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It's Lulu's birthday and she's decided she'd like a pet brontosaurus as a present. When Lulu's parents tell her that's not possibl...e, Lulu gets very upset. She does not like it when things don't go her way. So she takes matters into her own hands and storms off into the forest to find herself a new pet, all the way singing: <BR><BR><I>I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get <BR>a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet! </I><BR><BR>In the forest Lulu encounters a number of animals; a snake, a tiger, a bear, all of whom don't particularly impress her. And then she finds him...a beautiful, long-necked, gentle, graceful brontosaurus. And he completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, indeed! Lulu thinks she's gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him! <BR><BR>How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much to tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich? Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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WHEN YOU LOOK <BR> THROUGH THIS BOOK <BR> YOU'LL LEARN TO COUNT <BR> AN AMOUNT <BR> AND TO RHYME <BR> ANYTIME... <BR> Join popular... children's author Judi Barrett for a rollicking romp through numbers one to ten. Each number is accompanied by a nonsensical verse built on words that rhyme with the number itself, and serves as a perfect springboard for Daniel Moreton's detailed and zany artwork. Young readers won't rest until they find each number and rhyme in brightly colored illustrations that bring together the most unlikely collection of creatures and things. Here's a book that steretches a child's imagination while bringing numbers, counting, and the concept of rhyming together in a playful, informative way. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Hugo is in no doubt as to what he and Bella should go as to the Hippo-Bird Fancy Dress Party. They will go as the princess and the... pea and he will be the princess (of course!) leaving poor Bella to be the pea. Indignant, Bella refuses. She has a better suggestion - they will go as a mermaid on a rock and she will be the mermaid (of course!) leaving a huffy Hugo to be the rock. Hugo is not happy. But neither is Bella. They just can't decide on a costume and things reach a crisis when they both flounce off saying they don't want to go to the party at all. After time to consider, both Hugo and Bella calm down and (privately) both choose to dress as a pea as a gesture of making it all up to each other. So when they both arrive at the party as peas, Hugo and Bella announce proudly that they are 'two peas in a pod, just as it should be' underlining the message of the book that friendship is all about give and take. With wonderfully absurd illustrations from new talent Simon Rickerty and a great read-aloud text, this is a made-for-sharing picture book. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<b>Inside an ordinary middle school in an ordinary city, a small redheaded eighth grader is doing something very ordinary, indeed....</b> <BR> <BR> Ever since Charlotte Mielswetzski and her cousin, Zee, saved the world, life has been rather ordinary. Ordinary, that is, if you call being ultramegagrounded (in Charlotte's case) or treated as if you might fall to pieces (in Zee's case) ordinary. Either way, heroes deserve better. <BR> <BR> Of course, no one knows Charlotte and Zee are heroes. It's not like they can simply announce that Greek myths are real or proclaim they have returned from the Underworld, where they rescued all of mankind from Philonecron, a deranged demigod with delusions of grandeur. Instead, they are forced to keep this terrible knowledge to themselves, and are stuck in a state of extraordinary ordinariness. <BR> <BR> But things aren't quite as ordinary as they seem. For Philonecron is the grandson of Poseidon, and you don't mess with the progeny of the second most powerful god in the universe. And Philonecron himself isn't so happy about having all of his delicious plans thwarted by mortal children. He wants revenge, and with his grandfather to help him, he is going to get what he wants. <BR> <BR> For Charlotte and Zee, their not-so-ordinary lives are about to be disrupted once again. This time it's not the world they must save -- it's themselves. <BR> <BR> In the thrilling second installment of the Cronus Chronicles trilogy, author Anne Ursu brings her trademark wit to a spectacular adventure on the high seas. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Monkey and Robot are the best of friends?and they have the best of adventures! This chapter book includes four (more!) playful sto...ries.<BR><BR>Monkey always gets in the wildest messes. And Robot is always there to help him out. After all, what are best friends for?<BR> <BR>?Readers looking for funny friendship stories but who think that Frog and Toad and other early readers are a tad too easy will find this unlikely duo just right,? says <I>Horn Book Magazine</I> about the Monkey and Robot series. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<b >The Nebula and Locus Award?winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new rep...ackage.</b><BR><BR>In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess the Tenar and powerful wizard Ged. Years before, they had helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Together, they shared an adventure like no other. Tenar has since embraced the simple pleasures of an ordinary life, while Ged mourns the powers lost to him through no choice of his own.<BR>     Now the two must join forces again and help another in need?the physically, emotionally scarred child whose own destiny has yet to be revealed?. <BR>     With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin?s Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Now the full Earthsea collection?<i >A Wizard of Earthsea</i>, <i >The Tombs of Atuan</i>, <i >The Farthest Shore</i>, <i >Tehanu</i>, <i >Tales from Earthsea</i>, and <i >The Other Wind</i>?is available with a fresh, modern look that will endear it both to loyal fans and new legions of readers. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$11.09 at Amazon

<i>1 farmer sleeping.<BR> 2 feet creeping<BR> 3 buckets piled high.<BR> 4 chickens standing by.</i> <BR> <BR> Duck is about to tri...ck poor Farmer Brown once again. While the farmer is sleeping the afternoon away, Duck and the other animals are planning a most unusual fishing trip. Sneaking past Farmer Brown is going to be as easy as 1, 2, 3! <BR> <BR> This numerical adventure for the very youngest Duck fans brings counting books to a whole new level -- click, clack, splish, splash! Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<b >The Nebula and Locus Award?winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new rep...ackage.</b><BR><BR>In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess the Tenar and powerful wizard Ged. Years before, they had helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Together, they shared an adventure like no other. Tenar has since embraced the simple pleasures of an ordinary life, while Ged mourns the powers lost to him through no choice of his own.<BR>     Now the two must join forces again and help another in need?the physically, emotionally scarred child whose own destiny has yet to be revealed?. <BR>     With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin?s Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Now the full Earthsea collection?<i >A Wizard of Earthsea</i>, <i >The Tombs of Atuan</i>, <i >The Farthest Shore</i>, <i >Tehanu</i>, <i >Tales from Earthsea</i>, and <i >The Other Wind</i>?is available with a fresh, modern look that will endear it both to loyal fans and new legions of readers. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$12.00 at Amazon

<B>Don't miss <I>The Rise of the Guardians</I>, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012.</B><BR><BR><B>Forget ...the bunny trail. E. Aster Bunnymund is on a warpath. In this second chapter book in William Joyce?s The Guardians series, sometimes you have to crack a few eggs.</B><BR> <BR>Pitch, the Nightmare King, and his Fearlings had been soundly driven back by Nicholas St. North and company in the first Guardians? adventure. But now Pitch has disappeared completely?and out of sight does NOT make for out of mind. It seems certain that he?s plotting a particularly nefarious revenge, and the Guardians suspect he might have gone underground. But how can they find him there? <BR><BR>Enter E. Aster Bunnymund, the only emissary of the fabled brotherhood of the Pookas?the league of philosophical warrior rabbits of imposing intellect and size. Highly skilled in martial arts (many of which he invented himself), Bunnymund is brilliant, logical, and a tunnel-digger extraordinaire. If the Guardians need paths near the Earth?s core, he?s their Pooka. He?s also armed with magnificent weapons of an oval-sort, and might just be able to help in the quest for the second piece of the <I>Moonclipper</I>.<BR><BR>This second book in The Guardians series is about much more than fixing a few rotten eggs?it brings the Guardians one step closer to defeating Pitch! Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$11.01 at Amazon

<b >A mother dolphin and her albino calf are in peril in this heart-pounding adventure from the author of the acclaimed <i >Wild W...ings</i>.</b><BR><BR>Kara is not sorry she punched Jake in the nose?she simply couldn?t stand to hear him say one more nasty thing about her missing mother, or her out-of-work father?or her. But it?s more than a broken nose to Jake?s family: It?s fuel for the fire. They?ve had it with Kara?s family and their devotion to protecting marine life and saving the reef. Dredging the reef will mean fisherman can reel in more money. That?s what the town needs.<BR>     But what the town gets is an unexpected new kid, a Paralympics sailing hopeful named Felix. When a baby albino dolphin caught in old fishing netting washes ashore, Felix and Kara work with vets and specialists to save her and reunite her with her mother, setting off a chain of events that might just save the reef.<BR>     Written by a veterinarian and brimming with bravery and beauty, this story of friendship, family, and community taps into the radiance of nature and dives into the important, timely issue of environmental protection and ecology. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$11.07 at Amazon

The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they?re solving the mystery of a kidnapped?HOUSE? A hilar...ious chapter book from the bestselling author of <I>Click, Clack, Moo </I>and <I>The Trouble with Chickens</I>.<BR><BR>Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can?t quite put their feather on?and oh, <I>brother</I>, is it key to solving the case! Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$13.44 at Amazon

<b >The amazing story of the trapped Chilean miners and their incredible rescue that <i >Publishers Weekly </i>calls ?a riveting, ...in-depth recounting of the events that held the world rapt.?</b><BR><BR>In early August 2010, the unthinkable happened when a mine collapsed in Copiano, Chile, trapping 33 miners 2,000 feet below the surface. For sixty-nine days they lived on meager resources with increasingly poor air quality. When they were finally rescued, the world watched with rapt attention and rejoiced in the amazing spirit and determination of the miners. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.<BR>     In <i >Trapped</i>, Marc Aronson provides the backstory behind the rescue. By tracing the psychological, physical, and environmental factors surrounding the mission, Aronson highlights the amazing technology and helping hands that made it all possible. From the Argentinean soccer players that hoped to raise morale, to NASA volunteering their expertise to come up with a plan, there was no shortage of enterprising spirit when it came to saving lives. Readers will especially appreciate the eight pages of full-color photos, timeline, glossary, notes, and more. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$13.69 at Amazon

<B>Joey has a dog.</B><BR><BR>And a ball.<BR><BR>And a great throwing arm.<BR><BR><B>Jet has Joey.</B><BR><BR>And a job to do.<BR>...<BR>And do.<BR><BR>And do.<BR><BR>And do.<BR><BR><B>They make a fine pair.</B><BR><BR>If you were Joey's ball -- the one with<BR><BR>the blue stripe -- you would keep moving<BR><BR><B>among</B> the birds<BR><BR><B>through</B> the trees<BR><BR><B>on</B> the water<BR><BR><B>down</B> the hill<BR><BR><B>up</B> the hill<BR><BR><B>across</B> the street<BR><BR><B>between</B> the tables<BR><BR><B>over</B> the roofs<BR><BR><B>into</B> a hole<BR><BR>and <B>out</B> of a hole<BR><BR><B>along with Jet, Joey's dog.</B> Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$12.86 at Amazon

And then it rained... <BR> And what a long time since it has rained! A whole apartment building full of overjoyed neighbors revel ...in the raininess. It's the perfect day to read a book on dinosaurs, to stay home and bake bread, or even to go out for a splishy-splashy adventure to a café with your father for a bowl of hot soup. <BR> But when it keeps raining day after day after day, baking bread becomes dull, and splishy-splashy walks become plain old wet ones and not at all adventuresome. You begin to long for the kind of weather where you'd want to eat ice cream, not soup. Naturally everyone starts grumbling....Everyone, that is, except for the wise father of one grouchy little boy because... <BR><BR> The sun comes out! And what a long time since it has come! A whole apartment building full of overjoyed neighbors celebrate the sunniness. For it's the perfect day to go roller skating, visit the bakery, or put on your shiny cool sunglasses and stroll out for a sunny day adventure, including a ringside seat at an outdoor café with your father for a dish of ice cream. <BR> But when the sun gets hotter and hotter, day after day after day, roller skating gets exhausting, and a walk becomes less and less of an adventure and more and more uncomfortable. You begin to long for the kind of weather where you'd want to eat soup, not ice cream. Naturally everyone starts grumbling....Everyone, that is, except for the wise father of one grouchy little boy because... Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Thrilling high adventure and heart-stopping romance combine in the second book in the Tales of the Kingdom series from Newbery Med...alist Cynthia Voigt, set two generations after <i>The Tale of Gwyn</i>.<BR><BR>Birle has agreed to be wed to the huntsman Muir as an escape from the drudgery of life at her father?s inn?but the moment she looks into the bellflower-blue eyes of the man she comes upon stealing one of her father?s boats, Birle knows she cannot marry Muir. Even after she discovers the mysterious stranger is Orien, a lord, and as unreachable to an innkeeper?s daughter as a star, Birle is determined to travel with him as far as he will allow. Their journey takes Birle to a world far from home, a world where lords may become slaves, where princes rule by fear, and where fortune?s wheel turns more swiftly and dangerously than Birle could have ever imagined.<BR><BR>Previously published as <i >On Fortune?s Wheel</i>, this classic tale features a new look and a new title. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<B >In their fourth chapter book adventure, the Guardians recruit Sanderson ManSnoozy, the sleepy legend also known as the Sandman..., to their cause.</B><BR><BR>When the Man in the Moon brought together the Guardians, he warned them that they would face some terrible evils as they strove to protect the children of earth. But nothing could have prepared them for this: Pitch has disappeared and taken Katherine with him. And now the Guardians are not only down one member, but a young girl is missing.<BR> <BR>Fortunately, MiM knows just the man to join the team. Sanderson ManSnoozy?known in most circles as the Sandman?may be sleepy, but he?s also stalwart and clever and has a precocious ability to utilize sand in myriad ways. If the other Guardians can just convince Sandy that good can triumph evil, that good dreams can banish nightmares, they?ll have themselves quite a squad. But if they can?t?they might never see Katherine again. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$11.29 at Amazon

Animals awake beneath blue blankets <BR> Clickety-clack! <BR> The cows on Farmer Brown's farm are typing again. Duck can't wait to... show everyone their latest note. Just what are they up to this time? Duck's not telling, but if you follow the alphabet one letter at a time, you'll find out. And you'll have as much fun as the animals are going to have, and learn your letters, too! <BR> This alphabetical adventure for the very youngest fans of Duck brings alphabet books to a whole new level -- click, clack, quackity-quack! Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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What do you do when your mother makes you invite the most obnoxious kid in your class to your birthday party? <BR> <BR> - Or when ...you have to wait another thirty-three and a third years to see a shower of stars? <BR> <BR> - Or your parents ship you off to fat camp? <BR> <BR> - Or you have to share your private lunch hour with a girl who's mean to you just because of the color of your skin? <BR> <BR> In E. L. Konigsburg's witty and perceptive short stories, four young people cope with difficult situations and, in doing so, learn something that changes their lives. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<b>Everything you ever wanted to know about Santa, as told to the author of <i>Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs</i> by the big gu...y himself.</b><BR><BR>As you might imagine, the early life of Santa Claus was a liiiiiiiittle different from the childhood of your average kid. His first words were ?ho ho ho!? By five he was wearing a fake beard and mustache, and could rarely be found without his favorite stuffed reindeer. It was clear from a very young age that he was destined to be unique...<BR> <BR>Despite this, his parents went to great lengths to maintain normalcy in his life. They had him learn guitar (he was in a rock band!), and play baseball (he had quite an arm), and even do chores (okay?here he was like any other kid on earth?he hated chores). But there was no stopping Santa from being Santa, and one winter, he began to make his lists. He checked them twice, and delivered toys to children all over Cincinnati. Then, all over Ohio. Then?the world.<BR> <BR>Compiled from his baby book, family photos, and report cards, <I>Santa from Cincinnati </I>provides a full-spectrum view of the boy who grew to be the man who grew to be Santa. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Have fun with Olivia...<UL TYPE=DISC> <LI>dressing up <P> <LI>singing songs <P> <LI>building sand castles ... <P> <LI>napping (maybe) <P> <LI>dancing <P> <LI>painting on walls <P> <LI>and -- whew! -- </UL>going to sleep at last. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Thrilling high adventure and heart-stopping romance combine in the second book in the Tales of the Kingdom series from Newbery Med...alist Cynthia Voigt, set two generations after <i>The Tale of Gwyn</i>.<BR><BR>Birle has agreed to be wed to the huntsman Muir as an escape from the drudgery of life at her father?s inn?but the moment she looks into the bellflower-blue eyes of the man she comes upon stealing one of her father?s boats, Birle knows she cannot marry Muir. Even after she discovers the mysterious stranger is Orien, a lord, and as unreachable to an innkeeper?s daughter as a star, Birle is determined to travel with him as far as he will allow. Their journey takes Birle to a world far from home, a world where lords may become slaves, where princes rule by fear, and where fortune?s wheel turns more swiftly and dangerously than Birle could have ever imagined.<BR><BR> Previously published as <i >On Fortune?s Wheel</i>, this classic tale features a new look and a new title. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$11.32 at Amazon

Can you stretch to the ceiling? Can you stretch to the floor? You can stretch with a whisper, you can stretch with a roar! Doreen ...Cronin and Scott Menchin give new meaning to the yoga pose downward facing dog as publishing?s most energetic pooch explores the many, many ways a kid can get limber. More than simple toe touching, this pup stretches to ride a breeze, grab a snack from a tree, catch a wave. His bubble gum even gets in on the stretching action. POP! And he reminds us not to forget that we also need to stretch our imaginations (recognize that statue, anyone?). This interactive, energetic rhyming text will also help parents stretch out reading time with their youngsters. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$11.71 at Amazon

A giant Irish wolfhound might be the dog of David?s dreams in the third book in the Stanley Family series, a companion to <I >The ...Headless Cupid</I>, from three-time Newbery Honor winner Zipha Keatley Snyder.<BR><BR>With five children, a raven, and a pet turkey named King Tut, the Stanley house is full-to-bursting. But David desperately wants a dog?even though his dad has forbidden another pet. So when Blair begins sleepwalking and having dreams of an enormous dog that comes to the house every night, David assumes Blair just wants a dog too. But what if Blair?s Nightmare, as the kids quickly name the dog, isn?t only a dream? Is Nightmare the dog they?ve always wanted? And how can the kids keep him?without letting their parents know? Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Props are important, and so is making thunder and closing curtains. Junebug takes these jobs very seriously: The Blue Moon is a se...rious playhouse, and her parents? pride and joy. But lately the stagehand mindset?go unnoticed, don?t say a word, be as invisible as you can?is applying to Junebug?s life offstage as well. And that?s not a role she?s happy with.<BR><BR>As Junebug starts speaking up?about her sister?s ego, about the weird kid on staff, about her mom?s abrupt departure, and about her father?s new leading lady?she begins to realize that it?s hard to work without a script...and that sometimes scenes play out in ways that aren?t intended. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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If I were in charge of the world I'd cancel oatmeal, Monday mornings, Allergy shots, and also Sara Steinberg. All of us have times... when we wish that we were in charge of the world...when we envy girls with ten best friends and gold watches...when we take an eight-block detour to avoid bumping into bullies like Stanley the Fierce...when we question whether princes and princesses really do live happily ever after...when we wonder how grownups ever get to be grown up enough to stop being scared of the dark. This book of poems is for everyone who has ever had trouble apologizing, or loved a cat, or talked too much, or burped. This book of poems is for everyone who could use a little help in turning some of their worries into laughter. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<B >A series of exuberant read-aloud sound effects perfectly capture the whimsy and joy of a springtime frolic in this companion t...o <I >Red Sled</I>.</B><BR><BR>In this almost wordless springtime picture book, an adorable crew of baby animals borrows a familiar-looking red hat (last seen on the head of <I >Red Sled</I>?s unsuspecting protagonist) and embarks on a joy-filled escapade?until all that is left is a long piece of red string! Their playful romp is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor and complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, <I >Red Hat</I> promises to be an instant favorite. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$11.96 at Amazon

One Easter morning, Katy and Carl went on an egg hunt through Grandmom?s house. Katy couldn?t find anything until she went up to t...he attic. And there she discovered a very special set of eggs...<BR> <BR>Grandmom had painted them when <I>she</I> was a little girl. And <I>now,</I> she hung them from the branches of a tiny tree?an Egg Tree! So began a very special Easter tradition.<BR> <BR>This Caldecott Medal-winning story of a Pennsylvania Dutch Easter will surely inspire children to make Egg Trees of their very own. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<B>I teach in two schools.<BR> One is in the city.<BR> The other is in the jungle.<BR> Some of my students have hands.<BR> Others ...have trunks.</B> <BR> Elephants live in Asia. They eat three hundred pounds of food a day. They spray water out of their trunks. Even so, they are a lot like you. They like to eat cookies and hang out with their friends. They even like to paint pictures. <BR> In this true story you'll learn about an amazing class of elephants that are taught to become artists by an amazing teacher. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<I>Where oh where do the leaves all go when winter comes and the cold winds blow?</I> <BR><BR> What happens to fish, flowers, fiel...d mice, and other living things when ponds freeze and the air turns blustery? Walk with a curious child and his parents as winter's first snow falls and find out.... Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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If you've ever had trouble apologizing or keeping a secret, had a crush or a broken heart, there's a poem here for you! Written wi...th humor and understanding, Judith Viorst's poems are certain to delight children and adults alike -- and be read again and again. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<B>HERE IS ONE<BR> BIG BOOK OF FUN.<BR> BEFORE YOU'RE DONE<BR> YOU'LL LAUGH A TON!</B> <BR><BR> Award-winning author Judi Barrett ...and illustrator Daniel Moreton invite young readers to think of numbers, counting, and rhyming in a whole new way. <BR> A Few Words From the Author: <BR> I've always wanted to create a different kind of counting book. I love playing with words, rhyming them, making jokes with them, and playing with their sounds. I had such a good time writing <I>I Knew Two Who Said Moo.</I> I started with the sound of each number, and then thought of other words with similar sounds that I could use to create these nonsense rhymes that <I>do</I> make sense -- in a silly way! <BR> Writing this book made me laugh. I hope it makes you laugh too! <BR> Your friend,<BR> JUDI BARRETT Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<b >Now in paperback, an illustrated chapter book from industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith!</b><BR><BR><i>I?m gonna, I'm... gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get </i><BR><i>a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!<BR><BR></i>Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a brontosaurus, she throws a four-day temper tantrum and then storms off into the forest in search of the dinosaur she clearly deserves. Lulu isn?t particularly impressed with the snake, tiger, and bear she encounters, but then she finds him?a beautiful, long-necked, graceful brontosaurus. Mr. B completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, and Lulu thinks she?s gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that <i>she</i> would make an ideal pet for <i>him</i>! <BR><BR>How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much too tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich? Beloved children?s author Judith Viorst and Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith offer a fresh and funny tale with several surprise endings! Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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A giant Irish wolfhound might be the dog of David?s dreams in the third book in the Stanley Family series, a companion to <I >The ...Headless Cupid</I>, from three-time Newbery Honor winner Zipha Keatley Snyder.<BR><BR>With five children, a raven, and a pet turkey named King Tut, the Stanley house is full-to-bursting. But David desperately wants a dog?even though his dad has forbidden another pet. So when Blair begins sleepwalking and having dreams of an enormous dog that comes to the house every night, David assumes Blair just wants a dog too. But what if Blair?s Nightmare, as the kids quickly name the dog, isn?t only a dream? Is Nightmare the dog they?ve always wanted? And how can the kids keep him?without letting their parents know? Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$13.70 at Amazon

A sweet little cat drives a man to insanity and murder.... <BR> The grim death known as the plague roams a masquerade ball dressed... in red.... <BR> A dwarf seeks his final revenge on his captors.... <BR> A sister calls to her beloved twin from beyond the grave.... <BR> Prepare yourself. You are about to enter a world where you will be shocked, terrified, and, though you'll be too scared to admit it at first, secretly thrilled. Here are four tales -- <I>The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, Hop-Frog,</I> and <I>The Fall of the House of Usher</I> -- by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. The original tales have been ever so slightly dismembered -- but, of course, Poe understood dismemberment very well. And he would shriek in ghoulish delight at Gris Grimly's gruesomely delectable illustrations that adorn every page. So prepare yourself. And keep the lights on. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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<b >The irrepressibly inquisitive Marco is off to school in this picture book from <i >New Yorker</i> cartoonist Roz Chast.</b><BR...><BR>Marco is the busiest bird, and it?s time he goes to school! There is so much to do at school, from lessons to lunch to building a block tower to the moon! But Marco soon learns that his plans for the day may be just a bit too ambitious. Luckily, school has one extra surprise for him?and that?s a new friend!<BR>     In Marco?s latest wacky adventure, acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast proves that it?s not getting to the moon that counts?it?s the friends we make along the way. Read More

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THIS book is written by Harold. His full time occupation is dog. He lives with Mr. and Mrs. X (here called Monroe) and their sons ...Toby and Pete. Also sharing the home are a cat named Chester and a rabbit named Bunnicula. It is because of Bunnicula that Harold turned to writing. Someone had to tell the full story of what happened in the Monroe household after the rabbit arrived. <BR>It all began when the Monroes went to see the movie <I>Dracula</I> At the theater Toby found something on his seatŃa baby rabbit that he took home and named Bunnicula. It proved to be an apt name, at least as far as Chester was concerned. A well-read and observant cat, he soon decided that there was something odd about the newcomer. For one thing he seemed to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back looked a little like a cape. Furthermore, Bunnicula slept from sunup to sundown. He was awake only at night. <BR>When the family started funding white vegetables, drained dry, with two fang marks in them, Chester was sure Bunnicula was a vampire. But what to do about it. None of the family seemed to grasp the trouble, and Chester's hilarious hints were totally misunderstood. <BR>Was Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure. But the story of Chester's suspicions and their consequences makes uproarious reading. Read More

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