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"Most of the magic tricks presented here are easily understood and appear to be simple to learn and to execute with ample practice.... Disappearing coins, rope tricks, a genie in a bottle, and many others provide interesting stunts to amaze and mystify one's friends." SLJ. <p> Read More

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<p>In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a worl...d of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn.</p><p>When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! With a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

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<p>Marley the loveable, trouble-making yellow lab stars in another holiday adventure in the picture book <em>Trick or Treat, Marle...y!</em> by John Grogan, author of <em>Marley & Me</em>.<br /> <br />Marley?s family is throwing a Halloween party. Cassie and Baby Louie are having lots of fun putting up spooky decorations. And Marley?s having even more fun destroying them. The kids hang a creepy skeleton. Marley runs away with the leg bone. The kids string fake spider webs on the stairs. Marley sweeps them up with his tail. The kids carve pumpkins. Marley gets his head stuck in a jack-o?-lantern.<br /> <br />Worst of all?he eats every piece of Halloween candy!<br /> <br />Will Marley?s family be able to have any Halloween fun with their naughty puppy around?<br /> <br />Richard Cowdrey?s illustrations bring the charming and mischievous Marley to life.</p> Read More

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<p>Alien super-villain Mongul is on a mission to take over planet Earth. Can Superman defeat this madman without destroying Metrop...olis in the process?</p> Read More

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<p>Aldwyn, a street-smart alley cat, pretended he had telekinetic powers so young wizard Jack would chose him as a familiar. Aldwy...n then learned that he and two other familiars?Skylar the blue jay and Gilbert the tree frog?were destined to undertake a perilous quest to defeat Paksahara, an evil hare who?d been familiar to the queen.<br /> <br />In <em>Circle of Heroes</em>, the third book of The Familiars series for middle-grade readers, Paksahara and her undead animal army control the Shifting Fortress. Aldwyn and his friends have to recapture it to return magic to the queendom of Vastia.<br /> <br />Fans of The Guardians of Ga?hoole series and Erin Hunter?s Warriors books will love the mix of humor, magic, and animal adventure story in <em>Circle of Heroes</em> by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson.</p> Read More

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<P>When Lily's great-aunt Tiger Lil is hired to publicize the opening of a new restaurant, she plans an all-out extravaganza. But ...a mysterious bomber sets off an explosion, and all her plans go up in smoke. Someone is trying to sabotage the restaurant! And now the police are writing off the case as a publicity stunt gone wrong. It's up to Lily and ex-action star Tiger Lil to catch the culprit themselves.</P><P>In this, his second book in the Chinatown Mystery series, award-winning author Laurence Yep has written a fast-paced, hilarious story that brings San Francisco's Chinatown to life.</P><P>Pacific NW Library Assoc. 2001 Young Reader's Choice Award Masterlist</P> Read More

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<p>Amazing Gorillas! is the third paperback title in an exciting series of non?fiction I Can Read Books that features kids' favori...te animals and spectacular photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).</p><p>The exceptional writing and design of the I Can Read Books?paired with WCS's global research and conservation efforts, educational programs, and stunning photographs?make this a standout series for children, caretakers, and teachers!</p> Read More

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<p>What would happen if a dinosaur came to a birthday party? Come to Danny's house and find out. His friend the dinosaur helps mak...e this one party you'll never forget!</p> Read More

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Purple crayon in hand, Harold draws a tightrope and falls into a circus [where he has many adventures]. As in the previous books,... the dauntless Harold is resourceful and loveable." SLJ. <p> Read More

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<p>In his bestselling picture book <em>Dirt on My Shirt</em>, Jeff Foxworthy warmed the hearts of kids both big and little. Now, i...n this I Can Read edition, poems have been hand selected for beginning readers to enjoy. From meeting Auntie Brooke and Uncle Keith to searching for tadpoles and snakes, young readers will love discovering Jeff's vibrant neighborhood all for themselves. </p><p>Filled to the brim with hilarious poems and beautiful art, this book is the perfect addition to any I Can Read library! </p> Read More

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<p>Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors series, is back with book two in the <em>New York Times</em> ...bestselling Survivors series about a dog named Lucky. <em>A</em> <em>Hidden Enemy</em> was praised by <em>Kirkus</em> as "perfectly crafted" in a starred review. It will be welcomed by all fans of epic animal fantasy adventure.</p><p>After discovering a forest filled with prey and fresh water, Lucky and the Leashed Dogs are sure that they have found their new home. But a fierce pack of Wild Dogs has laid claim to the land and their menacing Alpha is determined to make sure that no other dogs settle there. Now Lucky finds himself forced to go behind enemy lines?and he has to decide which dogs will ultimately be his true allies.</p> Read More

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<p>There was a sign on Rosie's door that said, "If you want to know a secret, knock three times." Kathy, Rosie's good friend, knoc...ked three times and learned the secret-that Rosie was no longer Rosie, but Alinda, the lovely lady singer.</p><p>Adventures with Alinda were fun for Kathy and Sal and Pudgy and Dolly. Even Lenny, who occasionally didn't believe in Alinda, was delighted by the Fourth of July celebration that Alinda, with the help of the Magic Man, held. At the end of the celebration, Alinda was gone forever, and Rosie had returned, but she soon found something else nice to be.</p><p>Maurice Sendak, the well-known artist and author-illustrator of <em>Kenny's Window</em> and <em>Very Far Away,</em> has written a story of real children, playing as only children know how. Young readers will wish that Alinda lived next door to them.</p> Read More

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<p>Maddie's room is a mess.</p><p>Maddie's toys are everywhere.</p><p>And Maddie has to clean them up before her birthday party st...arts.</p><p>This looks like a job for ... MIGHTY MADDIE!</p><p>Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a vacuum cleaner, Mighty Maddie, the room-cleaning superhero, gives readers a playful lesson about the difference between light and heavy.</p> Read More

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<p>A seal at school!</p><p>What happens when Sammy, the adventurous seal, leaves the zoo for the day? He goes to the city, finds a... school full of kids and new things to do -- and he even learns to read!</p> Read More

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<p>One summer day Toad was unhappy. He had lost the white, fourholed, big, round, thick button from his jacket. Who helped him loo...k for it? His best friend, Frog. Another day, Frog was unhappy. He was sick in bed and looking green. Who gave him some tea and told him a story? His best friend, Toad.</p><p>From the first enchanting story to the last, these five adventures of two best friends are packed with excitement, gaiety, and tender affection. Children will find this book delightful to read and beautiful to look at, either story by story, or from cover to cover.</p> Read More

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<p>Since the publication of his classic <em>Outside Over There</em> in 1981, Maurice Sendak?s book illustrations have focused on i...nterpreting the texts of such authors as James Marshall, Tony Kushner, Wilhelm Grimm, Ruth Krauss, Herman Melville, and Mother Goose. And beginning in 1980, with his sets and costumes for <em>The Magic Flute</em>, Sendak launched a busy second career as the designer of stage productions of opera and ballet. Now comes <em>Bumble-Ardy</em>, the first book he has written as well as illustrated in thirty years.</p> <p><em>Bumble-Ardy</em> has evolved from an animated segment for <em>Sesame Street</em> to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who reaches the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble-Ardy throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand. </p> <p>In this highly anticipated picture book, Sendak once again explores the exuberance of young children and the unshakable love between parent (in this case, an aunt) and child.</p> Read More

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<p>Sister Bear is thrilled by the magic of the wishing star, but Brother Bear teaches her that hard work is important, too.</p>

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<p>When Mama and Papa Bear go out for the night, Brother, Sister, and Honey aren't too sad that their parents will be gone. Why? B...ecause they have Mrs. Grizzle?the best babysitter and storyteller ever! </p><p>In <em>The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book</em>, the cubs and Mrs. Grizzle share six of their favorite stories, including "The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig," "Goldibear and the Three People," and "Little Red Grizzly Hood." </p><p>Written and illustrated through the collaborative efforts of Stan, Jan, and Mike in the signature Berenstain style, this book of original folktales will have kids begging for bedtime.</p> Read More

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<p>Proclaimed "the most adorable of dinos" by <em>The New York Times</em>, Bob is grander and greener than ever in a definitive ne...w edition of modern picture book classic. This deluxe volume features seven new illustrations, an additional adventure, and a song (<em>"The Ballad of Dinosaur Bob"</em>), with easy-to-play arrangements. Read More

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<p>Tyler and Lucinda have to spend summer vacation with their ancient uncle Gideon, a farmer. They think they're in for six weeks ...of cows, sheep, horses, and pigs. But when they arrive in deserted Standard Valley, California, they discover that Ordinary Farm is, well, no ordinary farm. </p><p>The bellowing in the barn comes not from a cow but from a dragon. The thundering herd in the valley? Unicorns. Uncle Gideon's sprawling farmhouse never looks the same twice. Plus, there's a flying monkey, a demon squirrel, and a barnload of unlikely farmhands with strange accents and even stranger powers. </p><p>At first, the whole place seems like a crazy adventure. But when darker secrets begin to surface and Uncle Gideon and his fabulous creatures are threatened, Lucinda and Tyler have to pull together to take action. Will two ordinary kids be able to save the dragons, the farm?and themselves? </p><p>Expert storytellers Tad Williams and Deborah Beale take readers on an extraordinary adventure in their first book about Ordinary Farm. </p> Read More

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<p>John Reynolds Gardiner's action-packed canine adventure story of a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than ...thirty years.</p><p>Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, <em>Stone Fox</em> tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race?the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race. </p><p>Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a <em>New York Times</em> Outstanding Children's Book. </p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

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<p>?Get up!? cries Mac. ?It?s hot outside.</p><p>So hot we need to take a ride. The bus will take us to the sea. Get up now, Chees...e, and come with me!?</p><p>Best friends Mac and Cheese are back?and this time, Mac wants Cheese to go to the beach with him. But oh, no, Cheese doesn?t like the beach at all! Mac finally convinces Cheese that the sea is the place to be. So with their bags packed, the friends set off?only to miss their bus. Can Cheese find a way to give his friend a fun-in-the-sun day anyway?</p><p>From beloved duo Sarah Weeks and Jane Manning, the second adventure of these endearing odd-couple alley cats is sure to delight beginning readers.</p> Read More

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<p>The <em>New York Times</em> bestselling Seekers series from Erin Hunter continues in the third book in the Return to the Wild s...tory arc. <em>River of Lost Bears</em> is filled with the high-stakes action and heart-pounding adventure that fans of Seekers and the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series crave.</p><p>Kallik, Toklo, Lusa, and Yakone head away from the ice toward warmer territories. As they approach the mountains, Toklo is faced with an impossible choice. Though he is desperate to leave the struggles of their quest and to find his place in the world of brown bears, is he ready to leave his friends behind?</p> Read More

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<p>Marley is always getting into trouble. But when trouble comes to his friends, it's up to the frisky dog to save the day!</p>

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<p>Sammy the seal is bored with life at the zoo, so he leaves to go to the city. There, he finds a school full of kids and new thi...ngs to do! Sammy sings with the students, becomes the star of the volleyball team, and even learns to read. He can't wait to tell his friends back at the zoo how much fun he's having!</p> Read More

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<p>Share the love of reading with your beginner reader! </p><p> I Can Read books are widely recognised as the premier line of beg...inner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, which include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction and humour. Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, and a fabulous cast of classic characters, I Can Read books introduce children to the joy of reading independently.</p><p> Just like his young fans, Biscuit can't wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in his classroom? </p><p> Ages 5-7 </p> Read More

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<p>Frog and Toad are best friends?they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog's garden, Frog gives him seed...s to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are scared, they are brave together. The <em>School and Library Journal</em> called this beloved story collection from Arnold Lobel "a masterpiece of child-styled humor and sensitivity." </p><p>Winner of the Newbery Honor award, <em>Frog and Toad Together</em> is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.</p><p>Supports the Common Core Learning Standards</p> Read More

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The original <i>I Spy</i> book has been adapted for younger children. Rhyming riddles with picture clues in a sturdy board book fo...rmat make this perfect for preschoolers. Read More

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Enter the world of Shel Silverstein?<p>To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shel Silverstein's most popular book, <em>Where the Si...dewalk Ends</em> is now available in a special edition containing the classic hardcover book and a CD of highlights from his Grammy Award-winning album. This is a wonderful gift and keepsake for Shel Silverstein fans, old and new. <p>From the outrageously funny to the quietly affecting -- and touching on everything in between -- here are poems and drawings that illuminate the remarkable world of the well-known folksinger, humorist and creator of <em>The Giving Tree.</em></p Read More

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Peace, prosperity, and happiness are the rule in the marvelous Land of Oz, but in a faraway corner of this magical domain dwell tw...o tribes--the Flatheads and the Skeezers--who have declared war on each other. Determined to keep her subjects from fighting, the Ruler of Oz, Princess Ozma, along with her dearest friend, Princess Dorothy Gale (formerly of Kansas), embarks on a quest to restore peace.<p>When the Supreme Dictator of the Flatheads refuses to cooperate with Ozma, she and Dorothy seek out Queen Coo-ee-oh of the Skeezers, hoping she will be more reasonable. But the queen imprisons Ozma and Dorothy in her grand city and then traps them by submerging the whole city under water. Now it is up to Glinda the Good to save the day. She assembles all of Ozma's counsellors--including such beloved Oz friends as the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Patchwork Girl, Shaggy Man, Tik-Tok, and Wizard of Oz--and they set out to rescue their friends. Will the magic powers of Glinda and the Wizard combined be enough to free Ozma and Dorothy?<p>A rousing tale of suspense, magic, and adventure, <em>Glinda of Oz</em> is the fourteenth and final Oz book by L. Frank Baum. It's a grand conclusion to his chronicles of America's favorite fairyland. This deluxe gift edition features all twelve of Oz artist John R. Neill's beautiful color plates, along with his nearly one hundred black-and-white pictures, making it a perfect gift for all Oz fans, new and old. </p> Read More

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<p>Meet Dot in this debut picture book by Randi Zuckerberg! Dot's a spunky little girl well versed in electronic devices. Dot know...s a lot. She knows how to tap . . . to swipe . . . to share . . . and she pays little attention to anything else, until one day Dot sets off on an interactive adventure with the world surrounding her. Dot's tech-savvy expertise, mingled with her resourceful imagination, proves Dot really does know lots and lots.</p> Read More

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<center><strong> "Help! Baby Penny is lost!"</strong></center><p>This sounds like a job for Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pte...rodactyl! The prehistoric police pair from <em>Detective Dinosaur</em> is back on the beat with new cases to crack. But what will happen when Dective Dinosaur loses his way in the dark? Will he be found at a loss?</p>Comically clueless Detective Dinosaur and his loyal sidekick, Officer Pterodactyl, are back with three new cases to crack! Together they search for a lost baby and find a home for a stray kitten. But when Detective Dinosaur loses his way in a dark park, will he himself be found at a loss? R. W. Alley?s inspired illustrations, full of humor and appealing details, bring James Skofield?s prehistoric keystone cops to life. <p> Read More

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<p>Since Else Holmelund Minarik's beloved Little Bear made his debut more than fifty years ago, generations of children have grown... up with Little Bear by their side, delighting in his charming adventures and curious spirit.</p><p>Now Little Bear returns to the world of I Can Read in <em>Little Bear and the Marco Polo</em>?a story filled with imagination, warmth, and tender memories that Grandfather shares with Little Bear. </p> Read More

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<p>In this Splat the Cat story for beginning readers, Splat loves watching his favorite superhero, Super Cat, on the family TV, bu...t when the set breaks, Splat has no way to watch his cherished cartoon. Splat asks himself, "What would Super Cat do?" and decides to save the day by winning a brand-new TV. The only problem is that winning the TV requires Splat to enter a cake-baking contest . . . which turns out to be a little trickier and stickier than expected. Splat's messy adventures will delight beginning readers.</p><p><em>Splat the Cat Takes the Cake</em> is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. This book focuses on the phonics sound ?<em>ake</em>. Phonics teaches children the relationship between letters and the sounds they make. A child who has mastered these relationships has an excellent foundation for learning to read and spell. According to the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, a child who has learned phonics has a method to recognize familiar words and "decode" unfamiliar ones.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

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<blockquote><p><em>Runny Babbit lent to wunch<br />And heard the saitress way,<br />"We have some lovely stabbit rew -- <br />Our ...Special for today."</em></p></blockquote><p>From the legendary creator of <em>Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up,</em> and <em>The Giving Tree</em> comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.</p><p>Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.</p><blockquote><p><em>So if you say, "Let's bead a rook<br />That's billy as can se,"<br />You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, <br />Just like mim and he.</em></p></blockquote> Read More

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<p>Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "A...nd I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. Kids will delight in Syd Hoff's charming, comical illustrations as they read about how Danny teaches a very old dinosaur some new tricks.</p><p>Originally published over 50 years ago, this beloved classic is a Level 1 I Can Read that is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.</p><p>Supports the Common Core Learning Standards</p> Read More

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<p>Superman is in his Fortress of Solitude when Lex Luthor puts all of Metropolis in danger. Can Superman fly back to the city in ...time to stop Lex and save the day?</p> Read More

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Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured g...ods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. "[Will meet the] demand for basic information on the gods and goddesses at the primary level."?BL. "Aliki's fans will welcome her introduction to these famous Greeks."?SLJ. <p> <awards> 1994 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)</awards> Read More

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<p>Here comes Surfer Dude! </p><p>Gilbert and his family are going to the beach, and everyone's very excited. It seems like this i...s going to be a perfect day . . . until Lola is afraid of the water and Gilbert forgets his bathing suit!</p><p>At the store, Gilbert finds a big bathing suit that says <em>Surfer Dude</em> on it. Gilbert looks cool, but he soon discovers that being a surfer dude is harder than it looks.</p><p>Lola gets her feet wet, but will Gilbert sink or swim in this fun-filled day at the beach?</p><p>Join Gilbert, the beloved opossum, as he has an exciting adventure in his first I Can Read book.</p> Read More

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One of the true classics of American literature, <em> The Wonderful Wizard of Oz</em> has stirred the imagination of young and old... alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There's no place like home."<p>Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz.<p>This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of W. W. Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 130 two-color illustrations that help make <em> The Wonderful Wizard of Oz</em> so special and enduring. Read More

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<p>Readers young and old are invited into the enchanting world of Mary Engelbreit in this sparkling edition of Clement C. Moore's ...classic poem. It is the night before Christmas, in a house so cozy and colorful, so filled with expectation, so dusted with Christmas magic that only this beloved illustrator could have created it. <em>Shhh.</em> A mouse is asleep in its snug den and children are dreaming as sugarplum fairies flutter around their bed. Then there's the jingle of bells. . . .</p><p>For this merry celebration of Christmas, Mary Engelbreit has filled every page with bewitching details, rich color, and memorable characters. These include a bevy of mischievous elves, an adorable mouse, and a lovable, bespectacled Santa. The images in Mary's joyous vision will bring discovery and delight to generations of readers.</p> Read More

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<p>From bestselling author Lemony Snicket and celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman comes an uproarious, whimsical word book like no... other.</p><p>Together, Snicket and Kalman present a strikingly beautiful journey woven from a practical introduction to thirteen wonderful words, featuring such marvels as Bird, Dog, Panache, and Haberdashery. Snicket, the notoriously clever and elusive <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, pushes the boundaries of storytelling in the most fanciful of ways. Maira Kalman, renowned for her art and design, carries this madcap adventure to wondrous heights with her vision of a world populated with hats, song, and cake. This rollicking, surprising book is a true celebration of words.</p> Read More

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<p><em>Where the Sidewalk Ends</em> turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorati...ve red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.</p><p>Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There you'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.</p><p>Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is one of <em>Parent & Child</em> magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids. <em>School Library Journal</em> said, "Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloud."</p><p>Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a children's book author and illustrator began with <em>Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back</em>. In 1964, Shel's creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year?<em>Don't Bump the Glump!</em>, <em>A Giraffe and a Half</em>, <em>Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?</em>, and the beloved classic <em>The Giving Tree</em>. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with <em>Where the Sidewalk Ends</em>, <em>A Light in the Attic</em>, <em>Falling Up</em>, <em>Every Thing On It</em>, <em>The Missing Piece</em>, <em>The Missing Piece Meets the Big O</em>, and <em>Runny Babbit</em>.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards.</p> Read More

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<p>Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red...</p><p> The gripping adventure that began with a sma...ll housecat in Into the Wild continues with Book Four of the thrilling Warriors spin?off series The New Prophecy. These cats' devoted fans have catapulted them onto national bestseller lists, and the support for the series grows stronger with every book. </p><p> Now the warrior Clans have finally reached their new home, but their troubles are far from over. Don't miss the next adventure of Brambleclaw, Firestar, and ThunderClan in Starlight, featuring new maps of the Clans' unfamiliar territory at the front.</p> Read More

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<p>Come along on a magical journey to Oz with a whole new group of intrepid adventurers.</p><p>Trot, a young girl from California,... and her peg-legged sailor friend, Cap'n Bill, find themselves on a perilous and exciting voyage when a whirlpool leaves them stranded in an underwater cave. There they are befriended by a most curious creature--the Ork. With four paddle-like wings, legs like a stork's, a parrot's head, and a tail like a propeller, the Ork proves to be a very welcome and helpful companion.</p><p>After escaping the cave, the three friends make their way to the magical Land of Mo, where it snows popcorn and rains lemonade. Here they find Button-Bright--lost once again and eager to join in their adventures.</p><p>Together, the four travel across the deadly desert and into the Land of Oz, only to find themselves in new troubles with the scowling King Krewl and Blinkie, a wicked witch. But when everything seems its worst, who should come to their rescue but the Scarecrow of Oz himself! Thanks to the Scarecrow's wondrous brains, our friends just might have a chance to prevail against their heartless enermes.</p><p>With twelve glowing color plates and over one hundred black-and-white drawings by Oz artist John R. Neill, this beautiful reproduction of the rare 1915 first edition is sure to be a welcome addition to every family's library.</p>Afterword by Peter Glassman. Join young Trot and her peg-legged sailor friend, Cap'n Bill, as they are swept off the high seas and into enchanted realms of excitement and adventure. When Cap'n Bill is transformed into a grasshopper by the wicked witch Blinkie, it's up to Scarecrow to save the day. A Books of Wonder Classic. Read More

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<p>This Big Nate activity book is bursting with exclusive activities. Includes mazes, sudoku, crossword puzzles, doodle games, com...ics, secrets codes, and much more!</p><p>Nate may not be Joe Honor Roll, but he knows he's meant for big fun. He's always up for scribbling games, jokes, laughs, and creating comics. And now you can join him!</p><p>There is plenty of space for kids to get creative, and all the favorite characters from Nate's <em>New York Times</em> bestselling world are included?the know-it-all Gina; Nate's best buddies, Francis and Teddy; his rival, Artur; and his least favorite teacher, Mrs. Godfrey, aka Godzilla. Nate's world pops off the pages with more than 500 black-and-white illustrations that you get to help create.</p><p>An awesome way to guarantee 100% relief from boredom?learn to doodle, draw, and write the Big Nate way!</p><p><em>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</em> author Jeff Kinney says, "<em>Big Nate</em> is funny, big time!"</p> Read More

Harper Collins
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<p>From acclaimed Newbery-winning author Avi comes the thrilling and heartwarming second book in the classic animal adventure seri...es, The Tales of Dimwood Forest.</p><p>At the very edge of Dimwood Forest stood an old charred oak where, silhouetted by the moon, a great horned owl sat waiting. The owl's name was Mr. Ocax, and he looked like death himself. With his piercing gaze, he surveyed the lands he called his own, watching for the creatures he considered his subjects. Not one of them ever dared to cross his path . . . until the terrible night when two little mice went dancing in the moonlight. . . .</p><p>A perennially popular story of courage and determination, <em>Poppy</em> is a fixture on state award lists and in classrooms across the country.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

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<p>Dorothy and Toto are off again on an exciting adventure down <em>The Road to Oz!</em></p><p>In order to help the lovable, ever-...wandering Shaggy Man, Dorothy and Toto must journey through magical and mysterious lands. Soon the three are joined by a lost lad named Button-Bright and the beautiful young Polychromethe Rainbow's Daughter. With magic at work and danger about, these new friends must journey through cities of talking beasts, across the Deadly Desert into the Truth Pond, and through many other strange and incredible places before they can reach the Emerald City.</p><p>Along the way, Dorothy and her companions encounter a whole new assortment of fantastic and funny characters--the crafty King Dox of Foxville, the magical donkey King Kik-a-bray, the terrible bigheaded Scoodlers, and Johnny Dooit (who can do anything)--along with old friends Jack Pumpkinhead, Tik-tok, Billina, and, of course, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the wonderful Wizard himself.</p><p><em>The Road to Oz</em> is the fifth adventure in the magical Land of Oz. For the first time since the original 1909 edition, this stunning new facsimile edition illustrates Dorothy's fantastic adventures on different colors of paper reflecting where she and her friends are on the road to Oz. Featuring all of John R. Neill's 126 striking pen-and-ink drawings, this handsome deluxe edition is one to be treasured for years to come.</p>Afterword by Peter Glassman. This deluxe facsimile of the fifth Oz adventure reunites Dorothy and her friends for Princess Ozma's glorious birthday party. For the first time since the original 1909 edition, the 126 masterful illustrations are printed on colored papers, exactly as the author intended. A Books of Wonder Classic. Read More

Harper Collins
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<p>Kids will have a great time learning to read with <em>Berenstain Bears Phonics Fun</em>, a twelve-book program written and illu...strated in full color by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Each twelve-page book features a Berenstain Bears story with a separate phonics concept.<br /> <br />Phonics teaches children the relationship between letters and the sounds they make. A child who has mastered these relationships has an excellent foundation for learning to read and spell. According to the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, a child who has learned phonics has a method to recognize familiar words and ?decode? unfamiliar ones.<br /> <br />The loving Berenstain Bear family?Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother, and Honey?will make learning these vital pre-reading skills enjoyable for parents and children. The program has been leveled by experts and takes kids through the learning process in clear steps.<br /> </p> Read More

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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is... stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. <P>In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate. Read More

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