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Who has kissed the most cobras? Eaten the most live scorpions? Sailed highest on a skateboard? Been stuck the longest in an elevat...or? These and 21 other vexing superlatives are the subject matter of this zany collection of verse by one of America's most well-loved poets, J. Patrick Lewis. Comic illustrations by Keith Graves make this the funniest, wackiest, rhyming-est book on the shelf. Read More

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This clever kit has everything young gardeners need to grow three plants with sweet-as-candy scents. Easy-to-follow instructions m...ake growing these fragrant plants simple, fun, and fast, as the plants will have scented leaves in as little as two weeks. The book features recipes and herb-drying instructions so kids can make use of their harvests. Seed packets: Cinnamon Basil, Lemon Balm, and Spearmint Kit includes: 3 see-through biodegradable planters, so kids can watch roots grow 3 seed packets 3 dried peat pellets (just soak in water to expand) Stickers to decorate the planters Book with growing instructions, plant science and history, science-fair experiments, recipes, and more! Read More

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Nana is not your ordinary grandma. She never wears cloppy shoes, drinks prune juice, or worries about slippery surfaces. Eufala an...d Bog's nana would much rather join the circus, work as a backhoe operator, or maybe become a detective. Which is exactly what happens in this very funny chapter book. When Nana answers an ad in the local newspaper for a detective, she arrives at the police department just in time to investigate the theft of one entire case of delicious Yumdums candy. Can one little old lady find a way to save the day and stop the candy thief from striking again? Look for more adventures starring Nana, Eufala, and Bog coming soon! Read More

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The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind ...and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good. Read More

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Julius and his friends are on hand to help kids create a unique keepsake book that's all about themselves. Early to middle element...ary-aged children will delight in drawing and writing about home, family, school, friends, and all their favorite things. Then, in a few years, they can look back and see what they were like, how much they've grown and changed, and how wonderfully unique they still are! Read More

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Create a world unlike any other with this one-of-a-kind jumbo coloring book. Best-selling illustrator and author Todd Parr takes k...ids on a quirky, inspiring journey through a planet they create. With the help of stickers and wacky drawings,kids will design out-of-this-world houses, bicycles, animals, pizzas, birthday cakes, and even underwear! Guaranteed to keep kids occupied for hours! Read More

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Fans of the Rosie Flo coloring books will love this new edition with irresistible extras! Rosie Flo's Sticky Coloring Book feature...s more than 75 stickers to color in and add to the delightful fashions. Thick paper stock prevents colors from showing through to the other side, and the trim size is more compact than ordinary coloring books, making the Rosie Flo books ideal for artists on the go. Read More

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Fans of the Rosie Flo coloring books will love this new edition with irresistible extras! Rosie Flo's Kitchen Coloring Book has a ...layer of tracing paper, echoing the parchment paper used by bakers, and features fabulous kitchen-inspired fashions. Thick paper stock prevents colors from showing through to the other side, and the trim size is more compact than ordinary coloring books, making the Rosie Flo books ideal for artists on the go. Read More

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All over the world, parents are raising kids to get active and embrace the "design-it-yourself" spirit of homemade arts and crafts.... D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and onhand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sections"Graphics," "Toys," "Home," and "Fashion"each packed with fun ideas for making T-shirts, party supplies, pop-up cards, bracelets, stuffed animals, and dozens of other fun and useful items. Each project is explained with step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of cool designs and the kids who made them. The projectsrated by difficulty, time, mess, and costare intended for ages seven through twelve, but can easily be modified to suit all ages. Read More

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On each spread of this themed book there are two photographs that look the same...but seven things have changed from one photo to ...the other. The trick is to spot all seven! Includes a riddle on each spread and extra things to look for throughout the book. Read More

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Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introd...uction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle. Read More

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This fun kit teaches kids the importance of saying thank you. Includes everything a child needs to create imaginative thank-you no...tes: cards, envelopes, colorful stickers, and an easy-to-use instruction book that doubles as an address book. Read More

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Following the success of the first set of Art Activity Packs, these four new packs?Degas, Gauguin, Renoir, and Rousseau?will give ...readers activity ideas that will inspire them to create their own masterpieces. Each Art Activity Pack comes with a paperback book about the artist and focuses on one of the concepts behind his work. In addition, they include an art activity book or stencil and a poster to color! Read More

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The Art Activity Packs, featuring dozens of activities, have been praised by both parents and teachers alike, and the newest addit...ion to this creative series is chock-full of interactive fun. Picasso includes a full-color book about the artist that showcases some of his famous works and provides instructions on making collages just like Picasso. Also included is a packet of six different decorative papers for kids to use when creating their own collage masterpieces. These Art Activity Packs are a fun, inspirational, and well-priced way to introduce children to the world's best-known artists. Ages 5-12 Read More

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Join the youngest crew of astronauts ever to make the trip to Mars! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choi...ces will determine your fate on the Red Planet. Will you achieve the mission and return home to Earth safely, successfully earning the title of the youngest astronaut ever to make it to Mars? Or will you be forced to turn back early? This thrilling adventure offers twenty-two possible endings, but only ONE leads to the ultimate success! With eye-catching comic book?style illustrations and information based on scientific facts related to Mars and space exploration, young readers will be over the moon with this entertaining addition to the Worst-Case Scenario series! Read More

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An interactive adventure like no other! On this epic climb up Mount Everest, readers are part of the youngest team ever to climb t...he world's tallest peak. Only YOU can make the right choice about your own survival and then experience the consequences of those choices. Will you summit Mount Everest and return to base camp safely? Will you be forced to turn back earlyor worse? Only you can determine your own fate! Highly illustrated in comic book style, and based on real, true-life facts about mountain climbing, Mount Everest, and Himalayan culture, this book will be a surefire hit with anyone craving adventure and a fun, visual reading experience. Read More

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Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the chi...ldhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure. Read More

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This charming gift book shares the wisdom of one very special dog who found a home and family in his own unique way. Inspired by t...he true story of Rudy, a troubled shelter dog who overcame the abuse and neglect he experienced as a puppy with the help and love of his owner, Corinne Humphrey, this inspirational book displays bold, graphic images of Rudy living life to the fullest and encouraging readers to do the same. Just like Rudy, kids will learn that they too can find a hero, take leaps?and shoot for the moon! Read More

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When thirteen-year-old Josephine moves to Awkward Falls she can?t help but snoop around the dilapidated mansion next door. Inevita...bly, she is captured by the house?s strange inhabitants: an ancient automaton who serves as a butler, a cat patched together with a few odd parts, and most surprising of all, a boy named Thaddeus Hibble. Meanwhile, Fetid Stenchley?the most feared patient in the Asylum for the Dangerously Insane?is on the loose after making a dramatic escape, and there is only one thing on his mind...revenge. Unfortunately for Josephine and Thaddeus, he?s headed their way. Can these unlikely friends stop Stenchley before it?s too late? With a penchant for spooky details, surprising twists, and haunting illustrations, Keith Graves delivers a suspenseful and engaging first novel. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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Fans of the Rosie Flo coloring books will adore this new edition! Johnny Joe's is a fresh companion to the series and features eng...aging scenes that appeal to both boys and girls. Add heads, legs, and arms to characters in a variety of exciting scenes featuring dinosaurs, robots, a futuristic city, sports, trains, and more! This unique coloring book boasts pages full of whimsy just waiting for young artists to create the characters to inhabit them. Thick paper stock prevents colors from showing through to the other side, and the trim size is more compact than ordinary coloring books, making this ideal for artists on the go. Read More

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When nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into a far-away galaxy, making friends is the... least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud soon learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy. But with the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud hides his true identity and even learns to play anti-gravity Zero- Ball (when he?s only ever been good at watching sports). But with paranoid Principal Lepton threatening to expel any Earthlings, and nothing more than Gort?s Blip-computer to determine Earth?s coordinates, Bud may be lost in space forever! Both gripping and hilarious, this dynamic graphic novel is perfect for kids who crave adventure with a sense of humor. Read More

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What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William Steig?s CDB!, best-selling book, cre8ors... Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is 1derful 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. If we?ve confused you, just take a look at the book?4tun8ly it has helpful pictures. We are sure you will get it ins10tly! Read More

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When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can?t find Captain Kidd?s legendary long-lost treasure, Fish and his friends e...mbark on a quest to find real-life pirate treasure. Between sneaking into the library to track down Captain Kidd?s map, stowing away on a boat, and trespassing on an island, Fish and his friends have their work cut out for them. But will Fish actually be able to find Captain Kidd?s booty and win the bet? Appropriate for both boys and girls, this first book in the Fish Finelli series will inspire readers to use their imaginations, learn about the world around them, and appreciate the bonds of friendship. Read More

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Join one of the youngest crews ever to sail around the world in this fourth installment of the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Advent...ure Novel series! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the deadly seas. Will you survive tropical storms, high winds, navigation crises, and sharks? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only the reader can decide how to survive. There are 24 endings to this adventure, but just ONE will lead to the ultimate success! Featuring vivid comic book?style illustrations and real-life facts about survival on the high seas, this book will be a hit with anyone craving an adventurous visual reading experience. Read More

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It's 1895. Charlotte and her family came to France three years ago so that her father could learn to paint in the French style of ...Impressionism. Now they are traveling to London to see if the famous artist John Singer Sargent will paint Charlotte's mother's portrait. In London, Charlotte and her best friend, Lizzy, stay in their own room at the Savoy Hotel, attend a fancydinner party with famous writers, watch boat races on the River Thames, learn about legendary London ghosts, and even visit a gypsy camp. Illustrated with beautiful museum reproductions and exquisite watercolor paintings, the book also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. This vibrant journal of Charlotte's exciting journey will make any reader long for lovely London. Read More

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A zebra dress, a peacock skirt, a spiderweb gown, giraffe boots, and many other fantastic creations await you in this animal-theme...d Rosie Flo coloring book. You add the heads, legs, and arms for each costume, and then color the characters, their animals, and their surroundings any way as you see fit. You decide exactly how these wild fashions will come to life! Read More

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It's 1892. Charlotte and her family have lived abroad in the famous artist colony in Giverny, France, for a year, when an exciting... invitation arrives. The celebrated impressionist Mary Cassatt is having an exhibition in Paris. While in Paris, Charlotte dines at a cafe on the Champs-Elysees, watches a marionette show in the Tuileries gardens and celebrates her birthday at the Eiffel Tower. Illustrated with stunning museum reproductions of works by artists such as Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Renoir and Rodin as well as lovely watercolor collages, this sequel to Charlotte in Giverny also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. Charlotte's charming scrapbook will leave fans of the first book, art lovers, Francophiles and readers of all ages shouting, "Vive Charlotte!" Read More

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"The true stories I've written in this book are my living nightmares. My greatest hope is that the lessons the stories offer will ...help you make better choices than I did." Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the notorious Crips gang, is a death-row inmate. But in his two decades of incarceration, Williams has also become a respected author and activist whose dedication to ending gang warfare in the lives of inner-city children has earned him a 2001 Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In this award-winning bookwhich has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alikeWilliams describes the brutal reality of being an inmate. He debunks myths of prisons as "gladiator schools" with blunt, riveting stories of overwhelming homesickness, the terror of solitary confinement, and the humiliation of strip-searches. Williams' words are a frank challenge to adolescent readers to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow in his footsteps. Read More

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Journeys can be life-changing, whether they are literal? traveling from one place to another?or personal, like the quest for self-...discovery. This meditative picture book explores both, following a young child on a train ride from the city to the country. As the landscape transforms from a bustling city to a richly imaginative world in this distinctively formatted book, the child?s sense of wonder and independence flourishes, as does a deep engagement with life and the possibilities that lie ahead?making Line 135 a quietly eloquent gift for anyone embarking on their life's journey. Read More

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Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let?s say John was pragmatic and played the... drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometime confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins?adults?named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, kidnapped. Wouldn?t it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Now in paperback, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn?t?!). And now, there?s more! Read More

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Being a girl isn?t always easy, and growing up is far from a walk in the park. This time of transition is particularly confusing w...ithout a confidante to help. Meet Sarah O?Leary Burningham, a real-life big sister here to coach preteens through all of life?s big moments, from first bras to first periods. Filled with letters and testimonials from real girls?as well as confidence-boosting advice and myth-busting sidebars?this fun, accessible, and highly visual book is a must-have for every girl navigating her way through the preteen years. Read More

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As befits a future President of the United States of America, Maggie Mayfield has decided to write a memoir of the past year of he...r life. And what a banner year it?s been! During this period she?s Student of the Month on a regular basis, an official shareholder of Coca-Cola stock, and defending Science Fair champion. Most importantly, though, this is the year Maggie has to pull up her bootstraps (the family motto) and finally learn why her cool-dude dad is in a wheelchair, no matter how scary that is. Author Megan Jean Sovern, herself the daughter of a dad with multiple sclerosis, writes with the funny grace and assured prose of a new literary star. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Read More

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When the Whooping Hollow town bully, Bryce Billings, bets Fish Finelli that he can?t find Captain Kidd?s treasure, Fish and his be...st buds Roger and T. J. must embark on a quest to find the long-lost booty! Between sneaking into the library to track down Captain Kidd?s treasure map, stowing away on a boat, and trespassing on the legendary Lyons Island, Fish and his friends are up to their necks in ?goose poop? on this adventure! This paperback edition coincides with the hardcover edition of the second book in the series. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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