Sometimes he hallucinates things no one else can see. But then one of these hallucinations tries to steal Scott's backpack, and he comes face-to-face with an honest-to-goodness leprechaun named Mick who's on the run from, of all things, the Goodco Cereal Company. With the help of his friends Erno and Emily, Scott and Mick uncover Goodco's sinister plans?and take the first steps in saving the world from the evil cereal company.</p><p>Like the Artemis Fowl Series and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, the Cold Cereal Saga takes elements of familiar mythology?in this case, Arthurian legend and Irish folklore?and reimagines it in the modern world with a cast of relatable characters and myriad magical beings. The story is told from multiple points of view, and there are dozens of illustrations?including "commercial breaks"?and stories within the story.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

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<p>The adventures of Brooklyn boy Hank Wolowitz and his invisible?but not imaginary?friend continue with <em>The Whoopie Pie War</...em>, the third book in the Invisible Inkling series by Emily Jenkins.<br /> <br />A truck selling ice-cream whoopie pies sets up right in front of the ice-cream shop belonging to Hank?s family, and it?s taking away all the shop?s business. His dad is going crazy. His mom is furious.<br /> <br />Hank and Inkling, his invisible bandapat, aren?t going to take it. The Whoopie Pie War is on! They?ll do whatever it takes to beat the whoopie pie truck?unicorn costumes, extreme kindness, an army of supervillains.</p><p>The illustrated chapter book?s mix of silliness, fantasy, strong sense of place, and a realistic family make it a great pick for middle-grade readers.</p> Read More

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<p>From the heartwarming text to the adorable illustrations of little kids dressed as animals, there's so much to love about Mary ...Lundquist's debut picture book, <em>Cat & Bunny</em>. Cat and Bunny. Bunny and Cat.</p><p>It's always been just the two of them?daydreaming, having adventures, playing their special game. Until the day someone else asks, "Can I play?"</p><p>Mary Lundquist captures all the charm and magic of first friendship in her winning debut picture book.</p> Read More

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<p>From author Adam Rex comes the first book in the Cold Cereal Saga?a hilarious, clever, and action-packed adventure series with ...an educational hook.</p><p>Scottish Play Doe?aka Scott?is used to being a little different. Sometimes he hallucinates things no one else can see. But then one of these hallucinations tries to steal Scott's backpack, and he comes face-to-face with an honest-to-goodness leprechaun named Mick who's on the run from, of all things, the Goodco Cereal Company. With the help of his friends Erno and Emily, Scott and Mick uncover Goodco's sinister plans?and take the first steps in saving the world from the evil cereal company.</p><p>Like the Artemis Fowl Series and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, the Cold Cereal Saga takes elements of familiar mythology?in this case, Arthurian legend and Irish folklore?and reimagines it in the modern world with a cast of relatable characters and myriad magical beings. The story is told from multiple points of view, and there are dozens of illustrations?including "commercial breaks"?and stories within the story.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

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<p>Perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio and Gordon Korman, this is the hilarious and heartwarming sequel to <em>Elvis and the Underdo...gs</em> from author Jenny Lee, former writer on the popular Disney Channel show <em>Shake It Up</em>.</p><p>It's been months since Benji's former safety dog, Elvis, was whisked away by the Secret Service, but Benji still misses him terribly. Luckily, because Elvis is now the president's dog, there are plenty of pictures and videos of him online. </p><p>While watching the footage of the president's speech on the White House lawn, Benji and his friends Alexander and Taisy see Elvis thumping his tail repeatedly. Is he trying to tell Benji something? The kids realize it's actually a code! And Elvis needs their help.</p><p>And so begins another madcap adventure in which these underdog best friends will have to find a way to travel to DC, find out the truth behind Elvis's distress signals, and uncover state secrets without getting caught . . . or they may have to say good-bye to Elvis for good.</p> Read More

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<p>Fans of picture book characters like Pete the Cat and Clark the Shark will love the curious, charming, and playful Otter, who m...ade her debut in <em>I Am Otter</em>. In her second book, <em>Otter in Space</em>, she and her best friend, Teddy, set off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure?to the moon!</p><p>Otter's utterly winning voice and Sam Garton's classic yet fresh artwork combine to create a truly hilarious and unforgettable friendship story, with a classroom hook. <em>Otter in Space</em> is all about creativity, problem solving, and the power of imagination.</p> Read More

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<p>For kids who love the Origami Yoda and Zombie Chasers series comes the first book in an epically hilarious, fully illustrated m...iddle grade adventure series, starring some of history's best-known mythical beasts, from the dynamic creators of <em>Herbert's Wormhole</em>.</p><p>Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley has moved with his family into an old, abandoned house in Florida that belonged to his long-lost grandfather. While clearing stuff out of the attic, Jordan finds a scrapbook filled with old news clippings about local sightings of the mythological South Florida Skunk Ape. Determined to learn more, he persuades Eldon Pecone, the only other kid for miles, to come along on an excursion into the swamp, where many of the sightings occurred.</p><p>This is when Jordan makes a startling discovery: not only is the Skunk Ape real, but Eldon is an elite member of a secret society of Creature Keepers?humans assigned to protect a variety of mythical beasts. And when they discover that the Loch Ness Monster has gone missing, it kick-starts a fast-paced, funny, and totally original race across the globe to restore order and balance to the world.</p> Read More

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<p>From the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of the Faerie Wars Chronicles, Herbie Brennan, comes this heart-pounding mi...ddle-grade adventure?think <em>The Da Vinci Code</em> for tweens. Reminiscent of the Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl series, this edge-of-your-seat thriller involves an ancient curse, a murder, and a conspiracy by a secret society.</p><p>When Edward Michael ?Em? Goverton uncovers the key to a five-hundred-year-old deadly prediction by the prophet Nostradamus, personal tragedy morphs into international crisis. Soon Em finds himself enmeshed in a sinister web of shocking events where nothing is quite as it seems. But the ominous forces behind the plot are not about to sit back and let their plans be ruined, and soon their net begins to close in on Em.</p><p>It?s a race against the clock for Em and his friends to prevent a catastrophe that threatens the lives of an entire generation.</p> Read More

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<p>If you give a dog a donut, he?ll ask for some apple juice to go with it.</p><p>When you give him the juice, he?ll drink it all ...up. </p><p>Then, before you can say ?Woof? . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!</p><p>The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible ?If You Give?? tradition, if you give a dog a donut is another home run from the beloved team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.</p> Read More

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<p>"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."?James Patterson</p><p>The first book in a new a...ction-packed series from <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for young fans of James Patterson and John Grisham. </p><p>Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie?they know it?s a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places.</p><p>Eli has never left Serenity . . . why would he ever want to? Then one day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one?least of all their own parents.</p> Read More

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<p>J.J. Tully is a former search-and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions sa...ving lives. So he?s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to track down their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work?or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that?s right in front of him?</p><p>Bestselling author Doreen Cronin uses her deadpan humor to pitch-perfect effect in her first novel for young readers. Heavily illustrated with black-and-white artwork from Kevin Cornell, this new series is destined to become a classic.</p> Read More

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<p>Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts..., keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.</p><p>Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies.</p><p>But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?</p> Read More

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<p>The curious, charming, playful, and internet-famous Otter makes her picture book debut in <em>I Am Otter</em> by author-illustr...ator Sam Garton. Here's what Otter has to say about her book: "Hi! I am Otter, and this is a book about me and my best friends, Otter Keeper and Teddy. And it's about the fun and messy (and little bit scary) adventure we had one day when Otter Keeper was at work. I hope you like the story! (And if you don't, it's probably Teddy's fault.)"</p><p>Otter's utterly winning voice and Sam Garton's classic yet fresh artwork combine to create a truly hilarious and unforgettable friendship story.</p> Read More

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<p>If you give a dog a donut, he?ll ask for some apple juice to go with it.</p><p>When you give him the juice, he?ll drink it all ...up. </p><p>Then, before you can say ?Woof? . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!</p><p>The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible ?If You Give?? tradition, if you give a dog a donut is another home run from the beloved team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.</p> Read More

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<p><em>The Legend of Diamond Lil</em>, second book in the illustrated J.J. Tully mystery series, is perfect for elementary-school ...kids who love adventure and animals. New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin brings the same wonderful humor to the JJ. Tully whodunits that she did to her beloved picture book bestsellers like <em>Diary of a Worm</em>.<br /> <br />In this sequel to the chapter book <em>The Trouble with Chickens</em>, all search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully wants is to enjoy his retirement. But mama chick Moosh and chicks Dirt and Sugar are acting strange. A possum keeps finding its way into the chicken coop. And J.J. has questions about Diamond Lil, the fancy new dog next door. He?ll have to track down the clues and sniff out the evidence to save the day.<br /> </p> Read More

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<p>For fans of Lemony Snicket?s Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart?s Mysterious Benedict Society comes the fourt...h book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wood.</p><p>In <em>The Interrupted Tale</em>, Miss Penelope Lumley receives an invitation to speak at the annual Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition (or CAKE) at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females. Optoomuchstic as ever, Penelope hopes to give her CAKE talk, see some old friends, and show off the Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer, but instead she finds her beloved school in an uproar.</p><p>And when Penelope is asked by the Swanburne Academy board of trustees to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so the board can judge the true worth of a Swanburne education, the future of her alma mater?and of her job as governess to the Incorrigibles?hangs in the balance.</p><p></p> Read More

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<p>Perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio and Gordon Korman, this is the hilarious and heartwarming sequel to <em>Elvis and the Underdo...gs</em> from author Jenny Lee, former writer on the popular Disney Channel show <em>Shake It Up</em>.</p><p>It's been months since Benji's former safety dog, Elvis, was whisked away by the Secret Service, but Benji still misses him terribly. Luckily, because Elvis is now the president's dog, there are plenty of pictures and videos of him online. </p><p>While watching the footage of the president's speech on the White House lawn, Benji and his friends Alexander and Taisy see Elvis thumping his tail repeatedly. Is he trying to tell Benji something? The kids realize it's actually a code! And Elvis needs their help.</p><p>And so begins another madcap adventure in which these underdog best friends will have to find a way to travel to DC, find out the truth behind Elvis's distress signals, and uncover state secrets without getting caught . . . or they may have to say good-bye to Elvis for good.</p> Read More

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<p><em>The Legend of Diamond Lil</em>, second book in the illustrated J.J. Tully mystery series, is perfect for elementary-school ...kids who love adventure and animals. New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin brings the same wonderful humor to the JJ. Tully whodunits that she did to her beloved picture book bestsellers like <em>Diary of a Worm</em>.<br /> <br />In this sequel to the chapter book <em>The Trouble with Chickens</em>, all search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully wants is to enjoy his retirement. But mama chick Moosh and chicks Dirt and Sugar are acting strange. A possum keeps finding its way into the chicken coop. And J.J. has questions about Diamond Lil, the fancy new dog next door. He?ll have to track down the clues and sniff out the evidence to save the day.<br /> </p> Read More

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<p>The first book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place?the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wo...od, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Trenton Lee Stewart?has a brand-new look.</p><p>Discovered in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children. Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. A recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must eliminate their canine tendencies.</p><p>But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to civilize the Incorrigibles in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?</p> Read More

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<p>Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts..., keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.</p><p>Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies.</p><p>But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?</p> Read More

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<p>For fans of <em>The Scrambled States of America</em>, this is an irresistible new geography picture book?featuring an adorable ...dog character, unbelievable facts about all fifty states, maps, capitals, and so much more!</p><p>Austin grew up in a pet store, but he dreamed of finding a real home. . . . So one night he takes off with his trusty map and backpack to go in search of it.</p><p>In Ohio, he is almost bitten . . . by a policeman.</p><p>In Florida, he is invited for dinner . . . to be the main course.</p><p>And in Oregon, he finds the world?s smallest park.</p><p>Will he ever find the place where he truly belongs?</p><p>Follow Austin across America on a madcap journey in which he travels to each of the fifty states. Packed with fascinating facts and doggy tidbits that seem almost too crazy to be true . . . this book makes learning geography a blast.</p> Read More

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<p>Abbie, Jordan, and Eldon are off on their next Creature Keepers mission in the second book in this epically hilarious, fully il...lustrated middle grade adventure series, from the dynamic creators of <em>Herbert's Wormhole</em>.</p><p>Gearing up for a triumphant return to South Florida, and their new position as honorary Creature Keepers, Abbie and Jordan are surprised when it turns out they are actually heading north of the border to Canada for their summer vacation. With Creature Keepers the world over abandoning their posts, the two siblings have been tapped for a special assignment: to serve as the new keepers for Syd?otherwise known as Bigfoot!</p><p>Caring for Syd has never been a particularly difficult job?he?s more than content to sit around in his treehouse and watch TV all day. But TV, in fact, is posing the newest threat to the Creature Keepers. Specifically, a reality-show host named Buck Wilde is dead set on tracking down Bigfoot and exposing him. And before long, the Keepers suspect that Buck isn?t the only one intent on finding Syd.?</p> Read More

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The New & Notable collection brings you three of Bookworm's latest and greatest: from best sellers to critical sensations.Little K...id: New & Notable Set includes: Baby Bear + Tap the Magic Tree + Dream Animals: A Bedtime JourneyBaby Bear: Baby Bear is lost and trying to find his way home. As he walks through the forest, he encounters a number of animals that share wise counsel. Trust yourself. Listen to your heart. Keep walking and you will find your way home. As each encounter moves Baby Bear farther along his path, he gains courage, a feeling that he is loved, and the profound sense that he is not alone. With poetic text and stunning illustrations, Baby Bear is a powerful addition to the canon of timeless picture book classics.Tap the Magic Tree: One brown tree stands lonely and bare. But when readers open this book, they bring magic with them. Tap the tree once, turn the page, and a bright green leaf has sprouted! Tap again: one, two, three, four and four more leaves have grown on the next page. Pat, clap, wiggle, jiggle, and see blossoms bloom, apples grow, and leaves swirl away with the autumn breeze. Christie Matheson's debut picture book is about the magic of the changing seasons . . . and the magic of turning a page. A focus on nature and the seasons, striking watercolor and collage artwork, and interactive elements that are just right for very young readers. Tree Magic is the perfect pick for preschool classrooms, storytimes, and parent-child reading time.Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey: Did you know that you can't get to your dreams without a friendly creature to take you there? Author, illustrator, and creator of The Black Apple Etsy shop, Emily Martin gently guides children on an imaginary journey by asking just who their dream animal might be--and what dream it might take them to. With perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is just plain irresistible. Separate ends and a matte cover complete the package. Read More

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If you give a dog a donut, he'll ask for some apple juice to go with it. When you give him the juice, he'll drink it all up. Then,... before you can say "Woof" . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure! The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible "If You Give..." tradition, if you give a dog a donut is another home run from the beloved team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/4/2011 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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A young girl's midnight lark calls up an ancient, malevolent spirit... A band of orphans plans an impossible rescue of their fr...iends from a group of industrialists bent on invading the Impassable Wilderness... An exiled toymaker teams up with a young bandit and the Bicycle Maiden on a quest to reanimate a mechanical boy price... As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is even more rich and dazzling and surprising than the first two novels. Colin Meloy is at the height of his gifts with Wildwood Imperium, sealing the series' destiny as a new classic. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/4/2014Pages: 592Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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Fans of Lemony Snicket and the Mysterious Benedict Society books will devour the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, abo...ut a governess and her three charges&#8212;children who have been raised by wolves. In The Interrupted Tale, the fourth title in the acclaimed and hilarious mystery series, Miss Penelope Lumley&#8217;s sixteenth birthday is not quite sweet. Her parents remain absent, and her friend, Simon, has not been heard from since he went to visit his ailing great-uncle Pudge in the old sailors&#8217; home. Luckily, an invitation to speak at the annual Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition (or CAKE) at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females provides just the diversion Penelope needs. But when Penelope is asked by the Swanburne board of trustees to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students, so the board can judge the true worth of a Swanburne education, the future of her school&#8212;and of her job as governess to the Incorrigibles&#8212;hangs in the balance. Signature quirky black-and-white illustrations add to the appeal of these books. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/10/2013Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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